Dart Against Humanity

Dart Against Humanity

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Dart Against Humanity, the podcast where Dart Adams discusses whatever he feels like discussing whenever he feels like it however he feels like it. Enjoy... Or don’t. It’s a free country. At least for the time being it is...
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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 35: Endgame
On the last episode of Dart Against Humanity Season 2 I discuss what opportunities I'm going to be pursuing over this break to hopefully further my career. I talk about why I don't love Christmas music and my favorite Christmas memories. I also go down a list of my previous podcast appearances before Dart Against Humanity started up. I also explain that I've gotten the opportunity to monetize the podcast so there will be ads now. Thanks for rockin' with Dart Against Humanity and hopefully you'll return for Season 3 in 2019.
57:14
December 10, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 34: Thanos Snapped
On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discussed two recent incidents in which I critiqued two recent articles written in my space of Rap journalism where the young authors both had took them as personal attacks and couldn't get out of their own feelings or past their egos to learn from the incidents.
56:11
December 4, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 33: The Do Over
Dart recorded an entire episode of Dart Against Humanity that was trash before this one so he simply deleted it & started all over again. He discusses the transitional period he's currently going through and how he's navigating it before talking about the 2nd season of Mike Judge's Tales From The Tour Bus which focuses on Funk. This leads Dart to talk about the highly influential Boston Funk scene and how history repeats itself even within the continuum of Black music.
50:48
November 26, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 32: Overthinking As Usual
Dart Adams explains his struggles with being in his own head 24/7, how overthinking affects his creative process and how it makes him second guess everything. In addition, he also discusses the evolution of Madden Culture.
48:49
November 17, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 31: Black Art Valuation
On this episode Dart ponders questions regarding the valuation of art/music/film by critics vs. fan response then extends that question to Black art when it's viewed through a mainstream lens and how it isn't given the same regard or valued the same way Blacks & Latinos do but how Blacks & Latinos don't readily acknowledge which art we embrace that may or may not be that great qualitywise. It's a discussion that's long overdue...
48:34
November 8, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 30: The Horror Show
On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, Dart outlines his problems with the entire horror movie genre while offering a list of films that he actually does consider worthy of consideration over the old horror staples, standards and tropes while killing time before the Boston Red Sox' victory parade begins.
50:10
October 31, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 29: The Walkthrough
On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I walk people through my contributions to the Greatest Rap Producer Alive Every Year list on Complex. I also give my take on the World Series with Game 3 happening tonight in Dodger Stadium, the Boston Celtics' offensive & defensive struggles, the concept of high art vs. waning Black support in terms of Black music throughout the years then I close out the episode by discussing my Medium piece about the 15th anniversary of Amy Winehouse's classic debut album "Frank".
54:54
October 26, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 28: Questions & Answers
In today's Dart Against Humanity, I break down the happenings with Netflix cancelling recent Marvel series' and what they mean for the future with Disney's Play streaming platform tentatively set to launch in Fall 2019. I also bring up what bothers me about the lyricism in Rap question Rob Markman of Genius asked Styles P & Dave East in a recent interview then broke down why he asked the wrong question.
49:59
October 22, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 27: Words Mean Things
Dart talks about his frustrations regarding Drake saying he studies Rap battles for a living and LeBron James claiming he's a Hip Hop historian on the latest episode of his HBO series "The Shop". He also talks about the upcoming NBA season premiere, ALCS Game 3 in Houston, Cuffing Season, his attempts to go viral marketing Cuffing Season themed beat tapes, his failed IP The Cuffington Post and a closing rant for the ages.
53:05
October 16, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 26: Keep That Same Energy
Today I discuss the aftermath of the BOS vs. NYY ALDS series with special guests Screamin' A. Smith & Shammin' Sharpe providing commentary. I then switch it up and discuss beat tape culture and why I'm not worried much about discussing ideas for articles in public (I then declined to actually do so)
52:10
October 10, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 25: The Holy Trinity
In this episode Dart previews the Red Sox/Yankees ALDS that begins tonight, addresses the recent developments with Kyrie Irving then previews the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season while discussing how to manage expectations for the Boston Celtics. Other topics include an odd exchange with Carl Chery of Spotify on Twitter from which this episode got its name.
50:53
October 5, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 24: The God Tier
On today's episode Dart discusses his latest articles running on Medium & Okayplayer, micro generations in Rap history, why they'll never be another Golden Era & the 20th anniversary of the last great Rap release date. Other topics include faulty Rap release dates, why there's no effort put into fact checking/research, the 25th anniversaries of "Return Of The Boom Bap" & "93 Til Infinity" and why I'm still in this space even after quitting Rap journalism multiple times in the past.
48:33
September 29, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 23: Infinity War
On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the frustrations involved with trying to set everyone straight when they're dead set on being wrong in the space of Rap journalism, being annoyed by people projecting their expectations onto you, plus my excitement over the upcoming Red Sox postseason and Boston Celtics preseason. I also discuss my upcoming writing assignments and prioritizing paid gigs over...well, everything else.
50:21
September 25, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 22: Purists, Snobs & Elitists
On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss deconstructing the idea of being an expert vs. being a purist, snob or an elitist which actually have negative connotations in my mind. They're often dismissive of things or close minded which, in turn, stunts your ability to learn and limits your opportunity for growth. I then discuss LL Cool J's Rap career, the phenomenon of the "tap out", why I fell out with Keith Nelson Jr. and more talk about the Red Sox.
49:01
September 19, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 21: Avalon Landing
On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discussed the latest Twitter arguments re: "Ether" vs. "Takeover", telling me to "stick to my lane", "Iron Fist" Season 2 on Netflix, my thoughts on Mac Miller's passing, "Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode" and why I study things obsessively for hours rather than sleeping.
48:37
September 12, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 20: Bobby Brown Story & Algorithms
On today's installment of Dart Against Humanity, I first recount my harrowing experience with Twitter trolls after tweeting about searching for Black Panther on Netflix, my reaction to the first part of BET's "The Bobby Brown Story", more frustrated Black Bostonian talk, thenI explore the whole Eminem debate raging after he released a surprise album and the subsequent backlash and my take on a subject I don't even care much about.
45:00
September 5, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 19: Catharsis
On this latest episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss what I learned from the loss of my mother two years ago and how it changed my life going forward and how I cope with real time social media followed getting a verified Twitter account a year ago and the online harassment that ensued shortly afterwards. I also touch on how to navigate having an online presence in the era of Cancel Culture.
45:52
August 29, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 18: Numbers Lie Like Trump
On today’s episode Dart discusses his love of Boston sports, the frustrations involved with being a Black Bostonian, the recent Twitter controversies over the meaning of the word “freestyle”, Rap’s obsession with sales numbers & chart position then the Eagles surpassing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in sales.
45:15
August 24, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 17: A Matter Of Public Record
Today on Dart Against Humanity, Dart Adams rants about people not being aware of the Lauryn Hill lawsuit over the writing/arrangement/production credits for “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” then the conversation turns to all-time great Rap Summer albums & why Rap is considered seasonal whereas R&B isn’t.
45:09
August 18, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 16: The Ghost Who Writes
Dart Adams explains that the age range, experience level & knowledge base of the audience determines their perspective thus determining their sophistication level. This sophistication level dictates the art/music/media/film/literature marketed to them. This is why no one wants to address ghostwriting in this space
48:49
August 13, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 15: How To Stop Talking
If I had to describe this episode I don’t know if I could. I update everyone on what I’ve been doing lately & my present frustrations
46:39
August 8, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 14: Welcome To My TED Talk
Dart Adams opens up Season 2 of Dart Against Humanity explaining what he did during the break & outlining his philosophy for his creative process going forward
51:05
August 1, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 13: Knowledge Darts
Dart is fed up with people spreading false information on social media about classic film and album release dates so he dispels the myths by providing context with evidence. This concludes Season 1 of Dart Against Humanity. See you all again for Season 2!
59:52
June 28, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 12: The MCU & Summer ‘88
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the MCU (especially “Luke Cage” season 2), the frustrations of podcasting/content creation x metrics/numbers then wax poetic about the Summer of 1988. There will be ranting...
53:02
June 25, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 11: Inconvenient Truths
In this episode, Dart gets annoyed with the idea there’s only enough space for one big event or mainstream occurrence to draw the attention of a wider audience when the truth of the matter is the field/era is what lends importance to that event which can’t exist in a vacuum
48:00
June 18, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 10: Breaking Down The Breakdown
Dart Adams is totally incensed at the latest episode of HipHopDX’s The Breakdown where MURS alleges there hasn’t been a classic Rap album released in a decade so he breaks down why MURS’ argument is pure trash.
54:59
June 12, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 9: Birth Of Video Game Journalism
Dart discusses the two NES games that helped to initiate the introduction of “Nintendo Power” in July/August 1988 which in turn caused video game journalism to explode in the following years (EGM, GamePro, Tips & Tricks, etc.)
45:04
June 7, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 8: Life Of A Creative
In this episode of Dart Against Humanity Dart Adams discusses the true meaning & dangers of being a creative or work for hire/freelancer in this day & age. You wanted the real? You got it.
50:07
June 2, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 7: The Art Of Adaptation
Dart hasn’t slept since the Celtics were eliminated from the ECF last night so he recorded an episode about adapting source materials like novels (namely “Fahrenheit 451”) & comic book properties (namely “Deadpool”) then there was more ranting about journalism at the end. Ep. 8 coming later this week!
49:59
May 28, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 6: Integrated Radio
Dart recalls the days when he was exposed to a gang of different music via the radio in the 1980’s and how Black radio played White artists. Also Dart discusses the role cable TV played in music discovery in the early to mid 90’s once the radio became segregated again.
47:01
May 21, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 5: Boston vs. Everybody
On this week’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I break down the Celtics going up 2-0 on the Cavs, discuss the IV Boston Boston Legends line & Mass Appeal deleting a gang of writer’s work
45:16
May 16, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 4: Liner Notes & Album Credits
On today’s installment of Dart Against Humanity I discuss Ev of Up North Trips being mad at me then talk about how reading liner notes & album credits fostered my music appreciation thus increasing my overall knowledge base. There’s a rant in there somewhere...
50:46
May 8, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Ep. 3 Oral History & Film Appreciation
On today's episode I discuss the importance of oral history in the age of real time social media, Google & Wikipedia plus discuss how I came to appreciate film the way I do
49:59
May 2, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Episode 2: Cycles & Sea Changes
In the second installment of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the stretch between 1983-88 in Black music, gauging impact, cycles, sea changes & Hip Hop dancing. Enjoy. Or don’t...
50:39
April 26, 2018
Dart Against Humanity Episode 1: Speaking Into The Void
This is Dart’s first episode of his podcast Dart Against Humanity. There’s no designated time or date it gets posted. There’s no format. No guests. No pre-assigned subject. No piggybacking off whatever subject is hot in pop culture. It’s Dart Adams unfiltered for however long he feels like speaking. Tonight, he runs through a list of old subjects he was going to discuss when his old podcast “Flash Drives & Aux Cords” was about to go live. Enjoy... Or don’t. Dart’s gonna do & say what he wants regardless.
51:46
April 22, 2018
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