Friday, June 29, 2012


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"So the Supreme Court — defying many expectations — upheld the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare. There will, no doubt, be many headlines declaring this a big victory for President Obama, which it is. But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you.

...In short, unless you belong to that tiny class of wealthy Americans who are insulated and isolated from the realities of most people’s lives, the winners from that Supreme Court decision are your friends, your relatives, the people you work with — and, very likely, you. For almost all of us stand to benefit from making America a kinder and more decent society.

...It’s not perfect, by a long shot — it is, after all, originally a Republican plan, devised long ago as a way to forestall the obvious alternative of extending Medicare to cover everyone. As a result, it’s an awkward hybrid of public and private insurance that isn’t the way anyone would have designed a system from scratch. And there will be a long struggle to make it better, just as there was for Social Security. (Bring back the public option!) But it’s still a big step toward a better — and by that I mean morally better — society..."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Real Winners


A Moment of Clarity.

THE WASHINGTON POST: The Supreme Court helps heal the nation

It's Nothin.

MISS INFO: New Music: Wiz Khalifa Feat. 2 Chainz “It’s Nothin”

Hell's Angel.

 A video.

Starring Stalley & Rick Ross.

Sam (Is Dead)

A video.

Starring Odd Future (Domo Genesis & Tyler the Creator).


Romeo & Master P.

On a Bubble.

A video.


Featuring Little Dragon.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Youth in Trouble.

A video.

From The Presets.

Face to Face.

Starring Tweet.


With Justin Bieber. 

Queen of California.

A Draw Something video.

From John Mayer.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Double Scotch Time



GAWKER: Internet Girls, Mad Men, and Why the ‘Greatest’ Generation Wasn’t

New Day.

Starring Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz.

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A Moment of Clarity.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Obamacare lives, but much fighting lies ahead


THE WASHINGTON POST: John Roberts, insurance industry shill

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Roberts Hits the Reset Button

I Wish You Would.

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NAH RIGHT: The Kickdrums ft. A$AP Rocky & Lana Del Rey – Ridin’



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A video.    

Starring Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks.

Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free).

A video.

Starring Lupe Fiasco.

THIS Dude.

Both of Us. 

A video.

Starring B.o.B. & Taylor Swift.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


A Psuedo VHS video.

Starring Kreayshawn & V-Nasty.

Would That Not Be Nice.

STEREOGUM: Divine Fits – “Would That Not Be Nice”

Days Go By.

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ROLLING STONE: Exclusive Book Excerpt: R. Kelly's 'Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me'

Meanwhile with Drake...

POP DUST: Watch Drake Smoke Hookah To His Own Music

"I'll bring the pillows and jammy jams!"

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Chris Brown, Drake Fight: Singers Offered $1 Million To Box For Charity


YOUHEARDTHATNEW: Childish Gambino – One Up


LISTEN BEFORE YOU BUY: Listen: Cat Power – Cherokee

Bad Bitch.

Starring Lupe Fiasco.

MTV RAPFIX: Lupe Fiasco Debuts Food & Liquor 2 Single 'Bad Bitch'


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Captain America?

Reality Bites.

THE WASHINGTON POST: A presidential campaign with no drama

Summertime is Coming.

PITCHFORK: Listen: Interpol's Paul Banks: "Summertime Is Coming"

Cashin' Out.

A remix.

Starring Krayzie Bone.


Lana Del Rey.

A$AP Rocky.

National Anthem. 

Coming Soon...

Monday, June 25, 2012


 FILE UNDER: Coming Attractions.


Just you watch...

Bad Girls.

Co-Starring Missy Elliot & Azelia Banks.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kobe Bryant is the problem, not the solution for Lakers

Take Care.


"Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court may make possible something that has yet to happen: an honest and complete discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

...Maybe now, supporters of the ACA will find their voices and point to the 30 million people the law would help to buy health insurance, how much assistance it gives businesses, how it creates a more rational health insurance market, how it helps those 26 and under stay on their parents’ health plans, how it protects those with pre-existing conditions. “Obamacare” isn’t about President Obama. It’s about beginning to bring an end to the scandal of a very rich nation leaving so many of its citizens without basic health coverage. However the court rules, we need to remember why this whole fight started in the first place..."

 THE WASHINGTON POST: Will we love the health-care law if it dies?


Nuts & Bolts.

Health. CARE. First. AID.

"Iced Out."

With Action Bronson.

PITCHFORK: Watch Action Bronson Freestyle in an Ice Cream Truck on a New Episode of's "Selector"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bones, Ribs, Coolers, and Beer.

As the days get long, and we see a rise in temperatures, how many bitches want to touch this n****a name Snoo- ah hem, I mean we should take the time to relax the mind, let the conscious be free, and indulge in the tunes best fit for chilling, dranking, and in the words of Magic Johnson, "having a good time..." 

Ain't that right Onra?


Bite My Tongue.

A video.

Starring King Khan & The Shrines.



My Type of Party.

A video.

Starring DOM Kennedy.



"...There isn’t a dime’s distance between Obama and Romney in the polls. This election is close. But we still have nearly five months before votes are cast so I’m getting irritated because we’re being inundated with inanities. (I also abuse alliteration when I’m tired — so there.)

Pundits pick over every strategic or tactical machination — they break it down, comb through it and analyze it to no end. These maneuvers are always part of a war on something sacred: women, religion, the middle-class, job creators, logic, freedom.

Every political position heralds the end of times, or at least the end of America’s time, as if we are still the envy of all others, the ones who rise above and go beyond, the do-right country with the can-do attitude.
The truth is that we are a broken government, operating on borrowed money and borrowed time. We don’t have the vision or will or wherewithal to spend or save. So we float forward as the roar of the nearing falls grows louder. We battle over who should row the boat and in which direction, as the spray of crashing waters moistens our faces.

As a country, we are at a decision point.

Not only can we not do big things, we can’t do small ones either..."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Campaigns and Crankiness

A Moment of Clarity.

Razzle Dazzle.

THE NEW YORK TIMES: In Need, In New York

Accidental Murderers.

MISS INFO: New Music: Nas Feat. Rick Ross “Accidental Murderers” #LifeIsGood


A Remix.

Starring M.I.A., Missy Elliot, & Rye Rye.

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"...The real lesson from Europe is not that we should all tighten our belts and endure more pain but that we need to get the global economy moving. That means our Federal Reserve should pursue more expansive policies. And if congressional Republicans weren’t so determined to block nearly every initiative President Obama puts forward, they would agree to pump more money into state governments and into infrastructure spending to speed a decline in unemployment.

As for Europe, it has gotten a reprieve from Greece’s voters, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel should not see this as a mandate for continuing current policies. I understand why Merkel is reluctant to transfer German money to Greece, Spain and Italy. But her approach is no longer sustainable. The world needs growth, and it needs it fast."

THE WASHINGTON POST: E.J. Dionne: We’re not Greece

The Fast and the FURIOUS.


THE WASHINGTON POST: Republicans’ attempt to hold Holder in contempt is uphill battle


For Your Consideration...

SLATE: Where You’re From and Where You’re @: Azealia Banks, A$AP Rocky, TNGHT, and the end of hip-hop regionalism.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"I agree with these statements."

COKEMACHINEGLOW: The Walkmen: Heaven. A Review


 A video.

Starring Lemonade.


STEREOGUM: Watch Bloc Party Debut Four Songs In Glasgow


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Dream Act grandstanding

Nuts & Bolts.

A Moment of Clarity. 


"...So what does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do apart from the individual mandate? Three big things.

First, private insurance companies will be required not to deny or revoke insurance because of preexisting conditions. They can still make good profits, but not by dumping sick people or avoiding people who might become sick. Second, Medicaid will be expanded to cover about 16 million additional low-income people, and generous tax credits will be provided to help businesses and middle-class Americans afford private health insurance plans. Third, the law requires each state to establish an exchange, or virtual marketplace, where people and businesses can comparison shop for health plans and find out which tax credits they can use to help pay for a plan of their choice.

These steps are the essence of the Affordable Care Act — and although we rarely hear about it, polling shows that 60% to 70% of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favor these core provisions.
What happens if the Supreme Court nixes the individual mandate? Politically, the law might actually be better off if the mandate is surgically removed. After a couple of weeks of doomsaying, the focus of public discussion will switch to the important provisions most Americans favor.

Ultimately, though, if the men and women in black robes rule out the mandate at the national level, then new tools must be found to make sure that people do not just wait until they get sick to obtain insurance. If we simply let people wait until they need coverage, health insurance will soon cover only the old and sick, and it will cost too much for everyone..."

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Getting past healthcare's individual mandate

"No, no, no, no, NO!"

THE WASHINGTON POST: Yes, today's Republicans really are different

A Moment of Clarity.


THE WASHINGTON POST: Nothing sweet about heckling Obama in the Rose Garden