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Unfiltered Commentary on the Latest News in Black Culture, Music, and More! Four artists in the Boston music scene coming together to break down the culture, from music to politics, and giving their takes on the things that affect today’s society... for better or for worse. Rob the 508 God, alongside Saint Yves, Tomo and Nate Nics allow the audience a seat at the table as they deliver weekly commentary about the latest events, while also reliving stories from their own personal experiences. With the occasional guest, the collective provides a platform to other up-and-coming creatives in Massachusetts, aiming to showcase the unknown talents within Boston and its nearby cities. With every episode, the hosts bring light to the positives of the community, while also making sure to expose who and what is “Bad For The Community”.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Unfiltered Commentary on the Latest News in Black Culture, Music, and More! Four artists in the Boston music scene coming together to break down the culture, from music to politics, and giving their takes on the things that affect today’s society... for better or for worse. Rob the 508 God, alongside Saint Yves, Tomo and Nate Nics allow the audience a seat at the table as they deliver weekly commentary about the latest events, while also reliving stories from their own personal experiences. With the occasional guest, the collective provides a platform to other up-and-coming creatives in Massachusetts, aiming to showcase the unknown talents within Boston and its nearby cities. With every episode, the hosts bring light to the positives of the community, while also making sure to expose who and what is “Bad For The Community”.

    Episode 87: "Championship Celebration" (feat. DeevoDaGenius & Dream Team)

    Episode 87: "Championship Celebration" (feat. DeevoDaGenius & Dream Team)

    Huddle up! On this week's episode, we're joined by the talented Lowell producer DeevoDaGenius, and he made sure to bring plenty of friends with him! The "Dream Team", as they call themselves, is a collection of Massachusetts artists assembled by Deevo to bring us one of the hottest basketball-inspired albums out, "Champion Sound"!

    The Dream Team came through to tell us how they came together to create this impressive body of work (12:30), the stories behind their studio sessions ("practice" as they like to refer to it)(17:45), and what the future holds for themselves as a collective while maintain their own individual careers (35:30). We also had great discussions surrounding how major labels and systemic racism has impacted the mainstream rap genre (48:00), the promising trajectory of the Boston music scene (1:07:15), and the impact of the pioneers and platforms that have laid the groundwork for us all!

    As a listener, you're sure to leave this conversation feeling more inspired and a champion in your own right! Enjoy the episode!

    Watch on YouTube for the Full Experience: https://youtu.be/Bc8IyTQ8JZc?si=dgqw5w0ciwbCURjF

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Usher getting TOO close with Alicia Keys at the Halftime Show
    6:00 - Introducing the Dream Team/ "Champion Sound" album
    12:30 - How Deevo met everyone on the Dream Team
    17:45 - Treating studio sessions like practice/ Competing to get on songs
    26:00 - How Jo Saza walked onto the Dream Team last minute
    29:30 - Who had the best verse on the album??
    35:30 - People feeling a way for being left off Champion Sound
    44:00 - FUNERAL Ant Bell enters the building
    48:00 - How major labels and systemic racism are ruining the rap game
    59:45 - Boogie's creative hand in the visuals behind "Champion Sound"
    1:07:15 - Is the Boston music scene ready for national recognition?
    1:23:40 - The Dream Teams BREAKS BFTC's couch
    1:28:45 - Outro/ Shameless plugs

    Bad For The Community
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    DeevoDaGenius (Coach)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3T9cXsY
    Twitter (X): https://bit.ly/3ORXgny

    Dream Team Lineup (Featured on this episode):
    Maye Star, FUNERAL Ant Bell, Najee Janey, Milkshaw Benedict, Arold, Erdnaez the Weapon, Jo Saza, Pharwh, Boogie Tarantino

    We want to give a huge shoutout to our channel sponsor, DiasporaMass! DiasporaMass is a platform that highlights and elevates individuals within our community and culture.  Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram (@DiasporaMass) and show some love 🤎

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 86: "Inside the Simulation"

    Episode 86: "Inside the Simulation"

    Are you ready for this week's conversations? If so, you're in for one hell of a ride as we kick off the episode by navigating through the concept of simulation theory and the question of God's existence. We later react to Megan Thee Stallion's latest "Hiss" single, which sparked a social media tirade from Nicki Minaj over the weekend. We also discussed Ice Spice's musical development (or lack thereof), and chimed in on whether we think Kendrick Lamar is "washed".

    In the second half, we reacted to Vince McMahon's sex trafficking allegations and his disturbing text messages, the push for the government to regulate AI-generated images after deepfake nudes of Taylor Swift flood social media, and also discussed the implications of investing in a virtual reality. Wheeww... there's a lot to discuss! We hope y'all enjoy the episode!

    Watch on YouTube for the Full Experience: https://youtu.be/ONoAinWC2Sc

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Are we in a simulation?/ Is God real?
    31:00 - Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hiss” single
    33:00 - Protect men against women/ Hypersexuality is the problem?
    41:30 - Reacting to Nicki Minaj's meltdown on social media
    53:20 - Rob is disappointed in Ice Spice’s development 
    1:00:20 - Is Kendrick Lamar falling off?
    1:18:20 - Vince McMahon is a sicko/ Sex trafficking allegations
    1:33:10 - Taylor Swift urging government to regulate AI generated images
    1:37:00 - Will people start enjoying their virtual reality more than their actual reality?
    1:46:30 - Should people bother to vote in 2024…?
    1:49:45 - Outro/ Capitalism wins once again
    Bad For The Community
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/45QSopC
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cnWAD8

    Rob (The508God)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3x1ocWy
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/34OS4t9

    Yves (Saint Yves)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/2RuJCfQ
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cle17D

    Nate (Nate Nics)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3z6MUXl
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3wYIwI

    Tomo (Prodbytomo)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3uXrFnL
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/2TLgIZF

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    We want to give a huge shoutout to our channel sponsor, DiasporaMass! DiasporaMass is a platform that highlights and elevates individuals within our community and culture.  Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram (@DiasporaMass) and show some love 🤎

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 85: "Elephant in the Room"

    Episode 85: "Elephant in the Room"

    First episode of 2024! We're back, better than ever, and welcoming the new year with a banger this week! We kicked off with our reactions to NBA YoungBoy saying he's "not too big" on fatherhood as a father to 11 children, Lil Nas X trolling Christianity once again for his album rollout, and Gypsy Rose's release from prison 8 years after plotting the murder of her mother in a bizarre series of events.

    We later reacted to Stephen A. Smith's rant against Jason Whitlock, the conversations around Boston Calling's 2024 festival lineup, our sponsor DiasporaMass getting hacked on Instagram, and the BFTC of the Week: spammy, generic music promo! And of course... we couldn't wrap up the show without addressing our shocking loss at the Boston Music Awards. It's an entertaining episode from top to bottom, so we hope y'all enjoy every minute of it!

    Shop Brand New "BFTC Classic Tees": www.BadForTheCommunity.com/Store

    Watch on YouTube for the Full Experience:  https://youtu.be/j6uxySrwo0M

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - NBA YoungBoy "not too big" on fatherhood/ Charlamagne Diss
    12:45 - Inro/ The Pause Jar
    16:15 - Is Lil Nas X disrespecting Christianity with his album rollout?
    32:10 - Was Gypsy Rose justified for getting rid of her mom?
    41:15 - Stephen A. Smith calls Jason Whitlock a "fat piece of sh-t"
    49:10 - Reacting to Boston Calling's 2024 festival lineup
    1:11:00 - DiasporaMass' IG account getting hacked
    1:17:15 - BFTC of the Week: Spammy & generic music promo
    1:32:10 - Addressing our shocking loss at the Boston Music Awards
    1:40:00 - Outro

    Bad For The Community
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/45QSopC
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cnWAD8

    Rob (The508God)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3x1ocWy
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/34OS4t9

    Yves (Saint Yves)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/2RuJCfQ
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cle17D

    Nate (Nate Nics)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3z6MUXl
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3wYIwI

    Tomo (Prodbytomo)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3uXrFnL
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/2TLgIZF

    We want to give a huge shoutout to our channel sponsor, DiasporaMass! DiasporaMass is a platform that highlights and elevates individuals within our community and culture.  Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram (@DiasporaMass) and show some love 🤎

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 84: "The Midas Touch" (ft. Midas)

    Episode 84: "The Midas Touch" (ft. Midas)

    This week, we're joined by the artistic collective, Midas! Midas is a supergroup of young and ambitious creatives from Brockton, MA who combine their many talents to produce though-provoking visual art. We kicked off the episode with our opinions on Playboi Carti's latest releases, Kanye's rants, Draymond Green's suspension, and the media's response to the Josh Giddy situation vs Kyrie Irving.

    Midas then shared the story of how they all met and came together to form the group, their favorite Midas photoshoots, and how they all manage to work together egolessly within such a large group. With 2023 coming to a close, we also got a chance to reflect on the year and share our goals of expansion for 2024! Enjoy the conversation!

    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Reacting to Playboi Carti's latest releases
    10:35 - Intro/ Who and what is Midas?
    24:10 - The media's response to Josh Giddy vs Kyrie Irving
    29:40 - How did everyone in Midas meet each other?
    34:25 - Midas' favorite photoshoots and projects
    39:35 - How to manage working within a large group
    46:40 - Goals for 2024/ Dream collaborations
    57:10 - Reacting to Kanye's latest rant
    1:06:05 - Growing up in Brockton/ Balancing art and personal life
    1:28:55 - Outro/ What does BKS stand for??

    Midas (Special Guests)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3TADkc7
    Members:  Sun (@sunbangaz) Khalif (@_khalif_) Dorian (@girlslovedorian) PB (@papabearc_) Zae (@zaedirect) Dinero (@dinevro) Lafayette (@lafatsyu)

    Bad For The Community
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/45QSopC
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cnWAD8

    Rob (The508God)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3x1ocWy
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/34OS4t9

    Yves (Saint Yves)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/2RuJCfQ
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cle17D

    Tomo (Prodbytomo)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3uXrFnL
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/2TLgIZF

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 83: "$30K on the Parlay"

    Episode 83: "$30K on the Parlay"

    Rob, Yves, and Tomo are back with another week of "Bad For The Community"! After reacting to a funny video of a Black man code-switching to get a white woman's number, we discussed whether code-switching is a valuable skill or fraudulent behavior. As the holiday season gears up, Matty Owens joins the show via phone call to talk about his Christmas music project and his collaborations with artists in the Boston community. We later shared our most memorable Christmas memories, including the time Yves got beat for opening his Christmas gift early.

    In the second half of the episode, we shared our hilarious takes on different hypothetical moral dilemmas (e.g. "would you save your partner or 5 strangers?"). Things turned high-stakes as we debated whether we would flip a coin for a chance at $10 million or settle for a guaranteed $100,000. What would you, the viewer, do in that scenario?? Let us know on Twitter or IG! Enjoy the episode!

    Shop Brand New "BFTC Classic Tees": www.BadForTheCommunity.com/Store

    Watch on YouTube for the Full Experience: https://youtu.be/XsueoD9Udlo

    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Is code-switching a skill or fraudulent behavior?
    20:25 - Intro
    26:35 - Matty Owens is bringing the Christmas spirit to Boston
    37:45 - The making of "Christ + Mass"/ The commodification of Christmas
    42:20 - Our most memorable Christmas memories and gifts
    52:50 - Moral dilemmas/ The trolley problem
    1:03:20 - Flip a coin for $10 million or settle for a guaranteed $100K?
    1:10:55 - In Season Tournament Predictions/ Parlays
    1:18:45 - Outro/ Shoutout to Felix!

    Bad For The Community
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/45QSopC
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cnWAD8

    Rob (The508God)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3x1ocWy
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/34OS4t9

    Yves (Saint Yves)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/2RuJCfQ
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cle17D

    Tomo (Prodbytomo)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3uXrFnL
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/2TLgIZF

    We want to give a huge shoutout to our channel sponsor, DiasporaMass! DiasporaMass is a platform that highlights and elevates individuals within our community and culture. Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram (@DiasporaMass) and show some love 🤎

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 82: "Just The Two of Us"

    Episode 82: "Just The Two of Us"

    Yves and Rob are holding it down this week! The guys kicked off by reminiscing on the time they got caught up with weed by their parents and revisited the stripper daughter conversation from the last episode. After Rob recently cheated on his barber, the guys dived into a hilarious conversation around barbershop culture, being assertive at the barbershop, and the times gone wrong when Rob's parents would cut his hair.

    In the second half of the episode, Yves and Rob reacted to Rubi Rose's #1 OnlyFans spender, Young Thug's trial, and Fat Joe's comments on lying in 90% of his music. They also shared their thoughts on XXL's All-Women Cypher, and recapped their Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay. Enjoy the episode!

    Shop Brand New "BFTC Classic Tees": www.BadForTheCommunity.com/Store

    Watch on YouTube for the Full Experience: https://youtu.be/VC_KT79B0LI?si=mBAX21Irdq-sQfkr

    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Intro
    5:00 - First time getting caught with weed by our parents
    14:00 - Revisiting stripper daughter conversation
    26:30 - Rob cheated on his barber/ Barbershop culture
    45:30 - Reacting to Rubi Rose's #1 OnlyFans spender
    51:50 - Young Thug's trial is a reality TV show
    58:15 - Fat Joe's comments on lying in 90% of his music
    1:09:50 - Reacting to XXL All-Women cypher
    1:14:30 - Why does Rob have against Sexyy Red's music?
    1:19:50 - Recapping our Spotify Wrapped
    1:32:50 - Outro/ DiasporaMass shoutout

    Bad For The Community
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/45QSopC
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cnWAD8

    Rob (The508God)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/3x1ocWy
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/34OS4t9

    Yves (Saint Yves)
    Instagram: https://bit.ly/2RuJCfQ
    Twitter: https://bit.ly/3cle17D

    We want to give a huge shoutout to our channel sponsor, DiasporaMass! DiasporaMass is a platform that highlights and elevates individuals within our community and culture. Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram (@DiasporaMass) and show some love 🤎

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Funny + Insightful Conversation

Unfiltered, hilarious, yet surprisingly very insightful. These guys can go from sharing funny stories to talking about serious issues that go on in their own communities. Highly recommend! …and each of them also make great music, so definitely go listen to that, too.

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