Queue Points

Queue Points

Queue Points is the Black Podcasting Award and Ambie Award nominated music podcast that is dropping the needle on Black Music history and celebrating Black culture through meaningful dialogue. The show is hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray.
The Art and Business of Songwriting (Guest: Brian Patrick Davis)
April 16, 202400:52:07

The Art and Business of Songwriting (Guest: Brian Patrick Davis)

In this episode of Queue Points, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are joined by guest Brian Patrick Davis, a digital artist, creative director and songwriter. The discussion provides a deep dive into the nuances of songwriting, music creation, and navigating the music business. Brian shares his journ...

Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' Revolution (Guest: Mike 'Big Mike' Bryant)
April 07, 202401:05:41

Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' Revolution (Guest: Mike 'Big Mike' Bryant)

In this episode of the Queue Points Podcast, hosts Jay Ray and DJ Sir Daniel discuss Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' album, exploring its themes, guest artists, and the broader impact on the music industry and society. Guest Big Mike joins the discussion, bringing insights from his experience in country r...

A Deep Dive Into Salt-N-Pepa's Legacy By Ranking Their Albums
April 01, 202400:56:47

A Deep Dive Into Salt-N-Pepa's Legacy By Ranking Their Albums

In this episode of Queue Points, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray embark on an in-depth discussion and ranking of albums by the iconic female hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa. They explore the cultural significance, commercial success, and personal anecdotes associated with each album, evaluating them based...

Sesame Street’s Harmony, Lessons and Black Music History
March 24, 202400:57:29

Sesame Street’s Harmony, Lessons and Black Music History

DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray dive into the rich tapestry of Black music history through the lens of the iconic children's show, Sesame Street. This episode centers Sesame Street's global influence on children's growth, development, and empowerment. Amid discussing the current concerns about online safe...

A Conversation on the Healing Power of Dance Music
March 17, 202400:40:43

A Conversation on the Healing Power of Dance Music

On this episode of Queue Points podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray discuss the misunderstanding and underappreciation of House music in today's pop culture, using a recent tweet, by @thunter86, about the current music era as a springboard. They argue against the claim that we're in a grand Hou...

Khia's Impact on Hip Hop
March 10, 202400:49:42

Khia's Impact on Hip Hop

On this episode DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray delve into the complex legacy of hip hop artist Khia. Despite the controversies surrounding her, including both homophobic and transphobic statements, Khia's significant contributions to the hip hop genre are explored. The hosts discuss Khia's early life, he...

'One Mic', the Super Bowl's Black Music History & the Legacy of Usher (Guest: Michael Motley)
March 03, 202401:14:53

'One Mic', the Super Bowl's Black Music History & the Legacy of Usher (Guest: Michael Motley)

In this episode of Queue Points, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray take a deep dive into the career and legacy of Grammy-winning, multi-talented artist, Usher Raymond. The podcast also explores Usher's contributions to diversifying the Black music scene, his 2024 Super Bowl performance, and his new album &...

Slow Jams, Intimacy and Vulnerability With Whitney Jones of Slow Drag | Show No. 131
February 13, 202401:00:39

Slow Jams, Intimacy and Vulnerability With Whitney Jones of Slow Drag | Show No. 131

Whitney Jones, founder of Atlanta-based event @slowdragatl is here to discuss her journey and the significance of slow jams in reconnecting Black folks to one another. The trio chat about the way Black culture engages with music, and the restorative potential of slow jams for eliciting vulnerabilit...

Celebrating the Life and Career of J Dilla (Guest: Mr. Al Pete) | Show No. 130
February 07, 202400:54:08

Celebrating the Life and Career of J Dilla (Guest: Mr. Al Pete) | Show No. 130

DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray welcome special guest, @AlPete, to discuss the impact of producer and rapper J Dilla on the music industry, remembering his work and legacy. They commemorate J Dilla's birthday, reflect on his unique style, and highlight their favorite Dilla productions and songs. Check Out...

From Dreamgirls to The Color Purple: The Reverberations of Black Musicals On-Screen
January 30, 202400:53:54

From Dreamgirls to The Color Purple: The Reverberations of Black Musicals On-Screen

In this episode of Queue Points podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray explore the importance of Broadway musicals in Black music film history. They discuss the symbolism, impact, and significance of the films 'Dreamgirls' (2006) and 'The Color Purple' (2023), both as iconic cultural narratives an...