Who was 24-Carat Black?

Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them. Join us for Season 3, where Riffs takes a deep dive into the tragic world of 24-Carat Black, the band everyone has heard, but nobody has heard of.

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Getting Igor’s Attention

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Ever since he disrupted rap with his Odd Future crew in 2008, Tyler, the Creator has lit up the stage with his outrageous public persona, laid down hit tracks - one after the other - and bossed his own fashion line, documentary and self-produced videos. He even has his own flavor of ice-cream (Snowflake). Joe & Toby dig into the life of 28-year old rap sensation, Tyler, the Creator and explore his inspiration for the sounds for his chart topping track, “Igor’s Theme” (2019).

What we geek out over in this episode: Head West, Fleetwood Mac “Black Magic Woman” (1968) & “Oh Well” (1969), sounds of the 70’s from “Sentimental Lady” (1972) and it’s mondegreen, skateboards, Odd Future, Fruity Loops & Captain Crunch, horrorcore hip-hop music genre, and Tyler the Creator’s hits, controversy and beyond.

Bonus Material: Who sampled Head West’s killer drum break from “Attention”?? Gorillaz, Mac Miller and more...

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