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June 28, 2021

Leaving You

Leaving You

In this episode Jeff and Ant talk more Batman slander, LaLa and Carmelo Anthony's divorce and how 2020 has taken a toll on marriages. They also announce a new giveaway contest. 

Topics discussed:

  • Drinking Coffee before a workout
  • Gift of Gab's death
  • Derek Chauvin's sentencing
  • NY Knicks
  • Tyler the Creator's new album
  • Usher causing T-Pain's depression
  • The 25th anniversary of Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt
  • Ikea's Juneteenth racism
  • Celebrity marriages 2020
  • Online couples counseling
  • Word association
  • Who’s the most American super hero?

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Featured Song: Leaving You - Fabolous

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Transcript
Jeff DeLaRosa:

Thank you for tuning in to another episode of The Culture this is Episode 49 is your boy Jeff with my man Anthony What's going on?

Anthony:

Going on y'all Peace and blessings. Happy Days everybody

Jeff DeLaRosa:

where I'm over here drinking my coffee from Starbucks espresso especially like that.

Anthony:

They're not a sponsor. They are not a sponsor. They are not but we would love it and we would love it, but they're not a sponsor.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

And I never even used to drink coffee but I just recently started drinking the show cuz I was just been so tired I can't even stay up. My wife drinks coffee every day so I'll just make me one she made me want And ever since I just felt like the last two weeks I've been drinking this should just to stay awake.

Anthony:

I'm trying to tell you my welcome to the club man I'm letting you know right now. Honestly like I think people go a little bit too far with coffee like like it's like for some people like an addiction but man we didn't have a nice we did a nice cup of give it a right hit is perfect like I said my man told me this he's like he's a he's a power lifter and he's like you know how people go to gym and they take like a was that a pre workout and all the other stuff right? He's like leave that shit alone I really don't know what's in it you have your heart rate and so on so forth he said do this before you go work out go get you like a medium coffee black nothing in it just like free caffeine. He said it works magic as gross you need some sugar or something? No because that's the whole thing because you looking for the job you're not looking for anything else like it is gonna suck with the taste but he said it's only five calories and he never caffeine you say printed down water you have oh no Genie.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Because somebody somebody is pre workouts are full of caffeine. Like hundreds of milligrams of caffeine. I went to the gym Yeah, I went to the gym and I was like damn, I was like sluggish. So I went to the fridge and I'm like how much is this it was sorry and remember the name it was like some pre workout because like $2 a day was like yo just to let you know it has a lot of caffeine so you still want it out loud try it and I probably won't get it again cuz like I said I don't really drink caffeine like that but they had like 200 grams of caffeine and some have me why I was doing like 1000 push ups

Anthony:

and that'd be the whole thing like the good thing he told me about a cup of coffee is like because you want to have it like that's all you need because Are you looking forward to caffeine you know natural and nothing else. And I remember going to Gemma muscle due to a pre workout and meet him in at the same time he was at the counter like but leave he like slumped over the counter and started shaking and shit like because as you get your heart racing like it's it's some shit you got to be careful with but coffees it. I'm not a Starbucks person. They do make a good cup of coffee. I do prefer dunkin donuts. Probably more. I guess. Maybe because I'm basic. I don't care but shout out to Uncle Mike. He works at Starbucks. I ain't gone. I got shit on him. That's easy. He's a man might want to talk to Philly. Yeah, I put them onto the pod. So he's one of the managers in store in Philadelphia. So I'm gonna be like, you know, enjoy that man. He's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

a regular listener. He gets regular shots. Mm hmm. Uncle Mike. But yeah, let's start the show man. First off, yes. Rest in peace to get the Gabs if the guy's

Anthony:

we know what he died of. Nah, he just recently passed away so they didn't announced the reason for death. Yes

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So what are these rappers dying be and then we don't even know why what you know why they died of you know I'm saying we don't know if it's drugs if it's COVID if is what

Anthony:

I don't give a it's not an eye and I'm not trying to be dismissive in that note these rapids I like he like he was 50 like it was like that's how long he was. Yeah, like they're not long in the tooth they're not getting to like 7080 years old doesn't at all. They go in our early it's like you know we started off talking about the whole gym thing and caffeine and so on so forth. Like take better care of yourself. But like for your body everything

Jeff DeLaRosa:

that makes you wonder like the life that they live they would live in that fast life you know it was it was in the limelight did that take a toll on their bodies you

Anthony:

know I'm saying and I think what those that kind of entertainment Yeah, I think we're entertainers it just does like cuz you're you're never home you're traveling from place to place state to see I'm driving here flying here like you never there's no days off. There's not a vacation like you don't eat they're not sleeping.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

And that's why you see a lot of these new guys met the man Action Bronson. A lot of these dues now they get you know they eat and better than working out again into fitness again themselves into great shape. You know what I'm saying? You start Busta Rhymes. You know, I mean, like a bunch of these dues now they stay trying to take care of themselves.

Anthony:

Yeah, but but I think outside of math, I think what like what bluster and action? It was more like a health thing. I think like, I think what Buffett I think he said like yeah, like, power to someone is through. And it was making it hard for him to breathe. And like the weight wasn't helping. So he got it off actually did it because I think he had a baby. He was just organic scale. He just got so big. He's like, I gotta do something about this. And I mean, I mean, it's appropriate to shout them out for what they're doing. Because that's not like it's not an easy task. Like you go to gym you're like fuck To be hard, but you got to keep grinding at it but I think with anything else, it's just consistency keeping your time with it and results going calm ever. I think that shit happens overnight like you didn't eat yourself to this degree overnight, not gonna get right overnight. Just keep doing the right thing drink water, take a walk, be healthy. Shout out to those who is out there trying to do the best they can with that.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

We're moving on. There was a lot of Batman slander last week, right, actually, like in the last two episodes, because, you know, he's just, it's just been hilarious to pick on him put

Anthony:

on characters. You know,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

a lot of you know, a lot of people have found this ship funny. Um, but there was a couple things I've read because we, you know, we was talking about the ship with people was talking online about Batman, we didn't even go over all of it.

Anthony:

Now, we still feel like when I'm in Atlanta, plenty of Batman slanted II The wackest one out of all the Justice League. I just wanted to bring up because we're not even talking about cultural appropriation. Like, we're gonna discuss the fact that he's technically using blackface is he typically but the whole thing that big white ass chin sticks out so you know, as a white man? Like it's as if you're fully covered like a full covered mask like this might be going a bit too far. But you see that big ass white

Jeff DeLaRosa:

boys and shit like was that about?

Anthony:

A man he had from the up? Like, here's the funny thing. I've always wondered what Bruce Wayne sounds like. I know I hear me out. Like cuz you always think of Batman you hear the voice of Batman you never really think about what a Bruce Wayne sound like. So I don't know if he's using like an auto tune thing. That's another thing I got to bring up later. Don't let me forget auto tune whatever you do. Don't forget that. Like he like he does like the voice modulation so on and so forth. Because if you talk and you selling Bruce Wayne, but you're a public figure, so he's gonna hear your voice like ain't dead to do that beat mass in the alley a couple weeks ago. You sound real familiar. So guess he has to because you can't really sound like yourself. You. I think you're going to hide the face. You got to hide your voice. It's the only logical thing. Like it's like we see them people like be on TV snitching they blurred a face out and do the robot voice right because like, I'm here to sound like I know a block you live on.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, but then you have somebody like spider man who covers his face but doesn't disguise his voice. And then you got somebody like Superman who doesn't cover his face at all and doesn't disguise his voice and people still don't know

Anthony:

that you know I'm sorry man. That's a stupid shit. I've always hated my Superman glasses. Oh and Clark glasses on. Superman.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You the same dude he don't even wear glasses no more than the new ones bro. Back in the day. These were Sue and some glasses

Anthony:

now he's just a regular right? Come on,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

man. Give me sigma Look.

Anthony:

Look around for the big stocky dude with the curl hanging up in front of his head that's Superman trust me

Jeff DeLaRosa:

it cuz he would wear the glasses and an X stupid. So people like right that's definitely not him. He's too clumsy to be Superman. Yeah,

Anthony:

it's not acting goofy and I was like, yo, you Superman stop you suits. I get it you Superman.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But somebody said online Yo, Batman letter dude and a question mark Sue defeat him with brain teasers. like, yo,

Anthony:

yo, yo, shoot him in the face son. He's a he walks around the green shoe question marks and has a cane.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like how long all this equipment how long you think it'll take Batman to escape an escape room to figure out the escape route?

Anthony:

Because you only get an hour? less than five minutes?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You think so Batman all figured out?

Anthony:

He suppose that's Batman his claim to fame his underlying but underneath Batman is the world's greatest detective. He's able to figure that out.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Somebody said Batman, Batman. Batman killed the lights and Bane said Ah, you think darkness is your ally then hit that then hit that do so hard? The lights came back on.

Anthony:

He did in the movie. He like like someone's like, come on, man. Come on. Come on you Batman you let Bainbridge get out and hold in the movie version is not like the the cart. The common version where he's like, has the venom poison. He just gets massive like the vein he was fighting in the movie like maybe like 20 pounds heavier to him, but he's like five minutes shorter like you're smoking.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yo and this question. Is Batman The only dude that has a cape but doesn't fly? Is he the only superhero? There's a lot of heroes that don't have capes and flies. But I think he's the only one that actually has a cape and cannot fly.

Anthony:

No That's right. I'm think I'm thinking too quickly but I bleed us right? That's the whole thing like you wear the cape to be like aerodynamic correct? He doesn't fly he like drifts with his little his back good

Jeff DeLaRosa:

if you've seen if you've seen The Incredibles you know, Edna tells you why it's a bad idea to even have a cape because it causes so many things that can go wrong and I'm gonna get caught and shit.

Anthony:

Now gearing got to see that The Incredibles is my hero Pixar movie of all time.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

It's up there. It's up there.

Anthony:

No, it's my favorite. I know yours. What WreckIt Ralph?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I like WreckIt Ralph part two.

Anthony:

Right But right but is that a Pixar movie or Disney movie? Oh, no, actually, I don't think I know No I know The Incredibles definitely picks up and definitely that I know other people got like Finding Nemo up there. Up, up I always like up but that's the hardest seven minutes for a child to experience ever. I don't know remember check it we usually end up right

Jeff DeLaRosa:

yeah of course. Right But the little old man

Anthony:

right but like it's like say thank you take your kid to go see it the first seven minutes are pretty fucked up. But that's every Disney movie. No, but the whole thing they show you the

Jeff DeLaRosa:

whole Disney episode we talked about how I know Karis is an orphan

Anthony:

Bowers, like the whole the whole thing like you see his wife Donna. Yo, this is dark like, Kings wasn't learning lessons yet. But yeah, go ahead. Good thinking man.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But the mom or the dad always dies at the beginning of a Disney movie, bro. It just happens in every movie. You usually usually the mother and certain ones like Lion King is the Father. Right? But I let us get off the Disney show one last Batman thing. Okay, somebody said Batman clapping Zoe Kravitz cheeks. bout to raise the crime rate up. Just the worst thing that happened in Gotham since Heinz war scored that touchdown.

Anthony:

Is that when the whole field blew up? Yeah, okay. All right. All right. All right, Tom. I art so alright, so that's a stupid thing about the Dark Knight Rises, like so highs Ward is like running across the field like, like, okay, for one Heinz word is a punt returner. He catches the ball running across the entire field while the fields collapsing behind them and doesn't hear anything. Nope. He is always

Jeff DeLaRosa:

right, that touchdown that he was gonna score

Anthony:

right now, but I'm saying it's Hines ward. It's not like you know, Tyree killed like somebody fast. Hines Ward slow, he should have died. Like I could see like, Julio, like Julio is booking like, I could outrun this, like Hines Ward is slow, like at the 30. Once that ground collapses, he's dead. But they just let this cook because he's Hines Ward, which I respect. But come on now. All right, what

Jeff DeLaRosa:

else has happened? Oh, definitely got to discuss the fact that Derek Shopian gets 22 and a half years in prison? Yes. And we all know he'll do less than that.

Anthony:

Don't matter. But

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I mean, was that satisfactory? How did you feel about that verdict? Like, I will find that enough time? Or was that too much? Because there's, there's people from back into the crime bill that was getting like 15 years for drug possession. This guy murdered somebody. Right. On TV on camera. We've seen a murder somebody and get 22 years, which is Yeah, it's a lot of time. You know, I mean, the guy's what he's late 50s, early 60s or something like that.

Anthony:

I think things like probably early 50s, I believe.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So he'll, you know, he'll probably get out when he's, you know, late 60s 70s. From what I understand, he's still eligible for his pension. Yes, even though he got convicted of a crime and is going to jail. He's still getting his pension from the police department for serving his time as a cop. So when he gets out if he's still alive, he's gonna still get money. But like I said, some people think that 22 years ain't enough, man, you got people doing 15 years for drugs from the crime bill that Clinton and gnome and Biden passed years ago, and this guy murdered somebody in just 22 years. So basically, you're saying the difference between drugs and a murder is seven years?

Anthony:

I think it kind of goes deeper than that. I think that the issue would be an always is going to be that you can never quite fully put the price on a life, especially the life you took. I don't think any answer would have been satisfactory outside of like life in prison. And that wasn't on the board because it wasn't first degree murder. I think that for what it was, to me. I don't even really care about the time it's more it's the idea that it's it's progress forward. Because it's what the protests last year about social uprising, the Black Lives Matter movement. The thing that they're trying to get across is that it's not that you believe that police are devious and bad human beings. No. We're saying that, you know, when they do certain things like this with George flow with Lando Castillo with Mike Brown, these situations, we just need to police to be held accountable. If you do this, and you take a look, there's a price you should pay with it. And I never wrote never. I mean, sorry. It rarely happens. If ever, like I said, we go further further in the past, you can go back to the Rodney King incident. Like I said, there are men sitting right here with nine six beating the living hell out of him. And they were trying to say that he was resisting arrest. No, he's putting his arms ahead to defend his life and like, you got to so we're gonna wait and they let all of them go. So the issue will always isn't always will be accountability. If you do this, this happens. And the whole thing is that if someone didn't have the courage to record the entire thing, he probably would have walked. And like I said, when it comes to the idea of accountability, that's why those other officers are probably going to have to do some time even though they weren't involved because quite simply, it becomes a moral issue. It's if you're watching this happen And you walk into mad scream and suffer for his life, and he's detained his hands behind his back, there's nothing that he can do. The only thing you can do and possibly have to do simply, is charge them to, like, if, if all of us are in a car, and I got weed, and all the other 234 passengers in it, and we get pulled over, it's not my job this everybody joined cuz y'all didn't hold me accountable at that time. So everybody's getting charged. Everybody's going, Joe, everybody's going to embrace what's on. Because we didn't do the thing. We didn't tell them put it out, we drove into and so forth. Same thing with them. They had the moral obligation I don't care for because initially within the police department or with the other officers on the fourth, you're seeing someone basically fight like die for the life or just tell them gives the office that put them in the car, you deal with it for another day. They didn't do so. So it's 22 and a half years enough time, I can see why someone said that is not enough. My whole thing is that I believe that any time behind jail is better than having that man in the street where other incidences might happen. As long as we get to the point where starting to hold police accountable is to success. It's sad, it took another life, another black life to get to that point. But it's a step forward. As long as we get to that I'm alright with it. I'm not gonna complain about the top, I'm just happy that we're at we're maybe maybe getting to a point where if this happens again, you know that there's a price you're gonna pay for it. And that, you know, this is a stepping stone forward. So me. I'm good with it.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So what we'll see how much time he actually does, um, you know, you're not going to put them with regular folk on their regular, you know, I mean, inmates have to get eaten alive, so they're gonna have to put his ass on some special shit.

Anthony:

Yeah, probably probably probably predict a PC protective custody.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You imagine you throw him in there with other inmates that he put in

Anthony:

my office offices shelving. Oh, you now. Have a seat, brother.

Unknown:

Pick your squat. Yo, Mexican, you got the blacks. You got the gloves? Are you going to sit with

Anthony:

the Christians? He's going he's going through the Bible thumping Christians. I guarantee you if that happens, he gonna be able to church squad guaranteed,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

you know, tear his ass up in a moment again with Bibles. It won't be smiling with Bible papers.

Anthony:

I smite you, I smite you. But Yo,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

let me give a shout out to the patrons you know I'm saying before they before to get mad at me. Appreciate the block headway. So much rant kaza Thank you, Melissa. Tosh.

Anthony:

Thank you. I think that's it. I mean, we we appreciate y'all we really do from the bottom of our hearts we really do.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I also want to give a special shout out to BD Erickson and Dylan Smith from Sadek USA you remember him we had them we had him on episode 39 back and way back when Mr. Bd Erickson the episode title was certified bomb. Just want to give them a shout out because I know they listened to the show. So you know if you're going to order like the magnetic blanket or sheet or whatever. Oh, yeah, yeah, I'm ordering that. Actually. I got it already. I got it already. Yeah, I just haven't really had time to mess with it yet. But you know, they've talked about dirty electricity, electrical pollution and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. So go to Sadek. usa.com to check them out. Let me know how it is. I'm I tried it out myself word. But Yo, I wanted to do another giveaway. We did the giveaway recently, a couple weeks ago. For the reviews, and my man revolt. That was his name. He's getting some merch. He's getting a hat sent his way that's coming soon. And for a wonder do another giveaway I have these wireless earbuds way we're gonna do a little bit differently though. For this at the end of this episode, we're gonna have a word association that I'm gonna do and and obviously, you got to listen to this shit and pay attention. I have let me see 1-234-567-8910 1112 I got like 12 names or things that I'm gonna throw at you and you're gonna tell me you know, first thing that comes to your mind when you listen when you hear these. Always ready. So the sixth, the sixth thing I mentioned, that's gonna be that's gonna be the winning.

Anthony:

I'm sorry, I'm gonna get a speech impediment.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

six foot six sounded like my

Anthony:

best answer boy out here. December 6, the sixth word. There you go. That's the

Jeff DeLaRosa:

word that I say. When we start our word association later on is the second half of the episode. That's gonna be the winning word. So basically, you're gonna have to go on our Facebook page, and message that word to us. Once you hear the first person to message us with that word, we'll get these wireless earbuds. They are pro buds, photo pairing wireless stereo earbuds brand new in the package.

Anthony:

I know I just find it funny like you keep hold on to the camera. Like it's just death and keep showing the camera yo, it's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

me. Yeah. Association later on the sixth word, once you hear that go to our Facebook, which is at the culture podcast 2020 I'll put the link in the notes. Go to our Facebook page, like it message us email us the word if you're the first person you get these should send to you.

Anthony:

Oh, off topic real quick, but I pick up my phone and this kid named James Bo night from UConn that is showing him like like shooting the shit out of the balls do not might be drafted by the Knicks he's jumping wet.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

What Yeah, but

Anthony:

what what number do we got the 18th visit or what we got, we got like two we got late 20s like eight like like 18 to 2018 either 18 to 21st to the 19th and the 21st. I felt like they should just package those and either move up or try to get a player you know, I mean, I think I think that's probably the plan like I think because even tips that he's looking for shooting and he's looking for wings.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

They're interested in AJ Reddick which I'm doubtful what they will get him in a reasonable price. Yeah, you know, I

Anthony:

mean, like, I just I don't I don't think you need to be like, like spending money like you're a coke dealer. I think he's got to spend it responsibly.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I feel like we should do like the Hawks did. They did it very well drafted, well

Anthony:

spent their money wisely got themselves a nice deep team. Yeah, I'm not talking about we're trying to, like two years ago and shouldn't appear like the next draft. And Atlanta drafts. I prefer Atlanta to like, fuck out here. You know, the next one. I said, I see what they're doing there. They got training or build everything that complement straight big wings. And someone that could defend the whole team, but like that, that's why they got cam, right. It's just what I heard her. That's why they find Bogdanovich. That's how they ended up with Capella. He's like, I get it, I get it.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So then, the next guy has similar visions, because he would again build around and what pieces compliment was I say definitely shooting, there was a trade rumor going around. Let me know if you if you'd like this, because I would do it. The proposal is supposed to be Obi toppin, who I really like, power forward. Kevin Knox, who I don't really care about, okay, Mitchell Robinson, okay. And three draft picks the two that we have this year and like, I think either a second rounder for next year, something like that. For Karl Anthony towns from the Timberwolves. Often I would sign off and I would do that it's a center who stretches the floor he's going to give us 20 to 25 points a game 10 plus rebounds a game he can shoot from outside.

Anthony:

What does it mean? You don't have a discussion before about not biting my popsicle. He's talking about like centers in the NBA. And like there's not that many great ones. Like the first one that came to mind was like mbeadh and joke itch. Right? I said go bear. But defensively I like I forgot about cat like he can. He's up there. He can do it. And I think if if everything's all good between him and tips, it'll work out. Well. Local kiddies from Jersey. You know? I hate people say that though.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Well, yeah, because it's different. feels different. When the guy is local, homegrown. He grew up, you know, watching the Knicks, you know, I mean, so now it's like an extra incentive. When you're when you're playing on the team you grew up watching. Yeah, but

Anthony:

it was like No, they they treat and Kim but you know, he went he's from New York. Like, in the back in the wild man. He good.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

The guy I want the next draft to is that I was that guy named who's from Brooklyn. God. Mike bouknight. What was the name? You know, I'm talking about James.

Anthony:

Tell You About Jay. Jay, like James bouknight.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yes, him? Yes. him. I like him.

Anthony:

That that's I was just looking at the video. He had a

Jeff DeLaRosa:

three point shot but I think he's still good enough.

Anthony:

Yeah, hell yeah. So I saw that. You can't he was cooking. Yeah, I was watching one of the games he dropped 40 huh. No, James James. If a good piece but it'd be interesting offseason. Alright, so I'm sorry. Yeah, we had to interject sports in it. Yeah. You know, just deal with it as part of the podcast.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

You wanted me to remind you about auto tunes. What did you have to say about auto tunes?

Anthony:

Yes. Okay. So it's a show on Netflix called This is pop, where they have these different things going on with it where they have like an artist and then they kind of speak about like the history of a particular style or whatever. So they have one on there for t pain to talk about the history or auto tune. So t pains on a flight with Usher. No, he No, he's in a first class flight and Archer is on the same flight. And the stewardess says, you know, coming back, actually want to talk to you. He's like, Alright, cool. I talked to him. So t pain gets up and talk to share it and so on so forth and chopping it up. And then Asscher will basically like you, you fucked up like singing or something else like that. As a matter of fact, I've tried to see if I can pull a clip up is actually pretty interesting to me. We get a chance to probably watch it when you can. I'm sorry ladies and gentlemen for not being prepared. It was a little thing. So it was on Twitter a few days ago. And it was like a different little break they had put on the thing that they said that you know, once Usher had told him that like t pain actually got like depressed like I like it. He was depressed for four years after that, because of what he told me like it just it fucked him up, which I guess he's better than me because I'd have to suck my dick because like This is making me rich as hell and people are enjoying it and I got a great thing about it and I'm very happy but he said it just it really really it. He's like depressed for four years over it that should kind of blew my mind. That's kind of crazy because I fucked with T pain like that, but still can't find it.

Unknown:

Alright, well if you find it, you send me the link. We'll put that on the show notes. Everybody can watch it. Got it. The

Anthony:

show was called This is pop. Start last Netflix today. So if you get a chance, get a look. Alright, but yeah, before we go to break,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

um, to tell me a little bit about the the IKEA situation, that Juneteenth racism because we talked about it. When we're talking about Juneteenth. You said somebody is gonna fuck this up.

Anthony:

I told you, I told you why people are gonna fuck it up because white people can't help but the white people. Okay, so let me try to make this. I'm going to there's an Ikea in Atlanta, that decided to celebrate Juneteenth likes it kind of brought to the nation, so on so forth. So the manager makes a decision. Like, you know, we're going to change the menu for today for employees to celebrate Juneteenth. So the menu that day, estimated bereans decided that the main was going to be fried chicken, watermelon, collard greens and macaroni and cheese. Now, this gets into a little special thing that I like to call is this racist? Because I can see how you can see a multitude of things. Is it racist? Probably. Because black people aren't a monolith. Not all black people like fried chicken. Not all black people like collard greens now black people like watermelon. Jeff, quick question. Yeah. Um, rice and beans is, maturity is properly. So our national people have the right, it's a staple of your culture.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Right? They actually called the rice, beans, and meat of any kind, they call that the Dominican flag. That's what we call it. Cool. Like our typical dish.

Anthony:

If your job one day just decided, like, we want to celebrate the Jamaican culture, and they offered that to y'all, would you feel offended?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

It's tough, because that's what we eat. Where we got some rice and beans. All right. It's like when you have a potluck at work. And you know, you have a potluck, everybody brings some from your country. And here's why. You know, Hispanics are bringing empanadas, rice and beans. Right? You'd have seen brown rice or something different types of rice.

Anthony:

And that's the flaw in this man's logic. It's not the fact that he did it. He didn't consult with the people they're like, like, if you have black employees, as a matter of fact, isn't necessarily a black thing. Because in a work area, you're gonna have people of different cultures, backgrounds, so on and so forth. Because you might have people that are vegan, they don't eat anything there. Or they might eat organic, or they might not eat something because of their religion or something else to that degree. The fact that you make a unilateral decision about black people, that's the part of fine racist like you didn't even discuss it with them. Because like if they would have said so and so yeah, fried chickens. All right, then it doesn't seem racist, because I went over with the people who work here, and this is what they chose. They chose it for them. But this isn't like something that's out of place for white people. Like I said, like said, Mexican Independence Day is not single tomorrow, but white people will drink margaritas and get loaded the tacos. I know a lot of Irish people, but they will get fucked up and loaded on St. Patrick's Day, they got this amazing ability to co op some shit. And then when they point out like that somebody is wrong about it. They're like, Well, I didn't mean it that way. Well, you didn't discuss it with the people that it actually means something to to actually get the proper input. You just did the shit cuz you want to do the shit. That's part of the problem. That's the problem, the IKEA thing. I'll give you a quick historical lesson. Chicken is a main staple of black people's culture is because right after slavery, like said Oh, you will basically feel hands picking cotton, so on and so forth. They knew certain things agriculture, like chickens, chickens are cheap, they're easy to keep up with. You can make money sell them. Same thing with watermelon. Watermelon is actually a symbol of freedom. Because once slaves were freed, using the agricultural skills, they were able to reward them because they're cheap to make. They were cheap to grow, they're easy to sell, so on and so forth. So it's actually a symbol of freedom, why people call up that racist shit. And that's how we end up with a situation that we end up with today. But want to anything with that situation, you have to come to the realization that you gotta respect the coaches of other people, you have to be more inclusive and invite them to a conversation a dialogue about what this might be, and how it might affect people. I know we had discussion A while ago about um, it was a little kid in the gap commercial to had like the shirt with the apron like king of the jungle, right? But the whole thing is that I'm saying how they might have taken it. But do you need like a cultural representative and they're like, you probably shouldn't do that. The bunch of outfits and put in this kibble you decide to do that and there's some connotations that kind of go along with it, the manga that he had, maybe delicious, but there's some obvious connotations that come along with doing that, and especially not asking people's opinion about it, you're just gonna do it because you think it's a good idea. No, if it's for these people, just ask these people what they want. And if they're in agreement, then cool. If anything from this thing, it's a learning experience, I'm not even going to get mad at the guy, you made a mistake, the mistake you made is not listen to the people around you or even invite them to that dialogue to get to that point, if they do so in the future, you know, got to deal with you. Because you did you got to get cloud.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Like I said, when companies are going to do anything that has to do with minorities, they need to have some minorities on the table to consult with first before we put out an ad before they say some dumb shit

Anthony:

every time and they never do it because they look at me always. No, because because because i think i think they're more comfortable with apologizing than dealing with shame. Like, we're sorry, like, Nah, man, fuck you. Sorry, y'all keep doing this. And I told you I said, once this happens, some shit like this is going to go down. And I'm not trying to say I'm the black person whisperer, but I just I just know how white people give it up. They cannot help themselves. They cannot help make a fool out of themselves. or some shit. They got total control over a did ask one black person is just racist, and they just will not do it. But yeah, we'll be back after a word from our sponsors,

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Jeff DeLaRosa:

They represent a culture that represent like the culture podcast. I went back so and it is the 25th anniversary of Jay Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt correct? Yes, sir. One would argue that's his best album right? Yeah, with with one of the blueprint albums.

Anthony:

I know I know. Before you said blueprint 2.0 like that's just terrible.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I mean, no it's not because that's that's what he goes at Jay and NAS rather you know I mean, that's the album he goes out now there's only one or two blueprint to the blueprint to that's the name of the song blueprint to whatever the blueprint to baby on the way he goes that nozzle now he got a few nice dishes on there.

Anthony:

It's not a bad album to album that that blooper to album was fucking

Jeff DeLaRosa:

terrible. Alright, but we agree that Reasonable Doubt is his best album. I mean, it probably is. It's a complete album. I feel like it's a classic. There's not too many albums of you know, Jay Z's that I would say it's a classic. The Black Album, I think is dope.

Anthony:

It's dope, not a classic.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

blueprint one is dope.

Anthony:

Blue Book. Okay. Black Album, not a classic blueprint classic.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I mean, I like I like the stuff he does with Kanye I mean I wouldn't say it's a classic but the the watch the throne

Anthony:

Alright, so we'll have a quick quick discussion. What do you consider a classic I know we had this before so

Jeff DeLaRosa:

now before I can hardly no skips that's the classic to me. Reasonable Doubt is in there What about in my lifetime a hard knock life no or volume three

Anthony:

No, not nobody has to get they had the blueprint there's no skips reasonable doubt there might be one that's probably it's gonna be

Jeff DeLaRosa:

like the Black Album though. I did with our Kelly was good.

Anthony:

But best of both worlds different script was on it to Kingdom Connors skippable Yeah, this can just give a date Jay Z has made a lot of good albums, in my opinion to on touchably great albums. Probably about three soso albums. Best of Both Worlds was so so. blueprint Yeah, cuz he tried to pull that slick shit at blueprint 2.1 that was bullshit. The Magna Carta holy grail album, the one that got the main buyers from Samsung's he called it like Platinum off the bat. wasn't that great? 444 is good. They're all good both right. By my window window

Jeff DeLaRosa:

debut albums are reaching 25 year anniversaries and it'll matter It reaches 25 year anniversary years ago right cuz that one came out way before Yeah.

Anthony:

Yeah but yeah, but if it here's your bias All right, so how many how many how many classic albums is not half?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I am biased cuz you're gonna hear me NAS is the most complete artists there is I would say I would say five or six I would say five or six classes. I do cool. I

Anthony:

just wanna hear what ridiculous numbers do out there perfect. Everybody

Jeff DeLaRosa:

talks about illmatic illmatic is not even my my favorite NAS album I don't even think is my second favorite now. I just I like it was written I am Nostradamus. You know, I mean, to me his first six hours with raw platinum. I think his first six albums are all classic to me.

Anthony:

All classic right there. Let's

Jeff DeLaRosa:

maybe skip one or two tops.

Anthony:

I just wanted people to hear that one more time

Jeff DeLaRosa:

now doesn't have a lot of skits and I like that you know even aromatic aromatic was only what like 10 tracks

Anthony:

if you met nice like would you break down and cry?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

No, no, no, come on. You I'm not like I'm not like a little like a little super fanboy. You're not like that.

Anthony:

You pray freeze the fuck up and just stop and stuff like oh my god,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

there's God I asked him to come on the pilot. Yo, nah, you want to come on the episode?

Anthony:

Nine I'm a big fan. And I love you I love your music. I love everything. I just come in my pod laylax naked yo just yo yo just asking simple like nice man big fan like you might give me like a little quick shout out for the pod man something like that. You want to be cool like that you probably started sweating not even homes get clammy take a look like you like like a nigga that's in love with nasiha Jones that's you look

Jeff DeLaRosa:

like no like his music like oh my god like is in love with the guy get out of here

Anthony:

like you eat a steak and knives in a table across him but insecurity beat the shit out of you but

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but yes a shout out to Jay for that you didn't go River Valley river Lisa like a remastered Reasonable Doubt

Anthony:

no not really not now not really because you not really it'll probably go on on title Isn't she like buying CDs like that? No more

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, but they still did away no matter where they released you know I'm saying and a new casing and all of this like the audition

Anthony:

right but like like let's say to do reasonable doubt in the new cases where the fuck I'm gonna buy the casing that should our Amazon refarming store I think the thing Jay i think but I recently heard that he's he pulled that battery out of Dame back to him calm down. And the thing Jay is trying to do like an NF T for reasonable doubt. And somehow that's his plan. So some some kind of one of one of one of one kind of digital art piece. companies they make a killing. Whatever NF T's is a bubble that a Papa vigilant.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Alright, new music. New Music Tyler the Creator. He got a new album. He's not my cup of tea. He is spitting. Listen to it on title. He is spitting he has no features, which I guess is kind of impressive. I mean, that could be a good or a bad thing because I feel like he's the type of dude that needs features that he can benefit from some for some good features. And he also which I was I found you know, there was surprising or he actually produced every single one of the songs on the album.

Anthony:

So Tyler, Tyler, that's admirable, man. It's brilliant. Like all of this is mine. I wrote everything I produce everything every single penny is my as long as just him. And when you're by yourself like that, me you got to rap rap. You can't be bullshitting. And people just think like, Kylie, like this weirdo. Slightly

Jeff DeLaRosa:

homosexual, like one of the worst gay rappers you know what I'm saying?

Anthony:

But like, you look at him like a weirdo but you got to disregard that and I don't give a fuck about anybody sexuality. Can you spit? Yes or no? And he did. And he does it on this album. He really does. So am I impressed by it? Yeah, it's probably one of the better I've heard this year.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I guess I don't know. It's just not my cup of tea. You know, I'm not I want to sound homophobic has nothing to do with that. It's just you know, I don't know. I've never been a really big fan of him. Actually, like hops in more than I like Tyler gray. I remember they used to have beef back in the day. But I'll rock Hopson, way more I feel like you know, he makes me think when his round that's the type of ROMs I like things that make you think you know lyrical. But whatever Tyler crater he does spit on this. So what else? We got that that rolling 110 deep the new case lei song I haven't heard of yet because it's a 40 minute song he literally has 110 different verses. He needs to chill man is to start with you because they started off with like 30 people right rolling deep 3040 people. It is 880 bars until And the thing is he has a lot of dope people on there Chris rivers he has a lot of local New York rappers he got some Wu Tang members in that rap man you know my song is on there but like I like all the rappers on it but you're not going to get 16 bars from all these guys because what there's a 40 minute song what they're going to get like, you know 20 or 30 seconds each something like that.

Anthony:

Not 110 people eight bars each 888 bars. Like that's amazing man. All these represents on it Ghostface roquan havoc. Melly Mel Kara's one MC Shan the first person you see is Chris rivers.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

That's amazing that I really like I really like Chris rivers. And all the guys he's the one that needs the exposure more all these other guys are established. You know, I'm saying they've had record deals, they've made their money they got hit singles. Because rivers is that dude who's the son of a legend but it still remains underground. You know what I'm saying doesn't really have a deal doesn't really have mainstream success or anything like that. So when these producers put him on songs, I like to see that because the guy can spit. So he's one of the guys that I'll be looking forward to seeing when I when I play the song. I'll probably play it later on. I got to be able to sit there for 40 minutes because I don't want to skip nobody's verses you

Anthony:

know, I mean, man fuck Chris rivers. Oh, you hate him, bro. I'm not Hey, could you talk about the one in the explosion be put on all these kisses I hear popping right now. They all got sound clouds. They all got links, they grinded it out themselves. If you can do you can do it. I can see that excuse. And as a matter of fact, you got an advantage because you got one built in. I'm pumped son. You could put that shit out anytime anywhere and jump on anything anytime. That's on you. If

Jeff DeLaRosa:

he's not like a mumble rapper or one of these guys, you know I'm saying he's like actual spirit. So the chance of his music getting on the radio nowadays is harder. And I'm saying because he's not making any little

Anthony:

buddy don't matter if I go on Soundcloud and I split like this and I build my base my base builds bigger and bigger and bigger. It's not like they can they can adore me forever. And if it gets big enough to rate if I have to play me eventually because someone's gonna hear me period. He still lean on I'm punting like, I don't give a fuck that you punts on if you could rap rap, rap rap. I want to hear you cooking all the time. And I don't need to hear you and nobody else if you can do this, you do this. And when you when you hear him, that's the bug that part when you hear him you hear puns voice you do that's the freaky part about him. But he didn't look like him because he had the biggest gap. Yeah. But when he when he raps like,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Fuck, I hear your father's voice. And maybe they even sleep and they've asked him about that. And he said it's unintentional because he said he never even listened to his dad. So he got older. You know, I'm saying right. He never even listened to his dad's music. Until he got older people started telling him like Yo, You sound just like it. That's when he went back and started listening to his dad's music. He's like yeah, I really do sound like this dude. Yeah, no, no, it's

Anthony:

eerie to say that I've never listened to my father's music. But now when I'm adult I almost on almost exactly like that shit scary like that like the same vocal tone everything the breath control the lack thereof. Everything I'm like, oh my god like you sounds like your father but but even if you're just as good as an MC you can do this if you have that ability to get shit done. So I'm not shooting him no bail. Like I said jump on SoundCloud. release some shit every day. called I don't call him Chris river Fridays. Like Yeah, I'm gonna go for 10 ministry over. That's what he should do. Every week, he should release a track where he just takes one of his father's beats and just does his own thing.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

He has a lot of videos like that on YouTube. He has a lot of joints like that when he takes an old beat. He even has some more here like plate, you know, he'll do a verse and then he'll let his dad you know, he'll play his dad's verse over the beat.

Anthony:

Yeah, could I was one of the weird things about the all rapids they're like hey, Fred, the godson but Fred died because of COVID so it gets like a versity I put on there in honor of them like a show Oh video for them like fucking Fred like so. So I'm guessing like everybody digit borrows over time. didn't put it together. But if I guess if you got 40 minutes if I put like this

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I'll put a link in the notes and after you listen to this episode, you click on the link and if you're driving around you got time to listen to the song bro.

Anthony:

Yep, and just just just tell us who's who had the best eight bars because it's all you get.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So you gotta be on it. Unless you can spit real fast like some Busta Rhymes or some shit. Or m&m assumption and they can spit it real quick. I'm 16 and like 20 seconds.

Anthony:

I know cuz you were talking about that. Like that's what you that's what you like hoping for in the future? They can't afford all them.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I appreciate what he does. He's getting all these new york rappers or his underground rappers or he's he got some Wu Tang rappers in there but he's a guy that'll jump on but we're Where are the m&ms the Method Man? LL Cool J's you know the Jay Z NAS I mean, they out

Anthony:

out the budget.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

The budget he got Redman in this one but no met the man he got gray and ghost. Nobody right? Like high expensive visits. And how long did it take them to get 110 guys, actually it's actually 109 again Give you a quick teaser because ghost faces on there twice as himself and as Tony Stark's record 109 guys but how long did it take case late to have all these guys email him a verse a song because you know they're not going to be in the studio together tell no I got a yo email me your verse here's the beat it can't be longer than 20 or 30 seconds

Anthony:

that's a weird image imagine going to a studio and all these rappers are lined up outside the booth six feet apart way down the hall

Jeff DeLaRosa:

you're done next

Anthony:

it probably it's a couple that number

Jeff DeLaRosa:

it probably was months and months to put the song together bro get everybody to agree everybody to send a verse

Anthony:

like dog at number 48

Jeff DeLaRosa:

um for any admin that you know there was a bunch of people that said we have verses that were probably too long and he had to like chop it up and cut it in half like I'm only gonna play the first 20 seconds of this

Anthony:

Yeah, it was it was smooth and Greg nice trade a truth bunbee trench so many people want to hear I want to hear my thoughts Saigon MC Shan Kara's one Big Daddy Kane a lot

Jeff DeLaRosa:

of Radhika and rock him in on you know what do you think it was like a slate to do? Like I said like a real heavyweight song. We're all the greats now as JLo you know I mean, he would he would have to hit the lotto

Anthony:

I'm not gonna have to hit it made millions. Yeah, none of those dudes are doing it for free. those dudes those dudes are like like foundational pieces of the culture. But they've gotten past the point in life like I'm not doing none of this ship for free unless me your homies like that case like I think probably the only person I could probably think of that ever got a free JC Versa was probably bleak because that's his man's Yeah, outside of that the rest of y'all pain

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I can see case lay on a zoom meeting with NAS Jay lol like yo fellows I need you to jump let's do this for the culture.

Anthony:

Let's do this for the college like babe like zoom meeting off click I'm out of here. It should work ever and here's the tricky part. The people that you're naming have a lot going on in their life like how would you even find the time to do so? They all

Jeff DeLaRosa:

got studios and houses recorded quick versus an email that to me That's it.

Anthony:

That's it they rapping not really rapping like that, Jay I hate running businesses and shit like I do this when I feel like it but he rapping rapping and even now it's not not like mikata hit this Bitcoin but these bars are gold now. gold bars

Jeff DeLaRosa:

mmm is gonna be like I jump in on this I produced the the Dre produced it.

Anthony:

Yeah, like an m&m is rich first like you want me to you want me to come in here for eight bars. Is it a million dollars per bar? Because I'm not doing this for less than eight mil? Not 1000

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I'm like I need 36 bars minimum for me

Anthony:

to get my shit across. Like yo give me a five minute track and

Jeff DeLaRosa:

then just let them m&m will be the type that he'll be like first I need you to send me everybody else's verse. And then I'm worried because I'm not gonna let nobody else wrap me on this. He gotta be submitted like Yo, delete that last one. I'm redoing this shit. I heard messes verse. I gotta redo this.

Anthony:

He can be like you were like 18 honorable mentions like No, that's not it. Nope, nope, nope, I get that Barney who busted spit, they're gonna change that. And you're dealing with a bunch of dudes at the top of their crash and they are professionals. They are good at what they do to get them to try to lay down a track like it was all that hullabaloo with with NAS and Jay on on on catlins album and even even they got in a video calling man you keep doing that can they not trying to hear that? A pass call I'm not trying to go in here and die in front of you. lm No, you're not giving my flowers in front of me. Yeah, we gotta wait for me to die that that means I'm dying cuz I'm killing you first. So to have that happen. Now like I said it was easier back in because it's like posse cuts. We're all in the same label. So it's different. Now they like I don't know who on what label who record with who lives do shit when they want to do it. But

Jeff DeLaRosa:

the word association remember the sixth word that I say? That's going to be the winning word. You got to hit us up on Facebook. message us first person is gonna win these these earbuds. Alright man moving on. Soulja Boy vs bow. Is it just bow is a little bow. Or is it just bad? Well, he's he's an adult now. So

Anthony:

it's just our adult bow. big bow. Bow.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

It's like it's only boy

Anthony:

comes up big Draco. So

Jeff DeLaRosa:

we'll get out of here. So I didn't watch this versus You did? I wasn't mad. I mean, we know we know who wanted to shit.

Anthony:

Yeah, bah bah. Smoked them. Like, I watched it begrudgingly. Well, I guess you could say I watched it ironically, because I had no reason to watch it at all. soulja boy did one song three times in a row, which was why it was a song that it was not that's one part it was a Drake song that like Soulja Boy just do a verse one at the end of it and like oh this my song to like really? I mean if I play a Drake song and I go at the end of it it's technically me and Drake song but it's really his bow brought out the franchise boy for boy maybe like we were him Jermaine Dupri and a brat he brought out a Mario for Let me hold you Jesus. So that's some Chico's he brought a little Romeo came out he did a couple of things he brought up and wrap snacks. And because he always Yeah, they only do on a T shirt. Yeah, the ownership.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

So in other words, it wasn't a fair. It wasn't fair when you have bad water. He can bring out the brat and Jermaine Dupri Yeah, but

Anthony:

that was his whole career. His career like his his hits, hits hits was always what other people like like that Joe we're having omarion to join him and Sierra the drum with him and the bullshit he tried to do like he didn't play the song, but he played the beginning of season hustlers when he says My name is stupid I want to be a motherfucking gangster Oh yeah, he played that. Yeah, but he didn't play that song he just played that part.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Dog song

Anthony:

but no but if you have a if you have a speaking role on the song is still right his credit you're on his own. He didn't play it though. But for some people they probably thought was a great night for some people to prod This is an absolute waste of time. I'm probably somewhat comfortably in the middle. There were some things that was cute to reminisce about, but I couldn't watch it like fully through like I when I find when I'm streams on YouTube, like I like click. I didn't play from beginning to end like I play like okay, I want you to know that I was gonna go from what what was your final score? You think? I'm probably at like 17 three and bowell straight because yeah, I probably could because like I said, Yeah, like, like soulja boy had you know, the major Boy Tell him song. That that cell phone shit. Fuck,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

you don't even know what it's called. Exactly that I know that Superman song you as the only soldier you got the whole little dance to it. Yep. And it's the only reason people care if there was no dancer that songwriting will give a shit because they play it at the party or the kids dance to it. They know the steps and shit. You Soulja Boy. Superman that Whoa.

Anthony:

I don't anymore, man. I got a nice fresh shit.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, we should we stick to the little cha cha slide.

Anthony:

Shuffle. Bullshit. I do you Dominican. I see how y'all be given. Y'all be in a sweat. I like y'all still dancing. The fuck? spinning spinning the main workout we get on spin and the week. Y'all be dancing shoes laugh and shit your back forth back forth. I be like if y'all slow down you get me dizzy just sitting here. Watch our spin each other back and forth. For 15 minutes straight. Have a fuck y'all do this. Then they stop That's the beautiful part. They stop. have like a quick like drink around. It's not racist like Dominican rum is dope. They have like ramen, somebody drink real quick. And they'll pass like a smooth three minutes, right? And then like one song just come on into the pot and they right back at it. I'm like, that was so impressive. I cannot fucking do that. That is a gift to the American people to Hispanic people. Because it's not definitely specifically today culture. But y'all be going man, he will not be at your house bullshit. Was it when I came by like it was a Christmas and y'all wasn't doing that and also he was turning the music like he just started dance like yo is I am tired I think it's your honor cuz I'm trying to get him to come up dance like not to say the same my groove man. Nah, you gotta you gotta give me two steps and Bob give me some shit I get off in love or something. Yeah, you got it. Whoa, whoa, no, no Kelvin. Okay, blow cupid shuffle little slide. You know when you hear you get the bob get a little tooth up going through the answer a sauce when you're like man, if I

Jeff DeLaRosa:

could dance it with my hand and that's the one right that's the one for you.

Anthony:

I can tell you right now as a Dominican man, you will never have hip problems y'all be moving them shit you will never have hip never Oh, for 15 minutes free it's like a Stairmaster boom oh hey man. These are clapping shit I'm missing mass right this corner was drink y'all have fun man let them know y'all put some some James Brown on RBI.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But y'all want to get into the main topic that I want to get into today was um, because recently Lala Anthony or I don't even know where real last name was her maiden last name. La. She's actually filed for divorce from Carmelo. Marr ed by mistake.

Anthony:

no no law passwords.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

What is your last name? Okay, well all I've asked was slash Lala Anthony filed for divorce from Carmelo recently. And this is like four years after he had a side baby with this shorty I forget the chicks name Burks something Burke's pretty chick McGee she's she's hot but he had a you know he had a baby with the side chick and the babies are in the baby looks just like him so he can't even deny it. It looks just like them It looks like his other son that he has with Lala they got like the same right the funny funny forehead same the same lips like like like

Anthony:

it was it was a Qian Qian looks exactly like Carmelo but has his mother's eyes which is so weird that he's he has lots of big old eyes and everything else is purely Carmelo.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah. And you have got the baby pictures. You have Carmelo his baby picture. And if you look at his daughter with the side chick and his other son, they all look exactly alike. So his genes are struggling on the Father. But my thing is like I guess either law try to work it out or something because like I said, it's been three or four years since he cheated on her with other chicken had a baby out of wedlock, and she's filing for divorce now. So you know, I don't know if they've been, you know, separated this whole time. And she's like, I announced a good time to get divorced. But my thing is that I feel like 2020 did a number on marriages, bro, you know, celebrity marriages. Just in general. I know a lot of friends. You know, they've been going through divorces. The past year, we talked about the Kardashians, they're all getting divorced. Recently, we talked about you know, Carmelo and Lala. Who else came in Kanye, Chloe and whoever basketball player she decided to marry this time around. Thompson? I think I think it was. Yeah, cuz he cheeted. Who else again, like I'm missing a lot, a lot. Like, you know, the world of the married You know, I'm saying married by mistake, or you know, very for so long. And then 2020 comes around. And I don't know what it is I'm happen. And these marriages are falling apart. You know, they have online couples counseling, which I would recommend everybody to do. You know, I'm saying I personally have done it. You know, me and me and my wife. Yeah, even if you are good, you know, I'm saying even if I think especially if your insurance covers it or whatnot, where if your job offers it, like, I would encourage everybody to participate in some online couples therapy, online couples counseling, just to strengthen your ship because like I said, 2020 everybody's at home, me and my wife been working from home. So we're just with each other all day every day. You know, I'm saying and like, you know, that takes a total endings and averages that takes a toll.

Anthony:

Nope. Ding ding, ding, ding, ding. This is not a this is not a hard topic. He just answered your question. What is your answer thing home all day with each other? Okay. Here's a scenario. Yeah. Give me a number between one through 10 eight. All right. So you're married for eight years, right? Let's say you have kids, you have a house, you have a mortgage, you have car payments, you have thing that to do on your own time. You have shifts things to do with her friends, you have things that you do together with the kids you have things to do together with the family, you have things to do together with your other friends significant others, you have work obligations, you have a gym obligations, you have vacations you want to do there's trips you want to plant so a lot of other things that are beautiful distraction from your marriage, a pandemic hits, all of that shit goes away. It's just you and her there's no distractions on a regular day you go to work right I go this way you go that way. We're separated for eight plus hours when you get off work it's not like I see once I get in because I might have to work late or you might have to work late maybe the only time we really see each other is that the time we go to bed

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but you're not having any time to miss each other.

Anthony:

Right But now you don't there's no what the what the pandemic did it took away the buffer right? There's no there's no distractions there's no I got to drive to the store or I got to go here or I got to go to the movies or x y&z or I want to go to here, hair salons or clothes, nails you couldn't do shit is just you and that person. And it comes down to a very weird thing of mine. When you can either love someone or you can like them. You cannot do both one or the other. You can tolerate them you both. Again, I think when you're really in love with someone, you tolerate them because you know like I'm comfortable with your bullshit. You comfortable with my bullshit, but our bullshit is feasible. It's something that won't tear us apart. It's something I can deal with overall, like it's like it's an annoyance. It's like having like a hangnail. It's a pain in the ass, but I could pull it off, but it's not really going to fuck up my day to day. But once you take away everything, it merely makes you trying to figure Beside the shit cuz you you can either love them that way or you really like them like you can really just enjoy the company like I love having you around all the time that people always say this shit. I love my wife my husband with all my heart. I love having him around all the time. Okay, here's your chance and then when it comes like I can't fucking stand this dude, she don't do shit he don't do shit she just annoys me because you're constantly each other's faces all the time for the pandemic that one or two things either broke down your relationship or made it stronger there was no middle could you remove all your fucking distractions What am I going to do now? What do we what are we going to do?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah but look until the stupid but in the in the case of celebrities Carmelo is playing basketball it's not like they're with each other. Obviously he did some where he you know he got another chick pregnant. And I think a lot of these girls especially the ones that are married athletes, I think they can accept if you stepped out if you cheated or you know if some stripper or something like that had a situation but I think it's bigger forgive that I feel most women but when you have a child out of your wedding, outside of your wedding, I think that's when a lot of chicks say okay, I can't get this isn't going to be a constant reminder you know I mean a lot of times you know girls like I'm not trying to raise somebody else's baby I'm not trying to have this baby around where I'm going to be constantly reminded of the time you stepped out on me you know I mean, I guess that's where you know they they

Anthony:

know it No Is it because it's simple women are stronger than men even though men don't want to realize that you we don't ever want to say that she ever because because the whole thing is this if you fuck around on owner chick, he like I've managed not to manage me being a man I do what I do. I'm sorry, I apologize. Let you woman fuck around on you. She's the most disgusting human being in the history for you, You disgust me I hate every time you look at him off like those wrapped around some other naked Dick was men cannot get that shit out of their head. That's why they're strong enough that they can deal with that shit and like I can find a way to find internal strength to move on and not to get past this let your woman let you find out one time you're willing to fuck the dude. Everything about her is going to discuss you the way she walked like yeah, that's what you're looking at. You're walking into the bedroom wasn't that we can't help ourselves. So the situation like this where carmello fucked up like that. It's not going to bother her like that because it wasn't her. But let let Carmela Fonda if if she was pregnant by another do what I was married. Karma will leave in the league right now going to prison because you're going to like life for murder. Women do take the shit Personally, I know that they do because it hurts. It's painful. To find out the person that you love so dearly is out here fucking around when you're trying to give your all to them. You give them the very best that you have. Everything that you got, and it's still not good enough form. And that's why they get mad at us. But we don't be given a shit. So when when the the coin is flipped, we get all emotion and everything else like that when the tables is turned when it should be actually fair. But it's fucked up. What happened? Yeah, but karma should Carmelo have done better? Absolutely. You think but he did what he did. And it came to this. It's a natural resource thing. I don't think it's the first time like I said, if there's an agreement upon you know, it's even if it's an unspoken agreement, like you're an athlete, I know these things kind of happen. so on so forth. They're probably gonna say just just be just be smart. Don't fucking embarrass me. I hate having kids. If you're going to be in a row doing that, like I understand it's a deal I'm signing up for but you bring a whole last kid into the shit day my problem. You go deal that you were hurt. I'm out. I'm standing.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Do you think Carmelo caught some fillers when Lala was on power doing sex scenes or did that happen after did Lala do that after Mel have stepped up? And she's like, you know what do these sex scenes?

Anthony:

Well, but yeah, but the thing is that if Carmela was mad at that, and he might not be as bright as I give him to be because she's an actress. They did. They they're actors, they act. I mean, not everyone. actors and actresses have sex scenes in movies all the time. They don't fall in love with their co workers all the time. That occasions it does happen yeah, but

Jeff DeLaRosa:

not all of it. But yeah, but what are you saying Melo didn't fall in love with his with his side chick?

Anthony:

He just messed up got pregnant she kept it No, he didn't fall he didn't follow it up but he came inside of it just just as bad like I rather you obviously read he fell in love with her. Honestly. just fall in love with her and it'd be falling Okay, so you want to go that route? Like Damn man put it back on and vanquish chicken do whatever you're going to do but don't bring them bonus kids home into the house and think that everything's gonna be all good. Like you've been traded Yeah, he could you betrayed a sacred trust like, like, there's an unspoken agreement that you're going to do what you're going to do don't bring no kids home or bring no diseases home Don't bring nobody's home. It's gonna fuck about family. Most time it's it might not be the best agreement some like I can. It's a trade off. I can deal with it. But the fact that you violated those basic tenants don't bang a bitch. Don't wear it. Don't do it without a condom and don't bring your kids home. That's three strikes man you out here,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but I man

Anthony:

we're gonna love you. Life man love your fucking that's right man love your partners Be who you wit man.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

And if you have to do online couples counseling ministry helps.

Anthony:

As a matter of fact, not just online couples counseling, just as like a human being. Go, dude, just go to a therapist once. Trust me,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

right but I say online because now after the pandemic, you know, a lot of the therapists are doing this shit online. You know, I'm saying, like,

Anthony:

as long as you get a chance to speak to a professional about trying to organize shaking your head, just do it, man. I'm an advocate for that. Like, it's, it's for you. If you go to a therapist, and it makes you a better person, you're going to have a better relationship. That's simple.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But Yo, this ended with this word association. And this is where the show have to pay attention because when some wireless earbuds, ear pods I saw spit a name or word at you and you're just gonna tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word.

Anthony:

Alright, I know y'all can't see me but I'm closing my eyes. So I hear him clearly nothing else. Alright, but guard Association.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

First word, m&m.

Anthony:

White. That's racist. He said the first. The first thing you get yo Don't be violating the rule. He said the first thing from the mind. So when you think of a name, you just think of a white person and white boy that you said first thing comes to mind. Right? All right, fine.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Next word hip hop,

Anthony:

culture, culture, the culture. Next one. Juneteenth about damn time.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Here we go. I'm interested in this next one. Jeff, brother. Appreciate you man. This is gonna say some dumb ignorant shit.

Anthony:

First thing Come on. Don't don't don't let me think about it. Let me think about Trump out of here.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I hear the sixth word Hulk Hogan. Praise.

Unknown:

I knew he was gonna say

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Fugu racist.

Anthony:

Fuck Fucking little red bandana Obama. Let me tell you something. I don't mean run around with the Nicholas. Daddy. They are the hip hop music the boots. Music fucking hulkamania and run in the wild so it was racism. Get it? Get your bald ass out of here man. Fuck your hips. Next word COVID. Did I know my story? I should ain't dead yet. No, but you know my story every time I think it is the first thing gonna come to mind.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

thinks about death. The Grim Reaper. Next word, the culture

Anthony:

podcast.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Here we go. Today's topic. Today's topic, marriage.

Unknown:

I know how you feel about it. unavoidable. unavoidable. Okay, yeah. I'm somebody who doesn't even believe in it.

Anthony:

Now, I think like we like I said, I think with everything that kind of happened like to me last year, we kind of realized like, it's important to find people to spend the rest of your life with. And it's good to have someone that you feel secure about telling them your hopes, your dreams, your thoughts, the things that that frighten you the things that excite you the things that you can be honest with someone fully without any kind of fear of judgment for the rest of your life. The other person is probably a woman. So that's a good thing to have a completely different perspective. So yeah, I think in the right situation. Yeah, it's unavoidable and you love somebody is where you're gonna end up. Right, Next word, Batman. sociopath. Next word, Jay Z. The legend. Okay.

Unknown:

And then the final word. My favorite hero of all time, Superman.

Anthony:

America.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I don't know that's a good or bad.

Anthony:

I don't know. But it's because you know, cuz he's all the superheroes he needs the most. Even more than Captain America because it's in his name, right? Superman is the most recognizable American superhero of all of them. Every single one of them. He wasn't even born here. Like, right? Like he is a fucking alien. But the whole thing is like with Captain America, like it's in the name right in the main fist. Because if he was Sergeant America or Lieutenant America, it wouldn't work. But But Captain America just flows

Jeff DeLaRosa:

generate America.

Anthony:

Right? And I say he's in like, he's bought American, anything else. He has the stars and stripes on the fucking shields and everything else like that. But Superman just embodies the whole American thing. And he has the most simplest but the best some of them are just the nameplate with the essence side of it. Everybody wants to be Superman.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

shits amazing. Well, it's in his slogan, you know, fight for truth, justice and the American way. Right. He flew up to the moon where he did he put that The American flag records it was falling. Yeah, right. All like fuck these Russians. I'm USA in this bitch.

Anthony:

planting the flag,

Jeff DeLaRosa:

but how would have things been different if his UFO would have landed in like China or Russia? Instead of in small mill USA?

Anthony:

We would have been fun

Jeff DeLaRosa:

playing the Russian flag up there. The Chinese flag up there.

Anthony:

They'd be like, they'd be like American. I want a PT and Bill's a word. Right which he'll fly right into Fort Knox.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Pull that whole tape sounds like Vladimir Putin would have been negotiating with him like Look, man, we need you to go into this USA territory. We need you to fight Holy shit.

Anthony:

And that's the bad part. You came and drop nukes on Superman. Like he's impervious to it. Like, I would just drift these bitches into outer space man.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I'm Superman. Yeah, but he's anti nuclear. He takes all the nukes and throw them to the sun.

Anthony:

In a bag got no news?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

No news.

Anthony:

I'm all that a nukes man. Superman came in fucked up the party some bullshit. I've had like 18 nukes he called him. Give me your nukes. What am I tell him? No, he's Superman. He gonna get them shipped anywhere. He has x ray and heats he can vision he can find the sheets. We can't even hide them.

Unknown:

But like let's do it unless you create some type of lead and closure to keep them yeah,

Anthony:

for a while. But come on. Like how long is that going to actually stop him? Yeah, and like I said, You know what? Before we end this we're gonna make this this quick thing. I didn't do that. I didn't do this this weekend. All for you. Okay, I did not go see fast night.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I did. Oh, we're gonna watch that next week. And then we'll review it on the show.

Anthony:

Yeah, I look I don't know if you want to make it a group trip. But some other shit like that. I have no idea. But I'm letting you know right now if this shit gets stupid, I'm walking out it's gonna I'm gonna get guaranteed at 100% right now. Wow, land deal in the lobby will be incredible. In this movie, though. I will sit in a hallway. He pressed bites until I should is over and just go home. Because the only reason I held off is really because of you because I honestly have no interest in seeing it. Yeah, I'm

Jeff DeLaRosa:

just not one to watch the movie when it first came out when I know it's gonna be a popular movie in the theaters gonna be packed or whatever. I'm trying to sit in a line. You know? I mean, I'll wait right away for

Anthony:

a week or two. That's what you and I different. I'm a first night guy. But not for this movie.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I like Marvel without Marvel, then yeah, we could watch it the first day.

Anthony:

like Yo, like, like when Black Widow comes out. I'm on it. Yeah, I'm on it. Like no hesitation. But But fast night and we're gonna make three more after this MAC two or three more.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

I'm curious for them to explain to me how Han is still alive. I know. It's gonna be some dumb shit. And it's gonna make me want to walk out to the theater. Because they just keep insulting our intelligence now. You know, I mean, it's like the shit is produced by WWE assumption. You know?

Anthony:

They make terrible movies too. Yeah. Honestly, like, I think we might have to go like see like an eight o'clock in the morning gentlemen, because if they give us a dumb excuse, I'm just gonna like yell fuck in front of the whole theater. Everybody gonna be mad at me?

Jeff DeLaRosa:

Yeah, and then you go and then if we go watch it late you have to drive back home mad as hell and be mad for the rest of the night. that aren't intelligence is getting assaulted buddies by Vin Diesel and Chris crew.

Anthony:

Like like no you know how that's amazing you know, I'm mad I'd be if I feel like I got angered by Vin Diesel of all people like I let this musclehead do make me mad. He got sway over my emotions like I call my therapist.

Jeff DeLaRosa:

But Yo, yo, if y'all if y'all heard the word association,

Anthony:

you know what No, we're not we're not telling you what number we are told you the number

Jeff DeLaRosa:

on Facebook at the culture podcast 2020 you know, I mean, the link will be in the show notes. Holler at us if you want to become a Patreon if you want to contribute to the show to the cause. Holler we appreciate you

Anthony:

remember Hulk Hogan loves you. Peace brother.

Unknown:

I guess making sure that you go with my bed. I kind of thought you had the same feeling. Can you help sell it like a fly and when she was making at the house not mad but there's a few disappointments. Let's just say that I canceled on a pillow appointment. A blue paper which is not a sales pitch when I'm trying to make a point of the top I call that how I see it. I won't give you the title if you don't know how to which proves I love it when the shit smooth. But show your ads to your nigga that's a bit smooth. But what are you about Joe? You're gonna pull a tray and say let me out. I never saw it coming. What a cheap shot his strongest enemies The one who know you