Start off good, gets predictable.
Duke | Fresh Coast, CA | 08/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Ghostride The Whip" starts out chronicalizing Bay area culture starting with the migration of blacks from the South, up to the formation of the Black Panther party. From there it gives you in inside look of sideshows, turf dancing, and ghostriding the whip. It's really nothing new if you've been keeping an eye on the Bay, but what takes this DVD into a predictable direction is when they start giving a biography of Mac Dre (T.I.P.).
Don't get me wrong, Mac Dre was a great artist with his slick rhymes and clever concepts and it's a shame that he was taken so early. But with all due respect, the man passed away 4 years ago and today the Bay area is so much more than Mac Dre. There are tons of artists out there who are factors in the Bay area, and this movie doesn't even mention them. Instead we have MC Hammer telling us how he doesn't ghostride the whip. You got Akon and Chamillionaire predicting the future of the Bay area. What about the Bay area artists who are the future of this hyphy movement!?
Where was The Jacka, Yukmouth, Ya Boy, San Quinn, Dem Hoodstarz, AP.9, Sky Balla, Guce, Lee Majors, Dubee, Duna, Husalah, Fed-X, Turf Talk, J. Stalin, Rydah J Klyde, The Pack, Cataracs, Andre Nickatina, Mac Mall, DJ Fresh, Beeda Weeda, etc etc? These are the artists the people need to hear about. I mean, seriously. MC Hammer, Akon, and Chamillionaire?
In the end, this movie is just a cheap attempt to cash in on the death of Mac Dre. It pays too much attention to the past, with no glimpse of the future. This DVD pays no respect to the artists out there today who are hustlin for the Bay area. I wouldn't recommend this for a purchase, but there are some sideshow accidents worth downloading for."