Ok this is bothering me. When did hood ish become kool? What is so appealing about being hood? I don’t get it I’ve been around hood ish to a degree a nice portion of my life on various levels. And all I wanted to do was be as far away from it as possible.Yet I see so many people who gravitate towards it. I wish I could sit here and say its not as bad as people say it is but the truth is it’s just as f*cked up as it seems. You got people getting killed over dumb ish, kids having kids, drugs, breakins, getting robed on the street, you cant even wear certain color in your own neighborhood. What part of that sounds appealing to you? What, you been listening to these trap rappers talking about all this money they are supposedly getting in the hood? Most of these folks don’t do half the stuff they say and couldn’t tell coke form powdered sugar, if they did, they aren’t now and keep it real when they got said money, they moved out the damn hood. You know why? Because if they stayed they’d get robbed too. Keep buying into the hype that these dudes got all this respect in the streets and are untouchable and try to model your life after them if you want to, one day you will get touched and not in a happy way, and you might end up in jail getting touched in a creepy way. What you trying to be hood for this girls? Let me tell you something, women don’t like hood cats, hood rats like hood dudes and that ain’t what you want bruh. These hood rats and young lil girls out here falling in love with rappers because the got money and tattoos so you do it. Now your dumb ass has a ice cream cone tattooed on your face, you’re still broke, and can’t get hired, you look stupid, and you still don’t have a girl. Wake up and realize that just because you are from the hood, live in the hood, or have lived in the hood does not mean you have to be hood. I’m living proof of that. My mom is from Douglas, there is a grab bag of addicts, thieves, ratchets, pimps, hustlers, deadbeat mom and dads, and shiesty people on both sides of my family and I have made a continuous effort to avoid following in those foot steps, breaking those generational curses, and getting those arrest records. Based on that alone I should have a parole officer, a record, 3 babies mommas that I can’t stand, a ebt card, a closet full of nightgown length white tees and this drank in my cup. A lot of y’all don’t see anything wrong with the stuff I just listed and that really saddens me. I just thank GOD I was able to learn what not to do by watching others and having a mom that cared and kept me right and not fall victim to my surroundings or environments and keep me out the hood the majority of my life. I hear a lot of you dudes thinking they’re tough walking around talking about “I’m a real nigga I do real nigga shit. I’m trill.” But you’re not tough, you’re weak. You’re letting the streets dictate what you do with your life. That’s not what MEN do. You’re tough when you can live through that ish everyday and NOT become a product of your environment. You’re a man when you wake up and realize that the hood life is not the kind of life you want to live. You’re a man when you can go to school and not be peer pressured into misbehaving and doing dumb ish or having sex, or doing whatever just to fit in and not make to much noise. It’s real easy to be a nuisance and a problem, you want to do something tough? Go out and do some shit that’s tough, like go out and be a productive member of society rather than go along with all the foolishness. That’s when ish gets hard. That’s when we see how real you are. I try my best to tell my little cousins thing to help them cope and I feel like at least one listens to me. I look around when I’m out, I watch tv, I listen to the radio, and I read what y’all say on here and I realize, that there are people that CHOOSE to live this life. and I’m left wondering…why? Some people could do better but don’t, some people take pride in the bullshit they do. Why? Some of y’all aren’t even from the hood, but you take on these personas like its kool. You know how many people that actually live in these environments pray their whole lives to get out?
Ain’t ish kool about the hood. On the street I use to live on (lake park street in da bay) one of these bad ass kids influenced by his bad ass hood rat family and peers tried to break into a house but the owner was there and shot through his own door with a shot gun and killed the kid. He was like 8 or 9. The owner didn’t know because he was on the other side but he and his friends some of them older or teens were trying to break into this old mans house and that’s what that life gets you. I can’t even listen to these trap rappers because it’s all so fake. I can’t remember the last time I heard one of them make a song that really depicted a trappers life. All I hear is money, hoes, parties. Unless you REALLY know me you wouldn’t know. But I learned to cook crack, break into cars, and an assortment of other things, from piers and or friends/acquaintances that didn’t have the strong guidance I had growing up. I knew a lot of people in high school. I was quiet but I was kool with all sorts of people, from jocs, to band geeks, to hippies, to popular kids, to lames. Some or doing ok, some are dead, some are in jail, some I and in have no clue about. I cant even listen to these trap rappers. I can’t remember the last time I heard one of them make a song that REALLY depicted a trappers life. All I hear is money, hoes, and parties. That is not a trappers life. Trapping is getting your moms house shot up cause they were looking for you or couldn’t find you, coming home and seeing a trail of your supply, following it and find your little brother dead form o.d.ing on your work, trapping is always watching your back, death, endangering those around u etc. trapping is murder. I hate when people try to say its anything other than that. If you are a dboy, be real about what you are. You sale poison that kills people, you kill people out of business, you kill people in self defense, you kill people who betray you, and you are responsible for the deaths caused because they got caught up in your mess. You destroy lives and the neighbor hoods you live in. You screw up families, and by proxy help turn the kids into monsters and broken people out in these streets. Yeah SOME dboys really get money but most of that is frontin. They get money and spend it. They buy a car trick it out and have to re up. These boys buying benzes in the hood and pulling up to a apartment complex. The sad thing is a lot of people don’t see the issue with that statement. You don’t own anything. You rent a apartment, your car lost it’s value when you bought it (and keep it real, a lot of y’all are leasing these fly cars, perpetrating), the stuff you added to it made it even less valuable. They don’t even realize that trapping is a job not a career. you’re suppose to save that money and get out. These folks think they can trap forever with no plan. Trapping is going to get you dead or in jail, the two things you risk everyday is always a heart beat way. All the old heads are dead or in jail and all that is left is the thirsty cats that are a result of the crappy life the old heads trapping made of their family. So they are left to fend for themselves because their parents got hooked/killed/jailed. So they’re out here hungry, and a hungry person is moraless. So they fall into the cycle and make it even worse for the generations under them. That’s why people are so easily influenced by media now, that’s what’s raising them. These folks hear these trap rappers and think trapping is a fucking party, “bitches” who want screw you because of all your money, and a way out. It’s called the trap because it is a trap. You don’t have any connect. You don’t know Noreaga, the real Noreaga, and his ass does not owe you 100 favors. You are working for someone else and you know entirely too much about his operation to just walk away. You’re stuck. Once you’re in its real hard, not impossible, but REAL hard to get out. Even if you do the people don’t forget who you were, what you did, and how you effected them. It’s not like a jeezy song. These folks are being sold a farce of a dream and we are all paying for it as a people, as a country, and as humans. Young people including those my age (25) and younger are the coldest most nihilistic people imaginable and its depressing to me. I worked in the guidance office as a assistant my senior year and the there was a 3 page list printed with list of every pregnant girl in my school. 3 pages, do you know how small computer type is? The cycle continues. It really shows just how many of you are really out her trapping or doing the stuff y’all say if you buy into this mess most of these trap rappers say and think it’s accurate, if you do y’all ain’t really bought that life. So I’m asking those of you who subscribe to this. WHY? What do you find so appealing, and I want replies.