It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

Sigh already can’t wait for Afropunk next year

behardfreebop:

Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry in 1959.
Credit: Lee Friedlander

behardfreebop:

Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry in 1959.

Credit: Lee Friedlander

noise2010:

Sun Ra came down to earth to teach jazz to humans.

noise2010:

Sun Ra came down to earth to teach jazz to humans.

confessionsofamiddlechild:

Haven’t released this photo of Yasiin that I took yet. But I’m in a good mood so here you go. 

confessionsofamiddlechild:

Haven’t released this photo of Yasiin that I took yet. But I’m in a good mood so here you go.