Her story just isn’t interesting. She came from a privileged family and married a man probably didn’t love out of her own volition and then divorced said man and then died. That’s it. If Prince Charles wasn’t a prince not even a cheap soap opera would be interested in it.
And Unsung is basically about educating people about artists who were really influential and talented, but no one who wasn’t alive in that era knows about.
I’m trying to figure out what hip hop fan, even if you weren’t born then, doesn’t know who Kool Moe Dee is? Even if you aint particularly a fan…I didn’t know Kool Moe Dee was considered unsung. I feel like I’m the clueless one lol.
Not many people under…(I don’t know) 25 know Moe Dee. People who are into Old School will know him and some people will go ‘oh yeah!’ if you say the dude who says ‘Wild Wild West’ in a deep voice on Will Smith’s version but beyond that I wouldn’t expect anyone to know him.
It's interesting how in The Wire most people see Stringer Bell as the mastermind behind the Barksdale organisation
but really I think it was Avon who was the real criminal mind behind things. It’s Avon who came out on top, sort of. He survived in the end, Stringer tried to manipulate things too much whereas Avon was a lot more straight forward, he probably would have taken out Marlo and remained the dominant force on the westside. He also took out Stringer in a much more definite way than Stringer what Stringer did to him.
D’Angelo Barksdale: Now look, check it, it’s simple, it’s simple. See this? This the kingpin, a’ight? And he the man. You get the other dude’s king, you got the game. But he trying to get your king too, so you gotta protect it. Now, the king, he move one space any direction he damn choose,…
“Now you think Ronald McDonald gonna go down to the basement and say, “Hey Mr. Nugget - you the bomb. We sellin’ chicken faster than you can tear the bone out. So I’m gonna write my clowney ass name on this fat-ass check for you.” Shit. Man, the nigga who invented them things? Still working in the basement for regular wage, thinking of some shit to make the fries taste better or some shit like that. Believe.”— D’Angelo Barksdale
“This is how thoroughly we women have been sexualized, that we cannot make the kind of noises that come with physical exertion without it being associated with sex. In fact, everything about our bodies has been sexualized in one way or another. If we groan during sport or we breast-feed in public, we are criticized for making people think about sex. If we talk openly about things like menstruation and poop and farts, then we are criticized for making people not want to think about sex.
Think about what it means to be ladylike and all of the adjectives that go along with it: elegant, cultured, classy, sophisticated. To be successful at being feminine means being successful at being private, keeping your body’s natural functions behind closed doors and never letting anyone know they exist. It means to be constrained, that you do not let your legs spread wide in public transportation and you do not make noises that are harsh on the ears. It means presenting a polished, shiny surface to the world at all times, one that allows others to project whatever they wish onto you while never showing too much of your true self.”—