The news about FN Meka shocked many of us, but if we pull back the layers of it, the music industry has been test driving the idea of Blackness as an avatar for decades. What could this mean for our future, and how can we push back on it. On this episode we’re discussing artificial intelligence, holograms and Blackness in the music industry.
Beef is as synonymous with hip-hop culture as the five elements themselves. From the earliest days rappers have had to prove who’s the best MC. Over the years raps on records have often turned into violence. Adding in the aspect of money, it can be a recipe for disaster. Join us for that discussion.
DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray will also reveal their top 3 dis records and discuss the nomination of Queue Points for Best Black Music Podcast.
Joining us to thread this delicate needle are two of our favorite music heads, Joshua Henry Jenkins and Michael Ward of Black, Gay, stuck at home. We’re going to discuss their upcoming event, what they’re currently listening to and more!
Well it’s official, the kids are back to school, Labor Day is over, and that means Summer 2022 is behind us. But … what was this summer’s “summer jam?” What was that one song that united the world under a groove? Did we even have one? DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray chat about what happened.
Moetown Lee and Dr. Ed Garnes from the Reclamation Point podcast joined us for an interview earlier in the week to discuss Black men and mental health. We play a portion of that interview on this show, as well.
We’ve said this many times on the show, but Rob Milton is one of the hardest working men in music. From a string of consistently top-notch releases as a solo artist and as part of Cousin, Milton has been a source of joy and inspiration for the work we do here at Queue Points.
It’s been a long time coming, but this show is all about the journey of Rob Milton, so far.
During our special segment, Jackson, MS, resident Marq McPerson is with us at the top of the show. As you know, Jackson residents are experiencing a water outage impacting the people of this great, historic city. McPerson is joining us to discuss the impact.
The music industry isn’t known for its fairness when it comes to artist’s rights. Bad contracts, and flat out lies have been told to get artists into deals that rob them of their livelihoods and in many cases their futures.
J Nolan will be joining us for this interesting conversation about the long winding road of predatory hip-hop contracts.
Traveling the independent artist road in music can be challenging, but also rewarding. There are artists on the scene who’ve found ways to explore their talents in many ways, and one of them is DJ Saint Smith.
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Smith is creating his own sound, “Church&B.” We are going to explore his career, inspirations, his upcoming Gospel day party “Water to Wine” and his debut album “Yours, Saintly.”
Since the release of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” there’s been an echo of conversation from men who don’t see themselves able to enjoy the work. This isn’t the first time music from women has generated this kind of attention.
On this show we are excited to have DJ R-Tistic with us to discuss how he reads the dancefloor to make decisions about what to play. Also, we want to dive into a discussion on ways to influence party goers to enjoy all music.
As hip-hop stars have attained more fame and notoriety, many have made humanitarianism part of their brand. In a feel-good story this week, The Weeknd flew a 6 year old fan to his Philadelphia show after a Toronto cancellation. A gracious act that the child’s father remarked “I wouldn’t be able to put this last week into words if I tried.”
On this show we’re going to explore the fun history of hip-hop philanthropists.
You knew we’d get to this show, and now we’re here. With 19 #1 singles, countless remixes and a pen game that’s unmatched by many of her peers, the career of Mariah Carey has seen it’s share of ups and downs.
On this episode of Queue Points, we’re diving into the landmark career of an icon.