My love of Hip-Hop has been documented here before and although if hard pressed, I’d have to choose the East Coast (Biggie! Pun! Wu-Tang! Beastie Boys!), I still love me some of that West Coast business. N.W.A affiliate and true West Coast OG Ice Cube is a key figure in that scene and in the proliferation of the “Gangster Rap” sound that changed the Hip-Hop landscape.
It all feels like a bit of a blur right now but, when rumours first surfaced yesterday that BBC Three would be facing the chop due to a lack of viewing figures and budgetary reasons, I could not help but let out a sigh of relief, as well as a sincerely joyous cheer.
Now that it has been confirmed, I cannot help but get a little giddy.
The original Oldboy is a perennial favourite of mine. A dark, unsettling journey, taut and visceral. I was sceptical as the announcement of the inevitable US remake came out and as the time grew closer and reviews arrived, it seemed my fears were not misplaced. The word was out and the word was bad.
Hank and Jed’s medieval animation, Doraleous and Associates has returned to our screens once more, to save Nudonia and to kill 5-10 minutes of the week.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries&w=640&h=390]