The subliminal messaging
behind the G-Unit is truly fascinating. When one hears what the G stands for,
there are thoughts of clandestine
inner-city warriors, or dare I say, progressive freedom fighters.
After all, “units”
are associated with military and paramilitary operations. Therefore, it is logical
to think that the “G” would
stand for Guerilla.
However, when you
look at the clothing, we are not presented with a Guerrilla, we a presented
with a beast. Young men are running the
streets with a big “GORILLA” sprawled across their chests, proud
to wear the label of a wild animal or even worst yet, a domesticated
sub-human anthropoid talking in sign language.
With each sale
of these clothing items, our young people are paying premium prices to unwittingly
First of all, Gorillas
move in bands, Guerillas move in units. Was there some confusion as to which
“G” was being referenced? Who made this
decision to go with Gorilla Units instead of Guerilla Units? Was this an honest
mistake? Not likely.
With all of the
money these guys are making, there are competent, astute and highly educated
designers, marketers, business strategists and financial advisors surrounding
And 50 Cent is
not stupid. They all know a Guerilla from a Gorilla. The only logical conclusion
is that this was an intentional move to change the connotations of G-Unit from
one of that can be even remotely associated with empowerment to one of subliminal
Instead of inner-cities
with covert military minds drinking from the cup of justice, we are witnessing
the propagation of overgrown monkeys drinking
from Lil Jon’s cup of crunk juice.
50 Cent once said
something to the effect that he couldn’t be like Tupac because Tupac cared
about the kids and he didn’t give a damn about anybody’s kids but
his own. His young son’s foul-mouthed appearance during a Summer-Jam concert
attests to this nurturing.
Young Buck said
that we should forget about the legacy of the southern Confederacy because it’s
something that happened years ago. We should forget about it and move on with
Lloyd Banks said
that if G-Unit got political they’d probably be assassinated and that
he has no intention of being political. But, then again, what do you expect
from a group of talented apes.
Jane Goodall would
be so proud of them.