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Summer '94: Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die,' 20 Years Later

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s landmark debut, Ready To Die. Soundcheck talks about the album and Big’s short-lived career with cultural critic Dream Hampton -- a friend and later, a producer of several documentary films about him.

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Summer '94: Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die'; MK Asante's Hip Hop Memoir; Broken Bells Play Live

Friday, July 11, 2014

In this episode: This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album, Ready To DieSoundcheck talks about the album and Big’s short-lived career with cultural critic Dream Hampton, a friend and later a producer of several documentary films about him.

Then: In his memoir, Buckwriter and filmmaker MK Asante charts the story of his Philadelphia (or as he calls it, "Killadelphia") childhood, and finding an education through rap, poetry and mystical strangers.

And: Broken Bells -- the project of James Mercer of The Shins and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) -- perform "Holding On For Life," a new song from their album After The Disco, plus an older favorite, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Frank Ocean Comes Out; D'Angelo Comes Back

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Music and culture writer Dream Hampton joins us to talk about two R&B stars making headlines: Odd Future member Frank Ocean, who last week publicly detailed his former relationship with a man, and the singer, pianist and guitarist D'Angelo, who is in the midst of a comeback from a 12 year hiatus. 

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