Chain of Fools.

August 30, 2018by T Q8

A chain of fools…

As I’m scrolling thru YouTube over some fine California pine, I started to think about how we got to this point. I first came out on my own in the late 90s and I definitely meant well. I think a lot of us had a purpose when we first pursued this job. I felt like I had some shit to say. I was an angry kid because I came up in the generation where tons of kids got shot. A lot of my friends got shot. The punk ass LAPD, Compton Police, and Lynwood Sheriffs fucked with us bad. Bruh to get a fucking taco took skill, stealth, and speed. The southwest corner of 120th and Central was an action flick. I watch shit like The Walking Dead and get de-javu. Swear down I’ve seen a many of these “zombies” on Long Beach Blvd late at night. This is not scary lol. All this stuff could weigh on a teenager’s mind.

When them dudes said Fuck The Police LOUD like that, I loved it.

From that point I swear I saw a plan. In the whole scheme of things rapping is new. Singing is old. Everybody loves some good sangin’… they may not even understand good rapping. So now I’m gonna say whats on my fuckin’ mind and Imma make it sound sweet to their ears.

Shit worked. Then shit changed. Everything changed. We started making money. We started having a good time. We started stunting’. Big bright color throwbacks, shiny suits, blue rags, red rags, 40s, Cristal, whipping all that coke, talking bout bricks and money and hoes and clothes.

Imma keep going…

Our record companies pumped tons more money into us when we started having all this fun you know? They were having fun with us. This shit was selling like boat loads and they were all in. We got tatted up, braided up, toted guns everywhere, fought like cats and dogs at the Cash Money concert and pumped up Pac and Biggie so bad that we buried them. Basketball wives shot 2-way codes from the first row. In the short amount of time that I forgot about that plan of mine…

Basketball wives is now a show. ?

Heres the thing. You know who was watching all this? All the lil kids on the radio now whose music we hate so much. They weren’t here yet when we were fueled by “Fight the Power,” “Fuck The Police,” and “Self Destruction.” They got here in time for all the bullshit! After the industry started dropping all the conscious people and boosting all the idiots. Get it? These boys were watching that. No guidance from dad about separating music and manhood  though cuz WE HELPED TO PUT THEM IN JAIL WITH ALL OF OUR GUN AND DRUG MUSIC FILLING THEIR BRAINS WHEN THEY WERE TEENAGERS!!!!

This is really fucked, but this is the truth… are you following this?

It’s not gonna be an easy fix. Number one reason being that this all went south over money. Music permeates the brain man. Thats powerful. Thats worth money. You’re not gonna get people to stop making bullshit if they’re feeding their families with it. I made a shit ton on “S.E.X.Y.” “Better Days?” Not so much. ?. Fortunately or unfortunately, I feel it’s an emergency. I feel like somebody needs to hear something different for once. Gotta do something to try and break this chain of fools. Maybe the answer is to go back to where we started…

I started mine in my soul…

My new single “The Kingdom” is about to drop. It’s the first record from my new album “Revolution.” Watch my website and social media for info and release dates. We got a sick pre-order package that includes something extremely rare…

Codename #TNSMC20

Stay tuned…

Meanwhile check out my new video with EA-SKI “FOOL” coming soon on his album.


  • shahida

    September 1, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I only got 1 thing to say: i Love your voice since nearly 20 yearssssss

    • TQ

      September 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you!

  • Wendellyn

    September 1, 2018 at 10:24 am

    wow. this was a good read. You were the GOAT. I can still play your albums from frpnt to finish to this day.

    • TQ

      September 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you. That’s good to hear! Glad you like my music… can’t wait till you hear this new one. ??

  • Rebecca

    September 4, 2018 at 9:17 am


    • TQ

      September 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm


  • Viviane

    September 5, 2018 at 11:02 am

    as always … amazing read … dope song. ??

    • TQ

      September 5, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thank you!

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