Ghost

 

For those of you who know me personally know I’m a sweet, gentle soul who could never possibly hurt anyone unprovoked. I got to work everyday, I love my wife and children and I follow the rules. I’m not out in the clubs or drinking uncontrollably to a drunken stooper. I do what I’m told, when I’m told to do it. To put it simply, I‘m a good little boy. Honestly though, this can be very boring for me. After watching a episode of the Starz network tv show Power I saw qualities in James “Ghost” St. Patrick I wanted to be like.

If you know the show, then you know that Ghost is a drug dealer slash club owner trying to go legit. In his world he has everything he wants in his grasp. A beautiful wife and kids, an affair with a hot girlfriend from his past. His physical appearance is very muscular and fit and he has tattoos on his back. I wanted tattoos on my back and I let myself go and haven’t been able to discipline myself back to working out again. It’s his desirability among women is a trait that I envy as well. I mean what guy doesn’t want women to want him, even if he doesn’t want them?

Other than the physical traits Ghost has a style and poise about him that shows he’s a patient thinking man. His right hand man Tommy often jumps way too cravingly into danger. Ghost shows his equanimity when he visits all angles of the issue and decides how to cautiously proceed. Characters like Ghost or even Shane from The Walking Dead  possessed the power to wield and command respect even among the biggest and toughest. The absence of fear they show in the depth of anarchy is a testament of how these men handle pressure and know how to navigate through the network negotiation and deception. Men like these are often connected to the underworld bosses and being a boss themselves, they too have people under them they employ and live double lives.

Men like Tony Soprano that I would argue is an anti-hero, but sees the world differently, because they know the people who are the puppetmasters and button presser of the world. They never saw themselves as consorting to a regular 9-5 nor would they want to become part of that transient mundane lifestyle that herds themselves on the highway five days a week to make it to a job they hate to come back home to a family who doesn’t listen to him half the time. In the life where you do what is necessary, some may see it as barbarous and others see it a way of life. The toll you pay for a the style of living you work for.

I can’t tell you how many times I felt like punching someone in the face,but I held back. The time this mechanic was gonna over charge me to fix a flat tire. I wanted to deck him right there and someone like a Tony Soprano or Ghost would have made a threatening gesture and if the guy didn’t comply he would hit him….repeatedly. I mean I see guys like me who get argued down by their spouses and wore down by life and the spark has left their souls. We’re just going through the motions of the week…..what day is Monday, oh ok I need my coffee, car keys and I’m out the door to go to work. To me the part of the American dream that isn’t mentioned in a brochure of guide-book is that we you have to relentlessly pursue your goal and take what you want when you want it.

It’s the Scarface’s, the Walter White’s, the 50 Cent’s, the Hannibal Lector’s, the Don Draper’s, the Ray Donovan’s, the Jamal Al-Fayeed’s take what they want and do as they please. Have you ever thought about being more like these guys?

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Nicki Minaj shows off her bare butt — in a barely-there pink thong — on the cover of her ‘Anaconda’ song cover. Fans snagged her drop-it-low pose and plastered it everywhere in hilarious memes! The rapper is OVER the jokes. Nicki’s telling fans she’s ‘praying’ they’ll ‘chill’ on July 27.

Just because Nicki Minaj, 31, squats down in a bra and thong on her single cover doesn’t mean she wants that racy pic photo shopped on to anything else. After memes of Nicki — and her famous bare butt — were plastered everywhere, from the Google logo to famous paintings, the rapper is now saying the online memes are making her “sad.”

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Scarlett Johansson overpowered Dwayne Johnson at the box office, as “Lucy” racked up $44 million compared to “Hercules’” $29 million bow this weekend.

It’s a big win for Johansson, solidifying her as an action star to rival Angelina Jolie. “Lucy” ranks as her largest non-Marvel opening, edging out 2009′s “He’s Just Not That Into You” ($27.8 million). It’s been a very good few months for Johansson, who scored critical raves for playing a sultry, Siri-like voice in “Her” and a conflicted alien seductress in “Under the Skin,” and made bank reprising her role as Black Widow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

“Her bankability is beyond reproach and her street cred is beyond comparison,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “She can bounce gracefully between indie movies and esoteric movies and then rise to the top box office charts.”

Universal acquired “Lucy” for $40 million, which makes its…

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Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:

Common has always been Chicago’s ambassador of Hip Hop. Kanye West may be the most influential artist coming out of the Windy City, but Common’s rhymes have always felt like the city’s presence in popular Hip Hop; with his rhymes closely mirroring the state of city along with his pride and confidence. Unfortunately, Chicago hasn’t been in great condition in the past few years. The constant violence there has made the city the murder capital of the country, even to the point where the violence has influenced the Chicago’s new waves of artists, whether it’s in terms of peace or war. This is evident in Common’s tenth album Nobody’s Smiling, a project that illustrates Chicago’s hostile inner-city. Compared to Common’s last albums, Nobody’s Smiling is dark, maybe darker than the Chicago’s inner city streets. However, Common’s consciousness in rhymes shine’s as bright as the street lights that guide someone out…

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Even after the 100-pound weight loss that provides much of the fodder for his first theatrical concert film, Mexican-American comedian Gabriel Iglesias cuts the contented, spherical figure of a well-fed house cat — one possible interpretation of his nickname, Fluffy. But Iglesias (who played the club DJ in “Magic Mike”) is the one who has the audience eating out of his hand for most of “The Fluffy Movie,” an enjoyable if never electrifying record of his Unity Through Laughter stand-up tour. One of the rare concert films to earn a full-scale cinema release in the VOD era, the Open Road release will test whether Fluffy’s formidable fan base (including 6 million Facebook followers) can translate into box-office numbers anywhere near those of Kevin Hart (whose two recent concert pics grossed a combined $40 million). Those who do turn out will surely be pleased, as will a few Fluffy virgins (like this reviewer) too.

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