‘Fled Cruz’ Is Hilarious

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, the internet never ceases to be funny, man. I mean, no matter the situation, the online community will find a way to make shit hilarious. With that being said, the name “Fled Cruz” is a special brand of comical. Like, on what planet did Ted Cruz think it was cool to ditch Texas during the middle of a crisis? Shit, after his role in fanning the flames of the U.S. Capitol riot, one would think that Cruz would try to be as helpful as possible. But, nope, brethren. Instead, Cruz tried to bounce with his family and really thought that people wouldn’t notice. All in all, he’s a certified clown, fam.

Ok, for those who are unaware, Texas is a shit-show right now. Thanks to climate change, the state has been battered with unprecedented amounts of snow and ice. Because of this, millions of people are residing in frozen houses that are without power. To clarify, the motherfucking Texas power grid just gave up, bruh. Furthermore, because of these extraordinary times, resources such as food and water are becoming an issue for residents. So, during a moment like this, what should the community expect from its elected officials? They should be finding ways to rectify the power issues and get supplies to the people, right? Well, that’s not what Ted Cruz did. In fact, to get away from the problems of his fellow Texans, Cruz hopped on a plane with his family to Cancún, Mexico. *Sigh* He’s such a great Senator, son.

Now, here’s the thing. The fact is, Cruz can’t pretend like this was some planned trip. Based on leaked text messages, his wife, Heidi Cruz, put this vacation in motion because their “house is FREEZING.” Well, welcome to the club, Heidi. Frankly, all of her father’s constituents are in the same boat and a lot of them don’t have the ability to flee the scene. Keeping it a buck, how dense can one man be, fam? Like, did he really think this was a good idea? To abandon the people who voted for him? For God‘s sake, Ted Cruz continually shows us that he’s of low character. Hell, I guess promoting a riot wasn’t bad enough. Now he wants to take the easy way out while his people suffer. Bravo, fool.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, son. Ultimately, I’m not surprised by Cruz’ ain’t-shit-ness. By and by, these politicians just continue to show us that they don’t give a fuck about the people. At the end of the day, we get what we vote for. That is all. LC out.

The Brilliance Of Daniel Kaluuya & Lakeith Stanfield

Disclaimer: Spoooooilers!

So, like I always say, I’m going to try and keep this post short today. The fact of the matter is, Judas and the Black Messiah is a great fucking movie, son. All I know is, Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield took turns putting on acting clinics in this shit. Real talk, after watching the film, my wife and I debated who’s the real focus of the plot. I mean, it’s hard to look away from Fred Hampton, but William O’Neal‘s story is equally as compelling, man. In any case, I just want to give credit where credit is due, fam. Shaka King did the damn thing with this film, bruh.

Ok, for those who are unaware, Judas and the Black Messiah dropped last week on HBO Max and in select theaters. The film chronicles O’Neal’s troubles with the law and how the FBI, namely Roy Mitchell, use him to infiltrate and destabilize Hampton and the Chicago faction of the Black Panther Party. Thanks to O’Neal’s informant-ass ratting, the Bureau is able to not only lock Hampton up over some bullshit, but eventually plan his execution. All in all, O’Neal leaves a lot of devastation in his wake.

Now, I could go on and on about what I love about the film, but I’ll just leave everyone with three takeaways (two about the film and one about the real story). First, I’m amazed by Kaluuya’s ability to not only embody Hampton’s personality, but also his vocal inflections. Son, it’s absolutely spooky that he can be that accurate. Frankly, it’s always a good time when I forget the actor and become fully-immersed in the character. Second, Stanfield does a fantastic job of leaving me confused. On the real, I can’t reconcile whether O’Neal really believes in the work that he’s doing or if he’s just playing the snitch for survival. All I can say is, Stanfield does an incredible job of making O’Neal seem ambiguous. Regardless, fuck William O’Neal.

Moving on, my third point relates to the actual story. Keeping it a buck, the film just highlights something that I’ve always felt: J. Edgar Hoover fucking won, man. Thanks to COINTELPRO, he was able to destabilize every Black movement in America. From Hampton to Martin Luther King Jr. to Malcolm X to Huey Newton, Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver, Hoover was able to successfully destroy all of these movements from the inside. His fear of a “Black messiah” inspired him to decimate any group that strived for Black upliftment. The way I see it, the FBI can try to rebrand all they want, but their story is rooted in the oppression of Black people. That’s just a fucking fact, fam.

In the end, everybody should go watch the movie, bruh. Ultimately, it’s masterfully done and the real tale is incredibly infuriating. By and by, Hampton was right, son. At the end of the day, they can murder a revolutionary, but they can’t murder revolution. Always remembers that. That is all. LC out.

How Economics Got Fred Hampton Killed

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve been in a major Fred Hampton frame of mind lately. Now, as anyone could imagine, a lot of that has to do with the Judas and the Black Messiah movie that’s dropping this week. Despite my previous criticism of Daniel Kaluuya, his pedigree as an actor just can’t be questioned. With that being said, I’m positive that he’s going to do Hampton’s legacy justice. In any case, since Hampton’s name is back in the limelight, I’d like us all to really dive into his message. All in all, he was assassinated for one main reason: uniting various groups of disenfranchised people for economic empowerment.

Ok, for those who are unaware, outside of his leadership position in the Black Panther Party, the Rainbow Coalition was his next evolution. With this group, he was able to unite the Panthers, the Young Patriots Organization and the Young Lords for a common goal. Now, while it’s always easy to spot the differences between Black, White and Latino people, Hampton’s mission was to display our commonalities. When it came to institutions like poverty and housing, the affects were felt across a variety of communities. So, coming together to address these disparities was a sign of true revolution.

The truth is, the FBI and the rest of the federal government were well-aware of this, man. J. Edgar Hoover was especially fearful of a “Black messiah” that could galvanize the people. Shit, COINTELPRO was created for the sole purpose of destroying any movement designed to help Black America. Real talk, Black leaders were already considered “dangerous” for espousing beliefs of equality. However, they were ESPECIALLY feared when they turned their attention to economics and coalescing with outside groups.

Look, it’s not a coincidence that Hampton was killed 8 months after founding the Rainbow Coalition. I mean, the FBI had a file on him since 1967, but was murdered 2 years later when he started working with different racial and ethnic groups. Furthermore, it’s not a coincidence that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a month before the Poor People’s Campaign‘s march in Washington. Hell, everyone loves his “I Have A Dream” speech, but neglect to talk about his demand for wealth redistribution, equal housing and land rights. All I know is, when King and Hampton started turning their attention to the greater crimes of capitalism, they were removed from this Earth. The way I see it, none of that was by chance, man.

In this end, this is how it has always played out historically. Ultimately, Tulsa wasn’t destroyed because of Dick Rowland. It was destroyed because White people couldn’t stand the idea of financially-independent Black people. By and by, the evils of this country really rear their heads when the money is being affected. At the end of the day, slavery was about free labor for monetary gain. All I can say is, true liberation in this country comes from financial freedom. All of our heroes knew that and that’s a main cause for why they were murdered. 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.

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!

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.

I Don’t Want To Hear Sh*t About Polls

So, like I always say, I’m going to try and keep this post short today. Essentially, I don’t want to hear shit about polls, son. Real talk, I don’t think people have learned anything from the 2016 Presidential Election. Now, if anyone needs a reminder, here’s how it went: right up until voting day, Hillary Clinton was leading Donald Trump in basically all of the national polls. Well, we all know how that story ended, man.

With all of that being said, don’t talk to me about Joe Biden‘s lead in the national polls right now. The way I see it, this is the same false sense of security that individuals had four years ago. Frankly, I don’t give a flying fuckity-fuck about what a small faction of Americans said in a poll. One, they could be lying their asses off. Two, these folks aren’t representative of the entire country. So, throw all of these cotdamn polls in the garbage, fam.

In the end, everyone needs to just go out and vote, bruh. Ultimately, until we actually submit our ballots, all of this auxiliary talk is for the birds, son. By and by, I’m sure everyone already knows how I feel. At the end of the day, we need to get Trump’s goofy ass the fuck up outta here, man. VOTE! That is all. LC out.

Donald Trump Fleeced The IRS

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m not surprised about Donald Trump‘s taxes. If anything, The New York Times‘ article confirmed two things that I already knew: our tax system is a joke and Trump isn’t NEARLY as successful as he pretends to be. In any case, this may some crazy, but I’m not even that mad at Trump. Honestly, I find all of this funnier than I probably should, man. The fact of the matter is, he was able to fleece the IRS because the system is fucking broken. Or, rather, it’s working exactly the way it was designed for the 1 Percent.

Ok, for those who missed it, The Times just exposed like two decades of Trump’s tax returns. Now, as expected, there are shenanigans galore, fam. Essentially, in 10 of the last 15 years, Trump hadn’t paid ANY federal taxes. In addition, in two of those other years, he only paid $750 each year. Yes, that’s correct, bruh. Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, paid these same United States $1500 in taxes across two years. In addition, he’s continually claimed losses and even collected a $72.9 million refund once. All in all, Trump’s finances are chock-full of all manners of fuckery, son.

Now, just in case people don’t understand how absurd this is, attorney Max Kennerly compared Trump’s 2017 tax return to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. During that year, Biden paid the government about $3.7 million. Harris paid roughly $500K, Sanders paid $300K and Warren paid $270K. So, the man who’s leading the “free world” and supposedly more successful than his competitors is paying EXPONENTIALLY less than everyone else. Frankly, it’s disgusting, man.

All I know is, THIS type of shit is why there’s a backlash against capitalism and the wealthy. The truth is, A LOT of these motherfuckers just don’t pay their fair share, fam. I mean, it’d be one thing if they paid their taxes and gave their employees a decent wage. Instead, they bleed the average American dry AND leave us to carry the country’s tax burden. Keeping it a buck, Trump may be one of the most egregious examples, but he’s FAR from the only one who takes advantage of this system.

In the end, what else do people need to know, bruh? Ultimately, a number of Trump supporters voted for him because he’s “good for business.” By and by, this false narrative “allowed” them to look past the blatant racism and xenophobia. However, the numbers are cut and dry, son. He ruined a good economy, which he inherited, AND he’s been losing money for EONS. At the end of the day, EVERYONE knows what they need to do in November, man. Fuck this guy, fam. That is all. LC out.