Four Classic Icons of the Action Movie Genre

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In normal everyday life, few Americans get to experience adrenaline-fueled rushes of excitement and danger.

Some people find their excitement in riding rollercoasters, others in air sports like piloting a plane or jumping from one. Yet, these are hardly things that can be done often or even from the comfort of their own home.

This is where the world of the Action film comes in. In an Action film, the audience follows the hero on a journey of intensity, athleticism, and quick decision-making that allows them to beat the bad guy and save the day. The best of the genre features an actor whose great screen presence and charisma turns their character into an iconic figure and in turn, makes the actor an icon as well.

Here are the top four iconic action film heroes in their most iconic roles.

Bruce Willis in Die Hard as Officer John McClane. A regular-guy cop on leave to visit his family at Christmas suffers innumerable injuries and multiple foes in an effort to save many innocent lives, including his wife.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator as the titular mechanical killing machine. A robot from the future with advanced technology and no empathy. This anti-hero seems to be an unstoppable force for evil.

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky as Rocky Balboa. Rocky is an underdog boxer who trains as hard as anyone could for his one chance to go up against the heavy-weight champion of the world.

Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Arc as Indiana Jones. A slight-of-build archaeologist must out maneuver a Nazi horde to claim the supremely powerful Ark of the Covenant.

Five Facts About Beyonce’s Lemonade

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Beyoncé recently released her ‘visual album,’ “Lemonade” to huge amounts of critical praise. It’s received a lot of attention because of how candidly she deals with marital infidelity in the songs, and has garnered some controversy for her husband Jay-Z over his alleged affair with the mystery figure “Becky with the good hair.” All of this controversy has overshadowed the fact that the album is a remarkable achievement sonically, as well as a new career high-point for the already prolific Beyoncé.

Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.”

1. In addition to holding the only executive producer credit on the album, Beyoncé is credited as either a writer or producer on every single track of “Lemonade.”

2. The album marks the first collaboration between Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar in the Black Lives Matter anthem “Freedom.” The track was produced by star hip-hop producer Just Blaze.

3. The song “Formation” contains a line about Bey carrying “hot sauce in my bag.” If you pay close attention to “Lemonade,” you’ll see that “hot sauce” is what she’s named her baseball bat.

4. The once-popular rapper Soulja Boy has a songwriting credit on the song “Hold Up,” because it shares lyrics in common with his hit, “Turn My Swag On.”

5. Keeping with the revolutionary theme of the album, the song “Don’t Hurt Yourself” features an excerpt from Malcolm X’s famous “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?” speech.

The Five Best Selling Rap Albums In History

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  1. Outkast, “Speakerboxx/The Love Below”

Released in 2003, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” was a groundbreaking exercise in genre-mashing. The double album’s first disc, “Speakerboxxx,” saw Big Boi continuing Outkast’s tradition of forward-thinking yet soothingly familiar hip-hop. Although Big Boi’s “The Way You Move” became a radio staple, it was Andre 3000’s “Hey Ya” that made a truly huge impact in musical culture. Featuring Andre 3000’s singing voice, this massive hit single was a perfect introduction to “The Love Below,” the set’s second disc. Directed by Andre 3000, “The Love Below” featured influences ranging from Prince and Parliament to British Invasion pop-rock. To date, the album has sold over 11 million units.

  1. Eminem, “The Marshall Mathers LP”

With over 10.8 million albums sold, the release of this album in 2000 truly cemented Eminem’s place in popular culture.

  1. Eminem, “The Eminem Show”

Eminem’s caustic, complex rapping shined brightly on this LP, which was released in 2002 and has sold over 10.3 million copies.

  1. The Notorious B.I.G, “Life After Death”

Released posthumously in 1997, this album not only cemented Biggie’s central place in hip-hop history; it also proved a huge boon to the careers of Puff Daddy, Mase and Jay-Z, all of whom were featured prominently. The album has sold approximately 10.2 million copies.

  1. MC Hammer, “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em”

With his clean lyrics, MC Hammer presented a style of rap that was broadly accessible to the U.S public. This is reflected in the fact that the artist’s 1990 collection has sold over 10 million records.