Category Archives: Ramone Echols

It’s Been How Long…

I was laid up in the hospital two weeks ago only a couple of hours after surgery on my back , watching Kobe go for SIXTY against Utah in his last game with the ” W ” , and found myself saying to myself , ” man I wish I could be blogging about this show he’s putting on right now . ” This is the same night that Golden State was breaking the Bulls 72 wins , and I’ll say it again. I was about five hours removed from the operating table getting my back busted open , in a haze on 15mgs of oxy , and the only thing on my mind was blogging about what the MAMBA was doing. Then it dawned on me. I haven’t blogged since my year end review. Yeah , it finally happened. I finally got my back fixed. I had a proceedure called a Laminectomy. They cut my lower back open , and went in there to relieve the pressure on a couple of nerves. I didn’t have to get anything fused so my recovery time will be a little quicker , but it’s still going to take a while. Also , I’ve been back up walking since the day after the surgery as well. There was this BEAUTIFUL nurse’s aid that came into my room and she had to dump my urinal. I was sooooooo embarressed by that because I am a very prideful person that I had to start getting up going to the bathroom on my own , and she’s way too BEAUTIFUL to be dumping urinals. So she was more of a motivation to me than my pride was. Women. They make the world go ’round LMAO. I’m doing well though. I go to physical therapy mon – fri 8 – 9am , so I’m coming along. Now , about that man Kobe. That last game was MASTERFUL !!! I’ve watched him his whole career , and to me this goes into his top three performances. I’ve been in prison his whole career , so unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to see him play in the United Center. He wasn’t a Bull , but at one point in his career he wanted to be. Mike’s first Championship came against the Lakers , so that put them on my list of teams that I would never care for. But Kobe changed that for me with his drive and will to win. Peace out ” MAMBA ” , and may life be as good to you as the league and it’s fans were. SIXTY points with the W on your way out. You get a TRUE SALUTE.

Ramone Echols
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My Year End Review…

2015 , has been one hell of a year for me. I was tested with alot of the bullsh!t that I use to get into over the years , and when those things came along I was able to keep it pushing and not indulge. Growth , it’s a beautiful thing. I talked to a few people that I haven’t had contact with in twenty years or better , and hearing from them was right on time cause there were things I was going through and they really lifted my spirits. My good friend Lisa popped up on me out of nowhere. I talked to my aunte Annette , and I’ve been keeping in touch with my family alot more than before. The flip side to that is that I’ve also disconnected with some people that I was close with. I really miss my cousin Tiff alot. Her and my sister Shay was beefing , and somthings were said. I didn’t like what Tiff said , so I went in on her. I feel really messed up about how I got at my cousin , and Tiff , I Love You & I apologize again. That chick from P.O / Kent. She was my heart , but the time & distance between us has made it hard for us to bounce back to where we were when I got locked up. We had a knock down , drag out again recently , and because of what was said I lost alot of me & my happiness cause we will never be together again. But she will always be my HLF 4 LIFE. I lost a few more friendships as well , but it is what it is. I also lost my Grandma on my Father’s side , one of my adopted mothers Ms. Gipson , and my great uncle Melvin , and all of them were between July & December. I was also approved for surgery on my back. For years I’ve been dealing with an issue with my back , and these people kept saying it was nothing. All of a sudden after I was given an MRI I’ve been diagnosed with having severe neuroforaminal narrowing at my L5 & S1. I haven’t been able to work out or execise in almost three years , and because of not being able to work out like I use too I’ve just crossed the line into being diabetic. AIN’T THAT SOME SH!T !!!!!! I’m tripping , but I’m not tripping cause as soon as I recover from the surgery I’ll be right back to working out. So as of now I’ve been trying to chanqge my eating habits until I can get back to my cardio & weights. I’m still a part of the Redemption project , and I’m finishing up my Correspondence course. I also ran into my past a couple of times this year. The first time was when I was investigated as the ring leader with a couple of cats doing their hustle thing. And the second time was when I was walking and heard this guy behind me say ” you see that cool @$$ disciple right there , Rome. That’s who you want to be around cause he not going to tell you nothing wrong. ” I turned around and seen that he was talking to a young member. I just kept it pushing , but when I caught up with him later I asked him could he please not do that anymore. Like I said , Growth is a beautiful thing. I also learned to humble myself a little more , and with that I learned something else about myself. I always said that I couldn’t be with a porn star or stripper because of what those lifestyles come with , but I really have a thing for Maliah Michels , FOR REAL FOR REAL!!!!!! And what I learned by humbling myself is that I’M IN LOVE WIT A STRIPPER. Now with that being said , I’ll leave y’all with this: HAPPY NEW YEAR ! May your 2016 be as blessed as 2015 was for you. See y’all in 2018.

Ramone Echols
DOC #725548

Domestic Violence

I keep seeing how the media is crucifying Greg Hardy , and now Araldis Chapman ( a pitcher ) is being gunned down right now by the MLB. But there was an abuser playing in the womens word cup this summer. Her name is Hope Solo , and she has multiple DV’s against her sister , nephew , and the cat she’s with former Seahawk Tightend Jeremy Stevens. She was suspended for three games , but when it came to that world cup it seems like society gave her a pass. Some people say it’s a difference between a man committing domestic violence , and a woman committing domestic violence , and I call BULLSH!T on that. Domestic Violence is Domestic Violence no matter who commits it. Ray Rice can’t get a job. Ray Mcdonald can’t keep a job. Everybody feel that Greg Hardy should lose his job. And now Araldis Chapman’s trade to the Dodgers is being blocked for now , and he hasn’t even been charged in a court of law with anything. Right is right , and wrong is wrong. Or is it white is right , and black is wrong. Yeah , I said it. It’s not cause she’s a female cause Brittney Grinner and Gloria Johnson both got seven game suspensions , along with being talked about on a vast majority of the media outlets worldwide. Me , myself personally. I feel that regardless of color women should be treated the same as men when it comes to domestic violence , period. David Justice was still being called the abuser of Halle Berry all these years later until she came out and cleared all that up. Lorena Bobitt , the most famous case of domestic violence committed by a woman when she wacked off partna’s lil’ man , but here it is twenty-one years later and people are still treating her like a celebraty for the vicious act she committed. She was popping up on all kind of shows this summer on some anniversary type sh!t , but Greg Hardy is a monster though. GET THE F*CK OUTTA HERE !!!!!! Now with that being said , I’ll leave y’all with this. Domestic Violence has been going on since the beginning of time , and it seems like it’s getting more and more sensationalized as the years go. It’s hasn’t just become a problem , it’s been a problem. And until society quits acting like it’s only wrong when the man does it , it’s going to remain a problem. Right is right , and wrong is wrong. Domestic Violence should be predicated off integrity , and not favortism , period !!!!

Ramone Echols
DOC #725548

” LIKES “

I was going through the channels last night when I ran across Nancy Grace , and she was talking about a facebook killing. She was saying that a female named Sharae Bradford met somebody on facebook , went on a date with him , and was found murdered , naked , and covered in blood in her bed later that night. They don’t know if dude she went out with is the one that killed her , but he’s not ruled out either. She was the mother of a six year old daughter , and now she’s dead. This likes thing on facebook is getting out of hand. People are posting pictures , and you got people liking them. The problem with this is you have these females that are losing sight of reality thinking they’re worth more than what they really are because they have a few thirsty dudes liking their low budget @$$ glamour shots. So they think they’re 10’s , when they’re only 6’s , but really 2’s once you get to know them cause their attitudes ain’t about sh!t. Then you got the ones that are talking to dudes for a couple of hours , and then they meet up with him to let him bust it open. So now you have situations like the one with Sharae Bradford , and I’m willing to bet a dollar to a pound of sh!t that he got her attention by liking her bootleg @$$ glamour shots. This isn’t the first time that I’ve seen in the news somebody getting killed after meeting somebody on facebook , and just by looking at how society is with this social media sh!t it won’t be the last. Now with that being said , I’ll leave y’all with this: Girls , women , ladies , or whatever title you females want to put on yourself. I’m sure you’ve heard that looks aren’t everything , and a majority of y’all allow looks to be everything. You either think your looks will get you by in life , or you let looks determine if you’ll even give a person a chance to get to know you. There’s alot of females out there being forced to sell their @$$ , or dead because of those likes. I know y’all see CATFISH. Now think about the ones that’s been catfished that we don’t get to see their stories because they’re dead or being forced to sell @$$ like a Russian hoe in a Tiajuana hoe house ( and we all know how mexicans will pay for a 400 pound hoe , so Imagine what they’ll do to somebody that get likes for their ghetto @$$ glamour shots ). Get y’all heads out the clouds , and get back to reality before you become the next victim of ” LIKES “. Because whether you know it or not this is the behavior being passes down to our daughters. Rip Sharae Bradford , and my deepest condolences to her family and friends especially her daughter. Song of the day : What’s The 411 ? – Mary J. Blige Feat Grand Puba.

Ramone Echols
DOC #725548

CHI-TOWN STAND UP…

I’ve been tripping the last few days about the whole situation with Laquan Mcdonald. I heard about it last year when it first happened , but it was sweep under the rug so fast that I thought I was triping and it really didn’t happen. Then it popped back up , and now the video has been released. First of all , I totally agree with my city that the mayor , district attorney , and superintendant of police , all need to be removed from their positions because they all knew what the business was with that situation and they hid it for as long as they could. Now , I can’t just put all that I have to say on them because it came out that his parents took a five million dollar settlement in April of this year , and I’m sure it just now came out because there was probably a confidentiality clause that came with that price tag on their babies life. I’m disgusted with his family because they basically sold his soul to the powers that be without any hesitation. Their from Chicago , so they know if them people came with that kind of deal before they even obtained a lawyer to sue the city and cpd , something wasn’t right , period !!! I appauld the citizens of my city for how they’re handling that whole thing cause we already get a bad rap with that ” CHI-RAQ ” lable. Then you got Spike Lee’s ole boot licking @$$ coming out with the movie Chi-Raq , and this is not the time for his BULLSH!T @$$ non-sense. Is he going to donate the money earned to the families of all the kids that’s been killed since he started filming the movie ? Better yet , what about Tyshawn Lee ? He’s the nine year old that was gunned down a few weeks ago on some get back type sh!t. How Spike Lee feel about that ? How is he going to help the family of that casualty of ” Chi-Raq ” ? That was some inhumane sh!t there , and even when I had the stomach for that life that would’ve been too much for me. Now , with that being said I’ll leave y’all with this: Everybody in the world outside o the city of Chicago is always talking about how Obama is the president , but can’t even get his city right. It’s sad to say , but anybody that know history and politics know that for the last 100 plus years our city just like our country was built on blood and corruption. There’s really no way to fix the city because the politicians are cool with what the gangs do cause they’re making money off of them , and it’s been broken for so long that it can’t be fixed. The only and last truely honest politician Chicago , maybe the world has had is Harold Washington , and some people believe the powers that be killed him cause he didn’t fit their scheme. The people that criticize need make some kind of effort to do more than just run their mouths. CHI-TOWN STAND UP !!!!!!!!!

Ramone Echols
DOC #725548

‘Bout That Life…

It’s funny to me how people grow up in small towns , suburbs , and other little places where they can live cool lives , but they act like they’re from a real ghetto. I know this chick that’s originally from Portland , Or , she grew up in Kent , Wa , and she really try to act like she ’bout that life. Now , Kent was the first place I went to when I came to Washington the first time at fifteen , and Coming from Chicago , I was already ’bout that life when I got here. It was way too slow for me when I got here , and I was young so I didn’t appreciate the situation I was placed in. This chick act like her life is so hard , like she so tough , and like she so ghetto. I told her ” that life is going to be tough when you have six kids by three different dudes by the time you turn twenty-six , and you need to quit acting like you’re really turned up & about that life cause you haven’t even seen what turned up looks like up close and personal. ” She lets her mouth & attitude override her common sense , but because she’s in Kent , Wa , she can get away that. She just recently let her mouth and attitude almost write her @$$ a check that she can’t cash , and the check might actually be written because my momma told my sister Shay about how she got very disrespectful with me. I talked to Shay , and I didn’t even tell her about ol’ girl getting besides herself , cause Shay really ’bout that life. She lucky I’m not ’bout that life no more or else I would let Shay get on her & show her that she ain’t ’bout that life. Now , with that being said I’ll leave y’all with this : I guess when you start getting pregnant at fifteen , have six out of seven kids by three of the four dudes you were pregnant by before the age of twenty-six , let your momma raise your kids until she dies , become an alcholic , start using powder , sit around waiting to collect checks , hop from one school to the next just to hit for financial aid / student loans , let your oldest daughter have sex & smoke w33d in your house at fifteen , let your fourteen year old daughter pack a bag for the weekend to go kick it with dudes that’s eighteen to twenty-two , and you would rather be a renter instead of an owner I guess you would begin to think that you’re ghetto , and try to act like you ’bout that life. The reality of it is she’s a real loser , and that’s the life she ’bout. Like Nas said about the little cat in Belly that was hustlin’ on the bench in the jets ” The real loser type. No hope for the future. ” Song of the day : Wonda Why They Call You Bitch – 2PAC

Ramone Echols
DOC #725548

Happy Birthday Princess

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Today my Princess Takira , turned twenty-one , and I have sooooo many mixed emotions. It’s funny cause when she was born I didn’t even know about her until I went on the run , and she was almost two months old at that point. Her mother is my big sister Tara , who I Love to death because as soon as se heard I was on the run she immediately tracked me down through our dad. I went to Tara’s house on Jan 12 , 1995 , to see my princess before I got caught and I feel in love with her. My princess was so Beautiful & precious , and all I could think of was how I was going to miss out on her life. I spent the night and When I woke up she was already up , so I was spending as much time as I could with her. That day on Jan 13 , when the U.S. Marshalls showed up to get me I picked my sleeping beauty up from her crib and I woke her up. She didn’t cry at all for being woke up. She looked at me , and I said to my princess ” You won’t remember none of this , but I want you to know that your uncle Mone loves you. No matter what anybody says , you’re my princess and I Love You forever. ” I’ve always tried to keep up with her as much as I could over the years , and now we have such a beautifulrelationship. If I go longer than two weeks without calling , she’ll get on me. I woke up this morning and called her immediately after I washed my face & brushed my teeth. She was on her way to school when I called , and as always she made my day. My princess is amazing. She’s spent her whole life on the southside of Chicago , and she has defied all the odds. She’s finished high school , she don’t do the gangs or drugs , she not a tramp , she has no kids , she works & go to school , and she’s 21 !!! See , she could’ve been ‘ bout that life , but she chose not to be. Plus , big sis would’ve been in that @$$ if she thought she wanted to be ’bout that life LMAO. My princess is my pride & joy , and I let her know it all the time. Every chance I get ! I let her know it. Now , with that being said I’ll leave y’all with this : Sometimes in life we have the most amazing bonds with people we least expect to have them with. With the way our bond is you would think that I was actually there to help raise her. She’s on her way to bumping her aunte Shay out of my bestfriend spot , but don’t tell Shay I said that. Now Princess , you’ll remember this. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS!!!!!!!! Your uncle Mone loves you. No matter what anybody says , you’re my princess and I Love You Forever !!!!!

Ramone Echols
DOC #725548