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    who am i?

    who am i?

    what is material wealth when i own everything i could ever need? i have treated people terribly to get my wealth. i trust no one. i love no one and nobody really loves me either. not my wife. not my kids. my friends are fake. everything i bought depreciated the moment i touched the receipt. my business is oppression, hate, murder. i steal abuse and capitalize on every opportunity. i even create opportunity to capitalize, on women, children, the elderly, the handicap. the living the dead it makes no difference to me. i practice the opposite of what i preach and i taunt you with it. i am the shepherd that lead sheep to slaughter. i am are the magician in a illusionary world. the have detoured the journey from prophets to profits and have  killed everything in my path. i divide and conquer as a second nature with an appetite of destruction that can't be satisfied until you have nothing left to eat.  but what you you have when the lights go out? when everything you give value to reveals its face value? when you realized you have spent time and energy on worthless objects. have we devalued more than our dollar? who am i?  i am capitalism and i am gonna suck the life out of you.

     

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    No More Excuses.

    No More Excuses.

    This marks the 307th mass shootings in 2018. Here is a link of all the murders this year when, where and how many people died. 

    https://www.abc15.com/news/data/mass-shootings-in-the-us-when-where-they-have-occurred-in-2018

    We can't keep making excuses for this type of behavior. non of these mass murders were committed by a poc. 

    do you remember when that doctor was arrested in the airport in orlando? if not i have the video below. It clearly shows people are well aware of how we are treated they just decide to act like the man in the background of the video. its not happening to them so they just watch. Meanwhile the doctor says " you are treating me like black people" while he is apparently resisting arrest. poc are shot over this privilege every week. we have to come to the conclusion that people are aware how poc are treated here, they just don't care. Its our job to make them care or find other ways to help resolve our many issues.

    if special treatment isn't enough we have to deal with the media and its portrayal of us vs. them. In america's latest mass murder committed by an Anglo Male he was first portrayed as a troubled vet with post traumatic stress disorder as on schedule.

    if that doesn't work then they post a picture of him as the guy next door.

    harmless right? this is to get some sympathy for some reason. Like he was troubled bullshit. we failed him bullshit. Anything to protect their image. Then if for some reason that doesn't work then they might but not usually post some truth about the past.

    dude has been a criminal before. This is the type of picture they usually lead with for a person of color, whether they are the criminal or the victim. So i have to ask why is it that all poc are vilified over one act from one individual but Anglo men can mass murder weekly and the rest of Anglo America is not vilified. If these mass muderers where any other race we would have all types of bans in place already. its obvious that this can be a grossly racist place, but i could have never imaged how bad it actually is until this administration empower hate as its base. if you are an Anglo American and you accept these actions without resistance of any kind this ripple effect will eventually cross your path. fuck taking a knee we should just boycott people until we get the respect we have earned. i am not saying be rude or nasty or confrontational. i am suggesting maybe we just speak at work and at school. only when its required nothing personal. I would stay cool with ally's but if your not an ally at this point in 2018 you are an enemy. have any of you watched the episode of black mirror called white christmas with jon hamm? he commits a crime and basically gets blocked from society. there were these special contacts in the future that have the ability to block out a person if you don't want to talk to them anymore. they appear as a red imagine and you can't hear what they say.

     

     

     

    we have peacefully tried to take a knee to bring awareness to just some of the injustices we face. the response we have been given is stand up and shut up. so maybe just maybe we should take their advise. just ignore them. build ourselves up. would they make not speaking to them illegal? of course they would try, but i really would like to hear that argument. #boycottracistpeople.

     

    BEYOND THE STREETS

    BEYOND THE STREETS

    so i guess this would be the best place to start. how funny is this. the show itself has in a gigantic spot and there was art everywhere. i am not sure what i expected. i have not been in awhile an completely forgot this was put on by adidas. not mad at them them tho. the show goes from the og's to the headliners of the mainstreamish kinda and the new and up and coming. if this show comes to your city give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it all. it is a complete creative colorful eyegasm.  i will give you a little tease tour of some of my favorite certified fresh pieces, but you should check out the show for yourself.

     

    How Petty?

    How Petty?

    these are the kinda people that call me sensitive and angry.... when talking about out of control law enforcement or racial injustices but then go and do this.
    i mean how childish is this? ok, your upset and your first recourse is to set up a camera to record you being extremely childish?  then for some reason you decide to broadcast this behavior to the world. Wait it doesn't stop there. Then you get applauded by your peers in your inner bubble and you pat yourself on the back. why not, you have seen this before. Person gets upset, burns item in protest to show the level of commitment to their immaturity only to eventually watch their post go viral for reasons other than intended. Somehow your incredible genius is able to put this to the back of your mind as you go down the path of duplicating this ridiculous behavior for yourself thinking the outcome would be different for you?
    we have had over a year to talk and try to come to some kinda of understanding about the NFL protest.
    the tone of these broadcasters here is bias, almost in disbelief that nike would support colin's perspective. she called it an anthem protest, WRONG. its a protest against police brutality. get that through your thick heads.  so there misinformation right off the back. people are purposely mislead and then do stupid things like burn things. recently FORD, old money ford said its ok to kneel, so are people going to start burning trucks or driving them of cliffs. they have suggestions on how to deal with it somewhere else like donating to the community. he does that already dumbass.  what do you think he has been doing with his free time? jason whitlock for the record is a certified coon for hire and does in no way speak for our community. i have no idea who mr. jackson is but if he works for fox he is not credible to me either.
    we have dismissed the flag narrative as false, we have dismissed the veterans narrative as false. the players didn't even have to come out for the national anthem until the armed forces started paying for it. so its and ad basically. we have dismissed the all live matter narrative while watching puerto rico receive very little support from us even though they are us citizens. or how water in flint michigan has been toxic for over 1500 days and counting.  we have also dismissed that is act is disrespecting veterans since it was a veteran that instructed him to knell in respect instead of just sitting down, which is what he was doing prior and that got no media coverage.
    what we have not addressed is the number poc that continue to die by the hands of law enforcement. in sacramento alone there have been almost 20 incidents in the past two year where the use of deadly force to a person of color was used without cause.
    Meanwhile this guy Tom Latanowich who has had 111 prior arrest, how that is possible i have no idea, labeled "notorious and violent" allegedly murders a cop trying to serve him a warrant in a previous situations and it out somehow to stab someone else, and he is taken into police custody alive even though he was found blooded and armed.
    just last month a beautiful young teenager named nia wilson was brutally murdered by an alleged alt right hatermonger patriotic terrorist named john lee cowell, another violent person with a long history out on parole to end a life brutally by cutting her throat while she tried to help an elder off the train, he also attempted to murder her sister who survived the attack. he too was arrested peacefully like he has done nothing wrong.
    i have explained the protest countless times to people like this and i have come to the conclusion they are either clinically unable to process accountability due to privilege being embedded so deep culturally that everything is processed as regular behavior to them. they have never experienced life without racism being entrenched into every facet of our everyday lives. you would think that a country established itself by rebelling against the throne, committing mass genocides on multiple continents and enslaving people to build wealth would be able to maybe see the possibility of some people here not being treated fairly.
    when i was growing up we didn't have cell phones. cameras only came with film. there was no way to record how we are treated. we would tell people and nobody would believe us. we all quietly wished we could record what was happening to us. we would have proof. the world would now know the truth. JUSTICE would be served.... well we live in world know were we can record, and the world does see. i really don't think people here take that into account because of our vanity. the sad thing to me is that americans see it. we see it everyday but it is normal to us. poc protest but quietly deep inside expect nothing to change. nothing has changed. most anglos see nothing wrong with how we are treated. they usually seem annoyed at just the thought of us  claiming rights they don't want us to have, while pretending we are equal. it was never the plan for us to be equal, so lets make america great again they say.
    if you are protesting.... a peaceful protest during a racist song, that is over in 5 mins, about a group of people you claim are equal and have the same opportunities as you. over the right to not be abused or shot and murdered while unarmed at a traffic stop where they were the passenger (philando castile), by those sworn to protect and serve. you are saying it is patriotic to support this abusive behavior. to the point you are willing to, after all this dialog, burn items you already spent money on to be one of the viral idiots today, please do not let me stop you. you can't hide behind the flag narrative anymore since its supposed to represent something like FREEDOM. we all now how our vets are treated, we step over them on the way to starbucks or roll up our windows during rush hour and hwy exits when they beg for change. so if its not really about the flag and its not really about the veterans, then what is all this really about?
    the only constant is change, unfortunately most of us fear change. i would say there are others that are absolutely terrified of it and will resist it to their demise. in my experiences some of the changes i feared in my life ended up turning out a way better situation then expected. change is constant embrace it, stop throwing temper tantrums in public unless you do support the public execution of poc for any reason a person with a badge says, whether its alternative facts or not. then i guess you wouldn't be petty at all, just a gigantic pos. 

    The Rebirth

    The Rebirth

     

    i am happy to announce the brand mass confusion is coming out of hiatus. i started this brand 25 years ago a year before my son's birth. i am nowhere close to where i thought i would be by now, but i would not trade all that i have learned the hard way for the world.  well maybe for the world.  in some ways many things have changed.  in some ways many have not.  all throughout this journey my goals and visions have continued to evolve.  how do i incorporate all of my passions into one product?  am i a t-shirt company and graphic designer? am i a photographer? am i a composer of words and music? am i a hoarder of all my creations? while contemplating exactly what i want this to be i have not shared much more than some photography but now i am ready to share more.  we will just call mass confusion a production company, i hate boxes.

     

    engage. uplift. educate. learn. progress. evolve. build. destroy. unfiltered. undiluted. inspired from a hip hop based perspective we will keep you on point with the latest tech.  we will give our perspective on some pop culture including movies, series and music. most importantly perspectives will be shared on the most current social issues. for some we will be confusing, from some we will be clarification. spark thoughts and conversation. our original slogan was "blunt designs for ignited minds" 

    mass confusion is rebellious unity. the flashlight in the dark. the opposite of what you thought you knew. that last drink. that unexpected slap to the face. the harsh truth. the thin line between love and hate. that first breathe. water ice steam. invisible but present. oxymoronic. the first kiss. the last goodbye. crying when you're happy. smiling when you are mad. creator of beautiful things.

    for now we will start it off small with a couple of t-shirts and photos. a photo book. i will be setting up a pre-order opportunity with a discount for those that want to support the relaunch of this edition of mass confusion. The first book that will be released is called "everyday life". it documents different things you can encounter in a day depending on how small or how large your box is. do you only stay on one part of town? do all your friends look like you? how stereotypical are you?

    this image featured here is a cipher outside a hip-hop event in inglewood<leimert park< los angeles. Hosted by a dude named verbs. this is one of my favorite jump-offs here. very organic. very hungry. very talented folks come here and perform once a month and while people are waiting for their turn to rock the mic a cipher breaks out outside. sometimes it's just to a beatbox, sometimes somebody plugs in some music for emcees to flow to. sometimes it's a battle sometimes the flows just make you smile. real free style, off the top of the dome. not the written fake free style bullshit they do now.