Dart Against Humanity

Dart Against Humanity

Dart Against Humanity, the podcast where Dart Adams discusses whatever he feels like discussing whenever he feels like it however he feels like it. He covers everything from music journalism to television, film, music, Hip Hop culture, the Black music continuum, comic books, gaming or sports. Enjoy... Or don’t. It’s a free country. At least for the time being it is... Become a supporter of this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/dart-adams/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/dart-adams/support</a> ... Show More

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Dart returned from MIT after seeing Harry Allen x Rob Swift's Harbanger turntable septet/orchestra with a fresh perspective on the value of Hip Hop culture. He talks about the transformative nature of Hip Hop culture and how art evolves over time due to influence while providing examples from his own life experiences. Next Friday will be about a brand new subject entirely.

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Last night, I went to MIT to witness a lecture between legendary journalist/author Harry Allen & legendary DJ/turntablist Rob Swift. I had known both for quite a while but the subject matter of the lecture really resonated with me on many levels as a creative who isn't constantly aspiring to be better and reach the many lofty goals I have for myself which I might never reach. This podcast is about self discovery, self ex... Read more

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On the first episode of Dart Against Humanity recorded in 2020, Dart discusses his research done for articles about 1985 & 1990, including how & why it took so long for the first Rap song to hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, MC Hammer's unique single roll out for his 1990 LP "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em", how Bell Biv DeVoe's 1990 single & LP "Poison" changed the dynamic of the Pop c... Read more

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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, he discusses his spoiler free reaction to seeing "The Rise Of Skywalker" last Friday, his new Medium piece "Tetsuo & Adulthood: The Influence Of “Akira” 30 Years Later" and he recounts his top 5 Christmases from when he was a kid to young adulthood. 

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Dart talks about dealing with the potentially crippling doubt & uncertainty involved with being work for hire and having to deal with trying to sell your art to people that don't value it anywhere near as much as you do within that same space. The talk veers into the many ways this manifests itself or how the writer  views storytelling in other mediums in order to study what works or doesn't work so they can apply it... Read more

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December 13, 2019 46 min

Dart talks about his experience at the 2019 Boston Music Awards, the passing of Hip Hop legend PHASE2 & what it means to him (and all of us), "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker", "Dune", "Robotech" and for some odd reason? "Transformers: The Movie"

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In this episode I address the last episode being trash, the Drake normalized rappers singing take, the 90's R&B wasn't filthy take, when I learned R&B was filthy back in 1984 and lost my innocence thus spoiling it for everyone else, working on my next two books, Uptown vs. Def Jam, digging for records fueling music discovery and I finish acknowledging the 20th anniversary of Ego Trip's Book Of Rap Lists. 

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Rebounding from Thanksgiving, Dart does an episode about the adaptation of the new season of "Watchmen", Martin Scorcese's "The Irishman", the Boston Celtics' insistence on booing Kyrie Irving as their being successful without him and how to stay motivated as a writer when you're not on the fringes simply trying to survive, New week's episode will be way better, I promise...

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On this episode of Dart Against Humanity I observe the 25th anniversary of Redman's classic sophomore album "Dare Iz A Darkside". I recall Def Jam's Month Of The Man promotional campaign. I even read from the album credits/liner notes of the CD J card & excerpts from Adario Strange's The Source cover story on Redman "Hell On Earth". 

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Dart discusses Winter albums again, which leads him to discussing the 25th anniversary of Method Man's classic debut "Tical" in detail. He also rehashes his Twitter debate about how iconic the Wu Tang Clan logo is then he sets up next week's discussion about Def Jam's Month Of The Man campaign and Redman's "Dare Iz A Darkside".

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November 8, 2019 34 sec

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Dart discusses his thoughts about the game "Death Stranding" then talks us through the process of researching for several pieces he's presently writing including his Method Man "Tical" 25th anniversary retrospective, Independent As F* 3 & liner notes he's doing for an upcoming album which made him stumble on several erroneous release dates from 1989. Also, it looks like November 9th, 1999 is the real ... Read more

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Dart breaks down everything that happened with his book "Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book Of Dart" being released on October 8th, 2019. The stress & eustress that came after its release, the unexpected sales success, what happened with the BBC's The Greatest Hip Hop Song Of All Time list he was involved in, his disappointment in "Zombieland: Double Tap" and what Netflix shows he's seen recently. Da... Read more

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On the final episode of Dart Against Humanity Season 3 I discuss the problems with trying to have genuine exchanges with people via Twitter and real time social media and the havoc that can ensue in part one. In part 2, I discuss leveling up using the 1989 classic NES game "Dragon Warrior" as a metaphor for growth & taking on new challenges. It's easy to get complacent and not push yourself for fear of failure, n... Read more

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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the sheer power of the written word, the neverending chase of trying to get the reader feel or understanding what you were attempting to convey plus try to make people who may or may not have cared about something before they began reading to care about it now. In the second half of the podcast I discussed how being able to retain even information I think is useless benef... Read more

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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss my fixation/fascination with album sequencing, specifically the difference between classic albums that are sequenced almost perfect vs. classic albums that could be sequenced in a way that make the album flow as well if not better than the original version. I begin with the case studies of Janet Jackson's "Control" & Anita Baker's "Rapture" vs.... Read more

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In today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss Nintendo fighting video stores on the subject on game rentals and the lengths they went through trying to maintain their dominant market share of the videogame industry with the 4th generation of gaming consoles looming over the horizon (Sega Genesis & NEC Turbo Grafx 16). I also discuss the upcoming developments with the IV Boston x Mathmatik Athletics Boston Legend... Read more

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Today's episode of Dart Against Humanity subject stems from a tweet I made saying that Hip Hop had nerds involved it in from the outset & the resistance it received from some Twitter users who fail to see the connection. I decided to be the wholebrained INTJ-A that I am and break down exactly why I'm right and present a case beginning with the definition of the word and what it's often conflated with. Also, I dis... Read more

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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the cross section of playing role playing games, watching cartoons/anime, reading comic books/graphic novels and how it's an entry point for comic book/video game creators as well as writers and directors who are tasked with entertaining different audiences and world building for a living. I also run down a list of independent comic book companies from the 80's to... Read more

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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I decide to discuss my fascination with music departments in film and television and my dream of becoming one in the near future by recapping some films and television (network, cable, Hulu/Amazon/Netflix) shows that I feel have incredible music supervision. This is a topic I'm passionate about which is near and dear to my heart as someone into the world of synch licensing, mu... Read more

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