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

  • Posted: 29 Apr 2022


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 of the foundation that B Dorm is built on, is a love of hip hop and R&B. So in 2001 when Erick Sermon dropped (Just Like) Music it was the perfect blend, mixing the silky smooth sound of Marvin Gaye with the modern, raw sound of hip hop. It’s a timeless jam and just one of many from what a lot of people consider the best time ever for hip hop. And as much as we love the old school jams, your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner ask the important question, has our love of hip hop continued to evolve too? Are too many people stuck on old jams and dismissing the new artists the same way the old heads dissed hip hop when we were coming up? It’s an easy argument to fall into. The 1990s and early 2000s gave us BIGGIE, Nas, Wu Tang, Tupac and Dre. Jay Z, DMX and Snoop. But the current crop is every bit as talented with J Cole, Chance, Future and Lil Nas X pushing the art forward. So why don’t they get the love? Why do so many people seem to think that hip hop hasn’t evolved and gotten better? Has it? Has it progressed? 

And speaking of progress, we’ve all got to do better when it comes to recycling and taking care of the environment. We just had Earth Day, but that’s not enough. And unless you’re Bezos or Elon, you’re stuck here on Earth with the rest of us, so clean up after yourself. If you can make every day 4/20, you can make every day Earth Day. 

It’s a fun conversation and it’s an important and interesting theme. What does it mean to be progressive? Does anyone ever think that they are regressive? Doesn’t everyone think they are progressive in some ways?

This is what it’s all about. A smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the B Dorm podcast. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy. 

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