Category Archives: Culture

The Ave Podcast – Mary J Blige’s My Life @ 25

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 96: Mary J Blige’s My Life @ 25

Today on The Ave Podcast, we invoke the spirit of #FlashbackFriday as we revisit one of the great albums of the Golden Era. Twenty-Five years today, Uptown Records released Mary J. Blige’s sophomore album “My Life”, which solidified her as the Queen of R&B for her generation. I invite Executive Producer & Founder of Soul Sessions Andrae Ennis as we share our Top 4 songs from this album, reminisce on the music scene of the mid-90s and Mary’s impact on the culture, My Life v What’s The 411?, and a lot more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee / Episode 96

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The Ave Podcast – KAEPenstance

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 95: KAEPenstance

Today on The Ave Podcast, I invite the SSA Family Members as we discuss the Colic Kaepernick NFL tryout, and the fiasco that came from it. We also break down what this may all mean for his future, why the NFL presented the tryout the way they did, plus so much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee / Episode 95

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#TheStoop: Welcome To Atlantis…

#TheStoop: Welcome To Atlantis…

Today on the latest episode on #TheStoop, we take you back to an era when partying above Lake Ontario was the wave. I invite friend of the podcast Michael Hyatt & SSA Family Member Headley as we take you back down memory lane and discuss Club Atlantis, one of the great nightclub experiences for our generation in Toronto. We break down the atmosphere, the vibe, share stories and experiences of the legendary dance floor, rank some of our favorite clubs in the YYZ (with a little YUL thrown in) during this period, and a whole lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // Welcome to Atlantis…

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#TheStoop: Black On Both Sides #20Years

#TheStoop: Black On Both Sides #20Years

Today on #TheStoop: A Mini-Podcast series, we take you back to the musical Golden Era of 90’s music, and celebrate one of the Greatest albums of the decade. Twenty years ago tomorrow (October 12, 1999), Mos Def (now Yaasin Bey) launched his debut album, Black On Both Sides. Fresh off the success of the Black Starr collaboration album with Talib Kweli one year earlier, Mos dropped a critically acclaimed and underrated masterpiece, where he discussed his socially conscious views for the masses. This album achieved Gold status in the process. I invite actor Dennis Barham and producer Justis from Beats By Bruises as we break down our Top 4 songs off the album, his career, & a lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // 20 Years of Black on Both Sides

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#TheStoop: 30 Years of Doin’ The Right Thing…

#TheStoop: 30 Years of Doin’ The Right Thing…

Today on the Season 3 premiere of #TheStoop: A Mini-Podcast Summer Series, in the spirit of Flashback Friday, we take you back to one of the greatest movies ever made. Thirty years ago last week, Spike Lee launched his 3rd cinematic movie “Do The Right Thing”, a movie that perfectly captured the racial tensions of one hot summer day in Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy to be exact). I invite DJ/Producer DJ Keo, ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast producer Andrew Mambo, and SSA Family Member Kevin W as we discuss how this movie affected our generation, how it relates to the culture the last 5 years, how this movie & Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” elevated each other, if Radio Raheem is actually underrated, plus a lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // 30 Years of Doin’ The Right Thing

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The Ave Podcast – #RIPNipsey

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 70: #RIPNipsey

Today on the Ave Podcast, we discuss the tragic events of the murder of Nipsey Hussle this past week. SSA Family Member Shawn Adonis & DJ Keo join the conversation on Nipsey’s senseless passing, the impact he had on the community and how if affects everything going forward, breaking the cycle of gun violence in the culture, and a lot more.

** WARNING: This podcast contains explicit language. **

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 70

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The Ave Podcast – 25th Anniversary of Above The Rim

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 69: 25th Anniversary of Above The Rim

In the spirit of #FlashbackFriday, we take it all the way back to March 1994* where we celebrate and pay tribute, to one of the more impactful movies in pop-black culture. Twenty five years ago, New Line Cinemas & director Jeff Pollack released Above The Rim, a movie about a New York City HS Basketball star and his relationship with two people: one is a drug dealer, and the other one is a former basketball star fighting his own personal demons. Both of these men impact his life at a critical period in his life on his pursuit of playing NCAA basketball.

So today on The Ave Podcast, I invite Dennis Barham (Actor) & 1st time guest Peter-John Kerr (Director/Producer; Founder of Swooplay), as we have a conversation 25 years later about Above The Rim. We discuss the influence this movie had on basketball players from our generation, Tupac’s impact and his untapped potential as an actor, question the existence of Tommy Shepherd, review the legendary soundtrack, and much more.

* Technically, this movie debuted on March 23, 1994. However, the decision was made to air this podcast a week later so that it didn’t get lost during the 1st weekend of March Madness. You’re welcome basketball fans….

** WARNING: This podcast contains explicit language. **

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 69

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