The Culture

The Culture

The Culture is a carefully curated weekly podcast. It has everything you need for an edgy and thought provoking show with diverse representation, lots of gritty references, and panelists who are just as unfiltered and opinionated. Hosted by Jeff DeLaRosa and Anthony Austin, this show is anything but basic. Not only a musical genre, Hip Hop is a way of life and this show is the conversational embodiment and representation of such. Inspiring, motivating, entertaining, and empowering people from all walks of life as we showcase a variety of perspectives in Hip Hop and the culture surrounding it. Be part of the culture and gain a new experience through engaging conversation and raw content that you won't find anywhere else. From discussions on Hip Hop news, to compelling and provocative newsworthy guests, this is a must listen. This is a podcast inspired by and for our culture! New episodes every Monday morning Become a Patron Support the show


May 23, 2022 64 min

For the first time ever, Jeff interviews his co-host Anthony Austin Jr. Find out all about the man behind the voice of The Culture.  What are Anthony's biggest fears? What are his regrets? Who are his favorite teams? All of these questions and more, answered in this episode as Anthony aims to motivate and stimulate.

Topics Discussed:

  • Fears
  • Regrets
  • Man crush
  • Being a social worker
  • Most memorable moment of career
  • Why doesn't Anthony ...
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    Ant rants about frozen burgers and pancakes, Jeff rants about Generation Z and another racially motivated mass shooting. Also, the guys review Kendrick Lamar's new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Pancakes vs. Waffles
  • Buffalo shooting - White teen targets Blacks in mass shooting and writes a manifesto
  • Jack Harlow didn't know that Brandy and Ray-J were siblings
  • Jeff upset at Gen-Z
  • Does the Gen-Z generatio...
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    May 9, 2022 43 min

    In this Mother's Day episode, Anthony says Antonio Brown does not speak for the Black community after his remarks about Colin Kaepernick. Eminem gets inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Anthony is upset about it. Dave Chappelle gets attacked and it is probably Will Smith's fault. Also, the rap Mount Rushmore debate and Jeff has a new Ghetto Word of the week.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Rap Mount Rushmore
  • Method Man's ...
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    May 2, 2022 65 min

    Jeff and Anthony go over Buzzfeed's 21 unwritten Black rules that white people don't have to worry about. Jeff also shares his excitement about the Brooklyn Nets being eliminated from the NBA playoffs.  Also, the boys place another bet and Jeff calls Spike Lee "fraudulent".

    Topics Discussed:

  • Welch's grape soda
  • Nets eliminated from playoffs
  • Jeff rants about Spike Lee
  • Can Knicks fans root for the Nets? Jeff doesn't...
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    April 25, 2022 65 min

    History is made as The Culture collaborates with the Mikey & Rinne Eat In podcast for a simulcast episode to discuss Hip Hop and food and food in Hip Hop. Hip Hop in food and food and Hip Hop. The best food lyrics in rap history, why are rappers obsessed with spaghetti, and what exactly was Biggie referring to when he mentioned Welch's grape?

    Topics Discussed:

  • Happy 4/20
  • R.I.P DJ Kay Slay
  • Food in Hip Hop lyrics
  • Spaghetti raps
  • Me...
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    April 18, 2022 50 min

    The world is going mad, between more killings at the hands of police, the Brooklyn train station shooting, and Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter. Also, Anthony conducts an interview with a special anonymous guest.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Brooklyn train shooting
  • The killing of Patrick Lyoya
  • Elon Musk buying Twitter
  • White mass shootings vs. Black mass shootings
  • Why are cops quick to draw a gun even in unwarranted situations?
  • The Convo (Anthony inte...
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    April 11, 2022 58 min

    In this episode Jeff and Ant talk about the Oscar's fallout, racism, Dwayne Haskins untimely death, an all-new ghetto word of the week and much more!

    Topics Discussed:

  • NFL QB Dwayne Haskins untimely death
  • Gil Brandt insensitive comments
  • Will Smith suspended from the Academy
  • The Game diss track towards Eminem?
  • Tyler the Creator beats out Nas for Grammy
  • Will today's music stand the test of time? Jeff doesn't think so
  • Being color ...
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    April 4, 2022 64 min

    Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars! The guys break down the slap heard round the world and discuss its significance, ramifications and impact on pop culture and society as a whole.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Will Smith slaps Chris Rock
  • The sensitizing of society
  • Is comedy dead now?
  • Can we tell people the truth anymore?
  • Is August Alsina to blame for all of this?
  • Quest love robbed of his moment
  • Will Packer
  • Will Smith resigns from the academy
  • Wa...
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    In this episode the guys tackle a very polarizing topic in light of the Lia Thomas controversy, should transgendered athletes be allowed to participate in women competitions? A very sensitive subject that should and needs to be discussed, respectfully.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Lia Thomas
  • Is it fair for transgendered to compete against women?
  • Rachel Levine
  • Nyla Rose
  • Caster Semenya
  • Laila Ali
  • Backlash towards transgendered women receiving awards
  • Ref...

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    March 21, 2022 57 min

    The guys take a deeper look at DMX's classic debut album, It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, and discuss it's significance and it's place among the greatest rap albums in Hip Hop history.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Break down of the It's Dark And Hell is Hot album
  • DMX contradictory lyrics
  • Will Smith comments
  • Kanye vs. D.L. Hughley
  • Mase dissing Diddy
  • Featured Song:
    Intro - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot - DMX

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    Will Smith S...

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    March 14, 2022 81 min

    Jeff and Ant welcome back Mikey-She as he hosts this week's Is That Racist segment. Jeff thinks there is a conspiracy between the return to office and the gas price hike as he explains his anxiety issues with going back to work.  Also, the 25th anniversary of Biggie's death.

    Topics Discussed:

  • The Game throws shade at Eminem
  • New music
  • R.I.P Traci Braxton
  • Underground rappers finding success
  • Do white people have a say in whether bla...
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    March 7, 2022 55 min

    In this episode the guys discuss Kanye West, they review Conway's new album, an all-new Is That Racist segment and Anthony gives some financial literacy advice on how to be fiscally responsible and fix your finances.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Gas prices
  • Kanye's new "Kim lite" girlfriend Chaney Jones
  • The Game throws shade at Dr. Dre
  • How to help your baby build credit at a very young age
  • Consolidating your debts
  • Can Blacks be racist...
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    February 28, 2022 46 min

    The Culture has a new website, a new blog and a new domain:
    Joe Biden nominates first black woman on the Supreme Court. Would Americans be as brave as Ukrainians have been vs. the Russians? The 10-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death.  All of this and more in the final episode of Black History Month.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Ketanji Brown Jackson
  • Afro-Latinos
  • Do new TVs have an on/off button on them?
  • Stem ...
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    February 21, 2022 54 min

    Was the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show entertaining, controversial, polarizing, or all of the above? From the entertainment aspect to the social commentary and political rhetoric that it motivated; it definitely makes for a culturally driven conversation.

    Topics Discussed:

  •  The Super Bowl Halftime Show
  • Snoop Dogg gang banging on stage
  • 50 cent looking like a whole dollar
  • Kendrick censored his lyrics, but Dre didn't
  • Did white people hat...
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    February 14, 2022 55 min

    Stephen Hawley Martin is an award-winning author, editor, publisher, and an avid researcher into the afterlife. He has written over two dozen fiction and non-fiction books and is the former principal of the world-renowned ad firm, The Martin Agency, that created the Geico Gecko, and the Virginia is for Lovers campaigns. Stephen Martin is the only three-time winner of the Writer's Digest Book award.

    Topics Discussed:

  • The Afterlif...
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    February 7, 2022 54 min

    The boys dive into the Brian Flores discrimination lawsuit against the NFL, Joe Rogan's "apology" and racist t-shirts. A racism heavy episode. Also, does The Rock embrace his Black culture enough?

    Topics Discussed:

  • Black History Month
  • Joe Rogan's use of the N word
  • Spotify's announcement
  • Why is Big Pun underappreciated?
  • Should the work week be 4 days?
  • Jeff's go-to Wordle word
  • O.T. Genasis
  • Will Anthony apologize for ma...
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    January 31, 2022 65 min

    Jeff, Ant, and Mikey give their opinions on the Joe Rogan and Jordan Peterson controversy. Should Joe Rogan's podcast be cancelled by Spotify? Is Joe Rogan a misinformed racist? The guys also criticize The Game's top 50 MCs list, Joey Badass' "life force" and Anthony says, "Democrats are pussy".

    Topics Discussed:

  • Joe Rogan's podcast
  • Joe Biden calls a reporter a "stupid son of a bitch"
  • Russia vs. ...
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    January 24, 2022 57 min

    Jeff and Ant are joined by Mikey-She to tackle racism and politics in this episode.  Does Anthony have a problem with white people? Many seem to think so.  Are Joe Biden's comments racist or insensitive? Is this administration doing all it can for blacks and minorities? Let's get to the bottom of it all.

    Topics Discussed:

  • Anthony explains himself amid allegations that he hates white people
  • Joe Biden's comments
  • Student loan ...
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    January 17, 2022 56 min

    From catching covid to being hacked, Jeff details what he calls a terrible week.  The guys discuss a not-so-great start to the 2022 calendar year.

    Topics Discussed: 

  • Bob Saget's death
  • Jeff's terrible week
  • Covid symptoms 
  • Getting hacked and how to prevent it
  • Pete Rock suing Nas?
  • Weed good for Covid?
  • New Music
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Is Eminem going too far with the fast rapping?
  • Are they going to allow Kyrie to play?
  • Album Reviewed on t...

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    January 10, 2022 73 min

    In the wake of the Antonio Brown situation, the guys dissect the entire story, give their opinions, and discuss quitting a job. They also discuss Spiderman - No Way Home. So, if you haven't seen it yet, too bad.

    Topics Discussed:

  • R.I.P. Sidney Poitier
  • Antonio Brown’s latest saga
  • Ant discusses having a little person for a boss 
  • Fan sues the Jets and Giants
  • Julius Randle vs. Knicks fans
  • Kevin Porter Jr. situation: Racism or ignorance?
  • C...
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