Dope Movie: Belly by Hype Williams

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Dope Movie: Belly by Hype Williams

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Its hard to believe that Belly is already ten years old. Belly was directed by Hype Williams, of the fish eye lens fame on music videos.

“It was the best time of our lives. Getting Money was all we ever did.” – NAS

Most movies starring rappers suck. DMX, Method Man and Nas are good in Belly. Its also hard to believe that Hype Williams never made another movie after this. And Taral Hicks is mad fly.

“Sold my soul to the devil, the price was cheap. It was cold on this level, twice as deep”- DMX

The look and feel of Belly are insane. And it borrows heavy from Scarface. If you are going to borrow heavy from something, Scarface is the place to do it.

The Jamaican scenes are tougher than leather.

Click Here to Buy Belly

Belly Intro

The Belly Soundtrack is dope too.

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA El Campeón De La Gente
The Guide to Getting More Out of Life
The Guide to Getting More Out of Travel

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

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  1. The G Manifesto
    Jones
    14/12/2008 at 11:01 pm Permalink

    Until now I was debating whether or not you’re black, but this post gave it away.
    I let the hip-hop music posts fly but only a black person would like Belly. Not there’s anything wrong with being black, but some black people like horrible movies just because they star black actors.

    I loved your posts from previous years on suits, rooftop bars, the racetrack, and how stupid Ed Hardy shirts are. Those posts were amazing and beyond that 100% true.

    Now I see that you’re mainly posting about Nico B, banksy (you’re writing about the fact that he’s a vigilante artists and not about the stuff he paints) and now this horrible movie.

    I own the DVD, watched it and found it awful. If you want to write about true gangster movies (none of that velvet rope, buys nice suits just because they cost a lot and doesn’t understand them, pittbull owning, illiterate gangster shit) you should write about Layer Cake, or Lock Stock or even the Godfather (but I’m sure that’s going to be too much of a cliche).

    Mr Mason, you are no longer my gangster/playboy blog hero.

  2. The G Manifesto
    Me
    14/12/2008 at 11:02 pm Permalink

    Was it a “dope” movie? What is this, 1993? Dope? Who still uses dad’s slang? You do, that’s who!

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    The G Manifesto
    15/12/2008 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    “What is this, 1993?”

    Actually, in my brain its 1972. Superfly.

    - MPM

  4. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    15/12/2008 at 4:19 pm Permalink

    “Until now I was debating whether or not you’re black, but this post gave it away.”

    Wrong. Read The G Manifesto.

    “only a black person would like Belly”

    Wrong again.

    “I loved your posts from previous years on suits, rooftop bars, the racetrack, and how stupid Ed Hardy shirts are. Those posts were amazing and beyond that 100% true.”

    Correct.

    “you should write about Layer Cake, or Lock Stock or even the Godfather”

    Great movies all.

    “Mr Mason, you are no longer my gangster/playboy blog hero.”

    No one should be your hero except yourself.

    - MPM

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    John Gawdbody Esq.
    15/12/2008 at 6:08 pm Permalink

    Ya looking at da toughest rastaclot Jamaican in da hoe United States ova Merica.
    Horrible plot, good movie.

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    el miz
    15/12/2008 at 8:36 pm Permalink

    the first time i watched belly i had just swooped on two ethiopian dimes after a night on the town with JJCM, dropping grants and franklins every other step. good times, and intense jungle fever.

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    Chris R
    16/12/2008 at 12:20 pm Permalink

    The problem is these nay sayers dont recognize the genius in the simplistic and grimey nature of Belly. Belly is hop hop. It speaks to an audience that either lives it or has embraced hiphop since the beginning. This isnt for the guys walking around with the skinny jeans, Reebok 1300′s with the extra phat tongue and the freddy cougar shirt, toting the History of Hip-Hop book on the Bolt Bus from DC to NYC and want to talk to you about how Lil Wane is a genius and real hip hop. You throw on some Cam,G Rap, D-Block or even some gully southern rap and they tell you how crass and childish it is.

    Let’s face it these guy will be throwing hip hop under the bus in a year and move on to the next “underground trend”.

    Real recognize Real

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B5dOCSBBEI
    Jeru-Come Clean

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZsZZy8dK98&feature=related
    Styles and 354-discipline

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    James Flames
    25/12/2008 at 2:12 pm Permalink

    Belly’s a classic film. If you’ve ever been out of town on a productive trip, the story’s nothing new. But the thing that made the movie a hit was the cinematography.. Hype Williams created an original masterpiece that can’t be duplicated. He should do it again if possible. I just saw Belly 2. It was an insult to the original and to the fans of Belly……

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    Coby
    02/02/2009 at 9:27 pm Permalink

    “Was it a “dope” movie? What is this, 1993? Dope? Who still uses dad’s slang? You do, that’s who!”

    Yeah, and its time to go to bed son, before you get the belt.

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    Movie guy
    20/02/2009 at 6:32 pm Permalink

    Here’s the deal…There are obvious cultural differences between someone, Black…White or whatever, from the “Hood” and someone who is not. I find that people who do not come from that background tend not to like films that depict the lifestyle of people to which they simply cannot relate.
    With that said, as a young filmmaker from the “Hood”, in my opinion Belly did indeed suck overall but it is still kind of entertaining with interesting visuals but that’s part of the difference between a good movie and a good film. I deemed it the longest music video ever! And it should be in the Guinness Book.

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    Elavi
    13/03/2009 at 10:47 am Permalink

    You have some really great posts here be sure to keep me updated
    http://www.elavi.co.uk
    http://www.myspace.com/elavimusic

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    Forex Online Signals
    09/04/2009 at 3:27 pm Permalink

    As the renown Tyron Edwards said – “Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.” – amazing job!!!

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    Vince Delmonte
    14/04/2009 at 6:08 pm Permalink

    Not that I’m impressed a lot, but this is more than I expected when I found a link on Furl telling that the info is awesome. Thanks.

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    Algogeoxefs
    15/04/2009 at 4:20 pm Permalink

    What’s included in my membership?

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    malkildZirm
    29/04/2009 at 4:12 am Permalink

    You gambler hindrance your fridge for pork! This swine flu outbreak is geting sincere! My neighbor came pursuing from Meixo new zealand urban area and is geting to one’s stomach! minute of her to warn the whole world in the neighborhood!

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    HealseLoabs
    29/04/2009 at 5:07 pm Permalink

    With this swine flu crap we cannot go to Mexico! We got tickets and the total that sucks ass!!!