There comes a time in our lives where the glorification of violence should no longer infatuate us. It still surprises me how much the gang culture fascinates people in areas where it’s not present. A lot of people who want to be a thug or gangster are completely oblivious to the destruction it brings to them and the people around them. If you aren’t ignorant to this fact, why are you still trying to be a thug or a gangster? For those of you who aren’t familiar with Stanley “Tookie” Williams, he was one of the founders of the Crip street gang in LA. Unfortunately, he lost his freedom, and ultimately his life, before he could come to this realization. But he did. He walked that long road to redemption in the last years of his life and did what he could to give back to the community. Many of you trying to live that life have no idea what it actually consists of because if you did, you wouldn’t want any part of it because it is not what you think it is. What’s so cool about prison, death, paranoia, killing or losing loved ones? Be happy you don’t have to grow up in that kind of lifestyle. Do not destroy your family’s lives, your own, and your community’s just because you want to be a gangster. Those of you who are in that life, please start playing by the rules. Senseless violence has to stop. R.I.P Tookie.
R.I.P. LiL Slick & LiL Fat Bat