Saturday, August 9, 2008

Dope Man

This is a guest blog by Terrance Williams who is currently serving a life sentence of 147 years.  Terrence is the brother of Baby Williams from Cash Money Records.

Do you remember N.W.A. rap back in the day? Dope Man... Eazy E. said, "Hey Mr. Dope Man, you think you slick, you sold crack to my sister and now she's sick. And if she happens to die because of your drugs, I'm putting in your --- a .38 slug." Isn't that something? Most of us actually think like that.  We can sell much as we like but don't bring that foolishness to my family. Yeah right... 99 percent of us that sold drugs were scared of something or somebody.

I know you may be saying, "naw, I'm a 'G'. Me scared? Not happening." Okay, well what about the police? We run and hide when they come through.  Any way to get that money home. The Feds have fixed the crack situation so we think, March of this year the crack situation helped a lot of people. A lot were release and a few more are still being released. So you know theres plenty of room for you.

As I think about how I thought when I was a drug dealer, it saddens me. I felt the weak must perish and the strong can move on... Not only do we have foolish thinking patterns, we have selfish and ignorant habits.  If a person's not from the block or the hood, he can't sell or hang out there.  First, it's wrong to sell drugs, and second, the block nor the hood belong to us. How is it we will hide dope out of respect for our parents and children, but will sell it in front of other parents and children? Then we have the nerve to get mad if someone disrespects our people but yet we disrespect other people. We sell drugs in front of someone else's house, but will be ready to kill if it's done in front our families house's. 

One more thing, then you can go about...

Even though we try our best to avoid disrespecting our family and friends, don't you think we still wind up hurting them when we get caught and go to jail, or when someone shoots or kills us behind drugs? No.  One thing our parents and loved ones worry just about everyday. 

Trust me, all of the above I've been through. You have a chance to clean it up... 

Get it right and keep it right... 

Terrance "Gangsta" Williams 


RR said...

I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us man. I wish that more people would take the time to get those kinds of words out to our youth. I'm 25, and I've never sold drugs. But i've lost many family members on both sides of the coin.

Problem is, every one of us thinks "it" won't happen to us. Death, getting hooked, jail, aids-doesn't matter what "it" is, and that's the tie that binds us all. The other tie that binds us, especially if you're from the hood is that we all just want to live the good life and be successful, but we don't know what success looks like. We need people to show us other ways we can be successful. It's all about exposure and having someone to believe in us. The intelligence and business savvy you and other people have used to sell drugs can be applied to the other side of the law with a similar rate of success. Can you write a blog about that? I'd like to hear your views on that. Share some knowledge with us man. I'm out here trying to get my start and make it, and it always helps to have someone spit game to you.

Much respect. said...

This was deep. I found myself in a profound state of thought after reading; contemplating ways to end hate, no matter where it's coming from. We can't kill hate with hate. That is absurd. We have to start raising our kids that hate doesn't exist. We are all the same, differences in race are as simple as climatic adaptations; and I'm pretty sure there is only one race any of us belong to, the human race. People everywhere need to respect each other like you would expect others to respect your own family. There is nothing gangster about being hard all the time. And there is nothing wrong with being respectful to people we don't know; and not for any reason, but just behind the reason that, why wouldn't you? We can't make improvements as a society just talking about it. Actions speak louder than words. And it's time for more love. God bless.

philosophical said...

I have read with great interest the comments left here and I think the biggest issue with us is self loathing which is often shown in the way we dress and articulate.
We have been bought into the Willie Lynch syndrome, which he taught slave owners how to control their slaves for the next 400 hundred years and that was to make them not trust each other such as pitting them against each other light skinned versus dark skinned young versus old male versus female and we have bought that whole bill of goods, black men pull up your pants and articulate our paradigm is white kids in high school are preparing for a higher learning institution and our kids are preparting to be instatuionalized what a travesty. Do you guys know that you come from royalty and greatness check your ancient history.All the things that they have taken credit for were actually created and invented by black people.are you afraid to be successful