The Defiant Ones (2017)

What happens when you turn down Easter lunch with la famiglia.

What happens when you turn down Easter lunch with la famiglia.

 

Cause I am, whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news
everyday I am
I don't know it's just the way I am

 

EMINEM "The Way I Am"

 

Soulful of rap.

Soulful of rap.

Olga’s Notes:

Note1: Every writer needs a good editor. And for the editor to be good, they need to fall in love with a novel before they start hacking it into pieces and rearranging what’s left of it into a shape of a glorious monster (and all good novels are monsters). This is called tough love. Whoever edited “The Defiant Ones” has given it plenty of tough love. 

Note2: Looking up the work ethics of various people is my favourite way to waste time. After watching all four episodes in one single sitting, I felt beyond inspired by Dr Dre and Mr Iovine. Then I went to bed.

Note3: Woke up the next morning with a head full of sound. My-ass-is-on-fire kind of sound. ‘No matter what, stay in that mf saddle!—Never take the blinkers off! !—It’s time to move on and come up with some new shit!’ And so I did. Bless you, guys. I needed that.

 

I'm Eminem. I toss like so, and go 'nigga say what?' like so.

I'm Eminem. I toss like so, and go 'nigga say what?' like so.

Helena’s Notes:

Note1: So it’s true what old people say: you need to work hard in order to play hard. Who knew.

Note2: Saying that, you don’t get to see that Italian guy, Jimmy Iovine, play very much. Don’t think he’s shown taking a sip of water or a bite to eat for the entire 4 hours. Okay, maybe a sip of water. So if not eating or drinking makes you a genius, then I too am a genius, and not only because of my fictional character predicament, but because I always knew that eating, drinking and sleeping were the worst time-wasters, ever.

Note3: I love rap music. Olga thinks it’s because they like to swear, and so do I. But hey – who put those words into my mouth? Exactly. My alleged love of swear words wasn’t exactly my idea. Not my fault I was brought up that way. It’s Olga who’s the real mother fucking swearer around here.

 

Comin at ya.

Comin at ya.

 

'Cause my identity by itself causes violence
The E with the criminal
behavior
Yeah, I'm a gangster, but still I got flavor
Without a gun and a badge, what do ya got?

 

N.W.A. "Fuck The Police"

 

Patti Bling.

Patti Bling.