29 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.

    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
    The WuTang Clan Part 1

    The WuTang Clan Part 1

    In this episode of The Backstory Podcast host Colby Colb takes you on a audio journey to the beginnings of the WuTang Clan. Three cousins two from Brooklyn and one from Staten Island who had a love for Hip Hop form the foundation of one of Hip Hop's most successful groups. Along the way they dealt with an industry that didn't understand them, legal setbacks and sudden success selling in excess of 40 million records worldwide.

    • 53 min
    Mary J Blige

    Mary J Blige

    Colby has a candid conversation with the Queen of Hip Hop soul Mary J Blige.

    • 23 min
    Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones

    The greatest producer of all time Quincy Jones from poverty to producing music in several eras and genres. Colby shares a rare interview with this living icon. What was it like working with Michael Jackson? How did he recover from a brain hemorrhage? What is his musical producing process? This is the Backstory of Quincy Jones.

    • 46 min

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