The world could use a good song tonight. This song, if at least for the instrumental breakdown at the 3:50 mark and those horns at the 4:40 mark, is my contribution, my attempt to send some good vibes out to a broken world.

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EMBRACE YOUR TRUTH

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yeahwriters:

dukeofbookingham:

principalcellist:

sara-the-dork:

i-havent-been-the-same-since-i:

caz-tiel:

hothaute:

Imagine you’re like in a party and somebody tells you “somebody died fast we need to go to the funeral” and you’re just like

what the fuck kind of scenario is that

a gatsby party

TOO SOON

THE BOOKS BEEN OUT SINCE 1925 YOU ABSOLUTE PANCAKE

…pancake

Mm pancakes…

yum. absolute pancakes. it’s like a precursor to ultimate universe pancakes.

yeahwriters:

dukeofbookingham:

principalcellist:

sara-the-dork:

i-havent-been-the-same-since-i:

caz-tiel:

hothaute:

Imagine you’re like in a party and somebody tells you “somebody died fast we need to go to the funeral” and you’re just like

what the fuck kind of scenario is that

a gatsby party

TOO SOON

THE BOOKS BEEN OUT SINCE 1925 YOU ABSOLUTE PANCAKE

…pancake

Mm pancakes…

yum. absolute pancakes. it’s like a precursor to ultimate universe pancakes.

(via the-soldier-of-house-baratheon)

uncannie:I honestly do #graffiti

uncannie:

I honestly do #graffiti

(via continuants)

I don’t even know. I don’t even care.

I don’t even know. I don’t even care.

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mazeon:WalkmanShown at 300 percent.Inspired by sashakatz' cassette.

mazeon:

Walkman
Shown at 300 percent.
Inspired by sashakatz' cassette.

(via continuants)

am i the only one who feels like hip-hop vocabulary charts are borderline-offensive?

Like, on the one hand, it’s a pretty fun study. I’ll give you that.

On the other hand, I feel like it’s based on the idea that rappers have limited vocabularies. But, like, the average rap verse is sixteen bars…and you’ll get a good 2-3 verses on the average rap joint by a single rapper. That said, you can’t really get away with 32-48 bars per song, 320-480 bars on a 10-song album with a shit vocabulary.

Just sayin’.

78 Plays

hiphoplovesongs:

Fugees - Killing Me Softly (The Score, 1996)

rap in a packed stadium. clapping on the 1s & 3s. needless conflict.

It has been two weeks of strange experiences with hip-hop music.

The most recent one was seeing the On The Run tour. For this, I throw no shade toward Beyoncé nor Jay-Z. It was an appropriate scale show for Beyonce. Hell, it was an appropriate scale show for Jay-Z—however, during the parts of the show that were focused on Jay-Z, I couldn’t help but think that rap loses its intimacy in a packed stadium.

Should rap music pack stadiums? Absolutely.
Does it feel weird in a packed stadium? Absolutely.

Maybe it was seeing Jay-Z in the predominantly white Pacific Northwest. I don’t know, I just couldn’t help but feel that there was something incongruent about hearing “99 Problems” and “Public Service Announcement” in such a large area and not really wilding out the way that I normally would in a slightly more crowded environment.

Granted, the show was crowded. It just wasn’t crowded in the way that you feel at a party where hip-hop music is being spun. It was crowded in the way that a pop music show is crowded. Maybe my views on hip-hop need to evolve as hip-hop itself grows into the pop mainstream. Maybe it’s the fact that I’d spent my early 20s going to punk shows at small venues.

In contrast, I’d gone to a patio party the other weekend. This one was weird, too. It was a packed patio. The DJs were playing solid joints. However, the MC was wack as hell and begged the crowd to clap their hands.

No MC should have to tell the crowd to clap their hands.
The crowd just needs to do their thing.

The crowd itself was weird as hell. When they clapped, they clapped on the 1s and 3s. Not with the snares. It wasn’t very cool.

Again, I can’t help but wonder if this is a case where I’m just being a stodgy old hip-hop fan that isn’t being welcoming to new listeners, or if this shit is actually pretty wack.

"Men who are progressive, profeminist, or allies to women — we have to constantly check ourselves. We have to be open and listen to women and sometimes respond by taking a backseat and not encroaching on female space in ways that are kind of natural to us. It’s so integrated into who we are as men: to take center stage, to lead, to be out front, to not really understand the power dynamic that’s at play. I think it’s really important for all of us men who are progressive and who are working to eradicate sexism and all the other social ills out there to be a lot more cognizant of our presence in these circles and spaces."

Byron Hurt in an interview with Bitch Magazine being an actual ally (via misandry-mermaid)

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Ms. Marvel #6 (2014) (via bluedogeyes)

Writer G. Willow Wilson, art Jacob Wyatt

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