Goes to show you, we are not educating the New Generation on black history besides slavery and civil rights. So I can't get too mad at them for not knowing when they weren't taught. Smh@ Future damage control spin, that's why I don't see the point in covering urban artists sometimes because some of them don't have nothing to say of importance.
Now there is a cinematic version in “Lenny Cooke,” a sobering documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie follows Cooke’s passage from teenage swagger to aimless meandering. There is no desperate spiral on screen, but it’s sad enough to see this celebrated talent morph into a man who complains to his friends about having to throw his own birthday parties. (There is just enough humor to keep the viewer afloat.)
There is a poignant scene at a garage party where Cooke drunkenly serenades his fiancé with “You Should Let Me Love You” by Mario, then sits and drinks from a big cup while tears run down his face.