From the heart

Four black teens in Philadelphia with nothing other than weekly tranpasses and opinions. Still, the criticism and general interpretation seem to change from day to day regardless of aforementioned teens consistency.

Whatever. We're not doing anyone some terrible injustice, and we don't claim to be changing the world or enlightening the folk beyond belief or recognition. Credences, food for thought, images, a few laughs here and there, and opinions are all that we can offer you. Whether you choose to accept or decline, you are here, as are we, daily.

To face the rain or sunshine, parade or riot, cookout or Saturday detention..We ride Septa.

- Til' the very end, Nya Ari, Samir S, Trent XIII, and Hez

Monday, August 31, 2009

A night in the life of Mr. Williams.

It was apparent that Pharrell could get girls to do whatever he wanted at the Electric factory show, when an eager white woman licked his sweaty stomach onstage..

But this, was surprising.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Institute a new chaos

What I adore more than most things in this world is the ability to sit down and write your ass off, upon request. At Sixteen I would have told you that I hated doing essays, thesis's, memorandums, and what have you. Nowadays I'd choose writing mission statements, poetry, and even essays over watching the idiot box.

Below is an old post I did on CHIT per request of Mr. Perry.

Every which way that you turn new brands emerge, only to disappear or to be categorized with the others in a few short years. What separates the likes of Crooks & Castles, American apparel, J.Crew, Supreme, and chit from the H&M'S, Urbanoutfitters, and obey's is a believable mission statement. A mission statement should depict a lifestyle and clearly render a set of ideals and beliefs.
Without any of this a so called brand cannot be delineated from the next brand. Still, nothing is new under the sun and ideals belong to whoever understands them.
That's where creativity comes into play. Any spin on an ideal, be it a clothing line,a set of writings,a photography album,or a cook book. The spin must manifest the root ideal. Any brand that finds a way to do this is not limited to clothing, photography, writing, food, or sneakers. The brand that manifests a set of ideals and beliefs is a lifestyle.

-Creativity helps innovate trends

I rehashed this one in particular because of the highlighted line. Remember that, bloggers, writers, photographers, rappers, everyone.

As for writing that I admire. This particular quote speaks volumes to any inkling of individuality that one should have. When in question recall that

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery-celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean Luc-Godard said, "It's not where you take things from, it's where you take them to."
-Jim Jarmusch

The highest form of flattery might be imitation. Fantastic if you find pleasure in kissing ass but, why emulate when you can innovate? Create chaos if you must.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

From Queens cross to throgsneck heads nod

At times where the stanky leg, booty do, wutang, dmac, and other such dances are not appropriate, one might find themself yearning for a song to simply nod their head to. A playlist even. And I can think of many occasions where dancing outright would not be appropriate; Walking to class, Walking down the hall, Waiting for a bus, While on a nausea inducing date, and in the cafeteria. You want to be attached to society enough to seem au courant with your surroundings but, at the same time you wish to be as disjointed from your current setting as possible. When instances such as this should occur, the only viable escape would be, the music.

And so I've found that there is no cure for "Noditis" like;



Download: Night of the living dope, C.R.E.A.M, The dope supremacy

The Roots


Download: Rising up, You got me, Distortion to static



Download: I want you, Testify, The Hustle



Download: Do for love, Broken Wings, Hail Mary

Kanye West


Download: Gone, Get em high, Drive Slow, The Glory

Lupe Fiasco


Download: Put you on game, He say she say, The Emperors soundtrack

A tribe called Quest


Download: Award tour, Hot sex, Sucka Nigga

Pharrell Williams


Download: Young girl/I really like you, Frontin, Take it off (Dim the lights)

Not rap but;

Raphael Saadiq


Download: Staying in love, Love that girl, Ask of you

And like I have said countless times within the past year

Theophilus London


Download: Cold Pillow, GREY X SAGE, Heart-Warm of Africa

You won't see me do this often..

But, I like velcro...and BLAZERS

Nike Blazer AC High LE Red Velcro

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Round two



American Apparel X APC X Sperry topsider



Undercrwn X APC X Supra



Ice cream X APC X Jordan



Crooks & Castles X American Apparel X Jordan



City Sports X APC X Vans



Hanes X APC X Vans



10 deep X APC X Jordan

Remember December

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friends, How Many Of Us Have Them?

In life, friends are essential to survivng. Well, aside from family, Nivea lotion, Madden '10, tee shirts, lanyards (and/or carabiners), wallets, iPods, wikipedia'ing time travel, dashikis, food, MF Doom, Nivea with vaseline mixed in, facebook, Don't Be A Menace to South Central, While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood, dutchies/ports, Gucci Mane, housing, oil sheen, Wet n Wavy, The Broad Street Bully and of course, last but not least, Polo, you could not really survive without friends. This past week, I rekindled a few old relationships, said good bye to a few friends who went off to college, possibly lost a friend, met a new friend and solved a conflict with a friend. Hopefully more of the good times will roll, but for now life is good.

P.S. If you're ever bored on facebook, write on an old friend's wall. It'll be worth it.



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Random thoughts during Ramadan.....

Jay-Z and Lupe Fiasco are the best rappers alive

Young money plans to take over the world by taking over the minds of
young girls

Charles Hamilton is that nigga......although he got punched in the
face by some skeezy

Pharrell and Kanye West are horrible singers but great producers

Sometimes I listen to so many Trey songz mixtapes I forget the actual
songs he took the beats from

Jordans > Sbs

Best websites ever:

Best I ever had is played waaaayyyyy too much on the radio

Teach me how to jerk > you're a jerk

Soulja boy and gucci mane are two of the funniest dudes ever

I spend more money than I get paid

Beyonce is the fakest person ever, don't get why people like her

Hood people say I act white, suburbian people say I act hood

My favorite artist is Peter max

My favorite graffiti artist is haze

Niggas is crazy

I really want the supreme public enemy hoodie

Mosquitos are overly attracted to me

I think more than I speak

I'd rather you be an asshole then a liar

Drake will never be as good as he was before being commercialized

Original fake charges way too much for there clothes........but
they're hot as shit

People need to leave Micheal Vick alone, he did his time and dogs kill
humans all the time. They are animals, if you can kill chickens and
cows to eat what makes dogs any different?, would it be better if he
ate the dogs?

Creativity is attractive

White girls with jet black hair is sexy

I'm pretty sure the schuykill river is poisonous

Lil kim fucked her way to the top.....silly hoe

Slim Thug and UGK are the best down south rappers

I eat more than anybody you know

The Blog Post About... Nothing.

Sorry all, my post game has just been terrible. So to sum up a lot of my summer (and just life in general), I'm going to make a post about...nothing.

1. The Opening Title Sequence- What's the deal with all these rosters on facebook? The thrill of the first day of school is not knowing who you're going to be with all year.


2. The Roots Song Wale Is On- The radio sucks. There is no reason why four radio stations should ever play one song (Best I Ever Had) 25 times between themselves in one hour.


3. The Feauture Heavy Song- Anywho, how 'bout those Yankees?


4. The Freestyle (Roc Boys)- *Roc-A-Fella sign.*


5. The Perfect Plan-
A) Get my license in December.
B) Finish the last two years of high school as strong as possible.
C) Develop strong rapports with new people, and stronger ones with those who I am already close with.
D) Have fun doing hood rat things with my friends.


6. The Kramer- The word "nigga" probably affects how I talk and interact with you. It doesn't change our level of friendship at all, it is mostly an issue with comfort. I usually don't talk about things of this nature, but ehh, tomorrow's not promised so it's best to share things today. To me, it feels more awkward to say "nigga" to someone who is not Negro or Hispanic, than to hear another person that is not black say it. I am not too sure why this is either. However, when I am with any of my friends who are visibly doused with black in their blood, I say nigga pretty much every other word. I hope it is not just me.


7. The Crazy- When I was in North Carolina a few hours back I realized that virtually every female 14 and over was "thick" and every other guy had dreads. Like.


8. The Vacation From Ourselves- When I was exiled from phone use, I was able to think a lot, mostly about the life I lived and the life I want to lead. The first thing I actually want to do is reduce my cell phone use. Although I felt like I was missing a lot, I realized that life still does go on, word to Anna and Germel.


9. The Remake Of A Remake- Is it just me or are those Mars IV's Jordan Fusions not that bad?


10. The Grown Up- My personal favorite song.


11. The Manipulation- Me and two of my friends (one diva, one brov aka guy and girl) were watching the latest episode of the Real World on Wednesday. During the episode, Jonna breaks up with her boyfriend Matt with two t's (prompting him to say "Babe why are you doing this to me?" Giggles, he lost all his manhood on tv.) for a guy named Pat. After we were done laughing we started to realize that heartless break ups make guys treat other girls terribly. And for some reason, all these pretty young ladies want jerks.


12. The Artist Integrity-
"Practice makes perfect I'm relaxing at rehearsal
I'm gonna motherfucking professional like Hershal Walker,
the talk of the game is I, but I wonder if he'll still be talking after I die
But that's not important
Money's more important
And understand I been in that water like I was snorkeling
Understand I been in that water like I'm a dolphin
Miami Khaled took me in like a orphan
Why did they start him?
Now they can't park him
I go into the booth and just change like Clark Kent
Lamborghini dark tint
Philly blunts cigar scent
I'm by myself and niggas run they mouths like auctions"
I say Lil' Wayne wrote this. My friend disagrees, he thinks someone else did.


13. The Star- Who's world is this? The world is yours, the world is yours.


14. The Skit (Untz Untz)- I consider all I've been through so far in my short 16 years, apart of ACT I, just different scenes. ACT II starts soon.


15. The Cliche Lil Wayne Feature- Just being ourselves.


16. The Bmore Club Slam- I remember when I first got an iPod in 7th grade, only about 15 of the 100 songs were not party songs.


17. The Chicago Falcon (Remix)- I hate planning because I suck at keeping plans. I realized that I'm going to start having responsibilities, so I just need to get used to it. However, I feel that the best times are always had when you just go with the flow.


18. The Hype- Hype exists everywhere. People trying to escape hype are only creating hype about escaping hype. Hypebeast has to be the most annoying word I feel, seeing as how more than 90% of the users of the word are indeed Hypebeast themselves. NO idea's original, there's nothing new under the Sun. It's never what you do, but how it's been done.


19. The End Credits- This was a good summer all in all. There are many things I didn't do sadly, but who says I can't do these things after September 8th (first day of Hell '09-'10)? Can I do dat? Can I do dat? Shout out to Smiff, Skeeter and Money Max, GNO we in here. Shout out to 46. Snowly, Jazzy Jeff, Yung Lion, Pizzaface, Magic Mally Mal. Knighton and Carney, we in here. All my high school graduates, Shabazz, Tindal, Stevey from Shakey Nuts, KG, KriDollasignP, Dar Mane, Triznent, Achmed Da Kannon, Aces and Naces uhn, we in here. Young Vaughn, Geebaby, Mir, Fal Cudi, RhoRho260, Dom, we in here. Can I live? Can I live? Aubs, Harry G, and last but far from least, Ms. Hall. Let's go. Oh and I can't forget PipettesandProblems. WSR. Oohwop, doowop, doowop, doowop, doowop.


*The Mixtape About Nothing*


Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm Trent, I'm 18, and I'm a PC

NEW Microsoft Zune HD™

So, with that being said; iPod touch for sale ($200).

Run This Town - Jay-Z feat. Rihana & Kanye West

I expect Platinum.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

If everyone's name was Lil Wayne

There wouldn't be any need for hair salons, we'd all have dreads.

There'd be no need for coherent speech.

In fact they would never fix they lips unless they bout to suck ya dick, bitch.

Blue the puppy would be out of a job.

We'd have grown up watching Red's Clue's.

The term rape would lose relevancy because, we'd let her.

We'd wipe clouds out of our eyes in the morning.

The rivers and sinks would flow with Grape Codeine and liquor.

Voice maturity would be a thing of the past.

..So would articulation

..And making valid arguments.

Instances where one would run up in a nigga house and shoot his grandmother up would not be rare. What?

Your baby could get kidnapped, and ya baby motha fucked.

Admitting to having a venereal disease, actually, being one, would not be a shameful thing.

All girls would have venereal diseases once a month.

You'd be, who I'd be, that's me..

When we were apprehended by female officers (who would consequently also have the name of Lil Wayne) we would be seduced instead of arrested.

Regardless we would volunteer to do the time because her love would be timeless.

We'd all be Libras.

We'd advocate returning niggas to the store for refunds.

Weathermen would be out of a job because, we'd make it rain on the ho's, everyday.

Prostitutes would be accepted in society.

..The law wouldn't care if you were a prostitute, and that you hit every man that you ever knew.

And most importantly, everyone would be the best rapper ever.

..And from Mars

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is what I chose to put on this week, cuh.

In times of dire boredom while waiting to be called upon, to leave the dreaded air conditioned dorm room. One often finds themselves in front of a dirty mirror, in front of the wall, in front of the vending machine, and in front of the laptop, though mostly on the phone. During these times when one has a camera handy..Strange things begin to happen. Sometimes various items on the cream colored desk are photographed, other times it is anything that happens to be in the duffle bag. But the most interesting of subjects in this case, is the taker of the photograph. The photographer herself.

Welcome to the first of many "Yo fuckface guess what I be wearin?" aka "This is what I chose to put on when I rolled out of bed this week"



Stussy X American Apparel X Jordan






American apparel X APC X Clarks



American Apparel X American apparel X Clarks


H&M X American apparel X Vans






Hanes X American Apparel X Vans