Queue Points Podcast

Queue Points Podcast

A video podcast with the intent to inform and celebrate Black Music creatives through meaningful dialogue. Hosted by DJ Sir Daniel & Jay Ray. Watch via Facebook. Visit https://queuepoints.com to learn more.

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January 21, 2022 60 min

Have you ever been in the gym, and your song comes on? You are suddenly able to power through without any hesitation, right? It’s exhilarating! There are some musicians who have made music for the gym, and others who have made fitness part of their brand. On this episode of Queue Points, we’re discussing artists who have been on the forefront of the fitness revolution.

In this show we also remember André Leon Talley's influence...

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In the early 1980s, as hip-hop as a cultural juggernaut was taking shape, talented and diverse acts were springing up from New York City and the surrounding areas. Three acts that emerged in 1983 went on to help shape the future of the culture, by being among some of the first to crossover to mainstream Pop success. For this show we’ll honor the influence of Whodini, UTFO and The Fat Boys.

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January 8, 2022 59 sec
Thanks for tuning into Queue Points hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray. Queue Points is a video podcast, and we are your safe space for meaningful dialogue about the impact of Black music and Black creatives. Become a Queue Points Insider On Our Website: https://qpnt.net/qpinsider 

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Azealia Banks' name is often synonymous with controversy, given her busy Twitter fingers. But, also, in her decade on the scene she’s made innovative and influential hip-hop and pop music. This episode, we are diving into Banks’ musical output so far and sharing some of our highlights. Watch this show on our website: https://qpnt.net/show-33  RSVP for our Janet Jackson Documentary Watch Party: https://qpnt.net/janeteventrsvp 

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December 31, 2021 58 min
So the numbers are in, and you watched over 10,000 minutes of Queue Points on Facebook! We are so grateful, and for this wrap up we decided to compile moments from your favorite shows to end 2021. Did your favorite make the list?

CORRECTION: In this episode, during our last segment, we erroneously refer to Bad Bunny when we really were discussing J Balvin. For more context on the conversation, please read "J Balvin Clarifies Th...

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For the last live Queue Points this year, we were joined by L. Michael Gipson and Ann Marie "amc" Collymore of the upcoming podcast The Gipson Gazette. Michael and Ann Marie told us all about their upcoming podcast. We dove into the conversation about Black music Christmas classics. We discussed these songs, and their significance in our lives. We’ll also talked about 2021, and what we’re looking forward to in 2022. Questio...
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As the year winds down, Rolling Stone has released their top 50 songs of the year. The Queue Points crew has gone through them, and we have thoughts on some of their choices. Watch this show as we review their list. What is your favorite song of 2021? Did it make the list? 

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite song of 2021 and why? Send us a reply here: https://qpnt.net/fanmail 

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December 10, 2021 53 min
Throughout history there have been musical artists who achieved what seemed impossible. After mega hits, millions of dollars made and the world at their feet, some of them experienced an intense backlash. Some careers were ruined, and some were temporarily derailed. This conversation is about some artists who fell from public grace.

We also honor singer/songwriter Blackberri who we learned is in the process of transitioning this we...

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The unfortunate passing of fashion designer Virgil Abloh has saddened the QP crew. This week we are talking about iconic fashion brands of hip-hop. These are the brands that were not only made by hip-hop, but made hip-hop iconic.   We discuss the important legacies of Cross Colors, Karl Kani, Walker Wear and Maurice Malone and his Detroit store The Hip Hop Shop.

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I bet you thought we didn't have you covered on Thanksgiving! WRONG! We absolutely brought Queue Points to you for our Thanksgiving special, and y'all it was really special. We discussed the holidays and played some of our favorite Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performances through the years, including performances from Vanessa Williams, Stephanie Mills and Melba Moore.

We jumped into a conversation about the 2022 GRAM...

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Jay Ray and Sir Daniel lost it when they heard about the upcoming Verzuz featuring the legends Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills. On this episode, the two discuss the important legacies of these two performers. 

They are joined by the incomparable Singer/Songwriter Kipper Jones, who hung out for the entire night, while the Verzuz watch party happened. Kipper tells the super fun story of how Chaka hit the high note in the studio during...

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On this episode Jay Ray checks in on his recent #COVID19 diagnosis, and the benefits of vaccination. The two also remember and honor the lives lost in the #Astroworld tragedy. They shine a light on Heavy D and Puff Daddy's AIDS charity basketball game crowd stampede tragedy that happened in December, 1991.

For the show's main topic, in November, 1996, the course of women in rap radically shifted. On November 12, Lil Kim'...

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With 41 top 10 hits in the US alone, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis' impact on music can't be overstated. On this show we are joined by producer/engineer and vinyl selector, Daryle (@justdaryle) to discuss their impact. Also, the 2021 American Music Awards nominations came out recently, and we have a question "what counts as R&B today?" Join in for this joyous, informative and fun discussion.

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October 29, 2021 56 min

It's Halloween time, and Queue Points is bringing you a spooky discussion about our favorite scary tunes from Black artists. What are some of yours? Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" just turned 15. On this show we honor the incredible work of super producer Salaam Remi. 

How would you rank these soundtracks - Waiting To Exhale, Purple Rain, Boomerang and Love Jones? Rank them by sending us some video fanmail at https...

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October 25, 2021 59 min
Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are giddy and unafraid to talk about it. They dive into the iconic Big Daddy Kane and KRS One Verzuz. Did hip-hop really win the night?

Roxanne Shante really had a moment at Verzuz. Also, ABC recently aired The Real Queens of Hip-Hop special. What did they think? Tune in and find out. 

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On this show Sir Daniel and Jay Ray will discuss artists whose careers suddenly veered off course. Some are still active on the scene while others are mostly missing in action. Who are some of your favorites? Join us for the discussion of artists whose momentum was interrupted.

We catch the crew up on Prince protégé Rosie Gaines, and discuss albums that either never got out of concept phase, or did, but were never released in the U...

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Facebook's widespread outage raised an important question - what would happen to many contemporary artists if it all stopped working? What would happen if all of the internet outlets went away? DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are going to have a chat about it on the show. They are also going to revisit the story of the 2008 Universal Studios fire that destroyed over 120,000 master recordings.

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On this episode of Queue Points, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray honor the artistry of Andrea Martin and check in on the conviction of R. Kelly. The two also dive into a discussion about Jay's latest article honoring the 45th anniversary of "Songs in the Key of Life." They will also chat about the legendary legacy of Betty Davis.

Queue Points is visual podcast, hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray (Johnnie Ray Kornegay III), w...

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DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray wrap up some important music news this week. The Fugees are headed out on tour. What do you think? The fellas are discussing it. They are also diving into a discussion about legendary album rollouts.

Queue Points question of the week: "Are you excited for The Fugees Reunion Tour?" Send us your response: https://qpnt.net/fanmail 

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September 17, 2021 49 min

On this episode of Queue Points, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are diving into the controversies around Black artists whose voices you know, but whose images were hidden from view. We have hear the stories of Martha Wash and Andrea Martin, and it's time to talk about it. We even have a surprise legend in the chat. Enjoy the show!

Queue Points Question: "What is your favorite Full Force produced or performed song?" Answer at...

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