RIP Richard Nichols

Bummed to hear this guy passed. Pretty much the father of the Roots, he was their manager, producer, A&R, engineer, etc etc since their inception (when Questo and Thought were just teens). Plus he contributed to their liner notes, lent his voice to the albums at times, and most recently provided interludes throughout Questlove’s book. I had no idea he was sick. RIP man, and thanks for bringing such a legendary group to the forefront.

I hate that people in marketing are now my age and younger. I’m sure back in the 80s commercials would reference Luther Vandross or Dallas, but just now I saw a Dr. Pepper/Taco Bell ad that said “pour up…drank”. Shut up. Quit trying to sell me crap with pop culture references like you’re some goober ass uncle trying to be hip at the family party.

Just finished rewatching all of the Wire.  I stand by my claim that it is one of the most important television shows, period.  If you haven’t seen it and think it’s just some cop show, you are greatly underestimating it.  Not only does it work on a level of examining our educational, police, political, journalistic, trade, and street systems; but it is also an amazing example of prime modern day story telling, dialogue, and character development.  Watch it if you haven’t yet.

Just finished rewatching all of the Wire. I stand by my claim that it is one of the most important television shows, period. If you haven’t seen it and think it’s just some cop show, you are greatly underestimating it. Not only does it work on a level of examining our educational, police, political, journalistic, trade, and street systems; but it is also an amazing example of prime modern day story telling, dialogue, and character development. Watch it if you haven’t yet.

This one gives me good feels. Pharoahe Monch - D.R.E.A.M. Feat. Talib Kweli

This song is on some mid 90s feel. Out of all the crews comin back, it’s really good to have these guys back. The Lox Feat Sevyn Streeter - You Remind Me

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RIP Bobby Womack.  Across 110th St remains one of the coolest songs of all time.

RIP Bobby Womack. Across 110th St remains one of the coolest songs of all time.


Marvin


The greatest.

Marvin

The greatest.

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Anonymous said: love & basketball DID come out like 15 years ago nigga! u old as fuck if saw that when it came out hahaha

real-hiphophead:

Yep. I’m old. I’m tired. Leave me alone.

I saw that ish in theaters!

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60s70sand80s:

Prince - Sign o’ the Times (Paisley Park, 1987)

A classic album.  You can hear how much popular music of today was inspired by tracks off this album, some of it very directly.  From Beyoncé to 3 Stacks and more.

60s70sand80s:

Prince - Sign o’ the Times (Paisley Park, 1987)

A classic album. You can hear how much popular music of today was inspired by tracks off this album, some of it very directly. From Beyoncé to 3 Stacks and more.

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Wall of Tatsu Ramen on Melrose

Wall of Tatsu Ramen on Melrose

hip-hop-odyssey:

J Dilla x Madlib x MF Doom


The trifecta

hip-hop-odyssey:

J Dilla x Madlib x MF Doom

The trifecta

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Classic story telling on the KTLA news. ‘Get down! Get down!’ ‘Naah’.

This makes so much sense.  The hero from my childhood with the hero from my teenage years.

This makes so much sense. The hero from my childhood with the hero from my teenage years.