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Hip Hop Meets Street Fighter: An Unlikely Fan Casting of Hip Hop’s Street Cred

blacknerdproblems:

Hip Hop Meets Street Fighter: An Unlikely Fan Casting of Hip Hop’s Street Cred

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[dropcap2]H[/dropcap2]ip hop, meet Street Fighter. And I couldn’t be more thrilled you’ve met.

For many, the 90’s was the golden decade for hip hop. We listened to DMX bark without question and didn’t laugh…

buttonpoetry:

Hanif Abdurraqib - “Ode to Biggie” (Rustbelt 2014)

"And then God bled on a street in Los Angeles and we decided that maybe he wasn’t God, after all."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

loveiskeo:

I did some research on twerking and I came across:
 "The downfall of Western civilization"
 "Only for the ignorant, uneducated, and Ratchet"
 "If you Twerk you don't love yourself"

 Folks have been twerking for a long time. They may not have called it twerking, but it was happening and celebrated. In the past I (my educated, loving and apparently downfall of Western Civilization self) use believe in order to be holy or accepted, I had to do and present myself in a certain light. I didn't know then that this body is enough, and I am a reflection of my Creator, so I stay holy.

Holy is not mine to lose. As a result, I write poems,
create productions and have dance classes about choosing your body.
The mechanisms used to shame and sexualize the body is real. And I dedicated this video to it.
Come dance with me!! Every Monday until the end of Summer! Dancewave 45 4th avenue Brooklyn NY 11217
www.keomitarver.com

loveiskeo:

#Beautiful People,
I have the privilege of providing us with a space to dance, release and give #gratitude.
Come join me on Monday evenings!

Starting Monday, JUNE 16th, we will be in celebration, launching my company abunDANCE and the kickoff of our Monday evening’s high energy dance class this summer.

This class is for YOU!

Welcoming all those with two left feet, a mean two step, folks who have their ballet shoes or old school Adidas in reach. Calling all folks who want to release anything they picked up that doesn’t belong to them or anyone who just wants to give thanks for being able to move.

I will be teaching a mixture of #HipHop, #Salsa and #African #Dance! Classes are $12, 6-7pm and every 4th #Monday classes are #FREE and #OPEN to the #community!

To Save your Spot go to www.keomitarver.com to purchase classes online and receive discount packages. Or pay at the door using credit cards or cash!

#LOVEis living in #abundance rather than scarcity.
Come bask in YOUR #light.
Let’s delight in YOUR #goodness.
Bring your #dancing shoes, and move towards #joy with me.

Much love!
Keo
LOVEiskeo.tumblr.com

Dancewave
45 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

barsinpanels:

I’m bout that M, town coming coming down

I’m coming down, drippin’ diamonds on the ground

M, M, Town, Town, I’m coming down

Coming, coming down, dripping diamonds on the ground

 

[Verse 1: Emma Frost]

I know when you were little girls

You dreamt of being in my world

Telepathic, Telepathic

Respect that, bow down mutants (Frost!)

I took some time to get my powers right

But don’t think I’m just Scott’s 2nd wife

Don’t get it twisted, get it twisted

This my shit, bow down Mutants

Bow down Mutants, bow bow down Mutants (Frost)

Bow down Mutants, bow bow down Mutants (Frost)

M Town bishes

H, H Town vicious

I’m so Frost Frost, bow down Mutants

 

I’m out that M, town, coming coming down

I’m coming down, drippin’ diamonds on the ground

 

M, M town town

I’m coming down

Coming, coming down

Drippin’ diamonds on the ground

 

[Verse 2: Ororo “Storm” Munroe]

We teach Nerd girls to shrink themselves

To make themselves smaller

We say to Nerd girls

"You can have pop culture

But not too much

You should aim to be knowledgeable

But not too knowledgeable

Otherwise you will threaten the nerd male”

Because I am a female nerd

I am expected to aspire to mainstream comics

I am expected to make my fandom choices

Always keeping in mind that

shipping is the most important

Now shipping can be a source of

Joy and love and mutual support

But why do we say nerd girls aspire to shipping

And we not the same of Nerd boys?

We raise nerd girls to have to defend their nerd

Not for validation or for bragging rights

Which I think can be a good thing

But for the approval of male nerds

We teach girls that they cannot be nerdy beings

In the way that boys are

Nerdimist: the person who believes in the social

Political, and pop culture equality of the sexes

 

[Verse 3: Emma Frost]

You power up, mutant

Post up, mutant

Tumblr round in it, mutant

Reblogging on that, mutant

This diamond, flawless

My diamond, flawless

This X, mutant

My X, mutant

I was born like this

I was born like this

We mutants, ladies tell ‘em

I was born like this

I was born like this

We mutants, ladies tell ‘em

Say I, look so good tonight

God damn, God damn

Say I, look so good tonight

God damn, God damn, God damn

 

X-men taught me good combat training

Xavier taught me how to love my haters

Stepford Cuckoos tell me I should speak my mind

My man made me feel so God damn fine

 

[Verse 4: Emma Frost]

You power up, mutant

Post up, mutant

Tumblr round in it, mutant

Rebloggin on that, flawless

This diamond, flawless

My diamond, flawless

This X, mutant

My X, mutant

I was born like this

I was born like this

We mutants, ladies tell ‘em

I was born like this

I was born like this

We mutants, ladies tell ‘em

Say I, look so good tonight

God damn, God damn

Say I, look so good tonight

God damn, God damn, God damn

I’m mutant

Emma Frost as Beyonce/Storm as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -flawless
Photo Credit: Marvel / Bars: Omar Holmon

barsinpanels:

Cause back when I was young there was massive mutants
But I passed them mutants, just being nasty mutant
X-men patch, Wheel chair rollin thru, telepathy leveled up
Magnus asking “Will he live to see his own issue debut?”

Straight off the black bird with no armor, just skills and will
But I had a appeal, I was a charmer
Yet still being a teacher was my biggest honor
This shit was just kinda just a score notched on the danger room door

We was trying to be the Homo-superior Fantastic Four
But intolerance robbed me of that, so I had to put it in students
And who could I ask for help? Other Mutants was getting mad
struggling with the gift and the curse the good and the bad

At least you got Magnus, but he already one of the greats
And it’s hard for the great to tell somebody how to be great
Mutant, I tried and mutants threw that shit right back in my face

They took my cosign, but they ain’t let me EP they X-genes
And when they joint wasnt what it seemed, that’s when they point blame
So point blank, Scott Summers, you won’t be the same

The first issue freedoms and them fourth volume pressures
A big difference between ‘em but I get why you said it
comic book deaths are needed, I just wanted it to bring the warning
Global warming to that Pheonix force you was breathing

That’s some advice I never got
If I don’t sell in another comic, I’ll just steady rock
While you was writing down my rhymes I was just trying to show you
what was on my mind, so you can stand the test of time

So I’ll be watching Days of the future past loud
saw you optic blast a crowd
Like wow, you made your mutant Charles proud

So you ain’t let Charles down
It’s just part of being Marvel, becoming The X king, my mutant
You ain’t let Charles down
How that sound? Here the crown, pass it to you like nothing, Mutant
You ain’t let Charles down

Long live the idols, may they never be your rivals
'Pac (apocolypse) was like Jesus, Namor wrote the Bible
Now what you’re ‘bout to hear’s a tale of glory and sin
Professor X the mentor, that’s how the story end- Charles Xavier as Nas

Art: Marvel comics / Bars:Omar Holmon

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