Brendon talks with legendary Harlem MC Vast Aire about the 20th anniversary of The Cold Vein. Vast shares some history about the making of the underground rap classic. He also gives an update on when to expect new music from Cannibal Ox (spoiler: very soon)
BlerdUp reviews the sequel to Eddie Murphy's comedy classic Coming to America that has sparked an intense debate online. BlerdUp lets you know what our real thoughts are about Coming 2 America. Then, we discuss the finale of WandaVision and what it means for the future of the MCU.
Is Jingle Jangle the Black Christmas classic we've been waiting for? Check out our review! Afterwards, BlerdUp celebrates several anniversaries, including Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Erykah Badu's Mama's Gun.
BlerdUp reviews the series finale of Kipo & the Age Of Wonderbeasts and the season finale of Lovecraft Country. We also review three movies: Vampires vs. The Bronx, His House, and The Craft Legacy. Lastly, we share our thoughts on the 2020 election and some lessons to be learned
BlerdUp gets caught up on everything Lovecraft Country leading up to the season finale, as well as how some character relationships have affected them personally. This episode explores the significance of the real life Tulsa Race Massacre and how the fictional episode depicts the tragedy.
In this episode, BlerdUp breaks down the PS5 Showcase and Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda Softworks. We discuss rumors and the different strategies of all three major consoles manufacturers and how Microsoft will rise to the top.
BlerdUp reviews the 2020 remake of Mulan and discuss how problematic it is. Then, we discuss the latest episode of Lovecraft Country, 'A History Of Violence'. Finally, Brendon catches everyone up on his Black women reading challenge.
On this week's beefy show, BlerdUp pays tribute to Black cultural icon Chadwick Boseman. We also discuss John Boyega airing out Disney over Star Wars, why we may be too woke for Batman, and Lovecraft Country. Brendon also reviews New Mutants!
Early Tenet review by Brendon of BlerdUp. Is Tenet worth seeing? Tenet is a spy film written and directed by Christopher Nolan and stars John David Washington (Ballers, BlacKkKlansman, The Book of Eli). Check out this episode of BlerdUp to find out.
On our 2nd anniversary episode, we discuss the PS5 "Future of Gaming" event, our hope and cynicism concerning the recent global uprisings, how pop culture could react to our current crises, Dave Chappelle's "8:46", and more!
BlerdUp discusses the delay of The Last of Us Part II , Resident Evil 3 impressions, the PS5 controller, and Steven Universe. In the latter half of the show, we discuss the 30th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's debut album & Public Enemy's "Fear Of A Black Planet"!
BlerdUp discusses some new, problematic Marvel comic book characters, Rosario Dawson in Star Wars, positive news amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the 10th anniversary of Kick-Ass, and the 20th anniversary of Common's Like Water For Chocolate.
BlerdUp discusses how the coronavirus has affected the entertainment industry & the world at large. BlerdUP also talks Kingdom Season 3, Jay Electronica's new long-awaited album, and specs on the PS5 and Xbox Series X!
In this jam-packed episode, we review Sonic The Hedgehog & the much buzzed-about performance of Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik. We also discuss the reveal of the next generation of Samsung Galaxy phones, Parasite at the Oscars, the Democratic primaries, and more!
We give a non-spoiler review of the new female-led comic book movie, Birds Of Prey! Then, we break down the series finale of Bojack Horseman. We also give our take on the coronavirus, given our proximity to China, and more!
All 11 of the Star Wars Movies Ranked Including the latest Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. In the last episode of the year, BlerdUp breaks down the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga! Brendon and Mel dig into how they feel about the use of POC characters in the new trilogy.
Brendon & Mel talk about the season finale of Watchmen, what they would like to see in a 2nd season, and their favorite Blerd X-mas moments. But first they explain why they're not going to review the latest Star Wars movie for a while.
Dr. Sleep review by Brendon & Mel of BlerdUp. A non-spoiler and spoiler discussion about the latest Stephen King adaptation. Then, they get caught up on the Watchmen show and briefly chat about the season premieres of Rick & Morty as well as The Mandalorian.
Brendon and Mel review and spoil the latest Terminator movie! Afterward, they recap Watchmen episode 2 as well as share their thoughts on the 1st half of Bojack Horseman's final season. Finally, they share some of their yearly Halloween traditions!
Brendon and Mel discuss Dave Chappelle's latest standup Sticks and Stones and the role of comedy in these dire times. We also review It Chapter Two and whether it is worth the watch. Make sure to subscribe and review BlerdUp on your favorite podcast platform.
We discuss what artists initially inspired us to question the status quo, what's good and problematic in hip-hop now, and what we want from the genre in the future.
Check out Brendon's piece on where rap is going on Blerd.com!
We review Cannon Busters, the Disney / Sony breakup with Spider-Man, and A Black Lady Sketch Show in this episode of BlerdUp. Mel returns to cover a lot of ground with Brendon in this episode.
Will The Sony Disney deal ruin the Spider-Man franchise? How will they make up for this change in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Brendon and Marquita discuss last weekend's Seoul Comic Con, the new Black Tekken fighter, the recent shootings in the States, the legacy of Toni Morrison, a few anniversaries, and Amazon Prime's The Boys!
We discuss the white nonsense that is Midsommar! Then, we examine Stranger Things season 3 and where the series could go in season 4. Let us know what you thought of STS3 and Midsommar in the comments!
The legendary Oddisee was gracious enough to sit down with Brendon before his amazing concert in Seoul. He shares his thoughts on looking at America from the outside, how he keeps his music positive in the midst of the Trump era, and gives advice to creatives who have lost inspiration & motivation under the current administration.
Apologies for the sound quality! We recommend listening on speakers, not headphones!
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Did you know that Blackstar's debut and Outkast's 'Aquemini' dropped on the same day 20 years ago? Join the Blerd Up crew, as we celebrate these classics! Then, at the end, we share our top 5 rap duos of all time!
What is the greatest Black comedy of all time, and why is it 'Coming To America'?
On this episode, we do a retrospective on the Eddie Murphy classic, as it turns 30 this week. We also explore what a remake could look like today.