The Gentrification of Hip Hop

Esteemed filmmaker Spike Lee came under fire recently for being outspoken about the gentrification currently taking place in Brooklyn, New York. One of Lee’s complaints is that the new neighbors in these revamped cities and neighborhoods don’t have any respect for the culture and history of the cities they are now flocking to (x).

For many people, Brooklyn is synonymous with hip hop culture. Brooklyn has given birth to some of largest names in rap music such as Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Mos Def, and multiple others. However, much like the city it became popular in, rap has taken a cultural shift within the past few years, largely due to the many white hip hop artist that have become popular.

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Pari’s Character’s Mood Boards

AnotherGleefulHogwarts // Finn Christopher Hudson

"I don’t know if it’s honorable ,but it’s something- leading the team is a great feeling, and I really push to build like relationships with the people on your team, the more chemistry you have off the pitch, the more you’ll have on the pitch. It seems to work for us. Quinn’s great, a good person to look up to- but you’re Kitty WIlde, and that’s pretty special too. Yes I care about you, you’re amazing. Trust me, you don’t have to smack me, I won’t tell- but Kitty, everyone deserves to be loved, you might not see it, but you are liked, you are loved- it’s just hard to get under the surface with you. Don’t be afraid to let people see who really are, it’s okay to be nice every now and then. You don’t have to be scared, the worst they can say is no, and then if something like that happens you can move on, you know? Don’t take it so seriously, you’re special."

anonymous said:

Carolina and Sigma being a punk.

Carolina rubs at her eyes tiredly, her head throbbing with an oncoming migraine. She’d just got back from the job from hell, had a fucking bruise that spanned the length of her entire back and it felt like someone had shot a bullet through her skull. Honestly all she wanted was to go lock herself down in her room for a few hours and just sleep.

But clearly that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon with how both of her Recoveries were intent on bickering in front of her. Or rather, Sigma was bickering, because Wash looked as exhausted as she felt.

"Sigma," Wash sighs. "For the last time, you’re not ready for a solo take as Recovery."

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No One Sings Songs for Sad Black Girls

I was only twelve years old when I first contemplated suicide. With tears laced with my father’s verbal lashings and a crippling self hatred streaming down my face, I emptied a bottle of painkillers into my hand, preparing to swallow them down. My mother walked in, talking me down off the proverbial cliff I had climbed onto and sent me off to school. 

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