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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The Shape of My Lucid Dreams

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In yet another genre-twisting episode of Riffs on Riffs, we’ll connect the musical dots between breakout Chicago rapper, Juice WRLD, and the 1993 Sting sample that was used for his #2 Billboard hit, Lucid Dreams. A meshing of pop, rock and rap lends a sweet feel to what Juice WRLD is bringing to the table amidst the rise in new wave hip-hop. Get to know the talented and soulful musician, Juice WRLD, and his broken hearted melodies that sky-rocketed him through the musical stratosphere.

What we geek out over in this episode: Sting’s Catalog, MC Nicknames, Sting sitting on a piano by accident during the recording of Roxanne, Queensryche, MC Milk Dee and Audio Two’s Top Billin’ (1988), and The Chainsmokers & Juice WRLD In My Head (2018).

Bonus Material: More Shape of My Heart song samples by Nas, Carl Thomas, and The Roots featuring Musiq Soulchild.

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