Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Omni-A true American African

With these tattoos and these bandanas, these knuckleheads thinkin’ that they gangsta,right?/just because you got dreadlocks, and you sell incense, y’all run around thinkin’ that you’re Rastafar-right?/ain’t nobody trippin’ if that’s what you all about/you ain’t trippin’ to that gun up in your mouth/you better know the truth, and you better know the roots/’cuz there’s real motherf*ers who will call your ass out.

***This is some REAL knowledge bein' spit by Omni-it's been a long time since I've heard this much flow come out of the West Side. I'm proud to be from here...I am so tired of these fake fools tryin' to represent rastafari, gangstas with day jobs, white girls with finger you-do you. Not an afrocentric religion whose hairstyle has a specific purpose, which is NOT for you to rub dish soap in your hair to "create" dreads. These white Oregon "dreadies" only practice the religion for an excuse to smoke weed...en punto.


Aaron Hanscom said...

Ha, excellent analysis. Here in Los Angeles we have a ton of these "wannabe gangstas." They are truly searching for an identity...or as you put it, a reason to smoke weed.

Tremenda Trigueña said...

Well, the gangstas don't need an excuse...but the white rastas try to act like Rastafari is a religion that has something to do with them...when in fact, it is an extremely Afrocentric religion started by Marcus Garvey who claimed that Haile Selassie, the former emperor of Ethiopia was the Messiah of the African people. (Because Ethiopia is the only African nation that was never successfully colonized by a European country)
Funny thing about it, Selassie was Eastern Orthodox and didn't believe himself to be the Messiah...but when he visited Jamaica everyone swore they could see scars on his hands...signifying him as being crucified.

Furious Moore said...

Remember when Hip-Hop used to scare white people? Man I miss those days.

Tremenda Trigueña said...

I stopped listening to it when that went out of style...Tragedy of the worst kind!