Posted by: kingaaronz | June 28, 2009

Sorry I’ve not posted in YONKS, but…

but my laptop broke, I got it fixed and then it broke again! But now it’s fixed, hopefully, for good – let’s not jinx it, eh?

In the time I was gone from the internet, I didn’t really watch many movies to be honest I didn’t really do much at all. Lol. Hopefully now I’m back on my laptop I can get to work on some screenplays.

Posted by: kingaaronz | May 8, 2009

STAR TREK

I fucking loved it. It was really amazing. The special effects were tremendous, and the entire cast was perfect. To be honest, I’ve never liked anything Star Trek but this was like a complete breath of fresh air compared to what has come before it. JJ Abrams has really, in my opinion, made something lame into something fucking awesome and if he wants to do more films then I’m all for it. Overall, it’s intense viewing and right from the get go it’s IN YOUR FACE amazing. Oh, and Zachary Quinto made me drool at the mouth. 9/10.

Oh, and I rewatched X-Men at the cinema. 

I rate it 8/100, a better rating then when I saw the workprint, having said that I did like it a bit more than I did originally. It holds up very well. Jackman is pretty good and the development of each character is excellent. 

Posted by: kingaaronz | May 8, 2009

RELAPSE!

The album is about four times better than I expected it to be. That’s good, if you weren’t aware. The album is superb, the fact that Eminem is prominent on EVERY track and that there’s more of him than any of the guests – and there are only two: Dre and Fiddy Cent and Dre is on two tracks – he fucking kills it off on both tracks. The beats are fucking DOPE. Most importantly on My Mom, Insane and Must Be the Ganja. Em has definitely returned to his original lyrical style which is what everyone wanted and there’s tonnes of the comedy people complain about nowadays but it helps the cause on this album and it’s going to on Relapse 2 in the fall, too. My favourite tracks are My MomMust Be the Ganja, Deja Vu, Medicine Ball and Old Times Sake.

Overall, it’s fucking awesome. The singles were picked wisely because the album itself pwns the singles put together. 20 tracks, and the total time clocks in at 76 minutes with every track being superb. WELCOME BACK EM!

Relapse, Eminems first album in five years.

Relapse, Eminem's first album in five years.

Posted by: kingaaronz | May 3, 2009

Can I get a Wu-Tang!?!?

Logo for the Wu-Tang Clan

Logo for the Wu-Tang Clan

The Wu-Tang are as much an influence to me as, say, Harmony Korine or Stanley Kubrick. I love my music and the Wu-Tang epitomize everything I love about…. well, everything really. As the GZA/Genius puts it: The Wu is the Way, the Tang is the Slang and the Clan is the Fam.

Nine brothers, one group. Forever. And that’s the beauty of the Wu-Tang Clan. That, no matter what, there will always be Wu-Tang because Wu-Tang is Forever.

The RZA, the GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (RIP), Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon the Chef, U-God and the Method Man make up the group and from their explosive debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993 as soon as the sword swings on Bring Da Ruckus you know you are in for a battle of epic proportions. The album is divided up into “Shaolin” and “Wu-Tang” which is influenced by the kung fu film Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang. The kung fu movies are a big influence for the RZA’s production as well as the lyrics on the tracks themselves.

Even after Enter the Wu-Tang, the Wu stayed true to their roots and came back with a bang in 1997 with Wu-Tang Forever, a double LP full of rowdy tracks and slammin’ beats guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor. Many artists since the Wu have cited the RZA’s production and the lyrics of the group alike as influences including Leftover Crack, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Aswell as producing group albums, each member has embarked on a solo career, be it successful or not these MC’s always produced top quality hip hop that was always innovative and tested the styles of both the producers and the lyricists themselves, something which wasn’t unheard of but definitely challenged other people in the genre to do the same and produce work which wasn’t similar but to at least make the effort to test themselves to get the best they could.

Nowadays, I don’t listen to much hip hop at all. Maybe the odd track here and there but the only hip hop I really follow is Eminem and the Wu as, as you’d expect, they’re still going.

So, hip hop is dead. But, how can hip hop be dead when Wu-Tang is forever?

Posted by: kingaaronz | May 2, 2009

Five deadly venoms.

1. My mind. – I write screenplays, I used to write a lot of songs and my grammar and spelling is second to none.

2. Music. – Anything. I love it all. Every song I hear has an effect on me in some way.

3. Film. – Every film is influential, it just comes in different doses – lots, some, or none.

4. Friends. – Influence and guidance.

5. Marijuana. – Helps me relax and get in the mood for anything and everything.

All five elements are lethal and deadly. When executed well, they are perfection. Just a basic outline on how my mind works and what influences me to do what I want to do and how I want to do it.

Posted by: kingaaronz | May 2, 2009

So I figured I’d make one of these…

I’ll try and update it as much as I can.

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