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"Call Me James" The 15 Best Lines From Episode 301 Of 'Power'

In the season opener, Tommy assumes the role as number one, while Ghost learns he still has unfinished business to tend to.

With bruises on his face and a new-found freedom in his walk, Ghost reemerges in the Power Season Three opener confident he's said goodbye to his drug dealing past. After his murderous killing spree at the end of Season Two--which left Lobos bleeding out on a prison floor, Kanan up in flames and his entire drug syndicate either in the wind or dead--Ghost can finally focus on Club Truth.

And while Ghost and Angela play house, Tommy must now stall one connect in order to get product from another as he assumes the trifecta role of enforcer, organizer and distributor. Tommy must abide by the rules of the streets or suffer the lethal consequence Lobos--for the second time--makes clear.

As he maintains his name is James and not Ghost, Mr. St. Patrick dusts off the crumbs leftover from his days of pushing powdered substances. He's a legit businessman now, with legit, legal concerns and wants to be referred to as James, not his blood-lustful alter ego. Everything is everything, for Mr. St. Patrick until he learns he didn't tie up all his loose ends.

Check out the 15 best lines from Power, Episode 301 "Call Me James."

1) "When's the re-up coming? Where the f** is Ghost?"

Now that Ghost and Tommy have parted ways, Tommy must now be both executioner and business man. While his distributors question when their re-up is coming, they also wonder where's Ghost.

2) "It ain't like slinging dope. Drugs sell themselves. Legit sh*t takes more work, more finesse." Ghost.

While Tommy flies solo, Dre becomes Ghost's new number two and must now learn the rules of working a 9-to-5, the first of which is knowing that running a club requires skills that selling drugs simply did not.

3) "Another thing, when we're here, use your real name. When you cross that doorway here, you're Andre. And forget Ghost. Call me James." James St. Patrick.

In James St. Patrick's mind, his murderous past at the end of Season Two also included his former drug-dealing self. Mr. St. Patrick is legit. He's a business man, and no reminder of his former life will be tolerated or allowed.

4) "And I think I'm used to more space." James St. Patrick

James and Angela finally got what they always wanted: each other. Yet during the weekend getaways to Miami, or sexy hotel rendezvous, they didn't imagine the day-to-day which included fighting for space in the mirror, or for space in a cramped-one bedroom apartment. The fantasy of their relationship is over and now the reality has set in.

5) "I'm ready to meet them, when you're ready for that, whenever that is." Angela 

As Angela and Jamie get ready for work, Angela informed James she wants to meet his children, an admission that renders James speechless and further reminds him of how grave his decision was to split his family a part.

6) "I figure since you not f**king with Tommy anymore you need someone in that shotgun seat." Dre.

Andre can wear the suits, but Andre doesn't want the life. After holding a gun to Tommy's head during Ghost's time of need, Kanan's former protege assumed he's would pick up right where Tommy left off only to be proven wrong by James' standoffish attitude.

7) "You thought wrong. Lobos woke up. He's stable. So we're proceeding with the case." Mike Sandoval.

Angela hoped her superior, Mike Sandoval would grant her a transfer, "a fresh start" she claims, and uses Gregory Knox's return after his suspension--a suspension that she caused--as leverage. Sandoval denies her request because Lobos survived his attack, meaning James' life maybe in danger.

8) "My face looks like this because I killed Kanan." Ghost

Ghost visits Tasha to tell her he's out the game. He's focused on his business and that he knows Kanan was the one who killed Shawn, but honored Shawn's life (and removed a thorn from his side) by killing Kanan...or so he thinks.

9) "Apparently they seized all my assets and I can't even afford to pay my gardner in Polanco. Emmanuel does amazing things with roses but not for free." Lobos.

While Lobos recovers from several stab wounds inside a hospital, he questions why he isn't on a flight to Mexico, and more importantly why he doesn't have any money to pay his precious gardner.

10) "And not on Sundays. I'm a little busy on Sundays." Priest.

While Lobos' drugs remains embargoed, Tommy must use his gift of gab to ensure that when the shipment does arrive, his clientele will distribute them. He visits a few Asians, Latinos and oddly a priest who informs Tommy he's a little tied up on Sundays.

 

11) "It's the hood, baby. Situations can change at the drop of a dime." Tasha.

Ghost and Tasha take their first stab at co-parenting as they lie to their children about what happened to Shawn. They blame his misfortune on old friends from the hood and conveniently leave out the fact that it was his father, Uncle Kanan who actually pulled the trigger.

12) "Well then, I better go do a pick up down on Elizabeth." Julio

As far as anyone is concerned Lobos is dead. Yet when Julio goes to Truth to ask Ghost why he isn't around to control Tommy, Julio unintentionally reveals he's going to pick up weight from Lobos' old spot, informing Ghost there's a bounty on his head.

13) Ghost ain't coming back. I'm number one now and you could be number two but you ain't never gonna second guess me again. Either you in or you out." Tommy

As Tommy begins to gain his footing as the boss, Julio questions his method and approach, which almost gets him killed.  Yet, while Tommy still doesn't understand how to fully conduct business, he makes sure Julio knows second guessing his decision making won't be tolerated.

14) "Holly, I got you that sh*tty pan pizza you like," Tommy.

Lobos made it clear at the end of Season Two he could be his sole distributor, but he must first kill Ghost. Not one to repeat himself, Tommy comes home with pizza only to see his beloved dog's neck slit. A clear warning from Lobos it was the dog now, it might be his Holly next.

15) "Tommy, we need to talk man....It's Ghost."

After professing he was out of the game and instructed Dre and Tasha to call him James, upon learning Lobos is alive he calls his one time brother in hopes their bond isn't completely broken.

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50 Cent And Kenya Barris Developing TV Series Based On 'The 50th Law'

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is teaming up with actor and director Kenya Barris to create a television series based on Jackson's New York Times bestseller, The 50th Law, co-written by author Robert Greene. The Power executive producer and black-ish creator will join forces to create an original show that will stream on Netflix. No word on its premiere date or who has been cast for the series.

In true, 50 Cent fashion, Jackson took to his official Instagram to celebrate and share the news. "Netflix now you know this is a problem, Kenya Barris is no joke," reads his post's caption. "And if me and you ain’t cool, you ain’t gonna make it. 😆Let’s work! 💣Boom🔥 🚦GreenLight Gang #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #bottlerover"

Jackson will serve as co-producer by way of his G-Unit Film & Television company which has a hand in Starz's Power Book II: Ghost and ABC's For Life. Barris will work alongside his #blackAF co-executive producer Hale Rothstein for the pilot and show's script under his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.

Speaking of Khalabo Ink Society, Barris' and his company will have a hand in a couple of upcoming projects: Kid Cudi's upcoming adult animated music series, Entergalactic and MGM's upcoming biopic on the career and life of comedy legend, Richard Pryor.

Fif's G-Unit Film & Television imprint, more original programming is on the way: Power Book III: Raising Kanan premieres this summer and Black Mafia Family has begun shooting its series debut. His current shows —Power Book II; and For Life—have been renewed for another season on Starz and ABC, respectively.

Jackson and Greene's The 50th Law is a semi-autobiographical book that tackles lessons around fearlessness and strategy while including inspiring stories from 50 Cent's life and tales from notable historical figures. It went on to be a New York Times Bestseller in 2009.

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Questlove Is Directing A Sly Stone Documentary

The Roots' own Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will be directing a documentary about the life of Sly Stone, founding member of legendary funk band, Sly and the Family Stone.

The untitled feature film "follows the story of the influential artist, king of funk, and fashion icon Sly Stone, a musician who was breaking all the rules at a time when doing so was extremely challenging, even dangerous. The pressure of explosive mainstream pop success and the responsibility of representing Black America forced him to walk the fine line of impossible expectations."

“It goes beyond saying that Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA," said Questlove in a press release. "....it’s a black musician’s blueprint....to be given the honor to explore his history and legacy is beyond a dream for me.”

“Sly’s influence on popular music and culture as a whole is immeasurable, and what his career represents is a parable that transcends time and place,” expressed Amit Dey, Head of MRC Non-Fiction. “Questlove’s vision, sensitivity and reverence brings the urgency that Sly’s story and music deserve, and we’re excited to be working with him to bring Sly’s story to life.”

The project will mark the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist's second directorial project (see his Sundance award-winning Summer of Soul) by way of his Two One Five Entertainment production company. Award-winning actor and rapper Common will serve as an executive producer via his Star Child Productions along with Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone via ID8 Multimedia. Derik Murray and Brian Gersh of Network Entertainment will serve as producers with Zarah Zohlman and Shawn Gee as producing partners.

The film's official title and release date has not been announced.

Earlier today in partnership with BET Digital and Sony Music's “This Is Black” Black History Month campaign, an animated music video for the group's 1968 hit single, "Everyday People." Revisit the classic song down below.

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FX's 'Hip-Hop Uncovered' Shows How Big U, Deb Antney, Haitian Jack, Bimmy & Trick Trick Hustled The Game With Street Savvy

Rarely do the strong survive long enough to tell their story in their own words, so bear witness to some of the most notorious deal makers and street shakers in FX's new docu-series Hip-Hop Uncovered. Hailing from hardcore locations all over the map, California's Eugene "Big U" Henley, Queens, New York siblings James "Bimmy" Antney and Deb Antney, Detroit's Trick Trick and Brooklyn's infamous Haitian Jack, represent the mind and the muscle of the rap world's background boss section, where the real money and moves are made.

After last week's two-episode debut (Feb. 12th) of a six-episode season, we have the cast member's thoughts on what it was like taping the show and why they participated in the series. Remember, these storied behind the scenes executives are normally in the background, but are now telling their important stories that weave their importance in the industry that shapes the world...hip-hop.“A true dime is steel-heavier than a dollar.” Watch Hip-Hop Uncovered Fridays at 10 pm ET on FX.

Deb Antney: "By doing the show, it was very therapeutic. I’ve opened up and let you get a glance of what is in my Pandora’s box. I’ve shed pounds, even inches. I’m truly grateful I’m here to tell any part of my story. Now get ready for my book Unmanageable Me.

The show allowed me to showcase my truth the way it needed to be told. The Debra Antney way!

Being Debra Antney was not always glitter or gold. Like most, I went through some things. I was defiantly a product of my environment, it made me who I am today! I always knew how to get myself to the top and that’s exactly what I did. Thank you for being a part of my journey."

 

 

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Big U: "I loved filming this show. It brought up so many memories going back to the house I grew up in, remembering those special moments with family. It was fun to sort of relive my past, but the best part was really seeing my evolution. I’m such a different man today than I was back then. I feel good that the world will get to see the person I’ve become. I did it because for the first time, I knew I could be in full control of my own story, especially since I’m an Executive Producer on the series."

 

 

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Trick Trick: "[Taping the series was] weird as f---!! Because, I’m not used to that type of attention. I’m very private, but oddly enough, it was somewhat... refreshing!

[I did the show] because Big U called.”

Bimmy:

"Well, I choose to do the series because I was told who was involved from the cast to an all-Black production. Taping was like me living my past all over again and we show[ed] the world how we really lived and the things we went through."

Haitian Jack: "Taping the series, to me, was definitely a great experience.  Everybody that was on there, [producers] Oby, Rashidi and everyone else were very polite to everyone and we got everything we asked for.  When you have a crew like that, it makes it really easy for you to work with it.

[I did the show because] I like when they started to say, 'Let’s dig back into the past,' because that’s what my life is all about, the past.  The fact that Big U came up with it and hit me up with it is another reason because I respect what he is doing out there with the kids and his foundation. So I didn’t mind teaming up with him and everybody else, Deb and Trick Trick, Bimmy. I think we have a great cast and I’m proud to be a part of it.  I think we did it because we all knew where hip-hop came from because we lived it.  We wasn’t just some people who just popped up out of nowhere and started blogging about it. We were there.  We watched the deaths, we watched the lifetime prison sentences.  We lost a lot of friends to death and prison. We all lived it.  They are going to get a good account of what went on in the 70s and 80s."

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