To be more specific I am talking about YelloPain and Yella Beezy. I am not even sure if they even know each other but both of these guys have strong vibes and gravitate towards the color yellow and elevates the hue in lyrical dimension. Let's separate work from primary color and let's begin with Yella Beezy : It's no secret that I'm from Texas and that I love southern rap, but most importantly I love family and inclusivity; Yella Beezy is from Dalla s , TX and he brings all of his fam & friends into view while pushing real talk. Community equals unity; it is through Yella Beezy that I have met P. Tubs [@2:24]. I like the way that he encourages himself among his peers at the end of his verse. " P. Tubs hold your head; your momma loves you baby ." Self encouragement and affirmations are a must. Yella Beezy is about family & friends and I will always dig that. Life isn't much without them. Then there's YelloPain . This brother's intellect and conveying technique is insane! Hot dang! After you see this video you won't forget his name: YelloPain is from Dayton, Ohio and if you know me at all , you know that I love me some Ohio Players , but somehow I don't think even they influenced YelloPains service to Americans by and large. You do not have to tell me just how much you have learned from watching the video. It is the very definition of all-inclusive. I enjoyed YelloPain's white board scene and how the pupil capacity was composed of his elders. In other words, he's taking us all to schoo l. Personally, I love school and am happy to tag along with YelloPain and most definitely summit with him. Everyone should have this video on constant loop right now. Please be sure to share it with your neighbors, doctors, nurses, lawyers, realtors, family and in particularly if they are unemployed. Everyone needs a refresher course on Government, the branches and how they work. YelloPains " My Vote Don't Count " video is a great reason to bring YO! MTV Raps back . On the real, Fab5Freddy introduced me to this video today and it blew me away. ABC's SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK could sponsor it as a Saturday morning video to run in between cartoons. I'd watch it. Better than that, Oprah should run it on her network . That's really not a bad idea . It's an opportunity for her to merge with rap and at its platform for progress. Also, Oprah looks good in yellow . Right?
Do you know Robert McKee? I was introduced to his genius by Fab5Freddy at the top of his list of authors that I should research and learn the works of. In fact, in the respect of screenwriting Robert McKee was his only referral, though he did mention something about Brian Grazer and "American Gangster" in the same sentence. That was July 2006 and by December of that same year I was sitting in the auditorium learning under the deep knowledge of Robert McKee. Every film breakdown was an intellectual challenge with thrilling resolves. T he rein at Loyola University I learned the ins and outs of " STRUCTURE: Style, Structure, Substance and the Principles of Screenwriting . " Mr. McKee is no-nonsense and I locked in on his presence and every word of every single minute. The seminars are not cheap, but neither is the 411. So I won't be giving away STORY gold today but I did want to drop a McKee video in the room for the WRITERS. Story is key and structure is paramount. Without understanding every nuance of your story, is it really your story? Leave nothing up for interpretation. I think of my story as being a round theater to which there are several door to enter and exit. As a writer I check every widow and door to make sure there is no wiggle room in my story. I bolt down scenarios and hold the audience in captive until we have all worked out all potentials pitfalls and we approach the resolve together. Writing is not easy work, but goodness gracious it is rewarding when it is composed meaningfully. Let's sit with Robert McKee for a meaningful minute: If you get the opportunity to learn from him, LIVE - jump on it! I did. Twice: STORY (2006) and GENRES (2008) Seminar. Please believe me when I tell you that my class notes never get old, (still) and the new inference that I draw from them is amazing. Robert McKee is amazing and I'm honored to be an alumni.