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  • Government Name: Omar Austin
  • Register Number: 204603C
  • Age:31
  • Time Served:since 2001
  • Home Town:Newark, NJ
  • Sentence:60 yrs + 7 consecutive yrs
  • Current Charge:Double Murder
  • Alias:K.O.
  • Release Date:2043
  • Prison Affiliation:Blood (Valentine)
  • Circle of Influence:Altariq Gumbs, Lester Alford, Pele Brown, Tewhan Butler,
  • Institution:East Jersey State Prison (Rahway)
  • If a real G can’t dissuade you youngins, okay, have it ya way, but at least let me prep you for the road.

Surviving the Streets (Part 3)

Clearly, what we have on our hands is a bad case of self-delusion. A major amount of us got this whole thing backwards because we had no true caring advisors. All those years, dating back to the original outlaws of the west and midwest in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, leading up to today, the whole root was the pursuit of the American Dream. It was none other than what Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs. T.I., Rick Ross, Magic Johnson, and many others accumulated legally. They amassed enough capital from turning profits from either raw material or an idea to buy in and play the game with the  owners of this empire. Now, they can afford a seat in the most prestigious universities, a place amongst political dignitaries and association with the top brass of law enforcement. Isn’t this everything Don Corleone did in the movie The Godfather? If he could have done it legally, think he wouldn’t have?

If only many of us had someone to tell us keeping it gangster was synonymous with simply refusing to lose, refusing the short of what you deserve in life, if you work towards it; securing the attitude to protect yourself in a “fuck you-now, pay you later society” (meaning working hard and being ripped off).

Being gangster means whatever you want it to mean, if you actually need that to mean anything to you at all. And if you do, then, you must have done what most have done with the nigger word, internalized it and in some rationale turned it into a term of endearment.

Maybe, before we made the bad decisions that cost us many years of anguish, we were told keeping it gangster in its most advanced form is making it to the next level straight from the gutta like Lebron James and coming back to that gutta like Lebron James and giving another kid a place to think, a place to play and a place to work until that gutta no longer exists.

We cannot go back to being the kings in the old ways of the old days. Instead, now everyone can amass their own luxuriant empire building mansions in the form of palaces and be the bosses and masters of themselves, exploiting their own talents without looking over your shoulders expecting the police to come lock you in a cage and take away everything you built.

Capone never fully enjoyed  his wealth. Most of his time was spent dodging rival bullets. The other portion was  spent the dodging the FBI until prison came and disease eroded man.

I’m telling you what somebody probably should have told me.

  

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