29 min

Episode 20 - Young Have You Heard George's Podcast?

    • Personal Journals

Story time. A man drifts away from his family after his brother is killed. His estranged wife struggles to raise four kids alone. Their youngest son turns to the streets. A mix of genius and luck propels him from the jaws of death to superstar status. What can we learn from the life and times of Shawn Carter?

Warning: This episode contains some very strong language, language which may offend and adult themes.

Credits:

Written by George the Poet
Produced by Benbrick and George the Poet
Mixing, recording and editing by Benbrick.

With music from:

Nines - NIC (feat. Tiggs Da Author)
Lonnie Liston Smith - A Garden of Peace
Jay-Z - Dead Presidents
Jay Z - My First Song

All original music is written by Benbrick and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

We had the following guests:

The former DMC world champion DJ Blakey scratching those Jay-Z samples, and Sandra Makumbi.

Thank you to:

My team Sandra, Vidhu, and Birungi. Dylan Haskins and the team at BBC Sounds, BBC Concert Orchestra, Jay-Z's Mum, Ms Lowden, Torrie Maas, DJ Clark Kent speaking on DJ Vlad, Kareem Burke talking on the Reasonable Doubt Documentary, Andrew Marr, Evan Rogers, Tom Kelly & Adam Miller, my nephews.


Archive:

The clip of Jay-Z in the restaurant at 12:10 is taken from the Jay-Z record Only A Customer.

There are various clips between 15:12 and 15:27 introducing Jay-Z and these are taken from CNN’s Van Jones Show, Stephen A. Smith on ESPN, Jay-Z on Conan O’Brien, Jay-Z’s appearance on 106 & Park, and Canada’s Breakfast Television.

The clips of Jay-Z’s mum Ms Gloria Carter used at 17:18 are taken from the Jay-Z record December 4Th.

The clips of Jay-Z’s teacher Renee Rosenblum-Lowden used at 18:11 are taken from the Brut Media video “Jay-Z Credits Teacher With His love of Language”.

The Jay-Z acapellas used at 18:03, 18:57, 19:46 are taken from the Jay-Z record Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)

The clip of DJ Clark Kent used at 20:21 is taken from the DJVlad show titled “Clark Kent on Introducing Biggie to Jay Z, Biggie Best Rapper but Jay Z Best MC".

The clip of Kareem Burke used at 23:06 is taken from the Tidal documentary Reasonable Doubt.

The clip of Jay-Z used at 27:04 is taken from the BBC Andrew Marr show.

Soundtrack:

Nines - NIC (feat. Tiggs Da Author)
00:37 - 02:30

Benbrick - Young Intro
02:18 - 03:51

Jay Z - My First Song [Benbrick Remake]
04:41 - 05:30

Benbrick - Young
05:45 - 06:40

Benbrick - Back to the kid
07:15 - 07:49

Benbrick - All Aboard
08:02 - 08:21

Benbrick - All Aboard
09:08 - 10:08

Benbrick - Damon
11:16- 12:03

Lonnie Liston Smith - A Garden of Peace
12:27 - 15:09

Jay-Z - Dead Presidents
15:10 - 15:54

Benbrick - Back to the kid
16:20 - 17:13

Jay Z - December 4Th (Benbrick Remake)
17:15 - 18:01

Benbrick - Dec 4
18:10 - 18:54

Benbrick - Back to the kid
19:05 - 19:46

Benbrick - Rodolfo
19:54 - 21:15

Jay Z - My First Song [Benbrick Remake]
21:48 - 22:45

Benbrick - Roc
23:04 - 24:00

Benbrick - Back to the kid
24:50 - 26:05

Jay Z - My First Song [Benbrick Remake]
26:08 - 26:57

Jay Z - My First Song
26:35 - 28:00

Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins

Story time. A man drifts away from his family after his brother is killed. His estranged wife struggles to raise four kids alone. Their youngest son turns to the streets. A mix of genius and luck propels him from the jaws of death to superstar status. What can we learn from the life and times of Shawn Carter?

Warning: This episode contains some very strong language, language which may offend and adult themes.

Credits:

Written by George the Poet
Produced by Benbrick and George the Poet
Mixing, recording and editing by Benbrick.

With music from:

Nines - NIC (feat. Tiggs Da Author)
Lonnie Liston Smith - A Garden of Peace
Jay-Z - Dead Presidents
Jay Z - My First Song

All original music is written by Benbrick and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

We had the following guests:

The former DMC world champion DJ Blakey scratching those Jay-Z samples, and Sandra Makumbi.

Thank you to:

My team Sandra, Vidhu, and Birungi. Dylan Haskins and the team at BBC Sounds, BBC Concert Orchestra, Jay-Z's Mum, Ms Lowden, Torrie Maas, DJ Clark Kent speaking on DJ Vlad, Kareem Burke talking on the Reasonable Doubt Documentary, Andrew Marr, Evan Rogers, Tom Kelly & Adam Miller, my nephews.


Archive:

The clip of Jay-Z in the restaurant at 12:10 is taken from the Jay-Z record Only A Customer.

There are various clips between 15:12 and 15:27 introducing Jay-Z and these are taken from CNN’s Van Jones Show, Stephen A. Smith on ESPN, Jay-Z on Conan O’Brien, Jay-Z’s appearance on 106 & Park, and Canada’s Breakfast Television.

The clips of Jay-Z’s mum Ms Gloria Carter used at 17:18 are taken from the Jay-Z record December 4Th.

The clips of Jay-Z’s teacher Renee Rosenblum-Lowden used at 18:11 are taken from the Brut Media video “Jay-Z Credits Teacher With His love of Language”.

The Jay-Z acapellas used at 18:03, 18:57, 19:46 are taken from the Jay-Z record Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)

The clip of DJ Clark Kent used at 20:21 is taken from the DJVlad show titled “Clark Kent on Introducing Biggie to Jay Z, Biggie Best Rapper but Jay Z Best MC".

The clip of Kareem Burke used at 23:06 is taken from the Tidal documentary Reasonable Doubt.

The clip of Jay-Z used at 27:04 is taken from the BBC Andrew Marr show.

Soundtrack:

Nines - NIC (feat. Tiggs Da Author)
00:37 - 02:30

Benbrick - Young Intro
02:18 - 03:51

Jay Z - My First Song [Benbrick Remake]
04:41 - 05:30

Benbrick - Young
05:45 - 06:40

Benbrick - Back to the kid
07:15 - 07:49

Benbrick - All Aboard
08:02 - 08:21

Benbrick - All Aboard
09:08 - 10:08

Benbrick - Damon
11:16- 12:03

Lonnie Liston Smith - A Garden of Peace
12:27 - 15:09

Jay-Z - Dead Presidents
15:10 - 15:54

Benbrick - Back to the kid
16:20 - 17:13

Jay Z - December 4Th (Benbrick Remake)
17:15 - 18:01

Benbrick - Dec 4
18:10 - 18:54

Benbrick - Back to the kid
19:05 - 19:46

Benbrick - Rodolfo
19:54 - 21:15

Jay Z - My First Song [Benbrick Remake]
21:48 - 22:45

Benbrick - Roc
23:04 - 24:00

Benbrick - Back to the kid
24:50 - 26:05

Jay Z - My First Song [Benbrick Remake]
26:08 - 26:57

Jay Z - My First Song
26:35 - 28:00

Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins

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