Vintage Kindred: SUPERFLY

In Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News on June 14, 2018 at 7:17 am


The film dropped yesterday and I was quick to secure a movie pass.
SUPERFLY must be Shaft‘s nephew – because he kicked a lot of ass.

I’d like to think that he is kin to PROUD MARY; perhaps a nephew?
Though producers and editors really saw this project through.

The dialogue was real and the action was tight.
Superfly may even be kin to Rudy Ray’s Dolomite.

He had a no-nonsense style, Sammy Davidson’s hair, and a winning smile.
He walked smooth and held no punches. Minus the cursing, he’s Samuel L.’s child.

superfly1971_gif.gifHe had a lot of structure in and around the hood.
There were chickens, strip clubs, and clip-ins;
as well as police officers up to no good.

The chickens are what steadied Super’s game.
Those chickens were cocaine.

Superfly had a mentor, his name was Scatter.
The way the cartel did him, equated to “life doesn’t matter.”

It was a reel hairy scene; in fact, there were several.
It was a non-fiction thing – so no vampires or werewolves.

tenor.gifTrevor Jackson. Who is he?
He’s the actor that played the principal lead.

Good looking and skills on poise.
I’ve seen Trevor in a few other things,
tho SUPERFLY heightens his talented noise.

Outkast’s Big Boy is in the film
He’s strong in character and keeps it real.

I like the 1970’s remake; it’s taken on 2018 appeal.
Sex, drugs, and strip clubs — the situational composition was real.

The dialogue and story-line were easy to follow; Superfly moved with intent.
Though we didn’t see much of his family or how his pre-teen years were spent.

The film does, however, take a brief look inside
of Sup’ slinging jeers in his teen years
rendering the spoils to Scatter’s car – curbside.

The flow of information is live and the cast comes through easy.
Rick Ross plays a local chickens boss — his performance was breezy.

Chris Brown was in the film but he didn’t sing any hits last night.
He was in an all-white gang; he danced at the exit of life.

This is not an upbeat film, it’s action and entertaining.
It doesn’t glorify drugs but reminds us of what’s remaining.

Before Oxycodone took the spotlight, folks were getting high and horrifically locked up.
Superfly stayed in the cocaine game a little while, but not long enough to get boxed up.

In that sense, his journey was a sketchy one that delivered him like many real-lifer’s, I’m sure.
Morris Day - hair.jpgSuperfly did his thing, I won’t lie — but selling chickens isn’t a broke entrepreneurs cure.

But his hair? Oh dear God, Trevor Jackson has duly learned
that his fly hairdo was inspired by Morris Day’s (of The Time crew);
like Al Sharpton and James Brown, Sup’s hair was permed.

I loved it. Superfly is a hustler and the soundtrack did not disappoint.
I’m Qui
and the jams of this film were by one of its producer’s; they were FUTURE anoints.


Monday Crunk-Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

krump.gifYes, yes! Good morning, good morning. How are you today?
Please tell me that shortly upon waking, you knelt down to pray?

You did? Well, that’s what’s really good.
I just wanted to clarify that you started on the right foot.

To quote James Brown, you gotta “get on the good foot!”
Do something good for someone else, before opportunity goes kaput!

Did you know that an act of kindness is a gift to God? Tho regardless,
if you do good by others, you will build good karma that will self-bless.

Right? That’s recurring news to get crunk about.
Today is a day void of any pity or pout.

Use your influence to cover someone with your clout.
When others go low, don’t join the “we” show –
today is an opportunity to consider another route.

I’m crunk today – indeed I am. For last night was so sweet to me.
After I put on my jammies, I sipped a Miami in my backyard under a tree.

Easy living.
It’s what life is dealin.’

What about you, sweetheart? How are you feeling today?
Are you on the low, trying not to make a show?
Or are you experiencing a Monday Crunk-Day?

Did you wake up ‘on one?’ If you didn’t get “on one” soon.
I’m Qui
I’m already on it; I’ll have acquired a day’s worth of collegiate curriculum by noon.

You know that I’m crazy about school
I’m also crazy about and appreciate you for coming through.

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…like Brother Franklin at the offering line. 😀

That’s Why

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 8, 2018 at 5:15 am

The first time I tried skipping school
I was in the twelfth grade & wanted to act a fool.

Two friends and I ditched and drove to another HS to retrieve another friend.
We were able to breach the entrance doors and tried to blend in.

It worked well until campus monitors spotted us
and caused us to flee in a flurry and hurried rush.

In the midst of our flee journey we had to jump a parking lot cable.
I saw my peers do it and knew without a doubt, that I was able.

Unfortunately, at the speed at which I was running, it appeared much quicker in my route
I jumped too late – the grass I ate, and then I pretty much blacked out.

Once awake and inside of the getaway car, I insisted that they just take me to work.
I worked for the Federal Government, a lofty job that I could perform even if hurt.

I limped into the building, smiling and socially chatting about
until Security inquired about my limp, then wheel-chaired me out.

I did not pass GO, but was immediately wheeled to the infirmary, yo!
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Me – dizzy, hair frizzy, with a limp and swollen leg; my job called my parents and duly said,
“There’s been an accident, come quick! Your child has fallen and hit her head.”

Yada, yada, yada… the day took on a counterproductive appeal.
It was a crazy scene; my arse was in a sling – please do catch my drift.

Suddenly skipping school wasn’t a good idea; causing me to reveal some truths amidst a few lies.
I’m not a good lair, nor am I an avid trier; I never skipped school again, and That’s Why.

If something is working for me, I’m all-in, no questions asked.
If something isn’t working for me, performing the duties is more of a task.sihoulette_thumbs-up.png

I’m not a lover of tasks, I love to do what I do.
I believe we have that in common. Aren’t you like that too?

If you do something for a reason and it fails to propel,
you might consider shooting that thing to hell.

Don’t do a thing that is proven to be not working for you or in your favor.
Life is good and to the last breath, you want to sip it, enjoy it and savor.

There is no time in your cup of life
when you should have to endure anything that you don’t like;

not too much, anyway.
Not if you have followed the formal rules of respect to play.

Don’t be counterproductive in task or in deed; It’ll not ever deliver you to fly.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, your time is valuable & non-refundable — and That’s Why.