Healing The Divide in America, One Rap Battle At A Time.


Source: Vulture

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is America?” is hard to watch. Even for some of us who love him and aren’t remotely surprised by the political stunts he’s managed to pull off. When you’re inundated with depressing news, not many of us want to go out of our way to watch a show that leaves us feeling more depressed.

(it’s also hard to watch when you don’t have Showtime so maybe I’ve convinced myself not to watch it because I can’t afford to pay for another network)

This segment however, looks like it might be worth a Showtime trial offer and the call to cancel said trial offer.

Sacha, disguised as Dr. Nira Cain-N’Degeocello, shows up for an Atlanta rap battle with local legend, Ness Lee. Vulture had the most interesting conversation with Ness about the episode. Click here to read the interview.

So what was the takeaway from the lens of Ness?

I think it does help bridge the gap with ethnicity and race and culture and religion in the world. If I had to explain battle rap in a few sentences, I’d call it the biggest frat in the world. It’s a huge melting pot. It’s people of every culture and upbringing you can imagine. I’ve battled in London, Sweden, Australia, Africa, Canada. We all know each other, we all talk, and we’re all cool with each other. No matter what we’re going through or what biases we may have or what prejudices we may have, we come together at the end of the day and love each other. We’re an actual family. My homeboy that was behind me in the segment, the short white guy, Sonny Bamboo, he’s one of Atlanta’s greatest battle rappers and lyricists of all time. We met through battle rap and he’s now one of my best friends. I wouldn’t understand certain things about white people if it wasn’t for him. We’re a culture of people who say things about each other and tear each other down on camera, but the biggest part of what people don’t see is the camaraderie and sense of community behind the scenes. My segment showed a part of that.

So what if we make a rule…if you want to argue about politics, maybe you should have to comply with the laws of battle rap?

#FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 30

More FIRE for ya speakers!!! Me & my guy DENNIS BLAZE back at it inside an ALL NEW #FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 30. This Week featuring special guest KENNETH PAIGE, dope artist out of L.A. by way of Fresno, CA.  More dope Hip-Hop & RnB in da mix!!! Up for #STREAM & DOWNLOAD! Check the track list below…ENJOY!!! #SALUTETOTHEDJ

Fresh Friday Show Week 30 w Kenneth Paige + Dennis Blaze + Radio Raymond T

AUDIO PUSH X ERIC BELLINGER – STATUS
ARIN RAY X YG – WE AINT HOMIES
ERIC BELLINGER X WALE – GOAT 2.0
CASSIE X G-EAZY – LOVE A LOSER
TREY SONGZ – NOBODY ELSE BUT U
TWENTY88 X JHENE AIKO X BIG SEAN – LONDON BRIDGE
CHINA MARIE – NOT FOR EVERYDAY
DENNIS BLAZE X DRE MURRO X DOMI YOUNG – 3AM
VELOUS X NAV – JUICED UP
A1 X CHRIS BROWN X TY DOLLA SIGN – ALWAYS
YUMMY BINGHAM – HARD TO LOVE
KEHLANI – PIECE OF MIND
NETTA BRIELLE X THE JACKA – LOVE U OR LEAVE U
KENNETH PAIGE – RIDE THE WAVE
KENNETH PAIGE – GRAMMY SEX

#FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 29

ALL NEW!!! Check a fresh dose of some dope Hip-Hop & RnB in da mix!!! My guy, DENNIS BLAZE, holdin’ you down on the turntables, myself as your host inside the latest #FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 29.  This week features special guest DRU JEFE comin’ out of San Diego.  Up for #STREAM & DOWNLOAD. Check the track list below…ENJOY!!! #SALUTETOTHEDJ

Fresh Friday Show Week 29 w Dru Jefe + Dennis Blaze + Radio Raymond T

D BLAKE X DJ QUIK X 8EIGHT – NERVOUS
AD – WILL SMITH
MC EIHT – CPT ZOO
G PERICO – I LOVE THOTS
OMAR AURA X STRESMATIC – STILL SLAPPIN
BERNER X E-40 X TOO SHORT X TEEFLII – BUSY BODY
MIKE DAROLE X RJ X COMPTON AV – HELLO
ANNIMEANZ X DANIEL PETER – BAD ONE
GOODQUE X POOKIE FN RUDE – LA TO THE BAY
MYLES PARRISH X CAL A – WHATS REALLY GOOD
CELLY CEL X SAGE THE GEMINI – LIT AF
MISTAH FAB – STILL FEELIN IT
DMAC – CUTTIN IT UP
PROBLEM X RAE SREMMURD – BOTH RIGHT
DRU JEFE – ON MOMMAS
P-LO – SAME SQUAD

Maybe…We Could Get The 1990 USA World Cup Soccer Team To Perform Their Shirtless Beach Rap In 2022.

Sure Fresh Prince in 2018 was good but it’s time to focus on 2022. What if….we could get these guys to reunite on stage to perform “Victory” in Qatar??

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#FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 28

ALL NEW!!! Me & the homie DENNIS BLAZE bring you another #FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 28 this week featuring special guest MARLEY WATERS.  More dope Hip-Hop & RnB in da mix! #STREAM & DOWNLOAD whether you on the job or on the go!  Peep the track list below…enjoy!!!

Fresh Friday Show Week 28 w Marley Waters + Dennis Blaze + Radio Raymond T

LIL GNAR X LIL SKIES – DROP TOP BENZ
ZAYTOVEN X GUCCI MANE X 21 SAVAGE – EAST ATL DAY
88GLAM – TWIN TURBO
FETTY WAP – COULD U BELIEVE IT
DJ BOB X FABOBEATZ X JERMANEE – SHE BAD
DENNIS BLAZE X THE COMMITTEE SOUNDS – LIMP WRIST
XXXTENTACION – SAD
BUDDY X TY DOLLA SIGN – HEY UP THERE
SNOW DA PRODUCT X OT GENASIS – HELP A BITCH OUT
STAR CAST X KEKE PALMER – BOSSY
SHY GLIZZY X ZAYTOVEN – GET JIGGY
OT GENASIS – CASH ON IT
JUICE IDOL – BENTAYGA
STEVIE SLOANE X JL X PHRESHER – GROOMED BY THE BLOCK
MARLEY WATERS – KENZO SPLASH
MARLEY WATERS – FINER THINGS

#WESTCOASTWEDNESDAY Ep. 4

California Love!!!…DJ MIKE ZEE Back in the mix with an all new #WESTCOASTWEDNESDAY Ep. 4 hosted by yours truly!!! All your favorite West Coast Hip-Hop, old school to new school in da mix! Tap in, STREAM HERE…Enjoy!!!

#FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 27

Back in action!!! Tap in with me and the homie DENNIS BLAZE inside an ALL NEW #FRESHFRIDAYSHOW Ep. 27 with special guest CHINA MARIE.  Special R&B Edition…Available for STREAM & DOWNLOAD! Check the tracklist below…ENJOY!!!

Fresh Friday Show Week 27 RNB Edition w China Marie w Dennis Blaze + Radio Raymond T

MARY J BLIGE – REMINISCE – CL SMOOTH REMIX
CHRIS BROWN – I LOVE HER
MARC E BASSY X G-EAZY – SO SIMPLE
MISTA – BLACKBERRY MOLASSES
PAIGE GILLIAN X SEVEN1 X MARQUEAL JORDAN X JEFF HARRIS – KICKBACK
TEYANA TAYOR – GONNA LOVE ME
DENNIS BLAZE X KEVIN DARBO X DOZAY – ROCK THE BOAT
TEEDRA MOSES – BE YOUR GIRL
ABRINA X DON BENJAMIN – GET MONEY
B RAE – KNOCK IT WAY DOWN
DENNIS BLAZE X JUSTIN VEE X HI-TONE – NO MORE
DUSTIN TAVELLA – PUT IT ON THE TABLE
SEVYN STREETER X WIZ KHALIFA – ANYTHING U WANT
SWV – ANYTHING
CHINA MARIE – MONEY MOVES
CHINA MARIE – NOT FOR EVERYBODY

#WESTCOASTWEDNESDAY Ep. 3

WEST COAST to WORLDWIDE!  Tap in with me and the homie DJ MIKE ZEE bringing you Episode 3, a special 4th of July Edition!  All your favorite West Coast Cali Hip-Hop in da mix.  Catch a STREAM & enjoy your 4th of July holiday!

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