yesterday my best man Jonas passed away and left this earth
he’s gone. you never know when it’s your time to go.
people keep saying 34 years of age, but he was born in 1977(year of the snake) and his birthday is Oct. 23, so he didn’t hit 34 yet…. he would make jokes about Drake when Drake began to bubble and Jonas dressed him for his LRG campaign and said, I’M OCTOBERS VERY OWN!
we had so many inside jokes, we had so many laughs, we fought like real brothers…. he was adopted along with 6 other adopted children….. he was the most generous friend I ever had in life. If he experienced something amazing, he would call me or email me and say I wish you were here bro….. and would even get mad at me because I wouldn’t fly to NYC for the LRG shoots in Dec when it was cold or fly anywhere with him when it got cold… we went everywhere together though. all over the globe and had a few thousand memories! we truly lived a million lifetimes compared to others…..
I met Jonas around 2002 when Soundbombing III was released by Rawkus and he did a collab with them… I was introduced by a mutual friend Bee Nguyen…. a couple years later, we became best friends and the rest is really history…. we were like frick and frack….. we shot a reality tv series pilot and the intro of the show was Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock “It Takes Two” and it was us doing the shuffle dance and just clowning….. He seen me go through some of my worst times and some of my best times of my adult life for sure…. but always was there for me with an opinion…. he never held his tongue with me and I never held back with him either….. we judged each other, but loved each other…. not judged by status or shit like that, but we did scans on each other….. we always had each other’s best interest in mind and if we saw a leech lurking…. our friend GPS caught it asap! well now he’s gone and I never got to say goodbye to him…. crazy. I know deep inside he knew how much I loved him… how much I cared….
there are things on here that I can’t say obviously for the family’s privacy and just things that are better left unwritten here and will never be erased from my memory. I got into a bad argument with him over some really stupid shit(it’s always petty) and so we were on and off and off and on for the last 10 months…. but I knew I couldn’t get married without MY BEST MAN! he didn’t really approve of many women in my life….. actually, he approved of none…. but he said He’d never seen me so happy as he did with Nicolette…… he said damn BEEE you’re really gonna do it? you know nobody marry’s my man unless I approve! btw, I made Jonas’s engagement ring to his fiance’ and I never showed it here…. it’s beautiful though….
I can’t write all the stories and journeys and shit we went through…. but after digging, I found 3,412 pics of him in my iphoto albums…. that’s more than I have of anyone else but myself smh….. I mean…. I’ve been in a daze all day long, I just keep reminiscing of how he knew wherever he was on the earth, if I was with him, he felt safe and he knew I got him…. I’m still in shock and I miss my bro. I just can’t believe it. There’s things that he knows about me that nobody knows…. He has the only key to my safety deposit box and the code to everything I have pretty much….. this is what kind of trust I’m talking about.
After speaking to his dad early this morning, I just didn’t know how to act or what to say. fucking Jonas… aiiiii *SIGH* I’m so sad…. he comes from such a diverse amazing family. His dad? unbelievable! and so hard working…. he worked at K-Mart to support his family when times were tough…. His mom? I mean Jonas was adopted at 3 months of age….. and his mom also adopted 6 others of all different ethnic backgrounds…. need I say more? She was the one to convince me that even though they didn’t share the same genetic dna, didn’t mean she didn’t love him like it was her own blood….. with so much love around and great loving energy in his life, that made Jonas also a great dad himself!
I don’t want to ramble on anymore….. I didn’t take Jonas’ call just about a week or so ago…. you know I wish I took that call…. but it was his time and he’s in a better place…. fuck what the coroners office will say, I know what happened and I know he died peacefully. Now I have to find peace with this and I want to keep the name alive and strong….. just crazy. He leaves behind his son Ayden and his fiance’…. man, she is one of the strongest korean women I’ve ever met…. such a good person too. She fought and fought hard to keep shit in order too. Much love to his whole fam and his LRG family….. shout out to Kevion. YOU ARE AMAZING BRO! after all the craziness, you kept by his side no matter what.
here are just a few pics from 2005 to 2010 that I have to share…..
there are so many, but these I hand picked as I’d like to remember him
BTW, HIS FUNERAL TO MY KNOWLEDGE WILL BE A PRIVATE AFFAIR….. PLEASE RESPECT THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME AND ME AND KEVION WILL BE WORKING ON A BIG MEMORIAL SOON AFTER SO THAT EVERYONE CAN PAY THEIR RESPECTS AND LOVE FOR MY BRO JONAS
and again… I miss you so much homey
Catdicc #2….. man, CD1 and CD JR are still rocking….. okay Jerky, I know what it’s like…. I just wanna dance…. you fuck…..
I LOVE YOU