JSC Radio Ep. 70: Third Eye Blind


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — The 70th Episode of the People’s Podcast is here and, it’s our Anniversary! Yep. It’s been Two Years since this podcast made its inauspicious debut and ever since that day, it’s grown by leaps and bounds…all while never really having a true single focus. It’s not a sports podcast. It’s not an entertainment podcast. It’s not a political podcast. It’s simply a damn podcast and it’s been a blast for the first two years.

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This is NOT appropriation. I grew up with cats who looked like this.

That brings us to Episode 70. Seventy! SETENTA! It is the official end of the “Second Season” of the show and I figure I would take it home by going at all the overly woke soldiers out there who have taken to yelling “cultural appropriation” in the same way that you’re not supposed to yell “fire” in a crowded room. The latest victim is Bruno Mars.

This week, along with me showing love and giving thanks to all of you who have supported this damn show, I also go in on the ridiculous idea that a half Filipino/half Puerto Rican dude who grew up in 1990s Los Angeles is somehow both “stealing from black culture” and succeeding at the expense of Black artists — this asinine and simple-minded idea that “they don’t like black music when it comes from black people” as if this is still the 1960s and most of the top stars in music over the last 40 years haven’t been black. There is such a thing as being too damn woke for your own good.

chirag_mack__catch_102774_730x419-m-e1520940011840Plus, I take a second to remember Craig Mack, who passed away this week at just 46. He’s the latest in a growing group of rap icons who died nonviolently before age 50. He set the table for Hip-Hop’s explosive Renaissance in the mid-90s.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher Radio, Google Play, and now playing on…Spotify! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

A New Episode drops every week — usually on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. And remember to check out JSC TV on RVN TV every Saturday morning at 11:30am Eastern. Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 70: Third Eye Blind

JSC Radio Ep. 69: Panther Power


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — The 69th (:::giggles:::) Episode of the People’s Podcast is here and, it’s the long awaited review of the hottest movie in years: Black Panther.

Those who know me know that I do NOT buy into hype. At all. Think of the most pumped up, hyped up things in music, or TV, or film over the last 15 years. There’s a high probability that I likely either never bothered to buy in or if I did, it was moths or even years later. I do this because, honestly, most of y’all have terrible taste and have a habit of calling everything a “classic” or “the future” or “the greatest” when it’s often total basura. Black Panther is NOT in that category. This movie is the truth.

black-panther-ticketsBlack Panther is the super hero flick that we have deserved. It’s the best Marvel movie of all time. It has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. It is the best superhero film since The Dark Knight, one of the five best ever, and arguably the best “Black” movie of all time. Much like Get Out last year, this movie is a game changer, not just in terms of superhero movies, but in how we look at black cinema. Too often the last 60 years, black movies have been a zero sum, all-or-nothing game. It was either a serious biographical/documentary film, a stereotype-ridden action film, some stereotype-laden hyper-religious Tyler Perry flick, or some wild, wacky stereotype-filled comedy (or some combination of the latter three). Black Panther‘s a game changer, and I will talk about why this week. Plus a special shout out to Get Out, which we reviewed last year, that won an Academy Award for best Original…original…Screenplay.

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JSC Radio Ep. 54: Lone Star State of Mind


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What Up Doe, people! The People’s Podcast rolls on and this week is all about the crowning of a new champion, the Houston Astros.

Baseball is a clear theme on this show, and while Game 7 of the World Series was a relative dud compared to the first six games (and all seven of last year’s), this year’s Fall Classic showed the world once again why Baseball will always be king.

Plus, the Lions are still the Lions and Detroit is still Detroit (thanks Cardi B).

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JSC Radio Extra: A few minutes on R. Kelly and how we treat Black Women…


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up, Y’all. I know. It’s not Thursday or Friday. This ain’t #JSCWOW. Instead, I’m here to highlight a particular point I made in last week’s episode of JSC Radio. For those of you who have listened: THANK YOU. For those who haven’t, get your ass onto SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, or Google Play and subscribe now.

During last week’s episode, which was the 45th, I dug into the archives and played part the audio from the Feel The Hunger Radio episode DJ Cutt-Nice and I did the day R. Kelly was acquitted in 2008. At 28 years old, I was more incredulous at how it happened. At 37 years old, I’m livid that it’s continued on and that boiled to the surface after I played the cut from 2008. Today, I’ll give you the transcript of what I said. Continue reading JSC Radio Extra: A few minutes on R. Kelly and how we treat Black Women…

JSC Radio Ep. 45: Cult of Personality


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up everybody. After a couple of weeks off for a well earned vacation, the People’s Podcast is back and so is the rage. We rediscovered that R. Kelly is a garbage human, and Michael Vick is still not very bright. For the 45th Episode of JSC Radio, I got off on Kelly and Vick, plus I dig into the archives for some goodness from…Feel The Hunger Radio.

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A New Episode drops — usually, but not always — every Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 45: Cult of Personality

JSC Radio Ep. 43: Stuck Off The Realness


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up everybody. This week, the People’s Podcast remembers Prodigy, one half of the iconic hip-hop tag team Mobb Deep. I’ll talk about my favorite tracks from Mobb Deep, P’s influence on the game, and the fact that he joins a list of rappers gone far too soon. Plus, #JSCWOW makes it’s debut on the Podcast as I talk about overcoming being Hurt.

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A New Episode drops — usually, but not always — every Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 43: Stuck Off The Realness

JSC Radio – Episode 4: Remembering Phife Dawg


RIP Phife Dawg. Get your favorite tracks from A Tribe Called Quest on Amazon Prime

PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  I was first truly introduced to hip-hop in 1989, when I was in 4th Grade back home in Detroit. I had been hearing this music that the older kids in the neighborhood would play that was so much different from anything that my dad was playing in his basement and because my parents were so adamantly against me listening to it, it just made me want to hear a lot more of it. It started with early groups and artists like LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, Biz Markie, and Big Daddy Kane and eventually the first crew that caught my ear was Boogie Down Productions. What BDP — particularly KRS-One — did was introduce that love of lyricism that I STILL have today. By 1989, there was this group that I was forbidden from listening to. This crew out of Compton, Calif. named NWA that had this little album you may have heard of called Straight Outta Compton. That, of course, didn’t stop two of my older cousins from listening to the cassette during the summer of ’89 — these fools stuck the tape inside of my younger cousin’s Teddy Ruxpin and let it rip. NWA was like a revelation with their anti-establishment anger and energy. They were as much a movement as they were a rap group. They were like the Four Horsemen of Hip-Hop. By 1991, I was being reintroduced to hip-hop through a different sphere.  Continue reading JSC Radio – Episode 4: Remembering Phife Dawg