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gabriel (🐘)  Writer, dj, audio archivist, jazz historian, lazy vibraphonist, 1/2 of @bookswaxandtoys

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Great dialogue between the great brother @oddisee and Duke University’s @bookerbbbrown on the Left of Black series (be sure to check out previous episodes).
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Link:
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https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2019/01/left-of-black-s9e10-oddisee-amir.html?m=1
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#markanthonyneal #oddisee #sudanuprising #delmarva #pgcounty #dukeuniversity #sudanrevolts

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“The pillage, the pillage, the pillage
Oceanwide, Donna on the outside
Cyanide, killa bee hive, homicide
His side is gone, it's on, my uniform is Uno
Acapella was take two, respect due
No commercial I teach though, I reach those
Higher heights, mic to death, words of wisdom
Words of a architect strike, hype is the crowd
Down Low is me, Bamz sugar free
Check we radical dub, nightclub punish the club
Attack hate running with love, better grub
Dick 'em down easy, past sound, pass out
Pass it around, grew up in The Tunnel
Tracks against Wu rap debut, top article
Spin it again, sign of the time rhyme
Top of the line, bottom of the Pyramids
Stretched in the alphabet, wet dust Moet, poet threat
Evil cassette wreck shows, rip any set
Direct approach coach a emcee, toast a emcee
Don't provoke me, toast to me W-T-C
Fade is still bushy, spot the best pussy
Keep my gears flashin, ready for the action
Fatal rap attraction, mic that rock the cradle
Razor Sharp label, ferryboat
Park Hill Gallo and the Sable
Martin Luther King Islam Rodney King
Two to four work release time in the bing
Big guns lawyers dirty cops naked in the box
Puerto Ricans, Africans, one Ox
Bowl of rice Trump, poor people
Plus meat that tastes lethal, we all not treated equal
The bible, the thirty-six tribal
Trials and tribulations, survival
Drugs as my retardation, masturbation
False identification, one nation
Blood, mud, water, togetherness
Terrorist, peace to all thug, Hennesey in the jug
Box cutter under the rug, that'll cut your whole mug
You bugged, kid, fuck off”.
(Darryl Hill, 1998)
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On Sunday January 20th, 2019 I had the great pleasure of spending the afternoon with my dear brother Weid Miles, better known to many folk as @rashidzakat (East Baltimore native). We talked about many things over the span of a few hours, including the amazingness of Black men’s mental and emotional endurance, the new wave of “lofi hip hop”, Beale Street, the uniqueness of being born in 1980s Baltimore, and how Cappadonna’s verse on “The Pillage” best describes how I process information. He also took several photographs of me. This is one of them.
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#depression #cappadonna #stopcallingitspiritualjazz #baltimoreniggas

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Really great read regarding the manipulation of language (medical and otherwise), trends in diagnosing “illnesses”, and human biology. This work also goes well with parts of the dialogue between Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin that are floating around YouTube.
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Link:
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/masculinity-isnt-a-sickness-11547682809
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You have to open the link in a incognito browser unless you’re subscribed to the Wall Street Journal.

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Evening reminders. Features the beautiful photography of @kwamebphoto (under his birth name).
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#earlmay #stopcallingitspiritualjazz #kwamebrathwaite

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It prolly won’t snow here in Philly... but just in case. -
#bluenote #dumbasssnow #stopcallingitspiritualjazz

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I’m pretty sure I was born into a home that already had a copy of this lp in it. Don’t think I’ve ever not owned a copy of this South Philly masterpiece. It’s come in handy this morning.
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#charlesesrland #stopcallingitspiritualjazz #southphilly

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By Alice Neel
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aka, “I Want a Little Boy” (2019, interpretation).
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Apparently this was 4 years ago today.

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Patrick Shiroishi is one of the best saxophonist around. His never ending dedication to the pursuit of liberation, location, and heritage/ lineage astounds me. Sparrow’s Tongue is an amazing listen, and I find it to the one of the best works of 2018. Easily. I am proud that this is my first review of the new year.
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Link to review:
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https://jazzrightnow.com/2019/01/11/review-patrick-shiroishi-sparrows-tongue/
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#stopcallingitspiritualjazz #patrickshiroishi

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So many feelings today... and it’s only 9:40am. 😅
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#bluenote #stopcallingitspiritualjazz

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Blue (Spirits), Black (Angel), Red (Clay).
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Freddie’s last Blue Note release (of the classic era 60s) on this beautiful day. 🖤
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#bluenote #stopcallingitspiritualjazz

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In some serious feelings today.
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#bluenote #stopcallingitspiritualjazz

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