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.… read more

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 60: LVL 44 ///

August 16th, 2019

53:13

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, …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 59: The Power Of The Written Word

August 9th, 2019

49:58

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 58: The Sequence Of Events

August 2nd, 2019

49:54

On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss my fixation/fascination with album sequencing, specifically the difference between classic …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 57: Nintendo vs. The 4th Generation

July 26th, 2019

45:40

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 56: The Recognized Thresholds Of Nerdery

July 19th, 2019

51:03

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 55: Know Your Role

July 12th, 2019

53:23

On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the cross section of playing role playing games, watching cartoons/anime, reading comic …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 54: Music Supervision In Film x TV

July 5th, 2019

46:03

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 53: Context, Depth & Nuance

June 28th, 2019

48:40

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 52: Street Level Post Draft Show

June 21st, 2019

49:35

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 51: Contra Spread Gun

June 14th, 2019

44:50

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 50: Beat Street Breakdown

June 7th, 2019

48:18

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 49: Late Night Walks

May 31st, 2019

44:23

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 48: The Sun Rises In The East/The Art Of Storytellin'

May 24th, 2019

45:34

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 47: Wu Tang Soundbombing

May 17th, 2019

45:43

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 46: All The Data Is In

May 10th, 2019

48:54

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 45: Breaking Down "Breakin'"

May 3rd, 2019

41:15

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 44: 4venge The F4llen

April 26th, 2019

40:24

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...

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 43: Illmatic Doomsday

April 19th, 2019

46:46

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 42: Al Horford's Number

April 12th, 2019

46:53

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 41: My Music Obsession

April 5th, 2019

50:46

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 40: Transitions

March 29th, 2019

48:31

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 39: Sell Me This Pen

March 22nd, 2019

56:18

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, …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 38: Beware The Ides Of March

March 15th, 2019

54:55

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 37: When No One Cares

March 8th, 2019

47:18

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 36: Write Or Go Get A Job

March 1st, 2019

48:48

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 35: Endgame

December 10th, 2018

57:38

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 34: Thanos Snapped

December 4th, 2018

56:34

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 33: The Do Over

November 26th, 2018

51:12

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 32: Overthinking As Usual

November 17th, 2018

49:12

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 31: Black Art Valuation

November 8th, 2018

48:58

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 30: The Horror Show

October 31st, 2018

50:33

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 29: The Walkthrough

October 26th, 2018

55:17

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 28: Questions & Answers

October 22nd, 2018

50:23

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. …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 27: Words Mean Things

October 16th, 2018

53:29

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 26: Keep That Same Energy

October 10th, 2018

52:34

Today I discuss the aftermath of the BOS vs. NYY ALDS series with special guests Screamin' A. Smith & Shammin' Sharpe providing commentary. I …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 25: The Holy Trinity

October 5th, 2018

51:16

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 24: The God Tier

September 29th, 2018

48:57

On today's episode Dart discusses his latest articles running on Medium & Okayplayer, micro generations in Rap history, why they'll never be …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 23: Infinity War

September 25th, 2018

50:44

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 22: Purists, Snobs & Elitists

September 19th, 2018

49:24

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 21: Avalon Landing

September 12th, 2018

49:00

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, …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 20: Bobby Brown Story & Algorithms

September 5th, 2018

45:24

On today's installment of Dart Against Humanity, I first recount my harrowing experience with Twitter trolls after tweeting about searching for Black …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 19: Catharsis

August 29th, 2018

46:16

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 18: Numbers Lie Like Trump

August 24th, 2018

45:39

On today’s episode Dart discusses his love of Boston sports, the frustrations involved with being a Black Bostonian, the recent Twitter controversies …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 17: A Matter Of Public Record

August 18th, 2018

45:33

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 16: The Ghost Who Writes

August 13th, 2018

49:12

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 15: How To Stop Talking

August 8th, 2018

47:03

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

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 14: Welcome To My TED Talk

August 1st, 2018

51:29

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

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 13: Knowledge Darts

June 28th, 2018

1:00:15

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 12: The MCU & Summer ‘88

June 25th, 2018

53:26

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 11: Inconvenient Truths

June 18th, 2018

48:23

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 10: Breaking Down The Breakdown

June 12th, 2018

55:23

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.

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 9: Birth Of Video Game Journalism

June 7th, 2018

45:27

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 8: Life Of A Creative

June 2nd, 2018

50:31

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.

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 7: The Art Of Adaptation

May 28th, 2018

50:23

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 6: Integrated Radio

May 21st, 2018

47:24

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 Against Humanity Ep. 5: Boston vs. Everybody

May 16th, 2018

45:39

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

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Dart Against Humanity Ep. 4: Liner Notes & Album Credits

May 8th, 2018

51:10

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 …

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 3 Oral History & Film Appreciation

May 2nd, 2018

50:22

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

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Dart Against Humanity Episode 2: Cycles & Sea Changes

April 26th, 2018

51:02

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...

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Dart Against Humanity Episode 1: Speaking Into The Void

April 22nd, 2018

52:09

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 …

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