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Better Left is a podcast about progressive people, with some politics sprinkled in. As a group, we live our progressive principles every day, but we know we can do better. Both as hosts of a podcast, but also as part of a greater movement that at its heart promises to bring prosperity and opportunity to everyone in the US. As a nation, we're coming to terms with what the word progressive even means. As a group of millions loosely assembled around a set of universal principles, the progressiv ...
 
Welcome to Through the Crate! The podcast where we dig through cultural and current events through the hiphop lens. If you want honest opinions on everything from the latest in hip hop to politics affecting the community, come dig through the crate with us! https://linktr.ee/throughthecrate Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/support
 
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In this episode we take it back to the vibes from when we first started this podcast 4 years ago. This episode is straight off the cuff, and super entertaining. We talk about everything from BBQ staple dishes, to being open and honest about who you're seeing during the pandemic, to Future's new project, High Off Life. Listen, like, follow, subscrib…
 
Content Warning: This episode covers topics including bullying, sexual assault and doxing. In this week's episode, Corn and Jay discuss a follow-up to our last episode where we discussed the Joshua Collins doxxing scandal where Joshua Collins, a candidate for Washington's 10th Congressional District, got wrapped up in drama where a voter in his dis…
 
In this episode we dive into Sacramento rapper Mozzy’s latest project Beyond Bulletproof. Many of us are struggling to cope with quarantine, some better than others. We discuss some of the reactions to social distancing guidelines, updates on Ahmaud Arbery, and the return of Tekashi69. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crat…
 
Content Warning: This episode covers topics including bullying, sexual assault and doxing. In this week's episode, Corn and Jay discuss bullying and the misuse of positions of power from those on the left. Join us as we examine a complaint filed with the Thurston County Democrats regarding Washington's 10th Congressional Candidate Joshua Collins wh…
 
Our second self-isolation episode has arrived! On this episode we discuss Westside Gunn’s latest project Pray for Paris and how French Montana stacks up against Kendrick Lamar. We also talk about how Georgia state Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen the state is such a bad idea even Trump is against it. Be safe, stay home and subscribe! --- Se…
 
In this episode we give an update on our status during the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lock-down. We discuss how hip hop has made the best of a bad situation, Bernie dropping out of the 2020 Democratic Primary, and what impact this crisis has had on the working peoples movement. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/m…
 
We apologize for the quality of our audio. We're getting settled with our respective home studios during quarantine, and we are eternally thankful to Jay for his superlative editing skills and patience. We'll get better! Don't forget to give us some stars and subscribe! We hope you are all staying safe, sane, and healthy. Want to talk about it? Sen…
 
Right now Team Better Left are sequestered in our respective homes and preparing to coordinate our all-remote call-in podcast, the first time we've done that, so it should be both technically challenging and entirely frustrating- for everyone! We'll keep you posted! In the meantime, here's the latest episode: The Next Episode! We sit down with King…
 
In this episode we discuss the Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats EP Unlocked. We also talk about how grateful we are for billionaires charity and how it will solve the climate crisis (please read with sarcasm). And Tressie tries to stump Cedric AGAIN with the verse, does she succeed? Listen and find out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thro…
 
In this episode we recorded live and direct from All Star Weekend Out West party presented by #TheHood & Prince from Black Ink Crew, Chicago. We speak to founding members squeakPIVOT and FrshWaters of #TheHood who explain the origin and the purpose of the brand. The party was crazy, but don’t take our word for it, we interview several people at the…
 
In this episode we review Lil Wayne’s newest project Funeral. We also break down the circus that was the Iowa Democratic Caucus, election day in Virginia, and try to make sense of why Jay Z was sitting during the National Anthem at the Superbowl. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://a…
 
On this episode we have a special guest, Devin from the NoOneCares Podcast. We ask Devin a few questions about his time as a podcaster and why he chose this medium to express himself. We also share out thoughts on the new project by Mick Jenkins entitled “The Circus”. Lastly, we discuss the recent troll tweet from Ebro Darden, as well as what happe…
 
Welcome to Season 5! In this episode we break down the new Roddy Rich record Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial. We discuss the recent Rap Radar interview with Drake, Taco Bell late nigh break in, and WW3 memes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/suppo…
 
In this episode, we go recap 2019! You'll hear us discuss our top albums of 2019, top events that happened in politics, as well as the most memorable moments in the culture. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/support…
 
In this episode, we chop it up with member of the Chicago hip hop collective Pivot Gang, MfnMelo! We focus on the west-side native's new project Everybody Eats, which is available on all streaming platforms. We dive into the album and discuss everything from his creative process and favorite song on the project, to fun, random questions like his fa…
 
On this episode we pig out on MFnMelo’s latest release Everybody Eats. We also give you the breakdown of whats been happening lately, from Drake texting teens, Noname getting tired white fans using the “N” word, the untimely passing of Juice Wrld and supporting black business aka Shiggy. Listen, like, and subscribe for more!--- Send in a voice mess…
 
In this episode, we break down the soundtrack to the new film Queen and Slim which is dropping the day before Thanksgiving. Grammy nominations are out and we break them all the way down. Also, we touch on some updates to the 2020 Democratic. This was such a great episode, you HAVE to listen all the way through! Listen, like, follow, subscribe! Join…
 
You've worked hard, now play hard! Listen to the show and let us know what you think about it. Like us! Subscribe to us! Share a thought with us! Have a topic idea? Want to be a guest? Know a great guest? Want to come hang out when we record? You can! Just reach out to us after listening to the show and let us know what's on your mind. What the Shi…
 
On this late ass episode we catch up on some old news. We break down Kash Doll’s album Stacked, discuss hymens, and share thoughts on Kaepernick finally getting a work out. Tune to hear our take on what’s been going on with the world while we’ve been away!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: …
 
In this episode, we catch up with the multi-talented rapper Kelechi while on the 85 to Africa tour with Jidenna. We discuss his upbringing as an immigrant, how much it impacts his music, and much more. Listen, like, follow, subscribe!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thro…
 
Our friend Kiesha stops by at the end of our show to help celebrate Jay's birthday. Kiesha started a non-profit called Opportunities in Our Communities, and we hang out to do the Palate Cleanser! Also in this epi: Sarah Smith, Jay Smith, Corn Smith, & Atom Smith. Failed Attack on Synagogue Atom speaks to the terrorist attack on a German Synagogue d…
 
This episode is brought to you by the influence of ethanol. We discuss the meaning of friendships and fair taxes. We also share our thoughts on Cedric’s man crush Danny Brown’s 5th studio album, uknowwhatimsayin?. Lastly, we discuss Rihanna’s comment about the NFL, as well as how black face is taking over politics. Join us on our weekly journey thr…
 
We are back to our regularly scheduled podcast. On this episode we tackle two albums, Rapody’s Eve and Earthgang’s MirrorLand. Listen to find out more about Kanye West making gospel music and what rappers have diamond singles. We also break down and Trump impeachment and how it relates to Tekashi69. Like, subscribe, listen, follow, and share your t…
 
In this episode we interview Darrion Da Don. We get into his church foundation, being a double threat with singing and rapping, and the importance of voting. A lot of gems dropped in this episode, well worth the listen and you won’t be disappointed. Listen, like, follow and subscribe as always!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-…
 
The team is together again, and this time it's for the last time for one of, just like the first time again. High school community organizer Andrew Hong talks mobilizing yourself and your community, we talk about all the crazy stuff going on inside our President's mind, and subsequently his tweets, and win riddles. What the Shit: Here I am, Nuking …
 
On this episode we put the spotlight on local Chicago rapper Brittany Cater and discuss her music in detail. We also dive into Taylor Swift threatening to re-record her lost masters, how another recession is coming, and Danny Brown getting his own TV show. WTF is going on?! Listen to find out more!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thro…
 
Did you miss us? In this episode we talk Miami’s finest Rick Ross and his latest project Port of Miami 2. We give you updates on Jeffrey Epstein, ASAP Rocky, and Jay Z “buying in” to the NFL, and some LGBTQ+ news. We also touch on what Katy Perry has been touching.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-crate/messageSupport this …
 
In this episode we find ourselves knee deep in YBN Cordae’s debut album The Lost Boy. Also, how did a Christian rapper beat Chance the Rapper for #1? Who killed Jeff Epstein? Who seriously writes a top 50 list of rappers with no women? All these questions and more are answered in this episode!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-t…
 
In this episode we break down the “Z” in Big Krit’s “Krit Iz Here” album. We pause to talk about Tyler the Creator’s appearance on Funk Flex, touch on new border wall funding from the pentagon budget, and do our first live reaction to a YouTube video. Listen, follow, and subscribe bellow!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/through-the-cr…
 
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