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EP 139: Ali Shaheed Muhammad: We're doing our own thing

THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE: Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hero of mine, maybe yours too. First of all, there’s the music. The music of A Tribe Called Quest. If don’t know Low End Theory, put down this podcast and go listen to that. We’ll wait. Then there’s the music of Lucy Pearl, of D’Angelo, the co-productions with Dilla, and lately the collab with Adrian Younge on the music for Marvel’s Luke Cage. But then there’s the man himself. Humble, worldly, introspective. As you’ll see in our interview, he has a special combination of being willing to say something of value and not being too in love with his own ideas. Maybe that’s why he’s one of the best collaborators hip hop has ever known. Oh, he’s also an amazing DJ, and host of the incredible podcast: Microphone Check. We got Ali on stage at the LA Times Festival of Books: Newstory. This episode was filmed in front of a live audience. And it’s a good one.


If you liked this episode, check out our 2nd year anniversary interview with Zen Freeman. Track of the Week: Synymata & Miss Mary - Frost

Mix Engineer: James Soriano


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