12.27.2016

HEROINE'S JOURNEY :: American Honey movie review

American Honey
American Honey

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. - Jack Kerouac

Story makes a movie. It is the essence of believable characters. Rarely does a movie stir up so much emotion, and when it does ... it is a treat. Such is American Honey. 

Star (Sasha Lane) meets free-spirit Jake (Shia Lebouf) at K-Mart and the attraction is instant, Jake asks Star to go with him to Kansas with his group of partying sales crew led .... Star says no and Jake tells her if she changes her mind to meet at a local motel in the morning. After a home life of misery and being abused by her father, she decides to leave at any cost. Thus begins her travels with a rag-tag crew of young adults .... selling, hustling, and stealing.

Star instinctively seeks acceptance from Jake and then like the heroine's journey - battles her owns demons to find a state of rebirth.

American Honey's greatest gift lies in it's introduction and development of characters. It allows us to see and feel what they are going through, in a way that's very unique.

12.26.2016

BUT OF COURSE :: Why rappers love Grey Poupon?

Why rappers love Grey Poupon?
Why rappers love Grey Poupon?
It's all about the finer things in life - Vox's Estelle Caswell explores hip hop's ubiquitous use of the phrase Grey Poupon.

12.13.2016

SING PRAISE :: Schubert - Ave Maria (Scotty Knows remix)

Schubert - Ave Maria (Scotty Knows remix)
Schubert - Ave Maria (Scotty Knows remix)

A few years back, one of my favorite persons, dope DJ, contributor to the site and musician Scotty aka Ansible-Futurist remixed Ave Maria by Schubert. Now, Scotty is a trained musician on the piano and other instruments. After the breakup of my girlfriend (his cousin) of 9 years, the rest of the family wouldn't speak to me for the longest, only Scotty. I cherish our friendship to this day. I asked him to send me this track from a few years ago and asked if I could post it to Youtube. I hope my video pays homage to what a great and yet simple track - it's all samples from the original ... just in time for the holidays!

12.05.2016

EFFIN HELL :: EF - Tomorrow My Friend....

EF - Tomorrow My Friend....
EF - Tomorrow My Friend....

I was grateful enough to catch this one on Atlanta GA Tech college radio tonight. This is definitely one of the most epic songs I've heard in a while. Smoke a J or whatever you need to do, put on your headphones, turn down the lights and press play. Tomorrow My Friend is the opposite of a pop song, it's music made for emotion. Enjoy!



Noble