Jamila Rowser takes the reins and leads a posse cut with David Brothers and Julian Lytle about one of our favorite songs this year: Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow. You know where she at. You know where she be. You in the club to party—she gets paid a fee.
This is Just Because, a podcast that happens…just because. Separate from finite projects like Speakertalks or The Way We Move, Just Because is a chance to put a conversation worth having out into the ether without waiting for the most magical, perfectest place to put it. It comes rarely, but it’s always a conversation worth hearing.
This episode features Branwyn Bigglestone, who also appeared on The Way We Move to discuss growing up in Oakland and building a life she could be proud of. She attended the Women’s Convention with her mother in October, and came away from it energized and full of knowledge she wanted to share. She’s chronicling some of the things she learned under the #NovembHer hashtag on Twitter, if you’d like to follow along. The show notes below provide links or images that should shed further light on the discussion, or point you where you need to go to learn more.
Jamila Rowser is a creator, cosplayer, and hustler. She’s a big fan of OutKast’s SpottieOttieDopaliscious, a seven-minute epic charting two journeys from boyhood to manhood. It’s a real funky song, and Jamila brings a vital perspective.
Dana’s about to turn thirty and feeling it! Luckily, Hayley Williams and Paramore are here to help her through it. We talk about emotional resonance, growing into a band, and the disconcerting and cool “Caught In The Middle” by Paramore.
Pedro Tejeda is a Queens cat, and he grew up with a strong appreciation for New York rap. Noreaga’s classic cut Banned From TV features some of the illest lyricists of their day, a hot beat, and at least a dozen unforgettable bars.