Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Notorious - January 16, 2009

This could be good or it could be really bad. Either way I'm gonna check it out.


lincolnperry January 14, 2009 at 3:58 AM  

Is Christopher Wallace that ICONIC, that he deserves a film...over Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and countless others!

This is my biggest gripe with the so called Hip Hop generation there countless grandization of negroes that having done s**t to advance the causes of Black Americans. Like there predecessors.

ch555x January 14, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

No slight to Biggie as he does have a fanbase, but yeah, there are plenty of other icons that need movies...even if straight to video or internet-based. Its that thing called "money" that I think is holding a lot of that back and pushing items such as this forward. Also the lack of outside box thinking on our parts...

Rj January 14, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

This story has appeal to the youth (and others) because of the struggle, New York, poverty, drugs, infidelity, competition, fame, and death. Yes, there are others who have endured the same, but this is a movie for these times.

Biggie wasn't the greatest, he didn't get a chance to be...and maybe that will inspire the youth to be more serious about their lives and a nonviolence existence.

I will see the movie. I haven't been this excited about paying potentially $12 in awhile...

Anonymous,  January 14, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

I think I will check it out. I was highly critical of it at first because I'm not that found of the time when rap switched from happy to hood theme riddled bs and hoes anthems but I'll give it a chance. I liked some of his songs, as well as songs by Kim, Faith, and others on Bad Boy.

If I'm not mistaken there was just a biopic on Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Little Walter that folks didn't care to see. Someone from the hip hop generation was an executive producer, right?

Black American Princess January 14, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

Let's see, he was a drug dealing adulterer who regularly marginalized women in his lyrics, oh and yeah, he regularly beat up women too. Nice. I can't think of a more shining example of Black manhood. Why oh WHY are they making a movie about him??? It saddens me so who we as a people idolize...

wisdomteachesme January 16, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

@bap you have some very good points there.
i understand the lure that pulls people to biggie and so many other rappers of his gen.
But i wonder about when people are going to spotlight some of the other old heads of music.
Mother's Finest, is one that coems to mind.
They are the BOMB!
old school phrase-lol

love the guitar rifts and drum solos!
dynamic voices esp in baby love.
it is past time they were inducted into the r&r hall of fame.

i won't be checking this movie out. i'm not drawn to movies like this one.
i'll wait till prof here gives me a view through her opinion of it.
if it comes on a cable station or a movie channel tat i already pay for, I may glance at it for a few.

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