Black Owned

Episode 123 February 02, 2024 01:00:53
Black Owned
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Black Owned

Feb 02 2024 | 01:00:53

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Black History Month on the Slack is Talk Podcast : Black Ownership

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[00:00:00] Speaker A: And now it's the time you've been waiting for. You're in the mix with film producer Jason Slack, aka the Talk of the town. Now, the 40 Vision films Man himself, the owner of the Jason Slack brand. The place to be is here on the Vision Live network. And now, let's get it in. Welcome to the Slack and Talk pod. Welcome to the Slackers Talk podcast, aka the Talk of the town. Now I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack, and this is season number four. And on today's show, we got an episode you do not want to miss. So without a doubt, let's get it in. [00:00:50] Speaker B: Welcome to the Vision Live Network. You are now tuned in to the Slack is Talk podcast hosted by film producer Jason Slack and presented by the Vision Live Network. The Vision Live Network is the home of a number of today's popular podcast. Since you are already a fan, you might as well subscribe, visit www.visionlivenetwork.com, go to the Slackest Talk podcast, then click the subscribe button. That's it. It's that simple. The show will be delivered to your device every time there is a new episode. Now you can hear all the talk from the 40 Vision man himself. Thanks for tuning in to the Vision Live network where you can experience our vision live. 40 Vision films and Godstar Productions are two proud sponsors of the Vision Live Network, working together to bring us the best listening experience possible. 40 Vision Films and Godstar Productions, two marquee names in our industry today. For more information, visit fortyvisionfilms.com, follow the Slackest talk podcast on Facebook, Instagram, or your favorite social media platforms. [00:01:59] Speaker A: And welcome to another epic edition of the Talk of the Town. Now, today is Thursday, February 1, 2024. That's right, it's the first of the month. It's the first day of Black History Month. And without a doubt, it's the first day of the best month in the world. Y'all already know it's a blessing to be here. Y'all could have been anywhere in the world, but y'all right here with me. I appreciate that. Today's show is sponsored by the Vision for Kids organization. Vision for Kids is a kid organization founded by me and my partner, Celeste Howard. We started this foundation to assist kids on their way to becoming successful, whether that's through education, whether that's through sports, whether that's through money or just given more opportunities. One of the things that we enjoy doing the most is being able to highlight all the positive things that these kids do and to show encouragement and to let them know that somebody is watching. Today, we are proud to say that the vision for kids organization is the sponsor for this episode in this month of history. Of course, we have Black History Month. And also on February twelveth, we had the launch of HSF Sports by me, my partner, Godstar, and my partner, Celeste Howard. Now I'm proud to announce for this month's birthdays, we have a star studded lineup. First off, I want to say happy birthday to me. I'll be celebrating mine later this month on the 25th. Be on the lookout for social media. I'll let you know what's going down. We go somewhere, we go celebrate. We go do it real big. You know how we do it. Happy birthday to Nikeha on February 4. Happy birthday to Dashia, February 9. Happy birthday to forever, February 20 eigth. And happy birthday to my boy ace. Good. On February 27. Also, happy birthday to my sister Cole, February 24. And happy birthday to my pops, man. Also on February 24, turning 86. That's just part of the reason why February is the best month of the year, man. The birthdays, man, is star studded. It's loaded. And we only got 28 days this month because it's special, you know what I'm saying? It's special. That's why it's only 28 days. And a quick reminder, we talked about this last month. We're now doing adult birthdays. Demand, you know what I'm saying? I was told to go ahead and start doing adults, too. It was requested. So if you have a birthday, same thing, social media, man, or email me, reach out, let me know and we'll celebrate you as well, you know what I'm saying? But quick Reminder, we doing adults. We celebrating adult birthdays, too, you know what I'm saying? We're thinking about moving into celebrities, you know what I'm saying? Shout out to Michael Jordan, who also have a birthday this month on February 17. I had to throw that in there. That's my favorite basketball player. You already know. But yeah, reach out, let us know. It's your birthday, man, and we'll celebrate you, man. We'll shout you out in slackest sports news. As y'all wrestling fans know, man, this past weekend, man, was the WWE Royal Rumble. And just to give myself, man, a quick shout out, y'all know, man, I'm on the sports core network sports panel where I make predictions and selections and stuff like that, man, your boy moving up, man, your boy moving up. And this was actually my first one, man. My first one was to call matches of who I think will win during the, and you know, I only missed one, man. I picked Bailey to win the woman's Royal Rumble. She won. I told y'all, roman reigns. He'll keep his title. He won. And also I predicted that Logan Paul would also keep his title even though it was disqualification. But a win is a win. The only one I missed, man. I picked my man, CM punk over Cody Rhodes to win the men's Royal Rumble, and I missed out on that one, man, congratulations to, you know, this is second year in a row winning. He went back to back and nobody did that since Stone cold, man. That's 20 something years ago. So that's a big deal. But overall, man, I just missed one. So I say that to say the sports core network panel, the selection panel committee is open. It's really open to anybody that's interested, man. If you're a sports fan and it could be wrestling, it could be basketball, it could be baseball, it's just sports, period. You know what I'm saying? If you're a sports fan and you make a lot of predictions and you're a fan of the game and you could tell who go win, lose, or whatever, hey, get down, man. Get down on the team, man. Let's have some fun, man. Compete and let's see who go win. We just starting out now, but it's a lot of big plans in place for that, you know what I'm saying? A lot of prizes and stuff like that, and I'm not going to give it away. But yeah, if you're interested, man, go to the sportscoordnetwork.com and sign know. Leave an email, let us know that you're interested and let's go from there. You know what I'm saying? Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs going to the Super bowl yet again with the victory over the Baltimore Ravens. And I got to say, man, you got to give credit where credit is due. You know what I'm saying? I'm not a Kansas City fan. I never will be. I'm a New York Jet fan for life. Y'all know what I'm going to do. Y'all know how I feel and everything, but you gotta give credit where credit is. Know, certain teams, they just figure out a way to win. And Kansas City is one of know. I think Baltimore is the more talented team, but when you got veterans like Kansas City do and a good coach, you just continuously find a way, like no matter who you play against right now, they doing that on the other end. Congratulations to the San Francisco 49 ers. Detroit, what can I say, man? It's been a good year. It was a good year for you all. I'm going to say this. I've been saying this the whole time. I knew eventually that Detroit would turn things around because they keep getting the number one pick year in and year out, you know what I'm saying? Like a top five, top seven pick, and their fortunes had to change. But, man, crazy way to go out. Like you had San Francisco, you had it right there in your back pocket and could have been going to the Super bowl right now. You know what I mean? But hell of a season, you know what I'm saying? With all that young talent, man, I look for y'all to be good for a long time, you know what I'm saying? I definitely look forward to y'all maintaining that. But nonetheless, Kansas City versus San Francisco in the Super bowl. And as I mentioned earlier a little while ago, Sportscore Network would definitely be doing a panel on that, so you might want to join now. But Super bowl in Vegas, it is what it is. Kansas City chiefs versus the San Francisco 49 ers. Congratulations to both. Now that I got that out the way, let's make history. Matter of fact, let's make black history now. My slack is tall. Community. You all know I've been doing black History Month for a couple of years now, and nothing has changed. We still go do the same format. We still going to honor our people, you know what I'm saying? Our legends, our people that made this possible. We're going to definitely continue to do that. But this year on the slackest talk is the year of introducing you all to new things that I have going on. It's about introducing new things. It's about being able to add things, do things differently, add more elements, put more keys, add more spices to it. All that good stuff, right? And this is nothing different. You know what I'm saying? I'm not taking anything away, but I want to add something in addition to honoring our people. I think on some of these episodes, I would like to talk about us, the people. I would like to talk about our culture, ways that we can improve ourselves. I want to talk about black love, black positivity. More importantly, I want to talk about what it means to be black owned. That's right. You know what I'm saying? Today's episode is about black owned. And what black owned mean is ownership. You know what I'm saying? Blacks being ceos, owning our own business, owning our own companies, starting brands, ownership, period. You know what I'm saying? That's the theme of today. We're going to honor some people, like this month, but we're going to also talk about our culture. And I wanted to start it off like this because I have a lot of important things that I want to talk about now. One of the things that I want you all to know is when you all tune into the slackest talk podcast, I want you all to be entertained. I want you to have fun. I also want you all to learn or pick up something from it. And it's a place where people could speak their mind and be real and say how they really feel in life. You know what I'm saying? That's my purpose. And starting a show, one of the things that I really want you to know is that I speak from the heart. The things that I tell you that I believe in. I didn't just start believing in it when I got this show. I'm not saying it because it sounds good or because it makes me look a certain way or it makes you feel a certain way about me. All the stuff that I'm telling you and that I'm saying, I've been like this from day one. I think it's real this way. It's the only way I know how to be. And I think you all would respect it more if it was that way. You know what I'm saying? It's the only way I know. And it's the only way I know to be. And this one, black owned, is no different. My belief in black owned is no different. Now, I want to start off by telling you a story. Now, it probably all started for me, man. When I was about, I say, like 13 in the beginning, I was like everybody else, you know what I'm saying? If I went to the store and I saw some clothes that I like, regardless of the name, you know what I'm saying? Regardless of how much it costs or whatever, if I liked it, I liked it, you know what I'm saying? If I had it, I bought it, you know what I'm saying? Same thing with food or stuff that you need for the house, you know what I'm saying? Pretty much. I was open minded, you know what I'm saying? If I liked it, I got it, you know what I'm saying? I didn't pay attention to the name. I ain't pay attention to who made it. I ain't know the business behind it or anything like that. You know what I'm saying? I just knew that I liked this shirt, and I bought it, you know what I'm saying? I was like everybody else then, you know what I'm saying? One day, there was a popular clothing line, you know what I'm saying? Popular clothing line, man. Everybody liked this brand, you know what I'm saying? Everybody liked it, you know what I'm saying? It was like the most popular thing ever. And matter of fact, I'll go ahead and I'll tell you. Timberland boots, we call them tims, you know what I'm saying? Jamaica Avenue, you know what I'm saying? I'm going to give me a brand new Tim. A pair of timbs, you know what I'm saying? Yo, look at them timbs right there, you know what I mean? He had it in every color, you know what I mean? Some of them were multicolored, and tims were just the joint, you know what I mean? And I believe they still out today, you know what I'm saying? As you know, man, it's cold in New York. It snows and stuff like that. So they were warm, too, and they were, you know, just like everything, you know, when. When a person buys something, they have the right to do as they please with them, you know what I'm saying? If it's food, you could eat it, or you could give it to somebody else. If it's clothes, if it's some pants, you could wear one pants leg up, one down. You bought it, you owned it, you know what I'm saying? You have a right to do that. You spent your money to do that, you know what I'm saying? Well, on these tims, what a lot of us used to do, we used to take the tongue, like, you know how you have the tongue of a sneaker? We used to take the tongue. The tongue. And we used to have them flip down, you know what I'm saying? Instead of standing straight up, we used to flip them down. So you kind of like, if your pants didn't come all the way down to the boots, if your pants was up a little bit, you would kind of see the socks that we were wearing, you know what I'm saying? That was the style for a minute. Almost everybody used to do this in different ways. And it was some other stuff that people used to do, too, with the strings and all that, you know what I'm saying? People just be creative with it, you know what mean? Like, you know what I'm saying? Like, nothing wrong with, you know. He came out, the owner, Timblin, came out and know he didn't like the way black people were wearing his boots. We were giving him a bad name. I remember that. And that stuck with me. Still to this day, you know what I'm saying? Still to this day. Now, I want you to think about this, right? First of all, it wasn't only black people doing it. It was just people in general, you know what I'm saying? That was number one. Number two, right? If I'm a business owner, you know what I'm saying? I make a pair of boots. I'm grateful. You understand what I'm saying? I'm grateful to have any colored people, any race, all ages, all different kind of people. I'm blessed to have all these people interested in buying my product. You understand what I'm saying? Period. Period. To come out and make a statement like that, you feeling yourself, man, you know what I'm saying? You must really feel a certain type of way, you know what I'm saying? Your shoe is popular. You created a shoe. It's popular, it's selling. It's like, by all people all over the world. And this is what's on your mind? I had a problem with that, man. You know what I'm saying? I always did. It still stuck with me to this day. I never forget it. I never forget it. I never forget it. And I want to make sure that you all know that black owned. When I say black owned, it's not regarding color. It's not a black or white thing. It's not a certain age thing. It's not against any of that. Because ignorance. Ignorance is ignorance you got. Ignorance comes in all shapes and sizes, all different kind of people, all ages, all of that. You know what I'm saying? So it's not a color thing, it's not an age thing. It's not any specific thing, you know what I'm saying? You got ignorant people all over the world. You know what I'm saying? That's a given. I want to make sure everybody understand that. But when he said that, I took it very personal. And I wasn't the biggest timblin boot fan in the. You know, I had Tim's, but I wasn't one that'll go and buy them and get every color and all that kind of stuff, you know what saying? Like, I wasn't the biggest diehard of them, you know what I'm saying? If that makes sense. But it lit a fire under me, and like always, me taking a negative and turning it into a positive, it gave me my identity, you know what I'm saying? It gave me a purpose. It gave me a sense of, okay, it's not just about coming out here and being able to spend money. Like, you have to know the business behind it. You have to know who you're supporting. You have to know what you're wearing. And when I say you have to know what you're wearing, I'm not talking about just the clothes or the color. I'm talking about the person that's making the clothes, the person that's behind the scenes, that's making the money off of everything that you purchase. His statements made me become aware of that. After his statement, I started to check who was making this? How was they doing it? Where was this made at? How long did it take them to make it? Even though you're the owner of the company, I know most likely, like, you're not making the clothes yourself. The people that's actually making the clothes, I'm talking about physically, are they being paid? This is what his one statement turned me into. And when I come back here on the slackest talk podcast, I'm going to tell you how I took it even further. Keep it locked right here. It's the slackest talk podcast. I'll be right back. What's up, slackest talk community? It's your boy, Jason Slack, aka the talk of the town now. And I'm here with yet another slackest talk question of the week. So let's get it. The question is, which movie would you like to see a part two of? And the nominees were. Juice, new Jack City, set it off, or m, know what I'm saying? Like, you did it to me again, man. You keep hitting me hard each and every week. All these are classics, man. Let me just start off there. And this was an interesting question. It's not your normal, like, who do you like between the four? It's like what you want to see part two of. So, you know what I'm saying? It was a little twist there. So I'm going to start off with Juice. Everybody died, man. Pop, you know what I'm saying? Raheem. And the only person that survived was, you know, whose name was bishop in the movie. He killed all the enemies off, too, man. So I don't really see a point there. You know what I'm saying? I wouldn't see what a part two has to bring. New Jack City, same thing. Everybody's killed off, man. Everybody, like the whole crew. So, I mean, there are some stories there that you could probably do, man, but it won't have none of the original characters, you know what I'm saying? Into Dujay. God, he locked up. So again, all my eps, the only thing I could think of, man, is he retires and he would have to go after somebody else, but you know what I'm saying? Ain't no fun in that. So by default, man, I'm going to go with set it off, you know what I'm saying? Let's do it like Jada Pickett, she ran out of money, you know what I'm saying? And the interesting twist, even though Queen Latifah is going, and my other girl, she died, the plot would be Jada ran out of money, and there's a chance that Vivica could have survived, you know what I'm saying? She ain't really get hit. Too. Crazy. Crazy, you know what saying? Like a little twist, like she can still be alive, you know what I'm saying? Them two link back up and let's get two more females that's hot in the game right now. Good actors that can replace Latifah, you know what I'm saying? And let's go. Let's do it, man. Part two, you know what I'm saying? So I'm going to go with set it off, man. Like the story, you know what I mean? Two original characters and. You know what I mean? It was something that was left on the table there, you know what I'm saying? So I'm going to go with set it off on that one. And to continue on in the versus battle, man, y'all switched it up a lot. Y'all gave me two wrestlers right now. You know what? You know, I'm a big wrestling fan. Shout out to wwe who had the royal rumble this past weekend. Big wrestling. You know, the versus battle is very interesting this week, man. We got old school wrestling, man, two leaders of the old school, man, two leaders that started wrestling to me. We got Ric flair versus Hulk Hogan, obviously, man, two legends, two hall of Famers, two people that made wrestling what it is today. It's kind of two answers to this, but I'm going to break it down and I'm going to give you my answer, too. So if you're talking about there are two parts of wrestling, there's the actual wrestling part, and then there's a character like, you know what I'm saying? A storyline, you know what I'm saying? Which makes everything entertaining, you know what I'm saying? There's two parts. So if you're talking about the actual wrestling. Like, as far as moves in ring work, the Nile goes to Ric Flair. But now, if you're talking about entertainment, the character, the people that bought the fans to the seats, the innovator, the people that made wrestling popular, and what it is today, it's Hogan, man. It got to be Hogan. It got to be Hogan. And don't get me wrong, flair is entertaining, too. You know what I mean? He got his thing. He goes crazy. Entertains in the ring as well. But for me, this versus battle, I got to go with my man Hogan, man. Say your prayers. Take your vitamins. Hogan mania, that went off, man. That was crazy. That was a thing. Every kid, everywhere you went, every kid knew about Hulk Hogan, man. Everybody. Now, the older cats knew about Ric Flair, but the kids would tune in, which watch wrestling. And that's where Hogan, you know what I'm saying, came in at. So, you know, I'm gonna go with Hogan on that one, man. Shout out to ho, Hogan, man. 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Welcome in. I was sharing a story before we left out, man. So let's get it back in. Let's jump right back in. Yeah, so his comments, man, I took it personal, man, and I took it to a new level. Like, no longer was our person that just bought stuff and didn't know or have any idea about what I was buying or who I was supporting that them days were over and I was just 13 years old, man. So more than likely, you know what I'm saying, I was different. I was one of the only kids that was doing this, you know what I'm saying? Like everybody else, like I said in the beginning, you know what I'm saying? If it was a pair of sneakers and you liked them, you bought them, you ain't care who made them. And you know what I mean? You know what I'm saying? You got Jordans and people like that. But for the most part, you know what I'm saying? If you like the shoe, you like the shoe, you know what I'm saying? That was the bottom. Yeah. You know, I started doing my homework, and what I found was the fact that at that time, we didn't have that many black owners, you know what I'm saying? Especially I'm using clothing for an example, but it was pretty much everything. You know what? You know, I grew up on Michael Jordan, of course. He had his sneakers, and a lot of basketball players had their own shoe and things of that nature and stuff like that. But as far as you had to be an athlete, you know what saying? Like, you had to be an athlete, pretty much. There wasn't too many people, too many non athletes that were doing business like that, you know what I'm saying? At the time. And in the beginning, there was a lot of blacks that were the faces, or should I say brand ambassadors of certain things. Like we were on commercials and things like that, but we didn't own the company, you know what I'm saying? At that time. Then things began to change a little bit. We started gaining a little. Know you had Diddy with, and I know know you diddy is not too popular these days, you know what I'm saying? We spoke about that Wu Tang Clan had Wuware. Rockefeller had, you know, my boy pop even know some Magavelli clothing at one point, master P, he had some no limit gear, you know what I'm saying? Music burst onto the scene and took over, and we had some artists that were venturing off into different things and were starting to take things to the next level, which was a good thing. Which was a great thing. A great thing. Now, what I did individually as a person, I changed my ways a lot. You know what I'm saying? I changed my ways a lot. I began, like I said, I'm using clothing for an example, but you could just tie it into a little bit of everything, you know what I'm saying? I began supporting black owned businesses. This was back then, you know what I'm saying? If you saw me, I had on Fubu, I had on Sean John Rock aware if Snoop was involved in something Machiavelli jeans, you know what I'm saying? Things like, it was, at first it was this Tim's that made the statement, but there were other brands that came along and followed and made similar statements that he made, you know what I'm saying? There was a couple, a handful, and they were all like popular brands, too. I know they don't speak for everybody. It's this individual person, people, you know what I'm saying? I don't believe in if one person do something, let's punish everybody, you know what I'm saying? I never believed in that mentality, you know what I'm saying? That's something that I don't practice, you know what I'm saying, at all. But I just made a concertive effort to make sure I support black home. So like everything else, you have to be able to do it first. You have to be able to live it, you have to be able to practice it. It has to become a part of your everyday life before you're able to tell anybody else about it, you know what I'm saying? If you don't do it yourself first and you try to tell somebody else, it'll be considered corny, you know what I'm saying? So I had to live that lifestyle first, and I did, you know what I'm saying? And I didn't do this. I did it for me. I did it because I felt it was the right thing to do, you know what I'm saying? Like to start supporting others, you know what I'm saying? Start supporting more people, you know what I'm saying? And stuff like that. I didn't see it as a way of trying to start a revolution or getting people to join up with me and stuff like that. I didn't see it that way, you know what I'm saying? That wasn't my plan. But what ended up happening was when you do something, when you believe in something and it's all you do and you practice it hard and it's a part of your everyday life, any person or any group of people that's around you a lot, they're going to take notice of it, you know what I'm saying? If they're around you enough, somebody's going to notice it and somebody's going to see it and figure that out, which is what they did. And whenever somebody would ask me about it, I would tell them, you know what I'm saying? I would explain it to him, yo, this is why I only wear such and such and do this and do that and do this and do it this way and believe in this, you know what I'm saying? I would tell them now when I would share my story with people, everybody for the most part would tell me or would say to me, yeah, that makes sense. Yeah, that's a good thing, man. We need more people like that. Yeah, I see what you're saying. Yeah, I feel you and stuff like that. That's what I got. For the most part. There was nobody ever that went against it, that spoke against it. And at the same time, there was nobody that ever said, yeah, I ought to do that too, you know what I'm saying? I was just getting love with. I see what you're saying and I feel you, you know what I'm saying? That was pretty much it. And I was okay with that because like I said, I wasn't trying to start a group. I wasn't trying to start a revolution. I wasn't really trying to get people to join up with me and stuff like that. I was just doing what I felt, you know what I'm saying? I was being real. And at the time, this is like late ninety s and stuff like that, you know, racism always existed. You know, racism has always been here. Police brutality has always been here. Ignorance has always been here. And over the years, up until now, it has either gotten worse or my generation that was that age has gotten older and we see things that we didn't see before, you know what I'm saying? One of those three, or maybe all three of them, you know what I'm saying? But all this stuff has been there, you know what I'm saying? It always was right? So fast forward, you know what I'm saying? Fast forward. I said all I got was, yeah, I see what you're saying and stuff like that. We feel you, this, that, and the third, nobody joined up with me, which is cool. That wasn't what I was going for. And nobody spoke against it either. Nobody dissed me, you know what I'm saying? It was like love. It was like love on an even kill, you know what I'm saying? That's what I call it, love on the even kill. Nobody dissed me. Nobody joined up. So fast forward to the day, you know what I'm saying? Police brutality has taken place. We got social media now. People got cell phones. That's another thing too. When I was coming up, there were no cell phones like that. There were no cell phones, you know what I'm saying? In order for you to be with somebody or know what they had on, you had to be with the person, you know what I'm saying? It was no, like, take your phone out and take a video or take a pick. It was none of that, you know what I'm saying? You had to be there, you know what I'm saying? We're talking a little old school right now, you know what I'm saying? You had to be there. So fast forward, cell phones is out now. You pulled your phone out, take a video, take a picture, put it on social media, this, that, the third, and I think that's what it is too. Like all this stuff was going on, but it's being captured now, you know what I'm saying? But to fast forward all those people that was like, yo, I feel you and we need more people like you. And I see what you're saying and all that, all those people, I had gotten phone calls or texts or emails from a lot of them saying, yo, I really see what you saying now. Yo, you was the first one. You was doing this when we were kids, you know what I'm saying? The conversation changed a little bit, you know what I'm saying? The conversation got a little bit deeper now, you know what I'm saying? And even though, like I said, I was never recruiting them, it stuck with them, you know what I'm saying? I was able to make a lasting impression on them. They remembered, you know what I'm saying? They saw the vision and it made me feel good that people recognized that and saw me for that, you know what I'm saying? And I was always like that, you know what I'm saying? I'm not going to wait for something drastic to happen, you know what I'm saying? For me to make a change or to figure it out, you know what I'm saying? You ain't got to tell me something but once you know what I'm saying? And I'm going to believe you, you know what I'm saying? You showed me something one time, you know what I'm saying? I'm going to believe it right then and there. I'm going to nip it in the bud before it begin. But you see, it took us too long to realize that there was a problem, or should I say it took us too long to believe what was right in front of us the whole time. But let's not worry, you know what I'm saying? Let's not jump the gun. Now that everybody do know about this and everybody is on board, let me show you what we have to do. Next. Keep it right here. It's the Slyest talk podcast. The Slykest talk classic film of the week is a movie called Hurricane starring none other than Denzel Washington. I chose this movie in honor of Black History Month. I actually did an episode for know about a year or two ago on the Slacker Soul podcast. And the movie is about a famous boxer that went by the name of. And basically, you know, great movie, sad story. Basically, you know, his career was cut short because he was falsely convicted of killing somebody. And because of his conviction, it robbed him of being able to become the great boxer that he was. Kind of like the same way of Muhammad Ali. He was robbed of his prom. Even though Ruben Hurricane was one of the greatest boxers of his time, he was never able to become champion. He spent most of his years behind bras for a crime that he didn't commit. And in a show of good spirit and faith, it was actually like one of his fans that came to visit him in jail, and they used to write each other a lot, and he actually got help. He actually got Ruben Carter help on his case. And due time, they was able to overturn the conviction, you know what I'm saying? So it's like a good story in the end. I don't really want to tell the whole movie. I do these classic films because I want you all to see it, you know what I'm saying? But like I said, man, great movie, sad story. But it was a show of courage. It embodies black History Month. It tells you, and it shows you what a lot of blacks went through at that time. It has a lot of great messages in it, man, a lot. And you know how I feel about that. So the hurricane, man, starring Denzel Washington, man, about Ruben Hurricane Carter, please. Definitely go see that one, man. It's a classic. You heard it here first, your boy watch. If you're not tuning into Slackers Talk podcast, you need to tune in Thursdays at 09:00 p.m. Let's go. Glad you all made it back. Glad you all kept it locked. Here on the Slackest Talk podcast with me, man. We here February 1, the first edition of Black History Month. Here on the Slackest Talk podcast in 2024, we switching the game up. Well, let me change that. Not switching the game up, man. We added another element today. Instead of honoring one specific person on this episode, we talked about our culture. We talked about black ownership. You know what I'm saying, what we need to do and how I got started and how this idea came to mind and how we could take things to the next level. And pretty much, man, how we could take this thing to the next level. I was about to say simple, but it's not simple. It's never easy, but it's some things that I've been saying all along, you know what I'm saying? It's some things that I've been saying over a million times. First of all, man, we have to change our way of thinking. You know what I'm saying? Let's change our way of thinking. Like, don't get me wrong, I'm all for competition. I'm all for being competitive, you know what I'm saying? I'm for it. I'm a basketball player. I'm a sports person by heart. I'm all for with competing, but it's a time and it's a place, you know what I'm saying? Everything can't be a competition. You know what I mean? Sometimes you got to look at the bigger picture, and what I mean by the bigger picture, I've seen 20 people get on a roof while building a house, you know what I'm saying? I've seen 20 people get on a roof together to build a house just so they could finish building that house so they could start on the next one, you know what I'm saying? As far as being able to work together to accomplish things, we have to get on that level, you know what I'm saying? We have to get on that level, you know what I'm saying? We have to start thinking that it's great to be an owner, and the idea is to be able to make as much money as we can to support our families and stuff like that. But sometimes the competitive nature of it, we get talked out of the competitive nature of it. It allows us to cheat us out of everything. Instead of having half of a billion or something like that, we end up with nothing, you know what I'm saying? All because we want to be top dog, you know what I'm saying? If me and you have a fallen out and I beef with you, right, and we supposed to start a company and we have a fallen out, there's going to be no company at all, you know what I'm saying? Everybody that we had under us or working with us or whatever is going to suffer from this. So there's going to be no money at all versus everybody working together to get millions or half a billion, you know what I'm saying? Some people are going to have to make sacrifices sometimes. You know what I'm saying? Like, everybody can't be the CEO all the time. Everybody can't be in charge, you know what I'm saying? If I buy a million dollar house, right, that's fine. You know what I'm saying? That's great. But somebody had to build that house. You understand what I'm saying? Somebody. The sink that you use, somebody has to be able to build that to maintain it, you know what I'm saying? Somebody had to come up with that idea. And I say that to say, like, it's good to be a boss, but all the other roles count too. All the other roles within the company matter, you know what I'm saying? A boss can't be without those either. You know what I'm saying? Maintenance guys that come in and fix things in somebody's office, you need that to have an office, right? You need that, you know what I'm saying? You need that. Everything matters from top to bottom. If we could stop feeling like we're better than this, or we don't want to take this, we don't want to take that. This is beneath me. This is not up to par. If we stop doing that a lot and have an open mind, we would be able to realize the stuff that we getting cheated out of, you know what I'm saying? For example, I'm not going to say the name, you know what I'm saying? Hopefully you'll find out sometime this year, you know what I mean? I've been trying to talk somebody into starting a record label right now. Yeah, technically, this would be my idea and everything, right? So I could go for ownership. I can go for a CEO position, right? Yeah, I can. But you know what? I wouldn't mind, man, if you just give me a position within the record label. Like an a and r spot or, you know what I'm saying? Or some kind of role, you know why? One, I never put myself in a box. So I don't have just one job. I have a podcast. I'm a film producer. This would be a record label. Clothing. I have many things. You don't put yourself in a box. You do more than one thing. So with that being said, I'm in a position where me not becoming the CEO of this record label is not going to kill me. It's not going to make or break me, because I built myself already. I built my brand, you know what I'm saying? I built it to where it's not ride or die, you know what I'm saying? I'm not in a position to have to fight or get mad or argue with anybody. You know what I'm saying? It's an opportunity for me. We have to do that, put ourselves in position to think like that more. You know what I'm saying? And with this label, what it comes down to is, yeah, I could try to become the CEO, but if this is a record label, right, this is something that I believe in. Right? I believe in this. This is going to be successful. I believe this is going to be like a billion dollar company. This is going to be the biggest thing ever. And you should have this mindset when you start something. If you don't have this mindset, you're wrong from the beginning. You're wrong from the jump. You failed already. Think about it. This is about to be a billion dollar company, right? You are part of it. You started it. It's about to be a billion dollars. Do I really want to give that away because I'm being selfish? Or can I take this a r position where I won't make a billion anyway because you have to make your employees pay your employees and stuff like that. But this a and r position, if the company is worth a billion, this a r role position would be worth what? I'd rather have that role for whatever is worth inside that billion dollar company than to not have anything at all. That's the point. You know what I'm saying? That's the point. And we missing those because we are arguing with each other. That's the point that I'm trying to make. You know what I'm saying? That's just one of the things, man. We won't do a $50 million job with one person because we can't, for whatever reason, we don't get along for whatever stupid reason. But there's 20 people over here on this roof trying to get this 10,000, and they doing it 30 times a day because they all working together. We behind the eight ball, man, for stupidity. You know what I'm saying? We behind the eight ball, man. For example, I can own a company, right? And another black man can own a different company, a completely different company from what I do. The two companies have nothing to do with each other. But you won't send a person to me because you want to be known as the guy that makes the most money. You know what I'm saying? Instead of you could make more money by sending this person would give you money for sending this person and that person to me and all that instead of getting money with me, you would rather try to bring mine down to bring yours up. It's like little stuff like that we have to get out of, you know what I'm saying? In order to take it to the next level, you know what I'm saying? That's just one of the things, you know what I'm saying? Let's do our research. Let's figure out who we're supporting, you know what I'm saying? Why are we supporting them and figure out what's going on behind the scenes, you know what I'm saying? Don't be how I was before 13 and this out there shopping and not knowing anything, man. Like, know who you're supporting, you know? I mean, you gotta. You gotta know these things because you might be supporting somebody that wouldn't mind if you died. I mean, that sounds harsh, but again, I'm keeping it real with you, you know what I'm saying? That's the only way I know how to be. But overall, man, in closing, I think it's enough room for everybody out here to be a boss. There's so many different lanes and avenues that could be explored, and there's definitely room for everybody to be a boss, to have an important role, a leadership role. We all could get paid. Let's not take so long in figuring out that something is not right, you know what I'm saying? Let's try to locate and find those out right away. Find that out right away so we can make changes so we could get motivated to steer things in the right direction. And we could do this, man. We could do this. We could do this. I think we had a time where everybody knows now. You know what I'm saying? There's no surprises. Everybody should be motivated to do something. Like, you see what's going on, you hear what's going on. You hear the stories and stuff like that. If that don't motivate you, you know what I'm saying? Nothing will. Nothing will. And black own is the topic of this episode. And I want you to know, like, you already know me, man. This is just the beginning. There's another part to this that we definitely going to get to this month. You know what I'm saying? There's another part to this. And black own is one thing. Black ownership is definitely one thing. But you know me, if you know anything about me, I want the whole damn thing, and I want it the right way. We go talk about it. We go definitely talk about it. This has been the slackest talk podcast, aka the talk of the town. Now, I'm your host, film producer Jason Slack. And I believe in ownership. I believe in ownership. I believe in supporting your own people, and I believe in supporting anybody that has a good cause and does the right thing the right way. I believe in all that, and I hope you do, too. Thanks for listening, and we'd be back to talk again next week. Peace. Bye.

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