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Marbles
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"Desus gives OKP a strong shout out. (NYT swipe)"
Thu Mar-19-20 12:27 PM by Marbles

  

          


The African-American Art Shaping the 21st Century

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/19/arts/african-american-art-inspiration.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Desus Nice: This rise of black social media is kind of overlooked. Before there was Black Twitter, message-board culture in 2000 was huge. That’s where we were just hanging.

When you go to a job, you have orientation and you talk to everyone and then you see the other black employee. And then y’all do the head nod, and figure out the little culture right there — that’s kind of what we were doing on the internet.

Okayplayer, the website, was one of the most influential — people are probably going to go back and look at that as one of the most influential websites on the internet for our culture.

Questlove made Okayplayer. We used to call him Poppa on it. There were so many rappers, so many poets. People were making graphics.

But Heben and Trace and a lot of people who are really popping right now, on Black Twitter, we all started there. We were babies! Just writing little posts.

And it’s not so much that website, but I think the experience of black people niching out their own little section on social media, that definitely shifted . I would even say it made black culture more singular; before everything was more regional. New Yorkers had their own slang. But now you can have a meme and every black person in the United States — or in the world — can understand it, because of social media.

  

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NYTimes, but yeah, pretty damn cool.
Mar 19th 2020
1
Thanks for the correction. Brain fart.
Mar 19th 2020
3
RE: Thanks for the correction. Brain fart.
Mar 19th 2020
5
Peep the sig, still one of the funniest things I read on here
Mar 26th 2020
17
*throws confetti*
Mar 19th 2020
2
LOG ON FAM
Mar 19th 2020
4
thats dope..
Mar 19th 2020
6
who is heben?
Mar 19th 2020
7
That’s dope.
Mar 19th 2020
8
Dope.
Mar 21st 2020
9
That's whassup
Mar 21st 2020
10
yes it was. What was his handle back in the day cuz I been on here since
Mar 22nd 2020
11
RE: yes it was. What was his handle back in the day cuz I been on here s...
Mar 23rd 2020
12
      i see what he did there
Mar 23rd 2020
13
wait Heben was an OKP?
Mar 23rd 2020
14
Yeah I don’t think so
Mar 23rd 2020
15
What's wild is how many people are popping
Mar 24th 2020
16

stravinskian
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Thu Mar-19-20 12:24 PM

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1. "NYTimes, but yeah, pretty damn cool."
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Thu Mar-19-20 12:24 PM by stravinskian

          

It's kind of a weird piece. People were talking about all sorts of things, with widely varying levels of cultural significance. But I always like seeing Desus mention OKP. Wish I'd been more active in GD back when he was around. I was mostly an OkayActivist proto-Bernie-bro back then. But every time I exited the cave and came across one of his posts it was hilarious.

  

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Marbles
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3. "Thanks for the correction. Brain fart."
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>It's kind of a weird piece. People were talking about all
>sorts of things, with widely varying levels of cultural
>significance. But I always like seeing Desus mention OKP. Wish
>I'd been more active in GD back when he was around. I was
>mostly an OkayActivist proto-Bernie-bro back then. But every
>time I exited the cave and came across one of his posts it was
>hilarious.
>

I enjoyed some of the other pieces. But some seemed to get a little off track.

I feel like only folks who were on OKP really understand the lineage from it to Black Twitter (or other black social media). We get mentioned a lot but I never really feel like anyone gets it or even really cares. But I'm like you...I like seeing this place get mentioned.

  

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5. "RE: Thanks for the correction. Brain fart."
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I think in a few more years, someone could write a pretty good book or do a documentary to trace how far we've all gone over time and the subtle impact that this place has had.

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17. "Peep the sig, still one of the funniest things I read on here"
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This was from a post were cats were like Serena was wrong for crip walking at center court Wimbledon after she won.

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miserable niggas yo
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2. "*throws confetti*"
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these new cats wasn't there.

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4. "LOG ON FAM"
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6. "thats dope.. "
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..do we have any numbers of the activity the site had back then vs. the years to follow? i'd be curious too see, i know i lot of people cashed out when twitter came on the scene for whatever reason.

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RobOne4
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7. "who is heben?"
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oh thought she was an okp, read it wrong.

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8. "That’s dope."
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10. "That's whassup"
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peace

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11. "yes it was. What was his handle back in the day cuz I been on here since"
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12. "RE: yes it was. What was his handle back in the day cuz I been on here s..."
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Lol it was literally desus

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14. "wait Heben was an OKP?"
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n/m

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16. "What's wild is how many people are popping"
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that people don't even know about. Like, not necessarily Twitter, but just media and arts in general. You could list five Desus-style types and still miss ten RJCC and Ikire Jones types

  

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