The Tyrese Rants and Our Craving for Wild Behavior
In the first-ever Conscious Approach video, fellow content creator and my friend Mario “Dogon” Milligan joins me to discuss how the recent bizarre behavior of Tyrese on social media displays the nature of people to crave sensational behavior. We also discuss whether that craving is natural, or forced on us by media agendas.
Part 1 – Dogon watches the “Chef Tyrese” video for the first time, and we discuss what it is about these types of videos that interest us so much.
Part 2 – Tyrese as a marketing ploy for followers and increased business. Including commentary on the monetization of attention-seeking with examples such as Instagram models, reality tv, and Bow-Wow.
Part 3 – Are we trained to crave sensational behavior, or is that craving natural? Including brief commentary on celebrity non-answers to the media, LaVar Ball, and Liangelo Ball.
Part 4 – Narratives, story-telling, and people’s role in boosting content such as Tyrese’s. Including brief commentary on ESPN, Kyrie Irving, and the business of sports.
Part 5 – The power of social media and how it influences our behavior, particularly with younger generations who are born and grow up with it already being prominent.
Part 6 – “Produced” moments of emotion, and how Tyrese’s behavior causes us to fall for the act and not realize the strategy going on in these types of situations.
Part 7 – Celebrity moments of emotion as business, using entertainment and social media. Including commentary on Wendy Williams and Gucci Mane.
Part 8 – Do Tyrese and other forms of black entertainment formulate the perception of black people in America? Including commentary on reality TV, how hip-hop culture has become a mainstream commodity, and Kendrick Lamar.
Part 9 – Who is controlling the pipeline of black media, and how does that influence the celebration of Tyrese-like content? Including commentary on the “SC6” ESPN show, Michael Smith, Jemele Hill, and BET before it was bought out.
Part 10 – Is the desire for things like the Tyrese videos natural, or have we been trained by the media to want them? A good nature versus nurture segment that also gets into sexual content, Instagram models, other “triggers” that we indulge in, and….aliens?!
Part 11 – Our natural wants and desires, how that plays into the popularity of Tyrese and other content like it, and the “suggestions” that pervert those wants and desires.
Part 12 – In the closing segment, Dogon and I discuss American socialization and the idea that it is socialization, not natural instincts, that create triggers for sensational content. Also, I watch a crazy music video on IG for the first time. Your thoughts?
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