What I Learned From The ‘Free Meek’ Documentary

So, this past weekend, my wife and I watched the Free Meek documentary on Amazon Prime Video. Now, as the title would suggest, the doc is about the decade-long ordeal that Meek Mill has gone through with the Philadelphia justice system. Moving on, I can legitimately say that I have an entirely new perspective on the fuckery that Mill went through. All in all, despite knowing that his situation was terrible, it was amazing to see just how much tomfoolery has transpired, son.

Ok, before I continue, let me transparent, man. Now, I’ve written about Mill’s probation troubles on more than one occasion, fam. Previously, I’ve stated that Mill needed to refrain from doing anything that would result in his judge violating him. Like, I knew his case was bullshit, but I thought that he needed to lay low. In any case, while I still wholeheartedly believe that he needed to stay off of those cotdamn dirt bikes, for example, I’m thoroughly confused by the actions of Judge Genece Brinkley. The way I see it, that woman was ABSOLUTELY determined to ruin Mill’s life. Frankly, I don’t fucking get it, bruh.

Now, for some clarity, let’s run through just a small fraction of her nonsense. First, she originally sentenced Mill to 11 months in jail and 10 years on probation because of the word of Reggie Graham, a crooked cop. Granted, she could use the excuse that she didn’t know that he was dirty at the time. But, anybody with a brain could see that his arrest report never made any sense. Years later, even when it was proven that Graham was a flat-out criminal, Brinkley STILL refused to grant Mill a new trial.

To add insult to injury, Brinkley frequently violated Mill’s probation for the most asinine reasons. At one point, she violated him for having a water gun in one of his music videos, simply because it looked real. In addition, she would call probation hearings on her own, without even consulting the District Attorney’s office first. Furthermore, despite repeated suggestions from the DA to stop sending Mill to prison, Brinkley continued to find reasons to arbitrarily take his freedom.

Listen, I haven’t even gotten to the story that she asked Mill to put her name in a fucking song. I haven’t even gotten to the fact that her own lawyer doesn’t understand her obsession with Mill. Shit, my lawyer wife doesn’t understand why a judge would refuse to overturn a man’s sentence when the fucking prosecutor doesn’t even want to prosecute. The fact is, she literally tried EVERYTHING in her power to keep Mill in the system. All I know is, it’s fucking disgusting, son.

In the end, I’m not even doing this story justice, man (pun intended). Ultimately, everyone needs to go watch this documentary. By and by, Genece Brinkley is the prime example of a judicial abuse of power. The sad part is, these are the type of power who are in charge of our lives. At the end of the day, despite the misery he’s gone through, Mill is still luckier than TONS of other minorities. On the real, the ones without money are still in jail right now, fam. With all of that being said, I’d like to apologize to Meek Mill, bruh. All I can say is, nothing that man did can justify the shit-storm that he dealt with. On top of that, it’s pretty apparent that he never did what they charged him for in the first place. *Sigh* That’s all, brethren. That is all. LC out.

My Beef With Elizabeth Warren’s View On Charter Schools

So, here we are, son. It’s October 25, 2019 and Elizabeth Warren is one of the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Now, I won’t lie, man. On the real, I go back and forth about what I think about Warren. On one hand, I like some of her ideas. On the other hand, I can’t get with some of her stances. Side bar, I genuinely don’t believe that companies like Facebook or Amazon will allow her to break them up. But, that’s neither here nor there, fam. In any case, I legitimately have a beef with her position on charter schools. All in all, I think these institutions are always unfairly maligned.

Ok, for those who are unaware, Warren has a “plan” to improve public schools while simultaneously ending funding for new charter schools. Now, according to her vision, she wants to impose a 2% “wealth tax” that would hit households that make $50 million and up. The goal is to use that money to improve K-12 programs nationwide. In addition, Warren is looking to stop federal funding for new charter schools and subject existing charter schools to the same “accountability rules” as public schools.

Look, the way I see it, this plan perpetuates the idea that there’s something inherently wrong with charter schools. Now, to be fair, I may be a little biased, bruh. I mean, I currently have two children who are benefiting from a charter school education. Side bar, shout-out to Success Academy, son. In any case, while my family is thoroughly entrenched in the charter school system, I can admit that there are some issues. Namely, the lottery system. Real talk, the idea of a lottery system is problematic as shit, man. Basically, it’s designed in a way that prohibits all children from receiving the same education. So, I can readily see the fault with that, fam.

But, with all of that being said, let’s keep it a buck, bruh. The truth is, charter schools exist because public schools are fucking awful. Listen, I’ve heard the “let’s tax the rich” argument for fucking years, son. All I know is, that shit hasn’t worked yet, man. The way I see it, as long as public school funding is determined by tax bracket and property value, underprivileged kids will always get the short end of the stick. Shit, I grew up in the Bronx and my middle school principal personally gave me an application for Prep for Prep as a way to get me out of my school district. Sadly, he knew that there were better opportunities outside of my neighborhood. So, he decided to look out for me.

In the end, charter schools are not the problem, fam. Ultimately, charter schools are unfairly targeted by people like Warren and Bill de Blasio because no one has come up with a sensible enough plan to fix our broken public school system. By and by, taxing the rich works in theory, but that idea has never gotten off of the ground, bruh. At the end of the day, I’ll take my kids out of their charter school when wealthier people stop getting better free education. That is all. LC out.

The Truth About The Amazon Rainforest

*Sigh* On the real, I don’t even know where to begin, son. The fact is, human beings are basically parasites to the Earth, man. I mean, whatever we could possibly do to destroy our planet, we find a way to do it, fam. Now, despite a shocking lack of news coverage, we need to talk about the Amazon Rainforest. All in all, the world’s premier rainforest is being decimated and we need to do something about it ASAP.

Ok, before I continue, let me advise some of my social media kinfolk. Listen, people, some of the images that are being spread around on FacebookTwitter and Instagram are misleading, bruh. Like, yes, fires on the Brazil side of the rainforest are 80% higher this year than last year. However, some of the pictures floating around are either old or from a completely different place. So, folks need to be mindful of the information they’re spreading, son.

With all of that being said, we still have a major fucking problem, man. The truth is, millions upon millions of acres are being destroyed and the global impact will be massive, fam. Look, the trees in the Amazon Rainforest are responsible for about 20% of the world’s oxygen. Shit, let me say that again, bruh. THE TREES IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ABOUT 20% OF THE WORLD’S OXYGEN! In addition, the rainforest puts loads of water into the atmosphere. Needless to say, we need that shit, son! However, our incessant need for farmland is literally killing the rainforest.

Now, if we’re being real, Brazil is a HUGE part of the fuckery, man. Listen, they make a ton of money off of cattle ranching. So, to further their business, they’re actually (illegally) burning down large portions of the rainforest. Keep in mind, cows are the cause for large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions like methane and carbon dioxide. In layman’s terms, Brazil is cutting off our oxygen while putting harmful shit in our atmosphere. For God‘s sake, there is absolutely NOTHING people won’t do for money, fam.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, bruh. Ultimately, we’re killing the fucking planet and none of our governments seem to care, son. At the end of the day, this is why a phrase like “money is the root of all evil” exists, man. Hell, we’ll blatantly do shit that’s detrimental to our future as long as we can make a profit from it. In my eyes, none of that shit is worth it, fam. Before it’s all said and done, we might not have a planet left, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Jeff Bezos Was Trippin’ Trippin’

So, let me keep it a buck, son. If I was worth $137 billion, I wouldn’t risk half of that for some “not my wife” box, man. I mean, COTDAMN, fam! Jeff Bezos was out here wilin’, bruh! Now, to be honest, there are a lot of conflicting stories in these streets. All I know is, Bezos is getting divorced and he was doing some inappropriate shit with another woman. The way I see it, he better pray that his soon-to-be ex-wife doesn’t take him to the cleaners, folks.

Ok, for those who missed it, Jeff Bezos, the ungodly rich CEO of Amazon, is getting divorced from his wife, MacKenzie Bezos. Now, allow me to put some of the ramifications in perspective, son. So, the couple got married in 1993. Bezos started Amazon in 1994. They never signed a prenuptial agreement and they got married in Seattle, Washington. Meaning, MacKenzie may be entitled to half of his money. Furthermore, half of $137 billion is roughly $67 billion. Anyway, if this were to happen, MacKenzie would automatically become the fifth richest person in the world. Like, sheesh, man!

In any case, the previous paragraph alone is worthy enough to be a story, fam. However, shit gets even murkier, bruh. Apparently, Bezos was also fraternizing with a woman who was not his wife. To make matters worse, this outside woman, Lauren Sanchez, is also married. According to the story, it was Sanchez’ husband who discovered that the affair was happening. Shit, it appears that Bezos was talking brazy about sex in some text messages and even sent some wild selfies. Like, could Bezos be any more reckless, son? All in all, Amazon can’t deliver him out of this predicament, man.

In the end, this has to be the most expensive affair ever, fam. To be fair, “sources” close to the Bezos family are claiming that Jeff and MacKenzie were separated before he started dealing with Sanchez. All I can say is, if my signature isn’t on some divorce documents, I’m not willing to risk it, bruh. Ultimately, losing half of a fortune has GOTTA hurt, son. Then again, I can’t really cry for a dude who’ll still be one of the five wealthiest people, man. *Sigh* Can I just hold a billion, Jeff? Just one? Thanks in advance. LC out.

Long Live Melodesiac!

So, as I’ve stated numerous times on this blog, I’m a musician first. To be more specific, I’m a rapper, singer, producer, engineer, keyboardist, guitarist and bassist. With all of that being said, I was only a rapper, singer and quasi-keyboardist when I was in Melodesiac. Now, for those who are unaware, Melodesiac was a band I was in during my college years. Side bar, big up to Tufts University. In any case, after realizing we put out our one and only album ten years ago this month, I wanted to give my brothers some shine.

To begin, it’s no exaggeration when I say this band taught me everything I know. Yeah, I’ve recorded plenty of songs before joining this group, but my real musical education came from being around my comrades. I learned how to write songs in this band. I learned how to play instruments in this band. I learned how to perform in this band. All jokes aside, if anyone digs any of the music I ever put out, they should thank this band. On the real, being in this group let me know that a musical act could be successful without compromising. We built a nice following by just being ourselves. We never adhered to any style or genre and we loved every minute of it.

Ultimately, we couldn’t keep it together because the members wanted to go in different directions. Keeping it a buck, the dissolution of the band hurt me. I didn’t record another song for three years after we parted ways in 2008. In any case, despite the raw emotion at the time, it was still a dope ass ride, man. So, in honor of my bredren, I’m going to post a couple of videos from our concert days. Also, for some reason, our album, Hands High, is still for sale on Amazon. Anyway, massive shout-out to Robert Brentley, Shahan Nercessian, Nehemiah Green, Ben Bornstein, Aaron Mehta, Arlen Spiro, James Harris, Yoni Dvorkis and Nick Ojeda. Long live Melodesiac!

P.S. Hey, fellas, we still have a whole unreleased album that our fans don’t know about. What should we do about that? Just saying… That is all.