Save Me Joe Louis (Flashback)

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We been dropping knowledge. save-me-joe-louis-save-me

Street Fighter

When I was younger there was one game that settled any beefs any of my niggas might have had and that game was Street Fighter II (oh yea third strike was our shit). 3 cats come to mind when I think of street fighter, Chad ,Rob V and my man Mellow (RIP Rob V, I miss you son, you will live on I promise bee) Chad always stuck with Ken, I was with Ryu all day, mellow was Akuma, and Rob V, chose any of the above. We use to goto war in the street fighter games and when I reflect these were some of the best times in my life! Beefing jus to see who could hold onto the paddle the longest, it was war my friend. We jumped from Capcom vs SNK to 3rd Strike to Marvel vs Capcom whatever! If the shit had Ryu and Ken we were most likely playing the muthafucka. I think we are some of the nicest at the street fighter games, if you wanna test come see me.

 

R.I.P Rob V. I love and miss you bee.

“Save me, Joe Louis. Save me.”

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Some people look at Joe Louis as a “Uncle Tom”, I totally disagree! He was not rude, abrasive and ultra black like Jack Johnson, Joe Louis was more powerful as a symbol to not just blacks but all races. Joe held the title for over 11 years more than any one before him, at a time when blacks felt weak Joe made us feel strong. Peep this,

“More than twenty-five years ago, one of the southern states adopted a new method of capital punishment. Poison gas supplanted the gallows. In its earliest stages, a microphone was placed inside the sealed death chamber so that scientific observers might hear the words of the dying prisoner to judge how the human reacted in this novel situation.

The first victim was a young Negro. As the pellet dropped into the container, and the gas curled upward, through the microphone came these words: “Save me, Joe Louis. Save me, Joe Louis. Save me, Joe Louis…”

That excerpt is from the book “Why We Can’t Wait” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Joe Louis was more than a boxer to some, he was Hope.