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When I was teaching — I taught for a while — my students would write as if they were raised by wolves. Or raised on the streets. They were middle-class kids and they were ashamed of their background. They felt like unless they grew up in poverty, they had nothing to write about. Which was interesting because I had always thought that poor people were the ones who were ashamed. But it’s not. It’s middle-class people who are ashamed of their lives. And it doesn’t really matter what your life was like, you can write about anything. It’s just the writing of it that is the challenge. I felt sorry for these kids, that they thought that their whole past was absolutely worthless because it was less than remarkable.

—David Sedaris (via writingquotes)

This kinda hits home ..

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Sometimes when you meet someone, there’s a click. I don’t believe in love at first sight but I believe in that click.

—Ann Aguirre, Blue Diablo (via mermaidnikki)

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idemandliberation asked: Any recommendations for hip hop music at a party ?


I’ve been asked this question numerous times, and haven’t really taken the time to give a quality answer before. So here is a BIG list of songs you put on a Hip-Hop party mix:

Just Like Music from Erick Sermon
Warm It Up, Kane from Big Daddy Kane
Can I Kick It? from A Tribe Called Quest
I Get Around from 2Pac
Oh No from Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg
Can’t You See from Total & Notorious B.I.G.
This DJ from Warren G
I Like It from Grand Puba
Jump Around from House Of Pain
Simon Says from Pharoahe Monch
Xxplosive from Dr. Dre
Made You Look from Nas
Gin & Juice from Snoop Dogg
Da Rockwilder from Method Man & Redman
The Red from Jaylib
Slow Motion fromJuvenile
Break You Off
 from The Roots
Players Ball from Outkast
Tonite from DJ Quik
Coolie High from Camp Lo
Hot Thing from Talib Kweli
Big Poppa from Notorious B.I.G.
Drop from The Pharcyde
T.R.O.Y. from Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Feel Me Flow from Naughty By Nature
Jamboree from Naughty By Nature
New God Flow from Pusha T, Kanye & Ghostface
It’s Going Down (Remix) from Celly Cell
If I Ruled The World from Nas & Lauryn Hill
Bonita Applebum from A Tribe Called Quest
Ms. Fat Booty from Mos Def
Church from De La Soul
International Players Anthem from UGK & Outkast
On My Block from Scarface
Hip-Hop from Dead Prez
Ante Up from M.O.P.
The Way You Move from Outkast
Regulators from Warren G & Nate Dogg
No Diggity from Black Street
Can’t C Me from 2Pac
Boom from Royce Da 5’9 & Premo
Still D.R.E. from Dr. Dre
Black Skinhead from Kanye West
The Upgrade from J-Live & Oddisee
I Got 5 On It from Luniz
Lay Low from Snoop & Nate Dogg
Chief Rocka from Lords Of The Underground
A Million And 1 from Jay-Z
Kiss The Sky from Blu
Paris, Tokyo from Lupe Fiasco
Girl You Know from Scarface & Trey Songz
Electric Relaxation from A Tribe Called Quest
93 Til Infinity from Souls Of Mischief
Me, Myself & I from De La Soul
Ain’t No Fun from Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Warren G & Nate Dogg
Mind Sex from Dead Prez
The World Is Yours from Nas
What’s Your Fantasy & Splash Waterfalls from Ludacris
Runnin from The Pharcyde
Black Mercedes from DJ Quik
Hey Ma & Oh By from Cam’Ron
Soul Rising from Blu & Exile
You Gots Ta Chill from EPMD
Why U Wanna from T.I.
Work Out from J. Cole
Get By from Talib Kweli
Twisted from Mobb Deep
Quikstrumental by DJ Quik
Hell Of A Night from Schoolboy Q
Make The World Go Round from Nas
The Recipe from Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre
Doin It from LL Cool J
Pitch In Ona Party by DJ Quik
Rose Garden from Shad
Sparkle from Camp Lo
Big Pimpin from Jay-Z & UGK
Forever from De La Soul
The Light from Common
Grindin from Clipse
Let’s Get Away from T.I.
Passing Me By from The Pharcyde
What’s My Name from Snoop Dogg
Anthem from J Dilla
Hardcore from M.O.P.
So Fresh, So Clean from Outkast
Celebrate from Common
Quiet Storm from Mobb Deep
Outta Control (Remix) 50 Cent & Mobb Deep
X Gonna Give It To Ya from DMX
Hip-Hop Hooray from Naughty By Nature
O.P.P. from Naughty By Nature
Gold Digger from Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
Bad from Wale
Smoke from J Dilla & Blu
Do U from Do Or Die & Twista
Keep Their Heads Ringin’ from Dr. Dre
Protect Ya Neck from Wu-Tang
Girls, Girls, Girls from Jay-Z
Hypnotize from Notorious B.I.G.
I Got This from Big K.R.I.T.
The Skinny from Atmosphere
Slow Jamz from Kanye West, Jaimie Foxx & Twista
Overnight Celebrity from Twista & Kanye West
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe from Kendrick Lamar
Celebration from Kendrick Lamar
Juicy from Notorious B.I.G.
Cherry Wine from Nas & Amy Winehouse
Break Ya Neck from Busta Rhymes
How Do You Want It from 2Pac
It Takes Two from Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock
Empire State of Mind from Jay-Z
Tainted Love from Slum Village
Ego Trippin Pt. 2 from De La Soul
Rock Co.Kane Flow from De La Soul & DOOM
How We Do It from Montell Jordan
Bring ‘Em Out from T.I.
As We Enter from Nas & Damian Marley
ATLiens from Outkast
Beautiful from Snoop Dogg
I Want It All from Warren G & Nate Dogg

This list is massively incomplete, of course. But I’m only gonna spend so much time listing songs, LOL. Hopefully this helps. Peace.


father’s day is a weird holiday for anyone who has an abnormal father situation. high five to all of you for being strong through whatever your circumstances are

and also high five to anyone celebrating a successful relationship with your dad. that’s a beautiful thing and your appreciation of what you have makes me happy

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