Self Defense. Growing up in the concrete jungle you had to be prepared for whatever your environment had in store for you. It’s lions, tigers and bears on every corner. “Fight or Flight” is an innate human instinct that everyone shares. Sometimes taking the latter of those choices can turn out more deadlier than safe. As the old saying goes “When you’re in Rome do as the Romans do!” That sentiment resonated in a literal sense for those that lived in Brooklyn during that era. Since the beginning of mankind Food, clothing and shelter has been the cornerstone of man’s existence, but once you have acquired these things how do you protect it from the outsiders who are less civilized and more savage? Well I’ll tell you that 9 times out of 10 the Mr.Nice Guy approach wasn’t an effective method. Sometimes some were forced to fight fire with Fire. Original Lo-Lifes seen here holding WMDs and wearing stolen goods courtesy of Polo by Ralph Lauren PHOTO CIRCA.1989 Crown Heights Brooklyn, NYC.