EPISODES


Real Cheaters Move in Silence with Young Wayne

Cheaters never prosper. But since Kevin Hart has forced our hand, here we are. We set some gender-neutral ground rules for cheating and talk about the greatness of Whitney Young, comedy, top Pro-Am moments, and more with our amazing guest Dwayne “Young Wayne” Young.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Wayne’s Top 5 Pro-Am Moments (8:42)
  • Come on Kev… (16:54)
  • Ant P’s Kevin Hart roast story (21:27)
  • Equal Opportunity Rules for Cheating (25:32)
  • The Got-A-Man Switch Up (32:42)
  • Wayne Goes Viral (35:23)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Kevin Hart Extortion Scandal

Will Bynum Scores 50 in Chi-League Nike Pro Am

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“McDonald’s was selling slurpees or some s***. It’s part of the story.” ~ Ant P

 

“I don’t even like making eye contact with my co-workers” ~Dion

 

“I said ‘What? I didn’t even know you blocked me. I just thought you found a man and do what most girls do.’ [She] can’t get no more boy phone calls after 5:30 in the evening. ” ~ Fresh

 

“You just set me back two more years now. I’m single for 2 more years.” ~ Young Wayne

 

Find our guest Dwayne “Young Wayne” at @youngwayne00 on all social media sites, YouTube and Christian Mingle (just kidding).

 

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The Men, The Myths

This episode we put the lies to rest. Would you see your favorite artists in concert? Sit down IG models and Thick Rihanna haters, all waists matter. Mother Nature is not to be played with. Plus, we share our experiences with the hoe phase as men and how costly it was.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • #Thickgalriri and women gaining weight (13:00)
  • Dorm room pleasuring (18:57)
  • Disaster preparedness (27:54)
  • Hoe phase wisdom (38:29)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Kelli Knight from KMR (Law & Order episode)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“If there was a skinny girl, you damn near had to text me to make sure she wasn’t mine.” ~Fresh

 

“Your stomach is needed. If I see you and my joggers move. That mean you still got it.” ~Ant P

 

“A lot of women think that the hoe phase is something guys are perpetually in…[but] men actually do get tired [of it]. It’s taxing.” ~Dion

 

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The No 4Play Remembers with K Moon

What started as an innocent walk-of-shame down memory lane has turned into the reckless and unofficial guide to Game of Thrones for Black people. As always, you’re welcome.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Performing on your clique’s behalf (11:54)
  • GoT broken down (22:23)
  • The characters that can get these hands (43:20)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Boardwalk Empire

GoT Season 3 Episode 9 - The Red Wedding

GoT Season 6 Episode 9 - The Battle of the Bastards

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“The Night King looks at John Snow like he owes him back child support.” ~Ant P

 

“The whole reason there’s conflict in the world is because of who [slept with] who” ~Fresh

 

“Oh so she had felony pussy? Murderous pussy.” ~ K Moon

 

“The High Septon is probably the worst. He’s a goddamn poverty pimp. The pastor of a mega church and he has an army of poor people.” ~Dion

 

“Jaime Lannister. He at that point only had one hand. But he was still with the shits.” ~Dion

 

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At Your Best

After a trip to DC, we’re glowing in our black excellence (shout out to the real HU). We discuss the technique of boxing, racial tension in the ring & comparing boxing eras as well as the legacies of Dick Gregory & Aaliyah. Meanwhile, Jay-Z compels us to consider friendships crumbling from a man’s perspective.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Mayweather vs. McGregor (20:00)
  • Dick Gregory’s legacy (36:10)
  • Missing Aaliyah (41:48)
  • Ending Adult Friendships (53:15)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

P Funk and the Mothership

Farmer’s and Distillers (DC)

Dick Gregory speech on Malcolm X’s death

Jackie Movie

Rap Radar Jay Z Interview

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“Girl [was] like ‘Are you an alumni?’ No let me live my life.” ~Fresh

 

“I would’ve graduated, but with a junior.”~ Ant P

 

“People gonna keep playing around until Aaliyah is forgotten. Cuz her music isn’t on none of the streaming services. The music needs to be there.” ~Dion

 

“Holding adult friendships and when to let those friendships go is such an underrated and under taught part of our being and growing up ”~ Ant P

 

Event of the Week

Thank You Chicago’s Wild Thoughts Day Party

Saturday, September 2- Bar 10 @ 4pm

 

F*ck Fresh 2K17 BBQ

Sunday, September 3 - Kells Park (Chicago & N Kedzie)

Send a message to any of the brothers for further details

 

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Go For Yours with Erika R. McCall

Should a partner’s inconsistency be grounds for a roaming eye? Would you correct it or cut it? What did we ever do before DM’s? The fellas weigh in and guest Erika McCall gets schooled on “comcast remotes”, what qualifies a woman as average, and peak mental confidence as an adult man.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • TBT Matchmaking (24:58)
  • Extra average women exist (34:55)
  • Cheating double standards (38:29)
  • The Ugly Friend revisited (50:51)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Erika McCall’s book Go For Yours

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“No woman should have dry DMs in 2017.” ~ Fresh

“The wannabe acceptance for [extra] average is astounding.” ~Ant P

“Her biggest pimp was her mama. ‘Get a guy with a good job, girl. Get a guy with a nice car, girl.’ If that’s what you market yourself as wanting…you can’t fault guys for meeting that standard and feeling like they’re the man. ” ~ Dion

“So [cheating] is bad because of our emotions? You want our emotions to be just for you? ~ Erika

 

Find our guest Erika McCall at www.GoForYours.com and on Instagram at @erikarmccall

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The No 4Play Show Has the Answers

The annual experience of ratchet black excellence (aka #NQ17) did not disappoint. We share funny highlights and address a couple of creeps. Then switch gears to process this weekend’s Charlottesville terrorism and activism in the NFL. Plus, #BaduBox strikes again. You heard it here first.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Creep complaints (10:53)
  • White terrorism in Charlottesville (14:50)
  • Marshawn Lynch out calculates the media (34:45)
  • Drake mystery solved. It was Badu. (47:19)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Charles Barkley/Richard Spencer Controversial Interview

Harvard’s Minority-Majority Freshmen Class

Marshawn Lynch protests the National Anthem

Danillo Gallinari rejected Kim K

 

Quotes from this Episode:

 

“Colin Kaepernick was a known entity. But he was a regressing entity. Then he decided to protest…You can’t ignore Marshawn Lynch.” ~Ant P

 

“Erykah Badu hit Drake with the Get Out, got to stirring that tea and next thing you know, he was making Caribbean rhythms” ~ Dion

 

“Views is a #BaduBox influenced album.” ~Fresh

 

Event of the Week:

 

Friday, August 18 @ 9pm – Thank You Chicago Back to the 90’s Party  (Berwyn, IL)

 

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Guidance from the Gridiron with Corey Mays

Veteran NFL Player, Corey Mays joins us for an excellent discussion surrounding doing well on the field, developing a team, and building a legacy outside of football. He shares wisdom about handling business, investing, managing your money, and resisting the temptation to live a baller lifestyle in an expensive market.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • THE Notre Dame Experience (14:30)
  • Legendary players as teammates (20:20)
  • Protecting your body (32:40)
  • Fresh has a real injury (36:12)
  • Stepping away from the game (40:23)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

The Pacemaker App (iOS)

The No 4Play Playlist Page

James Harrison protecting his body

HBO Ballers

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“For me [the rookie year] was truly what I needed. Those first days out of college and becoming a man.”~ Corey

“You don’t get your adult[hood] slap at 22 yet. You’re still young.” ~ Ant P

“Even to this day, these guys put me on the right path.” ~ Dion

“It’s not who you are it’s what you did.” ~ Corey

“If you can see me in the game. I don’t need to drive a Benz. You know it’s me.” ~ Corey

 

Event of the Week:

August 12th Arlington Million Horse Race $30 adults, $4 kids.

Saturday August 12th - The Q, your girls favorite event! 4pm until the cops come knocking.

 

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Facing the Facts with Besties & Brunch

Four of the ladies from the Besties & Bruch crew join us to discuss the tough week that black men have had. Usher, R. Kelly, and Rick Ross are dead wrong. How can we defend these L’s? Plus, Issa Rae’s Insecure is back and chaos befalls the show. The brothers have had enough. And the sisters sound off.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Usher is ready to sign them papers (16:00)
  • Disowning R. Kelly (21:32)
  • What excusing Rape Culture looks like (32:55)
  • Insecure is #byke (41:26)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Usher Has Herpes

Usher Master Class

N4P Insecure Hangouts every Tuesday (Must follow our Facebook Page for the link)

 

Quotes from this Episode:

 

“I’m in a space now where I cannot in good conscious publicly defend [R. Kelly], because I look like an idiot. And there’s nothing to defend, most importantly.”~ Ant P

 

“He’s a public figure that should be held to a higher standard.” ~ Eboni

 

“It’s good sex when it’s with someone who is confident in you.”~ Ant P

 

“The real victim in all of this is Tasha.” ~ Veronica

 

“I feel like there’s no benefit to being with Issa, for any of them. She’s not even a good friend.” ~Dion

 

“It’s only confusing if you wanted more in your mind.” ~Ant P

 

Event of the Week

Lollapalooza After Parties

 

Find the besties Eboni, Veronica, Nikki, Tahlee, and Ryan at bestiesandbrunch.com and @bestiesandbrunch on all social media.

 

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A Direwolf in Silicon Valley with Matt Alexander

Dion’s definite cousin joins us to discuss his experiences editing movies, educating executives on the importance of diverse perspectives and investing in recruitment efforts within minority communities in the Bay area. Rather than be angry that goofies make 6-figures, we’re reminding our listeners that strategy matters and just going to work and coming home everyday is a luxury we can’t afford.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Editing Oscar-winning films (10:00)
  • Age, race, and gender diversity in tech (21:23)
  • The Springboard Initiative (26:18)
  • Still out here dictating culture (33:29)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Lost in America film trailer

Blavity AfroTech Conference

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“If y’all were out and he got into a fight you would have to defend him. So y’all related. That’s the rule.”~ Ant P

 

“Damn, [he lives] three minutes from KD. What’s three minutes from you Ant?” ~Fresh

 

“Come over to this IT world. I don’t wanna see no more psychology degrees. Liberal Arts degrees.” ~Dion

 

“Whoever comes in the hood [to speak] they don’t represent the community. So that’s what I try to do. Let’s talk.”  ~ Matt

 

“You have to be strategic about everything. You don’t have the luxury to just go to work and come home.” ~ Matt

 

Find our guest on social media at @mattofum and learn more about his non-profit work at springboardinitiative.com.

 

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Treasuring the Long Game with Brewhouse Music’s Brandon Smith

This episode we sit down with our guest Brandon Smith to discuss the importance of music publishing, the market for urban artists to partner with big corporations and consider the differences in how Chicago disrupts the next generation’s chances of success. This episode is all about glorifying hard work and thinking long term.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Brandon explains Music Licensing and Publishing (8:24)
  • Urban partnerships with Big Beverage Companies (17:35)
  • Atlanta music collaborators know wassup (23:40)
  • The short game mentality (32:00)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl

Music Dealers

BrewHouse Music

The Cool Kids

  

Quotes from this Episode:

“I don’t need your dollar now. Cuz I’m gonna come for it later. When you see the vision. And when I show you the vision, you’re gonna have to open that check book a little wider. ” ~Brandon

 

“You’re not being taken advantage of if you have the rules to the game. We’ve been side stepping the rules our entire lives.” ~ Brandon

 

“Atlanta rappers are the blue print. That’s Atlanta. They’re always together. Making songs. Kicking it.” ~ Fresh

 

“Eating slowly together. Creating the longevity of wealth. It’s not a lick.” ~ Brando

 

Event of the Week

V103 Summer Block Party with Jill Scott, SWV, and more – July 22nd

 

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Rob Needs an Alfred with Brooke Brown

We put our ghostwriter in the hot seat. Brooke Brown of Well Read Well Said is responsible for the detailed show notes you all love so much. But today she joins us on the mic to discuss how men get ready for parties with pretty ladies, our picks for song of the summer, fast women, being finessed as young boys, and why you need to get you an Alfred that can do both.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • The Man with a party plan (10:33)
  • Song of the Summer 2017 (22:30)
  • Our ghostwriter, Brooke drops in (29:06)
  • Aye Rob, listen bruh…(39:15)
  • All men have been finessed (52:00)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Jimmy Iovine on SZA/Top Dawg Deal

Rake It Up – Yo Gotti ft Nicki Minaj 

Who Dat Boy – Tyler, The Creator

Magnolia – Playboi Carti

Claudio Rivera’s Episode

Ron of Japan Chicago

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“There was no ashy-ness in the building. Everybody was well moisturized.” ~ Dion

 

“I think we have to acknowledge the elephant in the room. She’s fast! That’s just a fast woman.” ~ Fresh

 

“I just feel like everybody needs an Alfred in their life. Like Batman has Alfred.”~ Ant P

 

“Rob didn’t know how to protect his new money. He still doesn’t. It’s evident by his timing.” ~Brooke

 

Events of the Week

Thank You Chicago’s Everyday We Lit Day Party: July 15th 4-9pm at Bar 10

Pitchfork Music Festival: July 14- 16th at Chicago’s Union Park

 

Find out more about our go-to writer, Brooke Brown and her professional writing services at www.wellread-wellsaid.com, @wellsaidbrooke on Twitter and @whatbrookesaw on Instagram.

 

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Thank You Chicago with K Moon and Matt Brooks

Hot off the press we have your next summer move ready. If you know us and have attended any of our events in the past (including N*gga Q) then tune in to this episode. We share some of the legendary parties and cookouts in the works from our guest hosts K Moon and Matt Brooks of Thank You Chicago Events.

 

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Thank You Chicago Events (13:40)
  • Fuck Fresh and N*gga Q got beef (27:04)
  • The evolution of the N*gga Q (29:19)
  • The inside of a swingers club (35:29)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Trading Races

Tabu Swingers Club (Baltimore)

Ghana Fest July 29 & 30

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“College brought on a new appreciation for slim thick.” ~ Dion

 “Have you read the worst parts of the bible?” ~ Ant P, on summer break Fresh

“I remember I got on the mic and said ‘Man I’m having sex with my girl tonight!’”~ Matt

“[The N*gga Q] is not no gang led picnic with 1,000 people.” ~ Fresh

“It’s not a train unless you think it is” ~ K Moon

 

Check http://www.dottdaley.com/upcoming-events/thankyouchicago21 for more news on Thank You Chicago Events or follow the hashtag #thankyouchicago on Instagram.

 

Find our guest hosts on Instagram at @kmoon319 and @dottdaley

 

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The Patron Saints of Lost Causes with Kasmer Quinn

There are just some things that we will and won’t stand for. Fresh stands up for Meek Mill, Ant P stands up for T.I., and Dion walks away with your girl. We welcome media relation specialist Kasmer Quinn, who shares with our listeners how to come correct on a first date.

Listen in as we discuss:         

  • Safaree vs Meek Mill & Co. (20:17)
  • Tiny’s loyalty is questioned (34:05)
  • Bill Cosby has to move around (43:08) TW: Sexual assault is discussed
  • First Date Expectations (59:00)

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Be Relevant with Kasmer Quinn

Meek Mill and Safaree Confrontation

 

Quotes from this Episode:

“I found that how you see yourself is how you truly are and if you have the ability to speak life into yourself, you’ll know that whatever source of energy you believe in that you are the co-author of your life.” ~Kasmer

 

“He’s on papers, [Meek] gotta be smarter than that” ~Ant P

“Men could not handle if women had the same loyalty as us. The world would be in chaos.” ~Dion

“I’ve never heard a woman say that they had to step their game up to meet the level of a man” ~Fresh

 

Find more from our guest at www.kasmerquinn.com and on Instagram @myblackisbeautiful_08

 

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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 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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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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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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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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#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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