These Independent Rap Labels Are Keeping Hip-Hop’s Creative Freedom Alive — UPROXX

Here are ten of the most well-known, important, and influential independent labels in rap today.

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Show Love


How do you show your love for family, friends, and community?

“Your example is the blueprint that our kids are need moving into the future. Let’s teach with our example how to be relentless, forgiving and kind. When our world is this sick, we must be the medicine.”     –  NorthEndMC




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The Gulkin Gazette

stylish traveler: just back from an epic scandinavian journey. i ate & partied my way through sweden with my new (best) friends nick wooster (street style darling) & brett fahlgren (GQ) & the wonderful humans behind the swedish shirt brand eton of sweden. we shopped. & laughed. & discovered together. stockholm is an overabundance of chic & beautiful people. even the tow headed babies & dogs were gorgeously styled. i wanted really to hate them — but i couldn’t — i wanted to be them. with me on the trip was my highlighter yellow classic satchel. neon & oversized with the perfect amount of obnoxious style. everyone from the norwegian stewardess to wooster himself to airport security inquired about it’s origin. so the deets: the cambridge satchel company. tip: neon is a neutral. so pairs well with anything from camel to navy to color-block & leopard. i didn’t have to switch out bags the entire trip — minus switching to a mini for nighttime. also: changing my name to elin & moving to stockholm. bye!

the market editor.


Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune.

But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,

And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,

And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.

But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written.

You have been told also life is darkness, and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary.

And I say that life is indeed darkness save when there is urge,

And all urge is blind save when there is knowledge,

And all knowledge is vain save when there is work,

And all work is empty save when there is love;

And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God.

And what is it to work with love?

It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.

It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.

It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.

It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,

And to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.

Often have I heard you say, as if speaking in sleep, “he who works in marble, and finds the shape of his own soul in the stone, is a nobler than he who ploughs the soil.

And he who seizes the rainbow to lay it on a cloth in the likeness of man, is more than he who makes the sandals for our feet.”

But I say, not in sleep but in the over-wakefulness of noontide, that the wind speaks not more sweetly to the giant oaks than to the least of all the blades of grass;

And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving.

Work is love made visible.

And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.

And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.

Work is love made visible.

In celebration of National Book Lovers Day, (which yes, was technically yesterday, but my heart was so devoted to my work.. I did not charter my ship off the set course)  😉

Edward Estlin Cummings


I carry your heart with me

by E. E. Cummings ð i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)

The Smiths: Musical Discovery via Sucker Punch Movie




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