I think I never told you guys how much I love battle birdies.
I’m convinced there are at least 2 types of artists: the detail-oriented kind, and the kind that sets out to make a scene, a mood, an impact. I’m the first kind, PINHOLE FOCUSED, and I used to look at work by the other kind and go “gosh, why wouldn’t they add fingernails? If I drew this, I’d put some really satisfying wrinkles here, and here…”
And now I’m just mad at those guys because they can tell a story and I can’t.
Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer
As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn. “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” 
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Regarding TRP’s awesome mascot, from the great blog Tokyo Moe:
The mascot is a flying squirrel that lives in Shinjuku named Tobe. The name combines the Japanese word “fly” (飛ぶ) and the English word “to be” signifying personal expression.
look at this cool-ass grafitti in the woods
Celebration of natural hair.
Photos by Aurélie Flamand and Hairstyle by Sephora Joannes.
sighs @ own self
Whups my hand slipped
what is wrong with this website normal people don’t ship themselves with satan wtf
a) that’s not myself
b) that’s not satan, technically
I don’t mind if you don’t like it, just didn’t want you to misunderstand !