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Can We Kick It? with CJay and Paress

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CJay and Paress want to kick it with you! The coolest podcast you will ever tune into, "Can We Kick It" is like hanging with the funniest friends you have at the best happy hour in town. Besties CJay and Paress invite you into their weekly catch up as they discuss stories and people in the news and … read more

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Vol. 4 - Loyalty

May 12th, 2021


Today's episode is about loyalty. C Jay and Paress get real on friendship communication. C Jay and Will go on a bro date. Housewives are back in a …

Vol. 4 - Shut Up

May 4th, 2021


A reminder, don't forget to send your friends some love if you're thinking of them. Paress' big b-day trip is coming up! And who's watching Pose?? Plus, Drag Race minute can't be stopped. And roses are going out to Bob …

Vol. 4 - I Get Around

April 29th, 2021


Paress got a new pup! C Jay makes it back to his first drag show since quarantine. Also, let's talk that Drag Race finally, Miley, and C Jay's newest …

Vol. 4 - Never Too Much

April 21st, 2021


The verdict against Derek Chauvin may be a battle won, but the war is far from over. We're talking about what this means for the world and within the Black community and how we need to keep working to take racist mf'ers …

Vol. 4 - What These Bitches Want

April 14th, 2021


Doja Cat isn't really Paress' brand. But that's cool, we're still jammin to Silk Sonic. What're you loving right now? Also, movies feel back in a big …

Vol. 4 - Single Life

April 7th, 2021


We took a little break but we're back! And the world's still just as crazy. We're talking about Steve Harvey and impressions of Steve Harvey, C Jay on Family Feud, the Tina Turner doc, and the challenge of letting go of …

Vol. 4 - Believer

March 9th, 2021


We're celebrating international women's day and women's history month! We're also missing the concert experience. What would be your top 3 concerts …

Vol. 4 - Untitled

March 2nd, 2021


First and foremost, we are celebrating everything that is D'Angelo and his amazing VERZUZ concert. He might even get all of the roses just for being so god damn incredible, we don't know! You have to listen and find …

Vol. 4 - None of Your Friends Business

February 23rd, 2021


Today is a topic bonanza! We're talking everything from Drag Race UK to separating the artist from the art to the overdue changing of some bad branding. Plus, roses are going out to some favorite albums and people …

Vol. 4 - Because of Love

February 16th, 2021


It's Valentine's weekend (and apparently Presiden'ts day?) but we're celebrating with a reminder to love yourself more than anyone else out there. Also, the excitement of Drag Race UK, what to watch this month, and …

Vol. 4 - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em

February 9th, 2021


Armie Hammer has everyone up in arms for dropping the hammer on his kink. Let's break it down. Also, what exactly is an Only Fans vs porn these days? But most importantly, we've got the return of EVERYBODY'S favorite …

Vol. 4 - Guess Who's Back

February 2nd, 2021


Throw out that old mixtape, we're back with Vol. 4! After a holiday break and some political changing of the guard, it feels good to be back. C Jay …

Vol. 3 - CoCo

December 16th, 2020


We made it! It's the Vol. 3 finale as we wrap out the end of the year talking about Paress' encounter with the CoCo. Then we're talking about our …

Vol. 3 - Lookout Weekend

December 2nd, 2020


Christmas time is here! We got a few of our favorite festive jams for you. Also, why is The Weekend upset (and why is it not a big deal)? But most importantly, we're making our early Grammy predictions and talking about …

Vol. 3 - Tha Crossroads

November 24th, 2020


We're feeling thankful this week! In addition to talking about our wellness and how to love yourself, we're also reflecting on where we were and how …

Vol. 3 - Pop Life

November 17th, 2020


It's mix-tape time! We're running down our "Songs About Us" top 6 (okay 7!), talking about those non-singign singers and wonderful gowns, SLC …

Vol. 3 - Mama Used to Say

November 10th, 2020


We are CLEBRATING today! Covfefe himself got his ass voted OUT! So celebrate with us as we congratulate Joe, but most importantly give all the love …

Vol. 3 - Wake Up Everybody with Ross Mathews

November 3rd, 2020


How was your Halloween? We're recapping ours and talking about our AMAZING costumes. Then, the one and only Ross Mathews with us to talk about Election Day, the importance of voting, using one's platform, what it means …

Vol. 3 - Sign 'O' the Times

October 28th, 2020


Let's just chill today. We're talking about our dream living locations, favorite cities, and a certain city that Paress hates more than anybody else. C Jay shares his amazing progress on his mental health journey and …

Vol. 3 - WAP feat. Chaka Pilgrim

October 13th, 2020


None other than Chaka Pilgrim is here and she's bringing her...well, you know. But more important than that, we're talking all about rocking the vote, getting your voice heard this election, the movie Antebellum, and …

Vol. 3 - Who's Zoomin' Who?

September 29th, 2020


Breonna Taylor continues not to see justice. We're talking about, in Malcolm X's words, how the most neglected person in America is the Black woman …

Vol. 3 - Make it Happen feat. Willam

September 22nd, 2020


None other than Willam Belli is here to talk about so, so much more than Drag Race. Her music, acting roles, addressing and working toward a more …

Vol. 3 - Call Me a Mack feat. Widow Von'Du

September 15th, 2020

There's a lot happening today and you're in for a ride. We've got none other than Widow Von'Du with us talking everything from her season on Drag Race, finding fame after hardship, honoring THE Regina King and her …

Vol. 3 - Mars vs Venus (The Verzuz Episode)

September 8th, 2020


Coming to you from a secret, undisclosed, socially distant safe warehouse...C Jay and Paress are going head to head (with love and respect, of course) with their favorite tracks. Maybe drama ensues. You'll just have to …

Vol. 3 - Stay Ready

August 26th, 2020


We have an incredible guest today, close friend of the show Pierce Austin is here to talk about his career as a cosmetologist that turned into …

Vol. 3 - Edge Of Glory

August 18th, 2020


You've been anticipating it more than anything else while locked away in's our annual s-e-x show. We're edging you for en ENTIRE episode building to a climax that's going to leave you wanting more and …

Vol. 3 - Darling Nikki

August 11th, 2020


The one and ONLY Nikki Boyer is here to talk about her mega hit podcast, "Dying for Sex," the incredible story she and her best friend Molly got to …

Vol. 3 - One in a Million

August 4th, 2020


Beyonce is on Disney+. Netflix is investing in and giving the tools to black creators. The Emmy's are giving some much deserved nominations. We're …

Vol. 3 - You Want This

July 28th, 2020


We're celebrating Miss Damita Jo Jackson today and you're gonna' love every single second of it! Are you a big fan? Not familiar with much of her music? It doesn't matter, consider this your one and only comprehensive …

Vol. 3 - Brown Skin Lady

July 17th, 2020


We're talking about all the crazy stuff going on right now to help you through it. But it isn't all journalistic bullsh*t, we're also celebrating …

Vol. 3 - Black Parade

July 7th, 2020


It's a packed show full of all kinds of shenanigans and celebrations like 90's R&B trivia that you can play along with. Then we talk with our …

Vol. 3 - Blow the Whistle

June 30th, 2020


C Jay and Paress are playing a new game and blowing the whistle on some racist ass idiots who got themselves fired for, you guessed it, being racist idiots. Plus, breaking down perspectives on Elijah McClain and white …

Vol. 3 - The Next Episode

June 23rd, 2020


It's the next episode and we're talking about Juneteenth, which is now apparenty a really important holiday to white people. (Looking at you T …

Vol. 3 - Bored in the House

June 16th, 2020


We're bored in the house, in the house bored. C Jay and Paress catch up with producer Will Sterling about how they've been doing mentally in quarantine. Then, everyone gives Roses to some VIP black businesses and …

Vol. 3 - Say it Loud! (I'm Black and I'm Proud!)

June 9th, 2020


It’s been a long time, we shouldn't have left you…BUT CWKI IS BACK! Not just a lot has changed in the world, f*cking EVERYTHING is changing in the …

Vol. 2 - 99 Problems feat. Monique Heart

October 14th, 2019


None other than THE Monique Heart is back with C Jay and Paress to help solve the worlds problems! It can seem more and more tricky these days to …

Vol. 2 - Love Language

October 4th, 2019


HBO's Succession is the new rage! And what else is happening on TV? Also, it's important to have a hype man in your life when you're friends. Plus, C Jay learns his love language. What's yours? C Jay and Paress …

Vol. 2 - What About Your Friends

September 26th, 2019


C Jay and Paress are dissecting It Chapter 2. But most importantly they're talking friends, and taking time to focus on some personal growth and development. We're not always who people say we are, but it's important to …

Vol. 2 - Girl Blunt

September 13th, 2019


C Jay and P are getting ready for scary movie season, even though it's hot as f*ck out. Plus, what's going on with Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks being a lil shady, new female voices in hip hop, and thoughts on Dave …

Vol. 2 - Give it Up, Turn it Loose

August 29th, 2019


First off, can we talk about Pose? Plus, Paress has a crazy dream. The VMAs had a few problems. What's Lil Nas X's future career going to be like? Never mind, it's time to give props to Missy Elliott. But most …

Vol. 2 - It Was a Good Day

August 23rd, 2019


There's a special guest on this episode so get ready! 'Cause he was an hour late! But more importantly, losing toxic friends, hoping to build relationships with those who are different, and dirty lyric Storytime. Plus, …

Vol. 2 - Fight the Power

August 19th, 2019


C Jay and P are listing all the ways in which no one should ever have to give any reason or excuse for being black. But what does it mean when Jay-Z …

Vol. 2 - The Choice is Yours

August 8th, 2019


Let the choice be yours as C Jay asks Paress a handful of "This or That" questions. Which do you prefer? Plus, favorite TV moments from this week, …

Vol. 2 - I Know You, I Live You

August 1st, 2019


It's a laid back evening recording as Paress recalls a blistering desert weekend and C Jay launches drag brunch in Chicago. Then Andy Cohen puts his foot in his mouth and Titus Burgess shuts him down. But most …

Vol. 2 - Just Fine feat. Sam Fine

July 25th, 2019


Makeup Artist and Author Sam Fine kicks it with C Jay and P talkin' about his long career, working with a long list of celebrities, and beauty on the inside versus beauty on the outside. Then, they play Paress' new …

Vol. 2 - You Had Me At Aloha feat. Rob Caiaffa

July 18th, 2019


C Jay and P are in Maui!! They're bringing you an update on their vacation and some much needed R&R. Then, they sip (a lot of) Mai Thai's and smoke that Waikiki kush with best friend Rob Caiaffa talking about how …

Vol.. 2 - Talk That Talk with Monique Heart and Mariah Balenciaga

July 11th, 2019


Drag Race faves and friends of the podcast, Monique Heart and Mariah Balenciaga are kickin' it and dishing on the show, their personal and career …

Vol.. 2 - Summertime

June 27th, 2019


Can We Kick It RETURNS! Just in time for you to kick it with us in your headphone while you're laying on the beach or at your pool party or WHATEVER. …

VOL. 1 - It Takes Two

May 14th, 2019


C Jay and P are making their big time Game of Thrones predictions! Were they right? Plus, meat is overrated, Drag Race, and investing. Also, what can you expect in season two of Can Wek Kick It?? Get ready for the …

VOL. 1 - Boyz N The Hood

April 30th, 2019


We're dedicating this episode to the life and legacy of Mr. John Singleton. C Jay and Paress are working through their Game of Thrones predictions, furthering the Beyond Meat obsession, learning from the past, and …

VOL. 1 - Do Right Woman - Do Right Man

April 19th, 2019


C Jay went to Coachella! Anderson .Paak dropped a new record! Paress is VERY upset with a certain superhero for shaving his beard! So much to talk …

VOL. 1 - Room in Here

April 11th, 2019


This week we're lightening the mood, talking about sitcoms, drag brunch, Coachella, horror movies, and what we're listening to! Plus, we're answering some of your questions. And...if you're gonna' date C Jay and P, what …

VOL. 1 - Dedication

April 3rd, 2019


Paress talks about the recent tragic loss of Nipsey Hussle and the important work he was doing for his community. Plus, C Jay went to the GLAAD awards and a recent turn in people standing up for Michael Jackson. But …

VOL. 1 - Me, Myself, & I

March 27th, 2019


We're all about healing today as we're joined by our guest Megan Monahan. Learn to give yourself grace and remember, "Don't Hate, Meditate!" (Also the name of her new book!) Plus...a first ever Roses combo!  Be sure to …

VOL. 1 - There Will Be Tears

March 20th, 2019


We are getting EMOTIONAL this week on CWKI. But it's okay, because C Jay and Paress are here to guide you into your being open about theirs. Plus, a bunch of rich people broke the law to get their kids into …

VOL. 1 - Workin' Day and Night

March 13th, 2019


C Jay and Paress are truly Kickin' It today! How do they feel about the Michael Jackson doc "Leaving Nevrland"? But more importantly, learn how to …

VOL. 1 - Let's Talk About Sex

March 6th, 2019


We gettin' NASTY this week talking about all things S.E.X. We're taking your questions and getting real personal. Plus, what are our top 5 love making jams? And, we're joined by our producer himself, Dr. Richard Hustle …

VOL. 1 - Category Is...

February 27th, 2019


And now...the winners of the Diamonds and Pearls awards are...! But wait, first let's talk to RuPaul's Drag Race contestant and absolutely FABULOUS, …

VOL. 1 - Whorey Heart

February 20th, 2019


C Jay and Paress are unpacking the fu**ery that is February and this Jussie Smollett nonsense. Plus, a window seat for a very funny man, but most …

VOL. 1 - 21 Questions

February 13th, 2019


Paress and CJay are taking YOUR questions! But not before they recap the Grammy's. Find out why CJay likes all the bops and why, for a Paress, a bop does not a talented artist make. Plus, a heartfelt bouquet of …

VOL. 1 - It Never Rains in Southern California

February 6th, 2019


It's raining in SoCal, so come kick it as we break down Jussie Smollet's triumphant return to the stage, raising awareness of violence against the …

VOL. 1 - Yah Mo Be There

January 30th, 2019


Paress recaps her time at the Sundance Film Festival and makes a plan or turnin it up next year. C Jay tells a tale of sexual assault that white …

VOL. 1 - Diamonds and Pearls

January 23rd, 2019


We've seen the Oscar nominations, but let's be real...who cares? So instead, Paress and C Jay are bringing you the nominations for this year's Diamond and Pearl awards! Help them decide this year's winners by voting via …

VOL. 1 - Beep Me 911

January 16th, 2019


It's time to give major props to Missy Elliot as she becomes the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Plus, C Jay and Paress are also talking Grammy nominations, the importance of meditating …

VOL. 1 - She's Your Queen to Be

January 9th, 2019


CJay and P are giving you all the reasons you still shouldn't be eating at McDonald's after addressing the assault of Yasmine James and give you EVEN …

VOL. 1 - Mo Money, Mo Problems

January 2nd, 2019


In the New Year, Paress helps us learn to treat ourselves like we'd treat our best friends. Plus,  what's happening with C Jay and Drag Brunch? And, learn why it's so important to hustle a little less and rest a little …

VOL. 1 - Can We Talk?

December 26th, 2018


CJay and Paress are giving you the window seat to kick it with them. This week, what does Toni Braxton have to say about parenting? What's it like to …

Can We Kick It? - Coming Soon!

December 13th, 2018


Cjay and Paress want to kick it with you! The coolest podcast you will ever tune into, "Can We Kick It" is like hanging with the funniest friends you …

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