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Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!

Latest Episodes

Patrice Rushen on Minnie Riperton's "Come to My Garden" (1970)

EMusician/composer/producer/songwriter/music director/legend Patrice Rushen joins us to discuss Minnie's debut solo albumCome to My Garden. We talk about the lush orchestration courtesy of Charles Stepney, Minnie's distinct voice, and Patrice's own journey with the album.

58 MIN6 d ago
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Patrice Rushen on Minnie Riperton's "Come to My Garden" (1970)

Cam O'bi on Kanye West's "Late Registration" (2005)

EJack McKain

57 MIN1 w ago
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Cam O'bi on Kanye West's "Late Registration" (2005)

Emily Yoshida on Björk's "Post" (1995)

EWriter and critic Emily Yoshida joins us to discuss Björk's sophomore album, the truly wild videos released for Post, and the many characters of Björk's voice.

62 MIN2 w ago
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Emily Yoshida on Björk's "Post" (1995)

Music and Popcorn #5: Drea Clark on the "High Fidelity" soundtrack (2000)

EThis week, Drea Clark of Who Shot Ya (here on MaxFun) joins us to talk about the High Fidelity OST. We discuss how the film has aged over the past 20 years, the absolute absurd amount of placements in the film, and our favorite unexpected music moments in other films.

53 MIN3 w ago
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Music and Popcorn #5: Drea Clark on the "High Fidelity" soundtrack (2000)

Music and Popcorn #4: April Wolfe on "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (1992)

EWe are nearly at the end of our Music and Popcorn miniseries here on Heat Rocks, where we talk about our favorite movie soundtracks with folks from the world of TV and film! This week, April Wolfe of the Switchblade Sisters podcast here on MaxFun joins us to discuss Whitney's showstopping performances, the iconic fits, and how a 2020 version of The Bodyguard might look like. More on April Wolfe Her film podcast Switchblade Sisters Her interview with Forbes Twitter |Instagram More on The Bodyguard Whitney performing "I Have Nothing" in 1996 (USA Today) This Is How The Biggest Movie Soundtrack Of All Time Got Made (Buzzfeed) Show Tracklisting (all songs fromThe Bodyguard soundtrack unless otherwise indicated): Run to You I Have Nothing Jesus Loves Me I Will Always Love You I'm Every Woman It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day Run to You Queen of the Night Someday (I'm Coming Back) I Have Nothing John Doe: I Will Always Love You I Will Always Love You What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love And Understa...

55 MINFEB. 28
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Music and Popcorn #4: April Wolfe on "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (1992)

Music and Popcorn #3: Sean Fennessey on the "Juice" soundtrack (1992)

EWe are on week three of our Music and Popcorn miniseries and we could not be more excited to have The Ringer's own Sean Fennessey with us to talk about the soundtrack to the Ernest Dickerson classic, Juice. We discuss the importance of New York rap in the film,the unique place Juice has in the lineage of hip-hop movies in the early 90s, and the...let's say questionable portrayal of the art of DJing More on Sean Sean's profile on The Ringer Twitter | Instagram More onJuice Yo! MTV Raps' Interview with Tupac on the set of Juice Interview with Ernest Dickerson on the 25th anniversary of Juice(Shadow and Act) Juicefresh 20 years on (The Guardian) Show Tracklisting (all songs fromtheJuicesoundtrack unless otherwise indicated): 'Nuff Respect It's Going Down People Get Ready (remix) 2Pac: Hit Em Up The Village Callers: Hector Aaron Hall: Don't Be Afraid (Sex You Down Some Mo' Version) Special Ed: I Got It Made Uptown Anthem Flipside Jamal: Fades Em All Juice (Know The Ledge) Is It Good To ...

62 MINFEB. 21
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Music and Popcorn #3: Sean Fennessey on the "Juice" soundtrack (1992)

Music and Popcorn #2: Renée Bever on the "Us" soundtrack (2019)

EWe are in the middle of our Music and Popcorn series, where we talk to our favorite folks from the world of film and TV about the soundtracks they love. This week, Renée Bever of the podcast Attack of the Queerwolf sits down with us to talk about the "Us" soundtrack and score. We talk about the masterfully creepy Luniz flip, the infamous Ophelia/police scene, and whether Lupita Nyong'o was snapping on beat. More on Renée Renée's podcast Attack of the Queerwolf Instagram | Twitter More on Us Jordan Peele's Spotify Takeover Straight From the Underground: The Frighteningly Good Music of ‘Us’ (The Ringer) Interview with Michael Abels, composer for Us (Slate) Show Tracklisting (all songs from theUssoundtrack unless otherwise indicated): I Got 5 On It (Tethered Mix) Q Lazzarus: Goodbye Horses Bette Davis: I've Written A Letter to Daddy Queen: Don't Stop Me Now Low Shoulder: Through The Trees I Like That Bay All-Stars: I Got 5 On It Fuck Tha Police Les Fleurs Henry Mancini: Lujon Femm...

52 MINFEB. 14
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Music and Popcorn #2: Renée Bever on the "Us" soundtrack (2019)

Music and Popcorn #1: The Medley

EThis is the first of a five episode miniseries we're calling Music and Popcorn, where we talk to guests from the world of film and TV about great soundtracks. This week, it's a special medley episode, featuring our past interviews with Eliza Skinner, Tre'vell Anderson, Luis Xtravaganza, and the folks from Heatbreak Radio discussing their favorite movie OSTs And if you like these snippets, go back and check out the full episodes in our archives! Show Tracklisting: The Psychedelic Furs: Pretty In Pink Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: If You Leave Jesse Johnson: Get To Know Ya Modern English: I Melt With You The Psychedelic Furs: Pretty In Pink Otis Redding: Try A Little Tenderness New Order: Thieves Like Us (Instrumental) Faye Wong: Dream-Person Dennis Brown: Things in Life Flying Pickets: Only You Los Indios Tabajaras: Always in My Heart Nat King Cole: Quizás, Quizás, Quizás Mamas & the Papas: California Dreamin' Dennis Brown: Things in Life Dinah Washington: What A Diff'rence A...

57 MINFEB. 7
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Music and Popcorn #1: The Medley

Josh Kun on Manu Chao's "Clandestino" (1998)

EWhen Manu Chao announced he would be releasing his first solo album, fans around the world were both elated and hesitant. Manu's previous albums with his band Mano Negra were both critically and commercially successful, but the band's breakup was ugly and Manu was running around Central/South America, playing bar shows for three years before he started work on the album. Clandestino was initially released to little mainstream success, but eventually found its audience around the world. It tackled issues like social injustice and immigration and spoke to the displaced. It spoke truth to power. Writer and academic Josh Kun sits down with Oliver and guest host Ernest Hardy to talk about the power of politically charged music, the nomadic production of this album, and the term "world music." More onClandestino Clandestino: the story of Manu Chao's classic album (The Guardian) At 20, Manu Chao's 'Clandestino' Remains a Radical and Compassionate Work of Art (Remezcla) More on Josh Kun The...

54 MINENE. 31
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Josh Kun on Manu Chao's "Clandestino" (1998)

Tall Black Guy on D'Angelo's "Voodoo" (2000) redux

EThe Album:D'AngeloVoodoo(2000) Tall Black Guy, AKA Terrel Wallace, has been making beats and remixing artists like 79.5, Stro Elliot, and Moonchild, for a long time. Listen to any one of his songs and you'll understand why he's one of the best producers out there and why we were so excited to talk to him. It's no surprise that his personal heat rock (and ours) was "Voodoo" by D'Angelo. Making the album was no small feat. D'Angelo took a long break between albums to learn more about playing the guitar, and linked up with the Soulquarians to lay down some of the funkiest, most eclectic, and just plain hottest tracks of all-time. It took nearly 5 years to make, but the wait was worth it. Morgan is flying solo and talked to TBG about the wide range of D'Angelo's influences, the shift from "Brown Sugar" to "Voodoo," and D'Angelo's personal shift from neo soul darling to full-on sex symbol. More on Tall Black Guy Tall Black Guy on Bastard Jazz Hyp 203: Tall Black Guy Twitter|Soundcloud Mo...

42 MINENE. 24
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Tall Black Guy on D'Angelo's "Voodoo" (2000) redux

Latest Episodes

Patrice Rushen on Minnie Riperton's "Come to My Garden" (1970)

EMusician/composer/producer/songwriter/music director/legend Patrice Rushen joins us to discuss Minnie's debut solo albumCome to My Garden. We talk about the lush orchestration courtesy of Charles Stepney, Minnie's distinct voice, and Patrice's own journey with the album.

58 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Patrice Rushen on Minnie Riperton's "Come to My Garden" (1970)

Cam O'bi on Kanye West's "Late Registration" (2005)

EJack McKain

57 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Cam O'bi on Kanye West's "Late Registration" (2005)

Emily Yoshida on Björk's "Post" (1995)

EWriter and critic Emily Yoshida joins us to discuss Björk's sophomore album, the truly wild videos released for Post, and the many characters of Björk's voice.

62 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Emily Yoshida on Björk's "Post" (1995)

Music and Popcorn #5: Drea Clark on the "High Fidelity" soundtrack (2000)

EThis week, Drea Clark of Who Shot Ya (here on MaxFun) joins us to talk about the High Fidelity OST. We discuss how the film has aged over the past 20 years, the absolute absurd amount of placements in the film, and our favorite unexpected music moments in other films.

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Music and Popcorn #5: Drea Clark on the "High Fidelity" soundtrack (2000)

Music and Popcorn #4: April Wolfe on "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (1992)

EWe are nearly at the end of our Music and Popcorn miniseries here on Heat Rocks, where we talk about our favorite movie soundtracks with folks from the world of TV and film! This week, April Wolfe of the Switchblade Sisters podcast here on MaxFun joins us to discuss Whitney's showstopping performances, the iconic fits, and how a 2020 version of The Bodyguard might look like. More on April Wolfe Her film podcast Switchblade Sisters Her interview with Forbes Twitter |Instagram More on The Bodyguard Whitney performing "I Have Nothing" in 1996 (USA Today) This Is How The Biggest Movie Soundtrack Of All Time Got Made (Buzzfeed) Show Tracklisting (all songs fromThe Bodyguard soundtrack unless otherwise indicated): Run to You I Have Nothing Jesus Loves Me I Will Always Love You I'm Every Woman It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day Run to You Queen of the Night Someday (I'm Coming Back) I Have Nothing John Doe: I Will Always Love You I Will Always Love You What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love And Understa...

55 MINFEB. 28
Comments
Music and Popcorn #4: April Wolfe on "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (1992)

Music and Popcorn #3: Sean Fennessey on the "Juice" soundtrack (1992)

EWe are on week three of our Music and Popcorn miniseries and we could not be more excited to have The Ringer's own Sean Fennessey with us to talk about the soundtrack to the Ernest Dickerson classic, Juice. We discuss the importance of New York rap in the film,the unique place Juice has in the lineage of hip-hop movies in the early 90s, and the...let's say questionable portrayal of the art of DJing More on Sean Sean's profile on The Ringer Twitter | Instagram More onJuice Yo! MTV Raps' Interview with Tupac on the set of Juice Interview with Ernest Dickerson on the 25th anniversary of Juice(Shadow and Act) Juicefresh 20 years on (The Guardian) Show Tracklisting (all songs fromtheJuicesoundtrack unless otherwise indicated): 'Nuff Respect It's Going Down People Get Ready (remix) 2Pac: Hit Em Up The Village Callers: Hector Aaron Hall: Don't Be Afraid (Sex You Down Some Mo' Version) Special Ed: I Got It Made Uptown Anthem Flipside Jamal: Fades Em All Juice (Know The Ledge) Is It Good To ...

62 MINFEB. 21
Comments
Music and Popcorn #3: Sean Fennessey on the "Juice" soundtrack (1992)

Music and Popcorn #2: Renée Bever on the "Us" soundtrack (2019)

EWe are in the middle of our Music and Popcorn series, where we talk to our favorite folks from the world of film and TV about the soundtracks they love. This week, Renée Bever of the podcast Attack of the Queerwolf sits down with us to talk about the "Us" soundtrack and score. We talk about the masterfully creepy Luniz flip, the infamous Ophelia/police scene, and whether Lupita Nyong'o was snapping on beat. More on Renée Renée's podcast Attack of the Queerwolf Instagram | Twitter More on Us Jordan Peele's Spotify Takeover Straight From the Underground: The Frighteningly Good Music of ‘Us’ (The Ringer) Interview with Michael Abels, composer for Us (Slate) Show Tracklisting (all songs from theUssoundtrack unless otherwise indicated): I Got 5 On It (Tethered Mix) Q Lazzarus: Goodbye Horses Bette Davis: I've Written A Letter to Daddy Queen: Don't Stop Me Now Low Shoulder: Through The Trees I Like That Bay All-Stars: I Got 5 On It Fuck Tha Police Les Fleurs Henry Mancini: Lujon Femm...

52 MINFEB. 14
Comments
Music and Popcorn #2: Renée Bever on the "Us" soundtrack (2019)

Music and Popcorn #1: The Medley

EThis is the first of a five episode miniseries we're calling Music and Popcorn, where we talk to guests from the world of film and TV about great soundtracks. This week, it's a special medley episode, featuring our past interviews with Eliza Skinner, Tre'vell Anderson, Luis Xtravaganza, and the folks from Heatbreak Radio discussing their favorite movie OSTs And if you like these snippets, go back and check out the full episodes in our archives! Show Tracklisting: The Psychedelic Furs: Pretty In Pink Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: If You Leave Jesse Johnson: Get To Know Ya Modern English: I Melt With You The Psychedelic Furs: Pretty In Pink Otis Redding: Try A Little Tenderness New Order: Thieves Like Us (Instrumental) Faye Wong: Dream-Person Dennis Brown: Things in Life Flying Pickets: Only You Los Indios Tabajaras: Always in My Heart Nat King Cole: Quizás, Quizás, Quizás Mamas & the Papas: California Dreamin' Dennis Brown: Things in Life Dinah Washington: What A Diff'rence A...

57 MINFEB. 7
Comments
Music and Popcorn #1: The Medley

Josh Kun on Manu Chao's "Clandestino" (1998)

EWhen Manu Chao announced he would be releasing his first solo album, fans around the world were both elated and hesitant. Manu's previous albums with his band Mano Negra were both critically and commercially successful, but the band's breakup was ugly and Manu was running around Central/South America, playing bar shows for three years before he started work on the album. Clandestino was initially released to little mainstream success, but eventually found its audience around the world. It tackled issues like social injustice and immigration and spoke to the displaced. It spoke truth to power. Writer and academic Josh Kun sits down with Oliver and guest host Ernest Hardy to talk about the power of politically charged music, the nomadic production of this album, and the term "world music." More onClandestino Clandestino: the story of Manu Chao's classic album (The Guardian) At 20, Manu Chao's 'Clandestino' Remains a Radical and Compassionate Work of Art (Remezcla) More on Josh Kun The...

54 MINENE. 31
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Josh Kun on Manu Chao's "Clandestino" (1998)

Tall Black Guy on D'Angelo's "Voodoo" (2000) redux

EThe Album:D'AngeloVoodoo(2000) Tall Black Guy, AKA Terrel Wallace, has been making beats and remixing artists like 79.5, Stro Elliot, and Moonchild, for a long time. Listen to any one of his songs and you'll understand why he's one of the best producers out there and why we were so excited to talk to him. It's no surprise that his personal heat rock (and ours) was "Voodoo" by D'Angelo. Making the album was no small feat. D'Angelo took a long break between albums to learn more about playing the guitar, and linked up with the Soulquarians to lay down some of the funkiest, most eclectic, and just plain hottest tracks of all-time. It took nearly 5 years to make, but the wait was worth it. Morgan is flying solo and talked to TBG about the wide range of D'Angelo's influences, the shift from "Brown Sugar" to "Voodoo," and D'Angelo's personal shift from neo soul darling to full-on sex symbol. More on Tall Black Guy Tall Black Guy on Bastard Jazz Hyp 203: Tall Black Guy Twitter|Soundcloud Mo...

42 MINENE. 24
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Tall Black Guy on D'Angelo's "Voodoo" (2000) redux
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