32 episodes

Legendary radio host Colby "Colb" Tyner takes us back to where it all started with the biggest names in the music business and the world. Each episode is a narrative journey and in-depth conversation with the men and women that shaped hip hop. Colby is an accomplished on-air talent best known for his compelling interviews with Jay-Z, Will Smith, Quincy Jones, President Obama, President Clinton, and more.

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Legendary radio host Colby "Colb" Tyner takes us back to where it all started with the biggest names in the music business and the world. Each episode is a narrative journey and in-depth conversation with the men and women that shaped hip hop. Colby is an accomplished on-air talent best known for his compelling interviews with Jay-Z, Will Smith, Quincy Jones, President Obama, President Clinton, and more.

    Jay-Z: 10 Years In

    Jay-Z: 10 Years In

    This is the third of three Backstory Podcasts on Jay-Z. In this episode Colby explores Jay'Z after the Blueprint albums, his retirement and Black Album, the R Kelly debacle, his Def Jam Presidency up to his triumphant return album Kingdome Come. Colby shares exclusive interviews during this time period. This is the Backstory of Jay-Z: 10 Years in.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Fat Joe

    Fat Joe

    12 albums plus and millions sold. Its the 27th anniversary in the career of Fat Joe. An MC from the birthplace of Hip Hop the Bronx. In this episode host Colby Colb shares numerous interviews he's had with Joe throughout his  career. An artist who broke the mold of success in the very competitive Hip Hop industry you will learn his Backstory. As a bonus Fat Joe is an exceptional storyteller. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

    Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

    This Black Music Month in our legacy episodes of the Backstory Podcast its the greatest producing duo in music history. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis the iconic producing team discuss their career journey from members of Prince's group The Time to tremendous success as producers. 100 Gold and Platinum albums, 41 Top ten hits, 17 POP number one songs, 26 Urban number ones.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Hip Hop's Greatest Storyteller Slick Rick

    Hip Hop's Greatest Storyteller Slick Rick

    The greatest storyteller in the history of Hip Hop Slick Rick, he came onto the scene with two of the most iconic songs The Show and La Di Da Di.  Wanting to do his own thing he goes solo, drops a classic debut album that goes platinum. On top of the world with money, fame and tremendous success he lost it all after a family situation took a tragic turn sending him to jail. This one moment would haunt him for decades even after his release and new success...

    • 59 min
    NEYO

    NEYO

    Singer, songwriter, producer and actor NEYO talks about his career, his humble beginnings in Arkansas and rise from writer/producer to artists. The hits he has written for several artists and the impact his songs have had. He tells a story about Michael Jackson calling him and signing his favorite NEYO song.

    • 32 min
    Wu-Tang Clan Part Two: The Solo projects

    Wu-Tang Clan Part Two: The Solo projects

    In this episode of The Backstory Podcast after the multi platinum success of Enter the 36 Chambers the members of the Wu-Tang clan release several successful solo albums. The RZA's supergroup Gravediggaz, Method Man's TIcal, ODB Return to the 36 Chambers, Raekwon The Chef's Only Built For Cuban Linx, The GZA's Liquid Swords and Ghostface Killah Ironman and Supreme Clientale which fueled anticipation for the Wu-Tangs sophomore album Wu-Tang Forever.

    • 49 min

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