16 Years of 1DOWN

WHAT’S UP MA PEOPLES!!!! How in the hell all yall doing? As for me, I’m doing just fine. Got a lot on my plate right now, but that’s actually good. Keeping myself bizzy, keeps me out of trouble. I’m sure a few of you STREET HUSTLERS understand the importance of that.

Well, in this photo you are looking at a phat juicy piece of 1DOWN discovered ass! This right here was one of my REAL DEAL MONEY MAKER HOME GIRLS. Wearing that Orange lets you know! We made real SCRILLA doing what we do. This was taken back in the day when our Spearmint Rhino location in Upland, CA was open for those of you who know about it.My history stretches way way far then any of you can truly imagine. In the 16 years 1DOWN has been alive, I have meet 1000’s of females, dancers, entertainers, strippers, performers, & hood rats! One thing I can honestly say is that I have never made an enemy or ever did bad business with any of them. Not 1 of them can I bump into and not be followed by a big embracing hug! That says a lot about a person and his business ethics & positive work relations he has. I take pride in my work and I respect the people I do work with.I’m the type of cat that feels like if we gonna bump heads, then there is no reason for us to engage in anything. I know I do good business and I don’t like to waste my time or the other persons.My 16 year reputation is strong. I am proud to say that 1 out of every 3 people know or heard of 1DOWN. That’s fucking huge! Thats something real big to be proud of and I stand here today proud as fuck of my accomplishments!

I’m gonna keep doing what I do, and I’m gonna keep living life WHILE PEOPLE WATCH ME!

Don’t blink, cause I move fast!

1DOWN est. 1996

August 28, 2012

Today I Share This With You

My name is Goldie DeWitt and I provide leadership. I lead people to improve their quality of life. I try to mentor & inspire people everyday. I truly believe that God has made me the chosen 1. I feel I’ve been good to a few, so God has put me in a position to be good to many.

Over the next few days, I will be celebrating 16 years of 1DOWN success. Most people define success with money, but thats not so. The true definition of Success is making a difference in other peoples lives and understanding that Money is a By-product of doing something well.

I’ve learned in life being good at what I do not only shows success in making a difference in my life, but the most rewarding is seeing my success make a difference in someone else’s life.

I know many of you are feeling the pain & the struggle of trying to survive & make ends meet now a days. Times have gotten so hard that some have just thrown in the towel and quit. I know this might be hard for some to believe, but living in the United States in the greatest County in the World, the land of opportunity! Let me say it again, The Land of Opportunity! We live in a Country where you are only limited by your own reach. No matter what you got from today, tomorrow is simply limited to how far you are willing to reach out. We have freedom, we have excess, we have opportunity!

Did you know that CUBA is a Communist run country and monopolizes communications and citizens are forbidden to access the internet! There is virtually NO broadband internet access in Cuba at all. You will goto jail if you use the internet! There ain’t no Mc Donald’s, No Starbucks, No Louis Vuitton, No Dominoes pizza, just straight up generic stuff. No Coca Cola, no Subway, just a generic place that will make you a sandwich and wrap it in a clear plastic Saran Wrap! Their Country favorite past time is eating Ice Cream. I share this with you because I want you to know that this is 2012 and there are people who are living in places & situations where they DON’T have the opportunities we have.

Looks as if Americans have really become complacent with whats in front of them and not motivated to reach for more. This is the United States of America, the land where you can wake up tomorrow and be anything you want to be! Anything!

I bring all this up to you because I find myself embarking on another business venture and I look at this being possible because I live in the United States and it allows me to capitalize on opportunity! The reason I am able to do this is because I don’t allow myself to get complacent, I am not lazy and I don’t procrastinate. I must say there is nothing worse than seeing someone who has opportunity and they have failed to capitalize on it due to being lazy. The corner stone of poverty is laziness. The opposite is motivation is lazy!

As a Black man, we get this stigma that we have gotten comfortable with mediocrity. We got a 47% national Black african american male graduation rate from high school. That means 53% of black males are not graduating from high school! Did you know that the #1 cause of death for young black males is Homicide! Hear me say this, that 83% of young black males with die from homicide! Violence on Violence! But I do want you to know that those are choices! The reason behind each one of these deaths is & will always be over bullshit. Unfortunately Black folks are not paying attention to understand that the Laws are stacked against them.

Here is something else a lot of people don’t understand or know is a true active Constitution of The United States. The Constitution 13th Amendment says basically: Slavery is abolished, only with the exception of slavery existing if one has committed a crime and is punished and incarcerated. Thats where Slavery exist. So did you just learn that there is a active loop hole to Slavery still making it active today!? So basically if you are in Jail, you are a Slave. So this is how Jail inmates make License plates, make Screws for metal shops, and work for 8¢ a hour and this is legal for the government to get away with it. Did you know there are 2 million people in jail in the United States and it’s growing and they building more Penal Jail Institutions and we falling for the okie doke cause we don’t know what the competition is. We got offense, but no defense. Did you know there are more people locked up in the United States than China & Russia combined! The biggest business right now is the Prison Industrial Complex. They are privatizing prisons and major companies are buying Stock in Prisons because Prisons have become Privatized.

Right now the Prison system is about 65-70% Hispanic and the rest are Black. It’s a generation that ain’t getting no better. The only thing than can combat and defeat that is Information & Knowledge.

For those of you lucky enough to have read this much, you will see first hand why 1DOWN is successful and like I said, success is being able to make a difference in other peoples live.

I do big thangs in my life and I ain’t never scared to get down and spare in the trenches, and because of this, I get people who may feel that I am doing too much. And this I contribute to that Slave mind mentality. People too scared to go above average. Well, as for me, I’m like Harriet Tubman, and I’m gonna hold this pistol to yo head saying you gonna follow me across these Northern States cause thats where the freedom is at, cause they don’t know they Slaves. Because Black folks don’t have enough education & representation and as a result, this is what we have. Mis-leaded black people in 2012.


Here is a African saying that I want to share with you:

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

Love you all,

Goldie DeWitt

If I Had The Power To Change Life

IF I HAD THE POWER TO CHANGE LIFE…..I would bring Tupac back to life to rebirth true rap and smash all these skinny jean no rap skill busters!I would bring Dr. Martin Luthern King back to life to give ALL people a positive non violent roll model.

I would bring Mike Tyson back to boxing when he was at his best!

I would make it a law that females on welfare had to be on birth control.I would make the 3 strikes law only apply to violent crimes.I would lower gas prices to $1.50-$2.00.I would put a heavy tax on Alcohol, Cigaretts, Guns, Bullets, Medical Marijuana, and legalized prostitution.I would make Hate crimes and Rape punishable by death.

I would make it mandatory for all high school graduates not going to collage, had to inlist in the military or job core.

I would remove the word Niggah from black peoples vocabulary.

I would ban all ignorant reality tv shows that encourage black people to be hateful and violent and low class.

I would make it madatory between 12pm & 1pm that everyone had to participate in a 1 hour physical work out / cardio.

I would terminate and ban the use of any Social Media websites.

Well, im sure you can see by now that my mind is really far beyond what we have in front of us daily. I really feel people are being brain washed and not really seeing what is going on and what we are loosing out on. The government got us all entertained with bullshit while they continue to trap us with technology and trap us in this huge spider web they call the World Wide Web. Yes, people you best believe its a web alright. Funny thing, people look at the internet as freedom when its really made to trap us, trap information, and then leave us transformed mearly into numbers, usernames, passwords, likes, and dislikes.

I can honestly say, i miss real hugs, real kisses, real laughs, real friends.

My name is Goldie Dewitt and i wrote this as a farewell to real life for us all….

Goldie & Mom in 1973

GOLDIE & MOM in 1973….

I was 17 months old in this pic and my mom was 23 years old. My mom is 1/2 Black & 1/2 Filipino.

I remember being a kid and when men would whistle at my mom to flirt or get her attention, I would get so MAD!

Gotta give mom’s her props. She raised me on her own! She was a good provider. She knew how to get shit done. She made sure I always had the best of what ever was current at the time. She made sure at a young age, that I wasn’t gonna grow up and be no punk. She taught me at a young age what money could get you & at the same time, what getting money could do to you! My mom was a hustler, but when it came to providing for us, she was fearless. I remember a time or 2 when I had to take a cold shower cause the gas was turned off, or try to eat cereal with water cause we had no milk, but those were building blocks for me. Oh yea, I also remember not having any toilet paper, and having to use a brown paper trash bag to wipe my ass. How? It’s simple, you get a brown paper bag and you tear a piece off and you rub it together until it gets soft. My grandpa taught me that.

Those situations were small compared to what my mom did or a norm. She made sure I had lots of toys, more than any other kids or my cousins, she made sure I had lots of shoes, suede pumas, Adidas, nike, fresh clothes like Guess, Fila, Izod, Polo, Ellesse, leather bomber jackets with the fur and all colors of snake skinned belts. My mom wanted me to know that no matter what we went through, she was the provider and even though I didn’t have a dad in the house, she had what it took to raise me all be her self and there was absolutely nothing I could want that she couldn’t get for me on her own.

At the same time, I must say, my mom was no joke. I seen her throw big black skillets, irons, and pull out knives on dudes when shit got funky! She held her own! So when she told me to do something and I slipped and gave her a little attitude, she we be quick to say “boy don’t make me bust you up side yo head with a brick!” I KNEW SHE WASN’T FUCKING AROUND!

I got good grades, never ditched a day of school, never! Graduated high school and I commend my mom for holding it DOWN. I just got off the phone with her and she doing great, 40 years later.

Thank you mom, I love you.


Protect Yo Neck


**Dont allow someone to walk up behind you without you turning around to check on that person.
**Never sit with your back to the door.
**Never allow a stranger to walk up to you too close and invade your personal safety space.
**Learn how to fight and defend yourself, your home, and your family.
**Understand thats its NOT ok to shoot an attacker in the back after they have fled.
**Understand its NOT okay to beat a bitches ass if she cheats on you. Thats called domestic violence. You will catch a case. Its easier to just dump her. Or Him.
**If a bitch says “I cant get pregnant, Im on birth control or had her tubes tied”, you better still wear a condom. The dude who busted a nutt in her yesterday is probably infected.
**Dont allow your significant other the freedom to go through your cell phone, computer, facebook, email. Your privacy is your privacy.
**Dont get in the car or on the bike of a drunk person. You could die.
**Dont ask relationship advice from a person who has never had a successful relationship.
**Females: dont invite a dude to kick it or hang out if you dont intent to give up the pussy.
**Females: if you respect the person you are dating, then do not make eye contact with other men. Goldie calls this “wreckless eye balling” and you on some Hoe Shit.
**Always check your souroundings when you step into a new spot.
**Tell your friends to keep your personal life out their fucking mouth.
**Try not to ever fuck somebody up at a public event. All those people become witnesses. Even the people you thought you knew. Remember: he who walks away, gets to fight another day. If the situation is not life threatening for you to defend yourself.
**Don’t let a cop get under your skin. Keep cool. Not all stops result in a ticket.

I hope this is enough to get you through the weekend.

Much love & respect,


4 Generations

MY DAD…. known as the “finest dude in Compton” as the ladies would say, and still say to this day.

My pops passed away only 10 years later. (from the photo) He was a fun family dude, a popular dude, a good looking man, and a hustler! The 1 thing that was his down fall, was that he trusted people too much.

With me and my pops having so much in common, I had no choice but to learn from his mistakes. I grew up around Gangbangers, Dope dealers, Jackers, Hustlers, & Pimps. I’ve always told myself if I didn’t use my dad’s death as a lesson, I would have easily feel victim to my surroundings.

I knew growing up without a dad, I was already limited to what fullness life had to offer, so it was up to me to chose the right paths to navigate my way through life. I’ve been blessed to lived 12 years more than my dad, and I know I contribute these years to him for allowing me to learn from his mistakes.

I hope in one way or another, I too can leave something for my son to learn from, and allow him to live longer than me. If I learned anything from my pops, he taught me how to stay alive, and if I can give anything to my son, I’d like to give him the same thing.

We got 4 generations of DeWitt’s and the genetic blue print has been the same since my Grandpa was born in 1924. My grandpa at one point was known to have owned dam near half of Compton, CA.

DeWitt Sr. – DeWitt Jr. – DeWitt III – DeWit IV

Thanks for reading,

DeWitt III

A Jealous Friend

“A jealous friend ain’t nothing but a enemy in training.”

The moment you catch wind that your friend is showing signs of jealousy towards you, I’m sorry to say, but that friendship is a wrap! That person wants what you have, and the only way they know they can get it is to go behind your back. Even if they don’t want it, they just don’t want you to have it.

It’s not the simplest thing to do over night, but trust me, it needs to be done. This person will use everything you trusted them with against you once the friendship has come to a mutual end. And believe me, the friendship for them was way over before you even had a clue.

Jealousy is a sickness, a disease that can not be cured. It only get worse! The only thing that can be done is a temporary cover-up by the Jealous person. This can only last for so long until it just starts coming out that other persons pores. This is when the jealous person starts to make hater comments with a smile, and making odd faces, and not acknowledging things that you may have just purchased for yourself.

There is such thing as a Friend, but there is NO such thing as a jealous friend.


Shit Is Real Fucked Up

SHIT IS FUCKED UP MORE THAN YOU KNOW!!!! Black folks have no idea the Blind Hood we really pulling over our own heads! From Slavery to Racism to unjust Laws from the 1800’s to 2012 and we still trapped in the system. Trapped in the system from the Jail System, the Court System, and now the World Wide WEB Internet System. That’s right folks you better open your fucking eyes and realize the World Wide Web is what it is. Its like a Spider Web that gets you caught up when originally you looked at it as a tool for freedom, but its not. Its made to keep you entangled once you land on it. So, with that being said, who are the largest group of people being suckered into this Internet Web, this new form of BRAIN SLAVERY? BLACK PEOPLE!!! Black people are being targeted by the government using social media websites, news, internet, etc. Why, because there is lots of money being made behind Black negativity & black people’s death. That money doesn’t go back to the black communities, it is being redirected into building a more controlled United States aimed at ultimately crippling the black culture and other minorities. So what does that do for this Country? It gives the country control to make us do what ever they want us to do, and I see that as new age slavery!!

Yes I say Black people and I say it for a reason. I say Black people cause I am a black man trying to get the direct attention of Black people, but please know, I am speaking and reaching out to all people that can relate, no matter what color or race you are. When it comes DOWN to it, we are all 1PEOPLE!!

Over the next year, because of this being a Presidential election year, you will see a lot of attention and media hype aimed at Black people. Some to promote black unity and some to hurt the black culture. Why? All in the name to help & hurt the reelection of a Black President. They truly don’t give a fuck about The People, cause they know they people out there killing themselves and doing dumb shit ain’t the people who Vote, but the people who vote will sit back and eus that media hype to aid them in the direction of their vote.

White America ain’t scared of all this Travon Martin hype cause they know 85% of the Protestors & Supporters are not registered Voters! They sit back and watch people buying Hoodies, Candy, & Soda and they laugh at Black people still making them rich while they proving a point sitting back getting rich and laughing at Black people…. pulling the Hood over their own heads! Unfortunately I am seeing the same thing, and I am Black.

You might understand where I’m coming from or you will never figure this out, but I know 1 fucking thing, they ain’t fooling me and i will never be just some monkey see, monkey do nigga to the system. I aim a threat to the system cause I am educated, I have a clean record, no tickets, not on probation or parole, 790 credit, and i am a registered voter. I swear all this to be 100% true God is my witness. You wanna help Travon Martin? You gotta do more than buy a fucking Hoodie and upload your hoodie pic to Facebook. You need to Educate yourself of what’s going on with today’s politics and most of all become a registered Voter.

Part of the reason the court system is the way it is, is because its aimed at the Minorities.  Minorities are now the Majority. So the system is going through a big change right now. They trying to figure out how can they take back control of all these Minorities who are now the Majority and the tool to help them is THE INTERNET.

The court system was made to make the most common Minority crimes into Felonies to aid in controlling the voting system. When someone breaks the law and gets a Felony on their record, that person can no longer vote for life! Giving that person no voice in the system, giving up more control of The People, and in a sense sending us back into a controlled slavery type world. We can’t do this to ourselves People!  You have to learn to do something positive on your own, because you want to make a difference, not because you are forced to.

So, I say it again, you wanna help Travon Martin, here’s what you can do.  If you have a Felony on your record, you can get that Felony reduced to a Misdemeanor. Thus allowing you to become a registered Voter with a voice for yourself and The People.  After you successfully get your Felony reduced to a Misdemeanor, you can get that Misdemeanor Expunged.  When you get a crime expunged, it basically converts the crime on your record to it being “Dismissed”.  This is the steps you need to take to start cleaning up your record so you can be the difference you wanna see in our court systems. Thus opening up your opportunities for employment and becoming a positive productive person in society for yourself & the people. Trust me, as I stated, before, buying a Hoodie from the local swap meet ain’t doing shit for whats really going on. Shit is real serious and the media got us playing ourselves looking like fucking fools.  You want a lead on getting your Felony reduced to a Misdemeanor? I got you right here, be sure to watch the video:http://www.shouselaw.com/reducing-felony-to-misdmeanor.html

Once this Travon Martin situation blows over, the media is on to the next Big Black Block Buster Billion Dollar News Media Hype! And all them Hoodie Sweaters become dirty laundry. Next thing you know they gonna stage a black persons death in some Nike Air Jordans having everybody running out to buy Air Jordans in protest. Serious?!  Oh hell No, thats why I am taking a stand now, and trying to open your eyes!! Trust me folks, we setting our own selves up for self destruction in a bad way!!  Don’t twist a fucking thing I’m saying! Im not saying the Hoodie was staged. Tarvon did not say buy a Hoodie and protest, the people did that, but the media will take what the people do and quickly learn to us it against them, ultimately effecting US ALL.

I don’t give a fuck what color or race you are, I am here to help THE PEOPLE. I live a NO COLOR-LINE life.

Stop being a victim to Social Media Hype! Once the System see they have complete control over the Minorities/Majority, they will use their tool to turn all of us against ourselves!!! And who will still be sitting their getting rich and laughing? Not us.


“Love me cause I speak the truth, or Hate me cause the truth hurts.”

Mexicans, Whites & Blacks

Everyday I think on how can I become a better man today than I was yesterday.  So, today while I was working out, I had a thought that crossed my mind.

We are all the same from the ROOT, but we all sprout different leaves as we grow & mature, and this is what makes up the difference in each and everyone of us, but no one is better than the next.

My name is Goldie DeWitt and I am man enough & confident enough to say this to you and the entire world with no hesitation.  I am gonna tell you why I like Mexicans, Whites, & Black people.  I know there are other cultures out there, but for right now I’m addressing these 3.

**I LIKE MEXICAN PEOPLE: because from them I have learned what the true meaning of RESPECT & HARD WORK is.

**I LIKE WHITE PEOPLE: because from them I have learned that to be successful in anything you do, you must treat it like a BUSINESS.

**I LIKE BLACK PEOPLE: because from them I have learned that I can ACCOMPLISH anything I want to.

With me combining all of these ingredients together and applying them directly to me in my everyday living, it molds me and directs me into being the man I am today and paving the way into my future.

I share this with you today because I feel this can not only be helpful to me, but I know it can be helpful to somebody else out there, hopefully you! If I can motivate you, and you can motive someone else, then many more people will start to relate on the same positive level and you will start to see things get better for yourself as well as people around you.

I’m gonna tell you something about me from the heart. I will make sure you respect me for the man that I am from the heart, and NOT because of my bikes, girls, jewelry, clothes, and bullshit like that. I know all that can be wiped away over night, but something I will ALWAYS and FOREVER be RICH and WEALTHY of is being HONEST, RESPECTFUL, HUMBLE, & DOWN TO EARTH…. and nobody can take that away from me!

Love you all,


God Got Me Here

TOMORROW is My 40th Birthday!!!! I am truly blessed to have lived this long. My pops passed away at the young age of 28 years old and I had such a superstition that I would not make it past his age. I will say that with my dad passing away in the early 80’s when drugs & gang bangin’ in Los Angeles was at a all time high, it gave me direction. Growing up in the early 80’s in Los Angeles, I was surrounded by gangs & dope dealers. I’m seriously talking when guns shots & sirens was part of the nightly sounds you heard from outside and you were trained to duck below the windows and NOT peek outside and after the shots, you simply went right back to watching tv or going back to sleep. My mom moved us out of the greater Los Angeles area in 1986, just in time cause I was 13 years old and my teenage years were really bout to start getting active. If my mom had not moved, I’m sure my life would be different right now. My dads death and how he passed has been & will always be a constant reminder to me everyday on staying smart and keeping my guard up.

I see my success in living!! Living healthy, staying alive, staying out of jail, & being a positive productive person. Success is not in money.

I see my dad being proud of me cause I was successful in living beyond the years of his life that was cut so short. I see him looking at me as a success in making the right choices in life to have lived to be 40 years old.

I have been blessed to live 12 extra years of life that my dad didn’t get the chance to live, so I have lived these 12 years with him every step of the way, cause I know he has guided me away from danger & bad decisions.

So, at the age of 40 years old, my next goal is to live beyond my Grandfather who passed away at 63 years old. I got 23 years in front of me that I must carefully live to make my Grandfather happy of my success. I know I can do it, cause both my dad & grandfather are right here by my side everyday!

My Grandpa was Sr., my Dad was Jr. and I am the III, and my son is the IV. I am a living legend and I pray that my son is able to use my life as a tool & a reference to guide him through life as well, and when the time has come, I will be right there with my Grandpa & my Dad to guide & protect my son in spirit as he continues to carry on our name for many more years as we continue to succeed in LIFE….

DeWitt III
“God got me here”