Tagged: Daily Inspiration


Daily Inspiration: June 27th, a Houston Holiday

Houston TX’s woozy chopped n’ screwed sound has permeated throughout mainstream rap for years now, but its origins still remain scattered across local mixtapes and the collective memories of those who lived the scene firsthand. … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: 50 Cent & Jadakiss

On a sweaty evening in June 2005, I found myself under the orange glow of streetlights in the back lot of my homegirl’s apartment complex near Flatbush Junction. She was throwing a party, and a … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: School of Seven Bells

In 2008, my friend Kevin and I took a trip to Baja. We’d read that La Paz was a beautiful city, though not especially plane-accessible. So we flew to Cabo San Lucas, rented a car, … read more »


Daily Inspiration: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and greatest son, has died. Mandela, who was 95, led the peaceful emancipation of South Africa from a white minority government in in the early ’90s, after spending … read more »

POSTED December 5, 2013 6:55PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , ,

Daily Inspiration: Cass McCombs, “Bradley Manning”

A day after Bradley Manning was found guilty of 19 of 21 charges—acquitted of the grotesquely trumped-up “aiding the enemy,” but still guilty of espionage and theft for leaking documents to WikiLeaks—seems like a good … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: Ottavio Missoni

The New York Times reports today that Ottavio Missoni, the founder of the legendary Italian knitwear house Missoni, has died at the age of 92. His zig-zagging, super-luxe sweaters in wild prints have been inspiration … read more »

POSTED May 9, 2013 11:13AM IN STYLE NEWS TAGS: ,

Daily Inspiration: Dancing to Jai Paul

Over the weekend “BTSTU,” the Jai Paul demo (and eventual XL single) first posted here three years ago, appeared on a surprise Jai Paul LP posted to Bandcamp. The album has since been removed. In … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: Ja Rule

Ja Rule was released from New Yorks’ Mid-State Correctional Facility this morning, only to be immediately delivered back into federal custody. He’s been serving time for illegal gun possession and tax evasion since June 2011: … read more »

POSTED February 21, 2013 6:22PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Daily Inspiration: Amber Bravo

For the last two years, Amber Bravo has been an editor at The FADER. Though she’s been a consistent writer both here on TheFADER.com and in our print magazine, her influence has been biggest behind … read more »

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Daily Inspiration: Pussy Riot

Yesterday, the trial of three members of Russian female punk collective Pussy Riot began in Moscow. Charged with “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility” for performing an anti-Putin song on the altar of the … read more »

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