Considering the talent in front of and behind the camera, it’s kind of surprising that 1992’s Deep Cover has disappeared from pop culture. Directed by the great Bill Duke, of Predator and Commando fame, and starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum, the movie follows Fishburne’s Russell Stevens as an LAPD officer who, as the title suggests, gets deep undercover infiltrating a drug operation headed up by a South American politician. Goldblum plays David Jason, Steven’s lawyer who is also part of the drug business and is distributing a new form of synthetic cocaine. The movie was well received by critics but only did OK at the box office, which is probably the main reason it isn’t remembered or brought up. The one thing that is remembered from the movie, especially from rap/hip-hop fans is the title track, which was the first solo single from Dr. Dre and the first-ever appearance from Snoop Dogg on a record. The song wasn’t a particular huge hit but it did set the stage for Dr. Dre’s massive debut album The Chronic later in 1992 and brought Snoop Dogg into the spotlight. Because of the controversy around “Cop Killer” by Body Count, “Deep Cover” wasn’t included on The Chronic. You can check out the official music video for the song below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.