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57min foeever
Video A breath Of fresh Air
foeever Surrounded by a bunch of #dopeness right now. #LA #CrenshawDistrict #Culture 57min

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thepushfamily "Me and @saksfifth_kdog out here in the neighborhood supporting the new community store on Florence & Van Ness... Pull up KJLH, food, games and prizes." #DoughtheFreshkid #FreshkidMoney #ThePushFamily #SouthCentral #CrenshawDistrict #ArlingtonAve 1d

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lavarwebb Today's reading material #leimertparkvillage #history #crenshawdistrict #crenshaw #reading #sankofa almost 90 years later 1d

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brookz1212 Still scream i dnt give a fucc!!!!!!! #flygirl #crownme #crenshawdistrict #selfiefamous #ubish 2d

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_isaimayorga I came in this game to stay not to just visit
#guyswithtattoos #fitted #mlb #crenshawdistrict #livinjustright
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1hoodnerd While others might have fond memories of slides, & swings as a child, I have fond memories of cows, calves, & potent smelling slaughterhouses. Because my Father made African & Afro Cuban drums for a living & my Mother worked long hours for the school district, I had to tag along with my Dad during the day as he collected materials to make his drum orders. His go-to slaughterhouse was on the outskirts of LA. During car rides there, I remember sitting hands folded & eyes closed, so I could better notice the instant shift in air quality; the cow stench would hit ANY nose abruptly, so I made it a game: When is the "cow-house" coming up? How close are we, Dad? With my eyes closed, Dad are we there yet? "Just GO TO SLEEP if you sleepy!" he yelled. I was TOO excited to stand in the factory building doorway & stare at cows & calf skins hanging overhead from what appeared to be conveyer belts. With joy in his eyes, he would pick out the best skin & happily pack it up in the trunk while singing & clapping a 4/4 conga drum rhythm to celebrate his stellar pick. I'd join in cause that was the rhythm he said we'd play when the drum was finally done (you know he was preparing me to be @sheilaedrummer & here I am just a Writer, whaaamp! Lol) We'd ride back "into town" with the cow stench draped on us & salt everywhere in the car. But THIS was my normal: to see the frustration in my Mom's eyes when her baby returned home with salt matted in her hair, for me to see a cow skin in my trunk wrapped in plastic, to see a calf skin floating in water or to watch my Dad skin it with a razor blade in the hot sun of our backyard - to even watch some Priests come & pray over the skins for the Cuban drums... THIS was all quite normal. I wasn't in Africa guys, I was in L.A. with a guy who was my Father & happened to be from the projects of Watts, Ca. In my house, the Cow was glorified & Africa was in our hearts. We knew who we were. Yeah, I remember a slide & swing set from my childhood, but this #tbt I'll continue to honor #TheCow. And yeah, I still eat beef. Moooooooo.... #Tbt #CrenshawDistrict #LeimertPark #LA #DrummersKid #CrenshawKid #DrummerLott #Drums #1HoodNerd #MyNameIsMaya 3d
  •   chinchi21 @1hoodnerd how much does your dad charge for the drums? 3d
  •   1hoodnerd @chinchi21 depends on the type of drum your looking at getting, the size, & what you're looking for specifically (customization i.e. some have special roping techniques, carvings, sometimes fabrics etc.) again just depends on what you're looking for in particular. 3d
  •   chinchi21 Koolin I'll let you know cuz I been thinking bout getting one for a good minuto. @1hoodnerd 3d
  •   ecwestnc Thank you for sharing your memory, @1hoodnerd 3d
  •   1hoodnerd Thank u for hearing me. Peace & blessings @ecwestnc 3d
  •   hf45 Eat more chicken 1d

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