Media Review #2
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Radio Review : The Breakfast Club!
What's a morning without a morning a routine? Let me share mine with you. I wake up get dressed, do a quick Being Mary Jane motivational quote, grab a bagel with a drink and I can't forget the shit talking with my favorite friends the Breakfast Club!
Now I know what some of you may be thinking, “OMG! I love the Breakfast Club! Well this is not the “Don’t You Forget About Me,” theme song Breakfast Club with the five school kids who were stuck in detention. Instead this is the “Goooodmorning this is DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne tha God, we are the Breakfast Club,” Breakfast Club. You get it...right?
Okay let me break it down. Every morning from 6 -10 am on Power105.1, New York is awakened by a group of three individuals talking about everyday topics. There’s Envy, the lightskin DJ who is not your ordinary DJ who just plays mixes and promote parties; but he also participates in the discussion at hand. Envy is known for being “The Family Man” Out of the three, he’s always mentioning his wife and kids as if he’s never cheated before… ooop yes I said it lol. Next in the group we have the heartthrob Angela Yee. Yee has been hosting for years, podcasts shows and more, but on the TBC she is the “Female Dominant,” representing for all of the women out there. Lastly we have the favorite of the group, “The Loveable Asshole,” Charlamagne Tha God. Who stirs up the pot with his witty remarks and sarcastic responses, however, doesn’t mind dropping a few gems once in awhile specifically towards the youth.
The three combined is a force to be reckoned with as everyday they provide entertainment news to the NYC community and county ( since they are nationally syndicated). From Tekashi 6ix9ine getting caught by the feds to Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade having their baby through surrogacy, to Kevin Hart starring in a new movie or Lil Duval dropping his hit single “Smile B*tch,” to Trump’s presidential failures. They literally cover it all.
What they are really known for though, which is all of our favorites, are the Breakfast Club interviews and segments on Revolt TV! Let’s start with the interviews, because TBC has done it and said it all. The interview segment is the part where Charlamagne, Angela Yee and Envy speak to a celebrity about their accomplishments, whether they dropped a new book or single; their love life, who is dating who in the industry; and their personal life, the struggles they faced and obstacles they went through to get where they are today. Celebrities ranging from the A-list down to the D-list, such as P.Diddy, DJ Khaled, Migos, Cardi B, City Girls, Bobby Brown, Ice Cube and more have all set foot in the TBC studio for an interview. Some were funnier than others, such as the DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, and Karlous episode, which was full of comedians creating a comedy riot! While some almost got violent, like the signature “Put Some Respeck On My Name,” Birdman interview, which I know you all have seen and if you haven’t please get out from the rock you've been sleeping under and check it out, it’s highly recommended!
In addition to the interviews catching one's eyes...and ears, the segments are another staple to the what makes the TBC so original. It’s like the ingredients to the perfect breakfast meal of pancakes, bacon, and eggs.Content such as the classic favorite “Donkey of the Day,” where Charlamagne chooses an individual daily and calls them a donkey for making a fool of themselves in public, or “ The Rumor Report,” with Angela Yee, where she speaks on the top gossip that has been surfacing throughout social media, but not yet confirmed true, to “Ask Yee,” where you can either call up to vent or ask Angela for advice, and lastly the favorite, “Shoot Your Shot!” Which the listeners can call on air and attempt their best pick up lines to whoever they are crushing on from the TBC. Fare warning though some of these calls do tend to go from PG-13 to RATED R.
With that being said if you are from NYC and looking for the #1 show out there and think it’s Ebro in the Morning, you thought wrong because the Breakfast Club is definitely the show that the sun shines on daily. Hilarious, great interviews, teaches lessons, unique original content and the entertainment is actually entertaining. No matter how much you listen to it and how much you love it, you will never get full when hanging out with the Breakfast Club because you will always be hungry for more! See what I did there ;)