Ex-Warriors Guard, Stephen Jackson Visits O-Block in Chicago: ‘That’s Why I’m the Realest’

Ten years ago, Chicago-based rapper Chief Keef emerged with a pair of gritty music videos for “Love Sosa” and “I Don’t Like.” Not only did the teenager help bring Drill to the forefront of hip-hop but he also played a role in bringing worldwide attention to his neighborhood, O-Block. Located at the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, O-Block has been referred to by many as the most dangerous block in all of Chicago. But on a global scale, because the area has produced so many iconic figures such as Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and Michelle Obama, it has also become somewhat of a tourist destination as of late. There are numerous videos of fans from all over the world, ascending upon O-Block in hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite rappers and more. That being said, O-Block is not a community where just any outsider can roam freely, without having been welcomed by the residents beforehand. This is an honor that Adam22 and his film crew from No Jumperrecently experienced when they visited O-Block with the likes of 100K Track.

Former NBA champion, Stephen Jackson recently pulled up to O-Block and made himself right at home. With a camera lens placed squarely in front of his face, the basketball player-turned NBA Analyst casually walked around O-Block and explained why he was enjoying a privilege that most people will never have enough street credibility to experience.

“I’m on O-Block…I couldn’t be out here in Chicago and not tap in with the real ones,” Jackson said as he puffed on a cigar. “That’s why I’m the realest. I’m out here, on the block. With my jewelry on, n*gga! You can’t come out here if you don’t check in with the locals. I don’t give a f*ck what block you go to, if from there ain’t on the block, you not welcome. F*ck you mean! We do this sh*t the G way! We under the old law, not the new law…I pull up and take pictures and y’all not allowed to…rest in peace King Von…”

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