Kevin Probably Saves the World is the kind of television show that we really need more of.
It’s a unique hour-long drama that is fully of charm and humour. It has elements of fantasy and spirituality in every episode that could be a little off-putting to some people. Maybe that is the reason we won’t be getting a second season of it. However, if you get a chance to see the first (and now only) season of it, I think you will fall in love with it like I did.
It starts out with Kevin, being extremely down on his luck. After a suicide attempt, he moves back to his hometown and in with his widowed twin sister. There he meets a person that no one else can see. She claims that Kevin is one of thirty-six righteous beings and he has a duty to find the others and save the world. She is there to protect him and make sure he can complete his mission.
The interesting thing about the show is that his guardian angel had to leave heaven to help him in this mission and she can never return. As Kevin becomes a more angelic person, she starts to become more human.
Upon learning of this series, I immediately drew connections to Joan of Arcadia. Jason Ritter, who plays Kevin, was also in that series. It was about a teenage girl who was regularly visited by God and given special missions to complete. Each mission had huge impacts for both Joan and the people her deeds touched. The same thing happens with this series. And Kevin is finding redemption and becoming a better person.
The final episode actually brought tears to me eyes. I really hope this series gets a longer run than Joan of Arcadia, which only lasted two seasons. The show is amazing and I probably haven’t done it justice in this post.
I was really looking forward to a second season of Kevin Saves the World (Probably). Unfortunately, the show has not been picked up and we are left with only the first outing of a series that should have continued for a few more years. Maybe it is my fault for not posting about this sooner. If you love something, you need to support it and let people know. This is the day and age we live in. Maybe we could have saved Kevin. Maybe he could have saved television. Maybe.
Sareem Poems has been putting it down for 20 years. From his group, LA Symphony, to his work with various producers, to his solo tracks, he has been putting in work for a long time now.
It was a honour being able to chat with him this week live on the radio. We have world premiere joints from his forthcoming album “Mind Over Matter” produced entirely by Ess Be. And we have a great discussion about hip-hop, youth outreach work, and much more.
Press play, download it and take it with you, and bump this loud. Enjoy!
Skeptika ft SPNDA, Reks, and Relentless – The Hour of Death Chris Orrick ft Bruce Wain – Stories Sleep ft Ceschi and Onry Ozzborn – Substances Chuckie Campbell – The Streets Primal Winds ft Fortunato – Mexican Stand Off Apollo Brown and Locksmith – Litmus Muneshine – Lower Level Cquel – Slow Down Sareem Poems & Terem – Walk and Talk LA Symphony – Timeless Sareem Poems & Ess Be – Eyedentity Sareem Poems & Ess Be ft Sean C. Johnson – Way Up There Sareem Poems & Terem ft Chris Orrick (Red Pill) – Breathe Special Ed – Ready to Attack Classified ft Anjule – Changes Drake – Duppy Freestyle Wiser ft Diztrikt Apollo – Writer’s Block Big Sproxx & Adam Bomb – Lemme Tell ‘Em The Quarter Inch Kings ft Five Steez – Get Props Touch – The Jade Emperor Wu-Tang Clan – Frozen Wordsworth & J Soul – Satellite Traffimatics – Freestyle (live) Constant Deviants – Candle
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I love finding new places to run. I often take my camera along with me and stop every few minutes to snap a picture. This way I can present you with a photographic story that captures the scenery of my run. This page is a table of contents for these Photographic Tours. Hopefully, you will discover a new trail to explore.
I podcasted this one over at The Word is Bond last year but forgot to post it here.
This one was recorded live on the radio back in December. Enjoy!
Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and Von Pea and the Other Guys calls in to kick with Chase March in this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. Bad weather kept Traffimatics away from his in-studio appearance but he still kicked a dope freestyle over the phone lines. All this plus two hours of great hip-hop.
Mega Ran – Snow Business Basement Freaks ft James Brown and Dead Pres – I Feel Good With This Hip Hop Duffle Bag Hottie ft Bennie – Dirty Money Masta Ace – Take a Walk Code Nine – Melba toast Langston Hughes III – Je Ne Sais Quoi The Alchemist ft Budgie and Evidence – By My Side Defari – I’m here Von Pea and The Other Guys – Oh Yeah Von Pea and The Other Guys ft Verbal Kent, J-Live & Wordsworth – Talent Von Pea and The Other Guys – Everything Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr and Chase March – Y’allready Know Traffimatics – The People Derty Mac ft Traffimatics – Unfriend Me Traffimatics and Chase March – freestyle Mobb Deep – So Long Eminem – Any Woof Fortunato – What I Got to Say Big L – Danger Zone
Every year for International Women’s Day we shine a spotlight on hip-hop’s better half by dedicating the overnight’s worth of radio programming to the Women in Hip-Hop.
This is the third and final podcast episode for Women in Hip-Hop 8 and it features . . .
Know Your History – 1981
The third year rap music was recorded, we had some amazing female voices on record. Here are some of them and a little bit of history behind them.
Solo Sound – Get the Party Jumpin’ Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force – Cosmic Punk Jam Missy Dee & The Melody Crew – Missy Missy Dee
TJ Edward’s Jams
Local emcee, TJ Edwards walks us through some of his favourite joints from the women in hip-hop featuring . . .
MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y. Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything Foxy Brown – Oh Yeah Erykah Badu – On and On Da Brat – Funkdafied Lil Kim – Don’t Mess With Me Missy Elliot – I Can’t Stand the Rain Eve – Eve of Destruction
WIHH 8 Outro
And I close things off with a mixset to bring the 8th annual women in hip-hop spectacular to a close.
pHoenix Pagliacci – Dearest Dilla Wynne – An Open Letter to Donald Trump Encyclopedia Brown & Psalm One – Bionicles Dynesti WIlliams – Take It Lyrica – Stay Woke Chezale – My Story Chris Jay – Break a Dawn
Our 8th annual women in hip-hop spectacular where we dedicate the entire overnight’s worth of programming to hip-hop’s better half.
This is the first of three podcast episodes in celebration of International Women’s Day.
We start off with a mixset of underground female-fronted rap, follow that up with a roundtable discussion with Queen Herawin (Juggaknots) and Chezale, and then have an in-depth and exclusive interview with Tee Krispil.
Press play, enjoy the show, and celebrate the women in your life for International Women’s Day this week.
DJ Mel Boogie ft Rah Digga, Keysha Freshh, Lola Bunz, & Lady J – Blazin Medusa ft MC Lyte – Lay Down Wynne – Team Back Cypher Aliyah – Don’t Bother Me Sum-01 – Come Back Lola – Streetz Made Me Marquee – Lean So Hard Lyric Jones – Lush Lux Life
Roundtable Panel with Queen Herawin and Chezale
Chezale – Hip-Hop Nation Queen Herawin – Return of the G Chezale -Our World Queen Herawin – Get Away
Tee Krispil Interview
Tee Krispil – Let it Slide Tee Kripsil – Paris in July
The concert features some amazing talent, including the headliner Adam Bomb, one of Canada’s finest emcees. So, head on out to this show on London, Ontario, Canada and wish Jux a Happy Birthday while catching a dope show.
Original Sound Invented – Radio Napoleon Da Legend – Constantly Armed Cloud City Projects – Menace Summer Sons – The Feeling Fraction & Finsta – That Ain’t Me Eh Vee – Get Ya Bars Up Gary Rue – Phantomz Jamo Gang – All Eyes On Us Junia-T – LegoLegoLego Paperchasers – Cake It Big Sproxx and Adam Bomb – The Blindfold Dre Specz – No Refunds Big Sproxx and Adam Bomb – Lemme Tell ‘Em Skyzoo – Heirlooms & Accessories Jux Cain – Mastermind E.Dot Famous – Rampage JR Fillion and Jux Cain – That’s Life Joe Stu – Day Job Planet Asia ft Turbin – Shots at Your Highness Apathy, Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock – I Keep On Crash Silverback and Max Muthaphukin’ Stax – 10 For Sale Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Black Thought – Wrote My Way Out (Remix) Jux Cain – Freestyle JR Fillion – Reunite J Downz, Jux Cain, Young Stitch – Violins
Go to the show
WHAT: Urban Legends Jux Cain Birthday Bash featuring The Legend Adam Bomb WHEN: Friday February 9, 2018 WHERE: Old East Bar and Grill – 765 Dundas Street, London, ON. EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/428843364199630/ TICKETS: $15 SHOW: 9:00 p.m.
I subscribe to this ten-minute podcast series specifically meant for teachers.
In this episode, a teacher shared a brilliant idea.
After he gives his students a test, he has them retake it in groups. This lets them discuss the questions and the answers they originally provided. It gives them a new perspective on how to answer the questions and fills in any gaps they might have had the first time around.
This is such a great idea that I had to try it out in my own classroom. It worked.
Have you had any experience with this method? Is there anything different you do when it comes to test. Please leave a comment below letting us know.
And now we say goodbye in style with two hours of some of our favourite tracks from last year.
Skillz – 2017 Wrap Up Maestro ft Skyzoo – Designated Driver Jazz Spastiks – Midnight Mode MC Eiht and DJ Premier – Got That Alpha Faktion – System Shutdown Superior ft Blu and Edo.G – Make the World Go Round M-Dot ft Krumb Snatcha – Nomads Word Burglar – If It Rhymes It’s Real Gift of Gab, RA The Rugged Man, and A.F.R.O. – Freedom From Flowing Defari – I’m Here Evidence – Throw It All Away Tone Chop and Frost Gamble ft Kool G Rap – Walk the Walk King Magnetic ft Masta Ace, and Slug – Alone Kool Krys ft Nilla – Knockout Local-Mu12 ft Sadat X, Torae, and Foki – Never Had Notion ft Cee – Something Inside DJ Premier ft ASAP Ferg – Our Streets Dres – Patience Venom ft Rah Digga – Ruff and Tuff Sareem Poems & Terem – Walk and Talk Koss ft Torae – And You Don’t Stop Chan Hays ft Homeboy Sandman, John Robinson, and Ghettosocks – The Shoes Dan-e-o ft Thrust, Maestro, Moka Only, Big Kish, Eternia – League of Legends (Rock Out Remix) Jovan – Premium Rush Def3 – Fill Your Soul Beneficience – Hostile Lifestyle Da Dysfunkshunal Familee ft Greg Nice – She’s My WarPorn Industries – Keep Your Distance Wu-Tang Clan – People Say Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr with DJ Chase March – Y’allreadyknow Tempomental – Blow Up Skillz – Murda Gram