Wednesday, January 30, 2013


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TOPIC - Dating & Relationships 400

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Friday, January 25, 2013

off tha dome

random thoughts...

Every time I hear "I'll Take Your Man" it takes me back to 8th grade. One chick called the local radio station and dedicated the song to another chick at school. As soon as they saw each other the next day at school, they started fighting. We stood there...waiting for a bra to pop off. But it didn't

congrats to President Obama on the 2nd term.

the Falcons had a great season. i thought they'd make it to the Super Bowl. but they will be back

why was the media worried about Michelle Obama rolling her eyes at John Boehner? haven't we ALL rolled our eyes at him?

college never have been so broke and had so much fun

it's been cold all week. i stepped outside one day and said to myself "damn, i wish it was 100 degrees today!"

at least once a day I play "catch" with Skyler. she throws a football well for a 1 yr old girl

i'm gonna try to read more books this year. i like suspense thrillers

pour out some liquor for Shawty Lo's minstrel show that got cancelled before it even aired.

Manti Te'o...lemme get this straight. you had a "girlfriend" for 3 yrs who you only saw once and you NEVER got on Skype or FaceTime or web cams with her?? she never came to see you and you never went to see her?? yeah right. i ain't buying that, B!

i've got one more week with my girlfriend before she leaves me until July. we had so many great memories last year

Beyonce Carter lip synced? so what. who cares

remember when Jodeci was on top? my favorite Jodeci song is "Stay".

i can cook. more importantly, i like to cook

i gotta teach my boys how to cook. i remember when my mom put me in the kitchen at 8 yrs old.

we grew up using number 2 pencils. did number  3 or number 4 pencils exist?

sometimes it's hard to be friends with co-workers

i wonder how hard it'll be for the Obama girls to date?

i love working from home but there are days that i miss being in an office

why does lil kim look like a mannequin now?

still haven't seen Django yet

i want to take piano lessons. i guess i should put a piano in my house too..

everybody loves Joe Biden because he reminds us of the relative that we all have who shows up at family function and tells everybody off.

i'm very hard on today's rappers. but i'm feeling Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamar. I like what they are bringing  to the game.

some days i like Facebook...some days I don't

raise your hand if you ever passed notes in class to a friend or a boy/girl that you liked

i started writing a poem last night then made the mistake of getting on twitter. all i had was one line! lol

my 2 favorite hip hop groups of all time...Public Enemy and Run DMC

thank you for listening and supporting the 12 Radio Show. this week we celebrate 3 yrs on the all. thank you for making the show what it is. i had no idea that the show would last this long. but i enjoy it and so do you. lol

i dare you to listen to Planet Rock and NOT wanna bust a move!!!

that awkward moment...when you get a text from a number that is not listed in your cell phone. you really want to reply..."who is this?"

this speaks volumes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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TOPIC - Sports Wrap up with DivaDee and OJ from In The Clutch

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Monday, January 14, 2013

reality tv

Reality tv is here! And it's here to stay! It's not going anywhere! As long as there is a demand, they will continue to supply it to you

There...I said it. I had to state the obvious.

That said...allow me to vent speak for a moment.

Before I delve into the subject, I will be the FIRST to admit that I have watched reality shows before. You know...The Apprentice, Celebrity Fit Club, The Real World, The Salt & Pepa Show, and the first season of Flavor of Love. I think we all have to view reality tv for what it is...a form of entertainment. I will admit that I found much humor in watching beautiful women THROW themselves at Flava Flav. The former Public Enemy hype man had a ton of models who were fawning over him. The man who penned the song She Watches Channel Zero was once the star of his own channel zero is interesting in itself.  The mere thought of a model drooling over a "handsome hunk" like Flav is pure comedy. least it was to me. But one season of laughs were enough for me and I moved on. And it seems that reality tv has, too.

Some reality tv shows are just downright terrible. More importantly, I think the reality shows that feature black casts (Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop, Basketball Wives) are horrible. These shows feature "C list celebrities" and their made for tv lives. Reality tv is here because it's cheap to produce and people watch it. However, I am extremely bothered by the images of how black folk are portrayed. Black women are constantly portrayed as loud, combative, and jealous. Black men are portrayed as oversexed and ego driven.

I know what you're thinking..."Kyle, it's just tv. We know it's not real." But it's deeper than that. If you turn on the tv, there a NO black shows with all black casts any more. No more Sanford & Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Cosby Show, 227, A Different World, Martin, Living Single, or Fresh Prince of Bel Air. While blacks are featured on mostly dramas on network tv, there aren't any sitcoms on network tv any more (not talking about cable). If the only time you see a predominantly black cast is when we see Love and Hip Hop, that's a problem. Reality tv took an even bigger turn when the Oxygen Network was set to air a show called All My Babies' Mamas. The show is about a rapper from Atlanta named Shawty Lo and his TEN baby mamas from 9 different women. After threats from civil rights groups, Oxygen has "put the show on hold" and has yet to say if/when they will air even one episode. I'm not sure what's worse...having 10 baby mamas...or the fact that people would tune in by the MILLIONS just to watch. The sad reality is that more than a few black people don't see it as a problem. I'm not sure what day or time any of these shows come on but when they do, my twitter and facebook timelines are filled with their show commentary. Could it be that it's entertainment to them and not to me? Possibly! But you have to look deeper into the specifics of those shows that entertains you.

I can't get into seeing two black women fight each other and degrade each other for a man...for whom neither are married beyond me. It's a modern day Minstrel Show. To me those images are about as funny as a Minstrel Show.

A minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the Civil War, black people in blackface .Minstrel shows lampooned black people as dim-witted, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, happy-go-lucky and musical. The minstrel show began with brief burlesques and comic entr'actes in the early 1830s and emerged as a full-fledged form in the next decade. In 1848, blackface minstrel shows were the national art of the time, translating formal art such as opera into popular terms for a general audience. By the turn of the 20th century, the minstrel show enjoyed but a shadow of its former popularity, having been replaced for the most part by vaudeville. It survived as professional entertainment until about 1910; amateur performances continued until the 1960s in high schools, and local theaters. As African-Americans began to score legal and social victories against racism and to successfully assert political power, minstrelsy lost popularity.

The bottom line is that until we as a people stop tuning in and demanding better shows, then we're gonna keep getting what we've been getting...or worse.

My boy George Brown said this to me the other day..."There is a big difference between comedy and coonery." And he's right!!!

The one REALITY about reality tv is this...the remote control to the tv is in your hands...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


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Tonight's co-host...Rashan Jamal

TOPIC - RETRO TV...a look a back at two television sitcoms from the 90s.

A Different World


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Friday, January 4, 2013

off tha dome

random thoughts...

the fact that you still read this makes me smile...

where the hell did 2012 go?

i don't drink egg nog. it's nasty

remember when all of the dope bowl games were on New Year's Day?

I enjoy the holidays but I'm ready for my kids to go back to school.

so much for the fiscal cliff...

anybody seen Mitt Romney lately? Just wondering

i haven't seen the movie Django yet but I'd like to see it. i dunno if i'd wanna sit through a 3 hr movie tho

NFL playoffs are here! can't wait to see how it all plays out

birthday shoutout to my Uncle Ronnie. You passed away a year ago. Gone but not forgotten. Love you, man

the last 3 hour movie that i saw was Malcolm X...and it was worth it!

you'll hear Christmas songs a gazillion times until Christmas day, but after Christmas...not one!

is it written somewhere that married dudes are supposed to only hang with other married dudes? people give me strange looks sometimes when I say I was hanging with my single homies.

have we ever seen rapper Trinidad James and Martin Lawrence's character Jerome in the same place at the same time?

if you "become" somebody once you log in to social media have issues.

the DVR has changed the way that we watch tv.

if i had a dollar for everytime somebody asked me..."where do the good women/men hang out?"...i'd have a small fortune

cool ranch doritos...nuff said

i hate seeing people walking around with the bluetooth earpiece in their ears when they AINT on the phone. if you aren't on the phone, take it out of your ear

can the word "SWAG" be retired in 2013??

text messages are cool but sometimes you gotta pick up the phone and talk.

my mom does FaceTime with me just so she can see the kids. she don't even wanna talk to me. lol

can we get an Outkast album this year???

it's usually the ass kissing simps at work who usually get promoted

ladies...when your man's response is "Whatever" should get concerned

fellas...when your woman's response is "You'll see" should get concerned

why do women "pat their hair" instead of scratching their scalp when it itches them?

do you think a man is soft if he cries frequently?

i'm not sure what kind of "human being" would shoot innocent 6 yr old kids?

kanye got kim k pregnant? word? he just broke man law 2492...never get the freak pregnant

where do you get your best sleep...the couch or the bed?

meet my new boss! she can barely speak but she tells me what to do EVERYDAY!!!