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Speaker 1 (00:01):
You are now angel what I call her?

Speaker 2 (00:06):
Ye, it's way up, Angela Ye.

Speaker 3 (00:14):
And my guy Meno is here.

Speaker 4 (00:16):
Yeah, good morning.

Speaker 3 (00:17):
Good morning. We're gonna do some fun things with Maino.

Speaker 2 (00:20):
I like that, yeah, because he is looking for love
and I feel like this is a theme for the show.

Speaker 5 (00:26):
A lot of people have been calling up a lot
of d ms, yeah, trying to get my attention.

Speaker 3 (00:32):
You are so lit.

Speaker 2 (00:32):
All right, Well, today we also have Resma Mennekam joining us,
and he is the author of My Grandmother's Hands, The
Quaking of America. He has a children's book out, The
Stories from My Grandmother's Hands, and you guys are gonna love.
He's a New York Times best selling author, but he
has great information and I think you'll really enjoy this
today when Resma Menicam, I actually did a book club

with him at my coffee shop and people really stayed
and people were crying and every thing.

Speaker 4 (01:00):
I've been in one of your book.

Speaker 3 (01:01):
Clubs, yes you have. That's a long time ago.

Speaker 4 (01:04):
All right.

Speaker 2 (01:04):
Well, let's get this show started with some love and positivity.
Let's shine a light eight hundred two ninet two fifty
one fifty spread some love, guys, it's what we do.

Speaker 3 (01:11):
It's way up.

Speaker 6 (01:13):
Turn your lights on, y'all, light saw it, spreading love
to those who are doing greatness.

Speaker 1 (01:17):
Shine the light on them, Shine light on. It's time
to shine a light on them.

Speaker 3 (01:24):
It's way up.

Speaker 2 (01:24):
A man to laye manos here, no mana you ready
to shine a light mano? Let's do it all right?
Today I went to shine a light on Derek Falcon.
We were talking about donuts in here this morning.

Speaker 4 (01:35):
Holy moly, donut shit.

Speaker 2 (01:38):
And he owns a donut shop called Cloudy Donut.

Speaker 3 (01:41):
It actually started off in Baltimore.

Speaker 2 (01:43):
Maryland, in twenty twenty, and he now has two locations
in New York, one in Brooklyn Heights and it was
the first black owned business in Brooklyn Heights. Got out
the hell man, and that's not an easy thing. But
these are vegan donuts too, by the way, and they're delicious.
They have like all these amazing different flavors oft but
not super sweet. And he said he spent you know,

he did spend eleven years of his life in prison.
He spent two years in solitary confinement, and then after
that he came home and started his own business. And
so I just want to shout out to him for
that there one in Manhattan and no leader in Manhattan,
all right. So he actually opened that during Black History Month,
the first day of Black History Month. So I think

the goal is to open these businesses, but also to
do some monumental things, and so shout out to Derek Falcon.
He said he has a goal to uplift and provide
education to black and people of color that are interested
in the culinary space. And yeah, amazing thing to do
quality products, connecting with the local community, hiring a diverse
group of people who don't have to have a culinary background.

All of this I feel like is important, all right,
So shout out to you, Derek Falcon.

Speaker 3 (02:52):
Now, who do you guys want to shine a light on?

Speaker 2 (02:53):
Eight hundred two nine two fifty one fifty desiree, who
do you want to shine a light on?

Speaker 7 (02:58):
I want to shine a light on my husband, my
beautiful husband of almost four years. He is an amazing
black father, hard working fellow. Okay, So I just wanted
to sign a light on him, let him know he's
appreciated and that we see everything that he does.

Speaker 1 (03:18):
Oh that is so sweet.

Speaker 3 (03:20):
And what does he do exactly?

Speaker 7 (03:23):
So he's actually an assistant manager at Home Depot.

Speaker 8 (03:27):
Okay, he's worked his way up for our family ever
since our three year old, ever since he was born.

Speaker 7 (03:34):
He worked his way up from just a department supervisor
all the way to assistant store manager in the past
three years.

Speaker 2 (03:41):
Oh wow, Okay, we'll shout out to him and shout
out to everybody who works at Home Depot. We appreciate
you for being knowledgeable because I don't be knowing nothing.
I'm like, uh, I'm trying, so yes, what a scuy?
All right, well, thank you for callings desiree.

Speaker 3 (03:57):
Yes, thank you.

Speaker 7 (03:58):
For having this segment. We need more positivity out here.

Speaker 2 (04:02):
Thank you absolutely, thank you. Have a great day you too. Well.
I was shining a light eight hundred two nine fifty
fifty if you still want to shine a light on somebody,
but you couldn't get through. And when we come back,
let's talk about a boogie with the hoodie. He dropped
a new EP and it's called Alone. Feels like he's
going through it. It's way out.

Speaker 6 (04:21):
Yea t is next Yo, She's about to blow the
lid ab off this spot.

Speaker 1 (04:24):
Let's get it. Oh yeah, Angela's feeling at ye come
and get the tea.

Speaker 2 (04:29):
It's way up by Mangela Ye manos in the vilading
Man and a booking with the Hoodie dropped a new EP.
I don't know was this something that was planned, did
we know this was coming or was this a surprise drop.
It's called alone and people are saying and it makes sense.
It's in response to his I guess on again off

again girlfriend, I don't know, like okay. Look, so according
to reports, uh, you know, she was allegedly messing around
with her quote unquote friend, Marcy Diaz's boyfriend she has.

Speaker 3 (05:04):
Marcy has a child.

Speaker 2 (05:05):
With him, and allegedly, you know, Marci is accusing her
of messing with her man. And so then a Boogie
had jumped into the conversation and said, I'm really DTB
for life. Lol bes be worse than N words. That's
what he said. I don't trust yeah yeah life, Yeah

for life. And that's after all of this was happening online.
And then Ellen Bans was basically like hate when m
we're try to tell me what to do. You ain't
my daddy, I'm not your baby. Try my best to
love you in this world. We end, and then a
boogie posted alone a boogie with the hoodie. It's an
EP and he said I'd rather be alone. So maybe
this is a way that he's you know, therapeutically going

through it. But here is part of the song. It's
called how to Love?

Speaker 4 (05:52):
Oh No, did you do love me?

Speaker 3 (05:55):
All right?

Speaker 2 (05:56):
Because a lot of people were in the comments like
you cheated all these times and now you can't read
you know.

Speaker 5 (06:01):
So the best music come when you're going through something,
that's what they say.

Speaker 3 (06:04):
And here is another snippet of a song called dt N.

Speaker 1 (06:08):
Came home the next day you told me I'm a job.

Speaker 2 (06:11):
So at least he's taking some accountability and responsibility for
the fact that maybe she's had enough. You have to, Yeah,
you have to.

Speaker 3 (06:18):
And in the.

Speaker 2 (06:19):
Previous post he's done, you know, years back, he's apologized
to her for things that he's done and losing what
he has to love. And it's interesting because Elabanza is
also on that show The Impact New York, right, and
so we get to see some of.

Speaker 5 (06:31):
Us it's been in that situation, having to take accountability
for your action.

Speaker 2 (06:36):
And to realize that maybe this is happening because of
the things I've done for you to you in the past,
all right now. People also were speculating that Little Dirk
and India were having some issues with each other because
they were online and she posted phone took literally back outside.
I'm a dog too. I don't want to change him.
That's what India said. So people were like, oh, here

it goes again. And Little Dirk had this to say, they.

Speaker 4 (07:00):
Don't too much like titles. Man, if you with me,
you with.

Speaker 2 (07:02):
Me right right, and then the two of them after that,
because it feels like they break up and get back
together all the time. They had broken up for quite
some time previously and then ended up getting back together,
and here they are in live together right after all
this happened.

Speaker 3 (07:21):
So I guess everything is I'm.

Speaker 4 (07:23):
Feeling them though. I don't like titles. Neither we know.

Speaker 3 (07:27):
But you do want to get married though?

Speaker 4 (07:29):
Who said that?

Speaker 3 (07:30):
I thought that's what we were turning to.

Speaker 5 (07:32):
No, you never said that. You're throwing that out there
like you it's propaganda.

Speaker 3 (07:36):
Okay, we're gonna work on that now.

Speaker 2 (07:38):
Adrian Bilin is talking about her IVF journey and she
talked to people about it. She said she did eight
cycles of IVF, but that doesn't include the amount of Iuis.
I did in every other kind of imaginable treatments that
you could imagine for fertility. It was a tough six
years of trying to have my son, she said. She
spent over a million dollars easily on trying to do this.

Speaker 4 (07:58):
And did it work.

Speaker 2 (08:00):
She ended up getting a surrogate and that worked. So
she does have a son now, so.

Speaker 4 (08:05):
She's the other way didn't work.

Speaker 2 (08:07):
Yeah, that way did not happen for her, but she
did welcome her son via sarrogate in August of twenty
twenty two. It was a journey for her, but she
went through what she went through and made it happen.

Speaker 3 (08:15):
So shout out to.

Speaker 2 (08:16):
Them, all right, and that is your yet. And when
we come back, we have about last night. That's where
we discussed what we had going on. Last night. I
was doing lift service and it was chaotic. Because chaotic
was there. It's way up night.

Speaker 6 (08:30):
So about last night, Yes, I went down.

Speaker 2 (08:37):
It's way up A man to la yee manos here
no man no, yes, And we're talking about last night.

Speaker 3 (08:42):
I feel like I haven't seen you in a long time.

Speaker 4 (08:44):
No, because it's like you've been ducking me.

Speaker 3 (08:45):
What were you doing Last night, I was on a.

Speaker 5 (08:48):
Plane trying to get away from Florida, trying to get
back to New York so I can come up here.

Speaker 3 (08:52):
You love Florida. You would talk.

Speaker 2 (08:54):
You came in here talking about the weather's so nice,
so nice.

Speaker 3 (08:57):
You was supposed to have been back.

Speaker 5 (08:58):
I don't know what happened, man, Well ninety Degreeze's just like.

Speaker 3 (09:03):
I had a good night last night.

Speaker 2 (09:04):
You know, I'm a real estate agent, so I actually
was lacking in a listing yesterday. So I'm excited about that.
It will be my second one that I got myself.
But in addition to that, I was recording lip service
last night. Shout out to Skill, a baby who came through.
He has a new project coming out. Actually, is it
coming out on Friday? Yeah?

Speaker 3 (09:25):
Okay, but his episode comes out next week.

Speaker 2 (09:27):
But Scrappy, a little Scrappy and Chaotic, they have a
new show pick Aside that's coming out actually I think tomorrow, yep, tomorrow.

Speaker 3 (09:36):
Now that's TV.

Speaker 2 (09:37):
And one thing that we were talking about is everybody
thinks that little Scrappy and his Emiani's mother, Erica from
Love and Hip Hop, are back together.

Speaker 3 (09:45):
Erica Dixon.

Speaker 2 (09:46):
He says they're not, but it's very confusing. And they
take trips together, they go places. They were just on
a helicopter ride, and so he was saying that they
don't have sex, but they hang out together and that
he loves her, but they don't anything, and he doesn't
understand why people don't know that. And then one person
was like, I couldn't date somebody that is taking trips

with their ex who they have a child with and
doing all this. That couldn't be me. Like that's confusing
to somebody, right, And so I want to ask what
you guys think about that. Could you date somebody who
was taking trips with their ex because they have a
child together, and that you know, what can you do
if you have a kid? I dated somebody who took
his daughter to Disney World and then the mother was

there also, But he lied to me and didn't tell me,
And so you didn't That's that's that's the bad part.

Speaker 4 (10:35):
You gotta tell the truth.

Speaker 2 (10:36):
And I know you've had situations and we'll talk about
it when we come back, and we want to see
what you guys think. Eight hundred two nine two fifty
one fifty. Maybe it's for the kids, all right? Could
you date somebody who is taking trips with this ex
who they have a kid with, and be okay with that,
or would you not trust it with your side eye
it eight hundred two nine two fifty one fifty Way.

Speaker 1 (10:54):
Up with Angela yee more.

Speaker 2 (10:57):
Now it's way up on Angela ye menos in the
building and we are talking about the conversation we had
on Lipservis with Chaotic and Little Scrappy. That episode is
out today and Scrappy is talking about his relationship with Erica.

Speaker 3 (11:10):
Here's what he said.

Speaker 9 (11:12):
I look at it like, if I'm gonna do something
with somebody, I'm gonna do it with somebody I really
got a strong love for. And I ain't finna it
just taking this that like we're gonna we're gonna go
this night tomorrow and no, I'm like, hey, you doing so?

Speaker 3 (11:26):
But might not be together?

Speaker 2 (11:27):
Right? Erica is really his soul mate, all right? He
says they're not together. They don't sleep together. You've been
on tips with your daughter and had yeah with her mother.

Speaker 5 (11:35):
There and it was strictly about my daughter. And last
year we went to the Bahamas, my daughter turned eleven. Yeah,
we had a good time and see I think it's
good because the child gets to see both parents interacting together.

Speaker 3 (11:52):
Co parenting.

Speaker 4 (11:53):

Speaker 2 (11:53):
So if you had a girlfriend though, with that have
been weird.

Speaker 5 (11:57):
Nah, because I'm telling that comes with the package. I'm
telling you what it is. I'm not lying. I'm not
playing on games.

Speaker 2 (12:03):
All right, Well, let's see what you guys think. Eight
hundred two nine two fifty one fifty three.

Speaker 3 (12:06):
What do you think?

Speaker 2 (12:07):
What's up? So tell us what you think. Me and
Made don't want to know. Would you be okay with
dating somebody who was still spending time with their ex
but they do have a kid together.

Speaker 10 (12:16):
I would be okay with it, depending on the circumstances.
It would have to literally be Erica and scrappy situation
type thing. They've been through so much. They have an
adult child. It's okay to steal build bonds at whatever age.
It's healthy for the kid, it's helpy for everybody around.
It's just about the other pertinent insecurities. It can't be insecure,
and you got to know how to keep your man.

Speaker 2 (12:36):
That's it, okay, don't be insecure and know how to
keep your man.

Speaker 4 (12:39):
And know how to keep your man. You know how
to keep your man.

Speaker 2 (12:42):
All right, sure do but you know he did say
that he was in love with her and he'll always
be in love with her.

Speaker 10 (12:47):
Yeah, at the end of the day, they have a child,
they have history at this twenty is over twenty years.
This is before the baby. After the baby, they might
have that different type of love that is just because
they get in along.

Speaker 2 (12:58):
Okay, it feels like you've been through this before.

Speaker 4 (13:01):
Going through it now.

Speaker 10 (13:03):
I mean at the end of the day, I'll there
for me. She's like, look, yes, okay, thank you, have
a good day.

Speaker 4 (13:11):
You got here.

Speaker 3 (13:14):
Hey, Daminic, what's up?

Speaker 5 (13:15):

Speaker 8 (13:16):
So I have two year old twins with my ex
and right now we function as a family. We go
on trips together, we go to dinner together. We spend
a lot of time together. But we're not together. But
we don't have sex or anything like that.

Speaker 2 (13:32):
Do you guys sleep in the bed together when you
go on chips or separate rooms or how does that work?

Speaker 10 (13:37):
We will usually.

Speaker 8 (13:38):
Do like a like a double bed in the room.
We be in the same room, but with the kids,
like he'll have one and I'll have the other.

Speaker 2 (13:44):
Does he try do you think he wants to spend
the Black and you don't want to or yeah, absolutely,
see that's the problem right there.

Speaker 4 (13:51):
I don't well, I don't think nothing is wrong with something.

Speaker 2 (13:53):
Like that, though, the problem is he's still trying to
hit and why won't you let him?

Speaker 8 (13:57):
I'm just not interested. He's been through a lot together,
so for my mental health, it's just not It wouldn't
be good.

Speaker 3 (14:04):
What's that? Window closes? That's it?

Speaker 2 (14:06):
All right, guys, Well, thank you for calling.

Speaker 3 (14:09):
Thank you, Shamanique?

Speaker 2 (14:10):
Hey, what's that? What do you think about this? Because
you date somebody who was still taking tips with their ex.

Speaker 11 (14:15):
No, I definitely wouldn't.

Speaker 7 (14:17):
But because I feel like if they're taking trips with
their eggs, they can be with their eggs, because what's
the point of taking trips with your ex, Like it's something.

Speaker 4 (14:25):
More to you because you have a kid with them?

Speaker 5 (14:27):
And then what if it's your daughter's birthday and you
want to take your daughter away for a birthday, but
the mother comes along, Because that's just the nature of
the relationship.

Speaker 3 (14:35):
It's very personal.

Speaker 5 (14:36):

Speaker 11 (14:36):
Yeah, yeah, I mean that's true.

Speaker 8 (14:39):
But most times people they are not meet each other,
but they're doing more.

Speaker 4 (14:43):
So that's not true.

Speaker 5 (14:45):
And if me and you was together you're gonna date
me even though I have to take my ex somewhere.

Speaker 2 (14:49):
You're gonna drop him up at the airport, pick him up.

Speaker 5 (14:52):
Absolutely, Yeah, you're gonna do it. No, no, yeah you will.
You will trust me?

Speaker 3 (15:00):
All right? Well, thank you for calling.

Speaker 7 (15:02):
You're welcome.

Speaker 3 (15:03):
Don't say you too, all.

Speaker 2 (15:04):
Right, Well, thank you guys for calling in and picking
a side with that one. It feels like, in general
people can see the maturity of that, but it also
feels like it depends on your own circumstances and things
you've been through.

Speaker 4 (15:16):
And the communication. Right, so somebody has.

Speaker 2 (15:19):
To say, like, yo, look, you can't lie, right, you can't.

Speaker 4 (15:22):
You can't say I'm going on trip with my homies
and then you're going with your.

Speaker 2 (15:24):
Ex or act like you're just going with your kid
and not mention the mom is going to be. Then
it feels like you're hiding something. Yeah, all right, Well,
when we come back, we have yet and let's talk
about Quavo versus Chris Brown. And it's getting really ugly here.
I wonder if it's going to stop there. I don't know,
you don't think so, all right, it's way up? YEA
t is next She's like the talk.

Speaker 8 (15:45):
Like they angela Jean like they angela Jean Man.

Speaker 1 (15:48):
She's spilling it all. This is yeat, way up.

Speaker 3 (15:53):
It's way yup.

Speaker 2 (15:54):
I'm angela yee manos here y yeah. Okay, well let's
get into some yeat. These disc tracks going back and forth. Now,
you know, Chris Brown put out this song called Weakest Link.
He's going at Quavo. The two of them have had
this beef and I guess it all started because of
Kruci over ladies, yeah, over women. And here is originally

what Chris Brown had to say where he references Takeoff
in his dis track.

Speaker 9 (16:20):
All right, Pete take Off, he'd the only real one
that got true respect crazy how when he died everybody
really wished it was you as dead?

Speaker 3 (16:27):
All right?

Speaker 2 (16:28):
Well, Quavo then went ahead and put out his song
over hose and b words okay, and he attacked Chris
Brown over a lot of things.

Speaker 3 (16:37):
I see you think it real hard man?

Speaker 4 (16:39):
Know you addressed that line right there too.

Speaker 2 (16:41):
Though, yes, yes he did for sure. And here is
what Quavo had to say. Look, they come dance battle
with my drake.

Speaker 4 (16:50):
Who okay?

Speaker 3 (16:51):
All right?

Speaker 2 (16:53):
And you know as far as women, here is what
Quavo had to say, and he definitely was going at
Chris Brown and alections against Chris Brown attacking Tianna Taylor.
Here's what he said, Rouge like that, I like, I like,
I like both of them. All right, Well, look and
there's more, all right, because of course we know Quavo

used to date Sweety and people are saying that, and
Chris Brown is saying that he had a situation with
Sweety also, and the people are noticing that.

Speaker 3 (17:23):
And we'll get to this in a second.

Speaker 2 (17:24):
Sweety did post a d M, and they're paying attention
in particular to the date of the DM that she posted.

Speaker 3 (17:29):
Will tell you why.

Speaker 2 (17:30):
But here's what Quavo had to say in response to
all of what Chris Brown had to say about Sweetie.
And you know, I can take a muddle make a sweetik. Yes,
you know it's hard to you know me, it's very harsh,
but I'm like, okay, I guess that's what it's going
to be. It's a rab battle, you know, I'm nice

a battle man.

Speaker 5 (17:51):
It ain't always peachy, it ain't always fun, you know,
sometimes the dogs gotta eat.

Speaker 3 (17:56):
And Sweety definitely had something to say.

Speaker 2 (17:59):
Sweety always, by the way, appears to be unbothered in
her responses when she gets thrown into the middle of
all these things.

Speaker 3 (18:05):
And because Quavo said that he.

Speaker 2 (18:07):
Could turn a model into Sweeten into Sweedie, she said,
hopefully the model he turns into me, replies, and then
she posted the fact that he had been dming her,
you know, And yeah, she posted those dms as well.
But the date of the DM is January fourteenth, and
people noticed that that was a date that she was

sitting next to Chris Brown at a basketball game.

Speaker 4 (18:30):
Oh wow, she's the internet is undefeated.

Speaker 3 (18:33):
Yeah, the same day I always started sitting right next
to Chris Brown.

Speaker 4 (18:36):
Oh wow.

Speaker 2 (18:37):
Yeah, all right, well that is your Yet when we
come back, we have under the radar. These are the
stories that are not necessarily in the headlines. They are
flying under the radar, and it is the end of
an error for everybody who loves to shop at Express.
I remember those days. We're gonna miss you Express. We'll
talk about it. Under the radar.

Speaker 1 (18:55):
It's way up this in the news that relates to you.
These stories are flying under the radar, all right.

Speaker 3 (19:01):
It's way up on Angela.

Speaker 2 (19:02):
Ye, Meno's here and It's time for under the Radar now.
I told you it is the end of an era.
Express has filed for bankrupt Are you ever used to
shop at Express.

Speaker 4 (19:12):
I've shopped in there once or twice.

Speaker 2 (19:15):
Yes, they're gonna close nearly one hundred stores as they
are trying to find investor groups to save that brand.

Speaker 3 (19:22):
But they have filed for a Chapter eleven bankruptcy.

Speaker 2 (19:25):
They also own Bonnobos and Up West, and so they're
going to close those stores too.

Speaker 3 (19:29):
They expect this to happen starting today. I'm not gonna lie.
Express was my joint.

Speaker 4 (19:36):
Just drove by Express store yesterday.

Speaker 3 (19:38):
They had one in Shore Hills, MO. I don't know
if that one closed yet.

Speaker 2 (19:40):
There were certain stores that I really miss mm hm
all right, well, you know, shout out to them. They're
trying to figure it out, and I would hate to
see Express go. Remember American Apparel that used to be
my store too. Just that's an easy that's been gone, right, Yeah,
That's just an easy when you needed to get some basics.

Speaker 3 (19:59):
They had a lot a drama too with the owner.
I think of that one all right now.

Speaker 2 (20:03):
A Carnival Cruise Ship Rescue twenty seven Cuban migrants. These
migrants were on a rickety wooden boat that was bound
for the United States.

Speaker 3 (20:11):
This Carnival Paradise had set sail from Tampa.

Speaker 2 (20:13):
That's when they spotted these twenty seven people and they
set a course to intercept their craft. With the high
seas rescue taking place on Sunday around two thirty pm.
The cruise ship was on the way to Honduras when
it spotted these Cubans. All twenty seven were taken aboard
the ship. They were given food, they were given medical
checkups and yes, they it's crazy.

Speaker 4 (20:34):
They were a cruise and they're having it.

Speaker 2 (20:37):
Yeah, they were taking aboard the boat and ship back
to Cuba though, according to the Coastguard. But I am
glad that they did manage to save their lives and
feed them make sure that they were good little Yeah.
I mean, you know, that's a scary thing. And people
have to think about people wanting to come to this
country so bad that they are risking their lives literally,
you know.

Speaker 3 (20:57):
But they're fleeing from to try to make it here.

Speaker 2 (21:00):
Praying for everybody, and that is your under the radar now,
you know, we got the way it mix at the
top of the hour plus. We have a Resma Menecam
joining us. He has a book out right now called
The Story to My Grandmother's Hands. This is a children's book,
but he also has my Grandmother's Hands. He has the
Quaking of America. Just an amazing person to learn from
and listen to, somebody who is licensed experience to talk

about all of this trauma that we have and what
can we do with it.

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Speaker 2 (22:56):
He did this interview with Justin Leboy and he had
a lot to say about j Cole Kenjack Lamar. He
made some inappropriate jokes about Michelle Obama. We'll discuss it.
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All right, let's get into some yet right away.

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Speaker 2 (23:21):
Kanye West was on justin the Boys the Download podcast.
I guess that's a new podcast that he has, and
he talked about a lot of different things. First, he
talked about J Cole and the whole apology to Kenjack Lamar.

Speaker 3 (23:34):
Here's what he said, man, because it's like this J
Cole went on tour Drake, he know what it is.

Speaker 4 (23:40):
It's like he can't run. Now it's you also all
this like it's up for Cole too.

Speaker 3 (23:45):
If you say Cole, you can't say up and Cole
in the same sentence, now.

Speaker 12 (23:49):
You know.

Speaker 2 (23:49):
He did also just J Cole on the like that remix,
but that got taken off of YouTube, by the way,
that remix that Kanye had put out the Metro Boom
in the Future song. I guess that got put down
taken down because it didn't go through the proper channels.

Speaker 4 (24:05):
I don't know right he did. He put it out hisself.

Speaker 2 (24:07):
Yeah, I think he put it out. It's on his
website also, or it was on his website z dot
com And so I guess you got to go through Sony, right,
Sony was supposed to put it out if you want
to do that now. Another thing that he talked about
was threesome. Who would he like to pick to join
him and his wife in a threesome? Here's what he said,
you can.

Speaker 4 (24:25):
Pick anyone in the world. There's just one person.

Speaker 1 (24:28):
Michelle Obama got the.

Speaker 4 (24:30):
President's why.

Speaker 2 (24:33):
And if you're interested, that phot interview comes out on Monday.
That is so disrespectful. President wife Michelle Obama would be like,
I'll pass, thank you, all right.

Speaker 3 (24:42):

Speaker 2 (24:43):
He also in this interview called kaisat an industry plan
and said that he's on the wrong side. You know,
I'm sure when we get this full interview to come
out with him and Justin Leaboy, it'll be a lot
more to it, all right. Now, Big Sean is on
the cover of Essence, and you know he just had
a kid, to his first kid, so congratulations to him, Jinnaiko. Yeah,

they both had they had a kid together, and he's
talking about being the father of Detroit rap, adding his
own legacy to so many different artists, I mean after
Eminem probably big Sean was like a really big artist
out of Detroit.

Speaker 4 (25:22):
Yeah, but the way the way that he didn't say
it right.

Speaker 3 (25:25):
But that's what they said in the article.

Speaker 2 (25:27):
It's not like he's saying I'm your daddy to everybody
in Detroit, but you know so many different Detroit artists
because he's also a father, So maybe they're doing a
play on the word father. But he's saying that being
a father has understandably taken precedence for him over everything,
and so that's why he hasn't been really putting out,
you know, music and projects the way that he normally would.
He said, one of the biggest lessons of fatherhood that

I love is just enjoying the simple things. I feel
like I kind of lost touch with that before having
my son. And what I mean by that is if
I'm walking with him outside just looking at the sky,
looking at a plant, he'll want to reach out for
a flower, and then I admire the flower too, and
I appreciate him because even though he's my son, it's
like he's teaching me. That's amazing. Did you feel like
that absolutely about your son? He still ain't got your

name tattooed on him.

Speaker 3 (26:12):
But that's so hard. That's good enough, all right, Well,
shout out to Big Sean for that.

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hundred two nine two fifty one fifty is a number
any question that you have, we are here to help
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Ye, I'm Angela Yee and the award winning advice giver
Mano if here and we have Phoenix on the line
with the Phoenix. Hey Aaron, you, hey Mano, what's going on?

Speaker 3 (26:49):
What's your question today? Phoenix?

Speaker 11 (26:51):
So, I have a work friend who's the male and
this person is married, he has kids. I've met his
wife and I've also met his kids. He's always been like,
very flirty and everything. But it's not mutral, like it's
not that at all on my end.

Speaker 2 (27:12):
Okay, you're not responsive to his flirting, right, but.

Speaker 11 (27:16):
He recently cut off all communication with me, like unfollowed
me on Instagram. And my question is when his wife
approaches me.

Speaker 2 (27:26):
How do I go about that?

Speaker 3 (27:27):
Because you know his wife is going to approach you.

Speaker 2 (27:31):
Nothing happened, right, But should you be honest you mean
about him being flirtatious because she might already know, because clear.

Speaker 11 (27:38):
I don't honestly don't know what to say. Should I
just be like, oh, whatever he said.

Speaker 4 (27:43):
Just flirting is not really nothing major.

Speaker 2 (27:47):
And the thing is he can deny it, and so
then you'll be looking like you just cause some issues
if he denies flirting because he didn't do anything right.

Speaker 4 (27:54):
No, he didn't. I would stay away from that.

Speaker 2 (27:57):
Yeah, I would just be like, listen, all I know
is like, that is I know his situation. That's not
even a question. So regardless of if anybody did ever
flirt with me, it depends on how she comes at
you never happened, yeah, Because also he could just say
I wasn't flirting. He can deny it unless there's some
like hard evidence, and then you're gonna end up looking crazy, right,

and he can The good thing is that nothing happened,
and so he could act like you're making something bigger
than what it was. Oh, that didn't happen. She's lying,
and that could be really awkward for you. I think
the main thing is thank God that you weren't responsive
to this, and you can just say to her, look,
I don't know you know what you're thinking. All I
know is I can only speak for myself, and that's

not something I would ever do. So you know, on
my end, there's nothing to ever worry about, right, that's all.
And as far as was he inappropriate, I don't know.
I don't even pay attention to that, So if he was,
that's not even something that I would pick up on.

Speaker 3 (28:53):
All right, thank you, Phoenix. Good luck with that. All right?

Speaker 2 (28:55):
Well that is ask ye And when we come back,
we have therapists. Resma Menicam joining us. He's also a
New York Times best selling author. He has his children's
book out, The Stories of My Grandmother's Hands. If you
haven't read his book, My Grandmother's Hands, I suggest you
do that. You're going to love this conversation.

Speaker 1 (29:11):
His way up, you way up with Angela Yee. More, now,
what's up?

Speaker 3 (29:18):
Its way up with Angela Yee.

Speaker 2 (29:19):
I'm Angela Yee and we have a really special guest,
and I know you're going to love this conversation today.

Speaker 3 (29:24):
Rasma Medicam is here first.

Speaker 12 (29:26):
Time on way up, Yes, my first time, my first time.

Speaker 2 (29:29):
But let's talk about who Resma Menicum is. Just for
people who are listening, what would you say when somebody
was like, oh, what do you do?

Speaker 12 (29:35):
Primarily? I am a author, I am a clinical of
been a clinical social worker specializing in racialized trauma and violence.
I've been doing this work for thirty five years. Yes
you have, yeah, yeah, and so did a lot of
stuff with trauma and a lot of stuff with couples.

Speaker 2 (29:53):
Right now, I'm talking to therapists and trauma specialist Rasma Menicam.

Speaker 3 (29:56):
You know, I want to ask you about something that
had went viral.

Speaker 2 (30:00):
Right, So, Ragie was talking about how as black people
we can run when we laugh, and she talked about
how that is something that is also racialized trauma, so
to say, because we weren't allowed to laugh, And a
lot of people were like, what is she talking about?
But then there were some people that were like, no,

she's absolutely correct, So can you break that down absolutely?

Speaker 12 (30:24):
So there's this kind of phrase that I use, is
that just the march of time can decontextualize trauma. So
what I mean by that is that trauma decontextualized, untended
to over time, and a person can look like personality.
Trauma untended to in a family over time can look

like family traits. Trauma untended to in a people can
look like culture.

Speaker 4 (30:54):
Right, like me and you.

Speaker 12 (30:55):
If me and you cool when we're friends and something happened,
somebody walks through that door and hurts me badly, right,
and then next week you call and check up on me,
and I'm saying says I'm good, I'm good, And then
you see me the week after that and I'm acting strange.
You would immediately contextualize they Let me call Maria, let
me call his wife and see because just last week

I saw that happen to him, so we got to
get resmeus some help.

Speaker 1 (31:18):

Speaker 12 (31:18):
That's contextualizing it, right. What if you never saw it
and I'm acting crazy though, right right now it looks
like my personality. What if my reflexes like every time
you say something, I got more energy than I should
have in a particular thing.

Speaker 4 (31:32):
Right, you say one thing and I'm hyped about it.

Speaker 12 (31:35):
Those are the things that over time look like personality
but are actually trauma responses. I'll give you another one
and we make it part of culture. So I remember
my mother on Saturdays cleaning the house like incessantly. And
if you didn't get up at seven.

Speaker 4 (31:55):
O'clock in the morning and help her.

Speaker 12 (31:56):
And if you're supposed to wash the dishes and you
left a spoon in the sink, you getting it right.
What we don't realize is that many people, many many
of our people, had become adults early. So now that
the response to that is or this is just how
black people do, when it actually might be a response

to trauma. It might be a response to the things
that happened to us, and then we got organized around it.
Now it looks like, oh, that's just who black people are, that's.

Speaker 2 (32:27):
Just what we do, all right. Resma Menicam is here.
He's a New York Times bestselling author. He's a psychotherapist
specializing in the effects of trauma on the human body.
And we have more with him when we come back.
It's way up, Way up with Angela Yee.

Speaker 9 (32:44):

Speaker 2 (32:44):
Now, what's up as way up with Angela Yee. I'm
Angela Yee and Resma Menicam is here. He's an author
and a psychotherapist. You know him from his book The
Quaking of America and My Grandmother's Hands and now the
children's book, the Stories from my Grandmother's Hands. All right, now,
what made you decide that it's time to make that
into a children's book.

Speaker 4 (33:03):
That's that's a good question.

Speaker 12 (33:04):
So actually, a lot of black women kept asking me
when I was going to do something for kids, because
they'd like to have something to read to kids. A
lot of black women read My Grandmother's Hands.

Speaker 2 (33:17):
Because that also is a great way to open up conversations.
That's exactly right, you know, like just a little bit
of it. If you want to just please please, you
go right ahead.

Speaker 12 (33:25):
Yes, So the first line in the book is called
it says, my grandmother's hands picked cotton, and then there's
a painting of really it's from my grandmother's hands, who
was a very thin woman, but she had thick pads
in the middle of her fingers. And that's because at
the age of four, her daddy was a sharecropper and

so when she would pick the cotton at four, it
would rip her hands out. So along with the book
an album, a download album down the Yeah, so there's
an album that goes along with the book. And also
in the book, so The book actually comes out for
sale in September, and people will get a download the

book Florida. They probably gonna burn it in Florida, but
they'll get it. The music actually is what also helps
to deepen the words because each line has a whole
song to it.

Speaker 3 (34:23):
That's amazing.

Speaker 2 (34:24):
Right now, I'm talking to therapists and so I'm a
specialist Resma Menekaan.

Speaker 4 (34:27):
All of my books have albums to it. Okay.

Speaker 12 (34:29):
One of the things that I want people to do
is I want people to find a way into what
I'm trying to say any way that they can. So
whether it's art, whether it's books where there's music, whatever
it is. I'm writing a screenplay right now. I'm writing
a play right now. So what I'm trying to do
is create kind of this network of art and books

and talks and everything. So when our people start to
begin to say, okay, maybe I need to address these
particular pieces that I work, is something that they can
just lay with and be with and play with in
whatever way that they need to.

Speaker 2 (35:06):
All Right, well, listen, I know we could go on,
and I know you'll be back because the book comes
down in September. The Children's book, the Stories on My
Grandmother's Hands, also the album that's coming along with it,
and people can get the vinyl.

Speaker 12 (35:18):
They can get the vinyl on my website at restme
dot com or go to a Black Octopus Soociety dot com.

Speaker 2 (35:24):
I know you're going to be doing some amazing things
too for the laws of the book. Oh yeah, because
you have great commentary just even on current events, for
people to be able to understand and relate the stories
from your books and the things that you're telling us
to what's happening in the world. So I appreciate you
for that. Thank you all right, well, thank you so
much for ReSm Medican. And you can also get the
Quicking of America. You know, you can get My Grandmother's Hands,

and you can also get the book that I'm going
to be picking up next because I want to make
sure that I read this as well. So Master's in love,
all right, It's way up and you can watch that
full interview on my YouTube channel Way Up with ye
And when we come back, you guys have the last word.

Speaker 1 (36:00):
Take up the phone to get your voice heard. What
the word is the last word? On Way Up with Angela.

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Yee, what's up?

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Is way up put Angela yee, I'm angela ye. And
Meno's in the building.

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I just got an unexpected check today.

Speaker 4 (36:16):
I like those. So I got a couple of checks
in here too though, just pop right up.

Speaker 2 (36:20):

Speaker 3 (36:20):
I like when that happened. It makes you feel like
you did something good.

Speaker 2 (36:24):
Blessed it blessing even though it's money you earns.

Speaker 4 (36:28):
When it comes, it's really.

Speaker 3 (36:30):
Good because I'm not gonna lie.

Speaker 2 (36:31):
I just had like an old tax bill I didn't
know about for my business corporation tax, and I was like,
what with the penalties? And I was like, man, sometimes
you spend some money and then it ends up coming
back to you. So that's a great feeling. That's why
you gotta be a multitasker and a multi hyphen it
different things.

Speaker 3 (36:49):
All right, Well, thank you to ReSm. Menikan for joining us.

Speaker 2 (36:52):
You know, he is a therapist and trauma specialist, and
he has a book and it's called The Stories from
My Grandmother's Hands.

Speaker 3 (36:59):
This is a children's but he also has the book.

Speaker 2 (37:01):
He's a New York Times bestselling author, My Grandmother's Hands,
The Quaking of America and just great knowledge. So you
can watch that foot interview on Way Up with Ye.
I got to go to La this week.

Speaker 4 (37:12):
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Yeah we always miss each other.

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Yeah you know.

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Guys. You have the last word.

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Don't be afraid to shoot your shot.

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ex husban. But I traveled with the ex husban and
his wife and nothing. We have been divorced for about
sixteen seventeen years and we have not handsick on those
trips or we with his friend.

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I'm trying to try a light on my mom.

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I just want to say I appreciate her so much.

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He does so much for me, take care of me.

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And really looked out for me.

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I just want to say thank you so much.

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