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.

Monday, November 17, 2014



in the air tonight.

an ongoing discussion/moment of clarity.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Inequality, Unbelievably, Gets Worse

underneath the stars.

a moment of clarity. 


 "Of course there are bad decisions and bad programs. But modern American political discourse is dominated by cheap cynicism about public policy, a free-floating contempt for any and all efforts to improve our lives. And this cheap cynicism is completely unjustified. It’s true that government-hating politicians can sometimes turn their predictions of failure into self-fulfilling prophecies, but when leaders want to make government work, they can.

 ...Conservatives want you to believe that while the goals of public programs on health, energy and more may be laudable, experience shows that such programs are doomed to failure. Don’t believe them. Yes, sometimes government officials, being human, get things wrong. But we’re actually surrounded by examples of government success, which they don’t want you to notice."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: When Government Succeeds

gold coins.

starring charli xcx.


a video.

from arca.

hear me.

a video.

from the very best.

the battlefield.

starring ghostface killah, kool g rap, az, & tre williams.

seventy four is the new twenty four.

starring giorgio morodoer.

PITCHFORK: Giorgio Moroder Enlists Britney, Charli XCX, Sia, Kylie Minogue for New Album, Shares "74 is the New 24"

uptown funk.

a video.

from bruno mars & mark ronson. 


starring the smashing pumpkins. 

STEREOGUM: The Smashing Pumpkins – “Tiberius”


a video.

starring dizzee rascal.

Sunday, November 16, 2014