Dive into the soulful world of Teddy Pendergrass with DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray in this episode of Queue Points. Exploring his profound impact on R&B and soul, we discuss Teddy's journey from Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes to his iconic solo career. Delve into his unique voice, influence on the disco era, and his emotional depth that transcends music. Join us as we celebrate Teddy's legacy and have fun in a segment about his legendary man bag. Tune in for an insightful tribute to a music icon.
On #InternationalPodcastDay (September 30th), Queue Points hosted our first live event at Fit360, 700 Miami Circle, NE in the Buckhead-area of Atlanta. Guests got to join Queue Points for a live podcast taping, and a free work out session!
DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray hosted our host for the live, and the owner of Fit360 Fitzroy Smith. Fitz gave us a glimpse into his fitness vision and how he's revolutionizing the way people approach their fitness journeys.
We were also joined by legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Queue Points family, Kipper Jones. Kipper shares his own personal fitness journey, how he's managed to balance his demanding performances, and even spill some exciting tea about his recent collaboration with none other than Vanessa Williams!
In this episode, we cover everything from the importance of fitness in the Black community to the impact of soul food on our health. We also discuss the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of embracing fitness and share some valuable tips for starting your own fitness journey.
The US and the UK have always talked to each other through our music - inspiring one another to create something new and innovative. On this episode we explore UK R&B and Hip-Hop. We reminisce on some of our favorite artists, and how they impacted the United States music scene. From Loose Ends to Neneh Cherry to Sade, and much more. Join us along with our special guest Jason Randall Smith for a lively conversation.
There isn’t a time when the resilience of Black women hasn’t been a source of inspiration. The resonance in the singing voices of some of these women gave way to some of the biggest hits in House music history. Black women are the unsung heroines of the genre.
ABC recently aired a segment on Good Morning America called “Queens of 90s House Music,” and on this episode DJ Sir Dance and Jay Ray break the episode down. We discuss the impact and legacy of these divas, celebrate their contributions, and shed light on the industry's [mis]treatment of artists. We'll touch on powerful moments in iconic songs, the importance of representation, and how these women paved the way for future artists.
In the lexicon of great rap voices - Snoop Dogg absolutely stands as one of a kind. From his beginning as a young, talented rapper on Death Row’s roster to becoming a staple on “Madison Ave.,” selling us everything from beer and wine to food, Snoop is the definition of a survivor. His journey and evolution is inspiring.
For #HipHop50 let's celebrate the icon, the legend, and the true embodiment of coolness, Snoop Dogg. Get ready to vibe with us on Queue Points!
Black bodies have always been used to sell products. Fast food has embedded ourselves into our memories - the smells, the childhood nostalgia, the music. On this episode, our hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray delve into the strategic ways in which the food industry has used marketing and music to insert itself into our lives.
On this episode of Queue points, in our ongoing #HipHop50 series, we spotlight the influential Idol Makers crew and the 1988 release, "Hurby's Machine." Our focus is Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, a prodigious and prolific producer and writer whose career seemingly froze in the late '90s, and who has remained largely silent in recent decades.
Join DJ Sir Daniel as he navigates us through this often overlooked chapter of hip hop history, shedding light on Azor's career, the rise of Salt-N-Pepa and Azor’s central role in one of hip hop’s most legendary diss wars - MC Lyte vs. Antoinette. Alongside Jay Ray, DJ Sir Daniel delves into the compelling story of The Idol Makers, the compilation album "Hurby's Machine," and the crew's leader, Hurby Azor. Tune in for a conversation about one of hip hop’s unsung producers.
On this episode of Queue Points, we delve into the book, "When Crack Was King: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era” with author Donovan X. Ramsey. Donovan discusses the tragic legacy of the crack epidemic through the eyes of four individuals, illuminating the vulnerability and resilience of the Black community. We discuss topics like harm reduction, the vital role of community, and the significance of having authentic representations of the people impacted by the crack epidemic.
Sharing deeply personal experiences, we explore the continuous ripple effects of the crack era, the failure of the criminal justice system, and the intersections between historical events like the Great Migration and the onset of the crack crisis. This episode confronts the disparities, the stigma, and the systemic negligence that fueled the crack epidemic. Join us on a journey of understanding and compassion of a misunderstood and misrepresented epidemic.
As part of our year-long #HipHop50 celebration, and to close out #BlackMusicMonth, Queue Points is going down memory lane to discuss the impact of the timeless Black youth coming-of-age film House Party. They are joined by special guest Jordan Clark, a comic book writer and co-host of the podcast White People Won’t Save You. The fellas discuss the impact of House Party on hip hop culture, highlighting its representation of teenage life and high school expectations. They analyze how the film broke through as a landmark mainstream movie for hip hop, leading to the release of other successful films in the era. They offer their thoughts on the movie's historical context, the characters, and their impressions of the recent movie reboot (Spoiler Alert: they don’t like it).
The lively discussion explores the significance of House Party in black teen cinema and hip hop culture, making it a must-listen episode for any fan of the movie and its impact.
We’re back after a week off! In this thought-provoking podcast episode, we delve into a significant issue: the scarcity of songs about Black fathers. As the United States recently celebrated Father's Day, we couldn't help but notice the absence of such musical tributes.
Dr. Ed Garnes joins us as we unravel this phenomenon, analyze its underlying causes, and discuss actionable steps towards rectifying this disparity. Tune in to gain insights and be part of the movement for change.
“She was Cinderella for Christ’s sake!” - DJ Sir Daniel
Join us on a journey as we delve into the remarkable and multifaceted career of “the vocal bible” Brandy Norwood, the renowned singer, songwriter, and actress who has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. During this show, we unravel the layers of Brandy's legendary early career, from her breakthrough as a teenage sensation to her evolution into a versatile and influential artist during the “Full Moon” era.
Venture into the heart of music history as we explore 'Love to Love You, Donna Summer', the poignant documentary co-directed by Summer’s daughter Brooklyn Sudano. Summer’s accomplishments include an incredible 16 #1 Billboard Dance hits. DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray discuss the documentary, Summer’s career and lasting impact of her legacy.
Before that, the two discuss a range of hip-hop topics from Kali’s new single “Area Codes,” “Billboard’s Top 50 Hip Hop Groups,” and three rap songs with Disco origins.
Also, DJ Sir Daniel shares his favorite songs featuring orgasms.