Pour a little something for Bernie Mac who has passed away at the too-soon age of 50 years old.
I think Bernie's a little underrated for being someone who brought some of that real, raw "Black" sensibility and translated it for mainstream accessibility. If we say calling someone a "sell out" is a sentiment that carries less and less weight in the 2008, Bernie Mac is part of the reason. He was among the TAN vanguard that showed how to "keep it real" and still get that mainstream America paper— to the tune of a twice Emmy-nominated network television family sitcom.
Last year he announced his retirement to "enjoy life a little bit". After a year of R&R maybe his mission here was done.
‘I’m funny. I’m a comedian. I’m not a clown,’
- Bernie Mac