In His Grandmother’s Backyard…

AHHHHHHHHH! *Sigh* At this point, that’s the first thought that comes to mind, son. Good fucking Lord, man, how many times do we have to go through this shit?! Like, is there ANYWHERE on God‘s green Earth that we won’t be shot, fam? Look, a dude can’t even be safe in his grandmother’s backyard?! Once again, it’s mind-boggling how cops always “fear for their lives” and never properly assess the situation. All in all, Stephon Clark died for NO fucking reason, bruh!

Ok, before I continue, let me address the individuals who will justify the officers’ actions. Now, let’s just say, hypothetically, that Clark was actually breaking car windows, as the authorities claim. Even in that case, why were the 20 shots warranted? Listen, when I watched the body cam footage, I saw two officers roll on the scene, fail to identify themselves, yell “gun” and just start firing. After all of that, did Clark have a weapon? Nope. He was simply holding an iPhone, son. All I know is, if Clark was really guilty of a crime, then that’s what due process is for. Let the courts decide his fate instead of MULTIPLE bullets.

Look, on the real, I’m not even going to get into the racial implications of another unarmed Black person getting shot. Real talk, I’ve done that COUNTLESS times on this blog, man. Instead, I want to talk about the GROSS ineptitude of our police departments. Now, let’s just pretend that these shootings aren’t based around an irrational fear of Black people. Even if that were the case, which it isn’t, why are folks cool with how cops handle these situations? Why are folks cool with the fact that officers ALWAYS shoot before getting a handle of the situation? Their constant “fear” puts us all at risk and people should be WAY more critical of their constant lack of proficiency.

In the end, I don’t want to hear about broken car windows and I don’t want to hear about Clark’s criminal record. Ultimately, those areas have NOTHING to do with the matter at hand. By and by, even if both things are accurate, that doesn’t mean he deserved to die. At the end of the day, if the cops weren’t in danger, which they weren’t, they had no reason to shoot that man so many times. When it’s all said and done, a “they feared for their lives” defense shouldn’t be enough, fam. Perception and assumptions shouldn’t be enough to end a man’s life. Frankly, they assumed that he was armed and then they took his life. Officers never need to be right in order to be defended. That, in and of itself, is a LARGE part of the fucking problem, bruh. *Sigh* I’m just drained, son. That is all. LC out.


Wait, Donald Trump Jr. Smashed Aubrey O’Day?!

So, let me be honest, son. I don’t actually care if the rumors are true or not. Frankly, I’m not here to verify whether or not Donald Trump Jr. smashed Aubrey O’Day. Nah, man, I’m only here for the lulz, fam. I mean, this shit is hilarious, bruh! Hell, of all of the people that Trump Jr. could’ve been linked to, the internet pulled up O’Day? All I know is, I’m going to have a GREAT time getting these jokes off, folks.

Ok, for those who missed it, Trump Jr. is apparently divorcing his wife, Vanessa Trump. Now, while we can all speculate about the cause, an interesting tidbit arose from the story. Apparently, Trump Jr. was smashing O’Day in 2011 and 2012. Furthermore, it’s been alleged that Vanessa even confronted O’Day about it over the phone. Either way, this has to be the most random story ever, son. Shit, how would Trump Jr. even mix up with a Danity Kane member, man? Do they even frequent the same circles? In my opinion, this debacle is way too odd to be false, fam.

In the end, nothing else needs to be said, bruh. Ultimately, I just needed a laugh for the day, son. Knowing me, I’ll get back to some serious shit tomorrow, man. By and by, during these times, we all need a quick break for tomfoolery, fam. That is all. LC out.

Who’s Bombing Texas?

So, I won’t lie, son. I don’t have a lot of information about what’s going on in Texas right now. However; the number of bombings this month have been disturbing, man. As of right now, since March began, there have been five bombings in Austin and San Antonio. All I know is, authorities need to figure out what’s going on before more people are killed.

Ok, before I continue, can we talk about the fact that this story hasn’t been getting a ton of coverage? I mean, why isn’t it being plastered everywhere that there may be a serial bomber on the loose? So far, four of the five bombings have occurred in Austin. On top of that, two people have been killed and another four have been injured. Now, while tons of cops and the ATF have been on the scene, there haven’t been a lot of answers, fam.

On the real, I’m shooting in the dark right now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a soldier is doing this. I say that because of how tactical all of this seems. Generally speaking, amateurs find a way to get caught, bruh. Currently, officers have nothing but carnage to rely on as evidence, folks. By and by, it doesn’t seem like the perpetrator is some rookie, people.

In the end, that’s all I’ve got, son. Ultimately, I just wanted to bring awareness to a scary situation. At the end of the day, I hope a resolution is imminent. I really don’t want anyone else getting hurt/killed over random violence. With that being said, let’s hope the authorities get to the bottom of this ASAP. That is all. LC out.

Teachers Don’t Need Guns

So, let’s cut the bullshit, son. Listen, teachers don’t need guns, man! Hell, their jobs are stressful enough as it is, fam! Are we really going to add “armed bodyguard” to their résumé, bruh? Look, outside of all of the Second Amendment talk, there are a variety of reasons why teachers shouldn’t be armed. With that being said, let’s go through some of them.

Ok, let’s start with Dennis Alexander, son. Now, for those who are unaware, Alexander is a teacher at Seaside High School in Monterey County, California. Anyway, in addition to being an instructor, Alexander is also a reserve police officer. So, on face value, he is the type of “gun-trained teacher” that Donald Trump wants. Moving on, let’s talk about what Alexander did the other day. Apparently, while giving a safety class, he pointed a loaded gun at the ceiling and accidentally fired it. From there, some debris hit a male student and he sustained some minor injuries.

Now, I’m totally happy that the kid wasn’t actually shot or harmed any further. However; this is the type of shit students don’t need in school, man! Listen, as a father, I’m sending my kids to school to learn. Shit, it’s bad enough that kids are going around shooting their own classmates. I don’t want to have to worry about a teacher hurting my child too, fam. Good fucking Lord, this is ridiculous, bruh! This isn’t what school is about, folks! On the real, if institutions are so dangerous that everyone needs to be strapped, then I might as well homeschool my kids, people.

Moving on, let’s address the naysayers who might conclude that Alexander’s blunder is just an isolated incident. Now, if no one out there is moved by my argument, let’s talk about the general plight of teachers. Look, in general, teachers are overworked and underpaid. Hell, instructors in West Virginia had to go on a full strike in order to get a 5 percent pay raise, son. So, we can’t pay them but we expect them to defend the school? On top of that, how long do we think it’ll take before someone points a gun at a student they have an issue with? Listen, I’ve seen A TON of videos of teachers assaulting kids, especially Black ones. Do we really think a gunshot is that far out of the realm of possibility?

In the end, can we stop the tomfoolery, man? Ultimately, we should worry about paying teachers their fair share instead of arming them. By and by, I truly don’t see any positives to this idea, fam. *Sigh* This country loves guns so much that they don’t care who gets hurt. At the end of the day, I do believe we have a right to arm ourselves. However; that right should also come with some basic common sense, bruh. When it’s all said and done, that’s the only thing that reasonable people are really asking for, folks. That is all. LC out.

O.J. Simpson Is A Crazy Person

Listen, man. In 2000 and 18, if anyone actually believes that O.J. Simpson is innocent of murder, then they’re just as delusional as he is. I mean, what kind of psychopath does a “hypothetical” interview about a double homicide? Shit, writing an If I Did It book was bad enough, son! But, telling an entire story on camera is some next-level crazy shit, fam! All in all, Simpson might be the most looney tunes dude I’ve ever seen, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, a previously-shelved interview with Simpson just hit the streets. Now, back in 2006, when he was preparing for the release of his If I Did It book, Simpson sat down with publisher Judith Regan. In any case, after the Goldman family got control of the book, the Simpson interview was locked away. Well, that was until now. Anyway, this entire situation was insane because this guy basically gave statements that sounded like a confession. By and by, this has to be the DUMBEST thing an accused murderer could ever do, son.

Now, let me explain why this whole scenario was ridiculous. Look, during his sit-down with Regan, Simpson gave “details” about what led to the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. To begin, he frequently referenced a dude named Charlie. So, according to Simpson’s story, Charlie is the one who told him about what Nicole was allegedly doing with Goldman. From there, they apparently got in the infamous White Ford Bronco and went over to Nicole’s house. Moving on, Simpson alleges that Charlie took the knife from him, shenanigans ensued and then they had to get rid of all of the bloody clothes.

Listen, I’m going to stop right there, man. Real talk, I’m sure we all know about how Nicole and Goldman died, fam. However; all I know is, NO ONE can explain this interview to me, bruh! Look, Simpson’s lawyer is saying that O.J. only did it for the money. Son, ain’t NO money in the world worth this type of attention! Especially if they’re trying to sell the narrative that Simpson didn’t do it. On the real, there’s NO WAY an innocent man would do this type of shit! So, miss me with the “O.J. isn’t guilty” shit, bruh!

In the end, I don’t even know what else to say, son. Ultimately, O.J. Simpson is fucking CRAZY, man! By and by, I have NO idea how this guy is walking the streets, fam! At the end of the day, I wonder if his original jury is still happy with their decision. Ok, yes, racial tensions in Los Angeles were at a high-level at that particular time. But, Simpson shouldn’t have been the beacon for the movement, bruh. *Sigh* That man didn’t/doesn’t deserve anyone’s sympathy or charity. That is all. LC out.

The Bruno Mars Hate Doesn’t Make Sense

So, let me get straight to the point, son. The hate that Bruno Mars is receiving right now is pure nonsense, man. In my eyes, calling Mars a “cultural appropriator” is inaccurate, fam. From my vantage point, there’s a difference between inspiration and theft. Now, are a lot of Mars’ musical sources identifiable? Absolutely. However; the style of damn near EVERY artist can be traced to some predecessor. With that being said, what’s the real fucking beef with Mars, bruh?

Ok, for those who missed it, let me explain how all of this began. Now, in a video for The Grapevine, writer Seren Sensei went on a tangent about her disdain for Mars. According to her, Mars borrows too much from Black artists and shouldn’t be allowed to get a pass since he isn’t Black. In addition, she believes that he “plays up” his racial ambiguity in order to pull the wool over our eyes. All in all, she went full Super Saiyan on him and I think it’s a bit misguided, son.

Now, to me, a cultural appropriator is someone who doesn’t recognize or admit where they got their style from. By that definition, Mars doesn’t fit the mold, man. Honestly, all that guy does is give credit to the artists who came before him. Real talk, just take a look at his “Album of the Year” speech for 24K Magic at the Grammys. Fam, he literally thanked Babyface, Teddy Riley and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for inspiring him! On top of that, during an interview with Latina, he went into great detail about how all American music has its roots in Black music. So, if he’s actually giving credit to his sources, what’s the fucking problem, bruh?! I mean, are Black people the only ones who are allowed to embrace the Funk?

Look, if anybody doesn’t like Mars’ songs, then just say that, son. On the real, people are 100% entitled to their personal tastes. However; criticizing him for being a cultural appropriator or a vulture is just foolish, man. Real talk, all that dude does is give credit to Black musicians and Black artistry. Shit, just look at his band, fam! It’s literally nothing but Black and Brown players! What the hell else do people want, bruh?! In my eyes, this entire debate is fucking stupid, folks. At the end of the day, baseless accusations and name-calling won’t stop me from enjoying his discography.

In the end, let’s just chill out with the tomfoolery, son. Ultimately, we all have a choice, man: we can either enjoy Mars’ music or not. However; no one should be judged for digging his songs. By and by, the man is inspired by Black music and makes no secret of it. So, if he’s actually tipping his hat to his musical forefathers, then no one out there has a credible beef, fam. That is all. LC out.

Depression Is A B*tch

So, I won’t lie, son. This post is a little hard for me to write, man. I mean, as much as I engage with the outside world, I’m still a pretty private person. In any case, at this particular moment, I feel like being transparent with everyone. Not only for my own well-being, but for anyone else who may be in my shoes. All in all, depression is a bitch and I know it affects a large number of folks out there.

Ok, anyone who follows this blog knows that I took a week off from writing recently. Now, as a disclaimer, I told people that I was taking a break because I was “burned out.” The truth is, my longtime depression has been kicking me in the ass for some weeks now. Frankly, I didn’t want to write about anything, fam. In addition, I haven’t wanted to go to work and I’ve had no interest in answering phone calls. *Sigh* I guess those are the breaks when depression rears its ugly ass head, bruh.

Now, if I’m being real, I believe a lot of my current state is due to anxiety. Namely, anxiety about the future. Look, anyone who knows me knows that I live in my head. I’m constantly planning and constantly trying to figure out my next move. Anyway, despite the fact that life is going really well right now, I’m still trying to map out the road ahead of me. For example, I’m trying to figure out where my career is going. Also, I’m trying to figure out where this blog is going. Hell, I’m even trying to figure out where my music is going. All of this while trying to be the best husband and father I can be. By and by, I’m trying my hardest to ignore that annoying ass self-deprecating voice in my head.

With all of that being said, I am super thankful for the people who check in on me. In all honesty, this post isn’t really about LC at all. On the real, I want to talk to anybody out there who may be going through their own issues at the moment. Listen, don’t be afraid to reach out to family and friends. Don’t be afraid to speak up about any trials or tribulations. Real talk, there’s no need to feel ashamed about it. A lot of times, people don’t get help because of their own personal hang-ups. All I can say is, none of us should let our idiosyncrasies hold us back from getting better. In the end, like I said in a previous post, it’s okay to not be okay. Ultimately, acknowledging it is the only way to move forward. That is all. LC out.