Celebrate

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Happy 420 to all the stoners! Except for Young Thug, I don’t like that guy. But anywho, I hope all is well in the land of the high.

This year I decided to take part in the Marley Fest in Austin, TX for commemoration. It was a totally awesome event. A very liberating experience.

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Please excuse the lack of pics, I forgot to snap shots.

There was great weather, great reggae music, great festival food and shops, great vibes, and great people. Once you stepped off the elevator from a parking garage the fumes of fun filled the air.

There was such a diversity of stoners at the fest, I remember gazing amongst the folks and thinking this must be Utopia.

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One thing was for sure the food lines were hella busy. The funnel cake line was like half a mile long, needless to say we patiently waited.

This was my first, but definitely not my last Marley Fest I attend. It’s not a stoners only event but you must be stoner tolerant.

Happy 420!

Happy Resurrection Sunday sinners,  and what I said it.

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Why Lie?

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Men, why lie? I am sick and tired of the petty lies, big life changing lies, mis-communication lies, testing lies, I’m single but have a wife and 10 kids at home lies, and all the other lies in between.

Guys lie about anything and everything. But why?  This post is a plea for answers…. And I don’t want that age old response that men lie so they won’t hurt you.  Fuck that.  They wouldn’t do the very action that would cause the hurt if that was the case.

True, women lie. But never to the extent of men.

Sometimes I think men lie for the sake of being able to do so. At times, we as women can fall victim to the deceit of a man.

Either by his slick word game, his inability to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but it, his dreamy/stoner eyes, or that thick dark and lovey beard. Whatever they use, we got to be strong ladies.

Be strong. That is all.

That’s the end of my rant. And what I said it.

Jeezy, Jeezy, Jeezy!

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Young Jeezy did a hell of a show, Friday night March 28 at Houston’s Arena Theater. He ran through his massive hit catalogue for the fans of H-town.

He started off his set, with his verse on Shorty Lo’s “Dey Know Remix”.  The crowd were on their feet. Jeezy burst out with so much energy, it was hard to keep your seat.

Jeezy filled the stage with a whole heap of fine ass thug background standers.  Like really, some nice looking shoot-em up style niggas.  Just the kind I like. And, I love it!

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Young came out looking dapper as always.  All black everything. A leather black jacket, leather fitted cap turned to the back, black jeans, and J’s.  Being in Houston, that leather coat was not going to last long. Shorty into his set, he stripped down to reveal a black short-sleeve shirt with leather paneling.

Jeezy was looking good! Looks like he put on a few pounds since I last seen him.  But he rocks it so well, and I thought he was slimming down a little too much for my likings.

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Even though Jeezy does not have a hit record in rotation currently (aside from his feature on Rick Ross “War Ready”), nor has he released a new album (since 2011’s TM:103), he still drew an impressive crowd of die-hards.

All of Houston’s Street Kings and Queens, Hustlers, Gangsters, Ratchets, THOT’s, and Baby Momma’s were in full effect. Even Slim Thugga Mother Fucka graced the crowd with his appearance, taking pics with the ratchets. Such a hometown hero.

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The Houston Arena theater has an awesome rotating stage set-up. I know me and Jeezy caught eyes on more than a few occasions, and I exchanged a few flirtatious smiles with his sexy entourage. All in all, it was good night.

Jeezy definitely put on for our city! And what I said it.

LIL BOOSIE HOME!!! And what??

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I guess all the free Lil Boosie campaigning paid off because as of Wednesday March 12th 2014 Torrence Hatch was released from Angola prison, cleared of a first-degree murder charge in May 2012 but served a mandatory 2 year sentence for drug possession.

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I love Lil Boosie as much as the next hip hop fan, but a press conference really.  To release the statement: Honey I’m Home, naw, no thank you. That’s injustice. It’s not as though he was a prisoner of warfare, or wrongfully convicted of a horrific crime.  He caught a possession case while locked up on a first-degree murder charge.  I am truly grateful that he beat the first charge, but he could have been home if he didn’t ketch the second case. Why should I applaud him for that?  He did his time just like any other black man lock up on drug charges. Do their time and come home to hit the streets.

My little cousin did a 3 1/2 year stint and  we threw a small celebration to show that we love and missed him.  We didn’t call the local media to arrange a press conference for him to give a shot-out to all the fam that held him down while he was away.  We didn’t call Quanell X to escort him from the prison door to his mama’s car waiting for him in the parking lot. We did none of the such, just a regular Black people fish fry with the “Welcome Home” banner attached to the garage.

Maybe its because my little cousin never accomplished his ghetto dreams of becoming a hood superstar.  Please do not forget how we hold our neighborhood trapstars, and hood celebrities in high regard.

Why does the Black community supports and even glorify a person for going to jail? In the hood, going to jail and doing real time solidify’s a persons character. A badge of honor, earned stripes.  In a true sense it justifies the reason you went to jail. No matter the crime.

Think about the whole TI situation and his multiple cases.  The hood was in a frenzy when it was known that TI would serve a lengthy sentence for gun possession.  Almost immediately Free the King t-shirts were being printed and sold on your nearest hood corner.

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T.I. was arrested with a arsenal of weapons enough to supply a small African village. There is nothing celebratory about that fact.

So now that Lil Boosie is home after being arrested for a murder charge, we are supposed to salute that man for coming home.

The murder victim will never come home.

And what I said it.