I see myself as a music junkie. For years now I’ve taken a lot of pride in that. I even see myself as a music connoisseur of sorts. Hip-Hop & R&B music of course, but generally speaking I’ll say urban music in general because these days they consist of a lot of different sounds. I’m so much of a music junkie that I have a policy when listening to music of genres that I’m not familiar with. My policy is that I’ll give it at least one good, honest, and unbiased listen. If it’s good, I’ll rock with it, if not, to the trash it goes. We as individuals, especially of the urban community, we have to support our people and actually purchase music we deem to be good. So I’ve broken down my thought process on this into a few key points.
If you like it cop it… I mean why not? You plan to give it more than a few spins. You like the music, or the artist, or who the artist is affiliated with. There’s obviously something about the music that’s drawing you to it. Spend the money and buy it. You don’t go to a store, see some clothes you like and steal it; you buy it. Now think of the amount of money you spend on clothes you don’t even wear for long periods of time. Clothes that you might wear once and forget about. They cost way more than the amount of money you’ll spend on a good song or album.
Support good music… Now I know this is subjective, but the point remains the same. You like the music, so it’s obviously good to you. Why sell yourself short, and go through the pains of looking for a link when you can just hop to the app in your phone and purchase it. If you’re stuck in the old age and your phone doesn't have those features, walk into a store and buy a hard copy. It’s all the same. Computers have these same features by the way.
Floyd or the field? Who would you take? What side would you be on?
In my lifetime (a very short one) I don’t remember anyone in sports being so polarizing, both on and off the field of competition. This man has been nothing short of spectacular his whole career. This is the part where people start throwing shade (trying to diminish his accomplishments) because of his mishaps outside of the boxing ring. I’m here to discuss and offer my opinion on the man inside the ring and with that in mind nothing else is relevant.
Now back to the Mayweather, the self proclaimed best ever, TBE to be specific; would you take him or the field when it comes to being the best of all time? My simple answer is yes.
My complicated answer is actually a question...how can you look at his career and not say he’s the best ever?
I’m not boxing fanatic or expert (I’ll go ahead and disqualify myself now), but the numbers don’t lie. 49 fights and 49 wins. Almost 2 decades of domination. Titles in 5 (not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4) different weight classes. I ask a legitimate question...what more does the man have to do?
Yea, I know he won it with mostly defense. He didn’t knock enough people out. He has no punching power. However, riddle me this, every fighter he’s fought in recent history has known this going into the fight. This isn’t new news. This isn’t some out of the blue idea or fighting style that Floyd is showing people, he’s the same way in every fight. He has also won that same way in every fight. If I remember correctly, the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Take me for instance, I’m 6’8” 230 lbs. If I was playing one-on-one in basketball against someone that was 6’0” 175 lbs, why in the world would I take one shot outside of the paint; post work all day. By the same token, Mayweather has won the majority of his fights a certain way, why change it?