Spotify has recently partnered with, and this brings me great joy to say, Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion. Both of whom have a following of over a million and have, since 2014, made a name for themselves individually. Rickey Thompson has been seen mostly on Instagram, despite beginning his career on Vine (R.I.P). On Instagram, Thompson’s page is flooded with inspirational, quick 30 second videos which have been shared all over social media. These videos are one-of-a-kind. For some, Thompson would be considered as an influencer who is flamboyant and overly animated. While for others, like Rihanna, simply view him as flat-out funny!
Besides, his best friend, Denzel Dion, would also be considered funny as well. Have you not checked out his videos on Youtube where he states his honest opinion on outfits, typically worn at well-known events, including Met Gala, Coachella, even the VMAs? If not, you should. Aside from that, he is now a fashion designer and has named his first clothing brand, NOID. Together, though, these figures are unstoppable and definitely moving in the direction of success.
Video Podcasts on Spotify
As early as July of 2020, “Spotify today announced the global launch of video podcasts. The new feature at launch will allow users, including both free users and paid subscribers, to watch the video content from a select group of creator podcasts… Spotify says its users will be able to seamlessly move between the video version and the audio. When multitasking, audio content will continue to play in the background, as you use other apps or even if you lock your phone.”
For that reason, Variety reported that: “Spotify signed a deal with Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion, best friends and popular fashion and lifestyle influencers, for an exclusive weekly podcast series.” More importantly, premiered on Spotify earlier in 2020, “the series will feature the duo sharing personal stories, dishing on pop culture, fashion and music, and doling out advice to fans.” As an avid listener, there is one podcast that should be highlighted, as it feels relevant today: who are your real friends, especially during a time when you all are forced to be 6 feet separate?
What is “We Said What We Said?“
On Spotify, it states: “We Said What We said is a show with bold advice, hot takes, and risqué storytelling.” Because of that, listeners tuning in should expect conversations about pop culture, sex, partying, struggle, love, music, and finally, friendship.”
Episode: I Know You Want Me
Despite the title, the episode, I Know You Want Me, isn’t what you might think. Instead, the episode is informative in the sense that throughout the conversation, Dion and Thompson touch on a topic that many people are too afraid to talk about: fake friendships. Dealing with a fake friend can come in many different forms. In particular, you’d know that you have a fake friend if they are the jealous type. In Dion’s opinion, a fake friend could be an individual that is always in competition with you and always have to one-up you. However, Thompson pointed out that this individual could also be sneaky. Where they’d pretend to be your wingman, so to speak, and would recommend someone for you, but end up hooking up with them. At that point, drop them! Whether it was unintentional or not, drop them! According to Thompson and Dion, they are not your real friend. If you go and listen to the full 22-minute video, you’d find that they also talk about friendships turning into relationships, which could also be interesting.
Either way, since September 2020, they have a total of 24 podcasts, all of which are over 25 mins long. If you find yourself bored or in need of entertainment and humor in your life, other than scrolling through TikTok, Twitter, or Instagram, explore the other podcasts. You might become hooked!
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