Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man is outraged over a copyright clause banning the group's new album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin from release for almost 90 years. The hip-hop stars plan to sell just one copy of the 31-track record, which took five years to make, and fans had hoped the owner will eventually release the tracks to a wider audience.
However, the band's producer Cilvaringz has claimed a clause in the conditions of sale will ban the owner from releasing the music publicly and profiting from its content for 88 years, and Method Man is furious about the loophole.
He tells XXL Magazine, "I'm tired of this s**t and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. F**k that album, if that's what they are doing... Give it to the people, if they want to hear the s**t, let them have it. Give it away free. I don't give a f**k; that ain't making nobody rich or poor.
"Give the f**king music out. Stop playing with the public, man. This is ridiculous. 88 years, really? If that s**t is true, that s**t is stupid."
The record will be sold online by auction house Paddle8 and is expected to make millions.
Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry and Toby Keith are set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015. Tragic Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia and his frequent collaborator Robert Hunter will also be feted, as will country songwriter/producer Bobby Braddock and late blues star Willie Dixon.
Songwriters Hall of Fame President & CEO Linda Moran says, "Our 2015 lineup of inductees represents the rich diversity of American musical styles - Rock, Country, Blues and Pop - that have captivated the world over the past six decades. Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognisable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless."
The Class of 2015 will be honoured at the organisation's 46th annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City on 18 June (15).
Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds were among the artists who missed out on inductions after being shortlisted for the honour in October (14).
The Songwriters Hall of Fame features the likes of Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen.
Outspoken hip-hop star Azealia Banks has called on black Americans to penalise the country's powerful, super-rich DeWolf family for the slave crimes of their ancestors. The 23 year old posted an article about the family's slave links on social media on Friday (26Dec14) and called on African-Americans to track down the descendants and make them pay reparations.
The DeWolf family's ancestors reportedly traded slaves for 50 years until 1820.
The Chasing Time hitmaker took to Twitter.com and raged, "I wonder where the descendants of the DeWolf family are today. they should all have their houses burned and their finances seized. This generation of young black kids needs to make a CONCERTED effort to seek out living descendants of major slave trading families. They Owe us Money."
She added, "Jews and Native Americans all got reparations because they organized... Aetna (health insurance company), New York Life Insurance Company, and (investment group) JP Morgan and Chase (bank) all have deep connections to the Slave trade, and are... still holding on to that capital. They used the money they made from our flesh and blood to fund the Industrial revolution."
She went on to urge fans not to "get distracted with reality tv and rap music and fashion and all that other dumb s**t", adding, "We are the children of the people who perished in the name of modern capitalism and we deserve a piece of that f**king pie. I would give up my music career to fight for reparations. To even the score once and for all."
DeWolf family patriarch James DeWolf is featured prominently in a 2008 documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, which describes the clan's major role in the United States slave trade.
Have you ever been a particular mood that you can watch only one movie to relieve it? We've certainly been there.
1. When you feel like your life is just really tough:
Watch: The Hunger Games. Feeling better about your life yet?
2. When you really wish you had a long-lost twin:
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Watch: The Parent Trap (1998).
3. If you really feel like you need some time to think:
Watch: Atonement. How did that extra time work for you?
4. When you're in love with someone and secretly plan a life together:
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Watch: While You Were Sleeping. Maybe you embellished your life with them while they're in a coma, but we wont judge.
5. When you wish wish you were an elf but you're just a human:
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Watch: Elf. You cotton-headed-ninny-muggins you!
6. When you really just wish you were a human, but your dad (the King) says no:
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Watch: The Little Mermaid. But you're not going to listen to him, are you?
7. When you wish you could marry a rich man, but he thinks you're rich too (and you're really not):
Watch: Maid In Manhattan. Bonus points if you have an adorable child.
8. Or, alternatively you want to marry a guy but you're his wedding planner:
Watch: The Wedding Planner.
9. If you ever get the strong urge to move to Washington:
Watch: Twilight. Don't do it. Vampires.
10. When you think your life turned out terribly and accidentally travel back in time:
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Watch: 17 Again. But, in what world does Zac Efron turn into Matthew Perry? Yikes.
11. When you're trying to prove to someone you're able to handle big responsibilities:
Watch: Big Daddy. Kids aren't that hard, right?
12. When you wonder what it would be like to have fulfilled your childhood dream of hanging out with animals:
Watch: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. A grown up that saves animals? All our childhood dreams come true!
13. If you ever feel like your family is so crazy and no one understands you:
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Watch: August Osage County. Your family is probably pretty normal, now that you think about it.
14. When you're curious about what your toys do when you're not home:
Watch: Toy Story. Do they just lay there all day or...?
15. When you messed up at your job and are inches from being fired, so you decide you need to pull a huge stunt to save yourself:
Watch: White Chicks. Cause what says "I want to keep my job" better than dressing up as two spoiled white girls?
16. When you really feel like you just need some time to yourself:
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Watch: I Am Legend. Missing your "crazy" family yet?
17. When all of your friends are getting engaged this Christmas:
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Watch: 27 Dresses. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Rapper Iggy Azalea proved her sense of humour was fully intact on Friday (31Oct14) by dressing up as Shawn Wayans' drag character from his 2004 comedy White Chicks for Halloween.
Cruel critics have long compared the Fancy hitmaker's looks to those of brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans in drag, and Snoop Dogg recently hit headlines for mocking Azalea by posting one of the Internet memes on his Instagram.com page. In the caption for the side-by-side snap, he wrote, "so we just gonna ignore that fact that iggy look like marlon from white chicks (sic)".
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The Australian star took issue with Snoop's post, which followed another featuring her with no make-up, and accused him of cyber bullying, but the rappers subsequently put the feud behind them with the help of Azalea's mentor, T.I. The 24 year old can now see the funny side of the fall out and on Friday, she embraced the comparisons in the spirit of Halloween.
Azalea covered her face in pale powder and donned a pink shirt, denim jacket and skirt, white gloves and a bad blonde wig to play Tiffany Wilson, the rich socialite Wayans' cop character Kevin Copeland transforms into for an undercover job with his brother, Marcus, portrayed by Marlon Wayans.
She recruited a pal to dress up as Marcus and together, the pair headed to Jennifer Lopez's Halloween bash in Los Angeles, where stars including Demi Lovato partied the night away.
The spook-tacular event also featured a flashmob dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller, led my a man dressed as the King of Pop in his iconic red leather jacket. Taking to Twitter.com on Saturday (01Nov14), Azalea wrote, "@JLo Your party was awesome last night! The dancers!"
Rapper Chief Keef has confirmed reports he has been dropped by bosses at Interscope Records. The embattled hip-hop star, real name Keith Cozart, has been faced with escalating legal problems over the past few years, including a warrant which was issued for his arrest in August (14) after he failed to appear at an Illinois court hearing relating to an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in March (14).
And in an effort to escape his legal woes in his native Chicago, the 19 year old relocated to Los Angeles this past summer (14) to be closer to his bosses at Interscope.
However, the move simply made matters worse for Keef, as tensions between him and label executives hit an all-time low as they argued over the direction of his career.
And on Tuesday (21Oct14), Keef took to Twitter.com and confirmed reports he had been dropped by posting a screen shot of a text conversation between himself and a friend, in which the hip-hop star wrote, "I been dropped for a week now."
He continues, "Laughing because to me I been Dropped. mfs (motherf**kers) ain't help me Pay no Mf (motherf**king) Bills... When (Interscope co-founder) Jimmy (Iovine) n (rapper Dr.) Dre left that’s when I said f**k Interscope! Big D**k style. that’s what I signed up for not this new staff!"
Chief Keef was signed to the label in 2012 and released his first album, Finally Rich, later that year.
Kate Bush has won rave reviews for her comeback concert, with critics hailing the singer's first show in 35 years as "spellbinding", "magical" and "wonderous". The reclusive singer made a return to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night (26Aug14), more than three decades after her last gig there in 1979 which effectively marked her retirement from live performance.
Bush's show, the first of 22 dates at the venue, has pulled in a slew of five-star reviews, with critics praising her innovative use of video montages, theatrical dance sequences, operatic performance art and even a mini-play featuring her 16-year-old son Bertie, who also sang with a choir on stage.
She thrilled the crowd with renditions of hits including Running Up That Hill, Hounds of Love, and King of the Mountain, as well as her epic The Ninth Wave.
Critics also revealed Bush's distinctive voice has not been dulled by her years away from the music scene, with Bernadette McNulty of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper writing, "Her voice was an undiminished roar, surprisingly rich and powerful after such a long break," adding, "There was something thrilling about seeing the often bonkers but still delightful imagination of Bush run free after all this time, apparently untouched by the frenetic pace of the digital world... Still childishly wondrous."
The Daily Mail's Jan Moir describes the show as "magical", adding, "Age has not withered our Kate, but the dancing acrobatics and histrionics of an earlier age were gone... Her voice still sounds terrific - although she no longer includes Wuthering Heights, her first and biggest hit, on her set list... Her music is still audacious and weird, but sometimes it is spellbindingly beautiful, too."
The Guardian's Alexis Petridis, who gives the show five stars out of five, writes, "Over the course of nearly three hours, Kate Bush's first gig for 35 years variously features dancers in lifejackets attacking the stage with axes and chainsaws; a giant machine that hovers above the auditorium... giant paper aeroplanes; a surprisingly lengthy rumination on sausages, vast billowing sheets manipulated to represent waves... and the singer herself being borne through the audience by dancers clad in costumes based on fish skeletons... Her voice too is in remarkable condition: she's note-perfect throughout."
Andy Gill of The Independent concludes, "It's quite stunning, undoubtedly the most ambitious, and genuinely moving, piece of theatrical pop ever seen on a British stage."
A number of celebrity fans were in the audience for Bush's first show, including Bjork, actress Gemma Arterton, and Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, who is credited with discovering the singer and helping her land her first record deal. Pop star Lily Allen was also at the gig and broke Bush's camera ban by snapping a picture of the stage and uploading it to her Twitter.com page.
Prior to the first show, Bush released a statement urging fans to leave their digital devices at home so they could "share in the experience together".
Once a year, we're treated to a cultural event unlike any other: the MTV Video Music Awards. Some of the moments from ceremonies past will live forever in our mind, from Chris Rock joking about Jennifer Lopez and her derrière's need for more than one limousine to Diana Ross jiggling Lil Kim's exposed breast. The show knows how to provoke controversy, and has thus remained a lightning rod for pop culture discussion since it began in 1984. This list isn't about the most controversial moments in the award show's history, but the most mesmerizing live performances it gave us (some of which, yes, surely did drum up some controversy).
1. Madonna - "Like A Virgin" 1984
Possibly one of the most iconic performances ever, period. Madonna's signature wedding dress and 'boy toy' belt are still synonymous with 80s pop culture, and it's all thanks to this performance. She rolls around on the floor quite suggestively, setting the tone for what we've come to expect from both the Queen of Pop and the VMAs.
2. Madonna - "Vogue" 1990
Madonna returned to the stage in 1990, decked out in Marie Antoinette-inspired clothing, and delivered this perfectly choreographed rendition of her classic "Vogue." Though completely covered as an 18th century aristocrat, Madge still managed to sexualize the performance by shoving faces into her bosom and lifting up her skirt to allow her backup dancers a peak beneath.
3. Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott - "Like A Virgin/Hollywood Medley" 2003
Now that's how you open an award show. Or is it? The downside of this majesty: it ended up being all anyone could talk about... for ten years. I don't think anything in VMAs history earned this must discussion until the dawn of Miley. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, at the time the two biggest pop stars around, having been so clearly influenced by Madonna, took to the stage to pay homage to her 1984 VMA performance only to be joined by the Queen herself. As everyone knows, eventually the Material Girl smooched both Spears and Aguilera (though for some reason, we mostly just focus on Britney Spears) before Missy Elliott came in and got everyone dancing away the shock.
4. Beyoncé - "Love On Top" 2011
NO. SHE. DIDN'T. This was a moment I'll never forget. Beyoncé came out, annihilated the song (which is an incredible feat in and of itself, spanning six key changes in one number), but then dropped the microphone and grabbed her budding baby bump to announce her pregnancy to the world. This performance still gives me chills, and when I think about it, I can't help but want to jump up and down like Kanye does at the end. It's just perfect.
5. Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke (feat. 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) - "We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines/Give It 2 U" 2013
The performance that everyone knows about... so much so that my grandfather just called me to ask how he can clear "Miley Cyrus twerk" from his YouTube history. In combination with her video for "Wrecking Ball," this performance made sure everyone would be talking about Miley Cyrus for months to come. It provoked discussions about sexuality, racial appropriation, and age differences. Not to mention, it helped destroy a marriage (thus leaving us to deal with a groveling Robin Thicke).
6. Diddy, Sting, Faith Evans, 112 - "I'll Be Missing You" 1997
A tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., this is an undeniably beautiful and meangingful song. Sting coming on stage to perform the sample of "Every Breath You Take" shows more than just artists collaborating to make wonderful music, but it demonstrates the music community coming together in remembrance of loved ones.
7. Beyoncé - "Ring the Alarm" 2006
Beyoncé is a goddess. We know. Beyoncé can do no wrong. We know. At the time of this performance though, Queen Bey was just beginning to prove just how much of a force to be reckoned with she was. I distinctly remember not being familiar with this song as she descended to the stage, but this performance sold me on it. The highlight isn't the amazing trench coat she twirls around in during the beginning of performance, but that unexpected hydraulicks-inspired dance routine that she does in the middle. Girl just slayed and slaaaayed.
8. Chris Brown & Rihanna - "Wall to Wall"/"Umbrella"/"Billie Jean"/"Kiss Kiss" Medley 2007
Let's go back to a time when saying "Chris Brown" and "Rihanna" in the same sentence didn't immediately present a problem and focus on this gem of a performance from 2007. The two were rising stars with some of the biggest songs of the year, joining forces on stage for a magical moment. Say what you will about Chris Brown, but he's the best dancer we've had around since Michael Jackson. As he table-top dances and leaps from table to table, even eventually paying tribute to MJ, we were reminded of just how good he is.
9. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" 2009
Ladies and gentleman, Lady Gaga has arrived. She gave the sort of performance we've come to expect from her: theatrical, filled with musical ability, bizarre, and shocking. Mostly in the way it ended, with Mother Monster hanging on stage and bleeding to "death." Um... this was truly a shocking moment, even for her.
10. Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U" 2001
What made this one memorable? For one thing, she beings the performance in a cage with a tiger. That's just the start. Then she gives us the sort of magnificent dance routine that we love so much we're willing to worship whatever she does now just in memory of a performance like this. Just as you're thinking it won't get any better, the python comes out and Britney shimmies around the stage with the albino snake around her shoulders. (Can you believe there is an entire generation of people who were only able to witness Britney performances like "Gimme More?" I shudder to think).
11. Britney Spears - "Satisfaction/Oops! I Did It Again" 2000
This performance is perfect (and by that, we mean that it's flawed in a variety of ways, but if you're looking for real singing or anything substantial, watch the Grammys and hope for the best). Watching it now, knowing that she's going to rip off that suit and hat and give us one of the best choreographed hair tosses ever recorded, we can't help but get excited. The nude body suit and that booty grab at the 2:00 mark really cemented her place as a sex icon (as if the subtle schoolgirl costume and red latex catsuit hadn't already).
12. Hole - "Violet" 1995
Courtney Love is nothing if not raw. She dedicated this performance to a slew of deceased musicians and loved ones, including husband Kurt Cobain and bandmate Kristen Pfaff, and proceeded to rock out in typical Courtney style and tried to destroy everything on the stage. This, of course, happened before she threw the contents of her purse at Madonna and struck up a conversation in the middle of an interview.
13. Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady" / "The Way I Am" 2000
Eminem made a statement in 2000 by proving that he was the real Slim Shady, marching through Radio City Music Hall with a sea of imitators. More impressively is how many times he grabs his crotch. You'd think he was in genuine fear of being assaulted or something.
14. Kid Rock (feat. Run-DMC, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Joe C.) - "King of Rock"/"Rock Box"/"Bawitdaba"/"Walk This Way" 1999
What's not to like about this performance? As much as I wish I didn't like Kid Rock, I have to give him his props. This performance was stellar, and is probably one of the only performances on this list that my brother enjoyed watching too (just kidding, we mentioned Britney Spears stripping into a nude bodysuit, right?).
15. Michael Jackson - Medley 1995
At a whopping fifteen minutes long, this performance is more of a Michael Jackson concert than a VMA performance. However, it's definitely one of the better ways to spend fifteen minutes, as this performance is jam-packed with everything you'd expect from a Michael Jackson performance. He is the King of Pop, after all.
Rap mogul Dr. Dre is close to becoming hip-hop's first billionaire after Apple bosses began talks to take over his hugely successful Beats Electronics empire. Reports suggest the technology giant is keen to buy the music streaming service and audio equipment company, set up by Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine in 2008.
According to Britain's Financial Times, the deal could be worth as much as $3.2 billion, making it Apple's largest ever acquisition.
The publication suggests the takeover could be announced as early as next week (begs12May14).
The rapper fuelled the reports by appearing in a video posted by his pal, singer/actor Tyrese Gibson, on Instagram.com on Thursday (08May14), in which he says, "The first billionaire in hip-hop. Right here from the motherf**king West Coast."
If the deal goes through, it will catapult Dre to the top of the hip-hop rich list - last month (Apr14), editors at Forbes ranked him second, with a fortune of $550 million (£343.8 million), behind Sean 'Diddy' Combs, who is said to be worth a massive $700 million (£437.5 million).
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Cinco de Mayo: a day of celebration, remembrance, education, and margaritas. Originally a way for Mexican-Americans who were in the United States at the time to commemorate the Battle of the Puebla, when an outnumbered Mexican army crushed the French forces invading the country, it has since become a holiday dedicated to the celebration and education of Mexican heritage and history. And what better way to celebrate their culture than with a playlist of television shows and movies set in Mexico?
Whether you're looking for something to entertain your friends at a party or you want something to binge watch while you relax with a plate full of traditional Mexican dishes, we've got you covered. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we've rounded up the best television episodes and films set in Mexico, perfect for enjoying alongside your gorditas, tamales and chilaquiles. We've even pulled an important lesson from each, so that you can learn while you laugh.
Arrested Development, "Amigos" In this second season episode, Michael discovers that George Sr. has escaped to Mexico, and heads south of the border to track him down. However, G.O.B. thinks that Michael is the one fleeing the country, and sends a bounty hunter after him. After Michael has to double back to Mexico to pick up Ann (who got left behind in the ensuing chaos), G.O.B. confronts his brother about what he believes is a plan to leave the company. Meanwhile, Buster hides out in Michael's trunk, intending to escape to Mexico to spite Lucille, only to end up at Lupe's house, which he believes to be in Mexico. What This Episode Teaches Us About Mexico: You know the Bluth family's infamous chicken dances? They're considered to be a grave insult south of the border. Also, be conscious of where you park your stair car.
Y Tu Mamá Tambien Tenoch and Julio are two teenagers who meet Luisa, the twenty-something wife of Julio's cousin at a wedding. To impress her, they invite her along on a trip to see la Boca de Cielo, the most beautiful beach in the country. When Luisa discovers that her husband has been cheating on her, she takes the boys up on their offer to see the beach... which doesn't exist. They set out anyway, and the three of them go on a journey of discovery about themselves, their relationships and what the future holds for them. What This Movie Teaches Us About Mexico: There is no beach so beautiful it's nicknamed the "Mouth of Heaven," but there are plenty of other lovely beaches worth seeing - although you should maybe think twice before inviting that beautiful stranger to tag along on your road trip.
King of the Hill, "Lupe's Revenge"Peggy takes the Spanish class she's substitute teaching on a field trip to Mexico, where she quickly abandons the itenerary and takes the kids to a butcher's shop. As the class is boarding the bus to head back to Texas, she forces a young girl named Lupe to get on the bus, thinking she's one of her students. Because Peggy can't actually speak Spanish, she doesn't understand the girl's protests, which results in her being arrested for kidnapping when she finally drives Lupe back to Mexico. Instead of using the defense that she doesn't understand Spanish, and it was a misunderstanding, Peggy's pride takes over. Luckily, her lawyer is smart enough to put her one th stand, where the jury can see just how little Peggy actually understands, and they let her off. What This Episode Teaches Us About Mexico: You really, really should learn a few key correct phrases before you visit. Or, at the very least, don't force strange children to get on your school bus if they're not actually your student.
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Three Amigos!When a bandit named El Guapo begins terrorizing the Mexican city of Santo Poco, a young woman sends a telegraph requesting help from the heroes she saw in a movie, believing them to be real. The Three Amigos, who are actually actors, travel to the city, thinking they're being hired for a show. They come face to face with El Guapo and his band of men, and rely on their Hollywood tricks to help defeat him. However, he comes back the next day with a full army, looking for revenge. What This Movie Teaches Us About Mexico: The people who live in Mexico are generally very friendly, and sometimes cunning and terrifying. Also, never trust the telegraph guy. He'll edit your message and you'll end up with actors instead of soldiers.
Monk, "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico"After the son of a prominent businessman dies in a skydiving accident, Monk and Sharona are sent down to Mexico to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. However, between his suitcases getting stolen, the imminent threat of dehydration - Monk, unsurprisingly, refuses to drink anything by the water he brought, which was in the stolen suitcase - and someone attempting to kill him, Monk might not live to see the investigation through. What This Episode Teaches Us About Mexico: If you're a rich kid from San Francisco, you should spend spring break somewhere other than San Marcos, and it's better to risk drinking the water than to almost die of dehydration in a foreign country.
Frida The story of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Khalo, the film traces her life from the accident that caused her life-long health problems at 18 through her death at age 47. As she recovers from the accident, she begins painting, and soon marries the muralist Digeo Rivera. However, their relationship is a tempestuous one, with both parties frequently engaging in affairs. Khalo later meets the Russian revolutionary Leo Trotsky, who was granted political asylum in Mexico, but shortly after Rivera discovers their affair and requests a divorce, Trotsky is murdered. During this time, her health began to deteriorate, and she was forced to amputated several toes and her left leg. What This Movie Teaches Us About Mexico: It wasn't the safest place to hide out if you were a Russian Marxist revolutionary in the first half of the 20th century, although the vivid artistic culture kind of makes up for it.
The Bridge Set on the Mexican-American border, this FX series follows two detectives, one American and one Mexican, as they attempt to catch a serial killer who is terrorizing both of their jurisdictions. But in addition to catching a killer, Det. Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) and Det. Marco Ruiz (Demián Bichir) also need to deal with the police corruption and drug cartels that are complicating things. What This Show Teaches Us About Mexico: Border towns are some of the most interesting cities in the country, as some elements of the cultures blend together seamlessly, while others keep the citizens separated. And no matter what country you're in, every detective miniseries will feature the same character archetypes.
The Road to El Dorado Tulio and Miguel, two 16th century con artists, win a map claiming to show the location of the golden city of El Dorado by cheating at a dice game. In an attempt to escape, the hide on a ship that happens to belong to the explorer Hernan Cortes, and wind up in the fabled city, where they are mistaken for gods. In order to get their gold and get out of El Dorado, they need to rely on a local woman, Chel, who will help them maintain the illusion for her share of their treasure. What This Film Teaches Us About Mexico: The alignment of the stars is of vital importance to any proper tribute. Also, take some time to learn about the local culture so you don't find yourself in over your head pretending to be an ancient god.