The Stop Playin' Podcast

The Stop Playin' Podcast

Whether it's current events, politics, entertainment, or sports, please join Sham and Shaka as they share their takes on today's hottest topics.


May 21, 2021 131 min
Intro and important announcements; (14:37) Ceasefire in Middle East, a Black Wall Street witness gives testimony, North Carolina makes some good and bad news, the secret to a long life thrives in Australia; (37:45) RIP Paul Mooney, A$AP Rocky makes declares his love for Rhianna, Joe Rogan plays the victim, Joe Budden feels dark energy, Kimora Lee Smmons attempts a heist; (1:31:40) Kwame Brown wants all the smoke, NBA playoff discus...
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The power of the pen yields results; (17:52) The GOP middle school circus, no peace in the Middle East, the mask mandate is lifted, Sham takes a stand; (36:40) TV finale and renewal updates, Sham ponders Harry Potter, Ellen quits and Wendy throws shade, Bennifer 2.0, Tom Cruise doubles down, Friends reunion update; (1:11:30) Kentucky Derby scandal and Preakness fallout, NBA Play-in preview, Basketball HOF recap, Chad Johnson reemer...
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May 11, 2021 110 min
Wacky Wednesday at Wegman’s; (17:34) States continue to reopen, India’s COVID fate worsens; Uncle POTUS reaches 100 days, Florida rides Georgia’s voter suppression coattails, Grandma gossip tips the Feds; (46:11) the Smith’s are back in the news, Oscars recap, TV/movie recommendations; (1:17:22) the Caps/Rangers rivalry heats up, NFL Draft recap, the NBA season “whines” down with Bradley Beal and LeBreeze leading the way.
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April 27, 2021 90 min
Intro and weekly recap; (07:00) a conviction--FINALLY, a city fails a teen, India is in crisis, can't knock the Italian hustle; (34:00) Verzus hits a new peak, KUWTK winds down, Levar Burton has a new gig, a new Captain America emerges; (1:08:26) LaMarcus Aldridge and Jordan Reed retire, NBA recap, D. Wade makes a surprising move. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
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April 10, 2021 109 min
Shaka gets fully vaxed as we discuss Easter (13:37); Vaccine news stays positive, Uncle Joe pushes gun control, Matt Gaetz shuns cash, Prince Phillip en memoriam; (39:25) We remember DMX, "The Black Full Monty" exposes racism, Elliot Stabler returns, another legendary matchup on Verzuz, Falcon and Winter Soldier woes; (1:29:10) NCAA wrapup, Megan Rapinoe piles on Draymond, DeShaun Watson strikes back. #StopPlayinandSubscrib...
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April 1, 2021 162 min
We reflect and celebrate our 100th Episode; (10:50) Derek Chauvin’s trial begins, Samaria Rice unloads, Georgia suppresses votes, South Dakota discriminates, a racist teacher rants, vaccinations spread; (52:25) Operation Varsity Blues recap, Godzilla vs Kong preview, the Falcon and Winter Soldier heats up; Real World Homecoming headlines Paramount+ update, Twitter’s “Mayor” resigns, Derrick Jaxn is exposed, Sharon Osbourne exit...
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On this episode, we welcome retired Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins Cornerback Tim Jacobs, to discuss his current health and wellness initiatives, growing up in the DMV, the state of our socio-political nation, what he does for entertainment, and of course, SPORTS!!! He also gives us insight on his experience as an undrafted NFL free agent and pushing through the labels and obstacles to become a successful player. #stopplayinan...
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March 14, 2021 120 min
Sham drops and rolls; (17:20) The stimulus finally passes, the border crisis worsens, the GOP tries to suppress votes, jury selection begins for Derek Chauvin, the Royals are in the sunken place, Cuomo rolls the dice, Uber passengers go viral; (1:01:31) Epix update, Coming 2 America recap, Versuz sells and Tyriq St. Patrick ain’t havin’ it; (1:19:45) March Madness is here without major blue bloods, Georgetown wins the Big East, Juw...
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March 4, 2021 124 min
Sham gets a gift and reveals a hobby as we approach an unfortunate date; (16:22) The stimulus stays on track despite resistance, the National Guard chief brings HIS receipts, Andrew Cuomo faces accusations, new Texas fallout, chaotic vaccination in DC, rejection in Detroit; (47:21) Inside the NBA turns 30, a new Fyre Fest special is coming, Golden Globes recap, Operation Varsity Blues hits Netflix, the Justice League of racism, Wan...
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February 27, 2021 95 min
Sham avoids a trap; (06:52) Two confirmation hearings have different outcomes, House passes the stimulus, Biden makes the wrong choice, Capitol Police Chief brings receipts, CPAC lowlights, Andrew Cuomo’s reckoning, Peter Luger's Steakhouse meets Madame Tussaud, an Alaskan skier is butthurt; (47:47) Disney+ updates, Superman TV, WandaVision heats up, Frasier reboot?; (1:13:11) Russell Wilson has a wishlist, Cam...
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February 19, 2021 135 min
Shaka upgrades and Sham gets an offer; (09:37) 45 gets acquitted again, Rush Limbaugh loses his cancer battle, Texans suffer from climate change while Ted Cruz bounces, pandemic positivity; (37:37) Streaming update and WandaVision discussion, the Best Man returns, Gina Carano is fired, Anne Boleyn gets a new look, Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee take on a D.C. icon; (1:26:21) Osaka vs Williams recap, Super Bowl wrap-up, Vincent Jackson ...
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February 4, 2021 141 min
Weekly update and snowstorm stories; (09:26) Democrats follow through on their promise, 45’s team folds, the House makes an inside ban, voting machine companies are BIG mad, Axios is back, Uber changes the alcohol game; (46:00) We talk TV and movies and remember two big stars, Nicholas Cannon makes a reconciliation, Disney+ makes a Black Panther announcement, Lil Kim/Foxy Brown Verzuz rumors spark a debate; (1:31:52) Kevin Dura...
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January 28, 2021 144 min
We recap our week and remember a close friend; (17:40) Democrats prepare to steamroll the GOP, the vaccine rollout is still messy, Deborah Birx breaks her silence, 45 prepares for impeachment, GameStop and AMC disrupt the market; (51:32) We honor “Queen” Cicely Tyson, broadcast legend Larry King, and Temple icon John Chaney, recap on current shows and movies, Amanda Gorman continues to shine, more details from the Verzuz fallout, T...
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January 22, 2021 141 min
No news is good news so far in this supersized episode; (07:45) The Inauguration dominates the week, Uncle Joe issues orders, Uncle Tony is relieved, MyPillow gets smothered, Instacart drops the hammer, the Capitol Insurrection gets a reckoning; (45:21) Excitement about upcoming shows and movies; the latest “Verzuz” disappoints, Clubhouse stirs controversy, Sex and the City reboot, Power Book II recap; (1:20:05) We remember Hank Aa...
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We open the 4th season joined by Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice; (09:25) We reflect on the Capitol insurrection and political landscape while reminiscing on the 90’s; (22:30) Dr. Dre’s recovery inspires an idea about union reps; (33:45) the Kardashian machine stays in the news and we break down some of our favorite TV shows; (47:01) The NBA season has begun, we revisit “The Last Dance”, LBJ vs. MJ, success of the NBA bubble; (1:00:10...
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December 30, 2020 90 min
In the third season finale, Sham and Shaka reflect on some of their favorite news stories of 2020. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
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December 15, 2020 106 min
Intros and holiday shopping discussions; (08:45) Vaccinations are televised, the election is certified and SCOTUS has had enough, Bill Barr resigns, the clock ticks on the stimulus; (27:23) Lil’ Wayne stirs up a debate, Kayne gets sued, Disney+ raises its price, tribute to Tiny “Zeus” Lister; (52:38) Vandy is on the right side of history, the Big Ten makes changes despite Michigan’s efforts, Coach K gets challenged, long-awaite...
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December 7, 2020 128 min
Thoughts on the holiday season; (9:40) Details emerge on the vaccine rollout, Biden names his Cabinet, a party gets busted in Belgium, another great breakthrough in science; (43:11) Grammy announcements stir controversy, Drake gets a big endorsement, a Baby Yoda reveal, Power Book II is back; (1:15:52) Len Bias is finally recognized, South Carolina Women’s Basketball suffers a loss, Men’s College Basketball breakdown, Harden is a n...
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November 23, 2020 87 min
It’s Shaka’s birthday! We shoutout another local podcast and discuss Hampton connections; (9:45) The vaccine is on the horizon, Hugo Chavez steals the election; (39:51) Bobby Brown suffers another tragedy, Conan calls it quits, Warner Brothers restrategizes, Parler is the new dumpster; (57:40) NBA free agency begins, Klay Thompson's season ends before it starts, Westbrook/Wall trade rumors begin, NFL roundup.
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November 14, 2020 132 min
General updates for the week; (10:25) 45’s conspiracies continue, daily COVID records increase, a vaccine is announced; (41:09) Marvel gives a final word, Wiz Khalifa finds a remedy, 2 Chainz gives up on Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes drops a new album, a surprising “Jeopardy” host is suggested, fall TV is back; (1:12:08) girl power in Miami, drama in Houston and other NBA news, NFL roundup. FB & IG: thestopplay...
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