"Don’t hate the player, hate the game."

That’s good street talk, but it makes practical spiritual sense too. It derives from the biblical counsel to hate the sin, not the sinner. In so many words, that’s what Jesus said: “Don’t hate the player; hate the game.” They persecuted him for talking righteousness and speaking the truth, so he just said, “Yo, y’all playin’ the game wrong. You’re out here living wicked and doing this and doing that, and you’re gonna hate me just ’cause I’m telling you about it? Don’t hate me, nigga. Hate the situation you’re in.” In a way, he even says the same thing to God—which just shows how powerful Jesus’s spirit was. He’s getting crucified, and in his last moments on earth, he looks down at his killers, sees they’re all pawns in the larger scheme, and tells God to forgive them—because they don’t know what they’re doing. This is a man who told God himself, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”

happy-blood:

"That record was me posing in a lot of ways. It was the truth, but it was also me catching up with all my hip peers who’d gone all indie on me, and who made fun of me for liking R.E.M. And the Smiths. I’d done the whole punk thing, sleeping on floors in piss and beer, and waking up with the guy with the fucking mohawk and the skateboards and the speed and the whole goddamned thing. But I hated it. I’d outgrown it by the time I was 17. But fuck people if they didn’t guess it the first time around, If they didn’t get the lucidity. If it’s one thing I am, it’s lucid. I know that’s not a very heavy word like intellectual or whatever, but still, to take away my lucidity, that pisses me off." - Courtney about first LP, Pretty on the Inside.

happy-blood:

"That record was me posing in a lot of ways. It was the truth, but it was also me catching up with all my hip peers who’d gone all indie on me, and who made fun of me for liking R.E.M. And the Smiths. I’d done the whole punk thing, sleeping on floors in piss and beer, and waking up with the guy with the fucking mohawk and the skateboards and the speed and the whole goddamned thing. But I hated it. I’d outgrown it by the time I was 17. But fuck people if they didn’t guess it the first time around, If they didn’t get the lucidity. If it’s one thing I am, it’s lucid. I know that’s not a very heavy word like intellectual or whatever, but still, to take away my lucidity, that pisses me off." - Courtney about first LP, Pretty on the Inside.

997:

Kanye as an 8 year old in China (given to me by astronomy professor)
This is crazy. My dad is an astronomy professor, and we just had dinner with his astronomy advisor from Harvard. He asked what I was into and I told him about my ventures into hip-hop (I’m a rapper/producer). He asked if I knew about Kanye West, and obviously being a Ye stan I kept my cool and told him yes. He then told me that him and Donda West were good friends and co-teachers in China, and he got to spend a great deal of time playing with Kanye as a kid. Out of nowhere he whips out this picture and my jaw-drops. He said Kanye was a really sweet kid who wasn’t afraid to speak to adults and ask questions.

997:

Kanye as an 8 year old in China (given to me by astronomy professor)

This is crazy. My dad is an astronomy professor, and we just had dinner with his astronomy advisor from Harvard. He asked what I was into and I told him about my ventures into hip-hop (I’m a rapper/producer). He asked if I knew about Kanye West, and obviously being a Ye stan I kept my cool and told him yes. He then told me that him and Donda West were good friends and co-teachers in China, and he got to spend a great deal of time playing with Kanye as a kid. Out of nowhere he whips out this picture and my jaw-drops. He said Kanye was a really sweet kid who wasn’t afraid to speak to adults and ask questions.

🎶 Kanye West - Good morning (at The James Hotel)

🎶 Kanye West - Good morning (at The James Hotel)

7am revelations

“Love is the first two steps, Knowledge and Wisdom, coming together. It’s 1 and 2—put them together you get 12, and the twelfth letter in the alphabet is L, which stands for Love. If wisdom is like water, so is love. It dissolves you then rebuilds you stronger. It’s like when you have your first child—you’ve never felt weaker in your life. Your love for that child makes you vulnerable. But it also makes you stronger, because you’ll do anything to protect that child. So love, like wisdom, dissolves you and then resolves you. It breaks down your ego and puts you back together again properly.”

Excerpt From: RZA, The. “The Tao of Wu.”

A toast to life. Shoutout to my boss. :~) #thankyou (at The James Hotel)

A toast to life. Shoutout to my boss. :~) #thankyou (at The James Hotel)

jjsinterlude:

kvngabriel:

"In what could be the rarest Selena photo to have ever surface the internet, comes this photo of an elegant and gorgeous Selena posing in a wedding dress.
As everyone knows, Chris and Selena eloped and were married on April 2, 1992. Even though they were already married, Selena always dreamed of a family wedding. That is why she quietly planned a private ceremony at a local hotel. When word got out, she cancelled it but still took photos such as the one posted above.Later in 1994, Selena lent the wedding dress to the actress for the ‘No Me Queda Mas’ music video. Selena is also wearing the same earrings used during her 1994 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert.”


Beautiful.

jjsinterlude:

kvngabriel:

"In what could be the rarest Selena photo to have ever surface the internet, comes this photo of an elegant and gorgeous Selena posing in a wedding dress.

As everyone knows, Chris and Selena eloped and were married on April 2, 1992. Even though they were already married, Selena always dreamed of a family wedding. That is why she quietly planned a private ceremony at a local hotel. When word got out, she cancelled it but still took photos such as the one posted above.Later in 1994, Selena lent the wedding dress to the actress for the ‘No Me Queda Mas’ music video. Selena is also wearing the same earrings used during her 1994 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert.”

Beautiful.

You’re on my mind, heavy. I shouldn’t be this confident. Lord knows I’m not as strong as I claim to be. Yet, I carry you like its my duty. Im sitting on my porch right now. I feel like I’m nine years old. I can picture everyone here with me. Your presence is so loud. Is me writing about you enough for you to feel me? Is it possible that the universe can do that? I hope so. I hope you’re wherever you are sending me love the way I send it to you. I need it. I know you know I need it. I need you. and shit boy if you want me to be honest, you need me too.

Naomi Jamilet Pisces. NJ.