Skip to main content

Brown and Drake Fight Exemplify Lost Generation


I'll be the first to admit that my thoughts of today's generation aren't of the highest regards. I've made that known in the past here on the DP several times, and because of that, I try to refrain from commenting and thus sounding like a broken record. But if you are new to the DP, in a nut shell, today's generation is uncreative, lazy, egotistical, narcissistic, and somehow feels overly entitled to any and everything. Sorry, if that sounds harsh.

With that said, it is stories like the recent Chris Brown and Drake late-night club fight that causes one to reignite the above claims and thoughts about today's generation, more specifically, music and our society.
 
If you've been under a rock, you can catch up on the news here

Nonetheless, upon hearing the news of this fight and the details surrounding it, I can see why everyone uses those proverbial letters of "SMH" to represent their disgust. And shaking my head is all I could do when it comes to this. 

To hear that two grown and successful men were fighting over a woman who obviously does not care for either one is downright laughable. Fighting because a note was sent over to a table and "certain looks" were given is as high school as it gets. And throwing bottles aimlessly? That's the epitome of a coward. 

Yet, Brown and Drake participated in all of the above. In fact, they decided they needed to take their "beef" to the next level. A level of placing many innocent bystanders in harms way, and seriously injuring a select few. A level of continuing to ruin the reputation of the beautiful art once known as hip-hop. A level of acting without accountability only to get a buzz going on Twitter about them. A level of continuing, and proving, the negative stereotype placed on all young, black and successful males.

And we all thought Tupac Shakur and Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace died over a stupid feud?

Stupid it was...but at least they made timeless music. 

This situation is utter ridiculous. And these two haven't done anything that will last beyond their lives.

Chris Brown and Drake are clear examples of a generation that seems to be losing it, or in some ways, just doesn't get it. 

Recently Read Posts

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/18/18

3 Up
1. Aaron Weiss - It shouldn't be hidden or gone unnoticed - Weiss is a hero. The football coach shielded many students during the shooting, and saved the lives of many students. Again, Weiss is a hero, that should not go forgotten in this entire unfortunate situation. 
2. Emma Gonzales - How frickin' cool is this girl?! Her speech this weekend was passionate, it was raw, but most of all, it was filled with empathetic truth. Emma, and the many students recently involved in this shooting have called out our government, and that is so incredibly commendable. Honestly, it is quite amazing to see the political movement of fifteen year olds calling out the President. But this is the new America we are now in. 
3. LeBron James - Kudos to King James on how he handled the situation between him and Laura Ingraham. He could have stooped to Ingraham's level, but instead his refusal to be "just an athlete" is one that is needed to be heard. 
3 Down
1. Parkland, Florida Sc…

Dear Son, Wild Imagination

--22 Weeks Old (Before Birth)--
Dear Son, 
As the weeks go by, the reality of YOU is beginning to settle just a bit more. I still don't think I fully understand it all yet, or even comprehend the transition that is taking place in my life right now in awaiting your arrival in a few months, but I am appreciating the journey. I am already seeing subtle changes in me, not overt lifestyle amendments - although, I'm sure that's to come - but simply, a renewed vigor of happiness, and of course, an all new mindfulness perspective. 
After all, I see how happy you make your mom. I can't understand this current stage. How can I? I'm not connected to you as she currently is - obviously - but you make her happy. And that makes me happy. And ultimately, it all makes me happy.

Dear Son, The Beginning

So I decided to start this series because after all, this blog has chronicled my life and my thoughts since I was sixteen years old. And while that is amazing to think about - almost, somewhat crazy to believe - here I am almost seventeen years later as a thirty-two year old man on the verge of having his first child. 
With that said, I wanted to continue that open and honest venture that has been here since day one, and plan to lay out all the thoughts, all of the feelings, and everything in between that will be this venture towards fatherhood. 
I've done similar series in the past such as The Unity Road Writings during my engagement, or even The European Chronicles, tabbing my time through Italy and England. But, this one just feels a little different. A little more personal, if you will, and again, that is rather obvious. [Insert "duh" here].
I have no idea how long this will last, or what will happen, or what I will write about in this open space, but I hope to shar…

"Just Shut Up and Dribble"

Laura Ingraham of FOX News really stepped in it this week. Her comments to LeBron James and Kevin Durant in regards to their political opinions and her direct message to them of "Just shut up and dribble" has caused a stir among many on both sides of the political divide - a divide that seems to grow daily in this nation.
Rather than wait to pen my thoughts, mainly because I was so fired up to do so, I shared took to Twitter (ugh..I know, sorry y'all) on a Subway ride home after seeing her rather ignorant remarks. 
See below for the quick rant: