March 7th, 2006



Frankie Bones says he invented PLUR

Do you remember the specific event during which you gave your famous speech?

Oh, yeah yeah. I devised the PLUR thing back in '90. Actually, it was PLUM (Peace Love Unity Movement). It was during a time in New York City where the black against white thing was really, really apparent. It came out of the Palladium in Manhattan, the area where all the kids went clubbing. At the time, a bunch of homeboys started trying to talk to my girl as if she was a stripper. And I wasn't having it, and usually when you don't have it, you put your hands up, and you throw, right? For me, that was too easy, to just fight. I'd rather battle you with words, and I did just that saying, "Fellas. Fellas. That's my girl. I'll tell you what, I'm giving you this tape, right? I want you to listen to it, and whenever you listen to it, yo, my phone number is on there, and, yo, just realize that you say whatever you want about my girl, man, but I'm not here for that. I'm going home with her and you're not." Of course they listened to the tape and were part of the early rave scene and came to all the parties.