Can I Live?

The energy you extend to the universe is returned to you. All major legions, in some form, preach this tenant. Following this philosophy it isn’t a far reach to believe that when you surround yourself with and preach to the world violence, anger, aggression, negativity, fighting; ultimately it shall return to you. It should be no shock that the tools that you have gotten through violence return to you as you meet your demise. It’s all cyclical, the beginning is the end and life comes full circle.

Unfortunately, violence permeates every part of our society like desert sands; it is as accepted as rising gas prices. Every night on the news there is another story of another young life stilled, another dream deferred.  And yet there is no true outrage. There is plenty of folks saying the letters R.I.P., pour out liquor and taking moments to fondly reminisce, but no outrage. Why aren’t we angry? Angry with ourselves for our laissez-faire attitude towards the destruction of generations of our future leaders that we bear witness too? Angry that seeing a memorial T-shirt is as common as clean sneakers? Why do we accept the death of another young Black man as part of the deal?

Hip Hop is only dying because we are sitting back and watching our future kill each other. Change and growth must start from within before a movement can grow from an idea to a revolution. We need to stop sending our future ill-equipped to the front lines.

The world is off center, swinging out of control. It is past time for the pendulum to swing back to center. Its time we speak power and prosperity into our existence through knowledge and responsibility, not through catch phrases and hooks. It is time we speak existence into existence.

Pic from: http://kirkhamsebooks.com

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113 Responses to “Can I Live?”

  1. pHallThEwAy Says:

    another random ass dude that don’t post nothing but felt the need to say first?

  2. Mac Brown aka Velvet Jones Says:

    dos

  3. F.U.X DuBois Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaFp1M4TWAI

    ^^good Saigiddy

    Whats Good Mack what is that Velvet!

    Greenie give me a sec and I will read it

  4. pHallThEwAy Says:

    it’s time to seperate reality from fiction 95% of ‘street poets’ speak about what they see around them that they would love to get away from but cannot and so glorify such life to make a quick buck and is quick to blame the situation for the reason why they are so eager to sell their people for some loot….. it’s time for us to accept responsibility and keep our fucked up adult lives away from the impressionable (sp?) kids…

    *and now back to our regular scheduled programming*
    Nice topic though.

  5. F.U.X DuBois Says:

    Word Greenie thats why rappers Like Mos Def and Common are rarely if ever in danger of being murked by a hater, but someone like Jimmy, Weezy and Game who rap about gangs and claim Blood will always be in danger no matter how long they rap and or if its entertainment or not……you reap what you sow

  6. green eyes Says:

    what up mac

    mos gotta worry about them child support judges
    lonnie need to worry about his crochet lady sticking him with a knitting needle (nh)

    but exactly @ fuxie

  7. Mac Brown aka Velvet Jones Says:

    Whaddup Fux ………brother from another mother

    Greenie……… My little miss miami heat!

  8. Small Eyez Says:

    you are my new favorite blog..

    we on the same wavelength.

    check my new post.

    its all in the eyes.

  9. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    well said greenie…..it does start with the individual first. education and educating is key, not just in the standard school environment but in general…and people(especially in hip/hop) are hypocrites which makes it worse. There’s not enough mentors and people willing to take the time out to teach the little things.

  10. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    huh..my post dissapeared!…..i wrote somrthing good this time! * damn*

  11. green eyes Says:

    nah its there LL.

    back atcha small eyez.

  12. candyraindrops Says:

    oh..ok..lol..i was gonna go crazy…….u inspired me to get back to blogging..lol…add me to your blogroll greenie :eyelandgirl.wordpress.com

    *LL*

  13. Two-Times Says:

    alright greenie…good post…

    I started reading and figured you was gonna link hiphop violence with Yayo, but you didn’t…so it’s cool…lol

  14. 911 Says:

    Say word green putting poetic on wax…its been said before, but I’d be remiss to not type it again…death is a terminal disease that we are all born with. We all succumb to it. How most of the times seems trivial in the big scheme of things.

    Why we don’t laugh at death and cry at birth?

    What is that in the pic on candyraindrops…I fcuking zoomed my screen to max settings thinking it was a female hand on her twat…say word?

    I don’t feel welcomed…*remembers why…leaves*

  15. cOLD Says:

    fucking outstanding Greenie.

  16. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    Good Job with the blog greenie!

    Keep up the good work!

    1

  17. The-XFacta Says:

    Sup Green Eyes, do your thing

  18. 456 Says:

    to bring it full circle: hiphop actually is the karmic result of america’s slave past. its a war between the vestigages of slave culture vs. the new pardigm. rastas are already there.

  19. tyrone biggums Says:

    nah rights fucking up again…smh…

  20. cOLD Says:

    ^yea pretty much

  21. cOLD Says:

    456 wat di bumbaclaut you ah chat bout

  22. 456 Says:

    456 wat di bumbaclaut you ah chat bout

    ^karma. the theme of this post.

    seeing black life as cheap=slave culture
    black rhyme generating billions=new paradigm

    hiphop today=slave culture vs. the new paradigm battling it out

    the score: the slaveheads are winning

  23. green eyes Says:

    smh… SC = where you go when eskay’s server says “you dont got to go home but you got to get the fuck outta here”

  24. tyrone biggums Says:

    lmao greenie

  25. 456 Says:

    SC>eskay

  26. cOLD Says:

    seeing black life as cheap=slave culture
    black rhyme generating billions=new paradigm

    hiphop today=slave culture vs. the new paradigm battling it out

    the score: the slaveheads are winning

    ^got it 456 makes good sense, yea money numbs the effects of the past, and allows you to forget, all while compromising your dignity. It will all come crashing to halt soon, because you cant nullify without consequence

  27. green eyes Says:

    @ 456 & cold– its intersting you bring up America’s slave history because if you take a look at Hip Hop as it has emerged in other countries, while it may start as literal impersonations of American Hip Hop, as it begins to evolve and take on the flavors and struggles of a particular country, alot of the negative asoect that US Hip Hop brings to the table (violence, misogyny, bling) tend to dissapear for a more organic “street CNN” sound.

  28. cOLD Says:

    ^ yea green but as platinum sales come into play, it will be more about bling and less about the struggle.

  29. green eyes Says:

    no doubt, but fortuntealy (or unfortuantely, you choose) alot of these spots (Cuba, Ghana, etc) dont have soundscan to think about.

  30. G7 Says:

    well said greenie!

  31. 456 Says:

    yeah cosign, green. here in africa, its interesting what people gravitate toward.

    in nigeria, bling is kinda part of it because of the culture so their hiphop reflects that. while in south africa they come out of the struggle against apartheid so they listen and create shit more like wutang. but overall people want to hear about the struggle so they tend toward a more underground vibe.

  32. cOLD Says:

    no doubt, but fortuntealy (or unfortuantely, you choose) alot of these spots (Cuba, Ghana, etc) dont have soundscan to think about.

    ^dont need soundscam aslong as you got images of gyrating scantily clad big booty girls, and dudes with platinum chains swinging. Throw in a bently coupe, and you got a whole lost generation. As opposed to revolutionist trying to better their country

  33. cOLD Says:

    “How could I tease them with Benz’s and feel no remorse”

    when you place that image right infront of an impressonable
    teen, your brainwashing him into thinking its accessible, he then becomes delusionable with tunnle vision and forgets everything thats important.

  34. green eyes Says:

    ^ interesting article on that topic:
    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/CollegeAndFamily/RaiseKids/RaiseKids.aspx?GT1=10122

  35. Rick Cockulous Says:

    Gotta love the name.

  36. Fux aka Habitual Line Steppa dont call me Hot Steppa,yes Ini Kamoze Says:

    anybody up in this bitch Nah is fucking up

  37. Rey aka LupRey FiascEmo Says:

    “It is time we speak existence into existence.”

    ^^^

    Very well put. I really like that.

    Great blog, Greenita.

  38. Rick Cockulous Says:

    LMAO @ LupRey FiascEmo

  39. cOLD Says:

    Green tea > greenie
    cheese fries > green eyes
    levis > green eyes

    ^just kidding green, you the bomb (no palestine isreali conflict)

  40. pdcrack Says:

    Hip Hop is only dying because we are sitting back and watching our future kill each other. Change and growth must start from within before a movement can grow from an idea to a revolution. We need to stop sending our future ill-equipped to the front lines.

    ^^ Co-signs and definitely feel you on that Greenie.

    LMAO at Cold

  41. green eyes Says:

    mold > cold
    hot > cold
    reggaeton > cold … i cant even go there

  42. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10778
    ^^^^
    Chamillionaire offers free mixtape and dvd for download

  43. Jamz.I.Am Says:

    I need a V-8.

  44. green eyes Says:

    ive never actually had a v-8

  45. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    V-8 is aight, the best vegtable drink I ever had was Green Machine by Naked Juice it looks like baby feces(nh) but it tastes good

  46. Jamz.I.Am Says:

    U should try it, you’d prolly like it? Their drinks have high vitamin and mineral content…

    Thanks for the read too Greena…

    I was just about to kick somebody’s ashy azz at work a few minutes ago, but after reading this post I won’t be getting my Kenneth Cole’s shitty today thanks to you!

  47. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    Which reminds me I forgot to drink my protein shake(no Barry Lamar Bonds) this morning.

  48. green eyes Says:

    just make sure it isnt boost
    http://wcbstv.com/local/local_story_156200813.html

  49. Fux aka Habitual Line Steppa dont call me Hot Steppa,yes Ini Kamoze Says:

    Yo anybody here Nah is fucking up ……..*takes a seat*

  50. Fux aka Habitual Line Steppa dont call me Hot Steppa,yes Ini Kamoze Says:

    clamato> v8

  51. Fux aka Habitual Line Steppa dont call me Hot Steppa,yes Ini Kamoze Says:

    Woods’ court papers say he woke up the next morning “with an erection that would not subside” and sought treatment of the condition, called severe priapism. They say Woods, 29, underwent surgery for implantation of a Winter shunt, which moves blood from one area to another.

    The lawsuit, filed late Monday, says Woods later had problems that required a hospital visit and penile artery embolization, a way of closing blood vessels. Closing off some blood flow prevents engorgement of the penis with blood and lessens the likelihood of an erection

    ^^wow no homo …….I tried Viagra once and my dick was so hard I almost severed her Torso

  52. green eyes Says:

    ^ tmi. way tmi.

  53. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    lol… it’s not boost, although that side effect wouldn’t be so bad. I would have invited some breezies over on a three day weekend

  54. G7 Says:

    NR is on recess

  55. Fux aka Habitual Line Steppa dont call me Hot Steppa,yes Ini Kamoze Says:

    I just peeled a large banana and ate it for lunch along with a froffy cup of yogurt with honey nuts …………

    Yes they call me the line steppa word em up

  56. Don Fuxiote Says:

    Yo ok enough with the line stepping whats poppin’

  57. BSL Says:

    Titanic Life preserver>nah right servers
    Smif-N-Wessun-Like A Champion prod. Ayatollah
    http://www.zshare.net/audio/2258949cf3f013/

    Edgar Allen FLoe-Walk With E
    http://www.zshare.net/audio/2259005c700c88

  58. Jamz.I.Am Says:

    The Nahjectz always seems to phuck up when someone is in the middle of a debate?

  59. G7 Says:

    lmao @ that dudes name being Woods…smh

  60. green eyes Says:

    ^ lol.. i didnt even catch that

  61. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    Speaking of viagra(nh) in high school I remember kids used to put some pills in the teachers coffe during tests and he’d get an erection(no dipset slumber parties) so he’d be too embarassed to get up during tests so the class would start cheating.

  62. Don Fuxiote Says:

    Fidel Cashflow Says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    Speaking of viagra(nh) in high school I remember kids used to put some pills in the teachers coffe during tests and he’d get an erection(no dipset slumber parties) so he’d be too embarassed to get up during tests so the class would start cheating.

    ^^wow thats brilliant

  63. G7 Says:

    Fidel Cashflow Says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    Speaking of viagra(nh) in high school I remember kids used to put some pills in the teachers coffe during tests and he’d get an erection(no dipset slumber parties) so he’d be too embarassed to get up during tests so the class would start cheating.

    ^he should have just said they were chalk sticks for the blackboard.
    nhjic

  64. green eyes Says:

    smh .. so wrong ^

  65. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    I could start a blog just based on the random and cruel things we did in that class.

  66. Don Fuxiote Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10785

    ^^G7 new Keith Murray ….its ok

  67. G7 Says:

    green eyes Says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    smh .. so wrong ^

    *holds head in shame*
    sorry Greenie : (

  68. green eyes Says:

    ^ nah.. wrong,. but funny nontheless.

  69. G7 Says:

    Don Fuxiote Says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10785

    ^^G7 new Keith Murray ….its ok

    ^Props Fux! His album will be out, July 31st on Koch! Murray-a-phobia
    Woooooooooo(c) Flair

  70. Don Fuxiote Says:

    Yo G7 word that should be dope lyrically hopefully the beats dont suck ass ……..Yo I have been saying wooooo all week in jist of watching that dude jux video, no homo

  71. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10787
    ^^^^
    Free Genarlo Wilson

  72. G7 Says:

    Don Fuxiote Says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    Yo G7 word that should be dope lyrically hopefully the beats dont suck ass

    ===
    I have a good feeling that Sermon is gonna bring his A game. It’s gonna have that sound that we’ve been missing.

  73. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10796
    ^^^^
    Game rejects plea offer

  74. Jamz.I.Am Says:

    I have a good feeling that Sermon is gonna bring his A game. It’s gonna have that sound that we’ve been missing.

    ^^I hope so, because other than Redman…the member’s both the Hit & Def Squads have fallen off tremendously! They need a comeback like Lebron against the Pistons….

  75. The-XFacta Says:

    NEWS FLASH:The Game is Gay!

  76. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    The-XFacta Says:

    June 13th, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    NEWS FLASH:The Game is Gay!
    ^^^^^
    *hands late pass*

    Game is still a pretty good rapper though(no homo)

  77. Don Fuxiote Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsXkYGEDW0I

    ^^ Still Rey live wooooooo(c) Ric Flair

    Ya Def Squad should drop an album on Koch that shit would be dope remember Sy Scott and Khari Santiago those guys could spit ……….IF Game is gay I dont care that nigga spits flames

  78. Rick Cockulous Says:

    Fuckin’ NR server….

  79. Rick Cockulous Says:

    anybody in here?

  80. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    ^^^^
    Cockulous?

    AYO

  81. green eyes Says:

    ya’ll names are killing me softly

  82. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/2255059f0859a4/
    ^^^^
    new Cassidy song

  83. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    videos.onsmash.com/v/JCSlXz5jNp5GGeSM
    ^^^^
    Remy Ma diss song

    *Remy looks like a dude*

  84. Rick Cockulous Says:

    # Fidel CashflowObvious Guy Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    ^^^^
    Cockulous?

    AYO

  85. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10794
    ^^^^
    Big Shug prod. by Preemo

  86. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=10754
    ^^^^
    Federation “college girls”

  87. Rick Cockulous Says:

    Coonery > Niggerdom

  88. Greeneyes aspiring weedcarrier Says:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/22130051520fa6/
    ^^^^
    Eastwood “safemade”

  89. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    Coonery > Niggerdom
    ^^^^
    that’s like saying

    getting punched in the stomach > getting kicked in the stomach

  90. Rick Cockulous Says:

    >>getting punched in the stomach > getting kicked in the stomach

    ^smh. Obvious Guy strikes again.

  91. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    >>getting punched in the stomach > getting kicked in the stomach

    ^smh. Obvious Guy strikes again.

    ^^^^^
    My point was that your comparrison was lame, and it wasn’t saying much. Get better jokes before you try stand up.

  92. Rick Cockulous Says:

    My point was that your comparrison was lame, and it wasn’t saying much. Get better jokes before you try stand up.

    ^^How about you just sit down?

  93. Two-Times Says:

    what up….

  94. Rick Cockulous Says:

    Sup Two-Times?

  95. Two-Times Says:

    what’s the deal…rick aka ?

  96. Rick Cockulous Says:

    Any news on when that Curtis album drops?

  97. Rick Cockulous Says:

    I actually just started posting on here.

  98. Two-Times Says:

    don’t worry it’s coming… 50 gonna drop Hurrican Katrina very soon..

  99. Rick Cockulous Says:

    So do you know anyone from G Unit? You seem to know a lot about those guys.

  100. Rick Cockulous Says:

    Oh shit…check out allhiphop.com. They got a makeover.

  101. Two-Times Says:

    hold up…I’ll check it out in a minute..

  102. Two-Times Says:

    it ain’t even working…

  103. Two-Times Says:

    where’s greenie at?

  104. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    @ 911: lmao!…it was a woman’s finger over a mouse! smh.

  105. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    greenie minding her business 2x….lol…..*new post*

  106. Two-Times Says:

    what up…LL…

    is there a new post?

  107. Don Fuxiote Says:

    http://www.hhnlive.com/media/more/audio/1226

    ^^^Enrique Iglesias feat Lil Wayne- Push sort of hot song no homo… also Wayne is the only guest on the whole album that is kinda crazy

  108. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    nah 2x…was hoping for one..but go to my blog, new post there! 🙂

  109. Mac Brown aka Velvet Jones Says:

    What it do folks!

  110. Phuque Norris Says:

    LL got a blog too? damn I’m slippin…

  111. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    lol….@ phuque…..yup I sure do!…check it out eyelandgirl.wordpress.com

  112. Essa Morty Says:

    that’s why it will never wor. Essa Morty.

  113. Jumana Fanni Says:

    they’ll have you suicidal suicida. Jumana Fanni.

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