SARAH NICOLE FRANÇOIS
"If everybody likes you, you’re pretty dull."
Bette Davis (via violentwavesofemotion)

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"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."
Zora Neale Hurston (via rippedoutpagesofmymind)

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leopoldasbeach:

JOSH REIM F/W 2014 COLLECTION IS SO AMAZING I WANT EVERYTHING

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akosiola:

Kenny Loggins-Danny’s Song

EVEN THOUGH WE AINT GOT MONEY,

I’M SO IN LOVE WITCHU HONEY

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cyberrghetto:

ॐ cyberspace princess ॐ

pale babes of ghetto

"So what if hip-hop, which was once a form of upstart black-folk music, came to dominate the modern world? Isn’t that a good thing? It seems strange for an artist working in the genre to be complaining, and maybe I’m not exactly complaining. Maybe I’m taking a measure of my good fortune. Maybe. Or maybe it’s a little more complicated than that. Maybe domination isn’t quite a victory. Maybe everpresence isn’t quite a virtue."

Questlove in “How Hip-Hop Failed Black America” for New York Magazine

This is a very difficult piece, and there are some things I question, but it’s nonetheless very thought-provoking.

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Once hip-hop culture is ubiquitous, it is also invisible. Once it’s everywhere, it is nowhere. What once offered resistance to mainstream culture (it was part of the larger tapestry, spooky-action style, but it pulled at the fabric) is now an integral part of the sullen dominant. Not to mention the obvious backlash conspiracy paranoia: Once all of black music is associated with hip-hop, then Those Who Wish to Squelch need only squelch one genre to effectively silence an entire cultural movement.

And that’s what it’s become: an entire cultural movement, packed into one hyphenated adjective. These days, nearly anything fashioned or put forth by black people gets referred to as “hip-hop,” even when the description is a poor or pointless fit. “Hip-hop fashion” makes a little sense, but even that is confusing: Does it refer to fashions popularized by hip-hop musicians, like my Lego heart pin, or to fashions that participate in the same vague cool that defines hip-hop music? Others make a whole lot of nonsense: “Hip-hop food”? “Hip-hop politics”? “Hip-hop intellectual”? And there’s even “hip-hop architecture.” What the hell is that? A house you build with a Hammer?

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Questlove in “How Hip-Hop Failed Black America” (via reichsstadt)
☞When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America☜

(Source: reichsstadt)

(Source: reichsstadt)

i have been locked in my workroom sewing for 24hrs straight and I’m too high (off life) to be exhausted