JAZZ KINGS

A (not real) drama set in 1920’s Harlem, New York during the influx of the Harlem Renaissance, gangsters, prohibition, suffrage, and the Jazz age.

invertediris:

Drew mahdmwozelle’s OC, Ruby from Jazz Kings! I loved with her design so I wanted to see if I surprise Rachel. 

(ruby’s actually turdlewexler's oc) but this is still amazing???????????

invertediris:

Drew mahdmwozelle’s OC, Ruby from Jazz Kings! I loved with her design so I wanted to see if I surprise Rachel. 

(ruby’s actually turdlewexler's oc) but this is still amazing???????????

randomsyncrazy:

best friends, worst people

randomsyncrazy:

best friends, worst people

youngearlgrey:

So isitscary and brandos and a few of some other awesome people on tumblr have this majorly cool idea for a tv show called Jazz Kings, and it literally the most awesome idea in the whole world. Picture 1920’s Harlem. Awesome characters. A plot line with actual substance as opposed to the “Two and a Half Men” crap that’s on tv at the moment. And you’ve got just the basis of this amazing idea.
Anyway, so despite this drawing lacking 1) a creative pose and 2) actual, nice linework, this is kinda my input for a character that is sort of still unnamed as yet. But she’d be a real tomboy, the kind of person that doesn’t take smack from anybody. Isitscary suggested that she’d also have a super feminine name to contrast with that, and I think that’d be hilarious! She’s sort of inspired by Audrey from the amazingly underrated Disney movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and partly one of the characters from the Lackadaisy cats comic thingy that’s huge on the internet.
So I’m pretty much just uploading this to give some spotlight on this Jazz Kings idea which needs to be produced ASAP and if I don’t see it on my tv in the next five years, I’d be bitterly disappointed.

youngearlgrey:

So isitscary and brandos and a few of some other awesome people on tumblr have this majorly cool idea for a tv show called Jazz Kings, and it literally the most awesome idea in the whole world. Picture 1920’s Harlem. Awesome characters. A plot line with actual substance as opposed to the “Two and a Half Men” crap that’s on tv at the moment. And you’ve got just the basis of this amazing idea.

Anyway, so despite this drawing lacking 1) a creative pose and 2) actual, nice linework, this is kinda my input for a character that is sort of still unnamed as yet. But she’d be a real tomboy, the kind of person that doesn’t take smack from anybody. Isitscary suggested that she’d also have a super feminine name to contrast with that, and I think that’d be hilarious! She’s sort of inspired by Audrey from the amazingly underrated Disney movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and partly one of the characters from the Lackadaisy cats comic thingy that’s huge on the internet.

So I’m pretty much just uploading this to give some spotlight on this Jazz Kings idea which needs to be produced ASAP and if I don’t see it on my tv in the next five years, I’d be bitterly disappointed.

(Source: youngearlgrey)

missturdle:

JAZZ KINGS a drama set in 1920’s Harlem New York during the influx of the Harlem Renaissance, the upswing of gangsters, prohibition, and suffrage, following Evelyn “Evie” Holmes [Zoe Saldana], as she navigates her new life in the city, where she quickly becomes beguiled by the new Jazz scene and the world of the men who run it…

I’ve got this whole concept where Evie is from Louisiana, but wants to try her luck as a real New Yorker cosmopolitan kinda gal, and so she legs it to Harlem and gets herself a job and a crappy tiny apartment with a few other girls, and meets some really glam dolls who lend her things so she can go dancing (because she’s so obsessed with work and they just wanna show her a good time) and she learns to loosen up and becomes a bit of a rebellious flapper since she’s away from her parents and she makes friends with Zhang Ziyi’s character who was working as maybe a waitress or something and they just get it and how people are bringing them down and they bemoan working and Evie meets the Jazz scene boys, with different groups and their followers vying to be the Jazz King, and there is sneaky alcohol consumption and mafia, and ~trendy~ white people who try to move in on the scene but mostly cause problems and the white ladies are always chatting about suffrage but they really only care about themselves for the most part and their new ability to vote. People have intense literary discussions and talk about Langston Hughes or Zora Neale Hurston or Dorothy Parker if you’re gettin’ outta Harlem and Warren G Harding scandalizes everyone then DIES, Calvin Coolidge gets elected, people listen to the radio for news. Also people are dropping dead of wood grain alcohols smuggled in as drinking liquors and sometimes people get bumped off if you know what I mean~ and there would be a lot of sex because progressivism.

IT’S THE BEE’S KNEES.

…In my fake TV show, I’m having Zhang Ziyi. Fight me.

Jazz Kings 1 | Jazz Kings 2 | Jazz Kings Tumblr

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jhenne-bean:

randomsyncrazy:

life before the age of the besties before testies code was a dark, violent time

oh my god xD

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randomsyncrazy:

woah kids

i think i should like do this quote-unquote lineup properly sometime but i’m just gonna leave this here because i can’t depend on myself to get anything done in a timely fashion

the guys are so much fun to draw

like

frick

randomsyncrazy:

hey you guys remember jazz kings?
yeah me neither

randomsyncrazy:

hey you guys remember jazz kings?

yeah me neither

“What has always struck Black observers of this phenomenon isn’t just the irony of white America fiending for Blackness when it once debated whether Africans even had souls. It’s also the way They have always tried to erase the Black presence from whatever Black thing They took a shine to: jazz, blues, rock and roll, doo-wop, swingdancing, cornrowing, antidisimanation (sic) politics, attacking Dead Men, you name it.

Readers of Black music history are often struck by the egregious turns of public relations puffery that saw Paul Whiteman crowned the King of Swing in the 1920s, Benny Goodman anointed the King of Jazz in the 1930s, Elvis Presley propped up as the King of Rock and Roll in the 1950s, and Eric Clapton awarded the title of the world’s greatest guitar player (ostensibly of the blues) in the 1960s. Whatever Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, B. B. King, and other African-American pioneers thought about these coronations, they seem to have wisely kept between pursed lips—at least until Little Richard declared himself “the architect of rock and roll” rather than announce the winner at a late-eighties Grammy Awards ceremony. The same market forces that provided Caucasian imitators maximum access to American audiences through the most lucrative radio, concert, and recording contracts of the day also fed out whatever crumbs Black artists could hope for in the segregated American entertainment business.”

—   Greg Tate (via wretchedoftheearth)

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randomsyncrazy:

i was feeling pretty bummed out over how much of a failure i was
but now
i’m still pretty bummed out

randomsyncrazy:

i was feeling pretty bummed out over how much of a failure i was

but now

i’m still pretty bummed out