Not Up For Debate

"Listen Now, Believe Later!"

About the show

A half-assed cultural talk show we accidentally created while trying to do a music show. We weigh in on pop culture, social topics, entertainment, sports, and much more from New York. The Director's commentary track to the culture. Featuring Paul Smith, Brandon, and Tone Aye. WARNING: Contains very strong opinions!rs!

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  • 109 - '1 of 1 Hollisters'

    May 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins
    aegon, ame of thrones, arya, battle of winterfell, black twitter, bran, cardi b, comedy, culture, disney, dress code, end game, hip-hop, houston, john singleton, jon snow, kanye, music, nfl draft, raven, school, social media, sports, stark, sunday, thanos, theon, wrestling

    We are just over the halfway point of Game of Thrones and we discuss the difficulties of ending a show and creating beyond the world. Also, we discuss social media influence and the need for attention. Other topics discussed include fighting words, 1 of 1 Hollisters, spy whales, and more.

  • 108 - 'Not Today'

    April 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    aegon, arya, battle of winterfell, black twitter, bran, cardi b, comedy, culture, disney, dress code, end game, game of thrones, hip-hop, houston, john singleton, jon snow, music, nfl draft, raven, school, social media, sports, stark, thanos, theon, wrestling

    SPOILER ALERT This episode we get together to discuss the Battle of Winterfell - Game of Thrones episode, its highs and lows and what to expect next. We also discuss the highly emotionally Avengers: End Game movie. So if you haven't seen either of these two epic events, I suggest you skip this episode.

  • 107 - 'A Racist Ghost'

    April 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 43 mins
    black twitter, cardi b, comedy, culture, game of thrones, hip-hop, kardashian, kylie, music, nipsey, social media, sports, tidal, wrestlemania, wrestling, wwe

    We're back after a few weeks off. Topics include the premier of Spring TV lineup, paying bills, Game of Thrones, Will Smith overrated, and much more.

  • 106 - 'We Build Them Up!'

    March 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    black twitter, cardi b, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, hip-hop, instagram, kardashian, kylie, music, not up for debate, nufd, politics, reddit, social media, sports, wrestling

    The guys give you their thoughts on the current climate of the culture. We particularly focus on the heel turn of Cardi B

  • 105 - 'March Madness '19'

    March 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    black twitter, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, duke, hip-hop, instagram, lebron, march madness, music, nba, ncaa, not up for debate, nufd, politics, reddit, social media, sports, wrestling, zion

    It's March Madness time! We talk Zion, the NBA turning on Lebron, Megan Thee Stallion rise, and more.

  • 104 - ‘I Don’t Know How To Hogtie’

    March 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 51 mins
    black twitter, cbs, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, gayle king, hbo, hip-hop, hogtie, instagram, jimmy, michael jackson, music, not up for debate, nufd, politics, r. kelly, reddit, snl, social media, sports, wade, wrestling

    The crew gets together to discuss the R. Kelly interview, Michael Jackson HBO Documentary, and all this weeks current culture topics.

  • 103 - 'Lebron Is In His A&R Bag'

    March 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 40 mins
    a&r, black twitter, chris delia, clout chasing, comedy, culture, gold, hip-hop, kanye, lebron, movies, music, oscars, racism, social media, spike lee, sports, wrestling

    This week we discuss whether Lebron is in his A&R bag or is 2Chainz clout chasing, race baiting jokes or parody comedy, Spotify's podcasting goals, and more.

  • 102 - 'Jussie Lyons Stay Lying'

    February 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    abduction in plain sight, black twitter, cardi b, colin kaepernick, comedy, culture, drea, emojis, empire, hip-hop, jussie smollett, music, netflix, nfl, sheck wes, social media, sports, supreme court, tmz, wrestling

    Jussie 'the Liar' Smollett still lying, Colin Kaepernick get paid, Emojis used in court, & Sheck Wes' time is up. Friend of the show Drea joins us to discuss topics in today's culture. We also recap and discuss Netflix's Abduction in plain sight.

  • Run That Sh*t Back HOF: Drake - So Far Gone

    February 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    black twitter, comedy, culture, hip-hop, music, social media, sports, wrestling

    Run That Shit Back HOF: So Far Gone

    In honor of the 10 year anniversary of a mixtape classic, we take a trip to Houstatlantavegas and induct Champagne Papi’s breakout project from 2009, So Far Gone. Along with a few familiar voices we discuss how the album came to be, what it meant at the time, what ages we’ll plus what didn’t, and how Drake helped shaped today’s music landscape thanks to this project. If you’re reading this it’s not too late to sit back and enjoy the second entry into the RTSB HOF

  • 101 - ‘You’re A Plant’

    February 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    black twitter, blackface, cardi b, comedy, culture, grammys, gucci, hip-hop, instagram, music, nicki, obama, social media, sports, trump, wrestling

    With Tone out this week and a few FOTS filling in, we discuss what happened at The Grammys and the state of award shows, Cardi’s big win and how Nicki being bullied by BET (Say that 5x fast), Gucci throwing their hat in the blackface race and Industry Plants

    Grammy Recap
    Drake’s speech
    Nicki issues
    Industry plants

  • 100 - 'The Mature 100s'

    February 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 35 mins
    black twitter, comedy, critics, cultural, culture, dogs, hip-hop, instagram, music, not up for debate, nufd, politics, reddit, social media, sports, tekashi69, tomi lahren, wrestling

    We finally hit our 100th episode. We weigh in all the current topics, 21 Savage, Tekashi 6ix9ine, and the great modern families. Other topics discussed Tomi Lahren, Super Bowl snooze fest, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Colin Kaepernick, and much more.

  • Run That Sh*t Back HOF: Jay Z - The Blueprint

    January 30th, 2019  |  58 mins 29 secs
    2001, 5 mic, 9/11, black twitter, breakfast club, brock lesnar, classic, comedy, culture, dame dash, dl hugley, documentary, drake, eminem, goat, hip-hop, jay z, just blaze, kanye, kanye west, kings, metacritic, metoo, michael jackson, music, nia jax, oscars, rocafella, rocawear, sag awards, sept. 11, social media, soulja boy, sports, sundance, terry crews, xxl

    Run That Sh*t Back HOF Podcast “The Blueprint”

    “For our 1st inductee into the Cooperstown of music podcast, we induct arguably the best work from the best rapper of our time, 2001’s “The Blueprint” from Jay-Z. Join me, Paul Smith, and a few other familiar voices as we dissect a hip hop masterpiece”

  • 099 - 'Paul Appreciation Episode'

    January 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
    black twitter, breakfast club, brock lesnar, comedy, culture, hip-hop, metacritic, music, nia jax, oscars, royal rumble, sag awards, social media, soulja boy, sports, wrestling

    The gang is back for the surprise Paul and celebrate his birthday by having an appreciation episode. Nothing over the top, but we discussed his favorite topics - Award Shows & Metric Critic Scores. Topics include SAG awards, Oscars outlook, more Fyre Festival discussion, and of course Soulja Boy. We also discussed Terry Crews vs DL Hughley and the upcoming Michael Jackson documentary.

  • 098 - 'Let's Go JetSkiing'

    January 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 39 mins
    apple, billy mcfarland, black twitter, business, comedy, culture, festival, fyre, fyre fraud, hip-hop, hulu, ja rule, music, netflix, sexual harassment, social media, sports, toure, work-wife, wrestling, wwe

    Starting the 2019 off hot with the Fyre Festival documentary on Hulu. We can't get enough how stupid Ja Rule is, and how he fell for the okey doke. Also, we get into the importance of business infrastructure.

  • 097 - 'Dingus, Where's Santa?'

    January 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 40 mins
    alexa, amazon, black twitter, cardi b, comedy, cosby, culture, diss, drake, eminem, expect, hip-hop, jay-z, joe budden, kanye, kelis, lifetime, music, nas, nicki minaj, pusha t, r. kelly, rip, social media, sports, spotify, technology, twitter, wrestling, wwe, wyoming

    We're Back like 23! After coming back from a mini-winter break, the crew sits down at an undisclosed location to discuss Robert Kelly, the meaning of the Christmas, the next phase of the Marvel Universal.

  • 096 - 'I Feel Like Tony Soprano'

    December 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 48 mins
    6ix9ine, anxiety, avocado, awards, bacon, black, black panther, black twitter, comedy, culture, drake, draymond, football, friendsgiving, grammys, hip-hop, jets, kd, kevin hart, lebron, mac-n-cheese, mental health, music, nba, nfl, oscars, ptsd, social media, sports, thanksgiving, the, warriors, wrestling

    Mobile Not Up For Debate Episode. Paul gets a new whip, Kevin quits his gig, and Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations.