Queue Points Podcast

Queue Points Podcast

Queue Points is the Ambie Award-nominated music podcast that is dropping the needle on Black Music history and celebrating Black music through meaningful dialogue. The show is hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray. Visit https://queuepoints.com to learn more.


March 17, 2023 94 min

Queue Points, like so many in our audience, grew up on radio. Black women on the air has been part of our history, and, on tonight’s show, we’re discussing Black women on the mic and in the business of radio - Cathy Hughes, Lady B and Wendy Williams. We also play a portion of DJ Sir Daniel’s interview with radio legend Joyce Littel as well as reflections on radio from award-winning podcast producer and Director of Podc...

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Did you know that DJ Sir Daniel has a history in radio? Well, he absolutely does, as he spent many years working with Joyce Littel. With over 39 years in radio, Littel is showing no signs of slowing down, even lending her voice to a segment in Usher’s Las Vegas residency. Sir Daniel gives Joyce her flowers, as they discuss her history. Joyce drops some gems about what’s been most important during her career and what’s ...

Planes, trains (maybe not trains) and automobiles, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray hit the road to be present for The Ambies. Queue Points was nominated for the 2023 Best Entertainment Podcast, and this show is all about their experience in Las Vegas - memorable moments, reflections and feelings about the future.

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Watch The Ambies: https://qpnt.net/2023ambies

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It’s #WomensHistoryMonth, and we’re kicking off the month with a discussion about producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer Patrice Rushen. At a time when few Black women controlled their musical creativity and output, Rushen was in a class all her own. 2023 marks the 45th anniversary of her move to Elektra Records. With hits including "Haven't You Heard?" and Forget Me Nots, the era marked Rushen’s shift to a more R&B/P...

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So hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray have never asked one another questions about music on this show, and this time they do just that. There are no agendas, no specific topics, just the two hosts asking things they’ve never asked before. Join in for this special episode of Queue Points.

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On this episode of Queue Points On The Radar, DJ Sir Daniel sits down with Big Trouble, Fait and Essence of the R&B girl group ENV. The Jackson, Mississippi-based group is getting a lot of buzz and have been inspired by the likes of Blaque, Destiny's Child and TLC. They are bringing their own flavor, and ready to show the world the fullness and fierceness of Black women!

Their latest single is called “Desi...

Thirty years ago, on February 16, 1993, Flavor Unit, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s musical crew dropped their inaugural compilation CD - “Roll Wit Tha Flava.” After years of making appearances on each other’s work, this was the first time out for the crew as a whole. This epi...

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In the 1980s, Spike Lee showed young Black folks like DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray what was possible for us. Spike showed Black love and Black experience unapologetically on screen, and became an inspiration for many. Spike was also very connected to hip hop culture, and infused hip hop, Jazz and soul into every part of his films. On this episode we’re discussing the brilliant, Black, film history of Spike Lee through a m...

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YEAAAAHHHHHHH BOYEEEEEEEEE! Public Enemy’s sophomore record It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back was a line in the sand for where rap music was heading in 1988. An album that defined an era for Def Jam and thrust conscious rap into the mainstream, Millions

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Thanks to Carnegie Hall for sponsoring this episode. Carnegie Hall presents Samora Pinderhughes and Friends: The Healing Project on February 10, 2023 at 9PM. To purchase tickets visit: https://qpnt.net/healingproject. #ad #sponsored

During our last episode we discussed the introduction of MC Skat Kat during Paula Abdul’s “Opposite’s Attract.” The inclusion of an animated, rapping cat was one of the signals of hip hop’s growing cultural influence. In fact, hip hop was showing up in cartoons throughout the 1980s.

During the 1990s rappers moved easily into cartoon stardom. From Kid ‘n Play to ...

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On our first episode in our year-long #1988Series, we are discussing the legacy of Paula Abdul’s music debut Forever Your Girl. The album landed with a bang launching Abdul’s career into the stratosphere with six Hot 100 hits including four number ones.

With game-changing videos and tight choreography from Abdul herself, Forever Your Girl, earned its respect amo...

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One hallmark of the 1990s was the, still flourishing and profitable, girl group. On episode #5, back in 2021, we discussed why there aren't any girl groups anymore. For this episode we are remembering those groups that were right there on the cusp of superstardom.

Jade, Nuttin Nyce, Terri & Monica, Changing Faces, The Good Girls, Brownstone and BlackGirl. These ...

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We are back for 2023! Kicking off our first show of the year is us remembering the enormous impact and jam-filled legacy of Schoolhouse Rock. The legendary platform premiered on January 6, 1973, and we’re celebrating i...
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It’s the holiday season, and Queue Points is excited to discuss the season, and some of the fun music related memories from our past. We’ll also be unveiling our 2022 Holiday Gift Giving Guide, so that you can shop for the music lover in your life this holiday season.

View Merry Errythang! our 2022 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: https://qpnt.net/2022guide

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This World AIDS Day, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are dedicating the show to the music that helped educate and inform during the height of the HIV epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s. There is no justice movement that emerges without art, and many musicians turned HIV activists during the most difficult years. Black artists were...

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Well folks, it’s Thanksgiving, and a time when many folks are reflecting on their life over the last year, and preparing to spend time with friends and family. Well, we’ve invited our family to join us to celebrate. Ashli J. Washington and Mashaun D. Simon

If you checked out our last show, you heard an intense conversation on the current state of hip hop. This conversation brings into view one of the bright lights in the new school of MCs. Philly’s CSW joins us for a conversation to introduce himself and his philosophy to the Queue Points community.

DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray also check in on the

The murder of Takeoff has shaken the world as a whole, and like many times on Queue Points, we’re asking the question “what can we do?” Well, for this episode we ask the question with all the accolades, the money and the fame, for hip-hop, “is it still all good?”

Joining us in segment 2 is Mr. Al Pete. Al Pete is the 2022 B...

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Queue Points is back, and we’re live, and it’s time for you to vote! Because it’s voting season in the United States, we’ve decided to dedicate this show to the importance of getting out to vote!

Malika Redmond, CEO and Co-Founder of Women Engaged, joins us to discuss her history of civic engagement, overcoming sexism and challenging misogynoir and why folks sho...

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