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The Bourbon Break – EP. 37: The “NAWLINZ” Episode w/ Rashima Sonson

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-Seven of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his community homie, Designer and Entrepreneur, Rashima Sonson, about growing up in New Orleans, Caribbean roots, Black Folks Shit, life post-Katrina, Oakland, the fashion passion and hustle, upcoming events, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music theme is “New […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 36: The “RBL POSSE” Episode w/ BLACK C

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-Six of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with Hip-Hop Living Legend and Rap Beast, BLACK C of RBL POSSE, about RBL POSSE (of course), growing up in San Francisco, Harbor Road, gentrification, Beef, Black Dude Shit, The Rap Game, Pioneering Weed Culture, Highs, Lows and The Beautiful Struggle. This episode’s music […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 35: The “WASH HOUSE” Episode w/ Nikki and Ci

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-Five of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his fellow ‘97 Washington Eagles, Nikki and Ci, about growing up in 1980’s and 1990’s San Francisco, gentrification, Black People Shit, dating, marriage, divorce, parenting, The ‘Burb Life, music and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is “WALKMAN […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 34: The “VALENTIMEZ” Episode w/ Crish

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-Four of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his community homie, Crish, about LOVE, tech and gentrification and it’s affects on the Bay Area dating market, Black Woman Shit,  Black Dude Shit, marriage, divorce, parenting, Singles Awareness Day, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 33: The “FILTHY” Episode w/ Brandon a.k.a. Jealous Cloud

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-Three of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his childhood neighborhood homie, Brandon a.k.a. Jealous Cloud, of the podcast “TOTALLY  INAPPROPRIATE”, about growing up in 1990’s San Francisco, FILLMOE/THA MOE/THAT FILTHY, NYC, gentrification, that podcast life, comedy, predatory behavior, Black Dude Shit, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 32: The “NO NEW FRIENDS?” Episode w/De’Juan (a.k.a D-Nice)

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-Two of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with the community homie, De’Juan (a.k.a. D-Nice), about Oakland, events, “This Week In Gentrification”, Transplants, ‘Hood Snacks, The Cheeto-In-Chief, Dance and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from LL Cool J, Khruangbin, B-Legit, OSHUN and D’Angelo.  For previous […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 31: The “IT’S THE REMIX TO CONVICTION” Episode w/ Comedian Marcus Williams

By Xave

On Episode Thirty-One of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his homie, Comedian Marcus Williams, about comedy, upcoming events, Black Woman Appreciation, Surviving R. Kelly, Cyntoia Brown, The Bumpy Road to 40, This Week In Gentrification, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from Mary J. Blige, […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 30: The “NUGZ GALORE” Episode w/ Granny Cart Gangstas

By Xave

On Episode Thirty of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with three dope ladies from the all-women, all-Asian-American sketch comedy troupe, GRANNY CART GANGSTAS, about 2019 intentions, Asian representation in entertainment, Filipino culture, comedy, upcoming events, 420 melodies, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. Tonight, we pay homage to GIRL GROUPS OF […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 29: The “BABY BROTHER” Episode w/ My Little Brother Jah

By Xave

On Episode Twenty-Nine of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his favorite human being, his little brother Jah, about Growing Up Just Enuff For The Sucka Free City, closing out 2018, what to anticipate for 2019, brotherly love, being a fiancé, educational obstacles and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion.  Music selections […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 28: The “SUSAN!!!” Episode w/ The Honeys

By Xave

On Episode Twenty-Eight of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with four of his favorite ladies, Al, Kat, Vern and Les, about friendship, good times, pinnacle moments, 2018, 2019, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. Tonight, we pay homage to LaFace Records, with music selections from TLC, After7, Karyn White and Outkast.  […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 20: The “BROWN LIQUOR” Episode w/ Robert Collins (Encore)

By Xave

We’ll be back at it next week.  Until then, enjoy this encore episode, of The Bourbon Break,  where Xave sat with Homie, Audiophile, Technophile and one of The Most Interesting Men In The World, ROBERT COLLINS, to discuss current events, BAY AREA shit, dude stuff, music and topics of the fuckery persuasion.  This episode’s music selections […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 21: The “HATED IT!!!!” Episode w/ Crystal Clear (Encore)

By Xave

On Episode Twenty One of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with the Oakland homie, Full-Time Black Woman and Modern Mystic, Crystal Clear, to discuss current events, Oakland shit, Top Five Things We Hate, But Everyone Else Loves and topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selection theme is “OAKLAND (IS) EVERYTHING”, with joints from […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 27: The “BLACK MENtal HEALTH” Episode – Part II w/ Tia Barnes, MFT

By Xave

On Episode Twenty-Seven of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with Marriage & Family Therapist, Tia Barnes, about Black Male Fragility, Black Superwoman Syndrome, mental illness, family, love, marriage, parenting, dating, sex and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from Buddy, A$AP Ferg, T.L. Williams and Two Another.  […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 25: The “QUEENZ” Episode w/ Robin (Encore)

By Xave

We’ll be back at it next week (November 21, 2018), discussing Black MENtal Health with Therapist Tia Barnes.  Until then, enjoy this replay of my favorite episode thus far, number Twenty-Five, where I chop it up with my Mom, Robin, about current events, San Francisco, Oakland, generational gentrification, race, equality, the #MeToo Movement, family, love, marriage, parenting, parenting your parents and of […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 26: The “FUCKERY” Episode w/ Dominick Riley-Williams

By Xave

On Episode Twenty-Six of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his (probably only) millennial homeboy, Image Consultant and Fashion Enthusiast, Dominick Riley-Williams, about current events, the drug epidemic, being participants in The Special Olympics of Dating, LBGTQLMNOPX societal stuff, and topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from YG, Ty Dolla […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 25: The “QUEENZ” Episode w/ Mama Robin

By Xave

On Episode Twenty-Five of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his Mom, Robin, about current events, San Francisco, Oakland, generational gentrification, race, equality, the #MeToo Movement, family, love, marriage, parenting, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is a tribute to one of Xave’s mom’s favorite artist, The Queen […]

The Bourbon Break – EP. 24: The “MACKALICIOUS” Episode w/ Nicole Mack-Bailey

By Xave

On Episode Twenty-Four of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with Phenomenal Woman,  Nicole Mack-Bailey, to discuss current events, comedy, Oakland, love shit, love of music, sports, being a “Jackie” of all trades and topics of the fuckery persuasion.  This episode’s musical theme is, “THE LIVE SHOW”, with a dope selection of recorded live performances by […]

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