Sunday, July 30, 2017

Movie Review: Girls Trip

Girls Trip roared into the box office last weekend to the tune of $30 million and my wife and I were glad to be apart of the opening weekend sales cause #BlackMoviesMatter. And while my #1 complaint about Black Hollywood is the lack of new faces, the reunion- based plot of Girls Trip completely defeated my hang up about the usual suspects (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah) in Black lead roles. #GetMoney tho. But Girls Trip did showcase one new(ish) face in Tiffany Haddish stealing the show as "Dina", the crazy friend.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Back In The Day: Bone thugs n harmony - The Art of War

Bone thugs n harmony released The Art of War, the follow up to the classic E. 1999 Eternal album, 20 years ago on July 29, 1997. Now, I'm no old fogie but kids today will never know the joy of their favorite rap group/artist dropping a double-cd album (or CD-only bonus tracks). Maybe that's the equivalent of Future dropping 2 albums in 2 weeks?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Album Review: 4:44 (Part 2)

When Jay-Z's new album, 4:44, first hit Tidal last week I was going to blame Republicans as to why I hadn't heard the release. It went something like forgetting to cancel a trial subscription because they have your credit card information causing you to cancel in a panic in which you trip and break your pinky toe to the tune of a $20,000 ER bill that you can't pay cause you can't get no healthcare cause free trials are a pre-existing condition.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Album Review: 4:44 (Part 1)

Oh great, another Jay-Z 4:44 album review! Not so fast, this is something much, much worse. This is me (over) analyzing an artist's work to make a very subjective point.

Jay-Z's latest effort, 4:44, struck a chord within me that I've alluded to in a previous post, Steve's Top 5 Esoteric Songs & Albums, where I proposed that Nirvana's song, Heart Shaped Box, was about Kurt Cobain's Anima possession.