Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Prison on the streets
Why do these young men wear their pants sagging to the ground. If there is one phenom that i'll never understand is this one. Time will show that this was not a good look. How could these confused youngsters ever hope to become gainfully employed. Don't they realize that they are just emulating prison life. I honestly believe that the whole hip hop culture is emulating prison culture as a fashion statement and basic frame of mind. I'm afraid that the youth today are like lambs to the slaughter. They are buying the stereotype that is being sold to them. Tattoos, gold teeth and saggy baggy pants. Throw in a couple of blunts and a heavy dose of ebonics and you have a snapshot of the brand;(Thug Life) or Ghetto, Hood or whatever. To the youth it all translates to mean good and cool. Maybe it's a sign of getting old. There was a time when I bought into the same thing with Super Fly, The Mac, and maybe Shaft. The sterotype was being sold to me and it's being packaged and sold now. Please join my blog and add your comments. I'd enjoy hearing from you all.