how it goin no love, im wondering if you have any old school footage from the homies back in the day like cali thuggin days, if so can you upload some of it, like 5 minute video, its alway cool to see classic stuff - Antdez
i do have a lot of old homeboy footage from about 1998 and 2000 but i havent been able to convert the footage yet. i have a converter but havent figured it out yet
My uncle is in jail awaiting trial for something which he did not do. It is the worst thing to be accused of and in jail for..if you know what im saying. Do the officers or other inmates read the letters that are sent to our loved ones locked away?? Is there things that we shouldnt say in letlters? I figured that you would have some insight since you do have homeboyz locked up? If u know youre relative is locked up for something they did not do, would you stand by them no matter wat others say?
They read all that shit. I had a card sent back to me a while back because it had 3 girls in bikinis on it. They dont allow nudity, gang shit, drugs or drug reference, or anything that has to do with weapons. I feel ya homie, if thats your homie and you have that much faith in it then its on you. I just know that there’s certain exceptions to this rule. And its hard to know for sure if someone didn;t do it unless you were with them.
when you see someone from a different gang do you in a way keep an eye on them?. Or just let it slide. Each gang and clique is different and I think should be respected, ever thought about becoming Friends with say Surenos or any rival gang. Just to give em a chance? My dad used to rep the 13, but my interest has always been diverse and i've wanted to get myself involved with that scene, not to bang, but to understand the people and maybe even unite our raza. Don't know what u think?
I know homies from cliks that dont bang norte, but they arent surenos. Theres a phrase in war that even applies to the barrio “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. in cali you really wont see it but out of state, the north and south are just a portion of the gangs. They got gangs that bang 13 and hate surenos, like in Salt lake city. you got MS, 14, 13, maravilla, 18th st. brown pride cliks, and a shit load more. Sometimes they might unite to wipe out the opposition. But shit isn’t always golde forever. a few years later those cliks that were kicking it might be at war themselves.
Gang politics effect Chicano's all the time, not just when it comes to music but, just daily. For example, I hav family in the NF and on the streets. I've seen what gangs do and I wanted nothing to do with that. I just happened to love baseball and as a little kid I LOVED the Dodgers and stuck with the. I can't even show love for my team without getting hit up or something. It's gang politics that effect me because I'm a Chicano
very true homie, When i take trips to so cal, I constantly have to be aware of anyone that has a dodger hat on around me. My homie told me this though “bro , the way we wear giants hats all around the bay is the same way it is in LA, youre going to see everyone with an LA hat”. The only time you really see an LA hat here is when its a wannabe sureno or an isolated dodger fan
do you automatically dislike hispanic people who are from socal? even if they're not from a gang and don't give a shit about that stuff and just mind their own business?
not at all. do you know that the majority of my followers on tumblr are from Southern Cali? I love my raza. I love the hardworking people who wake up every morning and bust their ass to make something happen for their careers and their families. This gang life is like war. I dont bother civilians with it but sometimes they do get caught up in it. I know who my enemies are. If you dont bang and are from so cal, i got no problem with you, as a matter of fact, good job on not being like the rest of the barrio.
I would like your opinion on something I thought of when it comes to music and being a Chicano especially in California. I've sen it a lot, but people from here, Northern Cali (I'm from the 831), not support rappers who are Chicano from the South because they think they're Scraps. And I have family down South that wont fuck with any Chicano rap from the North. It seems like if you're Chicano you're automatically associated in other peoples minds to be a Norteno or Sureno.. do you agree?
i definitely agree, Our raza probably has one of the biggest dividing lines in the barrio that stretches worldwide. Its not just happening in Northern and Southern Cali. This is happening in washington, arizona, florida, illinois, idaho, and pretty much everywhere that has a chicano population. Chicano rap will probably never really blow up because of it. Even when Lil Rob was trying to do his brownpride rapping with that summer nights garbage, he was seen as the one of the only possible chicano artist who could make it mainstreme. Sadly his album flopped and didn’t sell more than 75,000 units when it dropped. It sounds successful in the eyes of a fan but in the industry thats a flop, especially considering Mexican Americans are one of the biggest markets out there. If a Southerner just happens to make it, half of the community might support it. same goes for a Northerner making it. Chicano music has traditionally been unsuccessful at making a niche for itself. The latino music industry in general is a hard market to win over. Puerto Ricans/Cubans/ panamanians/ etc dont really support chicano music and vice versa. Immortal Technique is the only Latino Artist that i believe has the ability to crossover in all forms of Latino music because he doesnt bang, hes lyrically talented, and he touches on the poliitical topics, not to mention hes part black which helps non-latinos attract to his music. simply being a mexican rapper can pigeon hole you these days