1. That’s my problem with fucking trap music: People are rapping about killing niggas and selling fucking drugs all day, but it sounds happy—that’s bullshit. That shit’s stressful: You’re not going to make no fucking money, somebody’s going to end up dead, and you’re not going to be able to pay for his funeral because his mom probably don’t fuck with him like that, and he don’t got health insurance. So now you have to do a fucking car wash to pay for somebody’s funeral and bury him in some cheap shit. Where’s that song?
    — Long Beach MC Vince Staples in our latest Rising interview. (via pitchfork)
     

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  3. 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.
     


  4. 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)

     


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

     

  6. 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

     

  7. todayinhiphophistory:

    Today in Hip Hop History:

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

     

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  9. televandalist:

    Grandmaster Flash

    (via hip-hop-archive)

     

  10. todayinhiphophistory:

    Today in Hip Hop History:

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

     


  11. 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)

     

  12. vivevadiabbracci:

    ah…….

    NM. With the crown naturally.

    (Source: iironlak, via beerandhotsauce)

     

  13. 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)

     

  14. 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)

     

  15. todayinhiphophistory:

    Today in Hip Hop History:

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