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  2. I feel like it’s not about the music anymore—it’s about how many friends you have on Facebook and your Instagram pictures. I hate that. I feel so bad for the talented new bands that are working so hard, and they have to fight with these monsters where it’s all about the appearance, the way you look, the amount of posts you did this month. I don’t want to be a part of that—going to a festival and taking a selfie on stage and all the EDM shit. I feel like it’s such bad publicity for music and for true artists, and I’ll try to fight as hard as I can to not be like that.
     


  3. Son of a cop asked me if I thought all cops were bad.
    It felt like a loaded question.
    A white girl said racism’s a thing of the past.
    It felt like empty sentiment.
    Not everything has to rhyme in perfect time.
    Not every debate is settled through reason.
    But in a country with the highest incarceration rate,
    One thing you can’t boast about is freedom.
    —  Sage Francis (via theselflessoftheearth)

    (via beerandhotsauce)

     


  4. Happy to announce that RTJ2 drops October 28th on Mass Appeal!

     

  5. the-gasoline-station:

    Through

    A bright flash of lightning strikes through the eye of a storm cloud over farmland near Broken Bow, Nebraska. Freelance photographer Vanessa Neufield caught the amazing lightning strike on camera. Vanessa, from Calgary in Alberta Canada, said: ‘Getting the shot through the clouds was luck and great timing.’

    Picture: Vanessa Neufeld/Solent News

    Source: The Telegraph

     

  6. todayinhiphophistory:

    Today in Hip Hop History:

    Lawrence Krisna Parker better known as KRS-One was born August 20, 1965

     

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  8. televandalist:

    Grandmaster Flash

    (via hip-hop-archive)

     

  9. todayinhiphophistory:

    Today in Hip Hop History:

    DJ Kool Herc’s Back To School Jam gave birth to Hip Hop

     


  10. the greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. it’s the people who follow orders that drop bombs & massacre villages.
    — banksy. (via hiphopisforthechildren)

    (Source: , via real-hiphophead)

     

  11. vivevadiabbracci:

    ah…….

    NM. With the crown naturally.

    (Source: iironlak, via beerandhotsauce)

     

  12. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji's kaleidoscope view of the mosque
    Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji's kaleidoscope view of the mosque
    Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji's kaleidoscope view of the mosque
    Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji's kaleidoscope view of the mosque
    Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji's kaleidoscope view of the mosque

    the-gasoline-station:

    by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

    Emam Mosque
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
    Emam Mosque
    Chehel Sotoun
    Seyyed Mosque

    (Source: artchipel)

     

  13. spectacularuniverse:

    This unfortunate man carried around a very heavy 3.5kg tumor of the parotid gland. He recovered to see his illustration featured in ‘Manual of Pathology’ by W. M. Late Coplin, 1905.

    (via scientificillustration)

     

  14. todayinhiphophistory:

    Today in Hip Hop History:

    Mohandas Dewese better known as Kool Moe Dee was born August 8, 1962

     

  15. journalisticjoe:

    soulrevision:

    [For more on social justice, follow me on Instagram: soulrevision , Tumblr: soulrevision , Facebook: soulrevision , Twitter: soulrevision]

    Every Tuesday night at 9pm EST there is an excellent twitter chat called #HipHopEd . Last night’s topic was, ‘What Is Hip Hop’s Role In The School To Prison Pipeline?’ I used this time to breakdown the connection between hip hop and private prisons, which fuel the School To Prison Pipeline.

    While hip hop is not solely and directly responsible for the School To Prison Pipeline, it definitely plays a role as those who control what we listen to and see invest in private prisons.

    CCA is the Corrections Corporation of America, they are the oldest & largest private prison company in the United States. Not only have they capitalized on the failed war on drugs by housing drug offenders, they also found a way to bring in new revenue by incarcerating undocumented immigrants.

    GEO is the second largest private prison company in the U.S. and has facilities in the UK, Australia and south Africa.

    When we dig into the financials, investments & shareholders of media conglomerates and private prisons, we begin to see some familiar names. Vanguard is one name that comes up frequently as their hands dip in both media interests AND private prisons. Not only is Vanguard the largest shareholder in CCA, they are also the largest shareholder in GEO. When you hold as much stock as Vanguard, it is easy to assume, and rightfully so, that there is enough power to decide what we see and hear on the radio and tv. 

    *I know you all are sticklers for wording, so let me say that filling the radio stations with music that glamorizes criminal lifestyles and drug use is only ONE of MANY ways to help fill prisons when crime rates are down & companies like CCA are requiring 90% occupancy*

    As always, please don’t take anything that I blog on here for fact. These are my truths as I have researched for myself, now I urge you to do the same. I have posted some links to help get you started. Let’s continue to learn and educate ourselves and others so we can work collectively to dismantle the the prison industrial complex!

    Time Warner Cable Holdings: http://bit.ly/1qXjzJu

    CCA Holdings: http://bit.ly/1mnlhMA

    GEO Holdings: http://bit.ly/1oE9JJd

    Letter sent by CCA soliciting states to keep prisons 90% full: http://huff.to/1qXiv8p

    GEO website: http://www.geogroup.com/

    CCA website (take a look at their board of directors, you’ll find a familiar name on there): http://www.correctionscorp.com/

    - soulrevision

    Kim stays dropping knowledge! If you’re on twitter I suggest you follow her. You WILL learn something new and informative everyday

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