You understand that citizens in Chiraq are in desperation for a soul-searching purpose and national support in the killing fields caused by the youth. The adults are prisoners of their own homes and the roles are reversed in a desolate life of deference. Conformity is the easiest manipulator of this violence and drilling movement. Again, Chicago, is not an isolated city, that should be blamed for all the deaths of upcoming rappers. We know “men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t lie.” Hopefully, watching their music at your leisure, and looking into your hearts could spare the life of one, little boy or girl.
Hip Hop has not always had a history of gang violence, but as a culture we are loosing so many young men in regards to statements made in a studio. Sadly, before these hip hop hopefuls seldom make history, but they always make an obituary.
We also are surprisingly under the impression that the war in this sate will just go away, if we focus on other issues.
We are loosing numerous young men and women in babies, and they will never get media attention because a white man didn’t pull the trigger!
The deaths in Chiraq are in tune with any other war and genocide. What about the innocent people who lose their babies to stray bullets? Rent a gymnasium, bring all your guns and bullets there and settle your beefs there. Stop ending lives of people who are actually want to uplift their people and not destroy them. Some parents are unable there for their children. Some parents are in factories and restaurants 9-5 and dedicated to working extra hours to build a promising life.
Why should their children feel obligated to choose a gang just to survive?
Gangs and their Tyshawn Lee, and that baby has pictures in his little school uniform and book bag. If you could still pick up a gun in Chiraq after that baby’s life, you are inhumane and have numbed yourself of human decency. Yes, you need those guns to survive, but this is a mental war.
You are surviving in the cesspool that you created, and the elders around you have no doubt demonstrated.
I look around where I am living, but know that the same gang violence is 15 miles away and purposely avoid those areas.
Why should I have to avoid places with people who have the same ethical background and color of skin of me? If you are not a violent person, you are afraid that you will encounter violence in certain clubs, bars and neighborhoods.
What if you only have that place in Chiraq? Parents have a extremely difficult time watching their children or even planning for the future.
Activist are murdered for trying to helping their community. It is easier to stand back and observe the destruction of the culture, but harder to speak up.
I love my people of all races, but some wealthy and terrified individuals will assume that all black women only want baby daddy’s but will raise families from the government but still keep getting pregnant by the same dead beat. I didn’t grow up like that, I watched my friends being raised by their aunts and grandmother’s because some parents could not provide.
ALL OF US ARE NOT LIKE THAT!
ALL OF US ARE NOT CARRYING A GUN EVERY WEEKEND JUST IN CASE…
Those damn stereotypes, will always follow people of color if we increase that image in society. The violence increases and the stereotypes gain a larger audience, and segregates demographics, due to false impressions and the actions of a few.
I pray and cry for our youth to understand that songs don’t have to be examples on how to live. I listen to a song, and don’t live the songs, but I love hip hop.
The youth understand that conscious rappers do not garner airplay. The gang culture has swept into hip hop, but it was never supposed to be intertwined. We had songs that dealt with the betterment of our children. We have forgotten, that hip hop in the 1980’s and 1990’s embraced love. NWA came along and a few others and we assumed the worse we treated our people, the better the rapper and bigger the sales.
Now, what do we have? Our views and misrepresentations of our people are integral in this list.
In Chiraq, We have a list of rappers in one area, that never even made it to the radio or the age of legal consent. Watching something so beautiful turn into something used to end lives, I wonder do these rappers even appreciate hip hop?
Do they understand, dropping bodies will not make you “real” but it will make you “real dead?”
The list of 2015 dead Chiraquians will most definitely be just as saddening. Most people have never heard of these people. If you visit YouTube to watch their videos, you will be sickened by their talent and promise that never had a chance to flourish.
Why kill each other below that is not the only way to get money in the industry? That doesn’t make you a rapper. Adele, Oprah and Beyoncé aren’t killing people to garner fans or become millionaires, there are other ways to become successful. Killing makes you a self-hating person.
You will not find more than 20 recent videos in mainstream that don’t brag about gang affiliation. We are still mentally enslaved and it is easier to ignore the truth. I can separate the truth and not fall in the trap, but the people in this video (above) never had a chance to separate the gimmick from the art form.
Rapper DJ Nando, a popular Strip Club DJ, was shot execution style outside of his dwelling. Some coward pulled the trigger from behind, and released the bullet into the back of his head, without any afterthought.We have lost faith in humanity and in each other and respect for our people. Whomever ended William Fernando Barnes life doesn’t know they are committing the exact vicious hatred as the Klu,Klux Klan. One less minority man breathing, or one that will end behind bars for one action that could have been avoided with self-control and communication.
DJ Nando only spent 38 Years on this earth. That is a tragedy, but he lived longer that Lil Snupe, Lil JoJo, and Lil Phat also potentially celebrities cut down before their career catapulted into mainstream!
Once again, Any coward that shoots you in the back of the head is not man enough to even confront you and has no regard for human life. While DJ Nando was leaving his show at approximately 3:00 A.M his life was stolen without any regard. No fight or argument took place, just him walking and a bullet to the back of his head.
Now when women go to bed at night they don’t worry if a man is cheating, they are frightened when they don’t receive that text or tweet just to make sure that he is still breathing. Real Talk!
We have created our own jungle and the worms have no loyalty or ability to understand why these incidents should not happen.
According to all accounts, DJ Nando appeared to have the qualities of a positive person that enjoyed his work as a DJ, since he has been a part of the DJ scene for at least 12 years. Rapper DJ Nando already solidified his place in the DJ world, but that wasn’t enough! He wanted other DJ’s to receive national recognition in the Art and gain prominence in his community!
This initiative and determination birthed the movement of him and his peers as a DJ collective the “Coalition DJ’s.” If a man reached his pentacle of success but would still mentor other DJ’s that in itself gives the impression of a humble, free-hearted soul.
This blood bath and Roster of men in the Urban scene is increasing at a steady rate. The families of the departed are left wondering, “What could have been?” This killing is a harmful deterioration for our community. These are the incidents that FOX News feeds into and biasly enjoy reporting. Our accomplishments are overshadowed by Animal-like instincts of a few with no sense of respect.
I can’t type fast enough to send my condolences for all of our street soldiers, that are fighting a make belief self-propelled war. This war is just reverse racism with the ending plan of the extinction of the minority man. Women are having to get their children dressed to see daddy through the glass window, or before the casket door closes.
I did not ever meet this DJ, and sadly never will…
I love our men and if no one else cares enough in the media to demonstrate their importance. I will remember and announce their accolades and contributions in life!
I pray for his family and friends.
Everyone has a story, and I believe he was more than just a random shooting story in the news.
Someone is in agony and distress right now over the end of DJ NAndo’s life and I am hugging them in spirit!
I pray for justice and vindication in this life for the victim. It is only January 14th, 2014 and Doe B, Mazarati Fox, and DJ Nando are no longer alive.
Sorry for the lost to anyone that knew William, but the News Outlets will give an emotionless account of the events of that night. To some in the news world he was just another minority shot and murdered.
He deserves better than that, and his life meant something to someone.
Life is so precious, and fleeting especially for a coward that can’t even look a man in his eyes before he ends his unfinished life.
Praying for an ending to this foolishness!
Love Through Tears
***messymandella***was your family member, wouldn’t you demand justice? In our community, once the news story has died, so is the interest and the prioritiy is lessened by the month, and we cry and mourn but after out bereavement, we find another issue to invest in a a new cause to focus on and solve,and we forget.
We also get invested in another topic to bring awareness to and also utilize for out own self-advancement .
The news doesn’t allot valuable time on Cold Cases. Someone in our county has insight on his untimely demise.
He is six feet deep, and someone decided to steal his life.
He can’t fight for himself. We must let them know you can’t just murder your brothers and sisters and not expect karma and physical justice. Don’t give up on your loved ones because the bias media forgot about them, just pretend it was your cousin and he was shot in his head, by a coward after returning home. You would want justice!
Justice would not only be required, it would be only stipulation let’s make it mandatory, so the coward can receive their own justice and punishment.
In our society if you are single on Valentine’s Day, you are a failure according to the diamond companies, Hallmark and commercialism of Valentine’s Day. If you do not receive an abundance of materialistic presents on Christmas, then you may feel inclined to lie about everything you received. More gifts, means you have more loved? People assume that after a funeral that you are gone. In the casket, it is a shell of that person and even though you may not be able to hug or talk to them, they are not spiritually gone. Your spirit and energy doesn’t die, just the shell of your former self, you still have that person and you can feel when their is an indication that your loved one is still loving you, looking over and protecting you.
It was a story of a man that entered a home and was about to burglarize and assault a woman but he ran away. The police did eventually located the fleeing burglar, but asked him, “Why did you run?” He told the police,”Because of those two men standing behind her.” Later they asked the lady about the two men that were there and she was puzzled because she was by herself the entire day. NO ONE was there,or so she thought…
We don’t leave this world, and you can be confident in knowing what ever you believe about the spiritual world,realize people can share connections even if they never have met. If energy doesn’t die, and the spirit doesn’t die then your loved ones are still here in spirit. NO, not like a ghost town or anything like that, but a spirit that will give you strength when you feel you are alone.
You can feel their energy hovering around you and just understand that you will behold their smile again and you will have a opportunity to hear them laugh again. They are fully aware of your bereavement, but they are no longer in anguish and unrest, we are the ones that suffer,now.
If the connection is that strong you know that their presence is not far behind you and you can feel their love around you. You may be devastated in this point of time, but their spirit is dancing in the moonlight, so just try to dry some of those tears and don’t hold on to blame, mistrust, or arguments that were never resolved. They are still here,even if you don’t recognize your loved ones presence they are still smiling back at you.