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#35: Empire, Scandal, Gender and Race with Filmmaker Thembisa MShaka

This episode is one of the coolest in a long time. We speak with entertainment author and filmmaker Thembisa MShaka. We dig in deep on things we know you love. We're talking about TV shows like Scandal, Empire, Fresh off the Boat and much more. Thembisa and I take a look at how race and gender have evolved in television.  We also talk about how the biggest ways technology changed how we make and enjoy Hip-Hop. Prior to making films, Thembisa was one of the top ad writers for some of raps biggest campaigns including Nas, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan and more. You will learn a lot and laugh while doing it. Buckle up BC family.

Legendary rapper Nas, Thembisa MShaka and Cha Cha when life was illmatic!

Legendary rapper Nas, Thembisa MShaka and Cha Cha when life was illmatic!

Adisa opens the show talking about his fear of flying and his experiences with the Oberlin Chess Team and the UConn Hip-Hop Collective.

Justis, Adisa and Jasmine at UConn Hip-Hop in Education Conference

Justis, Adisa and Jasmine at UConn Hip-Hop in Education Conference

Oberlin Chess Club after Hidden in Plain Sight: The History of Hip-Hop and Chess presentation

Oberlin Chess Club after Hidden in Plain Sight: The History of Hip-Hop and Chess presentation

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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