What you do it fo? This is the question Steph Simon has been asking himself as the time to the premiere of his Moviementary (movie documentary) “Live From the Tisdale” draws closer. A question that the movie tries to give insight into just how difficult an answer this is. The moviementary centers around Steph Simon’s live performance titled “Live From the Tisdale” which you can find my review here. Also accompaning Steph is his band The Rowlands, which the name of the band is a story within itself that is discussed a little in the moviementary.
But also depicted is the struggle that Steph Simon has had between doing something that he loves and doing what he has to do to provide, which is are topics that have been heard throughout his catalog and the album "Live From the Tisdale" as well. For instance on his track ‘Quarterbacking’ from his "Out to Eat" mixtape Steph touches on the subject of having the whole city on his back win, lose, or draw. And for Steph being seemingly the face of the franchise for Tulsa has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But this isn’t the only time Steph Simon has touched on this battle between greatness and providing as seen on the "Live From the Tisdale" album on tracks like ‘Longevity’, ‘D1 Dreams’, 'We On', and of course the original title track ‘Visions’ where he makes it clear he wants to be mentioned in the conversation of greatness. You know, barbershop debatin. So as the trailer plays and Buddy Rod asks Steph the question “Who is Steph Simon?” It's clear from the expression on his face that this that answer is going to take longer than the 1 minute trailer and more than one drink. Go check out his moviementary and see how he has answers this question.
Should I do it for the Money, my niggas with Hoes?
The movie “Live From the Tisdale” will be showing at the historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa, OK on November 19th, 2017.
There will be 2 screenings:
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And if that wasn't enough, go check out the trailer below and see what I'm talking about:
A cymbal taps lightly as it blends smoothly into the background. A bass kick starts followed by a few light hits of a snare. That's how you let the beat build. The cymbal clashes as a piano comes in soo soulfully playing along with the drums. But this still doesn't feel like the main ingredient, not just yet. A funky electric guitar pierces through the beat. That's that main ingredient I was searching for. Now this feels right. This feels familiar. The crowd starts to cheer and clap. Then he starts to rap, "Check. I can see my old school, use to be a young Hawk. my girl was a Miller Driller, that's where it all started...' I start to sing along having heard this song before.
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