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Toure talks to successful people to find out how they became successful and to see what they know that can help you on your journey.

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Jay Smooth—I Keep It 110% Real
00:56:41

Jay Smooth is one of my favorite public intellectuals. Really interesting mind. I loved talking to him about race and hiphop and the right way to tell people that they’re racist. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow


Toure Show Ep 61


Jay Smooth—I Keep It 110% Real  


Host: Toure


Producers: Chris Colbert, Kecia Cole, Tyrice Hester


Photographer: Chuck Marcus


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Produced by BRIC TV.

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Jan 09, 2019
Susannah Melvoin—I Loved Prince
01:33:16

Susannah was the love of Prince’s life. Nothing Compares 2 U is about her. If I Was Your Girlfriend is about her. They started dating before Purple Rain. They got engaged just before he started shooting Under The Cherry Moon. She talks all about the relationship and the story behind “Starfish and Coffee”—which was a song based on a story from her childhood. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow


Toure Show Ep 61

Susannah Melvoin—I Loved Prince

Host & Writer: Toure

Senior Producer: Chris Colbert

Producer: Tyrice Hester

Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole

Photographer: Chuck Marcus

The House: DCP Entertainment

Jan 02, 2019
The Wu-Tang Clan—Ghost/Meth/RZA
00:22:03
The Wu is one of the best groups in hiphop history. I found three awesome interviews with the Wu in my vault so here’s three more from my 2004 MTV2 show Spoke N Heard. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow Toure Show Ep 60 The Wu-Tang Clan—Ghost/Meth/RZA Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producer: Chris Colbert Producer: Tyrice Hester Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks
Dec 26, 2018
Ricardo Rowan Phillips—I Love Tennis
01:17:33
Ricardo Rowan Phillips wrote one of the great books of the year—The Circuit, a deep dive into the pro tennis circuit. It’s awesome and I love talking tennis so here we are geeking out about tennis. I had to do it! I love tennis! Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow Toure Show Ep 59 Ricardo Rowan Phillips—I Love Tennis Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producer: Chris Colbert Producer: Tyrice Hester Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks 
Dec 19, 2018
Dr. Crystal Fleming—I Wigsnatch Racism
01:05:43
Dr. Crystal Fleming is one of my favorite academics. She just published a book called How To Be Less Stupid About Race and it’s awesome. So I had to have her on the show to talk about race Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow  Toure Show Ep 58  Dr. Crystal Fleming—I Wigsnatch Racism Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Producer: Tyrice Hester  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks
Dec 12, 2018
Marc Lamont Hill—I’m Good
01:19:24
Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN just a few days ago. How’s he doing? What does he think about what happened? How has he been shaped by his many trips to Palestine? And how does he manage to do so many things really well? He’s a brilliant guy. I love this conversation. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow  Toure Show Ep 57  Marc Lamont Hill—I’m Good  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Producer: Tyrice Hester  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks 
Dec 05, 2018
Sandra Bland—Killed By Racism
00:57:27
Sandra Bland died after a routine traffic stop in Texas. Did she hang herself or was she killed? The directors of a new HBO documentary Say Her Name, discuss the particulars of her life and her case and try to explain why she died. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Instagram @toureshow  Toure Show Ep 56  Sandra Bland—Killed By Racism  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Producer: Tyrice Hester  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks  
Nov 28, 2018
Inside NYPD with Corey Pegues
00:56:08
Corey Pegues was in the NYPD for 21 years. How do we get more effective policing and more judicious policing that doesn’t demonize Black and brown youth? We talk about that, quotas, for profit policing, and how most cops have never taken a punch.  Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 55  Inside NYPD with Corey Pegues  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Producer: Tyrice Hester  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks 
Nov 21, 2018
City Girls—I’m From the Bottom
00:58:29
City Girls is a hot, raunchy new rap group from Miami but there’s a lot to their story. I spoke to Yung Miami because her partner JT is in prison. When she’s not rapping, Yung Miami is taking care of her 5 yo son and her 14 yo brother because her mom is in prison for another two years. Even if you’ve never heard of City Girls, this is a fascinating look at someone who’s from the bottom and is on the cusp of changing her life forever. Thanks to God and some nasty sexual rhymes. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 54  City Girls—I’m From the Bottom  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Producer: Tyrice Hester  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks
Nov 14, 2018
Derrick Johnson—I Love My People
00:52:22
Derrick Johnson, the President of the NAACP, on what Black folks need to move forward, how he became President of the NAACP, is the organization still relevant, and what he loves about Blackness. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 53  Derrick Johnson—I Love My People  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Producer; Tyrice Hester  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks 
Nov 05, 2018
Santigold—I Am Music
01:21:50
Santigold on making music in the modern world and all you have to do to make it as a recording artist. And learning how to be an artist. And the advice-filled email from a singing superstar that helped her understand more about how to shine. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 51  Santigold— I Am Music  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks 
Oct 31, 2018
Dennis Rodman—I Love Kim Jong Un
00:48:03
Dennis Rodman talks in depth about going to North Korea and meeting Kim and having no idea who he was or what North Korea was all about. He says Kim’s a fun guy! Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 51  Dennis Rodman—I Love Kim Jong Un  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Assistant Producer: Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks  
Oct 24, 2018
The Hate U Give
00:57:54
The Hate U Give is a gripping new movie about a Black teenage girl who watches her friend be shot and killed by a police officer during a routine traffic stoop. It’s powerful and perfect for families with teenagers. I talked all about the film with director George Tillman Jr., and one of the starts, Regina Hall. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 50 The Hate U Give Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producers: Chris Colbert and Lainie Frost Assistant Producers: Jessica Blank and Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks 
Oct 17, 2018
Kid Fury—I Am Black Excellence
01:04:24
Kid Fury is the co-host of one of the best podcasts out, The Read. It’s hysterical and smart and superblack. He’s also a comedian and he’s writing a show for HBO that will be Executive Produced by Lena Waithe. He’s a superstar. But you already know. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 49 Kid Fury—I Am Black Excellence Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producer: Chris Colbert Assistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks 
Oct 10, 2018
En Vogue—We Were Born To Sing
01:04:59
En Vogue is one of the greatest singing groups ever. And they’re still out recording and touring—they just dropped a new album called Electric Sky. We talk about how they sing, how they manage to get along, and what ever happened to the other two members? Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 48En Vogue—We Were Born To Sing Host & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks  
Oct 03, 2018
Will Packer—I’m A Hollywood Producer
00:51:16
Will Packer knows how to produce hot movies—Night School, Girls Trip, Ride Along, Straight Outta Compton—and he’s going to explain everything about how to produce Hollywood movies his way. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 47  Will Packer—I’m A Hollywood Producer  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Assistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks  
Sep 26, 2018
Macy Gray—I’m Selling Weed
00:57:35
Macy Gray is one of my favorite modern singers—yes I love her voice. And she’s about to launch a line of weed for women. We talk about weed and acting in Training Day and singing and more. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 46Macy Gray—I’m Selling WeedHost & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks  
Sep 19, 2018
April Ryan—I’m Getting Death Threats
01:10:17
April Ryan is the White House correspondent who’s always focused on issues that matter to Black America. And right now she’s afraid for her life. Trump’s attacks on media have led to her getting death threats. How does she deal with that? And much more about Trump, Sarah Sanders, Omarosa, and more. The strength and resilience in this woman is so inspiring. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 45 April Ryan—I’m Getting Death Threats Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producer: Chris Colbert Video Director: Jason Wallace Assistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks  
Sep 12, 2018
Young Guru—I Am Music
01:02:06
Young Guru is Jay-Z’s engineer and he’s the best engineer in hiphop. He knows music at a deep level. I love talking to him about Jay, Kanye, Rihanna and many more stars. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 44  Young Guru—I Am Music  Host & Writer: Toure  Senior Producer: Chris Colbert  Video Director: Jason Wallace  Assistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid Nicole  Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: The Young Turks  
Sep 05, 2018
Lost Tapes 2004 vol 1—Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye
00:30:14
Back in 2004 I interviewed Jay-Z, Nas, and Kanye when I was hosting a great little for MTV2 called Spoke N’ Heard. Here I present three interesting, old interviews that tell us a lot about three hiphop legends. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 43 Lost Tapes 2004 vol 1—Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producer: Chris Colbert Video Director: Jason Wallace Assistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks 
Aug 29, 2018
Tiffany Haddish—I Am Winning
01:01:26
Tiffany Haddish is a red hot comedian who’s killing it in Hollywood right now. She overcame so much to get there. An horrific childhood, as an adult she was homeless and slept in her car. Her success comes partly from thinking all this into existence. I found the power of her mind so impressive. You will, too. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 42Tiffany Haddish—I Am WinningHost & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks  
Aug 22, 2018
Andre Leon Talley—I Am Fashion
01:07:15
Andre Leon Talley is a fashion icon who’s survived a lot. He’s been beaten for being gay. He’s had to swallow his tongue when fashion people were overtly racist. He’s had to learn how to make it in a difficult world. He’s brilliant and deep and has a lot to teach us all. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 41Andre Leon Talley—I Am FashionHost & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks 
Aug 15, 2018
Pete Rock—I Am The Incredible Hulk of Hiphop
00:55:07
Pete Rock is one of the greatest producers in hiphop history. How’d he do it and what launched him? He tells all. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 40 Pete Rock—I Am The Incredible Hulk of Hiphop Host & Writer: Toure Senior Producer: Chris Colbert Video Director: Jason Wallace Assistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus The House: The Young Turks 
Aug 08, 2018
Evander Holyfield—I’ll Always Love My Mama
01:30:05
Evander Holyfield is one of the best boxers of his time. He’s also a huge mama’s boy! He’s open book who talked about everything from why Tyson bit him to how yoga and dance helped his career to how he raises 11 kids. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 39Evander Holyfield—I Knocked Guys OutHost & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks  
Aug 01, 2018
Daveed Diggs—I Made A Friggin Movie
01:18:27
Daveed Diggs is an actor who blew up in Hamilton. Now he’s starring in a movie he wrote with his friend, a movie that took ten years to write. It’s Blindspotting. It’s fantastic. We talk about the movie, Hamilton, his Blackish character, and his thoughts on Donald Glover’s success. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 38Daveed Diggs—I Made A MovieHost & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks  
Jul 25, 2018
Charlamagne tha God: I’m A Lovable Asshole
01:11:17
Charlamagne tha God is a radio legend who’s a provocateur, a smart guy, a funny guy, and a great interviewer. It was a thrill to talk to him about interviews, radio and how to make your dreams come true. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 37Charlamagne tha God—“I‘m A Lovable Asshole”Host & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks 
Jul 18, 2018
W. Kamau Bell: I Know White People
01:30:55
The cable news star is brilliant, funny, and really smart. This is a long, really open conversation which gets into his show and the big mistake I think he made while doing the show. Kamau loves criticism! That goes over well. Also: how it was he got onto CNN and how he made the most of being mentored by Chris Rock. I love Kamau. Watch his show United Shades of America on CNN. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 36W. Kamau Bell—“I Know White People”Host & Writer: ToureSenior Producer: Chris ColbertVideo Director: Jason WallaceAssistant Producers: William Jolley and Candid NicolePhotographer: Chuck MarcusThe House: The Young Turks 
Jul 17, 2018
My Mission
00:02:33
I started this podcast because I wanted to talk to successful people about how they became successful. I wanna know what talents, tactics and attitudes powered their rise. I wanna know what their superpower is. I wanna know how they built success and how they dealt with failure. 
Jul 14, 2018
James Blake: I Beat Federer
00:42:08
The tennis star was once #4 in the world and #1 in America with wins over Federer and Nadal. But what’s most amazing is that he played his best tennis after having breaking his neck in a freak injury and contracting shingles and losing his dad—all in one year. He’s tough, smart (Harvard), humble, and cool. And the best Black male player since Arthur Ashe. I interviewed him at the tennis club where I grew up, Sportsmen’s Tennis Club in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in front of a few hundred people. James is an amazing person. It’s really interesting to see how he thinks. Let me know what you think of this interview. I’m on Twitter @toure.  Toure Show Ep 36 James Blake: I Beat Federer Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert Assistants: William Jolley, Jason Wallace, and Candid Nicole Photographer: Chuck Marcus Studio: The Young Turks 
Jul 04, 2018
Donnell Rawlings: I’m RICH, Beeatch!!!
01:14:41
He’s the hysterical comic you’ve seen on Chappelle’s Show and The Wire. And he’s a new Dad! Here he talks about how to be funny, how to make it as a comic, how to teach your kid to be funny, and he licks shots at Faizon Love for saying Chappelle’s Show wasn’t funny. Which isn’t funny. What?!? Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure Toure Show Ep 35 Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole Photos: Chuck Marcus Video: Jason Wallace The House: Cadence 13
Jun 27, 2018
Inside The NYPD
01:04:14
Two current NYPD officers on why the police function the way they do. This conversation really changed my mind about the way policing really works. I didn’t really understand the police until this interview. Policing is not about protecting and serving. It’s about revenue collection. And the bosses would rather cops make arrests than stop crime because arrests are quantifiable. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 34 Inside the NYPD Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole Photos: Chuck Marcus Video: Jason Wallace The House: Cadence 13
Jun 20, 2018
Susan Rogers: I Made Music With Prince
01:21:29
She worked with Prince in the studio, engineering his best albums. She knows who he is as a musical being as well as anyone. I wanted to celebrate Prince’s 60th birthday talking to someone who knew him extremely well. Susan tells us what song that was the germ of each of Prince’s big albums. And what happened when Prince was forced to meet Liz Taylor. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Instagram: @toureshow. Thanks to Audible for your support of Toure Show!  Toure Show Ep 33 Susan Rogers: I Made Music With Prince Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole Photos: Chuck Marcus The House: Cadence 13 
Jun 13, 2018
Andre Cymone: I Grew Up With Prince
01:08:33
Prince’s childhood best friend is here to tell the truth about who Prince was as a teenager. They lived together throughout Prince’s teens. They played together. Who was young Prince? Andre knows. For real Prince fans, this conversation will unlock some things you never knew. Toure Show Ep 32 Andre Cymone—“I Grew Up With Prince” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert & Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13 
Jun 09, 2018
Tituss Burgess: I’m An Actor
00:55:53
He’s one of funniest actors on TV. One of the stars of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, he made that incredible Lemonade parody where he’s stomping down the street in the yellow dress with a baseball bat. It’s hysterical. He’s an amazing actor and I tried to get inside his philosophy about acting. Let me know what you think! Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 31 Tituss Burgess: I’m An Actor Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole The House: Cadence 13  Photos: Chuck Marcus
May 30, 2018
Marissa Alexander: I Survived A Nightmare
00:55:58
Marissa Alexander is a survivor. She got a 20 year prison sentence and did three. She’s a woman of steel who was pushed to her breaking point in prison but she survived. Marissa’s story is one of those that I covered when I was at MSNBC and I thought of Marissa as a symbol of modern racial injustice. I didn’t think she would get out of prison early. But thanks to the people fighting for, she did. They fought because of the injustice done to her but also because of who she is. Her story is inspiring. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 30 Marissa Alexander: I Survived A Nightmare Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole Photos: Chuck Marcus The House: Cadence 13 
May 23, 2018
Arlan Hamilton: I Steal White Privilege
01:03:54
Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton is creating opportunities for Black, brown, gay, lesbian, and female founders of Silicon Valley start-ups. She was homeless a few years ago and now she’s a VC. She’s amazing. Don’t miss her inspirational story. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 29 Arlan Hamilton—“I Steal White Privilege” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Candid Nicole, Shelby Royston Photographer: Chuck Marcus Studio: Cadence 13 
May 16, 2018
Lili Bernard: I Was Raped By Bill Cosby
01:12:52
Cosby sexually assaulted her three times but she’s rising like a phoenix now. This is one of the most powerful interviews I’ve ever had. I wanted to know what it was really like to be one of those inside the Cosby nightmare. This is that story. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 28 Lili Bernard: I Was Sexually Assaulted By Bill Cosby Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston Photograper: Chuck Marcus Cadence 13 
May 09, 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How To Ball In Life
00:54:02
Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one of the greatest athletes of all time but he calls himself a writer who played basketball. I loved talking to him. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. 
May 02, 2018
Roz Brewer: Starbucks COO
00:32:52
She runs Starbucks and she was open to answer every question I had. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.   Toure Show Ep 26 Title: Roz Brewer: Starbucks COO. Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole Photos: Chuck Marcus The House: Cadence 13  
Apr 30, 2018
Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism
00:42:15
The nightmare continues in Puerto Rico. I’ll tell you what’s really going on there and why you need to know what disaster capitalism is and how it relates to your future. Featuring Rosa Clemente and Naomi Klein. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 25 Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism   Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Booker: William Jolley  Engineer: Shelby Royston Photographer: Chuck Marcus  The House: Cadence 13 
Apr 25, 2018
Melissa Depino: I Was In That Starbucks
00:26:46
Melissa Depino was in that Starbucks when Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson were arrested. She saw the whole thing, before and after the video. This is her story. Living through this has changed her. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @Toure.
Apr 23, 2018
Vivica A. Fox: How To Hustle In Hollywood
00:57:48
She’s a star. She’s a hustler. She knows how to shine. This is a great conversation with a powerful lady who knows how rock it in Hollywood. Lots about her awesome scene in Kill Bill and her relationship with 50 Cent and her time on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The strength of Vivica’s self-belief is inspiring. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. #VivicaToureShow Toure Show Ep 23 Vivica A. Fox: How To Hustle In Hollywood Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Candid Nicole Photos: Chuck Marcus The House: Cadence 13 
Apr 18, 2018
DeRay: How To Get Free
01:13:39
He’s changing the world. He’s here to tell us how. DeRay is deep. I hope you’re ready. This was recorded live at NYCPodfest. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Instagram: @toureshow Toure Show Ep 22 DeRay—“How To Get Free” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Help from: William Jolley, Shelby Royston, Chuck Marcus, Cadence 13, and NYCPodfest. 
Apr 11, 2018
Toni Braxton: How To Sing
01:35:30
One of the great singers of her generation talks all about singing and how she does it. She explains so much of her craft. She also talks a lot about her son and explains how she got him off of autism spectrum. She also talks a lot about how Birdman proposed to her. That’s a fun story. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 22 Toni Braxton—“How To Sing.” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistant: William Jolley Engineer: Shelby Royston  Photos: Chuck Marcus The House: Cadence 13 
Apr 04, 2018
Taraji P. Henson: How To Act: A Master Class
00:54:36
She’s one of the great character actors of our time and she gave me a master class in acting. She explains so much about she relates to character, how she approaches scenes, how she uses her instrument. Taraji is unpredictable and unforgettable and powerful. I’m thrilled to have talked to her and I hope our talk can inspire you on your journey up your mountain. I hope it can also be part of the historical record around this peerless artist as we peer deeply into the foundation of her craft. Taraji is now the star of Acrimony, the latest from Tyler Perry, and still the star of Empire. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 20 Taraji P. Henson—“How To Act: A Master Class.” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley and Shelby Royston Photos: Chuck Marcus The House: Cadence 13 
Mar 28, 2018
Van Jones: How To Make A Comeback
01:23:11
The cable news star is brilliant, open-hearted, dignified, and someone who knows how to comeback from adversity. In this ep he goes into how he navigates the TV news business as well as how he rebounded from being the center of a mortifying international news story. Van is now the host of the Van Jones Show on CNN which airs twice a month on Saturday nights—guests have included Jay-Z, Steph Curry, Ava Duvernay and Oprah. Damn. Van is one impressive dude. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 19 Van Jones—“How To Make A Comeback” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley and Shelby Royston The House: Cadence 13 
Mar 21, 2018
Empire’s Jussie Smollett: How To Live Fully
01:25:51
He’s a star on Empire and a singer, an activist, a lover of love and the self-proclaimed “gay Tupac—in my mind.” Jussie Smollet is funny and crazy and deep. In this ep he goes in about making his new album Sum of My Music and working on Empire and growing up in a big family, five siblings, where sometimes they had money and sometimes they had none, but they were always wealthy with love. I knew Jussie was passionate and intense but I didn’t know he was this funny. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 18 Jussie Smollett—“How To Live Fully” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert, Matt Ford, Chris Basil Assistants: William Jolley and Shelby Royston The House: Cadence 13 
Mar 14, 2018
Amanda Seales: How To Be Funny
01:00:23
The comedian on how to be funny and how to make it in Hollywood and how therapy is really valuable for creators. Amanda is funny but you can see that it’s her grit and her planning and her attitude—her internal solidity—that powers her success as much as just being funny. Lots of gems in this one. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure.  Toure Show Ep 17 Amanda Seales—“How To Be Funny” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13 
Mar 07, 2018
Rakim: How I MC
01:03:04
The greatest MC ever on how to write songs, the influence of John Coltrane on his MCing, the influence of his mother on his music, the real reason why his album with Dr. Dre never came out, and the story of Rakim slapboxing with LL Cool J in 1987. Rakim and I have been working on a book about his life and his work for three years. This first ever Toure Show live event stems from that book and from a collaboration with Fla- vorpill and WeWork. It was recorded at a WeWork space in Manhattan in front of a great crowd. Hope you learn some things that will help you rise. Tons of gems in this one. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 16 Rakim—“How I MC” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13
Feb 28, 2018
Joy Reid: How To Make It In TV
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The Cable TV Queen dishes on how to handle anything - wild Trump-supporting guests, Hillary, getting fired while on the air, and the death of her mother just before she was supposed to go to Harvard. Joy is the one you want guiding you in a crisis. We’re in a crisis. That’s why it’s great that she’s on the air. Lots of gems in this one. Let me know what you think. Twitter: @toure. Toure Show Ep 15 Joy Reid—“How To Make It In TV” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13
Feb 21, 2018
Susannah Melvoin: On Loving And Almost Marrying Prince
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Prince was like the God of love and sex but what was it like to date him? Susannah Melvoin talks about how great it was at times and how hard it was at times. This is a roller coaster emotional ep that’ll show you a side of Prince you’ve never seen before. I met Susannah after my book I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon and she’s become a good friend and here she tells all the stories. Toure Show Ep 14 Susannah Melvoin—“On Loving And Almost Marrying Prince” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford  The House: Cadence 13 
Feb 14, 2018
Zadie Smith: How To Be Free
01:36:58
The great writer is as smart and as fun as her greatest novels. Here we talk about everything—Jay-Z, writing, family, Chappelle, Nina Simone. After this you’ll feel like she’s your friend. Toure Show Ep 13 Zadie Smith—“How To Be Free ” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13 
Feb 07, 2018
Black Thought: How To MC
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He’s one of the greatest MCs of all time. How'd he become such a monstrous talent? What are his favorite words? What makes Thought who he is? I dig into all of that and more. Toure Show is successful people talking about their success. What tactics, attitudes, and strategies fueled their success? What can you learn from their journey that might help fuel your rise? I want these conversations to be valuable for you. Toure Show Ep 12 Black Thought—“How To MC” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford The House: Cadence 13
Feb 02, 2018
Kendrick Lamar: How To MC
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He’s the greatest MC of his era. Is it even a question? But how did he get to be that? I talked to Kendrick Lamar to find out how Kendrick became Kendrick. In this conversation we talk about how Kendrick got to be so good—how do you practice? How do you develop as an MC? What are his favorite words? We also talk about his best verses and his best song. And the impact of seeing dead bodies on the street when he was a kid. He’s a man who’s obsessed with hiphop, so he practiced intensely and constantly, but he’s also willing to accept failure. His success—his amazing music—is built atop lots and lots of private failures that helped him learn his craft and become a master MC. Toure Show is successful people talking about their success. What tactics, attitudes, and strategies fueled their success? How’d they deal with failure? What can you learn from their journey that’ll help fuel your rise? I want these conversations to be valuable for you. I hope Kendrick Lamar has some gems that help you learn how to shine. Toure Show Ep 12 Kendrick Lamar—“How To MC” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford  The House: Cadence 13 
Jan 24, 2018
Patrisse Cullors: How To Make It Out Alive
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A Black Lives Matter co-founder who has dealt with everything—poverty, homophobia, a father and brother in and out of prison, and a police force the criminalized her as a child—Patrisse Cullors has dealt with all the pain, chaos and repression in her life and in response she has grown strong and wise and happy. She’s working on Black Lives Matter, she’s working on her family, and she’s now publishing a memoir that’s powerful, painful, beautiful, and heart-wrenching: When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. It’s a great, great book that tells the story of her rise and the rise of Black Lives Matter. Cullors is a really special person and I’m glad to call her a friend and see what I can learn from her. Toure Show is a place where successful people talk about their journeys. What are the tactics, attitudes, and strategies that fueled their success? What can you learn from them that’ll help you on your rise? My hope is that these conversations are valuable for you. That you’ll hear something that’ll help you boost your life. Toure Show Ep 10 Patrisse Cullors—“How To Make It Out Alive” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford Studio: Cadence 13
Jan 17, 2018
Spike Lee: How To Make It In TV And Hollywood
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Spike Lee is a Hollywood legend, who’s now directing the hit Netflix show "She’s Gotta Have It" based on his debut film of the same name. He’s definitely someone I want to learn from. How do you make movies, and why, and what is great acting, and what is great directing? Spike says he loves what he does and, for him, that’s the core of it all.  Toure Show is successful people talking about their journey. What tactics, attitudes, and strategies fueled their success? What can you learn from them that’ll help you on your rise? My hope is that these conversations are valuable for you. That you’ll hear something that’ll help improve your life. Toure Show Ep 9 Spike Lee—“How To Make It In Hollywood and TV” Host & Writer: Toure Producers: Chris Colbert and Matt Ford Studio: Cadence 13
Jan 10, 2018
Kehinde Wiley: How To Make It In Art
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An art world superstar who’s full of brilliance and ego, and who’s willing to strip and be a nude model for his fellow artists, Kehinde Wiley is a portraitist who has become one of the dominant painters of his generation on an artistic level and on a business level. He’s got studios around the globe and many assistants and a vision for his work that is recognized and respected across the world. He’s been featured on the walls in Empire. He’s painted Michael Jackson and Kanye. He’s currently painting the official portrait of President Barack Obama for the National Portrait Gallery. In this intense conversation, he explores the development of his style of art and explains how he became a star and the challenges of setting up shop in a far-flung country—once in the Congo he and his team got thrown in jail for five days! Kehinde is a genius. Flat out. And he’s an extrovert. And it’s always fun to encounter that combination. There’s a lot here for people who want to be artists, people who love art, or people who have big dreams—Kehinde is all about all of that. Toure Show is about me talking to successful people about their journey. What tactics, attitudes, and strategies helped them become successful? What do they know that can help you rise? My hope is that these conversations are valuable for you. Toure Show Ep 8 Kehinde Wiley: How To Make It In Art. Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert Studio: Cadence 13
Jan 03, 2018
Poker Pro David Williams: How To Make It In Poker
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A poker star who’s won over $9 million at the table is definitely someone we all can learn from. The high pressure world of elite poker is stressful, thrilling, and complex but the trait Williams says is most important to being successful has nothing to do with the cards. He says the key is self-discipline. If you can control yourself, more importantly, if you can control your emotions then you can succeed in poker. Toure Show is successful people talking about their success. What are the tactics, attitudes, and strategies that fueled their success? What can you learn from them that’ll help you on your rise? My hope is that these conversations give you tactics that can help you. Toure Show Ep 7 David Williams—“How To Make It Big In Poker” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert Studio: Cadence 13
Dec 27, 2017
Dr. Meika: How To Make It In Medicine
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My sister the ER Doc deals with immense pressure in a calm way.  The hospital is chaotic but she can handle it even when it smells like charred human flesh. And climbing the corporate ladder can be like battling your way through a jungle. But she can handle that, too. They called her bossy but she did some work on herself and made changes and now she’s the Chief Medical Officer of the Hoboken University Hospital. I’m so proud of her. I had to talk to her for the show. Toure Show is successful people talking about their success. What are the tactics, attitudes, and strategies that fueled their success? How’d they deal with failure? What can you learn from their journey that’ll help fuel your rise? I want these conversations to be valuable for you. Toure Show Ep 6 Dr. Meika - “How To Make It In Medicine” or OMG My Little Sister Runs A Hospital! Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert Studio: Cadence 13
Dec 20, 2017
Reggie Hudlin: How To Make It In Hollywood
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Toure Show is successful people talking about how they achieved success. What tactics, attitudes, and strategies fueled them? How’d they deal with failure? What can you learn from their journey that’ll help your rise? I want these conversations to be valuable for you. Reggie Hudlin has been a Hollywood director for almost 3 decades. In this ep he goes deep into his journey to becoming a director, how he works with actors, how he worked with Quentin Tarantino, and how he got out of “movie jail.”    Toure Show Ep 5 Reggie Hudlin “How To Make It In Hollywood.”  Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert The House: Cadence 13
Dec 13, 2017
Puffy: How To Make A Billion
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Toure Show is successful people talking about their success. What are the tactics, attitudes, and strategies that fueled their success? How’d they deal with failure? What can you learn from their journey that’ll help fuel your rise? I want these conversations to be valuable for you. Puff (or Sean Combs, or Diddy, or Brother Love) is one of the greatest business minds in the country today. He’s closing in on being a billionaire thanks to his many revenue streams—#1 Ciroc, #2 Sean John. He’s done it by being fearless in business, by being a creative visionary, by being a great marketer who understands how to infuse his brand into anything. Puff is indefatigable. He’s driven like no one you’ve ever seen. He’s great at inspiring people and setting a high bar for everyone around him. And he’s done it by using himself as billboard for his brand. He’s a star because it helps him sell. Yeah he’s got a huge ego but he uses his stardom strategically, to help himself sell so when the guy you saw dancing and rhyming alongside Biggie Smalls is now looking dapper and holding Ciroc, the vodka looks better. When he takes the audaciousness that he brought to the music biz and injects into the fashion biz, his clothes sell more. Being an icon helps him in business. And that’s just part of why he’s so successful. Toure Show Ep 4 Puffy—“How To Make A Billion” Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert The House: Cadence 13 
Dec 06, 2017
Nikki Giovanni: How To Make It In Poetry
01:24:27
Toure Show is successful people talking about the talents, tactics, and attitudes that helped them become successful. What’s at the core of your success? What’s your superpower? How did you rebound from failure? Hopefully these are conversations that are valuable to you and help you get more fuel for your journey. Nikki Giovanni is one of the greatest living poets in the world. I grew up hearing Ego Tripping recited over and over in ways that seemed to magically transform all who recited it and all who heard it. And so many of her other poems are so simple or so beautiful or so powerful that I can’t forget them. Plus Nikki is a joy to be around. She’s funny, smart, humble, and she’s cool. She’s the best dinner guest imaginable. In this hour plus conversation we talk about: • Her insight into Trump voters after a life lived in Appalachia. • The impact of watching domestic violence in her childhood home. • How she rebounded from a health scare by getting onstage. • What makes a great poem. • How she learned to cry. • Why she feels she needs to go into outer space. If you want to talk to me about this ep or suggest a future guest I’m on Twitter @Toure and on Instagram @Toureshow. And please rate and review on iTunes—it makes a difference! Toure Show Ep #3 Nikki Giovanni: How To Make It In Poetry Host & Writer: Touré Producer: Chris Colbert The House: Cadence13
Nov 29, 2017
RZA: How To Lead People
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Toure Show is successful people talking about their success. How’d you make it? What are your best strategies? What attitudes helped you win? How’d you rebound from failure? Stories that might help you on your journey. The RZA is an amazing person. Legendary producer, rapper, actor, director, who will be remembered as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. In this hour-long interview we run through: • How did he establish and maintain his place as the leader of the Wu?  • How did he rebound from his nadir—19 years old, in jail, on trial for attempted murder?  • How has Quentin Tarantino helped him as a man?  • What has chess master Bobby Fisher taught him about life?  • What books would he encourage you to read? If you want to talk to me more about this ep or suggest a future guest I’m on Twitter @Toure.  Toure Show Ep #2 RZA On How To Lead Host & Writer: Toure Producer: Chris Colbert In association with Cadence 13 Studios.
Nov 22, 2017
Maxwell: How To Make It In Music
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Toure Show is all about exploring why awesome people became successful. Why did they make it? What are their superpowers? How did they deal with failure? I want to know so you can get a little more fuel for your journey to success.  Maxwell is one of the great singers of his era and a man of towering fame and deep humility. He taught himself how to make music and constructed a debut album called Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite that blew everyone away. Ever since that album came out Maxwell has been a superstar. How does he handle being a star? How does he write music? What does he do in his multi-year breaks from the spotlight? We dig in to all of that and more. If you want to talk to me more about this I’m on Twitter @Toure. Toure Show is written by me, Toure and produced by Chris Colbert in association with Cadence 13 studios. 
Nov 15, 2017
Toure Show Preview
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Toure talks to successful people to find out how they became successful and to see what they know that can help you on your journey. ​ Series launches Wednesday 11/15. 
Nov 14, 2017