Justified

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STOP THE COP-KILLING…

y’all dudes are not willing to,

deal with the pressure we be feeling.

Popping glocks and hiding hands,

I just don’t understand,

how that can ever fit into ya plan…

Man,

I’m just saying…

I feel that you just trying to make ya millions,

But you just make it harder for our children.

Who,

still gotta walk the city streets,

who,

still gotta see,

the same cop you shot when he clock in to his beat. justifiedblog

Now the force is bringing heat to the homies ya section,

All because the homie’s got a different skin complexion.

They don’t care enough they’re just trying to win elections,

Trying to put a wall between the brothers and the mex’cans.

Why…

is the questions that you ask us,

when you see it’s crooked cops trying to blast us!

Like a life that’s headed straight into disaster

Feeling helpless as we watch it moving past us…..

Black lives matter,

like White lives matter,

like All lives matter,

you can miss me with the chatter.

Turn the other cheek while they’re moving up the ladder

The reality I see,

is our mother’s getting sadder.

I try to hold my tears while I look into her eyes

asking God

why’d her son have to die?

I’m for praying for the crooked cops,

to stop the killings in our hoods,

what they’re calling justified ain’t understood!

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Como su casa no hay dos

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And that’s to say, there’s no place like 127.0.0.1- the local loop back address. Get it?

Are you one of us who, when long ago was presented with the choice of whether to take the blue pill or the red pill. who, unwittingly, however unabashedly, chose to take the red pill? The problem with the red pill is that no one ever really warned us that the rabbit hole was truly the matrix- a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality. I get that “now”. But I didn’t get that long ago when I chose to take the red pill. So what do we do? We step out of the matrix just long enough to visit reality outside of a simulation of sorts. CAM00440 Because who are we fooling, in the end we all go here right? None of us are immortal to the pain of suffering- old age, sickness, and death. It’s one of the
Four Noble Truths . But we were also shown a way out of the the matrix. An end to the rabbit hole.  So I had to step away from the simulation, pull back from the matrix….

CAM00442And I found that there is life on the other side of the rabbit hole. We just have to make a conscious decision to embrace it. People will tell you- “No, stay in the matrix. Live there. Don’t come here. You’re better off where you’re at”. I can only fathom that they have the slightest clue just “how deep the rabbit hole is”.

CAM00441You’re not forced to take the blue pill. Likewise, if you’ve already ingested the blue pill- wake up.

Wake up to the possibility of freedom. Liberation. The grass is greener on the other side. There’s life here! Come look. See. Feel. Experience it for yourself. Live it for those who no longer have that option.

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But don’t forget your initial reason (outside of an undying desire “to know how things work”) that you even considered taking the red pill to begin with. You wanted to escape the blissful ignorance of illusion. We resisted the blue pill because we didn’t want the story to end. And thus we embraced the painful truth of reality and are now fully aware of the true nature of the matrix.20160620_120200

PART951466526591550So yeah, when I say, “como su casa no hay dos”- there’s no place like home. I mean that. Tejas. Ciudad del ángel. The Dead Spot.

Lleno de mis amigos y mi familia. Ya no tengo enemigos en cualquier parte. The only visible enemy is the one I see in the mirror. And now the question is no longer “are you” pero “cuando”. Cuando está viniendo a casa? And the line of questions continue- “Por qué está viniendo a casa?”

 

 

CAM00452Well, it’s simple. Para vivir! To rebuild all that I had a hand in destroying.

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De vez y cuando I pose the question to myself- “If I had it all over to do again, which pill would I choose to take?” On the one hand you have the opportunity to end it all, cross over to the other shore and be with those whom you love so dearly and who have themselves crossed over. CAM00458

On the other, the choice is to stay here on this cipher, continue on being shown just how deep the rabbit hole is. Stay. Fight. Teach. Lead. Be a light for those who’re still looking for a way out of the darkness. A glimmer of hope for those who must believe that there is a way to end the suffering. In the end, I’m perfectly content with my decision to take the red pill. I do not try to even bend the spoon. Eso es imposible. Instead, I only try to realize the Truththere is no spoon. And with this truth comes the realization that it is not the spoon that bends, my friends….it is only myself!20160619_160340

How I Became a “G” in Information Technology

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The path to becoming a Geek in Information Technology isn’t the same for all people. Admittedly, I was not born a G in IT. This quest became a rather serious one albeit around 4 years ago shortly after the release of my first official, full-length studio debut album “I’m High”. This was when I’d decided the road to Hip-Hop riches was not one that I was equipped to travel upon any longer. (Not to mention the obvious- that gangsta/reality/hardcore rap was dead.)

Having spent a significant amount of time working on or with a computer while putting that album together, it only seemed right to stay with the computer even though the microphone stand got put away and the digital audio workstation got uninstalled. (With this new found quest I was certainly going to need the free space on my hard drive.) So I jumped in. I jumped into the field of Information Technology head first without a parachute. Salta! SocEng

The thing is, I jumped head first into an area where most seasoned professionals even would have considered a no-no. The average individual shall began this quest with Intro to IT. While I unabashedly did have to retract and regroup after hitting the ground and splitting my head open, I didn’t start with Intro to IT. I, Mr. Smarty pants here deemed it a good idea to jump into the area of IT known as Ethical Hacking. Mind you, it seemed like a good idea at the time. From rapping to hacking!! Yeah, I can do that. NOT! (Note: Noooo rapper can do that. Granted, it is conceivably possible to reverse this process successfully. One can make a fairly decent transition from hacker to rapper. Think YTCracker. Hey, Bryce, it’s cool. I’m not trying to get any points off of you, dude. Truce?🙂 )

Truth of the matter is that becoming a Geek in IT is a process.

Preliminary path to becoming a Geek

Preliminary path to becoming a Geek

A process that after so long of enduring, one starts to get a different interpretation of movies like The Matrix. At this point in the process I’m not so sure whether I’ve taken the red pill or the blue pill. But one thing is for certain. I’m so geeked out that I’d like to think of myself as a redpill .

If there’s a Facebook in heaven…

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If there’s a Facebook in heaven….. well, mom, I know that you’re following me. (Hello, I can see my followers). With that being said, I think it’s only right that I be the first one to tell you feliz cumpleanos, mamita’. Happy Birthday! We love and miss you. I’m sure that you have a lot of partying ahead of ya when you guys get out of church this morning so I’ll let you get back to it. Tell everyone that I said, “what’s up?”. Ya me voy. Las nietas se despiertan. Besos…..

Will exam results decide our fate?

What started as an assignment for my Public Speaking course turned into an opportunity for me to quote what I feel is one of the most inspirational spoken word pieces of our generation. For short it’s called Exam Results by Suli Breaks. This is a message that speaks to and for an entire generation of students of all walks and ages who struggle with the stress of trying to make the grade, feeling that otherwise they’re future and place in society is useless. On the other hand, it also addresses the society and parents who hold these unrealistic standards over their children’s head. Enjoy….