"If my life was an album, it would be called 'Hidden Pieces' because we don't get the truth. At the end of the day, I feel like a lot of shit isn't being revealed but a lot of people are waking up. With the young black community, all they think that we know is drugs, guns and whatever but it's not. I know I gotta a purpose, so it's like I'm trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together, myself, with the all the talents and charisma that he's blessing me with. Shit, I can go on but it's hard to explain. I'm on a pathway, so like you're feeling it and experiencing it, words can't really describe how I'm feeling. It's just time to fill in the blanks, like what you're doing. Feel me? Just fill in the blanks, bruh. With everything that you're doing in your movement, there's shit that needs to be done. That's why I say 'Hidden Pieces' because they hide the truth. They don't tell the truth and you gotta reveal it." - Snipe, Shawnee (far right)
"My title would be 'Obstacles'. Life is an obstacle in its own. You know what I'm sayin? When you break it all of the way down, we got to understand where we come from. I mean, we got to really understand that we're 400 years behind. You got to have that mind frame that we're behind. So, if you know that you're behind, you need to always work hard to be ahead. There's going to be hurdles that you gotta jump. You gotta prepare yourself because you know they're going to come. Ain't no way around it. I ain't saying to be a rock out here. There's nothing wrong with a man crying because we're human and we're going to feel pain. We're accustomed to it; that's how he made us. With the obstacles, you gotta to prepare for the worst.
I always tell people that maturity don't come with age, it comes with responsibility. Sometimes, you gotta step out and look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself what can you do to better yourself instead of making excuses. You can't blame them for not fucking with you or giving you different resources. It's like with our kids; if I got more time with my kids than you do, who do you think wins? We send our kids to school for about eight hours and then we spend two or three hours with them when they get out and then it's time for them to go to bed. We losing. We need to come together. We really can't because there's so much beef and everyone is for self. That's the obstacle. Sometimes we gotta get to the pencil and paper, get back to the basics. We got so much on our minds and so much going on that when we hop over these hurdles, we forget. The basics will do a lot of justice. Mind over matter. It starts at home with our kids." - Rich, Shawnee (far left)
"I'm God's son. I'm an everyday man and I got that spirit in me that's sovereign. When I get in focus, nothing can stop me. My faith cuts everything negative. What are you gonna do to me? Kill me and I'ma still live forever. I'm everywhere. I'm in your face and you can't even catch me. I'm breaking it down simple and plan. The Bible is the basic instruction before leaving earth. Embrace technology but don't forget the basic instructions. Practice and preach that. Embrace the technology but hit em with the fundamentals through the technology." - Kevin, Shawnee (center)