I Don’t Know How To Feel About Nick Cannon’s Situation

So, like I always say, I’m going to try and keep this post short today. The fact is, we can all learn something from Nick Cannon‘s situation. All in all, I’m not here to discuss the comments that initially got Cannon put on ice by ViacomCBS. Frankly, I’m not well-versed enough to make an educated statement. Instead, I’m here to talk about ownership, or rather, the consequences that arise from a lack of ownership. All I know is, as successful as Cannon is, he’s beholden to the company that signs his checks. The truth is, I don’t like it, son.

Ok, before I continue, let me keep it a buck. Now, I’m not going to sit here and front like I don’t understand what it means to be at a company’s mercy. Shit, I’ve had a job in Corporate America since I was 17 years old, man. With that being said, I’m fully cognizant of the fact that if we don’t own the company, then the company owns us. No matter how we cut it or slice it, if we can’t dictate our position, then our position can be dictated for us. So, I don’t judge Cannon for having a (very well-paying) job. Hell, he’s been killing it in Hollywood for a long time, fam.

In any case, despite his accolades and accomplishments, despite creating a show as ubiquitous as Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out, Cannon was easily discarded. I mean, even the name of the show is not an accurate representation of the situation. Like, he literally created the program, gave it his name and he was STILL fired from hosting it. Not only that, he was banned from contributing to ANY show in the ViacomCBS atmosphere. In my eyes, this entire scenario is an illusion of ownership. From the outside, it looked like Cannon was the boss. However, he was only the public face of his own creation.

Now, I don’t want people to get what I’m saying misconstrued. On the real, I am in no way disparaging Nick Cannon. If anything, for a man, a Black man, who isn’t that much older than me, he’s done exceedingly well for himself. But, it would’ve been so much better if he were able to own the content that he was responsible for. That way, he couldn’t be put down and then picked back up by a corporation that doesn’t care about its talent. Real talk, my dream is for more of our community to own our destiny. Keeping it a buck, these predominantly White institutions love what we can do for their bottom line, but they don’t love us. It just is what it is, bruh.

In the end, I don’t have anything else to say, son. Ultimately, I’m happy that Nick Cannon has been able to return to work. However, I don’t like the fact that he was so easily-sidelined in the first place. By and by, the power is in the ownership, man. At the end of the day, it’s the only real road to freedom and liberation, fam. That is all. LC out.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Is A Special Brand Of Goofy

*Sigh* So, despite the fact that Donald Trump is no longer in office, we’re still feeling the effects of his Goof Troop. I mean, let’s be clear, son: idiots like Marjorie Taylor Greene have been given a platform because of the dystopian world that Trump has championed. The fact of the matter is, Greene should’ve never been let anywhere near our legislative body. Shit, her position is not only an indictment on her, but an indictment on all of the dumbasses who voted for her. Then again, what should I have expected from the people who allowed Trump’s rise in the first place?

Ok, for those who missed it, House Republicans are gearing up to vote on whether Greene, a Georgia representative, should keep her committee assignments. Now, this debate comes after people started discovering the outlandish shit that this woman believes. Like, there are conspiracy theorists and then there’s Marjorie Taylor Greene. For God‘s sake, she doesn’t just co-sign one looney tunes idea, she pushes ALL of them, man. Hell, I don’t even know where to begin, fam.

For starters, she’s a full-blown QAnon disciple. Now, for those who don’t know what that is, it’s a theory that a secret order of Satanists, pedophiles and cannibals were working to remove Trump from power. Essentially, it’s Pizzagate on human growth hormone. Side note, Pizzagate was THOROUGHLY debunked. In addition, Greene believes that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in government. To further that point, she tried to get Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to retake their oaths on the Bible instead of the Quran. Furthermore, Greene believes that the mass shootings in Sandy Hook, Parkland and Las Vegas were fake, that Democrats in power should be executed and that the California wildfires were caused by a Rothschild-sponsored space laser. Yes, a space laser, brethren.

Now, here’s my thing: all of this shit would be hilarious if she didn’t hold a public office. Like, motherfuckers actually voted for this nutcase, bruh. Even worse, the GOP STILL won’t really condemn the shit that she’s saying. Instead, they considered stripping Liz Cheney of her power for agreeing with Trump’s impeachment. As fucked up as it is, President Orange still has a hold on that fucking party and I don’t understand it, son. I really, really don’t.

In the end, America is still out here operating like a wasteland. Ultimately, a new president doesn’t alleviate the issues that are affecting this nation. By and by, even in a loss, 75 million Americans voted to continue to the chaos. At the end of the day, I still don’t have a ton of hope for this country’s direction. Then again, did I ever? That is all. LC out.

An In Progress Mental Health Break

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever write again. I mean, over the last few months, my head has been in a fog, man. Whether it’s the social/political sphere, working from home with three children in the house or figuring out the future of this blog/my music (and if I even want to continue), I’ve been feeling burned out, fam. All in all, my old nemesis depression has been slowly hovering in the air. Not a full-blown episode, but early markers of a pit that I don’t like to be in.

In the end, I don’t really have much else to say here. Ultimately, I just wanted to give an update to the folks who’ve been hitting me up. By and by, a few members of the conglomerate have been asking me where I’ve been for the last few months. The truth is, I haven’t had the motivation to write anything. I don’t really want to talk about what’s going on in the country. I don’t really want to talk about what’s going on in pop culture. Hell, I don’t even really want to leave the house. Knowing what I know, I’m fully aware of the fact that this is how depression starts. So, I’ve just been working out, meditating and making beats (for recreation) as a way to ease the tension. At the end of the day, everyone needs a mental health break, bruh. All I know is, a lot of us aren’t fortunate enough to even take one. Do what’s best for you, brethren. I’ll be back soon. LC out.

Randi B. & LC: My Album, Parenthood, The COVID Vaccine & The Presidential Election

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about my album (Mastermind by L. Charlemagne), parenthood, the COVID-19 vaccine and the presidential election. It evolved into a conversation that included a variety of other topics. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

My Album Is Out!

My album is out! I repeat, my album is officially out! After months of letting my OCPD run amok, the day has finally come, son. Real talk, I’ve made music for years upon years. But, this is the first time that a project of mine sounds exactly like what I heard in my head. So, what else needs to be said, brethren? Head on over to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, YouTube or wherever you get your music. I truly appreciate the support and I’ve got some visuals on the way. Let’s go!

https://music.apple.com/us/album/mastermind/1542442916

LaVar Ball Did It

So, let me keep it a buck, son. On the real, if anyone’s ever read this blog, they’d know that I’m not a big fan of LaVar Ball. I mean, from his consistently outlandish statements to those Big Baller Brand sneakers that some supporters still haven’t received, Ball is often on the wrong side of the news cycle. However, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give credit where credit is due, man. The fact of the matter is, the fucking guy did it, fam. As of today, all three of his sons are in the NBA.

Ok, for those who missed it, as of yesterday, all of the Ball brothers are officially in the league. So, as we all know, Lonzo is holding it down with the New Orleans Pelicans. In addition, LaMelo was just chosen as the 3rd overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in this year’s NBA Draft. Now, the middle brother, LiAngelo, just signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons. All in all, my opinions on LaVar don’t matter right now. This is a fucking feat, bruh. In a three-year span, all of his sons have reached the pinnacle of professional basketball. Real talk, I stand by everything that I’ve previously said, but the three brothers have successfully worked themselves into this position. With all of that being said, salute to them, brethren.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, son. Ultimately, the Ball family should be ecstatic right now. By and by, getting one family member in the NBA is an accomplishment. Shit, getting two family members in the league is astounding. But, getting three family members in is otherworldly, man. At the end of the day, I’m objective enough to recognize a dope thing when I see it, fam. So, congrats to the Ball conglomerate. For real. That is all. LC out.

Nate Robinson Went Night Night

So, to the best of my ability, I’m going to try and keep this post short today. The fact of the matter is, Nate Robinson went fucking night night, son. I mean, Jake Paul made Robinson do his best Manny Pacquiao impression, man. All in all, even though Paul has only fought once before, it was CLEAR that he was savvier in the ring than Robinson. The way I see it, Robinson needs to go work on his shooting percentage and leave this boxing shit alone, fam.

Ok, for those who missed it, Nate Robinson, a former NBA player, got slept on the undercard of Mike Tyson versus Roy Jones Jr. Now, on a night that also saw Badou Jack return to his winning ways, Robinson took on Jake Paul, a well-known YouTuber, in the penultimate fight. Side bar, Tyson beat Jones. Fuck a draw, bruh. In any case, despite having no previous experience, Robinson thought that he could get one off on Paul. Well, he was wrong as shit, brethren.

The fact of the matter is, Robinson was done before the end of the second round. Oddly enough, Paul only connected on about eight of his power punches. But, he managed to drop Robinson three times. With all of that being said, that last knockdown is why we’re all here. Like, look at that pic above, son. Shit, I KNOW a dude is finito when he doesn’t even brace himself for the fall. All I know is, Robinson kept rushing Paul with his hands down and paid for it every time. For God‘s sake, he got dropped with the same right hand thrice. THRICE, man!

In the end, I hope this teaches everyone a valuable lesson. Ultimately, I’m a firm believer that a lot of folks think they’re better fighters than they actually are. By and by, athleticism doesn’t guarantee fighting ability. At the end of the day, Robinson learned this the hard way, fam. Anyway, everyone can watch some of the highlights here. That is all. LC out.

I Understand Gucci Mane

So, it actually happened, son. Somehow, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland convinced Jeezy and Gucci Mane to appear on Verzuz. Somehow, two (formerly?) mortal enemies occupied the same space for a “celebration of music.” All in all, I’m not really here to review the battle, son. To me, the winner is in the eye of the beholder. I mean, if someone values chart hits, then Jeezy was the winner. If someone values hood classics, then Gucci was the winner. In any case, I’m actually here to discuss the tension in the room. All I can say is, I understand Gucci Mane.

Ok, for those who missed it, the battle between Jeezy and Gucci set all kinds of Instagram records. From what I understand, this was far and away the most watched Live on the platform. Anyway, during the show, it was VERY clear that Gucci had a different type of energy than Jeezy. Shit, while Jeezy was being a reserved and dignified veteran, Gucci wanted ALL of the smoke, man. Because of this, social media was split over Gucci’s behavior. While half of the internet praised Jeezy and ridiculed Gucci for being “childish,” the other half understood where Gucci was coming from.

Real talk, I see both sides, fam. On one hand, I’m all for Black men in America promoting peace and ownership. The way I see it, these ideals are especially important in our current climate. With that being said, I’m not down for any violence amongst ourselves. Now, on the other hand, I definitely empathize with Gucci. Like, what would people do if they had to stand in a room with someone who potentially put their life in danger? Hell, people argue in comment sections all day but expect Gucci to act like Gandhi? Nah, bruh.

Now, for those who aren’t familiar with their history, let me explain. Basically, the beef between Jeezy and Gucci was VERY real in the mid-2000s. So, after squabbling over royalties from their song “Icy,” both artists took a lot of verbal shots at each other. This included Jeezy putting a $10,000 bounty on Gucci’s chain in his song “Stay Strapped.” From there, Pookie Loc, a homie of Jeezy, and three other men setup Gucci at a stripper’s house and tried to rob him. During the altercation, Gucci grabbed Pookie’s gun and killed him in self-defense. Moving on, to make a long story short, Gucci’s beef with Jeezy almost cost him his life.

With all of that being said, I absolutely understand why Gucci would still have hostility towards Jeezy. Keeping it a buck, I’m not even sure that I’d be level-headed enough to do the show. So, I honestly believe that Gucci deserves credit for even participating. On the real, if a dude was involved in a plot against me, then he can eat a couple of verbal insults.

In the end, I’m just glad that there was no violence. Like I said before, those type of shenanigans aren’t needed in this climate. Ultimately, outside of the tension, the show was a moment for Atlanta and a moment for Hip-Hop. By and by, I fucks with both of their discographies, bruh. At the end of the day, let’s applaud them while they’re here. Now, excuse me while I go play Jeezy’s “Do The Damn Thang.” That is all. LC out.

Randi B. & LC: The Presidential Election, Eva Longoria, Jeezy & Gucci Mane

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about the presidential election, Eva Longoria, Jeezy and Gucci Mane. It evolved into a conversation that included a variety of other topics. Check it out on YouTube below. Let’s go!

Fake News Can’t Save Donald Trump

So, we’re finally here. After four years of NONSTOP SHENANIGANS, Donald Trump is about to lose his job. Now, even though we’re still waiting on the final tally from Georgia and North Carolina, Joe Biden already has enough electoral votes to become the President-elect. However, regardless of the inevitability, Trump is refusing to go quietly. Then again, I can’t say that I’m surprised, son. I mean, I never expected Trump to accept his fate. But, if there’s one thing that I know, fake news can’t save him, man.

Ok, for those who’ve been living in a bunker, Joe Biden has been elected President. Now, as it currently stands, Biden has garnered 290 electoral votes, 20 more than the 270 needed to secure the win. The wild part is, we still don’t have the total numbers from GA and PA. In any case, if the current trend continues, the final count will be 306 electoral votes for Biden and 229 electoral votes for Trump. By comparison, the difference in electoral votes would match the number that Trump reached to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. All in all, America said fuck youuuuu and go hoooooome to President Orange.

Now, despite the obvious loss, Trump is trying to do what he’s done his entire Presidency: lie. Without any substantiated evidence, he’s out here claiming widespread voter fraud and his supporters are eating it up. For the most part, Trump believes that mail-in voting is the devil (despite the fact that the GOP has long-benefited from the practice). Funny thing is, in Trump’s world, fraud only happened in the states where he lost. What are the odds, huh? Like, this is the same man who wanted everyone to stop counting votes in states where he had a lead and keep counting votes in states where he was trailing. On the real, it’s just shameless tomfoolery, fam. The problem is, his gullible fan base simply accepts whatever he says, bruh.

In the end, Donald Trump just needs to face the music, son. Ultimately, this is one time when his spin tactics won’t work, man. By and by, math is undefeated, fam. At the end of the day, his denials are right on brand, bruh. Shit, when it came to COVID-19, he denied science for the entire year. Of COURSE he would deny math now. Womp womp. You’re fired, bitch! LC out.