This is an older story, but people should still know about the situation with shooting victim Coby Daniel

It’s infuriating with the sound of crickets over the past few months.

Back in June in Ypsilanti, MI, a 6 year old boy named Coby Daniel was shot in his neighborhood. The shooter was none other than Ryan Le-Nguyen. He got such a soft bail with paying 10% of the $10K bond in jail. This hasn’t received much mainstream attention even though it was attempted murder of a child. Exactly why would anyone assume a 6 year old to be a possible threat? However, it doesn’t fit the current narrative given the ethnicity of the victim and the assailant respectively. No, I’m not disrespecting anyone’s race or trying to fuel tensions. Let’s be honest about this current climate. If a Black man shot an Asian boy, then this would be worldwide news and felony hate crime charges would have been pressed instantly. I wouldn’t be surprised if Coby was scarred physically and mentally after that encounter. It’s a shame how people have been so quiet about this story and I hope the Daniel family is able to get justice. It’s a shame how this society only cares about certain crimes over others even if a child is shot. I don’t want to rant on. I just want justice to prevail.

Here’s the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-6-year-coby-and-his-family

Ospreyshire Origins: The Realest Man From Colchester, Ontario

Lyrics:

Fifty-seven patents not that I’m blowing steam
Glowing with overlooked esteem
Not fronting or stunting
You’ll know more than just my name
Than some hall of fame

Everybody trying to plagiarize my work
Like parasitic jerks
But they can never materialize my prized inventions

A folding ironing board? Built that!
Lawn sprinkler? Built that!
Oil lubricators? Built a bunch of those!

I was never bored when I was a tinkerer
With indicators pointing to me being an inventor like no other
The stars and stripes and the maple leaf
Better recognize and save their gripes for some fakers and thieves

Who da realest? Elijah! (X8)

Colchester, keep it real, eh?


What’s up, Canada? I got a song just for you!

This is all about the inventor Elijah McCoy. Born in the unincorporated village of Colchester, ON (it’s actually part of a town called Essex) to runaway slaves, he eventually moved around to Scotland and America. He worked in various engineering and railway jobs, but he eventually created dozens of patents in multiple fields. One of the biggest ones was oil lubrication on trains which is still used in this present day. His formula was so successful that everybody and their mom tried to rip off his patent. Various companies were so reluctant that they only want McCoy’s original formula. Here’s a little video that talks more about him.

The Realest Man was a first for me on so many levels. I had never written a rap song in my life and this was the first time I ever recorded one. I made the beats and I added acousmatics as part of the sound textures. It was a mix between my avant-garde leanings and modern trap rap. Yes, I was a bit comical in my delivery especially after multiple serious songs, but I wanted to make something fun and educational. You certainly aren’t going to get constructive and/or informative lyrics from 2 Chainz, Migos, or Lil Pump, that’s for dang sure. Hahaha!

Fun facts:

Colchester and Essex, Ontario seem to be named after the town and county of the same name in England.

The picture of Elijah McCoy is from National Inventors Hall of Fame.