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70. "Cain & Abel"
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In this day and age, with the advent of the internet, and other technological advances, the distance between artists and their fans is very small. So it is not incomprehensible that admirers would consider those they admire like family, or personal friends. So for the Booncommunity to witness an obvious schism between Aaron and Rhome, both heroes to those who love the Boondocks, it goes without saying that the loss of the website and your apparent close friendship hurts. Like discord in a previously happy family(see the book We WERE the Mulvaneys....). Boonfans are like children whose parents divorced a year ago; sure, what happens in the marriage between two people really is only the business of those two people, BUT, others affected by the divorce naturally wonder what the hell happened to break up their happy home. I am a relatively new Boonfan(I came on in 2000), and I have posted on the site, and posted ABOUT the site here, looking for answers. I don't need gossip. I just wanted to know what happened, because a lot of important and compelling information was being disseminated via the site, even beyond the strip itself. It is dismaying to see Brothahs feuding. Even the thing posted at okayplayer about Kweli and some underground DJ I never even HEARD of was another, "WTF! Why can't Brothahs just work shit out and GET ALONG!!!!" moment for me, but I, as Tavis would say, digress.... I'm from MD too, and Blackfolk need all the comraderie we can muster up in THAT neck of the woods. When you both are sixty years old, who is gonna give a fuck about Aaron's success, both of your egos, or WHATEVER the hell was the problem? All that will be remembered is the loss of what seemed to be a pretty good friendship from WAAAAY back. Shouldn't that count for SOMETHING? And as someone produced out of the Afro-American studies program at MD, can it be THAT hard for you, Aaron, to fathom, that as members of your community, we would care about your friendship with Rhome? Forgive us if it came off as nosiness. I'm not sure that people purposely gave out incorrect information. I think Brothahs from the Hood or what-have-you might be expected to generate discord amongst themselves, or at least that is what psychologists who study "urban behavior" tell us. But you, and I guess Rhome too, are like, the creme-de-la-creme of what our community has to offer. So it hurts to see that y'all educated brethren can't get along too. Particularly around something as ground-breaking and revolutionary as the Boondocks. I mean, it's a shame. I don't think that any of us who really love the Boondocks and admire the work you and Rhome put into the strip and website respectively REALLY want to see you all have a "pissing contest" with each other, nor with anyone else on this site. We just recognize the synergy which created a home for conscious folk in hip hop on the Net, AND in the newspaper, between two terps. that could NOT be denied. HOW and WHETHER you and Rhome ever work out your differences SHOULD be between the two of you, but I for one would be happy to know that it happened at least, even if you two never work together again a day in your lives. Friendship is the most sacred human relationship one could ever have outside of that one has with one's parents and grandparents. It should be honored. Hopefully, time will allow both of you to acknowledge that, and you will be able to unite as Brothahs again.

peace.





"Don't Hate the PLAYA Boy...hate the GAME," Granddad Freeman of the Boondocks(7-11-99)

*Twenty-three percent of women are "autoerotic singles" they prefer to achieve sexual satisfaction alone(source-bet.com)






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Boonheadz [View all] , Annie Oakley, Sun Feb-25-01 01:14 PM
 
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RE: Boonheadz
SkittlesHoney
Feb 26th 2001
1
RE: Boonheadz
Annie Oakley
Mar 09th 2001
31
      this is wack
Mar 12th 2001
43
           RE: this is wack
Mar 12th 2001
44
           So you weren't fucking Angie Stone???
Mar 12th 2001
46
                RE: So you weren't fucking Angie Stone???
Mar 12th 2001
48
                good to see your name again...
Mar 12th 2001
50
                you nasty
Mar 12th 2001
51
                     RE: you nasty
Mar 12th 2001
52
                          seriously?
Mar 12th 2001
53
                               Sarcastic bastard..
Mar 12th 2001
54
                                    what?!?!?!
Mar 15th 2001
64
                                         OKP Reunion in Philly last year n/m
Mar 15th 2001
65
                I know what the split was about...
Mar 12th 2001
49
           More gossip about Rhome!!!!
Annie Oakley
Mar 12th 2001
55
RE: Boonheadz
SkittlesHoney
Feb 26th 2001
2
whether he quit or was fired
Feb 26th 2001
3
      RE: whether he quit or was fired
SkittlesHoney
Feb 26th 2001
5
           English as a second language?
Feb 27th 2001
21
                RE: English as a second language?
SkittlesHoney
Feb 28th 2001
22
                     herb. n/m
Feb 28th 2001
23
i posted there some...read mostly
Feb 26th 2001
4
RE: i posted there some...read mostly
SkittlesHoney
Feb 26th 2001
6
      i miss the boondocks too
Feb 26th 2001
7
           did i ever tell you
Feb 26th 2001
8
                you did
Feb 26th 2001
9
                     the student/revolutionary one...
Feb 27th 2001
13
ANNIE!!!
Feb 26th 2001
10
lendar
Feb 27th 2001
19
yay! another book!
Feb 27th 2001
20
AUSET!!!!!
Annie Oakley
Mar 09th 2001
32
RE: AUSET!!!!!
Annie Oakley
Mar 09th 2001
33
Auset's getting married!!!!
Mar 13th 2001
60
h20 quasi-lurker
Mar 13th 2001
62
marlagurl
Feb 26th 2001
11
Fo D' Wreckad
Feb 26th 2001
12
Hmmm ...
FreeHuey
Mar 09th 2001
26
      RE: Hmmm ...
SkittlesHoney
Mar 09th 2001
27
      are you SugarButt from the other board?
Mar 13th 2001
57
      RE: Hmmm ...
Mar 11th 2001
35
      Searching for peace ... understand my pain ...
FreeHuey
Mar 11th 2001
36
      *speechless*
Mar 12th 2001
40
      Crucial.
Mar 12th 2001
45
      RE: Searching for peace ... understand my pain ...
Annie Oakley
Mar 12th 2001
56
      huzzah!
Mar 13th 2001
58
      It has got to be said..
Mar 20th 2001
82
      OUCHERS!!!
Mar 12th 2001
38
           RE: OUCHERS!!!
SkittlesHoney
Mar 12th 2001
39
      Ok, see
Mar 13th 2001
61
           RE: Ok, see
FreeHuey
Mar 15th 2001
63
                anger...
Mar 15th 2001
66
                RE: anger...
Mar 15th 2001
67
                RE: Ok, see
Mar 16th 2001
68
yeah but...
Feb 27th 2001
14
      aint that
KoalaLove
Mar 12th 2001
41
           Ruth. :-)
Mar 12th 2001
42
'sup y'all
Feb 27th 2001
15
hey
Feb 27th 2001
16
Well, damn.
Feb 27th 2001
17
Addendum.
Feb 27th 2001
18
up!
Mar 02nd 2001
24
RE: Boonheadz
AcePumpkin
Mar 08th 2001
25
RE: Boonheadz
Mar 09th 2001
28
      RE: Boonheadz
Mar 09th 2001
30
           RE: Boonheadz
Mar 13th 2001
59
all i want to say is this
Mar 09th 2001
29
RE: Boonheadz
Mar 10th 2001
34
RE: Boonheadz
Mar 11th 2001
37
ARCHIVE THIS
Mar 12th 2001
47
cosign.
Mar 18th 2001
73
RE: Boonheadz
tzarkastik
Mar 16th 2001
69
I'm gonna be a lot more terse than you
Mar 16th 2001
71
Messed up isn't it ...
FreeHuey
Mar 16th 2001
72
Well said...
Mar 18th 2001
74
RE: Messed up isn't it ...-Yep, but we'll pray for y'all.
Mar 19th 2001
78
RE: Messed up isn't it ...
Mar 19th 2001
81
RE: Messed up isn't it ...
The Last Eritrean
Mar 20th 2001
83
I probably shouldn't be putting my .02 in...but....
Mar 21st 2001
84
MY PEEPS!
Mar 21st 2001
85
      Muhammad!!! My TWIN!
Mar 22nd 2001
86
           RE: Muhammad!!! My TWIN!
Mar 22nd 2001
87
RE: Messed up isn't it ...
Mar 29th 2001
91
the funny thing is..........
Mar 18th 2001
75
well said.
Mar 18th 2001
76
      tru, and oh yeah
Mar 18th 2001
77
           Who cares about the personal beef...
Soroban
Mar 19th 2001
79
A lot of...
Mar 19th 2001
80
I want to start
Mar 24th 2001
88
up, daggummit.
Mar 26th 2001
89
whatever happened to TEN?
Mar 28th 2001
90

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