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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