New Jack City: The Classic Movie With A Cautionary Message

I feel as though too many times great movies like New Jack City, Paid in Full, and Scarface are celebrated and glamourized for all of the wrong reasons Yet, all of the movies share some of the same consequences & negative aftermaths….. and no one really had a happy ending….except for Ace Boogie (Paid In Full)  if you count him being alive & out of the drug game. But, if you seen the movie then you know it came with a hefty price & a lot of messed up stuff happening to people.  Nevertheless, New Jack City, Belly, Shottas, Paid In Full, New Jersey Drive, and so forth are classics that will never get old. New Jack City is one of my favorite movies & I love the fashion/style, music & club-dance scene that was apart of the New Jack Swing era. I also love how Mario Van Peebles wanted this to be an entertaining yet cautionary tale during the infamous Crack Era in the 80s.  While some like Belly actually have a more positive ending, I notice many don’t. I’ve also noticed some people are still in love with glorifying a Nino Brown or Tony Montana type persona…but was it all worth it?

 

New Jack Swing Era: Oh How I Love Thee

The New Jack Swing era was full of people with high top fades, colorful clothing like Kwame the rapper, and dancing to classic songs like this one…which is from the classic movie New Jack City. I love Guy, which is a legendary New Jack Swing era group with the amazingly talented Teddy Riley. Besides Forrest Gump, this movie use to be my favorite until I saw it for the millionth time….now I just know all of the words & act out the scenes with my sister. It’s still a good movie, I’m just tired of seeing it lol. Anyways, I love the New Jack Swing era & the club scene seemed really cool in that era. I can imagine myself with one of those elaborate 80s hairstyles ( fly but not too much going on lol), big bamboo golden earrings, a cute colorful outfit, & just dancing to this song. Like I said, in a previous post, the club scenes in the 20th century just seemed to be more fun & more about dancing.