Ogle-Who? and Popular Culture 3

In Ogle-Who?, Sina's Posts on October 6, 2011 by SN

Ah… Oglethorpe was the setting of the 1991 comedy The Three Muscatels featuring the African American comedian Richard Pryor.

The Three Muscatels (dir. Romell Foster-Owens, 1991)

Pryor is a key figure in African American culture. He was notorious for his vernacular language which is an important feature of rap music. Although his Hollywood films where not the most critically acclaimed ones, Pryor paved the way for later stand-up comedians like Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, and Wanda Sykes.

I guess Lil Wayne and Bubba Sparxxx pay an homage to the great Richard Pryor by having their videos set at the Oglethorpe University campus.


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