I ain't gona stunt like I'm from the worst of hoods, but that shiit is making excuses. You live in a neighborhood where n*ggas bang, I see how it looks like you got no other choice. But if a real OG n*gga knows you ain't banging & are trying to get out of the hood, you get a pass in the hood. Now when other n*ggas who bang know what neighborhood you're from you gotta navigate that shiit. But you don't try to replace your family with a gang. Family & gang family is different. Because when the shiit hits the fan, it's every n*gga for themselves. Real family it ain't like that, unless your real family is on some sucka shiit. That's why the streets are fukked up. n*ggas aint keeping it funky & discouraging they young n*ggas no more. When I was coming up, older n*ggas would try to keep you out the game until you were built for the consequences. Now older n*ggas are scared of the pen, so they put young n*ggas on hoping to keep they own azz out of trouble. That's some real sucka shiit.
never said anything about replacing your family with a gang. but if they not there, people will join gangs. and like i said, all the men in my family bang, its like a family activity. so when sh*t hits the fan, we all here. dont nobody leave and not bail n*ggas out or not get them a lawyer. and yea, most OGs can be some real bi*ches. but from my experience in Baltimore City, some of them are actually pretty good dudes to they set.
I feel you homie, but check it, i'm a 2nd year law student, grew up in BK, foster care system, detention homes, parents died when i was young so you know I lived the gang life for a year or so (didnt know any better). But you know what doggie, not once did I believe that gang banging for the sake of protecting my turf or some street cred (street corner) would ever get me to a point where I believed that this was it for me. I didn't pledge in college, some people do but I was on a mission to get the degree and keep moving higher. I dint hear words of encouragement but I knew I could do what everyone else I saw who were legitimately successful do. so for all of us who are the product of the crackheads, hood that didnt use it as an excuse... CONGRATS! Sam Sam its possible and again yes everything you describe I was! If you dont believe me? we can chat I'll give you my number homie.
never said that there werent exceptions. that would be quite rediculous. im an exception to alot of the things that most people cant get themselves out of also. so yea i believe u. and even u said that u tried to bang for a year. and when i said "PROTECTION" in my former post, i mean self-protection, not the protection of a turf or territory.
I'm saying though,
I've met some gang members (Bloods, Crips, and Kings) that were real positive with the sh*t they did. Like it wasn't "murder, death, k!ll" 24/7. Yeah, those n*gga are quick to violence, but what about the good that they do?
I think having the kids be born into it on some real sh*t is way better then the fake n*ggas that buy bandannas from the dollar store and front real hard until their parents catch them. It's the fake ones that I feel are the real problem and bring the most negativity.
my point exactly. thas the point i was tryna get across but some people dont see it that way. when me n italy2bklyn was rappin all we was sayin is that the young dudes are the ones who fu*k sh*t up. when u born into the sh*t, u dont have to commit random acts of violence, u dont have to sell drugs, u dont have to do most of the criminal aspects of the gang. which leads me to my next response...
This has to be some of the dumbest sh*t I've heard on here. "Done correctly" How can you promote violence correctly? Gangs may be communal and family like, but they are nowhere near a community of scholars and other educated people attempting to make this world a better place. Gang mentality breeds ignorance, violence and is a plague on the communites in which they operate. Last time I checked there is no college organization promoting violence and ignorance. Gangs are never ok. Groups of friends trying to better their community while hanging out with one another sounds fair. But having colors, signs, weapons, violent initiiations and shootings does not seem right and can never be made to be "done correctly" I have a group of friends. We all grew up on the same block. sh*t at one point there were over 18 of us kids hanging out. We never fought with other groups, made signs or acted violent. So to say gangs can be done correctly seems a.ss-backwards. But men can congregate and act civilized and intelligent and not be called a gang. That is the correct way.
i see u didnt understand what i said. ill elaborate.
Done Correctly In The Sense of the Gang From Where Im From =
You dont shoot women and children, you dont start violence/beef unless somebody brings it to ya front door, u handle ya business in private, any dealings within the gang remain peaceful and u dont let insiders into them, respect ya colors, dont thro up signs in public unless greetin another member, dont draw attention to urself or ya set, respect ya elders whether they in ya set of not, and dont snitch.
Plain and simple. who cares wtf they do behind closed doors if it doesnt hurt other people. now yea i do have a problem wit the crazy a.ss imposter dudes who wanna be all shoot em up bang bang n sh*t, thas not cool. the violent aspect only comes into play once they been disrecpected or someone became violent with them