On this show, Producer Bobby returns and with him he brings a cavalcade of guests to the table. First up is his Co-Host, Jared, for a new sports show he is promoting called Sports Central! The two stop in to discuss some sports and chime in on news of the day. But today's show is brimming with talent because Ali Jones of the St. Lunatics, legendary hip hop group, joins for a second week in a row to discuss the news of the day.
First up, George HW Bush, former President of the United States passed away this week at 94 years of age. The former military veteran and head of the FBI became Ronald Reagans running mate in 1980 when they were able to bring the republican party back to prominence. From 1980 to 1992, Bush Sr. worked on capitol hill as both Vice President and then becoming President himself in 1988.
The funeral was a litany of guests from all decades and political backgrounds. But that wasn't what was weird. It got weird when the current President of the US, Mr. Trump, showed up with the First Lady to pay their respects, but it was a cold reception they got from the remaining living former Presidents...and definitely no love lost between himself and the Clinton's.
Next, Mark is curious as to some of the coolest places Ali has been to as an artist. Ali then breaks down a few of his favorite places and lands on Dubai. This brings up the question of "Why can't the United States build infra-structure similar to Dubai and other locations that advance culture and living?" Which brings Bobby to producing the picture of him eating the 24k Gold wings in New York. Find out what everyone thinks of this.
Finally, Ali was not put into the Hot Seat the last time he was on, so Mark decides to put him, and Jared (sorta), into the Hot Seat and ask some pointed questions....Like......
Whose your favorite St. Louis Rap artist of all time outside of the Lunatics and your crew? What group surprised you the most in the music industry? Whose your favorite national artist/group from the last 10 years? And much much more than that. Check out this amazing episode of The Q!
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Mark Bland and Gary Weed return with a hot episode of the Q, cooked up just the way you like it. This week's episode welcomes friend of the show Ali Jones of the legendary hip hop group the St. Lunatics. Ali has been to the top of the music business with is crew since 1999. Winning multiple Grammy Awards and music awards for their contributions, Ali along with his childhood friends have racked up quite the reputation. Whether it's Country Grammar, Free City, Heavy Starch or the multitude of other albums and features, Ali has set himself along with Nelly, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, City Spud and Slo Down as the dominate midwest hip hop group of the early 2000's thru today.
First up, Mark being in the music business, he has worked with the group on different projects in the past. From these interactions and personal dealings, Mark realized early that Ali is a force to reckoned with verbally when discussing touchy and somewhat controversial topics...not unlike himself. Ali explains the beginnings of the St. Lunatics as they celebrate their 25th year as a group. Mark wonders if there is any plans for a full line up reunion and Ali expounds on why that is always a potential but not at this moment.
Next there are many stories of the hip hop group Mark has heard through the grapevine for years. He decides to serve the stories up and put the questions to rest. Did this happen? Did that happen? Some very juicy and interesting background on the group and how they gained notoriety is spawned from these questions. Maybe you knew, but maybe you didn't. Find out the real scoop on the groups ascent to fame and popularity.
The guys on the Q have discussed gangs and 1%'ers in the past. But also 5%'ers were brought up on the show before and there is a lot of lore and background to that belief in the world. Ali being a 5%'er shines light on whats true and not about his beliefs. He also explains what being a 5%'er means and how others can attain the same beliefs in their life. But Ali goes a step further and discusses the ways to apply that lifestyle and belief structure to your everyday life.
Finally, Ali wanted to discuss something he's heard Mark talk about before regarding slavery in the USA. Ali goes on to discuss how slavery should be viewed and begins to discuss the reparations he believes are important setting things back in the right order. Do you agree or disagree? Find out about this and a bunch more on this riveting interview on The Q!
Jonathan May is no slouch on the mic and he drops by again to hang out and talk with Mark and Jason Kull.
First things up, Mark is accused of Poking the Bear on social media by Jonathan. The three break down what is considered crossing the line versus not. Mark feels that it's undeserved dislike he receives. Does Jonathan agree? Find out...
Also, Mark talks about his son and his new found love of horror movies. But this leaves Mark with a conundrum. His son is 5 and there isn't many options for him to show the child without ruining him mentally for life. So what can he show him? Also, there seems to be a weird lycanthropic issue that Jonathan seems to have and comes out on the show.
Finally the guys discuss some Trump and Stormy Daniels. And Mo'nique is asking people to stop using Netflix in protest to help here...all of this and much more on the Q!
Well for the second Q-view interviews, Mark decides to sit down with Moe Rock, a producer and music artist. But Moe goes deeper than that. Moe is also founder of one of the most influential hip hop websites of the past few years called NowHiphop.com. Moe discusses his early years in the Twin Cities before jumping out to the west coast to pursue his music career. Mark finds out about his fanbase in other countries which leads to a discussion about how you can be a superstar in other parts of the world and they wouldn't look at you twice in other places. This also leads to a talk about the current state of Hip hop and who Mark and Moe feel are the best in the game at this moment. A really in depth look at someone many people don't realize is a huge mover and shaker in the business. Enjoy!
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