Tyler, The Creator and Nas on Tumblr and the Internet
Tyler, the Creator:I hate Tumblr. You know what Tumblr is? I fuckin' hate Tumblr! That shit is evil. I've seen that shit turn people crazy.
Nas:I don't even know what that is.
Tyler, the Creator:Don't. I'm all over that muthafucka, and it's just- it's some shit, man. It goes crazy. Because the Internet gives people who don't have a voice a voice. And it drives you fuckin' crazy.
Nas:I was a prank caller when I was a going kid. You get that moment where it's, Oh, I can just call anybody up and say whatever! This is before caller ID, before that *69, all that shit. I look at the Internet as prank callers. You don't know who they are. They're having fun. Actually, I'm not mad at that.
Tyler, the Creator:That's what the Internet is for, though. To drive you crazy.
Nas:You could do some good with the Internet, of course. But it's, like, a man with horns. Not even a man- a dark force with horns-behind the whole shit.
Tyler, the Creator:Yeah, but it could do some good. It helped me out, for sure. But at times, that shit is, like, I can't fuck with you.
I’m fascinated by a lot of things. There’s a lot going on around me that I have a genuine interest in learning. I’ve always been like that, jumping from one thing to another, absorbing as much as I can until my interest switch to something else. I’m realizing though, especially lately, that the classroom setting is killing my interest.
To me it’s kind of like that best friend you have that you connect with so well, and it’s for that reason you decide to move in together and be cool roommates with and everything…and it’s then you realize things you didn’t see in them before. They’re not that clean, they don’t really respect space, or privacy. They don’t throw garbage or announce when company’s over. A bunch of little thing’s start arising that you wouldn’t have known or even cared about prior to but now, you’re at each other’s throats. Some things…people…experiences…you need a bit of distance on to really appreciate it.
I’d be way better off reading these subjects on my own time and pace…with no test or report on it. It’s interesting how I can read material in class, study it, write a paper on it, pass a test on it, then forget right after, while I can vividly recite small passages, topics, and quotes that interested me and I have never forgotten.
Along with my new polaroids, I’m giving myself a challenge. Before the year is over, I want at least 25 polaroids of people I have never met before prior to taking their picture. I don’t even want a friend of a friend or some small degree of separation. I want 25 strangers that I just walked up to and asked if they mind me taking their picture.