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’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
It’s been a minute since I posted any podcasts I’ve been checking out. Of course I been trying to keep up with The Combat Jack Show and here is the latest one I;ve heard.
Geto Boy and H-town legend Willie D, on the wave of dropping his incendiary song “Coons” discusses his contribution to this culture, the importance of rapping about social issues and gives us one of the realest interviews ever.
The Art Of Organized Noize
First off I have to shout out the Flavor Unit, who I haven’t heard from in years for putting this together. I know when i speak on pre Crunk South music ie Atlanta the production of Organized Noize is the highlight. The documentary explores the beginnings of one the most unique crew in Hip Hop. They were the Bomb Squad of the south. This a must to check out for those into Hip Hop and good music.
I didn’t see the Kimbo Da Da fight but I’ve wacthed this documentary three times. The third time was the when it hit me how it reminded me of the stories mandingo fighting slave owners put together. The plus side is that brothers were using hands and not guns to settle whatever. The story of course is as much about Da Da 50000 as much as it is the backyard fighting the fighters featured.
The documentary follows Mitt Romney on the campaign trail in 2012. This in depth look shows the Mitt Romney that could have defeated Obama but being a politician and following the traditional political angle Mitt lost.