One of my good friends and my favorite rappers, 6’6 240 is making a triumphant return to the microphone and of course he has the other homie Ace Beanz riding shotgun! This is “We Are WV”, a new soon to be classic about our great state West Virginia! Exclusive!
Hyphen Nation is almost legal to drink but I’m over here popping champagne anyway! In the 20th edition of the best podcast in the world (I was wrong in the episode, this is the 31st week of the year, making me 11 episodes behind having an episode every week of 2016), I have a lot to bring to the microphone this time out. A little Russell Westbrook talk. A little Drake and Joe Budden talk. A lot of WWE talk about Battleground, Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens, July 25th’s episode of Raw, and Sasha Banks/Charlotte. A little about how the NFL is in a constant lose/lose battle with player safety and making the game of football less fun talk. A little drug test talk. And a sincere cry for help about my inability to listen to as many podcasts that are currently on my iPod. Just like The Whispers, the beat and the podcast goes on.
Thomas Crawford: Okay, so let me get this straight. Rick has turned his crew into some hitmen? Or would it be better to call them mercenaries? As Maggie told Gregory… the Alexandrians do have leverage.
In June, for the second straight season, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off for the NBA Championship. After a record breaking 73 win season, the Warriors mostly dominated the first 4 games of the series to take a 3-1 lead, heading back to Oakland for Game 5. From there, the Cavaliers were able to win 3 straight, including 2 wins in Oakland to win their first NBA Championship and the first major championship for Cleveland since 1964. Since I’ve known him, Eric Jordan has always been one of the biggest Cleveland fans I know. As soon as Game 7 was over, I knew I had to get him on the show to talk about the biggest event in Cleveland sports history. The longest episode of Hyphen Nation may be the best episode of Hyphen Nation ever. This is for you Cleveland.
After last episode’s seriousness, I get back into the swing of the regular Hyphen Nation beat. I read about some sudden naysayers of myself and the podcast and I respond in kind. I address the tragedy of Christina Grimmie’s death. I relive an awkward conversation at work. I talk about McDonald’s again… but not how you think. Then I go in heavy on Kevin Durant, the future of my Chicago Bulls, and how I’m holding off my membership into the Minnesota Timberwolves fan club… for now. I finish things with a little WWE talk before the Battleground PPV. Still avoiding talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers. BUT IT WILL SOON HAPPEN.
I wish I could tell you all of these pieces I found for this edition are happy-go-lucky. I wish I could tell you that everything is alright. I wish I could makes those for have suffered from recent tragedies able to not feel pain. But I can’t. I can share stories. There’s a cool Obama piece. Elizabethany went bar golfing for her birthday. There’s an oral history of the 2006 NBA Finals. And then there’s two pieces about the recent shootings. If you normally, skim over these or don’t read them at all, I ask that you at least read the 8th and 10th entries.
- Mike Breen. Bang. – The Ringer
- The oral history of one of my favorite NBA Finals series, Heat/Mavericks in 2006. – ESPN
- Um. I want to try this Bar Golf thing. – Love, Elizabethany
- I really want Robert Griffin III to do well. I do. – The Undefeated
- The Golden State Warriors just became the Golden State Super Saiyan Warriors. – The Ringer
- Heather decided I needed to cry about the idea of Barack Obama being my dad. I need to call my dad. – The Toast
- Now I’m starting to feel bad for OKC. But never Clay Bennett. – ESPN
- This applies to everyone. – Shannon Barber – Medium
- Apparently I never posted the script for Because The Internet. Remedied. – Genius
- On Alton Sterling and the state of things in Louisiana and beyond. – The Ringer
Seth Rollins is my favorite wrestler in the WWE currently. There I said it. I’ve been so hurt over CM Punk’s departure that I felt like I shouldn’t have favorites anymore. I didn’t want to burned again. I didn’t want to watch them struggle in the undercard for years (Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro). I didn’t want to have a love for a wrestler who had one main event push 5 years ago who everyone else in the world hated (The Miz).
On April 6, I got off work early and had some time to kill before I had to meet Angel and Aaliyah back home. I decided to head over to Westover to check out the newest edition to Morgantown’s comic shop selection, Comics Paradise Plus 2. Matt and I had tried to go on a Monday last fall but they were closed. As I previously mentioned, I’m a Gary’s kid all the way, but I’m willing to see what other shops have to offer. It’s located at 183 Holland Ave, just up (or is that down?) the street from the Circle K.
Johnny Blaze in your area. Bringing the pain. Smoking all your cheeba. Severely underrated.
- Respect Yo Delf
- Break Ups 2 Make Ups
- Bring The Pain
- All I Need
- How High (Remix)
- Part II
- M-E-T-H-O-D Man
- Party Crasher
- Mef v Chef
- Even If
- Judgement Day
- The Riddler
- Uh Huh
- Dis Iz 4 All My Smokerz
- Cradle Rock
- What’s Happenin’
- Da Rockwilder
- Tear It Off
- 2 Minutes Of Your Time
- Got To Have It
- The Show
- New York
- Tim Westwood Freestyle