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dick slang. ~.m. by maria b.

i never thought i could see so much of a dick without actually seeing any dick.

p.s. this dance would never work with denim, so if this catches on there’ll be a lot of basketball shorts and cotton sweatpants in da club…


i hate blingees. by jig burn

i don.t have internet at home any longer.  i will blame the recession and leave it at that for now.  it.s hard to check email.  watch porn. basically my mode of distraction and entertainment has left my life.

but i.d like to see this situation as a “glass half full.”

one thing i am glad i.m missing out on is this atrocity known as Blingee.  i have yet to figure out where to place this brand of suck thas available on the internet.  but what i DO know is that mediocrity lives here…and the population is over abundant.  here are a few examples:

"yo. wazzup ladies! i be da fantasee dat you been waitin to cum to lyfe."

exhibit a:  this motherfucker is a clear example of how hip-hop and technology can be wed in perfect harmony.  the hip-hop side is well appropriated by the epilepsy inducing grafitti backdrop.  he was clever to use a piece that says “dope” instead of something that says “suburbZ” because that.s what fake ass fools would do.  hip-hop is also about doing with what you got…and what he has is a nascar hat BUT with a simple twist of the cap back, it is now hip-hop.  let.s notice the usage of his hand.  this is textbook whenever you want to portray a hip-hop “feel” and it looks natural because he lives hip-hop…it.s not a cerebral lifestyle he.s posing.  now the technology part of it soars him through the finish-line of a “thug life” because although he cannot afford “ice”, he aspires to as we can observe by the digital juxtaposition of a glimmer most commonly associated with the sparkle that these diamonds can produce.  he also is aware that he is white and doesn.t want to send off the wrong message.  the last thing he would want is for this work of expression to be misinterpreted.  therefore, he captioned this image with “Bad Boy” as he wants to not only express his status, but sending the implicit message that hip-hop is a multifaceted culture comprised of many types of people.

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educate yourselves: Sadat X via D-Nice by jig burn

True Hip-Hop Stories: Sadat X of Brand Nubian from D-Nice on Vimeo.

In this edition of True Hip-Hop Stories, Sadat X discusses the making of the classic Brand Nubian recording Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down. He also reflects on the state of hip-hop today and how his stint on Rikers Island changed his life.

whether a fan of hip-hop or not…it is shot beautifully by the classic emcee D-Nice.

Sadat X is one of those musicians that just has his head on right and seems to be blessed with talent.  he.s talking about his Brand Nubian [the group he came up in] era.  what.s most interesting about D-Nice.s video series is that he captures the stories of all these under-appreciated artists that are constantly overshadowed by the bullshit of how America sees hip-hop.  his videos are video documentations of unwritten history.  enjoy.