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I recently wrote this piece - published January 2, 2014 - on the video he directed for Def Jam Recordings' first rap superstar L.L. Cool J -- GOING BACK TO CALI
Ric also wrote the screenplay for TOUGHER THAN LEATHER, the aborted Beastie Boys movie SCARED STUPID and aborted Beasties MTV show with the same name.
Most recently, he co-wrote two James Gray movies TWO LOVERS and THE IMMIGRANT.
Here's a website devoted to his memory and legacy by Ric Menello by his cousin, Vincent Giordano, Menello's cousin and then-president of Def Jam Pictures. Stay tuned to RicMenello.com, as Giordano plans to upload a lot of memories and works related to Ric Menello in the months to come.
UNCUT VERSION OF MY ARTICLE