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French Montana calls black woman a “musty crusty dusty rusty ass hoe” with “nappy hair”

  • Let’s get right to it. French Montana’s tweet calling a Twitter user a “musty crusty dusty rusty ass hoe” with “nappy ass” hair is straight up misogynoir
  • The rapper’s insensitive “joke” was a response to a Twitter user named @artdecoxxx, a black woman, who made a shady remark about French Montana’s current popularity in music. 

  • Twitter reactions to Montana’s dragging of the woman ranged from outraged call-outs of anti-blackness and sexism to full-on defenses of the rappers remarks, a disappointing example of how this language continues to be normalized. Read more. (4/6/2017 11:05 AM)
What’s In Store For The Get Down Part 2?

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The Get Down is set in the South Bronx in New York and revolves around these teens who change the city through their music, dance and graffiti. It gained popularity on Tumblr and Twitter after many had pointed out how a show full of diversity and incredible storytelling was being sidelined for shows that did not break the status quo. Many feared last year that due to the ratings not being as high as some of the other Netflix hits such as ‘Stranger Things’ that we wouldn’t get more episodes but that fear was dispelled when we got a trailer for Part 2 last week.

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it’s always kind of funny to see think pieces about how undertale “came out of nowhere” just because toby fox wasn’t really known in the game industry before its release because, like, it wasn’t just luck. it also wasn’t JUST about undertale’s quality or the fact that it speaks to people, although that’s certainly a big part of it

the fact is, toby worked on some of the most well known earthbound romhacks, and then did some of the most popular music for homestuck, which gave him a sizable following on tumblr and twitter. but just because game journos had never heard of him, they think he was some sort of nobody. like he successfully ran a kickstarter for undertale back in 2013 that made over ten times what he was asking for, and people loved the demo that came out around that time

it’s the classic pattern that so many artists follow these days. work on fanart, maybe contribute to other peoples’ projects. then, once you’re comfortable with your skills and you have an audience, show that audience something original

i saw a really bad think piece about how “undertale is proof that less advertisement is sometimes better” when like? just because toby didn’t run ads on ign doesn’t mean nobody’d heard of it before release. he already had an audience of people who were looking forward to the game, and when the game came out and it ended up being really good, we told all our friends it was good. undertale’s success isn’t a mystery

Who Is: Malay Ho?

Over the past few weeks, it has been brought to all of our attention that Zayn Malik has been in the studio, working with producer Malay Ho. In light of this recent revelation, why not take a moment to learn more about the man Zayn has been working with? Who is Malay Ho?

James Ryan “Malay” Ho, better known as Malay Ho, is a singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer. He knows how to play five different musical instruments and is extremely talented. He is also a student in school. Although he currently has less than two thousand followers on twitter, he is becoming more popular in the music industry. He’s already won two Grammys. 

Two Grammys, what? Malay is mostly known for working, and being friends with, two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Frank Ocean. Frank Ocean’s album Channel Orange was produced by Malay Ho in 2012. It sold over 100,000 copies in its first week and was proclaimed by critics to be the best album of 2012. In 2012, Channel Orange won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album with Malay listed as Frank’s creative partner and co-writer. Malay was also voted in the TOP 10 Producers of the Year by BET.

Aside from Frank Ocean, Malay has also worked with Alicia Keys, John Legend, Tori Kelly, and even Jaime Foxx. In 2013, Alicia Keys won the Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl on Fire which Malay had worked on and helped produce. Two Grammys, just like that. 

On July 29, 2015, Malay retweeted photos of Zayn being signed to RCA, which caused quite the commotion. People began to speculate about whether or not this amazing producer was working with Zayn. Malay has continued to show connections to Zayn by favoriting tweets Zayn has written as well as tweets from fans asking about Zayn’s debut album. On September 14, Malay tweeted:

And so it was confirmed that Zayn Malik has indeed been working with Malay Ho. Zayn working with such an accomplished producer is definitely a step in the right direction for his solo career. Producers like Malay Ho are few and far between and if the success of Channel Orange and Girl on Fire is anything to go by, Zayn is in the right hands. From Instagram pictures of studios, triangles, and tents to tweets about hanging out and working together, we at King Zayn Daily are extremely excited to see what else this dynamic and talented duo has in store for us in the future.