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EVERYDAY STRUGGLE | Episode 240 On today's #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska return from the weekend to talk the latest news in rap, including Drake saying Free Meek Mill during a concert, Post Malone's comments about reverse racism in rap, Lil Uzi Vert attempting to get sober in the wake of Lil Peep's death, and much more. Subscribe to Complex News for More: http://goo.gl/PJeLOl Watch 'Complex Live' on Go90 here: https://www.go90.com/shows/11cHKK3D2iU Check out more of Complex here: http://www.complex.com https://twitter.com/Complex https://www.facebook.com/complex https://www.instagram.com/complex/ https://plus.google.com/+complex/ COMPLEX is a community of creators and curators, armed with the Internet, committed to surfacing and sharing the voices and conversations that define our new America. Our videos exemplify convergence culture, exploring topics that include music, sneakers, style, sports and pop culture through original shows and Complex News segments. Featuring your favorite celebrities, authoritative commentary, and a unique voice, our videos make culture pop.
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Blessing Inyang (9 days ago)
i actually like how Ak is dressed today. love the camo. lol.
ColorMeOakland (16 days ago)
Why is she saying "no to drug responibly" doesn't she think it's better than being unresponsible . with drugs? You think kids dont know what drugs are? Who doesn't want healthy coping as a theme???
Yung Brick (20 days ago)
Damn I miss joe budden... when he was here it was like First Take for the rap world
Jon Swary (29 days ago)
Why do other niggas care about another man clothing?
Epyon system (1 month ago)
h3h3 at 22:38
Taylor D (1 month ago)
Reverse racism foh lol it's not like he got boot stomped on the radio lmao
d newkirt (2 months ago)
Nigga ...you die and they only play pump it up. .lmao
Chief K (2 months ago)
What tf is cultural appropriation? That sounds like some stupid shit. Can't we just do and wear whatever we want without being judged.
Noah overvik (2 months ago)
It’s just racism not “reverse” racism
comicnerd375 (2 months ago)
i would rock a drug responsibly shirt
Nikki Brown (2 months ago)
AKD don't know how to dress
ladiesman217 (3 months ago)
Post Malone is still 22, doesn't turn 23 until July 4th 2018 tf is Nadeska googlin
Brendan H. (3 months ago)
Fuck dude, I just found out about cihi because of this and that's my favorite album of 2017 for sure
michaelglass00 (3 months ago)
U don't chop xanax up lol
michaelglass00 (3 months ago)
Please let these kids kno u cant just stop taking xanax cold turkey, u gotta wean off that shit. It CAN kill you stopping cold turkey
David Wright (3 months ago)
Yes joe
michaelglass00 (3 months ago)
Joe budden dressed like Rocky when he was training
Ndl NDL (3 months ago)
FUK AK
kamalindsey (3 months ago)
what if a chinese person tells a black guy he cant step on his side of the street because hes black? cant be racist because chinese people have been traditionally oppressed in history (railroads, chinese ban, etc) and do not have the power to be racist, right? oh then it is racist. oooh, okay. but i thought racism was only power + prejudice, so how can it be racist then? they don't have the power, I thought the whiteys did? wait they do in that _one_ instance? oh okay. see how when this concept of "reverse racism" for whites is applied in different scenarios with different races it doesn't really hold weight? curious how that is. it's almost like racism is purely the belief that one race is inferior to their own, regardless of color. "reverse" racism is not a thing, blacks are not the only ones who can be the target of racism. i guess its just whiteys who can't be scrutinized, even when they take land from the white farmers in africa for purely racist reasons and suprise suprise, it goes horribly for them. just learn to love each other and peace out people, dont try to justify racism. teach the other side by example, don't go eye for an eye. remember: its just as bad and transparent when a black dude try to justify racism as it is when a white guy does it. anyway, feel free to remove this comment to perfectly illustrate how powerful i am and my "message" is over you as a dirty cracker
kamalindsey (3 months ago)
If you knew the fallacy of the new definition of racism and how it relates to the "reverse racism" phrase you would understand my argument.
guesswho8512 (3 months ago)
kamalindsey conveniently ignoring context to have a point I see LOL
kamalindsey (3 months ago)
go play some mortal kombat faggot, lmao.
kamalindsey shut up cave goblin
Muchas Gracias (3 months ago)
Akademiks calling Post Malone a culture vulture but you are aswell nigga... don’t think that just because you’re black and from chicago, that you automatically are part of the culture.. you’re just a soft nigga that nobody has had the chance to catch slipping
tashboog (4 months ago)
I been w Joe every fuckin minute of every episode until my nigga called this the best generation Hip Hop has seen.. FOH nigga what Hip Hop?? Where?? STOP IT #reachforversatilityasf
Bryce Deconnick (4 months ago)
wow, an episode that doesnt have 22k dislikes?!
Equos (4 months ago)
Culture Vulture....? Give me a fucking break...
Charles Sullivan (4 months ago)
Why is DJ Akademics on this show? He makes the whole show look bad. He's not intouch with the culture, clearly. And reverse racism does not exist.
Dagoose Krishna (4 months ago)
Aks joke was 👍
Marcus Mangum (4 months ago)
Joe, shut the fuck up, this is not the best generation of hip hop. Sit yo ass down .
zebry13 (4 months ago)
Reverse-racism is such a stupid word, it's just racism.
LivePeon (4 months ago)
When did making a song about a Ball player "Black culture"? OR even braids? 1 Earth. 1 World. 1 Culture
LivePeon (3 months ago)
We would have a 1 culture world if idiots like you stop saying shit is yours.
LivePeon (3 months ago)
Nah not really my guy. I can do anything you can do. And yall can do anything I do. My bad you can't share lol. Selfish.
K dot AfroClan (3 months ago)
lpeonl fuck off with that one culture thing! You fuckers only say that when you wanna piggie back Off others cultures an then say shit like just did to defend this fuckery you people say! Oh an p.s we could have a one world culture if you assholes wouldn't take other peoples shit cause you're not Happy because what others made is way better then what you have! An instead of saying " goodjob " you choose to be bitter an steal!
tkc (4 months ago)
lpeonl stfu cracker
InterestedCivilian (4 months ago)
That arby comment was to funny LOL
C Hall (4 months ago)
Regarding Lil Peep: Mental illness generally (and depression specifically) doesn't always fit its textbook description. There are ups and downs, where you can be smiling one moment and suffocating in your own despair later on. However, those negative feelings are constantly creeping up to the surface. To say he enjoyed things one moment doesn't discredits his depression
Veronica Santos (4 months ago)
He loved Arbys, Joe....lmmfao
Kristufar. HU3 (4 months ago)
https://soundcloud.com/saturatedhu3/relay-bely-eve
Lue Ciefer (4 months ago)
Lets see here. Marian Webster - Racism: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race Dictionary.com - Racism: a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others. Google- Racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. Oxford Dictionary- Racism: The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. if you think you can't be racist because you're a certain race, you can get fucked you idiot racist
Okezie Nwachukwu (4 months ago)
Is that you die and niggas only play pump it up?? LMAO!!!!
Rokas Moc (4 months ago)
1:00:35 Blank Face Joe
eddymeff (4 months ago)
Bruh so isn’t racism when you treat someone different for their color? Which is what everyone is doing to post?
tkc (3 months ago)
eddymeff lol whatever guy don't start this we are the world bs with me cause the main people who say they dont see color are the racist mofos in history, & white people have no culture to steal from there all dry, bland, & unseasoned!
eddymeff (3 months ago)
Mikal Jösef Jaxsun well that’s racist man if some one was like lil uzi vert is stupid cause he’s tryina be like gg allin that’s fool should stop trying to appropriate white culture, bruh were all human don’t matter what color you are what race you are or where you are born it’s idiots like you that keep racism strong! You’re no different than a trump supporter 😂😂😂😂
Conscious Vibrations (4 months ago)
At first I used to think Joe was just salty at the young heads ... he's just mad intellectual and empathetic...cares about people man... it's hard caring about people man.. i feel his frustration at times
Conscious Vibrations (4 months ago)
Joe mad good points once again. Can also trell AK has Zero experience with addiction or clinical depression. people wear masks man... also my guess was the dude was sensitive and maybe saw some fucked shit in the industry other rappers put up with and it warped and twisted his already fragile mind. also, LETS GET SOME FEMININE THOUGHTS ON THESE TOPICS!!! I know she a little timid and shy, but come on girl, you're beautiful and be more confident in your opinions!
Conscious Vibrations (4 months ago)
Man it'd me amazing through Uzi getting clean he gets more positively spiritual and same with XXX. when I was hooked on dope darkness is all I really knew though about Xanax all that shit..getting clean , you either connect (and I don't do AA) to this cosmic stream of consciousness that connects us all in a beautiful way and learn it's much easier to go WITH the universe instead of AGANST it....life gets exponentially better let's get this Satanism out of the music industry and stop letting these corporate industries take control and use these kids as puppets man. I'm rooting for you guys!!!!
Mrniceguy 818 (4 months ago)
Yo the girl host is trash lol get a new female host
jake Dun (4 months ago)
Post Malone is garbage you guys are morons
L Gill (4 months ago)
Reverse racism does not exist!!!! End of story. To answer your question Joe, if she of the age of and consented, it was ok. But the key thing is CONSENT! If they didn’t consent it’s a CRIME. I can already see once this really ripples through this industry their cognitive dissonance will be SKY HIGH.
Javan uHnah (4 months ago)
It's pretty obvious by now that Post Malone is a vulture. The only reason he's getting a pass is because he's a man at this point. If he was a woman he would have been dropped already.
Javan uHnah (3 months ago)
Whats your point? Cardi is not appropriating. Post is. The point is white men get more liberties than white women. Everyone ran Iggy Azalea out of town yet Post and that ugly white boy with rainbow dreads is let off the hook. *Because they are men*
guesswho8512 (3 months ago)
Javan uHnah what you do realize the number one rap song of the year was made by a woman right or are we going to ignore that so you can have a point her name was cardi B the name of the song was bodak yellow
Javan uHnah (4 months ago)
Nadeska did a terrible job at communicating the context of the post malone situation. Why did you think it was ok to gloss over his answer to the BLM question? It's one of the core reasons why he's being criticised.
John Doe (4 months ago)
thats funny af .my man post . reverse racism doesn't exist we know this .and Charlemagne did grind him up on cuz he was white. shout out to joe
Navila Vazquez (4 months ago)
Ak is cute 😘
whats reverse rascim the fuck
Tiffany Sims (4 months ago)
JOe SErious thats how he know CAM is harlem Baby CAm is harlem FActs without body gaurds u heard everyone fucked Cam and he put is niggas on and they changed on him when shit got ruff think Cam fans not with him its mumble sounds maybe its not for your Ears the message was not approved for YOU and even if EM know he with the Shits yes lost dummies
Tiffany Sims (4 months ago)
she weak its u tube i got some Great topics we can start our own youtube Joe shut that shit down periof everyday struggle what is with that HIP HOP coming back with vengence speaking in codes think they just telling us pop pills drink lean NAH Rick ROSS showed u MEEK and that why he locked up i never liked meek till this album he dropped very important information tclown uired of this Shit FREE MEEK young black america whoa save me listen the truth cant be stopped right now its time this faggot is a liar he dont know shit they need you fuck that we can start tomorrow MOney Chalk they stealing his shit def jam as usual told him stop making cds shooters its copy written his shit you can tell orginal his whole underground is Great orginal we just try to eat sorry our wagg is sick while at it JErsey CITY IS NJ we them Boys RAW and PA creative and oboy dont know shit crazy my 4 year old can sit with them too real Talk cause they think they can Clown u i dont like it we coming YOU tat nigga they know it that Brain look lets tak about it Loe its you tube its free my personailty alone look son them stay in your lane your the info JOE U already KNOW its too easy lets some can Rap and not Write the writer may cant deliver it like me i writes cant rap tiis nigga dick rider she just there he looking for dick the BEEf lets talk the postive points
Tiffany Sims (4 months ago)
He dont know JC we dont joke cause we talk real slick with the words see u called oboy a idiot pump it up why is that the only song people go to Shit we been on the map that was for JC why is there so much hate for JC we the BEST we got our own style of music no ny flow blends Joe they dont know who you are get oboy off he have no mental this shit too easy for you with both them Tiffany Sims i need a spot i got a brain moving at fast speeds i know my information lets just start talking why do the 2 need someone to tell u who to talk abpout ok LEts come do your homework and bring your topic in ok its wake up time they always taint the truth its tome to our voices heard i Love your growth JOE i KNOW U thru Hampton BEast MODE lets make that square bring this 8 ether in
Tiffany Sims (4 months ago)
OK Yes to the bish who said pump it up yes Jersey City BIsh the real Raw talent crazy Joe in my top 10 and 5 Joe propbably wrote Orcale for Mase hmmm im Jersey City Born and Raised the best comes from NJ newwark or JC people steal shit from us the BEST u HEARD stop just listening to the radio shit research we deal with FACTS what rapper tried JOE HMMM I need oboy seat ratings going up from youtube to big tube ooy dumb dont do resaerch dont know what rappers are the writers are the ones JOe i Know u wrote ORAcle he called u for that we the best battles rappers JC and Newark THat Raw oboy up there dont know anyting give me a day ratings up he stupid oboy in chair and to any comments for pump it up was for radio and for us wetlands the hill cwp my cuddy champ we take shit serious research us actuall bring your ass to the jungle He made it for us and still remained in the hood with us see ignorace comes from not knowing bet your ass was fist pumpin we wasnt we knew how to rock to the shit what NY hates us we actually better Always they black ball we be to real
WHYT FMLY (4 months ago)
You guys need to talk about this video, too powerful "Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist" --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43gm3CJePn0
big daddy will (4 months ago)
Free Lil Jay 💯💯✔
Barbara Gonzalez (4 months ago)
SO NO ONE CATCHES DRAKE SAY O SHIT OUT TO THE 3STRIKES JUDAS TSHIRT. O YEAA FREE MEEK. SHOT OUT TO MEEK NAHHH!?!
NimbusAri Beasley (4 months ago)
What’s the outfit/brand joe has on though?
Melissa Salmeron (4 months ago)
Someone said ak dressed like a 5th grader 😭😭😭😭
Mister IDGAF (4 months ago)
This nigga Ak said Joe's biggest fear is if he die niggas will play "Pump It Up" lmaoo 😂😂😂
Brian Greene (4 months ago)
When will this "culture vulture" term be put to bed. Hip Hop Culture is NOT a BLACK thing anymore. It is pop culture...if you're a 45 year old white guy that might be a different story. The Culture of the youth is HIP HOP!
guesswho8512 (3 months ago)
Brian Greene hip hop is Black Culture just like polka is German culture just like Mariachis Mexican culture quit trying to share everything to get accepted. My point anybody can do any of the aforementioned music but it still belongs to the culture it belongs to
D Biggs (4 months ago)
“Drug responsibly” I like that lol
Lue Ciefer (4 months ago)
Complex is absolutely right to say reverse racism is bullshit. It's just regular old racism Just because the abuse is at a white person for his SKIN COLOR, doesn't mean it gets it's own special definition, kind of like you know the whole "prejudice + power" definition of racism not being the definition of racism in every single dictionary of the english language. But what do i know, i'm just a guy who knows how to look up definitions.
guesswho8512 (3 months ago)
How was he discriminated against racism requires discrimination Prejudice is mean words don't change context to prove a point that's racist
yosoy legandary (4 months ago)
smh I love Joe bc he's unapologetically realistic.
NimbusAri Beasley (4 months ago)
What outfit does Joe have on this ep?
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
I wanna tell Joe and ak how soft they fucking are the one time they have a chance to make an impact and make sense and you drop the ball on the face of hip-hop joe talk all this righteuous Bullshit and ak u supposedly went to college and none of U didn't have the heart or balls to speak up on post how long are you this bitch wigga take advantage of your culture and cutting it down to Nuthing how the fuck ya talk all this calcuated non sense but yall can't stand up as 2 minority men and call a spade a spade the man called white pdivaledge n ya was quiet cause he selling wtf those muhfuckas wouldn't even play our music on they radio they wouldn't even by a record wit a black face on it and ya cool cause he selling its a shame nadeska gotta bigger duck then both of yall (no disrespect to nadeska but ya part of the problem if u willing to stay quiet there's gonna be a whole army of puss ass post malones shitting and discrediting our fucking culture and ya allow it for check...... Ho ass negus
Jordan Mendez (4 months ago)
Can anybody name Joes outfit?
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
Jordan Mendez dancing with wolves lol
ChemicalXII (4 months ago)
Nedeska is the worst personality on the show. Remove her. This is not a malicious comment. Nedeska is simply not good.
aleksa zelenovic (4 months ago)
50:32 really Joe? Stop trolling lol this by far the worst generation of rap.
Plazma (4 months ago)
I hate all the people saying white people arent allowed to rap or do hip hop. Imagine if we said black people weren’t allowed to sing?
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
Plazma yea then ya couldn't copy a muthafuckin thing climb back in that cave
push tewsev (4 months ago)
#DrugResponsibly! i back that haha
Zae Trulez (4 months ago)
That Bitch Was Tryna Get Money For Her “Rush Card” 😂😂😂
seven grow7 (4 months ago)
Post Malone voted for Trump....Allegedly!
SEPHA. (4 months ago)
where are the comments appreciation joe's 'drug responsibly'? 'drug responsibly'... 'term no lets not make that the slogan'. that was fuckin genius hahaha
TTSantiago821 (4 months ago)
Say that shit em. Mumble rap is TRASSSSHHHHHHHH!!!! spare me the issa vibe talk. Vibe is short for vibration....wtf type of low level wave are u on where the 3rd grade (or lower) vibrations that come from mumble rap is positive!?!?!?!? Where is the benefit in any and I do mean ANY AND ALL music on that low level???? Mumble rap is not the only genere but that is what my comment is directed towards. I can believe the real lyrical spitters are not just saying what this bullshit mumble rap.is and is doing do music as a whole. The vibes are low level, it's meant to dumb u down so if that is the so called vibration you are on, u must be happy staying in the basement. #period #nuffsaid
Charlie Olliver (4 months ago)
reverse racism would be whites being racist to whites. black being racist to whites is called racism
Julien Lefebvre (4 months ago)
Post Malone is in deep need of a few slaps.
Ashley Adonis (4 months ago)
Reverse racism?.no such thing racism is racism
Stephen Bembry (4 months ago)
Im just saying why isnt this dude post malone a country or rockstar? Theres not a lot of rapping in his projects anyways. Would he even make it in the country/rock world?
Mike WOP (4 months ago)
Jaden album was pretty good fav intro of the year
4C BANDITS (4 months ago)
THEM NIGHTS IN BED JOE !!! HE BEEN DERE !! 😂😂😂
Nyejel (4 months ago)
"Lots of Barz, Barz from niggaz that rap"
Paulino Rodas (4 months ago)
Reverse racism=just racism
guesswho8512 (3 months ago)
Paulino Rodas racism isn't mean words it's systemic it's not interchangeable with prejudice
Carolin Janvier (4 months ago)
He heard stories of R. Kelly being a wild boy and stuff happening in parties. I'm done with this nigga Ak
Carolin Janvier (4 months ago)
I don't give a Fuck
Midnight Life (4 months ago)
Joes right drugs are just like drinking responsibly
TRILLER MUSIC (4 months ago)
Come on my page and share and like my music thanks 🙏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Bonez B (4 months ago)
I'm disappointed in ya man of course he appropriated out CULTURE he is not hip hop he is a fuxking talented vulture
Bonez B (4 months ago)
Fuck Post Malone frfr
keleezy (4 months ago)
We just gon ignore how this show blinked towards the end mid conversation?
Aaron Bettis (4 months ago)
Post as of late has been the ambassador of the Culture Vultures. He doesn't support anything hip-hop, he definitely doesn't support blm. He said go to a different genre if you want to feel and then tried to blame it on liquor... He makes good music but he is definitely not down with the culture, he is a country singer
jozy1k (4 months ago)
Sooooo, not popping pills but still smoking weed counts as sober nowadays? :D
kizonthekeys (4 months ago)
"reverse racism" what kinda of bullshit terminology are you pushing here. Racism is racism weather it's white on black, black on White, Asian on black etc etc. Stop trying to redefine shit it's getting out of hand.
Sub Liminal (4 months ago)
Ak at 14:01 looks uninterested 😂
4 Fake (4 months ago)
So Ak pretty much proved Post's point. When you're white no one gives a shit whether or not you're a victim of racism. I bet if a white guy was treating Kaepernick like that on a radio show yall would be marching. Fckn hypocrites. This is exactly why Trump won. And I voted for Trump and I'm black. Sck my dick bitches.
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
Nah I'm playing the white mans game to take down the white man all out war never worked enslaving my ppl its psych warfare shuttle tactics I dnt kno bout u but I'm 6 foot 270 pounds so they first instinct is to shook around me U would to Ben Carson boot licking ass nigga
4 Fake (4 months ago)
Raiya Milano With you? I don't see y'all gearing up for a war with white people. If you were you would join ISIS. But you aren't cuz you don't want real smoke. Pussy.
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
4 Fake word I should drown ya ho ass weak link u either wit us or against us
4 Fake (4 months ago)
Raiya Milano Lynching me? Lol you watch too much CNN pussy.
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
4 Fake yep that's why trump lynching u first bow down daniel coon
4 Fake (4 months ago)
Everything is racist with professional victims like Joe. Ak and Nadeska just agree.
Os Rio (5 months ago)
Bruh said "drug responsibly" that's hilarious. I'm using that
TRILLER MUSIC (5 months ago)
Come on my page and share and like my music thanks 🙏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Nothing Nowhere (5 months ago)
Racism was not started by white people. Also FUCK BLM. They aren't doing shit about shit and just serve to misinform, divide, and anger people. Whites are more likely to be killed by police than blacks. And black-on-white crime is almost entirely unreported on, even though black crime in general is pandemic. If BLM gave a shit about black people they would try to uplift their communities and speak out against black crime and promote education and the family unit, not call for open season on white people and play the perpetual victim.
Nothing Nowhere (4 months ago)
Read a book about what? How Jews and blacks were the ones that dominated the slave trade? That whites were the ones who abolished slavery? Don't chimp out too hard now niggerfaggot. Sasquatches who literally created the Western world that you suckle the tit of. Yeah excuse me while I am not offended at all by your advanced autism.
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
compromisedreality my lips to big be related chimps sasquach go fuck ya dog or something read a book while u at it
Raiya Milano (4 months ago)
compromisedreality real soon ya weak pale ass getting purged fuckboy be very afraid of black ppl matter fact the next one u see run "that way"
GDSPD YYY (5 months ago)
i put the times up a few days ago complex took em down😂💣👿
Zee zee 6 (5 months ago)
Why Joe always belching wtf he be eating 😖
killafifth bornking (5 months ago)
our music is being divided so it can self destruct
Valdir Richard (5 months ago)
Waka is not of this generation. He is from the generation before
Moon Mane (5 months ago)
one of the most boring episodes

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