Beats 1 and OTHERtone studio was loaded down with the Down South: Pusha T, D.R.A.M. and Fam-Lay. And, hey, Pharrell Williams. It doesn’t get much more VA than that player.
Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener in the OTHERtone studio with Pusha T, D.R.A.M. and Fam-Lay. Tune in on Beats 1 every other Sunday at 12PM PT / 3PM ET.
This is crazy. But then you realize that SOMETHING has been serving to ‘justify’ the frequent escalation to violence and murder against Black men (by radical racists, out of control cops, even Black assailants). Maybe research studies, leading to thoughtful discussion, can start us down the path to treating Black Lives like the really Matter.
A study found that both White and Black people often view Black men as older, bigger, and stronger than they actually are. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Jordan Chariton, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why.
Interesting convo here… Maybe enough room for everyone to get their views appreciated and get mad during the course of it. Great look to have Scarface in there as a student of the game AND an O.G.
Rappers from 90’s go head to head with new rappers to talk about the state of music. The panel discusses whether current artists should be students of “the game” and study the older generation and respect what came before them. They also talk about how to stay financially-secure because not all artists stay “hot” their whole career. Find out their thoughts on the state of Hip-Hop.
Haaaa! Pete Rock snapped a bit, but Vince Staples got right back. And this is just a teaser. See the whole episode on go90 here
We’re Seeing More And Bigger Black Movies, But Are African Americans Making Any Real Gains In Hollywood? (Video)
Hmmm… did anyone see the Steve Harvey-esque goof on the announcement for “Moonlight” winning The Oscar? This ‘New Hollywood Diversity Report’ segment on Roland Martin’s show might put that mistake in a different light. It’s kind of like there’s less hate for Black people in Hollywood… Now they just aren’t really paying us much mind. No shots, no hate, just saying.
The fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report is out, and while there has been some improvement, Black people are still trailing behind their white counterparts in many ways.
– Roland Martin
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) February 25, 2017
Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots Are Going To Meet President Trump At The White House… Well, Most Of Them Are (Video)
Nelly joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to talk about the Patriots visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.
When you are right, you’re right. Nelly’s right. Period! Tom Brady, great QB, captain of the team and a leader on field; but every Pats teammate need not follow him to the White House. No need to take a damn vote either. Brady was a grown man who decided not to go see the President a while back; and Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty are grown men who get to NOT go, too.
Shannon had some good commentary in there, too.
I would say, if you you were not at Atlanta’s Coalition DJs Anniversary Celebration and Longevity Panel event, you missed something special.
I would say that.
I might even go so far as to say that you took a major L this past Monday if you missed it. However, lucky for you, you know me. Even luckier for me, I am truly blessed to know, and be able to call in a favor from, Gerald Olivari of Black Vibes! Yep, G.O. went to the event and grabbed a lot of crucial footage: wisdom from the hearts and mouths of music industry insiders and grinders who have been at it for decades (some over 30 years). So, give thanks, because you are lucky not to have missed out out dopeness like this!
Start with Part 1 above, and absorb the knowledge that flowed with real (and raw, uncensored) conversation from the panelists assembled. On hand was DJ Toomp, KP, and more who have made hits (and money) with the likes of Dallas Austin, TI, Yelawolf, OutKast, Diddy… whew! And the gems they dropped, like:
Understand business… not just ‘the business’… first. This lesson even applies when you are cutting grass for a living: If you want to get paid, for real, DO THE WORK, for real!
If you want to excel as those you admire do, get around them and work like they do.
If you find yourself blessed with the opportunity to be around greatness, shut up and listen!
INFORMATION… that is a key to LONGEVITY.
Relationships go a LONG way!
Wise words well spoken…. applicable to music making AND to life in general! And that was just in the first half of the first part (above). You can keep going and growing with Part 2 after the jump. Got some Red Carpet pics for y’all, too. Shout out to Iman Lexington and public relations guru Amy Hanks (follow @AmyHanksPR) for putting us on to this opportunity as well. Just as you will learn from watching, real DJs and folks like Gerald (with his Black Vibes platform), I.Lex (with her connections and @ILexProject music & media consultancy), and my bro JayForce here just REALLY want artists they encounter to be good – for the culture and for themselves. So, watch this FREEbie intently; especially you artists and managers out there. Keep perfecting your craft and bettering your businesses.
This should help. Good luck!
– @ojones1 aka The Mascot
You will FEEL what Killer Mike is saying here like you were there and he was speaking to you. Guaranteed! For those who are familiar, mix in the sentiments of Marcus Garvey, Muslim idealism, and modern day survivalism and you get this powerful response to the All Black National Convention discussion topic. Part chastising and part challenge, ALL Power To The People! Some folks there did not like some of what Mike spit into the mic. Some folks who watch it here might not like it.
Deal with it. Press play. This is a MUST WATCH! After watching, you must ask yourself, “Are you REALLY ready for REVOLUTION?”
— SAMM (@SAMM_WILSON) July 11, 2016
@Jayforce Thank you sir
— SAMM (@SAMM_WILSON) July 11, 2016
Done and done! Thank you for the word brother. Relevant convo, especially for the trying times of today for our people.
I hate to say it… My Instagram feed has been looking like a slave movie.
Damn. Usually, the MCM podcast is on some other sh!t – funny, male-centered, NY-bred flavor – but this episode…whew! Though it started mostly light, the fellas had to give way to the seriousness of the #BlackLivesMatter themed discussion kicked up to next and next levels by guest Samm Wilson who declares:
I’ve had run-ins with a lot of cops who just didn’t see me as a regular citizen.
Well… THAT’S what up with your ‘All Lives Matter’ folks. Not to everyone. Listen up.
Consider that we, in what we call reality, actually exist as part of a simulation (like ‘The Matrix’). It sounds crazy, but billionaire tech futurist Elon Musk says it is crazy not to think of our existence in this way. He posits that 40 years ago, the height of video gaming tech was pong – two rectangles and a dot. In less than half a century we grew the tech into some realistic, 3D simulations, in a ‘world’ of millions of simultaneous players… and such tech is getting better and better, faster and faster. Soon the line between real and virtual could very well become irrevocably blurred. Heck, to have Musk tell it, it may have happened already.
Could that be accidental, incidental, or random evolution? Well, Musk says what he thinks. What do YOU think?
Know how on a lot of our posts we say, ‘Watch and you will get it.’ Most times, we mean it; even if we don’t explicitly state it in the write-up. Well…errr-aah-umm-duuhh… not on this one. We ain’t guaranteeing sh!t. You may not ‘get it.’ Okay, maybe you’ll get a laugh; but only because Larry Wilmore is really good at his job OR because you need to laugh to keep from crying, screaming, throwing something across the room or all the above.
Larry talks to some of Donald Trump’s African-American supporters in an effort to answer the pressing question, “What the f**k are you thinking?”
WTF!! This can’t be real. Can it? Welp, somebody’s voting for The Donald in these primaries.
(Did you hear that “Coming from the Hip-Hop community, I understand his language” bullsh!t? Okay, whoever said it, gimme…gimme your GOT damn ‘hood pass NOW!)
This is damn near the robot from the Will Smith “I Robot” movie. Boston Dynamics introduces the next generation of Atlas, an amazing bipedal robot. As you can see in the video, Atlas can balance and walk on its own two (er) feet, indoors or outdoors, lift stuff (even remembering to bend at the knees). So human-like, and so humane. Watch how the Atlas resume work right away every time someone pushes it of messes with boxes; no attitude at all. Robots don’t have feelings. Sure. But you gotta feel something wonderful about this amazing technology when you watch.
“Wait… a small loan of a million dollars?”
Wowwww. Even kids know what a majority of the Republican voting base (so far) doesn’t seem to get: Donald Trump is a rude, mean man with a terrible sense of humor, who is not in his right mind, who would NOT make America great (he’d make it worse)!
Watch. Just watch.
(Oh, there is a kid in there that kind of stands up for Trump. So, um, there’s that.)
Hmmm…some of you, now having seen and heard what Former Secretary Hilary Clinton respond to Ashley Williams’ “bring them to heel” protest, may be saying to themselves (and each other), “Somebody should SAY something.”
Well, Killer Mike is ON IT! After all, stumping for Bernie Sanders AND following up a jab at the Clinton campaign. Win-win, right?
Above: The ladies of The View welcome Killer Kill to clarify some of his hot-button campaign commentary. Oh, and while I am sure I do not have to urge YOU to vote, let the people around know… Whether during early balloting or Super Tuesday… VOTE DAMMIT!! VOTE!
Now, this is a worthy social experiment. Is there anybody…anybody…who did not find “Martin” falling-out funny back in the day. Hell, sometimes the reruns will make you laugh even harder right? But hold the remote… This episode of ‘For the First Time’ though.
“Martin” is hugely popular in the Black community but you’d be surprised how many people have never seen an episode. Watch as ADD’s white comedians experience Martin for the first time!
Now, the dude Big Irish Jay can front all he wants, but does anyone think he had a lot more than a ‘casual interest’ in Tichina Arnold (aka ‘Pam’)? Lots of pronunciation attempts for our girl with all them ‘pronounced’ features (‘Gina’ in the devil suit sure; but ‘Pam’ was so fine – whew)! Be sure to watch the whole video.
Facilitated by The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore, Cipha Sounds, Robin Thede and The Game debate the ethics of cultural appropriation, with examples ranging from Kylie Jenner’s cornrows to the use of Black emojis. After the jump, focus on The Game. Ebro in the Morning welcomes the emcee to talk about “The Documentary 2,” rumors regarding Karrueche Tran, Drake vs. Meek Mill and more!
On this episode of Odell’s RoundTable the topic is “Cuffing Season”. It is getting colder and people are going out less and want to snuggle up with someone. What goes in to cuffing season? Is this really a scenario where you are only dating someone for a Season rather than a Reason? Do you let the person you know that this is temporary and not to catch any feelings? What about you do you catch feelings or what happens if someone tells you this was only temporary? The panel consists of host Odell along with Alita, Brittany (from ATL Remix show) & guest BoxMann. Funny but informative discussion like always on the Round Table. Follow the show on Twitter/Instagram and email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve seen it play out in the media; and probably in our everyday lives. Someone says #BlackLivesMatter and you get #AllLivesMatter in response… likely from someone that doesn’t get that the former exists as a slogan because, currently, not everyone holds the latter to be true. The Nightly Show panel digs into this discussion, using Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush’s dismissive ‘they want free stuff’ quip as a jumpstart for it. See that above.
After the jump: The show guest, #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson, laid out how that #AllLivesMatter doesn’t matter much. McKesson has clapped back at Bush and other outspoken Conservatives via social media and in-person appearances; letting them and people know about institutional racism’s true effects on our country and oppressed people in it today.
Mac Miller Talks About ‘Battling’ Donald Trump And More On ‘The Nightly Show’ With Larry Wilmore (Video)
Mac Miller has his new album “GO:OD AM” out now (linked here). So, it makes since for him to go on some talk shows and talk it up. But for his The Nightly Show appearance, I think only host Larry Willmore mentioned it. That’s alright though, as anyone seeing him on this episode will likely be checking for his “Donald Trump” song and anything of Miller’s they can get their hands on. Twitter beef with The Donald after calling him a d!ckhead – hilarious! Actually, the whole panel discussion above is next level funny. And Mike Yard is a fool!! Must watch now.
(Mac said Trump is like a struggle rapper… bwaaahahaaaa!)