Summer is coming
It's getting hot in herre.
What We’re Up To
Just dropped a new episode today. We’re talking about one of our favorite actors, Steven Yeun.
We’ll be dropping 2 music episodes for #BlackMusicMonth on the 16th and the 30th, so if you haven’t subscribed at your podcast service of choice, now’s the time. Head over to our website for links to pretty much all of the providers.
Speaking of our website, Christina recently gave it a summertime makeover. Go check it out.
What We’re Watching
Dear Mama (FX/Hulu)
This was one of the better documentaries about Tupac Shakur that we’ve seen. The 5 episode series not only told the story of the late rapper, it also gave us some insight into the life and background of his mother, Afeni. By telling her story, it gives us a clearer picture of how Tupac came to be the person that he was. If you’re a fan of his, or just like great storytelling, this is a must watch.
NPR has announced their Tiny Desk Concert lineup for Black Music Month. Tank, Charlie Wilson, Babyface and more.
What We’re Reading
Janelle Monae has a new album coming out and her rollout has had Twitter in shambles for weeks. IYKYK.
Are y’all hitting any white parties this summer?
Halle Bailey discusses The Little Mermaid, her life and career journey with Ebony.
What We’re Listening To
I Thought It’d Be Different - Rory
I didn’t know what to expect with this when I saw it floating around Twitter. I saw the name and who it was from and I got confused. I figured that it was another Rory who behind this, not the former Hennypalooza, former Joe Budden Podcast and current Rory & Mal Podcast co-host.
Once I confirmed that was indeed this Rory, then I had to figure out if he was singing on it or not. He isn’t. But he is handling some of the production and songwriting, and most importantly he’s curated a bunch of big names like Ari Lennox, dvsn, Phonté, Alex Isley, James Fauntleroy and Jay Electronica to help get his thoughts out. It’s a lot better than I expected.
Check out this video for “Enough” below.
You Down Wit’ O.P.P.? (Other People’s Podcasts)
If you want to get into some conspiracy theories, specifically Black conspiracy theories, then My Momma Told Me is the show for you. Hosted by Langston Kerman and co-hosted for about the past year or so with David Gborie, guests bring their conspiracies to the show and break them down.
Comedians Langston Kerman and David Gborie take a deep dive into the most exciting, groundbreaking and sometimes problematic Black conspiracy theories. They’ll have guests cover silly conspiracies, scary conspiracies and conspiracies they learned from that uncle who used to wear jeans when he went swimming in the public pool.
If you have ever heard that splitting a pole is bad luck or dogs don’t like Black people, then you need to get into this. It’s hilarious with just a pinch of seriousness. Check it out here.
Random Internet Shenanigans
So, if you’re not aware, Raphael Saadiq recently announced that Tony, Toni, Toné are going on tour, no dates have been announced, but TTT have been touring without Raphael since 1998 and it seems that people have bought tickets not realizing that. The comments and QT’s are gold. Someone called this lineup Phony, Toni, Anthony.😩
But, please believe when the dates with Raphael are announced, tickets are getting copped.
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That’s all for June. See y’all ‘round this time next month. Deal?