Most Americans under the age of, say 50, are at least familiar with Ice Cubes' music and some are aware of his acting ability, but few know he has also produced, directed and written the screen plays for a lot of the movies he's starred in.
While Hill, writer Michael Bacall and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller want to spoof cop procedurals, they also want to make an actual cop-action film. That blend of comedy and action is a tough one, almost as tough as romantic comedy.
In an era marked by the increased presence of law enforcement in Black communities, young Black men were particularly susceptible to blatant forms of police brutality. As such, so-called "gangsta rap "was likely the most organic documentation of police brutality in Black communities.