Thom + M.I.A.?!

Thom dancing to Pull Up The People,
does it get any better?

please do a collabo!



i dont know if i should smile, frown, feel sad, mad, or laugh at this one..?

just can't wait to be

A King of Africa, head to toe



Obama drank and experimented with drugs, but he does not hide that. Instead he talks about them honestly, to a group of kids at a high school:

I made some bad decisions that I’ve actually written about. You know, got into drinking. I experimented with drugs. There was a whole stretch of time that I didn’t really apply myself a lot. It wasn’t until I got out of high school and went to college that I started realizing, “Man, I wasted a lot of time.”



way too cool..

Jay hit it again, but we already knew that..


"thanks to the duffle bag the brown paper bag
the nike shoe box for holding all this cash"


"let your hair down baby, i just hit a score
pick any place on the planet, pick a shore
take what forbes figured then figure more
cause they forgot to account what i did with the raw"

Jay-Z - Roc Boys


one day..

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Saul Williams, megapost

First of all, Saul Williams is a poet

Coded Language

"We are determining the future at this very moment.
We now know that the heart is the philosophers' stone
Our music is our alchemy"

"Let your children name themselves and claim themselves as the new day for
today we are determined to be the channelers of these changing frequencies
into songs, paintings, writings, dance, drama, photography, carpentry,
crafts, love, and love.
We enlist every instrument: Acoustic, electronic.
Every so-called race, gender, and sexual preference.
Every per-son as beings of sound to acknowledge their responsibility to
uplift the consciousness of the entire fucking World."

and an open letter to miss Oprah Winfrey, which I thought completely represents the ideas of today's hip hop, you can read the whole thing here.

Dear Ms. Winfrey,

Thus, the most popular emcees of our age are often those that claim to be heartless or show no feelings or signs of emotion. The poet, on the other hand, is the one who realizes that their vulnerability is their power.

We cannot address the root of what plagues Hip Hop without addressing the root of what plagues today's society and the world.

You see, Ms. Winfrey, at it's worse; Hip Hop is simply a reflection of the society that birthed it. Our love affair with gangsterism and the denigration of women is not rooted in Hip Hop; rather it is rooted in the very core of our personal faith and religions. The gangsters that rule Hip Hop are the same gangsters that rule our nation. 50 Cent and George Bush have the same birthday (July 6th). For a Hip Hop artist to say "I do what I wanna do/Don't care if I get caught/The DA could play this mothafukin tape in court/I'll kill you/ I ain't playin'" epitomizes the confidence and braggadocio we expect an admire from a rapper who claims to represent the lowest denominator. When a world leader with the spirit of a cowboy (the true original gangster of the West: raping, stealing land, and pillaging, as we clapped and cheered.) takes the position of doing what he wants to do, regardless of whether the UN or American public would take him to court, then we have witnessed true gangsterism and violent negligence. Yet, there is nothing more negligent than attempting to address a problem one finds on a branch by censoring the leaves.

Like the rest of the world, I watched footage on AOL of you dancing mindlessly to 50 Cent on your fiftieth birthday as he proclaimed, "I got the ex/if you're into taking drugs/ I'm into having sex/ I ain't into making love" and you looked like you were having a great time. No judgment. I like that song too. Just as I do, James Brown's Sex Machine or Grand Master Flashes "White Lines". Sex, drugs, and rock and roll is how the story goes. Censorship will never solve our problems. It will only foster the sub-cultures of the underground, which inevitably inhabit the mainstream. There is nothing more mainstream than the denigration of women as projected through religious doctrine.

We are a nation at war. What we fail to see is that we are fighting ourselves.

You can download Saul William's new album, produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, for free (hail to Radiohead's distribution) at SaulWilliams.com



To resist is to piss in the wind.
Anyone who does will end up smelling.
Knowing this, why do I defy?
Because my inner voice is yelling.
There is a fist pressing against anyone who thinks something compelling.
Our intuit we're taught to deny,
and our soul we're told is for selling.
Get out from under them
resist and multiply!
Get out from under precipice and see the sky!
Get out from under them
Resist, unlearn, defy!
Get out from under precipice and see the sky!

Out From Under