Born to Add (1983) featuring Bruce Stringbean and the S. Street Band
I’ve had this contextless Cookie Monster as Blues Man image on my computer for at least a decade (as is probably obvious given the horrendous circa 1999 gif compression) now I can finally put it into proper context!
Anonymous asked: It's not a stereotype, it's a reality. Latinas are heavily fetishized in black culture and hip-hop. "Walk in the party/mr. Swag so gnarly/with a bad Spanish mommy/betta ask somebody."
-Pretty much every woman from any culture or nation with a name that is easy to rhyme (no Belgium off the top of my head, but a lot of Malaysia) is heavily objectified in rap culture, as are women in relationships with other dudes, women in fast cars, women who roll blunts but don’t smoke weed, women who smoke weed but don’t roll blunts, women who are too bougie to smoke weed, women on molly, women who are about to be on molly in the immediate future, women who like one-minute men, and Trina
-Rap culture is just a subset of black culture, not a representative sample of it.
-Jennifer Lopez was one of the hottest women alive around that time, which is way more valuable to a career than appealing to black dudes any day of any week in recorded history, with the sole exception of Adam & Eve
-I can’t believe you quoted Ace Hood at me. There are literally hundreds of other rappers with dumb “mami” lines and you went with a wacker version of Ross? C’mon son.
-Going by your logic, black dudes are also really into chicks named “Becky” and every black woman named Brenda leads a sad life.
Counterpoint: At least one Brenda got a big ole butt and successfully wooed LL Cool J away from his old girl. Awaiting RapGenius confirmation that Brenda was Latina.
Hulk hates water, and Hulk loves beans. Why don’t we know more about what other superheroes like to eat/hate to be submerged in?
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People just don’t identify themselves by caste anymore in their author blurbs. Simpler times. That’s why I used an old timey filter on this photo.
BUZZFEED BREAKS DOWN BREAKING BAD
The important thing to remember is that Walt Junior made eye contact with mustard in season 3, meaning Skyler kills Flynn in the finale! She’s haunted by his ghost!
Huzzah for beer I can’t get in New York! Also man I’m not even trying to make my Instagram arty, they’re going to kick me off.
Last week was the first time I finished both the crossword and cryptogram, this week is the first time I finished the puzzle before my first break. #puzzlespoilers #crosswordingonthejob
PRO TIP: All convention expenses are business expenses.
I lived in Topeka for fifteen years and never once realized we had cabs.
Granted I only had a driver’s license for like two of those years.
That receipt looks like it’s straight out of 1948 though.
Kanye literally strutted around with a backpack in his early days, paving the way for other non hardcore-gangster acts like Kid Cudi and Drake. A few of these acts, like Frank Ocean, might’ve carried a Gameboy or a few comics in that backpack. —
Geeks and Gamers are Taking Over Hip-Hop
You read that, Elizabeth? I’m coming to join ya, honey. This is the big one!
Acts like Lupe Fiasco resemble Peter Parker, embody the stereotype of the geek, the nerd. We’re typically portrayed as the sensitive types, the outliers who are searching for acceptance. The paradox with the Peter Parker type is to be at once meek and still be able to don a costume for heroics. Players: stereotypically reserved, shy until we pick up a controller, until it’s time to save the world. Should the apocalypse ever occur, or if a zombie outbreak happens, the assumption is that we’d thrive, yeah? Backpack rappers, meanwhile, have an eye for the things that are wrong with society. They carry in their chest an idealism that wants to change the world
yo for real, you read that essay, select those bars as the ones to end you?
The words I bolded are things someone said to describe Drake and/or Childish Gambino.
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There were 118,000,000 Game Boys sold worldwide, and probably about that many comic books sold across the childhood of your given rapper. Frank Ocean was like eighteen months old when the Game Boy debuted, but that’s neither here nor there.
The main point is that video games (and the loose cultural miasma of ‘comic books’ where that ends up including cartoons and superhero movies and etc.) aren’t really obscure nerdy things in 2013. There are people who go deep and nerdy into them, no doubt. But I bet Frank Ocean totally played video games and liked Batman or Wolverine or Dragonball Z or something. I bet Lil Boosie did too. So did Skrillex. So did every dude in an indie/country/metal/jazz band.
Did people do this in previous generations? Did people insist that buying recorded music (once the realm of obsessive specialists) was a total “nerd” move in 1968? At what point did registering a domain name stop being the act of a ‘nerd’ rapper and just turn out to be something everyone in the world does?