Play It Back co-hosts John Asante and Jia H. Jung revel in the holiday spirit by rapping about their favorite songs of the season, and invite you to add to the official Play It Back Holiday Playlist spectacular on Spotify just in the nick of time for Christmas, Chanukah, and the shiny New Year!
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…
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