Nas’ Message to The Youth Regarding Chicago Teen Beaten and Killed

- By Bossip Staff

Nas has hit the blogs regarding the 16 year-old honor student that was beaten and killed. The youth really should take heed to this message:

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the loss of a love one was never cool.

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong war! I know that feeling, that frustration with life and needing to take it out on someone, anyone. But….

We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, fila’s, and name plate chains. Deaths over “he say she say”!!!!! “I’m from This block or I’m from that block,” or “my moms n pops is f*cked up now the whole world gotta pay!!!”

I remember feeling like I was the hardest “n*gga” breathin. And I couldn’t wait to prove it. 
But let’s think. What r we really proving?? And proving what to who?? Everybody knows Chicago breeds the strongest of the strong but I just feel, me, being ya brother from another state, feel your pain as if I grew up with you in ya very own household.

You have the ability and mindpower to change the way we are looked at. Look who’s watching us young warriors, look who’s throwin us in jail constantly, look at the ignorance in the world. Look at the racist dogs who love to see us down. Lovin to bury us in the ground or in jail where we continue this worthless war on one another. Young warriors…. We are WASTING more and more time. We gotta get on our jobs and take over the world. Cuz this movie left the theaters years ago, Juice, Menace, Boys n the Hood, Blood n Blood Out, Belly!

When we see each other why do we see hatred? Why were we born in a storm, born soldiers, WARRIORS….and instead of building each other up we are at war with each other.. May the soul of this young person find peace with the Almighty. I’m with you young warriors. You’re me and I’m you. But trust me! You are fighting the wrong war.

This sh*t sucks !!

-Nas

Way to speak out Nasir.

Via Global Grind

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Comments

  • Hot as Phi-ya

    I totally agree with him.

  • Lisa Vee

    At least he is saying something…lets see who’s going to follow his lead.

  • Denver Knight

    I second that

  • Aries Chica

    Dayum yaw’ll WE GOT TO DO BETTER!!!

  • robyn lisa

    That was very noble…please keep it coming Nas…please follow suit young brothers and sisters.

  • robyn lisa

    I hope it don’t take twitter for the youth to follow that!

  • tivory

    1st he is speaking the truth the ignorance has to stop!!

  • TASTY

    this is a problem we all must try to fix. its not jus the parents but the church and community as well. we need to take a more hands on approach with our young men as well as young girls

  • Alrighty Then...

    ***APPLAUSE for Nas***

    This is real talk. It’s good to see that someone with a voice is speaking out against this senseless violence.

  • Lady J

    I agree…..but “warriors” fight for a cause….I don’t see how a mob killing a young honor student would constitute a honorable word like “warrior”. Let’s get back to the basics. Respect, honor & love for thy brother!

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    It is truly sad that this happened, and yes more and more people should really practice ‘stop the violence’ (especially when a situation goes from bad to maybe worse!)…however from what I gather from the clip yesterday this young man was right along with dumb stuff (no he didn’t deserve his fate) but this could have been avoided!

  • nunya

    i dont think the dudes that need to hear this is checkin the blogs

  • Caramel Cat

    @Lady J

    I agree with you, I was thinking the same thing. Warriors are fighters who are fighting with honor for a honorable cause. These little bastards were just fighting senselessly and didn’t have the basic foundations that are necessary for the term ‘warrior’..

  • Fran

    The guys that did this are not “warriors”. I admire Nas for trying to relay a positive message, but another word choice would have been more appropriate. The people that stomped this young boy to death are more like animals.

  • Adrienne

    Nas has ALWAYS been about the youth. Remember that song “I know I can, be what I want to be”……He stays with a positive message for the yougins…..

  • Lady J

    The Tom Morning Joyner Show talked about community involvement, giving of your time to volunteer to provide safe havens for youths, be a positive influence, provide leadership, love & guidance. At the end of the day that’s what they need….I was previously a foster parent. And I will tell you those kids growing up to be adults are emotionless, full of hatred, rage & pain….Guess what??? Those kids grow up and have children hence the cycle continues 😦

  • http://www.myspace.com/miss_kesha Miss Kesha86

    nunya

    i dont think the dudes that need to hear this is checkin the blogs
    _____________________________

    I was thinking the same thing.

    But I’m 100% with Nas on his message.

  • MS. BG

    RIP to this young man, this was the most senseless death. Parents need to take heed to this and take more responsibility for the actions of there children.

  • manster

    Nothing will ever happen until you learn to love yourself. Let’s face it, many black people has so much self-hatred that they attempt to eliminate that which looks like them, that’s why it is so easy for them to murder each other over anything. All one has to do is read the posts on here, many people love to brag about themselves being involved romantically with someone non-black as if it is a badge of honor. It will take generations to eliminate self-hate.

  • http://www.myspace.com/miss_kesha Miss Kesha86

    No u can’t be boyfriend #2!

    It is truly sad that this happened, and yes more and more people should really practice ’stop the violence’ (especially when a situation goes from bad to maybe worse!)…however from what I gather from the clip yesterday this young man was right along with dumb stuff (no he didn’t deserve his fate) but this could have been avoided!
    __________________________________

    SMDH, that’s just wrong. This young man was simply walking to the bus stop and got caught up in between two groups of kids. All he was tryna do was get home…this should not have happened.

  • drenk

    @ Lady J & Caramel Cat

    figting with an honorable cause is all about perspective, terrorists always think they’re fighting for honor. BUT i think he meant warriors as those who are born in a war and struggle for survival on a daily basis, i think thats what he meant by warriors. Not the fact that they resorted to mob mentality. Still I hope this gets more media coverage and he expands from just writing in support.

  • Droppin dimes Quaters cuz dime dont buy shit.

    Agreed. and the term warrior is about the fight to stay relivant as a people, and NAS is telling them they are fighting… just the wrong war. the wrong cause the wrong people.

  • Miss B

    I love Nas & he’s alays been one to talk reality in his music.

    The sad thing, I doubt his message gets to those who need b/c I doubt they have inernet or even look at if in school.

    Nas needs to def. make a commercial, posters & be the voice of violence. He has me as a supporter!!

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    @ Miss Kesha86…I saw him fighting too! And I never said he deserved to die! SMDH! Maybe you should try reading my post again! No one and I DO MEAN No deserves what happened to this young man! Everyone on the streets looked like they were all going at…I could be wrong here but that’s what it looked like to me!

    ’Stop The Violence’ PERIOD!

  • Tip

    @nunya and Miss Kesha86
    Does it matter if they hear it or not… Someone will and those you have not thrown their lives away over senseless violence will hear it and not take this road… I believe that if you touch ONE.. God smiles on you! You don’t have to save the world to be a HERO.. One is enough for me!

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