Weiss knew an art director at EMI/Chrysalis named Marc Cozza who had done some covers for Sam Records, whom he asked to design a logo. “My first and only idea was to create an iconic character that could live on its own, without even using the word ‘nervous,’” says Cozza. “I was channeling George Herriman’s Krazy Kat and also the Superwest comic books. At the time, the Arsenio Hall flat-top hairstyle was in vogue and I thought of the idea of having a speeding record buzz the top off of the character’s afro, leaving him shaking but with a perfect haircut.”
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Never a dude like this one! He’s got a plan to stick it to The Man! In Super Fly (1972), charismatic, big-time Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (Ron O’Neal) drives expensive cars, keeps a downtown white woman, and plans one last big score to escape his life of violence. But when corrupt cops working for the Mob learn of his plan, they try to make Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Now, can Priest outwit the street, the mob and the cops to win his freedom? Music composed and arranged by Curtis Mayfield, whose unforgettable songs include “Freddie’s Dead,” “Little Child Runnin’ Wild,” “Pusherman” and the title track. In 1080p HD!*
Q. Bishop. Steel. Raheem. These iconic characters are forever part of hip-hop lore. Their quest to get a rep drove Ernest Dickerson’s directorial debut, which was a morality tale on the dangers of peer pressure. With a magnetic cast, including a young Tupac, an amazing soundtrack, on-set beatdowns and a minor gun controversy, the only logical result was an urban classic. [Read More…]