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Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg Interview w/ David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier may be on the most underrated actor/comedians of our era. When it came to In Living Color, excluding the Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Jim Carrey and David Alan Grier were my favorite actors on the show. In this interview with Peter Rosenberg, David discusses his career, the cancellation of The Carmichael Show, his contributions to the film Boomerang (CLASSIC!) and other great stories. If you’re fan like I am then you will love this conversation.

BTW… I didn’t know that Marlon Wayans had the part of Robin in Batman Returns… WOW!

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Interview: Ebro In The Morning w/ Daymond John

Front if you want but I wore almost every version of FUBU that came out. I proudly wore the FUBU 05 jerseys and the Platinum FUBU collection with Fat Albert and Muhammad Ali. I think people started to hate because other people told them that it wasn’t “cool” anymore but what can I expect from sheep. Anyway, Daymond John is a G to me (G is for Genius) because of his business acumen. I picked up a lot of game from his first book titled The Brand Within. It taught me early on that just because a few individuals found success in certain areas, it didn’t mean that we needed to follow their footsteps to make money. We all can’t have impactful fashion or liquor brands but we can create our own lanes to get to the top. And for that tidbit of information, Daymond will forever be righteous (in terms of business) in my mind.

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You Played Yourself… Funkmaster Flex

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“You had one job, Flex! ONE JOB!”

And yet, with all of his threats that turned out to be empty promises, he dropped the ball in true, cornball fashion. If you ask me, this is what Flex absolutely deserves. If the origin of the Meek Mill vs Drake fiasco wasn’t ridiculous enough, his antics and unnecessary role as the self appointed prime instigator made matters much more preposterous. It wouldn’t be that incredulous to know that Pumpfakemaster Flex’s claims of releasing the alleged references of Drake’s tracks for the love the culture were actually an artifice for gaining ratings for his radio program. Continue reading

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Macklemore on Race and Cultural Appropriation with Ebro In The Morning

As much as the Azealia Banks vs Iggy Azalea “conversation” began to tire me, I’m glad that it happened. IT HAD TO HAPPEN sooner or later at least. I’ve never had a problem with “white rappers” in Hip-Hop. If you can rap, you can rap and your ethnicity won’t keep me from respect your talent if you have it. I might not vibe to every Macklemore song (I rocked to “Thrift Shop” though) but I feel like he has a place in rap. My only issue with those who aren’t from the culture and are looking to start a music career is to respect the culture and be very cognizant of the black experience. With Iggy, I’m still lost as to how she uses her natural Aussie accent while speaking but choses to rap like a black woman from the south. Some say that imitation is the highest form of flattery and others say it’s cultural appropriation which is what I lean towards. With Macklemore, I respect him for being true to himself AND for being aware of his position in the industry and the discriminating power of certain “privileges” that he’s able to have due to the color of his skin. Watch the interview, share your opinion because I’m always down for dialogue.

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Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning Interview with Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks is an extraordinary artist and for someone that’s only 23 years old, she has the chance to have one hell of a career on her hands. I found this interview with Hot97’s Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Styles to be very insightful on Azealia’s behalf. She doesn’t have a filter, especially on social media and that has caused her to have a few problems with a couple of artists BUT I respect her need to be truthful at all times. She recently released her album Broke with Expensive Tastes and it’s a BANGER. All of her projects are dope but the controversy tends to overshadow her talent. This interview broke down her views on race, hip-hop, her issues with Iggy Azalea – who she “lovingly” referred to as “Igloo Australia”- and T.I. as well as the ever so popular “How did you get into the game” type of questioning. It has it’s emotional moments but that’s what gives this interview substance.

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97 Seconds: 50 Cent

50 Cent is one of the illest… Business wise, Musically, and even as a low key comedian (the clowning of Floyd Mayweather… EPIC). In this interview with Hot 97, he discusses the life changing event that occurred in May 2000 where he was shot 9 times. When Get Rich or Die Tryin’ came out in 2003, I can recall how the media glorified the shooting which added to 50’s mystique but I never heard him speak of it like this before. He acknowledges fear and how it made him uncomfortable and it ultimately transformed how he approached life.

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