This week Branden and Reese host a no-guest show and catch up on current events and unpack some of the things in the news and the streets that have many of us upset. Here they discuss the potential aftermath of the George Floyd police murder, Joe Biden’s “Black agenda,” the remaining NBA season and a lot more.
2:30 – The death of George Floyd at the hands of police has led to protests breaking out. It’s also another case of the murder being recorded by bystanders. Branden and Maurice ponder if it is time to move beyond recording injustices and doing something about it on the spot.
14:30 – Joe Biden’s “Black agenda” has left us with some questions. Is it specific enough to be taken seriously? Branden feels that it address Black problems but doesn’t offer actual solutions. Here we unpack it.
19:00 – Maurice starts to ponder why Black people aren’t prepared to deal with injustice and crisis and have the right people in place to get things done. Branden follows by talking about how life itself often becomes a barrier for some people who want to make a difference.
31:00 – Should people actually be mad about singer Doja Cat’s racist self hate remarks resurfacing? We discuss what worth getting upset over and what can be looked past.
36:00 – Branden and Maurice speak on the speculation that the NBA is considering restarting their season in a new format that will essentially have teams playing and living in closed quarters.
41:00 – Branden feels that the organizers behind Verzuz (Swizz Beatz and Timbaland) jumped the gun and aren’t getting the most out of the situation. Maurice suggests that artists follow Erykah Badu’s example of creating online content.
48:00 – After Dr. Dre’s comments in GQ magazine about artists losing mystique due to social media, Branden and Reese go back and forth about examples where this rings true and cases where it doesn’t really matter.
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