In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
Cosby defenders sound like Trump defenders. Just like in much of Trump’s legal problems, all the most damning evidence against Cosby (both about drugging women and his attitudes towards drugging women) is from his own mouth. Whether him joking about Spanish fly on his stand up album or his Larry King interview, or him having a scene about spiking his barbecue sauce so his children get all excited with their spouses on the Cosby show, or his SWORN DEPOSITION when he discusses how he uses quaaludes, he is a man who thinks it’s humorous to drug a person unknowingly before having sex with them and has confessed to doing so. To be clear: even if a person comes to your room with the intention of having sex with you, it is illegal to drug that person without their knowledge or consent. This situation has now become a rape. Bill Cosby is a rapist. Let’s defend black men against a legal setup against them, but let’s not even appear to be suggesting that Cosby should get away with his crimes as some kind of racial reparation. Let’s get reparations. Let’s get rapist out of our society. He would’ve been convicted in Wakanda.