What do you get when a Muslim American journalist of Pakistani descent teams up with the co-founder & co-CEO of the longest running hip-hop site? The answer: ‘The Unlikely Show w/Nida and Chuck’. Check out the first episode with veteran rapper/film maker Ice Cube and outspoken activist/rapper Tef Poe, who has a hot new album called War Machine III. And read more about “The Unlikely Show” below.
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Experts and entrepreneurs, Nida Khan and Chuck Creekmur (affectionately known as “Jigsaw” in the streets) have joined forces to discuss everything from politics and international issues, to entertainment and music. The goal is simple: provide views from communities that are underrepresented in the mainstream, as well as cater to that younger demographic that is still thirsty for intelligent content with an edge.
This week as the nation marks the one-year anniversary of #Ferguson, “The Unlikely Show” debuts with a focus on the state of police-community relations and the upcoming film ‘Straight Outta Compton’. Nida and Chuck are joined by rapper/activist Tef Poe, who was on the ground in #Ferguson and has been a passionate voice on issues of police brutality and reform. The show also features an interview with legendary artist Ice Cube discussing ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and NWA, as well as police accountability and activism in hip-hop.
“I feel great about the movie,” said Ice Cube about his film, scheduled for release August 14th. “I want younger audiences to be inspired, to be able to change their situation, to be able to creatively deal with their frustrations to try to be constructive, and not destructive. As far as the old heads, I want to take them back and hopefully they feel a sense of nostalgia and they can understand where the music came from, where the group comes from and everything that we stood for.”
On this premiere podcast, Nida and Chuck sit down with Tef Poe to delve into the current state of affairs in #Ferguson, police reform, music, activism, politics and more.
“It’s a lot of trauma,” said Tef about the vibe in #Ferguson. “Nobody ever really dealt with the fact that there’s a community of young folks that fought a military for an entire summer and even through the winter.”
In the mundane, stagnant realm of talking heads where some 91% of the total weekday radio programming is conservative, “The Unlikely Show” delivers a fresh, blunt and sometimes downright comedic look at news.