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.
039 – Judge This Podcast w/ Brittany Renner and Marisa MendezVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Brittany Renner and Marisa Mendez join Van in this week’s Red Pill to discuss Brittany’s newest tell all book: “Judge This Cover”, where she goes into detail about her sexual experiences with some of these famous men and their behavior issues amongst other things she had noticed. Recently, Brittany was brought up by friend of the pod Joe Budden on State of the Culture and she came ready with a response to both Joe and Remy Ma.
038 – Black Superman w/ Mehcad BrooksVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van is joined by Mehcad Brooks, prominent actor known for his roles as Eggs on True Blood and currently James Olsen on Supergirl. Van and Mehcad discuss the state of racism in America, why Mehcad views racism as a mental illness, why people reinvent themselves when they get into acting in LA, the effect Eggs had on Van’s family and his role in Supergirl.
037 – Living In Color w/ Torey LanezVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with Tory Lanez, Toronto rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, to break down what makes the rap scene in Toronto so unique. Van and Tory dive deep into whether it is okay or not for fans to drop the n-word when brought up on stage, what exactly is up with Tory’s jump shot and why he believes he will, one day, be the biggest artist in the world. Van opens the podcast with an important message on why it is imperative to get out and vote next week.
036 – I Don’t Know Everything w/ Nick CannonVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
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035 – The Art + ScienceOf Respect w/ J PrinceVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
J Prince, a legend amongst the community and a man all about respect joined Van this week. Van and the Houston based mogul dove deep on a variety of topics including Kanye West’s time at the White House, mental health and the Drake vs. Pusha T beef
034 – Tom Hanks’ Used PT Cruiser w/ Chet HanksVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Chet Hanks, son of academy award winning actor Tom Hanks, joins Van on the podcast this week to discuss his upbringing amongst both his parents, who have achieved an incredible amount of success in Hollywood. Chet also touches on his passion for rap, overcoming drug addiction and why his father was robbed of Oscar following his role in Cast Away.
033 – BEATING the Odds w/ Daymond John | Plus A Kanye Wrap UpVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Daymond John, legendary businessman, entrepreneur and television personality most popularly known as the CEO and founder of FUBU, dropped by The Red Pill to discuss a spectrum of important topics. Daymond educates the listeners on financial health and some of the strategies he used to become extremely successful. Daymond also sheds light on some of his decision making process behind Shark Tank. Van opens this week’s episode with an update on Kanye West after a second interview at TMZ.
032 – Silent Partner w/ Kareem ‘Biggs’ BurkeVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with hip-hop royalty and one of the three names behind the legendary Roc-A-Fella Records, Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke. Biggs discusses how he was able to change the culture of hip-hop, the struggles he went through as the silent partner, his stint in prison, the growth that followed and the one artist he wished he had signed while he was at Roc-A-Fella Records.
031 – Blood and Basketball w/ Matt BarnesVan Lathan's The Red Pill add
Van sits down with recently retired 14 year NBA veteran Matt Barnes, who amassed a well respected career in the basketball career from his touted high school days to UCLA to the Clippers, Lakers, Kings and Warriors. Barnes is also in tune with aiding the community and leads a tremendous organization fighting against cancer amongst six other businesses he has been involved with over the years.