Episode 17: All Hail The King (Feat. KING)

In this episode, we're joined by the divine trinity of songstress Amber Strother, vocalist Anita Bias, and keyboardist extraordinaire Paris Strother. Better known as 2017 Grammy nominees KING. We discuss the secret recipe of their lush sound, the integral role that The Purple One played in their careers, and how binging on Mario Kart keeps the creative juices flowing. Additionally, Alex has a vision of love, Jay will sleep when he's dead, and Memphis Bleek longs for the days of yore.

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A Very Extraordinary Live Episode (Feat. Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas & Jas Hands)

In this episode, we chop it up with our big homie Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas and Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report for a very special (and our very first) live episode. Immediately following our first live event, "A Very Extraordinary Watch Party" at Johnny Pistolas in Washington DC, we hopped on the mic and got busy for the culture. The event itself sold out, so shout to everyone who came through and showed us love.

And a special shoutout to our sponsors. May all your days be long, moisturized, and fulfilling: 

  • A.V. Perkins of AV Does What, for hooking us up with a few sets of her card game, University of Dope, the first card game dedicated to hip-hop culture. 
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  • Bolden USA, a brand built by Black women, dedicated to emboldening women to "confidently embrace their natural beauty" providing quality products that work well for women of color. They provided us with some beautiful products for our games and trivia at A Very Extraordinary Watch Party. 
That Butter Mint shea oil is legendary.

That Butter Mint shea oil is legendary.

  • The Royal Stitch by Melinda provides luxurious custom styled wigs to make every woman feel confident, beautiful, and unique. (Website coming soon!)
  • AMC Theatres, who made it rain movie tickets, and
  • The awesome person who made the open bar possible and chooses to remain anonymous.

972 dozen thousand thank yous.

And here are some pics from A very Extraordinary Watch Party (view them or on our Facebook page):

Episode 16: Anatomy Lessons (feat. Jerrika Hinton of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy")

In this episode, we’re joined by actress Jerrika Hinton of ABC’s Grey's Anatomy. She dishes on what it's like to play Dr. Stephanie Edwards in the house that Shonda built, her experiences as a person of color in the entertainment industry, and what you can expect from this upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy. Additionally, Alex has a special place in his heart for Harriet Winslow, Jay ain't about that time travel life, and Bobby Brown’s fried chicken is magically delicious.

Episode 15: "New Year, New Me" (Feat. Ilen & Lauren Bell of Black Fitness Today)

It's 2017 and in spirit of “New Year, New Me”, with the influx of new faces in the gym committing to a healthier lifestyle, we discuss health, fitness, and nutrition with Black Fitness Today co-founders Lauren and Ilen Bell. Additionally, Jay isn’t a cheap date, Alex is finally an uncle, and Facebook has all the answers.

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The Afterparty: "Hidden Figures"

In our latest Afterparty installment, we discuss "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer. Oh, and shoutout to Pharrell for providing the soundtrack as well.

Buy the book that inspired the movie, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly here.

The Afterparty: "The Year That Was"

2016 was quite the year, so we've rolled out a bonus-sized Afterparty episode to talk all about it.

Our last five joints:

Episode 14: "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" (feat. Tunde Wey): HERE

Episode 13: "Black Girl Bandwidth" (feat. Evelyn from the Internets and A.V. Perkins of AV Does What): HERE

The Afterparty: The 2016 Soul Train Awards. HERE

The Afterparty: Moonlight (feat. Nickolas Gaines).

Episode 12: "By Any Means Necessary" (feat. Ronnie Man Hatcher and Nickolas Gaines). HERE

Listen to all episodes here.

Episode 14: "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" (Feat. Tunde Wey)

In this episode, we chop it up with chef Tunde Wey about his revolutionary "Blackness In America" dinner series, some of the challenges he's faced in America as a Nigerian immigrant, what city has the best food, and the inherently destructive nature of patriarchy. Additionally, Alex has nothing but love for Prince, Jay is long overdue for a car bed, and Facebook exile is not for the weak.