Tuesday, November 25, 2014

take my side.

take u there.

a video.

from jack u & kiesza.

that did it.

a video.

starring tink + sleigh bells.

PITCHFORK: Sleigh Bells and Tink Share "That Did It" Video + Tink releases "Tell the Children", a song about police brutality, inspired by Ferguson and Michael Brown


a video.

starring faith evans.


a video.

starring mary j. blige.

the next day.

an ongoing discussion/moment of clarity.

"The pleas of Michael Brown’s father and Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, were ultimately incapable of containing the violence that erupted last night, because in so many ways what happened here extended beyond their son. His death was a punctuation to a long, profane sentence, one which has insulted a great many, and with damning frequency of late. In his statement after the decision was announced, President Barack Obama took pains to point out that “there is never an excuse for violence.” The man who once told us that there was no black America or white America but only the United States of America has become a President whose statements on unpunished racial injustices are a genre unto themselves. Perhaps it only seems contradictory that the deaths of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, John Ford and Michael Brown—all unarmed black men shot by men who faced no official sanction for their actions—came during the first black Presidency. Or perhaps the message here is that American democracy has reached the limits of its elasticity—that the symbolic empowerment of individuals, while the great many remain citizen-outsiders, is the best that we can hope for. The air last night, thick with smoke and gunfire, suggested something damning of the President."

THE NEW YORKER: Chronicle of a Riot Foretold


THE NEW YORKER: Ferguson: An American Dilemma

PAJIBA: Because I Am Sick And I Am Tired, And I Want You To Be Sick And Tired With Me - A Guide To Understanding Ferguson

ROLLING STONE: Watching Ferguson Burn: What Constitutes Appropriate Rebellion?

THE POWDER ROOM: Darren Wilson Was Afraid

SLATE: Why the Urgent Anger of Michael Brown’s Mother Matters

Monday, November 24, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014


a video.

from beverly.

after life, after party.

a video.

from jacques greene.

sellin' dope.

starring freddie gibbs & mike dean. 


FADER: Listen To SZA's Beautiful, Honest "Sobriety"


an ongoing discussion/moment of clarity.


"Markets, especially new ones, involve continuous exploration. Prices and offerings shift as buyers explore what is available at various prices and sellers explore what they can afford to offer at those prices. If the market works well, the process should lead to greater consumer satisfaction and more efficiency; in this case, better care at lower cost. The proponents of the Affordable Care Act don’t claim the law is perfect. The act’s markets are in their infancy. Both buyers and sellers need more information. The rules will have to be adjusted as experience accumulates.

But millions of people do have health coverage who didn’t have it two years ago. The markets are working pretty well and exploration is happening, consumers are learning and more insurers are testing the market. Should believers in market forces try to gut the Affordable Care Act? Heavens, no. They should seize this huge opportunity to prove their case by helping to make the law’s markets work effectively."

THE WASHINGTON POST: People who wanted market-driven health care now have it in the Affordable Care Act

the followers.

a video.

from wale.

a moment of clarity.


"Obama followed it up by insisting that he wasn’t going to give the undocumented a free pass. This was not “amnesty,” he insisted with a commendably straight face. Those affected—mainly immigrants who have been here for more than five years and have children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents—would have to register with the government, pass a criminal-background check, and pay their taxes, including fines for late payment. In return, they would be allowed to stay in the country and work legally. They wouldn’t get citizenship, or permanent residency, or access to “the same benefits that citizens receive”—i.e., no health-care subsidies—but they would no longer face the threat of being deported. “You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law,” Obama said. “That’s what this deal is.… What I’m describing is accountability—a common-sense, middle-ground approach.”

...Pointing out Republican obstreperousness isn’t a winning strategy on its own, however, and the President knows it. He also needs to persuade the American people that what he is doing is just and right, and in the final part of his speech he once again elevated his argument, by asking a list of rhetorical questions:

 'Are we a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where workers who pick our fruit and make our beds never have a chance to get right with the law? Or are we a nation that gives them a chance to make amends, take responsibility, and give their kids a better future?

 Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms? Or are we a nation that values families, and works together to keep them together? …

That’s what this debate is all about.'"

THE NEW YORKER: Obama Goes Big on Immigration


THE WASHINGTON POST: The Insiders: Republicans shouldn’t overreact to Obama’s immigration order

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Suffer Little Children

drum + fire.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


stay awhile.

a video.

starring she & him.

run the jewels.

with eric andre, killer mike, and action bronson.

blockbuster night part one.

a video.

starring run the jewels.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


coming attractions...

ROLLING STONE: Official Bob Marley Marijuana Blend On the Way


starring mjb & disclosure. 


a remix.

starring hudson mohawke, future, pusha t, french montana, and travi$ scott. 

stream here.  


starring the wu-tang clan.

three am in cape town.

(swag worth a mill pt. three).

a video.

from casey veggies.