Saturday, April 19, 2008

RE-INVENTION


I'm not a Snoop Dogg fan, and sometimes I can say that I can't stand the dude. But hey, he's gettin his money thats for sure. I was flippin thru channels and I caught his reality show on TV, and thats when it hit me...


"This muthafucka name Snoop Dogg always finds a way to stay current with is old ass!"


Yeah, thats what I thought. The dude has no style in my opinion, and I guess thats what makes him..Snoop Dogg. But hey, at the end of the day, its all about re-invention. Look at Madonna. She's 87yrs old and she's done it 46 times in her career and she's still making dance music. Its not a bad thing especially when money is involved. And come to think about it, money is the bottom line to everything.


Some may call it being a sellout to re-invent yourself. But, its usually those loser ass "has been" folks who have the biggest problem with it. I mean, its obvious that their hate is fueled by jealousy. Its probably more self hate than anything else for the fact that they "used to be" somebody. I see people like this all the time here on the internet. And you wonder why? Because the internet affords you the ability to reach out and act like an asshole, and lie about your lives. Listen, nobody here on 360 is getting paid to do this, so why even try to make yourself bigger than you really are? People who do this, should really get up out of your seat, turn around, bend over and smell the chair they've been sitting in. If the chair smaells like ass, you've been on the NET for too long, and chances are, you need to log off. Yeah, log off and spend some time re-inventing yourself in the real world. People in "real life" do it all the time. There are many people who change career paths everyday. And not because they have to, they do it because they just want to. For many, it happens as a wake up call, and for some, its just something that they've always wanted to do. Do you know how many people switch careers?
Case in point...





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Remember them? Yeah, thats the Jackson 5. I was a fan of these cats when I was growing up, and they were huge. If you don't know the story of the Jackson 5 or even Michael Jackson and his family, you really ought to slap yourself. These dudes made millions back in the day. But we haven't heard from them in a while. We all know about Michael Jackson and his sucess, but what about his brothers? Coming from a musically talented family, these dudes have to still in the game somehow right?


Wrong!


Check this out....


Marlon Jackson, 51, an original Jackson Five member who stocks shelves at a Vons supermarket in San Diego, had to temporarily move into an extended-stay hotel.


Randy, 46, does odd jobs, including fixing cars in a Los Angeles garage owned by a family friend. He recently claimed Michael was going to give him $1.7 million - "a pipe dream," said another brother last week.


Jackie, 56, the oldest and most debonair of the brothers, is struggling to manage his son Siggy's aspiring rap career after an Internet clothing business startup and attempts to produce music failed.


Jermaine, 54, shuttles back and forth from his girlfriend's home in Ventura County, Calif., to his parents' mansion in Encino, where Jackie and Randy still bunk.


Tito, 55, is the only brother still making music, but it's a meager living. The guitarist fronts a blues and jazz band that plays small venues and nets him $500 and $1,500 per occasional gig - a far cry from the days when the Jacksons could pull in 50,000 people at $30 a ticket.


READ ABOUT IT HERE: NEW YORK POST


These cats are broke. How are you gonna be broke when you were once the American dream? How in the hell you're gonna be broke when you're the brother of Michael and Janet Jackson? How are you gonna be broke after Joe whooped your ass almost everyday and made you a star? The answer, is real simple...they failed to reinvent themselves, and now they're has beens. I'm sorry but if I had the money that they had, besides investing in the financial market, I would've took my ass to college, and got a degree. Hell even DeVry wouldn't have been a bad move for these cats. Can you imagine walking into your local grocery store and bumping into a member of the Jackson 5 stocking shelves? I mean damn! Would you even ask for an autograph? Thats a sad thought ain't it?!!


After hearing about the woes of these dudes, I can honestly say that I'm not mad at Snoop Dogg. I'm happy for the brother. I'm happy that he's still making music. I'm even happier that he has his own reality show surrounding his life as a father, and a husband. I'm glad he's re-invented himself.


Because....



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If you don't know by now, Doggy Dogg is a freak...feak...freeeeeeak!

2 comments:

Dusty said...

Welcome to the hood homie...Soon as i get my pc back in order i will give ya a link on my site! i think i am going let go of yahoo and just post here..

Peace!

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