Damn, Golden Krust

So, this may be a very New York City-centric post, son. As a matter of fact, this may be a very Bronx and Brooklyn-centric post, man. All I know is, as a West Indian dude who was raised in NYC, the news of Lowell Hawthorne‘s suicide is shocking, fam. Real talk, Golden Krust is a MAJOR part of my life, bruh. With that being said, if the theories behind the CEO‘s death are true, then this situation is highly tragic, folks.

Ok, before I continue, let me just paint a quick picture. So, in case people don’t know, I’m from the Bronx. On the real, I’m the product of Co-op City through and through, son. In any case, although I lived with my mother, my father also lived in the Bronx on Seymour Avenue. Now, this is notable because his house was a block away from Gun Hill Road, where one of the original Golden Krust locations exists. Needless to say, anytime I visited him, I completely OD’ed on beef patties and oxtail, man. Until this day, I can’t get enough of their food, fam.

Now, outside of my little worldview, Golden Krust has grown into a very successful business. Hawthorne took his family’s patty recipe and created an empire, bruh. As of now, the company has over 100 locations across various states. So, on face value, it seems like everything is going well, son. However; as we’re now learning, it appears that Hawthorne was dealing with a lot of pressure, man.

Apparently, Hawthorne was facing massive tax debt AND was being sued by Robert Wray, a former employee. Now, according to Wray’s suit, he was never paid overtime over an 11-year period. From what I understand, relatives are now stating that Hawthorne began behaving oddly after confessing his financial troubles to them. All in all, everything came to a head on Saturday when he was found dead in his Bronx factory from a gunshot wound to the head. Keeping it a buck, it’s a really fucked up way to go, fam.

Look, in situations like this, I try not to judge people, bruh. However; if Hawthorne’s suicide was over his financial issues, then death doesn’t really solve the problem, son. I mean, the IRS is still going to hit up his company for their money and Wray’s lawsuit will most likely continue. So, even though he’s out of the picture, the problems still remain, man. Furthermore, in addition to grieving his loss, now his loved ones are left holding the bag, fam.

In the end, this is just a sad circumstance, bruh. Ultimately, suicide is always an unfortunate situation, son. By and by, I feel for his family, his friends and the people who worked with him. Being real, I want to say Rest In Peace to Hawthorne, but I find it hard to think of peace when someone dies in such a manner, man. Anyway, I hope all of Golden Krust’s issues get resolved and I hope everyone involved is able to move on, fam. That is all. LC out.

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I Blame The Music For Lil Peep’s Death

So, I won’t lie, son. I know almost nothing about Lil Peep, man. On the real, I can’t name an album, sing a hook or describe a beat, fam. However; I was aware of him because of my relentless pursuit of “the new” on music blog sites. With that being said, I was a little alarmed when I learned of his death, bruh. I mean, if early reports are true, then he might’ve died from a drug overdose. Now, if that’s the case, then I wholeheartedly blame the music for this shit, folks. All in all, waaaaay too much fuck shit is glorified in a lot of these songs.

Ok, before I continue, let me get one thing out of the way, son. Yes, I’m fully aware of the fact that questionable behavior has been perpetuated in music since its inception. Shit, when I was growing up in the 1990s, damn near every rapper claimed to be a Tony Montana-level drug dealer, man. However; we’re living in a time right now where drug abuse is the “coolest” thing to do, fam. Look, musicians have always done drugs, but I can’t recall another period where the exaltation is sooooo prevalent, bruh.

Now, if I’m being honest, I’m a part of the problem, son. Hell, I’ve stated multiple times that I’m a big Future fan, man. In any case, he’s one of the main proponents of this drug culture, fam. Like, he just had a Top 5 hit where the chorus talks about Molly and Percocet, bruh. If we’re keeping it a buck here, young kids are listening to and absorbing ALL of the shit, people! Real talk, Lil Peep was only 21 years old! He was CLEARLY raised in this drug-enthusiast era. Frankly, we all need to take responsibility for this shit, folks.

In the end, I’m not saying that artists should completely abandon their subject matter. On the real, if that’s the lifestyle they’re living, then I’d expect to litter their lines with references. However; everyone needs to be mindful of who’s listening to their records. Yeah, it’s easy to say that an artist isn’t a role model until they convince a child to do some wild shit, son. Ultimately, if we’re really going to talk about drugs, then we also need to talk about the downside, man. By and by, it’s all fun and games until someone loses their life, fam. All I can say is, Rest In Peace to Lil Peep, bruh. LC out.

P.S. The dude was on a track called “Overdose,” son. Shit, in my eyes, that’s enough to showcase the issue that I’m talking about, man. *Sigh* As a culture, we all need to do better and monitor the bullshit that we’re feeding to the next generation, fam. That is all.

The REAL Faces Of Terror

Disclaimer: This post is probably going to piss some people off, son. Tough shit, man.

Look, I’m going to just get straight to the point, fam. When it comes to terrorism in America, radical Muslims aren’t our biggest threat. Now, if we’re keeping it a buck here, there’s one group who’s a larger problem than anyone else: White men. Listen, I know a lot of people are going to take this post the wrong way, but the numbers don’t lie, bruh. Since 9/11, WAY more Americans have been killed by White men than Islamic extremists. All in all, THIS is the REAL face of terror, folks!

Ok, before I continue, let me make one thing clear: radical Islamic terrorists are a real problem. Now, I don’t want to make it sound like I don’t believe that groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda are a problem. With that being said, they don’t cause NEARLY as many issues in the United States as politicians would have us believe. Shit, even when it comes to extremist-related attacks, a good number of the perpetrators are U.S. citizens. In addition, even when they’re not citizens, none of them come from the countries on Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban. So, what terror is he preventing exactly?

So, I was compelled to write this post after the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Just yesterday, 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire at First Baptist Church. In the wake of the carnage, 26 people were killed, including the pastor’s daughter. Now, once his mayhem had subsided, he was found dead in his vehicle, seemingly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As of now, we have no idea what his motive was. However; history tells us that he was a piece of shit.

Now, based on recently-released information, Kelley was a bad seed through and through. During his time in the Air Force, he was court-martialed for beating up his wife and his child. He ended up serving a year in a military prison and was subsequently dishonorably discharged. Furthermore, he wasn’t allowed to own any weapons but still descended upon the people in that church with an assault rifle. *Sigh* Man, half of the parishioners are dead and we have NO clue why, son.

Moving on, I don’t want to turn this into a political debate, but Trump truly makes my blood boil, man. He couldn’t WAIT to call Sayfullo Saipov an “animal,” but had no such words for Kelley. Instead, he chalked it all up to a “mental health” issue and refused to comment on gun control. Well, if it’s “too early” to talk about gun reform, then why isn’t it too early to talk about mental health? Let’s be real, Trump doesn’t know anything about this man, fam. So, how does he know whether or not he’s crazy? Bruh, get the flying fuck outta here!

In the end, I just want this country to be honest with itself, son. Devin Patrick Kelley is a terrorist, man. Stephen Paddock is a terrorist, fam. Ultimately, Americans have a higher probability of running into them than an Islamic extremist. By and by, until we come to grips with these facts, people are going to keep on dying, bruh. All I can say, Rest In Peace to all of the innocent people who lost their lives. LC out.

More Terror In New York

So, let me get straight to the point, son. Fuck ISIS and everyone who wants to be down with them, man. Real talk, the entire organization is full of cowards, fam. I mean, what do they really do, bruh? They attack innocent people. That’s all they’re really good for, folks: attacking innocent people. With that being said, I hope they bury Sayfullo Saipov under the jail, son. All in all, his attack on New York City can’t go unanswered, man.

Ok, at this point, everyone should be aware of what’s going on, fam. Basically, 29-year-old Saipov used a rental truck to mow down pedestrians in a Manhattan bike lane. Ultimately, eight people were killed and many more were injured. Finally, when police arrived on the scene, he hopped out of the vehicle, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and got shot by the cops. Apparently, he was carrying a BB gun and a paintball gun.

Now, under normal circumstances, I would eviscerate Donald Trump for IMMEDIATELY politicizing this tragedy. However; I’d much rather have solidarity with the innocent victims, bruh. Frankly, I don’t have time for Trump’s shenanigans, son. By and by, the people are the only ones that actually matter, man. On the real, if 45 really wants to help, then get rid of ISIS like he claimed he would on the campaign trail. Shit, didn’t he say it would be easy, fam? If that was the case, then why do they still exist, people?

In the end, I have nothing else to contribute here, son. All I can say is, Rest In Peace to all of the individuals who lost their lives to such senseless violence. Moving on, it’s high time that we get ISIS the fuck outta here, man! Look, what kind of holy war is solely aimed at innocent people, fam? Keeping it a buck, those are the only ones they’re targeting, bruh. All in all, it’s nothing but sucker shit, folks. So, fuck ‘em all! LC out.

P.S. I just want to put it out there that the authorities were able to capture Saipov alive. Now, I’m not saying, but I’m just saying. That is all.

‘Clean-Cut American’ Kills Black People

So, I’m going to get straight to the point, son. I truly, truly, TRULY despise the constant humanization of White murderers. I mean, no matter how heinous the crime, these killers are still given respect and deference. Listen, when a person commits a devious act, I don’t give a fuck about how awesome someone thinks they are. At the end of the day, they need to be judged for what they’ve done, man. Shit, Lord knows that Black people are NEVER given the benefit of the doubt, fam.

Now, for those who missed it, Kenneth Gleason is a piece of shit. As of now, this asshole has been charged with murder after shooting two Black men. According to reports, Gleason killed 59-year-old Bruce Cofield and 49-year-old Donald Smart. Sadly, the former was an innocent homeless man, and the latter was a dishwasher on his way to work. Apparently, Gleason fired on both men from his car and then walked up on them to finish the job.

As it stands, these murders are being investigated as racial-motivated. In addition, while searching Gleason’s house, authorities found a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech. So, based on this information, I think I know everything I need to know about Kenneth Gleason. However; if we let his neighbor tell it, he’s just a “clean-cut American kid.” Yeah, that’s a direct quote, people! That’s exactly what Nancy Reynolds said about a murderer.

Listen, as a Black person, this type of shit INFURIATES me, son! Like, minorities can’t even get respect when we’re the victims. However; a man who specifically targeted Black people can get a glowing review. Now, tell me, Ms. Reynolds, what does a “clean-cut American kid” look like? What about him warrants such a description? From my perspective, he’s a racist and a killer. Oh, wait, that IS American, man! Shit, that’s EXACTLY what “clean-cut Americans” have done to Black people since we got to this fucking country! In that respect, she might be absolutely right, fam.

In the end, fuck Kenneth Gleason and fuck anyone who has anything positive to say about him. All in all, the focus should be on the innocent people he killed. With that being said, Rest In Peace to Cofield and Smart. Hopefully, they throw this turd under the jail, fam. LC out.

What Happened To Kenneka Jenkins?

So, to be real, I keep reading stories about Kenneka Jenkins and I still don’t feel like I know anything, son. Like, no matter what article I come across, I’m still clueless about what led to this young woman’s death. As it stands, no concrete information has surfaced about her demise. All I know is, Teresa Martin deserves to know what happened to her daughter. Real talk, I don’t know if foul play was involved, but the truth needs to come to the light, man. All in all, Jenkins’ story is thoroughly unsettling, fam.

Now, for those who missed it, I’m going to try and condense this wild story. So, the entire situation unfolded over this past weekend. On Friday, Jenkins left her Chicago home to go party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. During the course of the night, she spoke with her sister and even seemed to appear in a Facebook Live video. Around 3 a.m., she was seen walking around drunk on a hotel camera near the front desk. Around 4 a.m., her friends called her mother to tell her that they couldn’t find her. Fast forward to 12 a.m. on Sunday, Jenkins was found dead in an industrial freezer in the hotel.

Moving on, the main issue here is that we don’t know what happened between the time she was seen on camera and when her body was discovered. As of now, social media is in an uproar, with everyone offering analysis of what they think happened. Naturally, everyone wants to know what her friends know. How did they lose track of her? What was she doing before she disappeared? Who are all of the people in that Facebook Live video and what do they know? Did Jenkins’ body have any noticeable injuries? On the real, we’re all speculating and we legit don’t know shit, man!

Keeping it a buck, I can’t automatically say that foul play was involved. Not because it isn’t a possibility, but because we don’t have enough facts to make any judgment calls. Shit, we don’t know if someone hurt her or if she just stumbled into the freezer. Either way, the situation is super tragic, man. In any case, her friends do need to start talking, though. Someone has to know something about her untimely demise, son. In my eyes, I wouldn’t be surprised if some freak accident happened and these teenagers tried to cover it up. All I can say her, Jenkins’ autopsy can’t come soon enough, fam.

In the end, Rest In Peace to Kenneka Jenkins. Ultimately, it’s truly sad that she died so young, man. As a 32-year-old man, I couldn’t imagine leaving this world at 19. Shit, our lives are just getting started at that age, son. In addition, as a father, I couldn’t imagine losing a child is such a manner, bruh. By and by, I just hope this isn’t a mystery that remains unsolved. LC out.

A Letter To Tariq St. Patrick

Dear Tariq St. Patrick,

Fuuuuuuuuuuck yooooooou! My Lord, you are EASILY one of the worst characters to ever disrespect my television screen. Real talk, if either of my sons did HALF of the fuckity-fuck shit you’ve done, I’d banish them to the abyss and start from scratch. In any case, the wrong St. Patrick died last episode. All I can say is, Rest In PeaceReina.

Now, before I talk about your sister, let’s go through your dizzying display of assholery. The shitshow started when you found out that Ghost was cheating on Tasha. To be fair, I could understand being upset that your father wanted to break up the family. However; your disrespect levels went off the fucking charts, man! I swear, if my boys EVER talked to me the way that you talked to your parents, they wouldn’t have tongues, bruh. Some shit will NEVER be tolerated, fam!

So, now that your “perfect life” has been tarnished, what do you do? Get yourself involved with a psycho like Kanan. You’re literally the heir to an empire, but you’re out here doing petty ass home invasions. What kind of simpleton behavior is this, son? Oh, you think you’re hard now because you drink lean and rip off rich White people? See, that’s exactly why Jukebox had your dumb ass helmed up in that house. Man, you’re softer than baby shit in warm water, bruh.

With all of that being said, your clowncake actions are now the reason why your twin sister is dead. Despite the fact that you treated her poorly, she STILL tried to come to your aid. She confronted the dirty cop who was trying to murk you and ended up with a bullet meant for you. Are you happy now, you piece of post-tequila vomit? Are you satisfied with yourself?! Your sister took her last breath while you hid behind a wall. Like, it isn’t possible to be a bigger bitch than you, man. You’re truly the worst of the fucking worst, son!

Ultimately, do us all a favor and disappear. As a matter of fact, I hope all the bad things in life happen to you and only you. Word to Silky Johnson, bruh. In the end, you have NO redeeming qualities, fam. Way to be a disgrace to everyone and everything, man.

Sincerely,

A dude who wanted you to get knocked off last season