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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  • 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.

  • 095 - 'Mac N Cheese With Avocado and Bacon'

    November 18th, 2018  |  2 hrs 1 min
    anxiety, avocado, bacon, black twitter, comedy, culture, draymond, football, friendsgiving, hip-hop, jets, kd, lebron, mac-n-cheese, mental health, music, nba, nfl, ptsd, social media, sports, thanksgiving, warriors, wrestling

    Warning We had a few technical difficulties and some nasty punch-ins, so bear with us. We had the whole gang in studio this week to close out our legendary run at The Ground. However, we will still be recording and dropping episodes.

  • 094 - 'All Dragonball Z'

    November 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    anime, black twitter, comedy, culture, dbz, donnell jones, dragonball z, film, hip-hop, movies, music, social media, sports, wrestling, xmas

    Brandon & Paul discuss all things Dragon Ball Z, and more.

  • 093 - 'Premium Snapchat Is Wild'

    November 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins
    beef, bet, black twitter, black women, cardi b, comedy, culture, davis, fashion nova, funny, hip-hop, instagram, lebron, music, nba, nicki minaj, politics, premium, snapchat, social media, sports, vote, voting, wrestling

    This week we discuss the nastiness of the Cash App and premium snapchat accounts, Remy Ma's journalism skills or lack there of, and try to finally wrap up the Nicki vs Carbi B beef. Also, we take an early deep dive of the beginning of the NBA season, discuss some playoff teams and how Lebron is doing on the Lakers.

  • 092 - 'Rosé, I sippity-sip-it'

    October 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 40 mins
    40, beef, big sean, black twitter, comedy, culture, diss records, drake, games, hip-hop, joe budden, music, online, pillow-talking, playstation, pusha t, rap, social media, sports, wrestling

    This week we discuss Joe Budden's podcast interview with Pusha T where he unveiled the source of the information he used on Drake. We dive into trust and pillow talking. Also, we talked about the Mega Millions (Billions) and what we would do if we won. Other topics include playing video games, spending money on the mobile games, downloading music in the 2000s and much more.