First of all hello to All of the readers of Electric Oceans D&A, I know its been a super long time since I have written an article. We all have battles in life and mines was mental health amongst other issues. But lately we as a people have been losing our Icons. Me personally I have always admired and followed Muhammed Ali. I have had a poster of his framed in my home for many years. I think we all expected him to pass away for many years and were glad to see a Strong, Intellectual, Athlete, Man and GodBody. Laid to rest.
As far as Kimbo Slice I used to be very super critical of him as a combat sports athlete, But eventually I became a supporter of his. Not because of his fighting skills, but he saw his opportunities and he took’em. He fought plain and simple, he had a gritty Florida Backyard Brawling style, all Heart, Gold Teeth and a Homey the Clown haircut but yet that never stopped him from performing or the opinions of others define him. Both of these men, these BlackMen of the African Diaspora have inspired us to be willing to sacrifice for the greatness of our people and the other to feed his family. That’s what I saw when I look back on these men’s lives. This is an short article with a 21-gun salute courtesy of the Soul Patrol. Rest in Paradise to both of these Warriors and Pioneers.
For the Record. I am by no means comparing Kimbo Slice to Muhammad Ali but as a Man going into his 40’s, I can respect and appreciate the struggles and journey of both.