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BLACK SUPER VILLAIN: the MIXTAPE - a soundtrack for scheming, hustling, evading the authorities, destroying your enemies and enjoying your ill-gotten spoils. 
brought to you by frantzfandom

Because sometimes spotify doesn’t cut it when you’re tryna take over the world, Pinky.
What follows is a list of tracks from rappers (with a few surprises thrown in) of African-American or Afro-descent, comprising what I feel to be a compelling narrative of a rise to power, violence, vanity, greed, regret, decadence, love, loss, betrayal and ultimately survival. 
TRACKLIST
[INTRO] street fighter//frank ocean
American Ironman//JAY-Z & Ghostface Killah
Put You On Game//Lupe Fiasco
Pusherman//Curtis Mayfield
Hustlin [Remix ft. Young Jeezy & JAY-Z]//Rick Ross Port of Miami
Drug Flow//Currensy
Thug Waffle//Flatbush Zombies
Kilo (ft. Raekwon)//Ghostface Killah
Bbc//JAY-Z
Big Spender [ft. Theophilus London]//ASAP
Ooh Wee [feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife & Saigon]//Mark Ronson
Who Gon Stop Me//JAY-Z & Kanye West
Shine Blockas [Remix ft. Gucci Mane, Bun B & Project Pat]//Big Boi 
Run [ft. Jadakiss]//Ghostface Killah 
Part II (On the Run) [ft. Beyoncé]//JAY-Z 
Regulate [ft. Nate Dogg]//Warren G. 
Money Trees [ft. Jay Rock]//Kendrick Lamar 
Heat//50 Cent 
Thug Luv [ft. 2pac]//Bone Thug N Harmony 
Soul Survivor [ft. Akon]//Young Jeezy
Still Tippin’ It [ft. Slim Thug & Mike Jones]//Santigold
I Dont Like//Chief Keef
Obnoxious//Immortal Technique
Suk My Dick//Dizzee Rascal
Many Men //50 Cent
Me Against the World [ft. Dramacydal]//2pac
Bring Your Whole Crew//DMX
Protect Ya Neck [Bloody Version]//Wu-Tang Clan
Kill Em All//Twista
Murda Murda [ft. Cam’Ron]//Juelz Santana
Fatal//RZA
We G’s //Kool G. Rap & Prinz
Gone Til November//Wyclef Jean 
Snitch [ft. Akon]//Obie Trice 
[INTERLUDE] You’re A Prisoner//Death
Black Skinhead//Kanye West 
Troublesome 96’//2Pac 
ABC’s [ft. Chubb Rock]//K’naan 
Doing Dumb Shit//Ice Cube
Little Weapon [ft. Bishop G & Nikki Jean]//Lupe Fiasco
9mm //Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Me And My Girlfriend//2pac
Boss Ass Bitch//PTAF
Street Bullies [ft. Sheek Louch, Wiggs & Sun God]//Ghostface Killah
Cowboys//Fugees 
Gimme The Loot //The Notorious B.I.G.
Fuck Tha Police//N.W.A.
Sang Fézi//Wyclef Jean
Pork and Beef//The Coup
03’ Bonnie & Clyde [ft. Beyonce]//JAY Z
Runaway [ft. Pusha T]//Kanye West
Hate Me Now//Nas
Misunderstood//Common
MRAZ//Flatbush Zombies
Bizzle Bizzle//Lethal Bizzle
I Can’t Wait//Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Backstreet Freestyle//Kendrick Lamar
[SECOND INTERLUDE] Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)//Lupe Fiasco
My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me//Geto Boys
Shook Ones Pt. II//Mobb Deep
Drunk by Myself//Nas
Treason [ft. Akir]//Immortal Technique 
The One [ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius])//G.O.O.D. Music 
I Can’t Make It Home//Devin the Dude 
Back In The Day [Jeep Mix] //Ahmad
Damn it Feels Good To Be a Gangsta//Geto Boys
[OUTRO][The Grave Prelude]//Mobb Deep 

Listen to the mixtape here and DOWNLOAD IT HERE
If you feel like this is desperately missing certain songs, I deplore you to keep that shit to yourself and go make your own mix. 
Also, lemme give a special shout out to magnacarterholygrail and curvellas for inspiring this compilation. 

I’ve uploaded the mixtape and slightly altered the track list. Tracks 5, 28, 65 have been replaced with different mixes and track 57 which was Monster has been replaced with Backstreet Freestyle. The Grooveshark playlist still features the original mix.
Hope y’all enjoy.
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selfcareafterrape:

The Basics:
Common Responses to Rape/Sexual Assault(ppt)
Talking About Trauma (ppt)
Traumaversaries
Why You Aren’t Bad for Loving Your Abuser.
Need Help With:
Sleep
Nightmares
Surviving the Holidays (ppt)
Overstimulated Nerves
Self-Injury (ppt)
Flashbacks (ppt)
Dissociating (ppt)
Triggers:
I’m triggered- Now What?
More On Triggers
On Purposely Triggering Yourself
Boundaries:
Boundaries (ppt)
Boundaries 101
Boundaries: How to set them
Self-Care:
What is Self Care Anyway?
BACE Method
Self Care When You Lack a Sense of Self
Interpersonal Self-Care
Emotional Self Care
Physical Self Care
Consent/sex:
Intimacy After Rape
Lets Talk Consent
Lets Talk Sex
Sexuality After Rape
For Friends/Family/Partners of Survivors:
How to Help a Friend Who Has Been Raped.(ppt)
Avoiding Awkward- How to talk about rape when we talk to survivors.(ppt)
Sometimes the easiest thing to say is the worst.
A Friend is Self Harming (ppt)
Comfort In. Complain Out.
What Can I Do?
A Friend is Dissociating.(ppt)
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titsmcgrits:

I was just saying this the other day!!
titsmcgrits:

I was just saying this the other day!!
titsmcgrits:

I was just saying this the other day!!
titsmcgrits:

I was just saying this the other day!!
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Queer Rocket Talks Punk, Politics, and Being Out in the Richmond Music Scene
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bciacco:

Morning sketch.
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scumblebee:

miss-zarves:

THE BEST GROUP TEXT I OR YOU OR ANY OF US WILL EVER RECEIVE

I literally cried multiple times about this text
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leadmetobliss:

jvnkbox:


"You dance up on them haters."

so dope

Every body linga and sweep
leadmetobliss:

jvnkbox:


"You dance up on them haters."

so dope

Every body linga and sweep
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xxvalleygirlxx:

thequeenbey:


I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Iconic

The real feelings she put into this that’s overlooked
xxvalleygirlxx:

thequeenbey:


I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Iconic

The real feelings she put into this that’s overlooked
xxvalleygirlxx:

thequeenbey:


I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Iconic

The real feelings she put into this that’s overlooked
xxvalleygirlxx:

thequeenbey:


I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Iconic

The real feelings she put into this that’s overlooked
xxvalleygirlxx:

thequeenbey:


I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Iconic

The real feelings she put into this that’s overlooked
xxvalleygirlxx:

thequeenbey:


I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm!

Iconic

The real feelings she put into this that’s overlooked
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howtoalienatepeople:

butchnorfemme:

feral-bitch:

[img: a photo of 4 copies of the same zine in alternating black and white covers, which are of an upside down beer can with the zine’s title as its label. they are laying on top of a white and neon colored leopard print background.]
You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania #9: Two Years of Sobriety
For the longest time I thought that countless difficulties I faced before I became sober would magically vanish by quitting drinking - but eventually I came to the realizations that I hadn’t made concrete plans for life post-booze, and sobriety wasn’t the super fun root beer keg party I assumed it was going to be. I became cognizant that my issues with sobriety were innately tied into some deep hurts concerning anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, bar culture, and much more. In the 4 sections of this zine, I attempt to take stock of my mistakes and hurts over the past two years, showcase some misconceptions about sobriety that I have come up against, explain my attempts to battle my insecurity over continuing to stick to sobriety, and give some suggested pointers for folks who would like to support their sober friends and community members.
This zine is B&W, 1/4 size, 38 pages, & text heavy. US$2.50 +shipping - price can be negotiated, as can whether you’d like a zine with a black cover or with a white cover + colored pencil details! [Etsy / Tumblr ask / youvegotafriendinpa (at) gmail (dot) com] Note: This zine will debut at The 2014 NYC Feminist Zine Fest (which I am an organizer of!) on Saturday March 1st - any copies not sold there will be mailed out to the first Etsy orders & messaged requests the week of March 3rd. <3
Giving it Up / Intro

I am hoping that creating a space in which I can lend some insight to my sobriety while being honest about its complexities will keep me motivated to engage with difficult emotions and open the door to communicating about the topic with folks who are sober, interested in becoming sober, or empathetic to those who are sober. 

I. Two Years Gone By
on a lack of strategy

…I was shocked that I basically had no functional plan for actually coming into contact with alcohol in a safe, healthy, and positive manner. And the only way I could think to deal with it was to shut down completely, walk away, and hope that I’d be able to prepare myself enough in the meantime to pick it up later. But the praxis form of my sobriety wasn’t a boss battle in a video game that I couldn’t seem to beat – it was a huge part of my life.  

on realizing the intersections of sobriety & anxiety

I’m still learning how to be around alcohol without having really intense kneejerk reactions to what’s going on around me. I’ve tried to think, “Would I feel differently about this place or situation if I was also drinking right now?” and I’ve surprised myself with the honest answers I’ve given. Trying to complicate the partier/sober person duality into a spectrum of possibilities has been important in helping me to better mentally separate “This situation/these people are making me uncomfortable” feelings and “My anxiety is what’s mainly perpetuating my discomfort” feelings. 

II. Misconceptions of Sobriety
on the idea that sobriety takes “Strength”

Another hard truth I’ve had to come to terms with in recent months is the fact that being labeled “strong” has its own particular set of baggage for me separate from my decision not to drink… I’ve nearly always had a reputation among friends for being reliable, able to handle intense emotional turmoil without showing distress, and a resource to turn to for assistance with nearly any problem. “Strong” has consistently been the primary adjective those close to me have used to describe me, and while it used to give me a surge of pride, it now has basically devolved into another way to say, “You don’t really ask me for support and I like that in a friend.”  

on assuming sober people will always speak up about their sensitivities

Placing the expectation on sober people to come forward assumes a degree of trust in the interest and ability of others to respect their wishes and needs, and I find myself in very few situations in which I feel trusting enough of the people drinking around me who are making me uncomfortable.  

III. No Use Crying Over Spilt Booze
on making “self-care” a daily routine instead of a special occurrence

It might be an unpopular opinion, but at this point in my life I’m so stressed out all of the time that my special self-treatment activities need to be constant and habitual, not only when I’m feeling down. I’ve questioned whether messages like, “It’s okay to not do anything but lie around and watch Netflix once in a while!” end up enabling avoidance behavior due to the open-ended nature of the “once in a while” time frame. In the past I’ve told myself, “Well, there are lots of other people out there who don’t respond to e-mails or phone calls and just sleep a lot when they’re stressed out too!” each and every time I’ve put off important tasks, which was way more often than just “once in a while.”

on pushing through the negative aspects of sobriety

While I still would like to take some time to figure out how to breach the subject of my sobriety with other people, I don’t want to stop having conversations with myself about what I need. I want to challenge myself to be proud of the small victories while making room for tackling even bigger ones. I want to become more adept at seeking out the positive aspects and effects of my sobriety instead of focusing only on the negative ones. I want to be more intentional and mindful in other aspects of my life, not in relation to my sobriety.

IV. Supporting Sober Folks
on not making sobriety or “not wanting to party” the butt of any jokes

Making jokes about such a weighty issue means you don’t have to consciously think about how that topic affects nearly every aspect of your life all of the time and can come off as dismissive, condescending, and blatantly offensive. It can also be inadvertently taken as a form of peer pressure, and for folks with a history of sexual assault intertwined with drinking, it can even feel like a reminder of non-consensual actions taken against that person. I believe that making light of sobriety is bro culture in action because it privileges the experiences and desires of a select few over the well-being of those that feel silenced and alienated in certain spaces that are hostile to them.  

on asking open-ended questions to establish trust with sober people

What kinds of things have been successful at helping someone feel positive about their sobriety? What are some ways in which they feel supported in their sobriety by friends, family members, community members, and so on? Are there times when they are more capable or less capable of being around alcohol, talking about alcohol, or socializing in general? Are there certain needs they’ll have when you drink around them? Are there specific things they don’t feel comfortable talking about with non-sober people, or will they let you know as the time arises?


Highly recommended, especially for anyone making decisions about events and whether they will be sober spaces…and for any human who ever interacts with other humans.

This zine is currently en route to my house. \(^O^)/
howtoalienatepeople:

butchnorfemme:

feral-bitch:

[img: a photo of 4 copies of the same zine in alternating black and white covers, which are of an upside down beer can with the zine’s title as its label. they are laying on top of a white and neon colored leopard print background.]
You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania #9: Two Years of Sobriety
For the longest time I thought that countless difficulties I faced before I became sober would magically vanish by quitting drinking - but eventually I came to the realizations that I hadn’t made concrete plans for life post-booze, and sobriety wasn’t the super fun root beer keg party I assumed it was going to be. I became cognizant that my issues with sobriety were innately tied into some deep hurts concerning anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, bar culture, and much more. In the 4 sections of this zine, I attempt to take stock of my mistakes and hurts over the past two years, showcase some misconceptions about sobriety that I have come up against, explain my attempts to battle my insecurity over continuing to stick to sobriety, and give some suggested pointers for folks who would like to support their sober friends and community members.
This zine is B&W, 1/4 size, 38 pages, & text heavy. US$2.50 +shipping - price can be negotiated, as can whether you’d like a zine with a black cover or with a white cover + colored pencil details! [Etsy / Tumblr ask / youvegotafriendinpa (at) gmail (dot) com] Note: This zine will debut at The 2014 NYC Feminist Zine Fest (which I am an organizer of!) on Saturday March 1st - any copies not sold there will be mailed out to the first Etsy orders & messaged requests the week of March 3rd. <3
Giving it Up / Intro

I am hoping that creating a space in which I can lend some insight to my sobriety while being honest about its complexities will keep me motivated to engage with difficult emotions and open the door to communicating about the topic with folks who are sober, interested in becoming sober, or empathetic to those who are sober. 

I. Two Years Gone By
on a lack of strategy

…I was shocked that I basically had no functional plan for actually coming into contact with alcohol in a safe, healthy, and positive manner. And the only way I could think to deal with it was to shut down completely, walk away, and hope that I’d be able to prepare myself enough in the meantime to pick it up later. But the praxis form of my sobriety wasn’t a boss battle in a video game that I couldn’t seem to beat – it was a huge part of my life.  

on realizing the intersections of sobriety & anxiety

I’m still learning how to be around alcohol without having really intense kneejerk reactions to what’s going on around me. I’ve tried to think, “Would I feel differently about this place or situation if I was also drinking right now?” and I’ve surprised myself with the honest answers I’ve given. Trying to complicate the partier/sober person duality into a spectrum of possibilities has been important in helping me to better mentally separate “This situation/these people are making me uncomfortable” feelings and “My anxiety is what’s mainly perpetuating my discomfort” feelings. 

II. Misconceptions of Sobriety
on the idea that sobriety takes “Strength”

Another hard truth I’ve had to come to terms with in recent months is the fact that being labeled “strong” has its own particular set of baggage for me separate from my decision not to drink… I’ve nearly always had a reputation among friends for being reliable, able to handle intense emotional turmoil without showing distress, and a resource to turn to for assistance with nearly any problem. “Strong” has consistently been the primary adjective those close to me have used to describe me, and while it used to give me a surge of pride, it now has basically devolved into another way to say, “You don’t really ask me for support and I like that in a friend.”  

on assuming sober people will always speak up about their sensitivities

Placing the expectation on sober people to come forward assumes a degree of trust in the interest and ability of others to respect their wishes and needs, and I find myself in very few situations in which I feel trusting enough of the people drinking around me who are making me uncomfortable.  

III. No Use Crying Over Spilt Booze
on making “self-care” a daily routine instead of a special occurrence

It might be an unpopular opinion, but at this point in my life I’m so stressed out all of the time that my special self-treatment activities need to be constant and habitual, not only when I’m feeling down. I’ve questioned whether messages like, “It’s okay to not do anything but lie around and watch Netflix once in a while!” end up enabling avoidance behavior due to the open-ended nature of the “once in a while” time frame. In the past I’ve told myself, “Well, there are lots of other people out there who don’t respond to e-mails or phone calls and just sleep a lot when they’re stressed out too!” each and every time I’ve put off important tasks, which was way more often than just “once in a while.”

on pushing through the negative aspects of sobriety

While I still would like to take some time to figure out how to breach the subject of my sobriety with other people, I don’t want to stop having conversations with myself about what I need. I want to challenge myself to be proud of the small victories while making room for tackling even bigger ones. I want to become more adept at seeking out the positive aspects and effects of my sobriety instead of focusing only on the negative ones. I want to be more intentional and mindful in other aspects of my life, not in relation to my sobriety.

IV. Supporting Sober Folks
on not making sobriety or “not wanting to party” the butt of any jokes

Making jokes about such a weighty issue means you don’t have to consciously think about how that topic affects nearly every aspect of your life all of the time and can come off as dismissive, condescending, and blatantly offensive. It can also be inadvertently taken as a form of peer pressure, and for folks with a history of sexual assault intertwined with drinking, it can even feel like a reminder of non-consensual actions taken against that person. I believe that making light of sobriety is bro culture in action because it privileges the experiences and desires of a select few over the well-being of those that feel silenced and alienated in certain spaces that are hostile to them.  

on asking open-ended questions to establish trust with sober people

What kinds of things have been successful at helping someone feel positive about their sobriety? What are some ways in which they feel supported in their sobriety by friends, family members, community members, and so on? Are there times when they are more capable or less capable of being around alcohol, talking about alcohol, or socializing in general? Are there certain needs they’ll have when you drink around them? Are there specific things they don’t feel comfortable talking about with non-sober people, or will they let you know as the time arises?


Highly recommended, especially for anyone making decisions about events and whether they will be sober spaces…and for any human who ever interacts with other humans.

This zine is currently en route to my house. \(^O^)/