41 episodes

YBF founder Natasha Eubanks lets her shade flag fly. Everything we didn’t (or couldn’t) say on TheYBF.com, we’re talking our ish here. Hot topics & celebrity interviews in the original YBF style you’ve loved from day 1. Finally, Natasha’s not holding anything back.

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YBF founder Natasha Eubanks lets her shade flag fly. Everything we didn’t (or couldn’t) say on TheYBF.com, we’re talking our ish here. Hot topics & celebrity interviews in the original YBF style you’ve loved from day 1. Finally, Natasha’s not holding anything back.

    MONOGAMY! Jill Marie Jones, Wesley Jonathan & The Creators Of The Sexiest Black Love Swap On TV Get UNFILTERED

    MONOGAMY! Jill Marie Jones, Wesley Jonathan & The Creators Of The Sexiest Black Love Swap On TV Get UNFILTERED

    When Craig Ross Jr. was asked what he had for breakfast during our mic check, and he responded with "My wife," we knew what type of ish we were about to get into on this here episode! They say it's a first time for everything, and today's episode proved this old adage right! Natasha sat down with not just 1 or 2 talented YBFers, but a total of 4 immensely talented creatives! Let's just say it was a lively epi (full of mouth-dropping responses) and the most amount of guests we've ever had on TheYBF Podcast in one episode!  From soulmates to couple swapping to hall passes to vibrators to selfish sex, we're cooking up some heated discussions. Natasha gets into a completely unfiltered chat with the real life power couple and the talented duo Craig Ross Jr. & Caryn Ward Ross. The director (who is also behind Blue Hill Avenue) and actress (who is also a classically trained Alvin Ailey dancer with multiple acting credits) are behind the UMC/Amazon Prime HIT series "Craig Ross Jr.'s Monogamy."  The twosome reveal how they came up with the couple-swapping plot after some angry fighting and even angrier sex. Chile... We also get a chance to chat it up with one of The YBF's day 1 supporters and always-working actors, Wesley Jonathan. He drops a few 'man gems' on what men really are thinking and wanting out of relationships & situationships, his own ho-like past, plus what he learned from some of his former famous exes.  We also find out if he's rolling into the Millennium II tour to see his former Roll Bounce co-star and if he's #TeamFizzandApryl or #TeamOmarion!  Finally, Natasha had a moment with one of her favorite YBF Chicks: former 'Girlfriends' star Jill Marie Jones! Find out what Natasha said to her to make her teary, what Jill Marie thinks a Girlfriends movie would look like, and why she is finally open to love and monogamy in her real life!  This episode could've been a whole day-long seminar with the cast & stars.  Just honest 'grown folks' conversations about the things that either makes our lives uber enriching or just drive us insane - love, sex & relationships! Watch seasons 1 & 2 of Craig Ross Jr.'s "Monogamy" on UMC via Amazon Prime now! It also stars Darius McCrary, Brian White, Vanessa Simmons & more!(Correction: In podcast episode it was stated that you could access the series with an Amazon Prime membership.  This actually is not the case for this particular content.  You must sign up for a UMC account to access UMC content on Prime.) LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: Apple, Spotify, Google and anywhere you get your podcasts! VISIT: TheYBF.com for ALL the updates on the latest celebrity, pop culture & entertainment news & exclusives. Buy the hair, Mayvenn Hair will cover your install!Music from https://filmmusic.io"Werq" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 55 min
    Hot Topics! Holidays, 'Home-Cumming', Honesty & 'How Dare You?!' Stories

    Hot Topics! Holidays, 'Home-Cumming', Honesty & 'How Dare You?!' Stories

    What's the Holidays without fabness & foolery?!  Natasha and YBF's New York Correspondent James Terrell chop it up from Samsung 837's Podcast Studio about "Real Fish" queen Tanqueray, engagement queen Toya Wright, engagement clout queen Deelishis and Central Park 5's Raymond Santana, Jordyn Woods (finally) letting Khloe Kardashian have it ever so politely,  Justin Timberlake thinks we're dumb about his (semi) cheating with his blackish co-star, open relationships being more common than we think, what qualifies as cheating exactly, "Home-cumming," why people need to stop asking Billy Dee Williams questions, Jason Derulo's thirst trap gone wrong (or right?) and more.Plus, Ish You Should Be Watching But You're Not is back.  You gotta listen for the new Netflix show Natasha's promises you'll be obsessed with if you stopped scrolling past it.SUBSCRIBE: Spotify, Google and anywhere you get your podcasts! VISIT: TheYBF.com for ALL the updates on the latest celebrity, pop culture & entertainment news. Buy the hair, Mayvenn Hair will cover your install!Music from https://filmmusic.io"Werq" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Love, Legacy & Hopelessness: Everything We Love & Hate About 'Queen & Slim'

    Love, Legacy & Hopelessness: Everything We Love & Hate About 'Queen & Slim'

    Queen & Slim is an instant cult classic. Yeah, we said it.  Natasha and her good friend Amin give the breakdown of breakdowns about the most talked about film of the year.  Scene by scene.  Symbol by symbol.  Theme by theme.  There is MUCH to discuss.Some folks are mad at screenwriter and director Lena Waithe & Melina Matsoukas for not giving a "fairytale ending" of black love.  The rest of us are happy somebody finally portrayed what black love (of self and others) in America feels like to us - hopeless.Like most of y'all, we felt some kind of way after watching an advanced screening of Queen & Slim, and now that it's out for everyone, we can finally explore why.  Spoilers and all.We get all semi-academic about induced transformation through trauma, fragility of black love and black bodies, freedom and toxic love.  And also keep it all the way real asking "Why can't black folks f'in LIVE IN LOVE and not just find it?! Why is it always a damn struggle?!"We also explore whether all killers are “bad people”, yearning to just feel something in this traumatic society, the traumatic effect of the justice system on black minds even those who are a part of the justice system as lawyers, running from feelings vs. chasing feelings, the dynamics of black heterosexual relationships when a woman is in a more educated position, women empowerment leading people to believe women no longer need any help as human beings, why all skinfolks aint kinfolks, black boys craving legacy and fighting against the belief that their bodies aren’t valued, naiveté and vulnerability of black men, still having trust in a society that conditions you not to, why it deserves ALL the cinematography awards, and plenty more.But it all boils down to those poetic a** words of Jay-Z, "Can I live?" SUBSCRIBE: Apple, Spotify, Google and anywhere you get your podcasts! VISIT: TheYBF.com for ALL the updates on the latest celebrity, pop culture & entertainment news. Mayvenn Hair: Use code SALE for an additional 25% until 12/6!Music from https://filmmusic.io"Werq" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 2 hr 5 min
    HOT TOPICS: The Role Toxic Men Play In Women's Lives + Other Ish That'll Shake Up The Thanksgiving Dinner Table

    HOT TOPICS: The Role Toxic Men Play In Women's Lives + Other Ish That'll Shake Up The Thanksgiving Dinner Table

    It's almost Thanksgiving, folks! And Natasha brought back her good friend Darius to discuss the hot topics that might turn your Thanksgiving dinner into a full on sh*tstorm, especially if drinks are involved.  But we ain't never scared, and Natasha's got something to say.A necessary discussion is had about toxic men and their role in tragedies that lead to the murder, assault, insecurity issues, and life altering situations of women.   It's time folks started holding men accountable just as much as folks hold victims and/or women accountable, so let's talk about it.Natasha and Darius go in about the horrific tragedy of Clark student Alexis Crawford as Alexis' roommate and good friend, Jordyn Jones, and Jordyn's boyfriend, Barron Brantley, are charged with her murder. They discuss why police, alleged friends, and men often have no love for black women, even when black women speak up about being sexually assaulted.Also on this episode: Why Lori Harvey might be ruining her life with devil d**k Future, Princess calling out Ray-J for his mistreatment of her while she's a whole 8 months pregnant, and Ray-J seemingly gaslighting her like many men tend to do, Kevin McCall's absolutely stomach turning disrespect of a woman who "took him out on a date", Loni Love crying over finding herself a man and why it sparked ANOTHER interracial relationship debate, why singleness does NOT automatically equal loneliness, and why Colin Kaepernick basically gives us hope for stand-up men out there.---------MAJOR THANKS to Samsung 837 - the massive hi-tech playground in New York's meatpacking district where culture & technology meet - for having us record The YBF Podcast in your gorgeous new podcast studio!Like, Comment & Subscribe to The YBF Podcast everywhere you get your podcasts!Follow us on Instagram (@theybf_daily + @theybfpodcast)!  Comment/DM us to SPEAK ON IT about any hot topic happening anywhere! We read our faves on the podcast! 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    HALLOWEEN HOT TOPICS!

    HALLOWEEN HOT TOPICS!

    The tea in the celeb streets is getting scary.  From Kanye West basically creating a cult to HBCUs getting infiltrated by 'Ye to Rihanna possibly getting back with Drake to Queen Lizzo catching hell from body shamers and clout chasers to the "Basketball Wives" colorism drama. Plus, Natasha dishes on what went down inside the DOLEMITE NYC premiere (Thanks for the invite Netflix!).   Natasha lets umpteen years of ish off her chest to read body shamers for filth, the ignorant policing of black women's and girls' bodies, especially folks who judge women for their real bodies and people who body shame Natasha as well.YBF Correspondent James Terrell joins Natasha to talk about everything, the hot topics AND Halloween shenanigans.  James cant relate about all the Halloween foolery because Jesus is really his King, but Natasha loves Halloween.  So we get into the ridiculous Halloween shenanigans that go down in NYC.Natasha introduces a new segment called: "Sh*t you should be watching, but you're not!" She's got the PERFECT Halloween flick for the folks who never get scared (you.will.be.TRIGGERED!) and a bomb show black folks for sure overlooked, but shouldn't have. James also dishes on Tyler Perry's new....offerings.Let's get into it.  Happy Halloween, Fab Ones!---------MAJOR THANKS to Samsung 837 - the massive hi-tech playground in New York's meatpacking district where culture & technology meet - for having us record The YBF Podcast in your gorgeous new podcast studio!Like, Comment & Subscribe to The YBF Podcast everywhere you get your podcasts!Follow us on Instagram (@theybf_daily + @theybfpodcast)!  Comment/DM us to SPEAK ON IT about any hot topic happening anywhere! We read our faves on the podcast!

    • 2 hr 14 min
    The Tank Episode

    The Tank Episode

    R&B singer (and legend in the making) Tank pulled up at The YBF Podcast recently to chat about everything - and we mean EVERYTHING.He dished about doing a song with his new wife (but longtime love) Zena called "Our Song" for his new album Elevation, and about Omari Hardwick making an appearance on the project too.Natasha and Tank debate about the current state of R&B and what's missing, his new album having a 90’s meets 2020 vibe and his VERY interesting Fantasy R&B Group.They get super real about the fall out of him calling his biracial wife his black queen, and Tank drops knowledge - in between plenty laughs - about everything: Black people’s issues with biracial backgrounds, the double standards and why he chimed in on our IG post to defend his wife, who is responsible for the lack of representation of darker skin black women in Hollywood, why men walk away from a relationship even when they KNOW she’s the one (like he did years ago with his now-wife), why men are BABIES, why getting an album out with TGT was “the hardest process I’ve ever gone through” and why the thought of going through that “hell” again doesn’t make anyone in the group happy,  his mixed feelings on gentrification and changes in major cities like where he grew up in the DC/Maryland area, the fallout after performing at DC Pride, he questions why what people, even like Malik Yoba, do in their sex life affects you, how he keeps in tip top shape to give his wife the business in the bedroom, why saving peak-sex abilities for marriage is bullsh*t, and how he's now doing stand up comedy.Tank's brand new album Elevation is out NOW! ---->Subscribe & Listen to The YBF Podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google and anywhere you get your podcasts!---->Visit TheYBF.com for ALL the updates on the latest celeb gossip and entertainment news.

    • 50 min

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