……and they get upset when you aren’t easily lead in the wrong after they try to convince you over and over again but just don’t understand that you stand firm in what is the truth and cannot be swayed into some bs. This is why I love the ones I call comrades these days. They may not all be gods N earths, muslims or other so called “conscious” folk but they “get it” and care nothing about some meaningless labels. I been studying this freedom thing for quite a while and pretty much get what needs to be done and have gotten it since I started studying at 13. At one point being disillusioned in my experience of thinking a revolutionary hip hop group I started could change the world (which was far from revolutionary as all the members wanted to do was bang groupies and the all important “shine”) I ignored my duty or calling and just thought settling down and trying to be comfortable in this age of facism and tyranny I would be content in that complacency. The impossible happened though, I actually met someone who “gets it” a couple of years ago and we have done more in the lil amount of time together vs ALLLL the years previously with those who just like to hear themselves talk and put none of their theory in to practice. I understand this, that’s why I strive not to get so worked up when individuals try (key word try) to critique what needs to be done that I involve myself in when it comes to this freedom thing and in turn pump some ish that changes absolutely nothing and in fact just adds on to the problem.
Something many of my comrades and I discuss often is how intelligent some folk seem yet just………don’t………..get……it, and at their age I feel probably never will. I used to think because some individuals were so called conscious they would be down to do this work but for the most part they just like to bitch, call those that are down crazy and tell them what they are doing can’t be done. I’ve learned that this freedom thing definitely is not for everyone as people do not want to do what it takes to make it a reality, they do not want to get their hands dirty, they rather partake in consumeristic practices like holiday celebrations or stay intoxicated and high all day like there’s no work to be done. Like my comrade says in the song, Haiti Can’t Wait “Maybe it’s impossible to wake up folks that’s comfortable.”
I swear man, it’s crazy, recently a “brother” quoted a bunch of BULLSHIT in my face and said, “Now isn’t that beautiful? What’s greater than that?” Seriously!? This man really loves hearing himself talk, it’s pretty pathetic. How about GETTING FREE? And people really look up to this guy, not a lot but some and even an observer voiced how those cats are needed to a certain extent. Personally I feel we have too many lip professors who are comfortable in knowing or quoting a bunch of theoretical ish, meanwhile no observers could say they see this man in the community doing anything I do, and I have wasted a lot of time being around people like this a lil bit more than the last decade of my life ( for the intellectuals that like to correct peoples spelling, when I misspell words like saying lil instead of little……….I do it on purpose) There is a man who walked with the founder of the Nation of Gods and Earths who when he gave me my flag which he based on my character and not quoting a bunch of ish said, “I’ve magnetized you True, and you are going to have a lot of people jealous of you and hating on you for no good reason” I been kind of seeing him as a prophet lately, lol. One thing’s for sure, people who claim to be at peace in this reality (because everyone loves to go to work, pay taxes etc etc etc) there is no hope for imo. They “love the devil because the devil gives them nothing.” They rather put band aids on their wounds vs removing what is creating the wounds. It’s pretty simple, unless what you are talking or implementing is about eradicating what is creating the wounds, you are not doing or saying anything…….PERIOD!
In closing, while it is nothing new to those who actually pay attention whether it be those who have listened to some of my music or my partners in Treble Army, heard me speak on panels at events or gatherings, have listened to TRUE SKOOL RADIO or been a part of anything my comrade and I have put together from Feed the People block parties to revolutionary study groups, read any of my works over the years from when I started with PUB to currently writing for Hip Hop U……….anyone who has paid attention or been a part of any of that knows what I do is rooted in being revolutionary. Of course it is hard to call anything revolutionary that doesn’t spark one but that doesn’t mean to say what individuals like Malcolm, Garvey, Huey or Fred Hampton and other organizations put into practice is not revolutionary because others didn’t pick up the ball, follow suit and make it do what it should of.
Things are about to pick up ( could of sworn the previous paragraph started with in closing, lol) and my team is in transition of moving on to a new course of study as we are closing up on the one we are doing now, so it would be a good time for those who have voiced interest in adding on to do so because pretty soon I am going to be off the grid (hopefully, it’s real idealistic right now as I would be doing a disservice to some people I do business with in which not being online could make those things much harder BUT they still can be done as they were done before the advent of the internet) What once was going to be TRUE SKOOL RADIO showcases has turned into something else which is great as it involves more like minded individuals I have been wanting to connect with for a minute, so look forward to seeing that in the near future. My hip hop project, True World Order is done and you can always do the knowledge and apply what things like the Treble Army projects have put out into the universe. I love music, I love hip hop but the whole world having a Treble Army cd and hearing us “rap to you” in any form or fashion from that to our TSR shows is truly just some feel good ish for others that doesn’t really change anything as it takes up time in which you can be doing something much more pertinent like ohhhhh, I don’t know, fighting imperialism.
That’s all for now. I’ll leave a revised video of Pay to Live as I know how much we all love visual distractions and didn’t mean to interrupt the flow of reflections and vids of my children (that’s a fb reference for my subscribers that don’t follow my postings on it). Just had to throw this up in the matrix for those who forgot or may have thought I’m not “still on that revolutionary ish” that people always refer to when it comes to me. It’s kind of like when people say, “why you always on that black shit?”, I mean what else is a BLACK REVOLUTIONARY supposed to be on? Smh, people are hilarious. There’s no need to tute my own horn when it comes to anything I do as the work should speak for itself and if anyone thinks I am something other than what I am, you’ve never built with me, are lieing to yourself, but most likely are people who do nothing and try to feel good about yourself by knocking someone doing what you KNOW you should be doing because being critical of those who expect you to get up off your ass and do something other than the feel good ish you drench yourself in is your job and what you do best, you make our ancestors proud.
One last thing, if you are connected with anyone who seems hellbent on dirtying my name with lies I would just pay them no mind or really just disassociate with them or disconnect from the ONLY communication you have with them (lol) as I really don’t care for you to relay anything they have said or more specific posted about me online because it tends to come from a scorned, spiteful, vindictive or jealous source of one I probably rubbed the wrong way by speaking to them a way they are not comfortable with which is something human beings really have to learn to do in taking criticism or tough love without feeling it’s coming from a place other than love. Those that hold you accountable are the type of people you want in your circle, not cheerleaders who play follow the leader and agree with everything you do. A certain scene in Boondocks with Thugnificent comes to mind but I don’t feel like looking for it, however I have a TON of haters like the many Jesus types before me (ha haaa) because if you don’t, you aint doing nothing but I just want any haters that may be lurking to understand, again, I have a ton so don’t flatter yourself and think it’s all about you or feel I should make the extra effort in singling you out like it is, I got way bigger fish to fry and none of my haters are down to help do it so they are not that important.
Anyways, as usual, peace to all the real brothers and sisters that think positive and do positive things and in the words of Big Rube, “Right on to the real, death to the fakers.” PEACE
Pay to Live (revised)
Past Treble Army vids, https://trueskoolradio.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/7-reasons-why-you-may-want-to-get-treble-armys-album-amierdaca-and-listen-to-our-show-reviewing-it-tonight/
Footnote-this piece was inspired by something I freestyled off my dome in a forum called Sai Sumtin that I wanted to elaborate more on in written form as the venue was only open for so long and I could of freestyled all night about the topic.