Forbes senior Editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg joins host Nate Wilcox to discuss his book "3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise." They talk about how hip hop's 90’s boom produced three of the wealthiest music entrepreneurs since Barry Gordy.
Host Nathan Wilcox speaks to cultural historian and author Jonathan Gould about his book "Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America." Nate and Jonathan discuss the America the Beatles found in 1964 and the whys and hows of their nearly instant mass popularity.
Today, music historian David Stubbs joins Nate to discuss his book “Future Sounds: The Story of Electronic Music from Stockhausen to Skrillex.” The discussion ranges from the first conceptual beginnings of electronic music in the European avant-garde to Stevie Wonder’s pioneering use of synths in the 70s to the conquest of the music world by EDM in the 21st Century.
Host Nate Wilcox interviews Susan Whitall author of "Fever: Little Willie John: A Fast Life, Mysterious Death, and the Birth of Soul" to hear the tale of a child star, soul music pioneer, a man many considered the most gifted of his generation, a peer of James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and his tragic imprisonment and death at age 31.
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.