Plus, and to give away too much, the character he plays turns out to be a brother after all, and not in a heavy handed, preachy sort of way. Jackie Moon has soul, he has heart, and there is a reason he looks so comfortable wearing that 'fro. How can you not love a movie where one of the main characters is named "Coffee Black" and which features a surprisingly good soundtrack? This is the type of "positive" black cinema critics have been clamoring for!
In Semi-pro we have a wonderful homage to the good ol' days of the ABA, Will Ferrell, some great, likely improvised scenes, and a wonderful antidote to the cumbersome weight of the Oscars last weekend.
A bonus, Jackie Moon is a great lover and Renaissance man with the gravitas of Barry White:
After seeing this video I was reminded of another great singing performance by an actor, Will Shatner's "Rocketman:"
Funny, these two professional artists are as "bad" (in a good way) as Jackie Moon and William "James T. Kirk" Shatner.
Snoop's great, "bad" song, "Sensual Seduction:"
And my boy R. Kelly's, "The Zoo:"
I was thinking Leonard Nimoy's, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" should also make my informal list of actors performing "great" bad music:
Who else should be added to this list of talented artists?