If I hear someone else state that Miley Cyrus is “appropriating black culture” or anything along those lines, I am going to be pissed. Is she not allowed to enjoy hip-hop, flashy jewelry, skimpy clothes, basketball, and things that are typically labeled as “black”? How is she appropriating black culture if she’s doing what she genuinely enjoys? Are all white people (aka Eminem, Macklemore, etc) appropriating black culture because they all use hip-hop and the lifestyle of hip-hop to express themselves in a way they enjoy. That’s the equivalent of saying Eminem, Macklemore, Miley Cyrus, even Elvis, were all people who decided to ‘appropriate black culture’ because they could. No. I understand the appropriation of culture can be offensive - in cases such as dressing as Indians for Halloween or using a culture as a fashion statement, but just because you enjoy something and choose that outlet as your means of expression doesn’t mean you’re appropriating the culture. Plus, even if hip-hop has African American roots, does that mean that the lifestyle cannot spill over to other races? The fact that people try to assume hip-hop is exclusive makes their thought process offensive. There are a plethora of races involved in the music industry, religions, and any other sort of lifestyle you can think of. Nothing is exclusive to one race. Stop trying to blame Miley Cyrus for appropriating black culture just because you’re trying to be “cool” and not slut-shame her (which, for that matter, stop slut-shaming too, but that’s a different story), and stop trying to find reasons to weigh in to topics that shouldn’t be up for discussion.
hey if you love eminem talk to me
i love eminem
you can creep my tagged eminem posts
and just talk to me
Going Through Changes is one of the deepest songs next to Difficult for me when it comes to Eminem. Hearing it, and knowing all I’ve been through with pills, and with my Dad’s death, going through changes, withdrawals, looking at myself as I gained and lost weight due to pretty much poisoning…
I’m not sure of my favorite eminem song. I saw a blink-182 post that summed up my feelings of eminem the other day, but as far as absolute favorite, i’m not sure. i love the way i am, because at 8 years old, it was the song that told me to be whatever i want. stan’s also had a soft spot in my heart all these years, because i can relate with the obsession. the eminem show is my favorite album and i’ve got lyrics to sing for the moment tattooed on me (also one i enjoy a lot). cleanin’ out my closet hits home in a lot of ways, dealing with my mom’s drug addictions. but recently kim has been a favorite of mine. everyone i let hear it thinks it’s terrible. but i think it shows just how much she hurt him and how much he loved/loves her. the marshall mathers LP / the eminem show hold a special place in my heart from my childhood, but recovery also, is amazing in itself. i don’t know, i could never choose just one.
also my bird took a chunk of my eminem bracelet out :(
remember when i made this for eminem’s 38th birthday?
Slim Shady ;)
they sit and they cry at night wishing they’d die. till they throw on they rap records, and sit and they vibe. we’re nothing to you, but we’re the fucking shit in their eyes. that’s why we, seize the moment, try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it, ‘cause we consider these minutes golden.
the more i stare at my tattoo, the more i dislike it. i don’t understand why it looks so shit. i have had the design sketched for months, i’ve been contemplating this tattoo for over a year, and i helped design it. it was ALL correct on the stencil, the word ‘squeeze’, the line work for ‘seize the moment’, and the fact that he had to go back in and touch up means it looks even worse. i’m not 100% unhappy with it, just pretty pissed that the linework looks so shit and the fact the ‘squeeze’ is misspelled.
i think my biggest problem with it is the fact that he did work that i was so happy with on my leg, that’s why i went back to him. he was friendly, he did the work on my leg and i was so happy with it - unlike my first tattoo artist, who was a total dick about the tattoo and attempted to pressure me into getting something i didn’t want.
all in all, my artist was a professional who had a shop at one point in time (about 6 months ago) and i had my second and third tattoos done there and was very pleased with them. he stopped having a shop for personal reasons, but still had a clean and sanitary room in his home to do the tattoos. i am completely against home tattoos - but i was so happy with his previous work and all of his items were sterile and professional that i went back.
all in all, regardless of whether the artist used to be a professional or not, do not get home tattoos.
it was all correct on the stencil is honestly my biggest problem. the linework looked great, as well as all of the words being spelled correct, and it was all exactly as i wanted it.
now i’m stuck with this tattoo that will (hopefully) be fixed next week, or else i’m saving up for a while until i can have it removed. fuck.