“Krystal is the LeBron James of Roller Derby”
Aug11

“Krystal is the LeBron James of Roller Derby”

On Saturday night, the Cheshire Cats led by Die-Ana Ross valiantly loss to the Bad Hatters in roller derby. Frankly I had no clue how the scoring was done until the very end. But the pink and black spectacle was amazing. Great job, Krystal. And thank you for not getting hurt. I did not want to pick you for the next podcast recording. And check out the next Derby Dolls game at derbydolls.com/la for the next game. All pictures above courtesy of Grant Palmer...

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What is the Song of the Summer for 2014?
May21

What is the Song of the Summer for 2014?

On the next episode of RLTLK we will speculate on what will be 2014’s Song of the Summer. Like many other publications, broadcasts, and forums, we will lobby, argue, talk crudely, and try to reach a consensus on the fucking song which will dominate the airwaves of our lives over the next 3 months. So break out the bikinis and booze. The weather is hot. The massive wants to dance its cares away. And if you have any thoughts on what you think should be this year’s Song of the Summer… let us...

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Late as usual
May16

Late as usual

I do have a litany of excuses I can use. Two disparate jobs that equally bore me into oblivion and exhaust every ounce of energy I have After a fiery start, the NBA Playoffs are still damn good, but I did need the middle round to slow down after the first round. The NFL Draft has uprooted a number of wannabe sports idiots trying to talk smart. I needed to check them all. Guyon’s Canal Syndrome. I mean, WTF! All these excuses are lame except the last one; however, I have to believe all these sedentary keyboard e-knighting I’ve been doing has finally taken its toll. Whatever. New podcast released in an hour. PS Why is Diana Ross posted above? Wait and...

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The Miasma of Racism and Your Failing Response
May05

The Miasma of Racism and Your Failing Response

First point. That’s Big Les! Shit, she’s funny. Well, damn, good for her to be a writer on SNL. Here’s the controversial bit with Leslie Jones and Colin Jost on this past week’s SNL. The reaction was jarring. A lot of folks thought the bit was funny. A lot of folks were probably scared to laugh even in the safety of their homes. And some people who were disgusted at Leslie’s rant took to Twitter to, such as Ebony Senior Editor and Team #Lightskin captain, Jamilah Lemieux. The story that’s gonna have my mentions in shambles for the rest of the day: why SNL’s ‘Slave draft pick’ bit failed http://t.co/tXi6rDDhdN — Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) May 5, 2014 Leslie Jones has already posted her response to her detractors via Twitter. Ok I wasn’t gonna say any thing because I know that dumb people know how to use the computer too, but now this is so ridiculous. Where is the rape idiots. I said nothing about rape you f*cking morons. I was talking about being match to another strong brother. Not being rape by white man. What part of this joke that wasn’t true? I would have been used for breeding straight up. That’s my reality. And it saddens me that BLACK PEOPLE bitch and moan about the most stupid sh*t. I’m a comic it is my job to take things and make them funny to make you think. Especially the painful things. Why are y’all so mad. This joke was written from the pain that one night I realized that black men don’t really f*ck with me and why am I single. And that in slave days I would have always had a man cause of breeding. If anybody should be offended is white folks cause it’s what they did. Y’all so busy trying to be self righteous you miss what the joke really is. Very sad I have to defend myself to black people. Now I’m betting if Chris Rock or Dave Chappelje did that joke or jay z or Kanye put in a rap they would be called brilliant. Cause they all do this type of material. Just cause it came from a strong black woman who ain’t afraid to be real y’all mad. So here is my announcement black folks, you won’t stop me and Im gonna go even harder cause we too f*cking sensitive and instead of make lemonade out of lemons we just suck the sour juice from the lemons. Wake up. I wouldn’t be able to do a joke like that if I didn’t know my history or proud of where I came from...

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We’re done champagnin’ and campaignin’ at Coachella.
Apr29

We’re done champagnin’ and campaignin’ at Coachella.

Winter is officially over. Well, in Los Angeles there is no winter, but it’s April and time for Coachella which we have mentioned more than once. Next episode will focus on the adventures of Teddie and Samson at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Well, we’ll try. They are still recovering a week later. OH SHIT! I would have bugged out for this performance. Nas – “NY State Of Mind” One more…Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With...

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“We are the dream beyond languid yesterday.”
Apr14

“We are the dream beyond languid yesterday.”

I love that quote on ilbred.com On this week’s RLTLK podcast, we bring in some special guests: LA rapper Oten Lo, his producer Prolific Seven, and Edgar Gomez from Il Bred Collective. Oten Lo has a new mixtape coming out today (4.14.14) called Above All. Since I work professionally with Edgar in the real world, I wanted to have his crew meet my wild RLTLK crew. Add some Hennessey, sticky green, and good music, this is our liveliest podcast yet. Subscribe at iTunes or add our podcast feed to your media player. And check out the Above All mixtape by Oten Lo at DatPiff or check out...

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