I had the pleasure of meeting dude briefly after one of his performances, and I thought he was incredibly talented. This song though, “How Good Is Your Love” felt like a bonafide to me. Much success to this brother. He deserves it  

I haven’t listened to this song in months. The second it came on, it gave me chills. I was instantly reminded why it meant so much to me. The enthusiast rap community loves to toss around the term “struggle rap” and maybe this falls under that umbrella. We all don’t turn up every night, and instead sacrifice everything for what we’re most passionate about. I know I’ve put it all on the line. By Any Dreams Necessary

upnorthtrips:

Thirty years ago today, the first episode of The Cosby Show premiered on NBC.

This show changed my life for real! This planted the seed for what would eventually become the #InvincibleDream!!!

upnorthtrips:

Thirty years ago today, the first episode of The Cosby Show premiered on NBC.

This show changed my life for real! This planted the seed for what would eventually become the #InvincibleDream!!!

inspired by (x)

Fresh!

WOWZERS!!! you can scan your face in NBA 2k15!!! Technology is nuts. Game got real. 

billyivan:

Before Clair & Theo.

billyivan:

Before Clair & Theo.

karliehustle:

Most people are trying to keep a job or find a job. 

I’m here to help you quit in a few easy steps.

#salute that girl Karlie!! Always BU:SY & Hustling

djsavone:

In The Event Of My Demise…June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996R.I.P. Tupac Shakur

djsavone:

In The Event Of My Demise…
June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996
R.I.P. Tupac Shakur

upnorthtrips:

I let my tape rock, til my tape popped.

Truth be told, when this album dropped I was still in my Illmatic stupor. I was young, and even being from the hood, I thought songs like “Suicidal Thoughts” were just too dark. Regardless, I couldn’t escape Biggie fever. Every car that passed seemed to be playing it. Hot 9 played it all day. Every station from MTV to BET to BCAT (Brooklyn Public Access) ran the vids into the ground. At some point, I gave in. Thankfully I did because all the Easy Mo Bee tracks like “Everyday Struggle” & “Me & My Bitch” were nothing short of incredible. The more I studied his cadence and the nuances of his delivery, the more I realized how “special” he was. No one, and I mean NO ONE, sets a rhyme off better than Big. His opening bars are contagious: “It was all a dream..”, “Who the fuck is this…”, “When it comes to sex, I’m similar…”. In this category, he is unequivocally unrivaled. He was the king of simple sounding, yet deceptively complex rhyme schemes: ” My forte causes Caucasians to say”. On 1st listen, you may miss the alliteration. Point is, B.I.G. got busy! "Throw up some ice for the nicest emcee"

upnorthtrips:

I let my tape rock, til my tape popped.

Truth be told, when this album dropped I was still in my Illmatic stupor. I was young, and even being from the hood, I thought songs like “Suicidal Thoughts” were just too dark. Regardless, I couldn’t escape Biggie fever. Every car that passed seemed to be playing it. Hot 9 played it all day. Every station from MTV to BET to BCAT (Brooklyn Public Access) ran the vids into the ground. At some point, I gave in.

Thankfully I did because all the Easy Mo Bee tracks like “Everyday Struggle” & “Me & My Bitch” were nothing short of incredible. The more I studied his cadence and the nuances of his delivery, the more I realized how “special” he was. No one, and I mean NO ONE, sets a rhyme off better than Big. His opening bars are contagious: “It was all a dream..”, “Who the fuck is this…”, “When it comes to sex, I’m similar…”. In this category, he is unequivocally unrivaled. He was the king of simple sounding, yet deceptively complex rhyme schemes: ” My forte causes Caucasians to say”. On 1st listen, you may miss the alliteration.

Point is, B.I.G. got busy!

"Throw up some ice for the nicest emcee"

kindredwisdom:

Greenhouse had a great screening at Afronaut(a) 2.0 in Pittsburgh last Sunday. Next up, Greenhouse will be screening in October 2014 in NYC in the 17th Reel Sisters Film Festival!

Eight year old suburban twins appear to be raising themselves in the absence of their parents. They both yearn for an escape, but from what? It soon becomes apparent ‘nobody and nothing is what it seems’.

This!!!!