Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ike and Tina Turner

Wow, Ike Turner died. I was driving over to my mom’s house when I heard on the radio that Beater of Beats died today at the ripe old age of 76. How could I not post about this? This is a milestone of a Look At This Nigger Moment.
I know you good people are probably expecting me to say something mean and smart ass about the man, but I have nothing negative to say about him. Hell, to be honest, the only thing I really know about the man’s life is what I saw on the movie “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and lets face it….that movie did not paint the brother in the best possible light (of course it wasn’t his story either, was it?)
I’m just glad that with all of his hardships, trails and tribulations, the brother was able to get his life back on track and enjoy doing what he loved to do (not beat women), make music. How cool is it that just this year he was able to win a Grammy in the traditional blues category for he and his band’s, Kings of Rhythm, album “Risin’ With the Blues”?

Say what you want to about the man, but he was a great talent who felt overlooked (and that’s gotta hurt no matter who you are). Besides, and I believe this much to be true. All things happen for a reason and had there been no Ike, I honestly doubt if there would have been a Tina.

-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.

6 comments:

IVENTBYBLOGGING said...

Hey Twinlet!!

This is the only (in my recent memory) that someone died and there was complete silence No one has anything to say. RIP...cuz he was hell when he was alive!

MsPuddin said...

Yeah people don't have nothing nice to say about him except good riddance! Oh Ike, RIP ...

Infamous said...

It's sad, I bet most people can't identify Ike in a picture because for me Laurence Fishbourne will always be Ike. Then again without Ike we wouldn't have the greatest movie line ever: "Eat the God Damn Cake Anna Mae"

One Man’s Opinion said...

That's is a great line, Infamous....I have to give it to you......

Marcol said...

Im not in favor of what he did to Tina but how many years ago was that? Its funny how he never lived that down.

RIP Ikie

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