Lisa Cortes and Farah X on “Hip Hop x Fashion”
Season 2, Ep. 31
In this Netflix documentary, the co-directors explore the untold, behind-the-scenes stories of the women rappers (L’il Kim, Mary J Blige et al) and designers (Kara Walker, Misa Hylton, Dapper Dan) who helped make luxury fashion synonymous with hip hop.
Season 2, Ep. 30
Briana King’s mission is to change skateboard culture by teaching girls and her “queer homies” how to shred. We talk about why she does it, how she got here, and how it made her into a better model.
Eli Morgan-Gesner’s Zoo York Chronicles
Season 2, Ep. 29
Zoo York was the east coast skateboard company in the early 90s, co-founded by my guest Eli Morgan Gesner. A new documentary All the Streets Are Silent, which Eli narrates, tells the story about how a reluctant businessman helped hip hop and skateboarding cross over to birth the streetwear industry. Listen to learn more about NYC youth culture, Graffiti, Hip-Hop, Zoo York, Supreme, the movie Kids, and Ashton Kutcher.
Skateboarder Boo Johnson Just Likes to Have Fun
Season 2, Ep. 28
Just Have Fun, the name of Boo Johnson’s skatewear company, is also a mantra he lives by. Despite personal and global tragedies, his optimistic personality and outlook on life persist. Staying true to himself has made him one of the most inspirational figures in the culture today.
John Terzian And L.A’s Nightlife Reboot
Season 2, Ep. 27
Delve into the mind of L.A.'s #1 nightlife entrepreneur as he shuffles his deck of blue chip club, bars and restaurants in the wake of the global reset. After transforming LA at night, friend-of-celebrities John Terzian has to do it all over again. What has the co-founder of Mr. NiceGuy, Bootsy Bellows, SHOREbar, Blind Dragon et al. learned from the pandemic. And what's the next move for his hospitality/media upstart The H.wood Group.
Bevy Smith’s Bevelations Revealed
Season 2, Ep. 26
Bevy Smith’s new memoir tells a hilarious and inspirational story of walking away from a lucrative career in fashion to reinvent herself as the woman and media personality she is today. We talk about Cardi B being cancelled, Anna Wintour’s late-to-the-game wokeness, Kim Kardashian’s butt and as well as more serious subjects like Covid and BLM. Bevy was a regular on the camp classic Bravo's “Fashion Queens” and is a frequent guest on shows like The View andGood Morning America. She is also the host of Sirius XM’s Bevelations.
Kevin Powell Brings It
Season 2, Ep. 25
Author, activist and MTV Real World vet, Kevin Powell’s latest book is a collection of essays about race, family, justice, sexism, Oprah Winfrey, Tupac and Russell Simmons. He’s run for political office in Brooklyn and is a frequent commentator on race and politics. Powell describes himself as a very imperfect, fragile person.