1. donertella:

    Nicki Minaj trying to count how many careers she’s ended.

     
  2. rubyhornet:

    Nicki Minaj makes us feel some type of way. It only makes sense that she’d be our #WCW this week, right?

     
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  4. ❝ I just have to say that I’m at such a different place as a human being. I know artists say that all the time but now I understand why. Nothing really surprises me anymore. I handle things more maturely. Just writing wise I can put my thoughts together better I feel. So sonically I think the album sounds so amazing. ❞

    (Source: hardandhigh, via hardandhigh)

     
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  6. carry-on98:

    "And since we all came from a woman
    Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
    I wonder why we take from our women
    Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
    I think it’s time to kill for our women
    Time to heal our women, be real to our women
    And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
    That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
    And since a man can’t make one
    He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
    So will the real men get up
    I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”

                                                            - Tupac (x)

    (via pyr3x)

     
  7. fishingboatproceeds:

    I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

    - White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

    - Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

    - Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

    - African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

    - Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

    - White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

    White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

    (Source: twitter.com, via lustfulllies)

     

  8. hiphopfightsback:

    Fugees - Killing Me Softly

    A couple days ago my brother bought The Score, so I felt obligated to play this Fugees masterpiece on repeat all day and post my second favorite song from it. I already posted Wyclef’s cover of No Women, No Cry, which is my favorite song off the album and one of my overall favorite songs in general. Killing Me Softly is also a cover if you weren’t aware.

    Lauryn Hill released two painfully average singles this year, with the most recent and better of the two being Consumerism. She wrote on her tumblr that she was required to release Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix) early given the “virtue of [her] impending legal deadline”, and it really fucking disheartened me that my least favorite song she’s ever made was her first single in over a decade. I guarantee she’ll be making better music in the future, but my faith in Ms. Hill successfully recapturing the unfiltered flawlessness that she achieved with Killing Me Softly isn’t nearly high as I’d want it to be. I just REALLY hope she quells my fears by making some modern classics. The shit-pop dominated music scene needs this more than ever.

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    My Song Rating: 10 out of 10

    (via lustfulllies)

     
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  12. afro-dominicano:

    thepeoplesrecord:

    FBI billboards not about Assata Shakur; it’s about repressing the black community
    May 5, 2013

    Following the ludicrous announcement that the Obama administration has placed Assata Shakur on its “most wanted terrorist list”, the FBI has erected billboards in Newark, New Jersey announcing its recently increased $2 million dollar reward. However, any critically thinking person knows that these billboards are not about capturing Assata Shakur but sending a message to the rest of us. Interestingly, perhaps just a coincidence or not, Newark, New Jersey is the place where a theater co-owned by Shaquille O’Neil, recently reneged on an agreement to show a popular independent film about the life of another former member of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    Is Assata Shakur in New Jersey? No, she is not and the FBI and the Obama administration know exactly where she is, in Cuba where she has lived since being granted political asylum by its government in 1979 after escaping from prison.

    This is not about Assata Shakur, it is about sending a message to the Black community and those that live within it who stand up to police violence, oppression and murder of residents, one of the very reasons for the formation of the Black Panthers. It is about the political repression of those who advocate on the behalf of the many political prisons being held by the United States government often in torturous conditions. It is about sending a message to anyone who would take up arms in defense of life, liberty and true freedom in a country that is home to the largest prison population in the world which the federal government and various corporations use as slave labor. It is about sending a message to those that would dare stand up and point out that the US government is the most violent entity on the planet and one that commits acts of terrorism against non-white people and nations on behalf of maintaining the American imperialist status-quo.

    Why else would the U.S. government seek to name Assata Shakur as a domestic terrorist after all these decades? We are talking about a woman who was shot twice while attempting to give herself up to police who were co-operating with Federal authorities to target and assassinate or otherwise eliminate members of the Black Liberation movement just as they had done and admitted in a civil lawsuit to doing to Martin Luther King Jr.

    The FBI and its corporate media wing fail to report the details of the sham case built against Assata Shakur after failing to win convictions on other trump up charges. The corporate media is failing to point out that a police officer, a state witness against Assata Shakur for the murder of another police officer, has recanted his testimony and admitted to lying on the stand. Medical personnel stated that because of nerves severed by a bullet, Assata Shakur would have been physically prevented from firing a weapon and it was also stated that her wounds indicate her hands were raised when she was shot consistent with her claim that she was giving herself up.

    Just as Assata Shakur has pointed out that COINTELPRO utilized and received full cooperation from the corporate media to demonize and alienate freedom fighters from the people who supported them, corporate media today is still fulfilling that role. The concept of a free and independent press in America has always been a fraud and it remains so today.

    Source

    Read more about Assata Shakur & find a link to her autobiography here.

    DO NOT FUCKING SLEEP ON THIS SHIT EVER.

    Think of this; our government has placed efforts into researching social networks on the internet to pinpoint possible civilian activism (that may pose a threat to white supremacist capitalist order), and just last year they started putting up these billboards that again demonized Assata Shakur and painted her as a wanted killer rather than a framed activist. None of this is coincidental, they’re trying to specifically instill fear into black women who may want to join activist circles with similar interests as that of Assata. They want to make sure that another Assata doesn’t happen because why the fuck else would they randomly start putting billboards of someone who’s BEEN announced as ‘Most Wanted’ with a 2 million dollar bounty on her life. Why? intimidation. Our government has been studying us well and they probably fear another revolutionary or many revolutionaries similar to her will come through. Don’t ever forget how fearful our government is of intelligent black women.

    (via tatianamacintosh)

     

  13. audiblejunk:

    a tribe called quest // the chase, part ii.

    (via fckyeahundergroundhiphop)

     

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