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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Getting Igor’s Attention

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:24
Joe and Toby connect the musical dots from Tyler, the Creator’s hit track “Igor’s Theme” (2019) and trace it back to a Paris-based 70’s soul group. 
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Donny is Too Short

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:23
Joe and Toby connect the musical dots from Too $hort’s hit track “The Ghetto” (1990) and trace it back to an unforgettable 70’s soul singer.
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The Shape of My Lucid Dreams

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:22
Good night and sweet Lucid Dreams… Joe & Toby dive into a fan favorite by Juice WRLD and the 1993 sample he used to make this hit!
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Old Town Ghosts

Riffs on Riffs | S:1 E:21
A rappers plight… is country music friend or foe? Joe & Toby answer this and more in a discussion about Hip-Hop Cowboy Lil Nas X with hints of NIN.
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Meet the Masterminds Behind the Show

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

Host
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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