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Reblogged from burymeinyellowhenidie  48 notes

So, using the Settle Down Stems, I created an acapella featuring all the vocals used on the track. Towards the end, you’ll notice that there is some random clapping. That’s indeed Kimbra, and on the stem alone, you would hear her clearly mumbling and humming along to the song. I find it rather cute and now noticing that, I notice a little of it on the actual mastered album track too.

Enjoy! I also created a pure instrumental track with the Settle Down Stems if anyone is interested. I may also create a Karaoke Version as well. If you’re interested.

  • Track: Settle Down (Acapella)
  • Artist: Kimbra
  • Album: Vows
  • Plays: 453
Reblogged from angrywocunited  749 notes

wocinsolidarity:

sinidentidades:

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop’s First Lady: Shadia Mansour

Longtime journalist and hip-hop historian Davey D has a great series going in which he highlights 500 female emcees, and he recently featured the British-born Palestinian emcee Shadia Mansour.

Since launching a rap career around 2003, Mansour has gained fans in the Middle East, Europe and the United States with politically charged songs that take aim at the occupation of Palestine. She often performs in a traditional Palestinian thawb and, according to Hip-Hop and Politics, considers herself to be part of a “musical intifada.”

Mansour has collaborated with other well-known Palestinian hip-hop groups including DAM and has also worked with rapper M-1 of dead prez, who’s featured on her track “Al Kufiya Arabiya” (The Kufiya is Arab). From Hip-Hop and Politics: 

The song was written when Mansour discovered an American made blue-and-white colored Arab scarf with Stars of David on it. Mansour introduced her song on stage in New York: “You can take my falafel and hummus, but don’t fucking touch my keffiyeh”.

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YAS. I reblogged before but I love this and LOVE her.

Reblogged from rizosdeladiaspora  21,839 notes

Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. Tell it that should be completely different. You tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. You fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart? By Warsan Shire (via vaginawoolf)

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theatlantic:

For Shame: The Giant Poster That Shows Drone Pilots the People They’re Bombing

A new project, initiated by a collective of artists from around the world including the French JR, has tried to reach the people pulling the trigger in America’s drone wars—the drone operators themselves.
It’s called “Not A Bug Splat,” and its gets its name from the term drone operators use for a successful “kill,” because—in the pixelated grayscale of the drone camera—ending a human life looks like squashing a bug.
Read more. [Image: Not a Bug Splat]

theatlantic:

For Shame: The Giant Poster That Shows Drone Pilots the People They’re Bombing

A new project, initiated by a collective of artists from around the world including the French JR, has tried to reach the people pulling the trigger in America’s drone wars—the drone operators themselves.

It’s called “Not A Bug Splat,” and its gets its name from the term drone operators use for a successful “kill,” because—in the pixelated grayscale of the drone camera—ending a human life looks like squashing a bug.

Read more. [Image: Not a Bug Splat]