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Dec. 29, 2022

New Year's Resolution

New Year's Resolution

This is The Culture's year in review. The guys discuss their favorite verses of the year, the best Hip Hop albums of the year, and the most memorable moments of the year in what is the final episode of 2022.

Topics Discussed:

  • New year's resolutions
  • Best rap verses of 2022
  • Best rap albums of 2022
  • Most memorable moments of 2022
  • Celebrity deaths
  • What does 2023 have in store

Reverenced Links:
611 Mass Shootings Recorded So Far In 2022—Second-Worst Year For Gun Violence In Almost A Decade (forbes.com)


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Transcript
Jeff:

like to hear here goes from A to Z as mouth and doozy as oh there you go. This is our new year's resolution episode our year end review.

Anthony:

Yep, don't smoke crack.

Jeff:

This is gonna be the last episode of 2022 of the culture because next time you're here, this is going to be 2023

Anthony:

by coughing that COVID

Jeff:

acting up

Anthony:

everybody got COVID Everybody got COVID in the street shears

Jeff:

a lot of things going on that went on this year still going on, we're going to talk about it. We're back better than ever. We got some, we got some new reviews. I'm gonna get into those. Sure. somebody by the name of I don't know if it's C draw or CD ra because it's a capital C as in cat. And then there's a lowercase d are a W so draw. So C draw 18 on Apple podcasts said

Anthony:

CD ROM while rapping ABCD

Jeff:

but I think a C draw because it's a lowercase d feed Dropsy draw.

Anthony:

Draw draws

Jeff:

Gotcha. Great show I love their take on music and the culture of hip hop. These guys have great chemistry and the conversation is never dull. Thank you CD RA or C draw appreciate that. We have another comment by a gentleman by the name of Rosier, Jay and he said on Twitter I've been enjoying these episodes the contents and topics your knowledge on both sides is a suit that's a good word. A lot of info to take in and process from different angles keep feeding the culture with this cast fam. Queens kid New York out and he spelled Queens kid as QNZ Kade one d and y so I'm guessing he's from Queens gang rise appreciate that brother was love gang gang

Anthony:

gang members of thing we got we got the crypt

Jeff:

he said Queens Kingdom out peace

Anthony:

blue everything shout out Carlos Korea get that check.

Jeff:

Caller Korea injured is fun the message won't be stuck with him for 12 years and he got a broken back spinal fucked up legs.

Anthony:

Amen. Amen kicky multi level at third base cool so a little bit to let Brock worry about we'll put some students contract antibodies first in that

Jeff:

but yeah we back yo real quick shout out to a coach or crew or patrons we have the we have a special Patreon exclusive content up right now we got a few episodes. The opening up series is what we call an IT where we're being candid on several topics addiction you know friendships family, post COVID traumas that me and my partner have so go check that out. She's up and now exclusive to our patrons So sign up to become a patreon so you can listen to this shit. This is as roll candid and honest as me and gonna get but let's get this ball rolling.

Anthony:

You know we can get worse than that. We that was us at eight I think we could get up to the king so yeah, I just think that we wasn't either drunk and or high.

Jeff:

I've been telling you for a while and I want to do a high episode I want to call it we could do several parts. How high how high part too high times.

Anthony:

The whole thing of like, I want to I want to limit the timing of these episodes. You could have time standstill like he'll be gone for

Jeff:

three hours. just split the shit into like five episodes.

Anthony:

And two hours and 30 minutes could be incoherent. Nothing's going to make sense. Like this shit is stupid. Like how high are y'all like very, very, very high. But yo, continue.

Jeff:

I want to talk about the best albums of the year. I want to talk about the most memorable moments of 2022 I want to talk about the best verses of the according to us. I want to talk about

Anthony:

no recording you I told you versus all you dog trust me.

Jeff:

I'll talk about the verse. A lot of music that dropped to see a

Anthony:

lot of music but none of verses like oh man. I mean, I thought that Jay Z God did verse like fucking three and a half minutes.

Jeff:

I was gonna get into that I was gonna get to that because Hip Hop DX named Jay Z's God delivers the best rap verse of 2022

Anthony:

I didn't even look I didn't even look. Yeah,

Jeff:

they named it the best versity Yeah, I don't agree with it, but I was gonna ask you how you felt about it.

Anthony:

Easy. That's easy. When zoo sits down from Mount Olympus and blesses us with the ship and goes back up top to the mountain. You got to join the ship while you're here. J that dropped into more hours in no time soon, but he'll do to ship from time I

Jeff:

mean I'm gonna have to revisit that verse you mind if I rehearse or recite it real quick I have zero issue with it because little Wayne is also on that song he had a nice verse to

Anthony:

wait wait kills it wait that's top 10 Waiting

Jeff:

Yes There you go you're going to track get top Wayne got a couple of beats that Wayne got a couple of top 10 verses this year this might be one of them but Jay Z said please Lord forgive me for what the stove did nobody touched the Billy until Hove did. How many billionaires can come from home crib? I count three meals a day and re bronze a rock boy so for technically that's that's that's a bar. I left the dope game with my record. I turned to coke Kena into champagne. I cleaned up la marina with the same SOAP ME and Laurel talk about how we slang dope now to weed in stores can you believe this tie? I put my hustle on two forms can you believe this guy? Then we said fuck it took the dope public out the mud they gotta face you now you can't make up this shit. Judge it how you judges say we go in corporate Nah, we just corner boys with the corner office I met the cap table with the splits with the split the split is not at Cap table boy we live this breezy. What the business is we pushing Fannie like fentanyl. The shit is all legitimate. II was down 10 for this. We just got his 10 back then went back like where the interest is. And light up the old three. We let y'all do the zazz Oh G for the Oh geez. Some new n words out of pocket talking exotic. You barely been to the Bahamas. That's another topic monogram in my pocket of the red carpet. You see the face I made that night? Shit is that talk? Is that shocking? The shit is so long god damn now reading all this. It's like a three it's like a three and a half minute verse.

Anthony:

I told you it's not. He literally gave him his own like its own birth.

Jeff:

It's just nice but just because it's that long does it make it like the best verse, bro?

Anthony:

He found a lot. I'm saying you're gonna have to pay I told you. I didn't really fuck about these albums this year is a lot of really good ones. It wasn't really any great ones that like, this is like, this is like a classic stand out is gonna stand the test of time hip hop. It's a lot of very good ones a lot of B and B pluses No, no eight pluses out there. Okay, no arguments. No

Jeff:

You know what? You know what verse I'm gonna argue is one of the top this year

Anthony:

which now the first you're gonna pick No,

Jeff:

no, stop it. Not doing that. I'm talking about the Jay Cole on debating a bunch of shit. The Johnny piece caddy. me pull that up real quick if you don't mind. Me This is top five of the year. He said on the night I was born the rain was pouring guy was crying lightning struck power outage sparks was flying. The real ones here the young boy that walk with lions around the outlines of chalk where the corpses lion. Of course I'm trying to revive a sport that's dying. But the guns and the drug balls that you all rely on. Got these nerves thinking that you end where as hard as I am. But that just mean I ain't as comfortable as y'all with Lion. That part right there to me is better than the whole Jay Z versus we just did. Okay. Then he proceeds to say and this is this is Jay Cole. stretching the truth. No. Never stressed in the booth. They feel to pressure me. I feel like I just left them a Seuss. Woof. Effortless. How I'm skating on these rappers is proof. I put your favorite rapper neck in the news never letting them loose. Cold world the hero blaster your speaker he the last of Mohicans. No weaklings last and my sneakers. And we're wanting me on a song he gonna see the wrath of the Reaper. I'm probably gonna go to hell if Jesus asks for a feature. I'm higher than Edwards and no need a bag full of reefer somebody's glass some see the glass is empty. I see a full glass of ether collecting his bread and mass like he a Catholic preacher. Just to kind of end were cast you might need a cat's calculus teacher. Eureka Einstein on the brink of the theory of relativity really? No MC equal feel me ko pamby lethal crib like an old MTV show. On God the best rapper alive has shot. Now go ask the best rappers that died. They'll tell you he never lied and word that shit is hard. Tell me that's not a tough five verses 2022

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Oh the rain. Lightning struck flying around with young lions around the outlines of shots with a corpses line across them trying to revive a sport this died with the guns in the drop off the genre lion got these nerves thinking that you make his heart desire. But that just mean I ended with stressing the truth. No, I never stressing a boost. They stood oppressing me. I feel like God just left me on this hamster in all these records. puts your favorite rapid neck and never get cold. The heat of bless the speaker he the last him a week is the weakness laughter my sneakers niggle haunt me on a song he can see the rat that I'm probably gonna go to hell and Jesus says

Jeff:

to me that's diversity. Yeah

Anthony:

it's cold. I mean it this is what I hate. I hate that he has become so so. So underrated that he seems overrated like when he always talks about this generation is him cold is him Drake and Kendrick? Right. Drake does some shit he wants some wants his blessing and shit. But Drake wouldn't be a bad bitch so bad I just Kendrick is one of the guys who like to smartphone good, who's read a lot of books and says a lot of things. And if you're not really in that lane, you can't really keep up with it. And COVID like the perfect medium. He raps away that's clearly understood. Seems like a really nice guy. He's easily understood. And when he when he wanted to talk that talk he can do exactly what he did right there. So do I still think it's been home first? No, I don't. What is it? Is it really good? Absolutely. I'm not gonna get in at all. I think it's a damn good verse. But it's weird because it's what I expect of him. Like I think he's one of the greatest of this generation I expect greatness from him when it's not that I get pissed off with him would would drink I don't because I don't I don't really expect any more because I don't know what he's doing. Like every time I see him is more him buying like like like as a thing where he like he bought like apparently he has a necklace a bunch of like large diamonds for all women like he was going to get engaged to or some shit like that. Some some some light skinned super negative. And then like I said, like like Kendrick drops that album does a tour but it's mostly overseas and Colton today because that one is like he's relevant but he's never like you're not gonna see him featured on a bunch of shit. Like it's always gonna do some shit that works for him that with him and Benny that works he not jumping on any other rapper kind of shit just because you know, I am who I am and I'm cold. It's more like it got to work for him. Like they all do. Like that's why that savage and Drake product product would trash me like that's just it didn't hit like it was like It's like something to do. By being better of a bitch. They couldn't Fuck no more. That feels terrible to me. It just didn't click. But you had this you got cola define us. So again, is it better no verse. I think it is. Is a damn good one. Yeah, yeah, but I think that's the point in the fucking show. It's a point of argument. I like I'm not gonna argue with you. And both of you feel that way. I

Jeff:

think they're both top five verses. Now I'm gonna give you another one. I think it's a top five versity Yeah, we mentioned this gentleman already Little Wayne he's on the shit.

Anthony:

Oh, God did Nope.

Jeff:

I like his verse on tear gas that's on the Conway album and he goes

Anthony:

there's something there's something I'm going to bring up in just a moment I cannot that's you're bringing us into Manchester No no, go ahead

Jeff:

I'm gonna recite or you want to play the verse I'm gonna recite it

Anthony:

is on can we do without right?

Jeff:

Yeah it's on it's called tear gas. It's on the conduit machine.

Anthony:

Which is your God don't make mistakes. Yeah, let me see if I can pull it up. You keep on chat and give me 10 seconds. Yeah,

Jeff:

it's the second verse Conway goes first then there's a chorus and then Wayne has a second verse he's like I just got a bag and another bag here. Yeah, just got a bag in another bag. He's like now I'm in my bag. I bet them and worse petrified to terrify to testify you get terrorized as death defying a sec the guy body parts can be specified. set on fire by his dental where he get identified. He's just got to come and verify the revolution will be televised. Like Wayne is one of those dudes that I'm respected more and more

rap music playing:

identified by the last woman that our friends watch that they have killer apps and a pin drop I began to laugh at him by shooting at implants. I like to thanks plugging my phone for like a wheelchair half bath breaks

Anthony:

his heart broke you know I love when that man wants that then said I'm the greatest rapper alive and damn short did it. Like I said, I'm never not going to be impressed

Jeff:

that when I was never a wing fan coming up when he was started off with that wobble the wobble, do you know that? I just thought like, What the fuck is that South Shin I was hating on it. No disrespect. I was hating on the south, I just didn't

Anthony:

like your sound well for some shit. Well, but as

Jeff:

but as he's gotten older, and as I've gotten older, I've gotten past his annoying voice and you know, and all of that. And you listen to it, like, he's the punch piece the punch line God, right. And you listen to his shit. I'm like, yeah, there's more focus. Nice. Like, I just give it a like, you got to put aside the fact that you know, he's from the south, that he sounds you know, different from what we're used to from the New York shit that we grew up with. You gotta you know, you got to put that aside, I got to look past that shit. Because it sounds like mumble rap if you don't really pay attention, you know, I'm saying but when you pay attention, you realize that he's not mumbling at all. Like he's spitting some shit. And I've grown to appreciate it

Anthony:

when it wanes Wayne had the greatest mixtape run in history.

Jeff:

I can't argue that

Anthony:

that I mean whoever second is a far second that dropped between the Carter two in the car three who just basically released mixtapes left and right drama shits dedicate all that when was terrified and he did all of that and then came up with a quarter three now has he made some missteps Fuck yeah, that rebirth shit sucked that you want to play guitar awesome shit. I don't know if he wouldn't be fucking Conway Twitty or whatever who cares that when it like that I want to fuck with that. But I mean Wayne's Wait, what that's what he said. You know, we said I was waiting the first thing I'm dumping on mine with a god did verse because he was just, that would just stop till when right there. Go listen to that people. I'm not replaying that go play that like the whole shit long ship. This is the winch. It's not as long as that but damn, that's a damn good first. Zero hesitation. That's

Jeff:

fine. And then my next verse that I got to me that's one of the fires of the year. And I'm probably biased. I am, I admit, this is from the meth lab three album that dropped this year met the man The song is called butterfly effect. So in the first verse, he goes 30 for 30 my jersey dirty my crew back I shoot a 30 like seven curry my shoes wack so locomotive you lose track confused facts you think and Kodak, but with more thought as to blacks, standing ovations you get clapped the bait in most of these backpacking rappers got to straps my cadence half MEF half amazingness to facts and in layman's got these women's intuition like you snack I'm old J out of prison to juice back a move to Green Bay just to move packs same way I use the system I use rap and what the game is missing that boom bap that true that don't ever say he can't never been a saint now who that when guns. Check this out when guns Drew Brees let me go back. He said Don't ever say he can't never been a saint now who that when guns Drew Brees you're laying up in my league. Don't get tricked by the assumption that ends up in my sleeve. Boy, I'm hot when I'm heated. I'm like 100 degrees with at least 100 shots hit at least 100 him sees. And methods one of them deals and we've talked about it like he just gets better with age. I don't think anybody can argue that whether you like them or not. Whether you think his shit is tight or not. When you listen to him. Yeah, I feel like his newer shit is better than his oldest shit. And his older show was hot. And I just feel like he every time he drops him she just gets better as you know his cadence. His word plague is getting better. His lyricism is better. He doesn't even curse anymore. He doesn't even use like profanity in his lyrics and even at he admitted that that's gotten him better because that's expanded his vocabulary you know, I'm saying I don't know I just think he's one of those dudes.

Anthony:

I get it but Fitbit is probably the fifth best rapper in the world.

Jeff:

That the oh you pushing it you pushing it? Probably no stop it is probably the fifth I'm not saying he's the best or the second best but the fifth best. It was always it was always met rain goes out in any order. That was always the top three. And I think it still is in any order that you want to put it that's fine.

Anthony:

But that's for the casual fan because raised probably better ghost is probably better. That's why I say That's the top three better

Jeff:

Jesus Jesus good inspect the deck is good but I'm talking about in totality the total package not just rapping

Anthony:

we're not we're not gonna we're not gonna do that shit because the math has the voice math

Jeff:

never has a screen has everything that keeps that say he has a voice he has the charisma every time he has the look, you know saying if you know the marketability,

Anthony:

I know I know it's gonna hurt you. He's probably fit and spec rapping probably fifth it's fine

Jeff:

if you who you're putting Jezza on deck over him rain goes yeah, that's fine. Yeah,

Anthony:

go is Ray is rage is a ghost deck man that's fine. raised the most cinematic ghost is just with the with the weird wordplay thing. It I don't know why it works with people he just it's not like he's talking a bunch of bullshit actual but people love it. Just just he's just is the most technically proficient rapper that they have. And when you when you're with Jesus, you have to step it up. That's why That's why he sounds so good on on when shadowboxing shadowboxing is that's when we're him and him and just right yeah Frank meth had stepped up bed because you know like just not going to take a light hit just never takes a light he's probably like all animals eat the most technically proficient wrap around from all you can flip flop probably you could probably either put him fourth and fifth depend on how you feel about deck a deck never had his own album but deck is maybe the greatest leadoff hitter history in the hitter, the greatest leadoff hitter in the history of rap when he begins to track deck. It's never sucked. crean

Jeff:

I'm talking about deck.

Anthony:

Oh my god. It's on my deck. Whenever DEC has lead off something hasn't hasn't trials and bad. Yep, that's one. Yeah, you lead off trial. We always say that to me one of the best verses of all time. Yeah. He leads off cream. Think about it. Like he's a Rickey Henderson a rat when he leaves off some great things happen. But disregarding that celebrity really good divers.

Jeff:

Yep. So I think to me, it was a lot of diversity.

Anthony:

What is it RJ Payne, a rapper? Or is he an actor? Who the goddess would have gotten him RJ Payne?

Jeff:

Oh yeah, he's a rapper. He's a rapper. He's just putting people on he just puts people on at this point on his meth lab joins just like killaby affiliates you know, I'm saying like like Mukalla be affiliates and she

Anthony:

just randomly Oh, no, man, he would mess though so I guess he cool

Jeff:

and then I like and then I like the verse of that news nah, shoulda done. The one where he says no before rivals they play and eat their own title. Brothers can do anything when they decide to win a Range Rover dissect and balls from takeover sometimes. Sometimes that takes over like brother to st over laughing. I had to hold it down for Queens because I overvalue fiends shout to Brooklyn or between hosts be overlapping subways be stacked and I've been on a train in decades and I can still hear the wheels on the tracks through the beat breaks every yo D face for Jake's a license to carry still playing safe in New York state. There's still a lot of ways to manage the life expectancy average, the future will vary of generation and been established. To me that's hard. You know, I'm saying I know that's not what these kids want to listen to. They don't want to have to dissect lyrics, and listen to actual bars. But to me, that's hard. That's what I'm looking for when I'm you know, I mean, when I'm listening for some shit,

Anthony:

Jeff, fuck the kids.

Jeff:

I know. That's what I say fuck him.

Anthony:

You don't buy albums, just stream it. They're their consumers let them consume. So that

Jeff:

that's my list to me of the best verses. You can agree with me if those are worthy of being top five of the year. Any water

Anthony:

acumen? I trust you. Already with the sheet by the sheets. I got the energy for that. I just enjoyed Georgia musicals it is. So I'm just sick of me sometimes in line sometimes the first sometimes the whole song. I think it's hard. I think it's harder than it is now than it was then. Yeah. Because there's so much music being released. That's the thing. You don't get the time to actually you don't get whatever happened. But I was listening. Listen to his dark inhale as hot as my shit. Alright, it takes a while. But again, at the time you bought the CD you took you listen to over and over again. Try to hear like little things and nuances to it. But you don't have that ability now. Like it'd be like you'd like new releases, like 12 releases, and none of them you care about or like you might have those four products you might get like four songs out of them. That thing so the first thing if that's, that's the way you want to flow with it, I'm not gonna share it with you. Cool. All right now, if people want He want to feel different but he got someone through going there It's America speak your mind

Jeff:

let's go into now the top five albums and I know both of our lists are gonna be different sure top five hip hop albums to me this year and no order all right I'm gonna go with the logic vinyl days even though was too long so 30 tracks but it had the old school feel just like a like it was a lot of spin a lot of bars heavier on the rapid got some good features on neg DJ Premier negative songs it just it just has all the elements of what I look for in a good album you know I'm saying just Balzers lyrical just rapping some nice beats no fluff so I got the logic vinyl days album on my list then I got then I got the meth lab three album to Metformin shit I don't know if you want to consider that a mixtape. I mean it's technically an album he has been dropping the Metalab joints now consistently is MEF my favorite rapper of all time

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is lyrical

Jeff:

is ever again is everything I look for you know man then we got that Conway shit God don't make mistakes and when this shit came out we both at the time remember saying that at the time this was the best album that had come out when we when it first came out. We came on and we was like Yo this should fire then I got the J ID album same thing when NASA came out he was like Yo this shit hot there's really like no skips you know I'm saying he's just not as commercially you know I mean up there with the rest of these guys on this list but he's just as nice as the morals are better and then of course you know my number one album is going to be NAS King disease three To me that's I don't know if it came out too late in the year but to me that should be your for Album of the Year and that should be your for Grammy that's my that's my top five items that came out

Anthony:

right? Is it I go and put no numbers I'm just gonna say these but I never went out and make a real quick go my no one else was nice.

Jeff:

And then we can argue about the other three other four we can argue about where the other four land but number one is the mountain that isn't Katie three

Anthony:

I gotcha all right so my top five albums glow really? Is this in order to track how not that I won't put an order to put it give me some can um I think that can go there that can go there I'm okay with that there. And I'm okay with that there huh fuck okay number five is going to be rock masyado an alchemist the elephant man's bones. That was hard. Number four would be Chico's of black thought. Number three would be Mr. Morale in a big separate says Kendricks.

Jeff:

No no. Yo Wait a minute. I'm pretty sure you came on here and said that she wasn't it when it came out.

Anthony:

It wasn't and it kind of grew on me that she

Jeff:

was trash bro. It didn't just grow. It can't just grow on you when it's just trash. Initially.

Anthony:

I listen to it afterwards.

Jeff:

So that's number three on your list.

Anthony:

is right in the middle? That's right. I will say it's almost dry isn't number two and have forever been dead forever. Story is probably number one. Now, you're going to say why isn't Kinsey's on? This list is probably going to be nominated you wireless.

Jeff:

Well you got JD one right. Who was number two?

Anthony:

Push. Push a tease.

Jeff:

So you don't have Benny or Conway.

Anthony:

All right. No, no, because they always split the vote. I can't vote. I can't vote for Johnny P shit. And then vote for the Conway shit. Because it seemed like I'm splitting the vote because it's like I'm gonna put one of y'all I'm gonna put be the both of y'all. Or none of y'all none. I mean,

Jeff:

are you gonna do like I do and be like I got a two way tie for number four. What? Yeah,

Anthony:

I don't I don't I don't do that. I don't do that. It was gonna be like it was an album that came out this year like it was Savas album, making dropped an album Vince Staples black Blackstar dropped an album but the was the one for me. That Matter Freddie Gibbs out what's hard gunners album was hard. The CW Evo and I'm sorry the Queen won't take off shit with her. Like they did the whole guy did thing on the callate joint I listened that she want and that was it. I didn't appreciate that joint. I know kinda came about I didn't really listen to that joint 32 Doug, bunch of shit came up, but it's whatever.

Jeff:

Logic is half white, so you ain't listen to that?

Anthony:

No, I like logic. We both like load makes me say shit about that I'm

Jeff:

not doing the album was fucking trash here.

Anthony:

What are the causes and evitable

Jeff:

the quality of the album like his rapping is always top notch.

Anthony:

And that's the problem with album. Yeah. And that's, that's the reason why I put Kendrick there. Because the whole thing is that no matter what I know, give me a well produced album, and a well written album, well performed album and a well wrapped album. Like at least everything's going to be done. Well. There's nothing worse than having an album as far as beats and some shitty rapping. Or vice versa, where you basically got like some of the best lyrics ever. But the production is shit, the sound it's just terrible. I hate that. All the ones I named now is because it pretty much came from pretty good producers. They are pretty good. Writers on it. They are pretty good artists and they got pretty good practice on there. So what kind of works? This is no shit. No internal talk or shitting on Congress project. Not at all. Let's say either both of y'all is gonna be there. And neither one of y'all because it's hard for me to split the vote which because I love everything that Brazil does. But if you put them on all this shit, disregard everyone else's shit. Seems like you really dig right in and I really don't want to do that. So that fourth slot put it in that way. Now understand how can discount can be a little bit problematic. So I put it put a date in the middle of something that was more of the popular vote. Like if I'm going to have one over episode here. Cole Kendrick or Drake, is probably gonna be Kendrick this year. Hopefully next year, it'd be cool. Like say Drake dropped that shit with 21. I listen to it. Maybe three songs on it. I didn't complete the album. It wasn't much of a stretch. Like y'all really hate women, man. You're really really good. So we can't say that though. And

Jeff:

if we go back to some of the shit in the 90s, bro, like, it ain't no fun and my homies can't have none. Like we was talking all types of bitches and hoes and they can say that shit about us to about us hating women.

Anthony:

And then we'll be right. I'm never gonna lie there. We have like that the whole song they don't want him to homeless can't have those bass like, Yo,

Jeff:

that's a good song like the beat is hot. The chorus when I met you last night, baby.

Anthony:

Ah we gotta talk about the past. We can talk about the past and she was hard pass. Let it go. It exists on wax. If you want to find us. You can find this on title too. That's all you got to do.

Jeff:

Huh? But we left off, we left out the callate album, we left off the Drake, Ken savage. We left off all Grizelda albums. And we left off the Dave East album. We left off the French Montana. So a lot of you that's the thing. That's the market is oversaturated. Now, bro, it used to take us a long time to get an album. So when an album came out, whatever a couple of albums came out, we would we would we were able to sit with them. You know, we sit with them for months, right? Until the next project came on now is like every week, every Friday, somebody's dropping some surprise droppings, and you know, whatever platform you got, every Friday, you can open up the platform and it's gonna be a new album by somebody.

Anthony:

I think it's the way that the word is going to cause these inevitable changes that we have to kind of accept. See, when someone was releasing an album Back in the day they go on 106 and Park they go on no v what? The interview shit. They go on rap city. They go to all the radio stations. Everyone can get in touch with this stuff and go from there. We're at a time right now what the a&r thing the marketing thing is not there like you're almost surprised to hear somebody's got an app and you don't see a commercial like it's not like you are you're buying the source seeing the insert like album coming soon some chili Daddy's here in a push or something that someone put on a their Instagram feed or any kind of social media thing. Like I understand how it saves them money, but it doesn't really reach to the masses in a market that usually would do so because it's kind of a shortcut to try to reach more people but it's not as effective. It's very microwave short, short term just in and out quick. Because like I said, the reason is the funny thing. We were aware of Kendricks album because of his popularity and like you heard like, basic like major News places or like, like like entertainment venues or so forth always like basically shouting that out. But the thing that got us interested in the album was what the heart five when he does he does the thing over the I want you to beat by Marvin Gaye that changing faces all the stuff that was promo. That was real promo. Because like I was hoping that she would have been on the right. But he wants her to like, oh fuck, I can't wait to hear this album. But no one else does that. Drake doesn't do that shit. Drake is like

Jeff:

he'll just put out a tweet like, oh, surprise album coming out at midnight.

Anthony:

Right, right. Like, like, there's no no head twisting dead. No lead singer. There's no nothing. Like the heart to heart five wasn't even a track that was on the album. It was something that once you heard and sort of video for even though had nothing to do with that myself like, Man, I can't wait to hear this out. That was an album disappointing. To a degree. Yeah. Because I think it was a man with a lot of thoughts, putting things all over the place that couldn't quite grasp it all together. So it's kind of in cohesive. And it was a lot of like, like a really long therapy session of him dealing with things with himself in the world all at once. And for the world to see. I don't necessarily agree with that. I think something should be kept personally, like, you know, between you and your therapist, but it does occur and it does happen. It's been an interesting piece. The other albums were basically just tops here rapid, like I understand push it does that drug talk? Does a drug talk pretty much better than anybody else. Did Apple just you know, you could always wrap it. Oh, it's a lyricist. That was just pushing that shit further. That was a fantastic fucking album. It's a one that a lot of people didn't revisit because they like well, God JD from the south, we probably can't rap like that. But he can rap like that. But we don't want to hear if he can rap like that, because we got this pre disposition about negative things about people from the South. And that's what happens. That's the weirdest shit. But what's a good? Absolutely. is the number one on my list. Yes, it was. Am I mad about your choice? No, no, no. I think the way the album's go, that they're reflective of how you feel about the coach and how you feel about your music, and it's your own personal tastes. I don't think there's a popular choice in regards to music. Alicia Taylor Swift is sometimes some shit like that, where you just dominate the airwaves. I think if each in regards to music is someone's individual choice, especially rap. There's so many small little dramas and pockets like no drill music and so on so forth, where people just kind of get into. So yeah, I like Ulus I got no problem with it. I've heard everything that you put on your list. Like the Metalab. I know a lot of people have heard of that. I know. I've heard it because you put me on to it. And I listened to all of them, which is hard. So I get it absolutely hot. It's meth being meth. argued by him being one of the best fucking rappers ever noted. He's stupid of me. He's Method Man. And of course, I mean, you got a personal feeling toward him to like your wife's wedding song. That's your man's name. So I get it. I get it. I feel you.

Jeff:

But I feel the same way about videos to your like, they'd be making videos and you don't even know that they got videos for certain songs. Like I'd be you know, something like my son is always on YouTube, right? So sometimes I'll sit with him. And I'm going through YouTube Let me listen to a song and I'll try to and I'm like oh shit is a video for this. You know, I'm saying is a video for this. And I'll sit down and watch a video like before you throw on MTV you throw on BT and you throw on VH while we had like four or five different channels that you threw on and they was playing music videos. We all got that shit now that's one of the things I miss to entertainment. That's one of the things I missed I talked about it on the Patreon exclusive of the shit you know I'm I missed the 90s issue that's one of the things I miss you popped on the TV and you was able to actually see music video that's dead now like you gotta go on YouTube now do a search and then see if there's a video for like they make videos now and they don't even you know why why do they even spend money to make videos bro just for that should to be on YouTube. I mean, I guess they still make money off the views and shit.

Anthony:

i Yeah, but I told you all the different out here man. They different they they're I swear to god they differently. They're not what you thought it would be with like fit. There's not the whole marketing thing where we got to know separate money to have the money for a budget for video or this. They don't care though. They don't like it like for them like it is what it is and it's gonna be what's gonna be like I wasn't gonna argue with it like, well, I received the money.

Jeff:

I felt like looking up there. I felt like listening to that song that Eminem did. What is a stepping stone? I think it was on the off the Kamikaze album. That dropped couple years ago and he talks about the 12 being basically broken, broken up stepping stone, and I Google and I YouTubed it and sure enough, there's a video. I'm like, oh shit is a video for this. And this is Eminem. He's rapping he's on a stage and whatever. And I'm like, oh shit, and that happens a lot. Like I'll just look up a song that I feel like listening to I'll put it on YouTube and boom There's a little video for that. I had no idea they had a video for

Anthony:

you it is a video like like alright, cool because we're in this cool dog witness society right now. Like, do you really have the time energy or space to actually sit around and watch like videos? Got to be short clips. Channel Four. Yeah, right yeah the channel for now there's no channel. Now it's like if it's not on YouTube I'm not watching it like you're not turning to like honestly like I'm like I'm sitting here looking like my team is staring at me in the background and I'm like I honestly don't know what channel interviews

Jeff:

I don't because they got like two they got like MTV one and TV two and they got VH one BT but are they given those channels? Part of me is reality shows. Reality shows and you know, the Lifetime movies and you know, whatever.

Anthony:

Yeah, they exist, but I'm like, I don't watch them like that, because I don't have no time to watch videos, but they don't make videos like that. And the whole thing is that every year they have the MTV Video Music Awards. I'm like, for what music video, right? I ain't seen any of these shifts

Jeff:

and the YouTube award goes to

Anthony:

Yeah, the best streamer is like this is what we're doing. Nah, dawg, I'm cool. I see what you're going to shit. I want to be a part of this.

Jeff:

But I you know, let's get into the best or the I'm never gonna say the best the most memorable moments of the year. But there was a lot of there's a lot of shit that happened this year. Most of it it was fucking most of it was not good. When you consider that the pandemic is still going on. But

Anthony:

with the with the pandemic Minar remix now it's the Omicron

Jeff:

Omicron I think I already mutated. I don't even think it's oh my god no more.

Anthony:

That should pop like some other bullshit. I have no idea man. I have no idea. It sucks.

Jeff:

But what are we gonna start wrapping this year? We're gonna start well, we're gonna start because we don't really have like a list of like order like a list right?

Anthony:

Now honestly, honestly, if I'm thinking the back of my mind, I'm really trying to so much function has actually happened. It's hard to really like make sense of it. So just want to you want to just start with the obvious

Jeff:

Okay, well I mean the probably the number one shoot that happened all year was the Will Smith shit. No. smacking the shit out of

Anthony:

here. Here's the most fucked up thing about what you said. I know you're going to say that. We're going to completely disregard that is a whole class war going on in Ukraine. The most important thing that happened this year was some with a comedian slapping an actor slapping the comedian. Yep. Our society is fucked up. It is a whole class war going on. Like you know what? It was? It was probably he slept he slept and slept. I mean, we had a whole episode about it. He slid that he slept on laugh national TV from everybody. Didn't didn't didn't What did he like? He went to like some emotional shit and like, Why can't we'll stay at the spotlight? Like I know he had like the Apple movie which I didn't even watch it I just don't care about sleep shit like that. But I'm like, how about you go away for a year? Just disappear? Like like when he like an Indian ticket pictures like yo wants you to want to pull up a chair. Why don't you want to? Like just just sit out UBI just sit right here like that. Because like, Chris reputation is fine. And he was the one that got assaulted. Your repetition is shit. You like what a Chris say? Is he added one thing when he came back like one I think IG said that people ask them questions you tend to talk and Chris called the hostage video. Them show seemed like it too. But is that the most entertaining thing that let's put it this way. And the sense of importance in society and life as some people it doesn't really matter. Was it the most entertaining thing to happen this year? Fucking Absolutely. Easily. Easily without hesitation I've seen so wow should happen before I never see no shit like that happened my entire life and that seemed to get slapped before I never seen him get slapped on national TV now crazy got to be slapped on my own national TV from everybody and then come with some bullshit speech like Love makes you do crazy things that make people do that that was that was your choice my fucking wasn't that wasn't crazy that was really thought out you came up this Latinum or do we fix local like Jim West and set now so Chris is asking the crowd like you're slapping they won't curse me out shit.

Jeff:

And now Chris Rock doing a Netflix special live in March. So you know they paying them hella money to talk about this

Anthony:

shit. A lot. A lot of one's gonna be like global debt.

Jeff:

That's crazy.

Anthony:

Game man as well, money get you. Again like I said another important thing that's going on right now that we have to hold is we're going to Ukraine with Russia. Russia thought is gonna be some Some in some NCAA 116 see shit coming there come gorilla pimp get on through Ukraine slight here fighting still holding shit together Russia getting frustrated Russia hit draft and people to go fight in the war they leave in rush like I don't want no parts of this shit and they get this is your problem it's a personal problem ain't got nothing to do with me to get the fuck out of their shit I gotta give Ukraine all the props for holding in a situation like this man a lot of countries would have folded like you just some country border in Russia and Russia putting it all in right behind you and they still ain't got up out of there. And basically you try to hold him to like a ceasefire, basically at this point, because I know what the fuck they're going to do. You saw a TV like a building being bombed and everything else like that. And those guys have heart. They stood through all of that and they still pushing for and they still find through. So absolutely man. That's definitely the things that happen this year. These stupid ass old prices,

Jeff:

fucking gas going up to like $4

Anthony:

You know, I was so excited last week when I went to a gas it was like 298 I was like, Fuck, yeah, that dealership Shut up. 20 more soon. I was like, fuck, I know. We should have got gas that day.

Jeff:

I wasn't I was on Facebook. And there's like a there's like a Passaic page, a community page, right when people post like old pictures of what percent used to look like or whatever, right. And somebody posted a picture of them crossing the street because I guess it was on the cover of a new of the Herald news back when the Herald news was a thing in Jersey. And I guess they were showcasing the crossing lady so they show the crossing lady crossing some kids and one of the kids happened to be in the picture. So he posted it like oh, look at me back in 1990 Whatever it was. And in the background is a gas station and you see the gas price was $1 mile the focus was tripping in the comments. There was like Oh, sick ass was only $1 Back in 1997 Oh said

Anthony:

like word could have filled up your car if you could fill up your car for a pack of cigarettes. That's amazing. Yes.

Jeff:

Oh my god. But another less talked about thing of the fucking mass shootings broke. There was 611 mass shootings this year. 2022 which is the second worst year since the gun violence archive started recording gun violence data back in 2013. The number one year was last year 690 of mass shootings and 2021 611 and 2022 This country is fucked.

Anthony:

Amen America we're number one.

Jeff:

And it goes back to the pandemic bro MAFAC is a pandemic is a term people crazy people out here losing their minds one of the most notable shootings was the school shooting the Texas one right the Texas School shooting

Anthony:

episode that might be a draw that might be a tougher first I mean fuck that that might be the one that Uvalde Texas right i mean like it was that one then it was the one that was in Buffalo went on babies play Call of Duty right? When the supermarket's out of murdering people that God damn this is what we're doing and he records it Yeah, that was that was the one that's the one that got under my skin No.

Jeff:

So I felt like we do this every year and we break down the most memorable moments and the majority that should have sad shit

Anthony:

it's like every every year it's always like like even next year it's gonna be like well how many masks you had this year do we go up and then we go down because now we got a number and now are we going to exceed it are we going to finally drop below it but it keeps going up

Jeff:

we had the way we had the wave versus rolly overturn shit that we spoke about that we had a whole episode about that shit yeah we did with Mikey and rice man. So that was an important topic

Anthony:

that is that's important people still getting out here for that for that funding money in the crypto so the FTX that should collapse and no way it was actually like a nothing happened I'm like Oh y'all keep fucking with this funny money man like crypto the future. Yeah the thing is the word unregulated currency I need my money has some kind of backing the reason why my doll is valuable in my pocket because it's backed by I think the silver standard or might be the gold standard I think what used to be the gold standard now the silver standard but it's backed by something you can't trust them on on fucking back money that's what people lose the money left or right. What they had to what they had to sell it the was FTX Arena in Miami. They had to get the name of the building. Yep. Because they couldn't afford to pay to ship no more shit Pornhub is like Yo, I got we got we got money. Like I want people to play it at a Pornhub arena. They're not gonna do it to me it's a bunch of crews but if they got the money and they want to sponsor the show, let people pay. You know what I mean? That would be good. I think we're in year two of airlines still out here fucking up. Believe left and right. Every time it was a month, like just like just when summer, summer travel started. They didn't have enough people like servicing the flights that people do in the bags? They will cancel flights left and right. There were delays. It was like, you know how many people I know in the summer said they took a flight someone lost their damn bags. Every time. I know someone went on three flights and when they lost their luggage three times in a row. Yeah. Nine of handlers and people, it's a lot going on out there. It's a whole bunch of shit. And it's like, it's a lot to deal with. And that's the way it goes. And it's super hard. But I don't even know if he's getting any better. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking of somebody who traveled I think the price is still going up, but still not enough workers to really handle the load that to dealing with. So it's a lot that you got to kind of deal with. I mean, that happened and positive news. I mean, we got our first black Supreme Court justice. So that's the first ever woman first Supreme Court female female. Because we had Thurgood Marshall we have Clarence Thomas and academics too much about either gentlemen. One is a prior to his race. The other is not you can choose which one but they grow the shit out of her. Try to make it hard for her but she came up with that she did her job. So I was happy with that.

Jeff:

Brittany, Greg got free this year. Brittney Griner got free that's positive.

Anthony:

i There we go BG even though we'd like it's a terrible trade. Even though it was a terrible trade. It is it really was. It really was a terrible trade. But she's pretty good lord. But she is going to hit this year. She said it right.

Jeff:

Yeah. That one game when she returns is going to be the most most sought, most viewed probably. And most attended WNBA game in history. That one game on and then after that people go right back to not giving a shit about it. But

Anthony:

the highest ratings ever, the next week are gonna be the lowest in league history. Yeah.

Jeff:

People don't give a fuck about WPA. But we go right back to the bad because then there's the list of people that died this year. You know, we talk about the Bob sag. It's, you know, I mean, we talk about the dude that just died from the Ellen show the Twitch because that's another thing suicide. We could do a whole list of suicides in 2022. We talk about the power range.

Anthony:

I don't want you to depress Oh, that's the press. Yeah. But But it happened was Was he the Green Ranger because he's the White Ranger. He was green and white or black. The green he was lying. Okay. He was alarm Ranger. He died by suicide Twister by suicide. Take off, got murder. A lot of people got killed.

Jeff:

People died. Sidney Poitier died. Coolio died. Murder She Wrote what was the lady's name

Anthony:

and lanpher. And don't Landsberg right.

Jeff:

Yeah, Franco Harris so recent white woman, Franco Harris recently.

Anthony:

And right before he died right before they're gonna do the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. Yep.

Jeff:

We got Kirstie Alley, Gaylord Perry

Anthony:

Grisey Ali, and a weird thing I'm not laughing because the other just a weird thing. Like, like no one heard of her and all of a sudden like Austin's I mean, finally she was dead. Like what the fuck? My crazy Ally's dad like no, it's a bad Park. We're gonna go to the ship every year. And we try to run this down. I'm going to go and pull this up see you know as to the shape. Every time we tried to do some shit like you tried to pull up the notable things all of a sudden this pops up. Give me one quick second. So Jerry Lee Lewis. He passed. You know, great Ba ba ba ba bla Vin Scully. He passed. Queen Elizabeth. Oh, Queen Elizabeth. Yeah. See them see. Now here's the problem. I'm gonna start running things off like oh, yeah, them too. Oh, yeah, them too. This is what happens. When Elizabeth died. Loretta Lynch was a country singer. Angela Lansbury who we already said James Caan Sunday from the Godfather and Rollerball, and a bunch of others and Brian song. I love Brian piccolo Bill Russell, the Russell dash g and like I say, there is so much to happen in so many period time you always forget about people so I'm looking at this through the Los Angeles hotspot running to get down there trying to think the most number one so Bill Russell for a very particular generation who loves this fucking musical. Olivia Newton John died, especially a big fan of Greece. Ronnie Spector of the Rhine nets Madeleine Albright died. Maury Wills when the first black baseball players Well, one of the most famous ones is a speedy when I'm in a Maury Wills, Bob Saget, who you already named Naomi judge, she passed away. Sidney Poitier who also said it's, there's more

Jeff:

to listen, let's take off from migos

Anthony:

take off, we tell you that. She's crazy. I really hate I really hate doing this every year. Because Oh, it's like a bunch of them. And the thing is, like, you always feel like you're leaving somebody out. Meatloaf died. I remember that. Um, fuck, Ivana Trump died too. Oh, that's right. See what I mean? See how it just goes up, but it's nothing wrong with that people also, it's kind of like how what's called the audio like in the In Memoriam thing at the Oscars. But I'm like, you can't really get them all because the impact of people it really differs from person to person. Like I know Paul, Silas just died recently. But who's Paul sounds like you're black, a coast NBA player. I remember. But a lot of people aren't going to. I'm Nick voluntary. Most people don't know who Nick voluntary is. When he taught Andre Agassi. He helped Coase The Williams sisters. So famed tennis coach, unless you're into tennis, you're not going to care. But that's the tricky thing about all these things. And all it's Emma Williams and people that pass away. It's always the people that kind of have some kind of personal impact toward you outside of that you really don't care. But that's what you really worry about the you know, the people in your life that matter the most, you know, we're not, we're not ending there. Because it's really a sad fucking note. Oh, this should happen this year. I think a big thing that you were dealing with, I'm dealing with, and everybody's dealing with is that inflation is higher than the motherfucker is crazy. Bro, I went to the store this morning. I only got so much shit in the shed costing like $85 I was like, Thank God for good employment. Fuck. It's all it's all fucked up out here. And the thing is that I always wonder are they gonna go back to normal? Not a negative way. But like, you know, if it's this high, and then making all these profits off of it. It'll go back. They go back down and it'll go back

Jeff:

down a little bit just to say like, Oh, it went down but it'll still be higher way higher than what it was before. It would just go down slightly. You know, I'm saying just to give the illusion that it went down.

Anthony:

You see the price of eggs? It's disgusting.

Jeff:

And I eat eggs all like a motherfuck a carton of eggs don't even last weekend.

Anthony:

CART love neither do i Man.

Jeff:

Are you two three eggs a day?

Anthony:

Me too. That's my favorite breakfast. I have two three eggs and either some yogurt or oatmeal. Or like like two or three eggs, some toast? Like some quick shut? The fuck should that happen at Mar a Lago? When they went to Trump house and found just a box? Document like yeah, we chillin

Jeff:

he just walked out with all the types of Yo, it's speaking of Trump, do you notice motherfucker was sudden those NF T's of his face on like different types of fog and caricatures for $99 and he made like, what, like $5 million off the ship. That means 50,000 People bought the ship.

Anthony:

And the price is already in the precedent and if you've already dropped

Jeff:

him the initiative where if a goddamn thing.

Anthony:

Nope. People are suckers and so they get the Yo man thing. When they fire you from your job. You walk out with your box of shit of your shit and you go in a box away. You don't take government secrets like

Jeff:

I'm taking all these financial statements with me take all these credit card information.

Anthony:

Everything receipts,

Jeff:

I'm taking all this shit with me.

Anthony:

I'm gonna snap this phone so fucking fast but quick. Take the time to fire me up all your earnings credit.

Jeff:

But yo man another year over. I just want to thank the special people in my life who have listened without judgment. Who helped without conditions who understood with empathy and loved me no matter what I supported the culture. Happy New Years to everybody. Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah Kwanzaa. Feliz Navidad. What am I missing?

Anthony:

Out? No.

Jeff:

I'm just trying to not leave anybody out.

Anthony:

I mean, just say happy holidays. So it kind of

Jeff:

you know Matt Moran ill Dan said Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the new year. Hopefully 23 is gonna be much better. And we're gonna do but

Anthony:

never follow that advice. follow that advice stick to the same ship watch. Like why beginning in January can be a new meet Nick. Are you saying that December 31 Shut up.

Jeff:

Well, hopefully the coach is gonna be better. Hopefully we're gonna be better on 2023

Anthony:

Well, that's the plan right now. That's the plan. We're gonna stick to the four miles keep getting better.

Jeff:

Yeah, we appreciate ya. Yeah, yeah, mighty mighty. Yeah. Must be the money. Money Money money money me

Anthony:

being a man. Let's get our weekly this lot of what we're holding here la

Jeff:

la cultura Happy New Year's. See you next year.

Anthony:

See ya'll in 2023 Bye