Why Do People Support 6ix9ine?

So, before I begin, let me make one thing clear: this post has nothing to do with music, son. To be honest, I haven’t listened to enough of 6ix9ine‘s songs to give an honest opinion. In any case, I’m still deeply troubled by the fact that he gets as much support as he does. In my eyes, any person who pled guilty to sexual assault should be ostracized, man. I mean, is there no fucking limit? All in all, how can anybody even remotely justify being a 6ix9ine fan?

Ok, let me explain what my beef is, fam. Now, like I said previously, I’m not really familiar with 6ix9ine’s music. So, I have no judgment, positive or negative, about his songs. In addition, I don’t care about his alleged affiliation with the Bloods gang. Shit, countless rappers have boasted about gang ties, whether they were real or not. Anyway, my issues arose when I heard about what he pled guilty to in 2015. Apparently, early that year, 6ix9ine was caught on video smacking a naked 13-year-old girl’s ass while she gave head to his friend. Keep in mind, 6ix9ine was 18 at the time. Bruh, how is anyone okay with this?! Real talk, this isn’t just some allegation, son! He pled guilty to that shit, man!

Look, based on that information, I can’t help but call out other rappers. I’m wholeheartedly judging Tory Lanez, Young Thug, Fetty Wap, A Boogie and Offset. Listen, ALL of those rappers, who I actually like, worked with 6ix9ine on his Day69 mixtape. On the real, I hope they didn’t know about his past when they worked with him. Keeping it a buck, if they did, then that means they’re condoning and co-signing the career of a sexual abuser. In my eyes, there’s no way to explain that, fam. *Sigh* I guess Trippie Redd is the only one with some sense. As of right now, he’s the only one to distance himself from 6ix9ine.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say here, bruh. Ultimately, I think all of this shit is cut and dry, son. The way I see it, 6ix9ine shouldn’t be championed. By and by, we have to have some semblance of standards, man. At the end of the day, people need to be held accountable for their actions. All I know is, sexual abusers shouldn’t be allowed to flourish, fam. That is all. LC out.


What I Learned From Deontay Wilder & Luis Ortiz

So, the fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz finally happened, huh? After all of the delays, suspected suspensions and general tomfoolery, these two dudes finally got inside the ring. All I can say is, the preceding nonsense was worth it, son! I mean, I was highly, HIGHLY entertained by this match, man! In any case, despite Wilder’s knockout win, both men had their moments. All in all, there was A LOT to take away from this fight, fam.

To begin, let’s talk about Wilder, bruh. Keeping it a buck, that dude is a warrior, son. Look, there were several times during that fight where Ortiz was fucking him up, man. By my score, Wilder lost the first four rounds, fam. Ok, yes, he did score a knockdown against Ortiz in the fifth round. However; other than that, Wilder was getting thoroughly outclassed. Not to mention, Ortiz was whooping the living shit out of him in that seventh round. Real talk, if Wilder was some regular ass fighter, the bout would have been stopped. Shit, Wilder must’ve gotten hit with like 30 unanswered punches, bruh. Look, if Wilder tries some shit like that against Anthony Joshua, he’s getting finished, for sure.

Now, in regards to Ortiz, I think this fight showed that he’s the better technical fighter. Initially, it took him a couple of rounds to figure out how to get around Wilder’s reach. After that, he was pretty much hitting Wilder at will. In addition, his seventh round dominance was so clear, the judges scored it 10-8 despite the fact there was no knockdown. Frankly, I feel like Ortiz got bamboozled in that round. Hell, if this was any other fight, the referee would’ve stopped the contest, son. By and by, Ortiz ended up losing because he got tired and subsequently got caught by Wilder’s right hand.

Moving on, let’s talk about these judges, man. Now, at the time of the stoppage, all three judges had Wilder winning 85-84. Dude, what fucking fight were they watching, fam?! Listen, there’s a legit argument that outside of that fifth round knockdown and tenth round knockout, Wilder lost every round. On the real, there’s NO WAY he was winning that fight, bruh! Look, Wilder NEEDED that knockout to win, son! Ortiz was picking him apart with his accuracy. *Sigh* This is the type of shit that makes people hate boxing, folks. Seriously, these judges didn’t even try to hide their biases, people. All I know is, it’s disgusting, brethren.

In the end, the ball is now in Anthony Joshua’s court. Ultimately, if he gets past Joseph Parker, he can no longer avoid Wilder, son. At this point, there’s no one else for Joshua to fight, man. At the end of the day, these promoters can miss me with that Jarrell Miller talk, fam. Joshua doesn’t need to fight Miller, bruh. He needs to rumble with the heavyweight champion he’s been ducking: Wilder. In my eyes, that showdown better go down before the end of 2018. LC has spoken! Good day.

Don’t Ruin This, Canelo!

Dammit, Canelo Álvarez! Say it ain’t so, son! Please tell me that Canelo isn’t just another juicer, man! All I know is, his positive drug test better NOT ruin the rematch between him and Gennady Golovkin! Real talk, boxing fans have been waiting for this matchup, fam. With that being said, we need to get to the bottom of this potential scandal ASAP!

Ok, for those who missed it, Canelo just popped hot for a performance-enhancing drug. Apparently, he tested positive for clenbuterol. Now, historically, this substance has been used as a weight-loss drug for bodybuilders and an enhancer for other athletes. Anyway, in response to his positive test, Canelo blamed contaminated Mexican meat. Listen, that may sound like a bunch of bullshit, but he may have a case, bruh. As a matter of fact, back in 2011, the Mexican national football team was also busted for clenbuterol. But, they were later acquitted after the World Anti-Doping Agency determined that the positive tests were caused by bad food.

Now, the problem is, there’s also a history of boxers using this substance fraudulently. For example, Érik Morales, Lucas Browne and Francisco Vargas all served suspensions for clenbuterol use. So, it’s a little hard for me to automatically believe Canelo’s story, son. In my eyes, him using drugs makes sense. I mean, he’s facing GGG, one of the hardest-hitting middleweights in history. Real talk, Canelo doesn’t want to get put on his ass. From that standpoint, he was probably looking for an extra boost, man. Either way, I still want to see this fight, fam.

In the end, Canelo better prove his case, bruh. Ultimately, if this fight gets cancelled, I may have to fight someone myself, son. By and by, I’m getting sick of all of these drug scandals in combat sports. At the end of the day, this nonsense always seems to delay/cancel the fights we want to see. *Sigh* Let’s just get to the boxing, folks! 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.

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.

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!

So, I Was On A Podcast…

So, I’m going to keep this brief, son. Basically, I was recently featured on a podcast, man. With that being said, I want to give a major shout-out to my homie, Huey Booker. For whatever reason, he thought I’d be a good guest on his The Book of Huey podcast. In any case, I was featured on his “Black Men Speak, Vol. 1: Legacy” episode. On it, we talked about a variety of topics, ranging from marriage to fatherhood to my blog. In addition, we spoke about a few of the lessons learned from Black Panther. Hell, he even asked me about my time on Ask A Black Man with MadameNoire. All in all, we covered a lot of bases and spoke pretty candidly.

Now, all of the fine folks out there can listen to the episode below. Side note, now that I’ve done a podcast, I’m putting the pressure on Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin to put me on their The Unofficial Expert show. Look, I’m just saying, fam. Anyway, The Book of Huey will be available on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, etc. However; I’m posting the SoundCloud link below. Either way, get down with the getdown and listen to Black men keeping it a buck. That is all. LC out.