I felt bad for Tupac’s legacy after watching ‘All Eyez on Me’

Let me first tell you that I am a huge Tupac fan. I am a fan that owns all his albums. I am a fan who researched and downloaded all his original recordings (which would later be put into his posthumous releases). I also have two posters of him in my childhood room. I have seen all his movies. I am a huge fan.

With that said, I came into “All Eyez on Me” with the knowledge of the critics’ less than enthusiastic reviews of the film. Jada Pinkett-Smith and 50 Cent have expressed their dislike of the movie as well. I was hopeful that maybe my perception wouldn’t be swayed. But it was. And when I watched the film, I was disappointed.

Overall the movie was decent for the casual fan who may not know his story. But still, the struggle to fit in 25 years of his life into a film is hard. Rather than focus on a part of his life, we got a directionless film that went all over the place. We struggled to identify with the character and that unfortunately led to the anti-climactic end which really didn’t give much to the enigmatic rap star.

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How I am celebrating the Warriors

“The Warriors are insufferable. The fans are bandwagon chumps. They are this stacked team and nobody likes how they’ve destroyed parity.” I don’t care. I grew up a Warriors fan in the mid 1990s when Run TMC had already disbanded and the team was going to endure a pretty pathetic playoff drought. For over a […]

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It was 50 years ago today…

It was 50 years ago today… ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I was a child when I first heard #SgtPepper. It was weird to me. I had grown up listening to #TheBeatles but it was only in singles, never an entire album in full. But the more I listened to this album, the more I understood why the band left touring and to focus on this album. It finally gave them the freedom to be as creative as they wanted to be with so many things (new instruments, new themes, some fun drugs). ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ As this album has aged — now on its #SgtPepper50 anniversary — it actually sounds fresher today. The new remastered version (which I am listening on #Spotify right now) sounds so crisp. It's clean. It's pure. It sounds like a completely new album to me — like I am in the studio with them. My favorite songs sound so great and the adventure of this album takes me back. It showed me the range of all the four members as artists and performers. They dared to be different. It was wonderful. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ There were a lot of uncertainty of the band being so different from the songs they performed before. But when this album hit the shelves 50 years ago on this date, it changed so much. It is considered one of the greatest music albums of all time — and with a great amount calling it the best ever. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This album holds a deep place in my heart. I want to get the new remastered version that came out today. But I don't have that kind of money right now. But still, let me close my eyes and listen to this right now. Take me back to 1967. Let me go see Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band perform again! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀

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Unpopular Mother’s Day thought

How come people post pictures on social media wishing their mom a “Happy Mother’s Day” yet their moms aren’t on social media? Like, how will they get the message? Is it just for show to display that you are a caring child? Like is that the only thing you are doing and not actually saying that to your mother?

I don’t know. That’s it. Not really well thought out.

Here is a generic tweet.

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‘The Circle’ movie was decent but the book is still better

Remember when I expressed my concern over The Circle? Well I saw it a few days ago and it wasn’t as bad.


Hey, I am going to go into some spoilers so prepare yourselves. 

Isn’t that always the case? The book is a lot more detailed. But I understand the difficulties a movie has to go through with time constraints and limitations in all details.

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Two frustrating shows I just finished that I can’t stop thinking about: ’13 Reasons Why’ & ‘Famous in Love’

This past week I finished two shows that were the complete opposite of each other in terms of mood and storytelling. Both shows I enjoyed for what they provided but both were frustrating. They both got me thinking but I also realized that my appetite for television has such a huge range. I guess that’s good but it also opens me up to be more critical.

I want to start out with Famous in Love because it’s not as frustrating because my expectations for it isn’t as high. But still, it’s not a top-quality kind of show.

There will be spoilers here so proceed accordingly. 

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