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Jan. 17, 2022

So Sick of 2022 Already

So Sick of 2022 Already

From catching covid to being hacked, Jeff details what he calls a terrible week.  The guys discuss a not-so-great start to the 2022 calendar year.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Bob Saget's death
  • Jeff's terrible week
  • Covid symptoms 
  • Getting hacked and how to prevent it
  • Pete Rock suing Nas?
  • Weed good for Covid?
  • New Music
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Is Eminem going too far with the fast rapping?
  • Are they going to allow Kyrie to play?

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Transcript
Jeff:

Yo ain't huh? Fucking What a fucking start to the year man. I just had a terrible week. Still having a terrible week. 2022 is two weeks in and it's already a motherfucker. Where do I start?

Anthony:

You can start wherever you want to begin.

Jeff:

I guess I'll start with saying rest in peace and rest in power and rest and palace. To Bob Saget, aka Danny Tana. Yo, this is the third week in a row, we announced the death. And I know people die every day. You know, I'm saying but we, you know, we only obviously we only mentioned the Deaf that either meant a whole deal to us, you know, a great deal to us or that meant something to the culture. You know, I'm saying we mentioned Betty White because obviously she's legendary actress. We mentioned Sidney Poitier. And now, this week, Bob Saget. And I would argue that Bob Saget. I'm not gonna say meant more to the culture. But I'm gonna say he's a bigger Hip Hop head than Betty White or Sidney Poitier because he was a hip hop head. Most people probably don't know that. So in that, in that aspect, he meant more to the culture. I remember seeing him on sway, he would always show up on Sway, sway in the morning show. He would always show up either whether he was interviewing, or he would just show up you like sway would have a rapper on in and would come in Bob Saget. And he would just see the stand and listen to the do spin or he would take a seat sway would be like, Hey, what's up, Bob? Just take a seat somewhere. There was one episode Bob's even spit. I mean, it was a corny little rhyme. But you know, he was a he, he used to spare that part of his comedy routine. But yeah, he was tragically, you know, just found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, so that she was set

Anthony:

to 65 was a 65. was an old and that was an old just kind of remember him as a father from before house or

Jeff:

house. I mean, come on, man. I grew up, you know, he's one of my he's one of my TV, dads. You know, I'm saying, like, you grew up in it. Let's keep it a button. You know, I'm saying when you have a working father, like I had and have, you know, when he wasn't really home all the time. You're raised by the TV, you're raised by, you know, car Winslow, from family matters. You're raised by Bob Saget. You're raised by Uncle Phil. You don't I'm saying? And yes, y'all if y'all watch these TV, dads, you know, I'm saying, but that was out working all day at night. You know, I mean, I'm watching TV. These are the father figures that I was looking at. And, you know, it is what it is. Hopefully next week, we won't have any depth to

Anthony:

start a job. You can say that shift will happen.

Jeff:

Anyway, that's that's how my week started. And we know I had the cold last week right? I was sick as hell. Mm hmm. So I'll start getting over it and I took a COVID test and it came on negative one of them at home Joyce was just hard as hell to find I was driving around to Mad different what you call it pharmacies.

Anthony:

I keep trying to tell people is easy to find a PS five and is the home COVID test. It

Jeff:

makes no sense. Speaking of PF Fi's, Sony released a statement saying you know because of the shortage of ps4, we're gonna release more because of the shortage of PST files. We're going to release more ps4. Some shit like that, like what? Wow. Anyway, so I'm gonna give you the 2020 you can make them like yeah, they better lower the price that they make ps4 as $100 Yeah, I caught me caught me one anyway. So I'll find some pharmacy. After like five or six goes to five or six of them. There was like not a look at me like I'm crazy. I'm like, home COVID says like, at home COVID says, Get the fuck out it. So I found one that had a whole new shipment of them. Yeah, like a box full of them. I'm like, let me get a bunch of dishes. So I took the Tesla nobody, huh? Don't tell nobody so I took it's like oh yeah manufac Bosma and go sell them. I was thinking about this ship but they want $20 So what am I selling for? 30 Jesus I so I've bought a couple I bought a bunch to the test last week it came out negative you know you got to put the shipping knows why but it's like a pregnancy test. One line means you negative two lines means the positive one line I was now there. I guess I just got a cold so I had a cold all last week. Coughing starting to get over the ship. This week. I got a different cough is different. I can't even I'm not gonna say it's more productive. I can't even describe it. It comes with like, it's more chest infused. That makes sense. Anyway. Oh, um, then so my family people have fevers. I was like, damn, I guess let's let's take these tests again. It's been a week now. Like I know I'm over this cold I mean, it's been a week on my calls last more than like three four days. boom started taking these shirts again. Put the shit all the way up. This time I put the shit all the way in my nose to the point I got blood out. Jesus put the shit in and she tells you 1015 minutes no This just started popping up immediately within like two minutes and lines came up two lines. I was like, No, we're sick. I got the Omarion touches.

Anthony:

Every who else got the Omarion

Jeff:

everybody in the household got this?

Anthony:

They just put yellow tape around your house like Nah, man. Nobody in nobody out. It sucks though. Right? Am I feeling okay? Are

Jeff:

we good? Like the symptoms are different. Like I said, I got this cough, which I'm going to edit out from the episode I'm gonna try not to call during the episode, but I'm gonna edit out if I do. But that's all I have. My wife has a fever, body aches, this and that. But I just I'm feeling fatigued. I feel like if I wasn't vaccinated, I feel like it would be much worse. But I still have like fatigue. I'm like, I just feel tired. And I just have this annoying cough, which is not as worse is the one from last week was worse. This cough is not as bad as the one I had last week. You know, I'm saying so.

Anthony:

I'm just glad everybody can I told you right away. I'm

Jeff:

like, yo, somebody I knew who had it, you know, I'm saying who admittedly had it? Because I know people that had it, but they won't admit they had it. You know, I'm saying? Or,

Anthony:

like, I feel like the COVID guru. Everyone, everyone I know who's caught it has always called me like, Oh my God, what do I do next? I'm like, there's a lot of steps you can go through with it, man, like I died. So it's like I got some information. But come on now. I mean, it's kind of the basics is make sure you do things to strengthen your immune system. Stay hydrated, eat a little bit. Stay indoors, stay the fuck away from people. It's not hard. But some people some people can be cold. We'll be right back. I hate to sit down somewhere.

Jeff:

I was telling my wife like I was real pissed off. When I found out I was trying to blame who gave it to me. I was blaming my mom, my parents I'm blaming, there's a you know, my wife was like, Yo, just calm down. You know, it's inevitable. You know, I'm saying at this point, everybody's gonna probably get it. And I was like, Yeah, but I didn't expect me to get it like I went to this whole time but again, and I went two years. Without getting it. I'm taking all the precautions I'm wearing my mask whenever I even step outside, which is not a lot at all. I'm go outside, take the garbage out, um, right back in the house. Like I'm not I'm working from home. So I'm not really going out. You know what I'm saying? I wear the mask. If I do go anywhere. If I got to go to the grocery store or whatever, where my mask? I'm sanitizing my hands constantly. Yeah, we got sanitizes all over the house. You know, I'm saying we got the sanitizing spray. When I'm spraying there. Wherever I sit on the couches, wherever, you know, I'm saying people touch stuff, the door handles I'm spraying this should constantly so I'm like I'm taking all the precautions I'm not getting this shit. And then I get it. You know, as competitive as I am. I took that as an L you know what I'm saying? It's not. It's an L I was like, Yo and my wife was like, just calm down like no, because I feel defeated. You know, I'm saying I'm defeated. And people say I'm a sore loser. Like, if I'm playing a game or whatever, you beat me because you're just better than me. That's fine. I'm gonna be pissed. Yeah, but now that you have like, good job, congratulations. I'm not a sore loser in that regard. Like I can accept the defeat. But if I do everything in my power to prevent some shit, and I still get it. I felt defeated like a motherfucker. You can't

Anthony:

feel defeated. How do you fight an opponent? That's invisible? I don't know. You don't know what you're fighting. I mean, they showed a little things with the, the protein spikes sticking out of it, but they never really seen it in person. Like you can't, can duck something that you can't see. It's anywhere in everywhere. It's one of the things like I'll explain to somebody, like what was it? I was at work? Yeah. And everyday when I leave work, I go down the stairs, and one of my co workers going ahead of me like you're gonna touch that rare Lynch's that, oh my god, I could potentially see that you go at the wall. I guess the thing with me, you just kind of get more aware of certain things like I don't, I don't touch rails. Like if I touch or open like I go in a supermarket and automatically open the if it doesn't, I took the inside of my hand. Now. I open it up that way. And I keep hand sanitizer, like little things like that. But it still doesn't mean it's unavoidable or so on so forth like that, like this one might not be as bad but it seems to be way more contagious. Or you need as a group of people who start spreading like wildfire or like sit in your house. Just like this simple thing. So don't worry about it. Say that you're defeated or something else like that. You can't lose that something that you you didn't even know you're fighting. You're just trying to avoid it more anything else? It belongs okay, it's all that matters. Yes, I'm just

Jeff:

chilling. So if that's not bad enough, so I lost a TV dad. I got the COVID I got the Amarrian on the touch TV, TV dad. And to top it all off. my debit card gets hacked, bro. What's happened before? Yeah, but how many times as you get all types of Shabbat to you in one week, bro. Like I've gotten hacked before

Anthony:

come on down like the worst thing that happened was you getting sick the second worst was you didn't hack. Yeah, that TV that shit don't matter. It still hurts

Jeff:

though. It still bothers you. You know, I'm saying like, you feel like you're really having a bad week. You know, I mean, and it's just just Backing up, so I'm chilling on who was it?

Anthony:

Man, Danny Tim a flick my is not one but I still want to fuck to work anything no day off.

Jeff:

I mean, I need to get the fuck out emotionally stressful. But check it so I'm chillin. And I get I get a text message from my bank right? Because apparently and I don't know how it happened which is the worst part of getting hacked because you never know how it happens. You know I'm saying

Anthony:

before you go any further where are they spending your money? Okay. So they

Jeff:

took out over $200 at a Walgreens right? Then they take out another $205 at another Walgreens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I don't know what the hell you're buying at Walgreens for $200. Okay, then they take out over $900 postally at a Walmart in California. And this is all within like, maybe an hour of each other. And that's when I guess once once the California one. That's when the bank you know, saw the red flag, like all right, he can't be in all in multiple states at the same time, you know? So then they started hitting me up, they're like, Hey, Mr. Della Rosa, are you in California by any chance? I'm like, hell no, I've never even been to California. They're like, did you lose your card? Or do you I'm like, I have my card in my hand because I'm seeing the shit at the time. I was already like, getting notifications that my bank is being wiped out that my bank account so I'm already on my account looking at the shit in real time. As my numbers are going down. I'm on the phone with the dude from the bank. He like did you lose your debit card? I'm like, I have the card in my hand right now, sir. Like yeah, because we identify some fraudulent show. I'm like, Yeah, cancel my shit. That's not me, man. I've never been to Philadelphia. I've never been to California that shit does not mean me. Alright, we're gonna have to cancel your shells on the phone with the due for like an hour to cancel the call talking about what what are these charges? Like that's not me. That's not me. That's not me. i We're gonna have to refund you all I boo. You'll get the card in the mail right away. I'm like how long he was like, it'll be 20 If I'm overnighted to you. I'm like, I cool. This is Tuesday. Friday comes around. My money still being refunded. And I still have no car so I call them called the bank Valley. They put you on hold for 30 minutes. I call first thing in the morning. They open at eight I called before 8am I called like a 757. And it was already a 30 minute wait time I'm like god damn it. Lady picks up we speak for a couple minutes. She told me she has no records of what I'm talking about. I'm like, yo, I spoke to the dude. Three days ago, bro was on the phone for an hour. Oh, he ain't no take the account. I'm like, You got to be kidding me. I wish I would have took his name. She hangs up on me. I'm like you're oh wow, you're kidding me right now. Like at this point? I'm livid. She called me back though and said that I thought that I hung up on him like No, I didn't hang up on you. Yeah, I need to stop playing with my money man. So she's like anyway yeah, I'm like where's my car? She like yeah, he never He never sent no car he never ordered no car don't know what you mean order new car. He was like the car takes about 10 days. And when he told me he was gonna overnight it long story short, she said if I go to the nearest branch, you can order one and they'll print it out for me in the next couple hours. I'm like, what about my money though? Gonna refund me my money because I make them these purchases. He's like well we got to send you a form and that's gonna take about 10 days you got to fill that out sign it and then you got to send it back then when we investigate and all of this and then we'll refund you I'm like wow, see? So you get penalized for getting hacked you get punished for getting high you got to wait weeks to get your money back you got to go through the whole hassle of getting a new car changing your pin there was like make sure you don't use the same pin as I'm like yeah. So I go to the branch I go to the branch was right down the block from my house I got my mask on I got to I doubled mask because obviously I got the code so I'm not even trying to so I had to max on you go into the little lobby which is the first doors the second doors are locked they don't even want you inside that bitch the sign says yo you can't come in so the lady at the windows so comes up with a hey how can I help you? Yeah, I got an appointment man 930 What's your name give me Id they come back five minutes later like yeah, we don't got nothing in the system saying you got an appointment. I'm like oh here we go with this bullshit again. At this point I'm texting my wife like yo we need to cancel this band we need to go to a different bank are they playing with my money man after like 20 minutes they finally come out and like I you know we figured it out just come in. We're gonna print your cord out set up your pin but we're gonna be on your way I'm like what happened? Oh, she's like yeah, the lady you spoke to apparently they didn't they never notified us they didn't call us I'm like yo they trippin so whatever I got the new more and now but now I got a call you know I mean now I got to change my payment information you know and Amazon and whatever it was not a big deal but it's just more more shit for me to do. You know I'm saying I got to update my payment information and all the places that debit you know, I mean, where they were you know where they deduct your bills and shit from so that's my week man. That's been my last seven days bro.

Anthony:

Got to get more than one card until I bank go fuck off. I got hacked a long time ago. I think twice one time like I don't know like a card in my pocket somehow like some Like a gas isn't a tendency going crazy that fucking Tennessee

Jeff:

it's it's funny you mentioned gas station because that's what was one of the things that do told me on the phone from the bank. He was like you got to be careful with gas stations man. Because when you hand them your car you don't know what they doing, you know, I'm saying they probably put it in their own card reader that scans your shit and copies you know all the information and to shoot right back to you. And New Jersey is like the only state I think there's one other state in the entire country where you don't pump your own gas. So you have to hand over the card and trust that the person is you know, I mean you don't know what they don't want to call up pumps your gas then gives you a call back

Anthony:

Believe it or not, that's why I only go to Costco to be a gas.

Jeff:

So now I'm thinking so now I'm paranoid. So now I'm like i From now on I'm gonna go to my bank take out money out the ATM and then go get gas cash because I don't trust the gas stations No more No.

Anthony:

Well, I mean, just don't go to any rinky dink one some some random like Joe's gasoline and trucking some other bullshit like go to like I said, I go to Costco to get gas like I'll go over there to fill up and come back. Because it's cheaper and like I said, if there's a bunch of fraud going on at Costco, they're gonna try to fix that right away with some random ass gas station. I know these dudes man. I'm not even trying to be racist so funny like that. Like, I know someone said like the same thing. Like no, it's probably Arab. Like ooh, that's racist. That's kind of racist. Like, I get your point but still, you know, racist. But the whole thing just gotta be careful. I mean, just carrying around more cash or or just whenever you like, you get paid just take out like X amount of money. And if you drive the SIM card, it's pretty much the visor. Something's always got cash. They're always pulling money out directly. I've had no problem like cash credit. Hell, hell it. I don't even know why not paying cash, they charge less for it, right?

Jeff:

Because I don't know who carries cash though. Nobody really carries cash.

Anthony:

You better care to show

Jeff:

you how to do go go to the ATM take out money. It's just extra work.

Anthony:

Naked nigga. Do you want to have one extra step by going to them or you want to have multiple steps trying to get to your bank and get your money sorted out? Yeah, right. I mean, that's what I'm doing anyway. So who wants to want to go to ATM the ones that don't want to get robbed? Like I can lose the 20 I lose my card. So yeah, I mean, yeah, but I just missed the whole thing. I don't gotta lose my card lose my car. They could just get their hands on it somehow and bit by bit now, but anyway.

Jeff:

I just wanted to say oh, about that. Oh, and on top of all of that, you heard about the big as fire in my birth heard about more of town of Passaic New Jersey it's just probably still going on as we speak. I don't even know was three in the morning. She was still going on. She started like around 1011 at night. Big guys wildfire and some factory chlorine factory.

Anthony:

The factory fires a dangerous man father fuckers back up the one who you felt he felt the roof

Jeff:

and in the fumes to you can't even breathe shit. And he was on there.

Anthony:

I think no, cuz like it's fine. It's chlorine. Chlorine is gonna burn up so it won't be as bad but for the close to it. That's going to be bad, but it might actually be mad just to kind of smoke inhalation right.

Jeff:

I've seen it from miles away is the thing. We had to have Bronk fire what last week you know over spilled mad people? I don't know man, it's just us already Stein off Wow, I'm hoping that it's you know, the storm before the quiet. It start off. I'm not rocking in good. I'm thinking that far. Hey, shit, two weeks in and I'm already I'm over this year already.

Anthony:

I'm not I'm I'm actually I've never been more excited about what what is there to be excited to hold? Cuz it's really not that bad. Like, you got to remember like, like, What the what? On a six last year. white folk try to overthrow the government. They didn't go this far. This year, we had a couple fires and a couple of deaths like that's just that's they didn't Kobe die last year, the first week or the second week are you know your game. So the last three years I've been starting off Wow. They always start off crazy. And they don't. And so I'm not really worried about that. I guess my whole perspective on life has changed to all the shit that I've gone through. I've never really, I've never ever really going to say the words. Well, it could be worse. I know it can. But the whole thing is like, Is it that bad? Kind of sort of but I think it's more like the Coronavirus and anything else like I said this is year three I think that's what's taxing people Yeah, like yet your life hasn't been normal for three years like imagine we juniors now no distinct Imagine if he was a freshman when it started now you're about to be a senior and you barely been in school. Right? Damn, for real? Yeah, throw your whole life off everything just sideways. So when I like say like I don't trip out about this or Betty White or any Stanadyne I tripped out a little bit about sitting podium because I know what he meant like as me enjoying movies what as an actor, but I'm like, it's going to keep happening. These things keep occurring these like they're not even wild like fires burn all the time. home you know people die all the time but the whole thing that we're trying to maintain is through a pandemic but as you can see it's only getting it's kind of getting better but it's getting worse like I said you got your whole family going through this house full of sick people trying to get stuff sorted out you sitting there coughing wearing gas mask or whatever you're doing shoots a lot and nothing like it could be worse but we won't get through it I mean just beginning

Jeff:

the but the new the new you heard about the new studies that indicate that we'd helps with COVID

Anthony:

I don't believe that shit one bit but I cool stack up some marijuana folks. See me in the tunnel it is cough see me and tell me something that can affect the lungs. You want me to smoke I know this is like I know we'd have this lovely Oh my god. I mean, we can have we can virus like it doesn't really work the way and the thing is protection. Don't ever fire start getting high now rolling up I think everything can be cool.

Jeff:

I mean, I think it's safe to say if you have lung issues you probably shouldn't be smoking but I am willing to bet that it will help with like body aches and other symptoms of the COVID You know I'm saying like it'll help you fight other symptoms of it. Not bronze lions and testings and probably not

Anthony:

using that logic when CBD do the same thing.

Jeff:

Well yeah, I'm sure that yeah, definitely you could probably just drink it or take the edibles or different forms of it. Just rub it in your skin. Rub it in like as Lubriderm

Anthony:

makes the CBD or go to my scanner and get this COVID often so that's gonna do you're gonna drink you're gonna take elderberry vitamin seed and rub CBD oil on your body. Look man, at this point, like say three years and try anything wrong. If it works. My

Jeff:

dad Same deal for my dad seem to think that alcohol fights it. He's like what's alcohol? So that shadow fight the virus? He said the virus was nothing to do with alcohol. So just drink up. I'm like shit

Anthony:

man, you got teed up to dig it up the pipe man. So

Jeff:

he's on the bottle

Anthony:

you in a bottle but you're in a pipe with that logic So you mean to terminate this virus? I'm going to sacrifice my liver back cool man. Cool this a lot of you using a you got

Jeff:

to sacrifice in order to save another you've seen those colors like man you

Anthony:

got cool but cool when you're alone me a kidney but tell you to drink made them COVID Now you know what one of my livers now or one of my kidneys. We cool man. You enjoyed a bottle brother cure

Jeff:

COVID But the side effects and cute include kidney failure, liver damage.

Anthony:

cirrhosis of the liver. Always thought cirrhosis. It cirrhosis just sounds painful, even if you didn't know what it was. I got cirrhosis of the liver like Oof. Yo, kita, buddy. But, but nobody wants to everybody wants to be fine. Everybody should just keep following protocols you might get COVID Eventually, especially this one because this should tell a contagious thing.

Jeff:

I think it's inevitable. Like I said, Nobody took more precautions, and I did and I still got the shit. So I think eventually in order to you know to get to herd immunity, I think eventually we're all gonna get the shit. And then hopefully we'll just be stronger for it. But whatever. I'm over at OSHA.

Anthony:

My step up with some other shit who the hell knows? Right now like says keep safe, keep warm. Keep distance and keep a mask. keep on keepin on.

Jeff:

Keep on keeping on. Shout out to our Patreon man, we appreciate you. There's different ways to to support the show, man, you can become a patreon. You can look up in the show notes. We've got show notes in there, click on some links, you know, I mean, check out our sponsors and affiliates. You know, I mean, you can click on those and if you make any purchases, you can help out the show that way. Buy us a coffee buy us a beer. We really appreciate that shirt. A T shirt. Let me some taro flew some COVID flu medicine

Anthony:

mattify but you know it's gonna don't give me like a take home COVID test that's you can do

Jeff:

fax this mail that shit.

Anthony:

I only need no coffee though. Just you know, just you got to test it. Let me get one of those. But let's get

Jeff:

into music man. Sure. P rock is suing. I mean, the headlines always say P rock is suing NAS Illmatic. But he's not really suing. Not not. He's suing the record labels. Because apparently the man is owed millions of dollars because he produced the the one song he produced on Illmatic is the world is yours, which is one of the most sample songs in hip hop history. And they use it everywhere. The shit has been sampled over 90 times. That's it. So the man wants to get paid. I mean, you know when the debt should come out has been over 30 years now. Right? Like 30 years. Close. Yeah. Like early 90s. Yeah.

Anthony:

A very long time. Let's put it that way. A very long time. So but I heard it video games heard it everywhere

Jeff:

right so I'm saying but why? My question and I'm sure he has a good logical reason I don't want to jump to conclusion but why did he wait so long? Why did P rock Wait 20 plus years to talk about how they owe him money? For what for the one song he produced on the classic hip hop album Illmatic

Anthony:

is oh that man money man. It didn't ration out you know what collective Pete's been producing for a very long time so I mean, I don't think he's really missing the check. Someone learn a lot Some had to hit him like I'm well off I'm really well off but there's some some gotta be more to this. And I was sent out a blue light or he broke now was that Oh, no, I don't think he broke I think it's more in a sense like you don't really realize what you're missing to look look forward. Like you haven't been like you have a little something in your house and you go looking around for it somewhere and all of a sudden the shit is somewhere that you don't expect it to be like it's something that's supposed to be in your bedroom for some reason ends up in your garage right? Like that's why people like it cuz everybody know like Pete produces Pete did this and so on so forth. So now you like y'all are talking about this? I think I need to see how this is going like especially we had a song like that for so many years. Like like I don't know how royalties work I don't think there's like a thing you would check saying like, you know, when you pay a bill you write it in the comment section in the bottom left hand corner like for rent or for business whatever. I don't think like they cut him a check to Pete Rock and says for the world is yours. But I know as it goes through like a publishing company, but something along the way he figured out something's not right here and he's right and it's well deserved out. I hope he gets it and like so he's not super nice. I know this for Clippy right now I think I shouldn't do this he produced a record with nods but it's distributed through what at the time it gets Columbia Records and if that's so then the problem is with Columbia not what not so don't try to make this anything no brothers are going to get two brothers I don't think now he's got anything to do with this he just got to get shit worked out and guess he'll get sorted on his name that helps the cause Yeah, it will it will not worry about

Jeff:

anything now so just take out the money from his pockets and just throw it out. I'm like hey man, I'll figure it out with the label just take this

Anthony:

absolutely not I was on the label. I didn't own label if I own the label I will pay you as a label owner I was just a participant just like you was I'm not taking the money in my pocket pay you I did my part and get your book together they still paid me for that song we figure that out.

Jeff:

It's crazy though that it's crazy though that the one song that you produce becomes the most probably the most popular song on the album not pop num maybe but it is you know because it's everywhere.

Anthony:

What this world his world is the world it's because not there is not the ROM it's actually the beat itself right?

Jeff:

But it's 20 plus years later still making money so that's probably what Pete was like. He was like okay ASAP Rocky sample just sampled recently did he? And he's in like, video games. It's in commercials and movies. So P Roc was I would have many let me I keep hearing this share not produced this. He probably got his accountant on the phone or his lawyer. Somebody's like, Yo, we get royalties for this. Does anybody notified you like, oh, somebody hit me up about this shit. I haven't seen money from the song in 20 years, and I keep hearing it was calling on. She was on an NBA touquet video game. Just remember, there was a moment I had all the hip hop tracks and I'm the one that kept playing over and over again because it's kind of work or what they had there. The one that Jay Z produced Jay Z produced the soundtrack to that video game and he had the world and yours on it.

Anthony:

But it's just like Jay said in the song I know who are paid dog search like publishing. So the problem might be whatnot the problems with his publishing company

Jeff:

are not MC search though disputed that he said NAS did get paid EVERY TIME Jay Z sampled him but that's neither here nor there.

Anthony:

No, no, no, he probably did get paid but that's the whole thing. It's it's not about what's proven. Just what sounds dope at that time. Yeah, it sounded dope like I am paying you and paying your publishing and publishing company is paying me right? Like like I'm you saying that but I'm still getting my cut. Like, you pay search like search like pays me like I think

Jeff:

that's an underrated I think that's an underrated part of the Jay Z and NAS beef. The fact that every time Jay Z sampled NAS which he did multiple times on different songs NAS got paid. I don't think that's mentioned enough. Regardless of who won the war, you know, I would, I would argue NAS won the battle Jay Z won the war at the end of the day. But you know, I'm saying like, we talked about who was spitting facts on what song like I think you got to conclude the fact that yeah, Jay Z said You know, you wouldn't get a coin you would get in fuck known I did make a coin. You sampled shit.

Anthony:

That's the thing about reference. They all lie. They all lied. And that's not a lie. They don't give the complete truth. They give what sounds lie and what Ron's to get But that doesn't mean that's great. They do that all the time. So they're good at that's me they'd be so different like your book telling me what I mean. Now it's now way more about nice. Fan fake or phony of Persia Stan? I still

Jeff:

karate class you Tae Bo. Whoa,

Anthony:

come on. Tabuk like, who really knows that this man was 32 years old in a taco class. Come on now,

Jeff:

Dan, that person's perspective how old that whole feud was bro. Jay was only 36 At the time, bro. That's over 20 years ago.

Anthony:

You just don't out number like 36 years old. So I might be like your age is

Jeff:

about to be 60 Yo, talk you're talking about I'm

Anthony:

begging you're like that's the whole thing if he was having sex with Carmen in the back of the car,

Jeff:

left gone on your baby seat.

Anthony:

He said what? What kind of sick man to throw the rubber? Like he should be throwing that away. Like she might just put that inside of her. And also if you got low Jay Z. He just tosses it on baby seat. Like he made that okay? She

Jeff:

she you know, she talks about the session happened but

Anthony:

I know I did. But I said about rappers like that. It sounds good. But you're not telling the truth. You probably did do something with her. Even if you did not. It wasn't in the back seat with it. That would be just be uncomfortable. You're trying to have sex in the backseat with a baby seat next to you just off putting in a takes up space. This can be used for other things like tricking your legs out to get head.

Jeff:

Okay, so yeah, I want to talk I want to get into these new new music. But let's take a quick break before we go into that.

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Jeff:

Yeah. They represent a culture to represent the culture podcast. Yo, so new music. First of all, let me start off with this. The new Kanye Kanye in the game song called Easy you heard it? It sucks to single Yes, whatever. But the most memorable part of the whole song is Kanye going at Pete Davidson and Duran and trying to whip his eyes.

Anthony:

Yo Pete would does kung fu Pete like a smooth six foot guy you like five eight when you go to the Google machine take

Jeff:

a peek Davis like Don't be mad at the dude that's piping your your ex wife now, bro after you lost it, you know saying

Anthony:

so, carnies, five foot eight. So we're gonna say

Jeff:

I'm gonna say mama Sophie Davidson is a good 626363 Wow, he's taller than me. I'm six one. So he's six, three. Kanye is five, eight.

Anthony:

Imagine a reach. Be Japanese ask them.

Jeff:

And he talks about me. He talks about buying a house right next to his wife. So you could be close to the kids.

Anthony:

You know, what's the best comeback? He could be like, you can try to beat me I'm still beating your wife. So sucks to be uto and then we heard and you can't trust them. You can't trust them. Can you just let it go? Yeah, no, she don't love you anymore. She probably out. DM and some other nigga right now. Let it let it go. Kanye.

Jeff:

She's gone. Oh, Yemen, Pete Davidson.

Anthony:

And that's the whole thing. Why are you talking about BDP Daisy You're interesting you're dating Julia Fox like, I don't see can beat with you about that. Like stop being petty.

Jeff:

She said that too. She was like it's funny that he wants me back but he's already moved on

Anthony:

like, you're going I'm going co parent Monday. Anyway

Jeff:

AZ has is continuing his comeback. He got a new song with two Chainz called Motorola era. Like it's pretty dope

Anthony:

man I give the man credit for so trying to be a thing at the oldies. Yes. We need to see him collaborate with Nozman I'm not saying he can't right right I'm saying his window is when the opportunities come and gone like you just like oh, it's easy, but you're like you're not Wow, Bob no more he just he just a guy. I like him. And I mean, everyone's gonna remember him life's a bitch. But that's the whole thing. Just talking about Illmatic that she was years ago. People your members are the only Jesus still that now our brother. Go right. Could you check because no ago sexual for publishing company apparently that's what on Monday said. I do that. Because I'm greedy.

Jeff:

There's a new song called try T with Heidi. And it Snoop Dogg and Heidi Clune I was like, What the fuck is this? First of all, I don't even know how to Coombs sings.

Anthony:

I didn't personally an issue.

Jeff:

I did just to see what the fuck it was. I thought it was a commercial assault though. They were trying to advertise some shit. It's like a little pop, slash dance. I don't know what the fuck it was, man. I thought it was a setup. You know? I'm like La Santa. Somebody signed us up to announce that Snoop Dogg was gonna be the newest judge on America's Got Talent for some shit.

Anthony:

No. Snoop is Snoop is universal. Snoop is everywhere. So Snoop is is less known as a rapper than he is, as you know, an entertainment and a public person a celebrity. That's who he is now. Like, I mean, he could still rap, of course, but you don't really think of that because scoops universal. He's in commercials. He's doing shit with Heidi. He's everywhere. So it's like, if you ask, he probably won't know he's too young. But if you ask kids about Snoop, they're not gonna mention doggy style. They're gonna mention the guy. The guy on the corona commercial. I heard you to set a mark to my mom like Mark Stewart. He's become a Pop figure, which is dope. Consider where you came from to get to this point and make money that way. So good for him.

Jeff:

Yeah, no, man. I thought it was a setup. They don't Polly announced shortly that he's going to join the cast of AGT. I'm waiting for that ship.

Anthony:

But he's real for that.

Jeff:

The newest album that I was interested in that came out this week was the core day album, bird's eye view. And I was gonna wait I told the other day I was gonna wait like a week to review it. Well, I have been listening into the last couple of days. But that's enough time. I can give my review in a bar exam and I see a lot of people online saying it's trash or saying you know I won't go as far as to say it's trash. I'm not gonna go that far but what I will say is it was underwhelming probably did not live up to what I you know, the standards that I thought you know, I'm saying that he had set already you feel me? Because he came out with all these singles. He had the single with Eminem had the single Wayne had this he was on the saw with Na so I'm like, I his knob was gonna be crazy. And I wouldn't say it was crazy. I like it. My favorite songs on there super, which I had already heard from before because it was released before sinister, which is the one with Wayne is my favorite song on there. Um, I think those are my two favorite songs. And he has the shit with Eminem. Which was underwhelming and people keep people who go online and I read the comments. And people are just trashing Eminem for his verse on that ship. And again, I won't go as far as say his trash. I'm never gonna say I'm an Eminem versus track but I will say this, he needs to stop with that fast shit. Like he doesn't have to do that on every sometimes it doesn't even sound right on the beats. And this is one of those instances where it doesn't sound right on this beat. You know what I'm saying? It just doesn't sound right. It's like he's I don't know what he's trying to prove. When he comes on. It's like almost when he comes on a song with anybody he's featured. He's like, he wants to prove something to that person. Like I'm gonna eat you I'm better than you and I'm gonna show like alright man like I get it he starts off slow goes fast goes back to the slow shit. Just spit a regular 16 man please and we know you nasty. I know you're nasty. I got you in my top five you wanted to enlist MCs of All Time to stay on the subject matter of whatever the song is. Of course a tells you rap about this if whoever you're on the song with tells you rap about this. Stay on the melody stay on the beat stay on the topic. Give them quick 16 and that said and bow out like you don't have to do the novelty shit no more you're you're already an icon. You're a video legend. We will need you to come ahead and give us 80 bars of some fast shit. Just give us a regular 16 fire. And that's it. Peace out We all need the butter to the Benevity. But then we don't need that for two straight minutes. We don't need to hear that on every song. And I know you agree because you feel you feel that way.

Anthony:

I've been telling you about Eminem and all that fast rap shit. haven't turned it out for God knows how long. I said the biggest thing, the biggest flaw with him. Simply, I'm not saying that he can't rap. He can. He's really, really, really good at. But I think he's taking the Rap God thing a little bit too far. Like, we know what you're capable of. It's, it's like being a really smart person that always had to prove that you're the smartest person in the room. I've done it. I've done it plenty of times, actually, even though I know I'm probably not. But in most rooms, I feel I'm probably the smartest one. But it's like, I don't got to constantly prove that but I don't think Neither does he. He doesn't have to do that. If he slows it down. He's fine. He's like it doesn't make him not m&m He's going to be the week is going to be and it's not things considering well, all things considered actually. And really, at the point in his life, he really doesn't have to rap anymore. Which is, which is kind of astounding to me. Like the people who are like his contemporaries. Like, take 50 for example, like 50 Ken, he's nowhere near that versus that Eminem is but he doesn't have to rap anymore. Like, he just just divested himself in so many different areas of entertainment. Like, if I'm rapping I'm doing it for entertainment, I really don't have to. I got TV shows and working on movies. I got vaca sonza For for me and his mom spaghetti, which is a nice idea. But you don't really have to do this anymore. And the thing record is that I don't think it's a bad album. I think it's an okay, I think it's a starter I think even with his level of talent, people have to really understand how hard it is to really put together a really good album, your first time out the gate, but like separate from wine B and everything else like that is just you, you and your own thing. And I'm not saying that it's bad what he did. I think it's actually it's solid. What did I expect more? I honestly didn't I honestly expected the effort that I got like, because it's hard to get an Alamo like anybody can do a single you get that beat you in the right energy in the right place. You go go crazy, like like he killed a super Gremlin freestyle. Like he went nuts. But the whole thing that took to put together an album

Jeff:

cohesively clearly La Liga freestyle was crazy.

Anthony:

Yeah like to just like just to do that it's hard it's really hard like anybody can you know it is anybody can make a mixtape but everybody can rap like like Wayne release a mixtape no he really started for the weight again and that was pretty good well it's a great no but he just he's in a holding pattern to come up with the next Carter series that dropped in Title I heard that like it was okay it's weighing trying to do few of them but it's still weighing and the thing we're recording he hasn't quite a seven stuff to be coordinate as a he's trying to and I think this album just you know that first symbolism of growth like it's not going to be a hit like people look at reasonable doubt great now but when it first came out no one didn't say like this is an automatic class took

Jeff:

Matic reasonable thoughts would like to go platinum took a while

Anthony:

it wasn't like Illmatic like this is this is this is an instant masterpiece you don't get those off. And I wasn't expecting even with his skill level his talent to do that right away. I expected this. Some good songs, some mess songs, a little bit incoherent. So what are the teaching that on the next album, it'd be formulate a little bit better the features of flow a little better the beats ago right? That he'll eventually get to the point where I think that I think he's almost destined to make a classic album with just because of his ability and the way he sees the world. But I'm not saying like, Oh, God is saying that. It's more like, it's a good first step, but it's a stepping stone. Like it'll get better with time. But as long as you got this, we got somewhere to go with and like say you need a new generation. Like I said, like, cold doing whatever Cole is doing Drake gonna be Drake Kendrick trying to get the hell out of the game. It's got to be a new level, a new era of rappers that, you know, outside of like, you know, Kodak and blue face and the littles and things like that you gotta have a guy like who just had that lyricism and the thing that you know, I guess you could say quote unquote, hip hop purists like fiend for but it wasn't a bad rap. Could it have been better yet? Sure. But for what it is and for what he's going to be, I think just know the first chapter very long story about his career.

Jeff:

He spoke you mentioned Carter, he has a song called C Carter on the eighth track. That's a pretty good song. And going back to him the song with him is called parables remix. And I listened to all these shits on title and on title if you click on a song, if it has lyrics available, you could you know, they have a button you can click and you can read the lyrics. On this album only, maybe two or three songs I mean, To new so they probably don't have the lyrics yet, right? But guess what the song with Eminem has the lyrics it's like, when I was reading I was like yo, how come no other song got this shit except for this song and it was almost as if Eminem mate wanted to make sure like yo I want you to make sure you can read what I'm saying I'm saying some shit and he said some cheese bits on there you know I'm saying but again I just need them to stop man like you said he got no no I don't need to hit it up at the dinner Dinner and you have to read the letter because you don't understand what the fuck you're saying when he's going so fast

Anthony:

and and and that's a problem. That's a problem. Even guys, some guys that just rap fast and like he wasn't really trying to like understand like Twister alright, I get it. But Eminem's whole thing was like, I can rap and I can write well, and you unsend every word I'm saying. Like we had the conversation not long ago about Stan likes. It's a brilliant piece of art. But you understood it word for

Jeff:

word and do stand with the fast shit. It wouldn't have worked.

Anthony:

Like I don't know what to do whenever they call the name stand like what, what? Who died? What? Sin it's

Jeff:

not my favorite phone as the one we're waiting on. They're waiting spasms up and that was released months ago. Like I was that's been out it was you know, whatever.

Anthony:

But you know, it's a good song. You still rock to a month later. Yeah.

Jeff:

And then the song which I was disappointed was champagne glasses. It has Freddie Gibbs on it has Stevie Wonder's on it. But it was supposed to have NAS on it when they originally leaked the tracks listing. But a week ago, that song had NAS on it. When the album comes out, there's no knobs. So I don't know what happened now. I'm curious to find maybe he'll be on a remix or something. So I was expecting not to be on the album. He was supposed to be on it. He wasn't on it. So I'm, you know, I'm assuming he maybe recorded something record day and they're gonna maybe do a remix to one of the songs. I don't know. But he was supposed to be. He was supposed to be on that champagne glasses song with Freddie Gibbs corps day, Stevie Wonder. And he's not on it.

Anthony:

Look, man, apparently now he's got something going on with his publishing company. He's got a lot of things he's opposed me on that he not on it because of some other nefarious reasons. Now he's on sort of like anymore. And what but now this has been an album mode for the past two years. So I mean, he shouldn't be on that. I'll see why not.

Jeff:

And also, one of the reasons probably why I like that sinister with Wayne is because it's produced by hit boy. Is the one song on here that boy boy knows what he'd be doing. Anyway, the album was underwhelming. It didn't live up to what I thought but I'm not gonna say was trying. I liked it. I'm gonna give it three mics.

Anthony:

Three fair. Yeah. Out of five. Yeah. Yeah, three here, be sure. It's right in the middle. Like, say it's some good service to mess stuff. But it's just it's a portrait of an artist growing. That's it. I'm happy for him. I'm happy. He's suffering from one being not that it was a bad camp, but I think he's telling him enough to do you have any do whatever he needed to do on its own.

Jeff:

But um, for finish off, I want to get into the Kyrie Irving situation just because I think it's bullshit. Because I think his politics and you know, I mean, so he had his he hadn't played all year because he refused to get vaccinated. And in the state of New York, its mandate, right. And, of course, his team, the Brooklyn Nets play in New York. So that said, All right, well, until you get vaccinated. Also, the law changes in New York, you're not going to play in I mean, we don't even want you playing an away game because we don't want a part time player. Okay, cool. Then what was it like a week ago, they decided, okay, well, we changed our minds, we're gonna let you play away games or in states where they allow unvaccinated players to play. So for the last week or two, that's what they've been doing when they're on the road and particular states, they've allowed them to play. You know, okay. Now, the state of New York has released some new shit where they're going to allow Kyrie Irving to play if the nets agree to pay some fines every time he plays, you know, since you're technically violating the law or the rule. You just pay this fine which is some bullshit which is like five grand or something. Which is chump change for the owners. You know, they could just take that shit out of the couch cushion and pay the shit just to allow so now they're considering that the nets are actually considering letting Kyrie Irving play every game, even the home games and just pay the fine if they think that it'll improve their chances, chances of winning more games and ultimately winning the championship, which is the ultimate goal, right? And that's fine, but I feel like it's bullshit because now okay, I thought this whole show was about the health and safety of of everybody, right? No, apparently you could just pay a fine and fuck the health and safety of anybody. Right now and then also it's not fair because what happens to those players that didn't want to get vaccinated but because they wanted to play decided to do so and On top of all of that the rule is stupid anyway, because they're allowing away players, opposing team players to come in and play as a visitor even if you're not vaccinated. So the whole shit is dumb to me. I mean, I already hate the nets, but I think I would lose a little bit more respect for management, if they went ahead and just said, Okay, fine, we're just going to pay these fines and let him play. I would lose respect for them more for that. I'm losing respect for the city of New York as a whole. Just by basically saying, Look, you could be bought out, it's all about money. We don't give a shit about the health and safety even though it's just about money, you pay the fines and fine, you know, I mean, I don't know the whole shit is fucking fuckery to me,

Anthony:

man good for you, you still have a soul. You don't care about no Health and Safety Man. Obviously, they've been passed. They've been off that for about a year now. That's why they trying to force everybody to kind of go back to work. That's why the the whole thing supreme court trying to shoot down by the thing about large businesses in COVID, vaccination and so on, so forth. It's all about profit. Even my job, my job is like, if you catch if you're, if you test positive, you have to take the five days. If there's any extended illness past that point, you have to use your own personal time before they give me like pay COVID Leave like not anymore. You got to get to use like your own personal sick time, vacation time, personal days, whatever. And they haven't given any clarification. Like if it's really extended, like do you get like your like short term disability or like workman's comp or anything else like nothing. They just want everybody back in office, all these businesses want people back in the office, they don't really care about that. They don't really care about you, the sooner you recognize that your life's gonna be 1000 times better. We're about yourself and we're about your family. Could they keep saying these things but guess what? They're still trying to force people go out here and work and try to drown them out. Well, cut off unemployment. We tried this. We tried that student coming back to work. The working working has nothing to do with the Coronavirus itself just conditions of work. What the hell am I gonna have me go back to this job and you're not give me any kind of protections, anything else like that if I get sick, you're telling me use my own time. You're not protecting me. You're not looking after me. Like I said to people, I feel bad for like, bad, terrible term. The people who I like I really truly feel for are like those frontline people, the doctors, the nurses, so on so forth, that people finish second up, or like, honestly, grocery store workers. Because there's people there all the time, you're constantly interacting and exchanging money and it's nonstop every day that they can where's the paper towels was a toilet paper, where's the water with a Lysol? And it's like it and they're not given six feet no more. They're not given space you like people on top of each other. Everyone's panicking again, everybody's bugging out again. So this whole thing will carry like, this is what rich people do. I remember reading a story when when the vaccine just started coming back some some assholes from Canada, who flew somewhere, just get the vaccine and flew back out. I mean, just the fact that took the vaccine. In fact, they actually flew somewhere to go and do so could this is what wealthy people do. It's not surprising. When you have that kind of money, you flex and do shit like this, which is like a little bit of a fight to try to win an NBA championship because the more more time people seem to have read, the more jerseys they can buy, which increases our profit to more people that maybe can get inside the building and so on and so forth. All of this has become less of about a public safety and health issue and more about a money grab which is really really depressing. It kind of pisses me off because it makes you kind of realization that you guys don't love us you don't care about us you don't really care about our well being like sit by yourself and all this tough shit and want to get no more testing out here no negative nancies fucking student loan so I put the stupid as an officer in the first place and care about nothing else I need to I need to get that off my books and now you pushed it back I agree to from January to May and you still like working you know how to do your part whatever like no this is why we let you in the office see you're not any different from any other politician your old lionesses up doing the bullshit again take the shit away but no just want to get more testing I remember the beginning of the virus that we're going to try to get these essential workers has it paid ain't paying him shit. Do your job get burnt out get tired go home and cry and do it all over again the next day for like 10 consecutive days no time off no break no nothing. You're sitting there watching people die another person can drag in and out and stacks into them and you don't care. So the reason I feel like this whole calorie thing is whatever it is because that's that's how rich people are and I just don't care because they always kind of get their way nothing really changes so I'm not gonna beat up myself part of this burn my soul about it I'm just do myself the best I can to keep myself sane and healthy and whatever I can do but if you do all this assuming when the title man that's going that's the that's gonna be the funny thing. I have no. All this rigmarole and not

Jeff:

the weird shit is they've been together for three years. They've only played like 17 games together. And those three years

Anthony:

between injuries and everything else like that like and Gotta do some cutting and burn. Katie Yeah, he put it like you like playing 40 minutes a night. Like, I need to breathe it like James You gotta get on a treadmill get a couple pounds off car. You gotta get it together. I can't. He can't carry him But damn, I don't want to do it every night.

Jeff:

But ya know, and it were a quote by Amelia Earhart. She said, The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. Yeah, wish me luck with this Omarion variant man and it's been another episode of the culture. See you next week. Peace