Rapper Waka Flocka Flame and comedian Desi Banks have teamed up for a new podcast, We Playin’ Spades. The show, which premiered on September 25th, 2023, features the two hosts playing the popular card game of spades with a different celebrity guest each week.
We Playin’ Spades is a fun and competitive show, but it’s also more than just a card game. The hosts and their guests engage in free-flowing conversations about a variety of topics, including music, comedy, pop culture, and more.
During our recent interview, Flocka said that the idea of them teaming up was for shock value.
Desi added that the draw is the contrasting energies that they both bring to the podcast.
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Get To Know Waka And Desi
Waka Flocka Flame is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Currently the CEO of his own record label (Brick Squad Monopoly). He became a early influencer of Trap music, inspiring many artists of today with his extensive mixtape catalog consisting of over 30 projects. He quickly rose to fame in 2010 with the release of his single “O Let’s Do It,” which featured Drake. Waka Flocka has since released four studio albums, all of which have charted on the Billboard 200 chart. He has also won a number of awards, including a BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger in 2011.
Desi Banks is an actor, stand-up comedian, and entrepreneur. Banks is the CEO and founder of Desi Banks Productions. He is best known for his comedic social media video, which often focuses on his experiences growing up in the Eastside of Atlanta. Desi’s talent has caught the attention of legends in comedy, most notably Kevin Hart, who has publicly praised him as the “next great” talent. This led to Desi’s cameo in the Hartbeat produced Super Bowl 23′ commercial for DraftKings. Banks has also appeared in a number of movies, including “Little,” “Merry WishMas,” and “Love By Chance.”
Both Waka Flocka Flame and Desi Banks have been successful in their respective careers in the entertainment industry. Their backgrounds and experiences make them well-suited to host a podcast together. Waka Flocka Flame can bring his insights from the music industry, while Desi Banks can bring his humor and perspective on pop culture.
In addition to their individual backgrounds, Waka Flocka Flame and Desi Banks are also friends who have grown to know each other. This friendship is evident in the chemistry they have on the show. They are comfortable with each other and they are not afraid to joke around and have fun.
This chemistry is one of the things that makes We Playin’ Spades such an entertaining show. The hosts and their guests have a lot of fun playing spades, but they also have great conversations.
What makes We Playin Spades unique?
As the cultural phenomenon of spades transcends generations and unites individuals within the Black community, the show is expected to resonate with audiences seeking both entertainment and authentic representation of Black culture.
Desi Banks, a talented comedian known for his hilarious portrayals of everyday experiences, commented on the soon to be released podcast,
“Spades to Black people is like kayaking to White people. Nobody teaches you how to do it. You just get thrown into it and eventually you figure it out. Once you learn the game, you get amnesia and forget that at one point, you didn’t know what the hell you were doing. It brings out a whole new level of competitiveness, but that’s truly what makes it such a good time. I’m excited to partner with Waka and chat with some amazing entertainers while playing spades.”
Waka Flocka Flame, celebrated rapper, also shared his thoughts on the series, We Playin’ Spades
“Squaddd!! We ‘bout to dive deep into some Spades action, and listen, it’s straight fire. Ain’t no one play Spades like me and Desi and the guests are hungry to take the throne or witness the champs fall. Folks gonna be tuning in for the game, but they gonna stick around for all the craziness, good vibes, and deep conversations we sharing. Now, I ain’t guaranteeing we gonna yard the guests every time, but Desi and me, we coming in with that sauce, and we expecting our guests to bring they A game too. You just gotta peep to just how fierce the competition gets when them stakes be high, and the conversations be deep… issa a wild ride, believe that!”
So, grab your cousin, granny, mama and friends – cause they playin’ spades. They got the cards and are not holding back!! Join them every week on Wondery’s latest show as they dig into some of your favorite folks’ lives, get their insight on the world, and most importantly find out if they can handle themselves when it comes to playing spades.
We Playin Spades premiered on September 25 exclusively on Wondery+, and is available on Amazon Music, Wondery’s YouTube channel, and everywhere you get your podcasts starting October 2. Prime members can listen to We Playin’ Spades ad-free on Amazon Music.”