This post is strictly for all my 90’s babies! The 90’s gave us so many great television shows, candies, games, music, and most importantly fashion. Take a walk down memory lane with me as I revisit some of my favorite things of the 90’s.
I have been waiting for this moment for the past year. The minute I caught wind of this Tupac biopic, I was ecstatic. I absolutely love biopics, and the fact that they are becoming more and more popular is simply amazing. This combined with my love of Tupac has had me on edge! So I’ll give out the disclaimer right now, this post is biased! Sorry, not sorry. Now before I get into the movie review, in honor of his birthday and the release of the biopic I am going to share a few of my top movies and songs from none other than Tupac Shakur.
Overall, the production met my expectations. Demetrious Shipp Jr. has an uncanny resemblance to Tupac, so that definitely helped with believability. He also had Tupacs’ mannerisms and speech patterns down. The way the film developed centered around Tupacs’ prison interview was an awesome way to tell his story from. The movie covered everything from the attack at Quad Record Studios, the East Coast/West Coast beef, and even the infamous picture taken with Faith Evans. It seems no topic was really left untouched.
The hardest part of watching biopics is getting so intertwined with the person and their story, and wanting the ending to be different from the tragic ending we all know is inevitable. Though he had occasional run-ins with the law, he was an artist that made a great imprint in the world within a very short time. It’s so hard to grasp that he was just 25 years old when he was murdered. Yesterday, Tupac Shakur would have turned 46 years old. Though his image has never really died, he has now been given a resurgence and introduced to a new generation through this film. His music, films, and political mind live on.
It’s been 20 years since the death of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls. Although his life was cut short, leaving the world at only 24 years old, his music has stood the test of time. It is not uncommon to hear “Hypnotize” or “Juicy” on the radio even now. He made a great impact in the music industry in such a short time. Although I was only 5 years old at the time of his death, I remember seeing his videos on BET and on The Box. And, I’m sure we all remember more recently, seeing the movie Notorious. New York’s Hot 97 played an awesome tribute mix and put me in the mood to listen to all Big Poppa, all day. I guess he really showed us that life after death would be more than his last album title but also a testament to his music living on after his death. In celebration of his life, here are my top 20 Biggie songs! (Disclaimer: They are in no particular order, just what came to mind first!)
Who Shot Ya
Me & My Bitch
10 Crack Commandments
Story to Tell
One More Chance
Party & Bullshit
Spit Your Game
Gimme The Loot
Long Kiss Goodnight
Just Playing (Dreams)
What are your favorite Biggie songs? Let me know in the comments below!