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  • The Amazon Original podcast “Invisible Blackness with Adrian Younge” documents the development and evolution of racism in America. This miniseries analyzes the Black consciousness with new historical parallels to the future and the past. Join Adrian Younge weekly for reflection, accompanied by interviews of Black Filmmakers, Actors, Musicians, and Scholars.

    Listen to the songs that inspired Adrian Younge during the creation of the podcast, only on Amazon Music.

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Episodes
  • Perspective and Longevity in the Music Business, an Interview with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

    Jul 5 2021

    Five time Grammy Award winning production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis dominated the music industry in the late 80’s through the early 90's working with various artists  such as Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, Usher, and many more. With a career spanning four decades they have moved into a mainstream market freeing them from the limits imposed on many Black producers in the music industry. On this episode, Adrian, Jimmy, and Terry discuss the duo's journey to success and how the cultural zeitgeist made way for them to crossover from urban to pop charts. 

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    1 hr and 1 min
  • Understanding Cultural Comedy, an Interview with Russell Peters

    Jun 28 2021

    Russell Peters knows the power of using comedy to challenge the status quo and how to make light of unconscious bias. In this episode Adrian and Russell discuss the expression of cultural intelligence through comedy, the power of hiphop to inspire identity and the subtitles of understanding intention when applied to humor. 

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    36 mins
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, an Interview with Brian Jackson

    Jun 21 2021

    Brooklyn raised composer, singer-songwriter, and producer, Brian Jackson, is a true luminary for Black American music. Brian is the long time writing partner of the late Gil Scott Heron. Throughout the 70s, Brian and Gil created music that elevated black consciousness and continues to inspire younger generations. In this episode, Adrian and Brian discuss Music as a tool for education, the nuances of segregation and how the struggle for civil rights informed revolutionary music in America. 

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    56 mins

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Super cool!

This man is cool. Like Herbie cool. Like Thelonius cool. Brilliant and cool. From his soundscapes to his vocabulary to his respect for his influencers and ancestors, he’s really cool.
As a fan of his from Black Dynamite and his various other music projects and film work, I expected something good when checking this out. I can assure you I was not disappointed. Play it for your friends if they’re cool.