Let me start by saying, I never had the chance to meet Lil Snupe, Lil Phat, or Lil JoJo or speak to either one of these teenagers while they were alive. As a nerd, and Artistic Being, I feel pain for some desolate souls. I also know someone has to tell their story.
Lil Snupe died too soon, and they closed their eyes because of nonsense. The last thing they heard were bullets in their young bodies. All three knew they weren’t college bound. Music was their life, but we all know that when you are doing your damndest to make your dreams come true, someone wants to shoot you down. In all three cases young men wanted to live life and provide for their families.These men knew they would never enter Yale or Harvard. These young men did not expect to send their resumes to Fortune 500 Companies.
Kings boy’s Who Got Their Heads…
See their tiny hearts, and limited resources transformed them into an image they felt chose them. They wanted to live be , but merged in that wrong lane, by imitating the older men around them. Without too many other observations and social development skills, where they doomed from the start? No, because Meek Mill made it out, and he is no angel, but he has provided for his family and given money to charities. It is possible to live the life and not end up in a casket, or in “The Belly Of The Beast.” Watch these young men’s as their ambitions and drive push them to the limelight. Watch them in their proud moments being able to provide for their loved ones.Watch as they feel that self accomplishment.
Watch their cockiness, and talent being poisoned by jealousy, and the “Crabs- In- A Barrel” Syndrome.
Then look around you and wonder how many Lil JoJo’s will be in buried in their favorite diamond studs and fitted hats. I want you to think about Lil Phat’s Baby Mama having to raise another child without a father, and what can those expensive clothes do for him now? Remember Lil Snoop when he had that proud look on his face when Meek Mill gave him that chance to leave the streets. How many have to leave us, before we leave the beef on wax.
The Reason I love URLTV and other Battle Rap Arenas, is because that day we are hearing gun talk and bravado, but during that moment when we are all watching nobody is loosing their lives. Hip-Hop has kept them from being on that block.. Battle Rap creates an environment to keep men and women all different races and ages power-driven and determined to make history.They tell the heartbreaking stories, people in Utah might never ever envision. Everyone has a story. just by describing the heart ache and tragedies in urban cities, made Donald Goines a critically acclaimed writer. I have every book, I suggest you read those books too.
Take the time to hear about these young men and their 15 minutes of Fame…
The welfare of your people has to mean something to you, evaluate your life if it means nothing to you.