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I randomly came across this movie early this morning (4am) because I couldn’t sleep. I was shocked that I had never heard of it before. Even though it was released in 2009, the message is so very relevant to everything going on in the news right now. Gay-bashing, homophobes, religious zealotry, gay teen suicide, etc. What’s even more amazing is that it’s a true story. It stirred up so many emotions with me. At times it seemed as though I were watching a movie based on my life. It was kind of eerie how much of my life paralleled the main characters. It’s probably the most touching film I’ve ever seen. If I had normal human emotions, I probably would of cried through the whole movie (lol).
Prayers for Bobby
This blog entry is a lot longer than I expected, so I’m going to have to write the second half half sometime tonight or tomorrow. Just wait and see how it all ties together. I break down the documentary and explain what caught my attention and got me fired up enough to blog about it. I will also post a link to the documentary so you can watch it free streaming right on your desktop.
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I’m super SUPER excited about the release of the long awaited movie that chronicles the life of hip hop’s greatest MC EVER, NOTORIOUS B I G. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this movie for a while now and it’s finally here. HOT DAMN! Just in case you can’t tell, I’m a Biggie fanatic. I fell in love with his music when I was 16 in High School. My cousin had a mix tape with Juicy on it, and played it in my car one morning on our way to school. That tape never left my car after that day. I ate up everything he touched, Craig Mack, Faith remix, Mary J feature, Jay Z, Junior Mafia, Lil’ Kim, I mean EVERYTHING & EVERYONE that was dealing with Biggie! Bad Boy became my inspiration to reach higher and my reason to dream BIGGER. Every time I saw Puff, Big, Lil Kim, Mase, Faith, 112, or any of them, I was transfixed and mesmerized by their talent, Robin Leach type lifestyle and their big money larger than life public persona’s. How could anyone not be drawn in to that? They were one of the few “crews” that had talent to back up the hype. Everybody in my high school wanted to be them. They had the life everyone wished they had. It wasn’t just the music, it was the style, it was the money, it was the youth, it was the fashion, it was the look, it was the gaudy jewelry, it was the parties, it was the bravado, it was the excess and outrageousness, it was the lifestyle, it was the drama, it was all of that, it was everything, it was too much, it was never enough. Watching and following Biggie & Puff back then was like watching a real life Soap Opera or like watching the African American version of Dallas, with Sean Combs as JR Ewing, Big as Bobby Ewing, and Lil Kim as Pamela Jean Ewing. Seriously! Think about it. If you throw Suge Knight & Death Row into the mix, Suge would play the part of Cliff Barnes (Jr’s biggest rival). That’s the movie I want to see. That would be HOT! (if there’s any tv producers reading this give me a holla and let’s make it happen lol). But, I digress, … The feel good, party all night, big pimpin’, money makin’, playboy with the platinum touch, hit makin’, designer everything, Christal spiting, bottle poppin’, VIP baller type lifestyle, all came crashing down as soon as those bullets entered Christopher Wallace’s body. More than just Biggie died that night. If you look at hip hop as a living being, Biggie would be the heart. Sure you can replace a bad heart with a transplant or a pacemaker, but you’ll never be as healthy as you were before. You’ll have a long and painfully hard road of physical therapy ahead. The world of hip hop has been limping ever since. We’re a lot closer to being well now, but It will never be as great without Biggie. His death signaled the end of an era. There will NEVER be another like the late great Notorious BIG.
I’M URGING EVERYONE TO GO OUT AND SEE THE MOVIE THIS WEEKEND. PLEASE DON’T BUY ANY BOOTLEGS. Biggie has given so much to us by sharing his music and allowing us to peek into a world that some never knew existed by painting vivid images through his rhymes and lyrics. We should honor his memory by supporting this movie and making it #1 at the box office this weekend, as a thank you to him and his family. SO GO SEE THE DAMN MOVIE! I’ll be there with my pre-purchased ticket the day it’s released. I’ll even buy you some popcorn if you come and ask me nicely (lol).
Here’s the trailer for “NOTORIOUS”, and a link to the offical site of the movie.
If any of you are offended easily, and are stuffy ass pureitanical stick up your ass “right-winger” mid-west types, then this is defenitaly not the place you need to be. SO LEAVE NOW WHILE YOU’ STILL HAVE AN UNTARNISHED SOUL.
Now that they are gone, let’s get into some real offensive non politically correct bad ass dirty type shit. Can I get an “AMAN”? (aman!)… Thank you. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the “BOONDOCKS”. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, let me try and explain. It’s an animated series that satirize different African American stereotypes, and plays up the clash between two young black kids from the hood juxtaposed against a white middle American suburb that they move to shortly after the death of their parents. A classic “fish out of water” type animated comedy. Let me make this very clear before I go any further. THIS IS NOT A KIDS CARTOON! Not at all! It airs on Cartoon Network late at night during their “adult swim” viewing block (check your local listings… lol, I’ve always wanted to say that). It’s the brain-child of very talented cartoonist Aaron McGruder. It started off as a comic strip, but quickly gained popularity and spun into a half-hour series for television. He recruited some A-List celebs for the voice over work. Regina King does the voice of both Riley & Hewey (the two young brothers), and John Witherspoon for the voice of the grandfather (aka *Mr. Bitches). They’ve only completed two full seasons so far, and both of those are available for purchase on DVD. If you’ve never watched the show before, there’s no way I could describe this cartoon that would even get you close to understanding its greatness, so I decided to share one of my favorite episodes form season 2. Oh yeah… I forgot to mention that this show throws the “N” bomb around more times than Michael Richards, Imus, and Dog the Bounty Hunter combined. Just be warned. So, here it is. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the show.
FYI: Uncle Rawkus, although he’s a Black man, he hates Black people. That’s right. It’s not a typo. He’s racist against his own race. He plays the priest in this episode. I think he’s one of the funniest and most original character ever created in recent years… Just watch the damn clip:
The creators of the series have just launched a brand new website that’s packed with a lot of cool stuff. You can view full episodes (limited). You can check out behind the scenes footage of how it’s made. There’s a section where you can read a more detailed bio for each character, and all kinds of interesting shit like that. Whoever designed the site did a beautiful job. You can tell they put a lot of work into it as a “thank you” or “tribute” to the fans of the show. It’s very easy to navigate, so here’s the link: http://www.boondockstv.com. Definitely worth your time to check it out (fan or no-fan) .