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Town Hall With The “Black Panther” Stars (Video)

By now, you know opening weekend for “Black Panther” was epic! Sway, Heather, and Tracy get into all kinds of topics related by the movie and relevant to us. Wakanda Forever!

And Lupita and Danai for as long as they want. Whew! So beautiful.

(That said, Let it be known that Heather and Tracy G have been on my ‘Can Get It’ list for a long time! Just being polite to company.)

The cast of the highly anticipated Black Panther movie stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about how the making of this epic film. Director Ryan Coogler was joined by Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Okoye), Danai Gurira (Nakia) and Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger).
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Check Out This “Sway In The Morning Jam Session” (Video)

Man. The Grammys are coming up. We should do something special.

Damn right, Sway. Good call. So you got Lupe Fiasco, Rapsody, Fred The Godson, Chris Rivers, Oswin Benjamin… and Anthony Hamilton… AND Robert Glasper?

Okay. We’re listening. With an anticipation of epic dopeness!!


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Dee-1 Speaks On His New Album, His Career & Life Thus Far, And Kills It On The “Five Fingers Of Death” Challenge (Video)

Sway started off by saying, “God is great.” Truth! And Dee-1, on that mic, not too shabby. Gotta recognize that. If not now, after you watch dude SNAP on the “Five Fingers Of Death” freestyle segment of this interview, you will!

But don’t skip past the interview. Compelling content. Dee-1 talks about how a male executive ‘tried him’ (e.g. tried to make him do sexual favors). Now that is way past Industry Rule #4080 sh!t there.

Good to see Dee-1 make it through. Still standing. On God, and His Word.



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Gabrielle Union Speaks On Sexual Freedom, Her Book, And Husband Dwyane Wade Reuniting With Lebron James (Video)

Daaaamn, Gab! Started flipping your “fun switch” at 5? Trolling for Black men in the Yay Area in later years? Telling the young ladies to demand that good ‘gina gobbling AND azz-eating from these men out here (because reciprocity)? You wild out here like that?!

Okay, women’s liberation for real. FREEDOM… sexual and otherwise! Well, go ‘head Being Mary Jane on ’em then *wink*

(That ain’t all. Just some “juicy” bits to lure you in. Actually a very thoughtful interview. Balanced. Talking to a grown woman.)

You. WANT. To. Watch this whole interview! It goes down (everyone does, watch)!

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Method Man x Black Thought Cypher Live On Air (Video)

Respect! For these flows, AND for Meth going into the phone to ensure he was NOT caught slipping when he was on the mic live KNOWING that Black Thought was about to hop on and BEAST it with him!

These Legendary Roots Crew-Tang flows though! They KILT IT! Throw a plaid skirt on this sh!t!!

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Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Speaks On Defeating Daniel Cormier Again, Being The Champ Again And His Future (Video)

Great two-parter from mixed martial artist and champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. Passing out respect to the likes of Anderson Silva and heated (understatement: Jones said he wanted to KILL him at one point) rival Daniel Cormier. Real talk about the reality of competing in MMA. Plus the meme game on Cormier is brutally disrespectful!

Called out Brock Lesnar, did you, Jon? Okay, make that happen. Wonder how that will play after this upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor event.

Keep going after the jump (Part 2).


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Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks On “Girl’s Trip,” Relationships, Tupac, And Diversity In Hollywood (Video)

Jada Pinkett Smith’s book could be lit… VERY! Details on her movie “Girl’s Trip,” her relationship with Tupac Shakur, her drug dealing days… yep! She talks about it some in this interview, but is careful not to tell all.

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Comedian Michael Blackson Talks About Roasting People Online, Wanting Women To ‘Cut The Grass’ And More (Video)

Do we even have to tell you that Michael Blackson is a straight up FOOL? Hope not. But maybe you need reminding, so take a couple of deep breaths and get into his latest appearance on Sway In The Morning. HILARIOUS!

The one and only, Michael Blackson is back at it! The comedian recently stopped by Sway In The Morning where he stopped to chop it up about what he has been up to these days. The hilarious interview finds Michael opening up about his relationship with Dave Chappelle, his growth in the game, and his collection of chains.
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Zoe Saldana Gives Advice And Inspiration To People Chasing Dreams, Speaks On “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” And More (Video)

I would like to play, like an Earthling… to all y’all directors out there…

Acting goals. Haha! Zoe Saldana shares her passion for people helping people who are fighting to make it, about her experiences with regard to Afro-Latinos and culture, the prevalence of sexism in the film industry, on her film “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.” Some good ‘preaching’ in here (advice, inspiration).


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Ishawna Speaks On Her Career, “Equal Rights” And More (Video)

Fair warning: You are going to fall for Ishawna’s voice almost as fast as her fineness. Interesting talk about her being where from where so many other Dancehall greats are from, her coming up and her uniqueness in the genre. Of course, Sway and Ishawna had to get into all the dirty and the ‘dutty’ in her hit “Equal Rights” (hot). All kinds of great convo. Watch!

(Oh, Ishawna! The one Jah Prince interviewed back in the day. She mighty fine and stayed on the grind. That’s maaahd!


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Ashley Graham Tells Us “What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like” (Video)

Right from the start, I gotta ask: She’s shot nude??? A LOT??? Where the footage at, Ashley? Please! After the interview? Okay…

Ashley Graham came by Sway in the Morning to talk about her new book, “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like” and opens up about growing up curvy, drugs and accepting her body.
Sway’s Universe

Yes, Ashley’s life has been a wild ride, rife with challenges and complexity. Several revelations and messages in here. Definitely worth clicking play, so y’all do that… while I go looking for them nudes.


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Karyn Parsons Talks A Bit About Her Sweet Blackberry Foundation, Being Close To ‘The Fresh Prince’ & Cast And Her Life Since Being ‘Hilary Banks’ (Video)

Maaaan, Karyn Parsons was and IS that kind of fine that makes you wanna cuss out loud and call a friend over to celebrate her hotness with you. But you don’t cuss, you don’t call out… You stay put and stare, engaged, not even sure how you’d react if she gave you convo; let alone “a shot.” Yes, gentlemen and ladies, you would so wanna ‘cuff’ Karyn. Even now that cuffing season is over. Even more so after you watch this interview.

You’ll remember today’s guest from her role as Hilary Banks from the popular NBC sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Today, actress and writer Karyn Parsons is the founder and president of Sweet Blackberry, a foundation that aims to teach children stories of African American achievement. Parsons stopped by ‘Sway in the Morning’ to tell us all about her Sweet Blackberry initiative, being a mom, and her acting career.
Sway’s Universe

Oh, sooo Karyn is already married with children and making moves to benefit all our children. Wow, bittersweet. Know what though: She is so wonderful and worthwhile, you gotta still wish her well. Great interview. Worth the watch!


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Kool G Rap Speaks On What Motivates Him, The State Of Hip-Hop And More (Video)

Sway laid it on thick in the intro, but deservedly so. Kool G Rap is a Hip-Hop legend and OG. Above, watch Sway, Heather B, and Tracy G chat up G Rap about what brought him back to the rap game, how he sees the game today, how beef gets addressed then vs. now, ghost writers and more.

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Cyhi The Prynce – “Going For The Crown” (Freestyle) [Video]

Welcome to the Valley Of The HYENAS!! Beware: Beast emcee on the mic!

Cyhi The Prynce takes on the 5 Fingers of Death and spazzes on every beat. It could possibly be the freestyle of the year so far. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

CyHi is destroying the rap game… in the best way! Check out the video above.

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Joel Ortiz, Nitty Scott And Bodega Bamz Speak On How They Formed ‘No Panty’ And More (Video)

Wow. Sway looks at the this No Panty move through a spitter’s lens; not even considering that Joel Ortiz, Nitty Scott & Bodega Bamz are all Latino spitters! Check out the Sway In The Morning interview of new super-group No Panty. Get deeper in depth with all that.

When Salaam Remi calls, you answer. First reaching out to Joel Ortiz about his idea to put together some Latin SPITTERS, it was a no-brainer to bring Bodega Bamz and Nitty Scott in that conversation. Introducing: NO PANTY. A new group spitting BARS while still conserving the Latin culture. Watch above and grab their new project “Westside Highway Story.”



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Jesse Ventura Speaks On Black People Being The True Forerunners Of American Music, Colin Kaepernick’s Courageous Stand And More (Video)

Whoa. If former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and renegade for life was the type to be ‘scurred’ it would be for speaking up like this. Fascinating interview! Kicks off his time with Heather B on Sway In The Morning by showing a direct link between music that came from Led Zeppelin and the earlier Chitlin Circuit stuff from underappreciated Black music legend Robert Johnson.

All American music originates from [the Black people] that were brought here.
Jesse Ventura

Watch as Ventura goes in with the knowledge, his life experiences, political experiences & views (esp. on the upcoming presidential election and voting FOR someone, not AGAINST someone)… how he came to learn “what it feels like to be a Black man in America”… the Colin Kaepernick situation… his legalize-it book “Marijuana Manifesto” and so much more!

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WOW! Nia Long Actually Owned A Cherry Thong (Video)

Have mercy on me! About to pass out. The ridiculously sexy Nia Long being interviewed by Sway. The epitome of Eye Candy. You MUST watch. That last 3 minutes though!!!! And I didn’t even know Heather B was (1) married to (2) Horse from Bravehearts (Nas’ crew, did that “Oochie Wally” song) #Wow


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Common Kills With This ‘Sway In The Morning’ Freestyle (Video)

REAL emcees keep a sharp sword; lyrical weapon ready and ready to pull it. Like Common. Have you seen the freestyle dude did on Sway In The Morning? Maaaaan! Maim-murder-death-kill with lyrics over a classic smooth boom-bap instrumental track. The flow feels so good, Com can barely contain his energy!

Common’s influence has paved the way for so many artists including Kendrick, J. Cole and Lil Bibby, so when he freestyles you can hear pieces of him they’ve incorporated into their own music.

Joining us this morning he spit a crazy freestyle around the topic of the American Black Film Festival. Common flows smooth as ever as he drops names of influential black role models as well as mentioning things black people have had to fight against.
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Jay Rock Speaks On Getting Through His Motorcycle Crash, Getting Advice From Hip-Hop Legends And More (Video)

In other TopDawg news… Jay Rock crashed the f#ck out of his motorcycle and himself a while back, but he a’ight now. See this post-performance interview with Nicky G (for the Sway In The Morning show) for the proof and the scoop. He also talks about advice he’s gotten from some Hip-Hop OGs and teases the possibility of a project dropping by year-end.

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Lyric Jones On The ‘Sway In The Morning’ Friday Fire Cypher (Video)

Got to be the first time, in at least a long time, that every comment on a YouTube page was praise for the home slice Lyric Jones. All deserved, because she did rep the ATL well in her latest Sway In The Morning clip. Check out the chitter and the chatter. Warning: Dope freestyle above!

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