Queue Points 2024 Trailer
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
6d ago
Queue Points is the Black Podcasting Award and Ambie Award nominated music podcast that is dropping the needle on Black Music history and celebrating Black music through meaningful dialogue. The show is hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray. Topics: #QueuePoints #MusicDiscussion #BlackPodcasters #BlackMusic #MusicPodcast Get More In Queue Points Magazine: https://qpnt.net/magazine Subscribe & Review Us on Apple Podcasts: https://qpnt.net/applepodcasts Review us on Podchaser: https://qpnt.net/podchaser Subscribe on Spotify: https://qpnt.net/spotify Follow Us On Social Media Facebook: https ..read more
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Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' Revolution (Guest: Mike 'Big Mike' Bryant)
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1w ago
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 radio. They delve into the nuances of the album, its reception, and the controversies. The hosts also discuss the significance of embracing all Black artists across genres by Black radio and publications, emphasizing support and inclusion. They share their favorite tracks and express hopes for the al ..read more
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A Deep Dive Into Salt-N-Pepa's Legacy By Ranking Their Albums
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
2w ago
In this episode of Queue Points, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray embark on an in-depth discussion and ranking of albums by the iconic female hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa. They explore the cultural significance, commercial success, and personal anecdotes associated with each album, evaluating them based on various criteria such as cultural impact, sentimental value, and nostalgic appeal. The conversation spans the duo's entire discography, highlighting their groundbreaking contributions to hip hop and music history. The episode also pays homage to Women's History Month, emphasizing Salt-N-Pepa's o ..read more
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Sesame Street’s Harmony, Lessons and Black Music History
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray dive into the rich tapestry of Black music history through the lens of the iconic children's show, Sesame Street. This episode centers Sesame Street's global influence on children's growth, development, and empowerment. Amid discussing the current concerns about online safety they explore how Sesame Street, with its roots deeply embedded in the Black community, has been a vehicle for teaching important life lessons through music and representation. The discussion includes fascinating facts about the show's beginnings, its inspirations from Harlem, and its unspoken cur ..read more
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A Conversation on the Healing Power of Dance Music
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
On this episode of Queue Points podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray discuss the misunderstanding and underappreciation of House music in today's pop culture, using a recent tweet, by @thunter86, about the current music era as a springboard. They argue against the claim that we're in a grand House renaissance, pointing out that while House continues to thrive in specific circles, it hasn’t significantly penetrated the mainstream pop scene as some believe. The discussion moves on to the impact of Beyonce's 'Renaissance' album and its potential to inspire a broader acceptance of House and da ..read more
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Hip Hop's Impact Across the Pond: From the US to the UK (Guest: Ke Turner)
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
In this episode, DJ Sir Daniel is joined by multi-hyphenate artist Ke Turner. Ke takes us on a journey through her experiences and observations while living abroad in the UK. The two delve into the impact of hip hop across the pond and the celebration of rap music during the 50th anniversary. Ke was present during the much-discussed UK 50th anniversary of hip hop show where Big Daddy Kane’s set was interrupted. Tune in for what she witnessed and more on this episode. Watch Ke Turner discuss her top 10 women MCs: https://qpnt.net/keturnertop10 Join our newsletter for behind the scenes content ..read more
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Leave It All Behind At 15: Soundtracking Life's Journey Through Love & Music
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
On this episode of Queue Points, we dive into the Foreign Exchange's album Leave It All Behind as it celebrates 15. From the gestation and creation of their debut rap album via the Okayplayer message boards to the complete 180 of releasing an R&B album, Leave It All Behind emerges as an important and enduring musical artifact. Join our newsletter for behind the scenes content: https://magazine.queuepoints.com Enjoy Queue Points? Leave us a tip on Patreon: https://qpnt.net/tipjar Become a Queue Points Insider to watch video replays of archived episodes, exclusives and more: https://qpnt.net ..read more
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Hip Hop Reimagined: Creating a Culture of Respect, Equality, and Social Change #HipHop50
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
We have often discussed the importance of hip hop as a dominant cultural force worldwide. Today, we're tackling the question: Is hip hop dead? Join DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray as they explore the complex issues of homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny within hip hop culture. Despite these challenges, our hosts advocate for unity as a means to address these issues and create a better future for the culture. As hip hop has already infiltrated the entire world, now it's time to spread its values and make a real impact. Tune in as we unpack the revolutionary potential of hip hop, its shortcomings, a ..read more
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From Micky D's to Pepsi: Black Musicians, Marketing and the Food Industry
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
Black bodies have always been used to sell products. Fast food has embedded ourselves into our memories - the smells, the childhood nostalgia, the music. On this episode, our hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray delve into the strategic ways in which the food industry has used marketing and music to insert itself into our lives. Watch this episode on our website: https://qpnt.net/show-109 Content Mentioned in This Episode: A Brief History of Racist Soft Drinks: https://qpnt.net/F4a4 Targeted Food Marketing to Black and Hispanic Consumers: The Tobacco Playbook: https://qpnt.net/F4a5 A $300 billion o ..read more
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From Kid 'n Play to Salt-N-Pepa: The History of Hurby Luv Bug's Hit Machine
Queue Points Podcast
by Queue Points
1M ago
On this episode of Queue points, in our ongoing #HipHop50 series, we spotlight the influential Idol Makers crew and the 1988 release, "Hurby's Machine." Our focus is Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, a prodigious and prolific producer and writer whose career seemingly froze in the late '90s, and who has remained largely silent in recent decades. Join DJ Sir Daniel as he navigates us through this often overlooked chapter of hip hop history, shedding light on Azor's career, the rise of Salt-N-Pepa and Azor’s central role in one of hip hop’s most legendary diss wars - MC Lyte vs. Antoinette. Alongside Jay Ra ..read more
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