I've recently talked about the free e-book I'll put out in the near future, and I've released parts 1 and 2 on this Blog.
But I've recently decided to add another short bio on a current Black revolutionary, who's extremely worthy of being in this tome; I won't tell you who that person is, for that you'll have to check out the book when it's released.
What I will do though, is share the third part of that book on this Blog.
So without further ado, here's Part 3 of my e-book: The legend of Katt Williams.
Now, I have to be honest about my original feelings for Katt Williams.
At first, to me, Katt was the kind of comic I'd call a 'whiskey and weed' comedian.
This is what I term any comic who tells a bunch of third rate jokes that aren't very cerebral and they mostly exploit the cultural differences between Black and white people in an effort to expend the least amount of mental energy possible.
For them it's all about the quick laugh and quicker buck.
Beyond that, I had a problem with Katt's 'pimp' facade and his gratuitous use of then 'n-word'.
Now, when I say I had a problem with his use of the 'n-word', I don't mean that the same way a Black anglophile would mean it.
You see, I understand the origins of the 'n-word'.
The writings on pyramid walls that greeks/freaks call 'hieroglyphics' or 'hieroglyphs', are actually the original language of Black people called the 'Medu Netcher'. And in this language the word 'Negus' means King.
The word 'Nagas' was not only the name of an ancient Black tribe, but the very word means 'divine' in the Medu Netcher as well.
And 'Negus' is actually where the english got the word 'regis' from, which also means king; as used in words like 'registration' or 'registrar'.
But even knowing this, here's why I don't use this word around white people.
Whites are not sensitive or smart enough to realize that they shouldn't use this word towards us even though we use it amongst ourselves.
And I know what you're thinking, you're saying, if you don't want people to refer to you as that, why would any of you refer to each other that way?
Well, here's the thing...everyone uses ethnic slurs as endearments towards themselves, not only Black people.
Case in point, if you ever watched the martin scorsese film 'goodfellas' (martin's another neo-liberal white bigot I can't stand by the way), you'll see that irish and italian men are using ethnic slurs as endearments amongst themselves throughout the film.
And, a real life example of this is when I was speaking to an italian man, and he told me he doesn't go to certain clubs 'cause they're too 'guido'.
Now, I'm smart enough to realize that if I see another italian man, I'm not gonna' go up to him and say, "Yo...what's up guido..." 'cause I heard another italian guy use this word; because that's gonna' start a fight, and rightfully so...'cause I'm not one of his own kind.
But white people do this constantly.
What gets me really heated is when white people use this word, knowing they're using it in a derogatory manner, and when they get called on it, they say, "Oh...well, Blacks call themselves that..." And when they wake up in the E.R. they wonder why. But I digress...
It wasn't until Katt started taking a stance against the white elitist and american status quo that I really got a truer sense of who he was, or is.
See, people don't realize what performers, or any one else is risking when they take on white western fascism; especially when it comes to Black men. So, seeing that's what Katt was doing, I decided to find out a bit more about him, and here's what I found.
Micah Sliva Williams a.k.a. Katt Williams, was born on September 2, 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was raised in nearby Dayton, Ohio.
Academic excellence was stressed in Katt's home during his formative years and as a result, he started reading at the age of 3.
Katt's precociousness lead him to win numerous scholastic awards at the age of 12 for his outstanding science projects, and his achievements won him a full scholarship to the National Science Academy in Dayton.
And its said the Katt has an I.Q. of 163 and is a member of Mensa, which is america's largest coterie of person's with 'ingenius' Stanford–Binet Intelligence scales test scores.
Katt's parents were very politically minded, which is probably one of the reasons why he joined the Nation of Islam as an adult; and I suspect these two sources are where he got his 'leftist' political tendencies from.
Unfortunately, with all the seeming advantages of Katt's home life, there came some disadvantages as well. Being that Katt's parent's were radically political, the living conditions he was brought up in were oftentimes unstable and turbulent.
This lead to Katt emancipating himself from his parents at the age of 13.
After leaving his parents home, Katt moved to Florida where he employed himself as a street vendor.
His first stand up performance came in his teens when he tried to get into a club he was too young to enter and saw a separate entrance for comics where I.D.'s weren't being checked.
He quickly hopped on that line and got in; but minutes later, he was called up to perform.
Not wanting to get kicked out, Katt regaled the audience with an impromptu five minute set which people thought was funny. Katt said it was that moment that inspired him to be a stand-up comic.
In the years following, Katt honed his unique comic delivery in clubs nationwide; he regularly appeared at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Icehouse and the Hollywood Park Casino.
As his popularity grew, Katt was being hailed as one of the 'new breed' of young comics usurping the more mainstream stylings of Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle.
Katt made a guest appearance on TV's NYPD Blue in 2002, followed by roles on the Tracy Morgan show, My wife and kids, The Boondocks and MTV's Wildin' out where he appeared for three seasons.
Katt's film debut came in 2002 where he performed in his most famous role as 'Money Mike' in the movie 'Friday after next'; he kept the moniker for his side career as a rapper.
His other film credits include: Rebound (2008), Epic Movie (2007) and Norbit (2007).
So, for all intent and purposes, Katt seemed to be living the charmed life of a celebrity.
Then something happened.
Katt saw how dastardly, corrupted and emasculating the machinations of american celebrity can be; especially towards Black people in general and Black men specifically.
Like Dave Chapelle, he rejected his turn at wearing a dress to get ahead in Hollywood and he wouldn't cooperate with bigoted white producers who wanted to slander Black people covertly or overtly in their projects.
The late Tupac Shakur and Chuck D of Public Enemy were both raised around cadres of Black Panthers; and in those circles, they imbibed in messages of Black power during their childhood that stuck with them throughout their adult lives and this influenced their artistic choices when it came to their careers.
This was happening to Katt Williams.
Tupac Shakur said he never had an arrest record until he made a record, hence, when Katt Williams took this route, his arrest record began to grow.
Examples of this are:
On November 13, 2006, Williams was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a stolen gun was found in his briefcase. On December 14, 2006, Williams pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm and was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to pay restitution, and was given credit for the three days he spent in jail.
On November 9, 2012, a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles which alleges that on October 6, 2012 Williams hit his former assistant with "a closed fist" causing serious injury. The plaintiff is asking for punitive damages in the amount of $5 million.
On December 7, 2012 Williams was arrested again in Dunnigan, California on a felony warrant arising from a November 25, 2012 incident in Sacramento, CA. where he allegedly drove a three-wheeled motorbike on a sidewalk and failed to stop for police. During the resulting police chase, Williams is alleged to have nearly hit five people with his bike, which prompted authorities to end the chase for safety reasons and issue the subsequent warrant.
So the white fascists were hot on Katt's case; so much so that in 2012, a teary-eyed Katt announced his retirement from stand-up comedy on TV.
And this is where the white elite thought the story would end.
But something else happened.
Recently, DJ Vlad, who runs a very popular Hip-Hop based website asked a New York DJ about Katt's career. And this dunce of a DJ said, not only was Katt's career over, but he'd basically wind up in one of two places, a jail cell or an early grave.
Then DJ Vlad asked, "So why does he keep getting booked for shows?"
You see, Katt took a page out of the Dave Chappelle hand book that says, the white elite can take everything from you, but once you're famous, they can't make you unfamous.
Fascist whites looking to end Katt's career didn't realize they could strip him of everything but his talent and his name.
The celebrity name they gave him.
So to this day, Katt is still on national tours, selling out large venue comedy clubs at will.
White elitist fascists might have created speed bumps for Katt, but he's still on the road...and doing well.
So, just like Dave Chappelle, Katt pimped the system, instead of letting the system pimp him.
And like Dave, he didn't have to wear a dress to do it.
This is yet another example of Black men showing the diaspora how to truly get free. And how to get whitey's fascist foot off your neck.
They're telling us to use white corporations as a springboard to create our own opportunities and our own businesses.
And the best part is, they're leaving a blueprint for the rest of us to follow.
So MA'AT HOTEP AND KEM WESIR TO THE NETJER/GOD KATT WILLIAMS!
Here's one of my favorite vids of Katt giving that queer bigot quentin tarantino the business.