Spice 1 met the Hughes Brothers ( The Book of Eli, Dead presidents) and Tupac Shakur on the same day. The Hughes brothers were shooting a video for Spice 1’s track “In My Neighborhood” , which was off his self titled debut album. Spice 1 & 2Pac were offered roles in a new movie that the Hughes Brothers were to direct called Menace II Society.
The movie featured several Bay Area rappers including Pooh Man and Saafir, but Spice 1 says his managers at the time didn’t keep in contact with the directors. Allegedly Tupac auditioned for the roles of “Shareef” and “Caine”, but ultimately the Directors chose an unknown actor named Tyrin Turner for the lead role. Upon finding out he was dropped from the cast, Tupac apparently assaulted the Hughes Brothers in a highly publicized attack for which he was sued in 1994. Check out this interview with Spice 1 on Vladtv for more details.