Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The 3rd wheel

This is something I found in my blackberry from last Fall. Just decided to finish it so I wanted to hear your thoughts on social networks and relationships.

I always try to image life before the 90's. The fashion was definitely hot prior to the 90's but technology sucked. Can you imagine those nights sun down to sun up in your school computer lab without Google? Group projects without cell phones and email? Wild shit right, tell me about it. But the blessing of technology and the Internet is a bittersweet relationship. Now in 2010 technology we live twice, once in reality and secondly via status updates.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Most Dangerous Black Man

Heart Disease, Cancer, Homicide, HIV the highest culprits of death for black men, some of the things I have to worry about as a black man when I rise every morning.  That's besides work, school, baby mothers, bills, rent, having money to be gas in my car you know regular shit. No stress its the everyday struggle and you make it happen, legally.  But has it ever occured to you black man about the dangers of your skin.  One day you could be a law-abiding citizen the next you are serving a life bid for a crime you didn't commit.  Recently I was in the 7/11 across the street from my job getting my junk food fix and the attendant asked if I have a brother who works with me.  Confused I ask him what he is talking about. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One of the greatest to ever do it...

Christopher Wallace bka The Notorious Big was killed on March 9th 1997.  An undisputed hip-hop legend with a state of the art delivery, uncanny wordplay along with a swagger as if he was the President of the United States. Today marks the 14th year since his death so to celebrate my boys @brooklynsky and @djbigreef present a Biggie mixtape for all the fans.  Click here to download. Enjoy and always dream BIG. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wanna hide something from a nigga?

Put it in a book. - Jadakiss

Just started this book and I think you should pick it up also.

"Forty percent of the top 40 of the Forbes 400 richest Americans are Jewish"
"One -third of American multimillionaries are tallied as Jewish"
"The percentage of Jewish households with income greater than $50,000 is double that of non-Jews".

These are some interesting facts the book points out.  The author who is clearly Jewish provides the foundation of steps of obtaining and maintaining wealth between individuals of any group or background.  Let me know if you pick it up we can probably have a great conversation after we finish reading it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Love and Hip-Hop...Reality show Hit or Miss?

Love and Hip-hop on VH1, where should I start? My beef with reality tv is no secret, check out my piece from March 2010 "The Reality of Reality TV". But you can catch me tweeting about Jersey Shore regularly now being no blacks are being lynched on that show like Bad Girls Club, Basketball Wives etc. But just when we thought shit couldn't get any worse the VH1 gods came up with the idea of giving hip-hop "girlfriends" and fuck buddies a reality show.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Product of my environment

am a product of my environment
Beef patties and cheese sunflower seeds with quarter waters
Single parent homes, mirrors show reflections of my dad yet I have no father
Would give the world to my moms yet I call my girl a bitch
Just ran a couple scams just to have money for some new kicks
Popped a few bottles even though my car note late
20 something yrs old yet my reading on the level of kids in the 4th grade
Who gives a fuck
Product of my environment
My hood is what made me
Only thing outside of that I know is Memorial Day in Miami
Bodegas, liquor stores churches on every corner
Even if I wanted change I couldn't vote for Obama
That 2 year bid took away all my civil rights
Now I'm stuck in my mom basement, on probabtion getting high
Just another product of my environment
Don't judge because this is how I live my life
Chicken wings well done
Extra duck sauce for the fried rice
But our Beef comes rare
1 thrust of my finger and your blood leaking everywhere
Yesterday you was the man
Now your baby moms shopping for tomb stones
These lil niggas now walking the street
With big guns have you clenching your butthole
Another day another memorial
Another product lost in its environment
Last raid got us hurting
Cops busted my supplier damn
Exhausted every crooked angle
So I tried to live life straight
But wifey needs Gucci
And that aint happening on minimum wage
So now I'm stuck
No way out of my environment
How can I live the American dream
When I'm looked upon as Americas nightmare
Pledge alliangance to what?
To a land where I live in fear
Big Brother, the police
Shit I'm afraid of my own peers
Because we all rats on the wheel
Chasing that same cheese
So we cut throats for corners
All while trying to stay incognito from the D's
But this is no secret
My environment is subject of the 5pm news
American emulates use as a burden
Yet some of us didn't even have a chance to choose
Just a product to what I know
Imagine if our school had new books, caring teachers
Something positive to give us hope
Money drugs and violence
My environment
All I know
To you its another statistic
But to me I call it home

For some reason I still have hope for us.