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Taimak aka Bruce Leroy 20 YEARS LATER

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Reply #1 posted 08/20/07 8:50pm

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Whoa! That's a lot of makeup. He looks like Jermain Jackson...sorta...20 years ago
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Reply #2 posted 08/21/07 2:50am

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Whoa! That's a lot of makeup. He looks like Jermain Jackson...sorta...20 years ago



lol


he does look a hotmess all painted shake
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Reply #3 posted 08/21/07 2:56am

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He looks really weird.
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Reply #4 posted 08/21/07 5:04am

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I think he looks great, he is in top physical shape and still has all his hair, is not fat, doesn´t have a beerbelly etc.
Sure, he looks a bit weird but other than that....I mean, he could be totally fucked up by now, twenty years is a long time.His muscle tone and definition is even better than two decades ago.
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Reply #5 posted 08/21/07 5:54am

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I think he looks great, he is in top physical shape and still has all his hair, is not fat, doesn´t have a beerbelly etc.
Sure, he looks a bit weird but other than that....I mean, he could be totally fucked up by now, twenty years is a long time.His muscle tone and definition is even better than two decades ago.


Who is he?
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Reply #6 posted 08/21/07 7:04am

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here's 2 more pictures:

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Reply #7 posted 08/21/07 7:21am

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here's 2 more pictures:




omg...he's one of those people that gets better as they age. wink
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Reply #8 posted 08/21/07 7:37am

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Now those are better pictures! The thread should have opened with those! wink
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Reply #9 posted 08/21/07 7:44am

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I used to be so in love with this guy! haha
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Reply #10 posted 08/21/07 7:46am

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bboy87 said:

here's 2 more pictures:


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Reply #11 posted 08/21/07 8:52am

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Damn! He looks good-Shonuff! lol
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Spookymuffin said:

KoolEaze said:

I think he looks great, he is in top physical shape and still has all his hair, is not fat, doesn´t have a beerbelly etc.
Sure, he looks a bit weird but other than that....I mean, he could be totally fucked up by now, twenty years is a long time.His muscle tone and definition is even better than two decades ago.


Who is he?


He played "Bruce Leroy" in the 80´s cult classic "The Last Dragon", a very corny 80´s music and dance film in which he starred with Vanity ( shortly after she had left Prince´s camp) . The film is a bit cheesy judging by todays standards but it was some sort of RnB/HipHop underground classic in the mid 80´s . The soundtrack included DeBarge´s "Rhythm Of The Night".

Now don´t ask me who DeBarge are or were. lol

Many films like that came out in the 80s, for instance Breakin and Electric Boogaloo, Beatstreet, Wildstyle( though that´s a different category), The Last Dragon, KrushGroove( with Sheila E. and RunDMC and LLCoolJ etc.), Rappin (with Mario Van Peebles and Ice-T) ....and so on.

Just google "The Last Dragon" and Vanity.
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Reply #13 posted 08/21/07 9:26am

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Spookymuffin said:

KoolEaze said:

I think he looks great, he is in top physical shape and still has all his hair, is not fat, doesn´t have a beerbelly etc.
Sure, he looks a bit weird but other than that....I mean, he could be totally fucked up by now, twenty years is a long time.His muscle tone and definition is even better than two decades ago.


Who is he?


PS: I forgot to mention that this was more of a martial arts hommage ( or parody) than a real HipHop movie.
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Reply #14 posted 08/21/07 9:34am

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This makes me feel so damn old.

He looks great!!
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Here´s some more info from www.tryingfitness.com



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taimak3.jpgTaimak Guarriello is an actor and martial artist. He starred in Barry Gordy’s film The Last Dragon in the early 80’s. Besides being a fan of his career, I have also always admired him for keeping fitness a priority in his life. Taimak was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about how fitness fits into his life.

TF: Could you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started in martial arts?

Taimak: When my father was a young man raising myself and my other siblings he was studying martial arts himself with one of his good friends, Gerald Orange. I was very young (6years old) when he started me and my brother with Gerald. And as I grew older I began learning martial arts from many other martial arts experts, I traveled to Japan and studied with two others. I grew up in New York and at that time it was a very tough city so I also studied Kickboxing and won the New York State kickboxing title when I was 18 years old. That is when I became a fitness fanatic, I wanted to be in the best shape ever!

TF: What is your current fitness program like?

Taimak: I’m older now and don’t have to put long hours in like I used to. I only train 5 days a week for 1 and a half hours a day. It consists of my own Chi (Inner strengthening exercises), strengthening exercises that may consist of weights and/or calisthenics and stretching exercises.

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TF: How would you describe your nutrition program?

Taimak: I’m somewhat of a vegetarian in that I only eat one meat, seafood. I make sure to stay away from sugar and white flour products as much as possible. I look to eat a salad a day consisting of many colorful fresh vegetables and whole grain foods as well. I eat two, to three nice size meals a day and I also have healthy snacks between meals. Dates, fresh fruit, healthy nutritional/protein bars.

TF: What are some of your favorite exercises?

Taimak: Running, jumping rope, stomach exercises. Tell you the truth it’s all fun to me. It adds years of healthy living to my life!

TF: What keeps you motivated to workout?

Taimak: Death

TF: How important is rest between workouts?

Taimak: Very, without good rest sometimes I don’t have as much energy I would like for the next workout or I don’t feel my muscles are relaxed.

TF: Is there a fitness myth that you would like to debunk?

Taimak: Yes, don’t workout every day is a myth. If you’re getting your rest and you feel great, that’s your measure right there!

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TF: What do you think is the biggest obstacle for people trying to get in shape?

Taimak: Some people just don’t know how to begin and there’s also laziness, excuses, stubbornness - most people know they should exercise but they procrastinate. Put some fire under your ass and grab life by the balls! LOL
My DVD is a great way to begin, because I answer so many important questions that so many people have asked me over the years.

TF: Your new fitness DVD trailer looks awesome! What prompted you to create your fitness DVD?

Taimak: Because so many of my fans and friends wanted me to. And I thought it would help a lot of folks looking to make fitness a real part of their life.

TF: Is there anything else you would like to add?

Taimak: To thank everyone for their undying support over the years, it’s what keeps me going. BLove and don’t forget to visit my website www.taimak.tv

Thanks so much Taimak for participating in this interview!

Taimak’s new fitness DVD is on sale now and can be purchased by visiting his web site at www.taimak.tv.

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Reply #16 posted 08/21/07 2:08pm

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KoolEaze said:

Spookymuffin said:



Who is he?


He played "Bruce Leroy" in the 80´s cult classic "The Last Dragon", a very corny 80´s music and dance film in which he starred with Vanity ( shortly after she had left Prince´s camp) . The film is a bit cheesy judging by todays standards but it was some sort of RnB/HipHop underground classic in the mid 80´s . The soundtrack included DeBarge´s "Rhythm Of The Night".

Now don´t ask me who DeBarge are or were. lol

Many films like that came out in the 80s, for instance Breakin and Electric Boogaloo, Beatstreet, Wildstyle( though that´s a different category), The Last Dragon, KrushGroove( with Sheila E. and RunDMC and LLCoolJ etc.), Rappin (with Mario Van Peebles and Ice-T) ....and so on.

Just google "The Last Dragon" and Vanity.



I would NEVER have thought to put The Last Dragon in the same "catagory" as Backstreet, Breakin , Krush Groove ETC...

It was definately a martial arts (bruce lee in particular) homage piece and was lovably corny. But there wasn't anything that I would consider hip hop about it. There is some hip hop in it (brought in by the little brother character) but the main musical style of the film seemed to be pop. But even that isn't the focus of the film so i wouldn't call it a dance/music film. It was just a vehicle for the talents of Taimak and Vanity...martial arts and some music.
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Reply #17 posted 08/21/07 4:26pm

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Terilicious said:

KoolEaze said:



He played "Bruce Leroy" in the 80´s cult classic "The Last Dragon", a very corny 80´s music and dance film in which he starred with Vanity ( shortly after she had left Prince´s camp) . The film is a bit cheesy judging by todays standards but it was some sort of RnB/HipHop underground classic in the mid 80´s . The soundtrack included DeBarge´s "Rhythm Of The Night".

Now don´t ask me who DeBarge are or were. lol

Many films like that came out in the 80s, for instance Breakin and Electric Boogaloo, Beatstreet, Wildstyle( though that´s a different category), The Last Dragon, KrushGroove( with Sheila E. and RunDMC and LLCoolJ etc.), Rappin (with Mario Van Peebles and Ice-T) ....and so on.

Just google "The Last Dragon" and Vanity.



I would NEVER have thought to put The Last Dragon in the same "catagory" as Backstreet, Breakin , Krush Groove ETC...

It was definately a martial arts (bruce lee in particular) homage piece and was lovably corny. But there wasn't anything that I would consider hip hop about it. There is some hip hop in it (brought in by the little brother character) but the main musical style of the film seemed to be pop. But even that isn't the focus of the film so i wouldn't call it a dance/music film. It was just a vehicle for the talents of Taimak and Vanity...martial arts and some music.


Oh, sure, you´re right about that....it´s not really a HipHop movie per se but it was hugely popular in the HipHop community, at least as far as I recall my teenage years, and it was somehow one of those kinda movies...but it´s a bit difficult to explain right now, it´s past 1 a.m over here and I´m off to bed.
Maybe you catch my drift
lol ..and if not, I can elaborate later. I used the term very loosely and, coming from the HipHop oldschool, I sure do know what a real HIpHop movie is, and I know this one isn´t ...but still...you know ? lol

Good nite !

PS: That dude who was Bruce Leroy´s opponent reminded me of Grandmaster Melle Mel .
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Reply #18 posted 08/21/07 4:43pm

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is it me or does he have gay face?
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Reply #19 posted 08/21/07 5:43pm

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Spookymuffin said:

KoolEaze said:

I think he looks great, he is in top physical shape and still has all his hair, is not fat, doesn´t have a beerbelly etc.
Sure, he looks a bit weird but other than that....I mean, he could be totally fucked up by now, twenty years is a long time.His muscle tone and definition is even better than two decades ago.


Who is he?



Watch the infamous clip. You got the gloooooW!
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Reply #21 posted 08/21/07 5:59pm

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here's 2 more pictures:



Cotdamn eek ...he has aged like fine wine.
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Reply #22 posted 08/21/07 6:39pm

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ehuffnsd said:

is it me or does he have gay face?




GAY FACE!!! lol falloff
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Reply #23 posted 08/21/07 6:40pm

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ehuffnsd said:

is it me or does he have gay face?

He certainly has gay abs. LOL
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Reply #24 posted 08/21/07 6:51pm

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KoolEaze said:

Terilicious said:




I would NEVER have thought to put The Last Dragon in the same "catagory" as Backstreet, Breakin , Krush Groove ETC...

It was definately a martial arts (bruce lee in particular) homage piece and was lovably corny. But there wasn't anything that I would consider hip hop about it. There is some hip hop in it (brought in by the little brother character) but the main musical style of the film seemed to be pop. But even that isn't the focus of the film so i wouldn't call it a dance/music film. It was just a vehicle for the talents of Taimak and Vanity...martial arts and some music.


Oh, sure, you´re right about that....it´s not really a HipHop movie per se but it was hugely popular in the HipHop community, at least as far as I recall my teenage years, and it was somehow one of those kinda movies...but it´s a bit difficult to explain right now, it´s past 1 a.m over here and I´m off to bed.
Maybe you catch my drift
lol ..and if not, I can elaborate later. I used the term very loosely and, coming from the HipHop oldschool, I sure do know what a real HIpHop movie is, and I know this one isn´t ...but still...you know ? lol

Good nite !

PS: That dude who was Bruce Leroy´s opponent reminded me of Grandmaster Melle Mel .



Yeah I caught your drift. I've just never heard anybody refer to it in that term. I don't remember it being particularly popular in the hip-hop world but I do remember a lot of Black folks liking it. Either way,I understand!

And yeah that dude did have a Grandmaster Flash/Furious 5 kind of vibe.
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