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Above The Law

Above The Law

This episode is all about being above the law. Jeff and Ant break down their top 5 intros in Hip Hop history, they dissect the top 10 best selling rappers of all time and they tackle the mental health conversation involving Olympic gymnast Simone Biles after she withdrew from competition. Also, a new segment: "Ghetto Word of the Week" and the Senate passes a bill recognizing the culture.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Hip Hop celebration day
  • Is Kanye really living at the Stadium?
  • New music:
  1. Dave East
  2. Logic
  3. Isaiah Rashad
  4. Tory Lanez
  • Do Eminem, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama say the "N" word?
  • Riddick Bowe vs. Lamar Odom
  • Do they say the N word?

Ghetto word of the week: Murked
 Urban Dictionary: murked

Featured Song: Above The Law - Eminem, Royce Da 5'9

Referenced Links:
Top 10 Best-Selling Rappers of All Time - All Top Everything

Senate passes bill recognizing August 11 as “Hip Hop Celebration Day” - REVOLT

Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics Individual All-Around | PEOPLE.com

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Transcript
Unknown:

Thank you for tuning in to another episode of the culture Episode 54. Is your man Jeff was good at?

Anthony:

How's it hangover, buddy?

Jeff:

I'm chilling, man. I'm sure. Check it out August 11 man was named hip hop celebration day by the Senate passed a bill make an August 11 hip hop celebration day. We make it a man we go and we make it a places. So they call it a hip hop celebration even though it's just recently said, this is not hip hop, right? Yeah, but they got to stop doing music right? I mean, yeah, it's not music. I mean, but when I got an appreciation day, like I said they got stopped doing it to pieces now. What's on what's August 11? Or like how who came up with that particular date? on it for like some random as day somebody

Anthony:

thought over like a man going on August 11. This is give them a day. Yeah, but it's especially because like is there always days there's like, Teacher Appreciation Day nurse secretion like everyone gets a day, right? Just get in the day for hip hop like you're gonna do something special you ever have like, no Grandmaster, flash come speak in front of Congress or something. We just gotta be dope. But now every john was gonna want to date like, Oh, we

Jeff:

need some you know, country music day. Even though country music has its own festivals and shit like that. You know, we need a rock day. We need a, you know, Latin music day. A techno day, a jazz day on your left, you know, classical day. orchestra, like Iron Man. None of these days meaning anything is an art form. That should be appreciated anytime. Thank you for it, but you really don't need a day for it. Or but Yo, let's give a shout out real quick to our patrons. We appreciate john D. Black, Grant, causa, Melissa and Tosh right now are currently patrons. Yo, there's a lot going on. We got a couple of lists that we go over. We're going to later on, we're gonna go over our list of best intros right, top five, top five, top five, like best intros to an album, hip hop and hip hop, hip hop, hip hop culture podcast. So we're also going to debut a new segment today called you know, the get a word of the week. That should be fun. But first I want to talk about Kanye West a little bit because he got the new album. What I'm using. He got the new album coming out what is next Friday, right? allegedly? No Kanye, allegedly. What we do know is that NAS is coming out that day. Kings disease two is coming out next Friday. I don't know if now they're trying to take Kanye shine or he's gonna try to guarantee that some something gets dropped that day cuz, but Kanye is apparently and we I think we touched on this last week. He's living in the stadium, right? Supposedly, he's living in the stadium until he finishes the project. And he's been tweeting out videos of the room that he's staying out. And it's just like a mattress, and then it's like a laptop. And then you know, like a pair of sneakers or something. And he's like, yeah, I'm gonna be in here until I finish this shit. like, yo, hurry up. Like That shit is crazy. And how much does he have to pay the stadium? To let him stay in? He can afford it? I mean, I'm sure he can. But you know, what do you charge somebody to stay to use your shit as a doorman? As a hotel and shit?

Anthony:

I mean, I guess it's like until we get some games going here. We're not really worried about it. Like, gets you treat like a hotel room when he he probably charged you I don't know. $10,000 a night $700 a night he? And then also do you have to like open up the vending the vendors and stuff so they could feed them and give them food or shit. Like how does that work? Now I'm doing that go over the whole food court for him by like one chicken sandwich and the restaurant just sit down? Like, we're gonna do all these fries. Now. I don't know man. creatives are different. It's hard to understand the process. Well, I mean for me, because I try to look at things and think about things rationally. So when when someone gets in today, like creative spirit and mood, you're trying to figure out where they're going with it. I guess he's trying something different. Cuz I guess the last time like, I'm going to go to Wyoming and it's going to inspire me. I'm going to do this out. Alright, day sucked. So now I was like, I'm gonna put myself kind of sorta in jail, but not in jail because we're going to be in a little room but it's inside of a gigantic stadium to see where this takes me takes me What do I feel when energy flows to me? But if he does that, and this album trash, I mean, what's the next step? He's like, I'm gonna I'm gonna be homeless or like, I'm gonna go Ilan musk of the moon and I want to produce a record there. I don't know. But he does it all the time. You talking it up you hyping it up is? I'm hoping that is good. I mean, like I said, you said a few things that you heard they sounded really really well. But what Connie are we getting and right now we don't know because everyone was assuming that night albums coming out. Now. It's like, well, it should be next Friday should but it's an assumption, but you just got to let Kanye be Kanye. He's a celebrity. Now. He's not really a producer. He's He's a celebrity who produces from time to time and a guy who makes sneakers but produces from time to time or He's gonna run the gap and he produces like it's not his job anymore. There's something that he kind of does. So maybe just trying to find that passion and stop treating like a hobby and treat it like a job. But I guess by Friday, we'll find out.

Jeff:

She got so, but I'm looking forward to that now as I'm like I said, Well, speaking of albums, there's a few new albums that dropped this week on the Davies shit. That's my favorite one of all the new ones that came out spin. What was the producer on air fraud? And he says that on every song I mostly kind of heavy fraud on my Yo, shit is

Anthony:

dope. I mean, I mean look at look at the track listen to says him Harry fraud. Yeah, yeah, like he's making it clear. Like,

Jeff:

I'm getting paid for this shit. My name is gonna be on it. And there's no other features on here. Right? It might be I don't. Yeah, there's a company. He has, um, I forgot who he has on there. Um, you have one of the grizelda boys on their

Anthony:

day to day duty day. g herbo. Benny to butcher Benny the butcher, Jim Jones. French Montana. King shoe to currency. So he has a few. Yeah, she's

Jeff:

dope though. Like the beats jazzy. You know, I'm saying are some instruments that you'd normally don't hear like and rap songs.

Anthony:

For? I was good at what he does.

Jeff:

Yeah, frog logic dropped an album. And to me it was trash. I know. You probably ain't fuck with it.

Anthony:

I know. It was a third three or Yes, he had three like I appreciate logic asked like, Can you say a rapper? wordsmith he's he's a god. Yeah, he's a guy who puts words together as a remedy rap rap guy like you said, right? is a guy like he don't he don't rap rap. But he's like, he's rapping rap. Like, like, lines and syllables and entendres. Like he's good at that. But it's like, he doesn't really capture you, but it doesn't deny his talent just like say he said he was at the game. I guess he's like, I need to make more more like you show about that. But this ain't This ain't it? But apparently,

Jeff:

I don't know. I felt like it was a lot of singing like what's the word rappers and trying to sing like you everybody can't be Drake. You know, I'm saying Kanye was singing his new songs and then logic is singing on his album enough. I felt like he was singing too much. I'm like, I just want to hear bars, man you're known for bars is give me bars. I want to hear your singing.

Anthony:

You can play more or less. You don't cut it. It all starts from there.

Jeff:

So I wasn't feeling it. Isaiah Rashid dropped an album I didn't hear many good solid. I couldn't listen to Okay, find is it on title. Now I found on Spotify. You see, I couldn't find and then Tory laying supposedly dropped an EP and I can't find that either.

Anthony:

Yeah, I'm not I'm not supporting to shoot today. Of course you could clean it up. You see. I didn't really rock with like him like in the beginning. Like I wasn't a huge tour lanes fan like I could do some things but it's not like I'm checking for his release. He's not the kind of artist to me. He does things but I'm not a huge Tori lanes guy. They had that. What else came skate came out this week. I was uh that's pretty good. It is pissing me off because Susana got hurt. And released like the whole album. Like skates cute. Like, it's like it's like I can tell they're going through the whole 70s bought vibe to it. I understand that but like alright fellas, remember we're doing a shoot every few months we dropped the song here drop a song and they're like Alright, yeah, leave the door open you kept I don't know people still singing that shit. button like all right. All right. Now come on. Give us what we asked him for. I mean, they better give it to us soon cuz like once the winter come in football season come out like anybody got time for that? Like not doing the job? No dancing. No party. We're messing with the fantasy football shit. degrees outside. You think I'm going? I can't dance? No at all. If you got a summer I'm dropping out. You only got like a month left.

Jeff:

But Yo, moving on. I wonder we actually got some some new reviews on iTunes. Oh, wow. I found like three new reviews on there. So I just wanted to read them real quick.

Anthony:

This is what I understand about the whole you know, the the expansion of podcasting. Yeah, there are so many different ways and so many different forms, which can listen to podcasts. But they don't really give you a way to like review. It is weird. Like, you know, like, I'm not saying you listen to it, but I don't know what you want from me. Right. But yeah,

Jeff:

I love to hear. So one somebody by the name of a Bram lanparty 55 said great podcast. It's an amazing podcast. I like it so much. Every morning, I listened to it. Okay, appreciate,

Anthony:

dawg. Like, we do shit once a week. So he's

Jeff:

just, he's probably start from the beginning. You know?

Anthony:

Hey, hey, look, if you can listen to every month from 50 to a month and a half. Keep going. Thank you appreciate that.

Jeff:

We got somebody by the name of Beulah. lightner. Okay said great culture. Incredible, incredible podcast, and I'm trying to improvise because they misspelled words. So incredible podcast, work with work with just began listening. And on episode two, I knew I was a fan. Appreciate you. So this is another person that probably started in the beginning. So they were on episode two, but they became a fan and then The final one is somebody by the name of Guadalupe DC All right, what are you making faces? Now I could want to assume what this person's promised

Anthony:

no i did I just think that Jane Smith already Johnson like i right now you got Guadeloupe audience spend their audiences it check this out the best in the world

Unknown:

damn relax you given us that CM Punk treatment relax calm relax.

Jeff:

I love this podcast so much it was my number one this podcast has maybe has made me appreciate it. Okay,

Anthony:

okay. thankful that we appreciate it. And we're not paying again obviously the ship whenever we get reviewed, we're not paying nobody to do this. It just they have it they Hartfield about it and appreciate it but we really do try to give

Jeff:

y'all something to think about if you listen to the ship, go leave a review mess we're gonna was good, but that'd

Anthony:

be the whole thing. Like, like, like, we have it and when I listened to it, I don't listen to it on Apple Music or listen to it on Spotify. Right I don't like y'all can't put like a comment section somewhere like a link or whatever like go

Jeff:

right here and back I usually just listen to it on the on the bus route.

Anthony:

Shit. Yeah, that's the whole thing. It's so many different ways you can listen to

Jeff:

the mockers. I could have skipped right to the edge of the parts. I want to listen to you, man.

Anthony:

Yeah. It Like I said this method of it is new. But you know, thinking people have come up. Oh my god. Oh, what does that white girl's name? Which one? The one who signed a $60 million deal with Spotify?

Jeff:

She's a podcaster Yeah, god damn. Who does that cuz I just heard about the Jason Bateman. Remember we spoke about that one? Because all this money? What are these? What are these companies gonna have to holla at us if they just throwing money out like that for wack as podcasts? They don't need to holla at us man.

Anthony:

Shoulder daddy call her. It was her and another girl the other girl for loss was only the one girl left nasally talking about daddy issues and shit. Not that she talks about everything apparently but like I said they gave her a $60 million deal. Okay, so if some white guys podcast like that is worth 60 million how much you think we're fucking worth bro? Let me 500 now we got to start small and build it up and get this Bernie 500 a month? Yeah, let's say 2400 a month so that's why 2500 a month and we got to split that pull over $25,000 we've got split it 5050 All right. He's All right. Cool. We are winging it. We got a split. Jason Bateman who nobody even knew he had a podcast. He just got all types of millions of dollars for his shit. Yeah, but like, like I get it these people have a following or they're, you know, they're already celebrities. I get that. But come on, man. You gotta pay for quality, not quantity. and not worry about quality. That's what they want. They want Spotify they got all I gotta do is come in here and talk. That's it shit in two to three days a week if you want me to. But Yo, I put my two weeks immediately ain't given two weeks I'm out the door

Jeff:

give it like a two hour notice. Like I'm just letting y'all know now before you know I'm just logging off I'm gonna send this computer back to ya. I don't think anything is showing up but you haven't been working if you didn't hear anything. Okay, just fine. We want we want me to send this laptop I will Kurdish it to your job. It's my job to write you to look like human resources guy. Don't actually write today window. Finish NASA DHL right day like, yo, sign this Here you go. This will have no inside says I quit. And then you leave the link to your podcast on it. I'm out. But check this shit out. You can hear me. Now hear me on Spotify exclusively every Monday morning. Subscribe and review. Thanks. Check it out. Thanks for everything, man. Yo, new segment, the ghetto Word of the Week. And this week's Word Oh, by the way, I got to give a shout out to one of our patrons D block the black helwig because he actually suggested that we do something like this, you know, I'm saying until obviously the culture has a lot of words that we use that the outside world might not you know, understand. So we're gonna start educating people every week now with our vernacular as long as they use your shirts appropriately in the proper context around right so the ghetto Word of the Week is merkt and according to the what is it the ghetto dictionary or the Urban Dictionary? Urban Dictionary?

Anthony:

Thanks buddy. Appreciate it spelled

Jeff:

it correct me if I'm wrong is spelled MURK D correct.

Anthony:

If you the in your key D or in your rk

Jeff:

Merc mark, or past tense will be marked correct. Meaning you either killed murdered attacked beat struck somebody that has multiple meanings correct?

Anthony:

You fuck up the kill somebody fucking is one of them to

Jeff:

merkt your Merton but you can also say like I've heard people say on a basketball court. Like yo You saw that game yesterday yo the Lakers merch them. Yeah, you know? Yeah,

Anthony:

yeah not

Jeff:

figuratively speaking or it could be literally yo he got merch Do you heard about that shit like damn yes so I guess we already use it in multiple sentences I'm trying to think of a rapper who might have used it I think the raw who

Anthony:

and he did trying to quote somebody

Jeff:

think Busta Rhymes had a song and might have been with ti where the hook goes hurt Merck put them in the dirt boy you better catch him first so you finally get hurt Merck put them into dirt blah blah blah

Anthony:

yeah I don't know you know, do you just just random merch lyrics I tried to kill killing it in my dictionary but what do we have here as a rapper called skeptics and you hear me in a radio what one see me on a TV Hi mom. Merkin sees when the mid mics on my palm blah blah blah blah blah is they'll use it kill prior to hurt feelings. Click Back Bang Bang. A lot of mumble rappers my outfit and merch bitches Click Clack BANG BANG murders gay blah blah blah. A lot of them a lot of mumble rappers ASAP ferg and you know I'm not listening to any of these apes at first a little there's a little rat but he says in the song I guess it's called furious virg u n words getting merch yammie was the worst when he's off the perks. Live it up for yam bragi now we get in turn. livers of trash. You killed on purpose lies brag you put the work in you ain't me in the merch I'm your gun to virgin shooter full of unreal and bullets accident. Accident murders. Nice. Excellent murderers in life is good. That he

Unknown:

said that's a minute ago. That's the oldest so this word is not even new. It's just

Anthony:

it's just one of the things it's kind of lexicon of people say but I mean you don't really say it in your day to day thing because Who the fuck are you really trying to murder? I got a problem with somebody. I'm going to try to kill you. I'm not going to try to keep the word of Yama Merkin No,

Jeff:

he's well if you use the word kill or murder assassinate that shit can and will be held against you in a court of law. Yeah, utilize the word murder they might not be able to interpret your shit they can misinterpret and I mean what you're saying like I didn't mean it like that sir.

Anthony:

Well now now you're out speech. Now motherfucker because we are sending the podcast what it means like Oh, you're not check urban dictionary to find out what merch means. Isn't that what the proper connotation No, hell no.

Jeff:

I mean she's in there in court taking the word of urban dictionary and it was shared our justice system is fucked

Anthony:

man and they say anything said cannon will be used against you in a court of law

Jeff:

right but they're not gonna even the word Urban Dictionary as their source of shit.

Anthony:

I think you're truly under estimating lawyers they will find any angle I guess you're right. They're not above that. That's what that's why they go to law school they find the most they're above the random. They find the most random archaic piece of law that can get somebody off

Jeff:

any loophole. Ah, right here page 85 chapter two. It says right here the constitution my man is free man. technicality awesome Bill Cosby Shit.

Anthony:

Shit. exactly what I was thinking he ain't free. Well, I need to find this one little glitch in the system. Yep. prompts off. Like I said, use it in a sentence. Don't use it around your parents because they're gonna be lost. Be like mom but the merchants dinner like what's what's that? Like? I said is banging. About to get murked you're not above it. Like Kurt, my girl about the merch is posted like what

Jeff:

combat? I got this. But y'all let's take a quick break. We're gonna come back. We got some lists to go over. And we have a new segment or another segment of do they say the N word. We'll be right back.

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Anthony:

We back y'all I wanted to get into real quick topic this kind of sensitive people been trippin about it. Simone Biles, she withdrew from the Olympics. gymnastics for mental health reasons. And people are just savages, Brody coming at her and talking all types of shit. Like they don't realize this chick is probably the best athlete in the world right now. At the very least one of them. Would you agree? I think she's the go to goats. She is the physical specimen. And what the shit that she does bro. Like, takes precision timing your mind has to be completely focused on the task. Any raw turn you break your neck. It's got to be aligned. But like I said, Man, you have a two questions. One. You've done a cartwheel before, right? Yeah, right. Never been scared. like doing a carpet. You never been scared doing a cartwheel right? No, no, no, you're not doing OSHA call. I'm not doing no intricate flipping. She knows that. You get kinky doing that. I could do a cartwheel. But it's not going to be you know, beautiful. I could do a curl. Maybe guys could do a curl. All right. All right on your neck. You will probably still get injured. I won't. I'm strong enough, man. I mean, I'm not trying to murder myself do a cartwheel. But But yeah, have you ever like done flips on like an old dusty mattress? Yeah, hell yeah. Right. And like you thought she was a gymnast and shit like that. And like you're hitting the springs you bouncing off it and so on and so forth. Right and that's just like a little quick little turn in air some other shit. You're not doing like three and a half rotations flipping over. And then you have to land on your feet perfectly. Or land on that bar. Yeah. Or do what he does. Yeah, I'll do a running full speed. Vote yourself in the air and twist the round. And have enough like, like to be sensitive enough to do all of the above. Land perfectly in your feet and then pose. Come on now. None of y'all can do this at all. Why are you complaining about a job that none of y'all are qualified for? That's why I don't bitch about athletes. I can't do what they do. I admire what they do. What I'm not gonna get mad at him because I can't throw 90 miles per hour I cannot hit a ball 400 feet. And they do it in a blink of an eye. And she like I said the reason I say she's a go to ghost because the way I think about it is like, if you're one Where's to, like people called Michael Jordan ago, Kobe is too but it's a lot closer. Or it could be Corinne or it could be whatever. But with samonas like I'm here, you got to go down, not low, lower note little lower several. Now just to touch into that. Then you get to, like the gap between her and everybody else is just too massive. It's not like Serena Serena. Like she's a goat. But she loses. He loses. It's part of the game. The probably the best comparison is Wayne Gretzky, because he was just above everybody. Like even Jordan. Okay, we know he's the go. We saw him play, but he doesn't hold any records. You can't say he's like the all time leading scorer. He's the old time points per game leader. He's none of those things. But when you talk about like Wayne Gretzky, when you talk about Simone Biles, they're up there, they hold everywhere, and they have the records, nobody can match them. Um, so for people forgetting her, or just not understanding when somebody like we got 2021 we got to start taking mental health seriously, you know, I'm saying and I go into and then you have heard, you know, you have a soccer the tennis player now must have Yeah, you gotta understand, you know, like, these, these girls are in your 20s, bro, like, Simone is 24 like, what will what we were doing when we were in our 20s bro, we were trying to figure ourself out still trying to figure our life out, you know, I mean, nigga, we still trying to do that. Right? And these girls are 20 years old, best athletes in the world, all types of pressure. They're trying to represent their country. And they you know, they're the pressure of having to win gold for your country. You know, I mean, like, Alright, I need a break. You know, you know when the pressure comes from being a person of color, because it's not only you when you're really successful at something especially something when you're so much better than everybody else. You have to carry the weight of the word with you. You have to carry the weight of the weight of your race with you and if you disappoint them then it feels like you're not only letting yourself down within the country now you know what let's go on a slight tangent like Mexican boxers they just boxing for them like the pride of their country they tired and when they lose if it's not that they let themselves I felt like they let their country now they don't they don't go fuck about the Olympics for the USA because because we have it we have a very binary thing is he the gold and nothing like the five minutes third? Like I'm not shitting on a bronze I mean of of the 1000s of people in the world that do this particular sport I'm the third best at it right that point 000 whatever percentage of what is I'm a man has nothing to sneeze at. Right? But you but you can complain about it. Are you the best street sweeper or the best accountant no you probably the best accountant your office you could even hit the best lawyer in the world it just takes one one case or whatever to top that like it's not a lot of room a lot of change and kind of go along with it so for people to be upset about her until like to tough it out. You don't tough it out a word you like you'd be like I'm I'm tough man like I do what I can for the job by going here with the flu. I don't go on vacations, cook. No, no, you asshole you fucking yourself up. You got to take time for yourself. It's just as breaking down your mind goes straight because you cannot put the attention of focus that you need to and like I said, You're not doing that with millions of people watching you. It's just you. Just you and how do you deal with it you you come home you match your wife, your kids and life is just frustrating. You got no escape. You got no way to deal with your own mind to help but you're going to know jump online or whatever and talk about somebody else's who's who's exceeded things that you would never even dreamed to do. I sweat a ball to these people. You know,

Jeff:

people are trippin bro. It's like Drago when he was representing the Russians against Rocky. Everybody back until rocky started hitting him back. And everybody turned on him like

Anthony:

what was agreed to? What wasn't draaga living in the ghetto. That man living in the ghetto with his I mean he wasn't having to rock you lose every loser rocky they don't give you a house they give you a bombed out building like yo just sleep. No mattress no nothing. Figure out electricity heat water. low pitch. Do what like 101 they were like Get the fuck out of here. It just that one is the one all other ones. Right? But that's it like it's a problem with certain sports like boxing. Guys don't fight each other because they're afraid of being like they don't want to see like, oh, I've never lost. You might lose it. He lost.

Jeff:

And he lost to some dude that fought for free. He wasn't even can pay for that fight. He was still hungry as hell.

Anthony:

I'm not here to avenge my friend. Hey, I got my my brains got blue. sunny side up after this shit. But you know we want to dump shit about America. Y'all just do shit off a pride man.

Jeff:

No damage. The Country Park fire doctor was like yo rock. I strongly advise you not to fight no more. I know you're bankrupt. But you mustn't fight. No, I need one more. But I need one more.

Anthony:

I gotta get didn't go for either one of them. Drago. Drago is homeless and Rocky, like his brain scrambled and he's poor. I'm like, he went right back to Philly. Yeah, I'm like, you know his money to anything. You know, what's

Jeff:

the difference to was funny between a white person being broke and like a black. Like, we're broke. We're broke into projects and when an apartment Rocky is broke, and he gets to go back to Philly and own a house.

Unknown:

It was in a great area but he still had a house. He had a whole house. Yeah. He was he being broke? Yeah, he

Anthony:

didn't come home with that eviction sticker on the door and your blockchain you know, you still own a house. We give you a home we give you all house back. I cool. There's got to walk your son to school every day. And go train this new kid. It's going to treat you like shit. And in the end, you're going to fight them in an alley. Yo, man, the Rockies here. I know you love it. The Rocky rocky series is part five is the worst of all time, but part four is my favorite. I'm logical. They're all terrible. No man could could sustain that type of punishment. Fight after fight. You're just ranking the day shit, bro. That's just Muhammad Ali type shit. 15 rounds is getting pummeled. Right? And the whole thing is that if you listen to them now, none of them can talk. Like, like, like, like after this. Go go listen to what really both sounds like right now. Oh, ready button.

Jeff:

Wait, Is it ready? Who's gonna fight Lamar? Somebody's fighting the mark. I'm ready, Bo. Both right. He needs to chew.

Anthony:

And they're like, we need to get these regulations and stuff straight. Cuz they know it like your head gear. Somebody's gonna get hurt. Or worse, man. Look, man, Lamar gonna get hurt. And ain't gonna be ready. Like I said, if you've been professional all the time, it just muscle memory needed to come back,

Jeff:

I guess. But let's move on, man I want to do. Oh, let's talk a little bit about the top selling rappers of All Time list. Huh? You got that? Yeah, got

Anthony:

it up. So it's top flow writers. Yes. Top 10. So somehow flow writer started trending online because there was a list that was revealed that he's one of the highest selling rappers of all time. Right? So this is broken down by like millions of units sold. So at number one, you have m&m and m&m is at 227 million units. I mean, we know that that's that shouldn't be a surprise. No, he's number one. Now. Now hold on before I mean, obviously, I know the answer to this, but let's keep it a buck. Do you think if m&m were black, what he had sold, sold all those records? Fuck now.

Jeff:

Now, do you think if m&m didn't have Dr. Dre producing him and he had Timberland or he has was beats or somebody else started his career, would he have sold all those records?

Anthony:

Yes. Okay. You know, okay, I put it like this. It's like boxing is like when you find a great white hope. Right? And he was the great white hope. And the fact that he wasn't he wasn't a fraud. That's the biggest thing. There's a bunch of other bright white guys have wrapped in the past but you know what I was gonna say every after after Dre found em. Every other producer tried to find a white boy he tried like we're you know, may read this what I'm saying a Baba sparks this enad, Iggy Azalea whoever didn't work out the same way. But you know, Paul and Paul is not trash. No, I got through a wall in a from the south whiteboard. But you know, he's just they're not m&m right. And like But Paul has like a particular sound and style to this to a particular region. Like he's been on some hits, but you know, like, you're not checking for Paul Wall. No, no disrespect at all, but just the whole fact is like, He's talented, and he's great at what he does for that kind of thing. But like, he's local, he's local. Yeah. Jake is Jake is is a legend here in New York. But outside of New York, nobody's mentioned in a ticket. And I feel like that's Paul Wall in the south. They mentioned him Scarface mentioned to him the other day when he was on the show, drink champs episode, and they were talking about, you know, the southern rappers that he fought with he mentioned Paul. Paul's good and that that screwed up sound so on so forth. Like he's, he's part of that legacy. So yeah. I'm wanted 27 Yep. No, no, he was drinking. Way too. 27 million albums sold. So yeah, that's a lot. I don't know. Let's rewind it, you know, okay. What does that mean? It's because that includes singles. I think like includes singles and shrinks cuz like I said, the world's changed. You don't really sell albums like that anymore. Right? You just don't so get your streams up and do whatever. That's why number two was drink. Make sense? When you put in a sense of unit sales not album sold. 340. Dre went through a period Drake went through a period you said Drake is number two, right? Dr. AKA Yes, Drake. So he went through a period where he was selling him and Wayne, you know, for like a good five years. He was on top. Oh, I would say from like 2008 2009 to like 2015 I would say I think the thing we're drinking that drink was always active. Yeah, like, like, even when he wasn't putting out his own albums. He was on something doing something with somebody else

Jeff:

somewhere. Now I wonder if these numbers include mixtapes? Do they calculate mixtapes? Oh, Drake was pushing mixtapes

Anthony:

early but once he got on Young Money it was basically just all Drake. Like I said he was on he's on everybody's shit. You can't really like nugget. Number two three is Kanye West would 141 40 million Damn. Exit units not album just units. Jay is number four 125 Wayne? Wayne is that 110? Number 5106 Yep. 516 is Nikki at 1067 in Florida at 102 That's crazy. Eight is to pocket 75 that's the amazing part because like from from Little Wayne and Nikki it's a 4 million gap from Nikita flow rider is for me again for for rider to number eight who's to park who only has 75 million units sold was that 27 million. That's a 27 million different

Jeff:

I would think Tupac would have more bro with old albums. He got albums and a lot of these the whole list combined. But I

Anthony:

think it was just pretty much at the time from what he was like he has the albums and a lot of stuff for streaming afterwards. Yeah, so it's always some this they kept putting out compilations and he the missile site, yada yada yada. So in 597 he's eight

Jeff:

that I'm still trying to figure out how to help flow writers that was the last time fluoride even came out with someone Oh, he has those party songs. He's much like Pitbull in that in that regard where he just drops right he party shit,

Anthony:

huh? And I guess what that difference is pit bulls are touring artists. Like like he'll drop I'll drop the song and I'm gonna perform this for four months around the world. drop another song do the same thing that he just keeps that rhythm flow rotted like everyone knows low but that you still play low to today. Depending on the audience. I'm correct. It's still tough.

Jeff:

I don't know man. fluoride is trash to me here. But if you understand you know, it is what it is like he's just a potty rapper. I guess I guess that would be the category you would place him in.

Anthony:

I don't want to make a distinction. I think I think he's a How can I describe it? He's a rapper but in a sense of like, he doesn't really meld well or kind of define hip hop culture. I don't a part of it. Either part of him. He's a part of it, but not like an integral. I mean, sure his name is Florida. Like I said that he gets point points for creativity. So that's that getting aids to popular core 759 to snoop dogg at 40 million units sold antennas DMX at 34 million units sold? Anybody? Anybody? Not here that surprising dinars. But I guess I don't know. I guess he hasn't really been selling much lately. You know, really dropped like that. Yeah, I

Jeff:

mean, but I just I'm just thinking about the fact that his first six or seven albums when platinum, you know, I mean?

Anthony:

But even at like too many rappers. Like say it's for six, seven hours on platinum. So even if it was seven albums are still just 7 million albums. Yeah, it's a lot like,

Jeff:

like to be higher on the list. But, you know, again, he's been dead for 20 years.

Anthony:

I think the thing would be everyone that's on this list. They have one or two independent artists more than that particular like smashes, well, you know, it was just played and over and over. Everybody here has I mean, Florida just has that one. But Snoop has a DMX. I mean, DMX like is now being referred to and God knows any time of day shit.

Jeff:

Now, now has the max been on this list the whole time or you think after he died, he jumped up on this list.

Anthony:

I mean, it's 34. So I'm gonna assume that he probably was there cuz that's a lot of units sold. And his music has always been. But again See, that's the thing that timeless and I think a lot of things that you see on these on this list right here that these guys tour like DMX taught, like, toured around the world. So your music reaches a lot of people. So you'll be able to hear them more like not as a tour, but I'm like I don't see now as an Amsterdam or Germany or some shit like that. Like he might say, local, but everybody here outside to photography, because life's too short to live it too early. All these guys have events and tours literally around the world, not just us. So there reaches longer. Like the only exception probably is Jay Z. But yeah, he went on tour in Paris. He went around it. Yeah, he's one, two, and he's been doing it for 20 plus years. We got like that and have that kind of reach, you're gonna get to more people, which will give you more albums. So yeah, this list makes sense. It might not be the most popular, but it absolutely makes sense. I mean to me, respectfully. And Okay, so that was the list. dmx was 10. All right. Now we want to get into another list that you actually came up with the idea of doing the best intros, you know, yeah, for the most part, especially back then, every album had an intro first. Sometimes it was a scared, but sometimes it was like a fire song. Right? The very first song on the album,

Jeff:

right? Right was the introduction to the album start to shut off with a bang. So this is our list of top five intros. You want to go first, you're number five.

Anthony:

Who do I have? My number. My number five? Is Meek Mill, dreams and nightmares. Oh, that's fine. It still goes off to this day. And like no one everything that he's been through and so on and so forth. When you hit that track, come on, like just the first part, that melancholy, just think about all the shit in your past and everything even went through and so on so forth. But then like I said, when that beat flips, everything goes great. So that's why it's my number five. Hi, my number five is gonna be and I asked you first if I could include this one. I mean, it's a song. But it's the first song on Reasonable Doubt album. Can't Knock the Hustle Jay Z and marijan I mean, as long as fire I like it, and you know, start off the album with a bang. Because you can't Knock the Hustle

Jeff:

draft like now you get it? And I think the reason why I picked the song The ones that I picked because the track itself pretty much sets the mood for the rest of the album. That's why that's why I've definitely picked certain ones but yeah what is it about that song that is it that catches you? I don't know it's just don't marry on the vocals to beat a soft you know mean you know, he got the I guess he had already like discovered himself by then. You know he was done with the fool sneaking shed trying to ride fast. I guess he was trying to maybe sound more like NAS Is that fair to say? No, maybe let me cuz he dabbled with the fast shade dabbled with different shit before he settled on. Alright, it's time to do the melodic. I'm not gonna say soft spoken but I guess it is soft spoken. You know, street shit. And I think this, this that song was just obviously reason about as a classic album, probably a top 10 album of all time, probably a top five of all time. But that song was a dope way to start the album. You get married on now you're like I? I'm in the big leagues now. Mm hmm. I agree. I agree. Alright, number four. What's your four? My four is? Good morning. Kanye West. That's that's that's actually my four as well. And that a bitch. Good morning. Look at the valedictorian. He actually, like on purpose and he's one of the first rappers that I know mmm does is a lot too. He purposely mispronounces a word so that he can rhyme it with another word later. Like when he says Good morning. And he says, Good morning. And then you don't catch that. He says it because I'm looking to orient. And he's like, Oh, that's what he did.

Anthony:

Yeah, he tried to be cute with the shape to be cute with it.

Jeff:

No, that's that's what that's what I told you last week about you know, Kanye, his first three albums. That's the Kanye. I remember. That's the kind Yeah, like, that's what I want to listen to negative. But when I said that, the important about the intro to me, is like I said, I'll repeat it again, when it sets the mood for the entire album of everything that goes afterwards. Like Ah, I get it like you're leaving here and you're taking me somewhere. And that one, like I said, That's The Best Rap and ever heard Conde put on. So I'm like, yeah, that's why it shows my number four. So we got to pin number four. What's your number three? My number three is epmd. The out of business intro, okay, and that's the thing to a lot of a lot of intros back then were named after the album title so that this album was out of business. And the intro was out of, you know, just intro, and it's a song has, that's the one with the rocky beat. Then at that tenten tenten tenanted na na na na na na na, I was like, Oh, I went Wow, when I heard that shit, then and then then na did I thought that was dope. Cuz you're a rocky fan. I get it. I get it. I get it. You're rocky fan. You let it shit. You just you love Rocky? rock rock is your guy. Correct? What are we gonna do like a whole thing about but you live in rock and be shitting on it? could do that? I mean, not. Yeah, I'm not saying it's the greatest movie. I know. The acting is terrible. Ba ba ba ba ba What's his name? So Stallone, Stallone wrote most of it. All of it, you know means that we know like this. But it's just like, especially for like it just gets you pumped. Typical 80s movies. You know, the training montage is the music is just pumps you up, take shape. Ah, they kill his homeboy to kill his homeboy. And his wife is like you can't do it. Why are you gonna fight this guy? You can't win. He's like, oh, maybe I can't win, but he's gonna have to kill me if he wants to beat me. And they do the training. They start injecting themselves with steroids and then they go at it. It's just

Unknown:

they say now it's time to go. It's time to go Madden. Bro. Just fucking ridiculous.

Anthony:

Oh, boom. Every

Jeff:

punch is like an atomic bomb going off. Shit is stupid. But it's like it's dope. It's just, it's 80s

Anthony:

and it was a 1,000% is how to make sure because I think I might have wrote this wrong. My hand my numbers a little sketchy. I want to see if this comes up. Right this come up here. Yeah, it came on. My number. So this is my number three, right? Yeah, yeah. Jesus liquid. So it's, Oh,

Jeff:

I forgot about that one. Little girl. It's just as intro is just the intro. No, no.

Anthony:

Yeah, it starts off the girl girl talks about the Shogun and so on and so forth. And then the beat drops and then it just comes on. I think I got it up. I know. It's my favorite sauce and it's queued up somewhere here. I'm gonna jump right into it. If he can you hear it? All right. Logo does this famous. He thinks bla bla bla bla bla bla, we're gonna jump into a lot of the movie albums but when I first found liquor stores I'm like, Yo, what is

Jeff:

Jesus? Just hold on. Just locusts. Just might be Loki the best member in Wu Tang wrote like half a pound lyric for lyric I

Anthony:

don't think it's low key I think that he is it just that he doesn't have like the fame and popularity that other guys do. You know got the mass appeal type shit. Right? Right. He's one of them dudes like but if you're nice

Jeff:

everybody bars him and maybe inspected that probably got the best verses of all time. Oh, by far by far. I always tell people that inspect the deck is the greatest leadoff hitter and rapid facts just off of a bomb atomically off of that of lacquering philosophy or your current crime side and the New York Times at staying alive with no job has second plan, mom. Relax. My number two is gonna be NAS the stillmatic intro because it's a song It's a short song but it's like the perfect segue you know to open up the album he goes on and your brother stillmatic I called up out of that grave wiping the dirt cleaning my shirt. They thought I'd make another illmatic but it's always forward moving never back was stupid. Here's another classic and there's my Paul Ray hago seed notice falling from the sky but now the credits roll and star NAS executive poet produced directed by the kids last Escobar now ration describes the lives of lost tribes in the ghetto trying to survive this shit is crazy, bro. Come on, man. And that would be number one. If it wasn't for my number one, that would be my number one intro. One of these days. I'm just gonna let you like just cook and I'm gonna give you like, a whole 20 minutes you can make a little bit nice. I am gonna say shit. I'm gonna mute myself right? And I'm gonna let you wax poetic about my girl. Man. He loves nice want to talk about speak on it and I'm just gonna shut the fuck up and let you go. I was number two ambition of a writer, Tupac. That was actually I did think about putting down on that was that was an honorable mention. But you told me I don't want to hear no honorable mentions. Yeah, that was gonna be an honorable mention.

Anthony:

Cuz I said expand it to 10 you said keep it to five and I bet I can deny it. I'm looking bad. You Don't want to ding ding ding. I'm singing a different song. What song was that? No, no, no, that's that's it by the song, right? Yeah, yeah. He just thought you gotta play it man and fucking deny it. You should I don't care, dog. No, it's not even include the song we said. No, we know what it is. Because sometimes we think about beats, you think about the complexity of it. Sometimes the best beats are just simple. That's what makes premiere so amazing. It's a lot of scratching everything else out there, but his beats is pure. Like that is like and that beat was produced by dads. So it's not a whole lot of layered different things. So you just let pop just be angry and go at it. But just hearing just hearing them piano keys. Yeah, that's why it's my number two. What's your number one? I'm what's my number one. What is mine number one, like you are. And the thing is, I've never been disappointed by it. I'm trying to figure out what has taken me so long. My number one is 50 What up gangster?

Jeff:

What up? gangster number one? I know I know. He's number one. Because it makes me want to go rob somebody like?

Anthony:

No, because like I said, the thing about the intro is just set the tone for the entire album. Right? And literally the first thing you hear in the album is I think it's five seconds where it begins. You hear like, you hear two coin dropping, you hear from when loading the clip and kakanin right. David Bennett jumped into what up gangster dash, you know what? Alright, so we're gonna go right back to the music machine. Like I said, we're gonna go give it what 30 seconds even less than that. And Nope, we don't need to go through that. You know, sometimes we got a title ebook and make it sound like Yo, sneaker has some built in FM but the fact of this Alright, so if he says I did drop below the clip and right and like I said, and everyone's wondering what is going to do sighs with Dr. Dre and Dr. Like, okay, this how are we going to start them off any like, whoo. Now, like they put on a record that opening segment, what are the chances they actually use to real quarters, and they dropped it? Or they just use any random coins and then people won't know the difference? Because you notice that I was like, let me see if this is what two quarters really sounds like. You know what, knowing how much of like a perfectionist Dr. Dre is he probably recorded a ship at times like note when orders were real quarters. He probably weighed them like yeah, the weights just about right. Do it again. Nope, nope, it didn't sound right. You got to hit the hinterland. Correct? Yeah, yeah, that's been just writing. Like I say here I'm taking low enough to clip cognitive back like okay, where are we going with this and it jumps right into that? Yeah. Best opening for me as the opening track and hip hop history is probably that right there.

Jeff:

Right isn't my number one. Rest in peace DMX is dark in Hell is hot intro and it starts like this. He's rough run and Nick is Doherty's Nick, this is my man. That's my man. My man.

Unknown:

I heard these niggas pose to be like, knocking down the industry on some shit on some power shit, dawg. That's my man's in so what I'm doing my man's and then it's doing because that's my man's and you know? So you know, when you fucking want me to fucking wit and then that's your hit. Don't run. We don't know what the

Jeff:

look around a thought away. Regardless because I'm the hardest rap artist yo. album. I know it just took him in to get there like I okay, I was like what a storm you know? I mean, I've always liked the way you see like, yo, that's my man like he doesn't feel like a man right he didn't feel like you're that's my man like that's like he puts emphasis like pets my man's like alright, I should I cool I apologize sir. Shit might have gone a little bit too far I so that's my best intro before we go on end it off with another segment of do they say the N word? And I got three gentlemen. And I want to ask you if you think they say it or not sure. This first guy I meant to mention him last time we did the segment. But I forgot him. Mr. Marshall Mathers. m&m? Does he or does he not say the ship with his boys behind closed doors, all his boys are black. He grew up around blacks fucked with 50 cent Dr. Dre, the 12 that Royce of five, nine. These are his closest friends. They're all black. Like, I've mentioned that he has said it like and when he's like, backup singer for Dre on stage. Andres lyric comes on. And you know, it's an N word he like, I've seen this videos on YouTube where he'll say, Yes, he's singing the song. So he say it, you know, I mean, right? When they seven when, you know, I'd never hesitate to put up and on his bag or whatever the lyric is. He'll say it sometimes on concert. And you know, he gets a pass for that because he's singing a Dre song. And they're, you know, they've co signed him. And we're in conversation with Dre or 50 or any his Detroit guys or Royce. Because even 50 Royce has come out and say like, yo, we know he's not racist. So if he were to say it around us, we would be okay with it. Like I've heard 50 say that, like he could say he gets a free pass racist said. Does he say the word? No. You know, I think even if he gets a pass, I think he respects him and respects the culture too much to just be saying it so freely, willingly. Like, that's what pisses me off about the word nigger, like people say the shit entirely. entirely too freely, like, obviously, like little kids of all races and cultures like, Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. But this is what they see is what they hear is, I mean, it's in the coaches in the music they listen to,

Anthony:

I get it, but they gotta get but they don't. They don't get the right people around, like, somebody's gonna check him like, Yo, check him. Yo, column. marpha. Something else like that? Like, don't don't use that. Okay, the answer, I'm finally. Like, stop, stop.

Jeff:

why people say like, nine they grew up in the hood, I grew up around blacks and Hispanics. And they say, and I've heard them and I've seen like, white people say, and I'm like, yo, and they say no, like, they don't see there's nothing wrong with it. You know? Yeah. And they don't even realize that they're saying that, and that could be offensive.

Anthony:

Right. And I understand that because they see it as a symbol of the culture and the symbol of the race, like, the culture that birthed in them. And like I said, when a rap about certain things, especially like, like crime and poverty, like they grew up in those areas, they were around those people, they seen these things. And they were they were embraced by the people because they know even though you might be white or whatever, you live in the same city as prior to that we do and get the same food stamps that my mom and my dad to get. And we pick the same raggedy ass busted little shitty at school. So we lived it we in the trenches together. So we're going to let you fly with this and we don't even think about it because you are part of us. We say it and you're part of us. So therefore it's okay. Not knowing it doesn't create a context that goes along with it. You should probably be particular about the audience which you use it in. But yeah, mmm, no, no, no. Absolutely not.

Jeff:

Okay, second gentlemen. One Mr. Barack Obama, Barack Hussein Obama. Absolutely. He does say anything.

Anthony:

You think he says when he's talking on the show? You'd like a barbecue in a home watch something new but Manny's niggas trippin Come on, man. He knew from Chicago who smoked newports Absolutely. He says that shit. Michelle had to get away so like, yeah, like no we're in college today. like like like bro used to get high. I had to keep these new posts but I was in a block chillin like, Oh, you see how like, he'd be given the soul brother handshakes no hesitation here. I noticed his hand up curling up, pull it in. Pull it in. Brock know what it is. Like I said with the white man give them that Illuminati handshake with the lock the thumb and firm handshake grip up and down, up and down, up and down. Let go. Right. I'm like, yo, you got it.

Jeff:

You think he'd be chilling with Brian and they're discussing basketball where he's just, you know, he's

Anthony:

just regular talks regular. Like I'm like, I wonder what look like if LeBron and brock obama just chillin in the room getting high. untelevised. Yeah Of course like but I mean we've legal so it could be televised like I'm not present anymore I

Jeff:

don't give a shit now he would never be caught slipping like that but rock Oh cameras on I'm gonna be prepared the president whatever cameras off like you know what up and

Anthony:

yeah but but people got to stop the slander about weed because the whole thing is like we don't want to see you getting high but we can see with a beer in your hand or a glass of wine and a kid that kills me every day I was in no country right but that's awesome like I was just sitting having a wine high bowl cocktails laughing so but when you see somebody with a join the hand like oh my god they're criminals not Get the fuck off man. Yeah.

Jeff:

And as final gentlemen, used to be regarded by many as really the first black president Mr. William Bill Clinton

Anthony:

is a nigga who says nigga all the time. Arkansas. But you think he says it like in a racist manner with like a heart? Oh, he says it because bill always seemed like he said it was some cool shit. I think it's cool, man. I remember what was the Cedric Cedric had a standard where he says that number he says, uh,

Jeff:

yeah, he met him. He was like, I don't know, I could be lying. But I overheard I could have swore he said that he would not end with anybody to do

Anthony:

it. Yeah. He said that. As a matter of fact, you know what? I suppose he was like some Jose kings Academy just came on Netflix couple days ago? Or is that the way he says it right as the one where he says, Yeah, you don't use on that when the whole thing is like he from Arkansas. And like I said, I always hated that line that he's the first black president. I said, this is so fucked up. Because you're trying to say because he has a little southern charm to him. He plays the saxophone. That's like, that's your your access pass to blackness. I never liked that. I never could stand it. It was always unacceptable to me. But people just roll with that narrative. I'm like, he he is a politician. They will do anything. Even they will sell their own mama to make sure they stand off and so if I gotta be HIPAA black or whatever, or quote unquote, doing the finger thing black to make sure I get these constituents and make sure I stay in office. Hell yeah. That's the crazy thing about racism. The people that you don't think are racist, or racist as fuck the people that you think are racist as fuk probably aren't they just kind of just misguided but the ones you always think are like are about it. Like you know it's perfect for is like country music they always get so My voice and they go all the time. And he's like, apologetic for them to like that. Like it didn't tell you your first time saying it. Like I can't pronounce many Spanish words because I'm not fluent in it at all. So the first time you hear me saying something in Spanish, it's gonna come out a little man. But him, Bill bill Minton, nigga

Jeff:

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