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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse...is it a hip hop movie?
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an animated superhero film featuring Miles Morales as he becomes the new Spider-Man and joins forces with other Spider-People from various parallel universes to save his universe from the madman Kingpin.

Topics discussed:

  • Into the Spider-Verse is a feast for the eyes with some sweet animation.
  • The movie features multiple elements of hip-hop.
  • Miles Morales is introduced to the casual superhero fan.
  • Alternate Spider-characters charm the viewer.
  • The score and soundtrack are loaded with a diverse mix of hip-hop.

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'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Directors Explain Creating The Film's Unique Look (Slashfilm)

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Welcome to Hip Hop Movie Club, the show

that harmonizes the rhythm of hip hop with

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the magic of movies.

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Today, we're discussing Spider-Man Into

the Spider -Verse, the first of the

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current animated Spider-Man films that

started coming out in:

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We are three old heads who put their old

heads together to vibe on these films for

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you.

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I'm DynoWright, podcaster, filmmaker,

longtime hip hop fan, and "Midnight

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Marauders" by A Tribe Called Quest is in

my top 10 favorite albums of all time.

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I'm JB, 80s and 90s nostalgia junkie, long

time hip hop fan, and I had the 78 inch

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vinyl of Jam on It by Newcleus, which is

still one of my all time favorite songs.

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I'm BooGie, a DJ, long time hip hop fan,

and I'm not watered down so I'm dying of

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thirst.

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In this episode, we'll answer the

question, is Into the Spider -Verse a hip

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hop film?

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and we'll give you five key takeaways to

make you a smarter hip hop movie fan.

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Takeaway number one, the movie is a feast

for the eyes with some sweet animation.

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Takeaway number two, the movie features

multiple elements of hip -hop.

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Takeaway number three, Miles Morales is

introduced to the casual superhero fan.

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Takeaway number four, alternate spider

characters charm the viewer.

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Takeaway number five,

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The soundtrack is loaded with a diverse

mix of hip -hop.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an

animated superhero film featuring Miles

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Morales as he becomes a new Spider-Man and

joins forces with other Spider-People from

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various parallel universes to save his

universe from the madman Kingpin.

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All right, very happy that we did this

film.

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What a great time.

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Let's break it down in certain aspects of

what we saw here.

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First of all, I found it very visually

stimulating and appealing.

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BooGie, you wanna take us through, like

what were some of the visual aesthetics

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that makes this movie special?

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Sure, I mean, the colors were amazing.

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It was such a vibrant film.

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I mean, it was so, such beautifully

crafted.

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I mean, it would go from feeling like it

was completely computer generated at

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times, to feeling as if you're actually

reading a comic book, which I always think

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is dope.

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I always love seeing, even in live action

films, when they switch over to a comic

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book layout.

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It's such a cool thing for me.

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And I also...

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like how at times it feels almost like

you're watching a 3D movie.

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Um, and I also like how, because they're

going into different, um, multiverses of

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sorts.

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You see that there's glitches that happen

throughout the film.

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And every time a glitch pops up, I think

it's probably one of the coolest things

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I've ever seen on a film.

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And it's just like so cool, but I always

like, you know, the vibrant colors and

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those aspects.

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So I think that's, those are probably the

things that pop out for me.

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DynoWright?

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It's a gorgeous film.

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I know it's animated and you can make it

this way, but it really is gorgeous.

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It doesn't overplay the comic book parts.

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I think it uses it really well in some

areas for emphasis and to provide color in

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the scene, storytelling color and not like

actual color.

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So sometimes you see word balloons and

sometimes you see more stylized versions

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that you would see in a comic book in

there.

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in the actual flow of the story.

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And so it's really great.

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It's so fun to watch.

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And this is maybe the third or fourth time

I've seen it.

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It's so good.

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I couldn't agree more.

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I call it the festival for the senses.

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It's just you become really engaged with

it.

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Spider-Man movie with modern animation

techniques and technology is just a genius

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concept.

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So like you both hinted at, there are

different techniques.

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They have frames, they have panels at

times, and it gives you the sense that

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it's printed art like the comic book.

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There are parts where it looks like a 3D

movie without

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the glasses, and that's intentional.

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I was watching some commentary that

director put out there and they call it

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chromatic aberration, which is a new term

that I learned.

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Sounds like you knew that one, don't you?

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So yeah, the glitching is cool because

then you can see how they move in and out

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of the other dimensions or universes.

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It's a very nostalgic feel because of the

panels and comic quotes in the dialogue

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boxes.

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Very well done.

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Yeah.

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I think one of the things too, I'm sorry,

but how they recap the origin.

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They made it, they showed the comic book

cover and it's like it's flipping through

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pages and then it shows actual, the scenes

from some of the live action movies done

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in the animation.

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It's like, all right, that was kind of

cool.

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Yeah.

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There's the part where Miles Morales is

reading through the comic book is because

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his hands are sticking to the page and

he's like, well, the kind of what's

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happening next is telling the story as

he's living it, which is kind of neat.

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But you're right.

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They do each a lot of the several

characters recap at Peter Parker in the

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beginning.

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And then, you know, Spider Gwen talks

about her origin story.

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It's very similar, et cetera, because

they're living parallel lives.

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like cutting and scratching of like

turntables, but instead of turntables,

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they're like the film reels.

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So you get that nice mix and it's very hip

hop.

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Great analogy, yeah.

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Good segue too.

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So we deemed this a hip hop movie and now

we have to explain why.

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So Boogie's our resident expert on all the

different elements of hip hop and you

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wanna break it down as to like, where do

we see each of the elements of hip hop in

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this film and how?

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sure.

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I mean, like, I tell people, like, they

made this one for the culture.

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Seriously, hands down.

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They were like, yo, we got to do something

for the heads that love hip hop and read

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comic books.

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It's really, yeah it's really for kids but

they really made it for us.

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Yeah, they did.

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They definitely did.

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But yeah, just to get a little, to delve

into it.

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I mean, like it's definitely has a hip hop

soundtrack.

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I mean, you hear the music throughout the

film.

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You see in the beginning, you know, as

Miles is sketching, he's kind of going

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along with some of the lyrics.

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So you can tell he's an appreciator of the

culture and he participates actively.

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He's sketching some graffiti.

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He actually goes out.

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and creates a burner a la Beat Street,

where they sneak into where the subway,

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where trains over by - where the trains

were parked at, but instead of putting it

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on an actual train car, his uncle Aaron

shows him where a wall, where he can

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actually create a burner.

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And this is prior to him getting bitten by

the radioactive spider.

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And when Miles is not sure of himself and

if he actually fits into this whole spider

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verse of sorts.

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he finally embraces the fact that, you

know, I can do this and I'm one of them

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and I wanna help.

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And he finally dons his Spider-Man suit

and his logo was tagged.

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I was like, yo, even with like the, it's

like dripping, I'm like, yo, that was

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kinda how they did that.

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So we see those.

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And then just Miles in his everyday, his

everyday wear when he's not in his school

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uniform.

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He's very reminiscent of people who

participate in the culture.

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He's got his hoodie on.

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He's got his flight jacket, workers jacket

on.

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And he's sporting his classic throwback

Air Jordan 1s.

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My favorite sneakers of all time.

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I was like, yes.

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What a culture.

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Yes, it is.

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with a uniform, a high school uniform too.

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Yes.

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Ha ha.

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So we got the music, the hip hop that's

played throughout.

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He's singing Sunflower, which is a collab

between Swae Lee, half of Rae Sremmurd,

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and Post Malone right at the beginning.

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And he sings that throughout.

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They play Biggie Smalls, Hypnotize, which

is like, whoa, I can't believe that's in a

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Marvel film.

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like the seminal scene where he gets

bitten.

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They're doing that mashup of.

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Black Sheep's Choice is Yours, Sugarhill

Gang's Apache, and then afterwards they're

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doing Mary Mary by Run DMC, which is very

well done.

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Yeah.

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You mentioned sneaker culture too, so

yeah.

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It had a lot of those elements, sure.

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You can even see some of the, some B-boy

flavor in the choreography.

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You know, there's a lot of jumping around

and flying around stuff and, you know,

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there, you can, you can trace some lines

between, you know, breakdancing and how

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they move.

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Yeah, and you get to, I was gonna say,

Uncle Aaron is old head too, and so is

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Jeff, Myles' father, because when you take

them down to do the burners, your dad used

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to, you know, we used to come out here,

this is how we, so that was their form of

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expression back in the day, and then your

dad got into the police force, I used to,

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Aaron was telling them.

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So it was kind of like, all right, that

was our generation, you know.

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Yeah, it's like down already.

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It was so funny that you mentioned the

movements in comparing them to

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breakdancing because Spider-Man was always

one of my favorite characters when I used

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to draw back in the day.

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He was always one of my favorite

characters to draw.

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And it was always because he was in these

weird, crazy poses that looked like he was

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breakdancing.

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So when you said that, it was like, oh my

God, yes, yes.

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early or late 80s, 90s when Todd McFarlane

took over Spider-Man and he really pushed

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the boundaries of what his body shape was

doing.

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So yeah.

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Like his back would be arched, one leg

would be over here.

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He'd have his hand way down here, with his

arm way up there.

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Ha ha ha.

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It was pushed to extremes and it really

worked and spawned a lot of copycats.

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Yeah.

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No pun intended.

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Morales is the protagonist and he's very

likable.

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You see him in a kind of vulnerable state,

how he's singing along with his headphones

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and he doesn't know the lyrics.

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So we like him right away and he's rushing

to get ready for school and everything.

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And I just thought it was so cool that you

have a teen that's half African American,

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half Puerto Rican, and he is the

protagonist.

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So we haven't seen that.

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I don't think we've ever really seen that.

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So it was nice to see the diversity.

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So Boogie, you were, again, a resident

kind of superhero fan as well, more so

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than the rest of us.

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So you know Miles Morales?

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Miles Morales, where he first appeared in

the Marvel universe?

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You know, it was funny because I don't

know if I remember when he first appeared,

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he just kind of popped up.

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And I was like, where did this guy come

from?

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And I was, but it was so cool because I

remember like, when I first came across

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him, I didn't come across him as the young

kid.

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I came across him much more mature, and

seasoned as Spider-Man.

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And I was like, well, he's gotta show

somewhere, you know, show where he came

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from.

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But I think the cool thing was, like you

said, he pointed out that.

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You know, he has the Afro Latino thing

going on.

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And it was such a cool concept because, I

mean, Spider-Man is, you know, about as

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American as Apple Pie.

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And here they take one of the flagship

characters from Marvel and, you know, make

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them look like me.

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I used to have my hair like that back when

I was in high school, the same kind of, I

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mean, granted, my hair probably wasn't as

big as Miles Morales's, but.

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I wore my hair like that in high school.

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So I was like, wow, this is kind of cool.

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And like the tagging and the, you know,

just appreciating of the music and just

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the dress and the culture, the flavor,

everything was there.

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But yeah, I guess he just kind of popped

up for me.

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I'm not really sure exactly when he hit

the scene.

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It just like when I saw it, I was like,

wow, this is cool.

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And I just kind of embraced it.

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And then when I heard that they were doing

an animated, the animated movie.

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and he was going to be the protagonist in

it.

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I was like, wow, this is kind of cool.

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And I remember JB, you told me that you

saw it, you was telling me how good it

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was.

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I was like, oh my God, I want to see it so

bad.

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Then I finally saw it and my mind was

blown.

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Watching it prior to this recording was

like watching it for the first time.

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Even though I knew what was going to

happen, it felt those same feelings were

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there as if I just watched it.

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Yeah, it's that good.

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I mean, so I did some research in full

disclosure about Miles Morales, because I

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was curious.

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So he first appeared in Ultimate Comics,

the actual comic book, Fallout Number

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Four, which was published in August of

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But that, yeah, so he's fairly recent.

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Yeah.

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there's a storyline, the ultimate

storylines.

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Peter Parker dies and then he's the new

Spider-Man.

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Right.

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So Marvel as a whole has done a lot of

great things with diversity within the

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past decade or so.

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When you see the Marvel, the MCU, five?

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Yeah, yeah.

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was, he was always about inclusion.

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Right, right.

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I mean, Black Panther, you have Ms.

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Marvel, who's Pakistani-American.

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Yeah, that's right.

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I mean, even just, you know, Captain

Marvel having the female superhero in the

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MCU, you know, because I know there's

always Wonder Woman out there in the DC

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side, but like, yeah, there's a lot more

diversity inclusion out there.

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So people can, a lot of people can relate

to it because, you know, for years and

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years it was your white male superheroes.

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not relatable to a lot of folks.

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So we get to see some of these other

spider people from other universes.

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Will you wanna take us to which ones we

saw and which one do you like best out of

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those?

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sure I mean we have Spider Gwen who's Gwen

Stacy from another universe her best

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friend was Peter who actually was killed

and she took on the mantle as a spider

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person in her universe, you have Peni Parker

from the future she is a daughter of Peter

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and has the robot I guess tech suit type

spider-man that

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Kinetically connected.

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We have Spider-Ham, Peter Porker, one of

my old favorites from back in the day.

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And we have Spider-Man Noir who is, he's

got that nostalgic detective look about

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him and he's always in black and white.

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It's like the coolest thing.

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No matter what else is glowing color

around him, he's black and white.

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Like a 1930s detective, I think was his

thing.

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from Watchmen.

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Exactly, Rorschach from Watchmen, yes.

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The Shadow, you know?

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Yeah.

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you have a favorite, BooGie, out of all

those characters?

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I'm torn, I'm torn.

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So like I said, I remember Spider-Ham from

way back in the day.

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And I think I actually do have, I actually

do have some comic books that feature him.

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So he's always been a favorite of mine.

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And it was so cool to finally see him

animated.

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But like that black and white detective

get up always gets me too.

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Cause I've watched a lot of Dick Tracy and

you know, those old black and white

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detective movies.

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So.

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Spider-Man Noir always kind of gravitated

towards me as well.

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And I like the way he talks as well, so

it's got that cool vibe about him.

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I'm like kind of torn between those two.

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I mean, no disrespect, Penny is nice, but

those two I'm like gravitated towards

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right away.

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Yeah, DynoWright, how about yourself?

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Definitely Spider-Ham, because I too had

some Spider-Ham comics back in the day.

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I was big into the Marvel comics in grade

school and high school, so I read

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Spider-Ham whenever I could.

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That's so good.

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Yes!

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So random.

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So for myself as a bit of a Japanophile

and liking anime style, I like Peni

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Parker.

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She's my favorite.

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She's from the year 3145, so it's just

cool that she's from the future and has

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that telepathic abilities.

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So yeah, I like her.

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Just the styling of her, the way she

talks.

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It's really, really, really cool.

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But you can't go wrong with any of those

characters.

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Yeah, that was really cool.

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So let's dive into the soundtrack.

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We talked about some of the songs, the old

school type songs that were featured in

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it.

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The jam that I really love was What's Up

Danger.

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I love that one.

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That really got me hype.

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That was by, I'm not too familiar with the

artists, Blackway and Black Caviar do that

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song.

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That's the scene when Miles kind of really

comes of age as Spider-Man and-

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talking about the leap of faith that Peter

Parker told him he's going to have to

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take.

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He just bears down and just goes for it.

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I love that scene.

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complementary.

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The soundtrack, all the elements worked in

this movie and the soundtrack.

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and the score really, really complemented

each other.

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Even though the soundtrack is more modern

artists that I'm not totally familiar

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with, even four years, five years later.

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But the score has a lot of old school

stuff for heads like us.

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And like you said, that that very

impactful scene where he comes of age and

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the moves of music really works.

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So it didn't really kind of didn't really

matter.

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Like I didn't know the song or like the

song really worked for that moment.

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It definitely works for that scene

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I mean, the most memorable track that

people remember is the Sunflower Song,

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which was, again, the collab between Post

Malone and Swae Lee.

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At the very beginning, it's played

throughout.

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That got a lot of airplay on Top 40 radio.

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But there's also some songs by the late

Juice WRLD.

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Coi Leray has a song, Jaden Smith as well.

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And the one, Nicki Minaj,

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has a collaboration called Familia with

Bantu, Anwil AA.

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I'm not too familiar with some of those

other artists, but that was a catchy song,

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the one, Familia.

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In fact, we went old school with this and

I rented the DVD and I think DynoWright

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did as well.

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And they had, you could watch the music

videos for that familiar song as well as

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the sunflower song with the lyrics.

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Yeah, they do a lyrics video.

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Yeah.

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It's a great soundtrack though, overall.

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Like every song you're like, nodding your

head to.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, definitely makes you nod your head.

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I mean, like you said, it's not a lot of

artists from here that I'm familiar with.

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I mean, there's a few, I mean, obviously.

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign,

Juice WRLD, Vince Staples, Cordae, Jaden

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Smith, Coi Leray, Post Malone, Swae Lee,

and the late Triple X-Tentacion.

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Like...

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I'm familiar with those guys, but there's

some, there's a good vibe going on with

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this soundtrack.

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I've added to my playlist right away.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, so Biggie's not on the soundtrack,

but they do play Hypnotize a bit.

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Yeah, they left the old school tracks off

of the soundtrack, but we already have

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them anyways.

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probably, yeah.

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Yeah, yeah.

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Yeah, they made the soundtrack for the

younger generation.

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They want to sell an album of, you know,

current stuff.

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I was looking a little bit at the cast

also.

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Spider-Man Noir was played by Nicholas

Cage.

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I didn't realize that at first.

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That got a lot of big time people for

this.

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Big time voice actors, yeah.

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John Mulaney did Spider-Ham's voice and

Liev Schreiber for Kingpin.

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Yeah.

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Pine and Lily Tomlin and Leo Schreiber and

Zoe Kravitz.

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Holy crap, it's a lot of people.

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Katherine Hahn, Mahershala Ali.

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He won an Oscar.

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Yeah, he's super talented.

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I look at all of the names, I recognize

all of these names.

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I was like, wow, that's crazy.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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a big budget film between the technology,

animation and the voice acting, et cetera.

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I think they spent like 90 million if I

read it correctly, but they've made well

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more than that, three to 400 million in

that range in box office revenues.

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Stan Lee has his appearance, it has

selling the suit, which is a nice touch.

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He's always in the films.

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This is one of his last ones, I would

think.

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Yeah.

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Nope.

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watch the special features in the DVD,

they go through.

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There's multiple Stan Lee appearances in

this film, so it's fun.

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I missed them all, except for the main

scene he's in.

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But yeah, he's sprinkled out throughout.

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I love when they do that, yeah.

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I always try to pick them out in a lot of

the other Marvel, the animated movies, I

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remember.

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Like Big Hero 6 and a few others, where

I'm like, there's the Stan Lee.

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I mean, there's a couple of, I'm sorry.

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I was looking like there's a couple of

voices in this that are actually in the

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MCU.

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They're entering, they're either in the

MCU or gonna be entering into the MCU.

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Like Hailey Steinfeld is the current

Hawkeye, you know, Oscar Isaac, Moon

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Knight, Mahershala Ali, Blade.

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You know, we've seen, Nicholas Cage is not

in the MCU, but we've seen him as Ghost

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Rider.

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Katherine Hahn is in, she's a, that's her

hardest form, she was in WandaVision.

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It's like, wow.

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It's like, it's crazy.

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It's just like, wow.

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So you guys are all in with Marvel.

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Yeah.

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Great cast.

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Great cast man.

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Even Lily Tomlin.

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Aunt May.

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Wow.

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Well, shout out to Lily Tomlin.

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The legendary Lily Tomlin.

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I love when she has all those spider

people that she's storing.

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She just nods her head.

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Yeah, she's seen it all.

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Yeah.

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I got something for you.

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Check this out.

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ha ha.

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Yeah, right.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, we're not gonna get really much into

the plot, but I remember when, I was not a

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big comic book fan, so I don't know a lot

of the backstory.

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When I realized that Uncle Aaron was

Prowler, I was like, whoa, like plot twist

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there.

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When I rewatch it again, it's like, it's a

little bit more obvious where you can see,

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but I was like blown away by that at

first, my first.

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Yeah.

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I think after the record, I'm gonna watch

the second one.

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Ha ha ha.

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Yeah, I never actually got to the other

ones, so I need to watch those.

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Boogie?

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You know what's odd is that I wanted to go

see it in the theaters and something kept

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coming up every time I wanted to go.

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So I never got to see it.

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But it's on.

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I'll have it.

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service now, yeah.

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I saw it in the theater because my son

makes sure that we see it sort of when it

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first came out.

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It was good.

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I prefer the first one because it's hard

to top this one, the original, and the

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music I think is better than this first

one.

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But it's really good.

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I mean, the animation is incredible.

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It's really good.

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It's just, and I watched it the first time

on a plane.

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And so to have it that good in a tiny

little screen on a plane tells you

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something.

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Yeah, I can't wait till my son is old

enough to drag me to the movies.

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Because right now he's like, yeah, right

now he's not into it yet.

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He will watch a movie at home, but he's

not into the movie theater experience yet.

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But once he is, then I'll definitely have

a reason to stay on top of everything

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because right now I'm so behind on

everything.

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Yeah.

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My daughter will come with us to see it,

but I think she fell asleep during the

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second one Across the Spider-Verse.

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She's just not into it.

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Not her thing.

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That's fine.

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This was excellent.

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Maybe we broke some ground here.

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We can do some more films that have a lot

of these hip hop elements.

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What I'm hearing is the newer Transformers

has a lot of hip hop.

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from the 90s because of where it takes

place, the timeframe, and something like

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that.

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So yeah, there's so much we can dig into.

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Yeah, I mean, there's definitely

appreciators of the culture that are

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involved in the filmmaking industry.

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So it's good to see them, you know, give a

nod.

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Anything else to add on the Spider-Man to

the Spider-Verse?

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Go see it.

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If you haven't seen it, go see it.

486

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I don't think we have to go around and do

the review.

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We are glowing here.

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Glowing reviews.

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Yeah.

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keeping it.

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We are bringing a funky flick back.

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a vault.

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This thing is always back in the game.

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not.

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should stay in constant circulation.

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Yeah.

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I'm such a fan of the movie, I went out

and got this guy.

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Ha ha ha.

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it is.

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So Boogie, hold that up again.

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Tell the people.

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It's the Miles Morales Into the

Spider-Verse.

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Yeah, one sixth scale figure.

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Yeah, I mean, it looks so realistic.

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It's crazy.

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Well, not even realistic.

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It looks so much like the actual cartoon,

but I'm not even gonna go into it too

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much, but like, yeah, he's in there.

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Got a spray painted spider logo.

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Got different heads that you put on, one

with the mask, one without the mask.

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The only thing I don't like is that he

doesn't have Jordans.

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He's got bobos.

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He got bobo shoes.

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:

Yeah.

515

:

You said there's a spray can in there at

the bottom I saw, right?

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Yeah.

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in here.

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Yeah, there's one right here at the

bottom.

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:

Yeah, that's cool.

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:

there you go.

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he's got the cover book, different hand

poses.

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:

Yeah and if I open it up he's got the

actual um the hoodie, the jacket, the

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shorts um that he wears and throughout the

cartoon as well.

524

:

Yeah it's pretty cool.

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Okay, this is the back there, you know.

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Kinda shows them.

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This looks just like the cartoon.

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It's crazy.

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:

Yeah.

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:

yeah, the technology has improved so much.

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Really did.

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:

Yeah.

533

:

when we watched the Biz Markie documentary

we talked about he was a big toy fanatic

534

:

and he had a bunch of toys.

535

:

I think we would share some Instagram

posts.

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:

You know, remember Kwame from the 90s?

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He's like a big toy guy.

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Yeah.

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He has his own toy show where he will

order like a new toy and most are hip hop

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:

themed and he'll like unbox them or show

them.

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:

again.

542

:

Yep.

543

:

been watching some of his stuff lately.

544

:

The man we all know and love, Kwame.

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:

Yeah.

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:

Yeah, who's big into it?

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:

Who goes to the actual conventions, too?

548

:

Yes, he went to like a spooky Halloween

one, like Monster Fest or something, side

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:

effect.

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And then, yeah, he's a good follow on

Instagram.

551

:

I can't wait till like one day I'll have

him out on display.

552

:

But right now it's not optimal, so I'm

just keeping him in the box.

553

:

Good plan.

554

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I got lucky.

555

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I mean this thing will set you back a few

hundred, set you back a couple hundred and

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some change.

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But I got it for free.

558

:

Ooh, there you go.

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:

that there was a promo promotional thing

online or something.

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:

yeah, Hot Toys.

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And there's a couple of companies that

they were having, like throughout the

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year, they would have these different

contests and you can get points and

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:

different promotions.

564

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We can just stack points.

565

:

So I stacked up all of these points and

then one day they were like, well, if you

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don't lose your points, you're gonna lose

them.

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:

So I went online and just said, all right,

I've got a few hundred dollars worth of

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:

points and I ordered him.

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Boom.

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:

Good choice.

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Nice.

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Hip Hop Movie Club is produced by Your

HHMC's JB, BooGie and DynoWright.

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Theme music by BooGie.

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We got two great live events coming up.

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You can learn more on our website,

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On February 28th at Steel Stacks in

Bethlehem, we are presenting a screening

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of Juice, the 1992 classic starring Tupac

Shakur and Omar Epps and a talkback.

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And on March 27th, we are presenting Krush

Groove.

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Free tickets for both events at

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Whether you're listening to the podcast or

watching us on YouTube, we appreciate you.

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Thanks for tuning in.

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Remember, don't hate, postulate.

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Hmm.

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Nice.

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