Thursday, April 20, 2006

There's always one.

So I was reading this article about Proof's funeral, and when i get to the last sentence, it reads:

"At one point during the funeral, Nedra Ruffin, daughter of the Temptations' David Ruffin, used the chapel's microphone to plug an upcoming album by her son. Her comments were met with ardent boos from the audience."

I almost wish i were there just to have witnessed that. Unbelieveable. But on the real, i could completely see David Ruffin himself doing the very same thing. Like they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

on Proof and his death: of course it's always jarring and sad when a human life is suddenly taken but if its true that he shot someone in the head over a game of pool just before he himself was killed in retaliation...i don't know, man. i mean, whatever i could say here is obvious enough.

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Piscean Princess said...

I am so ridiculously out of the popular music loop, so when the news of Proof's murder broke, I had my usual response - "who??".

But it is a tragedy, nevertheless. Two lives were lost for what appears to be a bunch of foolishness. It's too bad that it is so difficult to escape the street life culture once fame & celebrity are acquired. How does a rapper maintain street credibility, stay true to his/her roots and avoid the perils that are inherent within?

As for the Ruffin's, no freakin' comment.

Jehan said...

as with most other observers, ion't even know what to say either.

i wonder why family life isn't as relentlessly ruthless in pursuing those that belong to it.