B Dorm Podcast

B Dorm Podcast

What happens when 2 Black, artistic roommates go to one of the whitest colleges in America? How does it shape your identity? How do you shape the identity of those around you? The B DORM PODCAST is a crisp and edgy headlong dive into what it’s like growing up on one side of our Nation’s socio-economic color divide – and what the transition into a new alien world is like. They’re heavy topics, but presented in a way that is lighter in nature, finding humor in the pain. The hosts have taken different paths since 2000/01 when they graduated – and so has the nation. The B DORM PODCAST will discuss the roads that they chose and the ones not taken, the dreams they chose to defer and the ones deferred for them. There are also some stories about some of their wilder experiences, placing them in context with contemporary concerns. The hosts talk about everything from midnight snacks to throwing stacks, and wade into the deep end at times to discuss social justice and politics as well. It’s a nostalgic look back. But it’s also a brave look ahead. Fun is back.

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August 5, 2022 79 min

2001 produced one of the greatest collabs ever put down on a track when Common and Mos Def joined Bilal to produce Reminisce. The song is a journey through a life. An exploration of what was, what is, and what could be. 

Just when I think that I forgot you

I hear that dub that we used to rock to

Just when I think I'm gettin' on without you

Somebody passed and asked me about you.”

This episode will take you on the same kind of j...

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In 1995, Philly rapper Jamal came down from the City of Brotherly Love to work with Erick Sermon and put out Keep It Real. It’s a trip back to the classic Queen's sound. The beat. The flow. All of it. It’s a classic, And this episode is too.

From breaking down JT’s trip to SwimWeek in Miami, to the B Dorm Caribbean travel cheat codes, to the fellas first ever remote feed from NYC Futbol Club victory – this episode has a little b...

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Your hosts Don Elivert and Jehriko Turner are taking a break this week, but we’ve put together a mixtape of their greatest hits to hold you over. It’s a fun look at the show, the hosts and everything B Dorm is all about. It’s a smart, fun, educated conversation that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Pour yourself something. #drinksexy. 

Every episode of The B Dorm Podcast is an entertaining and thought provoking experience that wil...

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In 2002, Styles P joined forces with Swizz Beats and Saint Denson to drop a bomb upon the ears of the world; Good Times (I Get High) was an instant hit, and for a few summers it was the unofficial national anthem for weed heads. The beats, the lyrics – the whole vibe hits hard. Looking back at it, maybe it hit a little too hard? But that’s what happens. The times change. We all get a little older and hopefully a little wiser. A lit...

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When the Wu-Tang clan dropped Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993, the album was an instant classic. A genre-redefining piece of history. And maybe no track on the album is more iconic than C.R.E.A.M. Cash Rules Everything Around Me. 

In a capitalist society, money is as important as air or water to survive. Everything runs on money, so when you start seeing corporate America using black and brown faces to sell shit, just know t...

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In 1995, Queensbridge's finest — Nas and Mobb Deep — collabed with Raekwon to drop Eye for an Eye. The song is an exploration of a violent world, an oppressive place where people are forced to do what they can to survive:

“I might crack a smile but ain't a damn thing funny,

I'm caught up in the dirt where your hands get muddy.”

Sadly, more than 25 years later, the lyrics still hold true. But now, in places like Buffalo, th...

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In 1995 KRS-ONE dropped Health, Wealth, Self on his self-titled solo album. Take a minute, listen and reflect. It’s the perfect track for this episode and a great anthem for the times. Who brought you into the world? Do you fight to protect them? Do you realize how they're being attacked right now, how their rights are being stripped from them? This would be the first time a constitutional right has been granted and then taken ...

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This episode asks what seems to be a simple question, “What does it mean to be progressive?” And while the answer for many people seems to be simple, when the perspective is changed, things get more complicated very quickly. It’s the kind of question that B Dorm was built for.

And an important part of the foundation that B Dorm is built on, is a love of hip hop and R&B. So in 2001 when Erick Sermon dropped (Just Like) Music it w...

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Everybody makes decisions for themselves. Kyrie Irving. Will Smith. You. Me. Us. Them. Everybody. The good, the bad, and the ugly. For every action, there’s a consequence. So back in 2007 when Kanye joined forces with one of Queen’s finest rappers, Consequence, there was a lot of action. They produced an instant classic. A timeless jam. And it’s a fitting theme for this episode.

Whether you choose to take the red pill or the blue pi...

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When the Pharcyde dropped Passing Me By in 1992, they probably knew it would be a hit. But they couldn’t have known that they’d be creating a piece of history. The track is as iconic as it gets. It’s so epic it can only be defined as historic. And at the same time, it helped a new generation move into the future with a little more confidence. In a lot of ways, hip-hop helped us move past some of our country’s worst history. But don...

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Every old head knows Street Fighter is the OG of hip hop video games. For a minute it was the hottest thing out. Ryu, Sagat, Honda, Blanka and Zangief were the baddest dudes out there. And like most things from that era, they tried to make a movie out of it. And they failed. Miserably. But while the movie was not good, the soundtrack had a couple of bangers on it including Nas’ One on One. And while that song might be one of the on...

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When Big Shug dropped What’s Really Real? in 2005 it was a game changer. An instant classic. And that’s the vibe we’re bringing in this episode. A little old school, a little new – like the new Don Pizz drink this week and the B Dorm Pod #DrinkSexy movement: it’s a new school Old-fashioned that’s going to make you feel like you haven’t been doing things right the whole time. The man cooks clementine peels! We don’t even know what t...

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Welcome to The B Dorm Podcast! Have you ever seen an eclectic group of friends and wonder how the hell such diverse people ended up meeting and getting along? Ever wonder what conversations take place behind closed doors, when political correctness isn't a factor and friends can just be real with each other? That's what The B Dorm Podcast is about. 

Hosted by two black men from Queens, educated at one of America’s most elite...

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Welcome to the B Dorm podcast. You ever see an eclectic group of friends and wonder how the hell such diverse people ended up meeting and getting along? Ever wonder what conversations take place behind closed doors, when political correctness isn't a factor and friends can just be real with each other? That's what the BDorm Podcast is about. Hosted by two black men from Queens educated in Western Massachusetts, we dive into...

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December 14, 2021 2 min

What happens when 2 Black, artistic roommates go to one of the whitest colleges in America? How does it shape your identity? How do you shape the identity of those around you? The B DORM PODCAST is a crisp and edgy headlong dive into what it’s like growing up on one side of our Nation’s socio-economic color divide – and what the transition into a new alien world is like. 

They’re heavy topics, but presented in a way that is lighter ...

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