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Money Needs Me

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celebrity, human currency, neon trafficking flashing lights, in god we trust, monarchy, illuminate me, free market new slaves, live your cash, kill the cow.. necessity sees me, desire feeds me, schadenfreude bleeds freely ... the fame monster ... the framed rockstar ... it's just entertainment ... and the economy stupid 140 characters … courtesy is [...]

Happy 10th Birthday to "The College Dropout"

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 "Through the wire, to the limit to the wall; for a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all..." #dropthuglife Junior year of high school, despite - and in a contrarian way, due to - the re-election of George W. Bush, 2004 was an amazing year in an equally understated way. Off the heels of Jay-Z's blueprint, in the slightly distant midst of red-crossed[...]

#POPCANONS The Anatomy of Sonic Iconography, Est. 2013

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Here's a little story that I made up, so let's make believe: four years ago I had a party that was too much fun for me... - "I've Just Begun (Having My Fun)" #basically Back in 2009, I had a little fun drafting up my list of the top twelve Pop artists from the first decade of the millennium (I get bored, it happens). I made up a little narrative of th[...]

Don't Talk To Me #forewordstory

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Celebrities have no rights. If you live a public life, making insane amounts of money off the public you have no rights to a private life. You can be like a Kardashian and court it at all costs, or a Beyonce and shun it like it doesn't matter, but it'll be there as long as your relevance is there. At the end of the day, you can't complain about the pressures[...]

BlinkkMEdia: Karma Police

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Karma Police. In an interview with Hagan, Lauer said that he was irked by the media's coverage of the show, which he portrayed as sensationalistic and distorted. “When the media covers something, it’s important to do basic homework," he said. "You can’t just repeat something over and over again until it sounds true. It’s not fair. You know how much troub[...]

Systematic Exile Amnesia: The 20/10 Inertia #yeezus

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Say what you will about Kanye West's music, but it's undeniable that Ye's vision for the visual aspect of his various projects is unmatched in popular music. From his collaborations with top visual artists like KAWS, Takashia Murakami, and to his cohesive GOOD Fridays single art covers, the cover art is always just as important as the music itself. For me[...]

What Would Yeezus Do?

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Everything in this world seems to be so concrete, so serious, so intense, so dark, and so real. The joke gets good when you realize that in this life, we all die. So, that same darkness that you cherished and took so serious is the same darkness that makes this very existence laughable at worst and a rather light-hearted experience at best. This is what I to[...]

Lyrically Speaking: "Drivin' Me Wild" ft. Lily Allen - Common

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… why critique that which has achieved perfection at its own masterful conception… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking It's this thing now, that's drivin' me wild I gotta see what's up before it gets me down It's thi[...]

Lyrically Speaking: N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose (Remix) feat Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & Pusha T

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… why critique that which has achieved perfection at its own masterful conception… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking (Kanye) Hey, Do you have any black inside you?/ Would you like some, like some?/ You know you got [...]

Foreword Story: Celebrity Is a Minority

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  There is no astronaut training for celebrity... even though this whole life is so outer space! — Kanye West (@kanyewest) January 18, 2011   "Our society's voyeurism is the biggest opportunity - if you can curate that voyeurism, you'll be successful." - Posen #factoryfame #usausa

NEGUS in Paris, for real

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Excuse my French...But Fahamu Pecou is back in France. And this NEGUS is for real. #Imjustsaying. The Atlanta based artist's latest exhibition entitled NEGUS in Paris is set to open this Thursday, at Backslash Gallery in Paris, France. In these latest paintings and drawings, Fahamu addresses the representations of black men in modern society, engaging in par[...]