In this B-side, Cher and James discuss the ramifications of 2016 Grammy winners, and how black media must carve their own path for recognition.
We were sponsored this week by: Cards Against Humanity : They asked us not to read an ad, but encouraged you to enjoy the show!
Topics covered during our conversation:
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, a masterwork in the highest order
Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, a solid output from a wonderful live band
Beck's Morning Phrase, winner of Album of the Year 2015
Taylor Swift's 1989, good not great
Bad Blood Remix, featuring Kendrick Lamar, a thing that happened
The Verge article, about an old Black adage that's still relevant
NAACP Image Awards, an award show on black excellence
BET Awards, another award show for the black media community
Source Awards, RIP
Hamilton, a Broadway musical on the life of Alexander Hamilton, the dude on the $10 bill
Thank you to...
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Script written by Cher and James.
Music by U+1F60C.
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Until next time, keep things Open Ended.