I live in the ghetto. I'm supposed to be a loser. I'm supposed to be snatching a purse and shooting your head off. I'm a person that doesn't vote. I'm the motherf***er that's supposed to fill your jails. I'm not supposed to be intelligent; I'm not supposed to know what I know, but I do. I've got an uncle and a cousin that are career criminals, no father, a mother who was pronounced mentally ill and a grandmother that raised him and twenty kids, but I'll still make it. I know you don't want to hear about the pain and suffering in that part of the city, but that part of the city is part of your city too. I believe in my heart that we must find a way to help one another. Not me by myself, or you by yourself; I'm talking about all of us, living together, in our city, in our America.