The Hood Hero

The Hood Hero

The Hood Hero

From Superman, to Batman, to Captain America everybody knows about Superheros. But I’m here to tell you about another hero. Hood Hero. Wait, I know what you’re thinking, “Drew, what in the world is a Hood Hero.” A hood hero is person who is very known everywhere they go. You hit the mall with a hood hero, every five minutes someone who knows them, stops them and have a conversation.. On Instagram, they get a hundred likes in 20 minutes or less. When they go to clubs, they skip the line and walk in free. One thing I forgot to mention is that all of the things they do and perks they achieve are in one area or region that they live.

            You do have some hood heroes that are at peace with being the king of their area.  They are just fine with their daily doings of owning the space and area they reign. In most situations though, many hood hero’s krytonite is their insecurities.  Many hood heroes want to take the next leap and take their talents across the world. Another reason a hood hero doesn’t expand is that they don’t know how.  Becoming great where you are is way easier than expanding and sometimes that process can be difficult. Another reason hood heroes occur is out of fear. They are scared about basically starting from scratch in another city to build greatness. Hood Heroes are also sometimes scared about what their core audience would think if they failed at seeking greater heights.

So the Hood Heroes just stay where they are. Being the man. Everyday. Reigning over a small piece of area until they are deceased. Or so they think. One thing is for sure. In the infamous words of Outkast, “You can’t be the king of the parking lot forever.“ I leave you all with one question….Are you a hood hero?