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Each Monday Morning, the MEDULLA TALK team puts together a unique take on the Houston cultural experience. The show is a mix of insightful guest interviews, edgy info highlights, and event field reports. Host Devonte Hill differentiates his interviews from other podcast interviews by offering listeners a peek behind the creative process from amazing creatives. Additionally, co-hosts Kyle Lee, Stephanie McNeal and Austin correspondent Jerel Jarmon all provide original input on social news and give helpful insight on events around their respective cities. Since Medulla Talk’s official season 1 opener on September 20, 2017, it is slowly becoming Houston’s premier radio talk show. NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE: Mondays at 10am CT ORIGINATION: Afrovibes Radio Houston Studios, Houston

Each Monday Morning, the MEDULLA TALK team puts together a unique take on the Houston cultural experience. The show is a mix of insightful guest interviews, edgy info highlights, and event field reports. Host Devonte Hill differentiates his interviews from other podcast interviews by offering listeners a peek behind the creative process from amazing creatives. Additionally, co-hosts Kyle Lee, Stephanie McNeal and Austin correspondent Jerel Jarmon all provide original input on social news and give helpful insight on events around their respective cities. Since Medulla Talk’s official season 1 opener on September 20, 2017, it is slowly becoming Houston’s premier radio talk show. NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE: Mondays at 10am CT ORIGINATION: Afrovibes Radio Houston Studios, Houston
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Each Monday Morning, the MEDULLA TALK team puts together a unique take on the Houston cultural experience. The show is a mix of insightful guest interviews, edgy info highlights, and event field reports. Host Devonte Hill differentiates his interviews from other podcast interviews by offering listeners a peek behind the creative process from amazing creatives. Additionally, co-hosts Kyle Lee, Stephanie McNeal and Austin correspondent Jerel Jarmon all provide original input on social news and give helpful insight on events around their respective cities. Since Medulla Talk’s official season 1 opener on September 20, 2017, it is slowly becoming Houston’s premier radio talk show. NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE: Mondays at 10am CT ORIGINATION: Afrovibes Radio Houston Studios, Houston

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Episodes

The Black Out - Atum Ra Melanated & Illuminated Media, The Blacklist Association, Black Food Truck Festival

8/7/2018
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The host of "The Black Out" interviews Brother Atum Ra of Melanated & Illuminated Media. Brother Ra discusses the importance of Black media telling our narratives and him owning a Black owned media company. He provides details on "The BLA" and their efforts to support Black owned businesses and he promotes the Black Food Truck Festival at The Shrine of The Black Madonna in Houston, Texas. We also review this weeks cultural topics surrounding Dak Prescott and his statement on protesting the...

Duration:00:15:34

Lyrical Reviews: The Hue of Houston

7/30/2018
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In this episode we speak with the Hue and go behind the lyrics of their music. The Hue’s sound is a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz and Spacey Electro-Soul. Their mission is to explore the creation of music with no boundaries and often refer to their sound as ‘Future Soul’ and ‘Space Hop’. Band Members EQuality, Savvi, & Alycia Miles aka Trill Queen

Duration:00:59:01

Lyrical Reviews: Arrested Development; Hip Hop Classic

7/26/2018
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For those who don’t know, Arrested Development is an American hip hop from the 90s coming out of Atlanta. Founded by Speech and Headliner, the group wanted to create positive, Afrocentric music that contrasted the gangsta rap music that was popular at the time. Arrested Development was formed in 1988 by rapper and producer Todd Thomas ("Speech") and turntablist Timothy Barnwell ("Headliner"). The group's debut album, 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of..., saw huge recognition...

Duration:00:56:44

The Black Out - The BLK APP coder Donovan Brideforth

7/24/2018
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Tune into The BlackOut at 1:30 PM CST on Afrovibes Radio Houston and learn more about coder Donovan Tyrone Bridgeforth and his app The BLK App which connects the Black community including; Black business, radio, television, nation wide events & social media. Check out today's daily Black history sourced from Black Facts Online & we discuss the "stand your ground law". Be sure to download the AfroVibes Radio & The BLK APP via the Apple or GooglePlay store

Duration:00:07:48

The Black Out - Founder Black Lives Matter Ashton P. Woods

7/17/2018
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The Founder of Black Lives Matter Houston Ashton P. Woods joins "The Black Out" with Teque'lia Lewis to discuss civil rights, police brutality, sustaining the Black community, the gay/straight alliance, The American Humanist Organization and his new blog and website to be used as a voice for the Black community.

Duration:00:17:09

Lyrical Reviews: Self Love with India Arie

7/16/2018
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Starting her career at 25 years old, India Arie was labeled a neo-soul singer who had the ability to sing, write and play the guitar. She released her debut album Acoustic Soul on March 27, 2001. The album was met with positive reviews and commercial success. It debuted at number 10 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Top 7 Playlist: VideoPrivate PartyThere’s HopeWings of ForgivenessThe TruthBrown Skin - Tracie’s PickLittle things - Stephanie’s PickWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps - G.G’s PickJust do...

Duration:01:05:35

Lyrical Reviews: Phyllis Hyman

7/9/2018
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In this episode the group shares some classic tracks from Phyllis Hyman and discuss the effects of mental conflicts and personal struggles within her music.

Duration:01:04:52

Author Central Station with The Master Communicator, Sharon C. Jenkins

7/4/2018
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Authors Central Station is a virtual train station where authors come to discuss their books and experts come to share tips and tricks for the book marketing trade. Host Sharon C. Jenkins is bringing her years of experience coaching, publishing, marketing, and book project managing and sharing a marketing master plan that will help authors sell more books by increasing their visibility and solidifying their brand as an expert and master storyteller in the industry. Earlier this year, she...

Duration:00:30:02

Lyrical Reviews: Nina Simone and the Conversation that follows

6/13/2018
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Last week we discussed Fela Ransome-Kuti and his impact on music and culture. It was a privilege to dive into his history and play some of his classics. For this week though, we wanted to talk about a classic artist from the American side of the African family. She was an artist whos' voice had a haunting quilever and her ability on the piano was that of a classic pianist. Her life was full of disappointment, rejection, underappreciation, and devaluing. With all that, she still managed to...

Duration:01:30:59

The Black Out Talk Show: Real Estate Investor, Finances, Stock Broker, Black Dollar, Nation of Islam, Black Business, Black Generational Wealth, Black Wealth Empowerment, Financial Motivation, Black Excellence, Black Culture, Black Activism

6/12/2018
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Real Estate Investor and Stock Broker, Brother Darrell Muhammad visits "The Black Out" to educate our listeners on Black Wealth Empowerment. He also discusses the positive impact of joining the Nation of Islam, Educating our listeners on acquiring and maintaining Black Generational Wealth, and promotes his his Facebook live financial motivation stream "The Money Game" and audio program "19 Secrets" based on Black Wealth Empowerment conference call series.

Duration:00:28:24

The Father of Afrobeat and an Inspiration to millions: Fela Kuti

6/5/2018
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There are many artists throughout history that have created an impact on our lives. Some artists achieve this though their music. They inspire generations either with their playing ability, their vocal talent, or through their writing ability. Others contribute socially. They lead revolutions and push social reform forward. For today’s episode, we will discuss Fela Ransome-Kuti, an artist that has contributed in both areas. This podcast contains part 2 of the Fela Kuti episode. It’s...

Duration:00:27:31

Memorial Weekend Special: The National Anthem

5/29/2018
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Memorial Day (or Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Here, the military and the armed forces are heavily tied to patriotism. Why is that? Is this by accident? The key is in the nation’s national anthem. In this episode we discuss the history of the Star Spangled Banner, the best performers of the poem, and whether or not it's still relevant today.

Duration:01:01:33

The Birth of Pablo: (Kanye West part 2) 808s & Heartbreak, MBDTF, Yeezus, Life of Pablo

5/26/2018
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After Graduation, we start to notice a transformation in Kanye both musically and socially. Rising from the ashes of "old Kanye" is the renewed final form of Kanye: Pablo. In this episode, we discuss this transformation and the messaging of his work as he experiments with different genres. Enjoy!! Albums discussed: 1.) 808s & Heartbreak 2.) My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Dark 3.) Watch the Throne 4.) Yeezus 5.) The Life of Pablo

Duration:01:13:44

The Rise and Fall of Kanye West (The Rise and Fall of Kanye West (College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation)

5/16/2018
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Wake up Mr. West!!! Hate him or Love him, Kanye West is one of hip-hop's most talked about legends. With the recent news outburst we all experienced from Kanye during the TMZ interview, it's important to remember who Kanye is and where he comes from. In this three part series, the Lyrical Review team will dive into the history and discography of Mr. West. In Part 1: The Rise and Fall of Kanye West we cover his first major albums with Roc-A-Fella Records: College Dropout, Late Registration...

Duration:01:26:34

The Solider of Love VS The Rapture

5/11/2018
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In the last two weeks we have taken a deep look into the careers of Anita Baker and Sade. Both are well respected as queens of soulful music that inspires, makes us cry, and gives us strength. Now it's time to put these two head to head. Which artist is better musically? Which has the bigger cultural impact? Find in this episode!! Enjoy!!

Duration:01:03:53

Ah...the Sweetest Taboo

5/3/2018
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Last week we discussed the beginning of Anita Baker's career in "The Battle of Soul Music." Now, it's Sade's turn to enter the ring. Sade is the definition of style, grace and sophistication. Her smooth voice, emotional lyrics, and amazing band all contribute to her world wide success. In this episode we discuss the start of Sade's career and breakdown some of the classic tracks from "Diamond Life" and "Promise." Enjoy!

Duration:01:05:53

The Battle of Soul Music

4/26/2018
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Love is an universal emotion that we all struggle with, painfully endure, as well as enjoy at different points in our lives. Both Anita Baker and Sade took the R&B world by storm in the 8o's and 90's. They created timeless pieces that we go back to whenever we hit certain moments. Each has brought their own flavor to the game with their infectious lyrics and arrangments. In this four part series we discuss the impact of Anita and Sade and compare their styles. This episode covers the...

Duration:00:35:51

The Power of Yeah!!!

4/18/2018
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The 90's produced some of the best R&B groups. Jodeci, Dru Hill, Boyz II Men, H-Town, just to name a few. In this episode we're going to talk about the power of the “Yeah" in a song. The “Yeah” is when the singer says yeah in such a way that moves the listener into another dimension. They have become the legendary signature of songs. It either brings you to your knees or gets you out of your seat. Devonte and Stephanie engage in an all out debate on whether Jodeci or Sisqo had the best...

Duration:00:36:06

Turn your Bedroom Adventures into a Hit Record!

4/11/2018
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Now we all know about baby makers. They are the classic songs that brought you into this world via two horny people and a record player. Hush, don't ask how we thought of this typic. Just lay back and relax. Though Guy's "Piece of My Love" is a classic, today we're taking a walk down memory lane and talking about Marvin Gaye and how he immortalized his sex game on record. From his 1976 album I Want You, this little ditty is appropriately titled "Feel All My Love Inside". Marvin takes us on...

Duration:00:39:05

Insight into News ft. William Blanchette

3/14/2018
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Have you ever been sitting down on your couch after a long day, turned on the news and then asked yourself, "Why is this so depressing?" Who makes the decisions that go behind what we see on TV? How do the reporters feel about all this? Why is every news station hung up on facebook live? Well we've had those questions too! In this bonus episode of Medullla Talk we spoke with William Blanchette and got an insiders peek into the newsroom. We also talked about his experiences as a male model...

Duration:00:30:37