Produced by Knxwledge, from the album HALLWAYS | Sep. 2nd
I went to the free clinic / ‘Cause I been acting indecently / They told me I been tested to recently / And had to wait till May / That’s a month away / And my favorite girl is scared of everything / Yo, I swear to everything / But yet another girl on the way to go see her / And brought her a brassier on Canal Street / It was the same girl from the joint I did with L’Orange / True story / And now this dude next to me is smoking / Making my t-shirt smell nasty / Yo, don’t ask me. I guess I got problems / Seems like I got problems / I think I got problems / Looks like I got problems
I’m surrounded by hipsters / What does that say about me? / Maybe I’m not being honest with myself / Hipsters love independent movies / Shit, I love independent movies / Actually, I just like independent movies / So I think I’m cool there / I wanna be done with this / But I gotta rhyme at least some of this / Other genres you don’t even really have to rhyme / Can’t even understand what cats be saying half the time / Kurt Cobain you couldn’t understand shit / That shit was hot tho I ain’t tryna diss / Too late, y’all already pissed. I guess I got problems.
What to do? / Plain to see / I don’t know where to go / Pray for me / Who to call / Where to go / Ain’t that some shit, I’ll admit / I don’t know / I don’t know when to shave / I don’t know what to eat / I don’t know who to love / I don’t know who to beat / I don’t know how to be / I don’t know what to say / I don’t know when to leave / I don’t know when to stay. I guess I got problems.
Whitney Hunter and Preach R. Sun, “Body Count: Counting the Dead. #101″ (2014) (photo by Kim Wirt) (via Would You Ignore 101 Chalk Outlines of a Black Male Body?)
Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police
"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.
The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.
So honored to take part in this exhibition. - Nona FaustineRSVP: email@example.com
FREE and open to the public
When: Wednesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 259 W. 132nd St. (between Frederick Douglass Blvd. & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.), New York, NY 10030Artists at La Maison d’Art:
S. Ross Browne
Bernice Sokol Kramer
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Gregory Saint Amand (GOGO)
André St. Clair
i found god in myself is a multimedia and multigallery exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.
Since its debut performance in 1974 just outside Berkeley, California, at a bar named the Bacchanal, Shange’s work has captivated, provoked, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the world. On display at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are 20 specially commissioned pieces in honor of the individual poems and archival material that traces the journey of Shange’s text from that bar in California to its critically acclaimed run on Broadway.
The multigallery exhibition extends beyond the walls of the Schomburg to include additional noncommissioned artworks on display at two satellite locations, The Sol Studio and La Maison d’Art. These multimedia works portray women at the life stages of youth, adulthood, and late adulthood. Thereby each work gives tangible life-form to Shange’s words and women’s contemporary experiences with issues such as class, body image, gender identity, immigration, politics, war, love, sexuality, racial identity, sisterhood, and ultimately self-love.
i found god in myself is curated and organized by, Souleo of Souleo Enterprises, LLC