Video Episodes

"Iesha," Kris Kross and the Child Icons of 90s Music
June 11, 202400:50:55

"Iesha," Kris Kross and the Child Icons of 90s Music

In this episode of Queue Points, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray dive into the world of kid music stars who became icons. They discuss the impact and legacy of Tracie Spencer and groups such as The Boys, Another Bad Creation (ABC), Immature, and Kris Kross, noting how ABC's "Iesha" kicked off a new renai...

Debating 2024's Summer Anthems, Celebrating Soul II Soul's 'Back To Life', and the Hits of 1989
June 04, 202400:55:59

Debating 2024's Summer Anthems, Celebrating Soul II Soul's 'Back To Life', and the Hits of 1989

In this episode of Queue Points, co-hosts Jay Ray and DJ Sir Daniel dive into the hottest tracks vying for the title of 'Song of the Summer 2024.' From Kendrick Lamar's 'Not Like Us' to Tinashe's 'Nasty' and beyond, they cover the latest chart-toppers, nostalgic hits from 1989, and the enduring appe...

Cringe Songs & Transformative Justice w/ Shannon Perez-Darby and Tashmica Torok of Popaganda Podcast
May 28, 202401:06:59

Cringe Songs & Transformative Justice w/ Shannon Perez-Darby and Tashmica Torok of Popaganda Podcast

In this episode of Queue Points, co-hosts Jay Ray and DJ Sir Daniel are joined by Tashmica Torok and Shannon Perez-Darby from the @ThePopagandaPodcast. They discuss the complexities of supporting some of our favorite pop culture moments, problematic faves, the importance of accountability, the impac...

The Black Famous Legacy of Teena Marie
May 14, 202400:47:32

The Black Famous Legacy of Teena Marie

In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray explore the legendary career of Teena Marie, discussing her significance in Black music history and her status as a uniquely accepted white artist within the Black community. They share their thoughts on how Teena Marie's work ...

Reflecting on Zhané's Musical Legacy
May 07, 202400:48:45

Reflecting on Zhané's Musical Legacy

In this episode, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray, reminisce about the impact of the musical duo Zhané. The two first discussed the duo during our conversation about the Roll Wit That Flava compilation album where Zhané’s “Hey, Mr. DJ” became the breakout hit. In this episode the hosts discuss their debut ...

Slow Jams, Intimacy and Lyrics That Touch the Soul (Guest: Latrice Sampson Richards)
April 30, 202400:53:47

Slow Jams, Intimacy and Lyrics That Touch the Soul (Guest: Latrice Sampson Richards)

In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are joined by special guest Latrice Sampson Richards. The conversation focuses on the themes of lyrics and intimacy in music, exploring personal and societal healing through slow jams and other styles of music. Latrice shares her tho...

And The Beat Don't Stop: Empress Rah and Tosha Love on the Future of Hip Hop
April 23, 202401:17:28

And The Beat Don't Stop: Empress Rah and Tosha Love on the Future of Hip Hop

For Women’s History Month 2024, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray hosted a live audience at JBs Record Lounge in Atlanta to celebrate the contributions of women to hip hop in Atlanta beyond. The hosts are joined by guests Tosha Love and Empress Rah, and they explore the changing landscape of music discovery...

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...