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Kanye West's GQ Cover Story: A Brand-New Ye
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Afeni Shakur & Voletta Wallace, mothers of Tupac & Biggie together, presenting the Best Rap Video Award at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.

Afeni Shakur & Voletta Wallace, mothers of Tupac & Biggie together, presenting the Best Rap Video Award at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
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"People do not understand others logically. our entire understanding of people is founded on irrational, simplified evaluation of them. we delude ourselves to such extent that it would come to our surprise a positive snapshot of a person who we used to think was negative, when those who have seen him or her in their true, complex form would not surprised at all. there becomes a battle between the non-fan and the fan that the non-fan thinks is a fair battle: but by admitting to being a non-fan, who nonetheless arrogantly tries to define that whom they do not appreciate (and may deem “arrogant” themselves, as Kanye West), they are revealing their lack of ability to even understand themselves and what they are doing.

haters do not understand what they are doing to themselves. they are creating imaginary boundaries in front of people and exposing their incapacity for understanding “art,” which the conception of beauty is the output of. they do not understand the meaning of rap, punk, or metal, or other forms of expression that are superficially offputting yet forcefully defined in negative stereotypes by someone who admits they do not understand them. they live in a quicksand of superficial interpretation and subjective values about discourse that are disguised as truth, and arrogantly they seek to bring people into that quicksand (though unintentionally), and that arrogance stops them from being saved from it.

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Montgomery on Kanye West and haters (via welovekanyewest)
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On this day, June 17th in 1967, John Coltrane died at the of 40 from liver cancer at a hospital on Long Island. His death took many in the musical community by surprise as Coltrane kept his health condition private. Miles Davis said that “Coltrane’s death shocked everyone, took everyone by surprise. I knew he hadn’t looked too good. But I didn’t know he was that sick or even sick at all.” Coltrane’s funeral service was opened by the Albert Ayler Quartet and closed by the Ornette Coleman Quartet.