Tuesday, February 09, 2016

together.

starring hxlt & kathleen hanna.



PITCHFORK: G.O.O.D. Music's HXLT and Kathleen Hanna Team Up on New Track "Together"

money cash hoes.




PITCHFORK: Freddie Gibbs Shares "Money, Cash, Hoes"

king city.

a video.

from majid jordan.


F Cancer.

a video.

from young thug.

perfect.

a video.

from tyler the creator. 

touch me interlude.

a video.

starring teyana taylor.

a moment of clarity.

words. 

"It is hard to describe the bittersweet sting that many African-Americans feel witnessing this national embrace of addicts. It is heartening to see the eclipse of the generations-long failed war on drugs. But black Americans are also knowingly weary and embittered by the absence of such enlightened thinking when those in our own families were similarly wounded. When the face of addiction had dark skin, this nation’s police did not see sons and daughters, sister and brothers. They saw “brothas,” young thugs to be locked up, rather than “people with a purpose in life.”

To be clear, no one laments the violence that the “crack bomb” set off in inner cities more than African-Americans. But while shootings, beatings and robberies cannot be tolerated anywhere, the heroin epidemic shows that how we respond to the crimes accompanying addiction depends on how much we care about the victims of crime and those in the grip of addiction. White heroin addicts get overdose treatment, rehabilitation and reincorporation, a system that will be there for them again and again and again. Black drug users got jail cells and “Just Say No.”

It would be cruel and perverse to seek equal abandonment of those now struggling with addiction as payback for the failures of the ’80s. Nor do I write in mere hopes of inducing cheap racial guilt. The hope, however vain, is that we learn from our meanest moments..."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: When Addiction Has a White Face

Saturday, February 06, 2016

formation.

a video.

starring beyonce.


Friday, February 05, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

the names.

a video.

starring baio (of vampire weekend).


so much it hurts.


white lines.

a moment of clarity.

words.

"Much of the energy on both the left and the right this cycle is coming from white Americans who are rejecting the direction of America and its institutions. There is a profound disappointment. On one hand, it’s about fear of dislocation of supremacy, and the surrendering of power and the security it provides. On the other hand, it’s about disillusionment that the game is rigged and the turf is tilted. It is about defining who created this country’s bounty and who has most benefited from it.

White America is wrestling with itself, torn between two increasingly distant visions and philosophies, trying to figure out if the country should retreat from its present course or be remade.

...Much of America’s past is the story of white people benefiting from a system that white people designed and maintained, which increased their chances of success as it suppressed those same chances in other groups. Those systems persist to this day in some disturbing ways, but the current, vociferous naming and challenging of those systems, the placing of the lamp of truth near the seesaw of privilege and oppression, has provoked a profound sense of discomfort and even anger.

In Sanders’s speech following the Iowa caucuses, he veered from his position that this country “in many ways was created” on “racist principles,” and instead said: “What the American people understand is this country was based and is based on fairness.” Nonwhite people in this country understand that as a matter of history and heritage this simply isn’t true, but it is a hallowed ideal for white America and one that centers the America ethos.

Indeed, the current urgency about inequality as an issue is really about how some white Americans are coming to live an experience that many minorities in this country have long lived — structural inequity has leapt the racial barrier — and that the legacy to which they fully assumed they were heirs is increasingly beyond their grasp..."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: White America’s ‘Broken Heart’

dust.

a video.

from parquet courts.



PITCHFORK: Parquet Courts Announce New Album Human Performance, Expand Tour, Share "Dust" Video

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

whatever happened.




 starring murderland. 

stream here.  

 

chains.

a video. 

from usher.

magic.

a video.

starring tweet.