The Get Down is exactly what I’ve been waiting for (Part 1 Review)

One word “amazing”. I’m sure the rest of you Hip-hop heads feel the same way. I’ve seen some great reviews and some that felt the Netflix series had a few flaws. Despite the bad reviews, I absolutely love this show.I’ve been waiting for something like this for some time. I was so hurt to see that I have to wait until next year to watch part 2.

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I won’t spoil anything for those who haven’t watched yet. I just had to make a post about this amazing show. People can say what they want this show was well needed. I was born in 91′ and although I don’t know everything about Hip-Hop Culture being that I wasn’t there to witness everything. I’m very passionate about hip hop and know a lot! Sadly many people my age and younger that know nothing about the birth of hip-hop, So this show will definitely give them an insight on that. Although The Get Down Brothers are fictional characters the show has Hip-Hop Pioneers like Dj- Kool Herc, GrandMaster Flash are portrayed in the show. Also, The Soul Sonic force is mentioned. The actual footage of the Bronx during the late 70’s definitely made me feel like I was watching a show from that time.

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I thought actors Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic) and Mamoudou Athie (GrandMaster Flash) did a great job on the scenes where Grandmaster is teaching Shaolin how to become a DJ. Those have to be my favorite scenes so far! I will say Mylene’s storyline is my least favorite although I do like it. I won’t say too much, just a brief review. I can’t wait until part 2!

Music from the Grand Theft Auto series

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I was up this morning listening to music as usual. Like many others, I can be listening to a song and instantly  think of either San Andreas or Vice city. Released almost 12 years ago,  My older brother truly had me hooked. It was the music that sucked me in because I really didn’t play a lot of video games. Truthfully I sucked!

I could go on and on about this. About how much all these songs mean to me. How I know every song on Radio Los Santos and Playback FM by heart. No matter where I am when I hear any song from CSR.103.9, I have to contain myself from singing or dancing.

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Let me just say that Rockstar North did their thing! The music fit the games perfectly.

 

A little nostalgia rush for your Tuesday …..

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Life’s A B****

 

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Starting this blog I told myself I would try my very best to be consistent. We all know that life happens, and baby life is definitely happening lol. I’m not one to discuss my private life. I’ll just say that financially and romantically life has been kicking my butt. On top of that, I swear I’m having a mid-life crisis at 24. How does that happen? I would like to do a weekly post on what I’ve listened to during the week. But instead,  for this week I would like to share a couple of songs that I related to during these trying times. LOL! These songs include Nas Ft. AZ Life’s a bitch, DMZ Slippin’, Notorious B.I.G Everyday Struggle, and J. Cole Love Yourz. All classics and in my opinion. It may be ironic that these songs make me feel better excluding Love Yourz, which is very inspirational. I believe it’s hearing lyrics that describe your exact feelings and knowing others go through the same things.

With confidence, you have won before you have started.
-Marcus Garvey

Enjoy,

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Wu-Tang Wednesday

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But It’s really Wu-Tang forever. So I’m just getting out of work, I decided to come to Tim Horton’s to pass time. I have to pick up my shorty (Joron) in an hour. What a perfect time to grab a coffee and blog.

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Here I am vibing to Wu-Tang Forever, and in comes a few police officers. They totally almost killed my vibe, I’m a little too solid for that though. So I’ll just keep sipping my latte and bobbing my head. But It’s very hard for me to ignore this man’s cologne next to me. I just love Wu-Tang Wednesday these raw and intellectual lyrics are so compelling. Without a doubt they help me boss up and get the courage to take on the rest of the week…

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This Weeks Rotation

So, ladies and gentleman, I must admit coming up with blog post topics aren’t as easy as I thought It would be. I’m going to make it happen, though “for cultural purposes” as my boy, B.Young would say lol.  I’m not quite sure how often I want to blog, I just want to be consistent. So I figure I can make a weekly post about what music I’ve listened to during the week…

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Been listening since its release last month and can’t stop …

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Mothers Day Nostalgia

I have the most unhealthy attachment to the 90s. This post is about songs that place me in Risdale (Sunny Ridge Town homes) 1995-1999. My Mother always played music while she cooked or cleaned. Now as an adult I do the same thing and I always find myself playing the same music. I love that good feeling I felt as a child. Here’s a couple of the tracks that give me a nostalgia rush.

  • R.Kelly -You Remind Me of Something
  • Jade- Don’t Walk Away
  • Groove Theory- Tell Me
  • Next- Too Close
  • Tupac- I Get Around
  • Montell Jordan-Falling
  • Kut Klose- Surrender
  • Prince- I wanna be your lover
  • Mary J Blidge- You Are Everything
  • DonellJones-Shawty got her eyes on me
  • Toni Braxton- You’re Making Me High
  • Case ft Joe- Faded Pictures
  • Blackstreet- Don’t leave
  • Tamia- So Into you
  • SWV- You’re The One

 

There’s so much more but these where off the top of the dome lol

What are some songs that give you a nostalgia rush? 🙂

Being so indecisive is holding me back…

 

                           I’ve decided to make my first blog post about me being extremely doubtful. Although I want this blog to be dedicated to HipHop and music in general. I also would love to write a little about my personal life and experiences. I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to blogging. But I’ve decided to dive in head first. I do believe that me being so doubtful is the reason I’ve taken so long to start a blog. I’m sure there are things I need to deal from a psychological standpoint lol.

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                     I’m a work in progress so I’ll take things day by day. I’m making it my goal to work on being more consistent and decisive. The fact that I’m able to do this self-evaluation says a lot. I’m excited about this journey.

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