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Dec. 27, 2021

2021 Year End Review

2021 Year End Review

2021 has come to an end as the boys review the year in the world of Hip-Hop as well as the most notable stories.

Topics Discussed:

  • The top 5 Hip-Hop albums of the year
  • The top 5 rap verses of the year
  • The top 10 stories of the year

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Transcript
Jeff:

Yo, yo, yo, yo, peace, peace, peace. Welcome to the final episode of 2021. Yeah.

Anthony:

Don't Don't lead off like that these are sort of the year

Jeff:

you're going on. You're 21 Now, do this nobody 21 It's fucking over, man. This is our year end review. So 75 We got a lot of shit to talk about. We can accomplish all the things we did this year with our Patreon. So first and foremost, shout out to them. We appreciate you. Next year we try to we try to make it even bigger to new heights. But yo, what's up, man? Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah, happy holidays. No. All that good stuff.

Anthony:

Happy Happy Kwanzaa. Yeah, I think people just happy holidays, man. Because always people want to be inclusive. Like, I know. They had like a little grab bag thing on my job. And it was like, it was weird because they were trying to include everybody. But I know some people were Hindus, some people were Muslim. So I thought gave someone to give them like, it's not a Christmas gift. It's for the holidays. You know, celebrate you enjoy it. But people be Christmas in everything. Maybe Santa Claus and Upsilon she's lying to these kids. Right? Like, I don't want to rely. Oh, as a matter of fact, where's it often?

Jeff:

Yeah, he's done. Once Santa comes. He takes the order. So Angel Angel was asking me today like what's Pedro on my own, I left with Santa. He's only here to keep an eye on you until Santa comes. And then he gives Santa the word where he was good enough. Santa leaves the gifts and he leaves with him until next year. So we're not going to see Pedro more.

Anthony:

That's levy Dixon and Pedro back, go make more. The next year

Jeff:

may get that Christmas is a Christian holiday. I mean, the first word in Christmas is Christ. You know, I'm saying. So everybody feels like oh, you know, everybody's celebrating. No, they don't like unless you're Christian or whatnot. Like, people are not really celebrating that. If you're Muslim. If you're Jewish, there's celebrate another shit. Anyway, happy holidays to everybody. Let's get into the ship. Before we get we're gonna do this episode, we're gonna do our top five albums of the year. We're gonna do our top five verses of the not like vs battles, but versus like on an actual song. And then we're gonna finish off with our top 10 stories of 2021. And I remember we did this exact thing last year. So it's gonna be interesting to see what we come up with. Before I start though, I got to play a little clip that I was sent by Kaiser. Shout out to Kaiser, he participated in verses we did on our Patreon page. Go check that out. He's one of our patrons. And let me just play this for you because it's basically to you, to you and Mikey shout out to Mikey sheet as well. He's a

rap music playing:

Yo yo, yo, it's the one and only grand kizer I don't want to open challenge to any of you guys, Jeff, and Mikey, an open challenge to challenge me. I'm bringing in Trackmasters. And I'll go against anybody I want. Producer versus producer. In all reality, it'll be hot. If it's a three way call, brings in his producer, Mike and brings in his producer, and I got Trackmasters and we all go for it. I mean, we I think we're

Anthony:

lining him up, I don't care, I'll find somebody

Jeff:

when Trackmasters you will make a pitch to other producers. I'm gonna sit down and say I want to be a judgment for once.

Anthony:

Right? But when you say he can't make it a three way so who would the other judge be? So you would need five people? I mean, I could judge the shit. What you're going to just judge like 123 for each each track. Yeah,

Jeff:

whoever you know, every round, I'll be like, Hi, this producer won this round, just produce a one net round.

Anthony:

Okay, it's 20. So it's gonna be hard to break. You're gonna be a winner one way or the other. Okay, okay.

Jeff:

But let's not waste no time to these top five albums of 2021. And I have no honorable mentions on this one because you told me specifically like, yo, let's keep these honorable mentions to a minimum.

Anthony:

Yes, stand by your word, man. So I'm doing an honorable mention jazz. Like, I have five a top five. No, no, no.

Jeff:

Hi. So you want to first what? Number five. And this is a very good album, it could have easily been higher on this list. So much so that you gave this four mics on the last episode. And then you eventually changed your mind and gave it three. But it's the rick ross richer than I ever been. Oh my god. This one at my number five. Very solid. Okay, there's some scribbles. But it's a very solid beat wise lyrics wise. I liked it a lot.

Anthony:

Mm hmm. That's thing you dug about it. That's

Jeff:

broken down. We reviewed it on purpose. I gave it 3.5 mics.

Anthony:

Yeah. Alright. Alright, so mine number five is DMX. Last one you're going to get from it. You'll probably get like some compilations or maybe I won't even I won't even say you will get Lucy's because like I said, once you saw that documentary, it wasn't seemed like at the end of his his story, but tragic life that he was like in the studio all the time. So it gets what happens Gonna be there's gonna be there. But I just want to there are other albums I know that are better than this. I know there is I have both the James and ALCHEMIST album is probably better Tyler Tyler's probably better but I needed to put him here

Jeff:

I actually have that I have to be a mix I had to

Anthony:

hire an artist gotten fired because like I said it's the last piece of artifact or whatever and he saw a transition in part in regards to him. It's more of a sense like it's it's strange because actually perfect mean his last album because it was a lot more features than I expected to be like Sandy has a Grizelda too she has shut out other people. But it seemed like it was a point of transition like I'm I'm in the game but I'm out of game I don't want to push forward to let these guys shine. So I appreciated that but that's why I have it that my number five there are other albums I know that are better. But for what it meant to me this year that's why I'd at least put it on this list so that's why it's number five. So that's my five

Jeff:

What's your for and I'm gonna say this to you mentioned the result the boys at a my five want to say three of them. Three of them got songs with the Grizelda boys. So they they killing it right now.

Anthony:

And that's actually my number four what sighs Okay, hit Learn Hermus I'll do like the east side and the B side because it was just having him like actually craft this album together and put it I could have easily put the plugs that met two would have been a joint. But I'm going to put Conway on here because he deserves it. They're all talented. But that album has hit the hardest for me because it just it just flowed so easily. I'm like, damn, I need to get this machine all machines are you get it's Westside like this all the time. And I just really love the album. It's one of the things I get a lot of replay value out of. So that's why

Jeff:

I'm yeah, you know, I'm not mad at that. I don't have any resultant boy albums on here. And I can understand if you have them on the list. My thing with them is especially with the Conway, I feel like the albums that they are dropped last year were better than what they dropped this year. And I felt like I felt like I feel the same way about different guys and we'll talk about it later. There's other guys that dropped albums this year. And those albums were better than what they dropped last year you know, man, so if you didn't improve from one year to the other, I can't really put you so my number four on my list is Hoffer Davies joint with heavy fraud. That album is tough. Remember, we talked about it? We talked about this when we when it came out? Up and down every throat is dope moves got every fall like all his beats and stuff. Davies is one of those old school heads. Like he's a young head but he has an old soul. You know he's caught from that 90s cloth so he just be spinning.

Anthony:

You're making a point I actually we're going to get back to because I noticed other albums gonna be in your list but continue don't worry about it. I'm trying I'm not going to an offer.

Jeff:

Featuring heavy fraud is my number four. My number three is going to be autograph. That's the Joell Ortiz joint. Did you expect that to be on my listen? Okay, Sainte Marie. He spits Fitzy is Real Mature like I said again we spoke about all these albums when they came out when we reviewed them like it's real mature is real New York is gritty but he ain't talking about the same you know selling drugs in the streets of should now he's talking about the magician like I got the family now this is what I'm doing. But also what I found interesting when I was looking at the credits is the producers he got on here he got Apollo brown on here he got heat makers on here he got Salaam Remi on here he got Hasami on here. Like the shit to dope. For the most part every beat is dope on here. There's really not any you know, again, I'm the lyrical lyrical fan that's the type of shit I like. Obviously if you're not if you're if you're looking just for beats and you know, other shit, I don't know, special effects, you know listening for lyrics, you might skip over this, but I'm listening for lyrics the BA when it comes to these lists, I'm also you know, listening for the beats just for the fact of making the list. But my party is lyrics and Joelle Spitz. He's a spinner spinner. He's a rappers rapper. Hmm. And I got him as my bird number three number autograph album. And he really really got that much features on he didn't think he would have all type of slaughterhouse nine got no slaughterhouse dudes on it hmm okay, I'm saying I think which I think gives him even to my number because sometimes dudes have to rely on Eminem Royster five nine whoever crooked you know, man, but he's just basically spitting most of the songs but he got one song.

Anthony:

I don't like that compare.

Jeff:

He has one way Sahaj the Prince and one was Sheikh

Anthony:

Lodz most of them like to do it by themselves like Eminem is not on a bunch of features with slaughterhouse alright.

Jeff:

Really uses Eminem a lot but even him he hasn't even use them in his last couple you know joints really what the

Anthony:

allegories one of my favorite all right yeah, they have them

Jeff:

mmm I want to skip right yeah,

Anthony:

yeah, that's it. Like either he's doing a Paul Rosenberg right what a king connecting again on it, but not really on that. But now

Jeff:

he has. He's talking about like being white I think and all that shit like the black and white shirt number. But anyway, the point is like it's different with voice because of his you know, his history with them. Like he credits Emperor a lot, you know, they had beef, they, you know, they got back together. Like he owes them a lot of his you know, he mentioned that a lot but aside from him yeah I guess you're right they don't really be featuring them that much. Yeah.

Anthony:

I mean could they were people think that because the slaughterhouse in the and the m&m connection but it's really like you're talented on your own as well don't worry about it was pretty much got it number three is number three is Maccabi pretty pretty good at you ever heard it

Jeff:

it's it's an audible no my shit but in the spirit of keeping any audible man

Anthony:

I think this is one of the things we really think about it that you know, I'm going to assume that now he's back here because Tommy was off rizona now you think back on Grizelda so I said like sit between that to Benny's album between West sides, two albums, which is the you know, the A and the B side of it and have a column with joint like say they had a really great rap. It just doesn't seem so good. They were a couple albums that pretty much outshine them, but they will ruin core out there they are period. And it's time that people kind of recognize like what they do, I think they probably need to be featured on more people. So just kind

Jeff:

of at the end of the day, they might say remember, as result is error like the next maybe the next five years, or the next 10 years. It might be like their error if

Anthony:

they if they stick it out, stick it through yet. Because like I said and the hard thing about because I think people think of them like a group. They're not a group. It's like three individuals who happen to really good good. Like, they're not the locks. Not to me, though like even though the individual members but think about them as a group. I wouldn't want to go to bed buffalo in Yonkers, not somebody pop off there, that's not

Jeff:

gonna get made. But give me your number two

Anthony:

kings disease two. Okay. Is my as much as it goes back to the point you're making about Davies and Harriet fraud. I think that Nas has found something by just having an album produced by one person. Like we're going to work this out together. I mean, if we have if we have time, we will talk about magic too. But I'm having that Dave East thing and Hairy Frog when you brought it up? I said, Yeah, I think I think maybe the next wave in regards to hip hop and hip hop culture, just having one producer that really works with you in that way. And like we're going to let this ride and like said, from what we've seen so far, I will say the Davies project, the bowtie, James and ALCHEMIST project, the NAS project when they have that, that that one, one rapper, one producer kind of thing. It really popped off this year. And like I said, you're really like, you could do different things in those pockets. You can work in different angles and try different things. And it's amazing. And I thought that album. I thought King disease was good, too is better. We just saying

Jeff:

that we're better than what they had last year. And now there's one of them

Anthony:

right now. And I was thinking like, like non stop dicking around with our noses

Jeff:

he was trying to he was trying to clean off the stink of the Kanye shit. And granted I don't I hate that. I don't hate it. I don't hate it, but I can I like it. So what he did was he was like, I gotta get the stink off. So he followed it up with the hippo he's like Hey, bro, let's do some shit. Got the two King disease albums got the magic shit coming out with another Kinsey's album soon. And it's just it's all it's all dope. It's all clinic shit, bro. He's just getting better and better. But

Anthony:

it wasn't it I'm sorry man. I know you love him. He still spits over whatever retarded trying the whole thing you're never gonna blame right and but the whole thing now should be at the position where he's like,

Jeff:

right right now I think that's been the biggest nono winner you've never said no to any producer. You give them a b He's like I don't care what I'm just gonna spit over but anyway my number to

Anthony:

go no but but he he found the right guy not to say no to like stick with him my number

Jeff:

I'm gonna give this person and this album as a whole more credit than you gave it because this was your number five I think so this is DMX Exodus switch beats and a rap music basically are the tools to go into production the whole time so you know the beats is a lot of collabos on hand but you expected that you know x is not what he was when you listen to him you could you could his voice don't even sound the same you can understand you can hear that he was going through a lot of shit he got the locks on he got the shit bath salts with Jay Z and NAS so once you see Jay Z and NAS and a song with DMX that's like never happened before like DMX has songs with NAS but he never really had any songs with Jay Z. Especially when the rumors that they used to have beef and shit so he got a song with Jay and na so that's already dope. He got Lil Wayne on there. He got the show with Alicia Keys homie down which is dope. He got the shit with Bondo which you didn't like skyscrapers, but I liked a lot. This guy For sure with vinyl Hey, hood blues with he got the whole Delta crew on there all of them is tracking the motion take control with Snoop Dogg I like that one walking into rain with NAS and walk in and no rain I like that a lot. And then we have the to me the most impactful song on the whole album letter to my son it's only one verse got a should do in the hook but the shit is so like emotional. I think that just symbolizes the whole album to me like it sums it up and then he dies right after like you know me like the chicken already died like he records it dies doesn't even really get a chance to you know, I mean show it to the sun even put his phone number on I'm sure almost almost almost call the number but I was like it's probably disconnected by now because she came out after he died. So he put him at the end he's like yo, he gave his phone number 171 A call him so whatever. Call your dad. I'm like damn, that's as emotional as fuck. Somebody to call wonder. I wonder if Swiss beats would have edited that out if he if the mortar came out he would have still been alive. It would have to edit the phone number not the phone number though. You would have an engine number so

Anthony:

though it would have been great boy boy it was cool though it's been fine boy Miller cool back I'm not answering and it had been cool. It would have been no problem because you would have that right? It's a voicemail school and people would have kept calling and it's just like my phone if I don't see a name attached to that number I don't answer it so it's gonna ring or I just didn't make

Jeff:

money right that makes somebody that'd be texting him I got text on a shoot

Anthony:

right? Could you excuse me flip flop

Jeff:

boy his monthly payment is like $50 a month what was

Anthony:

what are you gonna track guy keep refilling

Jeff:

that's my number two man I really love that album bro it was really emotional. I mean it probably means a little bit more because of you know the fact that he's no longer with us. So I gave I think it gave it a little bit more importance this is final album that he's ever gonna make but overall I thought it was a robo album. Which brings me to my number one which was your number two King disease to write produced by hit boy like you know how I always tell you how met the man gets better with age and all of this but met the man is not making a classic I'm like this met the man Oh go do a feature verse and he'll kill it but now as ever since he took the sting off of that you know the kinds of shit kings disease which was good he won album of the year last year for that and actually kings disease was number five on my list last year. King disease to blew that shit up the water bro. Pressure. Everybody loves the pressure song he starts it off with that death row East second song on Nick dope song he talks about his before Tupac. Very powerful song 40 side dope EPMD tool featuring Eminem when I saw m&ms name on this shit. Because you know, I've been telling you for years. I'm like, yo, Eminem is the only person Nas has never worked with his with everybody. Jay Z the max. You know, I mean, he's worked every legend you could think of. He hasn't worked with Eminem. They work together. And EPMD was on they're rare. Everybody likes that song rare. They even got a video for that. He got the shit he got a boogie with the hoodie. Door run moments and then my favorite song or album. Nobody feature and Miss Lauren hair when you can bring Lauren Hale out of retirement be to give you a verse. Come on. That's some legendary shit. He got the ship with glass brunch on Sundays, which is dope. He got the composer my Bible has got 15 tracks. To me, this is the to me he needs to win album of the year again, back to back years. I don't know if they'll go they probably won't give it to him again. But I think he needs to win album of the year again. Because King disease two was better than King disease one, and I'm sure you would agree. And you mentioned the magic shit that he just dropped a couple of days ago. Nine tracks hit boy again. This shit is dope. And it's like we're not sure like you hear the first time you like oh, like a bump and you gotta hear it again. You hear by the second or third time the ship gets even better. You start catching lines. He said Yeah, girl catching lines of joint cash the first and second time. Like there's a song on there. The second song on Meet Joe Black when he talks about you know, he was like, oh, Katie three is coming. This is just you know, this is just what a buzz whatever. Like shit. So yeah, now it's King disease to his mind number one album of 2021 was yours. Chomp. No, yeah, you talked about that shit a lot.

Anthony:

The last couple of weeks. I'm sorry, man. It's like it's like the best of all you can think of. Okay, because I got it off my screen if you want to run it down. I run it down again. So the guest right. Guess it goes face Snoop Dogg gang. Big crit Jay Electronica styles Pete West Combi ransom Pappu DJ Premier, Big Sean Wiley Joey badass hip boy side Sahaja Prince LLOYD BANKS, my To the producers, himself premiere, high tech ninth wonder Bink static selector hit boy Harry fraud, Mr. Porter Boy Wonder someone out. It's all on one app and every one of them. And they're not they're not given a half, half 12 Or if they all gone hard on every single one. And I'm doing my best because I'm still trying to keep up with this little no curse policy that we're working on. Think I'm going strong, but we're not.

Jeff:

We're not going to curse. Well, we're gonna start running off people's versus we're going

Anthony:

Yeah, I mean, once you get that, like, like, as a matter of fact, when it gets to the versus part, I'm not gonna read it off. I'm just gonna play the show. I got mine queued up. All right. No, I got mine ours sorted out. I'm never worried by the bookshop, too. It's probably the best album The had everything that I want out of out of all 10 of replay value. That's probably number one. Like because I get every artist I want it's like how do I describe it? It's like It's like going through candy machine they got every kind of candy that you ever want to it's all your favorites and all in the same machine. Like I like I want to go sweets I want to Boy Wonder produce out by the bank. All these guys that are there. I want them by themselves and get them all in this one spot. Like I don't know who versus Aaron ours, but he's doing one hell of a job. So it's my number one. I say listen to it. I think I think we both had salad. Listen, I'm never going to like apologize about it. There's probably a lot of things that we left off. But but that's the natural course of things. So it's all right, no problem. got yours. We got ours. If you got some things that you feel that were left out or should have been stated or whatever, like say you're up and get at us. Tell us what you think be cool with that. All opinions matter. All people matter, especially in 2021 and in 2022. So that's not five.

Jeff:

Maximum. We both had NAS did you have Davies? Well, I mean, so we only had the MS analysis and you only have the rick ross shitty that.

Anthony:

No, no, I worried about Ross. I wonder how long he could eat. I wonder how long you're gonna keep talking that cocaine wrap scarf, he's gonna have to eventually wrap it up. Yeah, and I mean, if you I mean, you good like that. I mean, talk about your Wingstop and your lemon pepper wings, just I know sounds stupid. But man, just go for it. I like Ross but gotta give me some a little bit

Jeff:

more high waisted no time him. Let's go to these top five verses of 2021. And there's gonna be a reoccurring name that you're going to hear on this list. And so I'm just talking.

Anthony:

Yeah, how much? How much? How much? How much not going back?

Jeff:

I have no nose. I got now songs I got non song. But not NAS verses got actually about 2000 songs on this list. But he's not the featured artist on the song. There's somebody that I'll wrap them in the songs, but I'm going to start with my number five. And it is a song featuring Eminem. And it's not an Eminem verse that I'm picking he could have easily made this list but it's not him. Okay, and I'm talking about the song killer feature and Eminem, Jack Harlow and my main man pots and pans core date. And it's verse two where core day goes I'm just gonna play he spits a lot of em bombs I'm not even going to try to try to recite I'm just gonna play didn't say yeah,

Anthony:

okay all right. Let them cook there's a court

Jeff:

day on the on the pillow remix.

rap music playing:

Killer (Remix) - Verse 2: Cordae] They say my killing's horrendous, "How he still in the business?" Rich as hell and it's feelin' tremendous Ma dukes chillin' in Venice, compliments of her eldest descendant Give hell with these writtens, this shit only propel my ascension I held my position in any situation that's needed This year I'm shittin' on niggas for the way we was treated I see the impact of all my creations increasin' My step in time with these Pantheons, it all was divine I'm in this moment of my life where shit is fallin' in line And lookin' back, I swear to god, you'd think it all was designed A true movie script, I can't really ever fuck no groupie bitch All she got is diamonds on her mind on some Uzi shit A whole generation of geniuses I'm influencin' I only hang with real niggas who I'm congruent with I manifest nothing less than the best outcome Just watch my moves with this next album, nigga

Jeff:

And Eminem spasms out on that song too but he started doing that fast shit I can't keep you know

Anthony:

I've always done that like a regular cooker.

Jeff:

So core de killer remix is my number five verse of the year go ahead

Anthony:

ah my number five first Lamar off the family stuff the family ties with him and baby king I came out this year right off the RIP so here we go.

rap music playing:

Family Ties - [Verse: Kendrick Lamar] I am the omega, pgLang, Rollie gang, SIE Don't you address me unless it's with four letters I thought you'd known better I been duckin' the pandemic, I been, social gimmicks I been duckin' the overnight activists, yeah I'm not a trending topic, I'm a Hold on, y'all niggas playin' with me, man I am the omega, pgLang, Rollie gang, SIE Don't you address me unless it's with four letters Bitch, I thought you'd known better I been duckin' the pandemic, I been duckin' the social gimmicks I been duckin' the overnight activists, yeah I'm not a trending topic, I'm a prophet I answer to Metatron and Gabriel Bitch, looking for a better me I am a legacy, I come from the seventy The Al Green offspring, guns and the melody The big shot, wrist on cryotherapy Soon as I press that button Nigga better get right like the ambulance comin' Us two on a light, Keem been through nothin' Dave Free got at least one B in the oven I'm trippin'

Anthony:

its Kendrick What can I say? Yeah,

Jeff:

I mean, he goes off

Anthony:

he goes oh, I need to hurry the hell up.

Jeff:

What album? Yeah,

Anthony:

that'd be great. Yeah. I'm gonna let you do your thing a minute. My number four is Conway's verse on her blues. One of my favorite albums my favorite track on it that's like what can we says what can we does because cowboys machining the shift from this thing right here

rap music playing:

Hood Blues - Verse 3: Conway The Machine & DMX] Ah, look, you throwin' shots? You better be precise (Uh-huh) If I only squeeze it twice, that's me bein' polite (Okay, facts) We was in the trenches, nigga, four chicken wings and rice (Yeah) The shooter fourteen (Yeah), can't read or write, but he gon' squeeze his pipe (What?) We was tryna sell a key a night 'Cause Nas said a G at night wasn't good enough, and he was right (Talk to 'em) They mad I'm rich, the same niggas that wouldn't see my plight (Spit that shit) The Nets playin', I'm ridin' to the game with KD tonight, yeah (What up, nigga? Rrr) Machine bitch, every beat I body (Ah) My nigga on his way home, he just beat a body (Beat a body) Every time I leave the house, I got the steamer by me (I got it on me, uh, uh, uh) My jacket a one of none, you never seen it probably (Woo, hah) I took some cheddar out the vault to pay the lawyer

Anthony:

Yeah, a little more to save. I'm gonna stop right there. No. Tough Yeah. So run to the game. Talk to a man. Tell them what

Jeff:

it is. Well, my number four. And I'm sorry, I had to do this. Yeah, man. Once again.

Anthony:

shitless It's America. You do

Jeff:

it once a day again. Yo, you don't realize he didn't drop an album but he wasn't been mad features. And any of those features could have been on his list all of them could have been on the list. But I'm picking this one up for the song he did with Q tip called more life and he spits a couple of verses. This is the second verse of that song and he goes like this

rap music playing:

More Life - [Verse 2: Cordae] Now listen, uh Manifestations from my thoughts and my dreams So often it seems prophetic, although caution it brings I'm waking up in cold sweats with no sex, although vexed My energy I gotta protect, where will I go next? Back to conclusions that I made in the past Much prior to the current present, early stages of rap When I had just wanted to make it in rap Now fast forward to passed torches, a nigga got the game on his back Carrying loads, at the same time, burying foes Peep my catalog, you'll marvel at my various flows My girl a tennis star, you niggas out here marrying hoes Plus, I be selling out shows in different area codes, but check it My premature premonitions are part of my existence To every page that is written, this pen with such conviction Listen to music, it's obvious that the substance missing A lot of tests comes to those to whom much is given

Jeff:

And then q tip star singing I need you to stop saying By the way, I don't want to hit Q tips in at all. Like no. Tip enough single man. Anyway, that was my main core day more life. Second verse feature Q tip. Yo, he just goes off, bro. He goes the fuck off.

Anthony:

Okay, so here's a problem that we're going to have. I know that my number three is probably. Okay. So the thing about is that I don't want to ruin your number one. If I know it's number one. Okay, so I guess I guess I guess we play a little magic trick real quick. Is is your is your number one. A feature on somebody else's out? Yes, actually, it's not actually a number one email

Jeff:

is not on an album. It was just a single, it was just a single that was

Anthony:

just Yeah, just a single. Okay, is your number one a female? Okay, so we don't we don't like that's

Jeff:

probably my number toe.

Anthony:

Probably number two.

Jeff:

So let me play. Let me play my number three, because your number three is gonna be my number two. So let me play my number three. And then you could get your three out the way and you're gonna be alright, alright, so let me give you my number three. My number three is the m e t h od Man Can I keep telling you he gets better with age. And like man, like he can't make a classic album. You know what I mean? But when he's on a feature song he kills the shit nobody has ever out wrapped them on a feature bro. And this year he was on a couple features but the one that stood out to me was the one on Peter Rosenberg album. And the song is called next chamber. Peter Rosenberg album is dope by the way. It was an honorable mention I'm actually but anyway, um, here we go. Let me just started off because he got the first verse on there.

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Next Chamber - [Verse 1: Method Man] Look, thinking faster than a blink After I smoke a rapper, pluck the ashes in his drink, don't really care what rappers think I bring it back to Cuban Linx, the flow don't go extinct As far as quotas, I'm straight like ain't no soda in my drink Drunk off power, I swear I'm finna throw up in the sink Cop some sour, these coppers finna throw me in the clink Like a mobster, Sinatra finna show up with the mink Flow is bonkers, you rappers finna show up to a shrink Therapeutic, assume them Jesus Ain't near Judas, just shooters Kindly step to th rear, Grand Pubas For the coolest old-schoolrs since the suede Puma And all my karats begin with K, not Kay Jewelers I made maneuvers, and for my family I make futures Pipe full of smoke, now who want smoke? I make hookahs Uh, the same reason I don't take Ubers New York state, I don't do statements for state troopers

Anthony:

Okay, so my three and your two i

Jeff:

Is it miss is it miss Lauryn Hill? So? Yes it is on the king disease to album well she has a feature on the soundtrack to that one movie The song is called black woman was the movie The harder the harder you fall whatever

Anthony:

more now come on

Jeff:

I mean it was but she's

Anthony:

you know right but you know you know right you know good damn well that's not right either everybody was talking about nobody like man part of the Lord verse No It all started off with nobody with knives and her and like say it comes out of no right the here it you get a reverb you hear come in then Lauren just lays off. And as it oh Hip Hop says it goes a little something like this

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Nobody - [Verse 3: Lauryn Hill] All my time has been focused on more freedom now Why would I join 'em when I know that I can beat 'em now? They put their words on me, and they can eat 'em now That's probably why they keep on tellin' me I'm needed now They tried to box me out while takin' what they want from me I spent too many years living too uncomfortably Making room for people who didn't like the labor But wanted the spoils, greedy, selfish behavior Now let me give it to you balanced and with clarity I don't need to turn myself into a parody I don't, I don't do the shit you do for popularity They clearly didn't understand when I said "I Get Out" apparently My awareness like Keanu in The Matrix I'm savin' souls and y'all complainin' 'bout my lateness Now it's illegal for someone to walk in greatness They want the same shh, but they don't take risks Now the world will get to see its own reflection And the anointed can pursue their own direction And if you're wrong and you're too proud to hear correction Walk into the hole you dug yourself, fuck a projection See me in my freedom taking all my land back They said a lot against me thinking I'd just stand back I got my legs beneath me, I got my hands back A lot of people sabotaged, they couldn't stand that I turned the other cheek, I took blow after blow

Anthony:

We had a whole nother minute left. All right. She got a whole nother album y'all can check the guy King disease King disease too. And magic. So look, man. It's great hearing our comeback. Hopefully it's the it's the beginning of something not the end. But what Lauren Do you an online so you just don't know. But it's a great damn verse. It just was. It was so unexpected and like we heard from somebody who's who and we'll make sure to kind of got it like it's still sharp. And it's it's she still got it. There's no

Jeff:

you're gonna have to play me You're number two. But if that's your number three, that was my number two. That was one of Mateljan number two. All right, what's your number two,

Anthony:

right, though number two, and that was my number three. All right. The thing about guests versus is that for me, is when you get an introduction to someone you've never heard before and creates something like who is this person? And where do they go next? Kind of like the discussion we had before about Nikki and her being a monster like her career or career is really created off of that one so So my number two is off Connie's album as Fabio Foreign is off the grid our her five year before as a matter of fact her five year old on oxygen with him and ASAP Ferg spicy so I knew of him and I've heard his music before but and then I never heard him get off like this before so off the grid five years verse is my number two and I play it right now

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Off The Grid - [Verse 3: Fivio Foreign] Yeah, look, when I was in jail, I was lowkey (Uh) Shout out to supporters that wrote me Eat food, work out and then go sleep You know I'm prayin', he carryin' both feet (Yeah) **** know we got God with us (God with us) You look at me and see a God figure (Uh) And when I start vibin', I know that He with me And I'ma always catch a hard shiver (Uh) I know it's demons in that dark liquor (Uh) We buy a bottle and squash with ya (Uh) Everybody turn into a harsh **** But my pockets bigger and my heart richer (Uh) My mind smarter, my grind harder (Skrr) And my car quicker (Skrrt) I met her in church, she pray for me She my God-sister (She my God-sister, yeah) I'm only trustin' the people I keep close **** sellin' they soul for a repost Remember when I was broke, wearin' cheap coats Now it's diamonds and houses and C notes (Uh) ****, I'm feelin' marvelous (I'm feelin' marvelous) Who let the monster loose? (Who let the monster loose? Huh) They call me a product of my environment (Uh) I tell them, "Nah, I'm what God produced" (Baow) Defense good, and them guards can shoot (Baow) I put 'em on you, it get hard to move Tattoo in my face is the mark of truth Gotta watch what you say when they market you (Huh) I already predicted this (I already predicted this, huh) Y'all only witnessed it (Y'all only witnessed it) Look, got a couple old friends that I'm not really clickin' with I know they pray that we settle our differences I pray that they lower all

Anthony:

Oh, right. They say oh It's a fantastic verses more to it but like I said, I just want to continue for it the reason why it's number two is because like I said, when you get a verse like that you think like you're watching a star and that's what I see here five years doing so I'm like I'm so I want to know where this goes next I think this one is fire and that's why I

Jeff:

don't think we have the same number one so I'm gonna go with my number one because I suck this gentleman this young man's a suck him off in this list. So it's only apropos that he tops it off with my personal favorite verse of the year, and it's off the life is like a dice game song with Freddie Gibbs NAS and the very affine and this verse, first verse of the song chord day, and he goes a little something like this

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Life is LIke a Dice Game - [Verse 1: Cordae] Life's a gamble, although the staks are heightend, I can handle Any darkness that tries to penetrate, my light is ample Set the right example, my dark dreams are divine I live life on this earth to complete what's assigned My mission given, I was birthed the same year as It Was Written I been fast to intermittent to strengthen my intuition But fuck, and sometimes, shit, you run out of luck But how my dice roll from Domino's to Mastro's To completin' life goals? My price rose As soon as I decided to never ever be misguided I know niggas that's indicted from the shit they confided With they best friends until they seen that paperwork writin' Life's a bitch, disconnection is the price of bliss Though elation often leads to paths of righteousness I confess, a nigga woke up feeling blessed No stress with the freedom to express but shit, what's next?

Jeff:

Life is like a dice game. To me that was the most memorable verse. I kept coming back to that when I kept listening to sit. I'm like, Yeah, I like this one. I like this. But I kept always circling back to that verse or yeah, that's my number one.

Anthony:

I like it when you're arguing me about this cuz I'm like, There's no argument with me about core data. I know that boy got it. It's okay. I know. You got it. Like he's just talented. He's that it's a weird transition because it's a J Nise. weighing him that rain. Then you have the Kendrick Sean Cole like that window. So it seems to me like he's the next guy up like that thing. I think he's right. He's right there. You just like cereal? Yeah, him east. It's like it's there. It's right Right, right. Right there. That's the tricky part. So I'm he's a guy who's looking out for the future easily. Without hesitation. I know he's gonna be good. He hasn't been here to prove me wrong yet. I know you haven't proven you're wrong. So yet, we're gonna doors. My number one is a verse that I played several times throughout the year. It finally got put on to this album when it should have been in the album in the very beginning. It is by far easily to me the best verse of the year. And that verses by Audrey 3000 Live for the party issue on Kanye don't have the luxury because they didn't put it on the first day that they did to the left and finally put them into like, it's the best verse I heard all year. I'm not going to argue with anybody. It's by far the best verse. It's lyrical. It's thoughtful. It's creative. It's you know what I mentioned? You stop talking going and press play. So if you'd like to hear it here go

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Life of the Party - [Verse 1: Andr 3000] Hey, Miss Donda You run into my mama, please tell her I said, "Say something" I'm startin' to believe ain't no such thing as Heaven's trumpets No after-over, this is it, done If there's a Heaven, you would think they'd let ya speak to your son Maybe she has in the form of a baby's laugh I heard passing by in a stroller remindin' me, "Hey, keep rolling" I don't know, maybe she has with a prick of a blade of grass I've been layin' on way too long, got me itchy Got up and roamed a lil' more Miss Donda, you see my mama, tell her I'm lost You see, she'd always light a cigarette, we talk, I would cough Exaggeratin' a lil' bit so she get the point Tryna get her to stop smokin', I would leave and fire up a ***** 'Til I quit, started back up again, twenty years later All that time, y'all thought a ***** was high, thought I was crazy My mom, she ain't cut no corners Got me back on track, I don't miss her overstepping But do miss her showin' Seven civilian life **** Ah, Miss Donda, you see my mama, whisper her this: The real reason I was geeked to go to church Must confess, when y'all grown-ups would be in Bible study That girl helping me with my homework? Her and I were **** So pure and ****,

Anthony:

Alright, so can you use a clean version? If for some reason? He said he doesn't want any cursing on this album? Oh, no, it's not the clean version. I don't remember when the app was

Jeff:

supposed to be a Christian album or whatever. Sure.

Anthony:

Sure, whatever. So you don't want to curse. That's why I keep hearing the beef to poopoo because he's saying, you know, at least

Jeff:

you could just blank it out. You don't have to. At the beep though. Like I don't want to hear the beat. That's just

Anthony:

stupid. He's like, he's like, alright, so don't curse in the album. But I can say ridiculous stuff about, you know, Donald Trump and disinterest, you know, like, I can do all that. Like that's okay, like I can be spiteful and pull people down. But oh, don't curse either, man. That's it. Back with church stuff that people talking about, and I'm trying not to curse, I'm doing my best. We're good. Okay, so now that was, that's my top five, I

Jeff:

don't doubt we're gonna we're gonna talk a little bit more about crying in a minute. But let's take a break, and we're gonna come back to our top 10 stories of 2021. To finish off the show, we'll be back yo, today's episode is sponsored by the following year with something preventing you from reaching your goals or interfering with your happiness. We often take for granted our mental health, but I want you all to check out better help. It's a very convenient and confidential platform that matches you with your own licensed professional therapist. I've actually used it personally and I can vouch that it's a very private and safe online experience. And it's more convenient, I created my profile. And within minutes, I was chatting with a therapist, and I was just clearing my mind with them. If you have depression, anger issues, relationship issues, or any type of counseling, or if you just need somebody to talk to, they'll find a pro for you and match you. And you'll be messaging each other no time, you can talk or if you feel more comfortable just texting, you can do that also in their safe and secure platform. That's how I used it to chat with a therapist. Everything you share is confidential. You also just go check out the testimonials posted daily on their site. If you're feeling iffy about it. I want you to start living a happier life today. So as our listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/listener. That's better. H elp.com/listener. Better help calm slash listener, go check them out and take charge of your mental health. Yeah. They represent a culture to represent the culture podcast. Yeah, we back so we go into show with our top 10 stories of 2021. We're going to start backwards from 10 to one, and I put this list together. But let's do an honorable mention man because

Anthony:

sorry, I wonder if anyone ever say like, you know what, we can start off with one, and then we'll work our way

Jeff:

down. We talked we mentioned we mentioned kinases because we don't want to waste a spot on the actual list with him with all his shenanigans. But we got to mention him because he was a big part of the year like all the bullshit he was, you know, getting into all his shenanigans, so to speak. He was a big part of 2021 You know, from trying to run for president to his whole situation with his wife to his beef with Drake to then going on drink champs and talking shit about big shock to him trying to drop gospel albums. It's not about his album with no curses to the haircut. The stadium tour having this he was living out of tour with Lily. Yeah, he told the barber just fucked my head up. And he you know, he thought he was that she was gonna be a trend. You know, so as expensive as sneakers, like, I don't know if it was a different Kanye story. It was something going on with Kanye, you know, I'm saying. So we figured we just at least mentioned him.

Anthony:

Is it not? Is it is it? When is it not a thing with him? Like, I like I would hope that he would chill out in 2022. That's not going to happen. He already while he already like he when his wife came back like Yo, you your wife is getting piped by. And you had to let that one go. She Yeah, she I let it go. Let it go. Yeah, so

Jeff:

yeah, man you mentioned because we're gonna get into the number 10 story of the year and it's it's a collaborative story is a bunch of different things that took up a lot of the pages of the newspapers and of the blogs and, you know, the news, you know, and again, I don't want to give this too much time, but it's, it's worth mentioning as number 10 on here, and it's it's the celebrity relationships, the Kanye and the Kim's the Jada and the will and they're open marriage that everybody couldn't get enough of, to the point where we got tired of it because now there's a petition going on that people just want them to shut the fuck up. And I think that was the first Curse of the episode. But anyway you don't I mean, I know

Anthony:

we I know we did so well.

Jeff:

J Lo and a rod breaking point now she's back with Ben and nobody even cares about a right now. They don't even remember that she day to day, right? Because now she's back with Ben.

Anthony:

I didn't care. No, he cared. He did some old baseball player and you're back with you. And Kim and Kanye up there and now she's repeating she's with Pete Davidson. That's just so random. Yeah, Pete was Ariana Grande. Like Pete. People from like, that little goofy white boy flag is

Jeff:

like, oh, I want to be like Will and Jada. Like really? Do you? Like I want to be like JLo and a raw like, yeah, you might not

Anthony:

hear compete. I didn't want to be like Oh listen, he was laughing Oh girls right off your girl.

Jeff:

He was making her cry. I'm making her laugh.

Anthony:

Like Pete you're funny man. bringing joy to her life. He goes your nonsense like good like so you can't do what to do like Kanye West is not up and down like that all the time. Maybe you get Wow here Kurt. You're talking about you

Jeff:

know a lower degree a lower extent we had the comment and Tiffany Haddish a but like you're a realist. That was dope. You know, common is that do Tiffany Haddish is lovable. She's fun, everybody loves her. And even a breakup. I'm saying, like, we thought we talked about 2020 being the year where a lot of breakups should do to the COVID and shit, but 2021 wasn't much better. You know, I mean, we still going through, we all keep it common always pull it back. But he always backs she's busy, he goes back Serena Williams, she's on tour to Tom playing tennis and he's on tour making movies and rapping. So they, you know, man, you gotta you gotta find yourself a shorter you know, gonna be able to be chill together. Like Tiffany Haddish is doing movie she's doing all this comedy stuff. She's all over the place. Like they don't have time to hang out.

Anthony:

Like I'm busy. I have a life me too. Well, I know you know, not a problem in a way Yeah, yeah, I

Jeff:

have no exposure. He dropped out.

Anthony:

Right? He had a album, like a day people who like who work year round and stuff like that you dropping one album? You know, I ain't got time for comments about your life basically, so

Jeff:

number nine, we're gonna keep it the next couple couple ones on this we're gonna keep it in the entertainment realm and this one was the squid game craze. And whether this you know, deserves to be on the list or not. Yo, like when this shit debuted on Netflix and people was hitting me up about it you got to watch the game I saw I watched it then I put other people on to it and everybody kept the ship became so crazy that it was like Halloween costumes. There was parodies of the shit it was games video games, mobile phone games coming out of the shit of all the you know the obstacles and all the challenges. The show was crazy and it's like a foreign movie it was what was like Korean or whatever. And good thing they had the

Anthony:

Netflix show Netflix good for that like every year they're gonna have to have one one show a movie that's gonna be on this list that's going to influence the culture and influence Halloween before everybody trying to dress like you know everybody from Tiger King not everybody's wearing like little square triangle round facemask and stuff from Sweet game so So just don't be surprised next year that you will see something else Netflix because this is kind of like and

Jeff:

I mean when we could we could have mentioned Marvel and all their you know all their Spider Man movies and all of them ships but

Anthony:

just hit a bill. She's in

Jeff:

love with game she was just it was like a phenomena it was like Linsanity

Anthony:

Yeah, it's like one of the things that when it's on and like it's the beauty of like the way things go viral once it came on, he's like, Yo, you got to watch this yo you got to watch this yo like you should yo you have to watch this and everybody jumped on it and everybody in Georgia even though it's kind of violent and crazy and so on so forth. That I involved that in I took that money went on about my merry way if you don't know what I'm talking about then you probably should probably didn't watch if you have watched it by now then I don't know to tell you man he is over just go find it but

Jeff:

that's probably one of the positive thing was the thing about a COVID is that you know we're staying at home more so we have a chance to just relax and watch a lot of the man so I think Netflix is probably making a killing just because of the COVID people stay at home and just watch this shit

Anthony:

yeah but we stay at home and I office thing man which I put them flex your head on the year but I'm just don't fit so loose. More like the little tight around the waistline. Yeah, I mean burgers I had like I don't know been in this house for months. I don't even know no more but yeah, I can't can't deny us square game was a phenomenon all unto itself. Netflix seems to be good at pulling monies out every year. We're gonna have

Jeff:

a bonus list. We're gonna talk about this all Kelly situation, because finally, after all these years of him coming in and out of court rooms. They finally found his man guilty of all types of charges in 2021 and he's facing possibly life in jail. You know a man for fucking under age women and a bunch of other charges. Yeah, so it's like the end of end of an era. We're all Kelly. We all love his music. Some people are hesitant to play it anymore. I don't remember the last time I heard our Kelly on the radio. I don't think radio stations playing

Anthony:

Oh no. He's on the blacklist and I'm not trying to say that'd be racist. He's literally on the blacklist. Remember we know our Kelly on radio at all like like, I know this is not going to be on our list but what the new radio station in the East Coast many 94.7 write the blog been to throw backs of hip hop and r&b from the 90s 2000 Yes. Not to look at our Kelly and that was error. So you know, we

Jeff:

only have a later list of songs. I think they said it got like 20,000 songs right now rotation would not allow

Anthony:

that one our Kelly song? How can you play?

Jeff:

How can you play songs from the 90s and just not our Kelly song in there?

Anthony:

Alright, so let me do some quick math. So 10% of 20,000 hours no 20,000 is 2000 Right? So 1% is 200 You could just probably 200 Our Kelly songs at worse. That happened at a time so you're literally eliminated 1% Just because of the nonsense that he was on. That's amazing. Like hit his own songs. The joints he was remixed on two songs he wrote oh man Don't drop that one in jail buddy oh hey go drop it they can put them in a nice little wind by stuff they can sit in this little cell forever have fun man number seven man true De

Jeff:

Leus X number and this probably has a lot to do with the verses but I want to say in general fans are allowed to come back to live shows whether it's sports, whether it is the vs battles because a versus battle was virtual was started off as a virtual shit. People was in their own homes or whatever. Yes, but this year they started doing them she's live at the Madison Square Garden it's a different stadiums and shit. And that's when I started getting rowdy and that's when I started getting wild and violet but that's another story but yeah, the return of fans bro to live events. I think that was big because people were starting to go crazy.

Anthony:

They still are the whole thing. I like even if you have like even have people that live events I don't know how much for me because even Okay, now you can go to a live event but are you vaccinated? Didn't know. Like the whole thing in New York, you can't go into any kind of public but Florida's like, like the douche nozzle of the United States and no one cares. But the whole thing about it because like, you can't go to place a restaurant anything else like that. I remember the news story where a chick got beat up outside of the car mines. Because they wasn't they tried to go inside they went to the vaccine leads, they swung into the waitstaff, like this is what you're doing. But that's how it is. And that might be the course of how we're going to have things that it's going to be live events is going to be live this and live that but if you don't show your card and sure you got the shots then you sit at home watching everybody else but it was a big thing because it made us feel like it was going back to some sense of normalcy. Even though we're in all I see right now I have no idea what normal is going to be from this point forward. But least we can kind of reminisce about how things used to be so yeah, having a lot of events and having to open up to people and having people together but definitely

Jeff:

big doors on the list. The Texas abortion laws more recently especially I'm starting to consider Texas like the sister state of Florida like you know, I mean, like they're just right below Florida when it comes to like dumb shit. Gun Laws a lot of mass shootings or stupid shit. And this year they came out with this Texas with his abortion law should be

Anthony:

very you know how hard it had to work for Roe versus Wade in one state just trying to just lead the way to this, it's, you know, it's not even a whole abortion thing. It's like it's women's right is their own reproductive health and so on and so forth. Like say, once you start doing that, it lays down the whole slippery slope thing, if I'm able to do this, and I'm able to that, like if we can stop abortions and you know, that maybe we can do something about contraception, you know, you know, it's a man's words, we would have children and so on and so forth. And I'll get rid of Plan B's or get rid of Planned Parenthood. Like said Planned Parenthood is not an abortion clinic. They provide vital information, they provide vital health and services, the screenings to women, for them to everyone health and things like that. Now, it might be kind of sad, it's kind of taking away the thing just because like sitting Oh, you can have an abortion here or it had to happen by a particular time and so on so forth. It might lead to more sexual assault, because a man can just like say, if he wants to impregnate somebody, and he can kind of rape them and likes it now you can't abort them because there's nothing really on the constitution of these law that says like, you know, you know what, if this or what if that like, you know, it is going to be gonna be like, you're pregnant, you gotta have this kid like, the whole idea and since behind that, it's crazy. But you know, Texas just weird man. Like, I hope they don't decide next presidency, but they just might. But this is the world we live in. And hopefully the stops here stays contained in that state. And maybe they make some changes. But

Jeff:

let's go to number five. Now we're going to start getting into some real serious shit. Number five on the list, and it could have been higher is the amount Aubrey and the George floor trials that ended this year, where the you know, in the George floor case, the officer Derek show Finn found guilty for killing George Floyd and in our model, in case you had the three white gentlemen that were all found guilty and murder of a mod Aubrey and all these white gentlemen are going to probably spend the rest of their life in jail. I'm just saying I'm

Anthony:

glad to clarify that I'm here especially Mr. Bear case like don't do like a smooth like the late 60s Like you're not survived prison, man. It's a wrap for you go to

Jeff:

especially the joy floor case, you know, I'm saying that should happen. Why like 2019

Anthony:

George Floyd case calls revolution people that he initiates Martin like, I was so happy for everybody, man, like, that's real change. But I always thought it was going to be short, short live because once things got back to normal, once people got back to work, they're gonna start protesting exactly what he did like man. I love the protests, man. I gotta go to work. I get this check. Like I've been out of work all the time. Like you're always going to put money over individual freedoms in society and anything like the Texas abortion law and so on and so forth. But was it big Hell yeah, it was a big important thing to have the finally get some some some come up and for all these violent crimes against people of color that people just been going on punch with for decades. So I was so happy that

Jeff:

this is still out. The trials were pending. They were waiting on you know, I mean, yes, the lady that access support, quote unquote, accidentally shot the banish kids. She

Anthony:

thought it was a paisa on her good yeah. Okay, Potter. Alright, so that shall be right. They found her guilty.

Jeff:

So we could throw. Yeah. So yeah, sometimes there's so many of them. That case in here too, like all these trials are finding justice. I mean, we, you know, obviously it doesn't bring anybody back. But it sheds light into the situation.

Anthony:

But it doesn't bring anybody back beliefs, it allows the fairness and peace knowing that there is some, some something that came from it, that it didn't lead to their family out there in the blue, that there's no justice for them. And I saw people ask for just a bit of justice, and that's what we got. So I'm happy that we

Jeff:

have that. Number four. This is big, because and I'm just gonna categorize it as the celebrity deaths. Last year. The big one we had was Kobe passed away early last year, that was you know, that that really, that was big for us. Obviously, COVID is still going rampant. So we were all losing all types of friends and relatives, you know, to COVID So we're not going to diminish that, but this year, like the death like celebrity deaths in general, you know, start off with DMX. I think that was a big one that she had a lot of us different, you know, bismol key and legend and, again, black Rob, and they all die like within, you know, within like weeks months of each other two, we have the Mexican legend recently, Fernandez he just died recently. Paul Mooney died. Clarence Williams, Michael K. Williams, Anthony Johnson. He's EO from the Friday movies. Column column Powell, General Colin Powell. That was a big one. Hank, Aaron, and these are like historical figures. You know, I mean, in the culture, Hank Aaron, you know, I mean, probably considered the best player, best player, you know, best baseball player one of the top two or three best baseball players of all time. Leon Spinks passed away this year and he was you know, known for beating Muhammad Ali back in the day. This one hit you hard. Marvin Hagler marvelous Marvin.

Anthony:

Yeah, so got the shirt

Jeff:

was just he had to marry Tommy we recently

Anthony:

young to your apartment Jesus Christ. Who was died I don't know if you know this guy but his name is Leonard Hubbard you know Leonard Herbert if you have ever seen the the you got me video by the roots. Leonard he's a guitarist, the um, the bass guitars. Shit, he died this year. Like so many people died because of the getting like if people are into like the socio economic political aspect of people of color bell hooks died she's an important feminist if you know about her writing you should probably look into it. Like say your I said to Mary remember who else that a lot of people don't a lot of people die via I don't know I try to be funny but a lot of people die every year. Virgil Abloh died virtuals 41 Like Virgil had cancer like that's commies list is endless. I just I just named up you know the board because one day elder dies impact us you know, I

Jeff:

mean, the coach,

Anthony:

young Dorf, that mission young Dorf, the way he died, she was getting shut down like that. So I don't know how anybody feels about it, but Apple died. If you're if you're paid in full fan Apple did so. It's a lot. It's a whole lot. And I mean recipes to everybody who lost their lives. So many Oh, um, I can't forget him. I got to mention I'm sorry. I gotta mention Melvin van Peebles because his first move sweet, sweet Beck's badass song. When the first like African American black blaxploitation movies ever seen. Like my dad showed me when I was young. He was a director. Of course, everybody knows him as smarter than people said. But yeah, a lot of people died. He said, Michael K. Williams, we said a lot of people it's a lot. It's a lot. It's gonna be more next year. It's it's hard and it doesn't get doesn't get easier. But it probably won't be. It's always it's always one every year. It's like, damn, they're gone. Every year. Remember, you were talking about oh, the beginning of the year, like Kobe passing away, and then rest of the year when they attempted that. Yeah, but also remember, Chadwick pass, but that happened, but remember, Chadwick passed away to like, that Black Panther dammit, Yeah, him too. So it kind of come to go.

Jeff:

Three, and this one could have been higher on this list. But it's very significant. And it was the Biden Comala inauguration, you know, the presidency, Biden beating Trump and what was you know, he got the most votes in the history of the country. And then he brings along Kamala Harris as his running mate, she becomes not only the first female vice president, but the first minority vice president to serve in the White House. That's significant. It brought you know, it just signify like a change. You know, I'm saying we had the four years of Trump the country's divided as all hell the most divided as I've ever been in my lifetime. And you know, Biden Kamala, they pose to come in and they were supposed to bring like a different you know, a different faces change, you know, I mean, a different energy. And, you know, whether they have done so or now I'm not I'm not gonna get into that, but yeah, okay, let's get into it.

Anthony:

We'll get to it. They have nothing You're gonna need to go ahead and see the reason why I like I like your white as an office to make sure you get the student loan sorted that night. We should pay him No, no, bro. That's your promise. This is why I've said you should be president. I don't care what you're talking about. You could have brought back out or no guns for everybody. I wouldn't care. But the whole thing is to fly from like, we're gonna get rid of student loans. I'm like, yo, fire. We had a ball. He was

Jeff:

talking about argument there. They was talking about student loan forgiveness. There was talking about reparations, they was talking about these mortgage house credits and all of this shit. I haven't heard a peep about any of those things. Mm hmm. And I get it. He's trying to get COVID sorted out. But whatever. The fact that they won is significant. It's historical, mainly because of Kamala. Kamala.

Anthony:

Mm hmm. And what's the other thing they would like? Um, if you're like a versus Monder. Like we're trying to get to a like a bonus.

Jeff:

Under this under welfare line.

Anthony:

Yeah, they're grinding. As a matter of fact, I already know what number one is. But this is but they're going to be number one A, unless it will get to number one, but one eight is really going to be the first spot is everything else that like y'all still out here doing this. You're all the credit in the world. Like literally, I went, I went to the store earlier. Right down the street from places a city empty. There were people lined up down the block trying to get test, right. But like to some people, they don't get those sets. Some people do get COVID Like I run into these hospitals that were overwhelmed and everything like that. They kept fighting. They kept trying see how sure trust out these nurses and doctors are they given it they all? So I'm not going to dismiss y'all like y'all are winning. I don't you don't deserve an honorable mention. y'all deserve all the mentions. Because y'all kept me alive. I kept a lot of people out. I kept a lot of people saying their families together and it's a crisis that we're still going through. So yeah.

Jeff:

So the main thing, thanks, eyes, all the individual things that we wanted Biden and Kamala to do. And aside from, you know, getting a grip on COVID, or getting COVID sorted out, I think the biggest thing that their job was was just to unite the country again. And I'm not necessarily sure they've been successful yet. I mean, there's only you know, the first year in office, but this country is divided this shit, which is going to get into my number two on this list. And number two story, which is still was probably the number one story from last year was COVID. Its COVID COVID and everything associated with COVID. You know what I mean? It like go to the film, you know, between COVID morphing and transforming into the Amna Kron shit. You don't mean Omarion transforma Marlin fuck. You can't touch it without getting some, you know, the vaccine, which, you know, yeah, it's helpful. But I think that's also divided the country even more, because half of the country don't want to take it. Some people complain about the civil liberties and their freedoms and I don't want to get the vaccine. The people that do get the vaccine fine with the people that don't want to get the vaccine. And it's like shit, like, it's a whole mess. So it's like the rise of COVID. Then the numbers went down, then they're right back up again. COVID COVID is still good, still running rampant.

Anthony:

Just like Scream part two. This nightmare is not over. We tried. We're still trying. We're still trying to get people vaccinated. And I said it before and I continue to say it again. You don't have to get vaccinated. Trust me, you don't. You really don't. But you have to understand. If you don't get vaccinated, they're going to force your hand not by telling you to get vaccinated they're just going to start removing things from you that other vaccinated people were talking about the live sporting event get in you vaccinated you can't can't do it want to go to a concert vaccinated? Sure you can come right on it. A lot of things gonna be like that even with jobs jobs like you cannot come back

Jeff:

to go back the first week of January and then they sent the email the other day saying you know due to the Omni cron and all of this shit we're gonna postpone the you know the return to office till further notice he's like oh shit that's going up if they're rare like you know the COVID cases in a month or

Anthony:

whatever dog is awesome now

Jeff:

record their records are COVID cases mass shootings you know I'm saying and hate crime

Anthony:

like like meth addicts per 1000 per capita whatever like I guess mess Wow number but don't make no sense man. Like said people had to understand like everything that we named on this list. Little Okay, as a matter of fact, I'm gonna prove a point real quick. It's gonna take them 130 seconds. What was number 10 I'm gonna tell you everything that we released was how COVID affected we are so interesting Celebi relationships because we stuck home watching all these people go ahead and about their careers and whatever else like that. We weren't undercover restrictions would be home doing something else we wouldn't care it's our home sitting there was nothing to do what's number nine?

Jeff:

Oh god Kelly.

Anthony:

Eight we ain't we while watch surviving our Kelly because we were stuck home with the COVID and everything else like that. We already knew about everything that's going on him but we got real interested to just because we have way more time and hands

Jeff:

on Live fans were turned into events. They had to turn blind even though she might have been a good fit in a packed house. And now especially was going on in sports and NBA and everybody got

Anthony:

it, though. Like, like, Sunday be watching the games and the pins like full winter Faceman everyone else just breathing out fresh air aminated Air it's all good. Just COVID Air whatever. They don't care 6x is abortion law. I'm just saying that the point is every everything that x is abortion law, it goes back to health care, having access to it, therefore, something about COVID You know, your life is a lot easier what COVID If you have like healthcare, because if you don't go to hospitals gonna be some real going on behind it. Yeah, so you can kind of kind of George Floyd to George flow one like said the important one about that, because like if we weren't all locked down in home from COVID, and they weren't always gonna be proud of you for that. I think they said though, by when the affirmative. I don't think COVID Couldn't I think the nebulas neck for eight minutes and 47 seconds to think that kind of toss it over the deaths. The Biden Comala and Nagar MY GOD COVID. Trust me, one of them, which was out was outside, and it was all separated. And it couldn't have like, the whole inaugurates thing where people come down there because of COVID. They couldn't do it. We they tried to but like it had to be like, based out Yeah, it had to be spaced out. Remember, it was the meme of an image was arm folded in the chair, could it lay everybody's face up, you could even sit next to each other. Yeah.

Jeff:

And the only reason number one, secondary a year is because the event that occurred at the Capitol, we feel like, was so big and so impactful. And so you know, I'm saying important, the Capitol writes that it is worthy of being number one, because it just summarizes the year for us, it summarizes the whole the whole mess that The year was, the division in the country is all summed up by this one event.

Anthony:

That was racist, white people Super Bowl, they couldn't wait. They was so thrilled. Alright, I know that you want to add things to number one, the only reason I wanted this number one is for a very simple reason of everything going on in regards to COVID the inauguration, everything of the above. Like the thing about the inauguration that we get that every four years is special, but not really that special. You don't see many chance for regular white as citizens of America are out here, Lily trying to up end democracy they get inside the Capitol Building almost four to five places not currently, they just kind of walk in there and steal things dig podiums and pieces of paper and try to break into offices and also the kind of stuff and nothing comes up they literally stolen that building came out with furniture and paper that's it they didn't up in the change anything but the fact that he got everything got wrapped up to the point with that the past presidency and COVID and so on and so forth for them to be like and think like what we should do is come in here in this day, which was probably egged on by our past president to just take seed traffic seed of a nation like not understand like we share this place with y'all we all go through this but you think that this is a grand idea for you to kind of just come here and the nation's capital just kind of just wreck shop and think that's an awesome idea. Now it wasn't the only thing that's kind of getting me mad about the whole thing is that any any see more white boys and bracelets I'm hearing wait to any probation things and find like nine they tried to up and democracy son, like this is a mutiny. They need to go to prison prison but they're not doing it. But that's got to be number one, because we're gonna experience another pregnancy. I don't know if we're ever gonna experience no, the uprising like that ever again, that just blew my mind watching that list of

Jeff:

the top 10 stories. Yeah, man, this was a crazy year, hopefully 2022 is gonna be better. The culture is gonna get bigger. We gotta go. We got a lot of things coming up for the new year, man, we're going to get some merch. I can't tell you this, but I'm gonna do a blog and start off a blog and start a blog, the culture blog. We want to thank our Patreon, man, keep us going. We encourage others to sign up. You know, I mean, go into show links. It's up, click on the links, support us, keep us going. And happy new years to everybody. Happy holidays. Some last words and

Anthony:

thank you. Not thank you for your support. Thank you all for being here. Thanks for being around. You could listen to anywhere else you choose listen to us. You're thankful for. We try to do this every week. And, you know, this is a weird thing that somebody brought me I talked to Steve yesterday. And he was like, like he listened to us on LinkedIn. For some reason, our PA pops up on LinkedIn. Now I don't know how, what we're trying to get into different places, different arenas. We're just trying to give you other things that give you some listen to think about be about so and so forth. We're just glad to have y'all here. Glad to be a part of this, but we're gonna have more exciting great things in 2022 which

Jeff:

Burke said our patients will achieve more than our force has been our year end review. This has been episode 75 of the culture, peace and love. Thanks