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    Abdul1997 reacted to Big Willie in It's the end of 2018...no new album yet   
    You’ve gotta move with the times Ted. Everything evolves to cater to a current audiences preferences. It’s not ignorance, it’s just not what they like or have even heard. If anything the older heads who don’t even attempt to listen to new school stuff before branding it trash, are the ignorant ones. 
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    Abdul1997 reacted to 10th Prince in What Are You Listening To? XXII   
    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

    Album of the year so far.
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    Abdul1997 got a reaction from 10th Prince in What Are You Listening To? XXII   
    Travis Scott - Apple Pie
    Rodeo (2015)
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    Abdul1997 reacted to 10th Prince in Logic Ft Will Smith - Don’t Be Afraid To Be Different   
    Logic wouldn't be my first choice either but the track is pretty good. Way better than songs like "Get Lit" or "Live It Up". I don't think that Will's gonna drop an album though.
    Unfortunately Logic is a little corny nowadays lyric wise. But he also put out some good stuff in the past. I would recommend listening to his first album "Under Pressure" or the first three Young Sinatra-Mixtapes (2010-2013). Second album was aight too but the rest of his discography isn't for me.
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Big Willie in 'Bright'   
    Anyone who listens to critics and makes a judgement based on them is a moron. 
    They slammed Concussion, mainly based on the huge NFL following and not wanting the truth to be told. Will was impeccable and the movie was accurately brilliant in every sense it should have been. Will deserved every inch on that Golden Globe nod and should have been nominated for an Oscar.
    They slammed Suicide Squad, mainly because there’s a Hollywood vendetta against DC, they seem to be up Marvels rear end so much if they sneeze it’s coming out of Iron Mans nose. But, along with Margot, Will was the shining light from the movie. That rarely gets mentioned. 
    They slammed Collateral Beauty, but again, Will was impeccable at becoming a father that’s lost his child and capturing the essence and emotion that father would be feeling. Every bit as good as he was in Pursuit of Happyness. 
    It seems like Hollywood are canning these movies, or pigeon holing them because they don’t fit the criteria of an award winner. Casey Affleck swept the awards, Manchester by the Sea wasn’t a great movie, yet Casey won awards based on HIS performance. But even then, I fail to see how Denzel or Andrew Garfield weren’t front runners and winner for their performances in Fences and Hacksaw Ridge respectively. 
    This is because critics aren’t FACTS, they are OPINIONS. 
    F critics, F award shows, watch the film and make your own judgement and definitely stop being happy his movies can or critiquing them just because you want a new album. You’ll never enjoy them if you go in with other people’s opinions and negative thought of your own of where his career should be. 
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    Abdul1997 reacted to gosia in 'Bright'   
    Go to RT and see the Bright audience score and then check the audience score of The Last Jedi...  let that sink in.  Fck the critics it's the same crew that praised Harvey Bathrobe Weinstein for the past 30 years Fck them all this whole business is full of ****  there I said it. Go Will! Love your work since I was a kid and I'm sure I'll enjoy Bright as well. 
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    Abdul1997 got a reaction from VIsqo in 'Bright'   
    What truly matters is if the audience like the movie, don't agree on everything the critics say. 
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    Abdul1997 got a reaction from bigted in Happy Thanksgiving 2017 JJFP.com Peeps!   
    Nice poem my man! Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Abdul1997 reacted to bigted in Happy Easter 2017 JJFP.com fam!   
    From me and my fam to my extended family, the JJFP family i would like to send all my love and peace for a happy easter 2017, one love!
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in So Will isn't doing anything right now..   
    From Will's Facebook:
    I mean.. Will, I think the problem here ain't Jeff.. 
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    Abdul1997 reacted to the magnificent in So Will isn't doing anything right now..   
    if anything he isnt taking his career/life for granted hes actually living it, hes worked for what hes got and should be able to enjoy it gotta respect him for that, hell put something out when he feels its right
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Nic61974 in Vinyl Destination Tour - April & May   
    Hi everyone! 
    I hope you have all been well and 2016 has started off being a fantastic year for you. We are going to announce all of the spring tour dates tomorrow so I thought I'd touch base with you.  If any of you plan on attending the shows and would like to say hi to Jeff or take a photo with him after the show, please be sure to drop me an email and I'll work it out for you. 
    Aside from this tour, Jeff has been playing in the States A LOT and had a wildly successful SXSW.  He did an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats1 where he talks about never being worried about being replaced by an ipod. Here's the link in case you want to give it a listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.1cc98f68-ec92-11e5-9609-3cab93fc3d23
    He also remixed Anderson Paak's "Room In Here" which available exclusively on Apple Music. 
    Last month, Jeff flew a bunch of musicians and producers in to start work on a new project. I can't confirm or deny the title of the new project BUT i can tell you we've been using #M3 as the hashtag. :) 
    We have also started working on this year's PLAYLIST Retreat which is super exciting. In case you missed it, this is the short video we made of the retreat we hosted last August. 
    That's pretty much what's been happening in the world of DJ Jazzy Jeff. 
    One last thing ... I know you are all wondering and the answer is YES!  Yes, Jeff & Will will be on a stage again in 2016. We have been working tirelessly to try and get a JJFP show on the books so stay tuned! 
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    Abdul1997 reacted to JumpinJack AJ in 2PAC CAST THE FRESH PRINCE IN HIS FILM 'ALL THE WAY'   
    This is pretty dope.  In 1996 2Pac was working on a script for a film called All The Way.  He jotted down his dream cast and put him and FP in the leading roles, and even refers to him as "Fresh Prince."  He also lists Jada, Bill Bellamy, MC Hammer, Heavy D, Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Robin Givins, Marky Mark, Marlon Wayens, Chris Tucker, Everlast, Ricky Harris, the group Illegal, Mac Mall, Richie Rich, Arsenio Hall, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Scarface, Yo Yo, Treach, Sticky Fingaz, Freddie Foxx, R. Kelly, K-Ci, Mary J. Blige, Snoop, Vesta, Luke, Pattie LaBelle, Method Man, Rakwon, Shyheim, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield.
    That would pretty much be the dopest cast ever...lol.  I especially like that it really shows who 2Pac respected.  Notice the lack of Deathrow artists.  It's mostly classic emcees and emcees who had mainstream success.  If anyone ever thought there was tension between FP and 2Pac since Jada was one of 2Pac's best friends, I'm pretty sure that's been squashed with this.  It shows that they were cool enough that he believed FP would accept the role.  At the time that he wrote this, Independence Day probably hadn't even been released, which says a lot.
    Here's a page from the exhibit that's currently at The Grammy Museum in LA.  Apparently pages from the script are on display as well.

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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in Fresh Prince in rare early interview, talks 'Then She Bit Me' and 'Mike Tyson' (1990)   
    More to the collection!!!

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    Abdul1997 reacted to bigted in Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao fight May 2nd 2015!   
    Feb 20, 2015by Biz JonesNews1 Comment
    Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will put his title on the line this spring by taking on fellow veteran fighter Manny Pacquiao.
    According to reports, the mega bout will take place on May 2.
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in Focus: released March 2015   
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in Old/Rare WS Vids   
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in 'Concussion'   
    Let's wait and see the movie. I thought he'd be nominated after seeing the trailer for 'Seven Pounds', but after seeing the movie I thought he didn't deserve it because, although his performance was quite good, it looked like he was trying really hard and it didn't feel natural to me, something which did happen in 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'. So let's wait and see. We don't even have a trailer yet But yeah, I know what you mean. We can't help thinking this movie is gonna give Will some awards ;) On the other hand, I like the fact that they chose December 25th as the release date, but it's only 1 week after the release date for the new 'Star Wars' movie, so I don't think that's a good move when it comes to 'Concussion' Box Office.
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in 'Concussion'   
    From Alfonso Ribeiro's Facebook: Always great to see Will. My family went to go see him on the set of his new film this afternoon.
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    Abdul1997 reacted to bigted in What Are You Listening To? XXI   

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    Abdul1997 reacted to JumpinJack AJ in What Are You Listening To? XXI   
    THE FUGEES - Foxy
    -unreleased- (2005)

    Man, I wish they released an EP of what they recorded during their brief reunion.
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Ale in The Pursuit of Happyness - Backstage   
    An italian take on the american dream....

    For those who loved the movie as much as I did :)
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    Abdul1997 reacted to Abdul1997 in Kelsey Grammer & Martin Lawrence FX Sitcom   
    Another interview with Marty Mar.

    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. - If you combine Martin Lawrence's fan base and Kelsey Grammer's fan base, Partners could be the biggest show in the history of TV. It's simple math.

    "In the best-case scenario, we would hope for that," Lawrence said with a laugh. "As long as we get enough to hopefully get five years with the people on TV, that would be good.

    "His humour and my humour, if it's smart comedy, if it's understandable comedy, if it resonates with the people, it could be anybody's audience. He has a certain brand of comedy and a certain way that he does comedy. I would say he got the white audience and I got the black audience. But you put those two together ... you know it."

    Partners debuts in Canada Aug. 7 on Global, which is three days after its debut in the US on channel-of-origin FX. Lawrence and Grammer star as Chicago lawyers from different backgrounds who form a partnership after meeting in court on the worst day of their lives.

    Lawrence's Marcus Jackson is a community activist whose good works can't save his own marriage. Grammer's Allen Braddock is a hotshot who nonetheless manages to get himself fired from his father's firm.

    "(Grammer's character) is for the money, he's about getting the money by any means necessary," Lawrence said. "I'm a morally grounded guy, I do pro bono cases, they cook for me and bring me food, things like that.

    "As we mesh our two kinds of comedy together, our characters kind of teach each other. We try to find out what is the right way to be principled and correct, to do the right thing. And ultimately, it's all for our clients."

    Hmmm, that sounds like a pitch from one of those ambulance-chasing lawyer teams that advertises on late-night TV. But since Lawrence's character is the do-gooder in this scenario, we'll take him at his word.

    Partners is working on the same business model that Charlie Sheen's Anger Management had when it debuted in 2012. Specifically, 10 episodes will be made, and if those 10 episodes hit certain ratings goals on FX, it triggers a clause by which 90 more episodes will be made, guaranteeing a total of at least 100.

    "I was involved with Lionsgate, they were interested in doing something with me," Lawrence said. "And then I got a call from Kelsey Grammer's people, and they said he had a nice little deal with Lionsgate and what did I think about hooking up with Kelsey to do a show. I said, 'Wow, that's a little different, we are the kind of odd couple here, that might be worth a try.' And once I met Kelsey, I was like, 'We could really make this work.'

    "(The first scene together) probably was a little bit cold, feeling each other out or whatever. But Kelsey was so good off the top, man. Some people you could see from afar and think they're good, but it's different when you see somebody up close and you couldn't imagine they were that good. I knew he was good, I knew he was funny, but to work with him and see how truly talented he is, I didn't know all that."

    While Grammer is best known for his TV work on Cheers, Frasier and Boss (not to mention being the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons), Lawrence hasn't been a regular on a TV show since Martin, which aired five seasons from 1992 to 1997. But in between then and now, Lawrence became a big-time bankable movie star, filling the multiplexes with Big Momma's House and its sequels.

    "It's just the right time," said the 49-year-old Lawrence of his return to TV. "I was able to take some time off and spend it with my family. But everyone was still talking about the Martin show. It's still running (in syndication) and my family was like, 'Hey, we'd love to see you back in TV.' So I thought I'd give it a try. I love the response you get from TV. I love the fact that it's free TV for the people. They can tune in and see you for free.

    "I do look at Kelsey and myself and think, 'Yeah, we're bringing people together, this is kind of big.' "
    Like, biggest-show-ever big? Do the math, Martin Lawrence.
    "You know what?" a smiling Lawrence said. "From your mouth to God's ears."
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