The Gentrification of Hip Hop

zoranealehustlin:

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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brohaaaan:

me in the financial aid office

brohaaaan:

me in the financial aid office

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celebsinthebuff:

purebloodhipster:

melancholicmarionette:

Chris Golfer

Famous people trying to help other people pull their heads out of their asses.

please will it be any surprise when Daniel Radcliffe nukes his closet! 

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maliciousmelons:

ive always hated kids

"did you hate yourself when you were a kid"

yes

I was often slightly disgusted by some of my peers.. cause everything was a joke and they didn’t know the most basic things so the jokes made no sense. Like I couldn’t talk to them. But now I know why it’s that way n don’t really blame them and am less of a snooty ass. What does quietly judging and excluding them do?

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  • me: whats your opinion on tampons
  • little brother: they're little fuzzy sticks on strings
  • me: then you are ultimately more mature than most boys
  • little brother: why
  • me: for some reason tampons are gross and taboo just cuz they go in a vagina
  • little brother: well so does a penis and boys never stop talking about those
  • me:
  • little brother:
  • me: that is a fantastic point

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shiporsink:

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you-can-call-me-carl:

How come a girl can wear guys clothes and look cute or wear a suit and look hot, but when a guy wears a dress or a skirt it’s weird?

because our society thinks it’s degrading to be feminine

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transyoite:

yungrufio:

megasumpex:

shout out to the kids and adults who have memory problems, who get yelled and screamed at by their families for not remembering things

or over-remembering. remembering things no one else seems to remember but still having blankets of empty in their memory and wondering why they can’t remember chunks of things or why their timelines are all off

oh my god i thought i was alone

my people

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swanblood:

I think I’m going to make that previous post into a post that can be reblogged. Again, this is just one person’s opinion about cultural appropriation! Don’t take my words as absolute truth. Ask different people what they think and read different stories.

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What is cultural appropriation?

The…

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