Thursday 3 September 2020

Strictly Business

You, a square: wow, Gunplay naming himself Don Logan after Ben Kingsley's character in Sexy Beast was a true World's Colliding moment.

Me, a connoisseur: son, Wiz Khalifa made a song that, from its title to its sample, was a homage to a specific scene in Danny Dyer's one good movie The Business.

Wiz Khalifa - The Kid Frankie
(From Kush & Orange Juice mixtape; 2010)

Much like Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, The Business is a Mockney crime movie that's loathable in theory but stupidly enjoyable in reality. A good chunk of its appeal comes from the lead actor's clobber, but that's true of many a movie innit? Do The Right Thing has The Shoes™, The Business has The Shorts™.

Hands up if The Kid Frankie is your fave single from Kush & Orange Juice.

Now keep 'em there if it's your fave Wiz single full stop.


Jmil843 said...

Smoke Chambers is up there too.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That's probably my fave Wiz song. Wasn't a single though, unfortunately.

d said...

Yeh lock stock is good tbh n snatch had it's moments but man o man I'd successfully avoided seeing any of Richie's later art til the past six months where I saw both rocknrolla n the gentleman n Jesus christ he's easily far far worse than eg the Danny dyer Denise Van houten film.

I hope hell's got a place for Fred Perry burberry lil bit whoa lil bit whey mockney gangsta auteurs

D said...

S/o the cockney lad from the Armando isnnucci roster who was in snatch who was sampled in that one headbussaz song

Dank said...

I have a soft spot for this film.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I bought a Fred Perry longsleeve earlier this year 😃

Denise Van Outen was in Neighbours recently playing the mam of Jason Donovan's IRL daughter. G.O.A.T TV show.

d said...

Nah doesn't count unless it's a polo w matching flat cap

Denise the new Marilyn from home n away/emmerdale

L.A said...

I quite like Human Traffic lol.