Riffs on Riffs

The Spin on Original and Sampled Tracks

Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Uncover how these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.

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Chainsmoking and the Nickelback Effect

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What do you call four men in a rock group that don't sing or play music? Join Joe and Toby as they search for the answer and throw plenty of shade along the way. These are a couple of groups that for some reason people love to hate. Don't enjoy this episode? We'll be happy to give you your Nickelback.

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Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell bring a unique blend of personality and musical prowess to Riffs on Riffs. Joe is a lifelong musician and guitarist, and Toby is a hip hop producer and emcee.

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The Team

Joe Watson

Host
Joe is a lifelong musician, guitarist, and music connoisseur. He is the Co-Founder of Go Big Creative Lab, a Cleveland-based design and brand strategy firm.

Toby Brazwell

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Toby is a hip hop producer and emcee. His local hip hop group, Edotkom, has opened for several established acts like Fugees, Cypress Hill, to name a few.

Julie Fink

Producer
Julie (a.k.a. Big Julz) brings a unique blend of radio, broadcasting and creativity to her producer role.

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