Epik High - Amor Fati (feat. Kim Jong Wan of Nell)
This track is everything. Tablo is one of my favourite rappers/lyricists and he doesn’t disappoint here. Kim Jong Wan’s voice sounds a bit different in this song, but in a good way (a.k.a less Gibbard-y than usual). And I’m always here for Tukutz’s mellow beats. I’ve only listened to Shoebox once, but I am loving it—so much better than 99 (which I didn’t hate as much as others do, but I’m finding Shoebox a more cohesive album).
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. Many are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its Chief Executive; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
Gaeko - Rose
I’d love for more videos to have film noir aesthetics. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a khiphop mv and gone “wow, the lighting/colour palette is on point” and yet here I am, admiring the lighting choices. As for the plot, I’m not sure what to make of it, (is he living in denial that his girlfriend is dead? Has the director taken the “cold girlfriend” lyrics and turned it to something super creepy?). Anyway, this video could definitely be very triggering, so proceed with caution.
The bottom line is that Costume Racism is a thing, people. A nasty, stupid thing. But not all acts of Costume Racism are the same, and, with a little bit of self-reflection, they’re all totally avoidable. That’s why Tao Jones offers this handy tool to assess the potential offensiveness of your Hallows Eve ensemble — the Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter, or SCREAM for short. Follow the flowchart below and see where your chosen attire is on the Costume Racism Threat Level scale, modeled after the Homeland Security Advisory System. If your outfit registers at Yellow or above, you should consider an alternative idea. Given how last-minute this is, you have permission to print out and use this emergency alternative mask instead. Happy Halloween!
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Nicki Minaj to host this year’s MTV EMAS on November 9, 2014.
Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote…
Troy - Why Are We?
They spent half of the MV budget on renting that Ferrari, didn’t they.
Loving this, I’m getting old school r&b vibes from the song and the video (where did you find that GAP bucket hat/please get your money back/send it to schoolboy q or something). This song would’ve been perfect for summer, but I’ll still jam to this in my layers.