Dart Against Humanity

Dart Against Humanity

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Dart Against Humanity, the podcast where Dart Adams discusses whatever he feels like discussing whenever he feels like it however he feels like it. He covers everything from music journalism to television, film, music, Hip Hop culture, the Black music continuum, comic books, gaming or sports. Enjoy… Or don’t. It’s a free country. At least for the time being it is… Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support


60: LVL 44 ///
Aug 16 • 53 min
On the final episode of Dart Against Humanity Season 3 I discuss the problems with trying to have genuine exchanges with people via Twitter and real time social media and the havoc that can ensue in part one. In part 2, I discuss leveling up using the…
59: The Power Of The Written Word
Aug 9 • 49 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the sheer power of the written word, the neverending chase of trying to get the reader feel or understanding what you were attempting to convey plus try to make people who may or may not have cared…
58: The Sequence Of Events
Aug 2 • 49 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss my fixation/fascination with album sequencing, specifically the difference between classic albums that are sequenced almost perfect vs. classic albums that could be sequenced in a way that make the…
57: Nintendo vs. The 4th Generation
Jul 26 • 45 min
In today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss Nintendo fighting video stores on the subject on game rentals and the lengths they went through trying to maintain their dominant market share of the videogame industry with the 4th generation of…
56: The Recognized Thresholds Of Nerdery
Jul 19 • 51 min
Today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity subject stems from a tweet I made saying that Hip Hop had nerds involved it in from the outset & the resistance it received from some Twitter users who fail to see the connection. I decided to be the wholebrained…
55: Know Your Role
Jul 12 • 53 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the cross section of playing role playing games, watching cartoons/anime, reading comic books/graphic novels and how it’s an entry point for comic book/video game creators as well as writers and…
54: Music Supervision In Film x TV
Jul 5 • 46 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I decide to discuss my fascination with music departments in film and television and my dream of becoming one in the near future by recapping some films and television (network, cable, Hulu/Amazon/Netflix)…
53: Context, Depth & Nuance
Jun 28 • 48 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discussed the lack of perspective, context, depth & nuance in much of today’s art criticism and music journalism then I discuss many of the differences between the upbringings of Generation X, Millennials &…
52: Street Level Post Draft Show
Jun 21 • 49 min
The first half of today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I break down the false narrative that Danny Ainge had all the leverage and the assets imaginable and was at fault because no one wanted to make deals with him or the Boston Celtics. The second…
51: Contra Spread Gun
Jun 14 • 44 min
I talk about my panel The State Of Black Music & The Arts Across Greater Boston happening today at Hibernian Hall. my frustrations with the lack of representation on a national stage in terms of Black Boston plus the importance of history & controlling…
50: Beat Street Breakdown
Jun 7 • 48 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss my recent DJ Booth piece “Rap Journalism’s Long Standing Research Problem” and the response to it. In addition, I share how I might have figured out the release date of MF DOOM’s “Operation:…
49: Late Night Walks
May 31 • 44 min
On today’s episode, Dart Adams reaches an epiphany about how he’s presently living as a writer/creative who’s constantly in survival mode even at his advanced age. He then goes on a couple of rants regarding different aspects of modern journalism. Per…
48: The Sun Rises In The East/The Art Of Storytellin’
May 24 • 45 min
In today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I research whether or not it was the 30th anniversary of Chill Rob G’s “Ride The Rhythm” album yesterday then discuss the 25th anniversary of Jeru Tha Damaja’s classic “The Sun Rises In The East”. In the second…
47: I Soundbomb Atomically
May 17 • 45 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I explain what’s going on with the new ads on this installment of Dart Against Humanity and why I decided to spilt the episode rather than record it all the way through. I then dive into the recent Showtime 4…
46: All The Data Is In
May 10 • 48 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I finally discuss what happened with the Boston Celtics’ extremely disappointing season now that it’s over. I close out the episode by discussing my gripes with people who complained about some of the…
45: Breaking Down “Breakin’”
May 3 • 41 min
I decided to spend this episode discussing how tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the release of the film “Breakin’” and how it forever changed the perception of Hip Hop culture in America and internationally. It essentially ushered in the era of…
44: 4venge The F4llen
Apr 26 • 40 min
Today Dart went to see an early screening of “Avengers: Endgame” and he refuses to drop any spoilers. I also managed to make a short episode for a change. I’m so proud of myself… —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support
43: Illmatic Doomsday
Apr 19 • 46 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the 25th anniversary of Nas’ classic debut album “Illmatic” and tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of MF DOOM’s classic debut album “Operation: Doomsday”. I’ve spent the past week writing pieces about…
42: Al Horford’s Number
Apr 12 • 46 min
On Episode 42 of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss my recent visit to General Assembly to a Music & Data panel discussion, another trip to Bow Market to Vinyl Index & Union Sound, my thoughts on representation in regards to Boston,…
41: My Music Obsession
Apr 5 • 50 min
Last night I went to the store opening event for Union Sound, an interactive storefront/boutique/studio for the Boston beat culture in Somerville’s Bow Market next to 7L’s (7L & Esoteric/CZARFACE) record store Vinyl Index. While there, some conversations…
40: Transitions
Mar 29 • 48 min
Being a writer of a particular age, the way the pieces we write are consumed and scrutinized by the modern audience often makes us frustrated with the state of journalism as a whole. While in the process of transitioning into the next phase of my career…
39: Sell Me This Pen
Mar 22 • 56 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity Dart discusses the challenges of trying to get above the noise and constantly having to sell yourself, art, ideas/concepts or culture as if it were a product/commodity to an audience to those who might not…
38: Beware The Ides Of March
Mar 15 • 54 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity we discuss the transition from the Winter mindstate into Spring and how it changes your mood, the constant struggle that comes from being a writer/creative and how I can’t just enjoy things without examining…
37: When No One Cares
Mar 8 • 47 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the new Marvel film “Captain Marvel” without any spoilers, discuss the unique challenge of being a journalist in the age of real time social media and how the entire space affects me when I try to…
36: Write Or Go Get A Job
Mar 1 • 48 min
Dart Against Humanity returns for Season 3 after a 3 month hiatus. I discuss what I’ve been working on in the interim, why I haven’t tried to turn this podcast into a “brand” yet. I answer the questions behind where the merch is, my thoughts on attempting…
35: Endgame
Dec 10, 2018 • 57 min
On the last episode of Dart Against Humanity Season 2 I discuss what opportunities I’m going to be pursuing over this break to hopefully further my career. I talk about why I don’t love Christmas music and my favorite Christmas memories. I also go down a…
34: Thanos Snapped
Dec 4, 2018 • 56 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discussed two recent incidents in which I critiqued two recent articles written in my space of Rap journalism where the young authors both had took them as personal attacks and couldn’t get out of their own…
33: The Do Over
Nov 26, 2018 • 51 min
Dart recorded an entire episode of Dart Against Humanity that was trash before this one so he simply deleted it & started all over again. He discusses the transitional period he’s currently going through and how he’s navigating it before talking about the…
32: Overthinking As Usual
Nov 17, 2018 • 49 min
Dart Adams explains his struggles with being in his own head 24/7, how overthinking affects his creative process and how it makes him second guess everything. In addition, he also discusses the evolution of Madden Culture. —- Support this podcast:…
31: Black Art Valuation
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
On this episode Dart ponders questions regarding the valuation of art/music/film by critics vs. fan response then extends that question to Black art when it’s viewed through a mainstream lens and how it isn’t given the same regard or valued the same way…
30: The Horror Show
Oct 31, 2018 • 50 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, Dart outlines his problems with the entire horror movie genre while offering a list of films that he actually does consider worthy of consideration over the old horror staples, standards and tropes while…
29: The Walkthrough
Oct 26, 2018 • 55 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I walk people through my contributions to the Greatest Rap Producer Alive Every Year list on Complex. I also give my take on the World Series with Game 3 happening tonight in Dodger Stadium, the Boston Celtics’…
28: Questions & Answers
Oct 21, 2018 • 50 min
In today’s Dart Against Humanity, I break down the happenings with Netflix cancelling recent Marvel series’ and what they mean for the future with Disney’s Play streaming platform tentatively set to launch in Fall 2019. I also bring up what bothers me…
27: Words Mean Things
Oct 16, 2018 • 53 min
Dart talks about his frustrations regarding Drake saying he studies Rap battles for a living and LeBron James claiming he’s a Hip Hop historian on the latest episode of his HBO series “The Shop”. He also talks about the upcoming NBA season premiere, ALCS…
26: Keep That Same Energy
Oct 10, 2018 • 52 min
Today I discuss the aftermath of the BOS vs. NYY ALDS series with special guests Screamin’ A. Smith & Shammin’ Sharpe providing commentary. I then switch it up and discuss beat tape culture and why I’m not worried much about discussing ideas for articles…
25: The Holy Trinity
Oct 5, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode Dart previews the Red Sox/Yankees ALDS that begins tonight, addresses the recent developments with Kyrie Irving then previews the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season while discussing how to manage expectations for the Boston Celtics. Other topics…
24: The God Tier
Sep 29, 2018 • 48 min
On today’s episode Dart discusses his latest articles running on Medium & Okayplayer, micro generations in Rap history, why they’ll never be another Golden Era & the 20th anniversary of the last great Rap release date. Other topics include faulty Rap…
23: Infinity War
Sep 25, 2018 • 50 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the frustrations involved with trying to set everyone straight when they’re dead set on being wrong in the space of Rap journalism, being annoyed by people projecting their expectations onto you, plus…
22: Purists, Snobs & Elitists
Sep 19, 2018 • 49 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss deconstructing the idea of being an expert vs. being a purist, snob or an elitist which actually have negative connotations in my mind. They’re often dismissive of things or close minded which, in…
21: Avalon Landing
Sep 12, 2018 • 49 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discussed the latest Twitter arguments re: “Ether” vs. “Takeover”, telling me to “stick to my lane”, “Iron Fist” Season 2 on Netflix, my thoughts on Mac Miller’s passing, “Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode” and why…
20: Bobby Brown Story & Algorithms
Sep 5, 2018 • 45 min
On today’s installment of Dart Against Humanity, I first recount my harrowing experience with Twitter trolls after tweeting about searching for Black Panther on Netflix, my reaction to the first part of BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story”, more frustrated Black…
19: Catharsis
Aug 29, 2018 • 46 min
On this latest episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss what I learned from the loss of my mother two years ago and how it changed my life going forward and how I cope with real time social media followed getting a verified Twitter account a year ago…
18: Numbers Lie Like Trump
Aug 24, 2018 • 45 min
On today’s episode Dart discusses his love of Boston sports, the frustrations involved with being a Black Bostonian, the recent Twitter controversies over the meaning of the word “freestyle”, Rap’s obsession with sales numbers & chart position then the…
17: A Matter Of Public Record
Aug 18, 2018 • 45 min
Today on Dart Against Humanity, Dart Adams rants about people not being aware of the Lauryn Hill lawsuit over the writing/arrangement/production credits for “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” then the conversation turns to all-time great Rap Summer albums…
16: The Ghost Who Writes
Aug 13, 2018 • 49 min
Dart Adams explains that the age range, experience level & knowledge base of the audience determines their perspective thus determining their sophistication level. This sophistication level dictates the art/music/media/film/literature marketed to them.…
15: How To Stop Talking
Aug 8, 2018 • 47 min
If I had to describe this episode I don’t know if I could. I update everyone on what I’ve been doing lately & my present frustrations —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support
14: Welcome To My TED Talk
Aug 1, 2018 • 51 min
Dart Adams opens up Season 2 of Dart Against Humanity explaining what he did during the break & outlining his philosophy for his creative process going forward —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support
13: Knowledge Darts
Jun 28, 2018 • 60 min
Dart is fed up with people spreading false information on social media about classic film and album release dates so he dispels the myths by providing context with evidence. This concludes Season 1 of Dart Against Humanity. See you all again for Season 2!…
12: The MCU & Summer ‘88
Jun 25, 2018 • 53 min
On today’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the MCU (especially “Luke Cage” season 2), the frustrations of podcasting/content creation x metrics/numbers then wax poetic about the Summer of 1988. There will be ranting… —- Support this podcast:…
11: Inconvenient Truths
Jun 18, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, Dart gets annoyed with the idea there’s only enough space for one big event or mainstream occurrence to draw the attention of a wider audience when the truth of the matter is the field/era is what lends importance to that event which…
10: Breaking Down The Breakdown
Jun 12, 2018 • 55 min
Dart Adams is totally incensed at the latest episode of HipHopDX’s The Breakdown where MURS alleges there hasn’t been a classic Rap album released in a decade so he breaks down why MURS’ argument is pure trash. —- Support this podcast:…
9: Birth Of Video Game Journalism
Jun 7, 2018 • 45 min
Dart discusses the two NES games that helped to initiate the introduction of “Nintendo Power” in July/August 1988 which in turn caused video game journalism to explode in the following years (EGM, GamePro, Tips & Tricks, etc.) —- Support this podcast:…
8: Life Of A Creative
Jun 2, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode of Dart Against Humanity Dart Adams discusses the true meaning & dangers of being a creative or work for hire/freelancer in this day & age. You wanted the real? You got it. —- Support this podcast:…
7: The Art Of Adaptation
May 28, 2018 • 50 min
Dart hasn’t slept since the Celtics were eliminated from the ECF last night so he recorded an episode about adapting source materials like novels (namely “Fahrenheit 451”) & comic book properties (namely “Deadpool”) then there was more ranting about…
6: Integrated Radio
May 21, 2018 • 47 min
Dart recalls the days when he was exposed to a gang of different music via the radio in the 1980’s and how Black radio played White artists. Also Dart discusses the role cable TV played in music discovery in the early to mid 90’s once the radio became…
5: Boston vs. Everybody
May 16, 2018 • 45 min
On this week’s episode of Dart Against Humanity I break down the Celtics going up 2-0 on the Cavs, discuss the IV Boston Boston Legends line & Mass Appeal deleting a gang of writer’s work —- Support this podcast:…
4: Liner Notes & Album Credits
May 8, 2018 • 51 min
On today’s installment of Dart Against Humanity I discuss Ev of Up North Trips being mad at me then talk about how reading liner notes & album credits fostered my music appreciation thus increasing my overall knowledge base. There’s a rant in there…
3 Oral History & Film Appreciation
May 2, 2018 • 50 min
On today’s episode I discuss the importance of oral history in the age of real time social media, Google & Wikipedia plus discuss how I came to appreciate film the way I do —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support
Dart Against Humanity Episode 2: Cycles & Sea Changes
Apr 26, 2018 • 51 min
In the second installment of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the stretch between 1983-88 in Black music, gauging impact, cycles, sea changes & Hip Hop dancing. Enjoy. Or don’t… —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support
Dart Against Humanity Episode 1: Speaking Into The Void
Apr 22, 2018 • 52 min
This is Dart’s first episode of his podcast Dart Against Humanity. There’s no designated time or date it gets posted. There’s no format. No guests. No pre-assigned subject. No piggybacking off whatever subject is hot in pop culture. It’s Dart Adams…