Trap Kitchen, Flava in Your Ear
From Instagram to cooking for Kendrick Lamar, Trap Kitchen's Malachi “Spank” Jenkins and Roberto “News” Smith are lighting up the culinary world with their one-of-a-kind dishes. Rashaun and Lucinda chop it up with the Compton natives about how they started cooking, their famous fans and their cookbook, “Trap Kitchen: Bangin’ Recipes From Compton.”
Danny Mena and Kierra Peterson
Chef Danny Mena believes what you cook and drink not only says a lot about where you’re from, but also, what you stand for. The owner of Hencho en Dumbo explains to Rashaun and Lucinda why he opened La Loncheria in Brooklyn, the evolution of Mexican food and how he began working with Border Angels, a nonprofit that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.
MICK, Blame It On The Boogie
The DJ formerly known as Mick Boogie is so much more than that. MICK is also a style curator, angel investor and, most importantly, a dad. Lucinda and Rashaun discuss music, inequalities in mixtapes, investing in your passions, how to properly party and more with the Ohio native.
Celine Bossart, Bossy
Celine Bossart is a spirits writer and social media influencer. Lucinda and Rashaun ask her about how she uses her platform to address inequalities in the spirits industry, female empowerment and her latest venture, THE STAYCATIONERS.
John Seymour, Bridging The Gap
John Seymour literally grew up behind a bar. He tells Rashaun and Lucinda how that upbringing led to him opening the Sweet Chick restaurant chain, partnering with Nas, getting sober in his 20s and following in his father’s footsteps—even if that wasn’t his intention.
Von Diaz, Mi Gente
Von Diaz uses food to tell stories and share memories -- much in the same way that a great bartender does with their cocktails. The Puerto Rican-born, Southern-raised author and radio producer talks to Rashaun about of her homeland, grandmother, the iconic Puerto Rican cookbook Cocina Criolla, and how they all inspired her Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South.
OJ Lima, Searchin’
Media executive and author OJ Lima (Vibe, VH1) has always had a taste for the finer things in life, but it was at Complex that he developed his love of bourbon. He talks to Rashaun and Lucinda about secret societies, working with the genius that is Pharrell and the challenges of bourbon hunting.
Tim Cooper, I Get Around
Tim Cooper has worked at a lot of bars. From the SoHo Grand to The Flatiron Lounge, the veteran barman was there for the birth of the bottle service, has served cocktails to people in bed and worked with Dale DeGroff. Crazy thing is… he doesn’t look a day over 30.