The All the Fly Kids Show

The All the Fly Kids Show

The All the Fly Kids Show is where the cool, calm and connected talk straight - No chaser. Your hosts, Geronimo Knows and Backpack Matt, sit down each week with culture creators you [should] know specializing in moments of good taste within the arts, fashion, food, business and more. A necessary listen for the urban lifestyle enthusiast.

Episodes

July 31, 2019 40 mins
Kapri Robinson is a DC-based bartender, Santa Teresa 1796 Rum ambassador, and creator of Chocolate City's Best. The almost-year-old organization's mission is to enhance the careers of people of color in the food and beverage industry through competitions, educational classes, art, panels, and workshops. Geronimo talks with Kapri about achievements of CCB in its first year and the embrace of cocktail culture within the Black communi...
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Geronimo is FINALLY back in DC after an almost 3-month long ancestral excursion. As a little welcome home get-together for our brother, we'll have a few friends of the show come through to reflect on the past year as we look to start off 2019 strong. The guys also have a major announcement you don't want to miss.
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It's officially the best season (fall, that is) which means the best fashion and renewal in preparation for the next year. We're also heading into an active season for the music industry to close out 2018. While Geronimo is still out of town doing ancestral work, we invite Marcus K. Dowling back to discuss everything from Lil Wayne's The Carter 5, Logic's Young Sinatra 4, Wale's Free Lunch, the SiriusXM + Pandora merger, a Trillect...
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Part Two of our 'Pop-Up' talk is with brand consultant Makisha Noël and dance fitness instructor aka "Sokanista" Shermica Farquhar. You can learn more about their work below.
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Where there's a mic and people down for conversation, we'll gladly engage. Last Tuesday, we hosted a pop-up podcast at the 202Creates' monthly co-working day. Four DC-based creators, each working in different fields, talked with Geronimo about the ins-and-outs of their work and shared a few laughs over Random Aside. Part One of our 'Pop-Up' talk is with photographer Kinia "KJ" Lombardi and event producer/community organiz...
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Geronimo and Matt are flying dolo this week and bring back 'Twitter Hits' and give their thoughts on the eyebrow-raising conversation Lyor Cohen had with The Breakfast Club last week.
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September 17, 2018 42 mins
Geronimo is still on his journey to trace his ancestry. Matt chops it up with Reggie “Kid Noble” Cunningham. Hailing from the “Show Me State”, specifically the city of St. Louis, Reggie is multi-disciplined in the fields of creative arts, education, entrepreneurship, community activism, and Twitter. He served as one of the many boots on the ground in Ferguson, after the killing of 18-year old Mike Brown and many other black women a...
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September 10, 2018 57 mins
Matt takes over the studio while Geronimo begins the first leg of his trip in New Orleans. Matt sits with Korey Freeman, a DC street art tour curator for AirBnB Experiences, to discuss the DC street art scene and dope history nuggets within DC Art. Matt also runs through some #TwitterHits - it’s been an interesting week to say the least.
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Afro Soca Love is a collective that aims to strengthen the connection between Africa and Caribbean Carnival culture through the arts, community, and creativity. Geronimo went to one party and has been a fan ever since. We invited the founders, Myron Chandran aka DJ MAGA (no relation to the Donald Trump slogan) and Adia Dightman to learn more about the collective, and how it’s being received across the world right alongside a new wa...
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We invited two of the best music journalists we know, Marcus Dowling (VICE, The Undefeated) + Briana Younger (The FADER, Noisey), and our guy Kingpen Slim fresh off the release of his latest album ‘Trapper’s Delight’ to get takes on some of the summer’s most-talked-about releases and the recent surge of Afro-Caribbean waves in urban music.
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Carroll “C.R.” Gibbs is a historian and author/co-author of six books, with the 25th anniversary of Black Georgetown Remembered available now. Because we’re firm believers in knowing our history, we brought “C.R.” on to have a compelling, culturally relevant conversation about making Juneteenth celebrations a trend among black people, ethnocentrism in the media, the cultural code of fashion + style, and “People of Reason” vs “Peopl...
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Zeplyn Tillman is Co-Founder and CEO of Neo Elite, a production and media company on a mission to empower millennial minds, artists, and creatives dedicated to creating high-quality art. Neo Elite’s flagship show, DC Soul Stage (in partnership with Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center), is a series highlighting rising DMV artists through live performance videos and interviews. He also produces one of the top radio show in the DC m...
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Bola Ibidapo is the co-founder and director of the Too Fly Foundation, an organization which provides students with travel grants and passports by hosting creatively-lit fundraisers nationwide. When we say creatively-lit, we’re talking about happy hours, day parties, brunches, cookouts, cabarets, pool parties - Anything that falls under the category of turn up. Proceeds from each event go towards sponsoring individual youth and you...
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This was the second installment of our panel conversation at WeWork. We had friend-of-the-show and frequent collaborator Marcus K. Dowling as a panelist to talk about reaching the tipping point of entrepreneurship. Sustainability, Managing for Success, Making it in your city vs Making it out of your city, and The "Crazy" Ask were all topics of discussion as each of us spoke from our unique set of experiences. We also switched thing...
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Ndaba Mandela is an author, humanitarian, businessman, father, and grandson of the late but forever incomparable Nelson Mandela. We got a chance to talk with Ndaba on the DC stop of the promo tour for his memoir ‘Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela’. We talked with him about some of those life lessons, the significance Black Panther had on South Africans, changing the global perception of Africa,...
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Sankofa Beer Company is a DC based producer and distributor of premium craft beer, inspired by the founders connection to West Africa. We talk with the founders, Kofi Meroe and Amado Carsky, about going from the home brewing for fun to making their beer available to the public, Africa’s history with fermentation, marketing vs visibility in the craft drink market, and more.
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We had to do a quick pivot with this week’s episode. Instead of a conversation on 30 years of DC Nightlife, Geronimo and Matt shared their thoughts on the hip-hop releases of the past 30 days, the 2018 XXL Freshmen List, Rico Nasty’s rise to prominence, music industry gatekeepers, and the influence of black and gay culture on the mainstream.
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Alejaibra Badu is a master life coach and founder of The Madison House - A spiritual health + wellness center, located in DC’s Historic Anacostia, that stands to heal people from things that bind them mentally and emotionally. We talk with Alejaibra about the impact The Madison House has made on his life and the community he serves, the growing interest in African spirituality, the angry divide that exists within the Black communit...
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Curtis "Curtbone" Chambers is a DC legend and entrepreneur who wears many hats to this day. He is founder and owner of Alldaz Gear, one of several DC-based streetwear brands that clothed many of the city's black residents and visitors from the mid-1980s through mid-2000s. He has also hosted numerous social and community events and sponsored local basketball teams as part of the Goodman Summer Basketball League in Southeast Washingt...
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We were live from WeWork in DC last week with Jonathan Jackson, a co-founder of digital media company Blavity and a Harvard University 2019 Nieman Fellow. Geronimo talked with Jonathan about their shared cultural experiences as sons of the American South & Trinidad and Tobago, becoming self-aware through the quarter-life crisis and 'Saturn's Return,' ownership of our time and respecting the time of others, the term 'Blavity Blacks,...
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