I researched John Singleton's films prior to this one because I just had to know what other amazing things he directed/wrote that led him into making this wonderful film.
As it turns out, this was Singleton's directorial debut and not only that, but directing this led him into becoming the FIRST African American and youngest director to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. Like how amazing is that?
Not only is the film a great cultural impact, but Singleton literally made history. And after watching this for the first time, it's obvious that he earned it.
Another thing I didn't know was that this was Cuba Gooding Jr's first leading role in a movie, along with Ice…