CultureSportsThe Certified PodcastThe Certified Podcast: Kimberly Alexander

Featured on episode #8 of the Certified Podcast is a woman of many titles... Owner of KimConnects.com, Co-Host of the Game on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, TX, but the most important title she holds is wife and mother. Kimberly Alexander is the wife of late NFL player, Elijah Alexander who unfortunately passed away in March of 2010 of Multiple Myeloma cancer and the complications from that deadly disease. Ever since then, this amazing woman has picked up the fight and continued to raise awareness, do events, charities and just overall do anything in her power to hopefully bring an end to this terrible cancer and other blood based cancers as well.

The Certified PodcastTV * FilmThe Certified Podcast: Daniela Reina

Welcome back to episode #9 of The Certified Podcast featuring an awesome guest. We are talking to 24 year old up and coming actress Daniela Reina! Daniela is not only one of the very few actors to appear in both the DC Comics and Marvel universes in both television and film, but she is also a multi-talented stage actress and model. We have the opportunity to talk with Daniela about some of the appearances she has made such as Jessica Jones, Gotham and even a small role in the Marvel Avenger's Infinity War movie but also some up-coming roles on Orange is the New Black and the musical theater show she just finished up.

MusicThe Certified PodcastThe Certified Podcast – Sheik Kargbo

Hip hop artist and producer Sheik Kargbo gets us kicked off with a bang for episode #1 of The Certified Podcast. Sheik is a rapper, producer and businessman. From the DMV to the Bay Area, the guy is doing big things. We talk about his rising hip hop career, life in the DMV and the Bay, his home of Sierra Leone and much more.

MusicThe Certified PodcastThe Certified Podcast: Toby Knapp

Who knew this kid from Houston, Texas would end up changing the lives of radio listeners all over the country thanks to his love of radio. As he likes to say... his parents named him Toby! That's right, we are talking to iHeartRadio's Toby Knapp! Toby was awesome enough to come on the show and share his journey with us. From how his love of radio all got started to his big move to the mornings here in Washington, DC at WashFM 97.1 with Chili Amar! We also get a chance to talk about how radio has evolved and showed it's staying power with adaptation of social media, what it's like being a dad to a daughter in this generation of social media and an update to his recent health issues... spoiler alert! He's doing great! All that and more... plus a really cool Halsey story... on this episode of The Certified Podcast!
The Trailer Park: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

The Trailer ParkThe Trailer Park: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Mike Ginn February 11, 2019
What happens when John Wick becomes hunted? After a 14 million dollar bounty gets put on his head, Wick (Keanu Reeves) needs to fight his way out of New York with the world's top assassins trying to kill him. Oh... and if you didn't have enough reason after the first two John Wick movies, Halle Berry is in this chapter that is in theaters May 17, 2019!
Listening Session: Kingpen Slim & Lambo Anlo – Every Season (Freestyle)

Listening SessionListening Session: Kingpen Slim & Lambo Anlo – Every Season (Freestyle)

Mike Ginn February 9, 2019
It wasn't too long ago that DC's own and "Trapper's Delight" artist, Kingpen Slim was releasing dope freestyle after dope freestyle last year. Well... he's back! However, this time he brought up and coming artist Lambo Anlo with him for the sick freestyle "Every Season" over the Roddy Ricch track by the same name. 
Rise x Grind: Koncept – Almost feat. Matt Stamm

Rise x GrindRise x Grind: Koncept – Almost feat. Matt Stamm

Mike Ginn February 9, 2019
Back with another one, Koncept never fails to deliver and "Almost" is just another example of that smooth and rhythmic flow and why Sony Music Asia snatched the NYC rapper up in a heartbeat. The track is off of his 14 Hours Ahead album, featuring Matt Stamm and filmed in Seoul, South Korea.
The Certified Podcast: Daniela Reina

The Certified PodcastTV * FilmThe Certified Podcast: Daniela Reina

Mike Ginn June 4, 2018
Welcome back to episode #9 of The Certified Podcast featuring an awesome guest. We are talking to 24 year old up and coming actress Daniela Reina! Daniela is not only one of the very few actors to appear in both the DC Comics and Marvel universes in both television and film, but she is also a multi-talented stage actress and model. We have the opportunity to talk with Daniela about some of the appearances she has made such as Jessica Jones, Gotham and even a small role in the Marvel Avenger's Infinity War movie but also some up-coming roles on Orange is the New Black and the musical theater show she just finished up.
The Certified Podcast: Kimberly Alexander

CultureSportsThe Certified PodcastThe Certified Podcast: Kimberly Alexander

Mike Ginn March 9, 2018
Featured on episode #8 of the Certified Podcast is a woman of many titles... Owner of KimConnects.com, Co-Host of the Game on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, TX, but the most important title she holds is wife and mother. Kimberly Alexander is the wife of late NFL player, Elijah Alexander who unfortunately passed away in March of 2010 of Multiple Myeloma cancer and the complications from that deadly disease. Ever since then, this amazing woman has picked up the fight and continued to raise awareness, do events, charities and just overall do anything in her power to hopefully bring an end to this terrible cancer and other blood based cancers as well.
The Certified Podcast: Mike Ginn

The Certified PodcastTV * FilmThe Certified Podcast: Mike Ginn

Mike Ginn March 2, 2018
I swear, I did not interview myself! Over the last decade, Auckland, New Zealand born actor Mike Ginn has been working the stage and the screen. Most notably known for his role as Gem, the gold Power Ranger on Power Rangers RPM. He shares his journey from New Zealand to now being based in Los Angeles, his goals and re-dedication to acting! Plus, did you know that Power Rangers is turning 25 this year! All that and a few jokes about having the same name yet, different pronunciations on this episode #7 of The Certified Podcast!

CultureI Remember… 9/11

I will never forget the morning of September 11th, 2001. I awoke to my then girlfriend running in the room and telling me that I had to turn on the television. It was about 9 AM and just before the second plane had hit. I turned on the TV to scenes of horror, black smoke and utter confusion in the newsroom of every channel I flipped. Then it happened... As I was watching and flipped by Fox News, they were interviewing someone on the street and in the background I saw it. The second plane went crashing into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed, and it even took the reporters and studio hosts to know it had happened. At the moment, I could just remember being confused. I had just woken up and didn't quite have my senses about me yet, and here we are under what could only be considered an attack.

IconsMusicNickel… Royce Da 5’9″

When Rock City produced Ryan Montgomery, little did they know he would grow up to be one of the dopest lyricist to ever rock the mic. You know him a little better by the name Royce Da 5"9" or even by Nickle. Born on the east side of Detroit and growing up in Oak Park, Royce would be cultivated by the sounds of Biggie and Pac, Ras Kass and Redman. The era of real gangsta hip-hop.

Life x TimesSportsThe Carousel of Michael Sam

The question that will surround Michael Sam for the rest of his eternity and most definitely his NFL career is that if he wasn't publicly gay would he even be on an NFL roster? Is it fair? Yes. Why? Because he made it a public topic. When Sam publicly announced before the NFL draft that the current Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC is gay and proud of that, he made it a topic. The NFL was put in a corner. Do they draft him even though he might not be NFL material or do they pass on him and face the brutal public ridicule that would come with the media and numerous LBGT organizations boycotting their product.

CultureLife x TimesMusicThe State of Hip Hop in 2018

The year is now 2018 and it's been 44 years since DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip hop at a friend's birthday party in the Bronx. The young man's game is not the hip version it claims to be and the lyrics are suspect at best. Is this just an old man's rant about today's music? Is it? The thought was yes until...