Friday, September 30, 2011

Prodigy: My Infamous Life

"My Infamous Life” is an autobiography of rap group Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. I owe my interest and knowledge of Mobb Deep to my older Brother who was a fan of the group in the mid 90s. That interest is what caused me to buy Prodigy's book. While reading the book the phrase "Coming of Age" constantly came to mind. “Coming of Age" is defined as the process of growing up or entering into adulthood (its a process we all through at some point in life). In a detailed fashion, Prodigy chronicles his life from his early childhood memories to his then current state of incarceration. Prodigy talks about the ups and downs of his life and discusses his growth from a wild teen to adulthood and everything he went through to make that transition.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Remember

I remember hearing the phone ring (my dad called to tell my mom what happened).

I remember my mom coming in my room and saying, “Turn on the TV, I want you to see what's going on.”

I remember looking at the TV and not having a clue as to what I was looking at.

I remember turning the TV off and trying to go back to sleep.

I remember not being able to sleep and turning the TV back on.

I remember seeing the second plane hit the World Trade Center, live.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Black Love Is Beautiful

Outside of my family, it’s rare for me to meet people that grew up in a two-parent home. I meet plenty of people, specifically men that grew up without what I feel is a solid family structure (a two-parent home). Seeing our society living in such a way that causes me to sometimes doubt if I am ever going to be able to meet a man that actually wants to get married and stay married.