This is the day that I had learned that I lost a great friend, whom I will miss terribly.
When I heard the news my heart instantly hurt.
I knew that people who may not truly have known him wouldn’t understand.
They would only judge the Yung Mazi that they saw on social media.
Another rapper who “had this coming” from the so-called life he lived.
They did not get to know the same Jibril that through the years I got to know.
He dealt with a lot of pain and guilt from losing two siblings.
Losing a brother and sister in which you love is difficult for anyone.
I feel one of the reason’s that we became as close as we were is because we have gone through very similar “life situations.”
I also had lost a brother and that very situation made us instantly connect.
He shared his pain a lot through his social media making “Do it for Mucho” a trending phrase and hashtag in honor of his younger brother.
They won’t know that he was a GOOD person who truly meant well.
Often times feeding the homeless he was raised a devout Muslim finding his way in this world.
He often took his pain out in his music, using his gifts and talents as an outlet for his pain and frustration.
I knew that people may not know that he was a brother, a son, a devoted and loving father to his children, and also my friend.
So please if you don’t take anything away from this please remember this, he was a man who cared deeply about his family, and his friends.
Most importantly he should still be with us today.
Forever will I miss him and now use his hashtag #Doit4Mazi to honor him.