Every sample of Kanye’s using snippets from the original and West’s use of it
YEEZY CAN DO WHATEVEVER THE FUCK HE WANTS.
I love this. People who don’t listen to hip hop are always so quick to say how shallow and one dimensional it is but look how many different genres he pulled from for these samples!
Probably the best 10 minutes I’ve spent in my life.
this is beautiful.
GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!
This made me too excited ! From start to end
^ i Actually put my hands uplol
this shit is fie
IM IN TEARS!!! The man is a GENIUS!!!
The Daily Show tries to help white people understand what it’s like to be stopped and frisked.
The enslavement of African people in the Americas by the nations and peoples of Western Europe, created the economic engine that funded modern capitalism. Therefore it comes as no surprise that most of the major corporations that were founded by Western European and American merchants prior to roughly 100 years ago, benefited directly from slavery. [&]
1. Lehman Brothers - The business empire started in the slave trade and recently admitted their part in the business of slavery. “This is a sad part of our heritage…We’re deeply apologetic…It was a terrible thing…There’s no one sitting in the United States in the year 2005, hopefully, who would ever, in a million years, defend the practice,” said Joe Polizzotto, general counsel of Lehman Brothers.
2. Aetna, Inc. - the United States’ largest health insurer, apologized for selling policies in the 1850s that reimbursed slave owners for financial losses when their slaves died.
3. JPMorgan Chase - recently admitted their company’s links to slavery. “between 1831 and 1865, two of our predecessor banks—Citizens Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana—accepted approximately 13,000 enslaved individuals as collateral on loans and took ownership of approximately 1,250 of them when the plantation owners defaulted on the loans,” the company wrote in a statement.
4. New York Life. - Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. They also took part in slavery by selling insurance policies on slaves. According to USA Today, evidence of 10 more New York Life slave policies comes from an 1847 account book kept by the company’s Natchez, Miss. agent, W.A. Britton. The book, part of a collection at Louisiana State University, contains Britton’s notes on slave policies he wrote for amounts ranging from $375 to $600. A 1906 history of New York Life says 339 of the company’s first 1,000 policies were written on the lives of slaves.
5. Wachovia Corporation - (now owned by Wells Fargo) has apologized for its ties to slavery after disclosing that two of its historical predecessors owned slaves and accepted them as payment. “On behalf of Wachovia Corporation, I apologize to all Americans, and especially to African-Americans and people of African descent,” said Ken Thompson, Wachovia chairman and chief executive officer, in the statement released late Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened by these findings.”
6. N M Rothschild & Sons Bank in London - Documents seen by the Financial Times have revealed that Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the banking family’s 19th-century patriarch, made his first personal gains by using slaves as collateral in dealings with a slave owner.
7. Norfolk Southern - The Mobile & Girard company, which is now part of Norfolk Southern, offered slaveholders $180 ($3,379 today) apiece for slaves they would rent to the railroad for one year, according to the records. The Central of Georgia, another company aligned with Norfolk Southern Line today, valued its slaves at $31,303 ($663,033 today) on record.
8. E.W. Scripps and Gannett - USA Today has found that their own parent company, E.W. Scripps and Gannett, has had links to the slave trade.
9. FleetBoston - evolved from an earlier financial institution, Providence Bank, founded by John Brown who was a slave trader and owned ships used to transport slaves. The bank financed Brown’s slave voyages and profited from them. Brown even reportedly helped charter what became Brown University.
10. CSX - used slave labor to construct portions of some U.S. rail lines under the political and legal system that was in place more than a century ago. Two slaves who the company rented were identified as John Henry and Reuben. The record states, “they were to be returned clothed when they arrived to work for the company.” Individual slaves cost up to $200 – the equivalent of $3,800 today - to rent for a season and CSX took full advantage.
11. Canadian National Railway Company - Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the midwestern and southern United States. The company also has a history in which it benefited from slavery. The Mobile & Ohio, now part of Canadian National, valued their slaves lost to the war and emancipation at $199,691 on record. That amount is currently worth $2.2 million.
12. Brown Brothers Harriman - the oldest and largest private investment bank and securities firm in the United States, founded in 1818. USA Today found that the New York merchant bank of James and William Brown, currently known as Brown Bros. Harriman owned hundreds of slaves and financed the cotton economy by lending millions to southern planters, merchants and cotton brokers.
13. Brooks Brothers - the high end suit retailer got their start selling slave clothing to various slave traders back in the 1800s. What a way to get rich in the immoral slave industry!
14. Barclays - the British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom has now conceded that companies it bought over the years may have been involved in the slave trade.
15. AIG - completed the purchase of American General Financial Group, a Houston-based insurer that owns U.S. Life Insurance Company. A U.S. Life policy on a Kentucky slave was reprinted in a 1935 article about slave insurance in The American Conservationist magazine. AIG says it has “found documentation indicating” U.S. Life insured slaves.
16. Tiffany & Co. - originally financed with profits from a Connecticut cotton mill. The mill operated from cotton picked by slaves.
17. Bank of America - found that two of its predecessor banks (Boatman Savings Institution and Southern Bank of St. Louis) had ties to slavery and another predecessor (Bank of Metropolis) accepted slaves as collateral on loans.
Everyone profited from slavery but slaves. The only thing people of the African diaspora get is apologies. Fuck YOU!
And this is why I hate Christopher Columbus.
Uhm no. This was good until they got to that fucker Bartolomé de las Casas and someone fixed their mouths to utter ‘Deify’.
Do you know how Las Casas ‘saved the Indians’? By advocating for for African Slaves; Africans being much ‘hardier and sturdier’ and in his mind, less likely to commit mass suicide in rebellion.
He gave up his Taino Slaves, but got new BLACK ONES.
Christopher Columbus and Bartolomé de las Casas are EQUAL FUCKERS in ENSLAVING and DEHUMANIZING.
And in the Caribbean we KNOW THIS, starting at the very least from my Father’s generation, when independence happened and OUR historians got to make the books to teach us; vs the Spanish and the English and the French.
Christopher Columbus and Bartolomé de las Casas BOTH deserve to be burned in effigy.
Whoever the fuck ‘theoatmeal’ is, they’re as shitty as zenpencils.
Reblogging for additional commentary because FUCKING IMPORTANT.
There are few saints in history. How about this weekend we remember the native people who had their lives changed forever by European colonialism?