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Heat Rocks

Heat Rocks

MaximumFun.org

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256
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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

Bonus Beats: Sly's "Small Talk" with Michael Barnes

EProfessor and DJ Michael Barnes joins Oliver to talk about Sly & The Family Stone’s final album, “Small Talk” and in particular the Time for Livin’ drum break that can only be found on a specific Canadian pressing of the album. Michael also gets into the tiny but significant differences between this version and the mainstream LP. Be ready, crate diggers, this is a deep dive.

25 MIN2 d ago
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Bonus Beats: Sly's "Small Talk" with Michael Barnes

Havoc on Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (1995)

EThe one and only Havoc of Mobb Deep sits down with us to talk about this groundbreaking album, RZA's masterful production and use of samples, and the New York rap scene at the time. Get ready, folks, this right here is a true heater of an episode.

49 MIN3 d ago
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Havoc on Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (1995)

Jarrett Hill on India.Arie's "Testimony Vol. 1, Life & Relationship" (2006)

EJournalist Jarrett Hill (who cohosts FANTI here on Maximum Fun) joins us to talk about India's place in the neo-soul movement, what India's work meant to a college-aged Jarrett Hill, and what critics failed to understand when this album was first released.

46 MIN1 w ago
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Jarrett Hill on India.Arie's "Testimony Vol. 1, Life & Relationship" (2006)

Bonus Beats: Originals vs Covers and Crate Digging Stories

EOn this week's Bonus Beats, Oliver talks about covers that are more famous than the original song and

14 MIN1 w ago
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Bonus Beats: Originals vs Covers and Crate Digging Stories

Comfort Music #3: Audience Picks

EWe wrap up our Comfort Music miniseries with picks from you, our audience. Thank you all so much for sending in your picks and testimonials.

50 MIN2 w ago
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Comfort Music #3: Audience Picks

Bonus Beats: Quincy Jones' "Summer in The City" with Thes One

EProducer Thes One of People Under The Stairs talks about one of the most iconic samples of all time, "Summer in the City" by Quincy Jones.

25 MIN2 w ago
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Bonus Beats: Quincy Jones' "Summer in The City" with Thes One

Nelson George on Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" (1973)

ECulture critic and writer Nelson George sits down with us (remotely) to talk about Stevie embracing of new musical technology, the changing landscape of black radio at the time, and Stevie's own transformation as an artist during the early 70s

41 MIN3 w ago
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Nelson George on Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" (1973)

Bonus Beats: Old Music Reviews and James Gadson

EOn this minisode, Oliver goes back to a few of his old reviews and discusses the extremely underrated and overlooked session musician James Gadson

11 MIN3 w ago
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Bonus Beats: Old Music Reviews and James Gadson

Comfort Music #2: Oliver's Picks

EWe continue our Comfort Music series with Oliver and discuss his five favorite comfort albums.

50 MINAPR 24
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Comfort Music #2: Oliver's Picks

Bonus Beats: Reggae Covers with Adam Mansbach

EOn this special bonus ep, Oliver talks to writer Adam Mansbach to discuss the weird and wonderful world of reggae covers. They talk about their favorite (and least favorite) covers, why reggae and hip-hop share more in common than you might think, and what aspects of a song lend themselves to a good reggae flip.

28 MINAPR 22
Comments
Bonus Beats: Reggae Covers with Adam Mansbach

Latest Episodes

Bonus Beats: Sly's "Small Talk" with Michael Barnes

EProfessor and DJ Michael Barnes joins Oliver to talk about Sly & The Family Stone’s final album, “Small Talk” and in particular the Time for Livin’ drum break that can only be found on a specific Canadian pressing of the album. Michael also gets into the tiny but significant differences between this version and the mainstream LP. Be ready, crate diggers, this is a deep dive.

25 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Bonus Beats: Sly's "Small Talk" with Michael Barnes

Havoc on Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (1995)

EThe one and only Havoc of Mobb Deep sits down with us to talk about this groundbreaking album, RZA's masterful production and use of samples, and the New York rap scene at the time. Get ready, folks, this right here is a true heater of an episode.

49 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Havoc on Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (1995)

Jarrett Hill on India.Arie's "Testimony Vol. 1, Life & Relationship" (2006)

EJournalist Jarrett Hill (who cohosts FANTI here on Maximum Fun) joins us to talk about India's place in the neo-soul movement, what India's work meant to a college-aged Jarrett Hill, and what critics failed to understand when this album was first released.

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Jarrett Hill on India.Arie's "Testimony Vol. 1, Life & Relationship" (2006)

Bonus Beats: Originals vs Covers and Crate Digging Stories

EOn this week's Bonus Beats, Oliver talks about covers that are more famous than the original song and

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Bonus Beats: Originals vs Covers and Crate Digging Stories

Comfort Music #3: Audience Picks

EWe wrap up our Comfort Music miniseries with picks from you, our audience. Thank you all so much for sending in your picks and testimonials.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Comfort Music #3: Audience Picks

Bonus Beats: Quincy Jones' "Summer in The City" with Thes One

EProducer Thes One of People Under The Stairs talks about one of the most iconic samples of all time, "Summer in the City" by Quincy Jones.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bonus Beats: Quincy Jones' "Summer in The City" with Thes One

Nelson George on Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" (1973)

ECulture critic and writer Nelson George sits down with us (remotely) to talk about Stevie embracing of new musical technology, the changing landscape of black radio at the time, and Stevie's own transformation as an artist during the early 70s

41 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Nelson George on Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" (1973)

Bonus Beats: Old Music Reviews and James Gadson

EOn this minisode, Oliver goes back to a few of his old reviews and discusses the extremely underrated and overlooked session musician James Gadson

11 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Bonus Beats: Old Music Reviews and James Gadson

Comfort Music #2: Oliver's Picks

EWe continue our Comfort Music series with Oliver and discuss his five favorite comfort albums.

50 MINAPR 24
Comments
Comfort Music #2: Oliver's Picks

Bonus Beats: Reggae Covers with Adam Mansbach

EOn this special bonus ep, Oliver talks to writer Adam Mansbach to discuss the weird and wonderful world of reggae covers. They talk about their favorite (and least favorite) covers, why reggae and hip-hop share more in common than you might think, and what aspects of a song lend themselves to a good reggae flip.

28 MINAPR 22
Comments
Bonus Beats: Reggae Covers with Adam Mansbach
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