Friday, July 30, 2010

Sly Stilla

I'm very upset at the moment. I've just encountered via FB, another person who goes by the name Sly Stilla.

I've been using the name Sly Stilla since I was about 11 years old (so roughly around 1998). This upsets me, because I never once saw someone else use the name on Myspace or FB, nor anywhere else for that matter. Any searches of Sly Stilla in Google normally redirected to myself.

For a little background on the name, it all started from a fight during a game of basketball with some of my friends and a couple people who played basketball with us at the school behind where I used to live. This guy and I got in a fight over a hard foul (fairly commonplace material). He hit me and ran around the school, and a friend of mine told me to cut him off because he was just going to cut around. I ran up around the other side of the building and hid behind the corner, peeking around to make sure he was coming. I waited for him to get close enough, and then jumped out and hit him. He dropped.

Now while it WAS a cheap shot, it was fair play and revenge for the cheap shot he threw on me, not only with the punch, but the hard foul as well. Anyways, my friend Devin quickly remarked, "Aye he hit him smooth on the sly... stealin' niggas..." and that's where the name was born... Sly Stilla, the sneak attack.

So while this other guy sits here on FB with the name and his petty 2 friends and picture rapping into a pop-filter... I've got the story, blood, sweat, and tears behind my own name. Sly Stilla is ME, and I never thought I'd have a copycat with this name.

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