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Chris, Shahidah and Tanya turn up at Fifty and every week discussing reality tv, we are addicted to Married At First Sight for now, the culture and the shit side of dating. Join us, subscribe and leave a like!

Episode Date
MAFS BOSTON REUNION-Vanessa Williams Pops In!!

We are wrapping up the MAFS season from hell with part one of the reunion and the FAB Vanessa Williams pops in (right before she goes on stage of her Broadway hit POTUS) to give her take on the cast!

#MAFSBOSTON #VanessaWilliams #RealityTV #Potus

May 20, 2022
MAFS Boston Decision Day: WTF Just Happened

Decisions were made and no one celebrated. I guess a cheers are in order for the end of the most toxic, most abusive and dysfunctional season we have seen in all the fourteen seasons. Goodbye Boston cast and good luck!

May 13, 2022
Death of Kevin Samuels


What is more important in the Black relationships love or respect?


I don't think you can have one without the other and on the death of infamous can controversial self-proclaimed black love expert Kevin Samuels the internets beefed on what he brought to that conversation.

#blacklove #blackwomen #blackmen #blackrelationships #kevinsamuels 

A lot of Black women, Tanya and I included, felt he disrespected Black women for dollars and entertainment. Others felt he was teaching women the hard truths on why they can't get or keep a man.

His death is not being mourned with love or respect but its in brand with how he lived and spoke his truth with neither love or respect for our community.


How do you feel about his messages and death? Let us know!


May 09, 2022
MAFS BOSTON: About That Last Night...

Decision day is coming and we cannot wait! Not because we are rooting for anyone but because we are ready for this train wreck to end! 

How are yall feeling on what these Boston couples are going to say?

Here our thoughts on this last episode and predictions for Decision Day!

May 01, 2022
MAFS BOSTON: Countdown to the End

Episode 15 was just a repeat of episode 14, 13, 12...Sigh

We are all counting down to the end of this toxic and boring season. How yall feeling about it?

Apr 25, 2022
MAFS BOSTON: Winding Down the Insanity

The season is wrapping up and thank goodness. There are no clear likeable couples that everyone roots for and quite frankly we are all bored with the arguing and drama. Hear, that #Lifetime? We are bored with the fabricated drama and miserable individuals!

It's almost over!

Apr 18, 2022
MAFS BOSTON:Boston Has A Problem!

Hey Fam, we are back for episode 14 of Married At First Sight and Chris, Shahidah, and Tanya are joined by Tanya's cousin Mya and her bestie Kate! It's alway interesting to hear other's point of view on the drama that is a very boring yet toxic season of Married At First Sight.

Apr 02, 2022
About Last Night (The Oscars And The Apologies)

Last night Chris Rock told a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. Will Smith laughed at the joke but his wife was not pleased at all then Will Smith proceeded to walk up on the stage approaching a smiling Chri Rock and without warning smacked him across the face. He walked back to his seat as the the stunned audience looked on, sat down and yelled 'Keep my wifes name out your mfing mouth' Twice, he said it TWICE to reiterate I guess that he was was really mfing serious.

Then he won an Oscar for Best Actor.

The internet has been buzzed all day going back in forth on who's right and who's wrong- Chris, got what he had coming to him, you don't talk about a man's wife' or 'Will was totally out of line to bring violence to the Oscars'.

The joke was about Jada's bald head. Her head is bald due to an automimmue disease where the white blood cells attack the hair follicles called alopecia. Since last night Chris Rock and Will Smith have issued apologies. Chris said he wanted to apologize to his friends Jada and Will. He said he was out of line but did not know about her condition. Will apologized to Chris saying "Violence in all forms is poisonous and destructive."

I wish Will had taken a moment as he strolled down that aisle to an unsuspecting Chris and thought 'Is this worth all the anger?" He and Jada are Hollywood staples and each is used to being in the papers, on the internet and being the butt of jokes. This is part of the life they signed up for, good or bad. Jada has regularly put their relationship and family issues on Front Street in her Red Table Talks and the most recent was her talk about her entanglement relationship with her son Jaden's friend who he invited to live in their home.

Will's reaction makes me thing this outburst of violence went deeper than Chris Rock's joke. Something else. probably all the jokes on the entanglement, had to be triggering him and Chris' joke was just the straw that broke the camel's back. 

It was a very unfortunate evening that overshadowed everyone's wins and I'm glad to see that both men have made apologies however we teach our children to think before they emotionally react.  Will has been in this business long enough to know better. Whatever is going on with him I hope he gets the help he needs because last night, Oscar night he showed the world that he is hurting deep. 

Mar 29, 2022
MAFS Episode 11 Another Special Guest

This week the crew recaps episode 11 of Married At First Sight with special guest Tracey Solomon-White

The couples celebrated one month anniversaries and at the couple dinner Olajuwon again showed his  disrespect and immaturity. Tracey gives another point of view and checks us on are we being bias when it comes to O?

Mar 18, 2022
MAFS Episode 10: Special Guest Vanessa Williams

We were super excited to have Vanessa Williams pop in to offer some of her commentary on MAFS episode 10!

Take a listen and like this episode because we want to have her back for the finale!!!

#MAFS #MAFSBOSTON #MarriedAtFirstSight 

Mar 15, 2022
Oh, Oh, Oh Damn Olajuwon!

This season of MAFS has turned into a season dumpster babies gone wild. Between the emotional immaturity and emotional abuse there are very few people to root for this season!

Chris and Shahidah tried their best to give Olajuwan the benefit of the doubt but Tanya knew he was trash and he showed how trash he was this week. It's unfortunate that too many of the couple really lack the maturity to be in a relationship when they have so much emotional baggage they need to handle. 

This goes back to the professionals are they picking and matching folks who really should be in therapy not a marriage show!

What's yall's take is this season a waste? 

#marriedatfirstsight #mafs #mafsBoston 

Mar 04, 2022
MAFS Ep7: Ding Dong the Witch is Gone!

Goodbye Alyssa. Goodbye to your fake cries of being a good person, goodbye to your gaslighting Chris and us every week goodbye!

This week the couples visit each others homes and speak with Pastor Cal about early troubles. Jas and Michael are in a worse place than they were while on vacation. Noi explains her concerns about Steven not having an job and Katina worries that Olajuwon has some 1950 delusions about marriage that need to be addressed. Mark and Lindsey fight bed bugs.

Listen to the crew as they discuss last week's episode and let us know what you think.

#MAFS #MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFSBOSTON #MAFSAlyssa 

Feb 20, 2022

I think it is fair to say at this point that the audience is being played with this Alyssa and Chris 'marriage'. Last week's episode hit an entirely new low of tantrums and reality bending. Why is Chris putting up with her and why won't she just say she's not attracted to him and wants out? 

Alyssa wants to continue with the experiment but without living in the same apartment as her husband or even dealing with him at all unless she is forced. She makes the wild suggestion that the split the apartment so she could still be with her girls, the girls she just met  This is beyond ridiculous.

Feb 14, 2022
MAFS Season 14 Episode 5: We Deserve Better Than Alyssa

We deserve better than what we are seeing on Married At First Sight this season. What is being allowed to play out with Alyssa and Chris is woefully disgusting. Since the wedding we have been wanting someone, the experts, anyone to swoop in and either speak to Alyssa about her horrible behavior or cut her from the show. But after Wednesday nights episode we are going to need Chris to swoop in and save himself from her because the experts and producers all seem not to care about the dignity of this man as the camera pans his teeth and body as she disdainfully looks at him. This is humiliating and none of us signed up to see someone treated this way on a marriage reality show.

Feb 04, 2022
The Honeymoon In Hell MAFS Boston Episode 4
At this point Chris, Shahidah, and Tanya are saying get rid of the professionals if Alyssa is the best they could come up with for Chris.   
Jan 30, 2022
MAFS BOSTON: Three Weddings & A Funeral?

What a rocky start with the weddings this time around. Of course there were tears and high anxiety. Listen and share your opinions with the crew as Chris, Shahidah, and Tanya break down their first reactions.

Jan 15, 2022


MAFS is back and this season it takes place in the hometown of Shahidah and Tanya, BOSTON!

Last week the episode kicked off with the introduction to the couples and the first marriage.

Take a listen as Chris, Tanya and Shahidah breakdown the first thoughts and prediction of the couples.


Jan 10, 2022
Dope Young Man: BMF Young Star Raymond Seay II

You may not know him now now but I guarantee his future's so bright that we will all be talking about this young man!

Take a listen as the Still Dope team speaks with Raymond Seay II and his delightful and insightful mom Christy and how they navigated their way to a great series on Starz's 50cent produced show BMF.

Dec 20, 2021
MAFS Houston Reunion Part II

Buenas Noches Houston! Don't let the door hit ya!

Nov 30, 2021
MAFS Houston Reunion Part One: Damn you Myrla

I think we all felt a bit deceived by Myrla last week, all of us except Chris who maintained from Week One that she was an awful human being and she underlined that last week. I don't know about you fellow MAFS fans but this was a HORRIBLE season. 

Watch next week as more drama unfolds and we'll be back to dish that isht too LOL

Nov 21, 2021

The day of decision has come and it was all that we expected it to be be. No surprises here folks

Next week is the reunion and that looks better than this whole season.

#MAFS #MAFSHOUSTON #MarriedAtFirstSight

Nov 12, 2021
MAFS Episode 16: Decision Day is Coming

So the big decision day is coming for our married couples and honestly none of them are looking really good at this point. Johnny and Bao who started off so strong and were fan favorites are now looking more and more like the train wreck no one saw coming. They had so much promise. 

Gil and Myrla may make it but for how long? The season started with all of us hating Myrla and her pretentiousness but somehow Gil managed to find something in her that makes her ALMOST likeable however internet approval of Gil has dipped after this episode.

Rachel and Jose came out hot and heavy from the word GO and although they are still going pretty strong how much longer will it last if Jose can't think outside of Texas and willingness to explore with his new wife? Rachel deserves better. Get the fuck out still rings in my ears and if he was able to speak to her like that once he definitely will again.

Brett and Ryan leave us in a state of boredom but Brett deserves someone that will look at her the way fat kid looks at cake. Ryan can't get out of his head that she is not physically his type. From what I and the crew see he never fully gave her a chance and we all believe there is someone he is chatting up outside of his marriage. 

Michaela and Zack are both crazy and are not interesting at all with all the back and forth. Zack had the opportunity to make a clean break but obviously crazy chicks must give dope head because he doesn't mind her jumping in his bed after each of her insane outburst.

Decision Day Part One starts tomorrow and yes we are all in for the drama of it but do we really care? This season has no winners all the couples are just an asteroid heading towards earth...the end is coming. 

#marriedatfirstsight #MAFS #MAFSHouston #Relationships #marriage #realitytv

Nov 09, 2021
MAFS Houston Episode 15: The Calm After The Hurricane K

Apologies for the super late post

Well, its official in our eyes Michaela is crazy but Zack is not wrapped too tight either.

Last week the couples revealed intimate details about their childhood that help to shape who they are today. Listen as we break down some of their details.


#mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFSHOUSTON 


Nov 01, 2021
MAFS Episode 14: Hurricane K Finally Landed

and it was all we the destruction we thought it would be.

Welcome back MAFS fans.  Episode 14 was crazy and probably the most dramatic episode we've seen this season. If Zack has any sense he would have started divorce proceedings the next business day after Michaela's melt down. Brett is finally coming to terms that her husband has no interest in her at all and is growing suspicious if there is actually another woman he is interested in outside of her marriage. Bao is fed up. She is over trying to accommodate Johnny and we are here for it. Leave him girl, just leave him!

The season is winding down with about two more episodes before decision day...who do y'all  think is going to make it? Have you been following our predictions each week? Leave a comment let us know your thoughts.

Oct 23, 2021
MAFS Episode 13: Call The Therapist!

Welcome back to another recap episode of Married At First Sight with Chris, Shahidah and Tanya.

Who would have thought thirteen episodes ago that Myrla and Gill would be the enviable couple but here we are rooting for them as the other couples torch Houston with Gov. Abbott level crazy.

This week was a train wreck of emotions, temper tantrums, and breakdowns. Just a mess.

Oct 15, 2021
MAFS Episode 12: Oh, Johnny!

Hello MAFS Family and welcome back to another episode of the Married At First Sight recap with Chris, Shahidah & Tanya.

This week was Johnny really exhibited some qualities that have the crew and most of the Twitterverse wondering if this guy is mature enough to be in any relationship that is not via blood.

On the flipside Myrla and Gil seem like they are the real communicators (even if we don't see it) and are gliding into a blissful romance! WOW

Take a listen and give us your feedback!

#mafs #marriedatfirstsightHouston #mafsHouston

Oct 09, 2021
MAFS Houston Episode 11: Run, Rachel, Run!

Hey #MAFS fans we are back with another recap of Married At First Sight with Chris, Shahidah and Tanya!

Tanya had to open up with What A Difference a Day (Week) Makes because this episode tilted us all on our heads. 

Oct 01, 2021
MAFS Episode 10: Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde -Whoooa Jose

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope Married At First Sight Edition!

Whooooo did it go down last week! Bao and Johnny got sexy AF, Myral gives up the lips,  Ryan disses Brett...again!, Zack showed his crazy and omg Jose showed what an ahole he  really is!

Listen as Chris, Shahidah and Tanya recap and give their predictions on who continues on Decision Day!

Sep 25, 2021
Hot Topic Wednesday:It‘s a Venereal Disease, Sis!

Hello Family!

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope with Chris, Shahidah, and Tanya! 

Today we talk Nikki Minaj, CA Recall, Gymnast Testimony!

Please Share & Like! Hit us up on our Youtube page!

Sep 16, 2021
MAFS Houston Episode 9
Sep 15, 2021
MAFS Episode 8 Myrla, Myrla Mryla
Sep 15, 2021
MAFS Houston: Episode 7 Home NOT Alone

Hello Fam!

We are now on episode 7 of #MAFS. The couples are in their shared spaces and getting to know each other outside of the honeymoon phase. Listen as Chris, Shahidah & Tanya discuss the couples and who they think will make to marriage bliss in the end. 


Sep 04, 2021
Trick Daddy & Wedding Rantings

It's hot topic Wednesday and the gang is all here!

Today Chris, Shahidah & Tanya talk Trick Daddy and marriage!

Sep 01, 2021
TT Takes A Road Trip

Hello Still Dope Fam!

This week Tanya took a road trip and tells us about it. Enjoy her solo recap!


Aug 25, 2021
MAFS Houston Episode 5 Red Flags Everywhere!!

Houston, we have landed on the Honeymoon and the red flag planting is crazy.  This week we recap the foolery that has already started.


Aug 21, 2021
Quitting Our Day Jobs & Opening an OnlyFans Account

Who knew Only Fan accounts were raking in all the money? Chris, Shahidah & Tanya didn't!

Enjoy this episode when the crew discusses OnlyFans, Brittany Renner and dumb athletes plus Tanya reads a letter from a 13yo kid whose mom has an OnlyFan account. Whew, the ghetto in this episode LOL

Aug 18, 2021
MAFS Ep. 4: Brunch & Red Flags

Listen as we recap the rudeness of Myrla and Chris and Tanya gush over Johnny and Bao who seem to be everyone's IT couple yet Shahidah is not all that impressed. Something she can't put her finger on but she sees red flags with all the couples including Johnny and Bao.

Aug 13, 2021
Nick Cannon, Polyamory & Baby Mamas!

We had to talk about it! Nick Cannon, Polyamory and baby mamas!

#polyamory #relationships #marriage #babymamas #children

#kids #nickcannon #love


Aug 11, 2021
MAFS Houston, They All Married Now!

Welcome back family to another episode of Still Dope Married At First Sight Recap!

This shows all couples married and their first impressions of their blindly selected spouses.

Johnny & Bao are still giving off couple goals and it seems they are a heavy fan favorite.

For instant attraction and chemistry Michaela and Zach were giving off great feels.

We all feel sorry for Gil getting stuck with Myrla and hope it does not end as badly as it looks like it will.

Jose showed a different side from his almost braggadociousness previous episodes when he clued us in on some insecurities he has about himself hoping his new wife Rachel thought he was pretty.

Brett and Ryan give off boring vibes and honestly both serve up nothing but 'Meh' so if they make it they make it but if they don't then 'meh'




Aug 09, 2021
MAFS Houston, We Have A Problem

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope with Chris, Shahidah and Tanya as they dive into episode two of MAFS Houston

The episode started off with Michaela & Zach and Bao & Johnny who were very happy with their blindly selected spouses and exuded so much joy on their wedding day and tea ceremony. We all agreed that we are rooting for their happiness and marriages to make it to the final days.

Michaela was absolutely STUNNING as she walked down the aisle and our only hope is that she will not be too much for Zach to handle - Praying to the MAFS gods that she learns to see her new marriage as a 'we project' of compromise and not a 'all about me project' of having her way all the time.

Take a listen and let us know your thoughts! Yay or Nay for Gil and Myrla

Jul 31, 2021
Dope Nails & Divorces

Hey Fam, welcome to another episode of Still Dope! This week the crew Chris, Shahidah, and Tanya talk nails and relationships and divorce Dr. Dre Style!

GIve us a shout out, a Like,  See us on Facebook, Instragram and talk to us on Twitter!!!

Jul 28, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of STILL DOPE the MAFS EDITION where we talk couples and drama from the Married At First Sight series. Last week we introduced the couples and selected our favorites . On this week's episode we get closer to the actual weddings as the couples individually tell their family and friends about being selected to be married to a stranger. 

Listen as Chris, Shahidah and Tanya discuss who's making it to the couch and who needs therapy. Comment, Like and Ask your questions we would love to read them on the next podcast

#MAFS #marriedatfirstsight #StilldopeMAFS #relationships

Jul 24, 2021
Dope Sex Talk

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope. The ladies and Chris really dive into the kinky and fetishes. 

Jul 21, 2021

Well, almost! The new season of Married At First Sight Houston starts this Wednesday July 21 on Lifetime and the Still Dope crew is all excited. Before the new seasons starts Chris, Shahidah & Tanya talk about the new couples and make predictions on who will make it to the couch and a match made in TV Heaven and who has no chance in hell of remaining married and happy.

Take a listen to this new episode and be sure to watch MAFS and connect with us on Facebook to discuss the crazy responsibilities .

Jul 19, 2021
Dope Relationships: Splitting It 50/50

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope with Chris, Shahidah & Tanya

Today the crew picks up where the internet left off, dragging a young man who earns 100K more than his teacher girlfriend and invites her on an expensive vacation. He does not offer to help with her expenses or even acknowledge her general discomfort. He ask and the internet responds, is he the asshole? We think he is.

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Hello. My girlfriend, myself, my parents, and my brother and his wife all went on vacation in another country a week ago. My brother and I were the ones who did most of the planning of the itinerary although we did ask everyone else for input. For background, I make around $150,000k as an IT consultant, my girlfriend is a teacher making $45,000k. My parents are pretty affluent as well as my brother and sister in law.

My girlfriend knew this trip was coming up and took on a second job waitressing on the weekends for several months to get ready for it. We have always split things 50/50 in the 2 years we have been together. There were a few times on the vacation when she did not go on outings with us- wine tasting/scuba diving/etc. She also would only eat 2 meals a day, simply stating that she was on a budget. My family does favor more high-end (*expensive*) places. My parents thought it was very strange that she only eats 2 meals a day although normally she eats 3.

When we got home I asked her why she skipped out on several of the outings and only ate 2 meals a day- I mentioned how I heard her stomach growling one night and said I was concerned about her having an eating disorder. She got teary eyed and said that 3 meals a day wasn't fiscally feasible for her and neither were the outings that she chose not to go on (she went on 3 of 6 outings). She said she was not expecting everything to cost so much and she was overwhelmed.

She also said she doesn't know if this is going to work long term if she is expected to go on vacations like that with people who make so much more than her. I feel bad that I did not pick up on her discomfort sooner. But we did agree to split everything 50/50 and I don't know why she agreed to come if the cost was an issue.


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Jul 12, 2021
Cancel Culture Or Acknowledging Bad Behaviour?

On this week's episode of Still Dope we talk on the challenge of social media trolling. If you have not heard or read last week, Chrissy Teigen offered a very lengthy apology  about some of her very harsh bullying comments earlier in her social media life. A lot has gone down in the last few days and since her apology designer Michael Costello has come out and said the bullied him so badly that he contemplated suicide. He released unsubstantiated screenshots of a DM he sent to Chrissy begging her to speak with him over the allegations that he used the N word. He claims the screenshots from Chrissy were dismissive of his 'truth' and told him his career is over. Chrissy's team is now saying those DM's are fake! Leona Lewis is now stating that although she is sympathetic to what Michael Costello may have gone through, he is however also guilty of similar behavior he accuses Chrissy of. WHEW, Chile the ghetto!!!!

Watch & Listen to the episode where we try to unpack cancel culture and forgiveness, Should you forever be vilified for behaviour you have since grown out of? These tweets are over seven years old a lot has changed for Chrissy. Children, specifically make you reevaluate how you speak and grow inside of you a sense of empathy may not have had before. Some people do not grow from that or any life changes but you can see growth imo in Chrissy over the years. She is still a pain in the ass but I think she is better person than she was back then. Time will tell.

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Jun 18, 2021
Chopping It Up W Chris: MAFS ATL Ep.15

Alright Fam we are down to the wire! Next week the couples all sit on the couch to make their decision to continue their marriages or not!

Chris is pretty confident that Virginia will not continue her marriage with Creepy Erik! The ladies of Still Dope think she is all in just likes the drama...

Listen to the commentary on their Hilton Head Retreat that was chock full of awkwardness!



One more week yall! 


Apr 23, 2021
STILL DOPE : Chopping It Up w Chris MAFS The REAL Episode 14

Welcome back Still Dope and MAFS fam to another episode of  Chopping It Up with Chris 

Married At First Sight is winding down and we are getting closer to the end and the sit down on the proverbial couch where the couples say yay or nay to their marriages. This week the ladies and Chris hash it out over the marriage of Haley and Jacob (SMH) 

Is there a slight chance these two make it to a yes? We doubt it!

#MAFS #Marriedatfirstsight #HaleyandJacob #Lifetime #LifetimeMAFS

Apologies for mislabeling last week's episode of MAFS as 14

Apr 18, 2021
STILL DOPE : Chopping It Up w Chris MAFS Episode 14

Apologies, apologies for the late post. We are still working on the video for Youtube but there were some minor technical difficulties.

Last week the Ladies of Still Dope spoke chopped it up with Chris for episode 14 of Married At First Sight! This episode Shahidah was actually in California visiting her 106 year old Aunt who shares a birthday with the Diva Tanya! Birthday Shout outs to both of the those fabulous laides!

#MAFS #MarriedatFirstSight #Lifetime #ChrisWilliams 

Apr 11, 2021
Chopping It Up W Chris: MAFS ATL Ep.13

Whew, we are getting closer to the end of Married At First SIght Atlanta Season 12

This week's episode Chopping It Up with Chris the Still Dope ladies and Chris dish on all the declining couples at this point. 

Apr 02, 2021
Chopping It Up With Chris MAFS Episode 11

Apologies for not uploading this to our podcast. This was recorded last week for the Still Dope Youtube! 

This week the ladies and the guy who should have won "World's Sexiest Bald Man' over Prince William, the sexy Chris Williams discuss episode 11 of Married At First Sight Season 12 Atlanta.


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Mar 29, 2021
Chopping It Up W Chris: MAFS ATL Ep.10

Welcome back to another special episode of Still Dope and Chopping It Up with Chris! The Still Dope Ladies and the Best Chris Williams chop up episode 10 of Married At First Sight! 

Statements are made, virginity questions are thrown in the convo, and heads shaking over the trash that is Paige and Chris's marriage.

Let us know what you all think in the comments and continue to follow and share with your friends!

#mafs #mafsAtl #marriedatfirstsight #lifetime #MAFSLifetime

Mar 19, 2021
MAFS ATL Special Edition w Chris Williams

We are back for a special episode of Still Dope with Shahidah and Tanya and special guest Chris Williams. 

The ladies will be Chopping It Up with Chris for the remainder of the Married At First Site Season.  Chris and Paige are back which is a shocker after we thought that train wreck was over but...

#MAFSATL #MAFSchris&Paige #MAFSseason12Ep9

#MAFS #MarriedAtFirstSight 

Mar 16, 2021
Dope Collab w Aries Spears & Andy Steinberg

Welcome to another episode of Still Dope!

Tanya and Shahidah were pumped to speak with comedians and podcast host of Spears and Steinbert, Aries Spears and Andy Steinberg a little over a week ago.

Aries and Andy open up to the ladies about growing their podcast and touring in the age of Covid!  

Ladies, they are specifically trying to get more women to tune into their podcast and after listening and speaking with them you have to tune in. They offer great commentary on movies, tv, and all around American fuckery and yall know that is a lot! 

Check out there funny and believe it or not insightful podcast Spears and Steinberg where ever you download your podcast

Mar 03, 2021
Dope Black Boston with Dart Adams
Welcome back to another episode of STILL DOPE with Shahidah and Tanya. Todays episode Tanya & Shahidah speak with Dart Adams about the history of Black Boston.   Dart Adams is a researcher, journalist and a historian who has written for Okayplayer, Mass Appeal, Complex and NPR in the past. He's also run his own record label Producers I Know and started the Boston Legends podcast telling untold Boston stories.   Check out some of his writings and podcast: Dart Against Humanity  Dart Adams on the Erasure of Black Boston Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Dart    
Feb 24, 2021
Dope Re-Claim with Nicole Cardwell

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope! Shahidah and Tanya speak with the indomitable Nicole Cardwell. Nicole opens up to the ladies about her journey to find herself, reclaim her life and make drastic changes after her divorce and heartbreak. 


Feb 17, 2021
Still Dope Dating : Younger Men

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope with Shahidah and Tanya and special guest Tonya Walker. Tonya Walker enlightens the ladies on the benefits of dating younger men & switching up the idea that it's not taboo  for women of a certain age to date younger men when older men get away so easily dating younger women.


Feb 10, 2021
Buying Cars w Dope Nicole Fallon

Welcome to another episode of Still Dope with Shahidah and Tanya!

This week Shahidah and Tanya speak with Nicole Fallon. Nicole is the Business Manager at a  premier car dealership in Florida. Nicole is a graduate of University of Miami and has spent close to thirty years in the automotive industry. She spent ten years with Enterprise and the last twelve years at Volkswagen dealership.

In between the laughs Nicole gives us good advice on buying a car in one of the biggest car dealership months. Get ready for Presidents Day!

Feb 03, 2021
Dope Actor Chris Williams

Tanya and Shahidah speak with the ever versatile and extremely funny Chris Williams. Notable roles in Dodgeball, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Vally and the amazing Amazon series Upload.

Chris took time out of his quarantine to speak with the ladies on Hollywood, his new projects and home decorating. 

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Jan 20, 2021
Talking Vegan w The VeganBourne

Welcome Back Still Dope family for another great episode with Shahidah & Tanya. Today the ladies speak with TheVeganBourne Dr. Kevin Jenkins about the lifestyle of a vegan and how it is quickly growing in the African-American community. Dr. Jenkins is a pastor, protection detail specialist and certified personal trainer who has been vegan for 49yrs. Dr. Jenkins is also part of an anthology due sometimes this month called The Brotha Vegan.


Also the three reflect on the insurrection last week and they would like to hear back from you on how you felt watching those violent and treasonous acts unfold.  

Please leave a like, comment and rating!

Jan 13, 2021
Season Two Ya'll!!

We're back biiiiitches! After a brief hiatus Tanya and Shahidah are back for their 22nd Episode and 1st Episode of Season 2. This episode they stroll down Covid Memory Lane as well as jumping way back in time to some high school shenanigans! We have some great conversations coming up with some great guest so, again thank you all for joining us on our journey! 

Jan 06, 2021
Dope Music with Kim Tavar

Today's episode is available via video if you hop on over to our website 

This is our last podcast for the year as we use December to bring you more content, interesting guest, and life updates on living your best life after 50. Hope you all join us in the brighter new year without Trump and an ease on this coronavirus(fingers crossed Joe and Kamala are on it) that has taught us all some life lessons on seizing the day!

Enjoy this episode with Kim and please support. We felt honored to have her on our show and she is truly a Star!

Read her bio-

Kim Tavares is an independent singer/songwriter that is very sensitive, caring and conscious about life and lyrics. Kim’s vocals are like a quiet storm about to blanket the earth with bright skies. Her straight from the heart, no nonsense smooth delivery, reach out and grab you like a much-needed embrace. Kim Tavares Music Publishing has been a member of ASCAP, (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) since 2010 and her original songs can be heard on many music streaming outlets.

Kim is no stranger to the music business, having spent countless hours in recording studios, touring with several top 40 bands in and around New England and she is a former member of R&B girl group “Diverse”.  As a solo artist, and 19 Veteran of the Boston Police Department,  Kim has performed for The New England Patriots, The Boston Red Sox, The Boston Celtics, she sang at The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. as well as Private Events and Functions all over the country. She was featured in a video singing “God Bless America '' which received a total of more than 9 Million views and caught the attention of Country Superstar Brad Paisely who invited Kim to perform at his sold old concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.


Kim’s two new singles which

were released on November 11, 2020 Ugly Soul and Isaiah have been on numerous playlist in the UK, Brazil, and Africa. Isaiah has entered into the UK charts on several different soul Charts and UK Urban Charts for week ending Nov 13 at #16, #22 and #25


Never giving up on her love for the “Performing Arts”, Kim has earned her rite of passage with becoming an active member of SAG-AFTRA, (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) 


Kim Tavares is truly a STAR on the rise!


The self written - Album release date will be in January. The name of the album is going to be called “My Story”

Nov 25, 2020
It's Almost Over! Biden Wins!

On today's episode Shahidah and Tanya breathe a sigh of relief as they recount their emotions of the election.

Saturday was a great day around the world not only did sane Americans celebrate the Biden/Harris win but the world did as well. It's being a long four years. We have covered all the emotions anger, sadness, shock as we watched our nation fall into the grips of a white supremacist. As thousands have died due to Covid-19 and a play president who doesn't care about the job as much as he cares about the title of the job electing Joe Biden has been a grace we all need to look forward to shutting down this administration and moving to better days. 

Nov 11, 2020
The Bodyguard Dejahn Renrick

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope with Shahidah and Tanya. Today's episode we are speaking with former Boston police officer and now the owner of an executive protection company. Roger has protected some of our favorite celebrities and gives insight on the business. Read his bio, listen to the podcast and please hit that like button on whatever medium you download our episodes! ENJOY 

Dejahn R Renrick is the owner of The RISC Group  He is a former Boston Police Officer, who has held the following positions since leaving the police department; 

  • Internal Affairs Investigator for the Commonwealth of MA
  • Director of Fraud Investigations at the Boston Housing Authority 
  • Court Appointed Investigator with the Trial Courts.

Mr. Renrick attended Vance International, where he received training in Executive Protection. Upon completing his training he was offered a position on a detail providing security services to members of the Royal Saudi Family. Three months later he was promoted to Detail Leader with a family from the United Arab Emirate

In 1993, he accepted an offer to join Whitney Houston’s 

"The Bodyguard World Tour."  

While on this assignment he was tasked with the dreaded “halls & walls,” before taking on more responsibility as backstage security coordinator, he was given an opportunity to work on the advance team where he learned the importance of preparation.

Mr. Renrick has been retained as Director of Security for a number of high profile entertainers, athletes and VIP’s and was also featured on ESPN’s Award Winning Documentary Show “Outside The Lines” where he gave expert testimony on 

“Athletes and Bodyguards.”



Nov 04, 2020
Is Ice Cube Pulling A Jeffrey Toobin on the Black Community?

This week Shahidah and Tanya discuss WTF is wrong with men? Ice Cube in one corner hobnobbing with white supremacy talking about deal breaking racist ass Donald Trump is going to give Black folks billions of dollars and in the other corner we have Jeffrey Toobin jerking off on a Zoom business call. SMH 2020 yall

Oct 28, 2020
Spilling The Tea (Jaguar Wright)

Hello Still Dope fam! Apologies for the late podcast drop. This episode was recorder two weeks ago but got crazy.

Today's episode is Shahidah & Tanyas feelings on Trumps Covide diagnosis and Jaguar Wright.

Celebrity gossip, we all love it but a few weeks ago Jaguar Wright dropped some heavy loads on some of R&B's top music superstars. Shahidah and Tanya talk about the legitimacy of some of those very juicy tidbits.  

Oct 14, 2020
Ladies, Would You Date a Bi-Sexual Man?

Happy Wednesday Folks!

Today Shahidah and Tanya talk about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg and how it will affect many of us in ways we can't even imagine...anyone see Handmaids Tales? Scary times.

Last week Andrew Gillum gave an interview on the Tamron Hall Show

Andrew opens about his bi-sexuality and if he can come back politically after this public scandal. His wife is also interviewed and leads to the question : Ladies, can you date a man who says he is bi-sexual? 

And last, we've become a nation of outrage without knowledge and the latest uproar was over the Cancel Netflix over the French movie Cuties.  Many claimed the girls were being sexually exploited...after watching the film I have concluded that not many of the folks criticizing this movie looked at the poster and made a wild assumption about what the movie movie is really about. 

Sep 23, 2020
Talking Finance w Robbie DeBarros

Hey Still Dope Fam!

Today Shahidah and Tanya speak with Boston Financial Consultant Robbie DeBarros and Founder of Young Money of Tomorrow.

She offers advice on coming back from financial hardships and moving towards financial security. We don't have to stress about life if we have the security of money. Savings is easy and Robbie gives us tips on how to save better!

"I founded Young Money of Tomorrow because I believe that anyone can take their current financial situation, no matter the hardship, and transform it into their greatest financial success. When you take control of your money and the mindset that comes with, you unlock your financial dreams and allow them to become your reality. Just trust Young Money of Tomorrow to show you the way."

Sep 09, 2020
Our Forever King T'Challa RIP

Hey folks welcome back to episode 14 of Still Dope 

Shahidah and Tanya pay a small tribute to Chadwick Boseman and the impact his short career has had on many Black people around the world. He played our heroes but he stood alone as the Black Panther and brought us all into his world of Wakanda. His presence will be missed. His strength will forever be a symbol for all of us. Wakanda Forever!

Also up for discussion is the wonderful gift of the Brandy and Monica in their Verzuz Battle. It was a great night to go back to the 90s and relive what felt like a bit of heaven in comparison to 2020. (We in September already but this year has felt like five and one month all in one. CRAZY)

Remember folks get out and vote, make sure your peoples are registered to vote, volunteer to ensure our vote because if voting didn't matter they wouldn't try so hard to make sure we couldn't vote. 

Sep 02, 2020
MAFS New Orleans & We Stand w Megan

Welcome back to another episode of Still Dope with Shahidah & Tanya!

On this episode Shahidah and Tanya discuss the new season of Married At First Sight New Orleans (lowkey obsessed), WAP (we're all for it) and why Megan Thee Stallion felt she needed to not call the police on that lowlife who shot her (we get it boo but we don't want that trash to get away with shooting you) because I highkey STAN her!


Aug 26, 2020
Still Dope Skin Care w Jacquelyn Hill

Welcome back listeners for another episode of Still Dope. Today Shahidah and Tanya speak with skin care enthusiast Jacquelyn Hill. Jacquelyn has been in the business of skincare for twenty-eight years as an esthetician . She is currently the Director of Business Development for Image Skincare and Founder of Skin_thusiast

Jacuqeline answers our questions on skin regimens, ageing skin care, and debunking some of the common myths to healthy skin. 

Please check out her instagram for instructional videos and Motivational Mondays. 

Aug 18, 2020

Welcome back to episode 11

This episode Shahidah and Tanya talk about entanglements being a part of the new American Marriage or is that just with Will and Jada. Is monogamy dead or an antiquated idea?

Also we end with the fabulousness that is Beyonce and Black is King!

Aug 12, 2020

Hello Lovely Followers. It has been a minute but we had some technical difficulties so we are uploading an older episode but the sad thing is not much has changed since the weeks we recorded this. Life in these Fractured United States...its too much. New Episode will also be published later today

Aug 06, 2020
Perform Younger w Derek Carter

Welcome back! This episode was recorded last month but we are very excited to share it especially as we hope to encourage our people to support black entrepreneurs.

Today we have a special episode of Still Dope with Perform Younger trainer Derek Carter! 

Derek speaks with us about the importance of keeping up an exercise regimen after a certain age. With the world being in so much upheaval we may forget how this all affects our bodies and mental state. We learn the importance of exercise and nutrition and get tips on what we can do to stay in fit and Perform Younger.

Check Derek out on his website and support a black business today

Jun 19, 2020
Black Anger

Tanya and Shahidah discuss the recent developments and anger over the murder of George Floyd by police. Coming on the heels of Breyonna Taylor and Auhmad Aubrey yet another black man is slaughtered by police and like many of you we are angry and tired of the same old white shock and rhetoric that enables so many racist officers to rain hate on us daily!

What has changed from the viciousness of the evil unleashed on the unarmed peaceful protest of the marches in the 1960s? 50 years later and the same shit!! 


Jun 02, 2020
Black Trauma And Quarantine

It has been a long sixty-four plus days of the Covid19 quarantine and so much of America has been exposed. The unjust justice system, the racism, the broken political system, and the privilege of white America.  It's all just a mess.

We have watched on video a black man getting hunted and shot down all because he was jogging and supposedly looking through a construction site with zero accountability for the two men responsible. We read about a woman being shot eight times in her own home because the Kentucky police are so incompetent and racist they led a brigade of men NOT to bring a suspect in for justice but to shoot down a man who was a suspect. They had the wrong apartment, the wrong apartment complex and the actual suspect had been apprehended hours ago. We watched live footage of white people marching while fully armored with machine guns, yelling at police officers, and threatening state workers YET not a single body was thrown to the ground, not a single body arrested...the police stood there and took the abuses yet we all watched how they responded to Black Lives Matters marchers. These sixty-four plus days have shown a lot and many of us are feeling emotionally drained, emotionally abused, and emotionally crippled. 

As a people, we preserve through a lot. We get knocked down, get up, and still manage to find happiness but we shouldn't STILL be enduring these punches, this abuse, the level of savagery inflicted on us. Black trauma is real. Therapy is needed. Self-love is not a given. We need to stand u and stand with each other because this pandemic has shown that we are all we got!!!

May 18, 2020
Quarantine Hair & MAFS Reunion Ep6

Today Shahidah and Tanya dive into black hair care, having our hair policed and accepting our natural. 

And of course, a recap of Married At First Sight Reunion Show which was a hot mess.


Apr 29, 2020
Still Quarantining but No Chill & Fat Shaming

Welcome back to STILL DOPE! 

Tanya and Shahidah give their update on how they are doing during this quarantine day 999 or something like that!

Also, they discuss the rift folks are having with P Diddy and whether or not he fat-shamed Lizzo this weekend!

We want to hear from you if you have been fat shamed, is this a common thing now?

Shahidah retells an Instagram story about a black woman who goes on a blind date only to find out the dude did so as a dare to 'take a pig out to dinner' WTF?

Apr 15, 2020
COVID19 & Quarantine

Hey everyone, 

We hope all of you are staying safe, following your states quarantine rules and of course listening to us during this time for what we hope is a bit of stress relief! Please check out our latest episode on COVID19 and the effects of the quarantine. This is a new America ya'll!


Please hit the like button, recommend to your friends and let us know what you want to talk about in future episodes. 

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Apr 01, 2020
Married At First Sight: Meka and Mindy

Are the 'professionals' on Married At First Sight feeding into the stereotype of the angry black woman? Both Meka and Mindy are married to liars but it seems the advice Meka is getting is far different than Mindy. Mindy is told she should expect more from her liar while Meka is told maybe she should be more vulnerable so her husband wouldn't choose to lie to her, in essence, she should not show her anger in a 'passionate' or loud way. Tanya and I call bullshit on last week's episode.

*Excuse the impromptu recording without intro. We had a few technical issues but decided to air. We hope to have the kinks worked out soon. S&T

Mar 30, 2020
Let's Talk About Love

As we close out February the month of love Tanya ponders her ability or inability to love. 


Feb 25, 2020
2020 Goal Setting & Eating Ass

Yayyyyyy! It's the first podcast!

We are jumping in after all this time discussing this new decade, goals, dating and eating's a thing!

Jan 22, 2020