Saturday, December 30, 2023

12 dope things that i did in 2023... | The 12Kyle Podcast

In this episode, 12Kyle reflects on the 12 dope things he did in 2023. He highlights various experiences, including attending a podcast meetup in Houston, a Bulldog Roundup in Columbia, South Carolina, and a surprise birthday party for a friend. 12Kyle also shares personal milestones, such as celebrating 23 years of marriage and turning 51. 

Throughout the episode, 12Kyle emphasizes the importance of cherishing moments, building friendships, and appreciating life's blessings. In this episode, he reflects on the lessons he learned in 2023 and shares his plans for the future of the podcast. He emphasizes the importance of having something to look forward to and making every day count. He also discusses the value of listener feedback and engagement. 

12Kyle announces upcoming changes to the podcast, including more video content and a shift in promotional strategies. He teases exciting series for 2024, such as the HBCU series. The episode concludes with a wrap-up and well wishes for the new year.


Take time to meet and connect with fellow podcasters and friends in person.Celebrate milestones and reunions with loved ones and friends.Support local businesses and enjoy new experiences, such as trying out new restaurants or attending grand openings.Reflect on personal growth, relationships, and the passage of time.


Introduction and Overview - 00:00 

Podcast Meetup in Houston - 01:29 

Bulldog Roundup in Columbia, South Carolina - 06:19 

Niece's College Graduation - 09:43 

Prince Party in Houston - 12:09 

Grand Opening of Trillburgers - 14:05 

Attending a Tennis Match with Coco Gauff - 18:48

Surprise 50th Birthday Party for Moe - 21:11 

Celebrating 23 Years of Marriage with Sherice - 23:07 

Homecoming at Wilson High School - 27:31 

Reaching 500 Episodes on the Podcast - 31:24 

Attending Homecoming at SC State - 34:13 

Reconnecting with a Childhood Friend - 36:35
Celebrating 51st Birthday - 40:56 

Reflection on the Year - 49:10 

Finding Something to Look Forward To - 50:36 

Engaging with Listeners and Feedback - 51:03 

Upcoming Changes to the Podcast - 51:57 

Exciting Series for 2024 - 53:01 

Continued Content and Guest Features - 53:58 

Wrap Up and Well Wishes for 2024 54:28

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

the best places to eat and party at college... | The 12Kyle Podcast

From 25 cent partying in a club that USED to be a church...12Kyle shares comical stories about the best places for him to eat and party when he was in college at South Carolina State University. 

the best places to eat and party at college...


Saturday, December 23, 2023

80s vs 90s rap lineup... | The 12Kyle Podcast

In this episode, 12Kyle discusses the concept of an 80s versus 90s rap lineup. He came across a post on Facebook that compared 80s and 90s rappers and asked who would be better lyrically in their prime. 

12Kyle decided to do a breakdown of individual matchups and share his personal opinions on who would be better. The episode concludes with a discussion on the scoring and some debates around the choices.


Hip hop group discussions on Facebook can spark interesting debates.

Comparing 80s and 90s rappers' lyricism in their prime is subjective.

12Kyle acknowledges that personal preferences and opinions play a significant role in these discussions.


00:00 - Introduction

00:30 - Hip Hop Group Discussions on Facebook

01:27 - The Concept of 80s vs 90s Rap Lineup

03:21 - Setting the Criteria: Strictly Lyricism

04:11 - LL Cool J vs The Notorious B.I.G.

05:46 - KRS-1 vs Jay-Z

06:49 -  Big Daddy Kane vs Nas

08:24 - Rakim vs Tupac

09:28 - Kool G Rap vs Snoop Dogg

10:56 - Scoring the Battle: 80s vs 90s

11:23 - Debating LL Cool J vs The Notorious B.I.G.

12:25 - KRS-1 vs Jay-Z: The Top 5 Debate

13:12 - Conclusion

80s vs 90s rap lineup...


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

off tha dome....


off tha dome (random thoughts)

ok...I'm back with another one...i think

i recently saw the documentary on JDilla on Hulu. it was aight...i guess. it was just surface stuff that they talked about. it could have been better..
pollen season is coming to an end...we hope

i never had sinus issues all of my life. and now that i'm they come. 

if i watch a documentary on someone, i want to learn new things. i didn't learn anything new from that JDilla doc

my name is Kyle. it is pronounced "KI-Yul"

Hey Sha'Carri Richardson back? or is she still ducking those ladies from Jamacia? 

how my name is pronounced really depends on where YOU are from...go figure bad Tee. i told you it'd be a month but i came back sooner than that

telling people "I'm 50 years old..." is pretty cool

if you're from the South or the West, you probably pronounce my name in one syllable... "KAL"

can somebody tell Jill Biden that the 2nd place team doesn't get invited...anywhere

if you're from the South or the West, you probably pronounce my name correctly "KI-Yul"

you know what happens when you turn 50? you get hurt doing simple sleeping. i hurt my shoulder...just from sleeping. smh

for the record, i am ok with however anyone pronounces my name. 

is it "innocent until proven guilty" or "guilty until proven innocent"

remember the bomb pop popsicle?

one of my professors at South Carolina State University used to call me "KELLY". not sure why. the late, great Dr Beraho (one of my favorite professors) called me KELLY. i told him several times that my name was KYLE. but i guess KELLY was cool to him so...i let him rock

don't listen to the "experts" when it comes to the upcoming nfl draft. the experts no nothing and all of the teams are lying...

i went to a predominantly black elementary school, middle school, and high school. but i didn't have my first black female teacher until i was in the 4th grade (Mrs Harris).

these nba playoff games should all start at 8pm est....we can't be up all night watching these games.

Mrs Harris was...and still is my favorite teacher and the GOAT

it might be cheaper to get a full tank of gas when you compare it to the price of eggs

i didn't have my first black male teacher until i was in the 11th grade...weird

linkedin has truly become facebook 2.0

eeelawn musk has really ruined twitter

i finally hit the turkey leg hut in H-Town. the food was dope but i wasn't expecting to also pay $20 just to park. smh

80s R&B was dope

i never get too caught up when a celebrity dies. but the 2 deaths that bothered me then...and still bother me now...7 years later...Phife Dawg and Prince

do you think Issa and Lawrence would have had a child together? 

i wonder if jay z and beyonce carter actually sit and do homework with their kids...

i'm about 2 seasons behind on Succession. somebody just spoiled it for me on twitter the other day. now...i'm not sure if i want to continue watching it

should i throw a party for my 500th episode of The 12Kyle Podcast?
i try my best NOT to spoil a show when i'm posting about the show on the twitter

all of my friends are turning 50 this year........i chuckle when i say that out loud

there is a small but unlikely possibility that our sons...Deion (grad school), Kameron (undergrad),and Brandon (high school)...could graduate in the same month. that would be wild. 

i have 2 pair of cement 3s that i've never worn and i probably won't wear

my pockets can't take 3 graduations 

never wear dirty white tennis shoes

where i'm from...we call it soda...not pop. 

bucket list...attend a party where DJ Jazzy Jeff is spinning

Pop is the dude that raised you

i remember when somebody spoiled The Blacklist for me in Season 6 and i stopped watching. they are in Season 10 now...i think

the joe budden podcast ain't the same without rory and mal. And the rory and mal podcast ain't the same without joe budden. i no longer listen to either podcast

forgive any typos or errors. i'm a writer and i'm cool 

don't believe the hype

listen to your head and your heart

aight Tee...i might be back in a month. maybe

1992 was 31 yrs ago but i remember it like it was yesterday

garnet and blue

megan the stallion will be invited to throw out the first pitch at more baseball games

3 yrs ago, we were stuck in the house and all we could do was rock to D-Nice.

Monday, March 27, 2023

car r&b...


This was a question that came up on my social media timeline the other day.

Fellas…if you’re with your lady in the car…which group are you listening to? 

Ladies…if you’re in the car with your man…which group are you listening to?

Boys 2 Men



I read the question.

Then, I read the responses. I was surprised by some of the responses. 

There’s really no wrong answer.

But for me…there’s only ONE answer. It’s Jodeci.

While I can say that I’m a big fan of both groups, I’m bumping Jodeci all day! And it’s not even close.

Both groups have hits…

Both groups have smash singles…

Both groups have incredible albums…

But nah. 

Gimme Jodeci. Easily! 

Who are YOU taking?

Monday, March 20, 2023

off tha dome...


off tha dome...random thoughts's been a minute...i know. my bad

it's 2023. just that statement alone says a lot

i haven't seen Creed III but I will. i've heard great things

is it just me or does all of the songs from the 80s from The Time & Prince have the same drum sound? is THAT the Minneapolis sound? 

it hasn't been a's been an hour since we've done this

hey Tee...i'm not back bruh but i'm here. lol

milk was awesome when we were kids. now? not so much

i had a dream that i had a dog. it was definitely a dream

i think these off tha dome posts got gobbled up by twitter

joe biden fell down the other day going UP the stairs. how does that happen?

speaking of twitter...twitter ain't even twitter no mo.

i think a lot of these off tha dome posts got gobbled up by The 12Kyle Podcast

remember when gas was like $2? can we run it back?

congrats to LeBron on becoming the NBA's all time leading scorer

i don't think i've seen Creed II. i probably should see that before going to see Creed III

music should move you. it moves me...daily

i need a vacation

why did we make mud pies as kids? i's not like we were going to eat them

every now and then...a celebrity will pass away...and i'll say... "damn, i thought he/she was already gone. RIP, tho..."

i think these off the dome posts got gobbled up by too much time on the iphone

oh yeah... i turned 50 this past December. still cool. still fly

it's definitely pollen season. my black car is now black and and and yellow...

i don't like watermelon. never have. never will

blogger used to be the hangout spot...kinda like the mall

milk will upset my stomach now

watch what you drink

the pandemic ain't over...don't forget that. 

i was dreamin when i wrote this...forgive me if it goes astray...

speaking of drinking, i've only drank water and champagne this week. odd combination. i know

ok...i'll be honest...i only wear my mask when i fly. other than that, i don't wear it

i think these off the dome posts got gobbled up by the nfl 

i'd love to learn how to skate backwards. i can't do it

play another slow jam....this time make it sweet

still can't get into reality tv

my ability to parallel park is really bad

live life to the fullest. all breaks

ok...i tried to watch the Xscape & SWV reality show. i gave it 20 mins. i tried. i love SWV. Xscape? never cared for em

i still have never seen The Color Purple. if i'm ever gonna watch it, i must do it before these nba playoffs start

if you send me a youtube video or a tik tok video, it'd better be less than 2 mins. that's about as long as i'm watching.

alex isley's voice is feathery 

i think these off the dome posts got gobbled up by car rides...

i grew up in house where all my folks did was play music. i'm thankful for that

the best conversations that i have daily are in the group chat with me and our 3 sons

jordan is still the GOAT (yeah...i said it)

don't just vote on election day. be an active participant in the political process. especially on the local level

ja morant...the definition of hustling backwards

i went down a youtube rabbit hole the other day watching Nipsey Hussle interview videos. very deep cat. gone wayyy too soon. 

all of the music in my house is played in our ears and not in the house for everybody to hear. technology has failed us. lol

wakanda forever...that opening scene almost tripped me up. thank God for popcorn. you can't eat, drink, and cry at the same time

i still mess around on my piano...every blue moon. 

i think these off the dome posts got gobbled up by facebook

if i ever learn to play Smooth by D'Angelo on my's a wrap. i might give the piano away. there's nothing else for me to do're still reading? it's been a year. long year. i'm here. 

if only you knew by Patti LaBelle is just sooooo cold

shoutout to you for coming here to read this. it's been a long time. thank you

you asked for it here it is...months later! lmao

if you have allergies, you are in my prayers

sorry for any mistakes, it's late. and i ain't proof reading none of this. and i'm turning the spellcheck off because i'm gangster like that. lol

i'm sure i'll think of 5 more things after i turn this computer off

do you turn your cellphone off? i don't 

i think these off the dome posts got gobbled up on the plane

do you delete text messages? i don't 

RIP Tara of my favorite people in the world. it's hard to believe it's been 3 years since you left. i miss you, cuz

can we get a new album from The Internet? 

i'll take a new album from The Foreign Exchange, too

i still watch Jeopardy daily

i these off the dome posts got gobbled up by my dog

wait... i ain't got no dog?!?!?!