Black People : Was Spike Lee's Bamboozled a Prophecy about the media?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cousins got into a discussion yesterday regarding this and a long list of TV shows and movies were mentioned that proved this to be true, since that flik was on the screen.
     
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    Soul Deep - Black Popular Music

    Peace fam.

    I wouldn't assign the movie biblical/religous dimensions (see: prophetic), but the Brother knew what he was talking about. What we see today didn't just pop up when rap and r&b was made into pop, it's been a steady development since some of us got shipped to the United Snakes.

    Black popular music has been hi-jacked in all its forms and manifestations, so Spike just put it in a movie to put some of us in check. Nice flick, too bad many of is didn't even get it - like School Daze.

    Check the movie called Soul Deep, it's in line with this. Embedding part 1 below.

    Man, it's a shame how we let them white boiz capitalize on everything we do, turning our brothers into these watermelon eating, bling wearing, shuckin and jivin type fools. Putting Sisters in positions of shame, and Queens teaching the kids all that foolishness. Shame on us.



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    :fyi: check out his "drop squad" if you can find it.....
     
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    AND FIND IT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Speaking of drop squad, I didn't even know it existed until NyOil made a track with the same name.

    Need to find this movie, because the concept seems hot.

    We need to make local drop squads, for real.

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    you kinda lost me on the connection to this and Bamboozled or minstrel shows
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Drop-Squad-Eriq-Salle/dp/0783230540
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG1H8kl6XzQ


    Spike Lee
    On stereotypical images of blacks in the media:

    "Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery. I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. ... I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perry’s "Meet the Browns" and "House of Payne"), and I am scratching my head. We got a black president, and we going back to Mantan Moreland and Sleep ‘n’ Eat?
     
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