EPISODES


He IS white

June is National Black Music Month. In celebration, we praise Chicago artists whose discography should forever be preserved in the music hall of fame. Not to exclude “dwights”, we shout-out a couple of our melanin challenged favorites. And with school out, we sound off on whether lavish prom sendoffs are too much. 

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Could’ve had Fab (3:01)
  • Prom-Mitzvah (18:41)
  • Music Talk (32:29)

 

Music Picks in this Episode:

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (album) // Cool Relax – Jon B (album) // Saturday Night Fever – The Bee Gees (album) // Deliverance – Bubba Sparxxx (album) // Where I Wanna Be – Donnell Jones // Still Ballin – Do or Die // Hip Hop Saved My Life – Lupe Fiasco // Phreaky MF – Mike Dunn // Overdose – Twista  

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Prom is our quinceañara. Prom is our bar mitzvah.” ~ Dion

“I got a white chocolate playlist that is to die for.” ~Fresh

“Ain’t even no white Gospel singers. I am befuddled.” ~Ant P

 

Events of the Week

Jack Honey presents Hyde Park Block Party with Mick Jenkins - June 24, 2017 4-8pm

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Tasteful and Classless

It’s XVII all summer 17. We go in on sloppy drunks, advise you to stay hydrated after E&J, discuss tasteful pubic hair maintenance, and name the songs we have on repeat in the whip. Plus we have an official move for Saturday and bring back fuckboi of the week.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Bill Maher gets too comfortable (19:19)
  • DWade disappoints Ant P (40:05)
  • Athletes & Money (44:12)
  • Amber Rose is no longer bald (50:57)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

DWade Game 4 Outfit

Self Made – Bryson Tiller (Dion’s choice)

Run Me Dry – Bryson Tiller (Dion’s choice)

Fresh Air – Future (Fresh’s choice)

The Weekend – SZA (Ant P’s choice)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“If we’re out and I see you drunk. I will leave you. I know some people are compassionate. I’m not.” ~Dion

“Sometimes [hair], that’s just a little seasoning.” ~ Fresh

“The price to pay for playing with pretty” ~ Ant P, Dion, Fresh

 

Event of the Week:

The Bar 10

Saturday June 17 from 4-9p

Free before 6p/ $10 after, Guys free all night with “No 4 Play Show” name drop

 

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Honesty Hour

The new trendy accessory is honesty. Or is it vasectomies? We can’t decide. This episode we candidly ask each other to choose if we’d get snipped…hypothetically (shout out to Lyfe Jennings) if the trapping odds weren’t in our favor. Also, we cover how to bring up your body count and fetishes to your partner, Finals predictions and cheap engagement rings.

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Pillow Talk No-No’s (15:40)
  • Fetishes (19:01)
  • NBA Finals predictions (26:30)
  • The Get Down gets cancelled (33:40)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Left Hollywood –Meek Mill (Video)

Vasectomy Spike Article (NY Post)  

Pillow Talk Article (NY Post)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Them rich white men gon’ tell you, a disease cost less than a kid.” ~Ant P

 “Let’s just go to the doctor together and get these results and live queen…RAW.” ~ Fresh

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The Grits & Biscuits Review

This weekend we attended Grits & Biscuits at the House of Blues in Chicago.  Never been to Grits?  It's a huge party based in down south, HBCU, late 90s and early 2000s partying.  Where everybody was there to have fun, there was no VIP, no dress code and girls dancing on you like their tuition depended on it.  Because of this experience that Grits & Biscuits brings, the men of The No 4Play Show make a pilgrimage there every year along with 3,000 other Chicagoans.  We talk about juking, near fights, unwarranted strolling, what we think would take Grits to the next level and what celebrity would most likely juke you at Grits. 

This is our recap of Grits & Biscuits 2017. 


The Locker Room with CBS 2’s Camron Smith

Just in time for the NBA finals, we sat down with Chicago’s own sports broadcaster CBS2 Camron Smith for his take on the market for ZO2s, reporters disrespecting black athletes, legendary sports stories, under recognized athletes, being a member of the press and more.

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Big Baller Brand management (7:00)
  • Entrepreneurship ain’t for everybody (21:50)
  • LeBron Five Star camp stories from back in the day (42:47)
  • Revisiting the 2007 SIU basketball season (57:46)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Blessing Loom Scams

ESPN 6 PM with Michael Smith & Jemele Hill

Lenny Cooke Documentary IMDb

SIU 2006-2007 Season Highlights (Footage)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“People will pay more to see the bad guy lose than they will to see the good guy win!” ~ Dion

 

“I need you to wear your [stuff] like no one else” ~Fresh

 

“How many successful waist trainer salesmen do y’all know?” ~Ant P

 

You can find CJ reporting live on CBS 2 Chicago or in a locker room near you, on Twitter at @Camronsmith and at camronsmith.com.

 

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Power in Transparency

Loyal listeners we want to thank you all for coming out to the No 4Play Skate Jam and click through for more Letters Week contributions on the site.

The truth is, our reactions to the nerve of certain people (their words and actions) elevate the wrong things. This episode we’re taking back our power. We praise all of our beautiful black queens, the one and only Ant P (being the man, myth, and legend that he is) as well as call out white women who culture vulture and Funkmaster Flex speaking ill of the dead, smh.

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • The transparency of Letters Week(11:24)
  • White girls running wild again (25:40)
  • Black men still love the regular sisters (34:12)
  • Funkmaster Flex…give it a rest (43:12)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

DJ Toure / Jay Illa

YesJulz & Miley Cyrus

Post Malone

Antoinette Robertson

Funkmaster Flex Story

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Cuz the room is waiting on you. It used to be you just came in the room and you were there. And now it’s like where’s ANT P?” ~Fresh

“I was thinking about how transparency is lacking. People being open is lacking…a lot of times, we give power to our secrets.” ~ Dion

“People date who they interact with everyday. And I must say, we interact with beautiful black queens all the time.” ~ Ant P

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New Money Old Hate with Tova Whitaker

This episode we returned to our ratchet roots. Our guest today, our good friend Tova Whitaker, tries (and fails) to convince us that money wouldn’t change us (sheeeit). Tune in for instructions on customizing your pre-nup, giving bad sex feedback, what to do when you’re buying or receiving a drink in the club, and learn which side we take in the Melo/LaLa separation.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Heartbreak Hit Makers (19:34)
  • Marriage is a different set of nerves (23:45)
  • Loyal mamas (34:00)
  • Drink etiquette (35:24)
  • Sexually empowering each other (43:08)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Sex Talk episode with Sexpert Tyomi

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“I’m officially a cheer dad. I still have on the wristband for this big ass cheer Bring It On 3 type of event… And she won’t lose for nothing so I gotta keep going.” ~Fresh

 

“Mary can bounce back, KC is always available.” ~ Ant P

 

“Thank you brother Kendu [Issacs], for showing us the way.” ~ Dion

 

“You’re accustomed to doing your own thing before a man enters into your life and after a man [leaves] so you still have to do your own thing.” ~ Tova

 

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For the Ears of Others with Assata Jones

Today’s guest, singer Assata Jones has some wild stories of close encounters with your favs to share in this episode. From Rihanna to Maxwell, her journey has afforded her moments other artists are sure to envy. Enjoy our take on setting the mood, spitting game to badgalRiRi, a debate over who moves on faster (men vs women) and the male version of the glow up. And don’t forget to purchase your tickets ASAP to this weekend’s No4Play Skate Jam!

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • For Rihanna’s ear (18:41)
  • For Zaytoven’s beats (34:18)
  • For Maxwell’s approval (37:25)
  • Dating to find your muse (43:57)
  • Moving on, no turning back (48:33)

Mentioned in this Episode:

No4Play Skate Jam Tickets (April 29th)

Unforgettable – French Montana ft Swae Lee

All By Myself – Assata Jones (video)

Molasses - Hiatus Kaiyote

Gills and Tails – Amel Larrieux

Producer Harry Fraud

Soulection

I Can Love You Better – Assata Jones (single)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“I feel like I’m sacrificing my heart for the ears of others.” ~Assata

 “I know you’ve blown money on worse things. Like your 27 piece. Like your own child. ” ~ Ant P

“[Rihanna’s James Joint] makes you feel like a neck kiss is coming.” ~Fresh

“[We men] expect no woman to ever really move on.” ~Dion

 

Check out Assata’s feature in The Source, her album Never Too Late on SoundCloud, and her social media pages can all be found using the handle @assatajones.

 

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Game Winning Plays with Aaron Jones

If you’ve ever wondered how the teens are handling the pressures of school, social media, extra curricular activities, their career outlooks and #bae, then tune in. We met our guest, St. Rita High School junior Aaron Jones last month at The Z Summit. Impressing us with his confidence and wisdom, he dropped bars at the summit and gems on today’s show. Are you ready for the youth to restore your faith in the next generation?

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • #GoGetHer: High School Edition (14:08)
  • What is up with education in America? (29:35)
  • Brianna gets it. (37:00)
  • 6’4” 306: Work harder. Play better. (43:31

Mentioned in this Episode:

LINK Unlimited

The Z Summit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel & the new CPS Grad Requirement

Rapper Logic

Producer 20Syl

Quotes from this Episode:

“The game has changed. ” ~ Dion 

 

“I was a damn mute in high school. Let me not front.” ~ Ant P

“We all didn’t have this great confidence at this young age. And we also didn’t have social media or come in contact with our favorite woman like [teens now].”~ Fresh

“Age is just a number and knowledge doesn’t compare to that.” ~ Aaron

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Time to Make a Change Episode with Dr. Crystal Laura

Our very own Fat Maxwell (Dion) has slimmed down to Medium Maxwell. In this episode, we have a real conversation with tenured Chicago State professor Dr. Crystal Laura about the school-to-prison pipeline and how school leadership impacts our youth’s chances of getting out of the streets. And we wouldn’t be the No 4Play show if we didn’t take the opportunity to discuss veganism, yoga practices that help your sex game, “eating the Wi-Fi” out of a woman and forgoing the gyro nachos.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • The detriment of the Betsy DeVos hiring (35:02)
  • The school-to-prison pipeline explained (43:30)
  • Factors that make prison feel familiar (48:10)
  • Adults dismiss students so creatively (55:02)
  • Benefits of a yoga practice for Black lives (1:06:00)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Don’t Turn Me Down by Mack Wilds

Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Assata’s Daughters

Yoga for Black Lives

Wanderlust Chicago Festival

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“This poor little white woman has gone through so much scrutiny. Mother F***er that’s a Wednesday for me. ” ~ Ant P

“I try to help these adults who are powerful and have the capacity to do big things in schools and communities…seek out the resources and leverage the capital to let things be otherwise” ~Crystal

“Remember when Puff started doing yoga? That’s cuz he got with Cassie and was losing it.” ~Dion

Find our guest Dr. Crystal Laura latest book Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com and find her on social media at @crystallaura_zen on Instagram and Crystal T. Laura on Facebook.

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We, The Black and Brown People with Dr. Claudio Rivera

United we eat tacos, divided we fall. This episode, we converse with longtime friend, community advocate, and clinical psychologist Dr. Claudio Rivera about the issues that concern both black and brown communities in Chicago. He shares his views regarding at times conflicting policy interests, words of encouragement for college-interested individuals and looks out for us all with the only taco spot guide you will ever need. 

 

Listen in as we discuss:    

  • Black & brown community struggles that overlap (12:17)
  • Segregated vs. mixed neighborhoods (22:56)
  • Conducting yourself in foreign territories (31:15) 
  • Cooperative economics & premium Back of the Yards Coffee (40:17)
  • Taco etiquette and the blasphemy of flour tortillas (47:32)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Back of the Yards Coffee (Chicago Tribune Feature) 

Watcha! Mag’s Guide to Great Taco Spots 

Peace and Education Coalition Scholarship

Dreamers & Allies Run Scholarship (Undocumented Immigrant eligible) 

La Pasadita (off N Ashland & W Haddon) 

Taqueria La Internacional (off S Ashland) 

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“The coffee shop went straight to the plug, fam!” ~ Ant P  

 

“Go in ready to listen and learn. You have to respect the culture and context of each area.” ~Claudio

 

“I refuse to perpetuate that narrative of ‘These hoods aren’t safe’ because I think it over emphasizes that these neighborhoods are so terrible that they have no strengths or good [in them].” ~Claudio 

 

“If I know I wouldn’t even be over there, I’m not inviting you there.” ~Fresh 

 

“You don’t go to someone’s neighborhood and just take. And that’s anywhere.” ~Dion 

 

We’ll be sure to share when the Back of the Yards Coffee Shop grand opening will be held in the near future.

 

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Adult Confidence

First, let’s get one thing straight. Trust us. You have an ugly friend. And if you don’t, then congratulations…on being the ugly friend. Secondly, maturity comes with age and experience. This episode, we share the wisdom gained from becoming men, fathers, mentors and professionals. We talk about ugliness and the humility that comes with it, dumb decisions that we have to protect our kids from making, the arrogance of Lavar Ball and what has shaped our adult confidence.

 

Listen in as we discuss:                                        

·       Ugly Friend Feedback (6:50)

·       Facebook Live and protecting our kids (17:00)

*Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault current event discussed

·       Earning your adult confidence (34:10)

·       The antics of Lavar Ball & Sons (42:35)

·       Fresh pays tribute to his student Laquan Allen (55:26)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

You Got An Ugly Friend Blog Post

Lavar Ball and the Ball Boys

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“I understand we’re in the era of political correctness and participation trophies. Honorable mention is honored. But that don’t matter in real life when it comes to getting chose.” ~Ant P

 

“[Say to boys] You have to realize at a young age, these women will hold you down. As these girls grow into women, they will hold you down before your partners.” ~Dion  

 

“14 year olds aren’t criminals.” ~ Fresh

 

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Sneaker Heads Go Crazy

We have the well-respected Padded Room shoe shop owner and sneaker head, Bo in the studio. Many of us know the pairs that we wanted, finally got, or just missed out on. They are tied to our fondest or most devastating memories. In this episode we discuss the business of selling deadstock, rare footwear, pricing integrity, and service. And to be honest, you have Jordans to thank for the good hygiene habits of your favorite middle school boy coming of age. Show some respect.

 

Listen in as we discuss:                                        

·       Gang culture influencing the rules of footwear (15:50)

·       When drink spills happen to fresh pairs (18:45)

·       What’s your Grail? (22:47)

·       Integrity in the sneaker game (29:10)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Jason Kid Flight 95s

Cool Grey Jordan 4s

Jordan Flu Games

Concord 11s

Royal Foamposites

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“When you love sneakers…or anything, you gotta let it go and come right back to it. ” ~ Bo

 

“If I could go to work in joggers and Jordan’s, I’d be so much more productive.” ~Fresh  

 

“Traveling for things let’s you know how important [it] is to you.” ~Dion

 

You can find our guest host Bo of Padded Room Chicago at mypaddedroom.com on Facebook @PaddedRoomChicago, Twitter @PaddedRoomChi and Instagram @the_padded_room. Be sure to visit the store located at ‪2134 W 95th Street Chicago, IL and tell them the brothers of the No 4Play Show sent you.

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Prude Side Beware

Side chicks and nude resorts, we go there this episode. Writer and publishing mogul Jessica Watkins has authored over 25 urban fiction novels to date. Listen in as we discuss her most popular and controversial series Secrets of a Side B**** and the ways she handles criticism of her work, self-publishing, double standards in the perceptions of Romance novels written by white women vs black authors and more.

Listen in as we discuss:                                        

·       Handling critics of urban fiction (18:08)

·       The crossover appeal of the bad boy (23:06)

·       If our lives were audiobooks, who would tell the tale? (27:00)

·       Hedonism vacations are apparently LIT(41:40)

·       Real tips for side pieces (33:38) because we’ve seen a lot of…missteps.

Mentioned in this Episode:

David Weaver

The Tanning of America by Steve Stoute narrated by Kerry Washington

 Hedonism II Resort Jamaica

Mocha Fest

Chicago Urban Book Expo

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“People think that urban fiction is like Love & Hip Hop vs Oprah. ” ~ Jessica

 

“Side chicks, don’t bash other side chicks. Think of yourself as a union.”~ Fresh

 

“I don’t like swinging. I don’t like other people eating off my plate. ”~ Fresh

 

You can find our guest host Jessica Watkins and her publishing company at jessicawatkinspresents.com

Facebook: @jwpresents Twitter: @authorjwatkins Her books are available through her website, Amazon, and Audible.com.   

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Best Dressed in the VIP

Paris Tyler of Posh Entertainment makes her long awaited return to the No 4Play Show studio. In this episode, we discuss dress code complaints, bottle wars and Dion considers a weave high top fade. As the weather warms up and you begin starching your Sunday best for Saturday night, let us guide you in your search for a good time with no dress code and a cover charge that won’t break the bank.

 

Listen in as we discuss:                                        

·       Events we would host if we had it (23:24)

·       Six Degrees of Diddy Separation (31:32)

·       Goofies at the door (34:29)

·       A Grits and Biscuits PSA (41:40)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Studio Paris Nightclub

J. Prince

2017 Dreaming featuring VonJovey episode

Grits and Biscuits Party (Chicago - May 27th)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Go back and look at your homecoming pictures from college. You look like a fool. ” ~ Fresh

 

“Women will spare no expense when it comes to good food.” ~ Dion

 

“Our stories aren’t getting told…we need to build that black dollar especially.”~ Paris

 

You can find our guest host Paris Tyler at ParisATyler.com or hosting your next turn up at ThePoshLife.net. Click here to find upcoming Posh events.

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Future is a Big Damn Deal

While we all moved on from Nicki Minaj’s major L, Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze went live on Instagram for two hours of heated beat battle #fortheculture. Which got us to thinking, who else would we want to see in a live battle matchup? Plus, as card carrying members of #FutureHive, we break down why Future “Nayvadius Wilburn” Hendrix is a big damn deal.

 

Listen in as we discuss:                                        

·       Happy Anniversary to the best juke song of all time (2:26)

·       If producers battled on tour (4:00)

·       Future Hive testifies (14:30)

·       Nicki took an L. Deal with it. (40:10)

·       Rachel Dolezal finally gets the black experience she wanted…lol (43:24)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Swizz Beatz vs Just Blaze DJ Battle (video)

Lil Durk “Faneto” prod. by Chief Keef

King Louie “B.O.N.” prod. by Jack Flash

Anaheim Off Duty Police Officer Fires at Teens

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Anyone who pays attention…Chicago Rap is the biggest on the internet. You [just] don’t hear them on the radio. ” ~ Dion

 

“Future is our negro spiritual leader. He says everything we need to hear.” ~ Fresh

 

“Our kids come out the womb defensive.” ~ Ant P

 

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#GoGetHer

Who said Remy Ma didn’t body Nicki Minaj on ‘ShEther’ (Are you DUMB??)  Who said women in music should all get along (Are you DUMB??). Battle is essential to Hip Hop. So thank you Remy Ma. And to Nicki Minaj, we’re waiting!

Plenty to discuss in this episode including rap beefs, #HurtBae, Lemonade, and the man you should be dating in your comment section.

Listen in as we discuss:

·       Why rappers recycle women (15:35)

·       ShEther (22:23)

·       Young Dolph CIAA Shooting (39:14)

·       The No 4Play Matchmaking Service is open for business (42:10)

Mentioned in this Episode:

Great Value J. Cole vs DanRue

ShEther – Remy Ma vs Nicki Minaj Beef

Jamal Mashburn & Jim Jackson vs The ‘94 Bulls  

Young Dolph CIAA Story

Quotes from this Episode:

“If you’re getting your ass beat in the club, ain’t nobody asking for your W-2.” ~Ant P

“GIVE HIM A CHANCE!” ~Dion

“Friends don’t let friends diss off of Hennessey” ~ Fresh

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And yes, we were serious. If you know someone with butt implants willing to discuss on the show, we want to hear from you! 


Cracking the Student Loan Code

This episode is for anyone who has ever prayed a special prayer for cyber hackers to blow up Sallie Mae’s database so we can all move on and be prosperous. Student loan debt effects nearly 40 million Americans today, with nearly 70% of bachelor degree holders graduating in debt. We have the best student loan lawyer in the business, Mr. Stanley Love Tate, Esq. on the mic, ready to share his expertise.

Listen in as we discuss:

·       Southside’s #whiteprivilege (11:00)

·       Roasting is the New Custom Handshake (20:26)

·        Loan Forgiveness Myths and Tips (24:09)

·       Radical repayment advice for private student loan borrowers (40:19)*

Mentioned in this Episode:

Tate’s latest book Made Plain: A simple guide to repaying your student loans

Tate’s web designer Sarah Huny Young and her design agency Supreme Clientele

National Student Loan Data System

The ‘Law & Order’ Episode with guest Keli Knight of KMR Law Group

The Z Summit – Coming March 11th, 2017 at the IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center

 

Quotes from this show:

“No one succeeds on their own…to excel is to find someone who is better than you, more informed than you are, and leaning on them.” ~Tate

You can check out Tate Law on the web at www.tateesq.com or contact him via email at tate@tateesq.com or text him (YES, Text!) at (314) 243-8810.

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*Disclaimer: Just like they say you shouldn’t start a new diet or fitness routine without first consulting with your physician, be sure to take advantage of a consultation with Love before deciding to skip out on your next payment. Don’t come after No 4Play for jacking up your credit! Be smart and talk to a professional about your circumstances. 

 


The Boo & David Bailey Episode

The west side is showing us real love this episode with guest appearances from Loyola basketball legend point guard David Bailey and hip hop artist turned music mentor and business man Boo from the rap duo Boo & Gotti. Both drop knowledge you don’t want to miss. From taking advantage of opportunities outside of Chicago to growing up in industries that have destroyed many a man, join us as we learn how they made it through.

 

Listen in as we discuss:

·       Red-West Basketball wars (8:23)

·       Transitioning from Rap to Business (17:57)

·       Wisdom from Ja Rule (26:00)

·       Behind the Scenes of “Fiesta” (31:20)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Red-West High School Basketball

Randy Livingston

Will Bynum

Flee Club Chicago

Fiesta (Remix) – R. Kelly ft Jay-Z, Boo & Gotti

Last Summer – Diamond Luxe

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Putting the lifestyle before the hard work…most [people] rap nowadays because of what they think they’ll get out of it instead of loving the process.” ~Boo

 

 “Don’t care about failing. Just get out there and do it.” ~ Boo

 

For more information about our guests check out:

@FleeClubChicago on Instagram / Store Location: 121 S Western / Open 11am-7pm every day

Boo Sledge on Facebook

David Bailey

@DiamondLuxeGlobal on Instagram

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Just Pop Em’

This episode we’re talking punishment whoopin’s, curfews for grownups, celebrities that don’t deserve our sympathy & more

Sometimes kids do bad things. And when they do, we have to set ‘em straight. To be honest, some people would’ve become better adults with a good popping once or twice. That said, we discuss celebs who need to be put in time out (looking at you Robin Thicke and Faith Evans), possessive baes, and what we’re doing in Trump’s America to stay sane.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • Robin Thicke. WTF. (6:14)
  • Ant P puts his foot down, and lives to tell the tale (15:09) 
  • Superbowl Predictions (24:00) 
  • Guilty Pleasures to escape your timeline full of Trump (45:17)

We still got the tax pro connect, Leslie Compton with us, @LDCTax on Twitter. Listen all the way through for the cheat codes including how to get 50% off filing your 2017 taxes.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Vertigo Lounge

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Story 

 Jessica N. Watkins Books

Quotes from this show: 

“If y’all wanna lock me out the house then just prepare for windows to get broken.” ~Ant P

“People do get pregnant at 9am, you know that right?” ~Dion

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Ratchet Tax Motivation

#TBTs, Tax Evasion, and Triumph over High School Reunions and Hospital Stays

 

It’s that time of year again. Bring on the W-2s, the double counted dependents, and the $$$$ refund checks! On this episode, we welcome the very knowledgeable Leslie Compton of LCD Tax and Accounting Company to the show. She is a master tax preparer with the degrees and receipts to prove it.

Listen in as we discuss:

·       Peaking in high school vs the quarter life glow up (6:40)

·       One host’s experience getting shook down by the IRS (15:00)

·       Future generations inherit Fresh and Ant P’s roasting legacy (18:50)

·       Getting the last laugh after a major health scare (24:19)

·       BET!!! New Edition, Who Dis? (33:42)

·       And tax tips for the culture (50:55)

Of course, we want to make sure you avoid tax audits, penalties, and jail time. Stop letting Turbo Tax play you. Listen all the way through for the cheat codes including how to get 50% off filing your 2017 taxes.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Leslie’s Ratchet Tax Mixtape Song Selection

Reaganomics

BET’s The New Edition Story

Fresh’s Fundraiser

Quotes from this show:

“That’s when I realized I wasn’t as ugly as I thought I was…when I had options! That’s when you know you’re above ugly.” ~Ant P

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album is the soundtrack of girls who peaked too early” ~Dion

You can find our guest host, Leslie Compton on Twitter @LDCTax and email her with any tax questions you have at Leslie@LDCTax.com. Click through to find us on Facebook or Twitter @No4PlayShow. Help us out by subscribing and leaving us a review!


On our second edition of listener’s choice we solicited show topics from our listeners.  We talk about the black entertainers meeting with Trump. The different between being a side chick to a loyal man or a main chick to a cheater, couples splitting rent/utilities, is a 4-year university the best route after high school and we address a question posed on Facebook about why men are not making a home with the women that they have children with.      

  


Last month on December 18th, we held out first live podcast.  It was the coldest day of the year and we were joined by the New York Times best-selling author Luvvie Ajayi.  We talk about so many things including how she felt meeting Oprah, the success of her book “I’m Judging You” and much more.  Listen to this episode and you’ll feel like you were there with us. 


Happy New Year!  On this episode, we welcome our guest Faith Joyvon bka @VonJovey (www.vonjovey.com), a visionary, content creator and director.  She has worked with some of the most influential people including Sean Combs (Puff Daddy), Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Rick Ross and more.  We sit down and talk about our one goal for the year and ask Faith what she learned since being in the business and what she’s learned during her journey.  This is an episode about where your dreams can take you if you believe in them.    


On this episode, we sit down with Jay Illa, one of our favorite DJs.  He shares stories that could only come from someone who has been successful in the business as long as him.  We talk about some of our favorite SoChi/TGIFresh parties and what happened to the Chicago party scene.  We also talk with him about his friend and favorite DJ, Timothy Francis Jones aka Timbuck2 ahead of the second annual Timbuck2 Forever event.  If you ever wanted to take a peek inside the mind of a DJ, this is your episode.  Find Jay Illa online @JayIlla. 


On this Brother’s Over Breakfast episode we welcome our friend Terrell aka Malcolm Romney where he discusses his holiday homeless drive.  We also announce our guest for the live broadcast on December 18th: Awesomely Luvvie.  We also talk about the T.I., Tiny and Floyd Mayweather triangle and whether you can have a friend of the opposite sex who disrespects your spouse.  We also talk about J. Cole’s new singles which call out Kanye West and his friend Wale.  We also ask the men could they date somebody that was more famous than them.  And we touch on the Walter Scott verdict and the road rage shooting of Joe McKnight. 


On this episode of The No 4Play Show, we talk about requirements for a 90s party.  Then we talk about Fresh’s blog on talking about the different viewpoints on “talking” from the both sexes.  We talk the passing of Fidel Castro and a report that says 13% of black men voted for Donald Trump.  We talk about Kanye West’s meltdown; Ant has no patience for it and Dion asks for Kanye to come home.    


“Kevin Hart don’t need you shares, I need your shares” © Comedian T. Murph

On this episode, we are joined by comedian T. Murph who has graced the stages of BET Comic View, Key & Peele, Chicago Fire and headlined shows as far reaching as Dubai.  We sit down with T. Murph to talk about comedy in 2016 and have a discussion about our favorite comics of all time.  We also talk about the current events at Standing Rock and recap our "Thanksgiving" holiday.  Fresh pays tribute to his friend Roy Love who was recently a victim of senseless violence.  Check out T Murph at: http://iamtmurph.com.