Wesley Morgan Paraham

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I don't care much for either party, but I wholeheartedly support musical absurdity in any situation.
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March 30, 2015 on Robert Plant And Diplo Are Collaborating
Can you explain to me what makes that Salon piece "dumber-than-dirt"? I'm asking that sincerely.
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March 26, 2015 on British Prime Minister David Cameron Loves The War On Drugs
That was more me commenting on stuff said in the Premature Evaluation comment section than what was said here.
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March 25, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Tops The Album Charts
yo, no person who actually listens to any of those artists is arguing that Kendrick Lamar is doing anything that hasn't been done before. The secret to this album's success is the social climate in to which it was released IN ADDITION to how great it sounds. Don't hate on it because people incorrectly call it "experimental". I'd argue that TPAB could stand with works from FlyLo, Badu, and Outkast. Shit, it surpasses the Roots' recent releases.
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March 25, 2015 on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Tops The Album Charts
<3 <3 <3
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March 24, 2015 on tUnE-yArDs – “Wait For A Minute” Video
not gonna lie, after that whole stint of not showing up to shows, i'm pretty fuckin noided about this.
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March 24, 2015 on Death Grips Announce World Tour
i'm saying. How could someone that passionate about rap music shit the bed so badly? I'm still mad about the "up his own ass" and the "i can't see myself playing this in an open whatever" thing. Like, damn. Maybe Kendrick Lamar wasn't trying to make some shit you can turn up to like that?
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March 21, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
arbitrary Bill Murray fandom is like the #1 way to tell if someone is lame
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March 20, 2015 on Bill Murray Hits SXSW To Tell Jimmy Kimmel A Rick Ross Story
damn, bloc. that's the realest shit you've ever posted.
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March 19, 2015 on Insound Is Shutting Down
I had almost given up on Death Grips. I am so glad I did not.
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March 19, 2015 on Stream Death Grips The Powers That B, Disc 2: Jenny Death
Insound is how I do most of my record shopping. It was great for people like me who don't live in areas with a variety of record shops. In Memphis, you have to decide which record store you're going to go to based on about a dozen different categories, and it's bullshit. There's literally two places that carry contemporary hip hop, R&B, and dance vinyl, one of which is Urban Outfitters, and even then it has to be something that's garnered a substantial amount of buzz. Then you have cliques like Goner Records, whom I actually believe decide not to sell new shit from bands they think are too famous.
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March 19, 2015 on Insound Is Shutting Down
also: "I can’t see myself banging To Pimp A Butterfly in any kind of open-air situation." completely. missing. the. point.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
oh godammit, did I really fuck up my "it's/its"? Sorry, I'm writing like two papers right now
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
This is a great album. Here's why: Up until I was about 17, I'm hesitant to admit that I actually bought into the "post-racial society" bullshit. I hung out with all kinds of people, but the majority were white. I finally started to notice all of the little offenses against my race that I faced every day, and then I realize I was facing these offenses my whole life. It really made me feel foolish and weak. Things like the murders of black civilians by the police or racist vigilantes become obvious. It makes you angrier than you can imagine. I say this because even though you may scream and weep and fight for people like Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Tamir Race, and far too many others, if you aren't black, the overwhelming fear that those people could've been you is not present. Once again, insert the foolishness and the weakness. The more the country let us know that it didn't give two fucks or a damn about us, all of that turns to anger and sadness. These have been some rough years. Where "To Pimp A Butterfly" fits into all of this, for me at least, is that Kendrick Lamar has undoubtedly gone through the same stages of grief for his race we all have, even more so with his fame and position. There's an extra steps for us, though, after acceptance -- power. "To Pimp A Butterfly" is that power. It's a catharsis. From its influences, it's contributors, it's musicality, and, most importantly, it's words; it's a celebration of unapologetic blackness. If Lamar wanted to make an album for everyone, he would've just done more good kid. I think he wanted to make an album for us. For him. For me. And I don't mean to insinuate that non-black people can't enjoy this album for what it is, I'm just saying that there's a higher level of understanding there.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
It's not that the comment was offensive, and I won't say that it wasn't slightly funny. But he also frequently reminds us that he does not like rap music. And I don't think he should walk up in here all flippant when the rest of us are being moved by this shit. And it is a little puritanical -- maybe this album is sacred.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
I can't tell if that's sarcasm, but I mean, it's a 2Pac. This album is Kendrick Lamar having a conversation with 2Pac. That's just my knee-jerk analysis.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
blochead, I tolerate you most everywhere else, but I think I speak for everyone when I say that you should stay out of these threads.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
nigga we gon be alright good god, I feel so fucking powerful right now.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
lol, fuck this midterm i had to study for.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
She ever make you go cut a switch? Or was that just good ol' Southern style discipline?
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March 11, 2015 on Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead