Trial Of The Mellinum: THE PEOPLE VS AMBER HEARD!!!!

Do Gangsters Care More About Creating Chaos, than they do about cultivating community?

Many rappers are affiliated with ex convict. Why is that? The ability to rehabilitate the individuals in the community must start from within if change is to be sustainable.


Armius Asheggon represented that change. May his assassins be bought to justice but not at the price of the community healing that is necessary for roses to bloom from defamation.lesbrown.com. Most importartantly, let us cherish those who carry the torch of justice and pray that unity can prevail despite tragedy.


I Got a dream. Dream!

Something Like Dr. King

Let’s teach our children that money isn’t Everything






Some things never change. However people always have the capacity to reinvent themselves. I had a girlfriend that had so much flavor that when she walked into the room, it made my heart feel like a smoke alarm went off. My friend liked to call her Hip Hop from L.A. That definitely made her even more enticing. After being in a rocky relationship with her for about 3 months we decided to go out for the first time. I was so focused on living my dream that I chose not to generate income in order to reach those that felt like they were not able to. I soon found myself sleeping in her Mercedes benz because I had no place to live. The first 18 or 19 years of my life I was the golden child, but to me Hip Hop from L.A. was platinum. A beautiful woman that believed in me was worth more than a millionaire career in motivational speaking which came so naturally I mastered the art as a child.


So I finally had a couple of hundred dollars and we were going to hit the streets to have our first real night out since we had been together. First thing we did was go to the weed spot to get ten dollars worth of weed. Next thing you know we are in a part of Michigan that I had never visited before at a place that was probably similar to a low Budget Dave & Busters arcade and miniature golf place. I say probably, because I never did actually have that date with Hip Hop from L.A. When we pulled up to the place we were bumping the Dr. Dre’s Chronic 2000. I had not heard that album in so long, I wanted to finish the blunt we were smoking while listening to Xzibit and Hitman and Emenim ripping over Dre’s tracks. Unfortunately Hip Hop from L.A. was not really Hip Hop or L.A. She was more like R&B Detroit. She parked right in the front of the facility and the cars fog would not go unnoticed by the police. They knocked on the window and asked is that smoke I smell? I knew that we were smoking marijuana and was willing to deal with the consequences of a ten dollar bag of weed. I stepped out of the vehicle as instructed and gave the officer the sack that she purchased from her connection. I took it out of the car and tried to take full responsibility for it so that she would not have to get into any complications. Well, R&B from Detroit did something that I never imagine she’d do. She broke the one rule that everyone knows in Hip Hop, never lie to the police, and always cooperate. She got on the phone and called her sister as if she could tell on the cops. In addition to refusing to get out of the car her fear created more drama than an ounce of weed could. Law enforcement has a job that no one can interfere with, telling on the police is worthless because millions of people live their whole lives without being harassed or abused because they follow the rules. Not only were we breaking the rules but we were breaking them in their part of town. This wasn’t the hood. And anybody from the hood can tell you when the cops are asking you questions don’t get on the phone and role up the window. After the police pulled her out of the car and gently slammed her up against her coupe I felt pity for her as I watched her body shake as if it was winter. However it wasn’t the motor city’s cold air that caused this beautiful woman to shake. One mistake can make your body so uncomfortable you wish your skin had an exit sign. After giving the police officer what was now a nickel bag of weed, he put us in the back of the police car on our way to a place I never wanted to visit. I asked the officer please let my girl go she had nothing to do with it the weed only belonged to me. He looked me dead in my eyes spoke words of sincerity that I’ll never forget. He opened his mouth and said “She’s the reason why you’re going to jail.”


While in jail I came up with the concept for the song Live Your Dreams. I knew it had to be a strong song since it was the name of my dad’s best-seller book. My dad’s book was a best seller because he wrote about how he was able to live his dream despite poverty. Now I had to make a song that could inspire people to live their dreams despite prison. In Hip Hop the rappers make jail sound like heaven. Many people rhyme like jail is the stepping-stone for success in the rap game. Even then I knew that my life was in Gods hands. My girl and I said the lords prayer all the way to our separate holding cells. It was one of the worst experiences in my life, but the words of this song are inspired by that experience. It cost $200 to get me out of jail, but I just had $100 to go out on our first date. I called my millionaire Dad and he laughed at me. He just so happened to be in town that weekend attending the funeral of his ex-secretary’s husband. But he refused to come and get me out of jail. My mother was in Los Angeles with no money at all and still managed to find a way to get the money to a relative that connected with a bondsman so that I could be released. Most people don’t live their dreams because they feel like they have dreams that they cannot afford. I learned this lesson from my dad’s laughter because he knew that I had the skills to make me the number one speaker in the world, he thought that smoking weed and sleeping on the streets and going to jail would stop my success. I almost did to. But when I was taking my mug shot picture the officer was shocked I was getting locked up for something so petty she told me to smile, because this picture might be on the cover of a book one day. That gave me hope, and now that I’m writing this book, and can listen to the song, it gives me unconditional joy.


Before that experience I went to jail when I was six or seven years old with my mother to visit my uncle. I can remember having excitement just learning about what an uncle was and I felt so lucky to be able to meet him. That is how I found out what jail was. By visiting my uncle when he was in jail. I did not know why he was in jail and I didn’t really understand too much about jail besides the fact that we could visit him but he couldn’t visit us. That is one of my earliest memories. I asked my mother how he ended up there but she would not tell me. I learned that night that going to jail can be easy. That meant that putting words together to prevent people from going to jail would be hard.


The name of the album I was listening to was called chronic 2000. But nowhere on the album did they mention how chronic can get your freedom taken away if you don’t have 2000 dollars for a bondsman. They say no two fingerprints are the same, but that night my uncles fingerprint and mine were identical. The world’s top motivational speaker who decided to go into the Hip Hop industry now had a criminal record. In order to live your dream you’ve got to realize that it’s going to cost you a lot more than money. Even though I was in handcuffs nothing was tighter than my grip on God. My dad paved the way for me to be able to do great things. Now I had to admit that I had been making great mistakes. Some people are hard headed but they can get a reality check from their parents, others are so hard headed they need a reality check from the police. I got both. No man or woman is above the law of mediocrity. Problems follow you whenever you are doing things that are not in line with your purpose.



Months before this happened I dreamed of writing rhymes that would stop young males and females from going to prison. The bible says in the beginning was the word, and some of the words I heard in Hip Hop were so powerful to me, it gave me an insight to something that I had never come close to. I strongly believed that if so many rappers could use words that made jail sound recreational, I could put words together over a beat to make dreaming of a better life sound spectacular. This experience of going to jail definitely tainted my record, but it never affected my consciousness. The motivational principal here is this: Always press play with record. Kids today that grow up with cd’s and mp3 players may not remember what it was like to use tape players. Tape players are almost extinct but the children of our future grandfathers and grandmothers can learn a valuable lesson from how they operated. Now days our technology age has produced user-friendly products that teach our kids how to import cd’s and drag and drop different songs in places to create a play list. However when I was growing up if we wanted to make a play list our tape players had a side that allowed you to press play and record at the same time. This is important for our kids to remember because whenever they engage themselves in activities that they consider as fun, they are reminded that those activities can leave a mark on this planet forever.


There are some good times that you can have that will last longer than your years on this earth. Just thinking about them can fill you with so much joy that it is as though your memories can serve as time machines taking you back to those experiences until you trigger the same mental chemicals that you experienced when you were actually in the moment of play. This is because your mind is always importing no matter what you drag and drop your life into. This is why we must always press play with record, so that our life does not turn into a hell list instead of the play list. While in the back of that police car, unable to sit comfortably because my low standards left me in a position that my destiny was supposed to avoid, my life almost seemed like a hell list. But the always press play with record principal means a lot more than watch out for the police. Or make sure you are careful when you are having fun. Everyone hears that 1000 times when they go through this maze of life. This concept should remind future generations about the power of their mental play list. I was looking at my beautiful girlfriend who totally choked under pressure. Her body was trembling. Her face was filled with uncertainty and fear. That is exactly what her mind recorded all of her life when thinking about being arrested. Even though she had never spoken in front of thousands of people about how to achieve success and did not have a professional reputation to risk. She was worried about her life and her reputation. Fortunately for me, I could be strong and because when I grew up my mind recorded something different. I remembered that before the rappers made songs that glorified prison, Dr. Martin Luther King wrote letters from prison that changed the course of history and still serve as one of his most important actions in his fight for civil rights. Not just Dr. King, but Rosa Parks was imprisoned, Malcolm X was imprisoned, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. As a matter of fact, many of the most honorable world leaders that have ever walked the face of this planet also had to sit in the back seat of a car under sirens that seemed to make the music of doom. Well if they could still make a significant impact on the planet despite their criminal records, then so could I. My girlfriend was crying because her Mercedes Benz was being impounded and that made her worry about how she was going to get back to her job of styling hair. On the Chronic 2000 Cd there is a song where Eminem says, “Now a days everyone wanna talk like they got something to say but nothing comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of jibberish and people act like they forgot about Dre.” Mean while the lords prayer was coming out of my mouth and I wasn’t thinking about Dre, but one things for sure, I didn’t forget about my ancestors. Always press play with record.


That is the motivational principal of the chorus of this song. Right now our children may play with the things we buy them but we want them to grow up knowing that there is more to life than buying things.



I got a dream

That we stop being pathetic

And value our futures character

More than we do their credit




After a young adult finishes high school, and if they are fortunate enough to attend college, they become a sought after candidate for rectangle pieces of plastic known as credit cards. For a young adult carrying a credit card can make them feel more powerful than carrying a gun. Knowing that you have the power to purchase something now and worry about paying for it later is a major responsibility. Even if your credit card does not allow you the go on an unlimited shopping spree, the power to shop for anything is a unique privilege. Or at least it was when the idea for credit cards became a new innovation in our economy.


When I suggest that we teach our children that money isn’t everything, I know that we can do better to help retrain the minds of future generation by teaching them that credit is not something that is given to you by a big company. However credit is something that one earns when they have a big dream, and a giant character. I have heard terrible horror stories about how people got into unthinkable debt because they maxed out all of their credit cards and were not able to pay the bills. What a different world we would be in if before the invention of the credit card someone would have thought of the idea of character cards. If little plastic cards can allow you to go almost anywhere in the world and spend money that you don’t have, then we should be able to carry little plastic cards that remind us of inner genius that we do have. Character cards could be issued to people at different groundbreaking moments in their life when they are required to dig deep and use a new line of their personality to over come some of the toughest obstacles. Children that come from parents that have been divorced but were able to mature despite of broken households would be issued character cards. Young men and women who decided to avoid gangs and gang related activity could be issued character cards. Victims of molestation and rape could be issued character cards that they could carry with them wherever they went in the world. Because if you don’t have the character to endure some tragedies in life, then credit will always have to be given to you. Simply because you have not learned how to give it to yourself based on the incredible person that you already are. In this capitalistic society your credit score might be important, but what happens to the souls of our children if we ignore the major points of their characters.


Cause getting a discover card

Aint that hard

But discovering your true self

Can’t be charged


Being the youngest son of a millionaire I remember the excitement that my sisters would get whenever my Dad gave them his American Express. When we were all together he would give each of us a certain spending limit and we could cruise through the mall and swipe a card to purchase things that we thought we needed. We had no idea that the card he would give us to borrow would be the same card we would ask for again and again as we got older. None of us have ever had as much credit on a card as my dad earned. Now that we are all adults it would seem as if we would have earned even more credit than my dad seeing as how none of us were labeled mentally retarded and he made sure that we had a better education and more opportunities than he did. If only the card he let us use would allow us to purchase a better life for ourselves I have no doubt that most of my brothers and sisters would use it. Even though we grew up with access to a platinum card, it couldn’t even put a down payment on a platinum life. A life free of worry and stress. A life that doesn’t make you wake up with the feeling of strain and stress, not just financially, but spiritually. We must all define ourselves before we resign our bodies from this earth, and its nothing that visa or American express can do for us. Any adult may be able to get a credit card by filling out some paper work and checking the mail, but every man woman and child must develop their character card by fulfilling their dreams and checking their personal track record. The future of our futures will always be in debt if they rely on strangers outside of themselves to give them credit.


Speaking of credit, there is a sub culture all around the world that could care less about corporate credit score if they earn something that is entitled street credit. The Hip Hop community is the number one outlet for people that claim to have street credit. So let us examine what it takes to have street credit and whether or not street credit may interfere or improve on a person’s character card.


One thing for sure, it is much more difficult to get street credit than it is, to get a credit card. Depending on what streets you live on, you can get street credit by doing things that are perceived as negative, such as selling drugs, or winning a fight, killing people, or sleeping with a lot of women. In other neighborhoods one can loose street credit for those same reasons. Street credit in these other communities are usually gained by taking care of your children, or being an exceptional athlete, getting accepted into a prestigious university or commitment to activism.

For those of you who don’t know about the privileges that come with street credit allow me to paint a picture for you. Imagine you go to a very high end well known mall, like the Beverly Center in Los Angeles California. This is one of the few malls in the world where it is very likely that you will find yourself shopping at the same stores your favorite celebrities shop and usually you will see one at the check out counter or fitting room or food court right next to you. Well, imagine you arrive at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and when you reach to open the door for yourself, your favorite T.V. star opens the door for you and welcomes you with a smile like they know that you are watching every Tuesday night at 8:30. The stores logos are all replaced with pictures of you in your greatest moments of achievement and as you shop the people applaud you for your impeccable taste. That experience pales in comparison to the feeling of respect, appreciation, adulation, love and strength that one is authorized once they have earned street credit. To get love from a people who barely know how to love themselves, to have dominion over chaos. To belong in a group where most people would not be able to survive. These are the perks of street credit. Unlike the major credit cards, street credit cannot be stolen, or declined. And although it might not be accepted everywhere, if you ask our great leaders of yesterday if they would rather be known for their street credit or known for the balance on their credit card when they died. Which do you think they would choose?


What are some of the products that money can’t buy, and are they even important? Well money cannot buy character, or street credit. A character card is my idea to combine street credit and consumer credit with destiny credit. People that know that their lives have a purpose should carry around their character card, and whenever they are in a position to advance their destiny, they pull out their character card and access an opportunity that a person without a character card would not have.

Think Large

There’s much more to life

Than the money

What’s the point of being out of debt

If you are a dummy


I make music because I want today’s and tomorrows youth to be a part of the think large movement. Think larger than the economy, think larger than interest rates, or inflation. Purchase the stock in your soul because it is worth more than you can imagine. There are people that have all the money in the world and still have not been able to hire the employment of self-love. So In this portion of the verse I leave it to our future explorers and entrepreneurs to draw their own conclusions. How much is your intelligence worth to you? Does your brain value have a price tag? Can your creativity be substituted in your life for material wealth? What is the point of being out of debt, if you can not spell the word. What is the point of being intelligent if you are always focusing your mental energy on your financial debt, rather than your personal development. Let every child play with these words as they grow up. Just as I played with the words of sirmixalot as a child when I kept repeating the words that I still know today,

“I like big buts and I cannot lie,

Baby got back”


Let our children keep repeating

Think Large

There’s much more to life

Than the money

What’s the point of being out of debt

If you are a dummy

Think Large

There’s much more to life

Than the money

What’s the point of being out of debt

If you are a dummy

Think Large

There’s much more to life

Than the money

What’s the point of being out of debt

If you are a dummy


Wealth is worthless without intelligence. Don’t let anything get in the way of you living your dream. There is no such thing as a financial excuse for not being the star that you are equipped to be. Prosperity flows from the imagination. When you have a million dreams in your mind and you have an overdrawn bank account that can be discouraging. However what if it was the other way around. Say you had a million dollars in your bank account that you could use to purchase anything. The only condition is that you could never tell anyone about what you did to make that million dollars. You could never mention a word about what field you work in or show off the work that you do that qualifies you for the millionaire club. Maybe that question isn’t tough enough how about this. Would you trade your ability to read write and communicate for one million dollars? If your answer to that question is yes then I really hope you are out of debt.


So lets teach our youth

To value their life

Because the truth is

I think they got more value for ice

How do you teach youth to value their life? Surely we can do so without fear. We teach them to value cars, clothes, toys, money, the opposite sex. How can we teach youth to value their own youth? Is that possible? In this day and age where our children have so much access to the world I believe the answer is yes. We have witnessed many trends in African American and American history. I say we make it cool to live life to the fullest. Let us stop advertising the American struggle filled with violence and poverty. And let us begin to program our children with high hopes even before they are old enough to pronounce the words. If we are unsuccessful then the children would have memorized motivational quotes disguising motivational principals. And whenever they are confronted with confidence challenging experiences somewhere in their mind they have a place where they can retreat to and be reminded of their truth. That truth is that their life is valuable. Even without a paycheck your life is valuable. Even without a necklace, you are worth more then Jacob the jeweler could ever estimate. But if we are successful, then our future nations wont raise children that will try to take some ones life because of the jewelry that they are wearing.


Give it to them


I recall when I first moved to New York City with my father and Gladys. My father had a highly rated television show at the time and we lived in a very nice area in Manhatten. When it was time for me to attend school at the Harlem Boys choir and I had to learn how to catch the subway my father sat me down and asked. “John-Leslie if someone comes up to you and says give me your shoes what should you do?” I didn’t answer right away, my dad was obviously very serious from the look in his eye and we had never had a conversation like this before. Before I could respond with an ignorant answer that I thought he wanted to hear, he answered for me. “Give it to them.” He went on to say “I can buy you some new shoes, but nothing can replace my youngest son.”