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Drink Champs: Akon (Video)

Akon. Been getting some buzz about the man… that he’s got his own island, that he’s partnering with China to bing up a billion-dollar power grid in Africa… It’s all out there. But in here, there is DRINKING (and sh!t talk). Pretty much in that order. Haha!

Akon discusses how he went from being locked up to signing Lady Gaga. He talks growing up and being more financially responsible, he shares some advice on investing, and also the economic influence of Africa.

Ohhh, and Akon is into cryptocurrency. We’re on that wave (you’ve seen the posts on here).


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Warren G Speaks On The ‘Feel Good’ Nature Of Making G-Funk Music In The Golden Era (Video)

KTLA anchor Frank Buckley interviews G-Funk pioneer and Hip-Hop icon Warren G.

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Elon Musk Speaks On His Concerns About Artificial Intelligence (Video)

I’m an alien… It’s true.
Elon Musk

Got the full (very full) show with Elon chatted up for over 2 and 1/2 hours of tech talk (for those who want it) after the jump. But the clip above though: We’re focused on convo about artificial intelligence. Probably goes without saying that a Mars expedition (like the Space X venture being planned) has gotta be able to use some of that sweet A.I. Especially if the crew runs into some ‘other’ aliens (ha)!

Thoughtful (and kinda scary) insights from the guy we call ‘Real Life Tony Stark’ around here.


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Trends talks Grassroots Marketing & Business on Odell’s Roundtable

Odell invites Leon Brown AKA “Trends” to the Roundtable.  Trends is at the top of his game in regards to promotions & events.  He has taken his brand from throwing parties on Memorial Dr. to thousands of party goers invading Georgia Freight Depot.  An early adapter to message boards and building a community from the ground up.  He has repeatedly kept pace with the market and doing his part to no pun intended set his own trends.  Taking his marketing skills on to a successful business with Customer Mojo this episode will definitely help encourage you to push on.  So sit back and enjoy take notes and you will have some good laughs here as well!

ArtByOdell Twitter/Instagram

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Listen To DJ Statik Selektah’s “Tribute To Mac Miller” (Audio)

Man. This is an awesome share (and kind of a tearjerker). Statik Selektah knew Mac Miller… pretty much from jump. Check out what he just put out in Miller’s honor and memory. Reflect and remember; maybe learn something new about dude. Celebrate Mac Miller’s life #RIPMacMiller


Neil deGrasse Tyson Speaks On Astronomy And Science Back In The Days Of Christopher Columbus (Video)

If you needed more reasons to think Columbus was a d!ck…

HA! So why not just start with that, Neil?

Indeed, Christopher Columbus leveraged his knowledge of astronomy of his day to con natives out of precious resources during his journeys. Yep. Taking advantage of folks who don’t know better… d!ck move!

Just a bit of a fire-starter factoid to kick off the astronomy discussion.


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DJ Vlad & Lord Jamar Talk, But Not On Vlad TV. And Rah Digga Takes Vlad To Task (Video)

Usually ‘a disembodied voice’ that no one sees… Lord Jamar’s homie DJ Vlad finally makes it over to the Yanadameen Godcast in front of the camera. Certainly a welcome guest, but the visit wasn’t warm daps and hugs. Watch and see some real [solemn] talk about halfway through.

With Lord Jamar having become somewhat of a staple on VladTV, the face behind the voice has finally come around to the Yanadameen Godcast to be on the other side of the questions (0:59). In this episode, Vlad talks about the beginnings of VladTV (3:53) and Rah Digga asks how the infamous Vlad/Lord Jamar videos came to be in the first place (5:35). Vlad gives some insight into his background and his early foray into Hip-Hop (9:13) before Rah Digga puts to him that his platform perpetuates and fuels a lot of the negative aspects in Hip-Hop that many people work tirelessly to put an end to (16:22).
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga

Good interview/talk.

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Roland Martin & Spike Lee Speak On “BLACKkKLANSMAN” (Video)

Roland Martin gets deeper in depth for a full hour-and-change with Spike Lee, director of “BLACKkKLANSMAN.”

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Boots Riley Speaks On His Movie “Sorry To Bother You” As A Commentary On The Evils Inherent In Corporate America (Video)

You might remember rapper Ice Cube saying that John Singleton encouraged him to pen his first movie script, “Friday,” telling him that if he could write rhymes he could write for movies. Well, Boots Riley – poet, songwriter, and rapper (best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup) throws his hat in the ring with the already critically -acclaimed film “Sorry To Bother You.”

See Boots talk about his movie that has Lakeith Stanfield code-switching and climbing the corporate ladder at an evil telemarketing company, ultimately discovering a secret that threatens all of humankind.

Two-parter. Start up top. Continue after the jump.

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Rah Digga And Lord Jamar Sit Down With Two Of Philly’s Finest: RJ Payne & Mad Squablz (Video)

‘Lyrics Matter’ esp. in this episode! Mad Squablz is someone I have been following for quite some time… and dude got BARZ for yards and yards! He and RJ Payne are on the Godcast repping Philly well.

In an era when it seems that so-called “mumble” rap is thriving and lyricism is on the critically endangered list, Lord Jamar and Rah Digga welcome to the Yanadameen Godcast two of Philly’s finest spitters in RJ Payne and Mad Squablz. Find out how both artists got into Hip-Hop and honed their skills, then turn the volume all the way up as they drop absolute fire on solo freestyles before closing out with an unrehearsed back-to-back which will have you reaching for the fire extinguisher!
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga


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Rah Digga, Lord Jamar, And Godfrey Get Into A Real Independence Day Conversation (Trailer)

Another ep of “Yanadameen.” Godfrey is a frequenter over on VladTV, as is Lord Jamar. Jamar gets up with the brother and brings him onto the Godcast. Got it!

Rah Digga puts a series of topical questions to Lord Jamar and Godfrey to get their thoughts in typically raw and unfiltered fashion. The first talking point is the protestor who scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest against President Trump’s hardline immigration policies; Godfrey praises the actions of the protestor but takes a moment to call out Mexicans for their anti-Black racism and highlight the fact that they’re getting their wake-up call now with Trump in office. Rah Digga also asks about the incident between Dame Dash and Lee Daniels over a 2 MILLION DOLLAR loan/investment. Was it right for Dame to step to Daniels like this?
– Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar & Rah Digga

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Willie D (Of Geto Boys) Shares Some Stories From Back In The Day [Video]

If you thought Willie D’s raps were crazy back in the day, man, check out this interview! Some of that crazy rhyming had to be driven by what he was experiencing at the time.

Cory Mo sits down with LEGEND Willie D of the Geto Boys & talks about classic Public Enemy tour stories, Almost Shooting Flava Flav, first meeting Pimp C, & How they reacted to Bushwick Bill getting shot in the eye & much much more…
– CountryRapTunes


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Drink Champs: Matt Barnes (Video)

Stayed on probation for his 15-year NBA career, dedicated “medicater” (definitely not a weed hater)… Drink Champs has on Matt Barnes to speak on some of everything.

Matt Barnes discusses his former issues with Derek Fisher, developing a series about Death Row Records, retiring from the NBA, and more.

Interesting that he’s giving Death Row Records’ Suge Knight’s story daylight; coming to Starz soon if Matt can help it.

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Drink Champs: Royce Da 5’9 (Video)

Full-length intro for a VERY full-length convo with Royce. Drink Champs might be a personal challenge situation though… Well, Royce has commented that he insists that everyone else drink and do what they do around him, like normal, even as he stands firm in his sobriety. Drinks all around, but the man is sipping his energy drink right from the start. Okay, then, let’s get into it.

Royce Da 5’9 talks originally being on ‘Renegade,’ being from Detroit, Slaughterhouse, officially meeting Eminem, his first record deal, Joe Budden, & more.
– Revolt TV


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Nipsey Hussle Knew The Government Had It Out For The Gangs (Video)

Demonstration speaks louder than conversation.

Izm Radio hosts an iconic interview with Nipsey Hussle. Hosted by Tariq Nasheed. Revolutionary and realness flowing through this clip. Watch.

(Loving the loveliness of Bri and Laila, aka the cuties on ‘selfie duty’… get well soon ladies!)

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Rakim Speaks On His Best Work And Producers Trying To Change His Style Over The Years (Video)

The G.O.D.M.C. Rakim sat down in front of the appreciative crowd and he still moved them with his words on the mic. Talking with Touré for his podcast, but speaking to us all.

(Above is just Part 1. Keep it moving by hitting the jump to check for the rest.)


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Activism: Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Interview (Audio)

I was totally geeked when Love Ultra Radio had friend of the family, mentor, educator, civil rights activist, and Kingian scholar-practitioner Dr. Bernard LaFayette on for another Black History Month interview! Like #WakandaForever level excited!

Love Ultra Radio caught up with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette. Hear why training and knowledge are important when organizing a movement, the goal of accomplishing peace via non-violent acts, and how that strategy is used effectively throughout our history. Listen to the first step of non-violent activism organizing, the importance of researching your roots, and what inspires Dr. Lafayette, Jr., to continue the necessary forward movement to complete his mission. Also, read and support his book, “In Peace And Freedom My Journey In Selma” (available on Amazon now).

Follow Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. learn, listen and share his lessons and become a part of the non-violence movement for equality and justice.

– Love Ultra Radio

Here is the audio for the full interview.


Gary Vaynerchuk Speaks On Happiness (Video)

Of course Gary Vee is gonna talk about way more than ‘happiness’ in this vlog ep, but you can tell that dude is happy on the grind. Flossing a bit about having the office in London, as he should. Happy about that and other things…

Becoming happy is, in my opinion, a factor of whether or not you are valuing someone else’s opinion more than your own…

Super happy that I got to spend some time at the new VaynerMedia office in London over the past few days. Even though I didn’t get the chance to share a ton of the content with you guys, I think you’ll enjoy this episode 😉


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Lord Jamar And Rah Digga Speak On Female Rappers, The Florida School Shooting, “Black Panther” And Nutrition (Video)

Lord Jamar and Rah Digga doing real talk for The Culture. Very relevant, ‘woke’ enough in the right way. Yeah, this “Yanadameen” Godcast (nice wordplay) should be worth an add to your listen rotation (if you have not already).

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Lebron James & Kevin Durant Speak On How They Still Feel The Hate As Black Men In America (Video)

Great episode. Great series. Great channel #RollingWithTheChampion #Uninterrupted

To keep it a buck, the hatred sees faaaarr beyond the bucks. Remember when Chris Rock joked that White audience members would never trade places with him… and he’s RICH!? Not really a joke.

Just hear what these rich, popular, powerful, [still] Black men have to say. And it’s not just the “other man” putting the pressure on them. Just saying. Just watch.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant KEPT IT 100% REAL on the hate they get, plus really making it as a Black man in America — especially during these times.

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