The ending of the song brings along a guy named Baka and then this happens:
Been a East Side ting. Scarborough ting from time, G, been have up di ting dem from time, G. So I don’t know what’s wrong with these little wastemen out here eh? Y’all need to know yourself.”
Now, given the fact that I lived in Scarborough for 16 years, and I still rep it as if I still live there (my family and childhood friends are there, and I’m not far from the Scarborough border), I was ecstatic when I heard this said. The loud, brash, and annoyance came out in full swing as I was yelling out “DUN KNOW! SCARBOROUGH TING FROM TIME, YUHZEEIT DAWG! YOU ALREADY KNOW SCARBOROUGH AH DI REALEST FROM TIME” and so on and so on. Scarborough has an identity onto its own that a lot of people either love or hate – there’s no in-between. Always being seen as the outcast and the ‘black cloud’ looming of the city of Toronto, the people of Scarborough always have large chips on their shoulders because they’re automatically judged based on where they’re from. And that’s not just one block, it’s the whole region. Now, prior to Toronto’s 1998 Amalgamation (combining the areas of: Scarborough, York, East York, Old Toronto, Etobicoke, and North York together as one ‘Megacity’), Scarborough was its own entity; I lived there when it on its own, and everyone who lives there still writes ‘Scarborough’ on their postage mail, and the media (although they’re supposed to refer it as the ‘East End’), they still say Scarborough. East Side, Scarbz, The Borough, whatever you’d like to call it – is always home, and the fact that it got hailed up on a Drake album is huge (it wouldn’t be the last time, either).”
Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!
Today we celebrate the 148th birthday of the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who is mainly known for writing The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Here at the University of Iowa, we are fortunate enough to have a copy of one of the first printings of this charming tale, which according to our acquisition papers, was previously owned by Potter’s niece!
This particular book was printed in a grouping of 250, and is widely believed to have been done so in 1901. However, the acquisition papers accompanying this copy state that the author’s records say it was privately printed in 1900, and later issued in 1901. This copy is also interesting as it contains the later omitted pages showing how Peter Rabbit’s father met his demise by way of pie.
Want to see the fully digitized version of this book? Click here!
Want to learn more about this and other Beatrix Potter books at Iowa? Click here!
-Beatrix Potter aficionado, Lindsay M.
Artist James Kerr creates incredibly weird gifs out of Renaissance art and it’s all pretty incredible.
the question is do I go for a run or take a nap
Me as a good friend: *supports and encourages ur hoe activities*