29 episodes

You’re all invited as Gregory Porter hangs out with famous friends, old and new, to pull on the musical and creative threads that join us all together. From sharing the love of those songs that get right to your soul, to the joy and pain of parenthood and family, or facing down discrimination and channelling that energy into something good. Recorded on the road, or remotely from his home in Bakersfield, California, crossing time zones and continents, these are conversations to inspire. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

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You’re all invited as Gregory Porter hangs out with famous friends, old and new, to pull on the musical and creative threads that join us all together. From sharing the love of those songs that get right to your soul, to the joy and pain of parenthood and family, or facing down discrimination and channelling that energy into something good. Recorded on the road, or remotely from his home in Bakersfield, California, crossing time zones and continents, these are conversations to inspire. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

    Rag’n’Bone Man’s Musical Rubble

    Rag’n’Bone Man’s Musical Rubble

    Confidence and shyness, masculinity and tenderness are all up for discussion as Rory Graham, aka Rag’n’Bone Man, hangs out with Gregory. Recorded in March 2021, they find common ground in how they both learnt to get across a message in a song as Rory digs into his musical foundations of folk, hip-hop, rock and Blues, or the rubble that he says formed his sound. Nothing is off limits from tattoos to the chance to collaborate musically in the future, in the finale to series 2 of The Hang with Gregory Porter.
     
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    Robert Glasper’s House of Black Music

    Robert Glasper’s House of Black Music

    Pianist/producer Robert Glasper turns his talents towards hip-hop, jazz, R’n’B, or any other music genre he wants to experience, considering it all about adding more rooms to his House of Black Music. Recorded in Los Angeles the day after the Grammys 2021, Gregory and Robert joined forces and laughed a lot, teased a lot and shared a lot in common. There was even a domestic interruption and an in-studio one, adding to the energy in the room ahead of their upcoming collaboration for Robert's Black Radio 3.  
     
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    Moby’s Cultural Caution

    Moby’s Cultural Caution

    Moby and Gregory go in deep on Moby’s cultural caution around the samples he finds and repurposes as the pair dissect the legacy and importance of the Blues. If pushed to label the music he creates, Moby explains how it’s folk music that fits him best, while Gregory recalls the moment when he truly felt the power of EDM.
     
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    Representing Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    Representing Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    Cultural curiosity has always driven actor, activist and author Priyanka Chopra Jonas, as she delves into why representation matters being a brown-skinned woman on screen in Hollywood. Discussing her memoir Unfinished, Priyanka tells Gregory that she also has unfinished business with music, as she reflects on her pop career. Plus, they take a look self-confidence, which can be a tricky beast, and why it’s important to ignore the haters and keep moving forward.
     
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    The Holy Ghost Of David Byrne

    The Holy Ghost Of David Byrne

    From Talking Heads to filmmaking with Spike Lee, there’s a lot of creative joy to be had bringing people together in what Gregory dubs, the Holy Ghost of David Byrne. They reach back to the days when borrowing vinyl from the public library held more influence than the internet, and discuss how a simple bike ride can change the way we look out for each other, whatever our differences.
     
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    The Heart Of Imelda May

    The Heart Of Imelda May

    Not every musician would turn down a record deal, twice, early on in their career, but Imelda May held out until she got the deal that let her record the songs she needed to sing. From early performances in a blues club in Dublin, to hosting her own music TV show, Imelda reveals and sings through the touch stones of her artistic life. Recorded in the final weeks of Trump’s presidency in January 2021, Gregory and Imelda share their hopes for kinder leadership, as well as the shared luck of meeting fellow musician Jools Holland at just the right time.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

507ME ,

Just Joy

Not sure how I stumbled upon this but I’m so glad I did. I love to hear how artists discovered their craft and the insights they have on the world. This podcast is so poignant, vulnerable and beautiful. I’m literally listening to the John Legend interview after the insurrection at the Capitol and this was a premonition of this event. Thank you Gregory for your voice in this world and thank you for sharing your friends with us.

tlcholder ,

Thank you for Season 2, I can not wait!

We get an awesome new album and a new season of The Hang! We need this so much! Thank you. God Bless Gregory Porter and his family!

Bigkitty100 ,

Soulful, Down to Earth, Love Filled, Joyous

This podcast is a breath of fresh air. I appreciate the peek into these fabulous discussions and sharing of experiences and life! ❤️

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