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“Why do you choose to make deep music when much of Rap is so shallow?” -my interview with CW @xgames
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“Why do you choose to make deep music when much of Rap is so shallow?” -my interview with CW @xgames “Why do you choose to make deep music when much of Rap is so shallow?” -my interview with CW @xgames
What would you like to instill in your children? -from the CW interview I did at XGames. What would you like to instill in your children? -from the CW interview I did at XGames.
NEW SERIES! My dear brother, comedian @aamerrahman is bout to bless the world with CAN WE KICK IT, his new interview series with some of the most interesting people in the world. (and I snuck in there somehow). Repost from @aamerrahman ・・・ Here's the trailer for the first season of my new ... NEW SERIES! My dear brother, comedian @aamerrahman is bout to bless the world with CAN WE KICK IT, his new interview series with some of the most interesting people in the world. (and I snuck in there somehow). Repost from @aamerrahman
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Here's the trailer for the first season of my new web series CAN WE KICK IT? where I hang out with my favourite rappers, comedians and creatives. We shot this whole thing over 10 days in NYC!
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Thanks @jeanniegrigio jsmooth995 @akilahh @joyellenicole @spmusik @techimmortal @harikondabolu @hasanminhaj @realmoamer @brotheraliisblind @mways @aparnapkin @chescaleigh for making this happen!
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New #BrotherMinutester #selfproduced one-minute #freestyle. Reflecting on the life of her majesty #ArethaFranklin and how many of her peers she saw taken early to violence (physical & social). How few of our leaders & hero’s live out their lives. New #BrotherMinutester #selfproduced one-minute #freestyle. Reflecting on the life of her majesty #ArethaFranklin and how many of her peers she saw taken early to violence (physical & social). How few of our leaders & hero’s live out their lives.
Happy Birthday to my beloved teacher, brother, homie, hero, roommate; travel companion, life ...
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Happy Birthday to my beloved teacher, brother, homie, hero, roommate; travel companion, life coach and real life twin, @amirsulaiman. This is the kind of man we read about in books and wonder whether or not they’re real. I’m a witness to this one. He’s the True & Living. Thanking God for you ... Happy Birthday to my beloved teacher, brother, homie, hero, roommate; travel companion, life coach and real life twin, @amirsulaiman. This is the kind of man we read about in books and wonder whether or not they’re real. I’m a witness to this one. He’s the True & Living. Thanking God for you and praying to be worthy of your friendship.
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People never listen! Tell em @dixipledeca! People never listen! Tell em @dixipledeca!
MONTREAL, TONIGHT! Come join me and Kalmunity at the Under Pressure XXIII - International Graffiti ...
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MONTREAL, TONIGHT! Come join me and Kalmunity at the Under Pressure XXIII - International Graffiti Festival this weekend on August 11th The block party is FREE and ALL AGES. Music starts at 5:00pm! MONTREAL, TONIGHT! Come join me and Kalmunity at the Under Pressure XXIII - International Graffiti Festival this weekend on August 11th
The block party is FREE and ALL AGES. Music starts at 5:00pm!
Her Royal Majesty @sarocthemc doing what she does. @solmessiah @rhymesayers Her Royal Majesty @sarocthemc doing what she does. @solmessiah @rhymesayers
Repost from my beloved teacher/hero/brother @usamacanon aka Uncle Usi ・・・ “The only reason ...
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Repost from my beloved teacher/hero/brother @usamacanon aka Uncle Usi ・・・ “The only reason I believe in me I'm trying to be what you seem to see” Repost from my beloved teacher/hero/brother @usamacanon aka Uncle Usi
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“The only reason I believe in me
I'm trying to be what you seem to see”
COLORADO TUESDAY! The show I’ve been looking forward to the most. Nas, Black Star, Pusha T, Royce, ...
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COLORADO TUESDAY! The show I’ve been looking forward to the most. Nas, Black Star, Pusha T, Royce, The Reminders amd yours truly. DON’T MISS THIS! COLORADO TUESDAY! The show I’ve been looking forward to the most. Nas, Black Star, Pusha T, Royce, The Reminders amd yours truly. DON’T MISS THIS!
SAVE THE DATE for @soundset 5.26.19 SAVE THE DATE for @soundset 5.26.19
Fargo THIS TOMORROW! Come party with @dematlas @nookyjones @lastwordmpls me and many more outdoors ...
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Fargo THIS TOMORROW! Come party with @dematlas @nookyjones @lastwordmpls me and many more outdoors for only $20. Bring your favorite people and your good vibes and we’ll SEE YOU THERE! Fargo THIS TOMORROW! Come party with @dematlas @nookyjones @lastwordmpls me and many more outdoors for only $20. Bring your favorite people and your good vibes and we’ll SEE YOU THERE!
TWIN CITIES SATURDAY! Come get it crackin at @xgames with @icecube & me. @lastwordmpls will be on the mix and @al_tawam_movement will be throwing down. DON’T MISS THIS! TWIN CITIES SATURDAY! Come get it crackin at @xgames with @icecube & me. @lastwordmpls will be on the mix and @al_tawam_movement will be throwing down. DON’T MISS THIS!
The great poet Rumi didn’t write his work on paper. He reached ecstatic states in his love for and ...
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The great poet Rumi didn’t write his work on paper. He reached ecstatic states in his love for and witnessing of The Divine and began to overflow with verse. We only have Rumi’s incredible work because his beloved friend and scribe, Husama Ad-Deen Chelebi committed the verses to paper. There ... The great poet Rumi didn’t write his work on paper. He reached ecstatic states in his love for and witnessing of The Divine and began to overflow with verse.
We only have Rumi’s incredible work because his beloved friend and scribe, Husama Ad-Deen Chelebi committed the verses to paper. There are those who believe that Rumi only reached certain levels and states in the presence of Husam Ad-Deen, so not only was he the documentarian but the facilitator of Rumi’s ocean of poetry.
I’d never compare myself to the likes of Mevlana Rumi, but this blessed man (Anthony Davis) is my Husama Ad-Deen. Not only has he helped me document my journey with the beats he creates, but his heart is the big enough to hold mine. He makes me feel safe enough to not only express, but explore myself.
Who’s more valuable than the friend that gives you, YOU? 📸 @13twentythree
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I FEEL YOU @04emmanuel04 ! ・・・ Comment if you want more (and that your friends) Instrumental- FRIENDS by J Cole #13yearoldrapper I FEEL YOU @04emmanuel04 !
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Comment 🔥🔥🔥 if you want more (and that your friends) Instrumental- FRIENDS by J Cole #13yearoldrapper
Looking back on my conversation with @etown_radio in Colorado last year. So grateful for the chance ...
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Looking back on my conversation with @etown_radio in Colorado last year. So grateful for the chance to speak freely. I’ll drop the link for the whole interview in my bio or you can search it on YouTube. @lastwordmpls and I also performed several songs from All The Beauty and some classics as ... Looking back on my conversation with @etown_radio in Colorado last year. So grateful for the chance to speak freely. I’ll drop the link for the whole interview in my bio or you can search it on YouTube. @lastwordmpls and I also performed several songs from All The Beauty and some classics as well.
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Put together this clip of my hero/mentor/big brother/friend, Chuck D speaking in New York a few years ago. It’s impossible to understand anything about Hop Hop outside of this context. As his studen, I transcribed the message below. May The Most High preserve our teachers and make us worthy ... Put together this clip of my hero/mentor/big brother/friend, Chuck D speaking in New York a few years ago. It’s impossible to understand anything about Hop Hop outside of this context. As his studen, I transcribed the message below. May The Most High preserve our teachers and make us worthy inheritors of them.
We are a creative people from ground zero, second 1. MCing is just vocalization. There’s a correlation between Billie Holiday singing “Strange Fruit” and Nas spittin’. Why is (Black focalization) more powerful here in the United States of America? We weren’t allowed to express ourselves. Could you imagine? (Slave masters said) “Oh we took your family and we sent them to Hattiesburg (MS)” And your in Jamestown (VA). Our expression meant everything. We couldn’t tell the slave master “go to Hell” so we had to play them notes. We had to get it out.
This is where the power of the music comes from. We were silenced so it had to come out another way. This is why this music means everything to people. “I’ve got to have my music. It’s a part of my blood. I can’t tell you why, all I know is that beat is right, they singing right and I NEED IT!” @mrchuckd_pe
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Massive respect for my beloved partners & teachers @al_tawam_movement. Felt too cheap to type ...
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Massive respect for my beloved partners & teachers @al_tawam_movement. Felt too cheap to type with thumbs. Swipe to hear my shoutout. Beautiful photography as usual from @bobbyrogers_ Massive respect for my beloved partners & teachers @al_tawam_movement. Felt too cheap to type with thumbs. Swipe to hear my shoutout. Beautiful photography as usual from @bobbyrogers_
Please don’t go, Ramadan episode of #brotherminutester, my #selfproduced one-minute #freestyle series. Make sure to follow the hashtag to get them directly when they drop. Please don’t go, Ramadan episode of #brotherminutester, my #selfproduced one-minute #freestyle series. Make sure to follow the hashtag to get them directly when they drop.
Ended up filling in for a scheduled artist who wasn’t able to make it to @soundset this year. What ...
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Ended up filling in for a scheduled artist who wasn’t able to make it to @soundset this year. What a blessing. @therealtrillionaires @sarocthemc and @solmessiah came out to rock with @lastwordmpls and me. 📸- @morningsidefilms Ended up filling in for a scheduled artist who wasn’t able to make it to @soundset this year. What a blessing. @therealtrillionaires @sarocthemc and @solmessiah came out to rock with @lastwordmpls and me. 📸- @morningsidefilms
So excited for my dear friend @fakenikkijean to drop a new song/video on @rhymesayers! https://t.co/1qA9g3rRmm?amp=1 So excited for my dear friend @fakenikkijean to drop a new song/video on @rhymesayers! https://t.co/1qA9g3rRmm?amp=1
Newest #brotherminutester #selfproduced one-minute #freestyle. Thanks @myfitnessdestiny for the drawing. Newest #brotherminutester #selfproduced one-minute #freestyle. Thanks @myfitnessdestiny for the drawing.
Back in my #brotherminutester bag. My series of one-minute, #selfproduced #freestyle joints. Follow the hashtag to get em right when they drop. Back in my #brotherminutester bag. My series of one-minute, #selfproduced #freestyle joints. Follow the hashtag to get em right when they drop.
Super excited to host the official @soundset after party with my brother Bun B, DJ K Salaam, Astralblak ...
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Super excited to host the official @soundset after party with my brother Bun B, DJ K Salaam, Astralblak (FKA ZuluZuluu), Mink, Plain Ole Bill and more. These usually sell out so get your tickets now and we’ll SEE YOU THERE! Super excited to host the official @soundset after party with my brother Bun B, DJ K Salaam, Astralblak (FKA ZuluZuluu), Mink, Plain Ole Bill and more. These usually sell out so get your tickets now and we’ll SEE YOU THERE!
You can imagine how excited I am for this one. @nas, Black Star (Yasiin Bey + @talibkweli) @kingpush ...
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You can imagine how excited I am for this one. @nas, Black Star (Yasiin Bey + @talibkweli) @kingpush & @thereminders at the one and only @redrocksco the day after my birthday. What better gift could I ask for? Get your tickets now so @lastwordmpls and I can give you that good good. You can imagine how excited I am for this one. @nas, Black Star (Yasiin Bey + @talibkweli) @kingpush & @thereminders at the one and only @redrocksco the day after my birthday. What better gift could I ask for? Get your tickets now so @lastwordmpls and I can give you that good good.
Twin Cities! Honored to play the April 14th Hip Hop Dance Party & Fundraiser for @truartspeaks. ...
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Twin Cities! Honored to play the April 14th Hip Hop Dance Party & Fundraiser for @truartspeaks. Get your tickets here http://bit.ly/TheEndowment2 Twin Cities! Honored to play the April 14th Hip Hop Dance Party & Fundraiser for @truartspeaks. Get your tickets here http://bit.ly/TheEndowment2
Super hyped to play @xgames in Minneapolis July 21st alongside the legendary @icecube. Tickets ...
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Super hyped to play @xgames in Minneapolis July 21st alongside the legendary @icecube. Tickets available here http://www.xgames.com/Tickets SEE YOU THERE! Super hyped to play @xgames in Minneapolis July 21st alongside the legendary @icecube. Tickets available here http://www.xgames.com/Tickets SEE YOU THERE!
Hand drawn by my sister @artsavvy who said ・・・ <span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span> I draw when I can’t speak. I draw when things seem ...
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Hand drawn by my sister @artsavvy who said ・・・ I draw when I can’t speak. I draw when things seem bleak. When words vacate me, and thoughts betray me, My pencil and paper are what set me free. When you hurt my mother, and you kill my brother, yet you walk away - one after another... I’m ... Hand drawn by my sister @artsavvy who said
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I draw when I can’t speak.
I draw when things seem bleak.
When words vacate me,
and thoughts betray me,
My pencil and paper
are what set me free.
When you hurt my mother,
and you kill my brother,
yet you walk away -
one after another...
I’m not a writer,
so words don’t come
as easily to me
as they may to some.
Instead of words and rhymes
my pencil moves
in lines,
shapes - light and dark
sometimes subtle,
sometimes stark.
They say a picture is worth
1,000 words
But like a bird
flown away,
I can’t speak.
Things are bleak.
Words vacate me.
Thoughts betray me.
My pencil and paper
shall set me free.
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#StephonClark #blacklivesmatter
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See how they do your guy? Like, never mind you got me looking like I ate the actual Forest Whitaker ...
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See how they do your guy? Like, never mind you got me looking like I ate the actual Forest Whitaker and my posture on brittle lumbar boogie. How dare you insinuate that I would ever, in life, wear those shoes!?!? On Stage!?!?!? thanks @jebuzfish for taking the time to draw me, even if I do look ... See how they do your guy? Like, never mind you got me looking like I ate the actual Forest Whitaker and my posture on brittle lumbar boogie. How dare you insinuate that I would ever, in life, wear those shoes!?!? On Stage!?!?!? 😆 thanks @jebuzfish for taking the time to draw me, even if I do look like an 80 yr old janitor watering his lawn in pants that don’t fit. Love is love.
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@mamasolmusic and her majestic family keep me inspired. @mamasolmusic and her majestic family keep me inspired.
9 years ago today we dropped the Truth Is Here EP along with this video for “Good Lord”. It’s not my ...
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9 years ago today we dropped the Truth Is Here EP along with this video for “Good Lord”. It’s not my highest view count, but it’s probably the most meaningful to me. @rikcordero shot it at an @imancentral event held in the historic Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was martyred. So many legends ... 9 years ago today we dropped the Truth Is Here EP along with this video for “Good Lord”. It’s not my highest view count, but it’s probably the most meaningful to me. @rikcordero shot it at an @imancentral event held in the historic Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was martyred. So many legends and important people in my life were there that night, including Malcolm’s beloved daughter. Not the least of which is Dr Umar F Abd-Allah, who later became my primary spiritual mentor and inspired my new Album All The Beauty In This Whole Life and appears in the Own Light Video. Also check out @alishaheed @popmasterfabel @doctasuad @tasleemjamila and a host of other luminaries. Shout to @azharcomedy & @realmoamer for commissioning the song and Rami Nashashibi for leading IMAN.
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Super dope (no pun intended) new @evidence video feat @atmosphere “Powder Cocaine”. You guessed right if you think the songs neither about selling nor using it btw. Hit YouTube and peep the whole clip. Shoutout Enzo for classing up the affair on the piano in his vest. Super dope (no pun intended) new @evidence video feat @atmosphere “Powder Cocaine”. You guessed right if you think the songs neither about selling nor using it btw. Hit YouTube and peep the whole clip. Shoutout Enzo for classing up the affair on the piano in his vest.
Reminder to myself and my sometimes fragile ego that fame is an entirely relative concept. Here’s Bo Jackson (one of the most celebrated athletes in modern history) telling a young baseball player who he is and what he accomplished. The most famous people in one circle are completely unknown ... Reminder to myself and my sometimes fragile ego that fame is an entirely relative concept. Here’s Bo Jackson (one of the most celebrated athletes in modern history) telling a young baseball player who he is and what he accomplished. The most famous people in one circle are completely unknown in others. Likewise the most hidden treasures to the mainstream are giants to the few who know them. Chasing or even measuring fame is like trying to hold water in your hands. Defining our self worth by it is a recipe for disaster.
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NEW @sarocthemc & @solmessiah SINGLE & VIDEO!!! So Dope!!! Hit YouTube and peep the whole masterpiece. NEW @sarocthemc & @solmessiah SINGLE & VIDEO!!! So Dope!!! Hit YouTube and peep the whole masterpiece.
A few years ago on Valentine’s Day, I released a collection of songs called The Bite-Marked Heart. ...
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A few years ago on Valentine’s Day, I released a collection of songs called The Bite-Marked Heart. Production was shared between Ant and @jakeuno and the EP features @phontigallo Stokeley Williams, @fakenikkijean & @abywolf My man Eric Inkala did the art. I actually joined the Muslim community ... A few years ago on Valentine’s Day, I released a collection of songs called The Bite-Marked Heart. Production was shared between Ant and @jakeuno and the EP features @phontigallo Stokeley Williams, @fakenikkijean & @abywolf My man Eric Inkala did the art. I actually joined the Muslim community on Valentine’s Day 1993 which makes 25 years for me. Grateful for it all. Head over to @fifthelementrse and getchu a copy!
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Revisiting “Work Everyday” as the video rolls over to a million views on YouTube. This wasn’t our ...
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Revisiting “Work Everyday” as the video rolls over to a million views on YouTube. This wasn’t our biggest single, but the video always reminds me of the beautiful faces and hearts we encounter doing this work. Thank you for helping us spread this message of love and service. Please always ... Revisiting “Work Everyday” as the video rolls over to a million views on YouTube. This wasn’t our biggest single, but the video always reminds me of the beautiful faces and hearts we encounter doing this work. Thank you for helping us spread this message of love and service. Please always remember to share what speaks to you. I love the fact that our music spreads overtime by word-of-mouth. And if you haven’t heard the Morning In America album in a while, type that in somewhere and see how it hits you.
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