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#36: NBC's Scott Budman on the State of Silicon Valley, Tidal and VC Firms

                                NBC 11's Silicon Valley News Anchor, Scott Budman

                                NBC 11's Silicon Valley News Anchor, Scott Budman

BC family we have a super hot show for you lined up right here. We get real honest about the Mayweather vs. Pac and the "Fight of the Century". Then we talk about why UFC and MMA in general are just way better. But after that we talk to NBC Silicon Valley journalist Scott Budman. He is at the forefront of all the news happening in and around the valley.

Scott Budman (follow him on twitter @scottbudman) gives an honest, fun, insightful overview on everything from Jay Z and Tidal, to the Apple watch (do you need one?), to racial diversity in silicon valley and the latest with venture capital firms. if you are a of technology, if you are an entrepreneur or a VC, this is the show you wanna see on BC.  

#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 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.