Stream JPEGMAFIA’s “Millenium Freestyle”

Revenge of the Persona Non Grata

Leave it to JPEGMAFIA to go from simply angry, educated bursts of hip hop to colonizing pop music every now and then.

Blogs all over had JPEG as, ahem, pegged as his usual tag: you don’t know him at all. One moment he is tackling colorism and racist ideas in politics, the next minute, he is taking time to dip into futurist R&B. Either way, his production continues to be not of this earth.

It wasn’t his first time tackling pop hits as he has covered “Call Me Maybe” on the GHOST-POP TAPE. Now, he decides to freestyle a little tribute to the 90s using interpolations of an arguably “classic” Backstreet Boys hit and a little nod towards Ghost Town DJs as well. It feels all too easy to assume that this is his way of stealing back pop music because “New Edition can’t get rich off R&B, but…

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Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Warrior Publications

Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months ‘time served’ taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation.

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Hereditary: Jake Shields and the Two Ray Coopers

Kadowaki Special

Jake Shields-Ray Cooper III isn’t a trilogy, but it also isn’t not.

World Series of Fighting, the spiritual successor to the Professional Fighters League promoted a brother-versus-brother fight a little less than two years ago. It was one of of the more depressing fight in recent memory. On Thursday the PFL is going to put on a truly novel fight, in the same vein. Jake Shields, one of the greatest and most unheralded fighters in history, as far as my extensive(cursory) research suggests, will become the first fighter in MMA history to have fought both a father and his son, when he steps in the PFL cage to Fight Ray Cooper III. These are truly amazing times we are living in.

Jake Shields fought Ray Cooper twice. Ray Cooper won the first fight by majority decision. It was early in Shields’ career, his first fight training under Cesar Gracie. By all accounts…

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Kambaramayanam – 595

Old Tamil Poetry

Lethal spear, the God of death, and all such things
will be vanquished by her joyous eyes,
that are beyond words to describe.
Hills and walls and hard stones and grass,
all melt in her presence, with such poise
did the luscious lady stand.

கொல்லும் வேலும் கூற்றமும்
      என்னும் இவை எல்லாம்,
வெல்லும் வெல்லும் என்ன
      மதர்க்கும் விழி கொண்டாள்,
சொல்லும் தன்மைத்து அன்று அது;
     குன்றும் சுவரும் திண்
கல்லும் புல்லும் கண்டு உருகப்,
    பெண் கனி நின்றாள்.

Kamban describing Sita standing in the balcony, before Rama sets his eyes on her. Her charming eyes are so powerful that they vanquish lethal spears and even God of death. They are beyond words to describe. Her regal presence is such that even non living things such as hills, walls, hard stones and tender grass melt in her presence.

Kamban doesn’t say just Girl – பெண். He uses பெண் கனி…

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But we have to, so we do it real slow

communists in situ

by L.A. ONDA

In Los Angeles to be against Capital typically presents itself in a pro-work / worker position. The problem is never work itself, the nature of work or that work is waged but instead what is desired is extending a sphere of work that is unionized and bolstered with higher wages. Take for instance the CLEAN Carwash campaign, where carwash workers (whom are mostly immigrant men) have been unionized under the representation of United Steelworkers Local 675. Though this move one is that brings much needed betterment of working conditions and wages for these workers, what is ultimately not brought up is that the work of a car wash workers can and has already been automated. But of course the fading labour movement is not concerned with the overthrow of capitalism and abolition of work at all. That dream is a dream that has been…

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