We’ve all seen street “fights” like the one below when we were younger, where the two combatants spend more time circling and jawing at each other than they do actually settling things the way boys do: by sloppily throwing haymakers until they both gas out.
Apparently in this hood, beef quashing is a community initiative as you can see by the mother screaming encouragement while several adults and kids look on as these two young men nearly get it on. Their stand-up makes Royce Gracie’s look like Badr Hari’s.
(Video courtesy of YouTube/100kr001)
Seriously. Put your elbows down, boys. No wonder you’re so tired.
The highlight of the brief altercation, besides the mom giving her kid a pep talk in the middle of the fracas, has to be the the other kid telling the crowd that if he didn’t drop his foe with a punch, then they could shoot him. Homie plays for keeps when it comes to street fighting. Where I come from, acting like that would get you put over your mom’s knee in front of everyone. Wait, no. That was an episode of Good Times I saw once.