25 Years Later: 8 Reasons Why Friday is Still the Most Important Black Cult Classic

“It…scared the shit out of me.” F. Gary Gray’s apprehensive admission about directing an Ice Cube comedy expressed a plausible sentiment that ironically could’ve also surmised mainstream America’s discomposure with the rapper’s brazen cultural stature at the time. Picture the scene: Cube, a sociopolitcally-charged N.W.A. alumnus whose music and…