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Pop Culture Debate Club with Aminatou Sow

Being a pop culture fan naturally comes with a lot of opinions. You’ve got your favorites and you’re ready to defend your picks at a moment’s notice. That’s what Pop Culture Debate Club is all about. Each week, two notable mega-fans square off, ready to convince host Aminatou Sow that their opinion on TV, movies, and music is the only one that matters. And then Aminatou picks a winner. But we’re all friends, so even though someone wins, no one loses. From Lemonada and the BBC.

Hip Hop Movie: CB4 x House Party

Pop Culture Debate Club with Aminatou Sow

  • 63 views
  • 18 days ago
  • 36:26

What is the most important hip hop movie of all time? Journalist Bomani Jones says it’s House Party, while rapper Fat Tony picks CB4. After hearing from both sides, Aminatou Sow must choose one as the winner, and it’s not an easy pick! How does CB4’s look at the fetishization of gangsta rappers by the music industry compare to House Party’s subtle examination of class and Blackness in American society? Which is more damning, the early-90s-era homophobia in CB4 or the old actors playing high school kids in House Party? And since we’re talking about hip hop, which movie has the better music? There’s so much for Aminatou to think about before crowning the most important hip hop film of all time.   Follow Bomani Jones @bomani_jones on X and Instagram and Fat Tony @fattonyrap on X and Instagram.   Keep up with Aminatou Sow @aminatou on Instagram and X. And stay up to date with us @LemonadaMedia on X, Facebook, and Instagram.   For a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and every other Lemonada show, go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

TV Cast Hang: Community x New Girl

Pop Culture Debate Club with Aminatou Sow

  • 98 views
  • 25 days ago
  • 38:42

Which TV ensemble would make for a better hang: journalist Candice Lim’s choice of New Girl or audio producer Ronald Young Jr.’s pick of Community? That’s up to Aminatou Sow to decide! Would you rather spend time with a crew who are all at the prime TV cool age (aka late 20s/early 30s), or with people of all ages and backgrounds? Which show had the better guest stars … and the better hijinks? And how does Jess’s quirkiness compare with Pierce’s problematic ways? Aminatou weighs the answers to these questions and more to decide which cast would be more fun to add to her social circle.   Follow Candice Lim @thecandicelim on X and Ronald Young Jr @OhitsBIGRON on X and Instagram.   Keep up with Aminatou Sow @aminatou on Instagram and X. And stay up to date with us @LemonadaMedia on X, Facebook, and Instagram.   For a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and every other Lemonada show, go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.