How could we ever forget the talented, but totally feeling himself Harlem dude Devon Miles, who tried to make it the South with street dreams and a snare? In 2002 Drumline became an instant Black classic, forever etching more than few memorable moments in our heads.
As we gear up for the premiere of the Drumline: A New Beat, we thought it be fun to go back to 2002 box office hit, and remember our top 10 favorite lines from the film:
“I got a full scholarship at Atlanta A&T playing the drums…I want to say, ’I hope you proud’– because I did it with out you.” – Devon Miles played by Nick Cannon
“We are the heart and the soul, without the percussion section the band doesn’t move, doesn’t come alive. We are the pulse, and without a pulse you’re dead, and that’s why we’re the most important part of the band.” – Big Brother Ironman aka Sean played by Leonard Roberts
“I love Black people.” – Jayson played by GQ
“What ya’ll want to play a little Angie Stone? LL Cool J? Snoop Dogg Dog in the house?” – Dr. Lee to his band (Yea Petey was in the movie)
“You left me hanging. You know how that feels? Let me show you.” – Devon to Lalia played by Zoe Saldana
“I don’t know what beef is between you, but you’d better grill it up and eat it, because it is my ass that is on the line.” – Dr. Lee
“One band. One sound.” – The Atlanta A&T band.
If you never seen the original Drumline starring Nick Cannon be sure to catch it when it airs tonight 6:30/5:30c, and catch Drumline: A New Beat premieres Monday, October 27th 9/8c on VH1!