The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 181:20th Anniversary of Stillmatic
On the latest edition of The Ave Podcast, we break down one of the greatest albums of the 21st Century (for the culture). On Dec. 18, 2001, in the midst of the middle of one of the biggest Hip Hop beefs ever, you know when they say, the Rose that grew from the concrete? Well, through the back & forth beef with Jay-Z, as well as beefing with Rocafella Records (Jay-Z’s record label), and the critics turning on him, Nas ended up creating the acclaimed Stillmatic, his 4th studio album. The album re-solidified Nas’ name as one of the true Kings of the genre, going on to sell over two million records based off the success. Among other accolades, it also achieved one of the highest honours bestowed on an Hip Hop artist’s work: It achieved the mythical 5 Mics status in The Source Magazine. I’m joined by Justis from Beats By Bruises, DJ/ProducerDJ Keo, and SSA Family Member Shawn Adonis, as we discuss how important this album was for Nas’ career; Takeover vs. Ether and what it meant for Hip Hop; share our Top 3 songs from the album; and much more.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 180:Warriors World + The Rest Of The NBA’s 1st 3rd
On the latest edition of The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by Jan-Michael Nation (Ryerson University Hall of Famer &Alumnist), and Bill Gagne of the Royal City Hoops Podcast, as we break down the Warriors blazing start (plus, you know…. Steph); if there’s a potential rivalry brewing between the Warriors and the Suns; the Lakers adapting to old age; and if Dame & Portland should still be married. We also share our most surprising/disappointing teams & players of the 1st 3rd of the NBA season; and we predict the future of a young star.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 179:The Harder They Fall Review
Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by Producer of NPR’s “Invisibilia”Andrew Mambo as we review Netflix’s Western movie, “The Harder They Fall.” We discuss the comparisons between “HTF” vs. “Posse”; the undeniable strength of the female leads & how it reflects the shift of Black Women in leading TV shows & movies today; the future of Black content on Netflix; discuss our standout characters; plus much more.
The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 178:Barbados Love + The Ash Chronicles
Today on The Ave Podcast, we celebrate in the joy of Barbados officially claiming independence this week & what that means for the future of the new Republic; plus Kevin Durant inspires a conversation about the importance of Lotion and Dry Skin for the Culture.