Im going to keep it real simple today, its not about the hip hop or the industry, it's Memorial Day and we need to keep a thought on those who serve and have served our country in many different ways.
Although we might struggle and some of us have been in the streets, we might not have had the happiest homes or the best childhood. We've still got that American Dream thanks in part to those that served our countries. In the past they did it because it was what was right across this country, to fight and defend the freedom we have here or at least the opportunities that we have.
It's less out of doing it for the right reasons today and more out of economics and job opportunities and lets face it being able to pay for college. But that doesnt make it any less important when kids go overseas to fight wars that they or we approve of or not. They do it because thats what they do, and thats who they are and the wounded come back and want to do it again.
Many of us have family in the services and veterans in our families so take a moment to think of that person today. Think of the great generation of WWII that are disappearing right now. The Viet Nam vets that were underappreciated, the Korean War vets, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the numerous small missions in between and throughout.
Look up at that sky today and taste that BBQ and realize it might not always be beautiful but theres always opportunity and on Tuesday you can grind harder and get what you want and its in part thanks to those that fought and gave for us all to have that opportunity.
Yeah I probably went on and on and maybe didnt make sense in part but this is serious and this is real talk. We'll get back to hip hop and the south tomorrow.