It’s April, and that means it’s time for another Speakertalks! This time around, David, Jamila, & Julian talk about a couple songs that make them feel proud to be black: Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Solange’s “FUBU.”
In honor of National Weed Appreciation Day, Jamila Rowser & Julian Lytle join me to discuss chopped & screwed music in general and specifically the Chopstars (AudioMack, chopnotslop.com). Big KRIT’s Keep the Devil Off, a transition between two phenomenal Drake tracks, and Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, and Young Thug’s epic Maria I’m Drunk guide the conversation.
Once a month in 2018, we’re dropping thirty-some minutes of deep conversation about music on you. In honor of Black History Month, Jamila Rowser & Julian Lytle join me to discuss Robb Bank$’s Die4Me, Leikeli-47’s Attitude, and Kali Uchis, Tyler, the Creator, & Bootsy Collins’s After The Storm.
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.