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The Barbershop (919)

The Barbershop (919)

By Maxwell Millington
Live from the 919, Welcome to the Barbershop! Host Twitter/IG: @mxwzy Follow/Chat with us on Twitter @barbershop919 Cover art photo by
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LaMelo Is BACK! (Guest: Chase Whitney)
Recorded on the Locker Room app, my guest Chase Whitney from SB Nation's At The Hive, is on to talk about the latest regarding my favorite NBA team--- the Charlotte Hornets. 
April 21, 2021
The State of UNC Hoops (Guest: Brendan Marks)
(Unedited and recorded on the Locker Room app) Brendan Marks from The Athletic stops by to talk about all the changes that have happened with UNC basketball including Roy's retirement, Hubert's hiring, and Walker Kessler taking his talents to Auburn (the news broke during our recording).  Follow us on Twitter: @barbershop919
April 12, 2021
Boss Moves (Guest: Mikayla Hunt) Editor-in-Chief Mikayla Hunt returns to talk about the evolving world of content creation, dating during the pandemic, and working with Kourtney Kardashian! Check out her latest work on Instagram (@_mikaylahunt_) and follow us on Twitter (@barbershop919)
March 28, 2021
NBA Midseason Predictions (Guests: Darnell Smith & Mark Gunnels)
Recorded 3/10/21 on the Locker Room app: Darnell Smith and Mark Gunnels from Fox Sports 1 come back to the Barbershop to preview the second half of the NBA season. 
March 14, 2021
Super Bowl Preview and QB Carousel (Guest: Darnell Smith)
Fox Sports 1 on-air commentator and social media manager Darnell Smith makes his third visit to the show to preview Super Bowl 55 and all the craziness in the upcoming offseason. Guest appearances by: Josh Allen, Pat Lane, and Chase Coleman. Follow us on Twitter: @barbershop919. Download Locker Room App to join in on daily sports discussions!
January 31, 2021
All Ball (Guest: Mark Gunnels)
Talking the latest in NFL, NBA, and a little bit of college basketball with Mark Gunnels, sports journalist and producer at "Undisputed" on Fox Sports 1. Topics include:  Who is the biggest threat to the Kansas City Chiefs?  Who will be the NBA Rookie of the Year?   Why Mark and I think Kyrie Irving will retire early. Follow the @barbershop919 on Twitter for updates!
December 19, 2020
With the 3rd pick, the Charlotte Hornets select... (Guests: Josh Matthews & Chase Whitney)
Discussing what the Charlotte Hornets will do with their #3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Also, should the Hornets trade for Russell Westbrook? My guests on this episode are Josh Matthews, co-site expert of Fansided's Hornets blog: Swarm and Sting and Chase Whitney, writer for "At The Hive" of SB Nation. 
November 17, 2020
Carolina Panthers Midseason Review (Guest: Dean Jones)
The new-look Carolina Panthers are 3-5 in the 2020 season. Dean Jones, site expert on joins the show to review the first half of the season and preview what the Panthers will look like for the rest of the year. 
November 1, 2020
NFL Midseason Awards (Guest: Darnell Smith)
We're halfway through the NFL season so I had to chop it up with the homie Darnell Smith, Social Media Manager and On-Air talent at FS1's "Speak For Yourself". We analyze all the major NFL award front runners and predict who we think will matchup in Super Bowl LV. 
October 29, 2020
The State of Charlotte Sports (Guests: Chris Jenkins & Ashely Stroehlein)
The future could be very interesting for both pro sports teams in Charlotte, NC. I sat down with two veteran Charlotte media personalities to break down everyone's most frequently asked questions and concerns about the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets, including: Was getting rid of Cam Newton the right move for the Panthers? Should the Hornets draft LaMelo Ball with the 3rd overall pick? And are the Panthers really in a rebuild or are they a playoff team right now?  Check out the full interviews with Chris and Ashely here!
October 11, 2020
Much Needed Motivation (Guest: Darryl Bellamy Jr.)
Motivational Speaker, Author and former 919er, Darryl Bellamy Jr. comes to the shop to drop all kinds of gems.  Topics include: How to stay motivated during the pandemic Helpful tips for the "therapist" friend What people are the most afraid of How to develop a personal brand
August 9, 2020
Baseball Is Back! (Guest: Garrett Davila)
Baseball fans this episode is for you. Kansas City Royals minor league pitcher Garrett Davila comes inside The Barbershop to discuss what the 60 game MLB season will mean for the intensity of the game, his game against Tim Tebow, and why multi-sport athletes like Kyler Murray are NOT choosing to play professional baseball.  Follow us on Twitter: @barbershop919
July 19, 2020
Triple Threat (Guest: David "DJ" Rowell)
DJ Rowell's short career has spanned from touring with a popular country music duo, from trying out for the Indiana Pacers, to being on set with TV legends. My good friend joins the show to talk about all of this and his next career move: giving back to the youth in his community.  Find out more about DJ's foundation here.
July 6, 2020
Creative During Crisis (Guest: Chris Buxton)
Alternative singer/songwriter Chris Buxton joins the show to talk about staying motivated during the COVID-19 crisis and how he overcame his own personal crisis to become one of the best young artists in the Carolinas.  Check out Chris' new single "Caught Up" 
June 17, 2020
We Miss Sports! (Guest: Darnell Smith)
Sports topics these days are hard to come by, but I invited Fox Sports 1 on-air commentator and social media manager Darnell Smith to swoop in the shop. We talked about:  The key to being a great sportscaster Cam Newton's departure from Carolina and where he'll end up next. The upcoming college football season and if 2021 NFL Draft hopefuls should even play.  Takeaways from "The Last Dance". And much more!  Follow Darnell on Twitter and Instagram: @Darnell_Smith95 and check out his "Live For Today" clothing line!
June 11, 2020
How To Find The Perfect Girlfriend (Guest: Sam Bizzell)
Dating coach Sam Bizzell stops by the Barbershop to discuss:  How to make time for dating despite a busy schedule.  How to successfully date online.  The realities of dating that romance movies leave out.  The truth about: "nice guys finish last". 
May 7, 2020
Pro-Black Meets Pro-Wrestling (Guest: Darius Lockhart)
Independent Pro-Wrestler and Charlotte native Darius Lockhart comes to the Barbershop. We talk about:  How he shows black pride inside and outside of the ring. The barriers to becoming a successful black wrestler.  The one thing that could drastically improve the arts community in Charlotte. Check out more about Darius at
April 24, 2020
Growing Up Cannon (Guest: Javen Cannon)
Did you miss me?  On this episode I catch up with my boy Javen, a childhood friend who happens to also be a cast member on MTV's Wild N' Out and Nick Cannon's little brother! Javen shares how he went from taking classes with Nick at Howard University to working his way up to getting major airtime on Wild N' Out. Look out for Javen in Season 15 of MTV's Wild N' Out this May and follow him on IG: @thekingcannon
March 25, 2020
Mikayla’s Back! (Guest: Mikayla Hunt)
On this episode:  Our favorite pop culture blog, is about to get a HUGE makeover and Mikayla Hunt (Editor + Chief) tells us all about it.  PLUS, have you ever been ghosted?? In this episode, we talk about the psychology behind why people think there's absolutely nothing wrong with it!
November 25, 2019
#CuffingSZN Series X: Baggage Pt. Two (Guests: Chloe & Daisha)
On this episode: Two young single mothers share what qualities single women with kids need in a man and talk about what misconceptions men generally have single moms. 
November 18, 2019
#CuffingSZN Series X: Baggage Pt. One (Guests: The QC Brothers)
On this episode: What do men really think about dating a woman with kids? What are the pros and cons of dating someone who's divorced? How can men get better at developing emotional intelligence?
November 11, 2019
Sad Girl Autumn (Guest: Cat)
On this episode: We answer: Have women taken over R&B? We discuss: The highlights Summer Walker's debut album "Over It" We predict: What will Jhene Aiko share on her upcoming album: "Chilombo" We debate: Can men and women be "just" friends? For more discussion and announcements, follow us on Twitter @barbershop919
November 4, 2019
NBA Season Opener (Guests: Toney from LA & Lando)
We all saw Lebron, AD and the Lakers get beat by Kawhi and the Paul George-less Clippers... so does that mean the Clippers are the best team in LA? We answer that and make our early predictions for the NBA season plus much more on this episode! Follow us on Twitter @barbershop919
October 28, 2019
#CuffingSZN Series IX: Love Story
Just a little bonus episode for cuffing season!  Follow us on Twitter @barbershop919
October 14, 2019
Navigating Your Career Path + Much More! (Guest: Chloe Rosario)
Chloe Rosario, Senior, Journalism & Digital Media major from my alma mater, Queens Universe of Charlotte, shares her story of navigating her career path in sports journalism (starting in HIGH SCHOOL)!  We also discuss:  The pay gap between male and female pro athletes sparked by the success of Team USA.  Everything you need to know about dating an athlete.  Follow us on Twitter @barbershop919
September 25, 2019
#CuffingSZN Series VIII: 3 Myths, 2 Girls, 1 Barbershop (Guests: The Luke Sisters)
-Do nice guys really finish last? - Does doing something sweet for a girl make you less manly? - Does texting back fast mean your thirsty? These three questions will be answered plus plenty of other pro tips for the fellas to get their cuffing season started off right! Follow us on Twitter @barbershop919
September 11, 2019
One on One-ISH (Guest: Nygel Turner)
One on One with Nygel Turner aka "Nyge", co-host and producer of "Adult-Ish" produced by YR Media and part of Radiotopia network. Topics: What is the most shocking sports news to happen in the millennial era?  Cancel Culture, has it gotten out of hand? What is like to be a black creator in 2019?
September 2, 2019
Album Review- "The Big Day" (Guest: Brian The Expert)
Chance The Rapper finally released a debut album and Brian "The Expert" and I are here with our review. "The Big Day" by Chance The Rapper is now available on all streaming platforms. 
August 5, 2019
Hot Topics: Fashion & Sports (Guest: KELLS)
Chopping it up about fashion trends, best dressed athlete, and Super Bowl and NBA Finals Predictions.  Follow KELLS on Instagram & Twitter: @KELLSISLOVE
July 30, 2019
Am I Just Free Food To You? (Guests: Asia & YANI)
Maxweezy and Catfish Billy are back it again with these topics: Women using men for "free food". Lil Nas X EP Review: Which genre does his music fall under?  Space Jam 2: Is it time to stop making remakes? Follow us on Twitter @barbershop919
July 15, 2019
Hot Girl Summer?
Welcome NEW CO-HOST Catfish Billy!!!!! TOPICS: How long does it really take men to fully mature?  Hot Girl Summer: Is it a female empowerment movement or a gimmick? Why do men (like Chris Brown & Diddy) struggle to get over exes?  Click for the article about men and maturity as referenced in the show. Follow us on Twitter: @barbershop919
June 23, 2019
One on One (Guest: Milagro Ghalichi)
One on one chat with Hip Hop Music Producer + Social Media Model Milagro Ghalichi, from Cleveland.  Topics Opinion of today's hip hop What is dating like as a public figure? Is the criticism of "bad" women fair? What's it like to be a Cleveland sports fan? AND MUCH MUCH MORE!   Her website: Twitter: @milaghalichi Instagram: @mghalichi
June 10, 2019
The Biggest Stories In The NBA (Again) + NBA Finals Predictions (Guest: Toney from LA)
I brought the homie Toney from LA on to talk about how the LA fanbase feels about all the Lakers dysfunction and drama. Also, we have an honest discussion about Kawhi's place amongst the greats and give our predictions for the 2019 NBA Finals. 
June 1, 2019
Man To Man: How To Deal With Heartbreak (Guest: Apollo)
Man to man discussion about how to deal with heartbreak and why the "savage/cold hearted" mentality is dangerous for everyone. Check out the YouTube channel "Loservill3" for more heart to heart discussions hosted this episode's guest. As always you can follow and chat with us on Twitter @barbershop919
May 19, 2019
Avengers Endgame Review (Guest: Jessica)
A geeked out review of the biggest movie the millennial generation (Avengers Endgame), plus what we are expecting for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Follow our guest, Jessica, on Twitter:  @jssxcaa
May 9, 2019
Sports Is BACK! (Guest: Matty G)
There's too many good topics in sports right now and here's what we had to discuss: - Can the Philadelphia 76ers win a championship with Simmons and Embiid as co-stars? - Who's joining Lebron in LA this summer? - Which team is the BEST fit for Zion?  - What should the Arizona Cardinals do with the #1 pick? - How far can the new-look Cleveland Browns go this season? 
April 22, 2019
NEW MUSIC: "On Everything" (LandoFlo & LiveLuvLaughLay)
(Prod. By Bandit Luce) A story of a sister and brother each going through the opposite roller-coster ride complicated situations with their individual significant others. 
April 14, 2019
#CuffingSZN Series VII: Is This A Date? (Guest: Erika)
Season Finale (until the cold weather comes back). In this episode we give pro tips about the DOs and DON’Ts of DATES. We’ll also breakdown an episode from Netflix’s “Dating Around” to give you even more insight into how to be successful on a date! Follow Erika on Twitter: @e_dreaaa
April 14, 2019
Battle Of The Sexes: Accountability (Guest: Jada, Jessica & The QC Brothers)
In this episode we brought in a small panel of men and women to discuss the following:  Who is better at accountability, Men or Women? Are women bad at apologizing?  Are men bad at taking ownership of their flaws?  What can men and women do to get on the same page when it comes to accountability?  Follow our guests: Devry (Twitter: @DevBrowne IG: dev__browne) , Caleb (Twitter & IG: @calebfoster96 ), Jessica (Twitter: @jssxcaa IG: jessvcagabrvelle_) Jada (Twitter: @jadae18 IG: jadalexiss_)
March 17, 2019
How To Grow A Platform (Guest: Mikayla Hunt)
Mikayla Hunt of shares how she grew her online platform starting in the 9th grade! We also talked the good, bad, and ugly about her experiences with meeting celebrities and her ideal first date! Follow Mikayla on Instagram @_mikaylahunt_
March 4, 2019
The Art of Giving Advice (Guest: Kylan Morris)
Viral video producer Kylan Morris joins the show. Check his latest videos on Twitter and Instagram - ‪@AwwHELLToTheNaw ‬
February 24, 2019
Man to Man: Marriage, Fatherhood, & Toxic Masculinity (Guest: THE FEELOSOPHY)
Follow @TheFeelosophy on Instagram Join the discussion on Twitter: @barbershop919
February 10, 2019
#CuffingSZN Series VI: Sliding In The DMs (Guest: Stephanie S.)
Best Friends (00:40); Sliding in the DMs (14:01); Long Distance (49:24) Join the discussion on Twitter: @barbershop919
February 3, 2019
Music, Self-Esteem, and Social Media Expectations (Guest: Natali B)
Interview with singer Natali B. We discuss her music and the battle we all face with self-esteem and the pressure on artists to have a huge social media following. Check out the song “Lyft” by Chris Buxton ft. Natali B. Follow Nat on IG: @natdishoo Follow us @barbershop919 on Twitter!
February 3, 2019
One on One with DJ SmoothItOut
Interview with DJ SmoothItOut Follow us @barbershop919 on Twitter!
January 21, 2019
What Did He Say!? (Guest: LandoFlo)
Lando Flow Interview (1:15); Tiffany Haddish (10:22); Lebron the GOAT (25:45); Cuffing SZN (37:46)  Follow us @barbershop919 on Twitter!
January 21, 2019
How To Not Get Played in 2019
Cardi B and Offset (4:47); My Fiancé Used To Be Racist (14:47); Blackfishing (32:00); Top 5 QBs of this Era (47:20); How Not To Get Played in 2019 (59:18)  Follow us @barbershop919 on Twitter!
December 26, 2018
Who's The King of R&B?
Topics: King of R&B? (01:48); Cuffing SZN Question (18:34); Is Lebron Toxic? (39:10). Follow us @barbershop919 on Twitter!
December 17, 2018
Topics: Meek Mill's Comeback (04:52); Thank U, Next (11:49); Cuffing SZN Question (22:07); Kareem Hunt Scandal (27:38). Follow us @barbershop919 on Twitter!
December 5, 2018
#CuffingSZN Series V: "Pick Me" Culture (Guests: Jada & Jessica)
What lengths do some women go to in order to impress men? You'd be surprised. Follow Jada and Jessica on IG: @jadalexiss_ & jessvcagabrvelle_ And Twitter: @jadae18 & @jssxcaa "Is 'Pick Me' Culture Killing Women's Self Esteem?" Video by Madame Noire : RATE, REVIEW, AND SHARE THIS EPISODE! Follow us on Twitter: @barbershop919
November 30, 2018
Why Aren't More NC Artists Mainstream? (Guest: BC 704)
I've really wanted to discuss this for a long time so shoutout to my boy and local rapper BC (@bc704 on IG) for coming on and having this discussion with me. There are also gems in this episode for artists and creators living in other states too so don't sleep. Checkout BC's website and look out for his upcoming project "Since Then".
November 28, 2018
Man to Man: Mental Health (Guest: Oscar)
Why aren't more men talking about this? You can follow Oscar on Twitter @ktbffhoscar and you can rate and review this podcast, subscribe, share, donate, allllllll that!
November 12, 2018
#CuffingSZN Series IV: How To Graduate From "Talking" To Dating (Guest: The QC Brothers & DIME)
You're welcome. Join the discussion on Twitter: @barbershop919 Host: @mxwzy on Instagram & Twitter
October 29, 2018
The Biggest Story In The NBA (Guest: Toney)
The NBA's most interesting franchise once again is the Los Angeles Lakers. Lebron is the league's best band-aid but can he really lead the Lakers to the Finals in the Wild Wild West(ern) Conference? And what do real LA citizens think of him? All that and more on this episode of The Barbershop (919).
October 17, 2018
#CuffingSZN Series III: Expectations vs. Reality (Guest: Joey)
We busted the fairytale relationship bubble and talked about Dominican barbershops too.
October 11, 2018
Tha Carter V Review (Guest: The Faucet)
YMCMB Forever. Follow us on Twitter @barbershop919.
October 3, 2018
NFL Review Through Week 3 (Guest: KD)
Don't you love the NFL? Nobody could have scripted how these first few weeks have gone and KD and I break it all down. No, not that KD ;) Check out my NFL Preview episode to hear everything I predicted for the season!
September 27, 2018
#CuffingSZN Series II: The Truth About Women (Guest: Layla V)
I brought the most honest woman I know, "Layla V with the Tea" to answer some of the most common questions that men have about women.
September 24, 2018
#CuffingSZN Series: The Friend Zone (Guest: DIME)
It's that time of year again... We kickoff part 1 of our #CuffingSzn series and it's all about the "friend zone". Questions? Comments? Hit us up on Twitter: @barberhop919
September 11, 2018
NFL Season Preview 2018 (Guest: Zay Tiggy)
We pick who will win each NFL division in the 2018 season and we're in the 919 so we have to ask this question: Why is everyone hating on the Carolina Panthers???
September 6, 2018
5 Fantasy Football WINNING Tips
Two years ago I played fantasy football for the first time and I was a DISASTER but last year I dominated in two leagues and this year I plan to do the same! I hope these tips help.
August 19, 2018
G.O.O.D Music, 2018 Trends We HATE, NBA Free Agency
This episode was lengthy so we split it in two. The first part is for all you rap and hip hop heads that want commentary on the latest releases from the G.O.O.D Music camp. As a bonus we also included the trends of 2018 we absolutely hate. Part two is our take on where we think Lebon and Kawahi will end up playing next season. Thanks for your support!
August 8, 2018
SCORPION Review & LeBron Goes to LA
On this episode we reviewed Drake's newest record SCORPION. Which side is better A or B? We also discussed what Lebron's big free agent move means for the NBA.
August 8, 2018
HOT TAKES- Why I Don't Feel Sorry For DeMar DeRozan
What do the Toronto Raptors have in common with a girl that just wants to get married? Find out inside The Barbershop.
August 8, 2018
ASTROWORLD Review + Mac Miller's "Swimming" and YG's "Stay Dangerous" (Guest Host: YANI)
Join in as Maxweezy and YANI (@yanisensei on Instagram)dissect Travis Scott's new album ASTROWORLD and briefly review Mac Miller and YG's new albums.
August 8, 2018