Thursday, May 25, 2017

'Issa' By 21 Savage Just Might Be The Most Brilliantly Ignorant Song Of The Year

Admittedly, I had never heard one single song by 21 Savage before Tuesday night.

In fact, I never wanted to. Didn't even want to give him a chance.

It wasn't a regional bias or anything like that since I never even took the time to learn anything about him.

Hell, for all I knew 21 Savage could've it could've been the name of a group.

The point is, I wasn't even trying to find out, based on the name alone.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roger Moore's 'Live And Let Die' Is The Blackest James Bond Movie Of All Time

Roger Moore as James Bond had two on-screen sexual relationships with black women, one of them being in a film that was partially set in the historically black neighborhood of Harlem in uptown New York City. To my knowledge, the only other time a Bond character did that was when Halle Barry hooked up with Pierce Brosnan in 2002’s “Die Another Day.”

But it was Moore’s portrayal of Bond in 1973’s “Live And Let Die” that stands out when it comes to the inclusion of people of color, partially because is cast the usual suspects from that era’s Blaxploitation flicks, including Yaphet Kotto, who is (spoiler alert) killed by being literally blown up in cartoonish fashion.