With Sydney in Atlanta doin’ hot girl shit, we bring the rest of the Good Culture editorial team into the studio to join the discussion. Lauren and Kam sit down with us as we chop it up on new music and new bullshit. With heightened levels of light skin, the discussion takes on a life of it’s own. It’s all love though, and it always should be.
Bangers & Brunch is officially a DDD holiday and The Southern Classic was a major success, but it’s time to get back on wax. While we were handling business away from the studio, we got a lot of good new music. We touch on the albums we feel were standouts during this time period. Hit us up if we missed any. Also, we weigh in on Ayesha Curry’s comments from her feature on Red Table Talk. We also weigh in on the disappointing news surrounding The Chi star Jason Mitchell.
In this episode, we discuss some unfortunate community related news and the beef between TIP and Kodak. Once we leave the bullshit portion of the show, we get into the groundbreaking Homecoming documentary that the queen dropped off on us. Speaking of queens, one was recently take off the market unbeknownst to some folks. We then talk our shit about Bangers & Brunch, a history making event hosted by Good Culture, being May 4th at Wits End.
We pay tribute to Neighborhood Nip. Rest in Power, king.
After a few quiet weeks in the culture, the gang pulled up in strong fashion to discuss some bullshit that hit very close to the homefront. While it was bigotry that brought us to the studio cave this week, we got in our bag on some more pressing issues. Your childhood may or may not be threatened, your favorite R&B artist from north of border decided to “bridge the gap” and your favorite rapper from the Carolina’s just got a makeover, let him live!
The culture has been lowkey too quiet lately but we had some shit to talk. Syd was fresh off St. Patrick’s festivities. This episode is the result of those two facts.
2 Chainz punched in with a masterful project, Rap or Go To The League, and we weigh in with our thoughts and opinions. We also share our takes on Solange’s When I Get Home. Offset didn’t quite get it right musically, but we definitely support your growth, king. Tell your story. #FreeTristanThompson!!!!
We welcome DeVon Franklin into the studio for a discussion about his path to ministry, his work in the entertainment business and his new book The Truth About Men.
DeVon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, and spiritual success coach. A recognized authority on spirituality, faith, and the entertainment business, DeVon is one of the youngest executives in Hollywood history. BeliefNet named DeVon one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” Variety Magazine called him one of the “Top 10 Producers to Watch.” Ebony Magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America.” He’s been interviewed by Oprah, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil, CNN, and featured in numerous radio, print, and online appearances.
You can join in on the discussion tonight as Good Culture’s Kenny Reeves sits down with Devon and CNN’s Yodit Tewolde to dicuss The Truth About Men. The event will take place at Paul Quinn College and will begin promptly at 7 PM. Early arrival is strongly suggested.
In our 65th episode, we recap the Grammys and review the winners, snubs and flat out misses. We also discuss the week in culture from TI dissing Floyd to Nicki dismissing BET. Cardi and Bruno gave us another collab so T. Lee should be a lot of fun. Don’t let them take your integrity, my babies, it’s your favorite African-Americans recording podcasts.
We try our damnedest to understand Savage the 21st’s legal troubles and weigh in with our opinions. White people are still cuttin’ up so our issues with Liam and Gucci get…taken…to wax. But not all hope is lost, Nicki rapped real bars, black banks step into the spotlight and black girls are creating dope art. Full disclosure this was recorded pre-Grammys.
We cover a myriad of topics from stand up comedy to surprisingly good rap beefs. White folks gone white folks so we address some disturbing bullshit that didn’t have to be. But us gone us as well so we also discuss another cultural candidate and what that means moving forward. Kam also got his shots up lol.
We had a busy week in the culture loaded with music from some artists you already know and some you should get to know. We’re on bitchassness alert in LA and when you’re only 20, you can potentially ruin someone’s life all because you got drunk. But bullshit to the side, we try to gain some understanding of our potential Presidential candidate and how she may have a chance to affect positive change alongside Hov and Meek.
The episode where we discuss Future’s album and his family issues?! The episode where we rationalize Rae Sremmurd’s break up?? The episode that’s named after Big Draco’s interview?!! Big booty women on boats and Big Mac’s??! CULTUUUURE?!?!!!
We welcome Pete Freedman into the studio cave for an in-depth discussion on Dallas, his journey to founding Dallas’ most reputable online media alternative and some of the details of covering some of the city’s most shocking developments. Pete is the Co-Founder, President and Editor of CentralTrack.com, a Dallas onlne media alternative founded for the city’s millennial. Central Track prides itself on providing coverage tailored to serve the city’s underrepresented demographics and informing others about the lives and stories that matter to them. Super dope interview.
So it turns out that there was some leftover trash from a particular R&B singer and new trash from some people connected to him. We even have to revisit the covering/lid war of 2018 because…..trash there too. We then reach the trash debatable portion of the episode which will probably resurface at some point. Not all things culture were negative this week, though, thus the name of this episode.
We discuss our 2019 resolutions and make some 2019 predictions. As #KickbackOnWax proved, the energy you start the year with can cost you!! We also discuss the king of trash, R. Kelly.
The Good Culture Podcast goes into the studio cave with Dallas’ most lit vegan chef Brandon Waller, owner of Bam’s Vegan. We discuss the whys, how to’s and rewards of his journey to being vegan and also his journey as a chef. He also shared the rewards of being able to use his platform to serve the culture and to enlighten people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. But it’s the Good Culture podcast, so it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t touch the culture just a little bit. You can follow him at @bamsvegan on all platforms and we hope y’all will meet us at the Dallas Farmer’s Market this weekend (Sat 9A - 5P, Sun 10A - 5P) to try a few of these amazing recipes.
Controversy stepped tew this week in the culture, much of it surrounding Kulture’s parents. Now keep in mind this episode was recorded prior to Offset becoming Midset, but we give our thoughts on the Sets (the B’s??) and we wish them happiness and blessings moving forward. Kodak had his spat with Ebro which led to some scandal. He also dropped off his new project, Dying to Live, which we discuss in this episode. Then some random woman many people are unaware of told gospel legend Pastor John P. Kee to “…shut up and preach.” Y’all wilin, fam. Keep up the good work, Krit.
We discuss Gucci Mane’s new album Evil Genius, as well as give our thoughts on the culturally relevant Grammy nominations. We also get into Cardi B’s divorce announcement and Kevin Hart’s roller coaster week. More details on #KOW are also made available so be sure to get all of that (II) !!!
Calico Syd was out living her best life this weekend (HBD, Sydney!!!) so we made the easy decision to bring in more family. Good Culture’s own Lauren Whiteman (@itsmewhiteman) joins the discussion with Kenny and T. Lee as we discuss Meek’s new project and other stories surrounding his album.