Bill Cosby: Psycho Dad

Bill Cosby has been hit with more rape allegations in the last month than any celebrity I can think of in my entire life. I have never liked Bill Cosby though. I have always believed he was one of the biggest hypocrites and arrogant judges of Black America. In the wake of this avalanche of growinf allegations, there is much to reflect on in the man we now know as, Psycho Dad*.

*Yes I know he did not go to court yet. Dudes still trippin'.

Also, I got pulled over by the cops just the other day in a car with no tags in a car I've been trying to fix and a suspended license (I need to pay this ticket for real). The experience made me reflect more deeply on cops and average citizens in America. Be prepared to think differently.

Ferguson, America, Race and Reality PLUS: Exclusive Talk from RZA to Incarcerated Youth!

 Ferguson, America, Race and Reality PLUS: Exclusive Talk from RZA to Incarcerated Youth!

RZA and Adisa Banjoko visit the St. Louis Chess Club after speaking to incarcerated youth and visiting the World Chess Hall of Fame. Adisa Banjokoserved as Education Consultant and lead researcher for the Living Like Kings Exhibit (open now till April 26th 2015).

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SPECIAL EPISODE: RZA, Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy On HHCF Chess Kings Invitational Panel


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RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Successfully Defends Hip-Hop Chess King Title 

Suggests A Fusion Math & Music Can Help Educators Reach Youth

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Declares RZA Winner of HHCF Chess Kings Invitational


Los Angeles, CA 2/26/14- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that RZA retained his title at the Chess Kings Invitational , a celebrity chess tournament, Sunday Feb 16th 2014. The event was part of a high level submission only jiu jitsu tournament called KO Finisher. The 8 man tournament included Actor Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy, MMA Fighter Ralek Gracie, Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples, Hip-Hop producer Shafiq Husayn, LA Chessboxing Champion Andrew McGregor, Rugged Monk of Black Knights and Adisa Banjoko.  


Hip-Hop Chess Federation Founder, Adisa “The Bishop” Banjoko stated “The HHCF would like to congratulate RZA on winning the 2014 Chess Kings Invitational. RZA defended his title with the focus of a Shaolin Monk. Additionally, our Mind Over Matter panel proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that educators, artists, chess and martial arts can benefit at-risk teens and kids through sharing new ideas. “ RZA and the HHCF raised 5k to benefit an after school chess program at Santee High School in South Central Los Angeles. The program is expected to launch in the next few weeks.


The  Mind Over Matter panel featured RZA, actor Emilio Rivera from Sons of Anarchy, Dr. Martin Gomez Principal of Santee High, Dr. Sergio Flores Director of Partnership for LA Schools, Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, and LA Chessboxing Champion Andrew McGregor. The panelists discussed how Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts can lead American youth to unity, strategy and nonviolence. FULL AUDIO OF RZA’s talk on the Mind Over Matter Panel can be heard in its entirety at The Journey Podcast . 

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RZA, who also serves as the Director of Outreach for HHCF stated “It was an honor to do battle and emerge victorious at the Chess Kings Invitational in LA. It was great to share ideas on blending music and math to reach the youth. I believe the conversations on our panel can open some peoples eyes.We hope to share the educational power of fusing Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts with even more people next year. “


In related news, the HHCF recently released Street Games Vol. 1 hosted by DJ Rob Flow and A-Plus of Hieroglyphics. Street Games Vol. 1 is a profanity free mixtape about the connections between Hip-Hop Chess and martial arts. It includes A Technical Flow by Kalhi feat. UFC coach Ryron Gracie,  64 Squares in the Cipher by Sunspot Jonz, Zumbi and Rakaa IriscienceThe Chess Clock by Quadir Lateef and Jasiri X, and The Maurice Piece, a tribute to the first Black Grandmaster of chess, Maurice Ashley.


For more information on HHCF visit www.facebook.com/hiphopchess  or follow on Instagram @realhiphopchess.


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About Hip-Hop Chess Federation: The Hip-Hop Chess Federation is the first nonprofit 501(c)3 to fuse music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and nonviolence. They host celebrity chess events and panels of life strategies for at-risk, gang impacted and gang intentional youth. Artists like RZA and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, The Jacka, Immortal Technique, Asheru,  Zion I, DJ Qbert, Dilated Peoples, Hieroglyphics and many others have participated in their events. Founder Adisa Banjoko has presented at Harvard University and World Chess Hall of Fame on how chess, martial arts and music promote peace in the streets in 2013. Visit their official website at www.hiphopchessfederation.org .

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Episode 23: Mike Relm and Adisa Banjoko Look at 2013

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Adisa Banjoko and Mike Relm look at 2013 from front to back. From the passing of Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, to Kendrick Lamar, to Ronda Rousey shutting up any doubters, Scandal, Real Husbands of Hollywood...Its a great fun show. We're glad to have you with us. Happy New Year!!!! 

 

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Episode 22: Adisa Talks About Being Awake During Surgery, His Addiction to TV, How a Roller Coaster Almost Killed His Wife, Jay Z & Barneys + The Dark Side of Jiu Jitsu

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SHOW MENU: Surgery from start to 15:00 Roller Coaster Chaos 17:30 Great TV (Walking Dead, Scandal, Mindy Project, Brooklyn nine nine) 20:30 Jay Z and Barneys and Macys 33:18 Palhares and the Dark Side of Jiu Jitsu 44:40  

 After a few weeks down, we are back. Long story short, Adisa had a small tumor in his forehead he had removed. It took longer to heal than he had anticipated. But he's up and at em today! He gives a pretty spooky, but interesting tale about getting his surgery. He also talks about how he took is wife to Great America to ride Goldstriker and he thought she was having a stroke.  Then we talk about his favorite TV shows. From Walking Dead, Scandal, to The Mindy Project and more we talk about why these shows are working. Then we talk about Jay Z, racial profiling accusations at Barneys and Macy's then we talk about some of the DARK SIDE of jiu jitsu. Its out there...Buckle up. This one here is a good ride. Plus new music from HHHCF Street Games Vol. 1 is at the end of the show.

 

 

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Episode 21: I Bought GTA V for my Son...am I a Bad Parent? Chris Brown Snitching on Jay Z?! WHY? HIV Breakout in Porn + Jon Jones Last UFC Fight

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This week we look at the wild ways of the world these days. First we start with GTA V. I bought it for my 15 year old son and now I'm conflicted a bit about my status as a responsible father. How do we as parents manage their gaming and balancing it with REAL LIFE?! Learn some of my methods on this show. Then we look at the HIV breakout in the porn game (super sad). Plus, a look at Jon Jones last fight. Do you HAVE to beat the champ to BE the champ?

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Episode 20: MLK Jr.'s Shattered Dreams, Hip-Hop, Nonviolence & Syria + My War Against Child Brides

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In this episode we look at the anniversary of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and ask the burning question "WTF happened to nonviolence in America?" 

Then we look at the little known connection between Hip-Hop and the nonviolent movement MLK Jr. began. Few understand that rap music carried the torch of nonviolence more than any other form of music on earth. 

 

After that we take a quick look at U.S., and Syria. This show was recorded a few days before Russia cut the deal with Syria to turn over weapons.  Then we look at the global cancer of child brides and begin to look into how we can stop it. 

 

Episode 19: IS Kendrick Lamar the King of NY ? +The History of Battle in Hip-Hop

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No rapper on earth has caused as much excitement and anger in the game as Kendrick Lamar. We just talked about him a few weeks back celebrating his courage in speaking up against the use of Molly.  

Well the other week he did a cameo in a song with Big Sean called Control and in it he attacked most of the top level rap industry guys. He listed the following rappers by name in this song as being people he was better than: J Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler (the Creator) and Mac Miller. He further stated that he was the King of NY (remember, this kids from Compton) and he basically said if you were not Jay Z, Nas, Eminem or Andre 3000 he did not even consider you on his level.  

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What Kendrik Lamar has done is bring rap back to its deeply competitive roots. That was the nature of battle raps before the emergence of "beef" (real violence rooted in rap battles) . We look at the history of battle raps in Hip-Hop, the importance of it and how Kendrick is forcing people to rethink WHY they do rap music. Further its making fans rethink what they expect artistically from the rappers they love.

Also, the wave of memes created by this one song is arguably unmatched.

We also talk about how a lot of NY rappers left their core root of style and how this has hurt them over the years.  IS he the king of NY?

After that, we have a serious talk about the 40th birthday of Hip-Ho being disputed by some...We will take a look at what the REAL birthday of Hip-Hop and ask ourselves, how much does it matter? Buckle up. Its about to get serious... My FAV response to Kendrick is Quadir Lateef.

Episode 18: Chris Brown Falling Out Like Rappers? Hip-Hop turns 40 years old, Why Kids Need to Code + The Real Reason Ronda Rousey is Fighting Miesha Tate Again (yawn)

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CB fell out with seizures in the studio. You think he's on that syrup? Just maybe... 

CB fell out with seizures in the studio. You think he's on that syrup? Just maybe... 

I'm gonna watch this fight, but I'm not really excited. There is a very simple reason why, but its not what you might think. 

I'm gonna watch this fight, but I'm not really excited. There is a very simple reason why, but its not what you might think. 

Technology dsicussion: WE need to be teaching American kids to code, just like we want them to read and know math. One site in particular seems pretty awesome CODE ACADEMY !! The art of coding is not only important to technology, I believe its important to the future of the American economy. 

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Kids & Computing - 16:00

The REAL Ronda Rousey & Miesha Tate are fighting AGAIN

Episode 17: Why is Spike Lee on Kickstarter? Kanye Wrote Best Rap Verse of All Time? I Don't Think So!! Plus, we interview Chris Corrales on Health & the Art of Structural Integration

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Kanye says the second verse of New Slaves is the best verse of all time. Not for him, but of all rap. We here at The Bishop Chronicles love Kanye as a producer, respect him as a rapper- but that's just crazy talk. We give two prime examples in the new issue here.

Later we talk about Spike Lee on Kickstarter and what is says about Spike and Hollywood. Jay Z and Belafonte having beef as well as the horrific wave of bad tattoos around the world.

 

After speaking on that and more, we interview Chris Corrales of www.medicinevoluton.com about alternative health methods. He does Structural Integration also known as Rolfing. It has amazing impact on how the body feels and operates. On top of that, he's got a crazy jiu jitsu history that will take you from San Diego, to The Bay, Brazil, Abu Dhabi and back!!  

 

Chris Corrales breaks down structural integration aka Rolfing. It helps the body function more fully.

Chris Corrales breaks down structural integration aka Rolfing. It helps the body function more fully.

Special Episode 15.5: Trayvon Martin and the Reflections of A Black Father

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In the shadow of all the racial and political posturing since verdict of the George Zimmerman, one thing has been lost. The discussion about a father losing his son. Here, Adisa Banjoko talks frankly about the fears, frustrations and faith a Black American father must have in 2013.  

More than Black and White, more than Republican and Democrat- we are missing the story of a father and his son.  

More than Black and White, more than Republican and Democrat- we are missing the story of a father and his son.  

Episode 15: Top 10 Mistakes BJJ Fighters Make in MMA + Chessboxing Filmmaker David Bitton

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What a show. We talk about the sad loss of Anderson Silva, jiu jitsu icon Roger Gracie and the nature of entertainment and warrior psychology in the UFC. We also start looking at Jiu Jitsu in MMA and a few reasons BJJ guys have come up short in the cage as of late.  

We also talk with David Bitton about his new kickstarter film Chessboxing The King's Discipline   You will learn a lot about why this film needs to be funded!!

Episode 14: Diddy 'Bout to Clock A Billion with Revolt TV + Exclusive Talk with Royce Gracie + NBC's Scott Budman on the Bitcoin (the dollar went digital y'all)

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Why Diddy and Revolt TV Matter 1:19- 15:19

UFC Legend Royce Gracie Interview 32:35

NBC 11's Scott Budman Interview on Bitcoin digital currency 40:40  

 

Diddy has made the biggest news in Hip-Hop history and the estimates say its worth a billions dollars. But really, its bigger than that. Listen and find out why. 

Diddy has made the biggest news in Hip-Hop history and the estimates say its worth a billions dollars. But really, its bigger than that. Listen and find out why. 

 Diddy just signed a deal with Time-Warner that everybody says is gonna make him a BILLION dollars if it goes right

The dollar just went digital like the MP3!! So the question is, where is yours and how do you get it? The money is real and the government is hot under the collar to stop it. 

The dollar just went digital like the MP3!! So the question is, where is yours and how do you get it? The money is real and the government is hot under the collar to stop it. 

We talk with NBC 11's Tech Anchor Scott Budman about the rise of the bitcoin.  We tell you how you get it and the mystery behind where it came from. We will also tell you why the government is so mad about it.

Then we give you an EXCLUSIVE interview with UFC legend, Royce Gracie!!! This is an action-packed show you cannot miss if you want to be up on the realness.  

 

Episode 13: Jay Z and Samsung Take Everything to the Next Level, 2 Chainz Gets Jacked, A Pimps Redeption and Mark Weinstein Talks Internet Privacy

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Jay Z is killing the game, AGAIN. 

Jay Z is killing the game, AGAIN. 

This episode moves faster than a freight train. We open talking about Kanye West and Kim Kardashians new baby, we move from there to look at how Jay Z has taken mantle over as king of all big business in Hip-Hop. He has truly replaced MC Hammer as he redifines what it means to be a businessman in Hip-Hop. After the viewing of the Maga Carta Holy Grail ad on TV during the NBA Finals, there can simply be no question about his place in the game. 

From there we take a look at the 2 Chainz attempted jacking in SF and a deeper look at the history of rappers getting gaffled in The Bay. DJ Quik could have told him how it was in The Bay, but there is a cultural shift in industry business that has cut off mainstream rappers from the communities that buy their music. Lean back and learn something! 

Legendary pimp and author Iceberg Slim and his partner in crime Partytime. How does a pimp gain redemption after all the pain they have caused? Iceberg knows.

Legendary pimp and author Iceberg Slim and his partner in crime Partytime. How does a pimp gain redemption after all the pain they have caused? Iceberg knows.

From there we take a look at the deeper elements of author Iceberg Slim and ask the question "Can there ever be redeption for a pimp?" His work gave birth to the Blaxploitation films of the 70's, and was the motivation for artists like Ice T, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Jay- Z and Cash Money Record founders Baby and Slim. Was there more to Iceberg than meets the eye? Cash Money Content is currently owns the bulk of Ice Berg Slims work and is selling it to a new generation of young people. How might this affect those hyponotized by the "pimp life"? From there we end with a fantastic interview with CEO of Sgrouples.com Mark Weinstein having a serious talk about privacy and whats really at stake for the American public.  

Mark Weinstein of Sgrouples.com talks about the deeper elements behind the NSA and FBI looking into your personal, digital world. 

Mark Weinstein of Sgrouples.com talks about the deeper elements behind the NSA and FBI looking into your personal, digital world. 

Episode 10: The C.R.E.A.M. Show! Tackling Gangster Bankers and Economic Terrorists

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In this issue we take on gangster bankers and corrupt people in education who function as educational terrorists. We take a deep and serious look at the economic impact and the rarely discussed human toll of corruption within HSBC and San Francisco Unified School District .  

 They create a ripple effect of crime, drug use and emotional distress within the families they affect.

Our guests are Basketball coach and mentor LyRyan Russell and Hip-Hop Chess Federation Education Director Arash Daneshzadeh.

Then we talk with Henry Medina. He was the leader of the notorious Young Galaxies gang in NY in the 70's. His life and journey from teen gang leader to active mentor and peacemaker in San Francisco is amazing. 

Dr. MLK Jr., taught that poverty was the root of much violence. Lets learn about who keeps those cycles in motion and why many in the government are so reluctant to prosecute to the full extent of the law.  

This is not an attack on banks, bankers or capitalism. Rather it is a counterattack on those who abuse it.

Learn about a close knit group of banks, cartels and shady business people so good at what they do, they are truly untouchable. But their victory, is your loss for many years to come.

Learn about a close knit group of banks, cartels and shady business people so good at what they do, they are truly untouchable. But their victory, is your loss for many years to come.

This is Trish Bascom. She's currently on trial for stealing  an estimated 15 million dollars from the San Francisco Unified School District. She is the Osama Bin Laden of Education for kids in SF.  Educational terrorists are on the rise across the country. 

This is Trish Bascom. She's currently on trial for stealing  an estimated 15 million dollars from the San Francisco Unified School District. She is the Osama Bin Laden of Education for kids in SF.  Educational terrorists are on the rise across the country. 

Episode 9: Teaching Peace to 1,000 Kids in 48 Hrs. + Grandmaster Maurice Ashley in St. Louis!

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Adisa Banjoko at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, room 333 some time after midnight. 

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Adisa Banjoko at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, room 333 some time after midnight. 

There are certain times in your life, where you feel it coming together. Right now is one of those moments. Shortly before I started Hip-Hop Chess Federation I interviewed Grandmaster Maurice Ashley for my second book Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion. The book also included interviews with RZA, GZA, Afrika Bambaataa and many others.

I met him face to face through Jen Shahade in NY at a HHCF/9Queens event with the RZA. He was very supportive of the momentum we had. I told him then that there was no purpose in me doing what I did if he, Jen, Josh Waitzkin and others did not exist. I explained that HHCF for most serious chess players and fans is misunderstood. That I point people in their direction, knowing that you (meaning Maurice, Jen, Josh, and other GM's, WGM's etc.) do all the true heavy lifting.

Over the years he and I would talk, or email, but we could never seem to catch up.

Thankfully, Jen Shahade introduced me to Susan Barrett from the World Chess Hall of Fame and she invited Hip-Hop Chess Federation out to do several panel discussions on the history of where Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts interlock and how we can use it to inspire children toward self-mastery and self-discovery.

L to R Alan "Gumby" Marques, rapper Asheru, Judge Jimmie Edwards, Susan Barrett of World Chess Hall of Fame, Dr. James Peterson, Mike Relm at Innovative Concept Academy

L to R Alan "Gumby" Marques, rapper Asheru, Judge Jimmie Edwards, Susan Barrett of World Chess Hall of Fame, Dr. James Peterson, Mike Relm at Innovative Concept Academy

The events they set up were nothing short of amazing. We went to the famous ICA school ran by Judge Jimmie Edwards. We hosted a panel at the St. Louis Library, the Confluence Academy (also one of the best schools I have ever been to!)  and a juvenile hall detention center. To stand on Marilyn St. in Saint Louis between the World Chess Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Chess Club is like standing between Meeca and Jerusalem. The energy is electric.

Adisa Banjoko addresses Confluence Academy 

Adisa Banjoko addresses Confluence Academy 

Among the other amazing things that happened though, is, Maurice Ashley interviewed me during the championships. It was a shock and I was truly nervous beyond words during the interview. But later the next night, I got to interview him. It was amazing!!! He talked about his early years as a young chess player, his time playing with Jay-Z and an amazing chess hustler set up match he had with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. This stuff is simply beautiful. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as much as we loved making it. St. Louis is a beautiful city and my experiences there made me a changed man. I understand chess culture better than I ever have.  

I want to thank a few people before I go and understand that the list is simply too long to really get everybody. But here it goes: Jen Shahade (you pulled the trigger on this, thank you so much!) Susan, Laura, Shannon, Amanda (great driving!), St. Louis Police Department (the two nicest cops I ever met after a fender bender was in St. Louie!), everybody at KMOX (Hi, Charlie and Debbie!), Matt Barrett, Mike, and everybody at the St. Louis Chess Club for their kindness to the HHCF squad and my family. You all opened by eyes to a new level of chess culture and duty to serve the community. Thank you for making me a better citizen of the world.

Ashley and Seirawan take on all comers at ICA in St. Louis

Ashley and Seirawan take on all comers at ICA in St. Louis

To my HHCF squad (The Furious Five): Mike Relm, Dr. James Peterson, Alan "Gumby" Marques, Asheru and Dr. Daaim Shabazz. You guys take the science and art of Hip-Hop, chess, martial arts and education to the next level. I could not imagine having a better experience in St. Louis than I had with you. Thank you for trusting my vision and bringing your best selves to the Live The Game event. A special shout out to Meek Gaborski (the titanium backbone of this organization) David Frazee Esq., Arash Daneshzadeh (HHCF's Education Director), LyRyan Russell, Elaine Moskowitze, Kay Hones, Pablo Fuentes,  T-KASH, Dlabrie, Shamako and Rahman, Josh Waitzkin, Joe Schloss, Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Davey D, RZA, Rakaa Iriscience, Ralek, Ryron and Rener Gracie, Denny Prokopos, Eddie Bravo and a lot of the real Hip-Hop, chess and jiu jitsu folks that really put it down for us back when nobody believed in the fusion of Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts.  

To Judge Jimmie Edwards at ICA, the St. Louis Library, to everybody at Confluence Academy and St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center I want to thank you for your open minds, for giving us a chance to speak to your youth and trusting that our vision could help. Any time you need us, please reach out. You all do amazing work and everybody at HHCF was left inspired beyond measure.

FOOD SHOUTS: Lesters, Bar Italia, Drunken Fish and PAPPYS (thanks for the extra bottle of sauce, but TSA gaffled it).

PHOTO CREDITS: Shots of ICA credit Daaim Shabazz. Photos of Maurice Ashley and Adisa Banjoko credit Mike Relm.

Episode 8: A Deeper Look at the Boston Bombings Pt. 1

This was probably the hardest show for me to record, because the topic is so complex and the end result will have impact on ALL American citizens and the potential to being a new era of peace. We are talking about the Boston Bombing.

After a short look at some current events like Jason Collier coming out in the NBA and some cool news about Yahoo! and the implications of Snoop Dogg (promoting a gun buy back program), we talk about the Boston Bombers.

We know what you have seen in the media. We know what you think you may know about the Boston Bombings. Nevertheless, there are a lot of conversations NOT happening in regards to the terror attacks themselves and the religions, social and political implications they leave in America's wake.

In this episode we talk about how little we really know about the attacks, about those blamed for the attacks, about Chechens, about Islam in America and the failure of the media to really investigate this issue with sincerity, instead of sensationalism. 

This will be an ongoing discussion. This is not about conspiracy theories. This is about taking a hard look at what happened, what we understand (and don't understand about these attacks and who is being left out of the conversation to our detriment.

This is not a show made for people on the hard left or the hard right. This is for the people looking to learn the truth about where we are, how we got here and what we can start to do so we can leave this state of confusion and violence.

We hope you take this show seriously. We hope you join us in the search for truth and peace.

Episode 7.5: Ace Hood Can't Drive, Jay Z and Beyonce in Cuba, Ray J Still Sprung on Kim?, Rutgers Drama & Audio from Harvard Lecture on Hip-Hop & Chess

SPECIAL NOTE: This is not a regular episode. Right here I go hard in the paint on a few issues bubbling in the entertainment sector, WE GOTTA TALK ABOUT JAY-Z AND BEYONCE IN CUBA!!! We have a lot of fun though so, buckle up and put on your crash helmet. First we look at the Bugatti video by Ace Hood. Its one of my favorite jams right now and I like the video to. The only odd thing is that he never drives the Bugatti in the video. I think I figured out why.

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From there we look at the new Ray J song "I Hit It First". While I'm sure this song is giving Kanye West and Kim Kardashian fits, Ray J sounds like a dude still sprung off a girl who left him danglin'. After that I give you my take on the Rutgers issue and we talk a bit about the basketball player (Kevin Ware) with the crazy busted leg we all saw on TV. 

Then we cut to the super-scientifical-brain-bustin' Hip-Hop, chess, and martial arts lecture I gave at Harvard Graduate School of Education in March 2013. This is an edited down version that does not include all the video and audio I use in my presentations. We just wanted to give a chance for those who are curious about the Hip-Hop Chess Federation philosophies and ideas a look at what it is about. 

Episode 7: Cure for Lil Wayne's addiction, Gay Marriage, Are Boycotts Useless? , Taliban Kills Teacher, & MMA Fighter Mark Miller

This show is jam packed. So much insanity is going on in the world so we have a lot to get into. First we talk about Lil Wayne, the state of his addiction and how an authentic cure that may exist for him in Mexico. Then we take a look at gay marriage in the Supreme Court, and Prop 8. From there we talk about how Adisa eats at Chick-fil-A and ask the question "Can you vote for Prop 8 and still eat at Chick-Fil-A?"

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From there we look at the history of boycotting in America and we ask another question "Is boycotting played out? Is it still an authentic tool to force change? We take a historic look at successful boycotts in Montgomery Alabama, South African apartheid ,the musicians boycott of Sun City and others. 

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Moving along we look at a sad story where a Muslim female teacher was murdered in Pakistan. Adisa Banjoko makes a personal plea to the men of Islam about the protection of Muslim women and girls around the world. 

Then we take a look at Hip-Hop's biggest secret. Slavery still exists. A lot of old school rappers are slaves to the tour, because they singed bad contracts. We're gonna look into that reality. Here we look at the HHCF poisoned pawn life strategy and how many rappers fell for it. 

From there we talk with Mark "Fightshark" Miller about his amazing path in MMA. If you know anyone who thinks they want to do MMA, make sure they listen to this interview. Shelby Jones is on deck with him and we talk about the many joys and pains of MMA life. We also talk about his new book being published by Anthony Bourdain. 

MMA fighter and author Mark "Fightshark" Miller explaining the REAL life of an MMA fighter and how he walked into a book deal with Anthony Bourdain. 

MMA fighter and author Mark "Fightshark" Miller explaining the REAL life of an MMA fighter and how he walked into a book deal with Anthony Bourdain.