122 episodes

Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!

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    • Music Commentary
    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Niallonline123 ,

Original soul-sider turned heat-rocker

Representing the fifth the element of hiphop: Knowledge, culture and overstanding! Highly recommended essential listening for all music nerds, especially the hiphop heads out there. These guys eat sleep and breathe this culture and it shows!

dsilkwood ,

I enjoyed it but......with regard to their Prince knowledge...

I just listened back to back to the seperate podcasts that focused on Prince's PARADE and DIRTY MIND ALBUMS.

I enjoyed the spirit of the interviews but for hosts that are Prince fanatics there are a few tidbits they might want to know. For instance, on the song "Head", the female voice is not Wendy (Melvoin). Wendy was not in Prince's orbit until at least 2 albums later (contributed to one track/b-side from 1999).

On the PARADE show the guest lamented about what might have been had Prince & The Revolution remained together and that Sign of The Times was a departure musically. Not exactly. A fair number of tracks on that album were originally intended for DREAM FACTORY which he recorded with The Revolution but that was never released. While Prince likely removed some of Wendy & Lisa's contributions (we know he did on Strange Relationship) it is worth bearing in mind that they likely influenced and may have had an uncredited role on several of those tracks (according Princevault.com they did play on "Slow Love").

Still, good show and great to hear the enthusiasm we Prince fans share for those albums.

Nick from UK ,

Love this so much

This podacst is an absolute dream, there is nothing better than listening to people talk about something they have a passion for, especially when you share that passion. With each show I have gone back and revisited not just the album in question but the body of work of each artist and the podcast has gven me the tools to appreciate these in a different way to before.
Thank you so much for this.

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