Saturday was opening night for Ice Cubes BARBERSHOP.
I pre-purchased tickets online – early and attendance was hot!
Our show was to start at 6:45, I arrived at 6.
There was no seat for: Qui, party of 3 – in the mix.
So I changed my ticket time to 7:30 and found my seat early, by 7pm.
It was Qui’s party of 3 and a packed house of fans before the lights could dim.
I’m in Phoenix where black films don’t arrive on a whim, so I was glad that we all turned out
to see what Oshea’s Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP was all about.
We loved ❤ and laughed outloud.
The audience was a 75/25 crowd.
75% of viewers were black and heavily family oriented too.
Behind me, (2nd to last row) was reserved for ‘every one’s offspring crew.’
Teens sat in the rear – a place that used to be reserved for ‘adult clout’
I thought they’d be noisy but their parents threatened to ‘bust their mouths.’
I snickered but I didn’t laugh out loud.
I remember when I was a part of the ‘young adult’ crowd.
Anyhow, back to the BARBERSHOP – I liked the direction of course
that Ice Cube took us on. #WisdomEvolved was on sport.
We’ve all seen BARBERSHOP before, this is Oshea’s 3rd tight time in the chair.
I loved the information dropped, the ideas sparked; relations made with care.
It wasn’t a “funny show” nor a show of “no substance.”
You’ll be disappointed if you’re looking for “entertainment about nothing.”
Topics were running and though there was some brief gang gunning
the point in the end was “we’ve got to control” black violence hunting.
The BARBERSHOP is a place of honesty with very little sugar and honey.
And though the film was a good time to relate to – it was still very funny.
It was good. The theater was quiet.
No one objected the truth and there were no riots.
The crowd was largely black with a few whites – each person an Oshea fan.
We laughed and gasped in unity. We took our cuts from the BARBERSHOP’s hand.
Eve did a good job and Common showed up – again.
Charlie Telphy from Black-ish was there too. You know that’s my friend.
Nikki Minaj was in the film, and played a pretty important role.
She was the beautician who’s lonely and wishing — she was ’bout to sell her soul.
No, not to the devil, though her character could have used a shahman.
Nik was trying to come between the character union of Eve and Common.
It was cheap, it was real and it happens all of the time.
Common’s troubles at home was an inroad to roam and Nikki had a lonely behind.
Eve was looking to put Nik’s characters eye on shine when she caught ‘them’ [hubby + coworker] in a compromising position.
To make a long story short, Nikki wanted a feeling to court– but Common wasn’t up for grant within.’
Dirt dishin?‘ I sure am, but like I said the script was strong.
It was less about ‘a blaseh time’ and more about our current song.
Our current communal and social situation song; Topics were HOT!
Rubbing my hands all over Osheas Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP.
Have you seen it? Go on out and see it for yourself.
Oshea is trying to make a difference – in addition to getting that wealth!
I love it!