This look features The Ghetto tank.
Many of my shirts are not inspired by what you may think. This shirt in particular was inspired by Donny Hathaway’s song “The Ghetto”. I am aware that the phrase has been coined as a trendy way to say “ I don’t like it here” but my version is the opposite.
It’s based on many of our lives growing up the hood we love to REPRESENT. I grew up in a hood and I still live in a hood. My neighbors are loud and lively and I don’t take it for granted. Like our culture, we make statements…okay! I sit on my porch and listen to the rumbling and music and hollers of “hey!” directed across the street.
Here I am on my bike and one of the elders of my hood stopped to talk to me and my son. She’s like the Grandma of the block. She’s taking a liking to my son. He goes to the neighborhood meetings with her, cuts her yard, etc. They even played a game of basketball together. I don’t mind living in this hood. It ain’t perfect but I love it. Now, take away the occasional off-season fireworks and we’re good.
I ain’t no baller but I kinda look like it. I played a little pickup ball with my husband and son last week.