Ted Williams and His Golden Voice: Thug Murker of the Week

As you all know, I’m a thug. I make babies cry by mean mugging them. I punch teddy bears just because. However, there are certain things that grab my attention and render my thug obsolete. Some stuff makes my thug pick up its’ luggage and go on vacation. These are things that sometimes make my eye allergies act up. So I introduce you to my new series: “Thug Murker of the Week.” These will be such things.

The first one is Ted Williams. Have you heard about him? Wells, he’s a homeless dude who stands on the corner and begs for change. A reporter from the Columbia Dispatch was driving earlier this week when he saw Ted begging for money on the corner with a sign that said he had a “golden radio voice.” The reporter stopped to talked to him and he showed it off. Watch below.

His voice is AMAZEBALLS!!! OMG! It’s like touched by the nectar of the Gods and coated with unicorn tears. WOWWWWW!!! I don’t even listen to the radio, but let that voice be on it all the time and I just may.

Now, he’s been sent tons of job offers, including one from the Cleveland Cavaliers, MSNBC and everything. He even had companies offering him houses, trips and all’at good stuff. Aaaawwwww!!! So Ted’s gifted voice has gotten him off the streets and has led to him reconciling with his mother, who he hadn’t seen in 20 years because of his substance abuse problems.

Even after all the job offers and everything, he couldn’t travel the first day because he had no ID card. He had to go to court to get his birth certificate and everything. And now, he has done interviews everywhere. He’s cut his hair and he’s looking sharp. Folks even said he lowkey looks like President Obama.

Anywho, watch this interview that Ted did with the CBS Early Show.

I just…

*thug begins to wade in the water*

This is just so BEAUTIFUL! I love stuff like this. Life is giving Ted a second chance, and it looks like he’s taking it and running with it.

I’m all verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. Topic: Why must I be so touched by this? Discuss.

Have y’all seen this? Whatcha think? Isn’t his voice made of awesome and win?

Read more about Ted Williams at the Huffington Post.

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  1. January 7, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I agree…my thug has been rendered obsolete by this story as well LOL! Very happy for him. I just hope people don’t forget about the rest of the homeless who didn’t have the opportunity to be Internet sensations.

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:41 am

      Good point, Eazy!

  2. Tee
    January 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Its Great for him. He has been blessed. Now we can get rid of Antione Dodson!

    • January 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      I don’t think Antoine is going anywhere soon. People were amazed he switched his hair color, so yeah. Sad times I know..

      But congrats to the guy! I know he’s going to get some $$ thrown his way

      • January 11, 2011 at 3:34 am

        Antoine and his new blond weave kills me softly though.

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:41 am

      Yeah it ain’t that easy. Antoine might not go away.

  3. January 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Aww, him do kinda look like Prez. It makes my heart heavy. Especially when he talks about hearing from his mom. And when he says, “to have a job and a home, and a PLACE TO COOK IN”…I died a bit more and called myself lazy and ungrateful in like three languages.

    *sob* Every time one of these stories break, a rancid broad gets a GED. Does the world good.

    • January 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

      “to have a job and a home, and a PLACE TO COOK IN” <<This right here…I…lawd…a place to cook in…I'm just done.

    • MsMelissa!
      January 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

      “sob* Every time one of these stories break, a rancid broad gets a GED. Does the world good”

      ROFL I think yall are trying to kill me this morning!

  4. Ms. Heaven
    January 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I think if Mr. William’s story doesn’t murk your thug, then you just ain’t bout isht. You got that lil’ jacked up heart that the Grinch had. You ain’t isht, ain’t never been isht, ain’t never gone be isht!

    I wish him the best in life, I hope he is able to connect with someone he can trust to help him with this stardom so he doesn’t get overwhelmed. Go Ted Obama…I mean Ted Williams! *tell me he ain’t lookin’ like the Presidents half brother…*

  5. MzBrownShugha
    January 7, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I saw this story in the NY Daily News yesterday. A welcome change from the violence and celeb entertainment bull nonsense that is normally published. Its nice that this gentleman can get another chance at life. And there are many more that are deserving as well.

  6. MsMelissa!
    January 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

    “It’s like touched by the nectar of the Gods and coated with unicorn tears.”

    o_0 really Luvvie….LOL Really????

  7. Darren
    January 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Did you see the 1st interview they did with his mother?? She blasted him she said he dont even know how old I am and walked away in her fur coat.

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:40 am

      She’s so gully. lol

  8. CurvyJones
    January 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Okay, him yesterday being so excited to see Matt Lauer on TODAY?! Made me wanna cry.

    Today, seeing him see his mom for the first time in 20 years? I was DONE.

  9. Kay
    January 7, 2011 at 10:08 am

    When he saw his mother, and kept saying, “Hi, Mommie, Hi Mommie” I died…I couldn’t take it…I had to call up Comcast and disconnect my cable and internet for the day…*i’m always jealous of people that still have their mommies, mine has been gone for 15yrs and it still hurts*

    • paintgurl40
      January 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      girl i know how you feel!!!

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:37 am

      AAAWWWWW “Hi Mommie.” I’m all verklempt all over again.

  10. paintgurl40
    January 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    i think it’s just great that he was given a second chance. i pray that he can continue to stay clean during this life change and stay true to himself. this story right here–i never get tired of hearing about!!!

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:37 am


  11. legitimate_soul
    January 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I feel you, Luvvie. I saw he and his mother on the Today show this morning. @Kay, Yes! I saw that and smiled and had my eyes water.

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:36 am


  12. January 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I hope his mom can let the past go, and enjoy the goodness that is coming into his life now. I hope he gets a stable support team that has his best interests in mind. I hope he is blessed with more happiness in the future.

    and yes iDied when he hugged his mom yesterday morning.

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:36 am

      I truly hope they can forge a strong relationship again.

  13. Ayvaunn
    January 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Such a woderful inspiring story, I must agree. You put such a wonderful twist on it, too. Girl, NO ONE can describe this man’s voice like YOU CAN!!!! Girrrllll I laughed myself to tears! Beuatiful beautiful. I’m a young female African American writer myself, and I wanna’ be captivating like you 😉 Keep writin’s sista!

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:35 am

      Thanks for the kind words! Keep writing, chica!

  14. Stacy
    January 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I dont know..Im riding with Momma Williams.. she has seen many ups and down and so therefore Teddy boy is on SIDE EYE FIERCE for about 3mths after the hoopla dies down to see whats what. My inner thug mean muggeth on this on. His voice is hot though..

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:35 am

      I truly hope he stays on the straight and #arrow (HA!). The optimist in me believes he can.

  15. January 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    *claps hands*
    Hercules, Hercules, Hercules!!! *in my Mama Clump voice*
    This is just WIN.
    My spirit did a *CHAIR SLIDE* outta my body when I heard his voice. My thug was ALLAWAY on da’ flo’ with the story, ‘specially the part he talked about going to see his mama…my GOD is truly a good GOD!!
    *tambourine shake*

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:34 am

      YESSSSS!!! I did all types of church scoots for Ted. I’m happy for him!

  16. Amy
    January 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    A.A. WOOOORKS!!!!! (De lady on de bafroom flo might could use it…)

  17. January 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    *thug tear shed* I’m so happy for the blessings in his life. I hope his “angel unaware” (the producer who interviewed him) gets a big promotion/raise

    • January 11, 2011 at 3:33 am

      YES! The person who found him and got his story out deserves something for this.

  18. January 9, 2011 at 1:00 am

    This bum is a serious dead beat dad.

    Four kids and he’s never shelled out a nickel for them.

    Some kind of hero.

    • Shanna
      January 9, 2011 at 1:08 am

      There is always #1 dream killer in a room. People make mistakes and learn from them. He has lived to see a better day… I’m sure that means they too will see that better day. Go find a heart and a hug dear, sir.

      • January 11, 2011 at 3:32 am

        Right. O_________O

    • Stacy
      January 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Word G..Word! W O R D!

  19. January 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This never gets old. He is one blessed guy 🙂