Murs, 9th Wonder, The Soul Council – The Iliad is Dead and the Odyssey is Over Mini Movie

Another dope video & project from Murs & 9th Wonder…

Official Video by Murs, 9th Wonder, The Soul Council © 2019 Murs & 9th Wonder / EMPIRE

http://vevo.ly/PBUsVD

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The Art Of Warez on Vimeo

This brings back so many memories…

Early internet users communicated with each other via Bulletin Board Systems, or BBS. Popular in the 1980s and early 1990s, these digital hubs allowed users to dial-up on a modem and chat on public message boards or through private chats, play text-based games, and even transfer files, from computer art to cracked software.

Pirated software, known as “warez,” was accompanied by ANSI art—a form of flashy hacker graffiti that credited the software crackers responsible for providing the illicit files. Eventually, ANSI art became its own subculture, with computer artists competing to develop new fonts and imagery in all its 8-bit glory.

A new documentary, The Art of Warez, directed by artist and filmmaker Oliver Payne in collaboration with one-time ANSI artist Kevin Bouton-Scott, dives into this world of warez and ANSI art. Payne told Motherboard that he met Bouton-Scott while teaching a course on video games at ArtCenter in Pasadena, California. The former ANSI artist schooled Payne on warez and ANSI subculture.

“Whilst graffiti exists illegally on private and public property, ANSI originally existed on (and to take credit for) illegally pirated software,” Payne said. “As they are criminal activities, both require anonymity and the use of a tag name to achieve notoriety within the scene. The best artists create fresh fonts using crazy color combinations and go hard to make as many dope ANSIs as they can. It’s totally hacker graffiti and the folk art movement of the proto cyber crime scene.”

Bouton-Scott said that ANSI art still feels mysterious to him after all these years. A graffiti artist as a kid, his transition into the ANSI scene felt completely natural to him.

“We were all completely obsessed with this stuff, going to enormous lengths to make the artwork and get the art packs together, trying to get good reviews in the electronic magazines that would write about all the latest work,” Bouton Scott said.

Payne thinks it’s remarkable that something so cool could remain virtually unknown. Bouton-Scott noted that many ANSI artists, who were also into coding and making VGA graphics and demos, later became graphic designers and likely influenced the look of the early web.

“As youth subcultures go, this might be the best one,” Payne said. “It combines so many wonderful things—hacking, video games, graffiti, freedom of information, fantasy art, mecha anime, anarchist literature, comic book monsters, [phone] phreaking.”

Bouton-Scott said the digital archivist Jason Scott, who works for the Internet Archive, teamed up with RaD MaN, founder of the ANSI group ACiD, to create a database of the art packs that still existed in the early 2000s. They are now available for download on Scott’s website, textfiles.com.

For Bouton-Scott, the ANSI scene has no contemporary parallel. But if there were one, he believes it would be comprised of teenagers, as social media for “creative adults” is dominated by entrepreneurialism, branding, and self-commodification.

“The ANSI scene was quite the opposite of this,” said Bouton-Scott. “It was a self-contained labor of love, pro-crime, anti-copyright, facilitating the very real need of free-software for young computer users.”

The Art of Warez, produced by safecrackers x somesuch, premieres online today (July 31) at SafeCrackers.

via The Art Of Warez on Vimeo

Simone Biles kills it with a double-double

I’m not into gymnasts but shorty is a beast!!!

Score: 14.950 (6.6, 8.350)
August 9, 2019 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.

The five-time Olympic medalist and 14-time world champion completed the move on Friday at the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.
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How Nike’s FIRST Athlete Lost $8 Billion On One Decision

This story illustrates how YT will screw you over if they ain’t getting any money out of a business deal… and how indigenous people didn’t think about business ownership…

We all make mistakes…just not eight billion dollar mistakes.

via How Nike’s FIRST Athlete Lost $8 Billion On One Decision – YouTube

Trick Daddy and his idea of hiphop…. and my thoughts on the top 50 MC list going around the Innna’net

So I was watching Trick Daddy’s Drink Champs Happy Hour (the abridged version that shows on RevolTV) last nite and he said a bunch of stuff that made me shake my head but this line killed me…

“Hip hop is just making a bunch of words rhyme that make no sense…”

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Episode 7 of the Marlow Briggs saga

Marlow (with my new weapon Tacab’s Bloodthirsty Claws ) & Tep venture through the Lost City fighting giant bugs and other monstrosities to save his love, Eva..

and peep me riding out on the giant scorpions lol

Check out the full LR as Marlow Briggs playlist at
https://youtu.be/XlQTOdWZLr4?list=PLad5rW4wrdCusTgJkpcpN3mit6xWeKUcE

What self hate looks like…..smmfh

Is this pancake faced weave wearing wanch actually tryin to defend the use of Akata (which means wild animal with no home) toward AmeriKKKan born Afrikans or ADOS as the term is being slung around????

I swear too many Nigerians have issues with us yet want all the benefits of us when in AmeriKKKa….

100 Years Ago The Great Race War In Chicago When Blacks Fought Back Against White Mobs

Just a little bit of history about my hometown that many don’t speak of… Chicago has always been one of the most racist places in AmeriKKKa…

Part One
Chapter 12/Chicago Is A Great Foreign City
Red Summer The Summer of 1919 And The Awakening Of Black America
Cameron McWhither

Events that lead up to the race war explosion that occurred 100 years ago on July 27, 1919. The Chicago Race War was one of the most violent confrontations that have​ ever occurred in this nation. Listen as I read from the book Red Summer, The Summer Of 1919 And The Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhither. ​ This book details those events that enveloped the city of Chicago where the forces of racial animosity​, racial hatred, racial misunderstanding, racial segregation, and racial​ oppression.

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