Here’s my Top 5 Movies…
5. North Shore
Growing up on 166th Street.. This movie was an instant classic! If you know me or anybody that grew up on 166th, you know this movie gets quoted on a DAILY! hahahaa! Being the only Hawaiian Family on the block, this was the first taste of “Hawaii” all my homies got! My uncle used to record tapes when we were growing up! He would rent VHS tapes from the library and just record them shits onto his own tape and then return! (Thats the shit retired guys used to do, back in the day) hahahaa this was before CD’s and DVD’s and shit! So he had this movie on a VHS tape, along with La Bamba and Princess Bride hahahaa! Cuz those VHS tapes used to be like 8 hours long! so you can fit a few movies onto one VHS! So we would always borrow that shit and watch North Shore! Sometimes watch La Bamba too! and my brother always used to watch Princess Bride! hahahahaha **Nerd Fact: Andre The Giant comes out in Princess Bride
4. A Bronx Tale
Now this shit right here… This is a cold classic! Why this movie is so dope to me… Besides killin that dude in front of C’s stoop… You never see Sonny do any dirt in this movie! You just know he’s a fuckin BOSS! Yeah he beats up the bikers in the bar and shoots dice in the basement! But you never see what he’s selling, what kind of business he’s into, how he gets his money… none of that! You see him in the movie just like you would see him if he was in real life! You wouldnt see how he hustles! you would just see a guy in a suit! To me thats dope! Most mobster movies you see the inner workings of how the gang gets down! They glorify the dirty shit to make it more appealing! This shit is so dope, you know sonny’s a bad mothafucka, you know he’s dangerous and you know not to fuck with sonny! But you dont know shit about SONNY!
3. Beat Street
Mannnnnn.. back in my Break Dancing days… This was my shit! I remember when i was in the 5th grade… I saw this movie on Channel 13 and was fuckin trippin out! i never seen a break dancing movie before! So i remember i kept a blank VHS tape next to the VCR just so i could recod that shit.. next time it came on! and one rainy sunday afternoon! i put it on 13 and all i heard was some records scratching, the beat drop and then the screen went Black and some yellow, pink and purple graf letters came across the screen that read BEAT STREET! i fuckin flipped! Cuz i never seen that shit from the begining.. i would always catch it in the middle some where! so i scrambled around the record that shit! and i ended up recording it from right when Lee is in his room putting on his red puma’s… hahahaaa I would watch the begining when lee hits the back spin on the tile floor in his room (i even taped some cardboard down in my room so i could practice my shit in my room hahahaa) and then when Lee hits the party his brother is DJ’ing at and then fast forward to the Battle at the Roxy! and then rewind the tape back to watch all those parts again! hahahaaa! Shit was dope! fuckin movie is FRESH!
2. Harlem Nights
Ever wonder where DJ QUIK gets that sound clip that says “Quick, your not a Ganster… we’re Not!” at the begining of his song “Safe+Sound”?? well that shit is from this classic movie Harlem Nights! Eddie Murphy along side Richard Pryor! This is a dope movie about mobsters and comedy! I will stop everything im doing when i see this movie on TV… and even tho i got the DVD i’ll still sit through all the commercials and watch this shit! hahahahaaa… I can watch this movie over and over and over! and it’ll never get old to me!
This movie is the fuckin BEE’s KNEE’s.. hahahaa! Martin Scorsese joint? mannnn! and the shit is based on a true story! come on! Henry Hill on the come up all the way until he dimes everybody out to save his own ass! shit is an intense story! and a dope ass movie! Fuckin gnarly as movie and it was done the right way! You can quote this movie all day long with your fake mobster voice… hahahahaa! “Git da Fuck Outa Heeeeeee”
-Almost Made the List…
BLOW, American Gangster, Old School, Catch Me If You Can and Scarface