Where to begin…
Lately I hear a lot of talk about these “real niggas” and how desirable they are. I mean people want real niggas as friends, life partners, and in general everyday situations. That seems okay. I mean who wouldn’t want someone real in their lives. No one has time for the fake shit. After all, a real nigga is said to be loyal, “100”, and just all around thorough.
I sat and thought to myself “Tripp, who do people deem real niggas?” I was a tad disappointed in the results. I got back Young Jeezy, Jada Kiss, Chief Keef(lmao), Jay-z (and a long ass list of other rappers and local hood niggas). Not to say these real niggas aren’t good people, they’re just not the people I’d want my kids idolizing. At some point I think we stooped so low as to believe that the urban hustler (i.e. the typical real nigga) was an accomplishment. Again, I’m not knocking the hustle, but do we not want better for ourselves?
Why is it that we only aim for the top of the bottom? That’s about as cool as being the skinniest fat person in the room.
Last I had checked honesty, handling business, and loyalty were characteristics of being a real man. I think I like that tittle much better. MAN. Kind of has a ring to it doesn’t it? I think real man I think my father, my big brother, teachers, doctors, shit even janitors. I think about people who paid or are paying dues to make sure that at the end of the day business is handled.
Maybe I’m misguided, but I think I’ll choose to be a man.
YOU can keep that real nigga shit on your side of this screen.