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For our final episode of 2017, we are joined by LaJonel, Shari & Victoria; 3/5 of Unfinished Business Podcast. The ladies help us discuss the perspective of college educated, career driven black women. We ask them to describe the black woman to someone who is not black, what made them start their podcast, how their college experience shaped them individually, the misconceptions of a college educated, career driven woman, the disconnect between men and college educated women, the battle being a strong, independent woman, if the disconnect has pushed them to date outside their race, their thoughts on marriage & if they want to get married. Lastly we go around asking everyone one thing they will take with them in 2018.

We want to thank all of our guests we had this year, we want thank all the engineers & staff at Dubway Studios & we want to thank ALL OF OUR LISTENERS for your continued support! We can't wait to show you all what's in store for the new year.


This week we are joined by Brandon & Dee J of 2 And A Bottle Podcast, the fellow Brooklynites give us a little bit about themselves, what made them start podcasting and the name of their show. But the focus this week is the social justice world we live in today. We comment on whether society has gotten too sensitive, if there is a line that shouldn't be crossed, have we ever been too lenient with a bad joke, whether Dave Chappelle might hold back on his upcoming special, whether we look at past content differently now, how we view comedians like Louis CK or Bill Cosby, men vs women when it comes to humor, how men may use humor as an invitation to certain behavior, whether women let certain commentary slide & much more...

Be sure to check out Brandon & Dee J weekly on 2 And A Bottle Podcast


This week our focus is on the men & women have no problem playing on the side, knowing the other party is in a relationship but don't care. We discuss how we feel about them, proper etiquette, how the internet empowered side chicks, the double standard between side chicks vs side niggas, the original side chick, when they want to feel like they deserve to be the main, why people blame them and not their partner, whether being a side is a negative, how it has become socially acceptable, listener letters & much more...


This week we are joined by Kareem Baldwin, a mortgage banker out of Long Island who Nieema recently met at a game night in Brooklyn. He sits down with us as we discuss sex in a constructive way. We give our viewpoints of sex in general, if it's valued anymore, if it's overhyped, when is the appropriate time to have sex, if sex complicates things, our thoughts on casual encounters, if sex is an obligation & we even touch on the strippers vs bartenders drama in NYC.


This week we sit down and try to figure out why do we (blacks & latinos) look down upon each other so much? Is there an aura of classism in our community? How people feel superior based on finances and/or education, how one can be a product of their environment, behavior from professional athletes, two parent home versus single parent home, superiority vs ego & more


What do people like Adele, Bill Clinton, Eminem & more have in common? At one point or another, social media have "invited them to the cookout". So this week we sit down and discuss what is inviting someone to the cookout, accepting people outside of the culture, if we seek "white validation", can black people get uninvited & more. We also introduce a new segment responding to listener feedback from last week's episode and listeners letters.


This week we are joined by Mandii B (@fullcourtpumps) 1/2 of the highly entertaining & informative @WhoreibleDecisions podcast. Along with tracing back to her claim to fame as a blogger and the start of their podcast, we focus on two unfortunate incidents that Mandii has faced aboard the MTA that begs for a discussion. One of our more serious episodes to date, do yourself a favor and press play.


For our 50th episode we are joined by long time friend of the show Antoine (@antoine.bennett) to recap the BET awards, Jhene Aiko's new tattoo, updates on Nelly's rape accusation, backlash from Amanda Seales' recent comments, the one sided argument between Tyrese & The Rock & lastly some interesting cosmetic surgery in Thailand...

But the focus this week is on gender roles, we define what gender roles mean, the stereotypes associates with them, how we personally feel about them, the role religion, single parent homes & the internet plays, how roles have reversed between men & women & more...

Special shoutout to Dylan Castaldi our long time engineer, who's no longer with us as he's moved on to new opportunities. We wish him much success in all his endeavors.


The Gang's all here! With everybody back in the studio we get back on our bullshit. We give our feedback on the protests in the NFL, acts of racism in Denny's, a McDonald's manager dealing coke, Nelly getting arrested for rape, a questionable ad by Dove, AIM shutting down, Trump's actions in Puerto Rico & the backlash on Cam Newton.

For our official return we discuss what we been up to during our hiatus, attending The Thick Live Podcast, the cuffing season timeline, what is a booty call & where it originates from, booty calls vs one night stands, proper booty call attire, are they more harmful than good and the eight rule etiquette of booty calls.


The hiatus is over!!!! I know, I know, we missed yall too. Thank you for tuning in while we've been gone.

So Nieema was sick, V was in ATL & Bianca was living her best life in Philly, so Steven holds it down this week in the studio. Joined by Angeliqua McNair (@StylishlyIconic) we start off with our review of season two of Insecure, Fat Kanye, Kylie possible pregnancy, Trump's comments on the NFL & NBA & Kevin Hart's infidelity.

But the focus this week is Angeliqua McNair, who she is, what she does professionally, why she started Melanin on Wall Street, what it means to be a black woman in corporate America, pros & cons, balancing work, school & relationships, female entrepreneurs & the entrepreneurial world, corporate vs entrepreneur, traveling the world, some advice for women & lastly giving us details on her Melanin on Wall Street launch party.


Nieema is back this week as we get back to the bullshit starting with the woman who died from butt shots in Harlem, NYC couple jumping to their deaths, thick Beyonce, Bobby Valentino & his run-in with transexuals, Lil Duval backlash from his Breakfast Club appearance & our thoughts on Power & Insecure.

The focus this week is black businesses, we discuss their rise, our viewpoint on them, pros & cons, if we support their efforts, our personal experiences, why most fail, if they target a specific social class & more...


Nieema was out of town this week so I hold it down with my homegirls Bianca (@yo.bianca) & first timer on the show Yaz (@notoriousyaz). We discuss season two of Insecure, whether we're#teamIssa or #teamlawrence, whether Tammy is a bird, if Molly needs therapy & our show predictions. Next up we discuss the success of Cardi B's Bodak Yellow, Rick Ross' comments on why he won't hire female talent, Amber Rose's comments on Everyday Struggle & Drink Champs, Drake "retiring" strippers, Bernice Burgos on The Breakfast Club, whether certain celebrity females are false prophets, life post Jay Z 4:44 album & more...


This week's episode is really self titled cause we ain't got no topic lol... So we have our usual run down on current events; Mike Vick's comments on Colin Kaepernick, the shitty MTA service this past week, negligence by Walmart, R. Kelly allegedly housing women in a cult, Usher allegedly giving a woman herpes, the unfortunate suicide of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, OJ Simpson to be released this fall & our thoughts on Power & Insecure & then we freestyle the rest of the show...


We jump right into current events as we discuss podcaster Taxstone indicted for murder (#FreeTax), Beyonce introducing the world to the twins, Rumi & Sir Carter, the sonic jabs between Timbaland & Swizz Beatz & the news of Mel B forced to pay spousal support.

Back on our fatherhood episode, friend of the show Antoine Bennett introduced us to the term "sassy nigga". So we decide to get more in depth, we define what a sassy nigga is, their characteristics & behavioral patterns, the difference between a sassy nigga & metrosexuals, defining a Bro-Job, when you realize a guy is sassy, how to deal with them & who's to blame for their behavior...


And we back!!! We took last week off for the July 4th weekend but get right back into the swing of things with our latest episode. We give our thoughts on Power, the social media mess that was Rob & Chyna, Jay-Z's 4:44 album & the now tumultuous relationship between him & Kanye which leads our focus this week.

We define what a true friendship is, qualifications for someone to be a friend or best friend, friends vs associates vs bffs, social media friends, dynamics of male & female friends, the friendzone, dealing with toxic friendships, outgrowing friends & more...


Nieema's back & this week we were joined by Collin Smith of Only Child Syndrome Podcast, we do our usual rundown of current events leading off with the unfortunate passing of Prodigy of Mobb Deep, the Philando Castile case, Safaree & Meek Mill's altercation & the return of Starz's Power

Collin gives us a break down of who he is, the driving force behind the start of his podcast & his long term goals for his show. We then shift our focus to male & female friendships, how our friendship originally started, if we feel men & women can just be friends, sexual tension in friendships, how significant others may feel with opposite sex friends, the stigma of men with a lot of female friends & vice versa and lastly Collin tests us to see how well do we know each other.


Nieema wasn't in town this week so Bianca joined in to discuss hip hop & r&b for our music themed episode. We get into Tax pleading guilty to a gun charge, Fabolous getting a key to Brooklyn, XXL's Freshmen list for 2017 & the Carter's great week as Jay Z gets inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame & the arrival of their twins.

Our longest episode to date as we discuss how hip hop influences culture, how we feel about the current state of music, the difference between a rapper, an artist, a mc & a lyricist, how the internet changed the game, the death of rap groups, what happened to r&b, the lack of love songs, regional transitions, rappers on the decline, we spotlight some artists & lastly what is the game missing?


This week is a dual episode as we do a part two to last week's NY focused episode which we then transition to kids growing up in today's society in comparison to how we grew up in the 90s & early 00s. For the NY segment we discuss NY fashion trends that never go out of style, food staples, the music that transcends time & some more slang. We then transition to kids today, are they a lost generation? are they growing up too fast? who's to blame? social media? parenting? society? is there hope for them?


We start off the episode revisiting Dapper Dan vs Gucci, Destiney Bleu vs Khloe Kardashian, Bill Maher racial comments, Tiger Woods DUI, Lebron's home vandalism, TI vs Tiny, The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte & lastly August Alsina battling disease...

The focus this week is the city that molded who we are, NYC! Is nyc really the greatest city in the world. what it means being from ny, growing up in nyc, the 90s vs 00s, pros & cons of the city, the boroughs, NY vs everybody & lastly we give yall a rundown of some NYC slang


We want to send our thoughts & prayers to those affected by the tragic event in Manchester

Along with that unfortunate event we talk Drake winning at the BBMA's, Nicki Minaj & Nas in the press & Bryson Tiller's new album...

But the topic for this week is materialism, the difference between being high maintenance vs a gold digger, have we ever been materialistic, dating materialistic people, materialism in American society, materialism in music & social media, who's more materialistic, sugar mamas, sugar daddies, sugar babies & much more...


We revisit the tragic event in Times Square, NFL player Antonio Cromartie having his 14th child, Colin Kaepernick jersey being donated to the African American museum in DC, a Notorious B.I.G. mural in Brooklyn, a man suing his date over texting, the viral sensation "Romphims" & YG's Pop It, Shake It video which leads to our focus for episode 37...

We have a long discussion on how we feel about plastic surgery, whether we would get any work done on ourselves, the bottle girl, bartender & stripper lifestyle, the pressures of social media, how it's been detrimental to the black & hispanic woman, the risks with out of country procedures & much more...


We recap on the law suit against Diddy, Fabolous caught on Facetime, the passing of Christopher "Big Black" Boykin & Bow Wow being a fraud...

But the focus this week is the idea of tricking, we discuss what we think tricking is, whether it is a bad thing or just people jealous, have we ever been tricked on or tricked on someone, is it more socially accepted, who benefits more, how you get someone to trick on you, is tricking strictly financial & more...


We start off recapping the MET Gala, a potential Jay Z album in 2017, Nicki Minaj giving back to fans, Chris Brown legal issues, Joe Budden vs Lil' Yatchy, Funk Flex rants & the fuckery from Kylie Jenner, YesJulz & Katy Perry...

But the focus this week is on the dreadful friend zone, we discuss what it is, what causes one to be put in the friend zone, possible pros & cons, male vs female behavior, can women be put in the friendzone, how women are blamed for it, how to avoid the friendzone, can you escape it and what do they most likely evolve into...


We revisit Mel B's divorce, Serena Williams pregnancy announcement, the backlash on the Shea Moisture commercial, Fyre festival failure, DMX checks into rehab & Melo trying to reconcile with Lala...

But the focus this week is the transition into the summer months, we talk cuffin' season being over and how to break up with your cuff, top places in NYC for THOT-tivities, the art of flirting, the signs of a summertime smash, potential summertime draft pick, securing your lineup & some summer time fails...


We revisit Melo & Lala breakup, Janet Jackson divorce, Drake's alleged unborn child, the Facebook killer in Cleveland, YesJulz blasted for a $15k meetup, the passing of Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas' sister, former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suicide in jail & FoxNews letting go of Bill O'Reilly amid his sexual harassment case...

The focus this week is friends with benefits, we define what they are, who benefits more from them, if they're an excuse for no strings attached sex, pros & cons from a fwb relationship, how to avoid it turning into a situationship, have we ever been in a fwb relationship, if they are worth it and do they ever end well...


We revisit the United Airlines debacle, the late Charlie Murphy, Trumps attack on Afghanistan, a Georgia teen accidentally killing himself on IG live, J Cole's 4 Your Eyez Only Documentary on HBO & the announcement that NYC public colleges will be free moving forward.

But the focus this week is positive thinking, we define what it is, the benefits of a positive mindset, whether positive thinking can be used as a defense mechanism, positive thinking & mental health, positive thinking vs religion vs spirituality, a realist vs a cynic & how The Four Agreements & The Alchemist were the tools we used for our positive thinking & mental health


We first give our thoughts on Beyonce's Die For You video, the events in Syria, the controversial Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner & the backlash on comments made by French Montana.

The focus this week is on the basic bitches & fuck girls. We define what a basic bitch & fuck girl is, the differences between the two, whether they can transition to being an upstanding woman & lastly we share some basic bitch & fuck girl stories.


We discuss motivational speaker Derrick Jaxn clapping back at a woman about single mothers, Samuel L. Jackson comments about Get Out & British vs American actors in general, Uberbae & getting flown out, criticism of Kendrick Lamar's Humble & Rikers Island closing...

This week we are joined by Derrick & Devorah of The Blueprint Live podcast. You will remember us being guests on their show in early January. We sit down with them to discuss current events, what made them start a podcast & why they went with Facebook Live as their outlet. We go away from a topic based episode this week and play a game of 'One Gotta Go' choosing who's gotta go from selection of music, food, locations & more.

Be sure to check out Derek & Dev, live every Wednesday at www.facebook.com/theblueprintpodcast


First we would like to announce that we are now part of the Suite929 network. We will continue to have the same great content but will continue to make the show grow overall, more guests, more visuals, merch, etc.

We touch on some current events as we revisit that black athlete who's actually a scammer, new Sesame Street character, Dave Chappelle's return & the unfortunate teenage girls missing in DC.

This week we are joined by Cat Ducasse & Cat Fernandez to wrap up our Women's History Month themed shows. We discuss sexual liberation for women, pros & cons of sexually liberated women, sex in America vs the U.K., sexuality vs promiscuity, social media's role, the "hoe" stage & we play "Would You Rather?"


We give our opinions on Rick Ross's warning to Meek about Nicki, his issues with Birdman over Lil' Wayne, the release of Drake's More Life, the swindle from the Atlanta orgy, some black athletes view on black women & we review the film, Get Out.

This week we are joined by Suraiyah Ortiz. Suraiyah is a comedian from Harlem, we discuss her upbringing, when she decided that comedy was the right path for her, some of the comics she's looked up to, where she draws her comedic inspiration from, how it feels to be in a male dominated field & more...


We touch on Ciara's maternity pics, Nicki Minaj finally responds to Remy Ma, an Atlanta orgy party, International Women's Day & honoring 20 years since Notorious B.I.G.'s passing...

This week we welcome Britney to the show. Britney is a special needs teacher in Brooklyn; we revisit her passion for teaching, how she feels about the NYC school system, charter vs public schools, college & more...


We briefly touch on Remy Ma still going in on Nicki Minaj, Lira Galore sextape, backlash on Tabria Majors & recap the Oscars...

Our first of four special episodes for Woman's History Month, we have the lovely Brittany Hall on the show this week. Many remember Brittany as Hot Wings on Vh1's Real Chance of Love, not only do we touch on how she got on the show, we retrace her upbringing in DC, how life had changed after the show, her transition from reality TV to Hollywood, her path of self discovery, women empowerment, spirituality & future projects. So press play & tune in...

Be sure to catch Brittany on the upcoming season of HBO's Ballers


Nieema was suffering from a stomach virus (feel better!) but was still able to call & join in this week as we welcome back videographer & filmmaker, Vixon to the show. We revisit the City Island Brawl, Just Blaze & Swizz Beats battle of the beats, Nicki Minaj vs Remy Ma & comedian JessHilarious taking a stand...

We wrap up our Black History Month themed episodes as we focus on black representation, how blacks have been viewed in media throughout history, the golden era of black television/movies in the 90s, the emergence of reality tv in the 00s, the impact on black representation in the community, if we need to be socially responsible & more...


We had the pleasure to finally get Philly native, Bianca Bey in the studio with us. Along with being behind the scenes for the show as executive producer, she also runs her own athleisure apparel line, Magna Luxury.

We recap the Grammy's, give our feedback on #HurtBae video & Sheneka Adams new relationship. But the focus this week is all things melanin related. We tackle the back & forth battle of lightskin vs darkskin. We revisit how it started back in the days of slavery, how it has transitioned to today's society, the ignorance involved, the role men play, skin bleaching & much more...


After we discuss Jim Jones vs Cam'ron beef & Charles Oakley getting arrested at MSG, we focus on that four letter word in the spirit of Valentine's Day. We revisit our best & worst Valentine's Day, describe what love means to us, if we ever experienced love, examples of love growing up, how we think society views love now, social media & its affect on love & more.


Happy Black History Month!!!

The first of four special episodes this month. We start off with the announcement of Beyonce having twins, but the focus this week is all things black. We try to restore our lineage as kings & queens, things black men need to hear more, ways to support & value women, how come we don't support black businesses, why it is important to buy black and some solutions to regaining our love for our fellow black man and woman...


This week we are joined for the second time, Antoine Bennett & first time guest makeup artist, Cat Ducasse. We have a friendly convo from the male & female perspectives on a bevy of topics. We touch on dating, cat calling, chivalry, infidelity, open relationships, double standards and more...


Here's a very special bonus episode this week as we had the pleasure of being guests on The Blueprint Live Podcast. Derek & Devorah are fellow podcasters in Brooklyn who brought us on their show to discuss the climate of America now that Trump is President, some of what we've seen on social media, we briefly touch on male & female relationships, how being savage & petty has become trendy & more...


#FREETAX

It is painfully official now, Donald Trump is President of the United States. We sit down and discuss what that truly means. We look back on Obama becoming president, his 8 year term, what he means to black America, Chrisette Michelle, Trump's inauguration and what we should do moving forward. So before you prepare for the Hunger Games, press play.


First Meek Mill fell, then he wanted to fight Drake; black excellence at the Golden Globes & we show the Migos some love...

We were blessed with the presence of Cory & Renisse Baiden. They sat down with us to discuss recent celebrity divorces, why marriage isn't valued in America, examples of marriage in the household, how they met, the dynamics in their relationship, how Cory proposed & we play the Newlywed game. So get your significant other, stop bickering about her spending or him leaving the toilet seat up (again) & press play...


We briefly touch on the debacle that was Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance, Drake & J Lo dating, & the Chris Brown & Soulja Boy beef...

This week's focus is on dysfunctional families, we discuss the dynamics of our families, families on tv (now & then), stereotypes in families and the love & hate factor with them. So tell your creepy uncle or your gold digging aunt to leave you alone and press play...


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It is the first day of 2017 so we look back on our year individually, the show overall, our favorite episodes, goals for the show, how we feel about New Year's resolutions, our best & worst moments of 2016, greatest moments in pop culture and trends that must go. So drink the last of that champagne and press play...


Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanukkah! Cherish this time with your loved ones...This week we talk the holidays, our viewpoints on Christmas & the holiday season altogether, our Christmas experiences (past & present), money being spent during the holidays, paganism & more... so grab you some coquito or Henny & press play...


This week we sit down with the Harlem born & raised artist, Ronald Draper. We discuss how growing up as a foster child shaped the man that he is today, how he took a leap of faith and left his Wall Street job to be a full time artist, opening up The Draper Space, his various affiliations and how he gives back to the community.


Does he only want to hang out at your place? Repeatedly, making you pay for dates? Have you thinking you're crazy? Made you develop trust issues? Living double lives? Insecure? Ladies, you might have a fuckboy on your hands...this week we try to figure out what is a fuckboy, what are the signs and some fuckboy testimonials.


Life is fucking hard. Mental health is extremely important but overlooked in our communities. This week we discuss the mental health of Kanye, Kid Cudi, Wale & other high profile people. We also touch upon mental health in black communities, why we deny ourselves therapy, mental illness scene on FX's Atlanta and Nieema discussing her battles with anxiety. So press play and listen closely...


Don't judge a book by its' cover... This week we sit down with the amazing Aura. Born & raised in Harlem of Dominican descent, joins us as she discusses her life. We indulge in her dealing with being a teen mom, losing her job & apartment to transitioning into bartending/stripping to her quitting and now attending an all girls college in Massachusetts. So sit down, make a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers, maybe some hookah and press play...


We have our second Q & A episode with a different twist, Nieema answers numerous questions that men wanna know about women. Why do women fake orgasms? Are all women bicurious? Why do some women talk in "riddles" while others are straightforward? Why are some women ok with marriage and others can be long term girlfriends?

And we wanna wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all, we are thankful for all of your continued support.


Trump is President....WTF?! We touch on how we felt when it became official & what do we do now. But our focus this week is on gentrification. We discuss our upbringing in Brooklyn & Harlem respectively, the effect gentrification has on the local businesses, displacing people and more...


This week we are joined by the lovely Tabria Majors, model & one half of The Thick Podcast (shoutout to Mindy) sits downs with us as we discuss dating fetishes and whether people actually date people based on what they like or is it more fetishized.

Tune into The Thick Podcast on SoundCloud & iTunes starring Tabria & Mindy


"First things first R.I.P Uncle Phil / For real, you the only father that I ever knew..."

Joined by a friend of the show, Antoine, a photographer out of Brooklyn, we sit down and discuss fatherhood. Three different viewpoints of the father figures in our lives, lack of fathers & how it affects the child, daddy issues & black father representation. So tune in and hug your father if need be...


This week we sit down and discuss social media! How it has changed how we communicate, how some have no filter, it's affect on people in relationships. The good, the bad, the ugly, the Instagram honeys, the dick pics, stunting, mattresses on the floor and social responsibility. So sit down and tune in and don't be suprised if you unfollow people after this.


Start your Monday off right! This week, we talk about open relationships. What is an open relationship? Is it really an excuse to sleep with someone else or is it beneficial to a relationship? The double standards involved and are we moving towards a polygamous/polyandry society? Indulge in our sophisticated ignorance...


This week we have sex on the brain. Does the 90 day rule work? Can you delete a body? Does body count matter? When to have a threesome? A hilarious story about an orgy party and more...


Why do men cheat? Why do men keep their female friends away from their girlfriends? Do men self reflect? - This week we sit down and answer numerous questions that ladies have been dying to know the answer to about men. So gather up your homegirls, get a glass of wine and listen to us drop some gems.


We sit down with special guest Andrea, a makeup artist & aesthetician. She's a Philly native, Pro-Black & has her own motto of "Beauty comes in Black". We discuss the turmoil in the country right now, growing up being an African American and more. Sit down and indulge, no jokes on this one, just straight facts.


Videographer, filmmaker & friend to the show Vixon J joins us as we discuss the double standards in an Atlanta teacher that has gone viral, cuffin' season, male/female roles & dating altogether.


We are Steven & Nieema Simone, two best friends from Brooklyn, NY. We host a very blunt & candid podcast tackling various social issues from different viewpoints. For our introductory episode we discuss Chris Brown making news, Colin Kaepernick protesting, social injustices in South Africa and Black entrepreneurs.