My name is Darrell—I've had quite an interesting life and I think that through my experiences, people can gain insight into and an understanding of so many things that hopefully they won't have to go through them themselves. Join me, some members of my inner circle, and some of the other wonderful people I’ve encountered on this journey called life for an unfiltered chat, a few laughs, and hopefully a handful of teachable moments. Welcome to The Rell World.
Miami, LA, New York, Atlanta. If you've been to one of those you're probably an aspiring IG model. Well i traveled like this and partied like this. Stay for the stories and the fun times. Guest Mic Darren
36 min 36 sec
What happens when successful woman dates men that make less money than her. What are the problems and pros to this approach. Guest Mic: Lenehn
44 min 43 sec
The Sex Life on netflix gave us 2 very real topic ideas for this week's episode. Why can't we still party like we used to. Is the club life only for the young? How do you manage adult friendships? We cant do all the things we used to and other things have priority but can the friendships survive? Guest Mic: Nurse Ivy
49 min 48 sec
I felt inspired by the release and rollout of Donda to dissect what it all means. Its provocative and gets the people going. Fortunately I had my friend and Kanye Super fan https://jiveshot.com/ (Jeremy) on the guest mic today. He's an amazing creative so we had some wildly different takes on things.
52 min 40 sec
Time for some fun, what does it really mean to call someone a hoe. Me and my Ace do a deep dive on this and more.
39 min 42 sec
This week I finally break down Sha'Carri Richardson, the NBA being ok with players smoking weed, bill cosby's release and finally a larger conversation about Rap Culture. If you like what you hear, listen to some more episodes, if you still love it share it with some friends. Guest Mics Darren Richelle
55 min 16 sec
I had my buddy Ike drop in to discuss the social contract with us the employee's and our employers and how the world should change post covid. I have to do better with my editing but i'm trying to become less overwhelmed and get these things out to the people. Thank you for rocking with me!
43 min 2 sec
The world is going to look very different next month. What does it feel like to be an adult and to finally get off punishment.
33 min 44 sec
This week I got my basketball buddy https://www.instagram.com/nasirqadree/ (Nas) on the podcast to discuss his journey from first generation to Private Equity Manager. If you're black like us we grew up knowing you could only be a lawyer, doctor, teacher, or working for the federal government. This is an outside look at how growth happens.
51 min 4 sec
Sorry for being away...Yes I know, i'm sure you missed me but this week we jump right back in to discuss all things Deshaun Watson, Derrick Jaxn, and Derrick Chauvin. Darren on the guest mic.
37 min 31 sec
Club nights are one of the reasons I used to love life. Now I get to hear about it from the side that helps make our nights a memorable one or if you're unlucky forgettable. I have the homie Gigi on the pod to talk about her experience behind the bar. From guys approaching her to working during the pandemic.
48 min 47 sec
World meet my guy Nnamdi, he's the ultimate hustler. He's a successful food truck owner of https://neatmeatdc.com/ (Neat Meat), he's a lawyer and an expert app dater. He figured out the cheat code to survive the pandemic in more ways than one. If you like what you hear, listen to more. If you keep listening share with a friend. Give me 5 stars on whatever platform that you listen.
41 min 11 sec
One Year ago today terrible news shocked the world. Instead of rehashing that I wanted to tell a few stories about how Kobe Bryant's sneakers have had an impact on my life and the story each one tells. Kobe 5 Kobe 6 Kobe 7 Kobe 8 Kobe 9 Kobe NXT 360 Music provided by https://www.instagram.com/damienproduces/ (Damian) & https://www.instagram.com/sl_oo7_/ (Steph)
15 min 27 sec
Back from my 2-week hiatus and starting the new year off right. This week's guest is my college roommate Mike Kelsey. He's a Pastor at https://mcleanbible.org/montgomery-county/ (Mclean Bible Church) and brought his sense of realism and honesty to the pod. We touched on a little of everything from his role in enlightening people who don't look like us to the role of the church and the responsibility of leadership. If you like the things said please look my guy up. Special shoutout to my producer friends Damian and Steph for the first 2 tracks.
59 min 31 sec
For so many reasons 2020 has been trash for so many people. Instead of staying stuck in that place let’s highlight some of the good of this year. What’s the best piece of advice you have gotten in 2020/ What’s that best advice you have given? Other than COVID 19 what will you remember 2020 for? Musically what stood out this year for you? Name something else that you didn’t know you would like love about 2020? What was your favorite sports moment?
39 min 55 sec
Anytime clubhouse comes up you hear about the gems that people drop. Well here is my turn to drop some gems that you can actually put to good use. Merry Christmas!!!!!
13 min 18 sec
Who dates during a pandemic. I got friends that do and now you get to listen to some tips and trips to make the best of it. Also what happens when people think that they know but they really don't. What do you do about it? Guest Mic https://www.instagram.com/buhari00/ (Buhari)
32 min 16 sec
You know why this episode is called The What? I didn't know what will happen either. Dropped some dope gems at the end. I'm just proud of recording for 2 straight months. Like Listen & Share with a friend.
21 min 35 sec
Do customers dictate the way your business operates or do you as the owner? Money talks but what if money doesn't speak your language. Guest Mic: Eric "KleanKut the Barber" Dixon https://www.kleankutthebarber.com/
1 hr 3 min
What means the world to you? Is Doing it for the culture worth it? Does your job really pay you what you're worth.
19 min 5 sec
Losses pile up fast when you're chasing sneakers and PS5s. I know the X-box dropped but nobody cares about that. A quick episode if your queen decided to not bless you with this gift.
14 min 56 sec
My original gang is back together to discuss how one man can handle 2 or more women. Are you a player, simp, or a nice guy that just likes to have more than 1. Guest Mics this week or Justice and Darren
1 hr 7 min
Quick school lesson on why we can't be friends if you voted for or supported Donald Trump for president.
21 min 18 sec
This week's episode follows "The Black Album's" last track My First Song as inspiration. Shoutouts are given to all of the important people that helped me with the podcast over the years. Remembering the best moments of the podcast with Darren on the Mic. Use the code RELL and MyBookie will double your first deposit at http://bit.ly/MB_RELL
47 min 11 sec
If you've seen close friends on Instagram you already know that it's going to be something good. Do I share with the world or share my world to those that appreciate it. Guest Mic this week is the homie Erica, if you're in the DMV look her up but I won't do all the work for you.
43 min 25 sec
I'm glad I still pay the bills here so this thing is still on. This week I explain why I'm upset that everyone is trying hard to finesse me out of my hard earned coins and exactly why I'm not having it. I'm back!!!
20 min 17 sec
Change happens when you least expect it, million-dollar question is are you ready for it?
18 min 52 sec
11 Minutes of how I see the world right now. Protest, Basketball, Police, and Insecure. Like, Listen & Share https://youtu.be/c8ruhI-ecVg
11 min 53 sec
I had so much fun with is the first time I had to do a remix. Beyonce vs Rihanna ..... Round 1 Best Song Ft Jay-z Round 2 Best Hook Round 3 Best Song Ft Drake Round 4 Best Hit Record Round 5 Best Album Track Round 6 Best Sexy Track https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/darrell-vs-rell-round-2/pl.u-76oNlv3sWjEWLk
44 min 49 sec
Because Teddy Riley did too much he inspired me to have my own beat battle with 2 artists who would never but we would all like to see it. Jay-z vs Nas. Round 1 Classic Freestyle Round 2 Hood Banger Round 3 Best Commercial Song Round 4 Best Rap Feature Round 5 Best R&B Feature Round 6 Best current Verse You tell me who wins what.
38 min 21 sec
I know you see the cover art, look at this guy..shape up looking right got the suit on and the wrist is shinning. One problem, nobody looks like this right now. Let's discuss the real.
14 min 24 sec
It's a lonely place at home right now, luckily people have been getting by and having some good things happen in tough times. My Guy Jay Moore on the zoom session to talk about how he's living what his hair looks like and the first thing he's doing once he gets out.
35 min 13 sec
If you're an 80s baby like me you'll remember what real boredom was. This is how we feel with no sports and breaking news every day. Every day we hear something new. Is too much info good info? Are people being irrational? Touching on this and more. Listen, Like, subscribe and share with your friends.
46 min 30 sec
PSA if you're a millennial the Corona Virus will not kill you. I touch on the craziness that I see as the public response to the outbreak and why I still hate sneaker culture after all these years. I'm on my Curb Your Enthusiasm vibe on this one.
20 min 37 sec
This week the original gang is back as we talk on everything from the Allstar game to how we feel being 3 years in the podcast game and what it means to get old quick. We talk about a lot in between, listen for the conversation, stay because you like what you hear, share because you want to help the platform grow.
I know its been so long but when tragedy strikes and it's emotional I want to talk about it. Listen Like Share.
24 min 7 sec
It's 2019 and I'm still talking about the same things I did back in 2017. Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, and the way people treat women... Why aren't we doing better by now.
17 min 48 sec
The Point of this quick pod is that life is a walking contradiction I can both like something and hate something from the same person at the exact same time. And guess what that is perfectly ok, that is what free will and choices are all about.
15 min 21 sec
Rule #1 Networking should always be free. Rule #2 if someone wants to charge you then you're in the wrong space. This week I sit down with a bunch of creatives and mostly listen to how we describe navigating the world of connecting with others while black. We got something for the introverts and the extroverts and the people that flip flop in between. Stay for the conversation, Share with a friend if you like it.
1 hr 3 min
What happens when the creators create in one space? We have a conversation about support and what we need and how we give it to everyone else. Use the background as white noise but stay for the conversation. Next week maybe you should pull up too
32 min 16 sec
Sometimes you have to use your platform to empower others. This week I choose to get behind a person and his cause. Salute to Chris for all that you're doing in the city, it matters. Also touched on AB because I'm a raider fan and broke my own rule about not discussing sports. How you can join and be active: @Empas_org
36 min 43 sec
Salute to my guys the Art Hype and Joey for a conversation that went way left of what I originally had planned. Started at a place with 3 creatives try to understand the thirst trap to how we have each grown in very different ways but our paths all intersect.
1 hr 1 min
If you give an opinion they gonna say that you hate. This ring especially true about someone that people love. Well, I've never run from controversy so here is my take on Hov and the NFL making a deal. Free Meek was completely eye-opening documentary and I'm sorry for the words that I used while he went through the prison system. I didnt know the truth and now that I do it changes so much about how I saw that man.
30 min 13 sec
Ain't no Future in Frontin...Problem is everybody does it. In an era where everybody shows you who they want to be, is it ok to still be you?
22 min 17 sec
I don't know why we commemorate the anniversaries of tragedies when we don't have any meaningful resolutions. My 2019 take on "I cant Breath." More summer city talks about the Hot Boyz vs City Girls and more things to help you make it through your commute.
16 min 41 sec
I know I know, where the heck have I been. Well honestly life happened and so many things that needed my attention but that also left me only thinking negative none entertaining thoughts so I paused on that for you to bring you the rules for the Summer.
13 min 27 sec
I know I know, Ayesha Curry got roasted by black twitter 2 weeks ago. Where was your commentary? Why would she do it, should she have done it, was what she said even ok. Well guess what, I break that down and more because like most people even rich and famous want to know if they still got it!!!
People judge you by the company that you keep, well this episode I had my OG Greg on the pod to discuss his thoughts and the journey behind BLAQ'D The Brand. What happens when you realize that there is an itch you can't scratch and you put in the work to see that dream no longer be deferred. Like, Listen, or Share or do all 3 https://blaqdthebrand.com/
54 min 8 sec
This week's episode is brought to you by the black man who's tired of people trying to figure out math when the bill comes at group dinners. I also touch on why we celebrate cheating, why too much choice is a problem and why we dont feel like being left out of anything so we spend too much money just to stay informed. Like, Listen, or Share or do all 3.
34 min 40 sec
Nipsey wasn't killed by the man or killed because of a stupid documentary. He was killed because we don't value black lives the way we should. Sometimes it's your own people that do the worst things to you. I also talk about why I hate that my mom follows me on social media and the light skin brother from the bank that's really a cornball. 20 minutes of commentary 10 minutes of stories. Enjoy
29 min 16 sec