059 – Happy Birthday w/ Van LathanVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van turns 39 and uses this episode as an episode to reflect on a seminal moment for him.
058 – Black & African w/ Blitz The AmbassadorVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with rapper, visual artist, and filmmaker, Blitz The Ambassador to talk about his Netflix movie The Burial of Kojo. They also talk about Blitz’s assimilation into American culture and how hip hop was his bridge to black culture when he grew up in Ghana.
057 – The GentleWoman’s Guide To Life w/ Miss DiddyVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with lifestyle ambassador and entrepreneur Miss Diddy to talk about her life behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, how she became a connector of people, and how it is to be a black woman with power and respect. At the top of the show Van reacts to the tragic murder of Nipsey Hussle and has a call to action for anyone who wants to make change.
056 – Tears Of A Clown w/ D.C. Young FlyVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with comedian and actor D.C. Young Fly to talk about his origin story in comedy, how tragedy in life informed his comedy chops early on, and how he ended up as a main player on Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out. Also, Van starts the show with his thoughts on Jussie Smollett’s case being dropped in Chicago.
055 – Natalie, Take the Wheel w/ Natalie Manuel LeeVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with former Fear of God Brand Manager and Hillsong Channel host Natalie Manuel to talk about her show Now with Natalie, how people’s perspective on religion has evolved in our modern times and how social media has shaped that narrative. They also talk about Van’s own reservations about attending church.
054 – Headlines w/ Amanda Seales, Murda Mook, & Robert LittalVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
On this special episode Van talks to three guests who are coming on to explain their current situations that have made headlines recently. First up, Van calls up Murda Mook to talk about his controversial podcast with Julz. After that, Van moderates a heated discussion between comedian and actress Amanda Seales and Black Sports Online EIC Robert Littal who have been at odds with each other some negative coverage of a story that involves Amanda and some comments she made. The two attempt to each tell their side while also having a bigger conversation about the responsibility of black media and black celebrities.
053 – Nia’s Side w/ Nia RileyVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with Nia Riley to talk about Love and Hip Hop Hollywood and her relationship with Soulja Boy. The two talk about the recent fight that she and Soulja Boy had on the show and Nia’s tells us her side of story. She opens up about hardships with Soulja Boy that cameras have not captured and his long history with violent behavior. They also talk about her life as the daughter of music legend Teddy Riley.
052 – American Girl w/ EstelleVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with British singer Estelle to talk about her music career, male groupies, the issues that female artists are facing in the industry right now, and her current status with Kanye West who she’s worked with in the past. At the top of the show Van has an important message for all of his friends and family who think he’s rich: I aint got it.
051 – Blow Pops In Your Hair w/ CeraadiVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with the duo Ceraadi who are blowing up on social media and youtube. They talk about signing with Roc Nation, maneuvering through Hollywood as two young female performers in light of the R Kelly scandals, and things get emotional when they talk about their sister leaving the group. Van also follows up on the Jussie Smollett case after news has come out about him possibly making up the whole incident.
050 – Grandma Viola w/ Al HarringtonVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with former NBA player and marijuana entrepreneur Al Harrington. They talk about the origins of Viola, his marijuana start up, about his 14 year career in the NBA and how he’s trying to make more money in weed than he did playing basketball. They also talk about white players in the NBA and his take on the Kobe vs LeBron debate.
049 – G.O.O.D. Talk w/ GLCVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with Leonard Harris aka GLC of G.O.O.D. music. They talk about his heavy involvement in the inner city community in Chicago, his close relationship with Kanye West, and what he thinks people get wrong about Kanye. We also get more insight on the reasoning behind Kanye wearing the “Make America Great Again” hat and how GLC is responsible for him no longer wearing it.
047 – Silk Pajamas w/ SAINt JHNVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with singer, songwriter, and rapper Saint Jhn. They talk about him getting the co-sign from rap mogul Kareem “bigs” Burke and what his aspirations are in the hip hop world. They also talk about the responsibility of rappers reshaping the narrative of women and how they’re treated, they also talk about Saint Jhn’s fashion taste and the crazy outfits he can pull off.
047 – Cry Like A Man w/ Jason WilsonVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with one of his heroes, Jason Wilson from the Cave of Adullam. They talk about this new book “Cry Like A Man” and what Jason had to overcome to become the thought leader that he is today. At the top of the show Van rants about a friend that tried to get his help on Black Twitter and why she was wrong for looping him in.
045 – White Skin’d w/ Amber RoseVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with model, actress, and influencer Amber Rose to talk about her relationships with famous men, how that instant fame was not good for her at the time, her brand of feminism, and the come up story that she feels people should know about. Also, at the top of the show Van shares his conflicted feeling on the New Orleans Saints current Super Bowl run.
045 – Flamingo & Koval w/ Arian FosterVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with former NFL all-pro Arian Foster to talk about his life after football and how he’s been able to reinvent himself as an artist and a thought leader. The two also debate about whether celebrity news has a place in our culture and why Arian think’s Tupac is not as great as we all think he was.
044 – Bria Murphy RAW w/ Bria MurphyVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with the multi-faceted Bria Murphy. They talk about growing up as the daughter of Eddie Murphy and all the pressures that come with that, the struggles of black women through the lens of the beauty world, and her budding career in fine art.
043 – Smart N**ga Rap w/ Brian “B-Dot” MillerVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with one hand of the Rap Radar podcast, Brian “B-Dot” Miller to reflect on this year’s best music, what it’s like to interview some of the biggest names in pop culture like Jay-Z and Will Smith, and B-Dot opens up about some his conservative views on today’s politics and news cycle.
042 – Righteousness & Ratchetness w/ Phillip Agnew & Mariza MendezVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
In part 1, Van sits down with Phillip Agnew to discuss radical reform in the black community and the role that black people have at the polls. Then in part 2 Van chops it up with Marisa Mendez about her hookups with rappers and her crazy threesome story.
041 – Blasian w/ Michael YoVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van weighs in on the recent Dwight Howard Twitter controversy before sitting down with comedian Michael Yo. The two talk about the plight of white comics in this diverse era of comedy, Michael’s life being raised bi-racial, and how he navigates through his extended family’s politics that differ from his.
040 – New York State of Mind w/ MalVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van’s in New York City, but that just opened up the opportunity to sit down with Mal, one of the three hosts of The Joe Budden Podcast. Mal and Van discuss New York’s hip-hop and rap scene, Mal’s history with Harlem and clearing the air between the Brilliant Idiots vs. Joe Budden Podcast.