Soldier.. OH BOY


I want to go on record right here right now, what I am about to say is extremely controversial and I could possibly end up offending you the reader. If I do I apologize for any misconceptions in this post.  I’ve been getting a lot of “praise” for something I found on Facebook and put down as a re-post.  After reading more about this “incident” and from what people have been saying I have to ask this simple question: Dear “Soljia Boy… are you F-en retarded?”

As many of you might know (and if you don’t you do now), the artist known as “Soljia Boy” a.k.a. DeAndre Cortez Way recently released his video of “Let’s Be Real” in which one of the verses states the following….. you know what just watch the video here:

I’m going to completely ignore the fact that he drops the N-Bomb, the fact that he’s rapping to a video on the wall that looks like an episode of COPS, the fact that he does the same half-assed dance, and finally I’m going to ignore the fact that he has no common sense.  Instead I’m going to simply point out the fact that he says “Fuck the FBI and fuck all the ARMY troops” no once, not twice, BUT THREE TIMES!  THREE TIMES in a really pathetic video transformation that I learned in 10th grade.  As you watch you see shortly after this transition his video goes to a staged apology.

It makes me laugh when I read the second paragraph states “As a young man who grew up in the post-9/11 era, I have watched our country fight two wars that seem like they are never going to end.  I have seen thousands and thousands of young men get killed in battle and often times, I think for what?


Here are some other reasons why your apology is about meaningful as broken record:

1) You grew up in a post-9/11 era.   Hey magic marker boy everyone who is living is growing up in a post-9/11 era, hence the phrase “POST”.  Man I can remember the DAY the ATTACK HAPPENED!  I was in college walking to my next class when I saw on the news what happened, IN LIVE ACTION, the planes crashing into the building.  I didn’t have to watch it on reruns or YouTube, I was it the day it happened.  Hey I grew up in a post-Cold War Era, a post-Perisan Gulf War Era, post-Afghanistan War Era…. you know what if you want to know freaking post war era’s we are in check out The History Guy or Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II, Second Edition.  Doesn’t mean I’m writing hateful lyrics about people.  I don’t shrug it off and move on, but I also don’t go around pissing people off.  Instead of causing more problems, why not try to resolve them?

2) A lot of people in this country are stuggling to make ends meet and I think a lot about what if we never had gone to war.  What’s this “we” crap?  You’ve never gone to war, hell you’ve never enlisted.  Furthermore if your so worried about people struggling to make ends meet, how about you start shelling out some of the not-so-hard-earned money that people paid for your crappy music?

3) In no way would I want to offend people who are protecting our freedoms.  TOO LATE, you did, jackass.  Oh and it’s just “freedom” not “freedoms”.  Freedom is already a pluralistic word that depicts the overall sense of freedom of America as a country, learn to speak and write proper English instead of making a rap song where you say  “UGH” more than 10 times!

4) I am just frustrated that we haven’t been able to bring you all home quick enough and my frustration got the best of me.  I am deeply sorry.  Sounds like you were not frustrated enough to rap about it, huh?  Furthermore it sounds like your apology is… well as weak as your rap game.

I found this video in YouTube and I really like what this guy has to say “What the hell were you thinking when you came up with these lyrics?”

At this point I think it’s safe to say that “Soljia Boy” a.k.a. DeAndre Cortez Way’s career is probably at and end.  I mean in recent events people like Chris Brown and Michael Vick may have the chance to make a comeback tour for themselves because America may see them at DEEPLY sorry for their actions.  You “Soljia Boy” posted a freaking video with a pathetic letter in it, you didn’t even have the guts to post a professional apology on YouTube or hold a press-conference to apologize.

More and more people on your fans on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and any other place you put your foot in your mouth, well…they are all walking away.  You claim that you have the most followers in the rap game for a young black (I will not say the word).  While this maybe true, it will soon be a faded memory.

What can we learn from this incident? Well it doesn’t matter what color you are going into the United States Army (or any other branch for that matter) because they all have one color in common: red.  Red is the color that runs through the veins of every service member, man and woman!  Red is color that every solider has in common, regardless of their skin color.  In war (which you’ve never been in) your taught to protect the brother or sister on your left and on your right.  If you were to enlist (which is doubtful) no one would protect you.  But back to the lesson that should be learned: While everyone loves the First Amendment which protects the citizens’ freedom of speech and expression, everyone also know that with amendments comes responsibilities!  “Soljia Boy” a.k.a. DeAndre Cortez Way you should have made a more responsible choice in your words, because now those EXACT words will haunt you and eventually become your own grave, your own ending.

No one will protect a person who doesn’t respect The Constitution of the United States and all the Amendments that bind it’s pages together.  No one will respect a person who blatantly disrespects over 2.3 million service members then tries to throw an apology.  Finally no one will continue to support a raper who not only uses racist remarks to make a name for himself in a culture that is still battle oppression,  but then slaps the faces of service members who have risen out of far more destructive situtation that you “Soljia Boy” a.k.a. DeAndre Cortez Way have ever been in.

Enjoy what little time you have left in the lime-light because the curtain is slowly being drawn and the stage lights are slowly being shut off, right where you stand.


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