Money B @ Home with the US
No, that is not the USA, that is me, Erbil Gunasti, Producer of the “Trump vs Hollywood” and Daphne Barak, Director of the documentary film we are releasing in 2020. Money B is part of it alongside 24 other or so celebrities of similar stature.
I did not ask Money B any questions personal or political, neither did he but we talked about a lot of things, and enjoyed our encounter so much so that we kept talking, including during lunch or two.
On the record, for the documentary, Daphne B talked with Money B, for you to see what exactly he said in this toxic environment in America. It was a learning experience for me. It was also for him. That is why we kept talking to learn more about one another and other things that only I knew or he knew.
His father also joined us. His father did not say much, none the less we still had a lot to talk about. I can not take all the credit for cooking. After all, everyone was fine after we ate. No one complained either. In fact, there was even praise and good taste.
Some would question such an encounter between me and Daphne and Money B. After all, we are GOP Delegates for President Trump from California in 2020. We have also committed Delegates for Donald J. Trump during the contentious GOP primary in 2016. Rightly so in that respect, considering where Money B comes from, the other end of the spectrum in this divided America. According to some others, such an encounter may even be treacherous.
Yet, for us, it was not because we always understood that we live in America. Here there is no room for those who can not let the past go or give a second chance. At least that is what it used to be in America. It was a place to let bygones be bygones. Somehow in this encounter, it was for us, even though we never knew each other before nor knew about each other in particular. Yet, the past was not a factor in our encounter. The moment we enjoyed together and the future we may together have been in focus.
For those who do not know, Ronald Brooks (born 1969), better known by his stage name Money-B, is an American rapper, best known for being a member of the hip hop group Digital Underground. He was also a member of Raw Fusion, a Digital Underground spin-off that consisted of him and DJ Fuze. Money-B released his debut solo album, Talkin’ Dirty, in 1999.
Here is some more food for thought in the interim in order to better understand where Money B is coming from because he did not know anything but about the Black Panthers, growing up. The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was a Black Power political organization founded by college students Bobby Seale (Chairman) and Huey P. Newton in October 1966 in Oakland, California. The party was active in the United States from 1966 until 1982, with chapters in numerous major cities, and international chapters in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and in Algeria from 1969 to 1972. At its inception on October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party’s core practice was its open carry armed citizens’ patrols (“cop watching”) to monitor the behavior of officers of the Oakland Police Department and challenge police brutality in the city.
Like I said wait for the 2h4m long documentary to see what else Money B said in the context of fast approaching 2020 presidential elections. In the meantime, click here to get some sense of it in this trailer of the Trump vs Hollywood documentary film 2020 that is meant to contribute to Divided America to become One America, again.