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Geeked Out – Reviews Chi-Raq

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In this episode of Geeked Out, movie reviews of Creed and Chi-Raq. We take a look at the newest trailers for Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. Is The Walking Dead the Walking Dumb? The racial politics of comic and sci fi movies. Will Marvels Black Panther movie be under the racial microscope?

I’M NOT SAYING THIS JUST 2 B NASTY-THE LEGACY OF 1999

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1999 is the fifth album released by Prince. It was released on October 27, 1982 and was his  first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album peaked at number 9 and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983. This album is the last of the raw and dirty Prince funk sound. Yes, he was still “dirty” afterwards but never this raw. From the sexually charged LITTLE RED CORVETTE and DELIRIOUS; the F the rules party anthem DMSR, the “activity” that takes place about halfway thru both LADY CAB DRIVER and INTERNATIONAL LOVER his sound was never quite the same after this. It all seems so effortless and not forced. This Prince at his synth pop/funk nasty best. Even the album cover is raunchy. Don’t believe me check out the 1 in the 1999. Although he would reach the apex of stardom 2 years later the nastiness was all mostly but gone. On a side note at age 11 in February 83 to be exact the first time I wore my tour shirt (the album cover) to school I got in trouble. I cannot imagine why!

SIGN “☮” THE TIMES MESSED WITH MY MIND -THE GREATEST PRINCE ALBUM

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I am often asked what is the best Prince album of all time. Out of  all of his albums without pause or hesitation my reply is SIGN "☮" THE TIMES which was released March 31, 1987. The album yielded three top ten hits, the most from Prince since 1984. Though its sales were modest the album was universally applauded by critics and has been cited as his greatest work. For me the work is a musical kaleidoscope of ideas.

I WOULD DIE 4 REISSUES: LOOKING 4 THE PURPLE BANANA

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As of 4/18/14 Prince is in the news again and not for a name change or wearing assless pants on TV. He is in the news for his music. More specifically, his music from the 80’s. It was announced today that Prince will retain ownership of his master recordings he made for Warner Brothers. Warner Brothers retains the right to digitally remaster and re-release his old catalogue. Being a hardcore fan since 1983 this should be sending thoughts of Little Red Corvette’s and Purple Rain dancing in my head, however I am holding in a wait and see mode.