There’s been so much ‘finally a black superhero’ stuff which is... nice but really disingenuous.
Wesley Snipes played Blade 20 years ago!
Funny thing about that is the success of Blade led to X-Men getting green lit, which led to Spiderman, (Ang Lee’s) Hulk and then to this whole Marvel Cinematic Universe and superhero wave we have today.
It’s odd that in trying to validate this as ‘a black breakthrough’ the press are simultaneously burying the achievements of another true black breakthrough.
Funnier still is Wesley actually wanted to make a Black Panther film! All through the 90’s. Blade happened when he couldn’t get that off the ground. History is funny sometimes.
my favorite snare as to be the 99-early 00s
been listening to kelis first album and it hits so hard.
i like his brush snares and his percussion snares are tight (like the one in what happened to that boy) mr.me too
Wow! Great topic. I agree with @Mavis and I'll use Stevie Wonder as an example. The waltz of his lyrics w/ music has produced dozens and dozens timeless records. Not just songs, but like entire albums of timeless work. The ability to say a lot without saying much, mastering of simplicity and cleverness surrounded by chords or tones and textures pleasing to the sonics. So many songs that you hear nowadays that were hits or summer anthems that I can't bare to listen to ever again. I also refer to timeless records as Homecooked Meals versus like Fast-Food type of songs trendy songs. Both are feeding you, but there's a distinctive flavor and love that you can taste in food prepared w/ care, as opposed to quick and on the go type of burger or something.
You can't compare timeless music with my homecooked meals. But yes, great anology!
Yeah but that's only part of the story because what JT doesn't see is Chad making the song in the first place before P starts humming melodies. For example "nothing else" is Chad solo with a couple of added P touches.
But in the justified documentary all you see is P humming some words to it and playing the latrelle version, and then ordering chad to add a bridge (probably the story JT is referring to).
Chad stepped back from The Neptunes because he was spending too much time in the studio, until 6am sometimes, working on tracks for people he'd never even met. Do people really think he's putting in all those hours if the only thing he does is add bridges?
Nah I'm tired of people altering history and diminishing Chad's impact in the golden era 😭😭😭😭 I'm also tired and grouchy