And It Don't Stop-10.7
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this snippet from And It Don’t Stop (ed. Racquel Cepeda) musta come pre-Pepa and reads like the anti-Common story. unlike Rashid, he was able to get his parent a house. this evening has run away from me- damn you, American Apparel warehouse sale.
from 1992’s Native Sons by Kevin Powell in Vibe:
“If Treach is avoiding relationships-ones that might lead to a family of his own-it may be because he’s recently been trying to repair the one with his mother. It is perfect, in a way, that Treach would rise above the resentment he must harbor for her and do what is probably the right thing. That, it seems, is where his success comes from: the ability to control the rage and cultivate the creativity, a powerful combination that will allow him to move up.
Where his mother is concerned, perhaps he’s backing up, in a sort of retroactive attempt to make the past right-playing the part that his father so pitifully neglected. He’s buying her a house. Sending her to school.” (120)