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In the late 80s, death was all around us in Brownsville and Marcus Garvey Village. We supported each other through some of the harshest times in Brooklyn’s history—crack was raging and guns went off daily. Before we were known as the Lo-lifes, we were just friends who wore Polo and Ralph Lauren. We spent days in the pool and at the local jams, bagging pieces, and living our lives. Our only concerns were money, hoes, and clothes. We had reputations for bringing home the finest pieces and staying fly. At first, cats around us took this as a weakness; they thought we couldn’t get busy. We proved them wrong on many occasions.
The Lo-lifes were unified under a single label. We weren’t thought of as greedy cats, killers, or thugs—we were original, trendsetters, and go-getters. And now we’ve spread around the world: Spain, Brazil, Australia, France, and too many other places to nameWe lost many of our brothers along the way. I did their names on walls, looked at their young faces in coffins, and cried with my brothers. Every tear, drop of blood, and funeral added weight and value to the name Lo-life. We hold it in high regard; we don’t take it lightly or allow it to be abused. We are a family first, call us what you want after that. 2LLs: love and loyalty
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Money, Hoes & Clothes Imagine the unimaginable, hundreds of inner city youth coming together for a specific cause, "To get dipped"!* (fly, fresh, etc) which in Brooklyn it meant your clothes were new and usually from the most flashy designers with the illest colors. Tommy Hilfiger was still an amateur in the streets. Izod was past tense and Versace wasn't even heard of in the Hip Hop fashion dictionary, niggers couldn't even pronounce the word until Biggie Smalls came on the scene. The head honcho in labels and brands was Ralph Lauren's "Polo". In our eyes he was worshipped like God. It was even to the point where some of us would carry a picture of Ralph Lauren in our wallets. "MONEY, HOES, AND CLOTHES was our motto and "LO" was our life The name Lo-Lifes came about in '88 when Big Vic Lo (Thirstin Howl III) got caught talking to a girl after he just got another girl's phone number. The girl said "you are a low-life" in a disrespectful manner. His reply, "you are right!" "I wear Lo everyday and "Lo" is my life. Then everybody replied, "that's right", We are Lo-Lifes!". It was never officially voted on, or anything it was just the name we lived by. The Lo-Lifes were originally composed of two boostin posse's from different sections in Brooklyn. There was the Crown Heights half who were originally known as "Ralphies Kids" (Ralph Lauren's Kids). That name being made by G-George whom lived on St. John's and Utica Avenue, which was also where Ralphies Kids could be found. Then there was the Brownsville half who were originally called POLO U.S.A. (United Shoplifters Association).
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REP THAT WEST THURSDAY IS NOW DON'T SLEEP THURSDAY. JOIN K DOZ FROM K DOZ MEDIA, POLO FROM READ BETWEEN THE BARZ, AND THE REST OF THE PG BLOGGER FAMILY AS WE SHINE SOME LIGHT ON BATTLES AND ARTISTS WHO ARE SLEPT ON. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A GUEST OR TWO
La Municipalidad sustituirá carros y caballos por Motocarros
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A través de las secretarías de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Social, y la Dirección de Tránsito, el municipio de Concordia trabaja para la transformación y formalización del sector carreros. Ya comenzó la capacitación para futuros beneficiarios de Motocarros. Deberán aprobar un curso de cuatro etapas que incluye educación vial, medioambiental, mecánica y alfabetización para quienes lo necesiten.
El Jockey Club festeja hoy sus 50 años
Ayer el Presidente Alberto Benito se reunió con Ricardo Napolitani (h) en nuestra redacción, observando fotos de décadas pasadas, haciendo fluir los recuerdos, como si esto fuera un aperitivo de lo que se desarrollará hoy en la sede social del Jockey Club - Hipódromo de Rada Tilly “Eduardo Justo Napolitani”.
Join Becca Salamone as she talks with arena footing expert, Ralph Feathers, about his experiences with grounds work. Feathers, who at one time, worked 30 shows a year across the southeast, offers explanations of the best mix and type of arena footing and the differences in footing composition needs for different disciplines. He also speaks about his barrel racing company, Lan Bar Barrel Racing, and the large shows he puts on in Mississippi every year, including the All American Youth Barrel Race that attracts 900 participants. Listen to Ralph Feathers' horse story on Alabama Horse Talk Radio, Tuesday, November 17, at 8:00 am CST on Alabama Horse Talk Radio.
The month of October is here bringing us new stories to share and new events to promote. We will be heading towards the Gadsden Hotel in Arizona what makes The Month of October one to Celebrate with Ghost, Witches and Goblins? Lets see what the audience of the Chat Room have too say.
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Wrestling with Pop Culture's Jonathan Williams, "Marvelous" Marko Polo, Georgia Wrestling History's Larry Goodman and The Jagged Edge talk to Livewire Wrestling Champion and Alternative Pro Wrestling North Georgia Champion "Da Fireman" Antrone Brewer about upcoming matches at Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment, Flatline Pro Wrestling and more. Additional commentary is provided by Joshua Von Wheeler and "The Upgrade" Brian Kane as we discuss Mick Foley's comedy show, the Superstars of Wrestling fan fest and upcoming events at Anarchy Wrestling, Universal Independent Wrestling and more.
UG- I was working with a lot of different m.c.s.. I had my cousin Prince, Young God and a kid name Spanky. At that time when I met Sweety G, Spanky had left the crew. See a lot of times I would do parties with Sweety G and I would have my rappers. So Sweety G would call me up and want me to rock just with him because he didn’t want to pay for my rappers. So what I would do is I would go with Sweety G and put on the flyer Sweety G and UG, Cipher Sounds. A lot of times when I didn’t have the money to pay for my rappers. There was a time I didn’t have to pay them but then their head started getting blown up and they wanted to get paid, but a lot of times when Sweety G would have parties he would have them set up uptown and then after a while he would put me on with the parties in Queens. Sweety G started really getting around once he got with Mike and Dave of the Crash Crew because he started putting me on to guys like Spoonie G and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He also got me with Ed Lover. I already knew the Treacherous 3 because I did a few parties with them and my group.
Troy- So how was Sweety G different from the other m.c.s in your crew and in Queens at that time.
UG- Well his gig was he was the fastest m.c. rhyming as well as a singing m.c.. So when he would rap he would come out saying his rhymes real fast then he would do his singing bit “I’m Sweety G, at the place to be.” And what I remember now was there was another brother name Sweet G who was from the Bronx and there were some problems with that because there were times people said Glenn copied the name by putting a Y at the end of his name and called himself Sweety G! But Glenn made himself more popular then Sweet G
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DJ Darryl C (d. late 1990’s)
Formed in Harlem in 1977 by a group of high school pals, they began giving performances at neighborhood playgrounds.
Mike C worked in a recording studio and invited the crew down there. They wrote rhymes on the way there and the song turned into the hip hop classic “High Powered Rap.” They pressed the records themselves and sold them out of their trunks right to their fans.
Someone of Sugar Hill Records heard the song and gave it GMF to perform. This caused a bit of a feud between the two groups for a time.
Eventually the Crash Crew signed on to Sugar Hill Records and recorded several tracks.
EK Mike C lives in NY and drives transit buses. Barry works as a security guard at the Nation’s Capitol. La Shubee is the assistant director at NYU food services.
A new release of their singles was released this in 200
Congress is elected, passes laws of economic repression (bent on controlling the class systems that exist within race and geographical location), and leaves many in the repetitive cycle of paycheck-to-paycheck living. With the Republicans gaining power in Congress, we are almost guaranteed another war and higher prices. How does one coexist with a system designed to stagnate their very existence? Can a successful melanin-enriched economic base arise from the smog of despair and frustration of what lies ahead?
Enter the concept of Disrespectful Economics...the conscious refusal to invest in black-owned businesses, the pursuit of all things Polo and Michael Kors, the overindulgence of good times and robotic thinking...We sabotage our own efforts of self-sustainability by failing to realize the power of uniting the melanin dollar.
Join Finance powerhouses RoD Jones and returning host Mr. Derrick Jacks of All Trades as we discuss the mental roadblocks that prohibit people of color fom building successful economic bases and ways that small changes in spending can lead to eventual financial freedom.
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