I wanted to tell his parents something but I thought maybe it was his punishment.
In 1986, Dr. Dre ran with a crew that went by the name of The C.I.A. (Cru' in Action!) It consisted of K-Dee, Sir Jinx and Ice Cube.
Dre was also associated with another crew. The World Class Wreckin' Cru was a 1980s Electro-hop group out of Compton. It included DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Shakespeare, Cli-N-Tel, and Mona Lisa Young (Dre's sister). They were managed by Jerry Heller who later became part of the gangsta rap scene on the west coast, forming Ruthless Records with Eazy-E, and helping the careers of other rap artists.
Dr. Dre also worked with the supergroup The Firm including Nas, Foxy Brown, and AZ. Dre did all the producing and they were signed to his label Aftermath. Their debut was the group's only release and they broke up in 1998 with each member continuing their solo career.
Here's one of their most popular songs "Phone Tap". If it sounds familiar, it's because Power 106 uses the beat for those phone taps in the mornings with Luther Lufey.
youngtheez (9:34:33 PM): As good as it may seem
youngtheez (9:34:40 PM): Never talk to jus 1 girl
youngtheez (9:34:53 PM): Let her think she is the only 1
youngtheez (9:35:04 PM): But u gotta have at least 2
youngtheez (9:35:26 PM): When you find that "1" you'll kno it
youngtheez (9:35:27 PM): You're tooooo young ta be talkin like that
youngtheez (9:35:55 PM): I been there and done that
Dedantheman (9:36:24 PM): i feel you.
I had to sit in the back of his car for about 35 minutes while he interrogated me, asking numerous times if I'm on meth. Apparently, you're eyelids flutter when you're on meth and as I had finished running, my blood is pumping, of course my whole body is going to be fluttering! The cop tossed everything in my car. All my cd's, papers, glove box...tossed! He continued asking if I'm on meth.
The biggest thing that bothered me was when he said "Okay, I'm not going to waste your time and not going to waste my time to check if you're on meth." I'm like, we've already been out here for 40 minutes and you've been wrong this whole time. Take me to the damn station and test me so I can laugh at your dumbass!" Waste YOUR TIME? What kind of bullshit is that! Made me think about Training Day:
"If I didn't have more pressing business I’d rip your dick off and stick it up that funky ass of yours. Bitch. Damn I’m thirsty, how bout a beer."-Alonzo
This incident made me feel like we are all suspects in the eye of the enforcers. Between me and a real drug dealer, there's no difference. Proper English or slurred speech, you can't protect yourself until the low-budget, court-appointed lawyer is speaking for you in the court. My friends say this is what I've got to put up with simply because I am black. It's a hard thing to believe; A colored man's freedom is always in the power of the authorities. Always.
The 4 Pharmacy texts books and 2 novels in the back seat of my car didn't persuade him to believe I'm an honest student. Nahh, man. I am just a nigga.
By the way, that Eminem cd is always on point.College Health Seminar #5.
Only crazy people use separate peanut butter and jelly jars to make PB&J sandwiches. I think it's time for Smuckers to make a new flavor, maybe Peanut Butter and Blueberry. I always throw on banana slices and use whole wheat bread. Who's feelin' me on this?
Life's short in which aspect? I don't believe we were ever given a valid life expectancy and told it will never be reached. It doesn't work that way. This phrase is unfair; it forces one to believe it's acceptable to view their own life pessimistically.
Between a gang member and a billionaire, the balance of life is truly uneven. but who is to say the gangster won't live longer than the billionaire? Both see life through different paradigms. The hypothetical billionaire may die in a car crash in his lambo. The gangster outlives him but is spending life in jail. Who's life was cut short?
It is impossible to live a short life. Absolutely impossible. We each acquire unique ideals to believe in and that's what gives us an individualistic feel. One can accept death after learning the word of Jesus. One can accept death after receiving the most paramount love from a beautiful woman. It is impossible to live a short life. In my own reflections, I've learned that life itself is entailed with wonderful gifts such as the plethora of colors, laughter, reciprocated love, flavors of food, and art. It is impossible to live a short life.
What many people, especially my generation, fail to realize is that it is possible to SHORTEN LIFE. Life shortens when you abuse and neglect your body and mind through use of drugs and alcohol. Life shortens when you live by the phrase "life's short". The new Metro slogan is creative and on point, "Life's a trip. Plan accordingly." This is a double entendre, telling you to plan your destination ahead of time but also advising to plan your life. Plan your education, plan your family.
It is important to live life to the fullest. The never ending gifts must be appreciated daily. Never duplicate a day in your life. Yatta yatta yatta, just smile, man.
Because I have lost my truth
And I need you to believe this.
I want you to read this
Because I have lost my air
And I need you to breath this.
I want you to read this
Because I've lost my photography
And I need you to see this
Before they seize this peace kiss,
Tear my dreams into pieces
For spreading a poetical Jesus.
I envision peace as a religion
With four Gods for each season
And no reason to believe in demons.
I want you to read this
Because I have lost my voice
And I need to hear this
Message demanding that we all live fearless.
I haven't written many pieces where the title of the poem gives the true definition of the poem. I don't really like titles but sometimes I'll write a poem that makes little sense until I give it a fitting title which adds to the context of the poem.
"I danced my ass off and had this one girl completely naked. Drink my beer and smoke my weed but my good friends is all I need. Pass out at 3, wake up at 10, go out to eat then do it again"
What the hell, G. You are perpetuating the cycle of students messin' up in college by doing the activities that you condone. But that's not the only thing I have a problem with. You are also polluting rap/hip hop and why the hell do they play you on KROQ?
How could you be cool with glorifying Jackass activities such as getting wasted? I don't really have a problem with my friends drinking at social gatherings, as long as they do it responsibly but you however, suggest that "Time isn't wasted when you're getting wasted".
What is your next single going to be? " I love unprotected sex " ?
I've always admired African ways. We label those countries as "Third-World" meaning they are a "developing" country. But ask yourself, just what exactly do they need to develop? Is it because these people don't have a Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter? Do they need to develop communications? We labeled them as "developing" because they don't have our technologies, our armies, or our wealth. How fair is this? Look at us! More people vote for the next American Idol than the person to LEAD our country! Celebrity couples breaking up are on the News channels. We have built social networks that allow us to be close to our friends from a distance.
Our technologies has lead us into a recession. Our armies...More powerful guns to kill more people, destroy more homes.
There are two definitions of "wealth". The first describes our definition, along with the rest of the worlds; "a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches".
The second describes that of the "developing" nation of Africa; "an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount". Africa is known for its abundance of natural resources yet fully developed countries such as America has felt it's more important to control oil that isn't ours than to lend a helping hand.
So yes, a picture is worth a 1000 words-and even more interpretations. What do you interpret it as?