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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Episodes

  • 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.

  • 091 - 'That's the Problem With Liberals'

    October 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 50 mins
    azelia banks, b, biggie, bill cosby, black twitter, chief keef, comedy, culture, hip-hop, kanye west, liberals, mac miller, music, pop, president, quavo, social media, sports, trump, wale, white house, wrestling, wwe

    Its a full house this week, the gang is all here to talk black culture. Brandon gives us a Stone Cold-esque rant about Kanye West and his recent antics. We also discuss other pressing issues such as Vic Mensa's freestyle, Quavo versus Nicki, black politics, and much more.

  • 090 - 'Are We Doing This!!!'

    October 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 39 mins
    bill cosby, black twitter, browns, comedy, culture, florida, future, hannibal buress, hbo, hip-hop, insecure, issa rae, jail, jets, kanye west, music, netflix, news, social media, sports, supreme court, wrestling, yg king pop

    Special Guest YG King Pop stops through to talk music and influence. Topics also include Insecure, Kanye West, and a heated debate about Bill Cosby - along with a controversial comparison by Paul!!!

  • 089 - 'Terrence seen the vision, Mayne!'

    October 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins
    black twitter, brett kavanaugh, cardi b, comedy, creed, culture, hip-hop, kat williams, kevin hart, lakers, lebron james, lil wayne, michael b jordan, music, nba, social media, space jam, sports, tiffany haddish, wrestling

    Brandon dials-in, while Karen is in the studio this week. The crew takes a deep dive to discuss the Cosby trial conclusion, and what it means to watch him go to prison. Topics also include comedians, new movie trailers for the fall season, Space Jam 2, Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the return of Lil Wayne, and more.

  • 088 - 'Lil Wayne Tries His Hardest'

    September 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    black twitter, comedy, culture, hip-hop, hogey, lil wayne, music, nike, rap, skate, skateboarding, social media, sports, tony hawk, wrestling, wwe

    Brandon and Paul are joined by two local skateboarding legends, Hogey & Andrew Singh to talk everything skate. Topics include Lil Wayne's legacy, his impact on current hip-hop, and his skate skills. Also discussed is skating video games, Lebron, NBA and much more.

  • 087 - 'Non-Diary Ice Cream'

    September 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins
    android, apple, bill simmons, black twitter, club, comedy, culture, hip-hop, hudson valley, indexing, joe budden, music, paz magazine, plex, podcast, rap, social media, sports, the ringer, twitter, wrestling

    This week Karen returns to tell us about her summer and non-diary Ice Cream. Other topics discussed this episode include Drake and Meek squashing the beef, Eminem becoming a parody of himself, Nicki and Cardi B making a fool of themselves, and some Emmy award predictions.

  • 086 - 'We Get It, You Make Sauce'

    September 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 35 mins
    black twitter, cardi b, comedy, cosby, culture, diss, drake, eminem, hip-hop, jay-z, joe budden, kanye, kelis, music, nas, nicki minaj, pusha t, r. kelly, rip, social media, sports, spotify, twitter, wrestling, wwe, wyoming

    RIP Mac Miller We unpack the Eminem fallout, Bobby Brown biopic, Colin & Nike, and much more.

  • 085 - 'Controller Disconnected'

    September 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins
    apple, aretha franklin, best vocalist, black twitter, colin kaepernick, comedy, culture, eminem, halle berry, hart foundation, hip-hop, jim neidhart, john elway, kylie, madden, music, nicki minaj, singer, social media, spike lee, sports, spotify, stormi, streaming, summerslam, the anvil, travis scott, twitch, wrestling, wwe

    Eminem drops a new album. Madden 19 tournament gets violent. Louis C.K attempts a comeback. Bill Cosby invest in bitcoin. And much more...

  • 084 - ‘Snitchin' Should Be Illegal’

    August 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    apple, aretha franklin, best vocalist, black twitter, colin kaepernick, comedy, culture, halle berry, hart foundation, hip-hop, jim neidhart, john elway, kylie, music, nicki minaj, singer, social media, spike lee, sports, spotify, stormi, streaming, summerslam, the anvil, travis scott, wrestling, wwe
  • 083 - 'Nicki Minaj Is Losing Her Marbles'

    August 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    apple, aretha franklin, best vocalist, black twitter, colin kaepernick, comedy, culture, halle berry, hart foundation, hip-hop, jim neidhart, john elway, kylie, music, nicki minaj, singer, social media, spike lee, sports, spotify, stormi, streaming, summerslam, the anvil, travis scott, wrestling, wwe

    The gang is back this week in full, along with our trusty intern Karen. Topics include Nicki Minaj's meltdown, her place in music - particularly hip-hop and why she is responding to regular degulars on Twitter. Other topics include, Aretha Franklin's passing, Safaree coming up on a new hairline, and some WWE news.