It fluctuates. My current favorite is this one chocolate bar I found at a specialty candy shop up in DUMBO a few weeks ago. I forgot the name of the brand, but it’s a bar of dark chocolate with almonds and sea salt. It’s dope!
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I'm interested in knowing your thoughts of Tyler The Creator (if you are familiar with him). Like him or hate him, he is making huge waves.
The only exposure I’ve had to Tyler The Creator’s music was a few nights ago at a live music venue when, between sets, a song of his came over the loudspeakers. I remember LOVING the beat, but trying hard not to focus on the lyrics.
Based on what I’ve read about Tyler, I’m really not interested in hearing any of his work. I made a conscious decision about 3 years ago to avoid listening to music that contained messages that perpetuated the psychological terrorism that sexism, homophobia, and other social ills plague so many of us with on a regular and constant basis. As a result, I listen to a lot more instrumental hip-hop (e.g. Flying Lotus, Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician, J Dilla) than hip-hop that contains vocals.
I understand the OFWGKTA collective is made up of a bunch of kids as young as 17 (Tyler is only 20) who are “still finding their way” or “doing it for attention, publicity, and shock value,” but that doesn’t mean anyone is obligated to put up with that. Like Tegan & Sara, I think it’s disappointing that people are in such deeply passive collusion with these kids making songs that are full of so much ignorance and hate. If they are talented and intelligent enough, they will do better in the future. For now, I cannot support what they do.
Not all of the work that comes from the Odd Future collective gives that affect, though. I actually really enjoy singer-songwriter Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape. Frank’s voice (which I’m looking forward to hearing an increase in range and strength in as time passes) takes me back to the Tevin Campbell days, and his lyrics demonstrate self-awareness and nuance. On “We All Try,” a mid-tempo jam about having faith in humankind, he sings “I believe that marriage isn’t between a man and woman, but between love and love.” Though age is not a litmus for maturity, it should come as no surprise that Frank, at 24, is among the oldest of OFWGKTA.
There’s a movement happening in music right now where men are, not only singing again, but expressing emotional vulnerability in their lyrics (see also: The Weeknd “Wicked Games” and Drake “Find Your Love”). Frank Ocean’s a definite stronghold in this movement and, for now, one of very few reasons anyone who feels the way I do should peruse Odd Future’s collective discography.
name a person you would have killed if you could and it has to be someone you really know and you cant be all "im so positive i dont think about that on people"...and explain why they are worthy of death
Short answer You, for not knowing the difference between interrogative and imperative statements. You’re supposed to be asking me questions, not ordering me around ;-P
Long Answer Keep in mind that while everyone was cheering Osama bin Laden’s death, I was walking around quoting Gandhi and shit. Whether I could get away with it or not is irrelevant – I’d never want to be responsible for the death of another person, and I don’t believe it’s my place as a human being to decide if or why someone else deserves to be murdered.
“We can’t spend our whole lives worrying ourselves about what they’re going to do, what they think of us, or where they are hiding, for that matter.”—from Liliane, a novel I’m reading right now by Ntozake Shange
I told someone this once, but my phrasing of it was something more like “You can’t keep sitting around with your mouth poked out about whitey forever.”
“If you talk about vaginas like they all smell like ocean meat then you’re a fucking moron and should maybe go smell some more pussy. Mine in particular. If you gonna be down there sniffin around, you might as well eat it, too. #soyoucanrunandtellthat #homeboy #youaresodumb #youarereallydumb #forreal”—spacegypsy
"From the NYC to Memphis, Tennessee is how it goes down."
Diddy featuring 8Ball & MJG and Faith Evans - “Roll With Me,” from The Saga Continues… (Bad Boy, 2001)
I’m flying to Memphis this Thursday night for a weekend visit with the fam. My sister is graduating from nursing school on Saturday, and Sunday is Mother’s Day. The last time I saw my family was December, for my grandmother’s funeral. My uncle, her eldest son, died in January (on the day after my birthday and 5 days after my ex and I broke up), but I couldn’t afford to fly home again so soon. I almost died a few times this January my damn self, so I’ve needed to be with my family again for a really long time.
I have a really strong feeling that this trip is going to do us all lots of good.
O wise God God of time, future, present Give us perspective For without it, we cannot see Give us clarity For without it, we cannot decide Give us awareness For without it, we cannot hear We believe that you are moving Whether to keep us close and comfortable Or to send us far and strip us of everything We believe that you have always been Calling us towards nothing and everything Towards sacrifice and freedom But we can’t always hear your call So we ask you again for perspective to see We ask you again for awareness to hear We ask you again for clarity to decide.