Both B.G. and C-Murder have represented The South their whole career. I know I am not speaking just for myself when I say the fans want to see them flourish and rise again. They have contributed heavily to Hip-Hop with their respective groups and their solo careers. I know when they are granted their freedom...I am not saying if because they should be free one day. B.G. and C-Murder's cases make me reflect on just how much Black bodies are not protected or respected. We are often sentenced with the harshest time, killed, beaten, or forgotten. Yet, our culture is the most impactful to be repackaged, dissected, and copied for a profit or aesthetic. No matter how much they try to erase, re-write, and study, our presence will always be felt. B.G. and C-Murder will be released one day soon...I am sure of it.
I continue to watch The Wire years later because it is more than a show of entertainment. The Wire breaks down the many layers of corruption in our "Great" America fabric, which to tell you the truth it has never been great. The Wire is a vehicle that dissects crime (police, drugs, and the criminal underworld), education system, politics, and media in a way even the most common person can understand. The Wire is a bird’s eye view into what was happening then and now all over the world. The ecosystem of The Wire exists in places all over America. Shoot, I can tell you that this ecosystem exists in my hometown city of Sacramento right now. I am writing this post to continue the celebration of a show twenty years after its original airing to give flowers to everyone who made it possible from the lighting team to David Simon. Everyone deserves praise including the late Michael "Omar" Williams who is gone but will never be forgotten.