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 4 months ago '20        #1
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OnlyFactz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x49
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Why Is Italian Mob Entertainment So Fascinating?
 

 
More so than others?

Not just the criminal aspect but how a random ending clip of the Soprano crew hanging out/doing nothing at Satrilale's pork store can be so great?

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 4 months ago '04        #2
marcchrome  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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For me it's the ny/new jersey aesthetic...... and grew up around some italians in the bronx and bk.. a lot of them cats are thoro as fu*k...
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 4 months ago '10        #3
Black Excellence  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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They represent not giving a fu*k along with having power & influence.
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 4 months ago '18        #4
jakepaulstan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Because rappers in the 80s and 90s appropriated the culture
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 4 months ago '04        #5
marcchrome  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 OnlyFactz100 said
More so than others?

Not just the criminal aspect but how a random ending clip of the Soprano crew hanging out/doing nothing at Satrilale's pork store can be so great?



Also u pointed out how they would hang out In front of the pork shop... very relatable being that Puerto Ricans and Dominicans would all have their hang out spots in the neighborhoods I grew up in... playing dominoes or shooting dice.. by the local Bodega or by the stoop in front of the buildings/tenements we lived in.... back then just like in Italian neighborhoods every one knew every one in the neighborhood....
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 4 months ago '06        #6
marcusaka50 
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 4 months ago '21        #7
HolaPapi  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x77
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Because it’s been real life stories about the mob that was more entertaining than the movie


In a secret deal with Maranzano, Lucky Luciano agreed to engineer the death of his boss, Masseria, in return for receiving Masseria's rackets and becoming Maranzano's second-in-command.[18] Joe Adonis had joined the Masseria faction and when Masseria heard about Luciano's betrayal, he approached Adonis about k*lling Luciano. However, Adonis instead warned Luciano about the murder plot.[19] On April 15, 1931, Luciano lured Masseria to a meeting where he was murdered at a restaurant called Nuova Villa Tammaro on Coney Island.[20][18] While they played cards, Luciano allegedly excused himself to the bathroom, with the gunmen reportedly being Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Joe Adonis, and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel;[21] Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova drove the getaway car, but legend has it that he was too shaken up to drive away and had to be shoved out of the driver's seat by Siegel.[22][23]

Luciano was brought in for questioning by the police.[18] At the time, police suspected a gangster named John "Silk Stockings" Giustra as being one of the gunmen in Masseria's murder. This was based on the report of a confidential informant and that one of the coats found at the murder scene was identified as belonging to Giustra. The case was dropped after Giustra was murdered on July 9, 1931.[2]

According to The New York Times, "[A]fter that, the police have been unable to learn definitely [what happened]". Reputedly Masseria was "seated at a table playing cards with two or three unknown men" when he was fired upon from behind. He died from gunshot wounds to his head, back, and chest.[24] Masseria's autopsy report shows that he died on an empty stomach.[25] No witnesses came forward, though "two or three" men were observed leaving the restaurant and getting into a stolen car.[26] No one was convicted in Masseria's murder as there were no witnesses and Luciano had an alibi.

Masseria is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York.
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 4 months ago '04        #8
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 marcchrome said
Also u pointed out how they would hang out In front of the pork shop... very relatable being that Puerto Ricans and Dominicans would all have their hang out spots in the neighborhoods I grew up in... playing dominoes or shooting dice.. by the local Bodega or by the stoop in front of the buildings/tenements we lived in.... back then just like in Italian neighborhoods every one knew every one in the neighborhood....
That's old New York which is legendary, when I moved to Philly before the Bodega became the papi store when they did start Poppin up people looked at me bugged when I called them Bodegas.... Lol
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 4 months ago '20        #9
OnlyFactz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x49 OP
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 marcchrome said
Also u pointed out how they would hang out In front of the pork shop... very relatable being that Puerto Ricans and Dominicans would all have their hang out spots in the neighborhoods I grew up in... playing dominoes or shooting dice.. by the local Bodega or by the stoop in front of the buildings/tenements we lived in.... back then just like in Italian neighborhoods every one knew every one in the neighborhood....
Yeah, that's definitely something I always liked about Northeast street culture. The little things you can find joy in and a real sense of community. Hanging out in front of mom/pop businesses, hanging out on stoops, cracking the fire hydrants on summer days, lighting trash barrels on winter nights, etc.
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 4 months ago '06        #10
marcusaka50 
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Italians use to live next to black communities before they claimed white…..treated like n*ggas because they have more black dna than any other white European nationality
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 4 months ago '14        #11
DavidAames  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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That’s krazy, I’m rewatching Sopranos a second time, and i just Passed this scene/episode and remember saying to myself it was dope lol
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 4 months ago '06        #12
Special Edd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Because blacks obsessed with Mexican cartel and the Mafia who wouldn’t even allow them to walk on the same sidewalk as them clowns

Naw I’m joking

Guess ppl like seeing untouchable life styles and stories… it’s like GTA in real life.
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 4 months ago '06        #13
marcusaka50 
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The first Italians were black
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 4 months ago '20        #14
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There not really ...

Since the Italian Mob.movies generally have realistic violence and motivations sometimes...they are good time k*llers. I remember some moments but not the overall movie because the plots are all mostly the same.

Its whyyte America obsession that fraudulently think and claim its everyone esle. I luv Casino, Goodfellas, The Departed etc. But gawd damn...yall have shown how obsessed with the same deadend motivations.

Cries for real help. A huge part of hollywood and the same reason so many whyyte people keep making the same crap movies. Yall reap what u sow
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 4 months ago '09        #15
GREAT1NE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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For me it was the level of control and influence they had, our own government worked with them on a Castro a*sassination and JFK 👀. Lucky Luciano was freed from prison because of the mobs control of the docks durning WWII. So much crazy sh*t
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 4 months ago '17        #16
dubsax 
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people just like crime stories period.
and the law of Omerta is a myth if it wasnt there wouldnt be so many stories.

If you look at entertainment as a whole most of the most popular shows deal with crime. how many CSI's, Law and order or 1st 48 clones are there on TV.

oxygen is a female focused channel and almost every show is a reality based murder investigation type show.

Italians just had a lead in popularized storytelling made famous by Mario Puzo
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 4 months ago '19        #17
Soulvoyage2 
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They talk crazy, have rules and culture, dos and donts, and we’re crazy organized.

Recipe for entertainment
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 4 months ago '13        #18
The Originator 
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Prolly because they were the first migrants (Italians) to form up and get in some gang/unity sh*t collectively and effectively. Obviously it was easier for them to do so.


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 4 months ago '17        #19
TheLastNonEarth  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
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The vast majority of people wish they could be just as brazen as a mobster. The average person lives a life of fear.


They take what they want, live outside of the 9 to 5 rules, act recklessly, and don't seem to be in fear of the law.

I never looked up to them, particularly because they're so openly racist, and there's nothing brave about being fearless as a murderous group vs. mostly terrified civilians. Black rappers name themselves after dudes who probably dropped the n-word with the hard R 500 times a year.
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 4 months ago '19        #20
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Because they romantize it and tell a lot of lies about what the mob was doing. When in reality the mob engaged in destroying their own community but were white so there got a level of privilege for a long time that law enforcement looked the other way to their crimes.

Instead they lie and depict them as criminal geniuses, when the police just let them get away with a lot due to whiteness


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 4 months ago '12        #21
The Consultant  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Does nothing for me, probably why I don't really for those shows

 4 months ago '19        #22
ym7171yea  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Italians are strange and passionate people they're overrepresented in entertainment n art in general
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 4 months ago '05        #23
JimDinO77  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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It’s the dialogue…. The slick talk, the vulgarity, the wittiness, violent threats, mixed the class. The idea of a criminal organization is fascinating. Pinstripe suit with a tommy gun. The contrast is just dope. The Yakuza & Cartel also fit in that element.
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 4 months ago '17        #24
LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x47
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I think gangster rap is way cooler

IMO the mafia can blend into society and it provides them certain advantages

Italians have african dna anyway

I think both are just as fascinating to be honest.
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 4 months ago '12        #25
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 Black Excellence said
They represent not giving a fu*k along with having privilege & influence.
Fixed
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