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Books, Club, and Complex: Now a black-robed figure scurried through the midmiuth streets, ducking from doorway to doorway, and reachet grim and forbidding portal. No mere doorway got tha m without effort, one felt. It looked as though the architecth been called in and given specific instructions. We w something eldritch in dark oak, he'd been told. So pu unpleasant gargoyle thing over the archway, give i like the footfall of a giant and make it clear to everyour fact, that this isn't the kind of door that goes "ding when you press the bell. The figure rapped a complex code on the work. A tiny barred hatch opened and one peered out. GUARDS! GUARDS! tor, trying to wring the rainwater out of its robe. intoned a voice on the other side of the grille. countered the dripping figure. " The significant owl hoots in the night,' " said the visi- 'Yet many gray lords go sadly to the masterless men, 3 73 Hooray, hooray for the spinster's sister's daughter;" “ ‘To the axeman, all supplicants are the same height!" “ ‘Yet verily, the rose is within the thorn. ” «" The good mother makes bean soup for the errant boy,' " said the voice behind the door. of Then the visitor said, "What?" boy. said, "Are you sure the ill-built tower doesn't tremble There was a pause, broken only by the sound of the rain. " The good mother makes bean soup for the errant There was another, longer pause. Then the damp figure 9 55 mightily at a butterfly's passage?" "Nope. Bean soup it is. I'm sorry." an The rain hissed down relentlessly in the embarrassed si- lence. "What about the cagèd whale?" said the soaking visitor, trying to squeeze into what little shelter the dread portal offered. "What about it?" "It should know nothing of the mighty deeps, if you must "Oh, the cagèd whale. You want the Elucidated Brethren "Who're you, then?" 93 know." of the Ebon Night. Three doors down." "We're the Illuminated and Ancient Brethren of Ee." I thought you met over in Treacle Street," said the damp "Yeah, well. You know how it is. The fretwork club have 64 man, after a while. the room Tuesdays. There was a bit of a mix-up persephinae:Please read Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books
Beyonce, DJ Khaled, and Family: Jay-Z Fires Back At George Zimmerman Over His Threats To "Handle People Who F*ck With" Him: "Try That Sh*t With A Grown Ma" 31 @balleralert Jay-Z Fires Back At George Zimmerman Over His Threats To “Handle People Who F*ck With” Him: “Try That Sh*t With A Grown Man” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in December, George Zimmerman threatened violence against Jay-Z over a documentary about the life and untimely death of Trayvon Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the @blast, Zimmerman was opposed to Jay’s 6-part documentary about Martin’s life, as he claimed the team’s production had been harassing his parents and family members in Florida for an interview and footage. In turn, the acquitted murderer threatened to “beat Jay-Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” as he claimed “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me,” adding that “I have since February 2012,” referencing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, three months later, the legendary rapper has fired back at Zimmerman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a new DJ Khaled song, featuring Jay-Z and Beyoncé, titled, “Top Off,” the rapper calls out Zimmerman for his threats, sending a few shots of his own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Meanwhile Georgie Porgie sinnin’ and sendin’ me threats,” Hov rapped, “Save your breath, you couldn’t beat a flight of steps- Try that sh*t with a grown man - I’ll kill that f*ckb*y with my own hand.”
America, Ass, and Bad: Music CONFESSIONS TUMBLRCOM IP-HOP HOORAY ee q eers of the music world celebrate their rise to the top of the charts -and ther newfound industry power By dames Patrick Herman. Photographed by Elig-FEs TUMBLR.COM s Lauryn Hills Grammy sweep last February proved, America is, offi. cially, a hip-hop nation. And after two decades under male leadership, women now rule. Just ask rap kingpin Sean "Puffy" Combs "Female MCs always had it so hard-no respect-it was like thcy was livin' in Siberia, he says. "But it made 'em strong. Now their shit's so hot, they dont needa mike to be heard." In fact, soon every one will be hearing the new albums from hip-hop queens Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Lil' Kim, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Da Brat, all friends as well as frequent collaborators. They're even making plans to take their act-The Bitch Tour-on the road with a funky twist on Lilith Fair, coming to a sold-out stadium near you. But dont call them divas (except perhaps for Ms. Blige, who cited personal drama at the last minute and was unable to attend the photo shoot). Mary J. Blige, 28. Claim to fame: The queen of hip-hop soul. There's something about Mary: "Hip-hop plays a big part in my music. I've always been sample-orient ed-Barry White, Isaac Hayes. The strcets is gonna be happy with my record. You'll cry to it, dance to it, fuck to it. I've done a lot of love songs. Most of'em are about how fucked up women are treated. It's good to know my music helps people. Im goin' through it, too-the same tears, the same black eye, the same stomachachc and I'm gonna get us through it. I'm at such a place now, such a peace, I cannot be knocked down. Im Mary the lone woman. Mmm-hmmm," What becomes a diva most: "Someone who got through tough times and paid dues, like Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Good God, those were war storics they had to tell. Men wanted to rule them and treat them like shit, and they got through it." The Mary Jane girls: "People expect us to be com- petitive, but I didn't give Lauryn Hill her career-that was somethin' she worked for. And she didn't give me my career. Why should I think about competition if she got somethin' she could contribute to my project? I cannot be jealous. It's wasted energy. Ijust did a duet with the Queen of Soul herself, Miss Aretha Franklin I keep quiet when the veterans are in the room-and honey, she is a veteran. When I came out of the booth, she said, 'That was very nice.' And then she went in Power players (from eft): Aaliyah, Lil Kim, Missy Misdemeanor" Ellot and Da Brat. Not pictured the booth and killed me. FOR CAADEY CURRY MANAGEMENT MAKEUP BY NONKA FOR TE CEBCRAHMARTIN AGENCY. MSSY VAR DyCH NA POTTER FOR a NAS 00LL HOUSE NY, MAKEUP UY CF0G FER ELL 8RAT l-Kim-CONFESSIONS TUMBLR.COM aliyah, 20. Claim to fame: The R&B Lolita is now filming Joel Silvers Romeo Must Die for Warner Bros. Ready for her close-up: I want people to look at me as a full-on entertainer, not just as a singer or a dancer. It's taking my career to another level and showing every side of me." Foxy lady: "My mom will say, 'There is some- thing about her that was always sexy.' My image isnt a put-on. When you listen to me and hear the smooth tones--that's what I'm givin' off. As a child, I didn't notice. Now Im in tune with it. It can definitely be a power, and I use it to my advantage." Fierce competition: "People try to bring negativity my way, especially with Brandy and Monica. If Im competing with anybody, I'm competing with myselfto be original." What becomes a diva most: "Oh, that word. The Websters definition is an opera singer who has a lot of range, but that's changed over time. Now a diva is a bitch. Were not all bitchy. Its just a myth thatš not goin' anywhere. If you're gonna describe somebody, call her a queen.I shows respect.Is royaly." issy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, 27. Claim to fame: record business is male-dominated, and when yo're not bein' The female Pufly" runs her own record label, taken as seriously as you should, you gotta go in there screamin the Gold Mind, Inc; she rapped for a Gap TV because they'll walk all over you. And the word can be positive: ad campaign. Talkin' bout a revolution: "Fe IfIbe like, 'Thats a baaad bitch,' you know that means dope. males are takin' over. We droppin' our albums We gotta stop thinkin of it as bein' negative, 'cause it's gonna at the same time to make that point clear, so when we do our be used regardless. Men call us that when they're intimidated. Bitch Tour itll be obvious. It took a strong female like Lauryn Female bonding: "Instcad of compcting, we help out and en to be successful and open doors. Now everybody else can fall in hance cach other. When I see another female artist, we always line." Bitch, bitch, bitch: "My first single's called Shes a Bitch.' show cach other love-we just so happy that we broke that bar- That doesn't have to be your everyday personality. But the rier down of us not ein' able to do as much as the men." lKimCONFESSIONS. TUMBLR.COM 0 Music a Brat, 25. Claim to fame: Runs her own record label, Thowin' Tantrums Entertainment; she is the first female rapper to have a platinum record. She's the one: "Before me, people didnt know how to market a female rap artist. I laid the path in the way Queen Latifah and MC Lyte did for me. But you need to grow in this industry. I want to produce, act, and direct -get my hands in every thing. I got an cye and an car for good talent." Birds of a feather: "My friends all stick together. There's only a handful of us women in the industry with labels-theres not enough of us to be bickerin'. We're like the dream team. Its all about unity, havin' a strong support system. Were mature adults and we know the value of friendship. Nothin' should come between two friends- friends are forever, men aint." To each her own: "I got the tomboy thing goini on, and I can still be sexy. Missy's futuristic you dont know what she's gonna do next. Kim is like the madam-diva type-raunchy and nasty. Shell shoot your ass. Mary's sultry and spiritual and soulful, the ghetto queen of R&B Aaliyahs funky, she represents the teenagers. Shell make you party with her. We all are supa dupa fresh, and we gotta hold hands and rock together." il' Kim, 24. Claim to fame: The girlfriend of the late Notus B.I.G. runs her own label, Queen Bee Records. She's come a long way, baby: "Im really proud of my CONFESSIONS TUMBLRICOM new album. My favorite lyrics 'A queen is not a queen because she has failed/ But a queen is a queen because failure has not stopped her..../ Women are taking over for the new millen nium.' Like Puffy said, we dont need a mike anymore. We bein' heard. Its our era." What becomes a diva most: People love to use the word diva. I like queen better. A queen knows it all but doesnt let you know it right off. She's good-spirited and righteous. She's the boss: "With Queen Bee, I call the shots. I want my label to be the female version of Bad Boy. Me and Puffy may be family, but at the end of the day, I'm gonna do what I have to do. I'm also working on Bad Girl Films- ever since I did Sheš AllThat, Miramax has been offering me lots of things." In the company of women: "Were all characters. Brats the southern street girl who needs to be wild. Aaliyah's the pretty-girl type, the sexy artist that's un- touchable. Missy's like a cartoon and you love to watch her, shes so cute. Mary, you love to watch for her rength. Mary's the girl you can identify with. And me, Im like a little Mary. Lauryn's getting what she deserves. Her success made me work harder. Now we all know a hip-hop woman can make it."O ki- CONFESSIONS TUMBLR COM thabeehive-deactivated20160215: lil’ kim, aaliyah, missy elliott, da brat photographed by elfie semotan for the august 1999 issue of elle magazine.
Cypher, Donald Trump, and Eminem: Eminem Spits Powerful, Politically Charged Verse At 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards: "We Love Our Military. We Love Our Country. But We F*kin Hate Trump!" @balleralert #HIPHOPAWARDS 2 Eminem Spits Powerful, Politically Charged Verse At 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards: “We Love Our Military. We Love Our Country. But We F**kin Hate Trump!” - blogged by @MsJennyb (video @bet) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards aired with special performances by Yo Gotti, Uncle Luke and Cardi B, who won big with five awards throughout the night. The annual show featured its highly anticipated cypher segment, where underground and up and coming rappers freestyle over a classic beat. However, the most talked about cypher of the night, came from none other than Eminem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper dropped an explosive politically charged verse exclusively for the BET Hip Hop Awards, where he drew a line in the sand, separating himself from his fans that are in support of Donald Trump. In the 4:34 minute verse, Eminem ripped Trump apart for his divisive language and used his platform and privilege to combat prejudice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We better give Obama props, cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust. And while the drama pops and he waits for shit to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around til the bombing stops,” Em rapped in his solo cypher. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Intensities heighten, tensions are rising. Trump when it comes to giving a shit; you’re stingy as I am. Except when it comes to having the balls to go against me, you hide them. Cause you don’t got the f*ckin nuts, like an empty asylum.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Yeah, sick tan. That’s why he wants us to disband cause he cannot withstand the fact that we are not afraid of Trump. F*ck walking on eggshells, I came to stomp. That’s why he keep screaming drain the swamp cause he’s in quicksand.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eminem then rapped about Trump’s mismanagement of the issues in the world. Instead of discussing gun reform in Nevada, he focuses on his issues with NFL player protests as a ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Abc, Bad, and Bad Bitch: 2017 marks 10 years since Naomi Campbell did community service in a Dolce & Gabbana silver gown for hitting a maid with a cellphone, iconic. NITATION <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/165561323642/gservator-lastsonlost-its-bewitched" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://gservator.tumblr.com/post/165561272146/lastsonlost-its-bewitched-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">gservator</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/165561132022/its-bewitched-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://its-bewitched.tumblr.com/post/165560633891/lastsonlost-bearbearbearbearbear" class="tumblr_blog">its-bewitched</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/165560549977/bearbearbearbearbear-skwydd-kyd-17mul" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://bearbearbearbearbear.tumblr.com/post/165559940250/skwydd-kyd-17mul-jazminraymond-iconicly" class="tumblr_blog">bearbearbearbearbear</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://skwydd-kyd.tumblr.com/post/161930269582/17mul-jazminraymond-iconicly-savagee-if" class="tumblr_blog">skwydd-kyd</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://17mul.tumblr.com/post/161856250874/jazminraymond-iconicly-savagee" class="tumblr_blog">17mul</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://jazminraymond.tumblr.com/post/159016465408/iconicly-savagee" class="tumblr_blog">jazminraymond</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Iconicly Savagee</p></blockquote> <p>😎</p> </blockquote> <p>If it was a white maid I’d forgive her.</p> </blockquote> <p>a working class woman is physically assulted and yall praise this bitch, thats so ugly</p> </blockquote> <h2><b><i>HELL ,an this is not even the first Last Only Time.</i></b></h2> <ul><li>In 1998 Campbell rapped her assistant Georgina Galanis about the face and neck with a phone in a Toronto hotel and also threatened to throw her out of a moving car. Miss Naomi plead guilty in 2000 and had the matter expunged from her record because she gave the lady some money and seemed sorry. Oh and she took anger management classes that did her a lot of good. </li></ul><ul><li>November 2004: Accused of allegedly head-butting personal assistant Amie Castaldo in the face, biting her on the lip and yanking her to the ground by her hair while screaming: “You f*****g worthless bitch”.</li></ul><ul><li>Also in 2005, she beat up her longtime friend, actress Yvonne Scio, <a href="http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/8-3-2005-74159.asp">because she was wearing too similar a dress</a> to the one worn by Campbell. “She punched me in the face. She was like Mike Tyson,” Scio said of the incident.</li></ul><ul><li> Columbia 2005: Naomi allegedly lost her temper in Bogota airport after bags containing her designer dresses and shoes were mistakenly sent to Houston, Texas. <br/></li></ul><ul><li> July 2006: Allegedly slapped assistant Amanda Brack and beat her around the head with a BlackBerry. Settled out of court. </li></ul><ul><li> In 2006 she was arrested for <a href="http://gawker.com/news/naomi-campbell/naomi-campbell-is-arrested-frightened-police-let-her-go-188960.php">wreaking havoc on a boat</a>. </li></ul><ul><li> Again in 2006 she was nabbed for <a href="http://gawker.com/news/naomi-campbell/naomi-campbell-and-the-blackberry-of-destruction-164265.php">whacking her housekeeper with a bedazzled cellphone</a>. Campbell suspected the housekeeper of stealing her pants. Shortly after, another housekeeper came forward, <a href="http://gawker.com/news/naomi-campbell/naomi-campbell-continues-courageous-battle-against-jeans-theft-214937.php">calling her a violent bigot</a>. Campbell eventually had to do community service in New York City for the rhinestone nights fashion assault, and showed up every day <a href="http://gawker.com/news/naomi-campbell/naomi-campbell-works-it-out-245518.php">dressed to the nines</a>. </li></ul><ul><li>March 2006: Hit housekeeper Ana Scolavino with jewel-encrusted mobile phone. Given five days’ community service in 2007.   </li></ul><ul><li>October 2006:  Naomi was arrested after an alleged assault on her drugs councillor.</li></ul><ul><li>June 2008: Naomi paid out “thousands of pounds” to Slovakian housekeeper Ivana Lovas who took her to court claiming she was a victim of racial and sexual discrimination.</li></ul><ul><li>June 2008:  Naomi carried out 200 hours’ community service for kicking and spitting at police after going “berserk” on an aircraft at Heathrow.</li></ul><ul><li>January 2009: Naomi reaches a settlement with former maid, Gaby Gibson, who claimed that she verbally and physically abused her.</li></ul><h2><b>BUT YEAH KEEP PRAISING HER OP.</b></h2> </blockquote> <p>Didn’t she bully Tyra??</p> </blockquote> <p>IN TYRA BANKS ON WORDS</p> <p>“I’m very scared of her. It was very difficult. — like some of my lowest times of my life — dealing with that.”  </p> <p><a href="https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2016/10/17/tyra-banks-says-she-remains-very-scared-of-naomi-campbell/21584703/">LINK</a></p> <h2>Then there was the time she attacked and ABC cameraman.</h2> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D1x5a0UU1kvM"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1x5a0UU1kvM?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p style="">but people in these notes will still defend her.</p> </blockquote> <p>Bitch deserves no respect.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is that “crazy and proud Savage bad bitch” lifestyle. </p> </blockquote> <p>This bitch is psychotic.</p>
Bless Up, Blessed, and Butt: Last year I went backpacking through the republic of Georgia in Eastern Europe. On a long hike into the mountains, this dog decided to join me. We hiked together for about seven miles before he wandered off. Here he is keeping guard as I set my camera up for a landscape shot. On this blessed day I ask God to ease your burden, whatever that burden might be. If you are struggling I ask God to make things easy for you. If you are depressed I ask God to light your way. If you are hungry I ask God to feed you and to move those around you to feed you - it is the responsibility of those living in comfort to give to those who are not. I hate asking for favors but do me one favor today. Identify a family member from whom time or distance or an argument of some type or hardship long ago has caused separation. Reach out to them and let them know you love them. Be the better person and cure severed familial bonds with love. Aight? You can do it. My lil homegirl, her mom is the most wretched human on earth 😂. Every day she say something new to annoy her daughter. A week ago she said "your butt is flat" out of nowhere (and her butt ain't een flat lol!) And that girl still take care of her mama day in and day out. It's not easy but it's not really a test if it's easy, ya get me! More life more happiness more faith - whatever you wanted to accomplish in 2017, you got one-third of the year left - MAKE IT COUNT ❤️ Bless up 🌙 (📷: Reddit u-lil-rap)

On this blessed day I ask God to ease your burden, whatever that burden might be. If you are struggling I ask God to make things easy for yo...

Baseball, Bless Up, and Cats: Saying "hey" from the NYC subway Yoric's best Woke up to a new Lil Uzi album and it's cot damn lit ... Idgaf ... this kid is a rock star and his music is stadium status and give me Kanye "Touch the Sky" feels. But what I love is all the old head haters. U know wtf I'm talmbout. Them cats that think Jay and Nas were the last good rappers. "Man look at these new kids smh...mumble rappers" "rocking tight pants and dresses" "how they letting these guys wear chokers" "how they letting these guys dye their hair pink and blond" "popping pills smh they letting junkies rap now". OK. LET ME GET THIS CLEAR, OLD HEAD. YALL GOT A BUNCH OF WOMEN PREGNANT IN THE 90s AND THEN GHOSTED - DISAPPEARED - WENT TO THE CORNER STORE AND NEVER CAME BACK - NOW THEM KIDS GREW UP AND EMBRACED FASHION AND CREATED THEY OWN GENDER FLUID STYLE BECAUSE THEY MALE ROLE MODELS WAS ABSENT AND NOW U WANNA CRITICIZE...EVEN THO THESE KIDS ON STAGES IN FRONT OF SOLD OUT CROWDS PUTTING IT DOWN FOR THEY FAMILY...LEMME TELL U WHAT U NEED TO DO, OLD HEAD...U NEED TO GO TO THE SPORTING GOODS STORE ASAP AND BUY TWO BASEBALL MITTS AND A BASEBALL AND FIND THAT BOY U ABANDONED AND PLAY SOME CATCH...MATTER FACT ASK THE POSTAL SERVICE FOR A FULL WEEK OFF, U GON NEED A LOT OF TIME FOR THIS GAME OF CATCH (AND 'CATCH UP') AND MAYBE U COULD PLAY HIM SOME NAS AND JAY RECORDS AND DISCUSS MUSIC WITH HIM BUT FOR NOW STFU AND STOP CRITICIZING, THE ART REFLECT THE CULTURE AND U CREATED IT NOW DON'T BE MAD AT IT (but you're welcome to fix your mistakes bless up 🤗😂😂😂) (@madmax_fluffyroad)