Randi B. & LC: Joe Biden, Amy Cooper/Christian Cooper & George Floyd

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Joe Biden, Amy Cooper, Christian Cooper and George Floyd. Check it out on YouTube below. Let’s get it!

Randi B. & LC: Little Richard, Betty Wright, Andre Harrell, Ahmaud Arbery & Breonna Taylor

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Little Richard, Betty Wright, Andre Harrell, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. It evolved into a conversation about Trayvon Martin and black on black crime. Check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

The Coronavirus Isn’t Over Just Because You Want It To Be

So, before I begin, let me say that this is probably going to be a very New York-centric post. Mostly because my state has the most coronavirus cases in America. But, the more that time passes, the more I see folks using super questionable judgment. Ok, yes, I know that people are tired of being in the house. But, the virus isn’t gone just because people want it to be.

Now, before I continue, I’ll admit that this COVID-19 shit is old, son. Like, folks have been social distancing for about two months now and it’s having some real consequences. Shit, as of right now, nearly 40 million Americans have lost their jobs, man. Frankly, businesses are tanking, the stock market is all over the fucking place and the economy can’t take anymore of this shit. So, I completely understand the need to “reopen” the country. However, folks need to be waaaaaay more calculated about all of this, fam.

Look, on my block right now, people are sitting on stoops, not wearing masks and congregating in sizable groups. All I can say is, folks are operating with a complete disregard for their health or the health of others. Real talk, I would love nothing more than to vandalize a happy hour, bruh. But, I’m also a man with a mother who contracted this virus with only minimal exposure to the outside world. Meaning, this sickness is still incredibly insidious, son. The truth is, I would love to run amok outside, but we need to handle this situation intelligently, man.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, fam. Ultimately, I wholeheartedly agree that we need to get the nation up and running again. However, we all need to be responsible, bruh. By and by, it feels like cats are trying to reach herd immunity the fucked up way. At the end of the day, without a vaccine, the only way to get to herd immunity is for all of us to catch this shit. Keeping it a buck, the way people are moving, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, son. *Sigh* That is all. LC out.

There Are Laws Against What Lil Boosie Did

*Sigh* I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve tried to avoid Lil Boosie, better known as Boosie Badazz, for a while now. I mean, I could’ve written about his comments regarding Dwyane and Zaya Wade, but I didn’t want to be bothered with his shenanigans. In addition, he already got appropriately roasted. However, enough is enough, man. Like, it’s one thing to (stupidly) question someone else’s parenting. It’s a completely different thing to freely admit to a crime on social media. All in all, Boosie just needs to make music and stop doing anything else.

Ok, for those who missed it, Boosie just copped to some seriously questionable behavior on Instagram. Now, while on Live, he talked about commissioning a grown ass woman to give oral sex to his son and nephews. The problem is, he readily admitted that the boys were around 12 or 13 years old when all of this went down. According to him, he’s “training these boys right.” Furthermore, he apparently knew which woman to ask because he’s been “serviced” by her before. So, the fact of the matter is, Boosie openly talked about facilitating statutory rape on a social platform.

Look, as a man raising two sons, I definitely want to be a resource as they discover sex. I absolutely plan on being there if they ever need any type of advice or guidance. But, there’s a HUGE difference between being a resource and forcing kids to adhere to our own vision of sexuality. Fam, who the fuck said that these boys were even ready for this type of experience? Shit, my oldest son is damn near 10 years old. As of right now, all he cares about is Zelda and Pokémon. So, who am I to impose my will on him? The truth is, adults can influence kids waaaay before they’re even mentally prepared for what we’re exposing them to.

Now, before I conclude, let me say that I’m taken aback by the amount of people who don’t see a problem with Boosie’s actions. All I want to know is, who the fuck raised y’all? Are folks really concerned with the sexual activity of children? Do people even hear themselves? Statistically speaking, puberty can occur in boys between the ages of 12 and 16. Puberty can occur in girls between the ages of 10 and 14. So, grown ass muhfuckas are cool with forcing kids to engage in sex before they’re physically and mentally ready? *Sigh* All of these bastards need to see some prison bars, bruh. People fucking disgust me, son.

In the end, I really need Boosie to go away, man. Ultimately, every time he opens his mouth, some brand new fuckity-fuck shit comes out. By and by, social media just keeps on exposing people for the weirdos that they really are. At the end of the day, it makes me want to quarantine from the internet, too. That is all. LC out.

Now We’ll Never Get Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, this is a somber moment for me, man. I mean, while I’m a big Justin Gaethje fan, I’m pissed off for Tony Ferguson, fam. Like, how long have we waited for Ferguson to go up against Khabib Nurmagomedov? Shit, Dana White has tried to book that fight five times and five times that shit fell through. All in all, after UFC 249 and the beatdown provided by Gaethje, we’ll probably never see Ferguson take on Khabib.

Ok, for those who don’t understand my sorrow, let’s quickly breakdown the history of Ferguson and Khabib. Now, as I’ve previously stated, this fight has been scheduled five times. Four of those bouts were cancelled due to injury/illness. The last scrap was deaded because of the coronavirus. So, since Khabib has been “quarantining” in Russia, the UFC commissioned a fight between Ferguson and Gaethje for the Interim Lightweight Championship (a title that Ferguson already won before).

Now, to be honest, I was always worried about this matchup. Real talk, after those two losses to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier, Gaethje has been a different fighter, bruh. Hell, he still has bricks for hands, but he’s a lot more patient and way more calculated. Meaning, he’s picking his spots and THEN separating his opponents from their consciousness. So, I knew that he would be trouble for someone as reckless as Ferguson. The fact of the matter is, Tony walked into damn near EVERY punch that Gaethje threw, son.

Keeping it a buck, I have no idea how Ferguson lasted until the fifth round, man. The way I see it, any other mortal would’ve died in the first round against Gaethje. But, that toughness also comes with a price, fam. Frankly, Ferguson looked like a fucking car crash after that fight, bruh. All I can say is, Gaethje fought a perfect fight. Because of this, we’ll probably never get to see the chaos of a Ferguson and Khabib fight. *Sigh* Thanks, Justin Gaethje. Thanks a fucking lot.

In the end, I can only see one pathway to a Ferguson and Khabib match. Ultimately, as much as I hate to say it, Ferguson needs to go see Conor McGregor. By and by, if Ferguson can beat McGregor and Khabib survives against Gaethje, then the longstanding opponents might finally have their day in the sun. At the end of the day, Ferguson was a madman for accepting that fight against Gaethje. However, that’s also what made him a champion. Anyway, such is life, son. That is all. LC out.

P.S. I don’t believe Henry Cejudo when he says that he’s retiring. He, and his shenanigans, will be back (unfortunately). Good day.

Issa & Molly: A Case Study On A Lack Of Communication

Disclaimer: Spoilers, son. Act accordingly.

So, I won’t lie, man. On the real, this post may be all over the place because I’m trying to write about the whole Insecure series from memory. In any case, the inevitable finally occurred between Issa Dee and Molly Carter, fam. After weeks and months of visible tension, things came to a head at Issa’s block party. All in all, these issues were completely avoidable, bruh. Frankly, if Issa and Molly actually acted like adults and expressed their grievances, their friendship would probably still be intact.

Ok, before I continue, let me say that both Issa and Molly are at fault here. The fact of the matter is, both women have clear character flaws. Now, in regards to Molly, she can be a shady and judgmental friend. Since season one, anytime that someone, most notably Issa, says some real shit about her attitude, Molly’s response is to bring up a problem about the messenger. Instead of actually listening to good advice, Molly’s default setting is shade. Real talk, I’d have a HARD time being friends with someone like Molly, son.

Now, when it comes to Issa, yeah, she can be a train wreck, man. From cheating on Lawrence to sleeping on Daniel‘s couch to her random assortment of jobs, Issa always seems like she’s in some shit, fam. So, as her friend, I could understand being tired of her shenanigans, bruh. However, despite all of Issa’s and Molly’s faults, their final spat was unnecessary. Look, I honestly believe that if they had ONE conversation with each other, they could’ve reached a resolution.

The way I see it, their gripes with one another are all about perception. Issa thinks that Molly is an asshole and Molly thinks that Issa is a constant car accident. When Issa didn’t show up for Thanksgiving, Molly thought that Issa didn’t care. All Issa had to do was say that her mom’s boyfriend got hurt and she had to stay with her brother. When it comes to Andrew, Molly should actually be thanking Issa. Issa correctly identified the fact that Molly sabotages her relationships. Because of this, Molly worked on salvaging her union with Andrew. So, what did Issa get for her good work? A decision from Molly to keep Andrew away from Issa, even at the potential expense of Issa’s block party.

The funny thing is, for all of this “Issa is messy” talk, Molly is pretty fucking messy herself. Let’s not forget, she was fucking Dro, a whole married man, for a substantial amount of time. Oddly enough, she cut off her own father for an infidelity that didn’t even happen to her. All I know is, both Issa and Molly have their own fucking problems. But, they already know this about each other. So, just put all of the cards on the table and fix this shit, son.

In the end, a lack of communication can be a death sentence, man. Ultimately, it’s amazing how far a simple dialogue can go, fam. By and by, it would be a damn shame for the friendship between Issa and Molly to crash and burn because they don’t know how to use their words. At the end of the day, we’ll see where this story goes, bruh. That is all. LC out.

RIP Little Richard, Andre Harrell & Betty Wright

So, let’s just skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. On the real, when we’re talking about Little Richard, Betty Wright and Andre Harrell, we’re talking about pioneers, man. I mean, between the three of them, damn near every genre of music was touched, fam. All in all, this past weekend was SUPER trash, bruh. Needless to say, rest in peace to all of these legends.

Ok, for those who missed it, Richard, Wright and Harrell all passed away over the weekend. Now, in the cases of Richard and Wright, both singers unfortunately died from cancer. On the other hand, we’re still not sure about what claimed the life of Harrell. According to his ex-wife, Harrell had heart problems for years. So, logic would dictate that this may have been a catalyst for his demise. Regardless, all of this news is incredibly sad, son. Like, it’s hard to put into words how influential all of them were on music.

First, let’s talk about Little Richard. Look, it’s easy for people to think about “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” when discussing his legacy. However, his shadow looms LARGE over the game, man. Real talk, when we’re talking about Little Richard, we’re talking about one of the main building blocks of Rock and Roll. From the intensity of his songs to his stage presence to his outfits, COUNTLESS artists took inspiration from Richard. On top of that, he gave a lot of subsequent legends their starts. Shit, from James Brown to Ray Charles to Jimi Hendrix to The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, scores of artists owe a portion of their success to Little Richard. Sadly, I don’t think he really got all of his flowers while he was alive, fam.

Next, let’s talk about Betty Wright. Now, outside of having one of the strongest voices ever, she was also one of the most sampled artists ever. From Beyoncé‘s “Upgrade U” to Color Me Badd‘s “I Wanna Sex You Up,” a bunch of other artists tried to get some of her sauce, bruh. In addition, Wright was an individual who marched to the beat of her own drum, son. Hell, NO ONE could tell her what to do with her career, man. She was determined to be her authentic self and she succeeded, fam.

Last, but certainly not least, let’s talk about Andre Harrell. Now, based on the music that I grew up on, Harrell might’ve had the biggest influence on me. Listen, his label, Uptown Records, was the springboard for so much shit that impacted Black culture. From Diddy to The Notorious B.I.G. to Mary J. Blige to Jodeci to Guy to Heavy D to Al B. Sure!, Harrell had his foot on the neck of an entire era, bruh. On top of that, his artists worked with producers like Teddy Riley and Timbaland, which further led to the rise of entities like The Neptunes. Basically, Harrell is responsible for A LOT of Black music in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Frankly, his tentacles were on EVERYTHING, son.

In the end, RIP to the legends, man. Ultimately, all of this shit is garbage, fam. By and by, 2020 is the meanest motherfucker I’ve ever seen. At the end of the day, I can’t take anymore bad news, bruh. For God‘s sake, can this year chill already? Please and thanks. LC out.