Cut Curator Podcast
Summary: Rob G. The General talks with iconic rap pioneers about the songs that form the backbone and heritage of Hip Hop. Digging in depth to learn more about the origin of legendary artists and the music that shaped a cultural phenomenon!
Doug E. Fresh the World's Greatest Entertainer, explains how he discovered beatboxing, why he and Slick Rick broke up, the reverence he has for his gift, his thought on Snoop Dogg biting La Di Da Di, and why its important to pay homage to the founders of Hip Hop like DJ Hollywood, Luv Bug Starski, Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel and more.
The World's Greatest DJ Jazzy Jeff joins the Cut Curator podcast and he talks about how extreme fate helped form his alliance with Will Smith, the importance of playing music in the home for your kids, why 80 year-old White women stare at him on airplanes, and how he never expected to be this busy traveling the world playing records.
MC Lyte the legendary lyricist, DJ, voice over talent, actress, entertainer and icon joins the Cut Curator Podcast talks about being socially conscience at a young age, how she ended up DJing Michael Jordan's wedding, why she never did a song with Salt N Pepa, her scholarship initiative to #EducateOURMen and why she took an 11 year break in between recording new music.
Christopher "Play" Martin one half of the legendary group Kid N Play explains how they landed their roles in the movie House Party, working with a young Martin Lawrence, why he and Kid only recorded three albums, and how wanted to commit suicide after achieving A-list status in Hollywood.
Christopher "Play" Martin 1/2 of the iconic rap duo Kid N' Play talks about growing up in Queens during the formative days of Hip Hop, how he thought his ultimate legacy was going to be a life of crime, competing against his partner Kid when they were in separate groups, and how an appearance at the Disco Fever changed his life.
The D.O.C. was on the verge of becoming recognized as one of Hip Hop's preeminent emcee's among the like of LL Cool J, KRS-1, and Rakim. But only a few short months after the release of his debut album "No One Can Do It Better" he was involved in a near fatal car crash that cost him his voice and self-esteem. However, with the love of Erykah Badu and their daughter Puma he has gained true knowledge of self.
Scarface, the Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller shares how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top-and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance. Scarface is the celebrated rapper whose hits include "On My Block," "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" and "Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta" (made famous in the cult film Office Space). The former president of Def Jam South, he's collaborated with everyone from Kanye West, Ice Cube and Nas, and had many solo hits such as "Guess Who's Back" feat. Jay-Z and "Smile" feat. Tupac. But before that, he was a kid from Houston in love with rock-and-roll, listening to AC/DC and KISS
Derrick "D-Nice" Jones talks about falling in love with Hip Hop, how a chance meeting with DJ Scott La Rock changed his life, the small (and odd) price he had to pay to get KRS-1 to write a verse on his biggest hit, and how he originally offered "They Call Me D-Nice" to Kid Rock.
Full Force ruled Hip Hop and R&B in the 80's and 90's. The Brooklyn based group produced a string of hits ranging from UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne" to the Backstreet Boys "All I Have To Give". They even took the muscles and jheri curls to Hollywood as stars of "House Party" with Kid N' Play.
Singer Tweet shares her memories on truly meeting God, the trials endured as a single mom trying to make it in the music biz, falling short of success with her group and ultimately finding stardom as a solo artist with the help of her guardian angel Missy Elliot.
Rapper, producer, and music executive Kwamé shares how Hip Hop turned it's back on him after Biggie's line in "Unbelievable", almost coming to blows with Slick Rick and how he inadvertently won a prestigious porn award.
Pt. 4 of my conversation with music mogul and Hip Hop icon DJ Eddie F. of Heavy and the Boyz fame. He recalls how he was able to get 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. on the same song, where he was when he got the news of Heavy D passing, and the time Heavy D told Michael Jackson he was wack.
Pt. 3 of the conversation with music mogul and iconic Hip Hop producer DJ Eddie F. of Heavy D and the Boyz, rmemebers how the tragedy of losing Trouble T-Roy become a Hip Hop classic, working and living with a young Diddy, and how he helped Mary J. Blige get her first big hit.
Pt. 2 of the conversation with music mogul and iconic Hip Hop producer DJ Eddie F. of Heavy D and the Boyz, In this episode he remembers the night of Trouble T-Roy's fatal accident, when he knew that the group had "made it", Heavy D debating with Uptown founder Andre Harrell on the groups direction, and when he invented the remix.
Pt. 1 of conversation with producer, entrepreneur, and music executive DJ Eddie F of Heavy D and the Boyz. He recalls how he first met Heavy D, how Teddy Riley helped produce the groups first hit, and why the group chose clean lyrics instead of profanity.