1. It’s like you’re looking for John Coltrane and you get Kenny G in brown skin.

    (Source: blog.wilkinsky.co)

  2. Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

    (Source: blog.wilkinsky.co)

  3. Only secret to career advancement is to be consistently getting in way over your head.

    (Source: twitter.com)

  4. life-styl:

    Slow Fall" by Khari Mateen

  5. Mad Decent: In the past few years, the label has become a powerhouse in the American electronic music circuit, through savvy internet marketing and little else. They scored a proper Number One hit with Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” in part by fanning the flames of the song’s memefication, encouraging fans to upload 30-second clips of them reacting to the song’s then-inescapable drop to YouTube. The 30 second part was key, here, because that’s the amount of time it takes for a song to register as “played” on YouTube, and therefore eligible to be collected upon. The plays were racking up, but not purely out of enthusiasm for the tune. The label’s savvy exploitation of the rules of YouTube directly led to Billboard altering the way it monitors charts, which in turn made “Harlem Shake” shoot to Number One on the Hot 100. Somewhat indirectly, this served as a template for tracks that start viral dance crazes on Vine and then cross over to become legitimate hits, including Young Thug’s “Stoner,” Sage the Gemini’s “Gas Pedal,” and, most recently, RiFF RAFF’s “Tip Tow Wing In My Jawwdinz.” RiFF’s record label? Mad Decent.

    Internet success such as Mad Decent’s has also created a patently false metric by which success is measured: that of social reach. Take DJ Snake, another MDBP performer, whose video for the Lil Jon-anchored “Turn Down for What” is currently hovering around 100 million YouTube views. In all likelihood, many of Snake’s 188,000 Twitter fans, 720,000 Facebook fans, and 220,000 SoundCloud came as a direct result of the runaway success of “Turn Down for What.” Because of his one hit, he’s created something of a built-in audience for himself: he can upload a song to his Soundcloud, post about it on his Twitter and Facebook, and expect a consistently high interaction with his work. His fans may one day no longer actively seek out his music, but if his popularity wanes, it’s unlikely that his social following will reflect this. On paper, DJ Snake will never be less popular than he is now. The internet turns fame into a perpetual motion machine. Being an artist has always been something like owning a small business; social media has allowed the artist to cut out the middleman.

    (Source: Vice Magazine)

  6. OVER HEAD (free download)

    (via kharimateen)

  7. kharimateen:

    I just remember the smell of the French toast. That was my thing. The syrup they used. It comes in a small little container. The fresh fruit was really good. I can’t really describe it in words… 

    My conversation with @hylolabs: the3rdspace.co/convos/khari

  8. kharimateen:

    Repost what you Like! 😋 ▶ http://soundcloud.com/Khari-Mateen

    (Source: Khari.me / Khari Mateen)

  9. nosego:

    Repost from @streetartnews, thank you! Thank you @pangeaseed #seawalls #pangeaseed

  10. akeemofmycity:

    S.T.S. (Sugar Tongue Slim) - Why Can’t I Say It (Produced by Khari Mateen)

    The Underrated Rapper

    S.T.S tackles a social issue that goes ignored in hip hop. Is it ok for white fans of hip hop to use the N word at shows? Personally i don’t like white folks using the word period. It just makes me uncomfortable and very agitated and will cause tension in the room if  im present in it. S.T.S is truly slept on. He is one of the best writers in hip hop. He paints images with his word. His work flies under the radar. People need to check out his latest EP We Can Talk Politics & World Affairs its  just a $1.00 over at stsisgold.bandcamp.com 

  11. kharimateen:


  12. Words With Friends @Kharrari @HyLoLabs www.the3rdspace.co (at Cafe Lift)

  13. Particle Fever

    (Source: blog.wilkinsky.co)