Acclaimed director and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, who you may know from his work on popular late 80’s and early 90’s films like ‘Juice,’ ‘Do the Right Thing,’ and ‘Malcolm X’ sat down with Snoop Dogg on the latest episode of Merry Jane’s GGN to talk shop and marijuana! From his frequent collaborations with cinema legend Spike Lee, pioneering the blending of hip-hop aesthetics with modern film production (whose legacy can still be seen to this day), to the sudden and surprising rise of the rapper-turned-actor (like Tupac and the Doggfather himself), Dickerson speaks candidly about his over 30 years of experience in the movie business and his longtime friendship with Snoop. Also on the docket is a discussion about cannabis, specifically, indulging in edibles and the sometimes unpredictable effects they can have on the unwary and inexperienced enthusiast! You can catch the full episode of Merry Jane’s GGN series below!
Whether you know it or not, Ernest Dickerson has shaped the way you watch movies. From his camera and cinematography work with Spike Lee on She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, and Malcolm X, to his directorial work on classics like Juice and Bones, Dickerson changed the way hip-hop intersected with Hollywood, bringing rappers like Tupac and Snoop Dogg to the silver screen, while creating cinematic themes and molds that music video directors have reinterpreted for nearly three decades.
On the latest episode of GGN, Dickerson joins Uncle Snoop in the studio to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Juice and talk all things Tupac. The longtime friends and collaborators reminisced about the late great West Coast legend, dug deep into Dickerson’s work on Spike Lee’s New York City classics, and debated the uncertain roller coaster that is edible consumption.