Posts Tagged: The Wire

Anniversaries

Life After Death: How Notorious B.I.G.’s “10 Crack Commandments” Were Portrayed In ‘The Wire’

By Bansky | 11 Comments

Celebrating the legacies of a rapper and a show many consider the GOATs in their respective fields.

The Wire

On Marlo Stanfield, A Heartless Takeover & The “Price Of The Brick Goin’ Up….”

By J. Tinsley | 51 Comments

Season 5 may not have been The Wire's greatest season, but don't blame Marlo Stanfield for that.

EVERYTHING ELSE

For Debate: Let’s Rank Every Season Of ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Sopranos’ And ‘The Wire’

By TSSCrew | 82 Comments

Words by Alec Bojalad Breaking Bad just finished the best final season of any classic TV drama ever.

Above The Rim

UNDRCRWN’s ‘Hoops On Film Collection’ Is For People Who Love The ’90s

By J. Tinsley | 11 Comments

UNDRCRWN had me at "hello" the moment their press e-mail said they were merging basketball, classic hoop film moments and fashion.

David Simon

Rehabilitating the Murder Series with FX’s New Show ‘The Bridge’

By TSSCrew | 37 Comments

Words by Alec Bojalad After two-plus seasons of murder mystery disappointment from AMC's The Killing*, other networks have perked up and realized "hey, it shouldn't be too hard to do this better.

Alison Pill

9.13 The Cooler

By TSSCrew | 8 Comments

Halie Report: Rihanna To Release New Album in November [The Juice] Dwight Howard Had First Workout With the Lakers [SLAM] The 10 Most Bitter Behind-The-Scenes ‘SNL’ Feuds [Uproxx] Which Slaughterhouse Member Bought A Car From A Crackhead.

Ben & Jerry's

9.7 The Cooler

By TSSCrew | 15 Comments

Nadia Jo Is A Shakira Sex Tape On The Way.

Andre Royo

Watch “The Wire: The Musical” & Be Infinitely Amused

By Gotty™ | 9 Comments

Photo: Art Of The Wire The Wire is the greatest TV show ever and we will always hold this truth to be self-evident that no other dramatic series will be equal.

Charlotte Bobcats

4.24 The Cooler

By TSSCrew | 20 Comments

Cubana Lust Mark Cuban: NBA Players Should Be Paid To Play In The Olympics [The Big Lead] Lil Wayne Talks His New Trukfit Line [Vibe] Three Movies You Probably Don’t Remember Featured ‘Mad Men’s’ January Jones [Warming Glow] Charlotte Bobcats Are On Pace To [...].

Coachella 2012

4.16 The Cooler

By TSSCrew | 12 Comments

Shelly Brooks by Urban Soul Photography President's Secret Service Agents Caught in Alleged Prostitution Row [News One] David Simon Doesn't Want To Tell You How To Watch 'The Wire' [HitFix] What Is Going On With Madonna.

EVERYTHING ELSE

“iCarly” Remembers “The Wire”

By Gotty™ | 20 Comments

The Wire's long gone from the Sunday TV lineup but definitely not, it's memory kept alive by.

Instrumental Albums

On Kil, The Barksdales, Instrumentals & Omar

By TSSCrew | 29 Comments

I’ve been making my way through The Wire one Netflix disc at a time over the last few weeks.  I’m stunned at how much I’ve forgotten, as this is my first revisit to the streets of Baltimore since my initial run through years ago. While everyone remembers Clay Davis or Stringer’s final demise, the series bursts with moments of greatness. The basketball game between Eastside and Westside. Avon escaping past a chasing Daniels in his SUV while giving him the Dikemebe Mutumbo wag. Omar’s amazing one-liners as he terrorizes Barksdale’s territory: “Y'all better come out before a huff and I puff.” Herc and Carver tapping into Poot’s pay phone sex leading to the following gem from Baltimore’s dumbest cop: “Maybe three holes is code name for the stash houses.” The most incredible thing? All those moments come from the same episode. Of course I could have picked pretty much any hour from the show’s history and come up with similar gems. That’s why the show’s regarded by many as easily the best ever: the sheer depth of characters, plot and dialogue remain unparalleled. If you don’t feel like putting in the 65 hours or so it takes to go through the show again, then Kil, a producer out of Philadelphia, has the next best thing. Through The Wire is an instrumental album that splices together many of your favorite scenes from the show with Kil’s own instrumentals. Musically, the tracks focus on the kind of grimey, dramatic beats you’d expect from the eminent show about life on the streets. Kil does an excellent job of mixing in appropriate rhymes from rap’s Cocaine era to set the atmospheric tone without overdoing it. For fans of the show and Hip-Hop, it’s an excellent remembrance of things past. Grab it now and see if it doesn’t spurn you to pick up the DVDs and start over from the first episode with McNulty, Bunk, Bodie and the rest. And if you haven’t seen the show, slap yourself and start begging to borrow someone’s collection. Me, I’m going to go emotionally prepare for watching them kill Wallace. Download Through the Wire at Kil889.Bandcamp.com or stream it in full below.





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