18.1.10

Celebration.

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Doucin Pierre | Illustration

Definitely how my room in Chicago used to look...

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Dreamville x Dopart

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Horoiwa

Created in the Netherlands.

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Please Don't Make Me Forget You

Please Don't Make Me Forget You

I've often wondered
How my life would be
If you were not here
If you were not with me

Now that the time has come
And I pretend that it's okay
Dress on a smile
Plastered on my lying face

Please don't make me forget you.

If we have to break up
Can it wait until I'm asleep?
I'd rather wake up
And find a letter on the sheets

How you wanted to keep me
But had no choice but to leave
I'd rather die than know that
You could live without me

Please don't make me forget you.

by manipulate.

MSH

This is exactly how my life feels right now.

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Edgar Diaz

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13.1.10

Aleksandra Rdest

http://www.aleksrdest.com/

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Black Acrylic | Kwesi Abbensetts

These are Great.

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Hip-Hop Confessions w/ Skillz, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Kwame

DJ Jazzy Jeff reveals that House Party was originally supposed to star Will Smith and himself. Crazy.






necessary.

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12.1.10

Molly See

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Keith Barry Tricks Our Brains

indeed.

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via @ http://d4dusk.tumblr.com/

Walls | Shauna Barbosa

Walls

She would dress herself by texture and design. She told me she doesn’t remember when she realized she was colorblind. Everything is the same Ladybug, but you, you are different. My mother would smile, her smile, as if she could see the morning brown of my eyes.

For an entire summer my mom and I lived in a quaint room on the top floor of a four-story home my father grew up in. He was away traveling with a team of doctors for two months. Maybe I was eleven.

We opened our eyes when the flies danced inside our ears. I’d look around, a green room. All walls painted teal green. The dry dripping paint suggested my father and his brothers went over the room with borrowed brushes from relatives. He said he was a painter.

I loved looking at the walls. Green like the sea. Green like the trees. Green like my grandmother’s eyes. Green like my mother’s favorite blouse that she chose, by texture and design. I swam in the walls; green in the walls, felt love, danced around in the heat of the summer. The flies are turning green! I’d yell. She’d smile. Imagining green felt like the clothes she washed by hand at night.

I’d wake up to sunlight and color. She’d wake up blessing the room with the sign of the cross. I watched her every morning. Her forehead, her chest, to the left, to the right. She did it each time she entered the room. I’d watch her, feeling protected.

One morning the flies weren’t dancing. She lay still. My father, his first morning back home, yelling her name. Moving slowly – my forehead, my chest, left shoulder, right shoulder. I walked over to my mother and put my head next to hers.

The next time she opened her eyes, after the sign of the cross, she whispered, they’re turning.

words by Shauna Barbosa

Owen Freeman | Illustrations

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Stampede of Paste from Miss Tint on Vimeo.

3.1.10

Elite - "The Groundwork Instrumentals" Mixtape Link & Trailer




Elite's Instrumental Mixtape is finally here. Never released instrumentals including, "Shootouts" by Jadakiss & Styles, The "Why" Remix which featured Nas, Common, Jadakiss and Styles as well as four bonus songs, including a new song from J. Cole called Playground. Elite definitely worked hard on this project. In some cases, completely reworking some of the instrumentals to give the listener a real experience instead of just muting the vocals from the released songs. I definitely think you should give this a download, you won't be disappointed.

DOWNLOAD


From Elite -
Previously unreleased instrumentals to a lot of bangers that you may or may not have known I was responsible for. Plus 4 unreleased bonus tracks including "Playground" by J. Cole, "Silver Shadow" by DMX, "Holy Omen" by Omen feat. Elite and the ORIGINAL version of "Shootouts" by Jadakiss feat. Styles P!


Elite - The Groundwork Mixtape Trailer from theworld on Vimeo.

Currently Reading...

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This is my second time reading this. Its one of my favorite books. But its also the type of book, you kinda have to read a few times to truly absorb. It's about so much more than money.

Vans Syndicate x Luke Meier Preview

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Have to admit, I've never been a huge fan of Vans, but these are clean.

Borf.

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thank you.

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Just wanted to say I appreciate everyone that downloaded and listened to the mixtape sampler. All the kind words,stories and feedback I've heard are definitely inspiring. I appreciate all the blogs that continue to support it as well. The official mixtape, Afraid of Heights is on the way, and I'm working on it everyday. In the meantime, while I was home in Chicago for the holidays, I shot a video for Terminal O that I think is gonna really be dope. Impakt Studio shot the video and its coming soon.
Peace until next time...

Nick Leopard

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Ricky Swallow

This is an ill sculpture. The immature side of me can't help but to laugh at this guy's name though. Sorry.

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Cekis.

Culture.

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