I remember I wrote in one of my write up's "Whenever you see Clifton Powell in some shit outside the Friday movies you know you about to watch some bullshit." This was in my "True Life: I'm a Silkk the Shocker Fan" article. A fucking classic article I might add. Niggas slept on that one. It's one of my favorite creations.
I'm watching "Next Friday" and of course I'm laughing my ass off like the shit just came out yesterday and I thought to myself "This nigga Clifton Powell is a legend." This is not for play play. I'm dead ass serious. Clifton Powell is a top 5 actor of all time. Not just amongst black actors. I'm talking every actor in the history of acting. He's in Denzel Washington territory as an untouchable.
I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. I was kinda wrong about that statement I made above in a previous article. We'll get to the "kinda" later but the fact that this man has not been honored is fucking blasphemous. B.E.T? What the fuck are y'all waiting on? Where's the lifetime achievement award? Actually fuck the award just show this man some love! Y'all played damn near all his movies for 3 decades on your channel.
How the fuck Jennifer Aniston has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame but Clifton Powell doesn't? First off fuck that show "Friends" they bit off "Living Single" and Living Single was a way better show by the way.
Name one movie with Jennifer Aniston in it that was better because of her performance. ZERO! Pinky MADE "Next Friday." Clifton Powell impacts the films he's in.
It is a damn shame that Clifton Powell is not praised more within the black community or just in general. We've all sinned. We need to praise our legends while they're still here with us. What if he just passes away one day? Watch how many people come out claiming he was the GOAT. They never love you until you're gone. Well I'm not waiting anymore. Clifton Powell is the GOAT and I'm celebrating right now on PoliteAsFlannels.
Why Clifton Powell > Any Actor.
This man is going on 3 decades of work and NO ONE IS SAYING SHIT!!!! HOW??? The man is still relevant after 30 years. 30 years in one of the most brutal professions ever as a black man. How is that not special? Tell me! Think of some shit that last 30 years. Yeah, some things are supposed to last 30 years but they don't.
FUCK IT, I'M IN.
If you look at Clifton's career it's not off base to think that Clifton will literally act in any movie as long as he's paid. He's been in some awful movies and it makes you wonder did he even read the script for the shit before signing up?
But the more I thought about it the more it became clear to me that Clifton Powell is just the most confident mothafucka walking the planet. He doesn't give a fuck if the movie is good or not because HE'S CLIFTON FUCKING POWELL THE GREATEST ACTOR WE'VE EVER SEEN!
So when I say it's kinda true that if we see him then we about to see some bullshit I'm meaning he takes damn near any role so every movie won't be a home run. He was in a movie with Steve Urkel called "Who Made The Potato Salad." Yeah, enough said.
An awful movie can't do shit to Clifton Powell though. His legacy is solidified. He's the Teflon Don of Hollywood. Any other black man playing in that many bad movies career would've been over unless if they were white. Just look at Adam Sandler. That boy ain't had a good movie since Waterboy and he worth 300 milli. Clifton Powell is the exception.
HE GIVES RAPPERS HOPE
Without Clifton Powell these rap niggas wouldn't have movies. When a rapper decides he doesn't want to just rap anymore and he or she wants to act who's the first person they're calling? Clifton Powell.
A rapper's movie ain't shit without Clifton Powell. If a rapper announces a movie one of the first questions I'm asking.... "Is Clifton Powell in it?"
When I saw the new Tupac movie trailer and I saw Clifton Powell in it, I knew we're about to have a classic on our hands. You know something hilarious and memorable is about to take place in that movie cause he in it.
This man has hood classics on his resume
- Dead Presidents
- Menace II Society
- Deep Cover
- House Party (Brief Cameo)
- Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Hot Boyz (I don't give a fuck this movie is so bad that it's great)
- Next Friday
- Friday After Next
He's been in blockbuster films. He's been in a film that won an Oscar. He's been in television movies. He's been in television shows. Video games. He's done voice overs. He has every type of film on his resume. Great ones. Bad ones. Average ones.
THE NIGGA WAS IN 3 NINJAS! ..... 3 FUCKIN NINJAS! HE WORKED WITH THE FELLOW LEGENDS ROCKY, COLT, AND TUM TUM. PUT SOME RESPECT ON CLIFTON POWELL'S NAME IMMEDIATELY!
He can play a scumbag nigga. A great nigga. A funny ass nigga. A serious nigga. Dude has underrated acting range that doesn't get talked about. The man even played Martin Luther King Jr. C'mon bruh he was in Selma before Selma.
The man is one of the greatest in history. Give him his props and be thankful for the gems he's given us for almost 30 years. My last name Powell too so he might be my uncle or some shit. Show my fam respect brah.