Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Beef Hero not the sandwich

What's beef? Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep
Beef is when your moms ain't safe up in the streets
Beef is when I see you
Guaranteed to be in ICU, one more time
What's beef? Beef is when you make your enemies start your Jeep
Beef is when you roll no less than thirty deep
Beef is when I see you
Guaranteed to be in ICU, check it

Yea I got beefs just not beefs like that but I think I can relate to that though.

Image hosting by PhotobucketMy thing about beef is getting caught up in someone else's beef. A lot of us take on other people's issues because they are friends or family. The person they are beefing with hasn't even done us anything at all yet we take sides and end up ruining friendships or sometimes even getting into altercations over something that shouldn't affect us personally.

For me that's a no-no. I try to keep my own personal beefs as my own but then I've always been accustomed to rolling solo plus no-one ever takes on my beefs anyways.

But in regards to the beefs of others, unless you're like close close family or its a ridiculous story where clearly I can tell you've been obviously cheated I aint even trying to get involved. Even with close family if I think the beef is silly I'm not even trying to be part of it.

I can be friends with two parties who don't speak to each other, and got issues with each other and that applies in both personal and work relationships cause sometimes there be these little cubicle wars going on and people expect you to take sides. Why? Its work man, I come here to do my shift not get caught up in a professional Tupac vs Biggie struggle. Forget that! I aint trying to be caught up in stuff that really doesn't concern me. Work is usually already stressful enough without personal feuds. Save that drama for your mama! In both personal and work situations if you want to feud like the Montagues and Capolets go right ahead but I'm staying Switzerland neutral. If you want to catch feelings on that and then have beef with me because of my stance that's fine too cause then we have issues.

Like I always figure they are very few people I would even consider getting into crap for. Actually this leads into another thought (Which was supposed to be another blog).

Two weeks ago got into an argument about a public incident that I read about. The incident involved two random parties in close proximity first getting into an argument and then fighting in public with one getting the absolute better of the other. In other words someone's ass got kicked and no one stepped in to help.

The argument was about why people who saw the altercation didn't get involved. No one stepped to the assistance of the weaker party.

My thoughts were to be honest I myself would probably not have stepped in. Yea I know that's sad and doesn't show a lot of community spirit on my part but my thoughts are I aint getting killed for someone I don't know. Forget valor and discretion this is a pure common sense thing.

Image hosting by PhotobucketThere are some situations that regardless necessitate someone stepping in or calling the police; small children in trouble comes to mind but there are other incidents like say domestic disputes where you're not fully aware of what's going on or you realize that the situation isn't as cut and dry as it may seem where you cant just step up and play hero. Plus People nowadays igrant, guns a plenty all over the place and ya cant call back bullets once they fire. So yea sorry I never had a cape, never could leap small buildings, never was bulletproof and I aint the one to play hero. Call me the coward of the county if you want but as Kenny Rogers said (yea so I listen to county music what's your problem, you want beef?) "You got to know when to hold um, know when to fold um, know when to walk away know when to run."


Rose said...

I try hard to stay away from around folks who cause problems with others. I am not about to get into beefs with folks over nothing. This is a different world, folks don't hit and kick any more. These people kill, shoot and go after family members. So I'm not about to bring something to my family over someone's elses beef when they probably caused it an innocent person in a beef without causing I have to call the police. I ain't scared neither, just smart..

Radmila said...

What's that saying?...No good deed goes unpunished?
It's best to stay out of other peoples personal business.
I take that to family even more so than with friends.
When family are fighting, I act stupid. I don't know anything. I don't say anything. And I say in a straight way that I don't want to get involved.
WIth family, next thing you find that you've done or said something wrong and you're at fault too.
Not worth it.

Campfyah said...

So true. Life to short and fragil these days to be caught up in other peoples beef. Especially silly, ingurant people beefing over non-issues.

Honest said...

I understand exactly how you feel. Just because person 1 has beef with person 2 and we're all friends doesn't mean I have to choose sides. I had a friend get upset once when I didn't choose sides. That led me to realize that this chick has some serious issues and problems.

Guyana-Gyal said...

When friends fight, I stay out.

But if someone has done something extremely wrong/ unjust to my family, hey, I'm speaking up.

And if I see bullying, I speak up.

I'm mostly a pacifist, but I don't like unfair / illegal behaviour.

Ironman said...
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Ironman said...

Fighting is the probably the biggest waste of however long it is, because whatever the outcome no one wins.

The person who "lost" has just become not only physically hurt, but now emotionally.

As for the person who "won" if they have any conscience they'll have to deal with if what they did was right, and people will treat them differently.

Everything can be talked out, I hate beef. Never accomplishes anything, makes me feel like shit.

Mad Bull said...

I used to end up parting physical fights a lot, when I'm out at night. I only did that when I knew one or both parties though, and when I had been drinking and didn't know any better. Aside from that, I don't get involved much.

Dr. D. said...

It is TGIF time. Like you I will stick to mi owna beef and have a few! ;-)

brooklyn babe said...

Reminds me of that Mos Def track.

Amadeo said...

I hate to take the space, but cause B.K. said it I have to put it up...

Yo, Beef is not what Jay said to Nas,
Beef is when working niggas can't find jobs.
So they try to find niggas to rob,
Try to find bigger guns so they can finish the job.
Beef is when a crack-kid can't find moms,
cause they in a pine box, or locked behind bars.
Beef ain't the summer Jam on Hot Ninety-Seven.
Beef is the Cocaine and AIDS epidemics.
Beef don't come with a radio edit.
Beef is when the judge's callin you defendant.
Beef, it come with a long jail sentence,
Handed down to you in a few short minutes.
Beef is when your girl come through for a visit,
talkin bout her pregnant, by some other nigga.
Beef is high blood pressure, and bad credit;
Need a loan for your home and you're too broke to get it.
And all your little kids is doin' is gettin bigger,
You try to not raise them around the wild niggas.
Beef is when a gold-digger got your seed in her,
A manicured hand out, like, "Pay me nigga,
Or I'm tellin your wife,
And startin up some foul rumors that'll ruin your life."
Beef is when a gangster ain't doing it right,
And other gangsters then decide to do with his life.
Beef is not what these famous niggas would do in the mic,
Beef is what George Bush would do in a fight. (that's right)
Beef is not what Ja said to Fifty.
Beef is world and earth(?) not being here with me.
When a soldier ends his life with his own gun,
Beef is trying to figure out what to tell his son.
Beef is oil prices and Geopolitics;
Beef is Iraq, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip.
Some beef is big, and some beef is small,
But what y'all call beef is no beef at all.
Beef is real life, happenin every day,
And its real-er than the songs that you gave to K-Slay.
This has been a Black Star P.S.A.
From Mos Def, Pretty(?) Placo, Black Dante,
From the Black Star Embassy B to the K!

obifromsouthlondon said...

to be honest with you i'm a sucker for people's beefs and will jump in even if it's over stupid ish.

about fights. whoa! i don't even step in. love a good fight anyway. espeically if big mouth is getting the ish kicked.

ProfessorGQ said...

beefs are whack...even the beefs on that BEEF DVD series showed a bunch of effiminate brothas squabbling over nothing, especially on some he-said-she-said crap

Abeni said...

If people I know get in a fight I would try to calm them down.Sometimes I have asked strangers to take it easy if I see things getting heated but where I see weapons etc am out of there.

Lene said...

When it comes to other people's beef, I become vegetarian. I wants no part of it, why should I raise my blood pressure? hahaha