King of Rock

“With two black eyes your girl ain’t that pretty”—Beastie Boys

Don’t get it twisted: Putting your hands on your woman in a non-sexual way is some sucker shit. But I’m still saddened with the news of the passing of Ike Turner (yes them TMZ fucks win again, I’m about to order a T-shirt). Ike was more than a horrible husband to Tina, he damn near single-handedly invented rock n roll. Do some Internet research if you don’t believe me.

He also provided the opening sonic boom-bap of Breakin’ Atoms. Here’s a breakaday salute to a true musical legend.

“Getting Nasty”

“Big Bad Soul Sister”

Sidebar: Sir Larry Fishburne (I could never call him Laurence) was ill in that flick though, son. He shoulda got that Oscar. And I don’t mean Sly Stallone.

  • D. Filla

    R.I.P one of the funkiest motherfuckers in popular music.

  • og bobby j

    a true pioneer….especially as it pertains to his dealing with women who get out of pocket…….

    • http://www.OPPF.org INVICTUS

      HAHAHAHAHA…

      og bobby j says:

      a true pioneer….especially as it pertains to his dealing with women who get out of pocket…….

      Classic ass comment.

      And we all know that Ike Turner loved to smack the hoes…

      I think we lost two of the most influential man of music and the pioneers of era where face to palm was a STANDARD of strict superiority and NOT a fuckin’ game…

      R.I.P. Rick James & Ike Turner

      I just might have to “5 fingers to the face” and “Eat the cake Anna Mae” some of these hoes who be bloggin’!!!

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com/ noz

    Word RIP. I wish more people were able to detach his musical legacy from the obviously deplorable behavior of the man behind the it.

    • keke

      Its virtually impossible for ppl to do that. That was a part of who he was and he may have been a great artist but to detach how he was outside of his musicianship is in essence giving him a pass for his deplorable behavior. Just look at R.Kelly…..no one holds him accountable and he continuously does things that make me, and I’m sure a lot of other ppl cringe.

  • ri067953

    Yo, Ike was on some ole’ real bluesy rock shit. Yo, even though beating a woman is wrong, if he didn’t have the mentatality that he did, he probably wouldn’t have made some of the cold music that he did.

  • Man

    Man, Fuck Ike Turner. King of Rock ‘n roll?
    Everybody knows Elvis was a white negro who
    could outsing/dance anybody in his era, hence
    even though he didn’t invent rock ‘n roll,
    he’s called the King of Rock ‘N Roll.

    Only person who could do it better than Elvis
    was Mr.James Brown but he’s a soul musician.

    Man. You must be high or something.
    Ike Turner. (laugh)

    • Woman

      Now first of all, Elvis stole most of his music, moves and “soul” from OTHER artists. For example, “Hound Dog”? NOT an original Elvis Presley tune, that’s a Big Mama Thorton. Presley just opened up Rock ‘N Roll to white suburbia. Personally, I think Elvis deserves the “King” title about as much as Hamlet’s uncle.

      And James Brown WAS a soul musician (hence the nickname, Godfather of Soul), of course he died last year (RIP). Personally, I’d bring back Brown before I’d bring back Elvis the Pelvis.

    • http://XXLMAG DUNFIYA

      B.B.KING IS THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL,WHITE FOLKS WILL TELL YOU THAT

  • JONATHAN

    THIS FROM THE NIGGAS WHO LOVE JAY Z WHO BEATS UP BEYONCE ON THE REGULAR! T.I. WHO KILLED A WOMAN AND PUT HER AND HER SON IN A TRUNK! AND ALL THE OTHER RAPPERS INCLUDING GUNIT WHO KILL WOMAN! LOLOLOL! AND YOU TALKING ABOUT FIGHTS I HAD WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL! OR ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT FIGHTS FROM WHEN THIS GIRL PUT SOME DUMB SHIT ON MY DICK! OR WHEN I CAUGHT HER CHEATING WHEN SOME DUDE CALLED HER CELL! WHATEVER IT IS YOU SOUND COOL! BUT IM SURE YOU DONE SHOOK THE SHIT OUT OF SOME GIRL AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER! I AINT SAYING ITS RIGHT! BUT IF YOU HAVENT DONE IT! YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE!

  • che Guevara

    ike is probably burning in hell. do u think god gives a fuck about what kind of music this nigga made…it’s about character bitches.

    miles davis beat his women and bob marley was a womanizer.

  • Jack

    before this post i honestly had no idea who he was other then a wife beater and i really don’t care who he was in music hitting a woman makes you a scum bag and I’m not sad at all about his death.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    There’s never a drought, I guess…

    RIP to Ike. He was fonky with the guitar, whether his goon hand was proper or not.

    I hope Tina forgves him and comes to the funeral.

  • ceediddy

    Ike did invent Rock and Roll his song Rocket 66 was basically the 1st rock song. R.I.P. to Ike I hope the lord forgives him for his wordly imperfections

  • barbarian at the gate

    Rocket 88

    By God, the man could work an electric guitar and wasn’t too damn bad on a piano.

    A cat of surpassing talent & I’m sorry to think on how memories of your impact on music will always be tainted by that bad woman-beating behavior.

    You will be remembered by those of us who were just floored by your musical ability.

    Rest easy.

  • http://ifux.blogspot.com i Fux aka Etheraldinho aka Farouq Obama

    RIP IKE word in his honor I am going to slap the shit out of my chick, but on your Boo-tee, No Ass Play of Course that ish isnt Halal!

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corloene

    Ike-Cuz was into that Gorilla Pimp shit.RIP,that nigga was wildin on Tina’s ass .”u tryin to help Ike?”,man larry was a mofo in that movie.

  • http://myspace.com/djjaycee Jaycee

    aight YN, i got a funky Ike & Tina break for u…

    “Cussin’ Cryin’ & Carryin’ On”

    what u know about that shawty??

  • The Kanadian

    JONATHAN
    That all caps $#!t is so Wack< cut it the Fizzuck out. Oh and you sound stupid as fuck. I’ve been married for six years, and was in love a number of time’s before my wife, And I have never “shook a bitch”
    Your stunned Son!
    Grow up an’ Grow a pair

  • The Kanadian

    Also, Where you get your info about Jigga layin slaps to B. An’ wu the Fizzuck is that Shit about T.I and a dead chick ana’ kid in his trunk. Buddy Your Slippin, Like the Beastie Boy’s said
    “Where’d you get your information from Punk, You think that you can Front when Revalation come”

  • The Kanadian

    Jonathan
    One last thing buddy. You need to start takin’ yer meds again an’ get a grip on reality!
    Your Sad Son! I keep going back and reading your comment and Every time you seem smaller and Sadder. Please don’t justify your “smackin bitchez” cuz she talked to a dude on a cel phone or ” put stupid shit on your Dick” Ha Ha It burns when U Pee!!

  • The Kanadian

    POst my coments damn it

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    Bitch if you hard enough to swing on me then hoe be prepared for whats coming,niggas dont play that shit.WTF do a French Kanadian know bout hood bitches ? nothin messing with them lilly white hoes talkin boout grow a pair.Nigga I know a chic right now who will knockout 95% of u suckas bloggin this bitch got hands . Put yoself in a mans place accept what a man takes. 6star General.What?Say somethin!!

  • DJ DaveLee

    Ike turner was the truth, played all instruments. The reson we even have tina turner or else she wouldn’t have a career. Also put St. Louis on the map. Ike turner & Chuck Berry are the truth, I will be seeing Chuck berry shows at Blue berry hill in the U-City Loop. I also Dj down the street from blueberry hill At the Twisted Olive. Ike turner has a fame star on the sidewalk next to the blockbuster in the U-city loop. If you ever visit St. Louis make sure you stop in the loop. A nice diversity crowd down thurr, errbody different down thurr.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Ike, Luther, James, Gerald, Phyllis, Bird, Miles, Jam Master Jay, Pac, Big, Aaliyah, Left Eye, Pimp-C, Screw, Barry, Grover Washington, etc, etc, etc…

    God obviously has a monopoly on the creative arts.

    If not because he/she made them possible from the beginning of time, then surely because the best concerts go down in Heaven.

    Not to mention the comedy:

    Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Robin Harris, Sam Kinison, Rodney Dangerfield…

    God has the entertainment game on clack-clack.

    DROUGHT?! WHAT DROUGHT? Click the name, Tina Mae, and don’t make me exercise my goon hand in honor of the legend.

    Shout to Alabama.

  • The Kanadian

    Who said I was French? Dummy

  • THEGOD

    all i got to say is: you gotta put some stank on it!

  • niggafrommemphis

    No excuse to beat a woman,unless the bitch puttin her hands on you,not only Ike invented rock but he was an excellent piano player,according to people like the rolling stones.Tina may have her reservations but she knows that if it were not for him,she would still be annie mae,so for the sake of the life and the blessing she has incurred for the last 40 years,she owe him for that,no doubt.RIP Mr.Turner

  • http://dirtydesign.net/ TONESKILLET

    cotdamn Ike was funky!

    What’s the word on the new album he did with the Black Keys and Dangermouse producing?

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    Frenchie says;Who said I was French? Dummy) I did fag now what.Go chew some tobacco and sit yo “I like my tossed salads with maple syrup ass down”.

  • barbarian at the gate

    Good comment, Kane.

    Cracked me up.