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March 7, 2022

How To Fix Your Finances

How To Fix Your Finances

In this episode the guys discuss Kanye West, they review Conway's new album, an all-new Is That Racist segment and Anthony gives some financial literacy advice on how to be fiscally responsible and fix your finances.

Topics Discussed:

  • Gas prices
  • Kanye's new "Kim lite" girlfriend Chaney Jones
  • The Game throws shade at Dr. Dre
  • How to help your baby build credit at a very young age
  • Consolidating your debts
  • Can Blacks be racist?
  • Does T.I.'s extensive vocabulary intimidate people?
  • Theculture.one

Album Reviewed on The Bar Exam:
God Don't Make Mistakes - Conway the Machine

Referenced Links:
Game Says Kanye Did More His Career Than Dr. Dre Did - AllHipHop

Who Is Kanye West's New Girlfriend Chaney Jones? (cosmopolitan.com)

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Transcript

Jeff:

Yo, yo, yo, today's episode is sponsored by hydro neat hydration, electrolyte packets. Welcome to Episode 85 of the culture was good. And I'm all right. There's some things to talk about today that these guests share what isn't like $4 now?

Anthony:

Sure, like 396. I said, Well, fine, I was gas coming to them

Jeff:

telling people for like a year, matter of fact, by for the election, before Biden even won, I was telling people like, Yo, gas is gonna go up to $4 this is what always happens. Obviously, the Russia shitting happen and helping but I called the shit like years ago, I was like, Yeah, we're gonna get $4. Again, as soon as the election is over, this is going to start going up. But anyway, man is give a shout out to a coach or crew, man, I just want to tell them, we appreciate them. We couldn't be doing this without them. And I want to let them know that I hear them. And I'm saying when they when they come to me, or they come to us with suggestions or critiques or advice or whatever, I listen, I hear them. And recently, it was brought to my attention that we haven't reviewed any albums. And the bar exam recently. It was also brought to my attention that we haven't done and Is that racist segment. So look, first of all, there's been there's been more important shit to talk about. Yeah, we've been talking about here the last you know, like month, and I felt that it hasn't been any any albums that have been noteworthy. Until now, though. So I did hear Yeah, and I was gonna do this anyway, this week, because the Conway album came out last week. And you know, I like to give it a week, at least for us to really listen to it. So we're going to review the Conway album on this episode. And as far as the Is that racist segment, I felt like we've been doing it for a whole month, the last whole month has been about racism between the Joe Rogan shit right? Between you know, politics

Anthony:

between all types of women talking about racism or black history month so

Jeff:

I'm saying it was black history month that we spent every episode talking about racism, so you know, but yeah, technically we didn't do it Is that racist segment, but something happened this week. That, you know, deserves to be on Is that racist? So we're going to do that. And I think also people was missing angels voice, you know, when he was coming on, say, Is that racist? I think that's what it was, too. But anyway, yeah, I hear ya. And I just want to tell you, you know, I appreciate y'all we couldn't be doing this without our culture, cruise last patrons. And I don't want you to, you know, don't hesitate to ever hit us up with suggestions, ideas, whatever I want. I want to make you know, your experience as a patron as pleasant as possible. And that being said, it was one of our patrons birthdays this week, so shout out to Grand Kaiser. His birthday was March 2. Congratulations. I know how old he is not putting out a job like that. Absolutely. Another year

Anthony:

life is a blender. Happy 21st

Jeff:

So if you're in the Central Florida area, you can check out Eric's cleaning services they doing good things out there. So happy birthday to my man. And there's also give a shout out to the black hair week. He's well he's one of our VIP patrons shout out. But yo where you want to start man we got we got the bar exam. We got the Is that racist? We got I want to talk a little bit about Kanye just a little bit you know, I don't like spending too much time on dude. Not talking about the game a little bit.

Anthony:

As in the basketball game or as in the RAM rapper. Give me a longer drink champion of you. Yeah, but just a little piece of it. Some he said it for fucking hours, man. I just want to talk about the one thing he said. We can go ahead and jump on Kanye. Everyone else here so why not?

Jeff:

Okay, well, I guess this is both I guess both of these stories is coming in. Because the game it has to do with Kanye as well. When he went on drink Sampson, he said that they did more for him in two weeks than Dr. Dre ever did in his entire career. I mean, is that blasphemy? Because he put out the documentary on the DRE and that's a classic album. I feel like he's biting the hand that fed him before. And he's not feeding him anymore, but He fed them before. Put them on and shit

Anthony:

here today. So with that easy phone, what it what it can really do for him.

Jeff:

And that easy song was was for him just dissin Skeet, aka Pete Davidson sort of videos. It was funny.

Anthony:

Yeah, pick him up.

Jeff:

But yeah, you know, I think he helped produce his latest album. He's easily you know, he's hoping them on there. I don't know. But then check this out. Then 50 cent 50 cent tweets. You know, a picture of that comment of the picture of game and Kanye and games comment. And the 50s Like he's like huh what's what happened here? So he put in game actually responded to fit he's like, last time you did this with me. Do you in a clothing got put in a casket with the entire group and you went into television? I like power and shit. Leave it alone. I'm back outside. Fit the respondent today. Good. I don't think he wants to smoke with the game anymore.

Anthony:

He do. I just don't think he cares. Now

Jeff:

gaming really relevant more than 50 is still making money. So

Anthony:

that's the point. And that's the point where, if I'm going to disagree with game was going to be about that, because Dr. Dre helped a lot of people. He did. But he gave a lot of them and starts, which is true. But after that, they kind of went upon and develop their own thing. All like all the people you saw on stage with Dre at Superbowl, Snoop started off, did his own thing. 50 started off, did his own thing and started off with his own thing. It's not like, you know, Dre has been fully producing over the past 20 years. It's he had their sporadic it's how his life is, but he's got into other interests and things like that. It's not his job to help anybody's career show job fix your shit. Not Drake, Drake, Drake. Drake is the greatest starting off point. Like if you have a Dr. Dre produce album, that means everybody's going to listen. But after that, y'all I'm thinking, I'm thinking I'm going to think out loud. Has there been? No, because at the dogs out, Dre wasn't really around, because of everything because he was an aftermath at the time.

Jeff:

But I think Eminem is like the only person that Dre has really like held his hand all the way to the top, you know, I'm saying, but it's

Anthony:

really the only the first two albums and after that empty, like going back to where we fit to just the first time. But they're also dripping, they all made their own way in the end period. They all did. So to say that Connie did the most of your career in the past week. And this past year is that it didn't Dre did his entire that seems. You seem super disingenuous. Like it's just a shot at Dre Like, it wasn't my job to handhold through this entire time. As a matter of fact, as I said outside of him, he didn't really hold nobody's in. I mean, he would produce a track here and there. But he wasn't doing albums for people anymore. He's past that shit. He still is people still waiting for his album to drop. So that's just not going to be but for gaming to come out and say the thing about Kanye and I'm just not understanding all this. Aligning with Kanye. Game got to relax. But what were you going to say about Kanye?

Jeff:

I just want to talk about his. I just want to talk about his Kim light girlfriend. his new girlfriend Cheney Jones. I'm calling her Kim light. Because she's like a clone of Kim, but just younger

Anthony:

Xerox looks

Jeff:

like he like yeah, I'm gonna fucking get me a younger version of Kim and I'm walking around with her. So he's already had two girlfriends after Kim, who was the one chick that was real brief. And she was like, Yeah, I love them. We were just having fun. Jones or whatever.

Anthony:

That the actress to x No, no Jones, who he's with now. Fox

Jeff:

five Julia. Julia Fox. Thank you, Julia Fox, who was younger than Kim. And now he's with Cheney Jones who's even younger than that. How does Jakey bagging the shorties well? Or is he just a come up for these for these chicks? I'll be seen with him a little bit. I'll come on some magazines. People are start interviewing me. And that's it. And then we could go our separate ways. And I'm already catapulted to the next level.

Anthony:

They won't be to come up. They keep going on like this. Because like I said, it's Hmm. There's actually a deeper conversation to have. But that's having. I'm guessing you didn't watch Part D. But it depends on if you watch Part Three of the Netflix thing of

Jeff:

genius. I did not watch Part Three yet,

Anthony:

then we can't have it. Because you'll see it. You see, like, I want to delve into his career. Afterwards, his struggles with mental health, so on so forth, you get it, but that's why I stated before when we're talking about it, it is dope. But like, everyone kept like saying like, I didn't see it as a hero's origin story. I think that's the origin of the villain. Like at this point, when this thing happens, it only becomes worse. And this is just proof matter. Like

Jeff:

anagen. Right? Like anagen he starts off you love a lovable character.

Anthony:

You get it like just you just cannot escape the dark side. Now, I don't want to get too personal. And if you don't want to ask this question, that's fine. But and God knows I do not want this. I'm so God. This is me asking a question not pushing into Universal. Just take it as is. If you left your wife, or if your wife left you would you date a duplicate of your wife?

Jeff:

Probably not. No. Right?

Anthony:

It seems hella weird. I can see she has some similarities to her. But if you kind of looked at her and squinted your eyes, you see Kim? Yeah, but I don't know if the personality is the same. I know. She's saying I have no idea. There's just hella weird that of all the people in the world. Again, you're trying us you're pretty famous. You can date a lot of people, a lot of people in your field a lot of people in your, your status or so and so forth. So you can have them you can definitely make them shouldn't be a problem should be easy work your yay, not a problem. But you did a duplicate of your wife and then the way that you keep saying you want her back but everything that you're doing is the reverse of what it would take to get the person you're supposed to love back. Like I know I keep saying that. Please go and fuck him up because I believe that like he like yeah, that's the whole thing he seems more obsessed with Pete and he does with his wife. Also, he keeps talking about his peak. In a video he puts Pete like, the woman you want back like should probably take the time to give the effort to do so condition here and it. And the way he's acting tours in a way you send me threatening notes other said, you're making songs about beating up a boyfriend. And if you watch at least the first two parts of the genius documentary, nothing about Kanye scream stuff. So where are all these other ships coming from? I do not backpacker de Saint you. Right and that's fine. That's cool. And people love that about him. Like every every nigga ain't got to be hard. It's fine. It's, you can be a regular ass person. I wouldn't, I wouldn't never even call you a square. Like you just you live in your life and you're doing whatever you're doing. But the thing that all of a sudden someone's gonna be like, I'm this nice guy was so nice. Um, I'm just talking about No, you got to get more security. Come on. That's not enough. That's not you. You saw the whole thing we kind of use weird like I like I have literally no reason to buy it simply to listen to that fucking album. I'm sorry. As a matter of fact that you like rap two, off the top of your head, what is commies most memorable verse that you can remember.

Jeff:

I mean, my favorite Kanye favorite Kanye song is falls down. And I just like the very last part where he says we're all subconscious. I'm just the first to admit it. I thought that was my ROI. When I first heard that, and that's like the one line that stands out to me the most out of his whole catalogue.

Anthony:

And that and that, that level of clarity is the thing that people are missing now. But this is not that met the whole thing. Kinda is a good rapper. I think it is why he thinks you'd be like the greatest. But like I said, it's not one of God. Like over your head, you can think of the best verse you can better versus just shooting your brain. Like,

Jeff:

I know, he'd been a lot of just little lines here and there like that line. And then the one from braces walks where he goes. And if this take away from my spins, which will probably take away from my hands, and I hope to take away from my sins

Anthony:

that bring a day that I dreamed about. Next time I'm in the club. Everybody

Jeff:

uses water. That's the water that stands out from NASA and to me. And that's it. Those are two lines that stand out to me his old catalog.

Anthony:

And we all got a pair of rapids we all got our favorite lines, we all got our favorite verses verses all got our favorite tracks. And what we get is always like a touch of this the touch that touch of this touching that, but there's not one near verse that comes to mind. We're like, Yeah, that's that's the one ever and like it's not doubt his ability as a rapper not definite down his ability as a producer. But even I think that she struggled a bit recently we talked about it was Alan before. That's not the same guy. And we're applauding and we're giving credit to someone who's not the same guy. So calling this guy genius, which he probably is, but we sold them on a shit for so long, but now he's just getting lazy about it and not giving us shit that we need. I'm sorry, I love his music. I'm not buying a fucking $200 stem player. Just to hear one raggedy ass out. That's still not fully out there yet. I'm good brother. But yes, you know what, you're absolutely right. We have spent exactly too many minutes talking about this. So let's go ahead and move forward.

Jeff:

I like one last thing I like how he ended the video where it says everybody lived happily happily ever after except for skeet and he said Just kidding he's fine. Fucking cloud when

Anthony:

it all kind of gets my like Matt was saying your

Jeff:

thing is ski his foot is easy to find bro he's out here. He's in New York. He goes to every knick game he said right courtside next to Chris Rock. You can see him you know

Anthony:

it's not like he's out here. Hi. He had not at all like he just walked around Soho with a hot dog man he lives in his life right like if you're talking to a list if you really want to get at him he right there but to stop saying shit about me. You're not saying that about you? You got no concerns?

Jeff:

I have a fuck Kanye. Or yay, whatever. Hey, I just wanted to mention real quickly we talked about books before and audio books you said you never like actually heard the audiobook. Right? Well, we just got we just partnered up with Audible is just affiliate affiliate partnership with Audible. Okay, you know, they powered by Amazon. They got like 200,000 audiobooks on there. I mean, the last book I read was The Will Smith shit.

Anthony:

But I actually read read that they got books galore. Yeah. Which one? The Will Smith? Like I actually read it wasn't audio, but you can listen to it. All right. Yeah, I remember seeing that. Yeah. So

Jeff:

if you want to sign up real quick, just a free trial use the link we got in the show notes. They're going to actually give you a free book get to download a free book and you get to enjoy the show for 30 days the whole catalogue shit. So I think that's dope he telling the audience you telling me telling you and the audience okay, I know you fuck with books you like reading? While you're driving to work you can pop it on and see if you like listening

Anthony:

to it is weird. It's not like like, it's like what stupid neglect? Yeah, I know. You fuck with books. Like you mean I like reading?

Jeff:

Yeah, like reading books. I know you don't listen to them. But maybe you could try it out. See if you like the show.

Anthony:

Because I'm too busy listening to our podcast and others back. See. Trying to kind of keep this just trying to get your role in touch with anyway,

Jeff:

this is some books in the audible trial.com/to coach. Yes, but let's get into this. Is that racist? No, this is reverse racism.

Anthony:

thing, but I don't know, because

Jeff:

let me tell you what happened. Okay. So I took to Twitter, I told you about the blog I wrote, I only have one blog post up. And it's about, you know, Afro Latinos embracing their blackness and their, you know, African roots and stuff like that. I read

Anthony:

Thank you. Would you thought about it? I think it was well written. It was short. Too long.

Jeff:

You know, I mean, I want people because I know people don't read in today's generation.

Anthony:

No, because they have audiobooks. Just due to verbal part. Oh,

Jeff:

hey, speaking of that, I did that exclusive for the patrons. So sign up, you get exclusive shit like that, just for the coach or crew. I recited it for them, and the Patreon so yeah, go to our Patreon page. And you can hear me recite the fucking block to you. You're welcome.

Anthony:

Do you want me to you want to write it? me read it to my voice. His voice is better. We all do that. We could do that. The next one. They were Afro Latinas, like anti black like shut the fuck up Afro Latinas. I said then I go on like that. But no, I thought I thought was well written. I think you took your time with it. I think it wasn't something that you threw together. I think you actually thought like, I think you thought about it. I think that the conversation that we've had, that you've had with, like family members or so and so forth, like it's something about it like, but you're really down and you're black, the fact that so it's kind of interesting. So yeah, I don't get I really did. Because when we

Jeff:

go you know, we've got these little family nights, and we're going over the old ass pictures that we found. And I'm like, damn, this is a really you know, this person look black. And I mean, this person's brown. This was all types of people in the shit. And as you get older, you start realizing like, oh, we you know, we're fuckin Africans.

Anthony:

And we don't embrace this. If you have pictured like some dude named Reggie lay hold up. Who is this like? blackest fuck, like as you're like, oh, man, like we need to get to the root to this problem. Some off?

Jeff:

Like, did you have a good credit? Do you have a good credit score?

Anthony:

Is your credit Mulgrew right now?

Jeff:

My shit is about 700 Hey, good, man. That's

Anthony:

good. I'm on the clock. You know what's weird? Because when you were a kid, and when even when you're in college, you get your first job. You don't give a fuck about credit, all you get older.

Jeff:

I'm already thinking about my son's credit, I'm trying to figure out what should I could put in his name to help him build credit already. Don't do that, well, I'm not gonna, you

Anthony:

know, I'll teach you a secret. I'll teach you how to help him. Okay, get a credit card, we're like a 500 island, right, but put him as the assignee on it. Okay. So he won't, so to ask for his name, social security number, so he'll be added to it, but he's never going to use it. So basically, he's attached to like your school. So he's building up credit on that one card. So basically, if you bought like, you know, like, act like you might link your Netflix bill every month, you pay it off. So therefore, you have a positive history of credit payments sold before for a very long time. Like so once he actually does apply for his own, he's already had like, he already has a history because it has been signed to that card. And then like I said, he doesn't have any negative things on it, anything else like that, so she'd be fine.

Jeff:

Damn, this is this is good information, write this down.

Anthony:

I'm a wealth of good information. I tell a lot of parents that like when your kid turned like like 1213 years old, just get it get a secured credit card for a small amount, whatever, like let's say even $1,000 Just assign one thing to it automatically that gets auto paid every month. So therefore like their names on it and your names on it, but that's the only thing and their credit history that's assigned to it. They'll never miss a payment though they're sure that they've already established credit for X amount of years so if they get to college and so on and so forth. If they want to apply there and get like student loans stuff like that they have a better rate because they already have an established credit line well credit history and rely met the credit history will already be established. Therefore someone to come time for loans they'll probably get lower rates because they don't need to cosign anything else like that they are responsible and looking at credit.

Jeff:

What about for a four year old like my son angel?

Anthony:

I got worried about that yet but I wouldn't worry about it now. Cuz he's 18 years old. He got 14 years of credit they don't want oh what would you boy

Jeff:

a minute Yeah, let me see. Let me see your birth certificate be 35

Anthony:

pay stubs any see some pay stubs from W twos I need to see your birth chart would they would you born the sign and everything else like that? But people be tripping because people don't know how to handle credit responsibly, I think but that's a lesson that you had to learn I had to learn a lot of people had to learn because I think when some people get it and I think that's partially our fault because when we're young we get credit cards like Man fuck that I'm paying it we get phones you're like man fuck that company I'm not paying them back so on so forth not know all the shit come together. They're like you know I want to get a car you want apartment we want this and XYZ Anyway, let me check my credit score like 520. That's a high number. It's really mad mathematically, like numerically Sure, but you're supposed to be like, I guess me like six ATS looks like 650. And above it probably about right. So you got to build all that shit up and you got all these other people here running scans with you and shit like I can clean up your credit and so on and so forth, just do the job zones, which is smart in some cases, like if you have if you can handle it, you can take all your credit card debt and everything else and put into one loan, they've cut a check, you pay everybody off, and you pay off that one thing, but you gotta still gotta be responsible with the cards and stuff that you have. Because just because you're paying them off, you don't clip and another thing, don't ever close a credit card account. If you don't use a ship, it's open for 45 Never ever, because it lowers your it lowers your credit history time. So if you got one open and you never use it, you pay $10 A month towards it. Just fucking keep it established credit lengthens your credit history time to know even if you had it for 20 years, you barely fucking use it, you still had it, you handle it responsibly. But don't ever close an account just let

Jeff:

it begin of the consolidation like me. And wifey recently did this shit, bro, we took all our bills, we took out one loan and paid off all the bills we have. And we're actually in because the interest rates was high on all the other ships combined. We're actually saving money, like $300 a month. And we only got that one bill and our credit went up. That's

Anthony:

the point of a consolidation loan. That's the whole point. You put everything into that could that has a lower rate than all the other shit combined, all the other sheets paid off, but not other shit, you pay it off. Like if it's credit card, something that you got to handle that shit responsibly. That means if we go on bathroom shift, we're doing it out, we got to make sure we got two hours to pay that bitch off when it's due. That's it. People do consolidation loans, and then they still go back to the same like spending habits like you can't do that. The whole point of it is to tighten a fuckup not you got to tighten up, get squared away. I won't take no trips, no shit like that, but I'll just be smart about it.

Jeff:

When does this become a finance episode, we could do the whole episode just on this topic whenever you want to spend money on how to improve the credit. Hey,

Anthony:

whenever you want, man I try. I myself am fiscally responsible. I do it. I did it on purpose. And my credit fucked up when I got my first car. I wanted to get it in there, the rate was so high, it didn't make any sense. Had to get some old beater car which held itself together for a while but then I got blown under control. I started understanding like credit to debt ratio, a lot of things in regards to it. And when I got the next car, I still remember like the car got now I remember walking into the dealership, I did all the stuff, all the all the research and check my scores and so on and so forth. Actually had my my car was already pre financed. And when they sent me now, like, we got offers from the six banks and so on and so forth, blah, blah, like we can get you for this, this amount of month, and this for this amount of money and this this amount of money, but which would like to go with like, I don't have to go into your book, like what do you mean? Like, all go through finance, hold on, and I show them the thing on the phone, like, okay, they took the code in the back and like Hey, you're good. You're good to go like, Yeah, fucking do that. And then when I'm talking about my car, like they break, like, we have to run their credit score, like I know, because I'm black, but a little bit. It's fine. I knew like I knew I had to take a little bump in the credit score. Yeah, I knew I had to run it Danny ran it it was like you know cuz like cuz people don't understand this is a credit score for home lending this a credit score for auto is different scales on it like your, your car credit score's is really high it's like, like 830 like Wow, really like yeah, like well, you know, we can you finance for $25,000 we can get to this car, like how much is it? Like 7375? Like, I can afford that is it? Well, you could take out a loan in regards to definitely no, no, no, no, but I didn't know how to kind of bind power until actually realizing put my shit in order. A lot of people believe in that shit on stuff you can't do that. Gotta be responsible. That's just like I'm, your credit score is like your word. Like, I gotta see how you trustworthy. And if you can't, if you might be saying you got this shit and money but that your credit goes to some different than you know you're lying to me. You got to hold your word. So you shut off on time do the responsible thing. Like say if you ever want to have an episode to talk about finance? We could do that. It's not a problem.

Jeff:

Yeah, we could fucking bring some experts in here to talk to them about the ship. Absolutely. I'm

Anthony:

tired of being broke man. I'm sorry, man. I'm like I'm not and I have no shame to anybody who does because everybody got to do it. I got to survive, but I'm past foodstuff phase in my life. If I gotta go back then to me that desperate and had to do what I had to do but I'm past that

Jeff:

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Anthony:

my shotglass we're gonna have a running bit every time he said I'm just gonna take me a shot. Not today but next week like

Jeff:

Yeah, the one coach that that one is the blog is on there, Afro Latinos need to embrace their blackness correct. So I went on Twitter, and I you know, I'm just promoting them. Anybody wants to go read this? And I don't want to say this gentleman's name. We both know who he is. You already know who I'm talking about. We've mentioned him enough on hand. He's been getting mad. Okay. He responds. You ready for this? And you tell me this is fucked up.

Anthony:

I'm listening. I'm listening. That's why That's why I block the camera cuz I was going to clear my mind here

Jeff:

went on Twitter. And I'm like, yo, go check out the blog, you know, Afro Latinos need to embrace their blackness. This gentleman responds, just be Latin. We're good on the black side without the band Wagoner's? So then I go that sounds racist. And he goes, unpopular opinion black people scientifically can't be racist. And you alluded to that before I've heard this before. But can you be reverse racist? Who said just be Latin we're good on the black side without the bandwagon errs? That mean, that's a

Anthony:

weird statement all unto itself. I mean, people should embrace their heritage embrace who they are. You Afro Latino and you and you accept yourself as Afro Latina. Like, you're, I want to say that you're accepting yourself as Afro Latino, but you're starting to understand that there are some there's a huge uniqueness about your family history. There's, um, there's some nuance that's required. It's not just, it's not just not just all Latin all day Latin game I not that. I like it, especially when when you're African American, especially in this country, like your because of the history of slavery, your your bloodline is probably tainted anyway. So you're the black African American, like I said, it's the whole depending upon how you put yourself, but I'm not going to put anybody else down for trying to understand their roots and where they come from, what I mean, the only tricky part I have about that is when people like they do that, and all of a sudden, like, Hey, man, I'm Afro Latina, I can say, No, you can't stop that. And I think it's part of like it literally kind of like, what the show is titled The culture. You can be Afro Latino, but your culture is going to be directly impacted in the environment that you're raising, right? You can be you can be Afro Latino. Yes. But if, if you were raised in a home that gently prepared meals that were of Spanish descent, or of Latin American descent, so

Jeff:

we apologize and say rice and beans. No, no, no,

Anthony:

not that. Like, yeah, what's it? What's the, um, what's the porch?

Jeff:

Are we making a new fire?

Anthony:

Are we gonna say, right? Fuck that important for now. Fracking, but you grew up in a household that spoke Spanish, everything about your culture is specifically geared towards that. That's fine. But it doesn't negate the other aspects of your life. Other members of your family that are a baby of Caribbean descent are of African American descent, if you want to get in touch with that site to get a fuller picture of yourself. Yes, you should do so. But you're not picking aside you're not jumping on the bandwagon. You're choosing your point and your purpose. Like I know that I am Latino, yes. But there are certain things about my life that I would like to know and understand better and that is outside of my culture. And those people that are family members, I would like to know more about them, where they came from so and so forth. So I think get a better understanding of myself. So nobody wants to play the favorite that just seems weird the whole bandwagon shit. Like, what's it we're cool over here? No, we're not because we're pack of mixed people all into ourselves. Just historically like if, if your family family, family family family were brought up here on the trend, transatlantic slave trade, you're going to be blended with Cuba and you're going to be blended with Haitian you're going to be blended with African because that's the route that thing so you're gonna be blended with white or whatever. Because of the no the sexual assaults and rapes of slave masters at that time. So the whole thing that act like disappear, racist of nothing that seems weird to me, and trying to denigrate anybody else just seems unbecoming. You don't need to do that as Medpac you don't even need an opinion. Just be like, you're cool with that. That's fine. But everybody has their own. Now. I'm always the black guy talking about the racist thing. I'm the scientifically proven part is the weird part. Because there's not like, I need a pure research paper for him. Or her to

Jeff:

act like I like I get the idea of, you know, the oppressed can't be the oppressor type of shit. That's the that's the mentality when he says that, like, well, we can't be racist, because we're the ones that you know, we're being discriminated against historically. Correct. But you could be reverse racist, if you know, I'm saying, we had a whole episode about you questioning whether you hate white people or not. That's, that's a form of racism.

Anthony:

No. And the thing is, I think, I think you can be biased. Like, because because racism is a contract. It's not an actual no sound where it's not an actual thing. It's like, racism is basically like the laws, the the implementations that are created to keep a particular race below, I guess, the standard or whatever, there's a more direct definition to it. Like you can actually look it up. Can you be biased? Yeah. But the whole thing is like, when people say like, black people can't be racist. Yes, it can. Just like Latin people can be racist, like Chinese people can be racist. Anybody who is in the minority who has been held down by the majority, they're going to have certain particular feelings and opinions built upon things that's going to affect them in their everyday lives. So they're going to state and you do these certain things. As a matter of fact, like when people talk about racism and everything else like that, they say that other people can't, like, part of us that's impossible. Like you had to learn it from somewhere. And to learn it from like a, you know, a racist source to kind of demean you and put you down and everything to that degree to try to say that it doesn't exist, or we can't be we are it just that you just don't use the same terminology. We're biased, not racist, but it's two peas in the same pod, just come from a different person. If you're from the majority. You look down somebody is racist, but if in the minority, you can do that as bias. Still same hurtful shit, but depends on your view of it. I guess you could say, alright, well, we love racism. It's not racist. It's just bias. But everybody treat each other respect or get beat up, like kinda gonna happen when Pete finds us.

Jeff:

You know, let's get into this bar exam, the bar exam. Let's review this Conway album, called God don't make mistakes. He didn't know this album. I mean, I thought it was a fire album.

Anthony:

I've been telling you about car we for the longest man just

Jeff:

Grizelda in general. And he's not even in the memorial. You say he wasn't? Then you leave. Yeah. But you know, whatever.

Anthony:

For now. For now. We'll see. Everybody come home again.

Jeff:

But coming home again. Alright. First song. Lock Load. That one is featuring beanie

Anthony:

Segal. It's a dope, dope. It was so good to hear beanie.

Jeff:

It's a dope track.

Anthony:

We're have beanie been yo. You didn't know that beanie was talking. Where he been like that raspy. He'd been trying to get it like that he had I think beans that he

Jeff:

said Did he have something wrong his throat.

Anthony:

But he's got shot a couple years ago, he lost one of his lungs. That's why like when he's rapping he's not that growling was more like it's, it's good to hear him and hear him back outside. I don't know if it's like a going to be a completion or you're going to hear more from them. But I was when I saw that was the first lead off. I'm like, that's a good get as a matter of fact, that's kind of one of the most impressive things about this album. Like if you're a hip hop head, you know who Conway is. For him to be who he is. It's a lot of it's a lot of heavy hitters on this album.

Jeff:

Facts. I was really surprised. The second song is my favorite song on the ship called tear gas. And it's featuring Rick Ross and it's featuring new Wayne and just for future reference, because for the for the end of the year we do our verses of the year type of shit. Little Wayne's verse on this song is a candidate for me for varsity yet. already put that person aside. I already put that aside is a nomination for varsity. Yeah.

Anthony:

Wait, wait got you on the hook. We got I told you we got you on the hook. I'm like when you hear that shit. But yo, Wayne doing what Wayne does. I mean, what do you expect? He's the greatest rapper I love. Relax. I'd hit no argument. I didn't hit the ball second right saying Relax. Relax. You sure? Oh boy.

Jeff:

I'm not prepared to say he's the best rapper on the planet like that.

Anthony:

Is he better than Kanye?

Jeff:

I mean, technically Oh, you

Anthony:

better Yeah, he

Jeff:

is. Yeah, of course he is. Let's move on. Title number three. Piano love. This one's produced by the alchemist. Alchemist is on the ship.

Anthony:

Yeah, alchemist produced magic because he's a dude.

Jeff:

So right off the bat. I was like, Oh, this album is gonna be diverse. Mm hmm. Then the next song is drum work. And actually got Kyla versus who's the featured on J ski.

Anthony:

I think the I think a person name is from looking at probably seven the genius.

Jeff:

Yeah, and then J skis. Dis easier. Seven The genius but they if they spell it funny,

Anthony:

right? I hate when it was good. cute names, man. But it's I mean, it's a wrap thing.

Jeff:

But I was dope. Isn't that a female? Genius?

Anthony:

I think so. I'm 90% Certain Oh, as a matter of fact, hold up

Jeff:

versus vs. vs. Dope on that. Then the fifth song is wow chapters and hip boys. Talk about your boy tip. Yo, but hit boy is producing on and yo hit boys not missing a lot.

Anthony:

It wasn't hit boy. He's been on the run. But it's different. Because we grew up in a time where we made like producer stars hit boys. Not that hip was like our producer in this fire. Like, honestly, I didn't I don't even know what his voice sounds like.

Jeff:

Like I don't even want it. I don't even want not doing shit with nobody else but hit boy now. Because the last couple of things I did we hit boys just classic shifts.

Anthony:

I don't think NAS is going to unless it's DJ Premier.

Jeff:

I don't want him to work with nobody else but headboard.

Anthony:

I don't think he I don't think he needs to work with Premier now. No, I honestly don't like I think that, um, what knives and hit boy has right now is just something that's cooking. And if that so leave it alone. And right now like they put up some very good albums. But I mean, I don't wanna speak on knives about this one's gonna hit boy like he just he's been in a row. He's been doing it for a while. Like it was extremely good at this producing cit. And this is a good track right here. But before I play it or play a little bit of it, you want to say something about tip because I know that's your man's in him.

Jeff:

Nah, I'm just mad that Mikey she ain't know who tip was. He thought we was talking about he know he thought we was talking about we thought we talked about

Anthony:

some apple

Jeff:

he saw he was talking about

Anthony:

you know what I hate about tip man on saying that, like, he might as like spend a lot of time read the dictionary big guy. Not that,

Jeff:

you know, that's how he talks. That's his vocabulary, but you can't hate him because he talks the way he talks.

Anthony:

Like, like these big words used to be a little bit too aggressive or too slow to shut down use cat dog head rat. Just simple shit. Like, that's not TF but you still got to weigh up there. Right

Jeff:

and that intimidates a lot of people. That's probably why a lot of people don't mention him when they talk about you know, some of the illness especially some of the illness from the South because of his vocabulary. I think that intimidates people. Yeah. extensive vocabulary. Let the man cook man.

Anthony:

I know. I know here I did adversity, but it luda when I forget. He smoked yeah boots.

Jeff:

Luda definitely has more hits. That's the thing.

Anthony:

Louis smokers Fuck. God, he smoked it. But that's the crazy thing about Tip Tip. Like, I want to see 50 bucks like see the big in your state back. Run to the back again again to you. Let's go to kick us out. And he already told you get off the tip of his dick. So come on,

Jeff:

on the same song he

Anthony:

was on. Exactly like yeah, like you don't want that smokey. No better. Hi. So

Jeff:

tip guy the problem. That's a dope song number six was guilty.

Anthony:

I like the songs my favorite song that really? Yeah. Okay, good. I mean, it's talking about the whole shit. He went through like, you know, being shot and being shot getting Bell's Palsy and everything else like that surviving. This kid dying and everything like, yeah, it's who he is like, and it's it's concise. Two minutes and 20 seconds. It gets to the point. Like no no fast beat productions like knowledge just spit and let get us off and like, Yeah, I like this kind of way. I like it when the artist is honest about themselves. But because it we've said thing about Kanye the whole thing. him talking about his insecurities and God and so on and so forth. I think a lot of people like this is kind of the the reason why people have to pack so much. There's this this is unflinching honesty about who he is. I can't stand Bitches love business. I love my mama, a bang and big his wife. So don't believe them to say that for the purposes that he had, right? Whatever. But it's a duality But he was honest about both parts whenever someone when they get in that rat bag and people do that people love it that's why you love DMX so much because you knew when he was rapping there was no lion there was no front and what he was doing and when you know he just kind of dropped this like this confessional piece in the middle of an album like I fucks with that heavy Absolutely.

Jeff:

The next song is the Grizelda song basically John Woo flick featuring Benny the butcher and west side

Anthony:

I think I may like it but like just just play it and the whole thing is that they the three dudes from Buffalo like people forget that buffalo in New York like like not part of like, Buffalo nobody reps buffalo just the bills

rap music playing:

I'm sorry to hear

Jeff:

that can hurt me I felt like he was talking to me know when the thing about these cats is to how old is these cats? Are they in the 20s? Are they in the 30s late because they have an old soul? They don't rap like none of the dudes from today you know I'm saying they still remind me of 90 dudes.

Anthony:

I think the fact when you go through it like a hard life

Jeff:

they're not mumbling they're not talking stupid shit. You know? I mean, they talk about like they it's boom bap shit.

Anthony:

So Conway is 40 Binney is 37 lives so they're not he they are age. Right. And Westside is 3937 39 era they grew up listening to the show. We listened. We grew up listening. Yes, yeah. And it but but the difference is that it had and still influences what they are now and they can do it for this generation.

Jeff:

Plus they relatively new in the game too. You know, I'm saying they came out kinda kind of late.

Anthony:

Well, that's the thing. I think that if you're listening to hip hop, they've been around for a few years and it didn't seem like mainstream because right enemy technically they still not really mainstream yet, but but if you are of the hip hop culture, you're if you say like you don't know who Brazil did, you should probably stop talking like this. The conversation is right there. Period. And that's fine. Go ahead.

Jeff:

Next song stress feature in Wilo 267. Am I even saying that name right. Wilo.

Anthony:

I know exactly who he is. I don't want to say it wrong. I don't want to say anything. He was a rapper was kind of a rapper, but wallow is um Oh, fuck. wallow is Gillies co hosts on million dollars worth the game? That's his co hosts.

Jeff:

Then the next joint was so much more, which I thought was the sentimental joint of the album. You know what I'm saying? I guess he has a couple of them. But this one was like a sentimental joint real life shit.

Anthony:

Could we all go through it? And I think we all have intimate, you know, we all saw for shitting sound with someone that minute. We all know I've had to tell people I've had to

Jeff:

tell people that about you. Because as you unintimidating as motherfucking people be scared of you. I'm like, yo, that's my man. He ain't gonna fuck you up. He literally gonna kill me like Chill man. He's a teddy bear man he's a

Anthony:

teddy all you got to do is have a car or you do have a conversation with me and also we friends table I'm not like it's I don't walk in your household and start smacking your mother. Like like like this is like some gangster shit going on like I don't do that man. I don't fight like that. I don't like all the time you ever know me? I don't scrap it's not in me. I'm not here to do no shit like that. But if it comes down to it, I'm ready. That's a difference. But the whole thing is like like you probably shouldn't really be intimidated but I get it I just kind of my general my general where's my general face like just not really here for nothing? Oh shit.

Jeff:

You look like the following him bro. You don't like the black Kingpin? Hey look that's what you look like

Anthony:

a man is a man sometimes you gotta get shaken but hey the Kingpin is charming you got friends people like him gotta have a conversation with them

Jeff:

you got money to talk to me?

Anthony:

Absolutely Nick I'm broke when gas prices going up I'm about to buy me a hose and some taping Bobby siphoning gas left and right me gonna corner filling I should I'm telling you my finals finals a gala. Monica. Let's get back to

Jeff:

you my job picked the wrong time to call us back into the office bro. Like, oh, like yo, y'all pay I'm gonna send y'all see seats. Can we get a voucher a gas voucher?

Anthony:

I'm going to get him every time like when a receipt Absolutely yes. Yeah, want me to email it to me? The full card before me today get receipts give me them receipts to everybody getting paid fuck out of here.

Jeff:

Next song was number 10 Chanel pearls featuring Jill Scott and yo just got was spin.

Anthony:

me she's from Philly.

Jeff:

I mean, I never heard Jill Scott ramen.

Anthony:

I know but everybody I'm like, why am I

Jeff:

gonna have to do a double take and I'm like reading all the credits I'm like is this Joe Scott? Like wrapping

Anthony:

her back a little wrapping them? Okay?

Jeff:

Especially the bag is right back at me I'm dumb dumb writing a 16 immediately

Anthony:

like can have a number two pencil and a piece of paper I'm writing right now 20 G's

Jeff:

she hold up and then the Lexol was Baba the light Babus featuring Keisha plum to go sing and then the final song was the title song God don't make mistakes featuring a net price and again Alchemist is producing Now

Anthony:

I told you I can fuck with them for a very long time I love Alchemist

rap music playing:

guess I did possible twice sometimes I wonder if this Bell's palsy did paralyze Mike well know where this thing in marrows on my face painting on side of buildings on me what I still be why Miss Williams, they say I provide my storage stillness by a million. We're out to miss several payment,

Anthony:

man. I guess when you hear somebody talking about the realness of the shit that happened in life, you can't help but to be inspired and can't help but to be impressed.

Jeff:

So overall, I thought it was a fire album. I'm gonna give it a 3.5 mics. And I already told you anything above anything above three is glowing praise. A glowing endorsement. But it's gonna be very hard for me to give any album more than 3.5 it would have to be like an instant classic.

Anthony:

Yeah, and I'm that's why I'm gonna give it a three but it's no fault of the album. It just a super high standard to try to get to that point. And this is a very good I would say so far this year. We're just getting to month three. Is that one has been better than this. This year. Yeah.

Jeff:

Not because we talked about the Snoop Dogg shit, and we didn't even bother doing that. We just talked about it in passing. Yeah,

Anthony:

I looked it was like

Jeff:

it was like a compilation album. I don't even consider that like a real album.

Anthony:

It seemed more than a stock like a it sound like a snoop are playing at snoop. They just had death row imprint on it. Which doesn't really. And that's the weird thing. It's funny how life in society is changed like that imprint to this generation doesn't mean jack shit. So you gave it a three I gave it a 3.5. Yeah. And that is nothing out. Let's give it a three and a quarter. Because I don't want to be like, Oh, but that's closer to two. Now. It's three and a quarter. It's a really good fucking habit. You know what? I'm lying. I'm lying. I'm lying. I'm lying. Because Benny's album came out to shoot it and that his album was good. I think that's better than I'm actually but I'm gonna do STEM. Listen to both of them. Well, I'm gonna take a drive with both of them. See how it makes me feel but it both two really good outline. Go Labarda shit. Not at all. This is really goddamn good word,

Jeff:

but y'all like it?

Anthony:

We're not gonna forget y'all. We're gonna bring back the bars in but it gotta be something worthwhile to talk about because y'all be like, talk about some little dirt. Hey, hey

Jeff:

Naomi shit if people want us to if they want to hear us talk about one and two reviews, you know, two mics? I mean, we could fuck around and just pick a random album that we know in our life. And just do it just so people can hear us talk about one mic half a mic two mics. This shit is trash. Because I've not really gonna entertain some shit that we know is gonna automatically be trash.

Anthony:

either throw the shit away, roll your weed up on it or ask for a refund from Apple

Jeff:

use it as a coaster. Oh,

Anthony:

but who relieves coasters like that? buy CDs like that?

Jeff:

I'm getting into buying vinyls be Wi Fi just bought me. She just bought me a thriller. Thriller. That's gonna be the first one in my collection.

Anthony:

You try to be one of those Negroes?

Jeff:

Yeah, like I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I want to get me all the classic shows. I want to give me automatic. I want to give me miseducation. Okay.

Anthony:

My father has the original imprint of off the wall. And the original imprint of thriller on vinyl. Yeah, I got thriller and they're like they're just sitting there but but that's the weird thing about society how old things become new now everybody want to go back to Final let me get that off the wall. Y'all did oh hell no, I did all this I'm just advancement and technology in town that you want to go back to

Jeff:

not only is it more expensive now to you go try to find it go try to find Lauryn Hill by No bro. $100 they want on Amazon or eBay? Yeah, I'm trying to look for the dark and Hellas high which is my favorite DMX album. They want like $100 for vinyl, I'm like shit. You try to go buy a tape player bro cassettes motherfuckers want like $50 for a Walkman that nobody uses Oh,

Anthony:

it's a worthless invention like I'm gonna get my money's worth add to this could you buy this from the

Jeff:

relic is a relic is a rarity? Yes

Anthony:

plastic not using us. I remember used to have the Sony Walkman with a little clamp on the fact that was was like the vibration protector.

Jeff:

I still got my Walkman, bro. In my dismay. Remember that this man first came out you can't really move it or it was skipped. And then they started making a new ones like antiskid you get three second anti Get like damn, you don't got a five second one. Yeah, it costs a little bit more. Let me get the five second antiskid you could hit it for five seconds and it wouldn't skip

Anthony:

it but hoping eventually it was going to skip like, no matter what you did like, you know this shit is happening right you notice it's gonna pop right Of course I do. But yeah limited

Jeff:

let me remind people to go in the show notes so people I think don't even realize this show notes bro in the episode you scroll down read motherfuckers go down everything we talk about a habit in the show notes, links, reference links, you know, I mean all our affiliates, you know, you're gonna click on we got the audible now you could click on that link and get that free offer.

Anthony:

It can't be telling people go down, man, you gotta roll, I roll down. I'm telling y'all go down, go down slow to the bottom.

Jeff:

There's different ways to support as many of you I don't want to become a patreon I could just you know, participate in the affiliate programs and echo supporters that way, man by

Anthony:

the person go off and be like, You know what, just put up a Go Fund I'm like, yo, we don't need none. We just podcast we want money. Donate if you want to. I don't really care to do donate. Like I want people to donate just for the honesty of us being honest. Like the shit not going to nobody but us. We're not selling shit. You're not saving lives when that donate a fucking thing we just want $1 You dollar you that Alana dream? Like what do I get my dollar? Thank you a hot fuck. It's America. What gratitude is unappreciated today

Jeff:

and go to the culture that one man new website up my head all the podcast episodes, read the blog. Yo, the next blog that I'm doing, I feel like you're gonna like it

Anthony:

as far as as far as geeks. So that's, that's two shots, man. It's too shot. Yo,

Jeff:

the next blog post, it's already written. I just got to put it up. As for geeks, it's gonna be comic related. Maybe we can you can talk about it. Once we once you read it. I mean, we could maybe do the audible for the for the Patreon page. Okay, and let me

Anthony:

give me a hint. Are you gonna like read like a little little snippet?

Jeff:

Nah, nah, nah. Yeah, cuz it ain't up here. What's up then we could talk about Okay. And when Black History Month is over, but let me just do a quote from

Anthony:

Chris sheets over St. Patty's Day Ganga squad.

Jeff:

My quote is from Nelson Mandela. May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.

Anthony:

I swear to God if you did it in the Mandela voice I slaps you daddy.

Jeff:

What's the Mandela? That sounds racist?

Anthony:

You know when people do the African voice nice we did this enough with like Brian doing it

Jeff:

well like the Black Panther voice assumption like I'm far more conscious. I'm

Anthony:

like, my name is Nelson Mandela and I would like to tell you that Yo, bro, don't do that. Wakanda forever. Yeah, that's the name of Black Panther too. So we called it the king as a moonda king I am on team the prince. That's the whole thing. He had a little accident with James Earl Jones sound like James Earl Jones when adding an African about his accent at all. He's like funny like I'm saying this is the voice bro. This is the kingly voice like bro, I'm the voice of Darth Vader I move faster. I'm not doing a ship and move faster. And don't any silly shit you're talking

Jeff:

fossa and jofy jofa We were one in the same I'm the king.

Anthony:

I always always want to either like like to read like when I depart this world I wanted the voice of James or drones or read my obituary. I mean he going out but it's got to be absent shit like that. I was

Jeff:

gonna say they should you should develop some show where you can just go on the app on the site and type in whatever you want. His voice is saying have his voice say they got to invent some shit like that. Or write a whole speech and have HIS MOTHER FUCKA speak the eulogy and

Anthony:

the fam jacket like this motherfucker was born on this day. He died on this motherfucking day like ah Sam the best send off ever appreciate it. But yo, I'm out here. We add here the culture one culture one culture culture the culture dot one. The culture dot ones be clear pizza and blog posts coming up. You might see some other shit let's go work.