LaLa Anthony may be known for slaying red carpets, having A- List friends and starring in hit TV shows these days — but she’ll never let you forget that she’s a chick from the hood. Let’s not forget what she told Wendy Williams back in June about leaving New York when her husband, Carmelo Anthony, was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Brooklyn native definitely has the whole “hood classy” thing down pat, and her role on Power is further proof that there’s some La’Keisha buried (not too) deep inside of her.
We caught up with the jack of all trades and she dished on her favorite classic hood films of all time. We gotta say, it’s a pretty solid list — but did your fave make the cut?
9. Menace II Society
O-Dog: I’ll be larger then that nigga Steven Seagal I’ll be a big-ass-movie-star, s***.
8. Love Jones
Darius Lovehall: Let me tell you somethin’. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That’s urgent like a motherf****r.
Bishop: You gotta get the ground beneath your feet partner, get the wind behind your back and go out in a blaze if you got to. Otherwise you ain’t s***.
MC Gusto: Now how in the Hell is a BLACK man gonna invent ICE cream in hot ass Africa…TELL ME THAT!
5. Soul Plane
Captain Mack: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have reached our cruising altitude of 33 thousand feet. 33 THOUSAND FEET? Oh shit, man! We f****’ higher than Redman at the Source Awards!
4. Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood
Loc Dog: Never forget, man. Either they don’t know… or don’t show or just don’t care… about bein’ a menace to South Central while they drink their juice in the hood. That’s what it’s all about, Tray. That’s what it’s all about.
3. Set It Off
Cleo: We ain’t robbing stagecoaches, man! We need something to set it off with.
2. The Wood
Boo: Life’s funny sometimes. You just don’t want it laughin’ at you.
Smokey: Just give me three and half minutes…maybe even four.
LaLa Anthony Says These Are The Best Hood Movies Of All Time was originally published on globalgrind.com