Why Isn’t Faith Evans On The Top Of The Charts?***messymandella***

  •          Thinking to myself, about Faith Evans and her unsung talent. No one shows Faith Evan’s the attention she deserves. Maybe, because that entire “Faith Evan’s Is the reason Tupac and Biggie Were Beefing!” That  drama was in the 90’s, and  LET THAT GO! We will never know what happened between her and both men. Why does this overshadow this womans talent?

             Faith Evans was competition for Mary J.Blige. Now Mary always has Grammy performances, and collaborations. Faith Evan’s releases an album with little or  no promotion. Now she is on a reality show, with women that were of course almost C list singers. Faith deserves so much more. Her voice is  unmatchable. She has changed her image, and still the same results.

          Maybe Faith Evans should have tried to resolve her differences  with Bad Boy? When she was with Bad Boy we knew Faith Evans! So many women wanted to look like Faith Evans and loved her swagger.  She will always be one of the best singers, even if you will never see her on MTV or 106  and Park. Maybe we should focus on her music. Maybe people are still pissed  off at Faith Evans,because of Tupac and Biggie’s beef ?That  will never bring these rappers  back! Focus on Faith  and talent, and not her past, or rumors from her haters.

 

 

***messymandella***Style And Swagger Segment: “The Color Purple!” / Jill Scott

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wu-tang (1993) and a ‘verbal’ classic …***messymandella***


 

 

 
 
 
 

Pop + Rap: Banks + Jay Z Have A Similar Video Treatment***messymandella***

Ibeyi – “River” – Live Deezer Session ***messymandella***

Republicans VS. Democrats(Crips vs. Bloods)***messymandella***

Can’t wait until this election is over.

I keep getting asked, “Who I’m voting for in this election?”

The proper question should be “What set you claiming?”

When did voters actually start getting gangsta.

How can you have HATRED for an opposing view?

Some of these gang members wear suits, and others wear Suspenders.

Either way these gang bangers are still apart of the gang violence.

This violence divides people at work, hair salons, and even at the local whore houses.

 

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Are we suppose to wear a red or blue bandana in our back pocket?

Is there a secret hand shake?

Can we also wear the opposing sets colors when we vote? I am not trying to get shot…

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Yeah, its’ pretty stupid to HATE any group for their ideologies. 

Of course, it is ok to HATE “FOX News”, or the “KKK” (same affiliation)!

 

People have argued, lost friendships and angered innocent people because of this gang violence.

 

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Democrats and Republicans must stop the violence and we must come together as strong men and women to “Make America Great Again” and women unification is key!

 We must strive to be strong black women  like Melania Trump… 

 

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The Life Of Donald Goines!***messymandella***

 

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Donald Goines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Donald Goines books were introduced to me five years ago, and I am captivated by his personalized admission of his own insecurities and shame of not being able to leave the drug game behind to focus on all other aspects of the culture. If you have never read a Donald Goines book, be advised no topic is overlooked. He takes your mind to the depravity that haunts you in your nightmares. 

The protagonist in his novels are a little too real…

         Could he have been too real to the dealers and hustlers in the neighborhood? Sometimes a fictional character can be a carbon copy of the man down the street. In a sense this could have caused his demise, because some of his novels were written behind bars. Could they have assumed he was snitching? Yes, he could have assumed that he world knew he was discussing to create a buzz for his books?

“Donald Goines was born in Detroit to a relatively comfortable family – his parents, Joseph and Myrtle Goines, owned a local dry cleaner, and he did not have problems with the law or drugs. The children occasionally helped at the shop. Goines attended Catholic elementary school and was expected to go into his family’s laundry business. Instead Goines enlisted in the US Air Force, and to get in he had to lie his age. From 1952 to 1955 he served in the army. During this period he got hooked on heroin. When he returned to Detroit from Japan, he was a heroin addict.

The next 15 years from 1955 Goines spent pimping, robbing, stealing, bootlegging, and running numbers, or doing time. His seven prison sentences totaled 6,5 years. While in jail in the 1960s he first attempted to write Westerns without much success – he loved cowboy movies. A few years later, serving a different sentence at a different prison, he was introduced to the work of Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck). Before his release, Goines finished two books, Dopefiend (1971) and the semi-autobiographical Whoreson (1972). The latter novel was a story about the son of a prostitute who becomes a Detroit ghetto pimp. Also Beck’s first book, Pimp: The Story of My Life (1967), was autobiographical. Goines was released in 1970, after which he wrote 16 novels with Holloway House, Iceberg Slim’s publisher. Hoping to get rid of surroundings – he was back on smack – he moved with his family to the Los Angeles ghetto of Watts.”-A.L. Clarke

Imagine someone so horrific that  to get out of their hood, he  forged a birth certificate at 14 Years Old,  just to join the air force. Donald knew he wanted to escape from the horrors of the hood. Donald leaving the hood was a gift and a curse. He became addicted to Heroine at 15 years old. By that time, he was still reading and embracing the writings of Iceberg Slim, but he couldn’t quite kick that habit. So when he came back from War,  his Heroine War still existed. He went to jail repeatedly and joined the Crime Underworld.

People will try to escape waiting to  hand him that street work, but he pimped, and hustled.

Donald in the end met the characters in his book and dealt with so many that he became too real for his audience. 

      When you write fiction about the Street Life, that fiction was not  comfort to the end. When he was murdered with his common law wife, it  could have been a drug deal gone bad?  Some believe his realistic books labeled him an information.
He repeatedly entered jail, and wrote books while behind bars.
In the hood, if someone is regularly arrested, but always get back out, they can be labeled as a snitch. Donald’s stories were too descriptive, that local criminals believed that he was talking about them,even if his books are considered fiction.

          Donald and his girlfriend were both shot and killed together. No one knows who murdered them.
When you assume that the hood does not destroy you, you underestimate the common link of failure and destruction. The game will lead to riches,but you never know who will set you up, or try to rob you of your riches.

           The real understand that the game may lead to fame,but to make it you have to stay away from that stage. It is so easy to lay down with fleas and want to be seen and to turn off the rest of the world, but only for the lost. The Real understand…

 

 

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