In a month….I’ll be 24. Yuck. People typically think I’m much older because how I act, although I resent being told I’m mature for my age like I’m not already a grown damn man. I think there’s phases of adulthood, 21, 25, 30 and/or your child is old enough to realize you don’t work, drive and don’t have a spouse. I’ll be glad to be distanced from the 18-24 demographic, with whom I primarily see myself fitting in with as well as LL Cool J on a country record. This especially goes for the under 21 crowd, who I commonly refer to as “newbreeds”, they are just…..different. There’s almost another generational divide, my brother is 6 years older than me and our teen lives where drastically different, I look at my 18 year old brother and wonder, where the hell they find you? Their almost a different species.
Newbreeds are easy to spot, they dress like all the bad trends from the 80s, their hairstyle from the 90s, and speak like older rappers from the 00s. They wear socks and underwear from designer labels so they have to wear their pants half off or up too high, to show them off. They wear graphic t shirts of bands they never heard of, but they heard they make her dance. They’ll congregate by the thousands outside of sneaker stores to be the only one with a new Air Jordan sneaker. The irony indeed goes on for miles as the lines do. They’ll then wear the shoes a few times, take enough photographs to confirm ownership of said sneaker and then sell/trade them to acquire a different sneaker to take more photos in. They love to express their individuality but somehow all look, talk and act alike.
Newbreeds roam in packs, refer to everyone as “bro”, they love to proclaim “no new friends”, but follow/add people they don’t know. They are bosses without employees, hustlers without a craft, yet carry a huge sense of accomplishment and bravado. It’s best not to engage with a newbreed, they will refer to as “cooked” or “tripping” when ironically it’s them that is in such state. Their mating skills are that of portraying a false sense of wealth on social media, and solicitation of pictures and invitations to “chill”. They are quite the peculiar species.
As I said, I’m not exactly old, yet when I look at the average 19-20 year old, I feel like Morgan Freeman. What caused this widening of the gap, you can say a spoiled mentality. I didn’t get my first cell phone until my high school graduation, I know 8 year olds with ipads. Materialism is instilled at a young age, I look at old photos I have nice brand name clothes but it was never to a point I knew exactly what was what and how much it cost and how much my peers clothes cost. Women’s standards have lowered, once again due to materialism, being fresh gets you farther than sincere courting these days. Or you can just blame Lil Wayne for everything. Yeah, #blameWeezy.