pretty from the inside, but walking through this tropical rainstorm was no joke. ☔ #NYC #TropicalStormAndrea (at Times Square)
i need an escape.
or the power to get through the end of university these next few weeks so that I can run away from my life after.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
because the internet 🎤💿 #ChildishGambino #gig (at KOKO)
Because the Internet is Donald Glover’s second studio album in which Glover explores different and more focused themes than he did in Camp (2011) - although his unique hipster-style of rap can still be detected throughout this new album. As I am already a fan of Gambino’s music, Because the Internet caught my attention upon the release of ‘3005’ from the album. I could sense a more experimental album coming up from him which didn’t disappoint as Glover presents a theme of a contemporary generation that is reliant on the internet and creating an internet persona. Through the alter-ego/stage name of Childish Gambino, Glover indicates self-awareness of his reputation as an “alternative rapper.”
In the track “II. zealots of stockholm [free information]”, we hear Kilo Kish’s feature in the bridge as she sings (almost robotically): "Is it real, cause you’re online?" - A lyric which perfectly encompasses the visual and technological atmosphere of Because the Internet.
So, having been intrigued by Gambino’s experimental, psychedelic, hipster-rap sound, I went to see him perform live (for the second time) in KOKO Camden, London.
As I remember from the last time I went to see Gambino live - back in 2012 - his performance is always so energetic and animated. His encore included songs from the mixtape Royalty and highlights were definitely ‘3005’, ‘Worldstar’, ‘the worst guys’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ (from Camp).
If you haven’t heard the album yet, be sure to start with ‘3005’ and ‘Telegraph Ave. - Oakland by Lloyd’ - which is particularly unique as it is based on a concept of Glover singing along to a radio in his car as he makes his way to a memory-filled Oakland.
Sian and I before the gig.
Next stop: Schoolboy Q (hopefully, if I get tickets.)
Livin’ Proof 6th Birthday Mix
Mixed by: Khalil / Snips / Dj Rags / Budgie
Jay Z - Tom Ford
Jay Z & Kanye West - Gotta Have It
Black Hippy - Swimming Pools Drank (Remix)
Pusha T - Suicide (feat AB-Liva)
Rocko - U.O.E.N.O Remix (feat Future & A$AP Rocky)
Chance The Rapper - Smoke Again
A$AP Ferg - Work
French Montana - Aint Worried About Nuttin
Ace Hood - Bugatti
A$AP Ferg - Shabba
Schoolboy Q - Yay Yay
Travis Scott - Upper Echelon
Jay Z - F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit (feat Rick Ross)
Cash Out - Cashin Out
Migos - Versace (feat Drake)
Danny Brown - Dip
Rick Ross - Bout That Life (feat French Montana)
Juicy J - Bandz
Rich Homie Quan - Type Of Way
Wale - Clappers (feat Juicy J & Nicki Minaj)
UGK - Int’l Players Anthem (feat. Outkast)
T.I. - Sorry (feat. Andre 3000)
Vic Mensa - Holy Holy (feat. Ab Soul & BJ The Chicago Kid)
Chance the Rapper - Favourite Song
Drake - Come Thru (James Blake Version)
Redman - I Got A Secret
Kelis - Millionaire (feat. Andre 3000)
Robert Glasper - I Stand Alone (feat. Common & Patrick Stump)
PARTYNEXTDOOR - Over Here (feat. Drake)
Terrace Martin - I’m For Real (feat Snoop Dogg & Lalah Hathaway)
Black Milk - Parallels (feat. AB)
Dom Kennedy - Nothin’ LIke Me (feat. DJ Mustard)
Drake - Furthest Thing
Jaisu - Birdsong
Budgie - Church On Crenshaw
what really sucks is when you know you should be doing something but physically cannot bring yourself to do it no matter how important doing that thing is
A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her.
never ask white people what their ethnicity is unless you wanna hear a list of every european country and meaningless fractions