The Afterparty: "Kendrick Lamar's DAMN."

Kung Fu Kenny is back aaaaaaand so is The Afterparty. Here's our thoughts on his new album.

A Black Writers Symposium (Feat. Kiese Laymon & Hari Ziyad of RaceBaitR)

In one of our most candid episodes to date, we're joined by the dynamic duo of educator, "Long Division" author, and Southern-fried scribe Kiese Laymon and RaceBaitR's H.N.I.C. Hari Ziyad for our first ever "Black Writers Symposium". We discuss the necessity of the creative spaces they occupy, the delicate balance of selling their artistry while not selling their souls, and the roles and responsibilities of writers within the pursuit of true Black liberation. Additionally, Alex has a thing for Crunch Berries, Jay shops at Gordon Gartrelle, and Amtrak stations ain’t nothing nice.

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Take The Pledge (Feat. Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can)

In our new episode we’re joined by author, activist, and photographer Eunique Jones Gibson, the melanated mastermind behind the multi-faceted company “Because of Them We Can”. We discuss the complexities of identity within the African diaspora, the importance of instilling Black pride in our children, the necessity of separating talented individuals from their problematic behavior, and the greatest mac & cheese recipe in the history of modern mankind. Additionally, 1998 doesn't belong in Alex's rear view mirror, Jay is boring as hell, and a can of Pepsi would’ve worked wonders for MLK in Selma.

Once Upon A Live SXSW Episode (Feat. Nick Gaines)

Once upon a time, the good folks at SXSW invited a pair of exuberant, Extraordinary Negroes to Austin in order to record a live episode on their official Live Podcast Stage. So we hopped our Black asses on planes, trains, and automobiles in order to happily oblige. In front of a big ass audience, with our surprise guest Nick Gaines in tow, this is the episode we recorded. And because this moment wouldn't be possible without our faithful listeners, we felt is was only right to share this momentous occasion with each of you. So thanks again to SXSW for the once in a lifetime experience and to the good folks at TuneIn for holding us down during this event!

The Afterparty: "Get Out" (Feat. Fazia Khan)

After stinking up the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Jordan Peele attempts to redeem himself with his feature film directorial debut Get Out. And with so much to unpack in this movie, it was only fitting Jay invited the illustrious Fazia Khan along for the ride.

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Episode 19: A Love Supreme (Feat. Dr. Jeanine Staples and Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report)

In this episode, we chop it up with celebrated author, speaker, and educator Dr. Jeanine Staples and our extended family member Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report. We explore the impact that exposure to physical and emotional trauma has on women both in and outside of relationships, Jeanine's thoughts on the #HurtBae fiasco, as well as her suggestions on successfully dismantling patriarchy. Additionally, Alex can do without Ikea's Swedish Meatballs, Jay draws confidence from an unlikely source, and we have some very special announcements to make.

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Episode 18: 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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