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Is BAPE Corny?

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BAPE has been cool since 1993, the general perception is that it’s declined since Nigo left. It really came to mainstream attention when Lil Wayne, Clipse, and Kanye wore it. At that time it was still cool as hell, like it was rare and fairly difficult to attain. I would argue that Big Gucci Soulja’s famous “Haters getting mad cuz I got me some Bathing Apes.” was the line that really catipultated BAPE to an all-time high popularity. After that infamous line, it went into a steady decline in the mainstream, while rising in property among the streetwear crowd. Then the ultimate trend killer came along: Tumblr. If you were a nigga with a shark on Tumblr, you were damn near a gawd. Just post a picture of a zipped up shark hoodie and you automatically was getting mad reposts. This is the point where it started to get corny, it lost it’s cult status and became a cool hoodie. BAPE has always been cool, but it used to have a meaning like it was something special. Now when you see BAPE you just think “scammer” or “rich kid who browses Tumblr all day” Over-exposure added to the corniness, but I think what really attributed was the newfound accessibility. It seems wayyyyy to available, like anyone who wants a shark can just buy one, BAPE is no longer popular because it’s rare. But moreso because of the price, this is a problem if we’re thinking about the longevity of BAPE. In order for it to remain cool and not become some bullshit, they need to drastically limit the amount of pieces. I’m not talking the collaboration drops, which I’ll get into later. I’m speaking on the staple items, mainly the shark shit and anything involving camo. If you have the money you can most likely go on the BAPE website and get you a shark hoodie. Supreme is hella popular, but it’s still cool because they do limited drops. BAPE just over produces shit at this point, kind of like Jordans. That’s a PERFECT example, nobody cares about Jordans because anybody with money can get a pair. It’s not about waiting outside because the supply is so limited anymore, if you miss them in the store you can buy them online. The only pairs difficult to get are the holiday releases and those restock like Oreos so they still aint shit to get. When any nigga off the street can get something that’s supposed to be exclusive it’s no longer exclusive it just becomes an expensive brand. Another contributor to the downfall of BAPE is the collabs, some of the collabs are fucking cool. Like the Astro Boy collab was amazing, one the best BAPE drops in the last few years imo. But they be coming out with some wild shit, like the Big Sean collab, what the fuck was that? The G-shock collab,wrangler, linkin park, etc… I feel like all the trash collabs just takes away the aura of coolness. Most of these collabs just be lame ass tees anyway, rather than have a bunch of trash collabs there should be a few fire collabs. Like redoing entire pieces with the collaborator instead of just slapping a Baby Milo on the tee with something random. The thing BAPE needs to be taken seriously again is exclusivity and innovation. BAPE has really been hanging on to the shark and camo rather than creating something new. Both are iconic and should continue to be used, but they should continue to come out with signature patterns and pieces. This will solidify them as a streetwear heavy hitters instead of hacks who cling to and milk Nigo’s desisgns. Is BAPE still cool? Kind of. It’s still viable in the streetwear because of it’s history, but if it continues down this route it’ll quickly fall into the basic category. All the rappers and anyone is trying to be cool is wearing at this point, something needs to be done about this shit.

 

 

 

What Bankroll’s Fresh Death Meant For Trap Music

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When Bankroll Fresh died last year it was unfortunate part was the potential that was wasted. He was the last authentic trap artist. Everyone else in Atlanta had switched to the more meoldic sound. There were influences of trap but you can clearly the Young Thug influences in their music. Bankroll was from a slightly different era than everyone, he sounded more Jeezy/Gucci-esque. While he dropped melodic auto-tuned songs here and there, the vast majority of his music was on indubitable trap shit. He brought a new sound to trap with his fast and occassionally off beat flow. You can argue that Dolph still makes trap music, but Bankroll had that classic Atlanta sound. The way his bass hit and he rode  the beats talking about nothing but ignorance was the essence of 2004-2009. The new Atlanta rap is enjoyable to listen to, but Fresh was bringing back classic Atlanta with his own twist. I believe he could have changed the soundscape of Atlanta and brought back some of that grimy 808 filled trap music. But unfortunately we’ll never know, all we can do is play his old shit and get crunk to it.

 

 

Woodhouse SS18 Collection

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The Spring/Summer collection for woodhouse is not so good. A lot of patterns and interesting fits are used. Those are probably the coolest thing about the lookbook. the way they clothes fit look hella cool. As well as the different patterns that appear on the pieces, but some of the pieces themselves are trash. Specifically the shirts and overalls, they look mad goofy like I can’t picture someone actually wearing them. Most of the pieces look like something fit for a nigga with gauges and a red cup at a Madonna concert. Moist isn’t the word cuz it’s some moist pieces that are fire, these just did to much. Like the boundary was pushed, but the idea of style was completely forgotten. I wouldn’t even say the boundary was pushed, because these are pieces I’ve seen a decent amount. But, something different was definitely being attempted. The interesting part were the pairings, the person who put these outfits had to be on meth. Because most just didn’t match or make sense at all. A few hit though, like the pinstripe suit with the hat, that shit was fye. As well as the yellow and blue fit, minus the shoes. Dirty shoes look cool, but they just didn’t fit the whole vibe of this collection. I’ll leave photos of the pieces below.

 

 

 

 

The Constitution is Obsolete

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The constitution is believed to be some amazing document that makes America the greatest country on Earth. These days America is second in damn near everything except for military expenditure. The point of the constitution was presumably to prevent the government from overstretching their powers and becoming to big. But then again, it was written by evil ass white dudes so who knew what they really wanted. But alas, the general narrative is that the constitution exists to limit government and give power to the people. But then you have to ask yourself, was it really to give power to the people? If so, why make s a republic instead of a democracy? The founding fathers didn’t trust the average to have a direct say in who will run the government. Was this a way to keep the power in the hand of a select few, or did they simply think the general public was to stupid to make an informed vote? Several elections have been decided by electorates instead of the general public. This is a fucked up system, it wouldn’t be in all honesty if were calling ourselves a democracy but we’re not. We’re in wars all over the world to “spread democracy” which doesn’t even exist in this country lmao. Perhaps this made sense in the 1800s, but the world has changed so much since then I think the constitution should as well. We’re living under a document that couldn’t account for the factors of a modern world. I think the constitution should have been changed the minute niggas were let out of slavery. For black people to continue living under a constitution that qualified them as three-fifths of a person when it was written is mind-boggling. If that was an original part of the constitution it would almost seem like the document that makes up the fabric of America is racist. Making America and the document that governs it racist as fuck :O! The black people who got out of slavery should have you know, had a say in the country they helped build. Because when they don’t get a say, almost 200 years later the government is still enslaving them and coming up with policies to keep them below the poverty line. Reparations, more than adequate school funding,voluntary segregation, elimination of income tax, low-interest government loans, affordable housing, exemption from the draft, & etc.. Are all things still owed to black people. Let’s take a look at trade as well, the jobs in the US are shit because of outsourcing. This is something that needs to be addressed in the constitution, there should be strict quotas on imports. When that quota is reached, there should be tariffs equal to the labor costs of a US worker. There should be universal healthcare, education, and basic income. The modern world is very different from that of the 1800s, the country has grown exponentially and is amok with social problems that the government completely ignores. This is the fault of politicians, the way they are funded needs to be abolished. Money has to be taken out of politics, as soon as the politicians stop helping their donors and start helping the people the country will be able to get on track. US foreign policy needs a complete reboot, we need to drastically limit the amount of money we spend on military and stop being interventionists. As well as severely limit or outright get rid of intelligence agencies. They are criminal organizations that wreak havoc around the world for profit. A department that closely watches for and swiftly prosecutes government agencies needs to established and permanently funded.  I haven’t even scratched the surface, there are many more problems in the US. Way to many to be fixed with laws and amendments, there needs to be a re-write of the constitution leaving only the Bill of Rights as is.

 

 

Did Monotheism Cause Environmental Apathy?

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The natural is always something that’s been important to many religions throughout the world. Most of these societies would be called primitive by today’s standards, but they lived in harmony with the environment more or less. What most of these societies had in common were their polytheistic religions, they believed that Gods existed in many forms throughout nature. Such as trees, animals, water, dirt, clouds, etc…. I believe this was the cause of their respect and reverence towards the environment they lived in. They would think twice about pointlessly cutting down a tree because they believed some form of God or a spririt existed within that tree, and cutting it down would would be blasphemous. Monotheistic religions like Christianity see God as an almighty figure that exists outside of our realm of existence. God placed the Earth here and gave men dominion over other creatures and the faculties of nature. So by cutting down a tree, we’re doing nothing wrong. It’s just a tree that was placed here by a god that has absolutely nothing to do with the modern world, he’s somewhere in heaven listening to prayers. By their being no spiritual menaing attatched to the natural world, western society has been able to justify everything they’re doing to nature. I wouldn’t even say justifying, because there is no need to do such a thing. People view nature as something that is disposable, it’s here for us to control and use for whatever needs we have. Monotheism desensitizes  us to the state of the world because it ultimately doesn’t have anything to do with our religion. Monotheism in nature, seems to bring many more problems than it solves. For example, in ancient Egypt when King Akhenaten made the switch from the polytheistic religion to Atenism, which was the worship of a singular God Aten. His reign saw the most corruption and largest wealth gap in Egypt’s history at that time. There seems to be something inherently evil about monotheistic religions, it makes people value the world around them less. Most of the largest most brutal empires have been monotheistic.

Why Western Society is The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To The Planet

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Western society has infested the world like some roaches doing roach shit. There was always an idea that the European lifestyle was the correct way to live and everybody else basically need to fall in line. Western way of life consists of destroying everything, eating processed foods, living in cities proven to be bad for mental health, dealing with unhappiness constantly, feeling stagnant, etc…. These are all things that don’t sound to indicative of a well-functioning society. This sounds like some fuck shit that’s actually terrible for most of the world but europeans lives were okay so they ignored it. The cultural relativism present in European societies to this day is mind blowing. Why they feel like everyone else in the world needs to live exactly like them is beyond me. But, they’ve done the most damage to the planet out of every other civilization. They’ve killed countless humans and animals, the state of the Earth is fucked up past belief rn. All of this global warming and mass extinction shit is because of western society. We’re all just letting it happen which is even worse, we know what’s going on but we’re not doing anything. I’ve always wondered why humans feel so helpless even when there’s large numbers of us. Maybe the individualistic societal values of the West makes it easier for us to disassociate ourselves with others. There is definitely less care present when talking a out other countries, especially underdeveloped ones. There’s a sentiment that these countries going through famine and all that shit bc they’re not smart enough to get with the times. When in reality they were doing fine before western society fucked with them, but now that Europeans have touched their lives they’re all starving and shit now. Most of them people wouldn’t be starving if corporations didn’t poison the water and deforest large areas. essentially cutting off their food and water supply. Technology is cool and all, but I feel like as citizens we’ve let the government get away with to much, especially as black people. The people run the country not the government, I wonder will we ever act like we know it.

 

 

The Power of Nigga

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Nigga is basically the only thing yay belongs to block people. It’s the one part of our culture that white people can’t steal. While they are capitalizing off it like a fuck, they still can’t say it so it’s kind of a victory? I’ve always seen nigga as a way to troll white people and remind them of the shit that happened in this country. They originally used it as a word to oppress us and we fucked and repurposed it. Nigga is really the ultimate troll because it can be used in any situation referring to absolutely any person. Nigga can be used in the happiest and saddest of moments, it really is a catch-all term that black people made their own. White people make such a big deal about not being able to say it because black people have made nigga a cool word. Think about all the ways we use nigga in comedy, music, movies,etc…. We’ve succeeded in taking a word that was originally made to show we were inferior, and changed it into a word of empowerment. I don’t think the use of nigga should ever stop, I feel like black people should continue to say it and white people should idly listen. To ask for a word of our own after being fucked up or 400 years isn’t to much idc.

 

 

On the Sixth Day God Created Sexism

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Adam was created from dirt and Eve was created from his rib. Why? Did God want to make women an accessory to man? It would have made much more sense to also make the woman out of dirt create two equal beings, I mean God seems like a sexist for that dick move. Perhaps the biggest sexist of all time, he literally created women out of a man’s body part instead of creating them from the same he created men from. Supposedly Adam had a wife before Eve, who was made from the material he was. Her name was Lilith, and she was on some bullshit apparently. It seems that God was teaching his people that a woman is a part of a man rather than a whole human herself. The women made from the same material as a man isn’t the right type of woman. She must be part of a man in order to be a proper woman in God’s eyes. But if god is omniscient, why didn’t he know that Lilith was going to fuck up? If he knows everything why make her in first place? Or even better, why not make her perfect like Adam? Unless God wanted women to come from a man’s rib which would mean God is a misogynist making him not perfect.

 

 

Over Fear

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So many proud ideas exist in this current generation. High social bars set in religious context. To disagree is sacrilegious, and to be wrong is to be fake. At time this pride is a flashlight to a harsh reality, and a frigid society. We have demonstrated the power of human progress. The very idea of liberty fuels itself on our ability to do as humans. To rise to whatever occasion we choose to.

So what occasions did the leader of the free world rise to last night? What light was shed in our darkest corners in Donald J Trump’s speech?

Do you believe america keeps secrets?

This man, and his staff are suspected of treason. We demand answers, and he delivers a catch phrase. In the meantime justifying a wall that is more successful in its symbolism that it’s ability to guard. Those in fear build walls. Those with pride, or confidence believe in people. Believe in the only moral this generation cares about truly. Freedom. The internet is a testament to the desire of creativity. The freedom to name large objects with very silly names. The freedom to play in our virtual space. The internet could be so much worse than it is. How many people use the freedom of this virtual space to permit good things is proof. Proof of proud people wanting the best for humanity. Services likes gofundme, Kickstarter, patreon, and etsy are all in support of other people. Relying on other people’s ideas.

Most importantly The People use this freedom to check those in power. Even though no one guides most to this philosophy. We believe it to be right. To serve those around us. To know the truth, and chase our own freedoms. Which have lead to startling discoveries in the past years. A transparent government only got further away has the time has gone by.

This speech was sedation. This show put on the journalist around the speech was sedation. Walls against their real enemy. US. The people. Standing stronger, and louder than ever. Trump claims pride alongside our police officers, and law enforcement. Which is a unanimous yes in most circles. Regardless of support or not they protect, and serve the people. Innocent lives saved first. As does our government, and military. Why? Because we are many.

Even with all that money, and all that gunpower nothing will tackle a prideful american. Because they believe in freedom, and they’ll die for it. It may seem a bit insane to be so positive of the people in such times. March 15th could very well collapse many organizations. The dow is surging so high that a hard fall sounds like pure chaos.

So how can I see hope in our people? have we finally seen a victory for the people? They are scared. Scared enough to practice in a nice black SUV. We have come over fear, and they are still hiding.

– Kayman

Saks Fifth Ant – Pussy Price

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Selling pussy is probably the coolest profession of all the illegal shit you can do. Magic Don Juan and all them other pimp niggas lived a lifestyle that was much more interesting than the drug dealers. And till this day I can’t understand how they made so much money selling pussy. Like pussy was able to buy them niggas fur coats and pimp colored Rolls Royces. Saks Fifth Ant is bringing dat pimp shit back in a real way with Pussy Price. He a member of the Land am, as well the nigga Landman Dxn who jiggalated and asphyxiated it. The beat hard as fuck and the lyrics fye too. But the coolest part of the song is definitely the ad-libs, it’s a whole bunch of shit going on and it really just sound like pussy selling music. The random sounds and screams throughout the song makes for a cool listening experience. The opening line of this song cold as hell, and that’s really some hard shit to do. Drawing the listener in with the very first line is not really that easy cuz it’s just not. But “selling pussy with my friends” definitely draws the listener in and makes them wanna hear more about pussy slanging. I’ll post the link and the koldest lines of the song below. Make sure to like & repost the shit.

 

Three most fye lines

 

“Selling pussy w/ my friends”

“I treat my bitch like my mans & I treat my mans like my bitch”

“She a freak ass bitch I’m a whole ass man”

 

 

 

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Saks Fifth Ant – Pussy Price

Selling pussy is probably the coolest profession of all the illegal shit you can do. Magic Don Juan and all them other pimp niggas...