Be clear, not everyone in the hip-hop culture is down to promote “beef”
Philadelphia son and MC Shiz Lansky wrote and open letter to Cassidy, Meek Mill, and millions of hip-hop fans about the ongoing war-of-words between Meek Mill and Cassidy.
Do the knowledge.
I listened to the Meek Mills and Cassidy diss records, over and over. The more I listened, the more heated I became. I grew even more frustrated as I began to receive inbox messages, phone calls, text and social site comments – all echoing the same tone and message. Shiz, what are you going to do? Shiz, bomb back! However, I wasn’t heated for the reasons that one would expect. The jab taken at the brand that I built didn’t offend me as much as realizing that this beef is a reflection of what our culture has become.
Did you all forget what we came for? This isn’t about stuntin’. It’s not about who’s the best. We were afforded the opportunity to escape our environments to pursue a dream, experience the world and accomplish things that most of our peers only dreamed about. We realized our visions. We went from being trapped and confined to being voices of influence heard by hundreds of thousands, if not millions. We conduct business on levels that our circumstances could have made us believe we weren’t capable
of accomplishing. We beat our odds. Did we survive the streets only to carry that same “crab in a barrel” mentality into our next level of life? Is this what we want for the development of our culture?
There are two types of people in the world, those that build and those that tear down. It’s been proven that we’re builders because we’ve all taken, what was considered, nothing and turned it into something tangible. I came into the game with Cassidy, I know where he started and I know the success he’s achieved. I’m proud of him. I know where Meek was only a few years ago. I’ve witnessed his growth to date and I’m proud of his accomplishments. My question to both parties,
are we going to tear down what we’ve just built?
I don’t know if ya’ll notice, but our generation is loosing out here. Look around. The ills of our community are having its way with us. Poverty hangs over our heads. Bodies are dropping left and right. Friends and family members are doing crazy numbers in prison. What are we going to do to push our culture forward? Beef is seductive. Our egos can be deceiving. Both will have us in positions where everything that we’ve developed can be stripped away. I’m tucking my ego to make this statement. I’m not going to respond with a counter diss record to perpetuate the beef. Instead, I’m offering this record, featuring Bread Bruh, Corey Latif and myself, to remind you all of our purpose.
To all of the fans, hit Meek up, hit Cas up and encourage them to do what both of our brands stand for. Dream Chasers is all about pursuing a dream. Larsiny Family, as Cal Akbar and I intended it to be, is about taking the opportunities in life that no one is going to hand us. Hence the slogan “We’re not asking for it – we’re taking it!”
I want to encourage you both to Stay the Course! Get money. Feed your families. Give back to your community. Encourage other young black men to do better and bigger
than us. If you feel yourself veering off the path, think about those that we lost along our journey and remember where we all came from. We came from Tha Gutta.
Peep the video below.
Good to see that there are cooler heads in the this situation, Philly already has enough crime and violence.