April 14th, 2009
Seems like Quincy “IQ” Brown is not too happy with his deadbeat father, Al B. Sure, not being a part of his life much. He gave an exclusive blog to globalgrind.com where he spoke about his father’s absence from his life. He also included an exclusive song (which you can hear below). WOW. This is deep as hell! There are millions of kids and adults out in this world who are in this very situation, including I. I gotta say this has definitely inspired me to write a letter of my own. Crazy….Here’s his letter to his father:
A Letter To My Father
Iâ€™ve been inspired throughout my life by special circumstances and unique experiences.Â Foremost, I grew up with a family that injected me with unconditional love and enduring confidence.Â This is my foundation â€¦ the family holidays and celebrations with my maternal lineage â€¦ supportive smiles in audiences at school programs â€¦ guiding hands to complete homework and special projects in the wee hours of the morning.
However, I grew up without my father, an irreplaceable force and influence that was absent in my life.Â I watched other kids enjoy the embrace of theirs, and I searched for a way to reconcile the meaning of my circumstance.
Despite my pain, Iâ€™ve imagined a life as a good son with my father. Baseball â€¦Â Playing in School Band â€¦ Church â€¦ All of the things thatÂ he would expectÂ his son to do, Iâ€™ve done.Â Iâ€™ve stood in front of audiences to receive awards. I heard their applause and praise.Â But, the accolades have been absent the sound ofÂ his clapping hands and encouraging words â€¦Â his voice that I could distinguish in my sleep. Where has he been?
Now, I reflect on the journey, the pain, the challenges, and the triumphs through this song.Â Iâ€™m reconciled as a man, no longer a boy, in verse.Â Now, I know that Iâ€™m not alone.
Albert Brown, also known as â€œAl B Sure!â€ is my biological father, but Sean Combs, also known as â€œDiddyâ€ has been a father figure in my life for as long as I can remember. Sean Combs is the person whom I look up to and appreciate as a father. He is the one who help mold me into the person I am today and will always try to live up to his expectations. He has always been supportive of me and I will forever love and respect him. As far as my biological father goes, the â€œspitting imageâ€ is all I have taken from him. Throughout my life, Iâ€™ve always wondered about him; Where he was? What was he doing? and most importantly, Was he even thinking about me? The absence of my father has given me a better understanding of what type of man I am going to be. I am grateful for my momâ€™s love, support, guidance, and for her strength.
To those who share my plight, know that you have a great future â€¦ a DESTINY.Â Take the lemons that you are handed and make lemonade.Â Your journey is in â€œA Letter To My Father.â€
– Quincy â€œiQâ€ Brown
Listen to the song here: Quincy- Letter To My Father