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Hip-Hop Rap

Rap Alfred Hitchcock

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“Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace”

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The Musical Outcast

Sorry, But There’s No Such Thing as “Real Rap”

For my second piece for England’s The Musical Outcast, I analyze the idea of “real” hip-hop.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Films Movies

Eric Stoltz: The Original Marty McFly

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Eric Stoltz is a really good actor. Depending on your age or tastes, you may known him from Mask or Pulp Fiction or Killing Zoe or, sadly, Glee. However, he originally would’ve been known to all of us as Marty McFly. Alas, the part was given to Michael J. Fox and his career went through the stratosphere.

From the 25th anniversary trilogy blu-ray:

Here is a follow-up video that shows Stoltz is still (kinda) in the final cut:


Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Greatness Hip-Hop Process

Scraps From Eminem’s Notebook

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I’m always interested in an artist’s process – where they work, how they develop ideas, what tools and technology they use. Looking at Eminem’s pages, I’m fascinated how these turn into fully formed songs.

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Week in Review

Week in Review (October 9, 2015)

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Thanks for stopping by. So, with the start of October, I decided to try something new.

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Movies

Kevin Smith’s “The Flying Car” [2002]

This should’ve been Clerks II

 


Christopher Pierznik is the author of nine books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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Greatness Hip-Hop

Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” Video Shoot [1995]

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On the set of Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” video, they drank Cristal and played Monopoly with real money. Along with Jay and his crew were AZ, Smoothe Da Hustla, and The Notorious B.I.G.

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Films

Marlon Brando Nearly Ruined My Favorite Film

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I’m a huge fan of The Godfather trilogy, so much so that the prevailing negative opinions about the third film led me to write an entire book defending it and other projects and people I think are unfairly criticized. The Godfather Part II is not only my favorite film of all time, but I truly believe it is the greatest American film ever made. It is perfect in every way.

And it was nearly all undone.

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Greatness NBA

“Hey Jordan, Pick on Someone Your Own Size!”

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One of my favorite Michael Jordan stories (of which there are thousands), as told by Karl Malone:

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Enjoying Life

My Family IS My Legacy

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If you want to be a workaholic or follow your passion with tireless enthusiasm and determination, I wish you all the best.

As long as there isn’t someone at home waiting for you the whole time.

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