#103 | Frank Ocean the Scammer (feat. @EgyptoKnuckles & @akaAlibabwa)

Joanne herself couldn’t’ve done it better. After keeping the nation in suspense for nearly a year, Frank Ocean drops not one, but two – two wonderful albums! © The Count. One catch tho – the second of those two is Frank’s first release on his own label, and the first is only available at the moment as a visual album. Scam or smarts? Brandon, Ken, Ali aka EgyptoKnuckles, and Ali aka KingofThieves discuss both the albums and the circumstances of their releases.

In addition, we review the new films “Southside with You”, “Hands of Stone”, “Morris from America”, and “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life”. We also discuss continuing developments in the Nate Parker case, the slew of other Oscar-bait films made by and/or starring Black talent, Donald Glover’s quest to make his FX show “Atlanta” as authentic as possible, Tyler Perry bringing a show about rural white people to TLC, the showrunner of “Gotham” claiming superheroes don’t work well on TV, the 20th anniversaries of OutKast’s “ATLiens” and Aaliyah’s “One in a Million”, the 2016 MTV VMAs (which we started watching during recording), and more!

 

SHOW NOTES:

• 00:00:24: Intro/Film Reviews

  ◦ “Southside with You” (2016)

  ◦ “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” (2016)

  ◦ “Morris from America” (2016)

  ◦ “Determination of Death” (2002)

  ◦ “Rhyme and Reason” (1997)

  ◦ “Hands of Stone” (2016)

• 00:23:31: Film News

• 00:42:05: TV Reviews

• 01:08:45: TV News

• 01:18:15: Music Reviews

  ◦ Prophets of Rage EP: Super group w/ Chuck D, B-Real & members of Public Enemy

  ◦ Schoolboy Q – “Blank Face LP”

  ◦ Vince Staples – “Prima Donna”

  ◦ Banks & Steel

• 01:18:15: Music Special Coverage: Frank Ocean – “Endless”/”Blonde”

• 01:27:06: More Music News: OutKast’s “ATLiens” & Aaliyah’s “One in a Million” turn 20

• 01:37:07: Ken’s Say Something Nice Challenge/Outro

 

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Ali aka Egypto Knuckles:

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https://twitter.com/akaAlibabwa

 

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Join Brandon, John, Kareem, Ken, and Jamison as we discuss, dissect, and try to make sense of the past, present, and future in film, television, music, animation, race relations in media - and on occasion comics and tech - while trying to remain sane. If you’re tired of hearing the same (*ahem*) monochromatic take on modern media, we’re the podcast for you!