I have to say this also, even though this group did somethings that you could only imagine or see in movies the end is real. These guys traded their lives for the money and fame as if they sold their souls. I dont know if that is what it is but the reality of it is that no matter how much money they made they still didnt get to enjoy it all. I sat back and thought about all the lives that could have been effected by this group, and their arrest. These guys have children and as brilliant as Meech is this guy could have easily had the same success if he would have switched his hustle or even even really got all the way out of the streets and into the music. The Black community has to give our children a wider window of opportunity for success. What I mean by this is that with our President its a start. And with our people showing different avenues into venture capitalism and enterprenuership. We can own fortune 500 companies now the only way out the hood is not a jump shot, a rhyme or selling dope. Actually its a facade to most and to the kids who dont get to interact with the athletes and rappers who leave the hood ( which is undestandable) but dont take the responsiblity to come back and give these kids there formula for success and the obstacles that come along with it, the drug dealers are there everyday and they can talk to them and physically see them. So in most cases this is who they idolize and when you got te musical infuence of todays rap to go along with it, this is what is bred into our youth. Our future. Its up to us idividually to create our peoples progress. Each one teach one.
Man This is an amazing story. I read a series of books by Terri Woods called the Dutch that speak of this but Big Meech is definitely a street legend that every rapper raps about. He actually lived it to the fullest. However, it also lets dudes thats out here hustling know that you got to know when to fold your hand and walk away from the game. I think that the fame and noteriety in the game is more addictive than the money itself. I think that Big meech got addicted to ballin. I hope that he can get an appeal and get to tell the story himself cuz this makes for a blockbuster movie. Free Big Meech!
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