The BRD Crew are joined this week by Smoke D, Manny Duke, and Henry Lake. Smoke is a legendary DJ in Twin Cities who has been spinning and rapping since 1983. Manny Duke is a DJ and fitness entrepreneur who originally hails from Chicago. Henry Lake is a sports analyst on WCCO Radio. The Crew discusses DJ’ing with vinyl vs virtual crates, the absence of regional identity in Hip Hop today, biting in the modern era and a whole lot more. You don’t want to miss this one.
Anika Robbins from “Black Votes Matter” joins the BRD crew to talk about Census 2020 a year out and as always they “keep it Hip Hop.” Current efforts are underway across the state of MN to help mobilize communities and unsure an accurate count. Together with Anika the BRD crew discuss the importance of changing the narrative to increase participation by historically undercounted groups (communities of color, children under 5, and others).
State Senator Melisa Franzen and Marcus Harcus from the MN Campaign for Full Legalization discuss current legislative efforts to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota. The conversation also covers what’s happening in other states and what it will take to make in happen in Minnesota in 2020.