MEMENTO

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Written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby,Carie-Ann Moss as Natalie and Joe Pantoliano as Teddy. Not many movies made these days grip you and captivate you they way memento can. Honestly this movie is one of the sickest movies I’ve ever saw. From the opening scene to just the plot itself, this movie is film-making genius. This movie is a masterpiece in the sense that it let’s you figure it out. I can always appreciate a movie that doesn’t insult my intelligence. It leaves you to put things together but it doesn’t make it impossible to figure out either. Ok the movie goes like this,Leonard Shelby, a former insurance fraud investigator is searching for the man he believes raped and killed his wife during a burglary. But Leonard suffers from antero-grade amnesia, which is basically short-term memory loss. The events unfold in 2 separate alternating narratives; one in black in white that goes in chronological order.  And the one in color consists of investigation sequences in reverse chronological order. Each color sequence begins with leonard forgetting where he was and what he was doing. The movies’ end sequence merges the narratives which make for one of the most rewarding endings you’ll ever see. With twists and turns along the way MEMENTO makes for an ultimate cerebral rollercoaster.

M.O.P. – Blood, Sweat and Tears (Belly Soundtrack)

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When I first saw Hype Williams “Belly” I had to say I was not impressed at all. I thought Nasir’s acting was horrible and DMX was too erratic, once again I didn’t learn to appreciate the incredible visual Hype presented and the goon image so well portrayed by DMX. Now I can say I love Nas’ Character in the flick, there is always that dude in ya crew who wants out, who wants more and has just a little bit more focus and Nas did a good job on that.

 

This song right here me and my goons smoked many an “L” too, when this shit dropped it had that melodic feeling but at the same time some gun gangsta shit! MOP LIVE ON, WE NEED THAT RAW SHIT COME BACK MOP!

I Like It – Grand Puba

“I hit a flow, all dipped in Lo, sit back and sip Mo, as I count my Dough”  Grand Puba Maxwell put out his second solo album “2000” back in 1995 “I Like It” was the classic single off the album.  Puba had the smoothest style I can’t front, not to mention being a founding member of Brand Nubian, back in the day you had no choice but to check for Grand Puba.  Let’s not forget he practically introduced the hip-hop world to the queen Mary J. Blige on records like “What’s the 411” & “Check it Out” 

ESPN Sportscentury Montage

In the year 2000 ESPN collected all the greatest moments in sports history and made a video, Chad put me on and it changed me forever. The song in the background is Aerosmith – “Dream On”, every time I hear this it send chills down my spine.

When I watch this I remember.