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17 June 2007 No Comment

“I was just watching 106 & park to catch up on my nigga culture and after the freestyle battle this kid gave a shout out to a penetentiary. Wtf?? What would Thembi do?”

– Aaliyah “Oxygen Chest” Williams

First, I would probably get a chill across my entire body.

Then I would remind myself that the spectrum of life experience has been so demolished for our people by two forces- first, by our limiting economic condition, and secondly, by the realistic conclusion that wandering too far from where you’ve been ghettoized could have you killed, that this young man probably feels a stronger tie to that penitentiary than to anyplace else in the world.

Then I’d roll my eyes and put on an old episode of Frasier.

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