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June 7, 2021

Get Down

Get Down

NBA Playoffs, the Latest Albums Released, and Respectability Politics

In this episode the guys discuss the Knicks getting eliminated from the playoffs,  they announce a merch giveaway, review the newest albums out, the comments Monique made about women wearing bonnets in public, and much much more!

Topics discussed:
Knicks
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
DMX's new album
Lloyd Banks new album
Peter Rosenberg's new album
Is a Nas and Jay-Z album on the way?
The Timbaland and Swizz Beats Verzus
Mo’nique’s bonnet comments
Respectability politics 
Anthony's Fast Round:
Rice and Beans, carbs over carbs
Batman and Superman

Featured song: Get Down - Nas

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Transcript
Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yo yo yo yo, yo, yo, yo, thank you for tuning in to another episode of the culture Episode 46 from a man Anthony this your boy Jeff. We're here to get down was good man

Anthony:

. Look man, we tired we hot. We're here for y'all.It's hot. You got the three in the morning. My teeth hurt and had a long weekend inside though.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, man, we here to get down like I said,Yeah, we growing at a rapid rate right now in a culture.Thank you. I posted on on social media that was like, yo, there's only three hip hop podcasts you need to be listening to . Drink champs, the Joe Budden podcast, and that's already going downhill fast. And then there's the culture. That's there's nothing that's real. But that's facts, though.

Anthony:

That's good. Check. Number eight. I was there. Why? And I know I can join looking. Oh, yeah,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

we did all the platform.

Anthony:

Social media thing. So yeah, it's I mean, we've talked about this, we can talk about everything. How have you last week yet Mr.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Deasy? Glen bro It was nice of him and shout him out nice. I'm gonna come on to the interview for us. That episode took off. Now people listening to it hit me up. Like Yeah, that was dope, blah, blah, blah. So and as a result, like I said, I want to do this merchant giveaway. So I'm gonna do that we're gonna do that next week. I keep telling people yo keep telling people to leave a review leave a review we're gonna read them on air next week. And then we'll pick a random one to send them some merge. Yeah, that's fine man. Yeah, man cuz a lot of people they helping us grow

Anthony:

you listen, we want to do our part. We got some simple things so yeah, I mean, just in the show your appreciation I mean, y'all Listen, we come out here we record we take our time with it and try to put on a good show so that's what keep on doing you keep on listening we'll keep on trying to keep on keepin on.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But you know what? IDC glam be like, I was I was. I was geeked out then when he finished it off with the sprint goal. I was like, yeah.

Anthony:

weeded out. And he was like, man, he could talk like, Yeah, but he could talk but he was saying some stuff and just was motivation made you want to go out there and always listening to that shit over. And I usually don't listen to our episodes like that, you know, I'm saying like, obviously, when I'm editing them and shit, I'm listening to him. I usually don't go back over for his I was listening to that shit over and over. Like, I felt like Stein applying to modeling agencies and voiceover acting agencies, I was getting ready to apply to like, 18 different jobs, because he had me motivated, like, yeah, I could do all that. Yeah. And that's the thing, man, like, we didn't want to kind of pose it to a guy just talking about the phone, the commercial, like he had something to say. And it's good to have people that have that kind of knowledge and want to do things and hear you out and realize what kind of person you are. And, you know, like I said, it's good to have people that have been through the industry that are inspiring, that are you know, becoming something else. They're evolving, like doing other things with life is not just that. And I think just for any kind of regular person who's working a regular job, you figured out you want to do more, be more. It gives you ideas like you know what you can you just got to push yourself and do something different. I mean, like I was to a couple times, like I appreciate like Pac Man that I mean, feel good about things that you want to evolve and change. I mean, that's it was dope.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Where so I want to thank everybody who's been tuning in helping us grow. I want to support the show going to lengths man, we got different lengths patron no buy us a coffee, or a beer. I want to give a shout out to the 36 chambers on Twitter. My Twitter group there. I can turn it on. Anybody want to come on holler. We can bring it on. You don't want to be a guest. But yeah, we got

Anthony:

to have a mic some headphones mirror. But yeah, I wouldn't jump on it. They'd be in a park somewhere hoop and like, I play him right now. We just got blown out. So we want to talk about like, yo, put your headphones on, man. He professional give a shout out to our patrons, man. We appreciate y'all so much.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like I said, gone if you I mean, I know obviously everybody doesn't have an apple. But if you do go into Apple iTunes Apple podcast, leave us a review. And we're going to read them on and then we'll pick a random one and send them some merge.

Anthony:

I never quite fully understood that. You know, Spotify is like I've been growing in the app thing and like they don't have a review part that's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, I don't know. I guess they figured if you if you got the app if you want to listen to whatever we don't care about. We actually have to talk about Mm hmm. We got to talk about let's just start off just get it out of the way now. You know, I'm saying because my necks got eliminated from the playoffs like we know what happened. But when you were when you haven't what you have

Anthony:

heard blues by DMA.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

When when the Knicks lost like you just got put that on, like, here we go. But you know that, you know, we wasn't expecting them to do much This year like Vegas had them only winning like 22 games or something like that's when he won 22 games. Yeah, it was like, like, they superseded that, you know by double. And they made the playoffs for seed. Granted, we know we understand it's the East East this week, but still for a team that hasn't even been in the playoffs for this long, you know, almost a decade without even making it to the playoffs. We were just excited that they were there. Oh, yeah. So to get beaten by the Hawks and the Hawks are much better team, the better team one. It is what it is. I'm glad that you know management is going to make the right choices. And in the offseason, you know, I mean, they got assigned the right players, maybe do some trades something I feel like I feel like now we're going in the right direction.

Anthony:

Yeah, you're in the right path. That's when people start tripping. right

Jeff DeLaRosa:

on down we get everybody we can you know, kawhi Leonard, like relax. We're probably not nobody ever come to you. But now we can have the discussion that when there's free agents, they might consider us they might write it down with us you know, I'm saying it's now a desirable attractions when we was losing it for the last 10 years, Kyrie didn't even sit down with us. Kevin Duran didn't even sit down with us like, you know, I mean, kawhi Leonard, these guys, none of these guys when they were free agents, were even sitting down and having a conversation with us. Now that they see we're, it looks like we're going in the right direction. We got a good head coach. Now we got some young players, we got cap space, we got all our draft picks, we haven't traded them. And we're our playoff team already. So now they can be like I will have a discussion. We'll sit down which are What's your plan? We'll consider Yeah, now, you know, I'm saying as before, nobody was even considering us.

Anthony:

So it's time it's time to write code for this team. I

Jeff DeLaRosa:

like the middle. Yes, yes. Why would you even ask that he just got us into the playoffs?

Anthony:

Are you sure

Jeff DeLaRosa:

he just did something I like the last 10 coaches we've had didn't do

Anthony:

I get that but the whole thing is like, like your team basically going to playoffs by like playing harder than everybody else. But in the playoffs. Everybody plays hard. Right? Like Like Like, what's the next like, we overdid we have a

Jeff DeLaRosa:

we overachieved but so when you finally give them some talent, you know, I'm saying but but

Anthony:

yeah, but he had talent Chicago, he couldn't even get them out of there yet. But

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Derrick Rose has always heard no was no, he was just a good rebounding defensive player. He wasn't like no threat. He didn't really have no superstars. Let's keep it real. MVP, right, Rose, right. Yeah, who was always hurt. And they were the mercy but when you go into the playoffs, and you know, you have to face Miami's Big Three, and Boston had a big three. You know what I mean? Those years like you really wasn't gonna do much. You had to face teams that played hard, then like, like, like Barrett and Julius was wanting to in minutes like you got to pull back to stick a little bit. Yeah, we said we'll see. There's some free there's not even a big free agent class this year. But I'm hoping we could do some get a couple of guys to come in here and turn things around even more next year. Just keep improving every year.

Anthony:

Yeah, I think the difference is that you got assets, you got draft picks you got you got young kids that you might be able to move, but I mean, you don't move in for the sake of moving them if you get yourself a star that's the whole point. The point is you to serve a star The problem is not not some guys was

Jeff DeLaRosa:

right. The problem is there's no free agent stars, the stars we have to trade for they're all in the country for and then for us to trade on. We got to dismantle the team, like we did when we picked up Melo, we had to trade everybody. And I'm not trying to do that. I don't think and I don't think the new management is trying to do that either. Like they understand you're a star but we're gonna do it organically. They're gonna be patient take the time with it. If it means five year plan, and hey, you know, I'm saying because we can't just trade everybody for Damian Lillard. And now we got Randall and Damian Lillard and that's it you know, I'm saying it's not gonna work. We got to put ourselves in a position where we do pick up one star we already have other stars in place, you know, I

Anthony:

mean, like, or like I say, if you got the pieces like I mean, like the Nets had a bunch of guys but like, Oh, so we can get this so we can get Jim Curran to get your resume.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Right. But they managed to get two guys to sign there. Right What was the last time the Knicks managed to get two guys to sign here like ever? So they got lucky to two guys wanted to go there. And then they had all these young players and they just traded them all.

Anthony:

Yes, it was one guy could day traded for melody sign tomorrow, right? Yeah, it's a tough year. They're gonna bounce back. It's gonna play hard next year. We're gonna see how the offseason goes we're gonna talk about this eventually like it's going to come up they sign somebody because somebody's gonna hear it here we're gonna be battling back and forth love it hate it leave it whatever but we're gonna get to it so as far as I know the

Jeff DeLaRosa:

cruise to the finals and I hate them so much with a passion

Anthony:

it's not gonna be easy out I mean, I mean without harden I mean they beat he just got her walkie but he got hurt and a hamstring the whole thing is that it's there to are still extremely good to to have the best scores ever seen but it's going to be a tough out I think like they they had home court advantage they call their game out

Jeff DeLaRosa:

yada still went off to go see I go so there's a God. Chem two rental get hurt in game two.

Anthony:

Next time. I'm not I'm not wishing I'm not wishing to energy on here. I can't stand him. But what I mean I'm not I know you don't I know that's why we're moving on. Let's say it's coming. Kevin Duran I hate you peace like I hate him. Let's say look, we got

Jeff DeLaRosa:

we got like eight podcasts on it and we can move on and we might do an episode one day we'll discuss why I hate these guys so much but okay. Cuz there's a break break downs to this shit I could talk for like 20 minutes doing talking about you know just just the softness of sports one of these days it was cool. Staying on the topic of sports Julio Jones just got traded to the Titans

Anthony:

good for real life baffa Fantasy but oh yeah but how do you get Julio Jones for like a second round pick? I mean, I mean Arizona got DeAndre Hopkins for a second

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, but they tell you that these teams don't really value these wide receivers like that

Anthony:

the most most important position I feel is the quarterback that's why not it shouldn't matter. Like then the

Jeff DeLaRosa:

second and third and maybe even four positions are all defensive and offensive lineman position

Anthony:

lineman corner it basically is probably quarterback pass rusher offensive lineman cornerback right probably not all defensive the whole thing that defensive tackle and we giants fans and we like I can we train for Aaron Rodgers yeah why Oh, yeah. pretty much anybody that bars out bar when

Jeff DeLaRosa:

you want Danny Jones you haven't got Daniel Jones you got all our picks?

Anthony:

right because like I said, that's the most important position on field wide receivers. It is important but it's almost like fancy like you can find a good wide receiver that can get the job done but you're not finding a great quarterback if you if you get them you got to try to do whatever you can to get it right.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

And staying on the topic of sports again and I don't even want to stay on this too long but the Floyd

Anthony:

way. We're going to clock 11 minutes out we got 90 seconds left got

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Lloyd Floyd Mayweather The fight is actually tonight because we're recording this Sunday morning. And I don't know why this fighting is on a Sunday. But it's a shit show. And I'm definitely not paying for it. I try to stream it or something. But he's gonna go in and we already know how it ends. There's no judges they said you know it's unsanctioned there's no rule like no there's rules but there's no winner supposedly, unless you get knocked out which I'm anticipating Floyd is going to knock Logan Paul out. And they use a 12 ounce gloves which are softest shit. And um, you know they show pictures of Logan he's looking brolic and Jeremiah Oh shit, like relax. He's not the guy's like oh one two or one in one or whatever cuz he lost like another YouTuber.

Anthony:

big muscles do not make.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

He's gonna go into the ring against you know, arguably the best defensive fighter we've ever seen. And one of the best all time fighters who's 50 you know, he's gonna go in there. We already know how it ends. We know how it starts and how it ends. Floyd is gonna go in there study him for like one or two rounds, make it look like you know, whatever. And he's just gonna dominate and that's it. collect his check and he said after I beat this guy I'm gonna go fight his brother next.

Anthony:

If Floyd don't dust them off in less than around, I'll give him I'm gonna rewrite it. Like I said he likes to study the first round there's nothing to study he's not a boxer. He should be smoking.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You know Floyd does it because he did that with Conor McGregor remember he was like you know, I got to make it look you know give the people the money's worth you know I'm saying he paid a lot of money for this you know make it a little bit entertaining and that's what he does. He'll study you can run brown and he'll you know run around for another couple rounds and make it entertaining and then he filled it in when he finished when he feels like ending and like I said this there's no playing around

Anthony:

what's entertaining it's go ahead and put this dude to sleep like so. So tonight on on Showtime this show on the Kings which is about the 1980s middleweight division with Hagler Leonard Duran and Tommy Wright robox in it like I want to call it real golden a golden era, the Golden Age, the golden era of the middleweight division, right. The whole thing is that if you think about boxing, most people generally know specifically this audience you can think about mike tyson mike tyson was a guy that you gather 20 people in your house you had beers food and everything else like that to go in it and watch him fight for about five minutes back. Might one plant Mike he got into he got him out of it. Florida is one of the best fighters of his generation and one of the best

Jeff DeLaRosa:

cars around is only three minutes he was putting people first round first round and people

Anthony:

decided and enjoyed Ingo you wanted the best fighters of all time if you don't get this little dusty white boy out of here in the first few minutes. He's not a boxer you can train he could practice to be about it he hit Floyd Dennis his entire life get hit get him out of there. I'm not trying to hear the whole thing about like no I got to put on a show for the audience. The show is put him to sleep boom The faster you do it the we can go to sleep but you'll find that 11

Jeff:

o'clock at night on a Sunday. I got to work tomorrow. Yeah, come on, man.

Anthony:

Yo, yo dust him off so everybody go ahead and get to bed get get a nap and do whatever they got to do with a significant others and call it a day man. Next topic Get him out of here.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Let's talk about these new albums bro. new albums that came out recently. Um, we got to do man I'm only gonna mention three The only three that I'm fucking with the DMX album, The Lloyd Banks album and the Peter Rosenberg join

Anthony:

I know the Peter Rosenberg just seemed like the one so out of place like you're playing a name

Jeff DeLaRosa:

plays but we know he'd been a DJ forever but he hasn't really been putting out shit you know? He has been doing his you know how 97 inches ESPN gigs wrestling gigs. But he got you know a bunch of people that was willing.

Anthony:

sidebar. What could you brought up wrestling right? Yeah. Why did they cut bronze

Jeff DeLaRosa:

bronze gentlemen? Yeah, because they felt Stupid because they had to pay Brock Lesnar. They tried to save all this money so they could give it to Brock and he's gonna come back and SummerSlam to fight four times a year. I

Anthony:

bet we bet on hip hop. Um,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

so I like the Peter Rosenberg joint. It was good. And again, I've always preferred by saying that I'm biased because I like the New York sound. I like the East Coast. boom bap sound. And so does Peter Rosenberg. You know, I'm saying you know, he got met the man on there. My all time favorite and your favorites. He got Styles P on there. I saw ghosts face on there. I saw ransom on there. I saw Jim Jones on there. These are all New York cats. around New York. East Coast. Yeah, have you feel involved? And like the beats are okay, he's not DJ Premier. He's not Swiss beats. Everybody, but they were okay. You know, I'm saying the production wasn't terrible.

Anthony:

I would say they were good enough to flow over

Jeff DeLaRosa:

it and they're all you know, pretty New York hip hop sound. That's the shit I like. Not fuck with that.

Anthony:

Feels good. It's gonna be the Lloyd Banks

Jeff DeLaRosa:

album, you can tell was not a G unit production. You can tell Dr. Dre had nothing to do with it. You can tell had nothing to do with G unit at all. And we know to me Lloyd Banks has always been the best spinner on G unit. So complain about his his ramen. His bars or bars? Right The production is weak as hell.

Anthony:

It's a bar heavy production ain't hit but

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I had to skip some songs because some songs sounded like he was recording it in his basement on a phone or some shit. I was like it was going on bro. He couldn't get like Dr. Dre to help to allow him to use a studio or something.

Anthony:

You know, it just said that. Like the beats just sounded so basic. Like there's nothing that shit on his iPhone broke. Yeah, like because I know one of your favorite joints is the victory freestyle correct? But but the fact that he's going off on that and you said the victory beat is also tough. So it's like Alright, this really really really like lyrically. I

Jeff DeLaRosa:

fuck with Lloyd bank, but he's a monster. Yeah, I can't really listen to that album, no matter what the beats the production sounds Matt weak and cheap. I don't know.

Anthony:

It wasn't it. Let me revise that the album was good. If you if you like rap, if you like the lyricism of it, it's your kind of album. You just got to kind of like tune it out and just listen to the rhyme patterns and everything else like that disregard the beat, but there's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

not that many rappers I can do that with NAS is the first guy that comes to mind that I can do that. Nas can put out an album with absolutely zero beats or acapella 1015 tracks of acapella and I can listen to it because it's not and it's his verses are submissive and I'm just gonna, you know, relive his verses in my head like a movie. Like he's gonna tell my stories and I'm just gonna you're gonna unison tonight for his lyrics. And I think Jay is in that category. Now. I mean, historically, Jay is known for picking better beats the NAS, but nowadays his last couple albums, you know, you can't really say Jay has dope beats because now he's on that same category with NAS like he's just trying to spit tells him you know, educate you talk to you about your finances, how to you know what I mean? Like school people, basically the conscious shit that he wanted to do back then, but couldn't he's doing it now. He doesn't really care about killing about beats, or caring about beats, you know, so he doesn't have any memorable beats in his lap and the 420 421 was a 444 album, or any, you know, the latest shit that he does.

Anthony:

I wonder why he doesn't do a TED talk. Oh, Jay. People can't afford this shit. Yeah,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

good answer. But my favorite of all the new albums is a DMX joint. Again, I'm biased. It's New York is gritty is boom, bap. He got older people are like on it. He got the grizelda boys on there. He got Jay Z on he got the locks on a song. The whole roughrider joint. He got NAS on two songs. We got to know we got another NAS and Jay Z collab song on this album. And you're noticing a trend? And we're

Anthony:

not obviously bodies are more than

Jeff DeLaRosa:

everybody but guess what? Are you noticing a trend because there's rumors that NAS and Jay are working on an album together. But you can notice a trend. They work together on the callus shit. They working together on this shit. They've been working a lot together recently, you know, they making videos together, they they collaborated this shit.

Anthony:

I'd listened but I like it's going to be one play. And I wouldn't play it if

Jeff DeLaRosa:

you don't, don't say. For me, it's probably the two greatest rappers of our of our generation. But they

Anthony:

don't have styles that work.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

What do you mean? Because it's like saying oh is like saying, you know, Kevin Duran James Harden and Kyrie don't have the same styles to play well together. They all need the ball. Well guess what? They're gonna probably want a championship. It doesn't matter if you're that good. You're that good. You can play with anybody.

Anthony:

It's like just like ghosts and Ray did a bunch of songs together, right? Okay. We listen to Golson right. It's cohesive, but you're not listening to go from right to think like who did better and you put them to an album together. You can say if there's 12 tracks, Jay Z bought him on these and NAS buy them on that that's not the point. I'm like, I want to hear sounds cohesive that matches and like I get it but that's the excitement about it. But that's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

that's a personal problem though. That's something that we're going to be doing as you know, as a culture, we're going to be dissecting every song like Oh, nice. Got him on this one. Oh, Jake. Got them on this one? You know, I'm saying and that's probably one of the reasons why they haven't even done an album together because they don't want to subscribe to that type of shit. They, their past their beef, they if they go and do something together is gonna be you know i mean just hip hop history type of shit like,

Anthony:

right but give it to me when it's like when they're more close to their peak like everyone's isn't a static because of who they are they can rap but

Jeff DeLaRosa:

if they're not athletes bro you don't lose your skills if you're a rapper you could be 60 and still spit some shit as long as your mind works. Right I don't subscribe to our when they're at their peak shit because when you're an athlete and you're like 40 Okay, you're way past your prime you can do your body can do the same thing. You could be 60 years old and your mouth and your brain could still do the same things you were rapping when you were 20 or 30. Like you could

Anthony:

Yeah, but I'm not I'm not listening to a whole album about financial literacy. my credit score is good. My numbers are fine. Like you need to invest in this invest like alright, but dynjandi gonna do a TED talk and you're going to tell the people what they should or should not alright but what you want them to talk

Jeff DeLaRosa:

about bro they can't go back and keep talking about selling drugs on the block and I did that for 10 years already

Anthony:

right but the last two of them to talk about business they have lives they have families they have issues they have this what people so excited about 444 outside the thing him talking about you know with what is going on with him but beyond that it was him talking about no racism in the world. It was him talking about you know the things going on his mother and father like it's other things that drew and that's why the four four album was good if you're gonna hole a hole I'm talking about. I'm telling you right now if they have and do this together in a name one of them tracks like 700 like the super your credit score. I'm filling that shit out the window, huh? If they name attract 700 right now I'll give up like okay, so so everybody need to get a credit right? I know. Thank you. One song is going to be called cryptocurrency. Yeah, crypto. kryptonite. kryptonite. Oh my god everything is this digital check your accounts. Instead of check the ROM check your accounts like I had man. There's gonna be there's gonna be a track called stocks and bonds, stocks. bulls and bears like all right, all right, but they'll spell it will make it I'm telling you right now. If Nazca himself Dow Jones.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I might have hit that he's done that on a couple songs.

Anthony:

I know. I know. But he does. You hear when you're talking about money, money nostalgia. He's called himself. He's called himself NASDAQ and Dow Jones. Dow Jones. Like, like like, like, nasty has retired. There's no more nasty there is only NASDAQ and Dow Jones like oh my god. All right, you know, things like that. Now, the funny thing about Jay Z, I remember I was talking to my cousin about it when Jay Z was doing a whole thing on photo album, like, you know the importance of credit and so on so forth. Like Yeah, you still charging $600 to go see a show like what you want to do support you get my life together. I'm like, yo, you're rich. Exactly. Do a free concert. I'll show up. You're doing right by me. I could take my

Jeff DeLaRosa:

money and I can invest in crypto, it'll be like Jordan. It'll be like Jordan go into the hood to promote his new sneaker they just came off with $300 but he's gonna tell the kids like Yo, you need to invest your money. You need to you need to put some money away you know, you got to save for college. And you got to make sure you choose well

Anthony:

as good. I'm going to share the 18th reiteration of the Jordan ones but

Jeff DeLaRosa:

$150

Anthony:

getting you know, there are a lot of money there 500 funds out but once you buy those I want you to put them on and I want you to walk to the bank and tell them that you're interested in starting a business loan. Get the fuck out of my office.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

How much money you got to put down Well, I have 500 but I just had to buy these Jordans so I got the remaining paycheck left but I got I don't

Anthony:

see a down payment and put the sneakers on the table.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I got these I got these new holographic Jordans. We'll

Anthony:

be right back with you going back Go get security for us right out in the street. Come out here want to start a business with some jaws on the feet cap office. Fuck you.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But yo let's go back to these albums man because I liked the DMX one out of all of them too. For me again I'm biased I keep saying that because I know if you like the South sound if you like Trap Music if you like mumble rap if you like all this alternative hip hop shit you're not gonna like this album. You're not gonna like the Peter Rosenberg show you might not like the Lloyd Banks But out of all the albums that are out right now DMX to me is my favorite one. I think that's the best album out right now.

Anthony:

I agree I think I was kind of sad because you're you're actually seeing like older mature acts like he still did he still does he his ex shit. Yeah, like we're having a conversation before like, why it's because he's talking about robbing the shoot and killing like DMX that robbers shoot and kill him but he said Robin about it. This is just what he does. Like say cuz it's the thing about it is that I think we we everybody loved Earl semmens but we understood the persona of DMX and he could give us a persona But in this album has given us a bit both like nobody's wrong like let's be honest. Right my favorite tracking is her blues with him to Brazil two boys and at the end he was like he's sitting there talking like he's like I didn't make it a 50 by accident like he's right like, I mean he barely made it better if he passed away but like everything went on his life like you know, I still does this but you know, I survived this part. I made it to this point like I'm not kidding around and joking about this. I'm 50 years old and I can still do this but I've matured I've grown I mean, you see the same thing with Jay and his buddy like I've matured and grown but you know what else has grown and matured my investment accounts like all right, the fuck good. We get still without Nasional from time give me some hope. Like,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

come on. Have some fun with this shit. But he was real honest on it. He got the show a bottle I liked the song about and a lot of people don't like it. I hate that song. I fuck with it. He got to shift with a son, which was the last great my dick the one with the letter to his son wrote a letter to my Yeah, like I teared up when I heard this shit. Like it's got to come I gotta get it. Yes, but he got the show with Alicia Keys is dope like, at first when I was like, Damn, every single song is a feature I didn't you know, know whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. I was like, Damn, but in this case is probably necessary. You know, I'm saying you're probably not gonna hit three verses by himself on every song from DMX. He probably can't do that. But

Anthony:

like it turned to a tribute. Like there's some kind of thing that he couldn't get a pop smoke thing sorted out jayda was supposed to be in a bath salts thing that it worked out. But I mean, it means that there's extra material. So once it comes around, you'll be able to put that on.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So thanks. Was there a good job? That's to me. That's my favorite album out right now. Followed by Peter Rosenberg share the Lloyd Banks. I like his rhyming, hate the production. Hate the beats

Anthony:

in speaking this list. That was a pretty interesting verses with him and Timberland.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Oh, yeah, cuz they did it over right, because that was the original verses. That was about to happen when it first started all but I hope it was having technical issues and audio problems. Right.

Anthony:

And it will talk the first versus like the first one. They did like four hours.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah. Anyway.

Anthony:

They're playing records back and forth. And they're just talking about I mean, it's a pandemic.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Everybody was furloughed like they got lost my job my team just listened to Timberland DMX like it's actually figured out and like you could tell Timberland smoked them, regardless of you know what your preference is if you go track for track just Timberland is just way more diverse, which will RMB Timberland gala types arm but you throw some oleaca who throw some Justin Timberlake at you what you want, or you want some some some rap shit or you throw you some Timberland magoosh Shea he'll he'll tell you some Jay Z beats he did because he was playing what was the show? He was playing with Jay Z big pan pinions band and cheese everything that nigga who like whatever you want to Timberland gotta you know you want to take no shit Timberland got that the day he got all that shit? sweat is the same sound you know you're gonna just give you a lot of Rough Riders. A lot of DMX shit.

Anthony:

And that's and that's and that is no insult but not to switch on I don't know. Like he has a particular pocket that no one else can do. And that's just fine. And I mean it works and I think it was a pretty good versus it just wasn't enough to be Timberland because you can pull from so many different hats. Like say he talked me Leah talking to Missy head talking to Jay head talking to Justin Timberlake here I got 50 cent pretty much any star that you know the star that had a song on any of their albums one of them with probably I'm almost certain is probably the Swiss the Swiss beat song on it, but it was definitely a Timberland tell on it. Definitely even game.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, so yeah, Timberland one, but it was what it was for coaches. No, there's no winner. we all win. That's what they say after every verses like we all win, you know, I'm saying, you know, he's

Anthony:

really trying to do a fucking bow versus soldier.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So why wouldn't it be bow versus Romeo? MiG 20 I would never watch none of them not at all. I like maybe one boss on the show he did with fabulous that basketball shit.

Anthony:

Right? But he got he got he got dad we got to get the basketball one he got out of my system drove with him t pain and john Dawson. I mean, he

Jeff DeLaRosa:

was new dog. What's my name? Right. He

Anthony:

was Mr. 106. And he was also there. It's fine. But come on Romeo

Jeff DeLaRosa:

named me for Romeo I can name you one Romeo so Exactly.

Anthony:

And and outside of that, that that Superman shit made me for the soldier

Jeff DeLaRosa:

boys on the bow with like Romeo would be the logical guy because they've always compared each other you know? I mean, they've always that's the guy that they always put against each other by Romeo bat.

Anthony:

Well, the problem with bow is that, you know, I'm too old. Like it's like the shit that he will play with a bunch of kiddie songs that I might have watched when I was younger. 106 and park like they they wouldn't move me. Like, all right, like you're playing a basketball shit. Like, am I really gonna turn this up? I'm not like I don't care. Bo fabulous kid like this. And all the songs that bow was gonna play even though he's in his 30s his song he was playing he was 12 like, Yeah, right. No interest.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You know about well, you know, Bob was originally supposed to be in death row, right. He's in the Snoop Dogg album as a little kid. He's in one of the skits.

Anthony:

Hey, window name. My name is Snoop what you want to be whenever? I want to be a mother? I want to ask somebody in the beginning of the hustlers Yeah,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

and he's like what five and mo?

Anthony:

I don't know what he was maybe too young to have some versus like, human dropping and hot recently. I'm like, yo, that bow should just have like, no, it's not like oh, stay on TV do the little show you doing and just

Jeff DeLaRosa:

get money. He's working on an album though. He's like Aaron our girls. He dated some shit.

Anthony:

Why? There's some bitches like no one cares. Like, that's like, it's like it's like you it's like you leaving your wife who like I'm gonna make I'm gonna make a diss track

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but I'm talking about the chicks on a bit about them girls care, they won't be listening like we don't say about me Why? But he specifically say he's leaving out like Sierra, he's leaving out like I recommend all the chicks that have like families He's like, you know, I guess out of respect or something to the family he's not mentioning them but he's gonna mention all the other chicks who've been missing

Anthony:

I got three words about our cease and desist back Don't put a lid on put a letter writing to death like do not mention me Do not whatever. Like I said and like say he was famous and he is famous to a degree now. But I don't want to hear a whole album about all the chicks you smash whatever dudes do that they did one track big did it on dreams. His name two chicks. They always he always had to go once I gained it with these but it was

Jeff DeLaRosa:

the Kesha right? Don't know Yo, is the only dude I could do an entire verse of just naming females in the shit sounded tough. Exactly. You don't mean but yeah we don't want to hear that shit man for no bow. What I'm gonna say oh Fun fact. I want to do fun facts since we were talking about Dan NAS and you probably knew this already. I'm sure a lot of people don't know first of all Did you know that NAS ro can jiggy with it for Will Smith?

Unknown:

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no getting jiggy with it. I did. That was not.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

And did you know that Jay Z wrote still Dre for Dre and Snoop. Still Dr. e. f and against his all across the world Steve getting them Nanos and the malolos girl taking my time to perfect the beat. And I still got love for the streets. It's the d r e that was Jay Z wrote the whole shit including the hook. I mean, I guess we always knew that Dre had Ghost Riders like that. But yeah, I mean, like, when you have an album you got guys like NAS and Jay Z right into all the shift for you to shoot. You know, that's why this shoot is a classic.

Anthony:

Right? You didn't think that both with the ghost riders without some random dude like okay, you're not to put some

Jeff DeLaRosa:

shit together. You figured Snoop was writing most of it? You know, I'm saying right and figured icecube whenever he was working with icecube right, he was writing all the shift for NWA but you go up and down to chronic and you got guys like Jay and NAS writing all the shift for you and Snoop. I'm sure icecube probably wrote some shit I don't know if it was beef and by that time, but yeah, it's a classic. So yeah, those are the two fun facts I had today NAS and Jay Wright and some legendary guys

Anthony:

yeah, I mean goes right. Just to think of hip hop like I said it's probably remember we all had discussion about did rock him write for Will Smith they say no rose said no they say no I said he don't but that flow sounds rule reminiscent of not a rock out easily. But you know we'll pray he said he didn't because we'll pray come and check like half mil they still never do that like Ico but that's the

Jeff DeLaRosa:

thing to those guys back there like not never never heard NAS in an interview saying oh yeah, I've been writing for Dre I'll be writing for Will Smith he's never said other people said like Jake has recently said it on like drink champs and other people have said it you know i mean like I wrote for you you paid me that this is yours. That's it, you know and I like today's news today's news they'll say in the media it'll be on social media. I just wrote a song for such and such and he put the camera right like I mean there's Ludo right account right in front row Smith.

Anthony:

Like I'm writing for Drake right this moment look I'm on live look look look you're gonna hit it sorry radio next week. Look I love you baby watch drink sit on this next track do anything for clout Yes. Oh

Jeff DeLaRosa:

come on man. gain a bag like I have no problem with anonymity you know I have no problem I write for something you paid me and I say you can use it I'm gonna come on and say like yeah, I wrote this shit like now I'm especially the people think is trash if people think is trash you don't want to put your name attached to it you know I'm saying

Anthony:

hey, Adam, you got to go with the bad like cuz they don't say I am right this shit. Yes, you do not just find out we're gonna admit to right and getting bigger but it's a party song getting jiggy with it. You know,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I'm saying I know gangster shit.

Anthony:

Look, look now. The album went platinum. He's going through a lot. He had a divorce. his money wasn't right. You got to get that check where you can I gotta write this shit. I

Jeff DeLaRosa:

gotta write this shit. You're paying like a billion dollars a month in child support.

Anthony:

Is it I mean, it's that far fetched that NAS wrote that when he wrote you know you owe me and that's a terrible fucking it's it's terrible.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Oh, yeah, that's one of the worst songs ever. Come on, man. That that that moochie while he while he for me is my least favorite song of all time.

Anthony:

But he are doing here.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Why that became a single was beyond me.

Anthony:

I You just want to get his boy some money like I said his bodyguards rapping.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like every rapper has that one song that was a single but it was trashed like met the man like the meet th that's literally my least favorite met the man song of all time on every song he's ever done MBTA journey is my least favorite because what is he saying? I eat green eggs and ham Peter Pan I'm a goddamn don't need to get the Peter Pan peanut butter cuz I'm not but like this shit is trash. Like you listen to the lyrics that song is trash but it was a big his It was his first example.

Anthony:

It's not the song It's just that recipe

Jeff DeLaRosa:

that yo he goes patty cake patty cake. Hey, man don't eat get beat Jeff a pizza pen Like what? What is he talking about?

Anthony:

It's just basically I kind of thought of that shit. Like, come on, man.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like hey, you get off my cloud. You don't know me and you don't know my style will be getting down to a jam. Here I am Here I am the met the man has that's bullshit. That's ABC shit. I can't I can't No,

Anthony:

it was so early that you didn't know that he was going to be that like it was the first thing. Like Alright, we're going to get this field because like I said, if you disregard that and hear more all other wushi like Why? Right? Because sometimes you got to put it out and see what happens. But to cow was amazing. So fuck that song

Jeff DeLaRosa:

that was a hit single. And I guess Reza, you know, figured, okay, let's put some simple that people don't really have to think much. You know, I mean, the whole dumbing down of civilization should this is what people like. This is the radio friendly song that people want. So let's give it to them. And then we can you know, once they once we got their attention, then we hit him with the philosophical you know, 6% Nation shit, you

Anthony:

know, I mean, speaking about dumbing down shit. You know what? I got to think about this. We're gonna take a quick break.

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Jeff:

Man what she was trying to get into bro. Monique bonnet response

Anthony:

I just was talking about stupidity. And I think this whole bonnet controversy with Monique is Monique does it's dumb.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Well, because she criticized black women for wearing bonnets right and pajamas. in public. She said she'd been cGb seeing them in airports. just chillin environments and pajamas. You know they look and

Anthony:

they try to be comfortable. Yo man I never seen somebody going on a fucking airplane unless it was a businessman going into with a three piece suit. Yeah, I'm trying to get somewhere it's cold in that plane. I'm tired. I'm drunk as comfortable as possible. I don't like it. Oh, stop trying to stop trying to criticize shit man. I hate that

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Monique needs to go worry about her bag and stop worrying about what other people doing man it's like the last few years every time she comes on and she's on the news about some is criticizing somebody Netflix or Amy Schumer O'Shea making enough money and now it's about women wearing bonds and pajamas like yeah, let me tell you something when I travel especially now they would all these you know they take they make you take your shoes off take your hat off take your belt so I'll take this machine I'm trying to be

Anthony:

trippin at that machine I'm

Jeff DeLaRosa:

yeah I'm trying to be in slippers some some of the most comfortable shoes I can wear you know that I don't have to take much stuff off. You know I'm saying like once I get to my destination if I'm gonna go out or something. Yeah, I'll get dressed up

Anthony:

late but this is women why attack women like I don't I don't know. I've never seen Linda Washington say like you're just out when white tees and slides in shorts. They were everywhere. Everywhere you go. I guarantee you can go to a store right now. You're going to see somebody in there with some Nike slides on some shorts and either white to white beater. Guaranteed I'll give you $10 right now if you prove me wrong. No, you're right. It's it's a wardrobe like Alright, so they don't want to they there's always an assault on black women's hair, or well on people of color, but the hair color the texture. I know your wife told me something about you know, how people just acting like just amazed by her the texture of her hair and shit like that. So now they want to do something protected nice and well don't wear it out in public. You know what you want me to do? You want people to go ahead and keep pointing finger at my hair like Oh, it's so different. It's so lovely. So bouncy, so curly. And then you're like, no, don't wait a minute. I'm public. Come on, man not to shut off. let people be whoever they want to be. And like I said, just because if someone's wardrobe does not define them of who they are. She says she saw somebody in the airport when I met a fucking airport like I'm trying to get somewhere. I'm not gonna come here dressed to the nines to sit on a plane for like three hours like, I want to be comfortable. So why are you trying to battle me and like below Let me say like, you shouldn't be like this when people say like, you know, my grandmother didn't where she like that in public. Well, you're not your grandmother, you can wear whatever you want in public, just defend your people when they come up at him like that. And Monique always does this, like, I have no problem with the woman. But let's be honest, like, if you're not saying some shit to uplift me, or trying to point me in the right direction, like she could have phrased that differently, if you're not gonna do that, you know,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

shut the fuck out. Yeah, like times have changed. Like, I'll say this back in the day, whenever we travel. I remember being a little kid. And if we was traveling somewhere, my dad, my dad would always be dressed up in a suit. And he always wanted, you know, he would they would put my mama would put my little clip on tie. And I mean, to travel, you got to look presentable, you know, because you know, you're going on a plane, like, I don't know, my dad would always think that you have to be presentable. You know, I guess you felt you get a specific type of treatment. If you looked at the part, you know, and I'm saying,

Anthony:

the police don't shoot you, man.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I catch it off to the point where I remember one year ago when I was little 567 years old, I remember one time they overbooked the plane, and they put us in first class. Right? You know, and I guess things like that would justify my doubt. You know, we look presentable, you know, I'm saying so they selected us to be in first class type of shit. No, it's got to work out that way. Boss, fast forward 20 years, you know, 2021 like, I'm just trying to be comfortable, man, you know, this post 911 shit like that. Like I said, there's all types of machines you got to walk through, you got to basically take all your shit off. Like, I'm just trying to be as comfortable as possible ain't trying to be taken off belts and shoes and ties and a whole jacket off, like nice too much. Come on, like, Come on, let's be trying to go to security as fast as possible and get on this plane.

Anthony:

Right? When people keep falling for like, a, like, the politics of like, being appropriate. And that shit doesn't work. Like I can dress up, like wherever I want to, I could still get shot by a cop. I could I could dress up, I could dress it at night, and a bank will still turn me down because of the color of my skin. I can dress whatever I'm going to dress it it's not going to change the fact that I'm a person of color period. So the thing that all of a sudden like this is going to make them more for if I make myself more presentable and it make them more accepting it just doesn't work that way. She knows because she was pitching them about Amy Schumer. Like she's not like she's not dissing that that I don't see Amy Schumer, we're not here fucking prom dresses. No, she's just a better comic who's more famous. So they paid her more. The very simple equation, no matter what Monique what it did, or how nice she would have acted or how well she would address it was gonna change Netflix mind. So why do you think all of a sudden like if you tell someone to not wear a bonnet or not do this or not do that is going to make them more presentable to people and make them more acceptable people. People are going to accept and be whoever they're going to be. It's not going to change shit. And for the fact to say so bursley and try to say it so loving. It makes no fucking difference to me. Like if you're going to support me, support me, but don't tear me down. Do that shit in private. I don't care but don't just be in my face telling me what I need to do. Because it's not going to change anything. That someone's going to hate me no matter what I do. So for you to feel like this is the way out of it. It's just wrong man. I just the whole situation just irritated me. Yo, y'all just keep wearing your bond is man keep your hair is fire underneath. We're gonna see it soon enough.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

We you know, it's funny. You mentioned that too because we had this conversation before we've had it before like the richest people in the world they don't even flaunt shit they don't even look about shit you know I'm saying like you're talking about like a Mark Cuban you're talking about a bill gates. They walk around regular you don't see no jewelry on them. You'll see no Jordans on a fee you'll see

Anthony:

they have zero swag.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Bill Gates walks around his flip flops and sandals he got like two pair of T shirts in his entire closet. He got like one pair of shoes

Anthony:

like Bill Gates went to stony took off his glasses, you probably wouldn't be able to recognize him.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like you see Mark Cuban at the basketball games. He looks regular. He just being a T shirt. You don't got a suit on and nothing. And he owns the entire Dallas. He owns the stadium the team all types of shit. One of the richest dude like, you know, I mean, but they don't flaunt the shit. That's and that's a problem I always told you like, amongst us amongst Hispanics and blacks. When we get a little bit of paper. We feel like we got to flaunt this shit. We got to show it all we got to get these chains we got to get these big jewelry and the rings and this car and all the shit. And when you mentioned like the richest people in the entire world, you don't you see them regularly in the streets. You won't even tell that the rich

Anthony:

right? Like and I am very very certain that none of them going their private jets suited to the night. Like wherever we're going to get to I'm going to change my clothes into something really nice to do this meeting. But I'm not going to fly here in this shit. I'm not gonna try to look swaggin for white for what is the fucking plane? That's like looking super dope in the bus. No, when the bus appeared that was only for like everybody else know. You're on a bus right? All right, cool. We go in the same place. And you look like your fucking bank investor. And I know you're working that you know, Jersey. Mike's making subs. Calm down. And I'm not trying to knock you but I'm just saying like, what you're trying to do. You broke as

Jeff DeLaRosa:

hell and the dude sitting next to you. It looks poor is how he's rich.

Anthony:

Like I think like you dress for the job appropriation like if you work in a bank, everybody wears a suit and you wear a suit. But that I mean you wear it all the time. You don't go to a gym wearing a suit. You don't go to a club wearing a suit, you might go if you even if you go to dinner, you're going to dress where you're going to dress. But if there's a particular code, you do that you dress as what the standard says. But you don't up and go ahead and do it because you think it's a good idea. You do because that's what the situation the fit. See, try and see that you should never wear it out all the time. Like say you speaking about the past, right? People like you know, my grandmother didn't wear bonds. You know why? Because it's a different time. Men were working all the time. Your grandmother was at home, taking care of the household. She wasn't out in the streets like that. Yeah, I have no idea what the hell she was wearing. When she was taking pictures. Of course you dress nice cuz she's taking a picture. She always looked make some pictures cuz she's taking one, of course, you're going to let you see us when you're both helping us look at could you dress for that photo. But you can't say that it's a universal kind of thing is for the situation appropriate? Stop trying to belittle and make people smaller, just because they don't conform to the things that you want them to do. let them cook, let them be happy. Let them worry about its pace. Facts.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I mean, I guess she wants to say like, Yeah, we got to be more representative of the culture. You know, we got to present ourselves a certain way so people won't look at us. You know, fuck that. So optics, though. You know, I'm saying like, if I was a millionaire,

Anthony:

that's the word I was looking for. I hate respectability politics. Yeah. If I look a certain way you write me a certain way doesn't work that way. You know,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

that's that stereotypical that's racism if anything, you know, I'm saying that some Alma judges person by how he looked like oh, okay, so if I got all this jewelry on, you're gonna assume I'm rich as hell, you know, I'm saying, you know, you're gonna feel like I'm a rapper or something.

Anthony:

Yeah, like so I have. So I have on what hoodie Tim's everything I said that you think I'm a drug dealer. But if I wear a suit, you think like I have a reputable business. Like I could still be a drug dealer. Or I could be dressing up like Tenzin. Like, Jay Z. Like we're talking about Jay Z. And I'm not just favorite outfit is a fucking camo outfit with some Tim's on. Right. He's a rapper, but he also happens to be, you know, into crypto, he also happens to be close to being he has a vast amount of funds and a vast amount of resources that he can go to. And none of that has anything to do with what he's wearing. It has to do with his skill, his ability that God gifted me he made the most of it Monique's skill is that you're a comic, go face some funny shit, then go get money that way. But don't be I think you can be appreciated people. You're not a preacher. That's the preacher job, relax, where

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I feel like instead of you know, and, again, I don't want to make this a race thing. But I give the example of like Bill Gates. He's obviously a white man, Mark Cuban white man. They get money. They're investing in shit, right? They're investing in stocks, bonds, you know, they're buying shit that will appreciate in value. What do we do as a culture, when we get a little bit of paper? We're buying Jordans. We're buying rims, we're buying jewelry. None of that appreciates in value.

Anthony:

That's kind of bias. You saying it, but I get your point.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But is it? Is it a fact, though? Not for the for the most part, we this is what we see in our culture.

Anthony:

Right? All right, what we're gonna fight them to right. But that's thing about respectability is polish, we see a certain thing and we make assumptions of what it is, right? Like, it's a lot of people out here right now that are out hitting the streets making like wearing binders and shit. But you know, they have a home based business. They're chefs, right? They're bakers, that they're taking money, and they're their investment in crypto or whatever, and learning about stock market things that you know, can appreciate and make money that they're interested in buying property, stuff like that. I can't tell that from looking at you. Right, I can tell that from talking to you. But

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but that's the assumption that's made. And that's only made to us It feels like you know, I mean, they only do that with us, like, Oh, look, you know, I'm saying like, when they get money, all they do is buy jewelry and cars and shit and, you know, right, and got nothing to pass down to the kids.

Anthony:

And right. And that's from all from what they say, but they don't, they haven't sat down with us broke bread and have a conversation know what exactly we're doing with with the money that we have, or the money that we're getting, or the money that we're doing. You know, what, like someone who might have a closet full of Jordans, you know, whatever clothes for the join, because they took their time they left their job, they invested in property and all sudden they can afford this it just doesn't look like it because you're making these assumptions of whatever we got to change. We got

Jeff DeLaRosa:

to change the optics because for the for the people that's not within our culture, and they're looking outside looking in, they're like, Oh, you know, the white man is going to spend their money on shit that's gonna give them generational wealth. While these people over here spending money on shit that's gonna make their car looks better or you know, the big bling in shipping for clout on social media that they're gonna be showing off. You know,

Anthony:

I ain't changing shit. Cuz you know what? The whole thing is that it doesn't matter because when you get in the room with certain people, you're going to act accordingly and they're gonna want to do business with you because they know how to make money with you. I don't care what you look like, Can I make money with you? Yeah, you can like like, like I hate talking about Takashi. But the reason why he's like don't mention that gentleman on the show. Right But the reason why you can say he's he's out here doing whatever we can because his record label still realized, like, whatever you might have did, he's still profitable. We can still make money with him. It's a symbiotic relationship. You do this. We profit off of that. You get some we get some he says biotic. Really Yeah, I was gonna say vampiric, but that might be a touch too far because I know we can get a blood second some other time. That's a whole different conversation about money and people. But yeah, before we get out of here, you

Unknown:

got these. You got this fast round for me?

Anthony:

Of course I do. Anybody would have met him he wouldn't pull up my phone. Tucked away lolis. So hit me with five questions before about random things that we're going to discuss. Right. This is basically yes or no with Jeffrey. It's not going to be as a no, there's going to be yes. But here's the reason why like Alright, we got time so it's cool.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

All right, I got 15 honorable mentions off the gate.

Anthony:

Yeah, 1500 branches off questions he doesn't even get right. Alright, so I'll lead off easy, right? Yeah, all right. Berta magic

Unknown:

magic like wait we

Jeff DeLaRosa:

think about it because you know bird is one of the all time greats he's probably the best Celtic of all time. But and I said it before and one of the first episode one of the first episode when I talk about like, magic being one of the you know, he was like the first LeBron plays opposition's was unselfish past dribbles, shoots plays defense and I mean, I think he was more diverse. Play it in magic than then bird rather. So I'm gonna go with magic.

Anthony:

Okay. Better holiday for for July or Christmas. Oh, oh, it

Jeff DeLaRosa:

has to be Christmas bro. Really little kid we always looked up to criminal and look up to no Fourth of July when we were little. But it was fun. Now we always look up to Christmas because you know, saying I was about to bring you some shit. Regardless if he was good or bad. He tried to scare you about Have you been be misbehaving? I haven't. I'm gonna misbehave all year, then I'm gonna be good for like the week of Christmas. I want to get some shit. I'm gonna get all my ninja turtles and I'm gonna get all my wrestling toys that I wanted.

Anthony:

I want to say that my mother my mother wrapped up a whole gigantic box paper and everything with nothing inside. And she was she was cruel. I love you mom. But I was hardcore. But yeah, but the thing about Fourth of July she lives in. Yes, Austin. I want to get matched up. But the whole thing is like in reality like Fourth of July you're always gonna have fireworks no matter what. It's probably gonna be a bargain somewhere no matter what. Christmas depending how to you know the finest in the household. You might not get old Ninja Turtles. You might get one. You might even want to go to Joe's you might get that plastic bag full of like blue plastic gentlemen. bootleg man. Yeah, the ones not the ones that didn't move. They move they were just like imposes like they were doing like the mannequin challenge everywhere with army gear on.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I would just use them as the crowd. They'd be the audience from my real fingers.

Anthony:

Oh my god. Oh my god. Poverty was so much fun. Bro, coming up with your imagination shit. Would you rather already

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but poverty made us more creative to ya know, the choice was more creative. We were more imaginative. She was fun, bro. Now there's zero creativity with these kids now. They got to think about shit just pop on an appliance. You know, I

Anthony:

mean, pick up the phone and let the phone play some shift for you. I'd be telling us about that shit. So I'm gonna hear none from you. I'll be telling every time we're gonna, like put the fucking phone down. Give it up on YouTube or the you know, I don't care. y'all get y'all read a book. It changed your life. Right? Would you rather make one book? The one book that made you a billionaire? Make a book that made me a billionaire right now make you a millionaire? Or would you write 10 books that everyone loves his university priests, some of the best piece of piece of poetry I've ever written and not make a single cent.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Give me that money, man. I promised a man we just had a whole conversation about generational wealth and how we spend our money on dumb shit like,

Unknown:

money, man, so my son will never have to do shit in his life.

Anthony:

I appreciate that. Man. Look, I was trying to tell people anybody above the dollar. What's up what you're trying to you're trying to write 10 books

Jeff DeLaRosa:

and not make no money off. That's a lot of work. I'm a published author. I wrote a book it's a lot of work. For you to sit there right to share, get it published, get it printed, get it distributed in it, make a shit off of it. He's

Anthony:

like, this is a great book. We're gonna pay you a million dollars. Like, right now. Or like, in change, or you're gonna like give it to me later.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But I get royalty checks do I get? Do I own the right sort of book?

Anthony:

The fourth question is going to be harder than the fifth question. Right? So I'll give you a little time to think about it. For some reason, out of the blue you decide to go camping. Let's try some new shit in life Honey, let's just see the world you know, that's not some that's not a black or Hispanic thing. Right? But okay, what that's why it's a random fucking question.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I brought it up to my wife. I'm like, okay, we should go. We should go camping and we should go like to one of those sites where you go set up a tent, or whatever. Is that camping, camping? Now they got like the campsite.

Anthony:

You had to figure it out later. Is that what campiness you know

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I'm talking about I got like the like the organized campsite where you pay and they let you park and put up your tent and right like it's not like wow there's not like you're just going into the wild This is more you know, I mean this is more organized and

Anthony:

yeah but I know her she's never gonna do that

Jeff:

she goes she's like I don't know like now we're doing that.

Anthony:

No she go to a cabin with like electricity and light and power some Wi Fi right she's not gonna remember I hit like cooking over and open fires into an issue.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You hit annual bears passing by and wolves or shit like we're doing on it?

Anthony:

Yeah. Like I said, you decide to go camping you start to do some do some different trips to life you set up upon his Cliff would take like this beautiful picture. No sun different in horizon so on so forth, right? some reason your son slipped your wife slips, you got to save one is supposed to be a fast round. It's a fast round. We got Tom, who lives son or wife. Awesome. All right, good. So dark. Hey, I noticed that you shouldn't let me do this.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

There's gonna be some macabre ask questions.

Anthony:

You can't let me do shit like this, you know, hi, you know, I my brain rose.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I want to say my wife and my son. I bought you say your wife, your wife. Your son doesn't I understand, but and I love you, babe. And I think she would agree with me, you got to save the sun because she's obviously lived a longer life. You know, he has his whole life ahead of him. He's only been on earth for three years. So you got to give him a chance to live his life. It's like, we've had the discussion. Like she would always ask me, like, you know, if I'm giving birth, and the doctor said, like, You got it, you know, whatever the case, right? It's a complicated one. I'm gonna see it when she would always tell me like, you got to save the baby. You know, I'm saying, like, he obviously has, you know, a longer life to live with me. I've already lived, you know, 30 plus years. And it makes and I would do the same. You know, I'm saying like, it would be my life or my kid. You're gonna have to choose my kid. Like, I've lived long enough. You got to let him you know, try to live a life now.

Anthony:

You can make another kid though. You're so dark, bro. I know. But I'm just saying you can make another kid. I mean, I mean,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

you can get married. You get another wife too. But you can make another kid like he can make another kid with the same woman. Like Don't be asking me No shit like that again, bro. I'm gonna do like Batman did the one time when he saved both Robin and Batgirl. Number

Anthony:

one, it was impossible. He said both. I watched Batman and Robin so many times. It's impossible for him to jump down. Save one to be able to fire the batshit over to be able to stop not not enough. One of them one of them.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

That's what tuface said. But he managed to save both of them.

Anthony:

Wait, yeah. Even in the dark night when he when he had to choose between what Rachel to face. And he did. Right? Yeah. He's like, chewing a shorty? Of course. Like, that's what I never understood about that whole premise. Right? It's, you know, I know her. I love her. You're the dude she's dating. I kind of want you to die because I respect

Jeff DeLaRosa:

her. But she but he survived is just you know, his right his body's hooked up.

Anthony:

Right? But the whole thing is like the whole thing that he like, I'm going to give up like I want to give up being a Batman for you, Rachel. Right. He didn't really care about Harvey

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Harvey fall in love man he and Clark Kent. But he falls in love every movie Catwoman fell in love it but he knows how to rage wake up in the middle night and leave him there buddy self in the bed like he's he you know he's not putting no female but above his work. You know, like, like Superman, Superman or dead as take away his own powers just to be with Lois Lane. I mean, like if he ain't a sucker for love. I'm not giving away my powers, man. And I've

Anthony:

never liked Batman. Batman. Batman is so problematic.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I just never could relate. He's obviously the most popular of all the Justice League characters, but I just can't relate to him. You know, maybe Batman because Bruce Wayne is just as rich Dude, you know, and I get that he's human as opposed to Superman who's an alien? But I feel like I can relate more to Superman that I can't do Batman if that makes sense to

Anthony:

you. Because we're Superman it comes down to morals and doing the right thing and being and he's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

just a mild mannered reporter he's a regular dude got a nine to five job

Anthony:

you know I'm saying came from a small town and then move to the city. And Batman is that guy who is beyond wealthy and rich who could take his wealth and riches to help out Garden City by giving the police the same thing he was a detective for a while but now what do you dress up in leather and beat up minorities all the time all day. And talking about how you don't kill people, but he does kill people, dogs he got all kinds of missiles and bombs and grenades and weapons. If you are beating me until an inch of my life, I'd rather be dead. Like what like in The Dark Knight Rises? Well, he even has Moroni on the outside just decide to drop them off the lake because he just broke his legs. I don't want to break my legs. Fuck you. You're a terrible human being. All right. And last question, do you you can only you can only have one for the rest of life. Alright, yeah, rice, beans.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

They go hand in hand can only have one. I mean rice is good but it ain't the same without beans

Anthony:

can only have one ship It's amazing the question about your your wife and kid dime. This is the harder one. Oh my god, what am I doing? This the hard one, the wife and kids saying like, I know I'm gonna go with that one but it makes them feel like oh my god this is just life changing. Come on, I've got to pick one or the other. I'm gonna plead the fifth on this one. Now you cannot believe the center point you cannot pick and it's either rice and can't pick oriented rice or beans. You can't and you know what's funny? A lot of people don't even realize they're both carbs. Yeah, no one cares ours. And they both go great together but you can only pick one

Jeff DeLaRosa:

that's a good point like how many carbs Can you think of that go well together they just throw one car on top of another

Anthony:

rice and beans is number one on that list. It might be the only one in the list I'm trying to think of another combination that actually goes right you know I'm saying like collect gravy doesn't count no rematches ingredients work but but it's not it's only integrate things as fast not even right. But it's got flour me whatever whatever to put you can't agree by itself. You eat beans myself. Yeah.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like you name any of the carb pizza bread, whatever lasagna and it's, you have your car, but then you have your protein and your fat on top of it where there's cheese and meat. You know, grilled cheese, grilled cheese. What are you talking about, but that's the bread is the carbs. And in the middle of it, you got cheese, which is a fat. It's not a carbs and fat and a protein yet, rice and beans are the only two carbs that you throw on top of each other. That's a hot take right there.

Anthony:

I bet from my thinking about it too, but like the ship might be undefeated.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Oh, and I'm gonna have to I might have to choose a rice there because I could throw other stuff on top of the rice. There you go. I'll throw some eggs on top of that share with somebody. But that's

Anthony:

why I thought it was an easy question because you could put shit on top of rice. You can't really put your own cup of beans. I've been eating rice and beans for over 30 years. Over 30 and you still add it right? Because I know you had a little kid to get last night. Did you have something that last night?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I did not have rights. I just had a lot of meat. Yeah.

Anthony:

You took just pretty much Oh Atkins yesterday just meeting it up.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You know I mean, but yeah, that's gonna be our show. Because we tied we hold holla the reviews on Apple Watch. Now we're going to read them on the next episode and we're going to pick a winner and we're going to send you some culture merge. Yes, we are because that's how we get down Peace Peace Peace.

Anthony:

Peace. Peace might be a hot Bag of Weed. Who knows? Then we got you. Peace of love.

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