Text

Where to begin…

Lately I hear a lot of talk about these “real niggas” and how desirable they are. I mean people want real niggas as friends, life partners, and in general everyday situations. That seems okay. I mean who wouldn’t want someone real in their lives. No one has time for the fake shit. After all, a real nigga is said to be loyal, “100”, and just all around thorough.

I sat and thought to myself “Tripp, who do people deem real niggas?” I was a tad  disappointed in the results. I got back Young Jeezy, Jada Kiss, Chief Keef(lmao), Jay-z (and a long ass list of other rappers and local hood niggas). Not to say these real niggas aren’t good people, they’re just not the people I’d want my kids idolizing. At some point I think we stooped so low as to believe that the urban hustler (i.e. the typical real nigga) was an accomplishment. Again, I’m not knocking the hustle, but do we not want better for ourselves? 

Why is it that we only aim for the top of the bottom? That’s about as cool as being the skinniest fat person in the room. 

Last I had checked honesty, handling business, and loyalty were characteristics of being a real man. I think I like that tittle much better. MAN. Kind of has a ring to it doesn’t it? I think real man I think my father, my big brother, teachers, doctors, shit even janitors. I think about people who paid or are paying dues to make sure that at the end of the day business is handled. 

Maybe I’m misguided, but I think I’ll choose to be a man. 

YOU can keep that real nigga shit on your side of this screen. 

Text

Recent events in Boston have caused yet another major rise in patriotism. Maybe I’m the bad guy, but I’m good. I don’t find my inner American in the wake of tragedy. Don’t get me wrong I empathize with those who have suffered from this tragedy but it seems like American’s only mourn death when it’s in mass quantities. 

I happen to come from a neighborhood where death is all to common. It often doesn’t make the news because it happens that much. I’m not going to be the one to pull the race card here because that’s such a small piece in a larger puzzle. 

I just don’t understand how we can admit to and in the same breath accept the conditions of our inner city and rural lower class and not see it as terrorism. We live under a system that is made to keep these people oppressed and destroy any chance they have at upward mobility. 

In order to keep from jumping all over the place here (because my thoughts are scattered right now) I’ll just say this: If you’re going to be patriotic and super American because of some form of tragedy, understand that tragedy happens EVERYDAY on the other side of the tracks. 

Audio

Wassup folks! Check the new track out! Just a little somethin on the #RoadToRegulation 
REBLOG THIS!!!!!

Photo

artwagon:

Taking walks with my sketchbook, falling in love all over again.

I love your work!

Source: artwagon
Photo

anarcho-queer:

Russell Means Dies At 72

Russell C. Means, the charismatic Oglala Sioux activist who held guerrilla-tactic protests in the 1970s that called attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples, died on Monday at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was 72.

In 1968, he joined the American Indian Movement and soon became one its prominent leaders.

Russell subsequently took part in an occupation of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington in 1972. But it was his leadership of an armed, 72-day standoff against federal authorities at Wounded Knee on Pine Ridge in 1973 that made him a national figure.

The siege at Wounded Knee, protesting what Means believed to be a corrupt tribal government and maltreatment of American Indians by federal authorities, left two demonstrators dead, a U.S. marshal paralyzed and numerous others injured.

Nearly 80 years earlier, Wounded Knee was the site of an 1890 massacre of scores of Lakota men, women and children by U.S. cavalry troops in what was the final major clash of the American Indian wars.

(via thenisweartoyou)

Source: anarcho-queer
Video

Tripp Fontane spittin over that Light Up by Drake

Photo
Link
Audio

Check this track out for me! If you feelin it then repost it for me!

Source: SoundCloud / TrippFontane
Quote

"There’s a thin line between genius and crazy. Those who walk it are often the one’s that make history"

-