Though there have been a few others like it, its typically less favored brother Notorious comes to mind, now following the success of last year’s Straight Outta Compton, the rush has been on to create more rap biopics. But before we’re bombarded with whatever makes it out of development hell next, let’s take a look back at what helped get us here:
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Not sure where this came from or if its official cuz it looks kinda low budget but a must for any Bootcamp fan. Around the 1 hour mark they discuss One Nation where you can peep how it all went down, told by Dru Ha doing his best to sound like LL Cool J. Enjoy! –Philaflava
Like most Wu-heads, I’ve been hearing that The Rza’s unreleased Bobby Digital movie, Bobby Did It, will finally see the light of day for damn near a decade1, so when Wu-Tang’s official Facebook page posted on March 27, “We are about to give some of that Bobby Digital movie,” I took it with a grain of salt. Not surprisingly, the clip still hadn’t arrived when I checked back the next day. Nevertheless, I looked again on April 2 and though it still hadn’t been posted, while searching YouTube I stumbled on something else, something I’d never even heard of before: the Bobby Digital Cartoon Pilot. This got me wondering what other Bob Digi footage is hiding out in the cybernetic back alleys of the information superhighway.
So without further adieu, we bring to you live in stere-ereo, Bobby Digital in Video. (more…)
- Though a screening was indeed scheduled to occur Friday, June 4 at the St. George’s Theatre as part of the Staten Island Film Festival (see the 3rd to last comment here), I’m yet to hear from anyone who was actually in attendance. I don’t doubt that this screening occurred, but it’s as if Bobby zapped the audience members with a fazer gun that wiped their memories or swore them to secrecy. [↩]
Editor’s Note: Above is a link to quicktime version of the trailer; the YouTube version was taken down.
The long awaited, most anticipated. I forgive Michael Rappaport for the all those horrible movies, the schticky rap attempts and for being a skinhead in Higher Learning. After all, he named his child after Maseo from De La Soul. Michael is definitely King Wig in my book. Bravo brother. You kilt it with this documentary. –Philaflava
1992’s Class Act was hip hop duo Kid N’ Play‘s first and only movie together that wasn’t part of the House Party series. It is the third of four films starring Kid ‘N Play following House Party (1990) and House Party 2 (1991), and preceding House Party 3 (1994). Duncan Pinderhughes (Kid) is a straight cut bookworm and Blade Brown (Play) is a troubled teen fresh out of jail. The two start high school under weird circumstances when they’re school records are switched. Pinderhughes ended up being placed in a class of roughnecks while Brown went to the more established honor roll classes. When they learn of the mistake and confront each other, they try to use the mishap to their advantage to straighten out their problems.For example, Pinderhughes, because he was nonathletic, needed to pass gym and Brown just needed grades in general. What’s crazy about this movie is that, it still hasn’t been released on DVD. The only way to get this movie is to buy the original VHS… Fortunately someone was great enough to rip this movie from their own tape and put it up online. Props to that person! Now, Enjoy!
Duncan: Did you hear me? I said that was stupid.
Blade: Did you hear me? I said, “Thanks.”
Duncan: Are you deaf?
Blade: [misunderstood as “def”] Man, I’m the defest brotha on this block!
Duncan: YOU’RE deaf?
Blade: [still misunderstood as “def”] That’s right.
Duncan: [turns head] I think Blade Brown is the biggest asshole on the planet.
[Blade smacks Duncan upside the head]
Duncan: Hey! You’re not deaf!
— Thomas V
Here’s Season 1, Episode 17 of 90’s popular police drama New York Undercover. Starring Malik Yoba as Det. J.C. Williams & Michael DeLorenzo as Det. Eddie Torres, NYU is notable for being the first police drama on American television to feature two people of color in the starring roles. Det. Torres Â and Williams are two undercover detectives in New York City’s 4th Precinct who are assigned to investigate various crimes and gang-related cases. The program is also known for its hip-hop oriented targeted audience as it normally would feature a hip-hop soundtrack.
Aired on February 9, 1995, “You Get No Respect” focuses on the murder of a rapper killed at his group’s show, when after all, his partner might be behind the murder. This episode is mainly known for its major hip-hop appearances of Sticky Fingaz, Treach, Notorious Big, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, Doctor Dre & Ed Lover. Notorious Big performs his 1994 hit “Juicy” at the end of the episode. The episode also features a new unheard track from Sticky Fingaz(as Khalil) titled “You Get No Respect”. It’s played throughout the episode but it hasn’t been released anywhere else. I’d like to hear a full version at it sounds like a track that could have been on “All We Got Is Us”. I love the part when when Sticky is rhyming!
For the Hip-Hop heads, this movie is for you. If you like movies like Who’s The Man where you see a lot of Hip-Hop Cameos, “Strapped” features appearances by Busta Rhymes, Das EFX, Chi-Ali, Sticky Fingaz, Monie Love, Yo-Yo, Kool Moe Dee, and Fredro Starr as the supporting character. The setting, soundtrack, and the clothes will all take you back to the 1993 New York scene.
For the Movie heads, it’s Forest Whitaker’s first directed movie. It also stars Bokeem Woodbine in his film debut. Strapped reminds me a lot to Clockers as far as the setting.
Here’s the Plot:
“Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop(Michael Biehn) to turn in local gun dealers. However, the D.A. is not satisfied with the results, resulting in some serious game playing and double crossing.” Written by Humberto Amador
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