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Final Scores: Memphis Grizzlies – 84 vs Los Angeles Lakers – 93

February 7, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies – 84 vs  Los Angeles Lakers – 93

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February 8, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Chris Herrington, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Kevin Martin, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Kyle Lowry, LA Lakers, Lionel Hollins, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Michael Heisley, Mike Conley, NBA, NCAA Sports, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, Rudy Gay, Sam Young, Scores, Shane Battier, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph | 3 Comments

2011 NBA All Star Reserves Announced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For a little over a week basketball experts and fans alike have debated over which elite level players would fill the remaining fourteen 2011 NBA All Star roster spots.  Would Rookie sensation Blake Griffin get the call to play in front of the hometown fans of Los Angeles, would the NBA reward great play over popularity,  which veteran performers would get replaced by the NBA’s new crop of talent, and of course which players would be left on the outside looking in? Once the starters, chosen by NBA fans, were announced for the 60th All Star game the league’s commissioner and coaches have been trying to compile a roster of the leagues most elite talent at every position. Pretty tough job huh? Trying to narrow a list of more than 360 players down to 24 (12 on each team). There is no way that you can ever get it right.


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February 6, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, AP Poll, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Chris Herrington, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Dan Patrick Show, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Injuries, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, NBA, NCAA Basketball, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, SEC Basketball, Team USA, TNT, Uncategorized, Westwood One, Will Barton, Yahoo Sports, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

My Response To Chris Herrington’s Weekly Movie List “Top 5 Movie Soundtracks”

I don’t need to say this because it would simply be stating the obvious but for the purposes of this post let me first say that there are clear differences between white people and black people (Duh).

We enjoy different types of food, we like to hang out at different places in our free time, we find enjoyment in different types of movies, and we like to listen to different music. The above statement, specifically the last two, is never more evident than when Chris Herrington of The Memphis Flyer makes his weekly appearance on the Chris Vernon Show (Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00PM) and releases his “Movies List”.

Almost on cue following Herrington’s release one of our favorite listeners and callers, Mario, calls in and makes the ridiculous statement “Herrington, I swear you don’t like black movies”. While I know that there is absolutely no validity in that statement, I must admit that most of Herrington’s “Movies List” lack movie titles that we as black people consider “classics”. Its nothing purposeful as his list are all in good fun but also they are to his personal liking and as mentioned above we as black and white people, just as men and women, old people and young people, have different taste in movies and music.

So with all that said, to keep everything balanced (and Mario happy) I will attempt to counter Herrington’s weekly “Movies List” with the “Urban Movies List” (we have to be politically correct). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HERE GOES NOTHING

Chris Herrington’s “Movies List” for the week of November 8 – 12, 2010 topic “Top 5 Movie Soundtracks”:

1. “Pump Up The Volume”

2. “Train Spotting”

3. “Purple Rain”

4. “A Hard Days Night”

5. “The Harder They Come”

My “Movies List” for the week of November 8 – 12, 2010 topic “Top 5 Urban Movie Soundtracks”:

5. “Waiting To Exhale” – Easily could have been #1 because of all the hit songs that came from this soundtrack. It remained at #1 on the Billboard 200 list for 5 weeks and went 7x Platinum on September 4, 1996. From the soundtrack came 2 #1 singles, 2 #2 singles, and 1 #8 single. The entire soundtrack minus one song was written by singer/ song writer/ producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and featured all female performances which tied into the movies theme of the self empowerment of women.

4. “Dead Presidents” – Though this soundtrack did not include any original music specifically produced for the movie, the music selected for this compilation fit the movie perfectly as it was set in the 70’s at the height of the Vietnam War, The Black Panther movement, excessive drug use, and crime in black communities. The soundtrack included music from mega stars Issac Hayes, James Brown, Al Green, and Aretha Franklin just to name a few and was so successful in sales that Capitol Records decided to release Dead Presidents Volume 2 which featured the rest of the music included in the film.

3. “8 Mile” – Though the “8 Mile” movie and soundtrack were extremely successful, this compilation of mostly Hip Hop music didn’t make my list for cash register sales but instead for the roster of artist featured on the soundtrack. Eminem, Jay-Z, Macy Gray, Rakim, Nas, etc.. “8 Mile” is also included in this list and so high because it featured a relatively unknown rapper out of New York City named 50 Cent. Though he was huge in local New York circles, the “8 Mile” soundtrack gave the world the 1st preview of what many people considered (at the time) to be the best new Hip Hop artist to come into the game since Notorious B.I.G. Following “8 Mile” 50 released his 1st solo studio album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” in February of 2003. It debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 Charts, eventually selling 6 Million+ records by December of 2003.  Without a doubt 50 Cent has been one of the biggest commercial successes in the music industry in recent years and he probably owes 100% of that to being featured with Eminem on the “8 Mile” soundtrack.

2. “Idlewild” – The Idlewild soundtrack which doubled as Outkast’s 6th studio album didn’t have the commercial success of the other 4 soundtracks mentioned on this list, but it was genius none-the-less. Featuring a healthy collection of Hip Hop, some R&B, some Jazz, and whatever genre the music Macy Gray makes falls in; the soundtrack laid the ground work for the up and down action and emotions in the movie. Outkast pressed the boundaries with this one and it worked to perfection. Idlewild features appearances from Sleepy Brown, Janelle Monae, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, and Lil Wayne.  

1. “Space Jam” – The Space Jam soundtrack produced hit after hit after hit after hit, providing a listener friendly album that could be enjoyed by people of all ages. Accompanying the very successful movie, Space Jam has been certified 6x Platinum and was the 69th highest selling album of the 1990’s (1990 – 1999). The soundtrack featured 6 Top 100 singles including Top 10 hits “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, “Fly Like An Eagle” by Seal, and “For You I Will” by Quad City DJ’s; and has been unofficially played at every basketball gym in the world.  

I Hope You All Liked It.

If you want to hear audio of Chris Herrington’s Tuesday November 9 visit to The Chris Vernon Show including his “Movies List” CLICK HERE 

(Click Here For Audio of Hour 3 of The Chris Vernon Show featuring Chris Herrington Tuesday November 9, 2010)

November 11, 2010 Posted by | Chris Herrington, Memphis Flyer, Movies List, Uncategorized, Urban Movies List | Leave a comment