Alex Gibney Explores James Brown In 'Mr. Dynamite'; How To Be Smarter About DJ Mustard; The Budos Band Plays Live

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James Brown is the subject of Alex Gibney's new HBO documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown.

In this episode: Filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for the documentaries We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, and Enron: The Smartest Men in the Room. Now with his new film, he takes on hardest working man in show business. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown chronicles Brown’s career from his first hit in 1956, “Please, Please, Please.” Gibney talks about examining the funk pioneer’s life.

Then: Have you heard of DJ Mustard? In the past few years, the producer and songwriter has scored tons of rap and Top 40 hits with artists ranging from Ty Dolla $ign to Drake to Schoolboy Q. Hip hop writer Sowmya Krishnamurthy helps us get smarter about the underground star.

And: Based in Staten Island, The Budos Band is a motley crew of musicians -- ranging in size from six to 13 members -- producing a high energy blend of afro-soul and psychedelic metal. Hear the band perform some of its new album, Burnt Offering, in the Soundcheck studio.