For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.
From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.
This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe
Well, the idea I was raised with was that, as aboriginal people, everything that we do is political. When we wake up in the morning—that’s political. The fact that we’re here driving and surviving is political because everything has been done in the past 500 years to stop that from happening. So the politics part of it is automatic. It’s not even a choice. It’s a responsibility that we have to carry as aboriginal artists because it’s just part of our life. It goes back to that holistic way of seeing life. We don’t divide the political and the spiritual. The day to day. Those are all a part of the same thing.
— ‘Bear’ from A Tribe Called Red in their interview with Noisey explaining whether their music is political or not.
6am selfies because. #blackandwhite #selfie #morning #movingday #tired #hungover
Get a free Pokemon egg~!
I want to do one!
Okay so you reblog and a week later you’ll get this cutie in your inbox
After about a week a Pokemon will hatch!
Some people might get special Legendary, It all depends :)
It’s going to be any Pokemon from all the regions
and I promise I will do every each one of you.
This will be open until the 29th and then I will be sending the eggs off to you all :)
i want one!
I needed a break from notations on my art book and I also needed to get this out of my system. This album really needs to come out already. T_T
Oh my god, not awkward at all!
Picture this, walking through a busy mall, you glance across the hall and see the deathly hallows symbol. You look up. You make eye contact with the owner, who has undoubtedly seen your matching tattoo. You pause, and without saying anything, nod in eachother’s direction, and continue on as if nothing ever happened.
You CANNOT tell me that wouldn’t be awesome.
Remember when that cute Poli major at UBC asked me out for coffee, then moved to China to teach English for a year?
Originally meant to be on the Das Racist album, we decided to drop it as a free download for everyone to enjoy. This track features Heems and Kool A.D.
Go download Heems’s latest mixtape: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/19658/heems-wild-water-kingdom.html
Go download Kool A.D. latest mixtape: http://koolad.bandcamp.com/
Download our free album at www.electricpowwow.com