Jody (Tyrese Gibson) is a 20-year-old African American in South Central L.A. who is trying to live large but doesn't have a job. He's got two babies by two different women and still lives at home with his mother (A.J. Johnson). Growing up is tough on Jody, but a series of events involving his mother's new boyfriend Melvin (Ving Rhames), his girlfriend Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and her ex-con ex-boyfriend Rodney (Snoop Dogg) force him to learn some hard lessons about living, loving and surviving as a man in the hood.
This is the third film in John Singleton's hood trilogy the other two being Boyz N Tha Hood and Poestic Justice and this one has to be the second best of the three cos Boyz N Tha Hood is a classic film.
This third film has a great cast also including Snoop Dogg Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames and Tyrese Gibson who is the lead. John Singleton wanted tupac for the lead in this movie before he died but then turned to Tyrese which was a good move as Tyrese is outstanding in this film as he gives an excellent performance and he is one of the highlights of this movie.
This film is a tough, honest and unflinching look at modern urban life and this film sees Tyrese as Jodi a 20 year old growing up in south central trying to live large but events which occur in his life which forces him to learn hard lessons about living, loving and surviving as a man in the hood.
Tyrese plays the part perfectly and this is a great film from John Singleton and if ur a fan of the other two in the trilogy this is a must for all fans of films that deal with this issue.