Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Bun B, Yung Redd, D-Risha, hasHBrown, Kyle Hubbard, Z-Ro, Kiotti
Not Invited: Warden Samuel Norton (Shawshank Redemption, suckas)
This Week's Prompt: Let's say you've just been arrested for murder - you were killin' the game, as they say. You been sentenced to die, becoming the first person ever to literally be fresh to death.
Now It's the day of your execution, and you're down to your last meal and your last words. What do you order as your final eats? And what piece of insight do you drop on the world before your breath is stolen?
Bun B: Meal would be [my wife's] steak & potatoes, my Mom's sweet potato mini-pies and my GD Taylor's beans. I'd say, "Love y'all."
Yung Redd: Red wine, a Xanax, steak and potatoes. And I would say, "Believe your heart, the world is a lie! It's been great."
D-Risha: Okay, every time I go out to eat I order chicken strips and fries, and my girlfriend hates it. But I always crave Cajun food, so for my last meal it would be a nice order of gumbo with a side of boudin. I think that would do the trick before I leave this world.
To be honest, before last year, around 2009, I felt that hadn't accomplished what I what wanted through music and I landed on a crossroads of sorts, like if I died then it would have been too soon. But today my last words would be that I took my leap of faith for music and it's paid dividends and I can rest forever knowing that I gave my all and those who saw it for themselves will remember me for it when my name comes up.
My family and friends will have the moments and memories, but to the world I would say it's so much easier to be kind than callous.
hasHBrown: Simple. Frenchy's number three Campus, one breast, two wings, red beans and rice, biscuit, large lemonade. This way I'd be asleep before the execution and the -itus will have sunk in by then.
My last words would be, "Live for the moment and the moment only - what has happened or what might happen aren't important in this moment."