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Silent Giants podcast highlights the superstars behind the scenes of popular culture. Hosted by Corey Cambridge, Silent Giants digs deep to investigate the people behind the scenes, while learning more about your favorite superstar’s most famous works.

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Silent Giants podcast highlights the superstars behind the scenes of popular culture. Hosted by Corey Cambridge, Silent Giants digs deep to investigate the people behind the scenes, while learning more about your favorite superstar’s most famous works.

    #FBF Bruce Swedien - Recording engineer of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    #FBF Bruce Swedien - Recording engineer of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    Welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! This weeks silent giant is the 5 time Grammy award winner who assisted in recording, mixing and producing the Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album, engineer Bruce Swedien. From 1978-2000 he recorded every single Michael Jackson song! Yes, every song from 'Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'Dangerous' and beyond was recorded by Bruce. He has recorded for some of the greatest artist of all time like Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and countless others. You seriously have to read this mans wikipedia page to understand what he has contributed to American popular music. To put it simply Bruce is regarded as the greatest recording engineer of all-time.


    In this interview I flew down to his Florida home to chat about his upbringing in Minnesota, how he got into engineering, connecting with Quincy Jones, the makings of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, and a whole lot more. Meeting Bruce was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I really hope you all enjoy this interview. Let me introduce you to the 5 time Grammy award-winning engineer, The King of Sound, my dear friend, the silent giant, Bruce Swedien.
     
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    #FBF: DJ Clark Kent - Legendary DJ and Music Producer

    #FBF: DJ Clark Kent - Legendary DJ and Music Producer

    Happy Flashback Friday!


    This week’s special guest is legendary hip-hop DJ, producer, and A&R DJ Clark Kent. Clark is a NYC icon and one of the pioneers of hip-hop. His career started as a DJ at age 14 which later lead him to become the main DJ for The Notorious BIG. He later went on to produce “Cashmere Thoughts”, “Coming of Age” and the infamous “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Biggie and Jay-Z on Jay’s classic debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt’. While DJing and producing he also landed a gig during this time as an A&R Atlantic records.


    In this interview Clark shares stories about his upbringing in Brooklyn, how he got into DJing and producing, landing his first A&R job, meeting Jay-Z for the first time, how he became Biggie’s DJ, introducing Dame Dash to Jay-Z, the making of my favorite Biggie song ‘The Sky’s’ The Limit’ and shares the intimate stories of being there the night Biggie was tragically shot and killed in LA in 1997. Listen. Download, Share. ENJOY!
     
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    #TBT | Blue The Engineer: Engineer of Solange Knowles's 'A Seat at the Table'

    #TBT | Blue The Engineer: Engineer of Solange Knowles's 'A Seat at the Table'

    In this episode of Silent Giants, Corey sits down with Grammy Award-winning Blue The Engineer to chat about his career, the making of Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' , and how it felt to win his first Grammy.
     
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    #TBT | J. Ivy: The silent giant behind Kanye West's 'Never Let Me Down'

    #TBT | J. Ivy: The silent giant behind Kanye West's 'Never Let Me Down'

    Happy Throwback Thursday and thanks for tuning into another episode of the podcast!


    This week’s silent giant is poet J. Ivy the silent giant behind Kanye West’s song ‘Never Let Me Down’ off The College Dropout album. J stops by the show to talk about growing up in Chicago, how he got into poetry, his big break on HBOs ‘Def Poetry’ jam and how he landed on Kanye’s ‘The College Dropout’ album and a whole lot more. Amazing stories in the episode for sure!
     
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    Remembering Allee Willis (1947-2019) #tbt

    Remembering Allee Willis (1947-2019) #tbt

    Sadly on Christmas Eve the world lost a great talent, Allee Willis. Allee was one of the most prolific songwriters in music history, writing Earth, Wind, and Fire's 'September' and the theme song for the hit TV show 'Friends'.


    Allee was so kind and open-hearted and it is sad to say goodbye to a Giant. RIP Allee Willis.
     
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    EP75: Elwood Edwards - The voice of AOL's 'You've Got Mail'

    EP75: Elwood Edwards - The voice of AOL's 'You've Got Mail'

    Pod Bless and welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! Our special guest this episode is Elwood Edwards the iconic voiceover actor who brought you AOL’s unforgettable phrase ‘You’ve Got Mail’. 


    In this interview we get to learn about Elwood's upbringing in North Carolina, how he got into radio and news, and of course he explains the origin story of how he recorded the memorable phrase that birthed the internet ‘You’ve Got Mail’.


    Also, be sure to stay tuned to the end of the episode for a very special announcement!


    This episode was mixed by Joshua Coleman
     
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37 Ratings

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Amazing Podcast

Get the opportunity to listen about the behind the scenes of the real giants!

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Great stories! Huge Roster!

Love how personable and funny the interviewer is. He really finds intimate stories from behind the scenes in music, fashion, pop culture.

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Great podcast!!

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