I Don’t Want To Watch ‘When They See Us’

So, I want to take this time to be honest, son. On the real, I haven’t watched Ava DuVernay‘s When They See Us yet. Frankly, my spirit can’t take it, man. Like, the Central Park Five case makes me mad, fam. I mean, REALLY mad, bruh. Shit, my wife damn near had to force me to watch Ken Burns‘ documentary, y’all. The fact is, so many things that minorities fear about the justice system are wrapped up in this case, people. All in all, New York City stole the youth of five innocent men.

Now, before I continue, let me say that I’m not going to explain the entire case here. Hell, that’s what DuVernay’s Netflix series is for, son. However, I just want to touch on some of the shenanigans that caused these young men to lose themselves. First, there are the “confessions.” Real talk, the police department put the fear of God in a group of teenagers, man. The truth is, the cops scared a bunch of Black kids into admitting to a crime they flatly didn’t commit.

From there, the prosecutor, Linda Fairstein, did her best to railroad these young men. Despite the fact their “confessions” didn’t add up, she fucked them. Despite the fact they had alibis, she fucked them. Despite the fact their DNA didn’t match the culprit, the District Attorney‘s office STILL burned them at the stake. To make matters worse, even after Matias Reyes, the real rapist, admitted to the crime, authorities CONTINUE to claim the Central Park Five were responsible. Look, Reyes’ DNA proved he was the offender, yet Fairstein and company REFUSE to acknowledge the truth. Side note, don’t get me started on Donald Trump and all of his racist “bring back the death penalty” bullshit. All I know is, this case makes my soul hurt, fam.

In the end, I do believe everyone should watch this series, bruh. Ultimately, I’ll most likely end up watching it too. By and by, I just need to mentally prepare myself, son. At the end of the day, these are the perils that people of color have to deal with in this country, man. *Sigh* It’s just incredibly draining to constantly go through the nonsense, fam. That is all. LC out.

P.S. New Yorkers have plenty of reasons to shit on Bill de Blasio, but at least he gave the Central Park Five their money, bruh. Keeping it a buck, Michael Bloomberg is permanently on my shit list for fighting that settlement, son. Good day.

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Long Live Colin Kaepernick!

So, I won’t lie, son. My goal is to keep this post short today, man. I mean, at this point, I’ve written multiple articles about the movement that Colin Kaepernick has started, fam. However; I’d be remiss if I didn’t shout the dude out for his GQ cover, bruh. Now, I know there are TONS of salty people out there right now. All in all, if these folks would take their heads out of their asses, they’d understand why the magazine named Kaepernick their “Citizen of the Year.”

Ok, for those who missed it, GQ pulled a G move and put Kaepernick on one of their covers. Now, even though he took pictures for the publication, he left the actual commentary to people like Harry Belafonte, Ava DuVernay, J. Cole and Eric Reid. The way I see it, he’d much rather let his actions do the talking, son. In any case, as expected, a number of people are upset about the magazine’s choice. However; I’ve already gone into detail about the hypocrisy of his detractors in previous posts.

In the end, nothing else needs to be said here, man. Folks need to just go out and read the article, fam. Once again, congrats to Kaepernick for shifting the culture and a big shout-out to GQ for taking this type of chance. Ultimately, Kaepernick never protested for attention, bruh. Nevertheless, he sacrificed his career so he could illuminate an important message. Salute, sir! LC out.

Common Is About To Get That EGOT!

So, to begin, it should be understood that Common is one of the greatest rappers of all time. I mean, he has one of the most consistent discographies in Hip Hop history, son. All jokes aside, besides Universal Mind Control, he’s never put out a wack album, man. That’s right, despite what some naysayers may proclaim, even Electric Circus was quality, fam. With all of that being said, the legendary emcee is in line to pull off an amazing feat: winning an EGOT. After his recent Emmy win, he’s only a Tony Award shy of total victory, bruh.

Now, for those who are unaware, let me explain what an EGOT is. Ok, any person that competitively wins an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony has secured an EGOT. As it currently stands, 12 people have reached this achievement, including Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks. In any case, the homie Common might fuck around and add his name to that list, son. All I know is, that would be a MAJOR accomplishment for Hip Hop, man!

Moving on, let’s talk about how Common got here. In terms of Grammys, he’s won 3 awards for “Love of My Life” with Erykah Badu, “Southside” with Kanye West and “Glory” with John Legend. In terms of Oscars, “Glory” also brought home the trophy, since it was the theme for Selma. Lastly, in terms of Emmys, he just won the award for “Letter to the Free” with Bilal, since it was theme for the 13th documentary. All in all, Ava DuVernay has been a godsend for Rashid, fam. Shit, she’s been hooking him up with some prime real estate, bruh.

In the end, this post is basically a major shout-out to Common. I mean, he’s always been one of my favorite rappers and I’m hyped to see the moves he’s making. By and by, he’s showing rappers how to properly age in this game, son. Ultimately, most artists should aspire to be like him, man. LC out.

P.S. If Common is really dating Angela Rye, then this dude is on a CRAZY winning streak, fam. Like, I shouldn’t have to explain how dope Rye is, bruh. All jokes aside, if anyone is unaware of her, then Google should become their friend. That is all.