"Momma told me one day it was gonna happen, But she never told me when/ She told me it would happen when I was much older/Wish it would've happened then/IS THIS THE END???"-Puff Daddy, Ginuwine, Twista
The news hit me like a ton of bricks. Hugz sent me an instant message stating that Tha Real is coming to an end. Many emotions ran through me. Shock, sadness, selfishness, and any other word you can think of that starts with the letter S. It was like receiving the news about the death of a loved one. You donít want to believe its happened, but the evidence lying before you makes you know that it has happened. The online hip-hop community has just lost a loved one. A loved one that was taken for granted. A loved one...that is gone too soon. Ha. I feel like I'm writing a eulogy at the moment. But I guess I really am. Aren't I??
*switches into Southern Black Baptist preacher mode*
Ladies and Gentlemen of the congregation. We are gathered here today to celebrate life. *amen* A life that was taken away from us too soon. *well* This young life didn't have to go at this time. *no it didn't* But the Creator, Hugz Boss, felt it was time for this life to go. And are we mad at the Creator?? *preach on* No! We are not mad. For whatsoever the Creator says must be done, it must be done. *well* So instead of being mad, we are glad. Hallelujah. *hallelujah* I said, we are glad to experience the joy and happiness this life known as Tha Real brought to us. *yes it did* Tha Real brought us Exclusives that no one else had!! *preach on* Tha Real brought us the infamous Our Say that touched our minds, and our spirits!! *amen* Tha Real brought us the Moment of Truth!! *yes it did* Did ya'll hear me?? *we hear you preacher* I said Tha Real brought us the Moment...Of...Truth. Tha Real was the truth, like Beanie Sigel. Can I get an amen?? *amen* I said, can I get an amen??!! *AMEN* But now, all of my sisters and brothers of this online congregation, that truth is gone. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. *well* It didnít' have to happen this way. But it did. We had the power. Did ya'll hear me out there?? *we hear you preacher* WE. Us. Me. You. Her. Him. Everyone single one of us in this online congregation had the power, to keep Tha Real alive. But, as the saying goes, it takes a few bad apples to spoil the bunch. Those bad apples did not try, and therefore, Tha Real had to die. *mmm mmm mmm* The Creator had no choice, but to put this poor soul out of its misery. And even though the Creator did this to us, we must still give praises and say thank you. *yes* Thank you,Hugz!!!! *thank you, Hugz* Thank you for supplying the hip-hop community with the best music and reviews on the net. *amen* *well*
*switches back to Heat mode*
In all seriousness, I want to give much love and respect to Hugz. Hugzy, thank you for giving me the opportunity to voice my opinions on this site. It's been an honor and a pleasure to contribute the little that I have. I wish I could've done more. I truly appreciate you allowing me to come and be a part of your hip-hop home. You're a sweet man, and I know you will go on to do big things. Be it another version of Tha Real, or not touching the internet at all. Live your life, baby. Keep on keeping on. And always remember to keep it Real. Love ya!
I also wanna send shouts to everyone else on this site.
Phil-I never really got to know you. Hopefully one day that will change. But you gotta be a okay dude to take part in site as major as Tha Real.
DJ Ghost-Don't know you. Never talked to you. But uhhh, rock on!!
Q-My dear, sweet Sybil. We go back to the Wu-Tang.com days. Can you believe its been approximately 4 years?? Wow. It's amazing how we've both grown. Especially you. Keep on striving in that new life of yours. And I extra special shout out to your loved ones for putting up with your ass.
Ant One-Everyone's favorite member of Tha Real, and the future father of my kids (yeah, right). Keep on trying. Maybe one day you will actually luck up and I'll be barefoot and pregnant trying to hit you up with child support. Keep on being your cocky, obnoxious self. Dre may have sent Eminem to piss the world off, but Tha Real sent you to piss hip-hop lovers off.
Justice-Such a mysterious young man. Now that I think about it, that really frightens me. Ah, well. You shall forever be that 3rd Testicle.
Hitman-Thanks for letting me in the club for free!!! :-) And might I add, you are one cute whiteboy. Grr, baby!
Buddah Mac-I bow down before you, great one!! You are packed with so much knowledge and wisdom. It is because of you, that the world knows that Wisconsin isn't all about cows and Green Bay Packers fans wearing dairy products on their heads.
Last but not least, I want to thank everyone that took the time out to read all of my reviews, interviews, and Our Says. I would especially like to thank the people that took the time out to email me. It brings joy to my face to know that my work is appreciated and acknowledged. Thanks also goes out to all the students at my school, Morgan State University, who come up to me and accuse me of biting Tha Real's reviews and putting them in the school paper (www.msuspokesman.com). Let me get this off my chest....
TO EVERYONE AT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY...I DO NOT FUCKING STEAL REVIEWS FROM THA REAL AND PUT THEM IN THE SCHOOL PAPER!!!! I HAPPEN TO WRITE FOR BOTH OUTLETS, THEREFORE I PLACE MY REVIEWS IN BOTH THE PAPER, AND ON THA REAL. DO YOU GET THAT??? THEY ARE MY REVIEWS!!!! MINE, MINE, MINE!!!
Fuck it. I'll probably still have folks coming up to me saying I jack shit. Fucking illiterates.
Anyway, moving on. Well, it appears as if Heat is a free agent now. Anyone, looking for a writer, here I am!!! Need proof of my skills?? Links will be enclosed at the end of this Our Say. If you're in the D.C. area, you can always pick up a copy of UR Washington on local campuses. I'm the Hip-Hop Editor for them. If you're in Baltimore, stop past Morgan State University and pick up a copy of the Spokesman. It's the closest thing you can get to Heat's contribution to the real. I'm the Entertainment Editor for that paper, and like I said, much of the stuff that appears on Tha Real has appeared in the Spokesman. And, last but not least, if you're in need of a tight female emcee, that isn't into commercialism and material things...then I'm your woman!!!
Well, I guess this is it. This is the end. *sigh* I want to say more. I want to go on forever and ever. I want to capture this moment and make it possible for there to be more moments. But alas, I cannot. Goodbye everyone. It's been............Tha Real.
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