i slept. and woke on the other side of my life.
—nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
Anonymous asked: Hima, I'd really like to get educated about positive energy. Are there any books you can suggest?
YOU COULD CHECK OUT BOOKS ON MINDFULNESS BUT POSITIVE ENERGY IS ABOUT MORE THAN READING BOOKS THE CLOSEST WE HAVE TO IT IN EARTH MORE THAN ANY HUMAN CAN SHINE IS THE OCEAN, THE GREATEST BOOK THERE IS, WRITTEN IN A LANGUAGE OF WAVES, STROKES STRUCK WITH THE PEN OF GOD HERSELF
jean-luc-gohard asked: You got any studios you recommend in Brooklyn, Queens, or Manhattan? I'm tryna get back to work on my mixtape but don't know where to record at.
I RECOMMEND DANIEL LYNAS AT WONDERFUL STUDIOS/ISHLAB. HES LOCATED AT 10 JAY STREET IN DUMBO, BROOKLYN. DANIEL.LYNAS AT GMAIL. DANIEL HAS RECORDED ALMOST ALL OF THE WORK YOUVE HEARD FROM DAS RACIST, ASAP ROCKY, AND ASAP FERG. TELL HIM HEEMS SENT YOU.
Anonymous asked: I'm Muslim, he's Hindu. We've been together for four years. Our families are soooo against this, they want us to breakup. What the fuck am I supposed to do
THATS TOUGH GOOD LUCK INSHALLAH IT WILL WORK OUT
—Batalvi (produced By Trooko)
swet shop boys // batalvi (prod. trooko)
BATALVI - SWET SHOP BOYS - HEEMS X RIZ MC
Oh damn. Yep they dropped it. ‘Batalvi’ is the ultimate mashup featuring the haunting vocals of the great Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi, classic Bollywood dance clips and heavy-hitting verses filmed on Facetime.
“Both MCs offer blended perspectives of their home-cities and the distant lands from which their parents trekked, a lens that consistently offers something different, if not better—first-generations anywhere can relate.” - Fader Magazine
Check out the dope EP that dropped yesterday too! Too much to handle!
SWET SHOP BOYS is Riz MC and Heems
Greedhead Music 2014
Heems - NYC Cops
He had the badge ID covered in black tape (covered)
Irish dude spends his weekends in blackface (a weirdo!)
Smacking Immigrants, asking them how the crack taste (Guatamalans!)
Mushed his pregnant wife face while she lactate (a bad man!)
Over-overseeing the rat race
Goes to Cape Cod when Manhattan feels too fast paced
Now he hate God, disgraced, odd and out of place
And he takes it out on us (his experience)
Victor told me what happened with them BART cops
Told ‘em, “Yo, I ain’t ever met a smart cop” (they’re idiots)
Alec said no one heard of you like a cool cop
In ‘01 almost shot the fair one with a school cop
Heema for Louima cause they could have did’d me wrong (I’m brown!)
That’s word to Eleanor Bumpurs in a Lou Reed song
Protect and serve, keep from the way of harm
Timothy Stansbury was 19 and unarmed
Ayo, fuck the New York pricks and dicks
Who wanna be a cop but a power hungry idiot?
The worst people!
New York cops are the worst!
Oy vey, these guys is New York’s spineless
Strangled and denied it for Anthony Baez
They was cruel, maybe had a pool, probably
That was ‘94, he was one of three bodies (unarmed)
Ernest Sayon (unarmed)
And Johnnie Cromartie (unarmed)
Under Giuliani, well, they had them a party (bang bang!)
In ‘73, there were riots in Queens (Jamaica)
When they merked Clifford Glover, he wasn’t even a teen (a child!)
Used to be nine, he had just turned ten (a child!)
Pig said, “Die, you little fuck” and got off clean (yup)
And ain’t a thing that these bars do
That can make up for the pain of the family of Fermin Arzu
They the ones who always put the firearms pon you (on you!)
But shoot and say they thought you had a gun up in the car, dude (there’s no gun, no gun)
Ousmane Zongo ‘03, Diallo in like ‘99
I swear this shit happen like 90 times definitely
Definitely happens, like, plenty times
But it’s documented, like, 20 times
Well, Randolph Evans, well —
Randolph Evans was 15 in 1976
And a cop did two years for shooting him
One time, point blank in the head
And thirty years later exactly, on his wedding day
Four officers (in Queens) shot 50 bullets
And Sean Bell was, uh, dead
Veteran detective Oliver, two magazines, no remorse, geez, man!
Basquiat ‘81, Irony of Negro police, man
Back in the day on the train Dap was G’in a Cremaster poster
Guyanese cop look like me (speedin’!)
Rolled up, plainclothes tucked, gun in the holster
Said not to do that. It bugged me out
They could look like me, too?
Y2K Grand Wizard Giuliani wasn’t done
Bad boys, bad boys took Patrick Dorismond
Plainclothes asking him where to cop tree
Shot him one time and didn’t have to flee
Well, yo, it was an accident, see
And once again the boys in blue got off scott free
(“Well, I’m white, sooo…I own this place?”)
Alberta Spruill was 57 and didn’t leave her home
They tossed a concussion grenade into her living room
And scared her to death
I never felt safer
Its bugged out that they’re supposed to make you feel safer
(“Well, I’m a white cop, so I own this… world?”)
Heems awn like em, Radio Raheem don’t like em
(“Uh, yeah, well, I’m white, soooo…”)
And Michael Stewart who do art under the ground
Got found and laid down by
Eleven white cops that pound
-ed him for thirty-two minutes between arrest and delivery (they played with the paperwork!)
Alive and barely breathing, to dead in ‘83
Radio Raheem (Spike Lee!)
I don’t fuck with cops!
2012 was the first time I designed clothes. Maybe ill do that again.
Nehru Jackets 2012 w Heems