When independent radio producer Todd Whitney first discovered Lil B, he couldn’t quite pin down the quirky Bay Area rapper. Were his songs serious, or was it all an act? On this episode, Todd explains why he gave Lil B another shot — and somehow became a preacher of the gospel of “The Based God.”
At Play It Back, it’s never too late to mourn the departure of, or rather celebrate the life of, one of the most immortal music makers of all time. In this special retrospective episode, Play It Back co-host Jia H. Jung recalls when she first encountered The Purple One at 30,000 feet in the air, in 1986, at age 5, somewhere between Boston and Seoul. It was the voice of god, if you will…
Writer, filmmaker, and former financial trader Adam Linn shares how a whole different shade of Tina Turner guided him like a guardian angel in a rollicking, (literally) blind drive over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge during a dark time in his youth in the 1990s.
For the very first episode of Play it Back, we talk with writer Katie Shepherd about the power of Tina Turner’s monster hit from 1984 – and how it strengthened the relationship with her mother as she fought a life-threatening illness.
We’re so happy you’ve found our site. While we’re primarily a podcast focusing on the memories we make as we discover new music, we want this space to expand upon the conversations we have with our guests. This is a chance to dig deep into why we love, hate, and appreciate certain songs.
Sure, there’s a *lot* of music out there today, and it’s more accessible than ever…which can feel overwhelming. That’s why our mission is to help slow things down a little, and explore how the power of music connects us with others, influences huge life decisions, and fans the flames of our unabashed obsessions.
Peace and love,
Creator + Host of Play It Back