Category: Episodes

Reminisce. Live with Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Home for the Holidays with the Huxtables. Redefining Cool Through the Arts. Defining a Culture Through a Meal.

  2001 produced one of the greatest collabs ever put down on a track when Common and Mos Def joined Bilal to produce Reminisce. The song is a journey through a life. An exploration of what was, what is, and what could be.  “Just when I think that I forgot you I hear that dub […]

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Keep It Real. GOOOAL!!! LIVE WITH MARCUS KWESI O’MARD @ YANKEE STADIUM and NYCFC. Miami SwimWeek. Caribbean Travel Cheat Codes. Don’s Picks: Barack and Michelle Stop By.

  In 1995, Philly rapper Jamal came down from the City of Brotherly Love to work with Erick Sermon and put out Keep It Real. It’s a trip back to the classic Queen’s sound. The beat. The flow. All of it. It’s a classic, And this episode is too. From breaking down JT’s trip to […]

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Episode 10.5: Mixtape Edition.

  Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner are taking a break this week, but we’ve put together a mixtape of their greatest hits to hold you over. It’s a fun look at the show, the hosts and everything B Dorm is all about. It’s a smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too […]

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Good Times. Black on Black w/JT – Blunts vs Glass. Pick Your Poison – Whose Headline Is It? Dirty Words – Triggered by Triggered. Debate Club: And Now … Underpants.

  In 2002, Styles P joined forces with Swizz Beats and Saint Denson to drop a bomb upon the ears of the world; Good Times (I Get High) was an instant hit, and for a few summers it was the unofficial national anthem for weed heads. The beats, the lyrics – the whole vibe hits […]

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C.R.E.A.M. Reality vs Reality: When Outrage Overreaches. Why Attack Black? Corporatized Juneteenth Under Fire. Don’s Dystopian Pick: Potato Sole Survivor.

C.R.E.A.M. Reality vs Reality: When Outrage Overreaches. Why Attack Black? Corporatized Juneteenth Under Fire. Don’s Dystopian Pick: Potato Sole Survivor.

When the Wu-Tang clan dropped Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993, the album was an instant classic. A genre-redefining piece of history. And maybe no track on the album is more iconic than C.R.E.A.M. Cash Rules Everything Around Me.  In a capitalist society, money is as important as air or water to survive. Everything […]

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Eye For an Eye. Breaking Down Buffalo. Irrational Fear. If You See Something, Say Something. And Then An Alien Came Thru.

  In 1995, Queensbridge’s finest — Nas and Mobb Deep — collabed with Raekwon to drop Eye for an Eye. The song is an exploration of a violent world, an oppressive place where people are forced to do what they can to survive: “I might crack a smile but ain’t a damn thing funny, I’m […]

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Health, Wealth, Self. Celebrate Women by Defending Them. Smacking Down Hypocrisy with Science. Pick 3: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

In 1995 KRS-ONE dropped Health, Wealth, Self on his self-titled solo album. Take a minute, listen and reflect. It’s the perfect track for this episode and a great anthem for the times. Who brought you into the world? Do you fight to protect them? Do you realize how they’re being attacked right now, how their […]

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(Just Like) Music. Progress, Change and Resisting New Shit. Old School vs New School – Why Pick One? Don’s Dystopian Decision: Pick Three Albums.

  This episode asks what seems to be a simple question, “What does it mean to be progressive?” And while the answer for many people seems to be simple, when the perspective is changed, things get more complicated very quickly. It’s the kind of question that B Dorm was built for. And an important part […]

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Special Guest: Pete Saji. Writer/Producer of Black-ish, Mixed-ish and Cougar Town. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Making History with the Juneteenth Episode. Cause & Effect with Kyrie. Clapback for the Slap.

Everybody makes decisions for themselves. Kyrie Irving. Will Smith. You. Me. Us. Them. Everybody. The good, the bad, and the ugly. For every action, there’s a consequence. So back in 2007 when Kanye joined forces with one of Queen’s finest rappers, Consequence, there was a lot of action. They produced an instant classic. A timeless […]

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Passin’ Me By. Ketanji Jackson Brown Hearings Theatrics. Defining Dirty Words. The Problem with Privilege. Poached and Bloodied – Breaking Down Brunch.

When the Pharcyde dropped Passing Me By in 1992, they probably knew it would be a hit. But they couldn’t have known that they’d be creating a piece of history. The track is as iconic as it gets. It’s so epic it can only be defined as historic. And at the same time, it helped […]

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