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25th Anniv of "Boyz N The Hood" & "New Jack City" Is Celebrated

The African American Film Critics Assn. announced that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the films 'Boyz N the Hood' and 'New Jack City' with an all-star tribute and concert celebrating the hip-hop cinema genre at the association's annual awards ceremony Feb. 10 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

'Hip-hop has had a global impact on pop culture and influenced millions around the world,' Gil Robertson, the association's president and co-founder, said in a statement Monday. 'And its impact on Hollywood has been a major game-changer in front of and behind the camera and at box office.'

'AAFCA's Celebration of Hip-Hop Cinema' will pay homage to both narrative and documentary films that represent the hip-hop culture, as well as the actors and filmmakers involved in the films.

The organization also announced Monday the recipients of the 2016 AAFCA Special Achievement Awards -- 'Boyz N the Hood' director John Singleton; producer Jeff Clanagan; New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis; Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar Lebron James, who is in the box office hit comedy 'Trainwreck'; and the film production company Plan B ('12 Years a Slave' and 'Selma').

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