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INNER CITY...

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INNER CITY...

I'M FOM THE INNER CITY PROJECTS, BUT THE INNER CITY PROJECTS IS NOT IN ME.IT TOOK ME SOMETIME TO ADAPT TO MY HABITATE. WE WERE A CHRISTIAN FAMILY. THAT WAS SOMEWHAT GREEN. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL; THE GIRLS ALWAYS WANTED TO FIGHT ME. I TRIED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I DID WRONG. TO CAUSE THIS TROUBLE EVERYDAY...

I'M FROM THE INNER CITY PROJECTS, BUT THE INNER CITY PROJECTS IS IN ME.WHILE PLAYING OUTSIDE AT WILSON PARK. A GIRL CONFRONTED ME BY THE SWINGS. SHE PUSH ME TO SEE IF I WOULD HIT BACK. I DIDN'T ONLY HIT HER BACK ; I ATTACKED HER TO THE GROUND WITH MY FIST IN HER FACE.

THIS DAY GEORGETTE TOOK A BEATDOWN. I SOON FOUND OUT THAT FIGHTING WAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S FAVORITE ACTIVITY....BEFORE THE SUMMER WAS OVER GEORGETTE WANTED TO FIGHT ME AGAIN.A BEATDOWN IS WHAT SHE RECEIVED FROM THIS DAY FORWARD SHE DIDN'T BOTHER ME.

UPON ATTENDING ANOTHER YEAR AT THAT SAME OLD SCHOOL.THE GIRLS WANTED TO FIGHT ME ONCE AGAIN.THERE WAS SO MUCH FRUSTRATION INSIDE.I LOST A BATTLE OR TWO; BUT THE REST WERE SIMPLY... VICTORIES....

FIGHTING WASN'T ME , BUT A FIST IN THE FACE WAS THE ONLY TO COMMUNICATE. NOW, I HAVE RESPECT IN A NEGATIVE KIND A WAY.

I'M FROM THE INNER CITY PROJECTS, BUT THE INNER CITY PROJECTS IS NOT IN ME.GET ONE OF THEM REAL GOOD AND THE REST OF THEM WILL UNDERSTAND...THIS IS HOW THEY COMMUNICATE IN THE INNER CITY PROJECTS.......

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