Editorial: They Told Me I Was Born A Crack Baby..

Mon, 28th January, 2008

Donny GoinesWhats up everybody, hows life treating ya? For those who don’t know me my name is Donny Goines and I’m an up and coming rapper from NYC.

Some of you may be familiar with me because of my previous interview here, but if your not I’ll fill you in and bring you up to date. Ive been rapping now for about two years professionally and I’ve seen alot so far. Ive had beef a with popular magazine, been booed of the Apollo stage in Harlem, appeared on every major website, worked with some of the best producers in the game, rocked on stages with some of the hottest rappers so on and so forth (I could go on but we would be here for awhile haha) and luckily Hip Hop Lead felt my story and career was interesting enough to bless me with an editorial on their site.

I know what your probably thinking. What makes me different from any other rapper with a column right? I’ll tell you. I really don’t give a fuck. That’s right, you read that correctly. I am known for telling people what it is and don’t bite my tongue. I really wear my heart on my sleeve and speak on things that are truthful. That is how we are going to start this one off.

I want to speak about my mother. Recently me and her had a falling out due to some of my lyrics. In one of my freestlyes on my latest mixtape I spit the line “I was born a crack baby” well I found out recently that this wasn’t true. You see, growing up my mother had alot of issues. These issues were so intense that we (me and my two younger brothers) had to leave our home growing up and was raised by my Grandmother for a period of my childhood. I was always told that my mothers addiction to drugs was the reason but have learned that there was more to it. Although she had several problems there were other circumstances that caused us to be seperated but the truth is it doesn’t matter.

My mother cleaned herself up and came and got us. She sacrificed alot for me and my brothers and did the best she could with what she had. I have and still to this day depend on her for strength, guidance, love and many other things. I love her and it hurts me that she thinks I dont love her, or blame her for the problems in my life. Its not true. Actually its far from the truth. She is the best mother I could ask for and despite whatever issues she may have had in the past it does not change how I feel about her. I want to publicly apologize to her here, because it was never my intention to vilify her. I just tell it like it is. Mom I’m sorry.

Sometimes in life you have to realize when you are wrong, and a real man accepts that and learns from his mistakes. I am human. Although I am a Rapper, I am a Man first and I want you to know about me and my life so I am bringing you in. I want you to know me as a person and I am flawed, I am also far from perfect. I cant tell you what I will write about in the future but I can tell you this, it will be truthful and candid. Welcome to my life and editorial. Its called “Open Book

www.myspace.com/donnygoines

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