Posts Tagged: The Wire

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.

Crime And Punishment

Snoop Got Arrested In A Drug Bust?

By Gotty™ | 34 Comments

Washington Post: "More than 30 people, including the actress known as "Snoop" from the Baltimore-based HBO series "The Wire," were arrested Thursday morning across the city and its surrounding counties in connection with a large-scale heroin and marijuana operation.

Avon "Bodie" Barksdale

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Avon Barksdale

By TSSCrew | 36 Comments

There are two sides to every story and then there is the truth.

4-Ize

Trailers, Teasers & Things To Come….

By TC | 6 Comments

The Avon Barksdale Story Trailer Just in time for my annual Wire winter marathon, comes an in-depth look of an intricate layer that made HBO's masterpiece the greatest reality TV show ever.

David Simon

“A Man Must Have A Code…”

By LC Weber | 28 Comments

Nat King Cole's sugar-swirled songs echo through Walmart walkways lined with stockings and ornaments.

A Pipe Dream And A Promise

Finale – “The Senator” Video

By Gotty™ | 8 Comments

It's Tuesday, which is my longest day of the work week.

"Fifteen Minutes With..."

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Anwan Glover

By TSSCrew | 11 Comments

With his towering frame, unconditional loyalty and voice of a thousand Newports™, Barksdale enforcer Slim Charles became a fan favorite on The Wire.

"Fifteen Minutes With..."

TSS Presents Fifteen Minutes With Felicia Pearson

By TSSCrew | 14 Comments

Felicia Pearson was born to play her eponymous character "Snoop" on HBO's The Wire.

David Simon

Bodymore, Murdaland

By Gotty™ | 21 Comments

The guys @ Gunaxin with the visual reminders of why The Wire was so crucial.

Ali Larter

Devil White Woman!

By LC Weber | 21 Comments

You needn't go see Obsessed tonight at your local cineplex.

14KT

4.17 The Cooler

By Gotty™ | 21 Comments

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