Klephts, meaning “thief” or just “brigand” in Greek, were highwaymen that became self-appointed armatoloi, anti-Ottoman insurgents, and warlike mountain-folk who lived in the countryside when Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire. They were the descendants of Greeks who had retreated into the mountains during the 1400s to avoid Ottoman occupation and oppression. They carried on a continuous war against Ottoman rule and remained active as brigands until the 1800s, when Greece rebelled against Ottoman rule.
From the Industrial Journal, an American socialist publication, in 1911
My music is not going to be for everybody to hear. Everybody ain’t going to be able to dance and bump and drop it like it’s hot, ease it up like it’s cold. I may not be the best hip-hopper or booty-swapper. There are so many rocks and so many broken stones and so many nails and sticks and weeds and debris and garbage and trash, and we have to plow and mine the worst things on this earth to make them better, and to make us better, so we can show the world: I can handle it. I can deal with it. I can live with it. I can go on. All of this stuff we call hell, how can I take from that hell and make it better?
PHOTO BY KENDRICK BRINSON
I’m not trying to copy nobody, not trying to outdo nobody with my music," he says to me. "I’m trying to celebrate the opportunities that music allows for each individual. Because if you look back at music, music didn’t need no classroom, music didn’t need nobody to give it a Grade A. Music was made in the fields, it was made in some of the meanest conditions. I’m not giving you no mind, mister man, music made people get out of their sick bed.
Can’t keep meowt. [video]
Is…is that a container full of WATER they put in front of the door? They had to put in a motherfucking moat to keep this cat out and it STILL DIDN’T WORK?! This cat is hardcore.
fuckin cats man
They literally just need to buy a doorknob
if we’re being honest with ourselves I’m really just watching Peaky Blinders for Cillian Murphy.