Friday, March 3, 2006

HOWARD PLAYED A "HUSTLER" NOW LET HIM "FLOW!"

Terrence Dashon Howard is nominated for an Academy Award* this year for his brilliant work in the big screen movie Hustle & Flow. I really enjoyed Terrence Howards' performance in that movie, where he played a pimp whose life-long dream was to be a rapper, and in my opinion he deserves to win. But seeing and remembering the way Hollywood operates and practices fluent racism when it comes to bestowing the so-called covented Oscar* award to black folks, I doubt if he actually wins. And with our beloved brother Jamie Foxx pulling it off last year for his dead-on performance of Ray Charles in the movie Ray, I'm not sure if "the man" will turn right around and drop another statue on a negro any time soon. Hollywood doesn't mind a black person being referred to as an Academy Award* nominated actor/actress but "the man" in Hollywood are only gonna "allow" a certain number of negroes to actually take home their covented statue. I didn't just make that up, just go to www.oscar.com and take a look at whose won and who was lost. And while you're looking check out the race of the winners and the race of the losers and you do the math over a 75 plus year history of these awards.

Will Terrence Howard win? We'll see on Sunday night at 7pm, won't we? (check your local listings for the channel)

I heard today on WDBZ 1230am "The Buzz", The Lincoln Ware Show, that a number of Hollywood's best & brightest are 100% against Terrence Howard performing the song, "It's getting hard out here for a pimp," live at the Oscar* Awards. Now the controversy comes in with Academy Award* winners, Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington along with rapper/actor Will Smith "encouraging" Howard NOT to perform the song on the awards show.

Poitier, Washington and Smith feel like it would be degrading for Howard to perform the song in front of an international world-wide audience, stating, "It would be extremely stereotypical and would show black men as nothing more than hustlers and pimps to the entire world."

I've always thought it was quite racist and stereotypical that if a brilliant actor like our brother Denzel Washington, who brilliantly and right on target played the hell out of Malcolm X, but did not win the Oscar* but when he played a no-good smooth but shady rogue cop on the take in the movie Training Day, it was....And the Oscar* goes to....Denzel Washington!!!

Our sister Halle Berry, whom I truly love watching on screen, She's made alot of brilliantly acted films and should've won an Oscar* for her stellar performances in several different Hollywood films. But what did stereotypical racist Hollywood "allow" her to win the Oscar* for...."Monster's Ball." Where she's doing the bucky-naked humpty dance with a white man, a white man named Billy Bob Thornton, who was the prison guard at the same prison who pull the switch on her black husband, played by the negro Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. I think that's what he's calling himself these days. So I believe you get that picture. I could name several other brilliant actors and actresses who should've won the Oscar* but didn't like Diana Ross, Dorothy Dandridge, Billy Dee Williams, Angela Bassett, Larry Fishburne, and Regina King, just to name a few, the list could go on and on. And I know for damn sure Bassett & Fishburne should've won Best Actress and Best Actors awards for playing Tina and Ike Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It. Our beloved sister, The Legendary Diana Ross should've won hands down Best actress in 1972 for Lady sings the blues. I just watched that movie early this morning for about the 100th time. And Ms. Ross did her thing.

All of that leads me back to our brother Terrence Howard, What do you think? Should he take off his tuxedo and throw on some baggy jeans, a doo-rag or let "the man" put that conk process shit back in his head and get up there and "perform" his "getting hard out here for a pimp" song? I'm told the rap group Three 6 Mafia wrote the song, actually recorded the song and will be joining Howard on stage for the performance. Granted now, I believe Howard hasn't made up his mind (as of this printing) whether of not he will actually perform the song at the Oscar* awards. So he may just sit this one out and with Poitier & Washington on his back not too, that's some serious pressure so we'll see. Terrence Howard could probably care less what the hell Will Smith thinks. But the other 2 gentleman, Hey! They carry some big-time black hollywood weight! Now my thing is let Three Six Mafia do their thing, they are rappers by profession -- that's what they do and they are not up for a best actor anything! Howard is a fine guitarist and singer but it's HIS night to be dignified and chill in the audience and wait for his name to be called, good, bad, or indifferent. Howard Played A "Hustler" Now Let Him "Flow"...But in the opinion of General Nikki X and The Black Fist, let the "hustler" chill in the audience and wait for his name to be called to recieve his Oscar (?) and let the flowing be flowed by someone else.

Is Oscar* trying to make a fool outta Terrence Howard? Should he get up on that stage and do his little 3 mintue rap about how hard life is for a dag-on pimp? Is Sidney Poiter, Denzel Washington, and Will Smith (a real-life rapper) and probably others (behind the scences) on the mark advising Howard to sit this one out and don't do song? Will you even watch the Oscar* awards this year, at 3 and a half hours, shit that's a long time for a possible maybe, huh? Do you even care about the Oscars* period?

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terrance Howard is certainly a fine actor and gives a great performance but Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Capote" is this year's best.

General Nikki X said...

I've never seen "Capote." I've heard Phillip Seymour Hoffman did justice to the real-life Capote and gave an excellent portrayal.

Between Howard & Hoffman...? We'll see won't we?

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Ruminations of a Racial Realist said...

"I've always thought it was quite racist and stereotypical that if a brilliant actor like our brother Denzel Washington, who brilliantly and right on target played the hell out of Malcolm X, but did not win the Oscar* but when he played a no-good smooth but shady rogue cop on the take in the movie Training Day, it was....And the Oscar* goes to....Denzel Washington!!!

Our sister Halle Berry, whom I truly love watching on screen, She's made alot of brilliantly acted films and should've won an Oscar* for her stellar performances in several different Hollywood films. But what did stereotypical racist Hollywood "allow" her to win the Oscar* for...."Monster's Ball." Where she's doing the bucky-naked humpty dance with a white man, a white man named Billy Bob Thornton, who was the prison guard at the same prison who pull the switch on her black husband, played by the negro Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
.

I agree...I've always thought that.

Miss Trina said...

I'm gonna watch and I hope Terrence Howard wins! I agree with everything you said about hollyweird its just as racist as everything else. I heard you on Licncoln ware's show the other day I was cracking up! keep up the good work sister!

Amy said...

I think Terrance being an educated brotha he is, with a degree in chemical engineering, shoudl not degraded to such low form of life. Rappers, are rappers, that's their job, Terrance was disrespected for even being asked to RAP. This is the way Hollywood is, fucked up to the minorities, and putting the whities on a silver platter. I love Terrance!