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May 16, 2022

The Heart Part 5

The Heart Part 5

Ant rants about frozen burgers and pancakes, Jeff rants about Generation Z and another racially motivated mass shooting. Also, the guys review Kendrick Lamar's new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

Topics Discussed:

  • Pancakes vs. Waffles
  • Buffalo shooting - White teen targets Blacks in mass shooting and writes a manifesto
  • Jack Harlow didn't know that Brandy and Ray-J were siblings
  • Jeff upset at Gen-Z
  • Does the Gen-Z generation disregard everything that came before them?
  • Did anybody watch the Cypress Hill and Onyx Verzuz battle? Did anybody care?
  • Lil Wayne calls Missy Elliot his favorite rapper of all time and Jeff calls it blasphemous
  • Kendrick's new music video and song - The Heart Part 5
  • Kendrick Lamar's new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Featured Song:
The Heart Part 5 - Kendrick Lamar

Referenced Links:
Buffalo shooting: Mass shooting at supermarket was a racist hate crime, police say - CNN

Jack Harlow Had No Idea Ray J and Brandy Are Siblings, Finds Out Live on Air (tmz.com)

Kendrick Lamar Becomes 'All of Us' in Stunning Video for 'The Heart Part 5' (jezebel.com)

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Transcript

Jeff:

Hey yo yo, yo, yo, Episode 95

Anthony:

Is my focus, Brandon. Yeah because like, like because if people have barbecues right and they always like bring up burgers and they always froze like you'd never cook a fucking frozen burgers Why don't just never be juicy. Never always niggas be actually out here cooking frozen meat. I'm like no, like it looks a little pink in the middle because it's not done the fuck are you doing like thought out?

Jeff:

Y'all speaking of burgers? I took my son to Turtleback zoo in West Orange this weekend. best burgers I've ever had your best juicy ass cheeseburgers I've

Anthony:

ever had. Ever. You're doing this for free and tradition was juicy, no sponsors nothing to say hey, man. Go to Curtis. best burger head.

Jeff:

Yo, thank you for tuning in to another episode of the kosher and was ranting about people burning burgers at the barbecue or whatever the fuck?

Anthony:

Not as matter of fact, man for get to the coach Gregor a question asked. Are you a pancake person in your waffle person?

Jeff:

Um, waffles. I like waffles better.

Anthony:

Anybody who isn't who's a pancake person is a fucking lie. It's stupid. It's the design of pancakes are dumb that like the whole setup is stupid. Waffles waffles infinitely superior to a pancake.

Jeff:

I think the waffle can also absorb the syrup better. So it ultimately tastes good. Because it has like the little crevices.

Anthony:

Unless you have some kind of mental or physical like handicap, it's almost impossible to fuck up a waffle. That's it like if you have a pancake right? If you don't like make make the batter just right. Is going to like get too wide or too flat or might be wrong in the middle or my burn. Or don't get that nice crispy golden eggs like people like then you got a sector shoot apart and then you got to put serve and butter on top. Go to the next level put syrup and butter underneath there. Go to the next level put syrup and butter and if there is stupid a waffle you really have the mixing put it in the machine, turn it a light clicks on and light clicks off you turn it over a light clicks off. You take it in it's done. And has all little crevices where your all your buttons should sinks right in there. Like I don't understand why people eat pancakes is dumb. The design of it is stupid. It's so easy to fuck up when a waffle is just better done. Fuck yeah. anybody? Anybody got one of the challenges pancake smoke go right on ahead. But I can tell you right now you're probably an idiot,

Jeff:

Jesus. Well, I don't condone that type of language or behavior. And Anthony's thoughts do not express or reflect those of mine.

Anthony:

No, they respect do they reflect me? Fuck your pancakes.

Jeff:

But like I said, welcome to episode 95 of the culture. We got a lot of shit to talk about. We're gonna get into this buffalo shooter. We're gonna get into we're gonna get into this new Kendrick album. But first things first, shout out to our culture crew, aka our patrons. I want to give a shout out actually one of our Patreon Melissa her daughter just had her her daughter's in high school. She just had her military ball. Which is like the prom for those that are in the naval science program. So shout outs That's adorable. I mean these kids is growing quick aren't they? Make me feel oh that this bit

Anthony:

is supposed to go oh, that's where life is supposed to go

Jeff:

shout out to them shout out to her. If anybody got something going on, hit us up. We'll give you a shout outs will showcase yeah

Anthony:

you say that she's gonna show up at one of the events not but we're gonna shout out

Jeff:

some they want to promote it. I certainly want to talk about

Anthony:

birthday party sponsored by the coach Coach we show up with speakers and shit. We share what we've been like have seen you like want to get on the mic go to you got to have our life go. I love fortnight

Jeff:

get out quick 16 And it better not be mumble who got boss, I got a candy bar.

Anthony:

Shut up sent out. Your parents don't love you.

Jeff:

If you are not a Patreon yet, and you would like to become one. Just hit up the site patreon.com/to culture as always, the links will be in the show notes. You can support the show you can become a patreon with as little as $3 If you don't got $3 Man, the fetal faders might not but if you don't, then you know I feel for you. I mean, I know shit is hot outside. There's hard times out here. Like the if the American Dream goes once said hard times that

Anthony:

if you don't you didn't you don't need to be listened to a podcast. you'd fill out some applications getting your shit together. Like like leave us alone. When you get your shit back together. Just know that we got your back but just figure this shit out. Your

Jeff:

white cast was hired for $15 an hour. Why don't you work? There's some office jobs that aren't paying employees $15 an hour.

Anthony:

Yeah, but I mean fast food. Fast food.

Jeff:

There's some fast food chains right now that are dying to tire people that are they're paying you like $18 You could probably negotiate ranges anywhere between 15 and $20. And maybe a manager and I still went I mean either but I'm saying they're out there if you if you broke, so go get yourself a job and then come back and support the show the culture become a patreon for as little as $3 you get exclusive content. Speaking of after you listen, if you don't listen to this episode, the Patreon is gonna go to the Patreon page. While we're discussing that blog post that I wrote about the top 10 Rap flows in history. You can hear me talking about that.

Anthony:

Yeah, I'm not taking that job. And it's not even an insult to people in fast food at all. I'm not taking a job because the reason why they're paying so much because you got it you're doing the job of like four people and that's it is stressful. Now fuck that.

Jeff:

Not only that people you're gonna gain weight you know that bullshit hypotension cholesterol is gonna go up diabetes

Anthony:

mad Believe it or they don't but the people that work there fucking hate that food

Jeff:

because they know what goes in touch they know what happens in the back.

Anthony:

Like like when you first get hired like you eat if like the first couple months but afterwards like It's like It's like eating the same thing every day. Like he was getting fucking sick of it like you just don't want it. Like like it's not like it has like the most versatile of menus, chicken nuggets chicken sandwich hamburger fries. I mean, that's that's the extent of it. You're not You're not going

Jeff:

outside of Florida Brea and snot and saliva.

Anthony:

But you're not going in for like a lobster roll. No shit like that. niggas be excited when the MC rib come back. Like it's a it's a pork patty. Shaped like a rib. It's not real ribs the fuck it? I'll do it.

Jeff:

But let me finish my shout out. Shout out to Ben from the Yankees group chat. Remember last week I came on and I gave a few people but then everybody wants to shout out what happened to me why you motherfucker become a patreon assumption. You get one freebie.

Anthony:

Listen up, comment, whatever. Like, like, Listen, my shit. They listened like how can you shut me out like nigga Did you listen? Did you comment that? What a fuck about just just just shooting some children? Do you know yourself? No.

Jeff:

So yeah, so Thanks, Ben. Shout out to the barber shop and the 36 chambers group chats on Twitter. You got any shoutouts you want to give up? It's been a dude in pain. Oh to do that hasn't paid me is called positive Shawn. His name used to be negative shown right? Well, he got everybody pissed off on this and ended up kicking him out or the group set. And then we gave them a second chance and they brought him back in with a new name. His new name is positive Shawn.

Anthony:

I'm positive human payment. Funny Monkey dollars. They hate that man. Don't ask but seriously, like, if, if you couldn't do it, do it. But everyone like, Oh, I bet. I bet this a bit that I make these best to do all the time. But I always ask what you think is an egregious amount of money like no, because I believe in it that much. I'm like, Nah, but 100 Make it 10 You don't believe as much as I do. How am I losing it? I'm not saying that I can, but I know I can afford it. But don't make this you can't pay off. And how long has it been? Well, how

Jeff:

long did the nets get eliminated has been several weeks now. Because the bet was that he thought the nest was gonna go all the way to the finals. And we bet at that show like months ago and I was like, Dude, you're fucking crazy, bro. They're not going nowhere. They might not get out of the first round. Sure enough, they got swept. And I'm like paying me

Anthony:

to hit you with the with the tax season. right to tax my ass but like I said he's posting it

Jeff:

what he's doing. I just want this amount of money on the bed on DraftKings. The other day he posted he was in Chicago. I'm gonna What are you doing in Chicago? Oh, I can't hit he's gonna go see the Yankee game against the Chicago White Sox. I'm like, where are you born like that getting my motherfucking money, bro.

Anthony:

So it's one of two things either that man his line or he treated me like a bit. You got to figure out which one? I'm gonna have to go see

Jeff:

him now. He lives. He lives in Connecticut

Anthony:

to see his Yeah, his Lawson owing you money. Like it ain't nothing like I ain't paying you shit. Like, oh, we're like,

Jeff:

I have to tell you. I'm gonna take her with me too. If you don't mind. It's like a two hour drive.

Anthony:

I know. You take me up to him. Like I want them when they're 15 When the sneakers was, sighs love and half I'll make it work. So nice TV. Take the shirt off the wall.

Jeff:

Is that your car parked outside the front?

Anthony:

Right at night. That is $50 plus interest and my interest is all the chips in your house. I want them Tim's I want them sneakers. And he took that ship off the wall. Or you got a PS five run that right now. So

Jeff:

he does have it. I think I heard him talking about your short pay. Y'all want me and my man had to show up at your doorstep. You just don't.

Anthony:

You're talking to floss and man. Don't Don't do it. You're on the doorstep. Now I want to psi and put that shotgun right in his face. Like, what were we saying? All right, there we go. I got 250 I bet you do. I bet you do.

Jeff:

Yo we got a new review. This actually this actually came on the website. The coach had that one. All right. So if you don't mind I want to read it through absolutely this America is by a gentleman by the name of Steven Lopez, he wrote it may 12. On the website, the culture dot one he put the title of his review was influential. He gave us five stars. Jeff and Anthony are extremely influential people. Very rarely will you find raw well thought out and articulated content like this anywhere else. They are educated in pop culture, music, film, sports and give very interesting perspectives on the world we live in today. Without sounding like robots reading from a script. They are like us dealing with real world issues. And I for 1am grateful to have a voice similar to my own be expressed, as well as be given a platform where they are free to be themselves and tell the world what it is coming to from its own point of view. Thanks and Jeff. Wow, we appreciate that man.

Anthony:

Thanks, Steve.

Jeff:

I want him to write for Steven Steven Steven Lopez best to reach out to him and tell him to be if he wants to blog for our show because I was well written and well thought

Anthony:

but what did they have the best he couldn't do in the roughest yet? Valid? That's a risky take

Jeff:

and I have to review

Anthony:

it but I'm gonna offer you a job but alright man, he started writing like Diddy bop, bop, bop bop bop. Fuck. wrong dude. So it might not be careful that because Nicola here write manifestos and shit and this is like he

Jeff:

want to start off with that. But that's probably technically the most important she just happened this week is gonna probably end the show with that but we could probably start the show with that.

Anthony:

You got it you got to start off with the bullshit not entirely. So let's start with basically there was a mass shooting in Buffalo but was it 10 people killed 10 people shot one of them killed 10 people many more Schrems from some gentleman who was basically pretty much racist and anti semitic. He pretty much I think it's 180 Page manifesto but all the shit he was planning I think there was somebody mentioned before that he was planning on like shooting up a graduation. But he planned this out articulately like like it was really weird reading like I've made myself a large plate of corned beef and hash which is already started. issued it Yeah, like just I don't understand like, it's another mass shooting. I understand like, like, it's the most important store but to me, I honestly don't give a shit but I mean, you're going to have an opinion. I just want to hear

Jeff:

it's he was a white boy. He was only 18 years old. Again, he shot 10 people and injured three. So shout out again 1311 of the people who were shot at the tops friendly market store in Buffalo, New York. Work with laka

Anthony:

was because it's predominately it shows the air because it predominately African American paper

Jeff:

wreck he actually traveled from hours away he wasn't he doesn't live nowhere near there. He drove hours to to this predominantly black area of Buffalo. And like I said 11 of the people that were shot were black. And the ones that were white were shot because they were just in his way. Yeah, there's actually some video footage which obviously we're not going to link or post and to that but because he decided to live he was live streaming the shit on Twitch apparently only like 22 people watched it. Which is 22 people to money. And out of the 22 people I think only one screenshot any of it. So there's really not much out there. But check this out. The authorities say that they believe the mass shooting was racially motivated. No shit, he wrote a manifesto and I read the fucking shit I sent it to you. And I read it and the show was chilling like he was with step by step i Three o'clock I'm gonna wake up and I'm gonna eat this I'm gonna copy my call with my fucking locks and all these one of the guns had the N word on the top written on it. When his rifle I'm gonna do this I'm gonna drive. It was crazy. Like step by step hour by hour breakdown of what he was going to do. He had a drawing of the of the store, the security guard usually sit stands right here and he's a black man. I'm gonna shoot him first. I'm gonna go. I'm like, Yo, what the fuck is this? And guess the most Wow shit to me is when the cops get to him. Do they shoot at him? Do they kill him? No, no, he actually had a gun to his own head and they they talked him out of shooting himself. The police actually taught talked him out of shooting himself before they restrained them and arrested him and took him into custody. Had that been a black or brown person? Take a wild guess at what you probably think would have happened to that gentleman.

Anthony:

That's why I said I don't give a shit.

Jeff:

How many bullets you think they would have put in them? He wouldn't have been a dachshund person.

Anthony:

Again, I'm gonna reiterate this Why don't give a shit. I know how this game goes. They did the same thing with Kyle Rittenhouse. It did the same thing. What when? What homeboy when he killed other people in a church in the South? They got him McDonald's? Yeah, no, it's been over. They gave him some fast food because he was hungry. So me being like shocked or hurt by this like, This is shit that they do. Oh of time and they don't either end up they don't they always end up in jail. And I'm not saying that they should end up dead. And I'm not saying that you get an answer for this he wrote down the reason why he did it like this is like, we're going to have to wait months for this trial and she was like, open and shut like we can get this shit done tomorrow, like seriously like, it's like, like he pretty much did exactly what he's going to do. He did exactly what he's going to do. It's premeditated. All these people did. Why are we wasting time with trial? Why do we have to wait months to be sentenced? The man wants to go to prison. Let's just go ahead and oblige him.

Jeff:

Yo, check this out the hep. According to CNN, the heavily armed suspect pay in s dendron. eventually surrendered to police and was taken into custody. He had to surrender. Black and brown people don't even get the opportunity to surrender.

Anthony:

We can't carry toy guns, we can't carry Skittles. We can't carry cigarettes, we can't carry anything. Anything in our hand is deemed a weapon and deemed us to death. Unless you're a white person. You haven't had an assault rifle. You're good to go. Like the same thing that the Vegas shooter. The only reason he didn't go to prison because he ended up killing itself. But I'm pretty sure he would have walked out of a hotel room pretty much untouched, unharmed. It's how it goes. And I'm not saying I'm desensitized by I realize this is this is what happens. These mass shootings going on people always plead for peace, or to plead for more gun control or something else like that. We're a country that's obsessed with firearms. And there's no way we're gonna let that power go from from anything. Now if they want to give this to everybody different. But this, this is just another it'd be I guarantee. Well, I even place $1 bet on it like this is May so we have what several more months, I guarantee at least two more mass shootings. Guaranteed this is this is how we give it up.

Jeff:

Police said the gentleman had been live streaming as he carried out the shooting That's fucking chilling. Again, 18 years old bro. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting of the year, there have been at least 198 mass shootings so far this year in the US for the gun violence archive. A mass shooting is defined as four or more people being shot shot. Yeah. That's fucking crazy. That's crazy to me. Because this only happens in this country like Literally. Literally, it doesn't happen anywhere else in the world in the entire world.

Anthony:

Because we take the take the second amendment a little bit too extreme.

Jeff:

I've spoken to people from the UK I've spoken to be and I've said this before here multiple times. I'll keep saying it. I've spoken to Canadians that live in Canada. I've spoken to people from the UK British that live in England. Canadians who live in Canada. Great. I'm just saying because there could be people that live here no people from like actual Canada and I've spoken to people from Britain from England. They don't even know what a mass shooting is, bro. They've never seen the show. They've never witnessed it in their lifetime. They've never heard of this shit happening in their country ever.

Anthony:

It's not it's not a focal point of their country's gross national product.

Jeff:

You go to countries that are ran by dictators. You're not I'm saying you go to you go to jihadist countries you go to whatever the fuck I don't want to get into, like a religious debate or anything like that. I want to talk about like terrorism. But you go to all these countries that you know, at the top of your head, you'd be like, oh, there must be Wow shit going on in that country. And shit like this does not happen there.

Anthony:

Because they like their arm to defend themselves. We just love guns like you see people with like Arsenal's of 50 6070 like firearms going like why the fuck do you need as many guns in reality, you don't, you probably need three at max, a handgun, shotgun, and a rifle. Like basically to hunt, shoot and defend pretty much the extent of it, but people are like they just guns upon guns upon is is as American as American Pie man is what we do. And the fact that we don't really have to like the kind of gun control laws that we probably need that we need proper and like, actually more stringent, like background checks and thing to that degree, mental health checks. You got to almost treat it like a license. Like once you have like your gun license you like you're good to go. There should be like a rehab every year to see like, what is your mental condition and what's going on in your life and everything else like that, to see if you should be a person that should be handling. It's like, this kid is 18 years old, he shouldn't even have a gun. The fact the fact that he did this he thought this through it mean might mean that like, emotionally he might be unwell. But mentally he knew exactly he's doing this. This is a thought out plan. He figured this shit out. Like that's the frightening part not all the other shit like he really like made an actual operation out of murdering people. And he's going to go to jail for the rest of his life because I don't know if New York has a death penalty. If they did it takes me like 25 years to kill somebody. And I don't necessarily want the guy to die because not necessarily that life it's important to me but the whole effect and get to the kind of situation where people keep shooting people like that actually go and change. No not to since that suit. I'm saying that's how it is. And the people above me it's not going to make a difference about it. All I can do is defend myself. Hence my shotgun.

Jeff:

Yeah, so Oh, I don't know, man. I just had a last word. We're like this. We're becoming new to this show. We're becoming immune to it just because we're just, it just happens so frequently now. And be honest, because I will. When you heard about this before knowing who the kid was, what race did you think he was? Right?

Anthony:

It was white.

Jeff:

And how many how many mass shootings are perpetrated by black the only one I can remember or even think of is the the shooter the sniper shootings in DC, DC snipers. Those two black gentlemen, right? Yeah,

Anthony:

my father had a great joke about that said as a matter of fact didn't do it. It's still been killing it for today. They just call him the headline because no one would have guessed it would have been a black person. Right, but, but it's true. Like, they were looking for a white guy the whole time would have been

Jeff:

wish they could have been walking right down the street and just hiding in the crowd. Nobody would have even spotted him out.

Anthony:

No, but see, like I said, it's the it's the Okay, so you talk about this mass shooting, right? Did you mention the one in Milwaukee? I did not. Right. So like so as the bug game. Like it was like a shooting there were 10 people got shot. It's America. Like that's a mass shooter just wasn't on the news. As much as that was. Not they didn't catch the suspect. It was like it was two different shootings where I think four people got shot at one of the six people got shot in another. But like this happens, happens. Nothing happens all the time. It's not being desensitized to it. It goes on all the time, like fucking, I'm gonna fuck another one for another one. Like, yes. Like until we are able to get our hands around this and really want to do something about it. Nothing's ever going to happen. And the reason why it's not gonna happen and why it's not a concern, even though people are getting shot, prior to gas is going higher. The interest rates are going up, the price of everything is going up. The job market is whatever this crypto shit is going up and down. The other concern that people have in the everyday waking life does not involve a firearm. So people give a shit about firearms on on Capitol Hill asking and begging and pleading about gun control is really about how do you how do we lower this debt? How do we pay off these fucking loans? How do we know get the old prices down? These things are things that concern us. So whenever the thing about shooting comes up just another day in the valley, because you're every working everyday life you got other shit to worry about. I mean, you shouldn't be worried about this. But you know how it goes?

Jeff:

Yeah, I mean, I don't know, man.

Anthony:

It's tricky. It's tricky. Because like, like, like, think about what you go through day to day, right, getting up until and so forth. And you bitched about, like, the price of food and you bitch about, you know, the price of clothes, the price of everything, how expensive things have gotten. When you walk into a store, do you ever think about you're gonna go into the it's gonna be the last day somebody's gonna go in and start shopping? Or, like, you went to Turtleback zoo yesterday? Anybody just shot there? No. Right? Before you want to turn it back into your home all day. Right? Do you think about someone's gonna come to your house start blowing everybody away? Right? We didn't really think about it. Like I said, like when I showed my gun, like tripped out about as I said, my whole logical thought processes, I rather have it not needed to need it in that habit. Now, the times that might come up are gonna be very, very, very rare. And I don't know if my ever arrived, but if it does, I'd rather be prepared for it. Like then people wasn't prepared for it. That's why I plan to shoot in there. It wasn't like, I'm going to go to a gun range and shoot everybody. You know why? Because all of my focus, got guns, you're not going to do that. You're going to go when you think you're gonna be safe. You're gonna go we don't care at your manifesto. It is a dream of murdering people of color, and succeeded. I'm not cheering you on. I'm just rather you're going to spend a lot of time that hellhole for the rest of your life because you're 18 years old and your life is already over.

Jeff:

And I don't want to come over here and shit on whites. I don't want to be the show that's known for like, oh, we hate white people not because we don't we love white people shot but we're just you know, shedding a light on what the realities are. You know, I'm saying when a mass shooting happens 90% of the time is going to be a white person or a white man. And the people getting shot at are usually black. Like this is what this is just reality. These are just the facts. So

Anthony:

it's not this is not a dismissal towards white people. The dismissal towards violent white people Why must you shoot us? If you just violent it's plenty of people shoot your neighborhood. Pull up the right there. And you got to drive all hours away. 12 hours away to do this. Ours was like it's around the corner. I was away to get this shit done. Yeah. Hey, man, like I said, America bullets and apple pie.

Jeff:

home with a free home of the brave landed a free whatever the fuck

Anthony:

home with a backpack. Oh my goodness.

Jeff:

But yeah, let's cool off. Let's towel off and let's take a quick break and then we'll come back with some lighthearted shit.

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Jeff:

Yo, and did you watched the last night versus better? No, let's move forward. And I didn't either. And it's the very first time that neither of us watched the verses. Because we've been up on these verses. If there's one that I didn't watch, you surely watched it. So between both of us we've seen pretty much every verses battle. Except Onyx versus Cypress Zoo. For whatever reason the marketing was not there. They didn't promote the shit. Fight TV, and then they wanted like $30 to order the ship because it was attached to like a boxing match. I wasn't paying for that. I couldn't really find it on YouTube, but maybe I didn't do a good enough job of actually searching because I didn't really care. Maybe I could have found it if I really wanted to. But they just didn't make it accessible. It didn't make it easy. You know, I mean a lot of people I saw I was on Twitter and a lot of people didn't even know about this shit. It was like oh shit, there was a versus like people didn't even know about it, bro.

Anthony:

Bro, I'm looking around right now I don't see a single drop. None of this shouldn't know

Jeff:

what I'm saying. I tried to look for it on YouTube and there was like trailers and shit but I couldn't find it. It really cracking down on people streaming it, I guess I don't know. They're really trying because it's like, it's like big, big business. Now it's the big corporations got a hold of it. So it's not like the shit that timberland and Swizz Beatz created you know, a couple years ago, it's now was turning into some other shit, I don't like it.

Anthony:

The problem was that they attached it to a fight that no one gives a shit about and that no one cares. Like, I don't know none of these niggas and I don't really care about any of them. So why would I like okay, it wouldn't make sense because there's always it's a whole different conversation with boxing like what like before you get to like the main event that's like six fucking fights at a fight you're excellent to watch like 1130 So you can't even like do like a one off like let's say it was like Canelo and somebody didn't after that you have like a versus like alright, I'll pay for that because I'm watching the Canelo fight and this you're doing this shit in their belly guys

Jeff:

asked me last week by the way Yeah, Russia and do that.

Anthony:

If that's Cannella for you bid off too much Come on, man. You're not big enough to be a light heavyweight like to beat the dogs and this is what happens. But I mean, if you can make it make it enticing but at this point in all honesty, keep it separate. Like I don't want to see a fucking boxing match and then a battle like I'm going from one to the other. Not both like it's pointless. That's why no one wants it. Like I'm looking at I'm trying to scroll through my timeline. I don't see one single soul talking about it. You know why? No one cares

Jeff:

one door like I would I would I would suspect that Onyx when they probably got more hits than Cypress Hill, right?

Anthony:

I can't even make that assumption because there's not a soul thing. Anything right here. What I can say, yeah, they want from what I'm

Jeff:

hearing Onyx did the thing you know, shout out to Kaiser one of our patrons. Apparently he watched it and he said that Onyx did his thing. But again, if you ask somebody from like the West Coast, they'll probably say Cypress Hill God. I mean, it's all you know, I mean, it depends who you ask. I mean, but not and I don't think either of those groups have enough hits to be a no versus battle and give me 10 or 20

Anthony:

dope tracks near but Michigan. Missy can

Jeff:

and speaking of Missy, Lil Wayne recently came out and said that Missy is his favorite rapper. That's wild to me because I've never we had that we did a discussion where we rank our Top Women rap first female rappers and you had Missy at number one as your top female rapper correct. But I never heard nobody say that Missy Elliott is their top rapper period man or woman and she took to Twitter because she was like ecstatic when she heard the news that Wayne would put her up there. And she said, Whenever little tune she says my name and his interviews Twitter don't have enough space for my for me to say my my gratefulness because he is a legend himself who birthed many MCs after him as a man to acknowledge me as a big influence for him I send you love Wayne. Another reason this warms my heart is because I've seen many times listen to and she has said my name over and over for years, no matter who the interviewers are, he has never been hesitant to say me as a female. And for that I am forever grateful. Like I get it she has a lot of hits. There's not many people that can go up against her and versus battle. There was a period about there was like a five year period from like 99 or 2000 to like 2005 where she was on fire timberland her and timberland up until even you know Alia died and then you know, because timberland was killing it with Alia and she passes away and he grabbed Bubba sparks and then he grabbed Missy and like I said they had like a maybe a good five year run but it was just dropping hits constantly. So I get it she has a lot of hits. There's not many people that would be able to fuck with her and versus battle but as an MC, like as an actual rapid just cuz she has a lot of hits doesn't make her a great rapper. And I think that's what people keep mistaken. Like you can have a lot of hits and not be a great rapper. And that's where I stand with her like I give her props you know, I'm saying she what she's done for the female, you know, rap community. I acknowledge that, you know, she has a lot of hits for songs adult, whatever, whatever. I see her more as a pop icon and like as a legit great rapper. She's not on my list. She's not in she's probably not in my top 50 list of greatest rappers I'm sorry.

Anthony:

That's really fucking disrespectful but not

Jeff:

disrespectful. That's honest. That's me being honest. That's my opinion.

Anthony:

About how many female rappers Can you say are legit better than her?

Jeff:

I can name a whole bunch we've gone over this.

Anthony:

I know I know when I listened for Nicki

Jeff:

Minaj Lauryn Hill is better than her I got left I better than her.

Anthony:

Left if not

Unknown:

more left. That's

Anthony:

not a rapper.

Jeff:

She is What are you talking about? Left Lisa Left Eye Lopes was the wrapper and to see what are you talking about?

Anthony:

Give me all at least give me her best bar humble

Jeff:

man I'm not doing this with you. Exactly gone over this okay,

Anthony:

you should know right off the bat she's not the rapper. Listen

Jeff:

listen to the ladies Naisha were her little Kim misses on it as well.

Anthony:

And Missy it who closes the Mercy

Jeff:

does the hook and she spits a little six bars at the end of whatever

Anthony:

she closes the record of all these rappers she closes talk

Jeff:

a little Kim above her as well.

Anthony:

Little Kim I understand but not left I left I did waterfalls she wrapped on the wraps on the floor will stop Daniel Jones

Jeff:

yeah that's long as we say what's it what's a well

Anthony:

right she could she could rant but she's not a rapper. I've never heard of left us that solo project I'm not saying that does

Jeff:

she was on death row before she died maybe that's fucking knows exactly you're making my point. She died on death row read it.

Anthony:

And the whole thing with Nicki it's an I'm gonna say this until whenever her career was made off one of the best guests versus I've ever heard in my entire life. And she never rap like that ever again. The one on Monster she never rapped like that again ever you didn't really like before you like you might have heard Nikki being on young money but that verse separate her from everybody else and she and rap like that sense is it's almost like the nice thing like at the like you didn't matter like I want more Illmatic everybody wanted more monster Nikki you never got that shit again. Not that you know I'm like Ruff ruff ruff and Dungeon dragon bullshit notes the fuck out of here with that they want you to go back to you know the Nicki they know from that that one fucking verse. Like you want a verse with some of the best rappers in the world and you put them all in the fucking grave Now what if you're saying your I think you might be thinking of that as a point of literacy

Jeff:

that's what I'm thinking about yes when I say you know this already

Anthony:

Yeah, but But what I'm trying to say is that rap is just a component

Jeff:

by the way on the song scrubs left eye goes see if you can't spatially expand my horizon and that leaves you in a class with scrubs never rising I don't find a surprise and if you don't have the GES to please me and bounce from here to the coast of oversee so let me give you something to think about Come on. Give a little bit give a give some props, man.

Anthony:

And all I remember that song is no I don't want no. It's a guy who can't get no love from me. Nobody gave a fuck about that verse hanging out the passenger side of his best friend's ride trying to help no one can't give a fuck about that verse. The best one she ever did was on waterfalls and it sounded damage or whatever tennis really good. This should get you thinking that you run into. Like I said, missy, we're not necessarily worried about the lyricism because part of it is part of being a rapper. But you don't have to necessarily be Mr. BitBox breaking lyricist to be considered great. Some good rappers are terrible or

Jeff:

shit on Daniel Jones that you mentioned was a call say what it was say what it

Anthony:

was. Yeah. I'm not saying I'm not saying sheet so

Jeff:

tell me what's up we can accept the higher highs and then we pass give up we can get into by device breed the pieces is crazy, bro. Flow is dope.

Anthony:

And like I said that and we're gonna talk about this flow sheet and on the Patreon shit. What I'm trying to say is that I understand the importance of of Lisa Left Eye Lopes. But to say that she's a great rapper. I'm going to start questioning your drug use and wondering like, Should you pee in a cup? Like, I'm glad I'm glad you can do it. But when I think of that group, I don't think of her fucking lyrics. I'm sorry. I don't think her whatever

Jeff:

fair this is not a left eye Lopez episode. So

Anthony:

no, no. I'm saying the point is that Missy conversation, and the fact that you know, when one of the best rappers when even he proclaimed stuff when the best rappers love recognizes that in her. And she's excited about it. Like when your own peers tell you that you're a great rapper. You kind of don't really, it doesn't really matter what other people might think like, like, they're gonna have an opinion of you Sure. But does their opinion matter? And a guy who's probably maybe one of the best rappers of his generation, probably not. Because it's your peers. It's the guys you've worked with. And they can see and they can tell like, what you do is like, Ah, I know, I know her. She's basically I'm looking for some affection. So I started to go, he doesn't sing songy shit and so on. So it might be a South thing. The weird visual someone's a fourth.

Jeff:

Mrs. from Virginia. Is that considered yourself?

Anthony:

Ah, that is a tricky question. Depending on upon a person you ask for most people it is that will be the South. Yes, anything below? You know,

Jeff:

I think it might be essentially in the south stands with each other. You know, I'm saying.

Anthony:

I mean, Virginia kind of stands alone, like they don't. Virginia is like Virginia like her. Tim The Neptunes Phillips, like they have like their own isolated pocket, but I respect that Wayne was able to say that and like, like, okay, so he mentioned Mickey who the other people he mentioned.

Jeff:

I don't know. Nobody said but he said Missy is his favorite of all time some shit like that. Wayne has or he has her up there like your top.

Anthony:

I couldn't believe that. I don't think

Jeff:

you can say she's your favorite female rapper. No disrespect to female rappers. But you can't tell me she is your favorite of all time of everybody.

Anthony:

I'm not waiting. Well shit. When it's Hawkman when does it I just miss it. He made five people but he didn't miss it at the time. Yes, I'm saying he said it's always gonna be first Missy. She's a huge influence of everything I've ever done. JC is the best to ever speak Biggie obviously didn't have the whole Goody mob didn't have UGK

Jeff:

at the fuck out of here, man. See if you dismiss alysus trashy,

Anthony:

but the whole thing you can't get mad. I get mad if your opinion. Could you be saying that shit. I'm like, yo, like, we made a list before about the beats. And I'm like, it's this man's opinion. I might vehemently disagree. I might think he's fucking crazy. But that's it. I veto that if that's when I feel that list. It's a lot of adjustment because it could there's no neither. Or doesn't resonate. Right. I get you. Um, let's move on. You can be tired about this shit too. But go ahead. No, no, no, we need to make a little quick commercial kind of commercial break. I want to make a statement cuz I just read this right now that they are releasing Black Panther to this year in November who Black

Jeff:

Panther to I'm anxious to find out who's gonna what they gonna do with that.

Anthony:

They were supposed to be pushed back to 2023. But they're releasing in November 11 20. We're assuming

Jeff:

the charlas system is taken over. Was that correct? Yeah. All right. Check us out. Yes. Jack Harlow. 20. something year old white rapper Correct. Yeah,

Anthony:

he's super young. I think it's like

Jeff:

20 to 23. He goes on Ebro in the morning, the other day. And they know that he don't know shit. Because this is the this is the discussion I want to have. You know, this is more about the discussion than the actual Jack Jack Harlow situation. Because these young cats from today and I always tell you have these arguments with these cats on Twitter. They don't give a shit about anything that happened before them. They just don't care to do their due diligence to research anything. They don't care. It didn't exist. Anything that happened before they were on this earth or before they were conscious. They don't care about so they're playing this game with Jack Harlow. They're like, Yo, we're gonna play a song from somebody from like the 90s or whatever. Or the 2000s and you tell us who you think it is. So they play a brand new song right? And who is it? He's like, Oh, Was that Alia? They're like, No, it's not Alia, like, give me a hand. They were like, Oh, she had a TV show. They're like, Oh, I don't know who that is. Her brother has a very famous sex tape. And he's like, Rayji he was like, yeah, they will. He was like, who's Ray J sister? They were like, are you serious? It's fucking brandy. He was like Ray J and brandy are siblings. Like, yeah, bro. Like, you didn't know this. So he laughs He's like, Yo, nobody's ever told me this. Okay, you can't fault him for not knowing some shit. I was on Twitter yesterday, and I was talking about the new topco movie that's coming out with Tom Cruise. And one of the cats on there says I don't know what Top Gun is. I mean, what do you mean you don't know what Top Gun is? I've never heard a Top Gun. I'm like what? You though you can't be mad at me for not knowing what it is. But I wasn't even blowing this. I'm like, okay, I get that. But whose fault is that? Is that our fault? Like our generation our as a society as a people? Was it our fault for not educating the youth about certain shit that we just did that they should have some type of knowledge of, like common knowledge of you know, I'm saying when pop culture references movies, music. Like when I grew up, I knew all the old artists because my dad would make sure you know, I was listening to the shit in the house. I've talked to you about you know who the Yglesias is my dad was listening to my dad was even listening to Beethoven in the house on Sundays when mom was cleaning the house. My dad will pop on and fucking vinyl of like Beethoven when he was in the mood to listen to some instrumental shit. And I'm like, What the fuck is this? Oh, as Beethoven? Oh, that's who the glaciers Oh, that's this and that. So I wasn't ignorant to the ship, you know? I mean, because my dad made sure I knew I didn't like it. Obviously, at the time, you know, it wasn't what I was rocking with. But I wasn't ignorant to it. Because I was schooled on it. I was educated on it. I heard I was put on to it. So my question is, Is it our fault that these 20 some year old these Gen Z motherfuckers for lack of a better word, are ignorant to the shit that came before them? To the artists that opened the door for them? For the for the legends in the forefathers of the fathers that came before them that they know nothing about? Like whose fault is that? I should it's crazy to me, bro.

Anthony:

Nobody? It seems that way. But nobody when I

Jeff:

hear a guy when I hear like a little Yachty talk about he don't give a shit about Tupac Tupac was trash. You know, I'm saying and when I hear them talk shit like that. Like that shit is crazy. Not knowing that Ray J and Brandi are siblings is crazy. To me.

Anthony:

It just means you're getting old as well,

Jeff:

I guess. But it's still already felt that this youth doesn't know shit. Or maybe they just don't even want to know nothing.

Anthony:

It would just like the generation before the generation before like my parents would not and could did not condone any of this rap shit. No, but we still grew up and in any right. You still find a way to listen to it and so on so forth. Do a fault, Jack. I honestly I don't I think it's just kind of a generational kind of thing. I think. I think the thing is that, if Jack doesn't know, you, you you teach him you don't demean him. Like people's like Jack Carr. Like you'll notice you're like the fuck is wrong to him supposed to know x y&z and like, like, it's supposed to, like, Oh, you don't? Alright, cool, that's a sister, and so on, so forth, and kind of leave it at that and just let him learn to shoot in his own and everything's okay with it. Like, I'm not mad at him at all. I think it's kind of a weird generational thing. Because if you ask particular kids of this generation, spider man isn't Peter Parker, Spider Man is Miles Morales, if you ask them who kept the marvel marvel is it's, it's Kamala Khan. It's not who I saw the comic books and so on, so forth. Like because they're having the same experience. But there's a different set of characters who represent a different generation, the rap generation diff, I'm not even mad about what they say they just like, that's fine. Even if they're ignoring the fact that like, if you're going to be ignorant to something, it's my job to teach you about it. Not be mad that you don't know because I don't know the reasons why. I don't want you to shit on it. But But like, Jax is understanding because he didn't know what what homeboy said about you know, basically calling other rappers tracks or people who were the forefathers before you. That's a bit dismissive, but not no one has not known. It's a teachable moment, I guess you could say.

Jeff:

And one thing is not knowing another thing is not acknowledging, like you said, yeah, you can say, you know, Spider Man is Miles Morales, but who's Peter Parker? I don't know who that is. That's blasphemy to me. You know, I'm saying like you can acknowledge, okay, this is my spider man now. But I acknowledge and understand that your spider man was Peter Parker from your era. But now we're in a new era. Mine is Miles Morales. He's the more diverse he's the black. He's Afro Latino Spider Man, you know what I'm saying? He's, he's the main one and all the time, right? So that I understand, but to not even acknowledge the shit that came before you. That's what these Gen Z that's what I that's the shit that gets me mad that this Gen Z generation, they don't even acknowledge the shit that came before them. Like it just doesn't exist. Like I go back to Twitter, because that's where I get a lot of my information for because I'm active on and I talked to a lot of cats from there. And a lot of them are in their 20s and I'm on a sports chat. And I'm talking about the Yankees and I'm usually one of the only ones in there that have seen five championships from the Yankees because I've been around that long, right? A lot of those kids on there, they're in their 20s they've only seen one championship they've seen like the 2009 championship so they weren't around for The 90s dynasty. So they don't even care about that should didn't exist to them that I Oh, Jeff, you're an old head. You got like, What do you mean, bro? I've seen the dynasty though. This is what winning baseball is to me, you know, in the 90s. That's what I grew up watching when they were really good. And what I've been watching the last 10 years is nowhere near that, you know what I mean? And they're like, oh, no, you know, whatever, like, and I'm like, yo, like this shit. There was shit happening before you came just like there was shit happening before I came. I've only seen five championships. But I know that they won like 20 Before I was around, you know what I'm saying? Like, you're getting old, I get it. But I but what I'm saying is I acknowledged that shit that came before me. I know it exists. I know what happened. You salute it and give respect to it and you move on. And then you embrace the shit that you grew up with. But the new generation, they're not even embracing anything that happened before their time is what I'm saying. Like it's irrelevant, that didn't exist.

Anthony:

We're also going to understand that the generation that you're talking to a lot younger, like say, you're talking to like 20 years old and you're you're heading north and you're heading to Florida like there's there's almost a two decade age difference between you guys, Jack Harlow,

Jeff:

Jack Hart was 23 Right? And that's why I don't I don't fault Jack. Like I understand he needs to have somebody to school him bro. Like you're in the music industry. How do you not in the music industry?

Anthony:

And they did and that's the whole thing. Like you got to teach and tell Jack, you're gonna, you know, be like, Oh, you're fucking fraud, you know anything about Black culture? So it's one person, a lot, one on one who's one person compelled. And it was compelled to say a statement like that? You shouldn't. And could the whole thing is that, if you didn't know, let's say, You're Jack Harlan, you're 24. Right? So you're 24 years old. Brandy hasn't released that much music in your lifetime.

Jeff:

But he knew but the thing is, he knew who they were. He knew who brandy was. And he knows who he is. He knows them individually. He just didn't know they were related. Right?

Anthony:

Because it could what could the shipment bring it? You would know brandy as the artists, you would know, Ray J as I guess at this point, really like a celebrity in the sex tape. Yeah. Right. So like, not necessary. Like, you never really saw them really in the fashion together in the music business rolling together wherever she went about things. I have a he went about things, always different. But it's like, if you're here that you're not going to understand that.

Jeff:

But if you're going to be in the culture, I feel like you got to be at least educated like me saying like, Yo, I want to get into jazz. All of a sudden, I want to play the saxophone or some shit like that. And I want to get into the industry of being a jazz musician, but I don't know who Louis Armstrong is. I have no idea who that is. Nobody's ever told me who that is. That means I haven't done my due diligence. I haven't read any books. I haven't studied anything from the from that genre. No, you don't have you know what I'm saying? But you don't know you can't be a jazz musician and not know who Louie Armstrong is, is what I'm saying.

Anthony:

Now you can know the history of it. But the whole thing is that you heard a jazz musician somewhere. That probably sport I've never seen someone just I've never sat down here and like, I'm gonna be an astronaut today. No, you probably think I'm on drugs or something. But like what music with the you know, quote unquote, the culture. You like something sparks it. You hear see something? You might hear some some do it in a park plan jazz, like, Manish It sounds amazing. And then you're going to probably go look for jazz. And when you do so, you're going to find Louis Armstrong. You're going to find Felonious Monk, you're going to find Miles Davis, you're going to find these guys, right? Because that's how it goes. Rap is not the same way. Especially now the way they have it. It's like the wild wild west. If you can find enough shit on SoundCloud, you're going to just have a rapid they need to cash your whole thing out to begin nobody who did nothing you just some asshole on SoundCloud. And it leads to things like this. So like I said, Well, the thing with Jack, I'm not faulting Jack, I understand. Because you're young. I like to say it's a teachable moment and I'm just going to show you this. But like I said at his age, I wouldn't expect him to know that there's a distinct connection between those two because they don't like his brother and sister really even our age. Do you really remember them doing like a whole lot of shit together? Right like that. Like they did an album or something like that. They like I like I remember him being Brandon's brother. I remember. No the shit with him and Little Kim and her saying like, Oh, we ain't you brandies, brother. Like, she like that. Like, there wasn't really vibe and like that to say like they was together all the time. So am I am I mad at Jack? No, I understand it. Understand that he they brought him on it. It didn't click they saw it wasn't clicking. They brought his attention. He the green light went on. They didn't bark at him. It's a teachable moment. Now you know some shit learn some shit move forward. But that's the whole thing that he knows this right? What does this change about Jack Carlos life?

Jeff:

Not a goddamn thing. He actually probably helps him because now he's going viral. Everybody's talking about him

Anthony:

in the next one would be featuring brandy like now you just know some shit that's the point of knowledge. You ain't got to know it all just know something.

Jeff:

Can Kendricks new album Mr. morale and the big steppers just dropped and it's aiming for number one debut on us albums charged with 325 to 350k unit First week 400 million streams it's going to be 2020 two's biggest sales week to date. And on Spotify let me give you the Spotify numbers. It dominates the Spotify with entire with the entire album occupying the top 18 spots. I'll say this terrible I listened to it a couple times over because it came out Friday I listened to it for its first thing when I got up Friday morning and listened to it. Then throughout the day I had to listen to it more I got your take on it heard other people's take on it. I'll tell you this. Not only is it not my favorite album, I don't even think is the best album of the year so

Anthony:

far. What is in your opinion?

Jeff:

I got the met the man Metalab three album, which you may consider a mixtape but to me that album is better than this one to me, because that's my preference what type of rap? I'll say this. The hype was had a lot of hype because he dropped that heart part five series that he usually drops before he drops an album right. So this was the heart part five, he dropped the visual album which was it was it was visual art. It was stunning. It was basically an allegory for black, you know, for black lives. It was social commentary. You know, he kept he's rapping it was like, what five minutes long? Something like that. Five, six minutes long. He's rapping he kept changing his face changes to Will Smith. Like the the shoe was dope like the the artistry and the visual effects the way they do that. They reminded me of the Michael Jackson black and white when people kept changing remember, his face keeps changing. While he's still rapping he turns into Will Smith. He turns into OJ Simpson. He turned into that you turn into Colin Kaepernick. No, you didn't turn to Colin. No.

Anthony:

It turned turn to Nipsey and turn him as Kobe. Kobe correct it was five people and and juicy juicy juicy juicy small

Jeff:

let's whatever and then the cover of the shit is off the all five of their their hands or their the showing the five fingers you know I'm saying Oh Jay his glove on Will Smith when he's about to smack a Chris Rock. You know, he

Anthony:

got the handout, the five Kobe, Kobe with the wrapper on his pinky.

Jeff:

Kobe with the when he showed the five when he won his five championships. You got juicy, small level, he was in court and he put his hand up way, way, way way that was a five. So it was visual. It was dope. And that's that got the height going. And a couple days later, he released the album. Mind you this song is not in the album. Because that heart series they're never in the album.

Anthony:

They're never there the prequel before the out. So my

Jeff:

take on this and I'm just gonna read it right now. I'm gonna give us seven mics. Now, seven mics, but seven stars. If we're talking about mics, it's probably three mics. Again, it's social commentary is very deep is very honest. He talks about being abused. at a younger age. He talks about having gay relatives as odd as being a lesbian. And she has a child who's now gay. He talks you know,

Anthony:

who he admits he talks

Jeff:

about his What do you mean, what

Anthony:

did I miss? Now wasn't about her being gay. They did talk about two family members being transgender was a transgender. Yeah, isn't it? Right, right, right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Yeah. Right. My bad. Yeah. So

Jeff:

he said he talks about having daddy issues. He had a whole song talking about that daddy issues issue like that. It was real raw. It was real honest, real deep shit, like I said, but I felt like the replayability factor is just not there's not something you're going to play over and over. There's like, no hits. There's not something in a bump in your car. You're going to play a one time. Pump your face be like yeah, that was deep. You know, hit yourself in the heart like, oh, yeah, I felt that. And then that's it. You're gonna turn it off and you're gonna go back to the show you was bumping in your car. You know, I'm saying how you feel about

Anthony:

eight and a half me easy. How many mics? That's cool. Three and a half. All right. Hey, four, because

Jeff:

I was not bad. I don't want to miss because I don't want to mistaken and say that it's trash is not trash at all. I like his bars. He's a he's a hell of a rapper. To me. He's like top three of this generation right now. He's up there with like Jay Cole, and Drake. He's top three right now for sure. But the album itself is not something I'm gonna bump a lot at all. I'm just not going to bump it after hearing it the first couple of times. I'm not going to revisit it again.

Anthony:

Okay, he's going to be one of those people. He's going to be remembered this, this. This is just his last album on TV. It's not his last album period. Like, I think people get confused with that. It's like you have his own label and stuff like that. So he's going to release other projects. This is just the last album for them. I think what people have an understanding about okay, I think what you have to understand about Kendrick is that there's not there has not been a rapper in the history of rap that's been able to do what Kendrick has been able to do. And output any out put anybody up against that test. You're talking about success. There's not a more commercially conscious rapper as successful as him in history. Period. Maybe there's not one. I'm using me. Now. Keep going. Maybe two parts no Tupac moment. No, no. The Tupac legacy will live longer than his music. I got the whole thing. His music got diluted down when he released all other tracks that were unfinished, unlike unreleased, like unmasked, they weren't, like mastered and mixed, right? They kept putting on our method album at the album about him afterwards, that kind of diluted the legacy of him. But Let's even say you say Tupac, right? Tupac everyone, the Pulitzer. I mean, the fact that you have an album that wins the Pulitzer, the fact that you create an album that they teach in a study in college courses. So something about your impact, not necessarily just on hip hop, but on music period, like no one is, It's understated, what he is, and it's almost overrated. The pedestal that we put them on, because I think part of Alan was like, I don't want this. I've never, y'all chose me as your Savior. I never wanted to be the shit. And he's unpacking all the things going on in his life, about his marriage about know his fidelity about no leaving a legacy for his children about canceled culture, about speech about honesty about everything. And it's there doesn't mean that it is best. Absolutely not. I think of all apps he's put out and might be third or fourth best on that list. But that's saying a lot when you can argue that between good kid maad city Damn, and To Pimp A Butterfly, you got three classics.

Jeff:

So you don't even got this as his top three, one of his top three albums.

Anthony:

Right? I could because I don't think of the classic album, but I can make the argument his first three albums were even cleverer. Why are you giving it an 8.5 rating, bro, because you're not going to see many artists be as honest as he is about it. There are some weaknesses, and there's some gaps. I think the biggest mistake that he did, is that he tried to do the double album thing, they always fail. It's a lot of material and a lot for people to digest. If you're going to condense it, it probably would have been more there's someone like like we cry together with basically him and another chick just have like this toxic gas argument that could have went like in like the sequencing of it, like you'd say the thing about Father Time, then you ended up like telling like many to give women a break. Then the very next song you have Kodak Black, who has a very interesting history of violence against women following up in Codex Barza kind of tough. That's the weirdest part about it, and everything that kind of goes on. I think the thing that you deal with when people unpack these things in public like that they don't, they're not going to do it as as clear as kindred does. Like it takes a lot to talk about the things that go on in your family and your life and to like be very direct and be honest about it. I think the thing that people are misunderstanding from this album like kindred and been that rap rap rap guy for a long time, he wasn't really that way on Damn, even though it was a lot of hits on Damn. He wasn't a willing To Pimp A Butterfly that was more like a spoken word kind of poetry kind of thing. But it's still an amazing album, the thing that kindred are through to you, like, if you want me to do this, I can do this. He proved it in the heart, Part Five, which made everybody get excited about it. But the like, the kind of central focus of the album is that I know what you want me to do, but I've gone to therapy, I'm going to figure out my life and fixing myself that I don't need to do this for you. I'm going to do this for me. And if you love it and you appreciate it, you know so on so forth. That's why he leaves off in the heart part five when you're sitting there talking in the beginning, it's almost like defense who's talking to all the time I appreciate you so and so forth. But it's still this is him This is him talking about his life like him not being as clean cut guy not being the savior not being you know, no Mr. Afrocentric know all things right and powerful to me. He has a song literally called savior. I'm not your savior, Jay Jay Z. He's not your Savior. They're not your Savior. You have to be who you are. And I think that's appreciative of the album. It doesn't mean that you know, it's terrible, but I'm saying I'm comparing against three classic albums, so I can't be like, it wasn't his best it is the most inspired effort. But to say that his best and most inspired effort is it really really really damn good album compared to three classic ones. It's not a bad bar to break.

Jeff:

My favorite feature on there is the Ghostface Killah shit on purple hearts. I wasn't expecting

Anthony:

when my favorite one was a chicken Porter shader like oh shit, he pulled her out of here. I fucked with that. And that's kind of versatility. By means I mean ghost face ghost face. The thing that I found surprising, but not really the more I thought about it, there were no TDE artists on here. Not one that like never schoolboy. Like I like I would like I would have loved the school board future feature on here somewhere but not a single one. And I mean, I don't think he has any beef with them anything else like that? But I think it's again him taking reins of his whole thing. Like this is what I do. And what I'm doing for me is what is best for me. I know what you guys might want and what you think I think he probably wants this but I think he played it safe. I

Jeff:

don't think he had anybody featured on him that would maybe try to outshine him he obviously he was gonna have like an Eminem on there or Jay Cole. You know, I mean, guys that we're going to try to wrap them on there.

Anthony:

Because I didn't want to do that. They don't want this but but You think about Kendrick Lamar? Like in all honesty who can

Jeff:

but these are guys that are going to try if you if you have a Eminem feature, he's going to try to murder you on that shit. Same with Jay Cole. You know, I mean same, you know, same with a court day same with maybe a Drake

Anthony:

but why would any of them be known the type of rapper kindergym Why would any of them be featured on any of his shit? I guess like they like they wouldn't fit. But you can find somebody in a particular pocket that fits Ghostface shouldn't fit bunny

Jeff:

fit. That's I'm saying it was weird, right? But I like right go.

Anthony:

Right, it shouldn't work but it does because I think Kendrick has an understanding of itself like he blends better. I don't think he's looking for like names and stuff like that like the whole thing. The only problem with like the idea of features is that when you put a feature on there and it's the eighth song people are going to skip past the first seven to hear that feature. Like I had a whole bunch of other shit to say that you might get back to but I wanted to kind of lead into this every time was something featuring Eminem something featuring Drake something featuring this you're gonna jump right to that like negative smile but like what the fuck my worry about that like I'm one of the best rappers we've ever done this you're really don't be featuring majority album outside of what baby keen and maybe became Kodak and Ghostface you don't when you're that good? You really don't need how many features was on was on magic? Maybe a couple not a lotta No, no when you're that good you don't you don't need it especially like lighting the people he had on there were people that are on his new label like that makes a whole lot of sense. I don't really need to do this shit for anybody else that for me and that's pretty much what he proved with this album.

Jeff:

But you know the best part of this whole his whole release week to me was that video the hardest part five I thought that it was dope visually artistically, but that's going to be our time Nelson Mandela said I never lose either I win or learn go check out the website men the coach that one go check out the blog on their support the show please become a patron be part of the culture crew. If you are a Patreon we're going to have is going to be up now. Me and I'm going to be the big into latest blog the top 10 rep flows of all time. So check that out the culture

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Kendrick Lamar - (The Heart Part 5) I done seen niggas do seventeen, hit the halfway house Get out and get his brains blown out, lookin' to buy some weed Car wash is played out, new GoFundMe accounts'll proceed A brand-new victim'll shatter those dreams, the culture. [Chorus: Kendrick Lamar with Marvin Gaye] (I want, I want, I want, I want) But I want you to want me too (I want, I want, I want, I want) I want the hood to want me back (I want, I want, I want, I want) I want the hood Look what I done for you (Look what I done for you) Look what I done for you [Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar] I said I do this for my culture To let y'all know what a nigga look like in a bulletproof Rover In my mama's sofa was a doo-doo popper Hair trigger, walk up closer, ain't no Photoshoppin' Friends bipolar, grab you by your pockets No option if you froze up, always play the offense