I must of been 12-13 and a friend of mine came over and excitingly said "you have to hear this rapper" then proceeded to play a Big L Freestyle, it was feeling it then L said "I'm that n*gga you expect, to catch wreck, on any cassette deck, I'm so ahead of my time my parents haven't met yet" ... My world stopped. I couldn't believe what I heard. "Play another!" I said and he played the '98 freestyle and L said "got enough bread, and mad hoes ask Beavis I get nothing Butt-head" I felt in love with lyricism. I couldn't believe what he was saying. Without listening to a single I brought Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous. FLAWLESS! from beginning to end. Flow, whit, wordplay, punchlines, charisma... And everything else Big L had it all at the age of 21. He automatically became my favourite rapper, I don't even wanna list some of the lyrics on this album because it won't do it justice... GO LISTEN TO IT! This album is undeniably a classic. L is your favourite rappers favourite rapper. So many MCs got their style from L, his influence is still strong in hip hop today!! #restinpeacebigl#bigl#lifestylezovdapooranddangerous#harlem#hiphop#rap#90shiphop#rapreview
Stopped by that #Studio in #Harlem yesterday.Too take a look and walk through artist as u can see still under slight construction.But the grand opening is scheduled for December.All artist that have been asking about #StudioTime I will keep u posted through the D.M.Had a great convo with C.e.O @t_showout_ceo and basically things are a go.
Killuminati · "Mama gave a nigga breath a life of stress
I invest in a vest and makin niggaz watch they every step
Label me a threat and I ain't even got started with this shit yet
Thug style baby hands on my pistol listen
I'm a rider every nigga breathin pay attention
Bout to show you muthafuckaz how it feel to drop a body
A simple glimpse of my lifestyle Killuminati"
Julie Mehretu pictured here admiring her incredible painting across two canvases commissioned for a church in Harlem. .
The canvases are monumental at 27 feet tall by 32 feet wide and were on long term view from September 2, 2017. “There’s no plan... it’s all intuitive” ( #juliemehretu ) .
Using her signature sumi ink, Mehretu cut loose. “I was trying to find myself in the paintings, but I was also being lost in them,” she says. “That feeling of being displaced and not having a real language for how to deal with any of this stuff (post Trump election in the US) has also been a big part of the work”. - Mehretu .
Photo credit: Julie Mehretu at work, courtesy of the artist and @mariangoodmangallery - Tom Powel Imaging. .
We filmed parts of Durags & Headscarves in Harlem, New York w/ @silkcity__ not only are they selling Durags but they are celebrating Black culture. A true example of Black Excellence 🌹🌹 thank you to @onlunchbreak also! #Harlem#HarlemWorld 🌎