NAS Writes Letter To Chicago Teens Involved in Fatal Beating of Derrion Albert

Outrage is pouring over the fatal beating of 16 year-old Chicago high school student, Derrion Albert. Four teens beat him to death while he tried to return home from school. The beating was without motive and absolutely senseless (read more about it HERE). Back in the 50's and 60's, African Americans were hung from the neck just for sport, as well. I don't see the difference between the crimes of the Klu Klux Klan of the past and crime of murder these four teens committed on September 28th, 2009.

I don't get why people fight and kill the ones who are in the same struggle as they are in (hell, or at anybody for any reason, at all). Nas said that they were warriors fighting the wrong war. Read his letter here that he published on Global Grind expressing his disgust....

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the lost 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, any one. But....

We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, Fila sneakers, 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" breathing. And I couldn't wait to prove it. But let's think. What are 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 feels your pain as if I grew up with you in ya very own household.

You have the ability and mindpower to change they way we are looked at. Look who's watching us young warriors, look who's throwing us in jail constantly, look at the ignorance in the world. Look at the racist dogs who love to see us down. Loving 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 !!
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ZODCORE said... @ September 30, 2009 at 1:56 PM

Three cheers to (in my opinion) one of the greatest writters of our time,NAS. Let us take heed and learn from this tragic misunfortunet act.

Maybe we might be at the wrong place at the wrong time, or born in the wrong era. When born, we all sign a contract with death. We cant choose the way we go....sometimes we cant even choose the war we fight.

I would love to say the "FUCK THE WORLD" almost everyday,...... to late .....this planet(Earth) pushed my shit in a long time ago.....and yes it hurts.