Friday, November 03, 2006

Quote Of The Moment


"For years I've been seeing my young brothers wearing Scarface T-shirts, John Gotti T-shirts, Rick James T-shirts. We don't have any icons or idols to look up to, just rappers and professional athletes. Before us, it was pimps and drug dealers."

"It’s like the mid-'80s again, a terrible economy without the crack. The young men in the inner city are without guidance, robbing and shooting each other with no remorse. Our system is crazy because we're planning to fail."

--Lamar Odom

3 comments:

Brother Spotless said...

This brother has been through a lot. He has had school enrollment issues since high school. He has been suspended from the NBA twice for drug violations. On top of all of that, last year his infant baby died.

I am happy that he has grown from these tragic events in his life and has been able to acheive some perspective on life.

Brother Smartness said...

Rarely do I read comments of this sort from athletes. It's the truth though and I wouldn't be surprised if I heard that more athletes felt the same way.

Brother Spotless said...

I think he hit the nail on the head when he said "We don't have any icons or idols to look up to, just rappers and professional athletes. Before us, it was pimps and drug dealers."

Athletes, rappers, pimps, drug dealers. The medicine to cure what ails the hip hop culture lies outside the realm of these..."occupations."