Brown Sugar Solid, then and now

“When the two of you bond, you get the best of both worlds, you get the buddy and the loot!”

Brown Sugar was released in October 2002 and played the lead role Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan –He was also the front man of The Best Man in 1999 – lifelong friends growing up as the A&R rep or editor-in-chief of a hip-hop magazine. Connected since childhood, it’s more than just their shared love of music that has kept them in each other’s world through all these years.

The underrated rom-com also played a real couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, who first met on the set of Showtime’s Soul Food and celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last June. So it was clear that there was a lot of love going into making Brown Sugar, which included all-star cast members Mos Def and Queen Latifah, and cameos by artists like Jermaine Dupri, Common, Method Man, Doug E. Fresh and more.

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