I have always grown my own scobys; however, since moving to NYC I have yet to pull an acceptable batch. My methods haven’t changed so I think I may just be losing my sensibility! I’ve finally decided to purchase a starter in hopes of getting my home brew game back up. Any one else ever experience anything like this? Guidance would be appreciated! #kombuchabrewing#homebrew#scoby#culturecultivator
"Basquiat made frequent references in his work to the musicians he most admired. He paid homage to Parker, whose nickname was Bird, in paintings such as 'Bird on Money,' 'Charles the First' and 'CPRKR.' Basquiat, who died of a drug overdose at 27, attained dizzying heights during his short career. His first sale, the painting 'Cadillac Moon,' was to Debbie Harry, the frontwoman of Blondie, in 1981. She paid $200.
Within months, his works were selling for tens of thousands of dollars. By his early 20s, he had made his first million. Yet Basquiat was discomforted by success. He was acutely conscious of his place as one of very few African-Americans in a predominantly white art world, where he was regarded by some as little more than an interloper.
The American art critic Hilton Kramer once described Basquiat as 'a talentless hustler, street-smart but otherwise invincibly ignorant, who used his youth, his looks, his skin color and his abundant sex appeal' to win fame. According to Ms. Nairne (co-curator of “Boom for Real”) Basquiat was 'hugely, uncomfortably, constantly aware of the racist ways he was constantly being pigeonholed.' And he found a telling parallel between his position and that of his jazz heroes. 'These are musicians who are, in one sphere of their lives, incredibly celebrated,' Ms. Nairne said. 'And in other aspects, on a daily basis and in the most banal terms, consistently reduced to the color of their skins--There’s no way you can divorce their music from their treatment in society. There was a lot of identification in there.'" (Excerpt + Photography from "Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat" by Ekow Eshun, NYT) // "They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." - Charlie Parker // Bird Lives... HBD, Bird. #charlieparker#yardbird#artist#legend#jeanmichelbasquiat#intelligence#intellect#intuition#identity#independence#imagination#birdlives#happybirthdaybird#losangeles#la#cityofangels#culturecultivator#musician#vocalist#writer#producer#weaponsofourwarfare#music#art#film#jazzmusic#thursday#throwbackthursday#jazzrenaissance#jazzovereverything
Out of all the dumb shit I've done in my life I could write about it in a million ways. But I prefer to let my creativity lead over validation. Cause basically if all I spoke on was street shit, that's all I'm in search of. Acceptance! So with that being said, I'd like to extend a sincere 🖕 you to anyone that questions me in any way. Instead of leading with negativity, I came out the gate with positivity. Of course musically I've made some nice urban ballads. That's because I love to mix things up. But ultimately I'm going to do what feels good to me. Don't expect for me to do anything other than what I'm familiar with. Oh yeah, 🖕 ya(they know who they are) once again.🐐🆙 #facts#realhiphop#realshit#hiphop#hiphopmusic#culture#creative#fortheculture#culturecultivator#visionary
One day I was staring at my kids thinking about my legacy. I thought about everything they'd be doing while I'm not around. Of course everyone of them are doing great in school. I instill a sense of determination inside of them. An I also remind them that nothing makes one person superior to the next. The reason Malaysia (my oldest daughter) defends the defenseless at school. But it's a wonderful feeling when you have been blessed with a gift that will allow your family to hear you as much as they feel the need to in your passing. All the more reason for me to proceed with my awesome creations. Thank you all for the encouragement. Y'all know who you are. 😉✊💯 #facts#lit#reallife#visionary#culturecultivator#culture#fortheculture#family#support#begreat#inspiration#motivation#positivevibes 🐐
No date will be announced until all tracks are perfected. I'm not a clout chaser. I'm a culture mason. Keep all that microwave dick licking shit away from me. I been doing this. You doing it to survive. I'm OK with hard work. You do whatever to make the process easier. I do this shit with passion. So when I'm gone I'll be remembered for my admirable acts. Regardless of how many bitch ass muthafuckaz try to build barriers and stop it. They know who they are and what's really going on. ✊💯 #facts#realhiphop#realshit#hiphop#realmusic#culture#culturecultivator#fortheculture#goat#global#hiphopnews
Inspired the youth and the elders. Ain't much else I can tell ya. Dear all culture vultures....PSA We can smell ya. Not in the context that we feel ya. Cause emcees like us might impale & kill ya. End your career with a hook & a verse. Have ya feeling like you've fell victim to a crook with a curse. Yeah you've been hexed. Next time won't be as light. Hope you're still around to see the difference between the gifted & hyped....up. Na dat's nice....right....suh? 😂 ✊💯 #fortheculture#culture#culturecultivator#begreat#facts | It’s a lot of this going on... All these little get rich quick schemes never add up.. only to a couple penny’s... Do something for the culture that you can pass on to the youth!! I can never knock the hustle... Just don’t destroy the culture in the process!!! #DjLife#PaddedRoom#DjWaffles#HustleForTheCulture#Repost @dj_waffles • • •
The streets talk and they know who's lying and who's not. Strangers speculate. Therefore all their information comes from people they assume may have all the facts. When in all actuality they're just speculating themselves. For the record?! If you were really doing your research and not following the fuckery? You'd know exactly what is really going on. Not just following popular opinion, and conforming to what mainstream media feeds you. ". "Everyone just wants a bag"! Which is true. That's why anyone that they believe will disrupt the flow of their revenue they'll discredit, slander, and attempt to eradicate at all cost. Cause and effect: For every action there's a reaction. An I don't participate in false allegations. You either tuned in and making a conscious decision. Or wide asleep getting voluntarily programmed. Now those are facts for your ass. 😲😲😲 #facts#truestory#realshit#staywoke#hiphop#realhiphop#realmusic#culture#culturecultivator#influencer#fortheculture#leadership#goodmorning#envelopebully 📬....🐐