Episode 49

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Published on:

3rd Jan 2024

Hustle & Flow (2005)

A pimp with a song in his heart. Is there any other kind? But can DJay get "Whoop That Trick" onto a demo tape for the world to hear? Today on Hip Hop Movie Club: Hustle & Flow.

Topics discussed:

  • Is this story believable?
  • DJay's endearing qualities
  • Intense scenes
  • Favorite characters
  • DJay's rapping style
  • Terrence Howard's career
  • Soundtrack and songs
  • Bring this funky flick back or leave it in the vault?

Also check out:

DJ Qualls's famous dance scene in Road Trip

Credits

Hip Hop Movie Club is produced by your HHMCs JB, BooGie, and DynoWright. Theme music by BooGie. Follow us on Instagram @hiphopmovieclub!

And remember:

Don't hate...illuminate!

Mentioned in this episode:

Wild Style coming to SteelStacks on January 25th

Join us for a special event at SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA on January 25th - a special screening of hip hop's first film Wild Style! Featuring Q&A with the director Charlie Ahearn, Grandmaster Caz and Grandmixer DXT! Special DJ performance by DXT and hip hop show by the Cold Crush Brothers! Come hang with your HH emcees! This screening and performance is presented in partnership with Northampton Community College Foundation Annual Humanities Program. More information and free tickets at steelstacks.org.

Transcript
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A pimp with a song in his heart.

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Is there any other kind?

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But can DJay get “Whoop That Trick”

onto a demo tape for the world to hear?

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Today on Hip Hop

Movie Club, Hustle and Flow.

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Bring it! C’mon!

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Welcome to Hip Hop Movie Club.

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This is a show for Gen-X hip hop fans

who want to relive the glory days

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and reconsider classic and modern hip

hop films from a current day perspective.

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Together, we'll explore some of the larger

societal issues raised in these films.

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Whether you have seen or not

seen Hustle Flow before,

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we'll help you decide if you should take

the time to watch it now.

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Either way, you'll be a smarter

hip hop fan by the end of this episode.

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The next 30 minutes or so,

you'll get all this and more.

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We're three

old heads who put their old heads together

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to vibe on these films for you.

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I'm DynoWright, podcaster,

filmmaker, long time hip hop fan,

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and I saw A Tribe Called Quest for

first time at Lollapalooza in:

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along with the Beastie Boys.

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I’m JB, eighties and

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nineties nostalgia Junkie, longtime

hip hop fan.

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And I like to rap this refrain: It’s the

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capital S, oh yes, I’m fresh, N double O-P

D-O double G-Y, D-O double G, ya see?

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I’m BooGie, a DJ, longtime

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hip hop fan

and one of my favorite emcees is Redman.

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Yes, Reggie Noble is from my ward

in Newark, New Jersey.

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In this episode, I'll answer the question:

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Just how hard is it out there for a pimp?

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Hustle

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and Flow is a 2005 musical drama

about a Memphis hustler and pimp

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whose long held desire to become

a rapper is renewed.

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His internal struggles are on full display

as he tries to add his flow

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to his tumultuous hustle game.

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All right,

let's dig right into Hustle and Flow.

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First question I have

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is, do

you guys think this is a believable story?

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What do you think, BooGie?

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Yeah, I mean, actually, I think it is.

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I mean,

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you have, you know, somebody that's

trying to make it and he's struggling and

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he's a pimp.

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And he also sells

sells and sells drugs at the same time.

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So, I mean, like you said,

you can hustle anything.

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So I always try to do both of those.

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I mean, he has an epiphany and he's like,

you know what?

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I think I can rap.

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I want to put out some raps.

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So, you know, I think the

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being in the right place at the right time

and being able

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to bring those people together

I think is pretty believable.

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I mean, like we've seen, you know, drug

dealers turned rappers all the time. And

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I mean,

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we've seen, you know, pimps,

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I guess, in

short turned into rappers as well.

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I mean, he just happens to do both.

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So I think that sense is pretty, you know,

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believable.

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What do you think, DynoWright?

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Hey, if successful crack dealers,

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if crack dealers can be successful

rappers, why not a pimp?

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Ice-T was one. So there you go.

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I was going to say

there have been other instances of pimps

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that become rappers

or the two professions cross paths.

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Well, people talk about

I don't know how true it is,

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but they like to think of themselves

as pimps.

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Too $hort was one as well.

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I don't know if he was traditionally

really a pimp.

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There's mixed

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theories about that or not.

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But yeah, definitely a believable story.

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You get your grind and

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the two can be somewhat related.

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So we want to.

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Transferable skills!

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Yes, exactly.

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So the main character is DJay,

played by Terrence Howard, who is the pimp

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who has hustle and adding the flow.

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What would you say

was his most endearing quality?

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What made him who he was?

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BooGie, want to kick us off on that one?

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Sure. I think.

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I mean, DJay’s persistent.

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I mean, the guy knows how to,

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quote unquote, hustle.

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He's a survivor.

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He knows how to go out there

and make money.

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He knows how to make those ends meet

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by any means necessary.

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I mean, he's not necessarily

a ruthless type guy, but

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he's pretty quick on his feet

when it comes

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to being resourceful,

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I mean, he's got a bit of a heart, too.

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You can see that

he does have a bit of a heart.

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He's not he's not a ruthless guy,

but he's not, quote unquote, a bad guy.

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I mean, he does some bad things

when he's not a bad guy.

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It for me, he he had the gift of gab.

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He's a leader.

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He was charismatic.

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And you could see the

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the ladies kind of followed

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what he was.

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They kind of bought

into what he was trying to do.

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And as he's trying to build his profession

in the rap game,

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you know, he he had their loyalty.

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But again, the gift of gab.

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I love the little dialog.

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This was one thing

I really liked throughout the movie, like

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there are a lot of quotable

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pieces in here,

like everybody got to have a dream,

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and even the soliloquy

in the very beginning comparing

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men to dogs and,

you know, not men, but mankind.

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And it really, really was catchy.

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I really liked that.

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What are your thoughts there, DynoWright?

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Yeah, he sort of had a heart of gold.

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He wasn't completely pure of heart,

but I think

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most of the time

his heart was the right place.

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And he was really persistent.

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I mean, you can't really be a successful

rapper without some persistence.

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So, again, transferable skills.

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That's true.

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He was a little bit abusive,

like slightly physical

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and verbal abusive,

which is difficult to see.

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But, you know, he - it’s

his upbringing not to justify it,

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but again,

his heart was in the right place.

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Yeah, you kind of you're rooting for him

to be successful.

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You know, you want you want

you want him to

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put down some good tracks

and make a nice demo

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and you want to see where

it will take him.

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And then like even when he's going off

finally at the end

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to go meet with Skinny Black, you’re

like aright, Please let this kick off

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the way it's supposed to happen and you’re

rooting for him.

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Yeah. Yeah.

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You're rooting for him

to get out of the situation.

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And yeah.

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The rap

game is the way to get out for him, Right.

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Yeah.

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There were some intense scenes

in this movie.

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I'll.

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I'll kick it off with, like, talking about

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one or so, one or two, and

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then we can kind of share thoughts

about that one.

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Like when DJay pimps out Nola

to get the new microphone and they were

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cash strapped and he kind of sold

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her body to the

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audio store guy

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and she snaps at him as she was humiliated

and she was very upset about it.

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And she was like kind of had enough.

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She she

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she reached her

peak of what she could go through.

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And that was a pretty intense scene.

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And he kind of said,

ah, I'll I'll do something for you.

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I'll get you in front of the microphone

and have you be part of this.

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That was intense.

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But what other like intense scenes

were there in this film?

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Yeah, I mean, just to piggyback off

with that scene

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with Nola, man,

I mean, he was trying to calm her down.

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There was one line.

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There was one line that she said in

that exchange that really stuck with me.

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She looked at him and she said, D,

I know when you're messing with my head

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because I let you, because sometimes

my head needs to be messed with.

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But right now just don't, okay?

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It's like, wow, it was like that was.

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Very good.

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Because she let him know,

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like, this scene, like you're

not as sharp as you think you are.

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Yeah. Yeah.

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You say things.

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I listen to you,

but I also let things happen.

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Not because of what you said,

but because in my head,

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I'm trying to find a way to escape

what’s going on in reality.

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I was like, Wow. Yeah, He's not so slick.

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Yeah, you

not as slick as you think you are.

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Yeah.

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But yeah, that.

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But also, there was one scene I really

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it was.

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It was very intense.

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It was when

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Lex, who was also living in the house

at one time, who was.

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She was actually working as a stripper,

but she was giving her her money to DJay

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as her pimp.

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And there's one part where she heard

the two of them really get into it,

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and he ends up

putting her out with her son.

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And I was like, wow.

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I mean, I thought he was going to,

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like, kind of change his mind, like, I,

you know, I just want teach you a lesson.

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But now he really left them out there.

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And you see

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Shug and Nola, you know, they kind of

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they're like very upset

and they're like crying.

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But, you know, neither one of them,

you know, dared intervene, of course.

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But you could see the hurt on their faces

as well, because they kind of had like a

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it was like

they had a symbiotic relationship.

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Everybody kind of played a part,

you know, when Lex was out, you know,

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you know, Shug would

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watch her son and vice versa.

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Nola would've been,

Nola would chip in here and there.

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And so they all kind of worked together.

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And to see Lex get put out was very

was very hard to watch.

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And I think one of the other scenes

was that

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that was really intense, was like the end

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with DJay

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finally going to meet Skinny Black

and things not working out

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necessarily

the way that he thought they would

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and Skinny Black in turn

didn't even listen to his demo.

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He just kind of chucked it in the toilet.

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And DJay begins to snap

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because Skinny Black is a little drunk

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and he's kind of provoking him

with that drunkenness.

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But DJay goes all in on him and

just starts beating on her mercilessly.

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And I was like, Wow, that's yeah.

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DynoWright, anything?

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Any other intense scenes that you noted?

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Well, the, the one we haven't mentioned

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yet is the actual writing session

that turned into Whoop That Trick.

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As a musician,

I appreciate the process of creating music

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and I really appreciated the DIY

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nature of having a stack of drink holders,

making that the

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the soundproofing and the pantyhose pop

filter - it actually works. So

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audio producers out there

with low budgets, get yourself some

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pantyhose with runs in it.

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And working out the beat on the MPC,

that's real.

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Yeah they let the beat build.

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Yeah that Whoop That track.

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That was, that was a jam.

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I mean

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if you haven't seen this movie

or at least want to see like that scene,

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look that up on YouTube,

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how they created that Whoop That Trick,

because you're nodding your head to that.

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And like, I really pulled you in.

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I saw I mean, Shug.

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You mentioned Shug.

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She was a pregnant woman.

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She was a great actress.

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You could see her continual despair

with her pregnancy and the conditions

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she was living in and trying to break out.

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She wanted more out of her life.

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Yeah.

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And BooGie, you mentioned

the confrontation with Skinny Black

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when they first when he first meets up

with Skinny Black, played by Ludacris.

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Ludacris, just looks right

past him, starts talking to other guys

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and like he doesn't remember him

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from back in the day

when they used to kind of know each other

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from growing up at the same area

and listening to the demo tapes.

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But also, yeah,

he the fit of rage because DJay

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nearly beats him to death

after he finds his tape in the toilet.

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And then the climax is, you know,

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the member of Black's

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entourage comes in, pulls out his gun,

and then just chaos ensues.

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He shoots him

and then escapes and etc., etc..

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Very intense scenes, really well done.

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Great cinematography.

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And even that scene with the exchange

between

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DJay, Skinny Black and Skinny

Black’s entourage as he leaves,

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that actually

that leads to another intense scene

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once DJay arrives home

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and the police

are just waiting at his home for him.

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And try to place him under arrest.

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And witnesses from the club are there and

kind of pointing at him, fingering him.

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And they’re like,

there he goes right there.

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And as the police are putting him in

cuffs,

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you see Shug,

you know, pregnant, Shug breaking down

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and Nola's crying

and trying to figure out what to do and

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one of one of the Skinny Black’s guys

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assaults DJay while he's in handcuffs

and everybody's trying to break it

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up, that was just,

that was tough seeing right there as well.

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It definitely was.

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When the cops use handcuffs, what

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what I like

is that, you know, he's handcuffed.

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He actually puts Nola

in charge of the music.

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He's shouting,

you know, you're in charge now.

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And in fact,

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DJay, I'm sorry, Nola

is my favorite character besides DJay.

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And I'll ask you guys that same

who's your favorite character?

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Because you could tell that

she had a desire for something greater.

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And it's

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kind of refreshing to see that she learned

how to hustle from observing DJay.

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She kind of absorbed it.

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And when he is imprisoned,

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she pounded the pavement

and got a song on the hit radio station.

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So I loved her determination.

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Even though she didn’t seemingly

have a great education

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became she became street

smart and persistent, just like DJay.

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Who is your, BooGie?

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Who was your favorite character

besides DJay and why?

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Yeah, I think definitely I have a combo.

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It's like, I like Shug and Nola

was definitely she was a real one.

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I mean, as far as like you said,

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she actually took that she was in charge

as she ran with it.

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I mean, I love how when Key goes to visit

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DJay and he's kind of

breaking it down for him as.

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yo man.

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And she was so she was she was you know,

he was telling him the story,

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but kind of breaking it down

and showing a picture as she's

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getting out of the car,

she's going to the radio station

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and she's repeating that whole soliloquy,

what dog and man said

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to the radio DJ, and then she comes out

and she gets in the car.

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Then like a few minutes later,

she turns, a few minutes later

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she turns on the radio,

goes to the station,

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and the DJ’s immediately

putting the song on. I was like, wow.

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But so yeah, like you said, you know,

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just the fact that she was able to absorb

it were from her situation

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so that she could get out of it herself.

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Because, yeah, I mean, the fact that D.J.

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makes it big, I mean, yeah,

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that's a chance for her to use

that as an escape route as well.

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But I also

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I love Shug’s character as well.

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I love the way she was portrayed.

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I mean, she's here you have, you know,

because she's pregnant.

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You could tell that she was also

one of DJay’s, prostitutes.

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And they hint at the fact

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a couple times that she doesn't even know

who the baby's father is.

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But you could also tell that her and DJay

had a connection at some point.

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There's

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definitely a real connection

between the two of them.

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And you see that come out in the end

as DJay is getting ready to go off

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to meet Skinny Black immediately

rushes back in and he,

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he kisses her and you could tell that

there's real love and affection.

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But she,

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I love the way

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when they sing It's

hard out there for a pimp,

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I love the way

she's trying to sing the chorus.

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And he's like,

They tell him to push it out,

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push it, push it, get it out, get it out.

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And finally

she throws him some soul on it.

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It finally gets it out and her face

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from when they finally play it back.

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You see how her face just lights up.

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She's like,

oh my God, that's me. That's me.

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I can't believe that's the way I sound.

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And then you know how

she was even appreciative.

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Like at the end she said, You know,

I really appreciate, appreciate,

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you know, you putting me on all your songs

and letting me sing like that,

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Like you didn't have to,

but I really appreciate it.

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But it was something

it was something endearing

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about her character

that I just really, really loved.

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So yeah, I would definitely say

those those two.

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Played by the great Taraji P Henson.

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Yes, Yes.

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DynoWright, Your favorite character

besides DJay?

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Besides DJay, I enjoyed Shelby.

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Of course, the musician in me was like,

Yeah, I'm down with the musician.

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DJ Qualls is so good as Garth

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in Supernatural,

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one of the one of the sort of side

character

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demon hunters.

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But I enjoyed

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DJ Qualls in this Shelby.

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DJ Qualls, like a skinny, nerdy

looking type fella,

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and he's got the skills deejaying.

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I remember him vividly from the movie

Road Trip, which was one of those,

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I think, nineties comedies,

just goofball comedies.

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And ironically, talking about hip

hop, we’re Hip Hop Movie Club.

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There was a

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remember,

there's a memorable scene in that when he

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starts dancing

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to “It's Tricky” - so if you looked

that up, look up, “It's Tricky.

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DJ Qualls” So

maybe we could put that in the show notes.

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It's pretty funny, his little skinny white

dude like stick skinny, like,

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like 90 pounds soaking wet and

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he gets some

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some street cred, so to speak, from

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busting out to It's Tricky by Run-D.M.C.

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Yeah I like that in that movie had

When they were all leaving the house

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he's giving dap to everybody.

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Everybody knew him on the way out.

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Well.

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Like the skinniest dude.

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Everybody knew him.

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I liked him in that.

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And I also liked them in The New Guy too,

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that was a wacky movie.

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But he was funny in that.

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In Hustle & Flow,

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it was funny when they were like

smoking a joint or something.

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And he he got

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he was cracking me up with the dialog

between these guys was was

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pretty funny in this movie.

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He got real deep.

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Yeah yeah.

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I'm sorry.

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I don't remember the exact quotes,

but it was.

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It was.

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It was worth watching.

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That was funny.

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We haven’t touched on

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Key, the character Key,

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played by Anthony Anderson,

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who's been in a million, a million things.

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So he was kind of like a straight edge

guide.

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His life on the straight and narrow

and but he had gone to school with DJay.,

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but he was all about

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building up a studio, and they hooked up.

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So he was trying to balance,

you know, kind of

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navigating

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his time in the recording studio,

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having to deal with DJay

and the prostitutes,

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and just to find out what his wife,

Yvette, was really straight edge.

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That was an interesting dynamic.

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She wasn't happy at all about that.

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The hanging out of the house house

with a bunch of prostitutes.

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I mean, justifiably so.

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I mean, granted, he wasn't

he wasn't even tempted in the least bit.

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He was all about just doing the music.

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It was all optics.

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Optics weren't working in his favor,

Right.

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Yeah.

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There was a funny quote that I recorded

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from Key's dialogue.

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Anthony Anderson's

character said There's two types of people

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those that talk the talk

and those that walk the walk.

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People who walk the walk sometimes talk.

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The talk, but most times they don't

talk at all because they walk in.

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Now, people who talk the talk,

when it comes

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time for them to walk the walk,

you know what they do? They talk.

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They talk. People like me to walk, walk.

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I was just like, What?

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My head was spinning,

but it made a lot of sense.

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It did eventually make sense.

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It did make sense.

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Yeah.

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I was cracking up with that.

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So back to Nola's character.

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She's played by Taryn Manning.

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Where have we seen her before?

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Boogie You recall?

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Yeah, I remember her.

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She was B-Rabbit’s ex-girlfriend

in 8 Mile.

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Janine Yeah.

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It was funny because I looked at her

and I said,

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Wait a minute, I know her from somewhere

and I couldn't put my finger on it.

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And then my mom was like yeah,

she was in 8 Mile.

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I was like oh yeah!

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There we go.

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Yeah.

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Researching,

she's been in a lot of things.

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She was in Orange is the New Black,

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which was a popular Netflix series

for many years.

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Now DJay’s rapping style.

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Like I said, he was he was good.

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Those tracks

that he put out really catchy.

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Whose style do you think he was most

similar to?

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Is there another rapper out there

that kind of sounds like this?

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I'm getting this type of vibe from.

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What do you guys think?

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You know, I was I was going

I kept going back and forth to him

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that when I was trying to figure out

who kind of reminded me of,

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I think with the like, walk that through

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the chorus, it was kind of like

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Lil John and the Eastside Boyz,

almost the chorus.

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I think, his flow

kind of reminded me a little bit of T.I.

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Little bit Too $hort, definitely.

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I mean, I would never could put it compare

to anyone in in the Northeast or

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so there was the music as the typical

Southern drawl, something maybe

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Slim Thug, maybe a little too.

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Yeah.

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I listed Too $hort

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as one that I compared him to,

or maybe a little bit of Master P.

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Okay.

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And then he had a little bit of that

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gruff

sounds like DMX, not to that extreme,

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but the way he came out with that Whoop

That Trick, it was kind of

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like the the cadence of it

maybe a little bit.

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Yeah, because it's in your face. Yeah.

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Yeah.

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So I was thinking like a combination

like DMX, Master P and Too $hort.

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DynoWright, any other comparisons?

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I probably, I agree

totally on the Southern rapper thing.

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I think it was definitely

some kind of Southern rapper

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archetype.

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I thought there was a little bit

of Ludacris in it.

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Not much.

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And like, like one like

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whiff

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of Tupac was not like the subject

matter was not the same.

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But I think there was something

in the lyrical delivery.

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There's something in there.

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I was like,

I thought, I've heard this in Tupac maybe.

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But yeah, I would agree

that there's a Southern at least

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a Southern rapper thing going on there.

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Yeah, it makes sense.

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Memphis is where it takes place.

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And we were joking before.

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The way Terrence Howard says “man”. Man,

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“Stop playing man.” Stop playing man.

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It was great.

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Every time he would say that, I was just

chuckling to myself.

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Terrence Howard

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has had an interesting career.

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One of his first roles was in Dead

Presidents,

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which we haven't even reviewed yet.

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Maybe we will add that to our list.

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He was in Mr.

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Holland's Opus, Crash, Ray with Jamie Foxx

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and a ton of things, and

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he was the Colonel James Rhodes

in the first

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of the newer Iron Man movies

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from 2008 in the MCU.

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What were some of the other highlights

from Terrence Howard's career

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and any other comments

on some of these roles?

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Yeah, I mean,

I think he's a very versatile actor.

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I mean, the only thing that drives me

crazy is with his.

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the man.

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He can’t shake it.

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Other than that,

I think he's he's a very good actor.

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I mean, like, I love him in the Best Man

movie franchise.

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Best Man, Best Man Holiday,

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and the still continuing series of Best

Man final chapters.

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He is a very great actor.

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I mean, he gives you

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all of the emotions.

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They'll make you crack up and make you

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want to choke him.

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He gets real serious.

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He shows a loyalty in those as well.

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And I think another role that I loved him

in also

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was Pride.

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I can't remember the characters, but Pride

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is a story of

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a local swim team from Philadelphia.

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They start off at one of the

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recreation centers

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that they were supposed to close down,

but he ends up

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taking to some of the local kids

in the area and creating a swim team,

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and they actually go out and compete

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and become extremely successful.

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And it's a very good movie.

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And I think that his portrayal in that

movie was excellent.

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That's one of my favorite movies.

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I watched that

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probably a couple times in the last

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few weeks.

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But yeah, I think he's a good actor.

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He's great.

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I mean, I don't know all the ins and outs

of what happened with him.

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With the MCU deal playing Rhodey Rhodes

in the Iron Man and also the recurring

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movies. But

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yeah, I was that was a sucky move.

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:

Whatever happened or because he could have

he could have

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delivered.

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I understand it was a money problem.

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Wanted more money.

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Yeah we we discussed that

my son is huge in the MCU

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:

and we're always like, man,

this could have been Terrence Howard,

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but he was replaced by Don

Cheadle in the sequels for Iron

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:

Man and Don Cheadle is great actor

in his own right.

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yeah.

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Rhodey and then War Machine and

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so many other roles.

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But yeah, it's interesting how that didn't

pan out for Terrence Howard,

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but yet money is at the root of a lot of,

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you know, arguments or discussions here.

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But and we can't forget

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they spent all that time reunited

with Taraji P

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Henson in Empire, which I've never seen,

but I understand it's great.

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Yeah. So.

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Yeah. Get Rich or Die

Tryin’. Five years, five seasons.

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Yes he is.

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We're going to review it next.

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That’s next, yep.

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Terrence

Howard was nominated for the Academy Award

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for best actor for his role as DJay.

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And do you remember

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“It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp” won

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the award for

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one of the awards for Best Song.

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Best Original song.

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Original song, Yeah.

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By Three 6 Mafia, right?

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Is that it?

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So ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. Ding.

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So let's talk about, let’s

talk about the soundtrack a little bit.

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The songs by Terrence Howard as

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DJay are on here, which is great.

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Hard out here for a pimp.

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:

Who else appears on the soundtrack?

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Juvenile, E-40, 8Ball,

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T.I. that you mentioned, yep.

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Lil Scrappy.

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Yep. Webbie, Lil Boosie.

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Yeah.

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He had the We in Charge skit.

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And the bum guys get.

585

:

So Arnel was like the restaurant's

slash club owner played by Isaac Hayes.

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:

The late Isaac Hayes. Yeah.

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:

It's always good to see him on film.

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:

Absolutely. Yeah.

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:

True legend in the game.

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For sure. Yeah.

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:

Yeah. Who else?

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:

So we mentioned Ludacris plays

Skinny Black.

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I just love the name Skinny Black is like

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you two adjectives to describe this guy.

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He’s skinny and he's black.

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:

Done. Done!

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:

And does this precede the Fast

and the Furious franchise?

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I'm not sure, but this was 2005.

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:

I don't know when that started, but.

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Nah, he was in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

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Okay. So he was in that one at least.

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Yeah. Yeah.

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So yeah, 2 Fast

Furious was:

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:

I mean it's not the

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we're up to what now 56 of these

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:

Fast and Furious movies?

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There’s at least ten.

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Got in on the ground floor. Yeah

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I think the one

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I love this song

that I love though on this track was

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:

was also done by DJay

was that the Hustle and Flow song?

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I like that one

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traffic of the chorus,

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but should sing the chorus

on that one as well.

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:

When he had a best one where he had

Nola kissed the mike

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before he performed it with Yvette,

came over with the sandwiches.

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Yes. That song.

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I love that song too. It’s mellow.

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I could, I could cruise in that,

listening to that song.

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:

Yeah.

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Sadly, Isaac

Hayes died a few years after this film.

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This film was from 2005 He died in 2008.

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Yeah.

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At age 65.

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:

Didn't realize he was gone that long.

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Yeah,

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:

he was the chef on South Park too.

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That's been a resurgence.

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There was, as I say,

he did a storied career in

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music and film and

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he brought it back there.

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:

Yeah one of the greats right there.

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:

You guys want to go round do ourratings

for the film Hustle and Flow?

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:

All right, Boogie,

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:

bring that funky flick back

(Bring that funky flick back)

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:

or leave it in the vault.

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Bring that funky flick back.

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DynoWright?

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Bring that funky flick back.

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Myself.

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Whoop That Trick.

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I mean, bring that funky flick back.

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This is very entertaining.

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Musical.

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It had

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drama,

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intensity, violence, music, hip hop.

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It's checked

all the boxes you bring it back.

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It's one you should see.

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:

This is definitely worth watching.

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:

Yeah,

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:

this probably was rated

well on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Let's see 82%

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tomatometer and 83% audience score.

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:

A lot of times

those two don't really jive.

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:

Sometimes audience likes it much more than

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:

the critics or vice versa.

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But yeah, this is loved by many.

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We're all in agreement.

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That's right. It's not a perfect film,

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but it's definitely enjoyable,

definitely entertaining.

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That'll give you all of the emotions.

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:

And this was John Singleton, right?

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He was the producer.

665

:

He produced it.

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Okay. He's one of them. Let’s see.

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:

Craig Brewer.

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Brewer That's that's

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written and directed by Craig Brewer.

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Bring it!

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C’mon!

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About the Podcast

Hip Hop Movie Club
Harmonizing the rhythm of hip hop with the magic of movies
HHMC is brought to you by a trio of longtime hip hop fans: JB, an 80s and 90s nostalgia junkie, Boogie, a veteran DJ and graffiti artist, and DynoWright, podcaster and filmmaker.

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