15 years ago, part 1

Before I continue with this post, I ask you this…do you remember where you were on April 29, 1992 ? My answer comes tomorrow…I need to round up the necessary materials to make it official. Until then, where were you ?


6 responses

  1. jameil1922

    ooh ooh! i know what that was. rodney king riots. nope. don’t really remember where i was. i was 9. but i do remember hearing about it and being kind of scared that it might take over the country like the la riots of the 60s.

    April 30, 2007 at 6:29 pm

  2. Doe Boy Fresh!

    I remember like it was yesterday homie I was like 17 posted on 37th and Van Ness thinkin to myself this shit about to pop the fuck off! Everyone in the hood was comin outside just actin wild as fuck and it was ALL down hill from there muthafuckaz was maniacs for like a week straight…. real talk thats something you never forget if you were apart of it! Best memory of cats wilin’ some like 65 year old cat mobin down the block with a bandsaw, fax machine, few cases of brew and a sun glass rack! I rememer sayin’ muthafuckaz are just jackin ANYTHING that aint nailed down!

    May 1, 2007 at 7:35 am

  3. Hustle Simmons

    yessir, it was nuckin futs

    May 2, 2007 at 12:52 pm

  4. Nye

    I was beeped. (Remember beepers?) with a “411…911″. When I called back, my boyfriend said…”The cops that fucked Rodney King up got off. Get home…shit is about to get live. They already burning down L.A.”. So I hop on the 6 train uptown to the Bronx…and peek my head out the subway, like a roach wondering if anybody can see me…and nothing. People were in the streets angry, no doubt, but New York already felt a disconnect from LA thanks to all the East Coast – West Coast bullshit. Whatever happened there, we weren’t gonna repeat here. However, Mayor Adolf..I mean..Rudolph Guliani made EXTRA sure cops were on alert. And cops weren’t happy.

    Three days later, at a basketball game, a cop assaulted my boyfriend with a club in Harlem, for being “smart”. (He had his back to the cop…arms in the air walking away.) I threw myself between the two…announced (as a angry crowd gathered…) to get to him, he’s gotta go through me. The crowd let him know, if that club come down on a girl..it was on. Cop calls for back up…four squad cars PACKED roll up in seconds…and spill out badges like SWAT. A riot damn near broke out. I went Xena Warrior Princess on em…started punchin the cop that started it all in the ribs. Got arrested. Two days community service…cleaning public toilets. Yum.

    In the end. Broke up with the boyfriend. It was coming anyway.

    Funny enough saw him the other day at a John Legend concert.

    Even funnier…he’s come out of the closet.

    You can’t make this shit up folks.

    All that to say…Yeah. I remember it very fucking well.

    May 3, 2007 at 8:02 am

  5. Hustle Simmons

    well, that story won’t be topped 🙂

    May 3, 2007 at 10:42 am

  6. Nye

    (clutching my golden billie-club)…I’d like to thank the academy…(sniff…) for without it…none of this would have been possible…

    May 7, 2007 at 2:40 pm

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