Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay

Jamal Sterling & Khalilah Elliott

Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay is an audio and video podcast series hosted by Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliott and produced by Chief Disruptor Productions. Whatever We Want is an irreverent, often comical chat show that covers a range of topics each episode – from art to politics, pop culture, current events, and everything in between – through the lens of Black life and from the unique perspectives of the show's co-hosts – Jamal Sterling, a married dad/actor/teacher and Khalilah Elliott, a single, child-free, career- woman/entrepreneur. This program is intended for mature audiences due to language, sexual references, and consumption of alcohol. To SEE the full unedited video version of the show each week visit the Chief Disruptor Productions YouTube Channel and SUBSCRIBE to the Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay playlist or copy and paste this URL: youtube.com/channel/UCOTtX7TlDMmd3kxwCDQ25XA/featured read less
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Pay Me What You Owe Me...
May 3 2023
Pay Me What You Owe Me...
On this episode of Whatever We Want, co-hosts Jay and Kay again address the pressing issue of gun violence in America, discussing recent shootings and the need for responsible gun ownership and stricter regulations. The pair also shed light on the Black maternal health crisis in the US, racial bias in the medical community and the recent case of a Texas baby girl taken from her parents by CPS in what is being described as a "state sanctioned kidnapping."The news of Dominion Voting Systems settling with Fox News for more than $787 million ending a two-year legal battle over defamation also leads this week along with  Cardi B's recent controversies, a discussion about public nudity and naked dinner parties,  plus traveling to Mississippi without warning. Key Takeaways:[00:01:29] Shootings in America[00:14:09] Black maternal health crisis[00:17:36] Racial bias in healthcare [00:20:58] Fox News, misinformation & Dominion settlement[00:21:25] Facebook owes you money![00:25:23] Cardi B vs Tasha Kay[00:27:13] Cardi B accused of being a predator [00:32:52] Public nudity & naked vegan dinner parties[00:37:59] Driving through Mississippi[00:47:11] For the Culture: Dionne Warwick & jazz legend Ahmad JamalCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Hulu's Our America: Trouble on TapPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsThe Rise of AIMarie Kondo is no longer Kondo'ing Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Back that Thang Up! The Freaknik Generation Grows Up
Apr 24 2023
Back that Thang Up! The Freaknik Generation Grows Up
Join Jay and Kay in this sidesplitting episode as they dismantle Billboard's Greatest Rappers ever list while delving into the comical side of aging and navigating parenting later in life.Get in line as they conjure up alibis for '90s Freaknik-goers, just in time to dodge any fallout from Hulu's upcoming documentary on the legendary cultural event. Plus, the pair take a deep dive into Marvel's response to the dramatic allegations swirling around Jonathan Majors.As a cherry on top, these jesters of justice serve up a thought-provoking look at environmental equity, as they discuss the need for communities of color to enjoy the same standard of water and air quality as others.So, grab your earbuds and listen to your favorite podcast! [00:00:05] - Jamal's B-day weekend recap[00:00:56] - Top 50 Rappers: Billboard List[00:14:29] - Andre 3000 reflects on aging in hip hop [00:21:14] - Hoda Kotb is mom-shamed for adopting after 50[00:21:54] - Raising children later in life [00:28:02] - Marvel considers replacing Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror[00:29:07] - Ezra Miller, Jonathan Majors & White Privilege[00:37:00] - Professional Black women suing Hulu over Freaknik film [00:44:30] - For the Culture [00:44:50] - Hulu's Our America: Trouble on Tap[00:45:09] - Toxic Water in Minority CommunitiesCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Hulu's Our America: Trouble on TapPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsTaraji P. Henson Brings Mental Health support to HBCUsScam alerts!! ATMs & Charging Station Thieves Steal Cooking Oil from Restaurants Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Pollen, Power & Part II
Apr 17 2023
Pollen, Power & Part II
Co-hosts Jamal and Khalilah return for the second half of Season 3 of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay  just in time to bring in spring (and a ton of seasonal allergies)...The pals catch up on what they've been up to since the beginning of 2023, including Jamal's artistic journey and newly adopted daughter (and Kay's time spent spoiling said daughter). The pair also dive right back into the latest happenings in the world of politics and pop culture discussing their experiences and perspectives on everything from how Donald Trump's indictment,  America's values, anti-trans rhetoric taking precedence over sensible gun control, the Jonathan Majors' scandal, and the dynamics of race and power in that situation. Key Takeaways:[00:01:38] - A new year and a new baby [00:09:26] Trump faces felony charges in NY[00:14:18] Anti-trans rhetoric after Nashville shooting[00:18:21] America's priorities and values[00:24:17] Gun control in America [00:27:07] Jonathan Majors' assault case[[00:34:54] Interracial dating complexities [00:38:39] Women not being believed[00:42:23] Bill Cosby Back on tour[00:47:25] Judging people's music choices[00:49:25] Dominique Fishback's talent[00:53:06] 50th anniversary of hip hop[00:56:42] De La Soul and Hip HopCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Amazon Prime Series SWARM The 50th Anniversary of Hip HopDe La Soul Appears on The Tonight ShowFollow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Back to the Future
Jan 13 2023
Back to the Future
It's a brand new year (we think) and co-hosts Jamal Sterling & Khalilah Elliott are back with an all-new episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay  to kick off 2023.The pair dive right in reflecting on the hilarious political theater that was Kevin McCarthy's recent bid for Speaker of the House and the historical appointment of Brooklyn's own son Hakeem Jeffries to Minority House Leader. Kay also makes a shocking declaration that proves that the hip hop generation continues to evolve all while the co-hosts reflect on social media challenges that go too far, the problem with the "these kids today" mentality, and the recent confrontation between a 6-year old student and a teacher that ended in gunfire. The pair also highlight a recent lawsuit brought by a Seattle school district against tech giants that alleges that social media is causing a mental health crisis among young people and the danger of assuming we have more time to value those we love.Key Takeaways:[00:00:02] - Happy New Year!??[00:04:44] - Speaker of the House shenanigans [00:11:07] - The great Hip Hop debate [00:17:00] - Best of lists suck[00:19:19] - Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance is every Black parent[00:21:30] - Social media challenges gone wrong [00:23:09] - The problem with "these kids today!"  [00:25:25] - Shocking shootings by young children [00:28:24] - Is social media the cause of a decline in mental health for young people?[00:33:53] - Learning to be present in the moment + relishing our relationships[00:38:45] - De La Soul's music will soon be available on streaming services[00:40:45] - Black Sheep sues Universal Music for $750M over unpaid royalties Check out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Peacock's The Best Man: The Final ChaptersPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsCute Babies > Ugly GermsEveryone's having a bad season...except maybe the Detroit LionsNo New / New Year ResolutionsWatching Obscure Black Films in 2023Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Last Call for 2022!
Dec 23 2022
Last Call for 2022!
It's the final episode of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay  for 2022 and our co-hosts are wrapping up the year with the most interesting stories of the last few weeks. This fun episode is the perfect way to end the year as it covers everything from the fall of crypto, Deion Sanders, viral dances, and even Black men and mental health.  Plus! Check out Jay & Kay's picks for best movies, music, tv, etc. for 2022!Key Takeaways:[02:00] - Kay finally caught the 'vid[03:55] - Cancelled Christmas songs[05:00] - Deion "Primetime" Sanders is leaving JSU + folks have a lot to say![17:35] - HBCU Alumni Giving Rates [21:21] - Crypto is a Ponzi Scheme[25:48] - Brittney Griner is home! [29:35] - Democracy survived the midterms...but it's still on life support[34:40] - Why does anyone care who Pete Davidson is dating?[36:40] - How does one escape the matrix of dance memes & videos?[39:39] - Avatar is visually stunning...is it any good?[41:41] - The 110th Street / Harlem entrance to Central Park will be renamed in                       honor of  the "Exonerated Five" who were falsely convicted for the rape of                        the Central Park jogger in 1989[45:00] - Dallas Maverick player Tyrell Terry steps away from game to care for                      his mental health [ 45:57 ] -  **SENSITIVE CONTENT WARNING**                            Stephen "Twitch" Boss dies from suicide[48:00] - Black men & mental health [50:00] - Jay & Kay's Best of 2022Check out these references & resources mentioned:Suicide Prevention Info - Dial 988 Bastards of SoulCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:NYT 1619 ProjectNYT 1619 PodcastHulu's 1619 DocuseriesPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsAwkward performances of Motown standardsResolutions for 2023The reality of entrepreneurship & freelancingYoung people are a reflection of the adults who raised themLEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
The End of Democracy? ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL
Nov 8 2022
The End of Democracy? ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL
It's Election Night and we're bringing you all things politics to keep you entertained while you watch election results pour in...This SPECIAL EDITION of Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay our co-hosts discuss the 2022 mid-term elections, term limits, the power of the press, the Supreme Court, and much more including holding friends accountable, the fallout from Kyrie Irving's comments, Drake's new album, and random thoughts of anti-Blackness.Key Takeaways:[00:02] - Kay is heading to workout![00:32] - Holding Friends Accountable + Being Mature in Friendships[02:22]  - Jamal's an @$$hole[02:58] -Midterm Elections Coverage[09:00] Death of Affirmative Action[10:28] Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recuses herself from Harvard case[11:37] Clarence Thomas is anti-Affirmative Action (unless it benefits him)[13:20] Term Limits[14:26] Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg & other liberal justices should have retired[16:24] Isaiah Washington's controversial remarks about 12-year old Aaliyah[22:05] - Kyrie Irving's Controversial Tweets & Subsequent Fallout[24:32] - Supporting Anti-Blackness...as a Black Person[ 27:03 ] - Drake Sucks                       Source: CNN[32:49] - The Cross Connection Cancelled by MSNBC days before Midterm Elections[34:52] - Cable News, Twitter/Tik Tok + Disinformation CampaignsCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Netflix's Wendell & WildBlack Panther Opens!!!PLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsKay's Southern AccentAdvertisers Pulling Clients' Ads from TwitterDusty Baker's World Series TriumphSAULT's new album(s)LEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Priests, Porn & BANs
Nov 4 2022
Priests, Porn & BANs
This week on Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay our co-hosts discuss work/life balance and its impact on relationships, the immediate negative effect of Elon Musk owning Twitter, and lamenting kids growing up too fast. The pair also dig into various sports' topics, the surprising porn "problem" at the Vatican, a hilarious exploration of puberty, and Jamal eliminates himself from yet another director's casting consideration.  Heading into mid-term elections, the pair also connect the villanization of the left that has resulted in violent consequences and remind their voters: GO VOTE!!!Key Takeaways:[00:01:14] - The Detroit Lions still suck[00:02:22] - Tom Brady + Gisele Bündchen's divorce + work/life balance[00:7:03] - Brittney Griner loses appeal in Russia drug case[00:9:40] - Elon Musk owns Twitter[00:12:54] - Jamal adjusts to his daughter no longer trick or treating[00:13:59] - Jamal's baby girl goes to her first dance [00:14:44] - School for Good & Evil[00:16:33] - Snoop Dog's Massive Smoke Habit[00:19:35] - Even nuns watch porn[00:21:44] - Khalilah & Jamal discover Big Mouth + re-visit puberty[00:23:23] - Are superhero movies real movies? [00:26:40] - Terrell Owens loses $80M![00:30:03] - Paul Pelosi attacked in his home [00:32:56] - History is made by Black Head Coaches in professional hockey[00:34:55] - Laila Ali is being prevented from using her own nameCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Lena Horne has Broadway theater named in her honorNetflix's The School of Good & EvilResources & Sites MentionedSupport Brittney GrinerPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsJamal's busy life + drunk hostingWhere in the world is KhalilahParenting one's ParentsJamal & Khalilah's Marathon TrainingOur Kung Fu movieLEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Cowboys, Code Switching, and Catching Flights
Oct 28 2022
Cowboys, Code Switching, and Catching Flights
This week on Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay our co-hosts tackle incidents of internal racism and poor customer service experiences, Khalilah's travel adventures (and subsequent delirium), and dissect how Val Deming's annihilation of Marco Rubio is being used against her in the form of the "angry Black woman" stereotype.  The pair also discuss protecting your energy and understanding friendship levels, Netflix's controversial series about Jeffrey Dahmer, Ron DeSantis' deliberate effort to disenfranchise voters in Florida and  Kay's Broadway review of The Piano Lesson starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington & Michael Potts.Key Takeaways:[00:01:00] - Jamal watches his Detroit Lions lose to the Dallas Cowboys[00:03:22] - Black staff members who treat Black customers differently[00:9:58] - Jamal's emotional reparations while at SMU[00:12:58] - Val Demings + the Angry Black Woman Trope[00:15:22] - Kay's refusal to continue to code switch[00:17:09] - Jamal's fetish for strong Black women [00:18:40] - Friendship has levels; who's in your circle?[00:22:09] - Learning to give ZERO f****[00:25:05] - Netflix's Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story[00:31:09] - Khalilah's exhaustion & bad memory[00:31:55] - P-Valley is renewed for Season 3[00:34:00] - Cass Tech (& NYU) Alum Michael R. Jackson's                              A Strange Loop[00:35:12] - Kay's Review of The Piano Lesson [00:40:26] - Is Russell Wilson Corny/Lame?[00:46:00] - Ron DeSantis arresting FL people for alleged voter fraud to                             disenfranchise Black & Brown voters + former felons$#!+ You Should Know  {New Segment Alert!}Samuel L. Jackson's Theatrical CareerCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:The Hair Tales Series on OWN Network & HuluResources & Sites MentionedCan I Vote?Voting Rights for People with Felony ConvictionsPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsJonathan Majors' Men's Health PhotoshootSocial ExperimentsShould Jamal listen to Taylor Swift?Parenting 101LEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts! Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
SWAC, Fat & Kids Talking Smack
Oct 21 2022
SWAC, Fat & Kids Talking Smack
This week on Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay our co-hosts dive deep into the controversy surrounding Jackson State Head Coach Deion Sanders, HBCUs and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).The pair also debate whether actors who are not overweight should wear fat suits, a celebrity parent fighting with their kid online, as well as reflect on the tragic loss of Asia Womack and the recent sentencing of the Parkland shooter.Key Takeaways:[00:01:11] - "He Ain't SWAC," Deion Sanders & HBCU football [00:09:43] - Brendan Fraser’s comeback & The Whale Controversy[00:14:06] - Student loan forgiveness forms have been delayed[00:16:59] - The Parkland gunman is sentenced[00:20:16] - Jury Duty + the 2 different legal systems at play[00:22:19] - The death of 21-year-old Asia Womack[00:24:34] - Parents who fight with their kids online$#!+ You Should Know  {New Segment Alert!}Octavia E. ButlerCheck out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case (2021)Resources & Sites MentionedFiasco TheaterDouble JeopardyPLUS!! Catch the Bonus Content on YouTube @ChiefDisruptorProductionsJalen Rose Controversy + Entitled Family MembersThe Infamous Album Generating Elevator (Beyonce/Jay-Z/Solange/The Carters)Lillias White & Patti Lupone ControversyLEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts! Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Third Time's a Charm!
Oct 14 2022
Third Time's a Charm!
Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay is back with a brand new season and the third time's the charm! In the season’s first episode, Jamal and Khalilah get caught up on all the latest news in pop culture and talk about how the system is rigged against people of color and the importance of jury duty, the upcoming midterm elections and Biden’s recent executive order overturning lower level federal cannabis offenses. The pair also break down Kanye West’s recent antics while discussing mental health and accountability. Plus! We ask if  single people & married people can truly be friends and Kay’s recent brush with the FBI. Key Takeaways:[00:00:08] - It’s Season 3…and we’re back![00:04:09] - Khalilah reflects on the Congressional Black Caucus &                             the impact of community power building[00:11:42] - Speaking of black conservatives… What's up with Kanye?[00:17:42] - Fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson comments on                             Kanye’s  ‘White Lives Matter’ shirts[00:19:40] - Jada Pinkett Smith’s new memoir[00:25:10] - Viewer Topic!  {New Segment Alert!}                      The Cardinal Divas’ dancers at USC & the HBCU Majorette tradition[00:33:58] - What are the rules for married people with single friends?[00:42:54] - Khalilah & the saga of the FBI[00:48:55] - For the Culture!Check out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Salt + Cleo Soul's new albumCharles FullerSkip Gates’ Making Black America on PBSKid Cudi’s Netflix movie, EntergalacticKey Quote:“...it's helpful for people to sometimes know… especially younger people... to let them know, ‘Oh, no! I struggle too….’ transparency and being open and being willing to be vulnerable with people is helpful.” - Khalilah“... if it weren't Kanye West, they'd be sending the police after him. You'd be restrained, or you would go to somebody's jail.” - JamalFollow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Shorts vs. Skins
Aug 26 2022
Shorts vs. Skins
It’s a Shorts vs. Skins Sunday only here on Whatever we Want with Jay & Kay as this energetic duo dives into Jay’s disintegrating swim shorts, to the Acting industry’s disbelieving controversies and misconceptions featuring Sachin Littlefeather, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Will Smith…The pair then taps into more serious and contemplative conversations about the differences of crafty jobs to corporate ones, the financial side of things, their takes on the shift of presidencies, the adulting phase of paying one’s bills, etc…Key Takeaways:[00:58] trick shorts[03:20] Academy Awards apology to Sacheen Littlefeather [6:53] John Wayne and Will Smith[08:22] How the acting industry tries to redeem itself[08:55] What’s Ron DeSantis up to?[11:00] How India tries to claim her space[11:37] Veterans, lawyers, pilots, teachers[15:32] John Mackey’s statement on younger people having to earn the right to do meaningful work.[15:32] John Mackey’s statement on younger people having to earn the right to do meaningful work.[19:05] It’s not always about money[19:57] Malcolm Gladwell says become an expert….[but] you gotta put the work[20:36] Dodge will discontinue its Challenger and Charger muscle cars next year[24:00] Liz Cheney standing up for democracy[27:19] Verses and trademarks in the pandemic, movies, and books[40:26] Texas coach Mike Hickman was killed [43:57] Zip ties and sex traffickers [48:09] For the cultureResources Mentioned:Academy Apologizes to Sacheen LittlefeatherDeSantis says teaching requirements are too rigid"younger people have to earn the right to do meaningful work." - John MackeyDodge will discontinue its Challenger and Charger muscle cars next yearFollow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Beef & Bougie Sheeeeeeeeeit!
Aug 19 2022
Beef & Bougie Sheeeeeeeeeit!
It’s beefs and bougie sheeeeeit galore this week on Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay as the dynamic duo take on iPhones vs. Androids, Kelis vs. Beyonce, Will Smith vs. Chris Rock and the co-hosts’ never ending beef with technology. Hilarity ensues as the pair debate whether or not Kay is bougie, if anyone should ever date rapper/actor Common, and slave quarter rentals on AirBnB. Plus, the hosts discuss the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, the cancellation of Batgirl, Ezra Miller, and nude FAMU controversies, etc… Key Takeaways:  {:48}iPhones vs. Androids {2:30} Will vs. Chris {5:25}Kelis vs. Beyonce {6:25}The Debate over offensive language{15:08}Prince tried to tell ya’ll{15:25}Liberals celebrate FBI raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago {20:00}Get those student loans forgiven{21:04}Kay’s adventures in ATL {26:48}Alex Jones’ loses to Sandy Hook parents {30:15}Warner Bros. Discovery cancels Batgirl {33:25}Ezra Miller is a controversial figure {39:05} Would you date Common?{44:13}AirBnB slave quarters {47:27}FAMU Student Poses Nude Check out these For the Culture Shout Outs:Lewis Taylor (1996)Resources MentionedStudent Loan ForgivenessFollow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductionsTwitter: @chiefdisrupprodLEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and don’t forget to watch the VIDEO version of the show with EXCLUSIVE, EXTENDED content only on YouTube! Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Planes, Scams & Mega Millions
Jul 29 2022
Planes, Scams & Mega Millions
Our favorite co-hosts Jamal & Khalilah are back this week to cover a variety of topics including frustrating traveling experiences this summer due to cancelled or delayed flights, the Whatever We Want with Jay & Kay Instagram account fiasco, Drake's creepy picture posting, Kim Burrell's failed attempt at comedy and the increasing disconnect between the Black church and members of the community.The duo also discuss how they might each handle winning the "Mega Millions $790 million jackpot, monkeypox, "Wino Weekends," Jamal's excitement over NOT returning to school as a teacher this year, and the launch of a brand new segment on the show.Please be aware that this episode makes a brief mention of suicide.  If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please dial  “988” to reach trained crisis counselors who can help in a mental health, substance use or suicide crisis.  Key Takeaways:[2:53] Jamal was pitching woo last week[7:10] The Whatever We Want IG account was hacked[11:58]Emmy nominations[17:44] The latest plague to be concerned about[20:38]Dallas schools’ announce “new” clear backpack policy[30:30]Kim Burrell apologizes[38:45]Priscilla Presley defends Elvis against claims of racism[41:40]Sensitive Content Warning: Mention of Suicide [44:20]New Segment Alert!$#!+ You Should Know! Legendary Tap Dancer Gregory HinesResources Mentioned:Mega Millions JackpotWHO on Monkeypox Check out these for The Culture Shout Outs:Crazy Brothers RestaurantHigh on the Hog on Netflix Key Quote: “...I will forgive you because…that's just who I am as a person. I don't wanna hold grudges against people…but real change is changed behavior…if I don't see a change in your behavior, your apology, they're just words.” - Khalilah Elliott “...there are a lot of times people judge and say, okay, well, they seem happy. You never know what's going on with a person. You do not know.”- Jamal SterlingFollow the show!IG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductionsTwitter: @chiefdisrupprodLEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!  Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
The Essence of Freedom, Fathers & Fast Food
Jul 8 2022
The Essence of Freedom, Fathers & Fast Food
Ep. 20 - The Essence of Freedom, Fathers & Fast FoodThis episode was recorded on the 4th of July so we of course had to acknowledge the cultural phenomenon that is the Essence Festival of Culture that takes place annually in New Orleans each year celebrating Black culture, sisterhood, and economic empowerment. Jamal & Khalilah also discuss Black folks, Juneteenth and our complicated relationship with "Independence Day."Plus, the co-hosts discuss a Burger King veterans' perfect attendance, Robert Kelly (R Kelly) being sentenced to 30 years in prison, Camille Cosby, and Clarence Thomas.  [00:06]4th of July: What are Black people doing? [10:07]27-Year Burger King veteran goes viral after goodie bag video! [15:47] Creator of Friends, Marta Kaufman donates $4M [19:53]Camille Cosby defends husband against racism [20:58]R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking  [34:11]Supreme court allowed the State of Louisiana to redefine voting districts  [34:41]90 bullets fired by Akron Ohio Police: 60 went through hitting and killing Jayland Walker [40:01]Essence Fest updates [41:56]For the Culture Key Quotes“...disagreements are fine, but if you are feeling like: 'Are they calling me racist?' If you're asking the question 'Am I racist?' You would know better than we would.”  - Jamal Sterling and Khalilah Elliot Connect with usFollow Jamal on Instagram @jamalgibransterlingConnect with Khalilah on Instagram @kayasinlilah  Follow the show!IG: @whateverwewantjandkIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductionsTwitter: @chiefdisrupprod LEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!   Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Stand Up! Fight Back!
Jul 1 2022
Stand Up! Fight Back!
Jamal & Khalilah dive in this week and discuss the Supreme Court 's mind-blowing decisions last week including striking citizens' rights to sue police for failure to read them their Miranda rights, the reversal of New York State's restrictions on concealed carry firearms, and the gutting of Roe v. Wade that triggered abortion bans in 26 states around the country.This-is-a-must-listen-to-episode as these issues affect each and every citizen and their basic human and civil rights.Listen in to find invaluable information and resources of how you can stand up and fight back within your own communities. [00:05] Supreme Court bans citizens from suing the police[06:54] The second amendment is about arming the militia against our government[13:43] Abortion is still legal [20:22] 50 years of conservative abortion laws overturned with one snap[27:33] White men are attempting to force women to have babies to keep them in power[34:45] Black women leaders fight for reproductive justice[41:29] Disney's Buzz Light Year movie sparks controversy over a same sex kiss[49:02] Conservatives push back against Gay Rights MovementResources MentionedSupreme Court Attacks Civil RightsKnow Your Miranda RightsHow to Protest SafelyU.S Census Bureau: The Nation is Diversifying Faster than Expected Abortion is a Reproductive Issue for Black Families & CommunitiesThe Black-women led organizations below are helping to lead the Black Reproductive Justice Agenda. Please support these organizations with your donations, time, and resources.Win With Black WomenSister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice CollectiveBlack Feminist FuturesNational Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC)The Afiya CenterAbortion is still legal in 24 of the 50 U.S. States.Below is information about abortion and other resources. For additional info, including financial assistance, please call 1-800-772-9100.Abortion pills by mail are still a reality in all 50 states.To SHARE INFO on where people will continue to find pills from all 50 states, visit @plancpills and share the guide at plancpills.org.Share @ma_hotline mahotline.org and reprohelpline.org for medical & legal support.Share Abortionfinder.org for current clinics. To ORDER PFollow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions
Rap, Riots & All That Jazz
Jun 24 2022
Rap, Riots & All That Jazz
Jamal and Khalilah are back again with a full show this week discussing everything from Beyonce + Drake's surprise album announcements, a Tony awards recap, plus a review of the Rolling Stone's Top 200 Hip-Hop Albums of All Time list. Key Takeaways:  [00:05] Kay explores DC during Juneteenth Weekend[04:50]Does anyone actually listen to Drake? [07:47]Tony Awards Recap[09:09]Jennifer Hudson. The second black woman and the youngest Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, and Tony (EGOT) Award Recipient. [09:49]Joaquina Kalukango won lead actress in a musical for her phenomenal performance in Paradise Square[11:18]Rolling Stone magazine released a list of the top 200 rap albums of all time, and our critics disagree....[20:12] A Father's Day Tribute to Herschel Walker[24:11]Can Black folks be racist? [30:29]Remembering January 26th and how Trump Supports tries to take over the Country[34:45]Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian jail 4 months later[36:59]Honoring Meghan Stabile - Founder & CEO of Revive Music GroupResources Mentioned:Revive MusicAre these the Greatest Hip Hop Albums of All Time?Joaquina Kalukango Tony Award performanceSign the petition to bring Brittney Griner homeCall the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-6264 or chat M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET.In a crisis,  text "NAMI" to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling.Key Quote“Black people technically can't be racist. Racism insinuates power.” - Jamal Sterling“...oftentimes what happens when people are struggling with depression, they just feel alone. You feel totally alone. And sometimes just having somebody to say, you are not alone, I'm here with you is enough to get them through that moment.” - Khalilah Elliott Connect with usFollow Jamal on Instagram @jamalgibransterlingConnect with Khalilah on Instagram @kayasinlilah Follow the show!IG: @whateverwewantjandkIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductionsTwitter: @chiefdisrupprodLEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who loves all things BLACK LIFE + POP CULTURE. Keep up with the times and listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Follow the show!YouTube: @ChiefDisruptorProductionsIG:@chiefdisruptorproductionsFB: @chiefdisruptorproductions