Unfiltered Gems with Malcolm & Ryan

Unfiltered Gems with Malcolm & Ryan

Raw and honest commentary on the culture's biggest stories. Hosted by Malcolm Alexander & Ryan Hale. Tap in with us everywhere @unfilteredgemspodcast.


June 28, 2022 66 mins
I know it’s been a minute but Malcolm and Ryan needed and kinda still need a break! On this episode we talk the past, present and future of the podcast. And what purpose looks like for Malcolm and Ryan.

Naturally, the boys could’t miss the opportunity to rate music from some of the favorite artists.

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On the newest episode of the pod, Malcolm and Ryan discuss Michael Jackson’s best songs not named Thriller or Billie Jean, Pastor Greg Locke’s rant on christians who are Democrats, the season finale of Atlanta and more!

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On the newest episode of the pod, Malcolm and Ryan dissect Kendrick’s new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, and give their commentary on their favorite tracks and what this album means for the culture.

The guys also discuss the traumatic event at Lovers & Friends Festival over the weekend along with the tragic mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo. Malcolm & Ryan also dive into the latest charges brought up agai...
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It’s a jam-packed show as Malcolm and Ryan dissect the death of ‘high value man’ Kevin Samuels. Kendrick Lamar has a new album on the way and teased the with the fifth installment of his “The Heart” series.

The boys discuss potential wedding songs before Ryan admits to never hearing a pivotal song known to EVERY Black household. And Malcolm & Ryan talk about the shelf life of the art of comedy as they discuss Dave Chappelle bein...
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Hilarity ensues as Malcolm and Ryan, with their expert fashion knowledge, rank Met Gala looks. The boys discuss who has the best live singing vocals along with a healthy conversation on the media’s responsibility in lieu of Trevor Noah’s remarks at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Malcolm and Ryan cover the highlights of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial and end the show with some relationship advice in the new ...
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In a move that screams “White Money”, billionaire CEO Elon Musk has purchased Twitter for $44B. Malcolm & Ryan discuss what is to come on these Twitter streets. And Megan Thee Stallion is speaking out to Gayle King about the 2020 incident with Torey Lanez.

The oldest person in the world has passed away at 119 y/o; Malcolm & Ryan talk about their “Bucket Lists”.
And the boys take on the topic of “performative activism” as they...
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In the wake of the shooting of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan - Malcolm and Ryan break down their thoughts on policing overall and Black men’s relationship with law enforcement. And in this episode the boys discuss predatory behavior and holding men accountable in lieu of Druski’s latest skit, which he has taken down due to backlash.

Malcolm and Ryan round out the show talking about the lies parents told out of love!

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Things are not adding up in all places, Florida; where an influencer stabbed and killed her boyfriend. And she has yet to be arrested! Malcolm and Ryan look at this story from a number of angles.

The boys also celebrate the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and talk about what radical change can look like with proper representation.

And the most recent episode of FX’s Atlanta have Malcolm and Ryan discussing reparations ...
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Anyone else think the Grammys were a snorefest? Malcolm & Ryan discuss upsets, well deserved awards and hilarious moments from the broadcast!

And lucky for you - the world is still digesting 'Slap-Gate', so the boys have to discuss new developments in addition to the nuance of the war in Ukraine.

And Malcolm & Ryan close out the show with debating, "The Best HipHop Compilation Album of All Time".

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As the collective digests “Slapgate”, the event that has had Black twitter and beyond divided. Malcolm & Ryan discuss what it really means to protect Black women and while also protecting spaces for comedy.

Malcolm & Ryan hear from the founders of Betty D’s, an alopecia company raising awareness about the autoimmune disease and take some listener opinion on “The Slap”.

That and the boys share their recent experiences at conc...
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It's a party pod as Malcolm and Ryan reunite, IN PERSON, for a recording session like no other! The boys are joined by tons of family from Victoria to Thai to BKP to Tremont, Lory, Callie and Amber! Everyone in the fam lends their voice to the mic as they all recap the Smokin Grooves Festival in Los Angeles.

From best and worst acts to best live vocals to most surprising sets. The one day festival saw the likes of Erykah Badu, T...
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On this show ~ Malcolm & Ryan welcome a guest! London Winters stops by to discuss toxic beauty standards and why women drastically change their body and/or face once they reach a certain level of fame. That after the boys dive into the sentencing of Jussie Smollett in addition to a cringy interview done by Love and HipHop’s, Stevie J; spoiler, It’s giving sincere sexual harassment.

Malcolm & Ryan pay tribute and respect to T...
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Malcolm and Ryan give their thoughts on the new ASMR inspired “The Batman” movie before a lengthy discussion on on cancel culture - referencing Da Baby making his festival comeback and Disney in hot water for donating to sponsors of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay Bill” as Malcolm and Ryan discuss holding people accountable vs. holding corporations accountable.

The boys breakdown the detainment of WNBA star Brittney Griner and what suppor...
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Gratitude is the word as Malcolm and Ryan celebrate 20 episodes of gems! Is WW3 inevitable? The boys discuss healthy habits for digesting the news and content ahead of taking on one of society's biggest issues; believing Black women. That in context of recent developments in the Torey Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion debacle.

Malcolm and Ryan dissect celebrity couples like Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet - and when fighting for your re...
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While Malcolm is recovering from the birthday weekend, the boys discuss professionalism as it pertains to Coach Juwan Howard’s recent altercation. Malcolm and Ryan take on the hypocrisy within Olympics doping ahead of dissecting a new documentary on the life and complicated legacy of Bill Cosby.

Nostalgia takes centerstage whilst the boys share their favorite childhood cartoons to commemorate the end of beloved series, “Arthur”, af...
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Sportsball was in full effect this weekend! The Rams' win set LA on fire but Dr. Dre was the real MVP! The boys dissects one of sports' biggest events. They also discuss the necessity to talk about Kanye West while talking about Isaiah Rashad's recent leaked video.

In lieu of the video, Malcolm and Ryan take on HipHop's long history of homophobia and how we can be alley's and fans.

Because of the Valentine's ...
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After a weekend that saw Ryan rested and Malcolm with a shoulder injury, the boys are back with takes on Black History Month and NOT celebrating it. Little has to be said about Kanye and Kim's public relationship issues.

Malcolm & Ryan link the protective nature of Joe Rogan to Joe Biden while discussing their individual stances and decisions they've made recently. And with Super Bowl next week, Malcolm & Ryan share ...
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After months of rumors, Rihanna is indeed having a baby by Harlem's A$AP Rocky. Malcolm and Ryan share their thoughts on the Fenty Queen's pregnancy in addition to Super Bowl predictions.

Sincerest respects are paid to the life and legacy of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and dissect a story in Texas involving teenagers defending their little sister. Also Malcolm and Ryan dissect one of the latest hustle's on these stree...
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Well, hey! Malcolm and Ryan are finally back from the holiday hiatus in a jam packed episode. They dissect this nation’s regression with the latest news on voting rights. Ryan strongly disagrees with the Rap Music on Trial bill and offers his Super Bowl predictions.

Malcolm calls cap on Ryan’s defense of Pastor Mike Todd and they round out the show discussing interracial dating. Not to mention they finally get to share their thought...
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After a week in person, with tons of adventure, the boys are back in their regular captain's seats! Malcolm and Ryan recap their experience at the Free Larry Hoover Concert with Kanye featuring Drake.

While also discussing the politics and cultural ramifications of recasting T'Challa's Black Panther. They both share in their disgust of Biden not following through on his promise regarding student loans and Malcolm finds a...
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