Mimi Valdés (@mimivaldes) — Storyteller. Afro-Latina. Nice Person.
Happy 25th Anniversary, @nas! This album became the blueprint for how MCs wrote their rhymes. As a journalist in the ‘90s, I remember distinctly how much the community (journalists, fans, artists) were all shocked by its beauty. I mean, lol, Biggie, Jay Z, etc. coincidentally changed up their styles after this album dropped. #Facts ❤️
One of the pioneers of hip hop journalism needs our help. I was at NYU, majoring in journalism when Pump It Up launched in ‘89. Host Dee Barnes was doing exactly what I hoped to do one day. Like my hero Ralph McDaniels on Video Music Box, she was interviewing MCs and helping them shine by providing a platform. Showing the world that these artists were superstars destined for the global stage. I just read about Dee’s situation and I just can’t put into words the anger I feel. Please, if you’ve ever enjoyed any kind of hip hop journalism, an article, a television interview, a blog or whatever, please click the link in my bio and donate whatever you can.
This is a reminder to put the phone down more. 🤪 #Repost@holeandcorner ・・・ 'Absorbed by light' by Gali Lucas (@galilucas) and Karoline Hinz (@karolinehinz) is a piece for the Amsterdam Light Festival, which runs until January 20. The sculpture aims to comment on how digital technology engrosses us and takes people away from reality.
Happy Birthday Weekend @aimee_morris_1! My angel bestie, still can’t believe we’ve been friends for 30 years! We met at NYU sophomore year, the only two girls wearing door knocker earrings in Prof. Sharpe’s writing class! 🤣 From shopping for 54.11s to all of our Team Zany adventures, whenever you’re by my side all is good in the world. Love you! 😘
Yep. And we all need to talk about this more. Do you think you’re insufficient? Struggle with imposter syndrome? Feel intimidated or pressure to live up to something? Every human experiences this. Nobody is ready on day one. Or day four thousand and eighty. You take a step, feel it out, and let your gut guide you. We learn as we go. Appreciate these feelings of uncertainty, it just means you are growing. 😜