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Bridging the Gap: Paying homage to the old school while embracing the new. Showcasing the finest in Classic Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Indie Soul, Rock and more!

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Bridging the Gap: Paying homage to the old school while embracing the new. Showcasing the finest in Classic Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Indie Soul, Rock and more!

If you think you've got some "Grown Folks Music", send it on, we'd love to hear it.

    A Conversation w/Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump & Dr. Gin Love Thompson

    A Conversation w/Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump & Dr. Gin Love Thompson

    As we have entered the final three months to the 2020 Election, Dr. Gin is hosting a series of conversations creating a platform for our modern day leaders in the Civil Rights Movement to inform and inspire as we enter this dire time that will determine the future of our country, and our very lives.

    Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump is referred to as, “The African American Family Emergency Plan.” Representing the Trayvon Martin family in 2012 he has since been the go to leader and attorney in high profile cases of the deaths of dozens of African Americans plagued by a genocidal system of law, police brutality and murder. He is currently lead attorney for the George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor families.

    Attorney Crump is also the bestselling author of Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People released in October 2019. He is included in prestigious lists including The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers and Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans.

    Above all Ben Crump is a national figure of sincerity, integrity with an unshakable dedication to justice, while also serving as an advocate of support to the families of the victims he represents as they publicly mourn in the spotlight of tragedy.

    During this riveting conversation Attorney Crump concisely presents the dire need for all to vote democratic up and down the ballot in the 2020 Election or the protests in the streets and the deaths of George Floyd and countless others by police will be in vain, stating never in American history have we had to deal with a President as divisive as Trump.

    Dr. Gin Love Thompson is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author, civil rights activist and racial justice educator. A member of the Trayvon Martin movement and official coalition, Attorney Ben Crump has referred to Dr. Gin as, “an unsung hero of the Trayvon Martin and civil rights movement.” She has also served as lead organizer in additional high profile civil rights cases.

    Music by André Cymone:
    Trayvon https://andrecymone.bandcamp.com/track/trayvon
    Vote! https://andrecymone.bandcamp.com/track/vote-2018

    • 24 min
    Our World Is On Fire

    Our World Is On Fire

    Dr. Gin Love Thompson is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author, civil rights activist and racial justice educator. A member of the Trayvon Martin movement and official coalition, Attorney Benjamin Crump has referred to Dr. Gin as, “an unsung hero of the Trayvon Martin and civil rights movement.” She has also served as lead organizer in additional high profile civil rights cases.

    As we approach the 90 day mark of the 2020 Election Dr. Gin is hosting a series of conversations with friends and colleagues creating a platform for our modern day leaders in the Civil Rights Movement to inform and inspire as we enter this dire time that will determine the future of our country, and our very lives.

    In the coming weeks you will hear from the prolific Civil Rights Attorney and bestselling author Benjamin Crump, legendary original Black Panther and author Professor Jamal Joseph, as well as relevant esteemed voices of the racial justice movement such as anti-racist author and speaker Tim Wise.

    The series of conversations begins with André Cymone and Morris Hayes.

    André Cymone, a Minneapolis native, rose to fame with Prince as collaborator and bassist during the pre-Revolution era. He achieved solo success in the 80’s with hits including The Dance Electric. In addition to his own discography which includes recent and racially relevant songs such as Trayvon, Black Man in America, Vote, American Dream and more, Cymone has produced billboard blockbusters such as Jody Watley, Adam Ant and Tom Jones. Cymone is an impassioned civil rights activist using his music to powerfully inform and unite.

    Cymone has also been a forerunner and ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders’s campaign and was a significant voice in now Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s campaign.

    His latest release and mini-documentary video, Our World is on Fire, is a timely, poignant and powerful representation of our current societal ills and uprising in the days following the massacre of George Floyd.

    Morris Hayes was keyboardist and musical director of Prince’s band The New Power Generation for nearly twenty years. He is a distinguished inductee of Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, his home state, alongside of legends such as Dr. Maya Angelou.

    100% of the money from your purchase of Our World is on Fire by André Cymone is being donated to Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, Movement 4 Black Lives, and Dream Defenders.

    https://andrecymone.bandcamp.com/track/our-world-is-on-fire

    • 2 hr 13 min
    GFM Spotlight Interview - Norman Brown

    GFM Spotlight Interview - Norman Brown

    GFM's Music Editor Ivan Orr chats with Guitar Great Norman Brown about his latest album "Heart To Heart" which will be released on August 7, 2020, his beginnings in Kansas City and numerous musical and life lessons. This is an entertaining and engaging interview from start to finish.

    Keep up with Norman Brown around the web:

    https://www.normanbrown.com
    https://twitter.com/norman_brown
    https://www.instagram.com/normanticmusic/

    • 41 min
    GFM Spotlight Interview -Monifa Brown

    GFM Spotlight Interview -Monifa Brown

    GFM's Ivan Orr recently chatted with musician, publicist, radio show host and all around wonderful human being Monifa Brown. They cover a wide range of topics from Monifa's beginnings as a violinist and vocalist having studied at the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia-The High School for the Performing Arts, eventually graduating from Temple University with a degree in Music Therapy with a concentration in classical voice. They also discuss Monifa's position as a publicist with Shanachie Entertainment(which she's held for two decades)which she list artist campaigns for Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Norman Brown, Kim Waters, Najee, Rahsaan Patterson, Luther Barnes, Bluey, Isaac Carree and Calvin Richardson among her current projects. This is an inspiring and must listen interview that is candid and engaging.

    • 35 min
    3x3 BTG E(Bridging The Gap)Episode 7: 1989

    3x3 BTG E(Bridging The Gap)Episode 7: 1989

    The BTG Crew is back at it and the subject of the convo in this episode is 1989 a number another summer...

    • 2 hr 17 min
    3x3 BTG(Bridging The Gap)Episode 7: 2005

    3x3 BTG(Bridging The Gap)Episode 7: 2005

    The 3x3 Crew chops it up about the year 2005. Lots of great content here as we go into overtime as we discuss the state of the world today.

    • 2 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Mr. Purple Sky ,

Thank you!!!

Really appreciate the podcast and especially the episode on 70’s soul music. By far my favorite decade for music and entertainment as a whole. Honorable mention goes to the episode on Wendy and Lisa’s first album after their departure from the revolution.

dc164237 ,

Chaos and Disorder

Hey Ivan, I'm 17 and my name is Desi and I love the podcast. I was watching the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when Prince showed his tremendous talent on guitar with my mom. I wanted to have her listen to your episode on Chaos and Disorder where you guys went into Prince's guitar player after we watched it together. The only problem was I noticed that episode with a few more are unavailable to listen to now after I listened to them. Wanted to know if there is anyway I could ever hear the removed ones ever again. Thanks for the entertainment I get from the show and have a great day!

Chad Thunderbroom ,

Who is the hater?

Well, we have finally done it.
Turned even this discussion of the best music ever made, into racist finger pointing.
What is racist about a band that doesn’t pigeonhole itself?
I turn the finger around and point it at you!
Shame shame shame.

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