Did you see the video Snoop did featuring Donald Trump? You’ve got to! Why is this important? Man, this is a matter of presidential importance! You know how I know? Because our President himself took the time to respond to it, via Twitter at that! Do yall realize we finally have a president who can start a nuclear war thanks to Twitter beef?!
I’m an 80s baby. I grew up in Hip Hop’s classic era but I came of age listening to Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, and the rest of the Dipset conglomerate – or whatever they were. Now, the story is all about whatever they didn’t become – a group with a multimillion dollar deal and an album – and how everyone who was involved now feels about it. This is Black history, family. Why? Because the Diplomats damn near raised some of us. Some of those songs spoke deeply to our struggles, and our triumphs, and we resonate with these men. Watching Jim Jones cry like an abused wife was tough for a lot of us.
That’s why I have to destroy some of the old me to build the life I now want to create for myself and our people. It took a LOT for to come out that fog, to bounce back from grief and deep depression, and to jump back into this world of service.