BELLY.


I don’t know where you’re from, but around my neck of the woods people consider “Belly” a certified classic movie.

Actually, that’s false.  What I meant to write was that I question your life choices and common sense if you don’t regard Belly to be a wonderful movie.

I mean, what’s not to love about the movie? Besides the plot? And the acting? And the dialogue? If we held plot, dialogue and acting against all movies, then there’d be no good movies.  FACT.  Real connoisseurs know that you can only truly judge the awesomeness of a film by the number of yuks and irrelevant amusing tangents in the film.  Belly is a fucking winner.

In lieu of a proper defense of this honorable hood classic, I’ll list all the reasons to watch Belly again.  Besides the plot and acting of course.

1.  Nas – Mr. Jones is the God MC, but I’m glad that some wise person convinced him to stop acting.  He’s awful.  I’d suggest that if Jay-Z had focused on Nas’ acting during their beef, he would have won hands-down.  Watching Nas in any movie is like a cross between the guy that plays Vince in “Entourage” and a dying crackhead.  He brings this same “talent” to Belly, and the movie is better for it.  Try not to die laughing…

2.  DMX – (Pause on the link. Pause.)Earl is the ying to Nas’ yang. He’s the manic living crackhead character of the movie.  It’s really a powerhouse performance.  Seriously.  He’s really good in his part, but now we know why that was the case.  Crack is a heluva drug.  To wit, this wonderful bit on books:

Sincere (Nas): “Yo, when’s the last time you read anything, man?”
Buns (DMX): “Never, motherfucker.” 

3.  Africa – A recurring theme throughout the movie that leads to this classic exchange between Nas (Sincere – ROFL) and T-Boz (Tionne – note that they used her actual name, since she’s probably too damned dumb to remember a character name other than hers + her acting rivals Nas’ for best ever):

Sincere (Nas): Let’s move to Africa.  We always talked about it.  We’ll live in Africa…
Tionne (T-Boz): (pensive pause)… Africa is far!

4.  Big Head Rico – The lame, vaguely queer, perm-having, dime-dropping, fake pimpin’ hustla from Nebraska.

5.  Everything that had to do with Jamaica – DMX’s excursion, the weird hair, the soccer game, the Scarface homage.  All that shit was overkill…

6.  Method Man’s Character – Whatever his name was.  What the fuck happened to that guy?  He got shot (likely fatally), he stumbled into the car Ghost was driving and they drove off.  WTF happened to dude?  Shit’s been bothering me for the better part of a decade now…

7.  The cover/poster art.  Slick shit:

8.  Taral Hicks – She looked so good in this movie that I’m not even going to post her face:

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah…

9.  The Cinematography – flashy as fuck and seizure inducing at points, but I’ll be damned if watching the movie didn’t make me want to go rob something while wearing a ton of leather and doing the harlem shake…

10.  The Opening Sequence – I don’t even know where to start with this one.  This is the best opening to a movie ever.

  • The slow-motion (everything is better in slow-motion).
  • The music (Soul 2 Soul was bangin’ – if someone walked in on me right now, I’d be singing. Badly).
  • The robbery (robberies are cool.  In movies and when they don’t happen to you.  Man Law.)
  • The lighting (makes me want to live in the club forever. And I hate clubs.  They’re awful.  Matter of fact, I’mma write some shit about clubs…)
  • Actually, fuckit.  Just watch the video above if you haven’t already…
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Comments on: "Throwback Post: HOOD CLASSICS, Vol. 83…" (30)

  1. mobbdeen said:

    @Hoots

    Please cut that shit out. I’m asking nicely…

  2. gramMasta said:

    tommys theme>>>>>>>>>>>

  3. fuck boy music ft. real nigga shit said:

    Dude I just need some dudes to put in work for me thats all. King Speez offered, Tony and Psycho offered. I’m willing to pay for a service (no homo).

    I can’t go on nahright, i know nahright got a bunch of va dudes. So I come here.

    Mobb Deen, no disrespect b….I just need this assistance.

  4. gramMasta said:

    and whoever gave the green light for belly 2 should be fed a ricin powder fajita

    fuked up the franchise

  5. mobbdeen said:

    Hoots,

    It’s probably better if you contact them directly – leave us bystanders outta that drama. Just leave word and have them contact you directly.

  6. mobbdeen said:

    and whoever gave the green light for belly 2 should be fed a ricin powder fajita

    ^^^

    Imaginative, yet deserved. I didn’t see it, but I’m sure it was awful.

  7. gramMasta said:

    refueling a zippo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>games acting

    a brief review of belly 2

  8. true story: after spending 4 years away from my beloved east coast, i go to the closest movie theater that Texas had to offer and sat in wonderment on the opening night of Belly. long story short, by the time the credits rolled, my battery was so fucking charged that i walked out of that theater ready to teach the first bamma ass dipshit a little east coast hospitality (it doesn’t exist). Man!!!

  9. fuck boy music real nigga shit said:

    king speez, tony bandz, psychoclone

    if serious

    email me at:

    khristionlouvatin@yahoo.com

  10. true story: after spending 4 years away from my beloved east coast, i go to the closest movie theater that Texas had to offer and sat in wonderment on the opening night of Belly. long story short, by the time the credits rolled, my battery was so fucking charged that i walked out of that theater ready to teach the first bamma ass dipshit a little east coast hospitality (it doesn’t exist). Man!!!

    ^^^

    ROFL.

    That sounded like some tribal African shit.

    That said, I’ve lived in the South/Texas for the last 4 years and I often get the urge to randomly knock a bama out.

  11. EnglandRepresent said:

    I’m pretty shure Hooooooooters is taking the piss Deen. Son live in Upland, Cali where the average yearly income is $150,000 +. What he got drama in VA for???

    Hoots I’ll crack skulls for the right price. I’ll crack Deen’s for free but what are we talking per head here? (n)

  12. Hoots… I’m not even gon entertain wether you serious or not it is what it is but… The fact that your typing all of this and posting these peoples names and addresses and wrong doings up on a open forum like this shows me how much bad business you may be in this regard… I gotta say I’m leary of even typin in your direction anymore…with that said, make sure you check your email tommorrow…

  13. Abortatron said:

    Eng.. I dunno what “crack skulls” means in the UK, but I can only assume it’s some gay shit, seein as how I KNOW u can’t punch your way out of a wet paper bag(your mom told me)

  14. That being said, eng’s mama has a nasty left hook. I saw her beat the shit out of a bunch of biker dudes at some bar in Florida..

  15. E aka trIlluminati said:

    Eng.. I dunno what “crack skulls” means in the UK, but I can only assume it’s some gay shit
    ^
    cBc

    EngRep stays saying blatantly gay things but people don’t catch it because the UK slang gets lost in translation

  16. mobbdeen said:

    @Eng

    I’d sure hope so. This is not the forum for planning assaults and other miscellaneous fuckery.

    Your thoughts on Twitchy Redknapp? If I were a spud (perish the fucking thought), I’d be a little disappointed with the season. The decent performances against a bunch of shite teams (both Milans, especially Inter, fell off hard this year – see shitty Schalke shitting on them) and entertainment have kinda blinded fans and the media to the fact that he’s actually done a pretty shite job this year. Things would have been better with a proper striker.

  17. real nigga shit fuck boy music said:

    Maybe i fucked up
    Posting adresses and names
    That brings convictions arrests and evidence
    But its been deleted anyway

    Engrep you in aussie land…..i mean the situation is in dmv area….wale

    Speez….im serious….bruh….im good money

  18. EnglandRepresent said:

    lmfao @ Hooooooootie

    He’s not serious. For fucks sake.

    And how’s all this fockin racialist behaviour towards English crackers??? Where’s the moderation? Where’s the justice?

    Fuck you all. Aks your mother about the liquid silk I splash on her face erry night and tell me she thinks I got gay slang. I put more nut in that mouth than Snickers.

  19. EnglandRepresent said:

    Yeah Deen I am a tad salty about this season. Too many draws and losses to shite teams (WBA, Wolves, Black fuckin pool) has cost us. We’ll miss out on fourth as we’ve got a tough run in til the end of the season. It’s not impossible but it’s pretty much a no hoper. This season is a failiure if we don’t play Champs League next season. End of. If you want to mess in the big leagues you have to be i nthe Champs League.

    What about the Gooner season? There are angry fans around the Emroids at the moment.

  20. AAP.

    Molotov.

    WAR.

    Tommorow on GBM.

    #Death of a Comment Rapper (and his Admin Fuckboy Friends)

    JihaD

  21. EnglandRepresent said:

    What started all this beef tomfoolery Jihad Jihad? Explain yourself.

  22. EnglandRepresent said: April 27, 2011 at 2:49 am
    What started all this beef tomfoolery Jihad Jihad? Explain yourself.

    ^

    TBH, homie, I dunno. Apparently a stan went too far and somehow began going from the constructive criticism to the outright hating phase. I tried to ignore it, and finally I asked him if he was dope, then to simply write a song.

    He apparently recorded a diss track.

    And apparently having a Masters Degree is somehow frowned upon…

    Well, Ashmi and Nathan decided to join in the chuckle fest, so they getting pistol whipped tommorow too.

    But to tell the truth, you would have to ask B aka A Charles Lee Ray what his actual problem is with me, because I have asked a couple times, and apparently there is none– he’s simply a hater.

    So Im going to shit on him, Ashmi, and Helper Monkey tommorow.

    *daps*

    JihaD

  23. my white friend said “whats popping slime” and his buddy commented calling him “5”

    i’m out

  24. NovemberEnd said:

    Restaurant scene >>>

  25. mobbdeen said:

    Yeah Deen I am a tad salty about this season. Too many draws and losses to shite teams (WBA, Wolves, Black fuckin pool) has cost us. We’ll miss out on fourth as we’ve got a tough run in til the end of the season. It’s not impossible but it’s pretty much a no hoper. This season is a failiure if we don’t play Champs League next season. End of. If you want to mess in the big leagues you have to be i nthe Champs League.
    What about the Gooner season? There are angry fans around the Emroids at the moment.

    ^^^

    Definitely frustrated. There’s so much potential there and I understand that my team doesn’t have a heaven-given right to win anything (unlike United fans), but there’s no way a Gooner can claim not to be disappointed.

    Even worse are:

    1. The idiot “fans” that don’t seem to provide much support at the stadium and start piling stress on to the team and the first missed pass, and

    2. The morons that want Wenger gone.

    Arsene def needs to adjust his plan a bit (buy one to three solid vets in defense and midfield and be ruthless with some of the underperformers – you know who) and be a little more flexible tactically, but I think he’s done great by us.

    We’ll probably make the CL again. I ain’t mad at that.

  26. Bricktop said:

    Restaurant scene >>>
    ^
    datchu Billy Joel?

  27. Abortatron said:

    Wait- how did nation and eskay get involved in the b vs shellz fiasco?

  28. I always liked DMX when he gets to play a version of himself. Never Die Alone was one of my favorites.

    Speaking of Belly 2…I saw that at one point, it’s bad. Like real bad. Not like good bad like Belly, where you can look past the bad acting/dialogue. Unless you really really really like Game then you probably will be straight without it

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