Michael Jackson – The Lady in My Life

mjladyinmylifeIt’s funny how we realize the genius in some after their passing, glad I seen it before. I always knew Mike was a genius and that was only reaffirmed after his passing. Lady in my life is one of my favorite songs off the Thriller album and it goes great with a grape dutch. Michael’s harmonies are unmatched and the production is stellar making this another classic from the King Of Pop.

MENACE TO SOCIETY

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like boyz in the hood this movie changed my life. that could be contributed to the similarities i had with the film and my life at the time. Starring Tyrin Turner Larenz Tate and Jada Pinkett Smith this gritty inner city film  depicted life in the streets in its rawest form. This hughes brothers film wanted to give movie goers a glimpse of what it was like trying to survive the mean streets of south central LA in watts and the jordan downs district. What most people dont know is that originally Tupac Shakur was cast to play the part of O-dog, but after assaulting director Allen Hughes he was replaced by Larenz Tate. I must admit i would have loved to see 2pac as o-dog but LT did a good job. So the stage is set with Tat lawson( Samuel  L .Jackson) as caines dad when caine (Tyrin Turner)as a youngster, witnesses his father murder a man…. take a look

after losing his parents to prison and drugs Caine ,now a young man,is a high school graduate without a clue of what he is to do next in life. Consequently, a trip to the store for beer with O-dog  suddenly turns him into an accomplice  to murder and armed robbery. Caine is then given the oppurtunity to  leavethe hood-life and his boys O-dog ,Stacey (Ryan Williams) and Sharif,(Vonte Sweet) behind and start over in Atlanta with the seductively sexy Ronnie (Jada Pinkett smith) ….whats a man to do.

the track by mc eiht in this film literally takes me back to bein a misguided teen but in an oddly soothing and reminiscent way….it makes me happy about my decisions as a teenager and how everything turned out

Jedi Mind Tricks – Muerte

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Jedi Mind Tricks is one of the rawest groups in hip hop period. When Jedi Mind Tricks released Violent by Design I thought it was the most complete work I ever heard in hip-hop besides the classic Wu material. As a MC myself I always craved that hardcore, blood sipping stab you in the throat rap, and Jedi Mind Tricks delivered. I still think there best work was when Megatraum was in the group, the track I selected is “Muerte” cause the beat and lyrics combine into a blade ready to tear through ya muthafucking temple like phantasam!

Legends Of The Fall

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Legends of the fall is a movie which stars Brad Pitt (Tristan), Anthony Hopkins (Col. Ludlow) and Aidan Quinn (Alfred). The Movie spans the decade before WWI through Prohibition and into the 1930’s. The film revolves around the Ludlow family of Montana, its truly an incredible journey of family altogether. When I first saw this movie I was taken back at first by the cinematography, I mean its ridiculous how the scenery speaks to you. What I also noticed was Brad Pitt’s character Tristan, Tristan was pretty much the center of everything. I’m not gonna let too much about this great flick out but I do want to touch on the ending. This is in my top 5 greatest movie endings of all time, in the final scene a father steps up for his son, then a son steps up for his father and finally a brother who was forgotten returns to step up for both.
Hopefully this epic scene will inspire you to watch this classic.

8 Year old kills himself with uzi

“An 8-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at a gun fair. The boy lost control while firing it Sunday at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, Police Lt. Lawrence Valliere said. The boy was with a certified instructor and “was shooting the weapon down range when the force of the weapon made it travel up and back toward his head, where he suffered the injury,” a police statement said”.

What the fuck is a 8year old kid doing hold a gun in the first place?? I know many will say to me oh that hunting stuff etc, but lets be real no kid should be holding semi automatic weapons period! I’m a father of a young son and he will never grip cold steel if I can help it (unless to defend the family). I cant believe it sometimes, this is a unnecessary tragedy. Certified, under supervision whatever don’t LET KIDS HOLD GUNS!!

 

Minnie Ripperton – Inside My Love

Adventures in Paradise” was the 1975 album from Legendary Vocalist Minnie Ripperton. One of the tracks I fell in love with is “Inside My Love”. The smooth melodic groove is enough to indulge the listener, add Minnie vocals over it, its over. This track is the shit niggas relax bitches too feel me? I mean this is that ol pimp shit, shit yo daddy got ya moms too! This that Cadillac, trees wrapped in the joint, red light shit my nigga. Minnie Ripperton was a talented woman and expressed that vocally on many hit records. Her death was a blow to the music industry but she will live on in memory. Do you wanna ride?

Paul Newman Dead At 83

An actor like Paul Newman comes along rare in Hollywood and the world is experiencing this now. I’m glad I got to know the greatness of this man from such movies as “Cool Hand Luke” and “The Color of Money”. When I seen “Cool Hand Luke” I noticed how Paul settled into his character and expressed himself in a way most actors try but fail horribly. Paul maneuvered through roles with ease plus an air of charm and wit, the chemistry he shared with Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was uncanny! Beyond a great actor the man was a philanthropist, his company “Newman’s Own” gives 100% of its revenue to charities. This is just a cool muthafucka what more can I say, R.I.P. Mr. Newman you will surely be missed.

 

Paul Newman died at age 83 on Sept 26th from a long battle with cancer. Ima let some of that gorilla grape pour out for my man Paul.