Dead Homiez was filmed on location in South Central Los Angeles. The film stars the Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac. The movie also stars, Treyvon Green and Cynthia Berry. The director of the movie was Billy Wright.
The movie has real ex-gang members. This fact-based urban drama offers a moving, unforgettable account of the effect a drive-by shooting has upon the community, from the families, to the friends and neighbors of the victims, and the perpetrators. This direct-to-video effort features live concert footage of the late rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) near the end of the story.
The film consists of the dramatization of an actual incident regarding the murder of Bloods gang member Darryl "Poo Bear" Young (director Billy Wright's cousin) who was murdered in a gang-related shooting in 1988. The dramatization is interspersed with commentary from members of several Los Angeles street gangs including The Athens Park Bloods, The Gardena Payback Crips, The Campanella Park Pirus (Who are different from the bloods), and the Grape Street Watts Crips.