Heat Rocks

Heat Rocks

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Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!

Bassist/producer/rapper Patrick Paige II joins Oliver and Morgan to discuss Biggie’s debut studio album Ready To Die. We get into Big’s knack for storytelling, Patrick’s very cool math teacher, and what Biggie’s career might’ve looked like if he were still with us today.

More on Patrick Paige II

– Check out If I Fail Are We Still Cool?
– Bass to Bass: In Conversation with Patrick Paige II and Thundercat (Complex)
– Twitter | Instagram

More on Ready To Die

– The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review (Billboard)
– Amazon Music’s mini documentary on Ready to Die
– The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready To Die’ at 25: 9 surprising things about the era-defining album (NME)

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Ready to Die unless otherwise indicated):

– Respect
– Mary J Blige: What’s the 411 (Remix)
– Friend of Mine
– Patrick Paige II: Voodoo
– Big Poppa
– Suicidal Thoughts
– Mary J Blige: What’s the 411 (Remix)
– Super Cat: Dolly My Baby (Remix)
– Notorious B.I.G.: Party and Bullshit
– Unbelievable
– One More Chance
– Gimme The Loot
– Warning
– Things Done Changed
– Juicy
– Gimme the Loot
– Everyday Struggle
– Machine Gun Funk
– Me and My Bitch
– Who Shot Ya
– Things Done Changed
– Machine Gun Funk
– Unbelievable
– Big Poppa
– The What
– Unbelievable
– Respect
– Me and My Bitch
– Juicy
– Machine Gun Funk
– Wun Two: Juicy
– Craig Mack: When God Comes
– A Tribe Called Quest: Phony Rappers

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

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