Prior to A Tribe Called Quest’s final show in NYC for Kanye West’s Yeezus tour, Q-Tip sits down with Elliot Wilson for the Life+Times blog as he discusses ATCQ’s classic 1993 album Midnight Marauders, his upcoming solo album Last Zulu, and revealed that him and the legend Rick Rubin will be producing Kanye’s next album.
Forever reblog because of the gif!!
hold on we’re going home
Jessica Williams talks to John Tamny, columnist for Forbes
This made me cringe so fucking hard
BEES? IN MY VAGINA?
bees in the trap
bees in the trap
22 Jump Street trailer (x)
Idris is that dude
his lack of chill
For nearly a decade, Patterson has been the main attraction at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza during Christmastime: a rare black Santa Claus in a sea of white ones.
The mall, located in the heart of black Los Angeles, is one of the few in the country with a black Santa Claus. Some say Patterson is the only black shopping-mall Santa Claus in the Los Angeles area.
As visitors approached him on a recent afternoon, it was hard to tell who was more excited: the youngsters or the adults. The parents are the most loyal. They return with grandchildren, passing on a family tradition with a deep personal meaning.
"We need our kids to understand that good things happen in chocolate skin," said Til Prince, 50, of Palmdale, watching her granddaughter, niece and her niece’s son pose with Patterson. "We are often bombarded with the opposite. We’re not trying to exclude anybody, but [instead] celebrate our chocolate skin."
Patterson’s place in the Christmas traditions of black families seems only to have increased as the African American population of Los Angeles continues to decline amid waves of Latino immigration. The Crenshaw mall now has both a black Santa and a Spanish-speaking Latino Santa, a nod to the demographic shift.
"We make a point to stay in tune with our community," said Rachel Erickson, the mall’s marketing director.
"I just don’t want [my godson] to think that all greatness comes from a different race," said Graves, 45. "There’s Santa Clauses his color doing good work, too."
I’m here for this.
token black kid keepin it real
lmao my nigga
My mfn nigga