Scottscope

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Scottscope probes the pop culture stratosphere with a thoughtful and nostalgic eye. Once you look at the world through the lens of "The Scottscope," things will never look the same again!

Episodes

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/25/2015: There Can Only Be One King!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/25/2015: There Can Only Be One King!

    26/08/2015 Duration: 01h29s

    On this edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable interviews filmmaker R.L. Scott about his brand new crime thriller Call Me King!  Exactly how is Call Me King related to R.L. Scott’s similarly themed web series Touye Pwen: Kill Point?  Is the former merely a feature length extension of the latter, or a unique and worthy vision in its own right?  How does R.L. Scott’s blend of martial arts action and underworld intrigue differ from that of the Hong Kong New Wave?  Could his approach to cinema represent a viable alternative for Black filmmakers looking to distinguish themselves in the marketplace?  Could kinetic crime thrillers such as Call Me King be the future of Black cinema?  How has R.L Scott persevered in a marketplace that seeks to pigeonhole Black filmmakers?      

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/20/2015: The World According to David Walker!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/20/2015: The World According to David Walker!

    21/08/2015 Duration: 01h29min

    On tonight’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be interviewing writer, filmmaker, and pop culture analyst/critic David Walker!  David is currently taking the world of mainstream superhero comics by storm, as he is now applying his considerable talents to the DC comics title Cyborg!  He also recently ushered Blaxploitation hero Shaft’s transition onto the comic book page.  What is his ultimate vision for Cyborg?  What would he like to see in a brand new Shaft movie?  Why is he so averse to a comedic take on Harlem’s most relentless private detective?  What does he want to change about the way Black people are represented in mainstream movies and comics?  These topics and more will be discussed on tonight’s show!  Be sure to tune in!

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/19/2015: A Discussion That Needs To Be Had.

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/19/2015: A Discussion That Needs To Be Had.

    20/08/2015 Duration: 01h04min

    On tonight’s special edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable will be discussing one of the most controversial aspects of N.W.A’s legacy: Misogyny.  With the recently revived media furor over not only the groups but Dr. Dre’s history of domestic violence and assault, it is now pertinent to have a serious discussion about a topic that has been tabled for far too long.  Panelist E-Hill will be on hand to offer her many insights on the subject.  Throughout the discussion, a number of lingering and uncomfortable questions will be pondered.  Should Dr. Dre’s assault on Dee Barnes have been included in ‘Straight Outta Compton’?  What does it’s exclusion from the film say about Dr. Dre, N.W.A, and Hip-Hop as a whole?  Is Dr. Dre being unfairly persecuted for past crimes?  Are the film and its subjects being unfairly singled out for perpetuating a societal ill that has long been an integral part of American popular culture?  Are the needs and lives of Black women being ignored so that male rap fans can indulg

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/18/2015: Were Coming Straight Outta Compton!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/18/2015: We're Coming Straight Outta Compton!

    19/08/2015 Duration: 01h59min

    On tonight’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the Roundtable reviews Straight Outta Compton!  Is it as good as the hype suggests?  Could it be F. Gary Gray’s best film to date?  Might it be the best Hip-Hop biopic released thus far?  Does it offer the real story of the villains in Black, or a diluted and sanitized version?  Is it more of a hagiopic than a biopic?  Does the direct involvement of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube compromise the integrity of the final product?  Should biopics be expected to tell the undisputed truth about their subjects?  Does the film offer a fair and balanced portrait of Jerry Heller and Marion “Suge” Knight?  Does it properly capture the popular zeitgeist of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s?  Can it be considered a feature length hate latter to police officers nationwide?    

  • Scottscope Talk Radio 8/14/2015: All Hail The Cuban Link Kings!

    Scottscope Talk Radio 8/14/2015: All Hail The Cuban Link Kings!

    14/08/2015 Duration: 01h59min

    On today’s very special edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable celebrates the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...!  Can it still be considered among of the greatest rap albums ever released?  Is it the single most complete rap album of all time?  Did the Wu-Tang Clan as a whole hit their creative peak with this album?  Should it be considered an actual solo album or more of a group effort?  Did it play a significant role in establishing filmmaker John Woo as a cult figure in the United States?  Did it single handedly establish “Mafioso rap” as a viable subgenre?  What makes it stand out from other, similarly themed rap albums of its time?  Should Raekwon continue making sequels to his transcendent masterpiece?