simplyhai:

LOL

omfg

nosleeprecords:

Tiny Raindrop by Balance and Composure

loving this band to pieces right now.

highclasspapal:

Having the same taste in music is like a soul connection

that i have never had

(via bigmacmami)

guy:

when u give ur phone to someone to look at a pic and they keep scrolling

image

(via mangoshawty)

im too broke to fall in love

cijithegeek:

youngbertreynolds:

Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

They don’t treat Banksy like a Messiah he just has enough fans of his work to defend him and his livelihood against city officials and politicians that have gotten rid of his work before when he was a unknown small-timer.

cijithegeek:

youngbertreynolds:

Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.

One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.

First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.

There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

They don’t treat Banksy like a Messiah he just has enough fans of his work to defend him and his livelihood against city officials and politicians that have gotten rid of his work before when he was a unknown small-timer.

(via what-is-this-i-dont-even)

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