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D. Wade about to go on a month long bender. That bama mad as hell lmao #LeBron #NBA #KingJames

New go to drink for rehydration especially after these long drinking nights. #BodyArmor #Superdrink #clutch #hangoverfree #Needitbythecase #Whereismyendorsementdeal

Man I’ve had the 2nd verse of Kanye’s “Bittersweet” on repeat for like an hour now drinking 12 year old Jameson. All messed up.

" If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? "

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Kendrick Lamar


This line encapsulates othe concept of a good kid in a bad city, and it cuts into one of the most moral questions in human existence: Can good come from evil? The best part about the line, as is true of the best poetry, is that it doesn’t answer the question it asks. For Kendrick’s immediate purposes, he’s the flower and the city is the dark room. The question is: Can you trust him?

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so-personal:

everything personal♡

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This must live forever.

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" It’s been widely known that approx. 70% of hip hop consumers are White men. It’s also true the over 90% of all record labels, magazines, TV/ radio stations, and retailers disseminating hip hop related products are White-owned (source). In The Big Payback, we see that in almost every single background story about the coming up of an artist (DJ, MC, or otherwise), the Black subject always plays a creative role and there are always these White and/or wealthy men who capitalize on that Black artist. So at what point do we realize that the way we consume hip hop in the mainstream today is funneled through White hands with no cultural roots in the creation of the art of hip hop itself?

Paul Moody is famous for saying “Everybody wanna be a nigga, but nobody wanna be a nigga” (source). What he says represents the ways in which Black people (particularly African Americans) have shared and expanded their cultures, only to have those ideas, creations, and traditions co-opted and bastardized into money-making, capitalist tools. Lyor Cohen of Def Jam, Jerry Heller of Ruthless, Jimmy Iovine of Interscope, and so many more since have been founding, managing, and marketing Hip Hop record companies. In more ways than one, having White CEOs of hip hop-centered companies can either directly or indirectly focus the way hip hop is marketed and determine what audience it appeals to. This is why we have the majority of mainstream hip hop consumers being White men- because White men pull the strings behind the product. "

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The Appropriation of Black Culture through White Consumption of Hip Hop

-Jack Qu’emi 2014

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This song is dope. Eric Roberson talking about a girl he thought he was gonna put it down on and she flipped the script on him and now he can’t stop thinking about her. This has happened to every dude at some point. R&B isn’t dead you just have to turn off the radio.

" Beware of Destination Addiction - a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are. "

- Saw this on Instagram but it had no original source. 

My brother from another hit me with this text this morning. The message is love and I appreciate it, but the bigger impact was its random nature. You never know when someone needs a little push or how much an “I believe in you” when you least expect it can inspire a person, if even only for a day. The world needs more of this. Spread some love today.

" Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. "

- Allen Ginsberg  (via noxfae)

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" I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much. "

- Emery Allen (via wordsnquotes)

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