Thursday, April 21, 2016



Prince died today! I'm a moderate Prince fan. I had plenty albums... yes albums! But for some reason, folks made you choose between Prince and Michael Jackson and I chose MJ. It is what it is. I stayed following Prince because he never got any stranger than he already was. Even through those "Artist" years. We all know that MJ went way to the left...

But the point of my build is this.... DEATH is the true litmus test to how much of a 5%er you are.

My sister-in-law and I had a conversation a few years ago that crystallized this for me... She asked me where did 5%ers believed they went when they died? I said we don't have an afterlife and when you die your dead. I also pointed out that we don't have a mystery god to give us the illusion of comfort. She got super quiet and said... "I don't like that!" Folks know religion is a gaffle but they find comfort in the illusion. a lot of us, talk the talk... but when shit gets real... we flip flop. If that's you... we aren't alike.

When my father died, I was new in this Culture. About 3 months along. I was looking for comfort something that never came. Finally I had to accept that my daddy was gone and I will never see him again. That shit hurt. But I didn't break. When my brother died.... I was years into the Culture. I already knew. And I was okay with it, because I had to be. Death is inevitable and there isn't a damn thing I can do to intercede. When you're gone... you're gone. Be respectful... but accept it.

"...In all the history of Islam it has never been revealed of a man returning from a physical death...."