The ‘Hot Water Challenge’ Needs To Stop!

Ok, can I put my dad pants on for a second? So, the other day, my wife and I had a conversation with our oldest son about the “Hot Water Challenge.” This came after we heard about what happened to 8-year-old Ki’ari Pope in Florida. Apparently, her cousin dared her to drink boiling water through a straw. From there, Pope burned her throat, got a tracheotomy, but still eventually died from respiratory issues. On the real, the fact that this little girl was only one year older than my son shook me to my core.

To make matters worse, Pope hasn’t been the only child to suffer from this outlandish challenge. More and more stories are popping up about kids doing serious damage to themselves. For instance, back in July, 10-year-old Wesley Smith of North Carolina received third degree burns after he and his stepbrother tried to get in on the movement. It seems as if they got the idea from YouTube videos. In another case, right here in the Bronx, the friends of 11-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt poured boiling water on her face while she slept. Needless to say, her face has been ravaged, man.

Now, some people may be thinking “what’s wrong with these kids?” But remember, most children have no common sense, son. Like, I did TONS of stupid shit when I was a child. For example, who told me it was a good idea to backflip off of the top of a swing, man? On the real, I’m lucky that I got out of there with only a sprained ankle. With that being said, kids feel like they’re invincible and it leads them to doing all manners of tomfoolery, fam. In any case, we as parents need to reinforce the risks of dangerous actions to our children, bruh.

In the end, even though I think this challenge is beyond dumb, I can’t really fault the kids, son. Keeping it a buck, I can’t fault the adults either, man. The fact of the matter is, being a parent is a lot of trial and error, bruh. The sad part is, in some cases, it takes tragedy for young people to learn. All I know is, as of right now, we need to tell our kids to stay far, far, faaaar away from the “Hot Water Challenge.” That is all. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Showdown’

What’s the word, good people? Welcome back to New Music Fridays! Now, I’ll save the long speeches for another day, because we all know what today is about, son. With that being said, everyone can listen to my new song “Showdown” below. The track can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. As always, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, folks! LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘When The Love Was New’

What’s the word, good people? Welcome back to New Music Fridays, son! Now, I must admit, today’s song represents a little bit of a milestone for me. So, when I began this series, I briefly spoke about how I started an album in 2015. Originally, I was going to release an entire project. However; as we’ve now become accustomed to, I’ve just decided to drop new joints biweekly.

In any case, today is a big deal because this particular song is the 8th and final song I wrote for that album. As a matter of fact, before I scrapped the project, this was the intended, and unfinished, track listing:

  1. Two Eyes
  2. Don’t Stop
  3. Speak Up” (featuring Zeyi)
  4. Talk About It
  5. No Sleep
  6. War
  7. All On Me
  8. “When The Love Was New”

With all of that being said, everyone should know the deal by now. “When The Love Was New” can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. Now, don’t worry, folks. This isn’t the end of New Music Fridays. I’ll still be dropping new heat every two weeks, man. As always, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, son. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘No Sleep’

Welcome back, good people. Another week, another New Music Fridays, son. At this point, there’s really no need for me to write some long dissertation. Ultimately, I just want everyone to enjoy the music, man. With that being said, the same rules apply, fam. The congregation can listen to “No Sleep” below. The song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. All I know is, this should be played at high volume, preferably in a residential area. That is all, bruh. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘War’

Welcome back, good people! Here we are again, man. Another Friday, another new jam, fam. Now, at this point, we’ve been down this road a few times. With that being said, there’s no need to write some long thesis, son. In any case, everyone can listen to “War” below. Per usual, the song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. Let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, bruh. LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘Speak Up’ (Feat. Zeyi)

Welcome back, good people! LC is here with another edition of New Music Fridays. Now, for this week’s release, I’m dropping a new joint with my dude Zeyi. Look, I’m feeling good as shit today, so why not put out a track where I’m talking my shit, son? With that being said, everyone should know the deal now. Per usual, the song can be streamed/downloaded on SoundCloud and streamed on YouTube. Let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, man. Shout-out to Zeyi for the bars. Yessir! LC out.

New Music Fridays: LC ‘All On Me’

Yeeeeah, buddy! The fourth installment of New Music Fridays is here, son! Now, before we get to the music, I want to just tell everyone a quick story. So, anybody who’s been paying attention to this series knows that I don’t usually hype up the music. For me, I’d rather just put the tracks out and let people evaluate them for themselves. Shit, keeping it a buck, as obsessive compulsive as I am, it’s a miracle that I’m releasing songs in the first place, son. With that being said, I’m just happy to get the music out there.

Moving on, this particular song is a little bit different for me. Now, anyone who really follows the blog knows that I deal with clinical depression. I’ve written about it in the past as a way of taking away the stigma. In any case, the lyrics to this song were inspired by one of my low points a few years ago. The second verse in particular is a honest attempt at letting people into my brain. This includes references to drinking/smoking as a way to try and dull whatever I was feeling at the time. Now, don’t worry, people, I’m more than good at the moment. However; this song takes on a more personal meaning because of the underlying subject matter.

Ok, now that I’ve ranted my way through a music release, let’s just get to the song, son! As always, the song can be heard below on both SoundCloud and YouTube. Also, it’s available for download on SoundCloud. Happy Friday, folks! LC out.