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The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

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Ohbliv - MindGarden (cover art by Ashley Richardson)

The world-renowned Ohbliv is back with another full length beattape, MindGarden, and it’s guaranteed to put a sheen on your eardrums with its impressionable psychedelic chillwave loops.  From the deep throat funk bass lines of “Involved Tones” to the 90s R&B flavor (“Step to Peace”), the sounds are cool as shit and all over the place.  You are guaranteed to never get bored with his formulae.  The mind boggles about this guy’s vinyl record collection and how many gems must be there, with his mostly under utilized or rarely-heard soul jam gems. (At least, mine did.)  With the ultra vintage vibe, this is some of the most listenable electronic instrumental music from RVA today. 

Catch Ohbliv live in Norfolk this Saturday, 7/5 @ Granby Theatre with DJ Harrison, Sound Genesis, Gabe Niles, Better Beat Bureau, BTYM, Hoodboi, Falcons, and MORE!

Jul 1, 2014 / 4 notes

slumfunk said: Ya tunes get me through the day playa'

Salute G!

Jul 1, 2014

rkwhy said: i got mind garden! dope bumps (md to va)

Salute!

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Jun 29, 2014 / 29 notes

@Ohbliv ‘Playin Favs’ - an exclusive mix made for the Tight Songs radio show - hosted by Fresh Selects, on XRAY FM: http://xray.fm/shows/fresh-selects

Originally broadcast on Episode #15, 06/28/2014.

Artwork by Gangster Doodles - gangsterdoodles.tumblr.com

Tracklist:
Don Grolnick - Pools
Ohbliv - Aftachuuch
Black Moon - N*guz Talk Shit
Gordy Michael - Green Hit
Ohbliv - 2minutes2bong
Mtume - Ready For Your Love
DJ Harrison - Saturdaze
Count Bass D - Stay
Iman Omari - Jeep Eagles
vhvl - 3 
Ohbliv - DigDeepr*
Ohbliv - Things That You Do*
MC Eiht - All For The Money
DJ Harrison - Inflections (bliv cover)
Akeedro - Two
Ohbliv - Nightcare*
The Sensational Gospel Tones - Time Is Winding Up
Ohbliv feat. Catherine Sera - Flowers

* = tracks from Ohbliv - MindGarden, out now on Thrash Flow: http://thrashflow.bigcartel.com/product/mindgarden

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OHBLIV
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gangsterdoodles:

OHBLIV

Jun 27, 2014 / 19 notes

Respect to countbassd.

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blackfilm:

RIP Ruby Dee
Jun 12, 2014 / 436 notes

blackfilm:

RIP Ruby Dee

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