I feel like the most aimless and useless person 99% of the time. I’m tired of feeling like that, but I’m also too bleh to try and see things through that might actually change that. I’m just so bloody tired all the fucking time.
Kanye West - All of the Lights (feat. Rihanna, Elly Jackson of La Roux, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Alicia Keys & Elton John)
[Produced by Kanye West & co-produced by Jeff Bhasker]
Additional vocals: Tony Williams, The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Ryan Leslie, Drake, Alvin Fields & Ken Lewis
In 2010, Kanye West flew various artists out to work on his sixth, now universally acclaimed 5th studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in Hawaii. One of the songs Kanye started working on early was a song, titled then, as Ghetto University with only Malik Yusef & Elton John. Kanye, at first, didn’t want the song on the album because he “didn’t feel it was good enough.” Malik instilled the idea of a different chorus, that would be then written for Rihanna, and it took off from there.
Kanye had then wrote the remainder of the song with Malik & Elton, and got the brilliant idea to write certain bits of the song for certain artists, which brought him the idea to fly 15 artists out to do each part he had written for the respective artists.
The record centers around one specific bit, and a bit Kanye wanted to make extremely special, and that’s the bridge of the song, the bridge is a duet of Kid Cudi’s bit over Elton John’s piano medley. If you know the bridge, then you know it’s mind-blowing brilliant.
* & if the rumors and stories are true, Kid Cudi’s bridge bit was done in one take. ONE TAKE.
The remainder bits of the song take after back vocal effects and vocal harmonizing by The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, Drake, John Legend, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Alvin Fields & Ken Lewis.
Basis of the record: Rihanna has the chorus, Elly Jackson has the pre-chorus, Kanye has 2 of the 3 verses, Kid Cudi & Elton John’s duet is the centerpiece, Fergie has the third and final verse with a bridge finish break in the beat, and Rihanna & Drake share a brief third break in the song prior to the finale where the remaining vocalists bring us home with the finish providing a second duet by Elton John, but this time, trading vocals with Alicia Keys, and summing up the grand finale by The-Dream.
like if you claim to support disabled people you need to be standing up for all disabled people, not just the ones who are useful to a capitalist society, not just the white, cis, het, thin, rich or male ones, not just the ones who aren’t angry, not just those who are conventionally attractive
all fucking disabled people
and this includes addicts, this includes those with personality disorders and those with psychosis, this includes all the disabled folk painted as monsters in the media
this includes the self-diagnosed and the chronically ill, this includes all those who have never and will never work, who are dismissed as ‘low-functioning’ and ‘lazy’
this includes those with obvious physical differences, whose mobility devices you can’t ignore, who’s visible presence in society is frowned upon and seen as an inconvenience, as something to be ashamed of
every disabled life is worth supporting and I want to see more people fucking doing that
nice characters are good and important and strong
nice characters are not in any way inherently less interesting or complex or cool or badass than asshole characters
nice characters who go through hell and still remain good and kind and compassionate are so so strong
nice characters are not weak or boring or less badass, nice characters are awesome.
Jatinder Singh, 25, is a musician, artist and a model.
Jatinder has modelled for GQ Style, TopMan, Levis, Notion Magazine, Jas MB and he has also been involved with The London Fashion Week.
Jatinder is an extremely talented artist, if you would like to see his artwork please check out his Tumblr - www.Durhailay.tumblr.com
“My message is to show the balance in life, and to accept and be happy”