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Publicity Still Of Halle Berry

Source: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive / Getty

1992

The year before The Chronic dropped, Halle played Samuel L. Jackson’s addict girlfriend in Jungle Fever.

Even then, MCs minds were sparked by her potential. And it was even easier to notice the young actress’ beauty in Boomerang later that year.

By the film’s end, Halle stole the show and leading man Eddie Murphy from a star-studded cast of alpha-women that included Robin Givens, Grace Jones and Eartha Kitt.

The first recorded mention of Halle on a Hip Hop album is on a skit from Dr. Dre’s legendary solo debut, The Chronic.

The “$20 Sack Pyramid” interlude was a play on the old school game show The $10,000 Pyramid, that featured prolific rhymer The D.O.C. participating in an explicit version of the classic game.

#1.

Artist: Dr. Dre and The D.O.C.

Song: “$20 Sack Pyramid” (Skit)

Album: The Chronic

Lyrics:

“Uhh, En Vogue, uh, uh, Halle, Halle, Halle Berry

Shit. Bitches? Uh, bad bitches?”

#Bars: 51 Rhymes Declaring Hip Hop’s Love For Halle Berry was originally published on globalgrind.com

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