It Be Ya Own People: Kevin Hart Edition

So, this Kevin Hart infidelity shit just took a weird turn, huh? I mean, when I read that someone was trying to extort him with a sex tape, I just assumed it was one of the women in the video, son. On the real, I would’ve never imagined that the culprit might be someone from his inner circle, man. In any case, if the rumors are true, then Jonathan Todd Jackson is a fucking clown, fam. All in all, what part of the game is trying to extort a friend, bruh?

Ok, before I continue, allow me to be petty for a second, son. Now, while researching this story, I’ve seen several media outlets refer to Jackson as either JT or Action Jackson. First off, we already have a JT and his name is Justin Timberlake, man. Furthermore, that JT is already on thin ice after his Man of the Woods album, fam. Needless to say, we don’t need anymore fuckery from someone who goes by JT. Second, there’s only one Action Jackson and his name is Carl Weathers, bruh. Look, I ain’t never see Jonathan Todd square up with Rocky Balboa or Predator, folks. So, he doesn’t have the right to use the “Action” moniker.

Anyway, let’s get back to Jackson’s tomfoolery, son. Now, according to reports, Jackson has been charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter. Apparently, he somehow got a copy of Hart’s sex tape and tried to swindle some money out of the comedian. This is notable because these dudes used to be boys. Real talk, I only recognize Jackson’s face because of his proximity to Hart, man. Shit, I can specifically remember seeing him in Think Like a Man Too, a film that starred Hart. So, I think it’s safe to say that Hart got homie a roll in that film.

My thing is, what would lead that dude to attempt this fuck shit, fam? Keeping it a buck, if my boy tried to shake me for some cash, I might as well just confess, bruh. I’d much rather take the risk with my wife than give a carpetbagger any of my bread, son. On top of that, this friend, now former friend, would have to catch these hands, man. Lastly, I’d make him film his own beatdown, since he likes tapes so damn much. Good Lord, Jackson is a straight dumbass for this shit, people.

In the end, I hope those felony charges were worth it, son. Ultimately, if Jackson gets convicted, those consequences ain’t gonna be sweet, man. At the end of the day, stupid is as stupid does, shout-out to Forrest Gump. By and by, Jackson is the definition of stupid, fam. That is all. LC out.

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Good Riddance, Bill Cosby

Look, let me be clear, son. I’m not one of those people who romanticizes Heathcliff Huxtable and The Cosby Show. I mean, I’m fully aware of Bill Cosby‘s impact across media, man. I’m fully aware of the doors he’s opened for Black people in both entertainment and education. However, I have the ability to acknowledge his past work and still think he’s a disgusting human being, fam. With that being said, Cosby is getting what he deserves right now, bruh. All in all, any man who has violated as many women as he has should NOT be celebrated, folks. Plain and simple.

So, for those who missed it, Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. All of this stemmed from an incident with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, back in 2004. In any case, after all of the accusations against Cosby through the years, he finally got bagged for something. At this point, I don’t want to hear anybody else caping for this dude, son. On the real, DOZENS of women have accused Cosby of similar transgressions over the decades and NOBODY seemed to give a fuck. The way I see it, if folks really believe that ALL of the women are lying, then they probably think R. Kelly is innocent too. Side note, when the fuck are we going to get R. Kelly out of the paint, man? Hell, how much dastardly shit does one guy have to do before he sees any retribution? *Sigh*

In any case, people have to learn how to separate the man from his persona. Listen, Cliff Huxtable isn’t real, fam! Hillman College isn’t real, bruh! It’s okay to love what those images represented and still criticize its creator. Real talk, the images presented on The Cosby Show, A Different World and Fat Albert were AWESOME for Black people. But, that doesn’t mean we should give a deviant a pass, son. All I know is, no television show is worth a woman’s safety and/or dignity, man.

In the end, shout-out to Hannibal Buress, fam. Ultimately, it’s amazing that a secretly recorded joke started an avalanche, bruh. By and by, I know Buress has tried to separate himself from the scandal over the years. But, he unwittingly became an ally in the fight against sexual abuse. At the end of the day, Cosby got what was coming to him. All I can say is, I don’t feel one iota of sympathy for the man. That is all. LC out.

My Bittersweet Thoughts About Jordan Peele’s Win

*Sigh* I guess I’m going to be that guy, son. Now, before I get skewered by the Black community, let me be clear: I’m not about to slander Get Out. Look, at this point, nothing else needs to be said about how great that movie was/is. I mean, the film gave us the concept of the “sunken place,” son. That, in and of itself, is good enough to explain the virtues of this movie. With all of that being said, I don’t know how hyped we should be about Jordan Peele‘s Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay. Let me explain why.

So, about a week ago, Vulture interviewed some of the younger Academy voters. As expected, Get Out became a topic of conversation. Now, during the course of that discussion, the younger voters admitted that the older factions of the Academy were resistant to Get Out. According to them, Peele’s film was “not an Oscar film.” This was noteworthy because a bunch of the people saying this had never seen the movie. So, simply based on its appearance, they reached the conclusion that Peele’s masterwork wasn’t good enough. Hmm, I wonder why that would be, man.

Look, if we’re keeping it a buck, we all know what the deal is, fam. The fact of the matter is, these older voters don’t see the art in Black movies. Real talk, they saw a Black director and a Black cast and said “no thank you.” All in all, that brings me to my main point: why the fuck do we care about the Oscars? Listen, for years we’ve had to beg them to acknowledge our artistry. Why? Why do we give the Academy and Hollywood so much power when they don’t respect our ideas? All in all, it’s hard for me to rejoice over Peele’s win when the Academy didn’t even want to watch his movie in the first place.

In the end, I’m not trying to shit on history, bruh. Look, it’s dope that Peele was able to do something that no other Black person has done. However; in my eyes, this is kind of a backhanded award, son. Ultimately, how can I value this achievement when the “powers that be” didn’t value the movie? By and by, we need to stop giving the establishment so much deference. At the end of the day, they don’t respect us. So, we have no need to respect them. That is all. LC out.

What Do Y’all Want From This Site?

So, today’s post is going to be a little bit different, son. Basically, I’d like to have a direct dialogue with my audience, man. With that being said, I want to ask a simple question: what does everyone want to see on this site? Now, at this point, I’ve spent a number of years just rambling about whatever crossed my mind. On the real, I’m super thankful for everybody who holds me down, fam. In any case, I’ve never really taken the time to cater to the needs of my supporters. Well, that changes today, bruh!

All in all, I’d like to hear from all of the fine folks out there. So, what kind of topics would people like to see me touch on? Is there a different format that I should consider embracing? Feel free to let me know on any of my platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or right here on this site. Side bar, my handle is “icbfdotcom” on all of those social media sites. Thanks a lot, brethren. LC out.

P.S. Shout-out to my wife Triciah for giving me the idea to do this. Love ya, babe!

Janelle Monáe’s Got Bars!

Yeeeeeeah, buddy! Janelle Monáe is back, son! She took time out from filming dope ass movies like Moonlight and Hidden Figures to bless us with that fuego, man. With that being said, I want to take this time to briefly talk about the two new joints she put out, fam. All in all, “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel” showcase different aspects of Monáe’s artistry. Either way, LC has been JAMMIN’, bruh!

Ok, before I get to the Prince influences and Tessa Thompson goodness of the “Make Me Feel” video, let me talk about “Django Jane.” Now, all I know is, Monáe got bars, son! I mean, I knew she could rap from her “Tightrope (Wondamix)” track with Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B. However; she legit has punchlines on this new track, man! Look, as a rapper myself, I always appreciate good wordplay, fam. So, when I hear lines like “I cut ’em off like Van Gogh, now, pan right for the angle,” I get hyped, bruh! In addition, when I hear bars like “I got away with murder, no Scandal, cue the violins and the Viola‘s,” I can’t help but tip my cap, folks. At the end of the day, Monáe can rhyme for real, people!

Moving on, let’s speak about this “Make Me Feel” video. Now, I must say, I have a MASSIVE crush on Janelle Monáe. So, the rumors of her dating Tessa Thompson only suck because that eliminates my chances, son. Listen, I’m pretty sure my wife would say our marriage eliminates my chances, but she understands how hot Monáe is, man. Anyway, Thompson is prominently featured in the video and their chemistry has everybody talking. On top of that, the music is phenomenal, fam! Listen, when most artists attempt a Prince sound, they fuck it up. But, Monáe is able to take the Purple One’s template and make it her own. On the real, I’d bet money that he’s grooving to those guitar licks in Heaven, bruh.

In the end, what else can I say, son? Ultimately, Monáe is two-for-two with these new releases, man. By and by, I can’t wait for her Dirty Computer album, fam. Keeping it a buck, she’s one of the few artists that I truly believe is incapable of making wack shit. So, on that note, let’s jam to that new Dylan hot fire, bruh. That is all. LC out.

Will Smith Has The Best Account On Instagram

So, let me be real, son. These days, I spend a lot of time talking about serious topics. I mean, there’s so much fuckity-fuck shit going on, I feel like I need to make sense of it all. In any case, I’d like to take this time to speak about something lighthearted. With that being said, let’s all touch base about Will Smith‘s awesome Instagram account. Real talk, his videos may be the best thing about IG right now, man. All in all, if anyone disagrees, do us all a favor and get acquainted with Willard’s greatness.

Ok, let me explain why I’m such a fan of Smith’s IG antics. Now, growing up, I was a HUGE fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On the real, Smith was a cotdamn fool and it always made for entertaining television. Anyway, when I look at Smith’s IG page, it’s clear as day that he wasn’t acting on that show. Like, that’s REALLY his personality, fam. Look, I pretty much always knew that, but it’s dope as hell to see it in real time, bruh. Listen, this dude is one of the most successful people in the world and he’s still out here terrorizing his children and acting an ass. Yeah, we can wax poetically about his inspirational videos, which are great, but I’m also here for the jokes, people. Keeping it a buck, his tomfoolery encourages me to continue being my stupid ass self. Sorry in advance, kids.

In the end, there’s nothing else for me to say, son. Ultimately, I could describe my favorite posts from his feed, but I’d much rather show them, man. With that being said, folks can take a look at my favorite videos below. By and by, people can take a break from the twerking videos for a second. Yes, I know they’re wonderful, but they’ll still be there after we’re done here, fam. That is all. LC out.

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I Understand Erik Killmonger

Disclaimer: There are copious amounts of spoilers in this post. Don’t say I didn’t give a warning.

So, I, like everyone else, saw Black Panther this weekend. I mean, there was NO WAY I was going to miss this movie, son! Shit, I wouldn’t care if I was crippled and stricken with leprosy. All I know is, Lawrence Charles was going to the cotdamn theater, man! Now, with all of that being said, the movie was awesome, fam! However; I’m not here to talk about that, bruh. Frankly, we all knew the movie was going to be dope. Instead, I want to talk about the film’s “villain,” Erik Killmonger. All in all, while he may have committed some WILD atrocities, I actually understood him, folks. In any case, let’s talk about the mindset of a madman.

Ok, before I continue, let me get the obvious out of the way. Now, Killmonger did A LOT of fucked up shit, son. Hell, he shot his girlfriend, killed Zuri, roughed up a bunch of elders and countless other moments of fuckery. But, he was operating from a place of unadulterated and calculated fury. On the real, he’s the quintessential example of the forgotten Black child. The child that was left to fend for himself/herself. The child that could’ve used some resources and guidance. The child that simply needed to know what love felt like. Instead, their hearts became hardened and they want to take their pain out on everyone.

Now, as Killmonger grew older, he realized that there were people who could’ve helped him. In his world, T’Chaka and his Wakandan brethren could’ve come to his rescue. However; they were more interested in preserving their way of life than helping a perceived outsider. Real talk, that’s no different than the number of successful Black people who do NOTHING for the Black community in America. Keeping it a buck, a lot of people with means don’t like to help, man. Either because they don’t feel like they owe anyone or because they’re scared of losing their affluence. By and by, it’s creates an environment that could breed individuals with Killmonger’s rage.

Look, contrary to Killmonger’s master plan, I don’t think an armed revolution is the move. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t believe that Black people should be armed. I ABSOLUTELY believe that as Black people we should be able to protect ourselves effectively. However; conquering the world for the sake of ruling would make us no better than our oppressors. So, in that regard, I don’t agree with Killmonger. Besides that, I believe that he was absolutely right about taking care of our own. At the end of the day, if we don’t lift ourselves up, no one else will do it for us.

In the end, Killmonger may have taken things too far, but I understand why, son. Ultimately, he was a damaged man who saw how his life could’ve been different. In my eyes, I see Wakanda as the Talented Tenth. All I can say is, what’s the point of being successful if we don’t pave a better path for our people? The way I see it, that’s exactly the lesson that T’Challa learned by the end of the movie. LC out.

P.S. Killmonger also had the best quote in the film, man. “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage” might be the greatest statement ever made in a movie. That is all.