ALGIERS

“Pop is … a soundtrack to your consumerism. The wallpaper of your essentially commercial existence, and thus it has to ‘clean up’ the more rugged genres it pulls from, make garage cosy, make rap tuneful, make grime behave itself and always always always, just as it’s always been in the UK, it’s only white artists who can perform that magical act of thievery, dilution and repackaging, it’s only white artists who can fully reap the benefits of black innovation. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.”

White Power And Black Pop: The Real Problem With 1Xtra’s Power List
Neil Kulkarni, The Quietus

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Malcom X (via dunialovely)