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05 © 2016 Cliff Adams 1 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop ? This Week


? ?Sucker for Pain? by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign


featuring X Ambassadors


#1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart.


Theme for Suicide Squad ? ?Needed Me? by Rihanna


#1 on the following Hip-Hop charts: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs


Hot R&B Songs


R&B Streaming Songs ? ?Broccoli? by D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty


#1 Rap Streaming Songs and Rap/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs charts © 2016 Cliff Adams 2 IN THEATERS NOW Suicide Squad: Worst Heroes Ever


Figuring they're all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous,


incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will


Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must


learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful


entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.


Release date: August 5, 2016 (USA)


Director: David Ayer


Box office: 708.4 million USD


Budget: 175 million USD


Production companies: DC Entertainment Inc, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment © 2016 Cliff Adams 3 Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film[4] based on the DC Comics antihero team of the


same name. It's the third installment in the DC Extended Universe.


The film is written and directed by David Ayer and stars an ensemble cast featuring Will Smith, Jared


Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis,Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale AkinnuoyeAgbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.


In Suicide Squad, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits


imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful


threat, in exchange for leaner sentences.


By February 2009, a Suicide Squad film was in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. Ayer signed on


to write and direct in September 2014, and by October, the casting process had begun. Principal


photography began on April 13, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, with additional filming in Chicago, Illinois, and


ended in August that year.


Suicide Squad premiered in New York City on August 1, 2016 and was released in the United States on


August 5, 2016, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. Following a strong debut that set new box office records, the


film has grossed $719.8 million worldwide; making it the eighth-highest grossing film of 2016. REVIEWS


It received mostly negative reviews from critics, who found the directing and plot muddled and choppy


and the characters thinly-written, though Margot Robbie's [right] performance generally received praise. © 2016 Cliff Adams 4 Movie theme songs are typically power ballads. Power ballads are slow, loud, and bombastic. Very dramatic, with a full, big-production symphonic sound. The theme song for Suicide


Squad, ?Sucker for Pain,? creates a dark, gloomy, sense of doom with downward, dangerous-sounding melodic lines followed by a phrase that


rises upward again to shout the hook, ?I?m just a sucker for paaainnn!?


Suicide Squad revives the old clichéd theme of taking dangerous criminals out of prison and sending them on a suicide mission to save the world.


The misfits theme blends perfectly with nasty, urban rap, and the rock band X Ambassadors, who, along with Imagine Dragons front man Dan


Reynolds, supply a hybrid rock/rap sound with a mellifluous voice.


The video is a hellish fantasy of prison cells, spent automatic rifle shells, leaky basements, padded mental wards, prisoners in chains, and scenes


from the film itself. There is a lot of grotesque body decoration and costume, and cool self-mutilation/prison tattoos.


Power ballads provide excellent vehicles to showcase singers, and in this case several artists are featured. © 2016 Cliff Adams 5 Sucker For Pain (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors)


Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa


I torture you


Take my hand through the flames


I torture you


I'm a slave to your games


I'm just a sucker for pain


I wanna chain you up


I wanna tie you down


I'm just a sucker for pain


(Dolla Sign!) I'm a sucker for pain


I got the squad tatted on me from my neck to my ankles


Pressure from the man got us all in rebellion


We gon' go to war, yeah, without failure


Do it for the fam, dog, ten toes down, dog


Love and the loyalty that's what we stand for


Alienated by society, all this pressure give me anxiety


Walk slow through the fire


Like, who gon' try us?


Feeling the world go against us


So we put the world on our shoulders


I torture you


Take my hand through the flames


I torture you


I'm a slave to your games


I'm just a sucker for pain


I wanna chain you up


I wanna tie you down


I'm just a sucker for pain © 2016 Cliff Adams 6 I been at it with my homies


It don't matter, you don't know me


I been rollin' with my team, we the illest on the scene


I been riding 'round the city with my squad


I been riding 'round the city with my squad


We just posted, getting crazy, living like this is so amazing


Hold up take a step back, when we roll up, cause I know what


We been loyal, we been fam, we the ones you trust in


Won't hesitate to go straight to your head like a concussion


I know I been bustin', no discussion for my family


No hesitation, through my scope I see my enemy


Like what's up? Hold up, we finna re-load up


Yes I re-load up, I know what up, I know what up


I torture you


Take my hand through the flames


I torture you


I'm a slave to your games


I'm just a sucker for pain


I wanna chain you up


I wanna tie you down


I'm just a sucker for pain Songwriters: ALEXANDER JUNIOR GRANT, DANIEL WAYNE










© Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (Lil Wayne) I'm devoted to destruction


A full dosage of detrimental dysfunction


I'm dying slow but the devil tryna rush me


See I'm a fool for pain, I'm a dummy


Might cut my head off right after I slit my throat


Tongue kiss a shark, got jealous bitches up in the boat


Eating peanut butter and jelly fishes on toast


And if I get stung I get stoked, might choke


Like I chewed a chunk of charcoal


Naked in the North Pole


That's why my heart cold, full of sorrow, the lost soul


And only Lord knows when I'm coming to the crossroads


So I don't fear shit but tomorrow


And I'm a sucker for pain, it ain't nothing but pain


You just fuckin' complain, you ain't tough as you claim


Just stay up in your lane, just don't fuck with Lil Wayne


I'mma jump from a plane or stand in front of a train


Cause I'm a sucker for pain


Used to doing bad, now we feel like we just now getting it


Ain't got no other way so we started and finished it


No pain, no gain


Never stand down, made our own way


Never going slow, we pick up the pace


This is what we wanted from a young age


No emotion, that's what business is


Lord have mercy on the witnesses


I torture you


Take my hand through the flames


I torture you


I'm just a sucker for pain


More pain - Got me begging, begging, begging, begging, begging


For more pain - Got me begging, begging, begging, begging, begging


For more pain - Got me begging, begging, begging, begging, begging


For more pain - Got me begging? © 2016 Cliff Adams 7 Let?s talk about cinema.


What?s it for?


How does it work? Why do we go to the movies?


How do movies connect with us, the audience?


Do songs help make a connection? © 2016 Cliff Adams 8 The Mystery of Storytelling


Julian Friedmann, in his lecture at TEDxEaling said,


?We use cinema and literature to rehearse our Fear.? ?You have to have characters that the audience will emotionally engage with.?




In comparing American and British movies, Friedmann says that


American films use more [than European films] pictures than dialog, and that film


editors will leave a gap in a scene that the audience gets to fill in, making them ?active


participants, instead of passively watching.?


Friedmann also says that ?leaving this gap also gives the composer much more room


to use music, and as we know, music is a much stronger way of connecting


emotionally than words, and since your job is to try and create that emotional


connection, you should.?


Julian Friedmann is co-owner of the Blake


Friedmann Literary Agency Do these ideas sound familiar?


? ?Repetition in music makes us imaginary participants rather than passive listeners.?


? ?In fact, part of what it means to listen to something musically is to participate


imaginatively.? What is TED?


Technology, Entertainment and Design


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas,


usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18


minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference


where Technology, Entertainment and Design


converged, and today covers almost all topics ?


from science to business to global issues ? in more


than 100 languages. © 2016 Cliff Adams 9 BASIC STORYTELLING


?To tell a story effectively, you plant information and it pays off ? there is a beginning, a


middle, and an end. In a bad story, there is a beginning , a muddle, and an end.? ? Julian


Friedmann ?????




??????? Aristotle described a 3-point formula for storytelling 2,500 years ago that is still effective:


?? 1. Pity ?? 2. Fear ?? ??? 3. Catharsis ?? ?????? ?? ????? ?? ?? ????? ????????? 1. You make the character in your story undergo some ?undeserved misfortune? and


you get Pity. This enables the audience to emotionally connect with the




2. Once the writer establishes this control over the audience, he then puts the


character into worse and worse and worse situations, and because of the


emotional connection the audience feels Fear.


3. When the character is released from the situation that they are in, the audience


experiences a Catharsis. VOCABULARY




noun, plural catharses


1. the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, such


as tragedy or music.


2. Medicine/Medical. purgation.


3. Psychiatry.


psychotherapy that encourages or permits the discharge of pent-up, socially unacceptable affects.


discharge of pent-up emotions so as to result in the alleviation of symptoms or the permanent relief of the


condition. © 2016 Cliff Adams 10 Great jeopardy! © 2016 Cliff Adams 11 ?The catharsis is the result, not of any intellectual activity, but of chemicals being released


in the bloodstream, notably one called, phenethylamine, a.k.a. P.E.A. Julian Friedmann Now, in addition to brain activity induced by Repetition, we have another biological notion to


consider ? the release of a chemical into our bloodstream by our own bodies, as we react emotionally to


viewing a film, reading a story, or listening to a song. © 2016 Cliff Adams 12 No one wants to be sad. So why do we love listening to sad songs so much?




A team of psychologists from the Free University of Berlin in Germany decided to investigate the science behind the lure of the melancholy tune by analyzing how they make


us feel. They gathered data from 772 participants, including 408 from Europe and the rest from Asia, and North America. Each participant was asked to respond to a survey


about how often they listen to sad music, what kinds of situations prompted them to do so, and how they feel when they?re listening to it. "Prolactin is the chemical that is used to help curb grief because it's also released during basic human activities - like when we eat, when women ovulate or breastfeed and


(perhaps most importantly) when we have sex,? says David Taylor Sloan at


So sad music actually activates a chemical that diminishes your grief - suggesting that being sad (and listening to sad music to get there) has deep evolutionary benefits. © 2016 Cliff Adams 13 Publishing in the journal PLOS One, the researchers found that ?a wide range of


complex and partially positive emotions, such as nostalgia, peacefulness, tenderness, transcendence, and


wonder,? were brought out in the participants by sad music. The data revealed that nostalgia was the most


prevalent emotion, brought out in over 76 percent of the participants, while peacefulness came in second


place at 57.5 percent. © 2016 Cliff Adams 14 Published in the journal PLOS One SEE OTHER CHARTS © 2016 Cliff Adams 15 "Needed Me" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna from her eighth studio


album, Anti. It was written by Rihanna, Brittany Hazard, Charles Hinshaw and Derrus Rachel together with its


producer DJ Mustard and its co-producers Twice as Nice and Frank Dukes.


The song impacted the urban radio stations on March 30, 2016, as a follow up single from Anti together with


"Kiss It Better". Afterwards, Def Jam released ?Needed Me? to mainstream radio. "Needed Me" is a mello


dubstep-flavored electro-R&B song that contains a downtempo and loose production with synthetic sounds,


and elements of electro bubble. The song's lyrics discuss romantic rejection with some critics identifying a




The video for ?Needed Me? is directed by Harmony Korine and features nudity and a depiction of Rihanna


committing a murder. REMEMBER ? It?s ONLY A MOVIE! It is very popular, and given the awful, excruciating


boredom of the song itself, the prurience of the video likely accounts for the song?s popularity. Prurient


having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters:


"she'd been the subject of much prurient curiosity"


synonyms: salacious · licentious · voyeuristic · lascivious © 2016 Cliff Adams 16 Needed Me




Mustard on the beat ho! You been rollin' around, shit I'm rollin up I was good on my own, that's the way it was Light and roll it up That's the way it was Break it down like a pound, shit was never us You was good on the low for a faded fuck Shit was never us On some faded love That's the real on the real, are you serious? Shit, what the fuck you complaining for? How you feel, how you feel? Feeling jaded huh? Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to ya Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to you Had some fun on the run though, I give it to ya Had some fun on the run though I give it to you But baby But baby Don't get it twisted (don't get it twisted) Don't get it twisted You was just another nigga on the hit list You was just another nigga on the hit list Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch Didn't they tell you that I was a savage Didn't they tell you that I was a savage Fuck your white horse and a carriage Fuck your white horse and a carriage Bet you never could imagine Bet you never could imagine Never told you you could have it Never told you you could have it


You needed me


You needed me Ooh (ooh) Ooh You needed me (you needed me) You needed me To feel a little more, and give a little less To feel a little more, and give a little less Know you hate to confess Know you hate to confess But baby ooh, you needed me But baby ooh, you needed me © 2016 Cliff Adams Songwriters: Dijon McFarlane, Lewis Hughes, Te Warbrick, Adam


Feeney, Nick Audino, Brittany Hazard, Charles Hinshaw, Khaled Rohaim,


Roby Fenty


© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music


Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC 17 Some writers point to the ?feminist message? in Rihanna?s ?Needed Me.? If it?s there, it?s buried under a sex/money/violence


fantasy that finds the bottom of the underbelly of society. Images of money-worshipping pothead men and women as sex


animals abound. Frankly, it?s too explicit for my taste. [explicit - stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or


doubt. There is no GAP for the audience to fill in].


I like a good story/movie as much as the next man ? I read about 50 books a year and I watch mysteries on TV. I even had a story


published. I am reminded of famed American author John Updike, who was once asked why he put sex scenes in his novels. He


replied that his readers expected realistic characters in his stories, so he put sex in there so he wouldn?t disappoint his readers. Updike also wrote:


?It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.?


?Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ?


?Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.?


What bothers me about this gem from Rihanna is that her target audience ? and she aggressively markets her brand ? is 16-28


year-old girls. SEE TARGET AUDIENCE blog


Of course, UC students are mature, discerning, smart young adults who are not going to be influenced by a song, video or film or


feel compelled to act out.


As a service, I have supplied some information for women who are inspired by Rihanna?s message. SEE the next slide © 2016 Cliff Adams 18 © 2016 Cliff Adams 19 So, WHAT IS Rihanna SAYING? "They won't be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft," she said of modern men in her


VF interview. "That's what we're dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for


that, but I won't. I will wait forever if I have to ... but that's OK. You have to be screwed over


enough times to know, but now I'm hoping for more than these guys can actually give.? It begs the question: Are some young men so afraid of looking ?soft? that they take on a lifestyle of


self-defeating stupidity? © 2016 Cliff Adams 20 Video Review: Rihanna Goes Savage On New ?Needed Me? Video


?Soft Porn, or Music Video?? I don?t think the music or the lyrics is of any standard that deserves serious consideration in a collegelevel discussion. But the song dominates the charts. Why? Well, here is one possible explanation: you can BUY YOUTUBE HITS.


AND: From the TARGET AUDIENCE blog - A target audience helps make your work stronger. In Rihanna?s


case, she would like to remain a style icon and be a well known name in fashion. She wants to inspire people with


her fashion and help them to be as creative and free as she is. That molds her audience into a young adult


demographic and also those who listen to her music which stretches to the teen demographic. So Rihanna should


be ideally trying to form a connection with her fans between the age of 16-28. That is a wide age group with


obvious differences that emerge between those ages such as jobs and amount of freedom they have but their


elements of creativity are still the same. The major online store Etsy wrote speaking about selecting your


target audience said simply, ?A target market is a group of characteristics, not a person.? Rihanna?s personality is


her brand and she must find a way to connect all those qualities with the fans that share them with her, that will be


how her influence will last and make her fashion career successful. A website about start up fashion businesses


states, ?So hands down, you need to know who your market is, their age range, male or female or both, what


activities or hobbies they are into, what trends are they easily attracted too, how quickly do they adapt to new


styles, are they willing to spend a lot or a little money, where do they currently shop, etc.? Rihanna will be able to


attract her fan base using her music but she must find away too make it more connectable to her demographic. © 2016 Cliff Adams 21 Broccoli D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty


Ain't no tellin' what I'm finna be on


I'm beyond all that fuck shit, hey


Hey lil' mama would you like to be my sunshine?


Nigga touch my gang we gon' turn this shit to Columbine


Ice on my neck cost me 10 times 3


30,000 dollars for a nigga to get free


I just hit Rodéo and I spent like 10 Gs


I just did a show and spent the check on my mama


When I go on vacay I might rent out the Bahamas


And I keep like 10 phones, damn I'm really never home


All these niggas clones tryna copy what I'm on


Nigga get your own, tryna pick a nigga bone


Weight tip the scale, boy I had a good day


Metro PCS trappin' boy I'm making plays


50 shades of grey, beat that pussy like Hulk Hogan


I know you know my slogan, if I ain't 'bout guap I'm gone


Niggas hatin' 'cause I'm chosen from the concrete I had rose


Shawty starin' at my necklace cause my diamonds really froze


Put that dick up in her pussy bet she feel it in her toes


I'm a real young nigga from the 6 throwing bows


I'm a real young nigga from the 6 throwing bows


Real young nigga from the 6 throwing bows Ain't no tellin' what I'm finna be on


I'm beyond all that fuck shit


Ain't no tellin' what I'm finna be on


Said I'm beyond all that fuck shit Rapper face, dread headed


Golden diamond teeth wearing


They just mad 'cause I got that cheese bitch I keep dairy


Turnt up in the party getting lit to Yachty


With a Spanish Barbie word to my mami I got companies and Pesos


I got people on my payroll


She don't do it 'less I say so


I don't smoke if it ain't fuego


I just sauce 'em up like Prego


Fettuchini with Alfredo


All I wanted was the fame and every game they made on Sega


I was 5 or 6 years old when I had told myself ok you're special


But I treat you like my equal never lesser


I was 26 years old when we had dropped this one amazing record


Had the world stepping


That's what I call epic In the middle of the party bitch get off me


In the cut I'm rolling up my broccoli


Ya I know your baby mama fond of me


All she want to do is smoke that broccoli


Whispered in my ear she trying to leave with me


(She wanna fuck)


Said that I can get that pussy easily


(I'm gonna fuck)


Said I can hit that shit so greasily


I'm a dirty dog I did it sleazily Couple summers later I got paper


I acquired taste for salmon on a bagel


With the capers on a square plate


At the restaurant with the why you got to stare face


To know I either ball or I record over the snare and bass








© PULSE PUBLISHING In the middle of the party bitch get off me


In the cut I'm rolling up my broccoli


Ya I know your baby mama fond of me


All she want to do is smoke that broccoli


Whispered in my ear she trying to leave with me


Said that I can get that pussy easily


Said that I can hit that shit so greasily


I'm a dirty dog I did it sleazily © 2016 Cliff Adams 22 Coined by Vallejo based rapper E-40, broccoli is slang for marijuana


i don't need no doctor


I don't need no shrink


all i need is broccoli


and a forty ounce to drink


smoking that broccoli now © 2016 Cliff Adams 23 Well, I cannot think of a better anti-pot testament than this idiotic song and video. I like a good joke. I get it. What


I?d like to know is: How many times ? decades ? will this joke be funny? And how did this mindless junk make the


Billboard charts? Bonus points to anyone who can find the answer. ? Adams Meet D.R.A.M., the Virginia Artist Who Stopped Following the Rules of Rap and Had One Epic Summer


Lawrence Burney Oct 8 2014, 9:00am © 2016 Cliff Adams 24


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