Posts tagged Rhyanna Morgan
A Quick NBA Finals Rant + Albums of the Decade, Pt. I with Rhyanna Morgan (Ep. 21)

Lead creative Larry J. Sanders quickly runs through the Warriors-Raptors NBA Finals matchup through the first five games before introducing the WSH Radio Albums of the Decade project and jumping into Part One of the series with WSH entertainment critic Rhyanna Morgan.

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Rhy Speaks: On The Playa Haters' Ball

The Playa Haters’ Ball is easily one of the best in show history. I cannot understand how fans of Chappelle fail to discuss this sketch when talking about its most memorable moments. The skit’s humor is rooted in how natural it all feels, the chemistry between these friends and just naturally funny people fueling the bulk of it. Based on nothing but my personal speculation, the totality of that episode isn’t quite as memorable as others and that precludes it from consideration. Or even more simply, maybe people just don’t appreciate true comedians and pure Black comedy.

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Rhyanna Morgan, William Garner + Keenan Terry | WSH Radio (Ep. 14)

Recorded July 16, project curator Larry J. Sanders is joined by WSH's entertainment critic Rhyanna Morgan, project contributor William Garner, and Beat the Buzzer's Keenan Terry for a mid-year check-in; the quartet discusses their favorite movies so far in 2018 (3:30), political correctness and faux outrage (12:10), our perspective of the country in relation to 2014 (21:20), America's current political climate (33:00), updates on Lightskinned Lórenzo's summer (42:30), our 2018 music favorites (45:40), and the celebrities with whom we'd most like to party (51:15).

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Donald Glover, Kanye West, and the ills of fame with Rhyanna Morgan | WSH Radio (Ep. 9)

Project curator Larry J. Sanders shares his opinions on Donald Glover's rise to mainstream prominence (4:00) and the recent jump to compare Glover to Kanye West (18:30). Later, TV + film critic Rhyanna Morgan joins to discuss Kanye's recent behavior (27:30), the newness of Childish Gambino's character (31:40), and our overexposure to celebrities in 2018 (34:50).

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Rhyanna Morgan + William Garner on 'Atlanta', music tech & Kanye West | WSH Radio (Ep. 7)

Project curator Larry J. Sanders is joined by television and film critic Rhyanna Morgan and project contributor William Garner to discuss the current season of Atlanta (3:00), the transition from CDs to digital music (17:15), re-rank our favorite Kanye West albums (26:20), Lupe Fiasco’s legacy (36:00), and Big Sean’s “corniness” (41:00).

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Rhy Speaks: On The Boondocks

I have come to appreciate The Boondocks as a cultural time capsule that has somehow remained relevant despite the fact a great deal of these episodes are over a decade old. I may be aging but the show hasn’t at all, and every time I re-watch them I appreciate the show just a little bit more, especially as I learn more about the world. Now into my mid-20s, it’s clear The Boondocks might always remain culturally and socially relevant, or at least until I’m older. Disagree? "The Trial of Robert Kelly" is the second episode the show ever produced; 12 years later, R. Kelly is still free and was recently accused of holding teenage girls captive in an Atlanta compound. Still relevant.

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Rhyanna Morgan + William Garner on Black Panther, The Boondocks & Coming to America | WSH Radio (Ep. 5)

Originally recorded February 17, project curator Larry J. Sanders welcomes WSH's new film + television critic Rhyanna Morgan and William Garner to discuss all things Black Panther, with some Boondocks and Coming to America talk toward the end. The trio riff on Michael B. Jordan as villain (2:40), our confidence in Agent Ross's character (14:55), T'Challa's vulnerability (19:05), James Franco's career (22:00), Oprah's hypothetical presidential campaign (25:30), Rhyanna's Coming to America piece (34:00), and some final Black Panther thoughts (36:00).

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Rhy's Black History Month Series: Coming to America

I often struggle with picking a definitive list of my favorite movies, but on today, here’s the shortlist: Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather, and Coming to America. I could easily write an argument for the greatness of Silence of the Lambs or The Godfather, but the clear underdog in my top-three is Coming to America. This is completely unfair, however, and thus why I want to discuss why Coming to America is an undeniable masterpiece that doesn’t get nearly enough credit.

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