piecesofablackman:

Maybe one day…

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piecesofablackman:

Maybe one day…

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Music is constructed for and driven by the age range: fifteen-to-twenty-five-year-olds are more likely to buy albums, concert tickets , and merchandise because, for them, musical icons often become part of their way of happening or expressing who they are or who they want to be. Sociologist say people aged fifteen to twenty-five are in action identity formation mode, as opposed to the thirty-somethings, who have a stronger sense of self and look to popular culture far less to help express and shape themselves.

Cultural icons also aid peer bonding among teens and emerging adults (people in their early and mid-twenties). Part of why we like certain artist is that we like the other people who like them, we enjoy being associated with or attached to those people, we want to be in a tribe with them. After thirty, that social transaction is less valuable, largely because the most important tribe for that point becomes the family and/or work community. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all people over thirty shun popular music, they certainly don’t, but the majority of Prince’s audience during his commercial and cultural peak were Gen Xers, for whom he was like a knowing big brother helping them define who they want to be in the world.

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Toure, I Would Die 4 U, Pg. 14

This is a excerpt I read from Toure’s book about Prince’s influence on pop culture.  I found this very interesting, especially since I’m nearing 30, and have found myself not as familiar with what’s going on in pop culture, like I did 10 years ago.  I started to notice this shift maybe around my mid 20s, and in some ways I could blame it on how shitty music has gotten, but then I find myself not familiar with what’s on TV or going on with celebrities.  I’d say I’m not as bad as my  peers close to my age and older, they’re always asking me how I know things, and I’m like I don’t know, I saw it online lol. I do see that as I’ve gotten older my focus has changed, where it’s less about those things, and more about whats important…. awe that sounds crazy to say that.

I do remember being a teen and in my early to mid 20s being at every concert/show I could possibly go to, and even spending a lot on the artist music and merchandise.  I still go to shows, and will at least buy a t-shirt or CD/Vinyl, but I found I don’t go to as many shows as I use to…

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piecesofablackman:

Black is you.

Black is me.

Black is us.

Black is free.

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piecesofablackman:

Black is you.

Black is me.

Black is us.

Black is free.

dynastylnoire:

inmyivystance:

cuzigottacutefaceandmybootysofat:

deniblogginstuff:

[x]<—

Love him

Are those bullets?

The level of trill is strong with this one.

GLORRRRRRRRRRRRRY

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dynastylnoire:

inmyivystance:

cuzigottacutefaceandmybootysofat:

deniblogginstuff:

[x]<—

Love him

Are those bullets?

The level of trill is strong with this one.

GLORRRRRRRRRRRRRY

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San Diego, CA

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San Diego, CA

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byrongraffiti:

ronniesnark:

Talib and J. Cole are no B.o.B and T.I.

EXACTLY!!

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byrongraffiti:

ronniesnark:

Talib and J. Cole are no B.o.B and T.I.

EXACTLY!!

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97atheer3li:

arab-quotes with my photo ❤️

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97atheer3li:

arab-quotes with my photo ❤️

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our-amazing-world:

Solar eclipse, as se Amazing World beautiful amazing

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our-amazing-world:

Solar eclipse, as se Amazing World beautiful amazing

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adolf-clitlor:

drakeamez:

awesomenerdyfangirl:

anonymous-dudette:

I’m glad that Ferguson is getting attention, seriously I am, but I haven’t seen ONE post about what is happening over seas. Not even one post about the pictures above. Children are being beheaded and dragged into the streets where they are then shot because their families are Christian. Women are being raped and murdered. Men are being murdered. PEOPLE are dying. It’s a Christian Holocaust. And I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr.

Why aren’t any of you furious about this?! Where’s the “social justice?” ISIS is murdering people who don’t convert to Islam (yes, I know they’re extremists and not all Muslims are like that. Save yourself the rant) but I really want to know why this hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.

Seriously, guys. This is really scary, and we need to raise attention for these people. They so desperately need our prayers and support.

This happening to christian KURDS and yezidis

There has also been over 100 girls under the age of 15 that have been raped by ISIS soldiers and have been forced into committing suicide. The Kurdish Christians and Yezedis that are on the run are begging for a quick death. The ISIS leader has threatened to ‘drown our enemies in their own blood’ which includes non-muslim Kurds, Americans and other countries that have offered to help stop this genocide. What the Kurds are going through is completely tragic, and they’ve already been through so much. So many Kurdish peshmerga have been slaughtered, this is going to turn out to be a total massacre….

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Timestamp: 1408595693

adolf-clitlor:

drakeamez:

awesomenerdyfangirl:

anonymous-dudette:

I’m glad that Ferguson is getting attention, seriously I am, but I haven’t seen ONE post about what is happening over seas. Not even one post about the pictures above. Children are being beheaded and dragged into the streets where they are then shot because their families are Christian. Women are being raped and murdered. Men are being murdered. PEOPLE are dying. It’s a Christian Holocaust. And I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr.

Why aren’t any of you furious about this?! Where’s the “social justice?” ISIS is murdering people who don’t convert to Islam (yes, I know they’re extremists and not all Muslims are like that. Save yourself the rant) but I really want to know why this hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.

Seriously, guys. This is really scary, and we need to raise attention for these people. They so desperately need our prayers and support.

This happening to christian KURDS and yezidis

There has also been over 100 girls under the age of 15 that have been raped by ISIS soldiers and have been forced into committing suicide. The Kurdish Christians and Yezedis that are on the run are begging for a quick death. The ISIS leader has threatened to ‘drown our enemies in their own blood’ which includes non-muslim Kurds, Americans and other countries that have offered to help stop this genocide. What the Kurds are going through is completely tragic, and they’ve already been through so much. So many Kurdish peshmerga have been slaughtered, this is going to turn out to be a total massacre….

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gumasaat:

WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form at Raw Material Company - Dakar, Senegal

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gumasaat:

WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form at Raw Material Company - Dakar, Senegal

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