On this episode we sit down with Director/Filmmaker Raoul Peck. Mr. Peck was nominated for an Oscar for his recently released “I Am Not Your Negro”, which was based on the perspectives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King from the lens of the esteemed James Baldwin. Sit back and cleanse your mental palate as we continue to #RaiseTheBar
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
This documentary is for all those Hip Hop heads who lived through 90‘s Hip Hop. You remember hearing those shows via tape if you weren’t in New York. I remember hearing tapes all the time and some of the songs they played you would never hear them anywhere else or even hear them again. It was the place to be for real MCs to showcase their skill. You get the story from the start to the end of the duos run, even that point where it felt like they sold out by being on Hot 97. Great documentary for those who love Hip Hop and remember or just want to get a quick glimpse into a time far gone.
I Am Road Comic
This documentary explores the perception of what is to be a road comic. You get the real details of budgeting and how hectic the travel is as well as the places that suck for road comic…. Houston, don’t know why but it is universally panned by comics in this film. You get the unwritten rules of being the opening act to selling merchandise.
This documentary is very close to being completely full of hate towards Scientology. What keeps that from happening is the fact that the people speaking were all at some point in their lives a member of scientology. The begining isn’t much new information, it’s the second half that gets creepy. Every religion is a few steps away from being a cult or just becoming something awful and this documentary shows that scientology has crossed the line a few times but depending on where you stand with scientology you either see it or you don’t.
I don’t watch anything on BET and last night was no exception. Waking up the real news wasn’t who won what award or who killed it on stage but what was said by Jesse Williams. The was so evident that when I googled his name and BET and every news site has a story and footage of the speech. I’m personally glad someone spoke to our people and that it was on BET, and not just BET , but a few other channels as well. It’s something should be applauded as well as something that should soak in the minds and souls as those who heard the speech. Maybe BET is started to change the way things work at the channel or maybe they had no idea what Williams would say and to cut him off would be more harmful. In any event , it was a great speech that needed to be heard by all. As I type this , BET and Viacom have went above and beyond to not have the speech online. Youtube has deleted every upload of the speech and BET.com is showing an interview of Jesse Williams and not the speech while highlighting the performances. The truth is there and BET needs to jump on board a movement that will soon target them as a brand if they continue to choose to straddle the fence. I downloaded this from Steven Rodgers youtube account, salute to Steven Rodgers
I made this a tradition, not by my own doing more so because my girl expects it now. I’m late with it being that our anniversary is on the 29th of May and it’s June. Still she knows I love her and love doing these because a little something extra to look forward to every year.
Stevie Wonder – For Your Love (blend)
Anthony Hamilton – Amen
Al Green – Lets Stay Together
Leela James feat. Anthony Hamilton – Say That
Conya Doss – No Stronger Love
Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi – Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)
Bilal – Love It
Kindred The Family Soul – Just The Way You Are
Daley – Pretty Wings
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love
I’ve been late to this party kinda, I saw the teaser and this episode when it dropped because I follow Premium Pete on Instagram and Periscope, dude is an ill cook, which is what I thought he’d do with Periscope… Oh well. I’ve only gotten up to the Dallas Penn episode and I missed the Snitches one because I’m not really feeling Tax like that but here is a great first episode.. One smother note I really have no idea what happened with Pete and Combat Jack and whatever episode he shitted on Pete it must’ve been with a guest I wasn’t too into to attempt to checkout.
In this inaugural episode, Premium Pete introduces his new co-host Miss Lissa Knows, opens up about leaving the Combat Jack Show and lets the “internets” in on what’s to come. Miss Lissa dishes on why Love & Hip Hop starlet, Cardi B is underestimated and how Cardi is actually way smarter than people realize. The duo drops gems about platonic friendships and if you should remain friends with an ex. Plus, Phone-A-Friend feature, Just Blaze shares his thoughts on the passing of late/great Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest and explains the importance of health care. He also reveals he prefers boxers over briefs.
When The Levees Broke
Spike Lee out did himself with this truly honest documentary. It’s the kind of thing where it had to be made and you had to hear from the people who lived through it all. Many documentaries are out about Katrina and what happened in New Orleans but this gives you ever angle. From black people to white people, politicians and media coverage. So much went on and so many lives were lost for no reason at all.
The Seven Five
I heard about this documentary from an episode of The Combat Jack Show. From there I went and hunted it down on Showtime. The life of Michael Dowd, a former NYPD officer who was completely corrupt, plays like a crazy movie. It’s truly the stuff people make shows about, the stories they told were like lost seasons of The Shield. Money and Power corrupts and this documentary proves that point.
This documentary examines Native Americans in film. One crazy thing you learn is the more popular people weren’t even Native Americans at all. The fantasy or stereotype of the savages with feathers in their headbands. A deep look at the lives and lies surrounding a civilization.
This week on the Final Level podcast with Ice T and Mick Benzo, Ice and Mick are joined by producer and New York radio legend, DJ Chuck Chillout. Mick, Ice and Chuck talk about the recent death of Prince, what that means for the future of music, the death of Billy Paul, Tom Clancy’s The Division for Xbox, this summer’s The Art Of Rap festival and how DJ Chillout became a New York radio legend