Editor in chief of Specter. Occasional writer. Obligated by law to mention Brooklyn residence.

If you’re a Black artist, you could paint a wall of smiley faces, and someone will still ask you, ‘Why are you so angry?’
- Kara Walker. (via theblacksophisticate)
Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?

Miles Davis to Nancy Reagan at a White House dinner in 1987 after she’d inquired as to what he’d done with his life to merit an invitation. (via drencrome)

Anonymous asked:
What would you do if you had a falling out with a close friend, and they went and talked hella mad shit about you to your mutual community? Let's say this friend is also friends with your ex. (Not your ex, literally. Mine.) Would you let it settle down until it blew over, or would you make sure to tell your side to everyone? How do you keep your standing in a community, while not talking smack about someone? How do you take the higher road?

This…all seems like more drama than I care to deal with, so…I’d probably just make a sandwich and keep it moving.

Anonymous asked:
What would make you happy?

1. A consistent awareness that I’m deserving of happiness [re: an end to self-sabotage]

2. Remembering that I’m not my past.


Kanye West speaking to a class at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College 9/19/14


Kanye West speaking to a class at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College 9/19/14

iPhone user: I'm so excited to get the iPhone 6
Android user: Why do people with iPhones think they're so much better than everyone else
iPhone user: I just like this pho-
Android user: The Samsung Anus5000 had that screen *snort* like 2 years ago! *glomping noise* How are you enjoying 2012 you mindless sheeple?? *uses inhaler to suppress incoming asthma attack*
Anonymous asked:
You seem mildly happy at the moment. This pleases me, if so.

"Mildly" is putting it mildly

[crowd boos]

Yes I am happy. Or, more accurately, I’m no longer interested in joylessness. I’m no longer interested in robbing my own joy, or enduring joyless tasks when unnecessary (typically fueled by guilt), or entertaining people in my life who would dare ruin or damage my joy, my peace.

Anonymous asked:
Do you believe in fate?

Yes, begrudgingly.