Let’s get this out of the way up front: Heavy D is one of the most underrated MCs of all time. This mother f#@ker was bad. In fact, it is easy to forget that Heavy D was so nice in his day that when the news broke that he had died a few years back President Obama himself gave Brother Dwight Meyers a formal shout out from the White House Press Room. Now THAT’S leaving your mark. But that isn’t all he left. He also gave young-bloods like me this message:
Don’t clock anybody, Let’em all clock you; Don’t be down with anybody, Let’em all be down with you…
In this life I strive for improvement; Be your own guy follow your own movement; Started with the power, so I ended with a BANG! Yo, we got our own thang….
Besides the fact that We Got Our Own Thang was the runaway party jam of 1989 (dudes couldn’t Fight The Power with Public Enemy all the damned time!), that is a poignant message about individuality and independence that was timeless. Conformity is a corrosive element in youth culture that often leads to uninspired and unimpressive young adults. But if you heeded these words from Heavy D, you could skip right over that trap and land in the splits and pop right back up like Trouble T-Roy and G-Whiz used to. So stretch-out, limber up and give it a try. You might be surprised to find that you still got it. Enjoy your weekend!
∞ Thanks again for checking in- Do your thing today and I’ll see you tomorrow π