11.Oct { Mick Jenkins ::: Chicago’s New }

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soo……

One of my lil homies from work put me on to Mick’s song “Martyrs” …and I listened to that song like 22 times in a row.  The video was pretty provocative…his words had some gravity, and he was putting on for his city – but talking about the ills of the “go”.

Mick Jenkins – “Martyrs”

I downloaded his project “Water(s)” – he features some pretty good singers…Joey Bada$$ makes an appearance on a record as well.

Another good song on his album was “Dehydration”….the soundscape for his album has a very dark tone…very contemplative.  This kid is definitely not about popcorn rap.  Recently he did a record with Super BWE in regards to the current police state called “Treat Me”…which in my mind has a modern day Chuck D & PE feel to it – just sans the the boombap.

Give this man a listen. – I thought enough about him to write about him – so that should tell you something.

– Kenneth

 

5.Oct { Gone Girl }

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so….

This movie was brilliant – I’m pretty sure the “book is better than the movie” as most literature enthusiasts would exclaim.  Well since I have a passion for actually visiting the silver screen, I had chose to watch it instead, and bruh…..

The following are some thoughts on the film:

  • Ben Affleck:  Good job man! – He really sold the sharp, yet unreadable character that was portrayed…he really followed through on this film.  Which was surprising, because since Gigli – i lost all hope in Benny.
  • Rosamund Pike:  Beautiful and brilliant.  Her voice, narrating…was soothing and sincere.  She really sold every aspect of “Amy”.  And when I say EVERY aspect – I mean all points.  You’ll have to see the movie to know what I mean by that.
  • Tyler Perry:  Most people would call me as a Tyler-hater…because I am. Period.  No hiding that…and I have to admit, when i saw his face – utter disappointment and contentment rose in my soul…but this man delivered.  He played a very charming lawyer and he was 777! – ALL MONEY!
  • The Story:  The writer pulled the viewers one way…yanked us the other way…put us in a place of suspense…shocked us..and then left us (or at least me) with an unsettle d feeling in the pit of my stomach as the credits rolled.  I would love to see this movie again.

If I had a rating system, I would give this movie all of whatever I had to give.

Bottom line up front:  go see it.

Tonight.

 

– kenneth

4.Oct – { Black Wall Street }

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In case you’ve never heard of black wall street – a domestic terrorist attack on blacks…here’s about 2 hours of education for your face.  I really don’t know why the Klan has not been properly labeled as a domestic terror cell.  I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you didn’t look at this.  I would hope that you would…go ahead and get some ginger ale to settle that tummy of yours.