earl sweatshirt’s grief…***messymandella***

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“I’ve been alone in my shit for the longest
Snakes sliding in the street
Mama taught me how to not be like the bodies lying in them
Pigs, riding in ‘em
I’m a target so it’s hard to even eye me in ‘em
If he ain’t dying for me, then I ain’t riding with him
There’s no time for that
Making sure my man wallet’s straight like a collar
When you eyeing that
Thinking ’bout my grandmama, find a bottle
I’mma wallow when I lie in that
I just want my time and my mind intact
When they both gone, you can’t buy ‘em back…”
 

 
“Never getting out of hand, steady handling my job
Time damaging my ties
Who turn to get up? Get dude turned to dinner quick
You circus ni**as, you turning into tricks
I was making waves, you was surfing in ‘em
Dealing with the stomach pains just from birthing ni**as’ sh*t
Cut the grass off the surface
Pray the lawnmower blade catch the back of a serpent n**ga sh*t
B*tch”

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Fantasia – Lose to Win ***messymandella***Commodores – Nightshift (1985)


 

 

 
 

Hip-Hop Has An Unconditional Love or Hate For Harlem’s Rapper, Jim Jones!***messymandella***


 
This man has more enemies that Busta Rhymes have recipes!

 

Jim Jones  looks very outdoors men like.
 
Jim Jones has been blamed for dominating and stealing the show in the Mona Scott project,”Love And Hip Hop” and destroying earning potential for mainstream success for the once critically claimed Byrd Gang. Some assume he did not honor loyalty code in regards to Yandy and respecting her loyalty and business relationship due to interference with Chrissy.

 
 

 
  The fact remains that Jim is easily discredited as a business man, and some doesn’t consider Jim a rapper. Dame Dash and Jimmy suffered a public beef that resulted in Jimmy, was calling Dame Dash ” a culture vulture” and When Max B and Jim Jones disagreed that could have been rectified, but nothing was the same.
 
If you look in the eyes of  Max B when he disses Jim Jones and Chrissy, Max appears distant but seems troubled as well, but evidently surprised and of course hurt about the jail situation where MAX B expected more support and Jim seemed very emotionally distressed about Max wanting out of his contract. Once an agreement with Jimmy and Max turned into a war. Jim would never discuss it man to man, but he wrote a song describing his “Frenenmies” which of course Max B responded to and elaborated on the meaning and diss for his fans.You address issues that make you feel uncomfortable, I think by that time their friendship was over and even if they wanted to make amends too much had occurred and it  ruined a bond and manipulate friends into strangers.
 
The first season of Love And Hip Hop grabbed media ratings because of the entire Chrissy and Jimmy plot and that handsome mole of Chrissy’s and her fashion.

 
Now, Jim Jones was supposed to be the under Cam’Ron Giles. It  appears that Jim Jones has preceding the once prominent and the Captain of Dip-Set, but now that most respected and hated is the “Capo” and if you watch videos with Jha Jha and other Dip-set contestants, you will notice they seem to feel some kid of way and still mock Jimmy and blame him for their downfall and their problems that led them to Kock Records.
 
We also remember the bottle incident with French Montana and the Miami situation, where a filming went terribly wrong.
 
Does Jim Jones deserve this much hate from his own Harlem residents?
 
Maybe it is just something about Jimmy that people leave with a bad taste in their mouths? Respect is also needed for  everything touched by Harlem’s residential producer,actor and  rapper, Jim Jones.
 

 

 
 
 

Jessie J – Masterpiece ***messymandella***

***messymandella*** Classic Story:Karlton Hines

            We adhere to street codes and live and ride for our city. When you are a “Street Star” you will remain a whisper, a legend and cautionary tale. Karlton Hines is now a Legend but he is not living. Talent, looks, and money were his traits that caught the stares and jealousy from others. That will also his downfall. Karlton,a Basketball Star that family and friends revered and perceived as a Hero knew he was a leader and a born legend. We all have a chance to get out of the hood! However, urban men are told the only practices that will gain them wealth are pimping, drug dealing or Sports. No one even attempts anything else without doubt. We are programmed to believe that these are the only components to accomplish hood wealth.

           We don’t realize that money is from other hands that know we will eventually destroy our neighborhoods forever. Someone needs our men dead, and we are helping them achieve this feat, every day.Karlton Hines played Basketball, and he knew he had the fame and admiration of everyone. He was raised in a single family neighborhood.
Karlton could be seen in PS1 Park playing at 3:00 AM.His coaches wouldn’t push his studies, because he benefited them. Game was already in front of him.

           He was under the impression that his grades were second to his ability for the game. Karlton had over 30 recruiters at a time offering him scholarships. That power and understanding of game is that the people that are left behind, sometimes want your impending failure. Karlton quit because of a disciplinary problem. He also lied about his address to play at the school of his choice. He was caught after hours breaking the rules, and instead of dealing with repercussions he left school. He quit school 4 months before graduating with his High school diploma Of course, he was attractive and had charisma that would always propel him to another level. Karlton won MVP when he was only 13 and 14. Older children were intimidated by him,because of his game with ladies, and with the courts. Karlton(nicknamed “C”)did not bite his tongue on the court. He had physical and mental strength that other ballers envied at a young age.

         Karlton was the baby,but garnered more attention than his older brothers, and street soldiers in the game! Karlton could have made millions legally, but he couldn’t leave the hood values and backwards mentallity. His brothers were not blessed to receive Karltons gift of street intelligence,that would later be his curse. He was 6’5 and athletic, cocky and was given every persons admiration, and full attention.

       He loved the “Stage!” Yes, the hood has its on stage and community that is the mecca of the dealers, players, and goldiggers.

        They know how to get chose, and be seen. Once you get chose to be a part of “The Life” you are too afraid to leave what you know to be morally incorrect.

         In the hood it only takes a “New York Minute” to change your entire life. Karlton and his friend were walking from the store. They were in an altercation with a neighborhood friend “Tweedy” and “Tweedy” pulled out a knife. Karlton defended himself with a bottle, it went across the neck, of “Tweedy” and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Karlton stayed on the run for 11 days. He was arrested but later set free, because it was ruled self defense.

        Karlton walks out a free man, but that one moment changed his entire life. He was damaged to recruiters, and already entered the system and his life had a few limitations. He could no longer be a Hood Celebrity by the Basketball Game, so he the chose the other side of the game.

         Karlton’s street soldiers had him walking around with thousands in his pockets. He could not forget his hood. “Duncan Hines” had that rush of adrenaline and that mental choice to be the Legend. He didn’t want basketball to infiltrate his street credibility. He chose to leave his talent, and go for the blood money. Karlton decided to walk further into the pit of destruction. His looks and personality started to change.

         He also blamed Coach, old teachers, everyone for not having his back, and he was too ashamed to go back to school, he went further in the drug game!

PETER “PISTOL PETE” ROLLOCK

Pistol Pete and the Blood affiliated Sex, Money and Murder gang were the scourge of the Soundview section of the Bronx back in the day. In his teens and into his early twenties Pistol Pete acquired a reputation as a ruthless killer, who made millions in the drug game in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was known as one of the most feared and powerful men in New York during the crack era, who could get people killed with his word alone. His influence and organization stretched south from the city’s five boroughs reaching out and touching states all across the eastern seaboard. Pistol Pete was one of Soundview’s Original Gangsters, setting the bar high for his hood and the Northeast Bronx. – Gorilla Convict http://www.gorillaconvict.com/peter-pistol-pete-rollock-2/

One thing some don’t understand about “The Game” is that you always are competing. You only live once, but someone is always ready to shoot you, and make an example of you, and tarnish your legacy. What you build is a charade of evil and an “Execution chamber” This game will never have a winner. Karlton Hines found that out the hard way, with his friend Carlos. Pistol Pete who is know serving Life stole Karlton’s chance at a new life. karlton Hines was 25 years old when he died. He was found with $5000.00 in his pockets. It’s a game that we will not win. No matter how many times we live it and remember it,we hope it will be diffrent. Karlton Hines died on April 8th , 1994 and that money in his pocket could not keep him breathing, so what did it give him?

We are getting caught up in these movies, and images, and giving props to men behind a cell who can’t even go outside when they want, but we idolize them. We even study where they went wrong, so we won’t make that mistake. No one wins the game, and it is a trap. Karlton Hines is in a casket and Pistol Pete is in a a cot on a box with stories and commissary. We are destroying our own existence and making single moms raise the babies without knowledge on how to make a man survive. Karlton Hines chose the wrong game to gain fame. Even though we know, no one wins in the game but everyone thinks they will be different…

2015: Fashion Icon: Tracee Ellis Ross***messymandella***

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A Sense Of Humor

Accomplished Livelihood

Unstoppable

“Girlfriend”

Banging Body

 

 

 

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