Lynx

A name I created for myself in my early adolescent hood. It is also my stage name. It means Golden. Lynx is a part of the cat family, my favorite animal. The desert Lynx Particularly is Golden. Coming up I saw my self as the golden child, I wanted to become somebody. I felt as if I stood out of the crowd from everyone else. There was just something about me that was specifiaclly diffrent from everyone else. I am currently on a life long journey trynna figure that out

On to the next one..

Whats up, my name is Nick, Im a student, a poet, an idealist, a leader in my community, and I want to make a diffrence.
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Kendrick Lamar is The Notorious B.I.G. ReIncarnated: A Hip-Hop commentary

A bold statement to say the least — Kendrick Lamar? Biggie? Elaborate? I will. Disclaimer, an open mind is needed. I was on my way home tonight and I was listening to Hot 97 on the radio. While listening, I heard a bunch of whack songs and then they played the T.D.E. cypher with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and of course Kendrick Lamar, also known as Black Hippy. I couldnt believe that this rap cypher over Mobb Deep’s Shooke ones beat, was actually playing on the radio. I was excited that they played a song that had lyrical rappers not just the clown music that alot of new rappers are sounding like.

But it meant more then just that. I made an instant connection to Biggie because it made me think about biggie in 1995 when he participated in a historic moment in Hip-Hop. At this rap cypher some of Hip-Hop’s premier lyricist were in the house, like Big Daddy Kane, Shyheim, and of course the late Tupac Shakur. I view this moment as iconic because 18 years later, they still play snippets of biggie from that cypher and sometimes Funk Master Flex actually lets the entire rap cypher play on the radio.

I view the recent T.D.E. rap cypher on the B.E.T. awards the same in terms of its impact on Hip-Hop. I feel as though this moment, especially considering the state of Hip-Hop where the emphasis is no longer on lyrical ability, will stand the test of time and will continue to be played on the radio 18 years from now. I mean it made it all the way to the radio, of all things to make it to the radio. Kendrick is clearly the most lyrically talented in the rap cypher as did Biggie in his rap cypher.

Also consider how Biggie impacted Hip-Hop music when he released his debut album. He made music that is still glorified to this day as some of Hip-Hop’s greatest music. I believe that Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut has matched the impact of Biggie’s Ready To Die album. Kendrick and Biggie clearly dont rap the same, but the spirit of Biggie Smalls lives on in Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick is a person that is out to prove how good he can rap, not just out there to make money. Biggie just wanted to get out the hood, however their motivation to accomplish their goals were just the same. Biggie raised the bar when it came to lyrics, and Kendrick is doing the same thing to Hip-Hop now, where true lyricists are the last of a dime breed. I salute Kendrick Lamar. He is doing great things with Hip-Hop and I think he has what it takes to elevate the game to new levels.

King Kendrick

northstarbrooks:

z-ay:

simplypurkey:


Gateway of the Mind
In 1983, a team of deeply pious scientists conducted a radical experiment in an undisclosed facility. The scientists had theorized that a human without access to any senses or ways to perceive stimuli would be able to perceive the presence of God. They believed that the five senses clouded our awareness of eternity, and without them, a human could actually establish contact with God by thought. An elderly man who claimed to have “nothing left to live for” was the only test subject to volunteer. To purge him of all his senses, the scientists performed a complex operation in which every sensory nerve connection to the brain was surgically severed. Although the test subject retained full muscular function, he could not see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. With no possible way to communicate with or even sense the outside world, he was alone with his thoughts.
Scientists monitored him as he spoke aloud about his state of mind in jumbled, slurred sentences that he couldn’t even hear. After four days, the man claimed to be hearing hushed, unintelligible voices in his head. Assuming it was an onset of psychosis, the scientists paid little attention to the man’s concerns.
Two days later, the man cried that he could hear his dead wife speaking with him, and even more, he could communicate back. The scientists were intrigued, but were not convinced until the subject started naming dead relatives of the scientists. He repeated personal information to the scientists that only their dead spouses and parents would have known. At this point, a sizable portion of scientists left the study.
After a week of conversing with the deceased through his thoughts, the subject became distressed, saying the voices were overwhelming. In every waking moment, his consciousness was bombarded by hundreds of voices that refused to leave him alone. He frequently threw himself against the wall, trying to elicit a pain response. He begged the scientists for sedatives, so he could escape the voices by sleeping. This tactic worked for three days, until he started having severe night terrors. The subject repeatedly said that he could see and hear the deceased in his dreams.
Only a day later, the subject began to scream and claw at his non-functional eyes, hoping to sense something in the physical world. The hysterical subject now said the voices of the dead were deafening and hostile, speaking of hell and the end of the world. At one point, he yelled “No heaven, no forgiveness” for five hours straight. He continually begged to be killed, but the scientists were convinced that he was close to establishing contact with God.
After another day, the subject could no longer form coherent sentences. Seemingly mad, he started to bite off chunks of flesh from his arm. The scientists rushed into the test chamber and restrained him to a table so he could not kill himself. After a few hours of being tied down, the subject halted his struggling and screaming. He stared blankly at the ceiling as teardrops silently streaked across his face. For two weeks, the subject had to be manually rehydrated due to the constant crying. Eventually, he turned his head and, despite his blindness, made focused eye contact with a scientist for the first time in the study. He whispered “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and his vital signs stopped. There was no apparent cause of death.

I’ve been waiting for this post to show back up on my dash for months

Holy shit

The scariest shit I’ve read in a long time

Interesting read, I wonder how true this is

northstarbrooks:

z-ay:

simplypurkey:

Gateway of the Mind

In 1983, a team of deeply pious scientists conducted a radical experiment in an undisclosed facility. The scientists had theorized that a human without access to any senses or ways to perceive stimuli would be able to perceive the presence of God. They believed that the five senses clouded our awareness of eternity, and without them, a human could actually establish contact with God by thought. An elderly man who claimed to have “nothing left to live for” was the only test subject to volunteer. To purge him of all his senses, the scientists performed a complex operation in which every sensory nerve connection to the brain was surgically severed. Although the test subject retained full muscular function, he could not see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. With no possible way to communicate with or even sense the outside world, he was alone with his thoughts.

Scientists monitored him as he spoke aloud about his state of mind in jumbled, slurred sentences that he couldn’t even hear. After four days, the man claimed to be hearing hushed, unintelligible voices in his head. Assuming it was an onset of psychosis, the scientists paid little attention to the man’s concerns.

Two days later, the man cried that he could hear his dead wife speaking with him, and even more, he could communicate back. The scientists were intrigued, but were not convinced until the subject started naming dead relatives of the scientists. He repeated personal information to the scientists that only their dead spouses and parents would have known. At this point, a sizable portion of scientists left the study.

After a week of conversing with the deceased through his thoughts, the subject became distressed, saying the voices were overwhelming. In every waking moment, his consciousness was bombarded by hundreds of voices that refused to leave him alone. He frequently threw himself against the wall, trying to elicit a pain response. He begged the scientists for sedatives, so he could escape the voices by sleeping. This tactic worked for three days, until he started having severe night terrors. The subject repeatedly said that he could see and hear the deceased in his dreams.

Only a day later, the subject began to scream and claw at his non-functional eyes, hoping to sense something in the physical world. The hysterical subject now said the voices of the dead were deafening and hostile, speaking of hell and the end of the world. At one point, he yelled “No heaven, no forgiveness” for five hours straight. He continually begged to be killed, but the scientists were convinced that he was close to establishing contact with God.

After another day, the subject could no longer form coherent sentences. Seemingly mad, he started to bite off chunks of flesh from his arm. The scientists rushed into the test chamber and restrained him to a table so he could not kill himself. After a few hours of being tied down, the subject halted his struggling and screaming. He stared blankly at the ceiling as teardrops silently streaked across his face. For two weeks, the subject had to be manually rehydrated due to the constant crying. Eventually, he turned his head and, despite his blindness, made focused eye contact with a scientist for the first time in the study. He whispered “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and his vital signs stopped. There was no apparent cause of death.

I’ve been waiting for this post to show back up on my dash for months

Holy shit

The scariest shit I’ve read in a long time

Interesting read, I wonder how true this is

(Source: fuckyesparanormal)

Over the last few years I’ve grown increasingly uncomfortable with using the word “conscious” to describe various members of the African community who profess a certain degree of understanding of the system of racism and white supremacy.

I’ve grown uncomfortable because this supposed “consciousness” of racism did not always reflect a deeper awareness of the interrelated systems of oppression, or of the internal contradictions in many “conscious” individuals or organizations that served to undermine the viability and sustainability of their work. I would meet folks who were “conscious” of the impact of a racist/white supremacist system, yet unconscious or indifferent to their deep-seated sexism and loathing of women. I would encounter folks who were conscious of the contradictions of the system of capitalism, but seemingly oblivious or indifferent to their own authoritarian tendencies, and the role that these served in malforming their work in various organizations.

Ultimately, I concluded that having a limited awareness is insufficient to truly be “conscious”. “Consciousness” should reflect a state of holistic awareness of a range of things: political-economy, cultural praxis, ideology, worldview, the environment, and so on but this is woefully absent. I decided that rather than assessing people on the basis of what they profess to understand, I should evaluate them on the basis of their work.

Kamau Rashid (via kemetically-afrolatino)

kemetically-afrolatino:

Autism awareness month tip #1: the word retard hurts, always and anytime you use it. 
when i’m around ppl and they spit the word out i feel like i’ve been smacked, especially from older people! 
i rarely ever reprimand ppl becuz i get so uncomfortable from the shock that i tend to shut down.
 i havent had the courage really to ask many ppl not to say it, only those who i’m close with who i know will respect me. 
i also remember a time that i used the word ignorantly, so i try to be patient. but the word retard is not funny, never was, never will be.

kemetically-afrolatino:

Autism awareness month tip #1: the word retard hurts, always and anytime you use it.

when i’m around ppl and they spit the word out i feel like i’ve been smacked, especially from older people!

i rarely ever reprimand ppl becuz i get so uncomfortable from the shock that i tend to shut down.

i havent had the courage really to ask many ppl not to say it, only those who i’m close with who i know will respect me.

i also remember a time that i used the word ignorantly, so i try to be patient. but the word retard is not funny, never was, never will be.

Wow…I remember this on my big ass computer monitor back in the day running Microsoft for Workgroups aka a Mac OS knockoff. lol

Wow…I remember this on my big ass computer monitor back in the day running Microsoft for Workgroups aka a Mac OS knockoff. lol

(Source: spacecadet)

anarcho-queer:

How To Be A ‘Reverse-Racist’: An Actual Step by Step List For Oppressing White People
by A.D Song and Mia McKenzie
White people who are confronted with their white privilege and the white supremacist acts they perpetuate have been known to cry, “You’re being a reverse-racist!” That is completely true: people of color have the power and control to create, perpetuate, and maintain brutal systematic reverse-racism that oppresses white people every day.  As such, we have created this handy list on how to continue this oppression.
1. Enslave their bodies.
Ship them from Germany, Sweden, and other exotic countries. Force them to build entire cities, roads, bridges. Force them to plant and harvest all the food everyone eats. Let an entire economic system be built on their backs, with their blood and sweat. Later, deny them access to the system they have been used to build, and accuse them of being extremely lazy.
2. Steal their land.
If they were here before you, steal their land. This is essential. Basically, just go in there and take it. If you have to kill some of them to get it…no worries. If you have to kill almost all of them to get it…shit, no worries. After you steal their land, make sure you create laws to keep them from ever returning to it. If they try to return anyway, build fences, and let bands of POC vigilantes patrol the borders with guns. If they somehow get past the borders and into your country, no worries, you can always just deport them.
3. Enslave their minds.
From these systems, build a long lasting institution of reverse-racism until all the violence and microaggressions make many white people into suspicious people with a lot of internalized self-hatred, health problems, and mental illnesses. Then deny them access to adequate mental health care. Or, adequate health care of any kind, while you’re at it. ‘Cause, you know, fuck ‘em.
4.  Wipe out and/or appropriate their customs.
Since many of their customs are savage and unworthy of preserving, wipe out their traditions of eating mashed potatoes and meatloaf, playing miniature golf, buying khakis at Banana Republic, and sleeping with thousand-count Egyptian cotton sheets. For the customs you think are kinda cool, culturally appropriate from them. Sometimes wear a beret and lederhosen, because Swedish culture is really exotic even though it’s inferior to ours.
5.  Break their espresso machines.
With baseball bats or large hammers. Or, you know, just unplug them all.
6.  Call them “honky”.
As people of color, we have been rightfully accused of being racist to white people, especially when we call them “honky”. As we all know, calling them “honky” is egregiously offensive and horribly shocking because of this long, violent, reverse-racist history.
7. Just keep being terrible to them.
Do everything you can think of to make it so that white people make less money; their children are shot by cops; white women are at higher risk for assault and they are exotified until they no longer seem human; white men are beaten and thrown into jails because they look “suspicious” and “threatening”; they are racially profiled everywhere they go.
8. Make sure most representations of them in the media are negative.
They should almost always be portrayed as pasty, stringy-haired, rhythm-less, sexless, uptight, and booooring. Also, there should be very few representations of them and when they’re portrayed at all, they should always only be the comic relief, the silent exotic sex object, the Debbie Downer, or the incompetent sidekick. They are only allowed to be easily forgettable, one-dimensional characters. Sometimes use POC actors in white-face to portray these white people. By presenting this ONE image of them all the time, you will be able to convince the rest of the population that all white people are like this, thus ensuring a widespread belief in their inferiority.
9. Keep telling them how beautiful they are not.
White people know they will never be beautiful with their boring sour cream complexions and blonde hair (that was actually caused because of mutations). Plaster people of color on every magazine, show them in every television show and movie, and praise them as the most beautiful. When white people cry at these injustices, bottle their tears and sell them as health creams for people of color. Nothing like a soothing lotion made from the pain of white folks!
10. Go bananas!
Force them underground and away from the sun to become even whiter, while you laugh manically like the cruel, bloodthirsty, oppressive person of color you are! Take their thousand-count Egyptian cotton sheets to make POC-supremacist flags and hoods and march through the streets, spreading fear and terror. Every time a white person thinks your behavior is unfair or wrong, tell them that they should stop being so sensitive! We live in a post-reverse-racial society now! Jeez.


LOL that was hilarious. I love Satire.

anarcho-queer:

How To Be A ‘Reverse-Racist’: An Actual Step by Step List For Oppressing White People

by A.D Song and Mia McKenzie

White people who are confronted with their white privilege and the white supremacist acts they perpetuate have been known to cry, “You’re being a reverse-racist!” That is completely true: people of color have the power and control to create, perpetuate, and maintain brutal systematic reverse-racism that oppresses white people every day.  As such, we have created this handy list on how to continue this oppression.

1. Enslave their bodies.

Ship them from Germany, Sweden, and other exotic countries. Force them to build entire cities, roads, bridges. Force them to plant and harvest all the food everyone eats. Let an entire economic system be built on their backs, with their blood and sweat. Later, deny them access to the system they have been used to build, and accuse them of being extremely lazy.

2. Steal their land.

If they were here before you, steal their land. This is essential. Basically, just go in there and take it. If you have to kill some of them to get it…no worries. If you have to kill almost all of them to get it…shit, no worries. After you steal their land, make sure you create laws to keep them from ever returning to it. If they try to return anyway, build fences, and let bands of POC vigilantes patrol the borders with guns. If they somehow get past the borders and into your country, no worries, you can always just deport them.

3. Enslave their minds.

From these systems, build a long lasting institution of reverse-racism until all the violence and microaggressions make many white people into suspicious people with a lot of internalized self-hatred, health problems, and mental illnesses. Then deny them access to adequate mental health care. Or, adequate health care of any kind, while you’re at it. ‘Cause, you know, fuck ‘em.

4.  Wipe out and/or appropriate their customs.

Since many of their customs are savage and unworthy of preserving, wipe out their traditions of eating mashed potatoes and meatloaf, playing miniature golf, buying khakis at Banana Republic, and sleeping with thousand-count Egyptian cotton sheets. For the customs you think are kinda cool, culturally appropriate from them. Sometimes wear a beret and lederhosen, because Swedish culture is really exotic even though it’s inferior to ours.

5.  Break their espresso machines.

With baseball bats or large hammers. Or, you know, just unplug them all.

6.  Call them “honky”.

As people of color, we have been rightfully accused of being racist to white people, especially when we call them “honky”. As we all know, calling them “honky” is egregiously offensive and horribly shocking because of this long, violent, reverse-racist history.

7. Just keep being terrible to them.

Do everything you can think of to make it so that white people make less money; their children are shot by cops; white women are at higher risk for assault and they are exotified until they no longer seem human; white men are beaten and thrown into jails because they look “suspicious” and “threatening”; they are racially profiled everywhere they go.

8. Make sure most representations of them in the media are negative.

They should almost always be portrayed as pasty, stringy-haired, rhythm-less, sexless, uptight, and booooring. Also, there should be very few representations of them and when they’re portrayed at all, they should always only be the comic relief, the silent exotic sex object, the Debbie Downer, or the incompetent sidekick. They are only allowed to be easily forgettable, one-dimensional characters. Sometimes use POC actors in white-face to portray these white people. By presenting this ONE image of them all the time, you will be able to convince the rest of the population that all white people are like this, thus ensuring a widespread belief in their inferiority.

9. Keep telling them how beautiful they are not.

White people know they will never be beautiful with their boring sour cream complexions and blonde hair (that was actually caused because of mutations). Plaster people of color on every magazine, show them in every television show and movie, and praise them as the most beautiful. When white people cry at these injustices, bottle their tears and sell them as health creams for people of color. Nothing like a soothing lotion made from the pain of white folks!

10. Go bananas!

Force them underground and away from the sun to become even whiter, while you laugh manically like the cruel, bloodthirsty, oppressive person of color you are! Take their thousand-count Egyptian cotton sheets to make POC-supremacist flags and hoods and march through the streets, spreading fear and terror. Every time a white person thinks your behavior is unfair or wrong, tell them that they should stop being so sensitive! We live in a post-reverse-racial society now! Jeez.

LOL that was hilarious. I love Satire.

Nas- Street Dreams (Remix)

Let me just start off by saying I am a huge Nas fan. I am one of those fans of an artists that like even their whack shit that nobody likes.

This is one of my favorite songs by Nas. He paints the picture of his dreams so eloquently. Smooth and relaxed flow on a chill ass beat, and at the same time droppin some serious knowledge. The 3 versus on the song are all a separate dream and the premise of the song is he is talking about times when he was a kid hanging with the thugs on the block, so the dreams he has are about the street, hence the name of the song street dreamer. At the end of each verse, the story takes an unexpected turn and it all goes to shit and then you wake up from the dream at the sound of R. Kelly’s chorus.

Great song.