J-Kwon put it best in his rap hit “Everybody in the club get tipsy”:
here comes the 3 to the 2 to the 1,
homeboy trippin' he don't know I got a gun,
when it come to pop man we do this for fun,
you aint got one nigga you betta run,
now i'm in the back gettin ? from my hunz,
while she goin down i'm breakin down what i done,
she smokin my stuff sayin she aint havin fun,
chick give it back now you don't get none.
The lyrics accurately sum up the nightclub experience for Black people in any major or minor city that is home to a club catering to Black people. The point of entering the club is to: show-off money, high priced clothing, accessories and bling to potential mates (more accurately one-night stands); appear cool and hip with an entourage in tow; and, intimidate any rival group for the most attractive female present.
Attempting to emulate the rival gangs in the film Warriors, these groups of Black males interacting in the club come across as displaying the machismo of the gangs in West Side Story as they compete for the finite resource and elusive prize of a Black female worth glorifying in a future rap song.
In the club - while paying inordinate prices for the right to sit in the VIP room – various cliques of Black people engage in a vicious game of intimidation, attempting to dictate the rules of the establishment while drinking excessive amounts of overpriced Courvoisier.
Though rap music is going soft, the pulsating beats create an environment suitable for freak dancing and other forms of gyrating curiously indigenous to Africa. Utilizing the dance floor with alcohol in hand, Black people dance with dexterity and gyrate in an attempt to win the services of one of the few Black females not tipping the scale at 200.
However, many Black clubs turn into a symposium of testosterone as few females worthy of extending any effort of interest in cause the Black males to engage in another sadistic form of exclusively Black entertainment: Black on Black violence.
Like the J-Kwon lyrics state, an odd number of homeboy’s are tripping in clubs with the perplexing idea that the opposition isn’t carrying a weapon.
Though the whole point of going to a club or sexually integrated gathering is to secure the services of a female, Black people always have a plan B prepared if that initial goal is not secured, forcing an emergency contingency to come into play.
Like at block parties, Black people have the strange ability to see societal breakdown in every exclusive engagement they enter into and clubs are a scene of constant hostility. 50 Cent immortalized this in his song In Da Club, where he opined:
(laughing) Don't try to act like you ain't know where we been either nigga
In the club all the time nigga, its about to pop off nigga
Recently, a 100 person brawl between Black people and Hispanics broke out in the lovely hamlet of Lawrence, Massachusetts, bringing to the reality of nightclubs in Black Run America (BRA):
What started out as a typical night at Club Rio turned into a melee involving more than 100 people that could have resulted in serious injuries or even death, according to police.
Patrolman Charles Saindon was working a detail at the Appleton Street club, which had about 600 people inside, when he said several people started fighting around 1 a.m. yesterday on the second floor. The fight quickly escalated, and within seconds there were more than 100 people fighting, throwing punches, kicking each other, smashing bottles and throwing chairs, according to a police report.
About 10 officers were called to the scene, and 14 people were arrested. One officer received a compound fracture to his right index finger during the altercation, and several club patrons and security officers were also injured.
One of the club's security officers was attacked by multiple individuals and was bleeding from the head, according to the police report.
Police Chief John Romero said fights often break out at the different night spots around the city, but nothing of this magnitude.
"Every cruiser around the city and officers in the station had to assist with this fight," said Romero, adding that this could have been a serious issue if there had been other emergencies going on in the city at the same time.
In Atlanta, the capital of Black America,the rarity of a non-violent night at a club frequented by Black people is note for news and the reoccurring theme of Black clubs there is the distressing refrain of gunfire:
ATLANTA -- What started out as a fun Friday night quickly turned into a frightening experience for patrons of an Atlanta nightclub early Saturday morning.DeKalb County police spokesman Marcus Hodge said gunfire erupted at a celeb-filled party held at Club Dreams at 3595 Clairmont Road around 3:30 a.m.The party, which kicked off the third annual So So Def Summerfest weekend, was hosted by Atlanta-based music mogul Jermaine Dupri.Hodge said the shooting occurred after some patrons were allegedly double-charged by security guards to enter the VIP section of the club.Black people in any city across the nation have the habit of finding a popular club and turning it into a real-life Quentin Tarantino movie sequence, with shockingly little care for what happens to the club in the aftermath of gun battle:
Hodge said some patrons became rowdy after allegedly being double-charged and were escorted outside the nightclub, where the shooting took place.Hodge said an unknown male pulled out a gun and began firing shots. Hodge said a security guard employed by the club was struck in the arm.Hodge said none of the celebrity guests, which included R&B singer Usher
, rapper Nelly, actress Regina King, actress Gabrielle Union and actor Larenz Tate, were injured. Many other celebrities were in attendance.
Sadly, Club 112 closed soon after this ordeal, a melancholy end to a nightclub that catered to Black people only to find violence and naked aggression a strange and constant companion.
Atlanta police are investigating a deadly early morning shooting. Investigators said Randy Griffin was shot in the parking lot of Club 112 at 1055 Peachtree Street. It happened right after the nightclub closed around 3 a.m. Sunday. Patrons at Club 112 were celebrating the club's last night of business when the shooting happened.
The 26-year-old victim apparently tried to run away from the shooter and collapsed on the sidewalk behind the nightclub. Griffin died from several gunshot wounds to the chest.
Nightclubs have long catered to a seedy element, but Black people hoped that they could change the image of a smoke-filled bar filled with ladies of the night and mobsters engaging in frivolity and drunkenness.
Oddly, the nightclub is now associated with Black on Black violence, police lights and gun shots, punctuated by J-Kwon's homage to "Everybody in the club get tipsy".
No, Stuff Black People Don't Like includes the Nightclub experience for hardly a week goes by that a Black nightclub isn't in the news for the high prevalence of alcoholic shots given out, but is in the news for the tragically high amount of shots that are fired out of the barrel of gun by one Black patron at another.
Consult club-watch.com to learn more about this horrible epidemic of violence at Black nightclubs across the nation.