All around delightful guest, and Season 9 (New Orleans) The Real World alumna, Melissa Beck joins us this week as we talk about representation and reality television; discuss Brad Paisley and LL Cool J as the new Hip Hop Dalmatians; crack up over Justin Timberlake losing his perm in real time; collectively side eye Rick Ross, Talib Kweli and ASAP Rocky, and despair over the nightmare that is dating.
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Join the BGT crew this week as we praise and side-eye four classic 90s Black movies: Love Jones, Love & Basketball, The Best Man and Brown Sugar. But first, we get into what's hot in the streets: Justin Timberlake and his relaxer returning to SNL, Kanye needing an Iyanla Vanzant hug, Top 10 white boy lists, Law & Order: SVU's after school special episode on Chris Brown and Rihanna, and more.
We're recapping the Grammy Awards: Frank 'Richie Tenenbaum' Ocean, Jay-Z being too rich to give a damn, Justin Timberlake's trip to the hair salon and Prince being Prince. Plus we talk about white people struggle dancing; hear from senior Bieber correspondent, Ramou; give props to Jeopardy! Teen Tournament and all-around life champion, Leonard Cooper; talk about our love for SistaTV and more.
Join us this week as we briefly review Victoria Mahoney's Yelling to the Sky and the BBC Three series Some Girls, but first we check in with the Michelle Obama and Beyoncé haters; SNL and Lena Dunham's lazy, racist joke-telling; Hannah's white feminist moment on Girls; Gabourey Sidibe and typecasting, and whatever else is hot out here in these streets.
We’re back! Join us for our first episode of 2013 as we review Django Unchained but first, we talk about white feminists coming for Beyoncé, Solange putting music journalists on blast and answer a few questions from our listeners.
Join us for our last episode of the year as we recap some highs and lows of 2012! We get into our love for Scandal; the mess that was The Help; Mad Men's invisible Black character named Dawn; Steve Harvey and his intimate relationship with baby oil; Issa Rae: Boss Lady; how Willow Smith is better than all of us and a whole lot more.
In this second half of our discussion on cultural appropriation, we touch on MIA, Azealia Banks, Solange and intra-PoC cultural appropriation; wearily get into Lana Del Rey’s incessant nonsense; talk about white rappers who aren’t a complete mess and Ramou tells us all about her beef with Macklemore.