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Mos Def and Amy Winehouse after her performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC 👑 2006

2020-02-24 20:05   58 2

 

Mos Def and Amy Winehouse after her performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC 👑 2006

Today's #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight goes to Mos Def, who reunited with his Black Star group mate Talib Kweli to record the aptly-titled track "History" over J Dilla production for Mos' 2009 album The Ecstatic. The autobiographical song references the MCs' respective histories, as well as their classic debut as a duo. Listen to "History" and more on our #BHM playlist (link in bio).

2020-02-24 17:30   25 2

 

Today's #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight goes to Mos Def, who reunited with his Black Star group mate Talib Kweli to record the aptly-titled track "History" over J Dilla production for Mos' 2009 album The Ecstatic. The autobiographical song references the MCs' respective histories, as well as their classic debut as a duo. Listen to "History" and more on our #BHM playlist (link in bio).

“Used to take pocket change, now I’m a reminder of change...I used to be so relevant, prime real-estate...Coveted and used often...People would crowd around me even , fight over me...Late nights together we would brave the weather and the stick up kids, just to hear the sweet sound of shorty’s voice...She would appreciate the gesture...Beepers would leave numbers and get dialed back courtesy of yours truly....i supported your livelihood wink, and your uncles habit...You even memorized my number...Call the pay phone on Madison to see who’s out there...I got you a ride home...We scammed the operator together “you have a collect call from yo come pick me up” ..When you were young you and your friends would gather round me rolling while we prank called your ex’s father... Car broke down, i got you son, look for that blue phone sign..I’m a life line...Shit I even caught some strays for some of you, I was the real MVP...Now I’m irrelevant..Youngins stop and stare, how pointless..I’m just a glorified trash can. Rusted out with no tone... So disrespectful.
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 #irvingtonNJ #payphone #murdaton #streetpoetry #urban #urbanphotography #urbanandstreet #newarknj #brickcity #thebricks #nyc #nostalgia #1990s #thehood #grimelords #abandonedplaces #abandoned_junkies #rust #streetphotography #street #njgraff #brooklyn #london #ghetto #warstories #poem #igpoets #igpoetry #nas #mosdef

2020-02-24 16:45   70 8

 

“Used to take pocket change, now I’m a reminder of change...I used to be so relevant, prime real-estate...Coveted and used often...People would crowd around me even , fight over me...Late nights together we would brave the weather and the stick up kids, just to hear the sweet sound of shorty’s voice...She would appreciate the gesture...Beepers would leave numbers and get dialed back courtesy of yours truly....i supported your livelihood wink, and your uncles habit...You even memorized my number...Call the pay phone on Madison to see who’s out there...I got you a ride home...We scammed the operator together “you have a collect call from yo come pick me up” ..When you were young you and your friends would gather round me rolling while we prank called your ex’s father... Car broke down, i got you son, look for that blue phone sign..I’m a life line...Shit I even caught some strays for some of you, I was the real MVP...Now I’m irrelevant..Youngins stop and stare, how pointless..I’m just a glorified trash can. Rusted out with no tone... So disrespectful. . . . #irvingtonNJ #payphone #murdaton #streetpoetry #urban #urbanphotography #urbanandstreet #newarknj #brickcity #thebricks #nyc #nostalgia #1990s #thehood #grimelords #abandonedplaces #abandoned_junkies #rust #streetphotography #street #njgraff #brooklyn #london #ghetto #warstories #poem #igpoets #igpoetry #nas #mosdef

Still fresh 🎧 Reposted from @kanbier1983 - Medina Green - Crosstown Beef 🥩 (1998)
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Classic Rawkus joint. 💯💯💯
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 #MEDINAGREEN #CrosstownBeef #DCQ @dcq_medina #MOSDEF #YASIINBEY #Posdnuos @plugwondelasoul #SOUNDBOMBING #Soundbombing2 #RAWKUSRECORDS @rawkusrecords #RAWKUS #BLACKONBOTHSIDES
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 #hiphop #hiphopvinyl #hiphoprecords #hiphopcollection #hiphopclassics #hiphoponwax #hiphophead #hiphopmusic #records #recordcollection #recordoftheday #vinyl #vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #collectionofvinyl #vinyloftheday #vinyladdict #kanmedinagreen

2020-02-24 15:45   34 7

 
Medina Green - Crosstown Beef 🥩 (1998)
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Classic Rawkus joint. 💯💯💯
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 #MEDINAGREEN #CrosstownBeef #DCQ @dcq_medina #MOSDEF #YASIINBEY #Posdnuos @plugwondelasoul #SOUNDBOMBING #Soundbombing2 #RAWKUSRECORDS @rawkusrecords #RAWKUS #BLACKONBOTHSIDES
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 #hiphop #hiphopvinyl #hiphoprecords #hiphopcollection #hiphopclassics #hiphoponwax #hiphophead #hiphopmusic #records #recordcollection #recordoftheday #vinyl #vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #collectionofvinyl #vinyloftheday #vinyladdict #kanmedinagreen

2020-02-24 15:32   57 1

 
Love peace and lunch! Beautiful ones!
Again thankyou for joining this new chapter and page as you've all been waiting so patiently for my first ever release!
Your patience is much appreciated, biggest lesson learned is to TRUST THE PROCESS!
We artist are sensitive about our s*it! 
But just a lil freestyle n vibe to my favourite genre neosoul! Just to keep you locked in for now. I genuinely hope you enjoy and vibe and if your feeling extra generous subscribe to my YouTube channel where I will be uploading future music videos to come!
release date coming soon
Countdown officially begins!
God is good!

Be FIERCE
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Be YOU
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M1SF1T

 #singer #songwriter #soul #neosoul #rnb #jazz #oldschool #mosdef #jillscott #erykah #typebeat
 #lunchbreak #mondayvibes #chillin #chill
 #songwriters #love  #peace #light #befierce #bebold #beyou

2020-02-24 12:54   9 2

 

Love peace and lunch! Beautiful ones! Again thankyou for joining this new chapter and page as you've all been waiting so patiently for my first ever release! Your patience is much appreciated, biggest lesson learned is to TRUST THE PROCESS! We artist are sensitive about our s*it! But just a lil freestyle n vibe to my favourite genre neosoul! Just to keep you locked in for now. I genuinely hope you enjoy and vibe and if your feeling extra generous subscribe to my YouTube channel where I will be uploading future music videos to come! release date coming soon Countdown officially begins! God is good! Be FIERCE : : Be BOLD : : Be YOU : : M1SF1T #singer #songwriter #soul #neosoul #rnb #jazz #oldschool #mosdef #jillscott #erykah #typebeat #lunchbreak #mondayvibes #chillin #chill #songwriters #love #peace #light #befierce #bebold #beyou

This weekend I got to tick off one of my ultimate bucket list items. Not only did I get to sit front and centre at the show, but I got hang afterwards with 2 of my favourite creative souls on the entire planet, Dave Chappelle and Yasiin Bey (aka the Mighty Mos Def). I was in full fanboy mode but didn’t manage to snag a picture 😩😩 (tried to play it a bit TOO cool!) Massive love to the crew @thelegendaryblackice @callmekippy @irakip @kiprepublic @kristykip @edsonsabajo for making it a truly memorable night!! #davechappelle #yasiinbey #mosdef #chappelleshow #standupcomedy #amsterdam #jokesonjokesonjokes

2020-02-24 11:56   44 0

 

This weekend I got to tick off one of my ultimate bucket list items. Not only did I get to sit front and centre at the show, but I got hang afterwards with 2 of my favourite creative souls on the entire planet, Dave Chappelle and Yasiin Bey (aka the Mighty Mos Def). I was in full fanboy mode but didn’t manage to snag a picture 😩😩 (tried to play it a bit TOO cool!) Massive love to the crew @thelegendaryblackice @callmekippy @irakip @kiprepublic @kristykip @edsonsabajo for making it a truly memorable night!! #davechappelle #yasiinbey #mosdef #chappelleshow #standupcomedy #amsterdam #jokesonjokesonjokes

Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star - Respiration Feat. Common (1999)
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21st Anniversary of the second single of the collaborative studio album of Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Respiration released this (yester)day in 1999. February 24. 📆
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Escuchela, la ciudad respirando. 🌐
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 #MOSDEF @yasiinbeyy #TALIBKWELI @talibkweli #MosDefAndTalibKweliAreBlackStar #Respiration #BlackStar @blackstarkeepshining #RAWKUSRECORDS #RAWKUS @rawkusrecords #HITEK @hitek #Common @common #BLACKTHOUGHT @blackthought #PETEROCK @realpeterock
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 #hiphop #hiphopvinyl #hiphopcollection #hiphopvinylcollection #classichiphop #hiphophead #hiphopjunkie #hiphopculture #hiphopcommunity #hiphopmusic #records #recordcollection #recordoftheday #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #vinyloftheday #vinylcommunity #kanblackstar

2020-02-24 11:50   88 0

 

Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star - Respiration Feat. Common (1999) . 21st Anniversary of the second single of the collaborative studio album of Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Respiration released this (yester)day in 1999. February 24. 📆 . Escuchela, la ciudad respirando. 🌐 . #MOSDEF @yasiinbeyy #TALIBKWELI @talibkweli #MosDefAndTalibKweliAreBlackStar #Respiration #BlackStar @blackstarkeepshining #RAWKUSRECORDS #RAWKUS @rawkusrecords #HITEK @hitek #Common @common #BLACKTHOUGHT @blackthought #PETEROCK @realpeterock . #hiphop #hiphopvinyl #hiphopcollection #hiphopvinylcollection #classichiphop #hiphophead #hiphopjunkie #hiphopculture #hiphopcommunity #hiphopmusic #records #recordcollection #recordoftheday #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcollectionpost #vinyloftheday #vinylcommunity #kanblackstar

The daily draw: #Justice represents the importance of your choices. Whatever decision or decisions you make now will have significant #consequences in your future, so choose carefully. Rely on logic and reason to make the decision, rather than emotion. If you are experiencing good #fortune, this card can be letting you know that your past actions made the good fortune possible. It could represent a legal situation that will be resolved in your favour. This card is also a reminder to #balance your physical concerns with spiritual #growth.

Check out your weekly and monthly #horoscopes at notesbynectar.com. To order a personal reading by email, click on the link in the bio. If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so at paypal.me/notesbynectar.

 #tarot #dailydraw #tarotreader #tarotreaders #tarotreadersofinstagram #tarotcards #cardoftheday #notesbynectar #that90starot #mosdef

2020-02-24 05:04   71 1

 

The daily draw: #Justice represents the importance of your choices. Whatever decision or decisions you make now will have significant #consequences in your future, so choose carefully. Rely on logic and reason to make the decision, rather than emotion. If you are experiencing good #fortune, this card can be letting you know that your past actions made the good fortune possible. It could represent a legal situation that will be resolved in your favour. This card is also a reminder to #balance your physical concerns with spiritual #growth. Check out your weekly and monthly #horoscopes at notesbynectar.com. To order a personal reading by email, click on the link in the bio. If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so at paypal.me/notesbynectar. #tarot #dailydraw #tarotreader #tarotreaders #tarotreadersofinstagram #tarotcards #cardoftheday #notesbynectar #that90starot #mosdef

On This Day, 21 Years Ago

The Roots released their fourth album, Things Fall Apart on Geffen Records
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Singles:You Got Me, The Next Movement, and Adrenaline.
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Features:Beanie Sigel, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jaguar Wright, Jazzyfatnastees, Lady B, Mos Def, Rehani Sayed, & Ursula Rucker.
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Producers:J Dilla, Grand Wizzards(Chaos, Questlove, James Poyser, Kamal Grey, Kelo Saunders, Rahzel, & Richard Nichols), Scratch, & Scott Storch.
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Charts:Number 4 on the US Billboard chart and Number 2 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
My Rating:5/5🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤
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 #TheRoots #ThingsFallApart
 #QuestLove #BlackThought
 #BeanieSigel #ErykahBadu
 #Common #MosDef #JDilla
 #UrsulaRucker #DJJazzyJeff
 #JillScott #JaguarWright
 #MalikB #DiceRaw #DAngelo
 #ScottStorch #SoulQuarians 
 #HipHopSedgeWick

2020-02-24 04:52   28 0

 

On This Day, 21 Years Ago The Roots released their fourth album, Things Fall Apart on Geffen Records ____________________________ Singles:You Got Me, The Next Movement, and Adrenaline. ____________________________ Features:Beanie Sigel, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jaguar Wright, Jazzyfatnastees, Lady B, Mos Def, Rehani Sayed, & Ursula Rucker. ____________________________ Producers:J Dilla, Grand Wizzards(Chaos, Questlove, James Poyser, Kamal Grey, Kelo Saunders, Rahzel, & Richard Nichols), Scratch, & Scott Storch. ____________________________ Charts:Number 4 on the US Billboard chart and Number 2 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. My Rating:5/5🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤 ____________________________ #TheRoots #ThingsFallApart #QuestLove #BlackThought #BeanieSigel #ErykahBadu #Common #MosDef #JDilla #UrsulaRucker #DJJazzyJeff #JillScott #JaguarWright #MalikB #DiceRaw #DAngelo #ScottStorch #SoulQuarians #HipHopSedgeWick

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 #blackstar
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2020-02-24 04:11   12 0

 

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On This Day, 21 Years Ago

The Roots released their fourth album, Things Fall Apart on Geffen Records
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Singles:You Got Me, The Next Movement, and Adrenaline.
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Features:Beanie Sigel, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jaguar Wright, Jazzyfatnastees, Lady B, Mos Def, Rehani Sayed, & Ursula Rucker.
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Producers:J Dilla, Grand Wizzards(Chaos, Questlove, James Poyser, Kamal Grey, Kelo Saunders, Rahzel, & Richard Nichols), Scratch, & Scott Storch.
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Charts:Number 4 on the US Billboard chart and Number 2 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
My Rating:5/5🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤
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 #TheRoots #ThingsFallApart
 #QuestLove #BlackThought
 #BeanieSigel #ErykahBadu
 #Common #MosDef #JDilla
 #UrsulaRucker #DJJazzyJeff
 #JillScott #JaguarWright
 #MalikB #DiceRaw #DAngelo
 #ScottStorch #SoulQuarians 
 #HipHopSedgeWick

2020-02-24 02:08   56 0

 

On This Day, 21 Years Ago The Roots released their fourth album, Things Fall Apart on Geffen Records ____________________________ Singles:You Got Me, The Next Movement, and Adrenaline. ____________________________ Features:Beanie Sigel, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jaguar Wright, Jazzyfatnastees, Lady B, Mos Def, Rehani Sayed, & Ursula Rucker. ____________________________ Producers:J Dilla, Grand Wizzards(Chaos, Questlove, James Poyser, Kamal Grey, Kelo Saunders, Rahzel, & Richard Nichols), Scratch, & Scott Storch. ____________________________ Charts:Number 4 on the US Billboard chart and Number 2 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. My Rating:5/5🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤 ____________________________ #TheRoots #ThingsFallApart #QuestLove #BlackThought #BeanieSigel #ErykahBadu #Common #MosDef #JDilla #UrsulaRucker #DJJazzyJeff #JillScott #JaguarWright #MalikB #DiceRaw #DAngelo #ScottStorch #SoulQuarians #HipHopSedgeWick

The Exonerated 5! 💪🏾💯👑 My Umi says shine your light on the world. Shine your light for the world to see. ..I want my people to be free! #mosdef @shineagencyllc

2020-02-24 00:42   88 7

 

The Exonerated 5! 💪🏾💯👑 My Umi says shine your light on the world. Shine your light for the world to see. ..I want my people to be free! #mosdef @shineagencyllc

Snippet of my show performance from the @khujogoodie Showcase and Competition @black_diamond_lounge much love to the living legend 🤜🏾🤛🏾💯💯 and the promoter @tycooncoalition for the connect 💯💯 .
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Video Credit 🎥: @slickboyziggy
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 #HiphopNation #Emergingartist #Atlien #RapRadar #WorldStarHipHop #Lyricist #2020 #Viral #BoopBap #Emcee #Saba #Goodiemob #Outkast #ATCQ #Jcole #Drake #Russ #Dsmoke #Newmusic #Logic #BlackThought #Explorepage #Mosdef #Tobenwigwe #Tupac #Jidenna #ContentCreator #indieartist

2020-02-24 00:35   30 6

 

Snippet of my show performance from the @khujogoodie Showcase and Competition @black_diamond_lounge much love to the living legend 🤜🏾🤛🏾💯💯 and the promoter @tycooncoalition for the connect 💯💯 . . Video Credit 🎥: @slickboyziggy . . . #HiphopNation #Emergingartist #Atlien #RapRadar #WorldStarHipHop #Lyricist #2020 #Viral #BoopBap #Emcee #Saba #Goodiemob #Outkast #ATCQ #Jcole #Drake #Russ #Dsmoke #Newmusic #Logic #BlackThought #Explorepage #Mosdef #Tobenwigwe #Tupac #Jidenna #ContentCreator #indieartist

Sunday night..
Movie night...
Now playing this underrated and all but forgotten gem of cinematic history...
 #MittLovesMovies
 #BeKindRewind
 #JackBlack
 #MosDef
 #YouNameItWeShootIt
 #sundayfunnies 
 #getwithmepeople

2020-02-23 23:52   121 3

 

Sunday night.. Movie night... Now playing this underrated and all but forgotten gem of cinematic history... #MittLovesMovies #BeKindRewind #JackBlack #MosDef #YouNameItWeShootIt #sundayfunnies #getwithmepeople

About last night... Dave Chappelle spent about two hours on stage talking about any and everything. At some point he even wanted to bring a fan on stage who proudly yelled he was from Texas and voted for Trump. He actually wanted to have a talk with this guy... But dude disappeared on his way to the stage. Just like Trump’s promises. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Anyway, when the show was almost over, Dave brought out Mos Def to fire up the place some more. 🔥 Phones were locked up in a phone case so there are no photos or videos of the show. We were in the middle block in front of the stage, second row; would’ve made great pictures. But I guess I made mental ones, lol. Back to the 90’s! 🥰 S/o to @ciphasounds, @ashley_barnhill and @djtrauma! Great night!! •
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 #davechappelle #amsterdam #mokum #020 #standupcomedy #standup #ziggodome #saturday #weekend #davechapelle #davechappelleshow #mosdef #yasiinbey #nophonesallowed #comedy

2020-02-23 15:26   57 5

 

About last night... Dave Chappelle spent about two hours on stage talking about any and everything. At some point he even wanted to bring a fan on stage who proudly yelled he was from Texas and voted for Trump. He actually wanted to have a talk with this guy... But dude disappeared on his way to the stage. Just like Trump’s promises. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Anyway, when the show was almost over, Dave brought out Mos Def to fire up the place some more. 🔥 Phones were locked up in a phone case so there are no photos or videos of the show. We were in the middle block in front of the stage, second row; would’ve made great pictures. But I guess I made mental ones, lol. Back to the 90’s! 🥰 S/o to @ciphasounds, @ashley_barnhill and @djtrauma! Great night!! • • • • • • • #davechappelle #amsterdam #mokum #020 #standupcomedy #standup #ziggodome #saturday #weekend #davechapelle #davechappelleshow #mosdef #yasiinbey #nophonesallowed #comedy

The "Sane Asylum" mask was used as the cover for my 2nd mixtape, which also goes by the same name. I got this mask @hottopic one day and just decided to draw on it. It looked too plain and well, this was the result.

The Left eye has bloody tears, signifying the pain let out through them.

The Eight eye has a couple of scars along with a wound opening, as I am awake and see all the evil deeds being done by those in control.

The Red nose is to signify the cosmic "joke" that is life, for in duality, one cannot exist without the other. They mutually work together to show a lesson of sorts.

The scar near the lip represents saying things but hurting others with those words of wisdom. 
Real(eyes) that the cycle is done and there are 2 paths down the road for humanity:

1- Tangle itself with the beast and evolve into machines or... 2- Stop playing the rigged game and get your humanity back. 
 #xxxtentacion #nipseyhussle #jayz #2pac #icecube #bigdaddykane #chuckd #llcoolj #slickrick #mosdef #qtip #tooshort #methodman #scarface #snoopdogg #dmx #50cent #kurupt #buckshot #kidcudi #kanyewest #outkast #mfdoom #three6mafia #cypresshill #souljaboy #runthejewels #ugk #lilb #childishgambino

2019-12-11 19:59   50 3

 

The "Sane Asylum" mask was used as the cover for my 2nd mixtape, which also goes by the same name. I got this mask @hottopic one day and just decided to draw on it. It looked too plain and well, this was the result. The Left eye has bloody tears, signifying the pain let out through them. The Eight eye has a couple of scars along with a wound opening, as I am awake and see all the evil deeds being done by those in control. The Red nose is to signify the cosmic "joke" that is life, for in duality, one cannot exist without the other. They mutually work together to show a lesson of sorts. The scar near the lip represents saying things but hurting others with those words of wisdom. Real(eyes) that the cycle is done and there are 2 paths down the road for humanity: 1- Tangle itself with the beast and evolve into machines or... 2- Stop playing the rigged game and get your humanity back. #xxxtentacion #nipseyhussle #jayz #2pac #icecube #bigdaddykane #chuckd #llcoolj #slickrick #mosdef #qtip #tooshort #methodman #scarface #snoopdogg #dmx #50cent #kurupt #buckshot #kidcudi #kanyewest #outkast #mfdoom #three6mafia #cypresshill #souljaboy #runthejewels #ugk #lilb #childishgambino