MOVING BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: HOW THE USE OF MUSIC DEVELOPS JOHN SINGLETON'S BOYZ N THE HOOD John Singleton's movie Boyz N The Hood is the story of three young men who are forced to deal with the reality of life in South Central, Los Angeles.Singleton uses this setting to illustrate the obstacles facing these young black men who unavoidably encounter violence all around them.Doughboy decides to fight back and is kicked in the abdomen.
Later Tré joins up with former friends Ricky (played by Donovan Mc Crary) and Darrin "Doughboy" Baker (portrayed by Baha Jackson), along with Chris (portrayed by Kenneth Brown), a silent and introverted young man.
Ricky together with Doughboy (maternal half-brothers) lives in a tiny house with their mother.
Doughboy (portrayed by Ice Cube), a high school drop out, has just been freed from jail, are playing dominoes with pals, Chris (played by Redge Green), who is in a wheelchair, Dookie, and Monster.
Ricky (portrayed by Morris Chestnut), now the star running-back for Crenshaw High School, lives with his mother Brenda (played by Tyra Ferrell) and girlfriend Shanice (played by Alysia Rogers), and his baby son.
Whilst Ricky is naïve, Doughboy is forceful and street-savvy.
When walking to the location of a corpse, the trio is pestered by a teen mob, who takes Ricky's ball.
The other type of instrumental music that is used is a soft, slow sound which creates a feeling of relaxation and tenderness.
This type of music is used when Tre is receiving a lesson from one of his parents.
The teacher was oblivious of Tré's father existence.
Annoyed with her incapacity to rein in Tré's record of defiance, the mother sends Tré to his father Furious Styles (played by Laurence Fishburne), who lives in the Crenshaw area of South Central LA hoping that Tré will discover life lessons.