#59: 2019 Goals, Part 4: Makaveli's Mind

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Today we look at Tupac's strategies as he worked inside death row to take over hip hop in a way no other rapper has ever equaled. Adisa then gives you powerful stoic mental exercises to strengthen your focus and willpower for 2019. He also looks asks the question "Is Cardi B the new PE?" Its gettin outta hand on Bishop Chronicles. Peep game!

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#58: 2019 Goals, Part 3: Stoic Journaling

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Bishop Chronicles is dedicated to keeping you fit and focused for 2019. Adisa takes a deeper look at how to create a stoic journal to discover your true self. Then he breaks down the best way to do intermittent fasting, and specific supplements he takes to stay fit and flexible. Plus he reads an excerpt from his upcoming book A Dead Man's Diary: The Birth and Death of Jason Parker. He gives depth insights on how to stay disciplined from front to back. Lace your cranium with this here vibranium on BC!

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#57: 2019 Goals, Part 2: Lessons From the Book of Five Rings

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In part 2 of the 2019 goals series, Adisa talks about how he conquered binge drinking in his teen years and how Rza from wu tang prevented his last potential relapse. Then a conversation about legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, and how the Book of Five Rings is essential reading when it comes to achieving your goals. 

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#56: Achieving Your 2019 Goals, Part 1

All month Bishop Chronicles will help you reach all your New Year’s resolution goals. In this first of a 4 part series, Adisa shows how to use stoic philosophy to focus your mind, strengthen your heart, and discipline your body. Then Ralston Gracie shares his latest nutrition innovations by merging The Gracie Diet with the groundbreaking work of Dr. Sebi. Buckle up!

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#51: Meditation

Adisa often talks about the importance of physical fitness. But what about the mental side of health? This week, we’re talking about meditation.

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#43 The Get Down with Grandmaster Flash + Unreleased Del Song

After falling in love with The Get Down on Netflix, I was consumed with the idea of meeting Grandmaster Flash. Then I was invited to speak at Words Beats and Life's WBL Fest in Washington DC at the prestigious Kennedy Center. It was an amazing trip, but Murphy's Law was in full effect. Then I finally meet Grandmaster Flash himself and he yells at me to "Fix my face." My life is nuts.  After that, you can check out a portion of my talk in DC.  I have never given this talk before. It is about Bruce Lee and how martial arts and Hip-Hop came together.  Then hear a track I did with Del from Hieroglyphics in 1994 that has NEVER been released until now. 

The legend, Grandmaster Flash in the flesh at the Kennedy Center in DC at WBL Fest

The legend, Grandmaster Flash in the flesh at the Kennedy Center in DC at WBL Fest

#42 The Hip-Hop Vatican: Afrika Bambaataa & Betrayal Pt. 1

Afrika Bambaataa (R) was accused of molesting Ronald Savage aka Bee Stinger (L) when Savage was a young teenager. After telling the press he never knew Bee Stinger, it was was proven that in fact he had known Savage and done events with him in the early 1980's. If Bam would lie about knowing Savage, what else would he be untruthful about? Photo courtesy of www.clutchmagazine.com . 

Afrika Bambaataa (R) was accused of molesting Ronald Savage aka Bee Stinger (L) when Savage was a young teenager. After telling the press he never knew Bee Stinger, it was was proven that in fact he had known Savage and done events with him in the early 1980's. If Bam would lie about knowing Savage, what else would he be untruthful about? Photo courtesy of www.clutchmagazine.com . 

 

Over the past few weeks Afrika Bambaataa founder of the Universal Zulu Nation (the oldest and up until now the most respected organization in Hip-Hop) was hit with a barrage of sexual abuse charges. They all came from grown men who were abused allegedly as children by Bambaataa. At first it just seemed weird and hard to comprehend. Today the organization teeters on the brink of complete collapse. There is war and rumors of war all inside the Hip-Hop underground. Many individual rappers and rap groups who one might think would speak up, have remained silent as church mice. Some of those who have spoken up and out about the allegations against Afrika Bambaataa have been called government agents of COINTELPRO and attacked online.

Unfortunately, as time went on, it only got more and more weird. I was a member of the Universal Zulu Nation (UZN) since the early 1990's. I am from the first group of Bay Area Zulu Members. I wrote about my resignation from the organization and condemned the top tier leadership of the organization in a statement at www.hiphopchess.blogspot.com . After my resignation I got a lot of support from people inside the UZN. Shortly after artists like 9th Wonder and others all started to condemn the allegations and remove themselves from UZN.

 

As you might know, I had JUST DROPPED my book Bobby, Bruce & Bam: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess April 10th of this year. People were loving it, I had a great momentum- then thissss. I took Bam off the cover. I just had a new design made and the new ones should be ready within the next ten days.

The truth of the matter is that Bambaataa HAS NOT been charged to date. However, the accusations continue to climb and from all the chaos there is only one sure thing: The Universal Zulu Nation has a potentially corrupt founder and a sinister set of top tier leadership that enabled him in a Vatican style scenario. This story is still developing and only seems to be getting worse. Some of you may not know Afrika Bambaataa by name. But he is one of the core reasons anyone in the world knows Hip-Hop exists. This podcast is a serious conversation about what happened, its implications and

#41: Free Nick Diaz! Plus Exclusive Interview with BJJ Icon Ryron Gracie

UFC Vet Nick Diaz was suspended from fighting for 5 years due to weed in his system. Meanwhile fighters who have cocaine and steroids got slapped on the wrist. #FreeNickDiaz

UFC Vet Nick Diaz was suspended from fighting for 5 years due to weed in his system. Meanwhile fighters who have cocaine and steroids got slapped on the wrist. #FreeNickDiaz

Ryron Gracie, Adisa Banjoko and Ralston Gracie at new HHCF HQ 

Ryron Gracie, Adisa Banjoko and Ralston Gracie at new HHCF HQ 

What was the NSAC thinking when they suspended UFC fighter Nick Diaz for weed? Nobody knows. They must be nuts. That's why I called them the nuts sac. After that, we were lucky enough to talk to Ryron Gracie at the HHCF HQ in Fremont, CA. In this interview we talk about jiu-jitsu and a tool for non-violence, bullying, and what sets Ronda Rousey apart from her competition.This is a good one. Buckle up!!!