The FADER Uncovered

The FADER Uncovered

The FADER Uncovered is a series of in-depth conversations with the world’s most impactful musicians, from genre-defining stars to avant-garde pioneers hosted by seven time Grammy Award winner, Oscar Award winner, legendary record producer and DJ, Mark Ronson. Each episode is rooted in these musicians’ iconic FADER cover stories, an institution that, over the past two decades, has told artists’ stories like no other. It’s a chance to talk about the past, present, and future of music and artistry, reflecting on the breakthroughs, creative struggles, and evolutions that can take place under the spotlight. Join Mark Ronson for a new episode every week. First episode with Questlove premieres May 10, 2021.

Episodes

December 27, 2021 36 mins
Bonus Episode from The FADER Interview: In the second part of a two-episode special, The FADER's Editorial Director Alex Robert Ross talks to Alicia Keys about collaborating with Lil Wayne on her new album KEYS, recording a cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with her son Egypt, and giving her first-ever interview to The FADER in 2001. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Bonus Episode from The FADER Interview: In the first part of a two-episode special, The FADER's Editorial Director Alex Robert Ross talks to 15-time Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys about the expectations she had placed on her as a young artist, the creative challenges she faced in lockdown, and the two decades that led up to her new album KEYS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 13, 2021 52 mins
This week Ronson is joined by rapper, author, and business mogul Rick Ross. Together they revisit the Miami rapper's 2006 FADER cover, written just as his breakout hit "Hustlin'" was blowing up. Ross looks back to a time before "Hustlin'," including a time when a car crash made him re-evaluate life and almost quit rap altogether. They also touch on his stratospheric rise in the hip-hop game, collaborating with Kanye West in Hawaii,...
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December 6, 2021 41 mins
On the latest episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is once again joined by Pharrell Williams for the second part of their epic interview. This time out they discuss Pharrell’s punk education at the iconic 9:30 Club in DC, his love of go-go music, why Lenny Kravitz is underrated, and the surprising origins of N.E.R.D.’s rock sound before the pair stop to give A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-Tip his flowers as one of the mo...
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November 29, 2021 45 mins
On the latest episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by Pharrell Williams for the first in a two part interview. Together they revisit The Neptunes’ 2002 FADER cover and look back on the breakthrough period of Pharrell’s career, discussing the magic of working with colorful characters including Mystikal, N.O.R.E. and Ludacris. Pharrell also lifts the lid on what it’s like in the studio with Jay-Z and how a refus...
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November 15, 2021 66 mins
On the latest episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by Big Boi. Together they revisit the three occasions Big Boi has graced the FADER cover, twice as part of Outkast and again in 2005 alongside his protege, a young Killer Mike. The importance of Big Boi’s role in putting his beloved Atlanta on the hip-hop map is beyond compare. He talks to Mark about his earliest days making music alongside Andre 3000 right up...
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November 8, 2021 52 mins
On the latest episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by hook lord Ty Dolla $ign. Together they revisit Ty’s 2014 FADER cover, written off the back of his cult Beach House mixtapes and before he dropped debut album Free TC. Since that cover story Ty has established himself as an integral part to many great hip-hop or R&B tracks, lending his distinctive vocals to songs by Kanye West, Post Malone, and Megan Thee St...
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November 1, 2021 76 mins
On the latest episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by legendary rap producer DJ Premier. Together they revisit Premier's 1999 FADER cover, a joint interview conducted alongside Rev. Run of Run DMC and Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha. Super fan Ronson then grills Premier on his legendary ‘90s period, when he was one half of Gang Starr and also producing grimy NY rap bangers for the likes of Biggie a...
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October 25, 2021 69 mins
On the thirteenth episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Together they revisit James’ 2006 FADER cover, written shortly after the release of the band’s breakout album Z. Since then the band has released five more studio efforts, including new album My Morning Jacket. James has also released a series of solo albums and formed the Monsters of Folk supergroup alongside Bright Eyes’...
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October 18, 2021 80 mins
On the third episode of Season 2 of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by Japanese Breakfast aka musician and author Michelle Zauner. Together they revisit Zauner’s 2018 FADER cover, written shortly after the release of Japanese Breakfast’s second album Soft Sounds from Another Planet. Since then the band has released new album Jubilee while Zauner published her memoir, New York Times best-seller Crying In H Mart, writ...
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October 11, 2021 69 mins
On the second episode of Season 2 of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by Kelis, the genre-defying, future-everything artist whose arrival on the music scene two decades ago changed the game forever. Together they revisit Kelis’s 2001 FADER cover, written between the release of her iconic albums Kaleidoscope and Wanderland. They look back on that period of Kelis’s career, taking in everything from making studio magic ...
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October 4, 2021 58 mins
On the tenth episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by J Balvin, the global superstar whose charisma and chart-topping hits have taken Spanish language music to unparalleled heights in the past decade. Together they revisit Balvin’s 2016 FADER cover, written as the Colombian reggaetón artist was playing arenas in South America and looking to make waves in the U.S. and beyond. They look back on Balvin’s past five...
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September 27, 2021 2 mins
The FADER Uncovered returns on October 4 for a second season, with some of the most exciting and impactful musicians in the world opening up about their lives, careers, and creative breakthroughs. This season seven-time Grammy Award winner and legendary record producer Mark Ronson is speaking with artists from across the musical landscape, including Pharrell, J Balvin, Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Diplo, Kelis, and many more. Join ho...
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July 16, 2021 24 mins
The first season of The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson is wrapped, so this week we’re introducing our listeners to another podcast we think you’ll love, hosted by our very first guest. Questlove Supreme is a fun, irreverent, and educational weekly podcast that digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons — and this week they’ve invited Mark on to talk about his life and career. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme...
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With the first season of the FADER Uncovered wrapped, host Mark Ronson is on the other side of the desk this week, opening up to the legendary Rick Rubin on the Broken Record podcast about his life, inspiration, and craft. Mark tells Rick about the day he met Amy Winehouse, how and when he fell in love with DJing, what it was like growing up with Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones as his stepfather, and how isolation from the studio du...
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July 5, 2021 65 mins
On the ninth episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by Damon Albarn, a true musical polymath and the creative force behind both Blur and Gorillaz. Together they revisit Albarn’s 2007 FADER cover story, written around the release of a new album from one of Albarn’s many musical projects; The Good, The Bad & The Queen. They also talk about Albarn’s new opera, his musical education in Africa, the way funding for ar...
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June 28, 2021 76 mins
On the eighth episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by the one-of-a-kind superstar Santigold. Ronson and Santi, friends for over two decades, talk about her genre-spanning 2008 debut album and its unforgettable singles “Creator” and "L.E.S. Artistes." Santi goes back in time to discuss her first band, the punk group Stiffed, and her days as a regular performer at CBGBs as well as her transition into becoming an...
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June 21, 2021 60 mins
On the seventh episode of The FADER Uncovered, host Mark Ronson is joined by the legendary Erykah Badu. Ronson and Badu delve into her unique and pioneering career, diving deep on her iconic albums Baduizm and Mama's Gun plus her recollections of recording at New York’s Electric Lady Studios. Mark and Erykah also share memories of the night they DJ'd together as well as discussing the perils of getting drunk before a show. Learn mo...
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June 14, 2021 55 mins
On the sixth episode of The FADER Uncovered podcast, host Mark Ronson is reunited with HAIM to continue the conversation they began in Part One. Mark, Este, and Alana pick up where they left off, discussing the secrets to a good party, a shared love of The Eagles, early work on the band’s next album, and a long lost Ghostbusters theme cover Haim and Mark once recorded together alongside an ill-fated Howard Stern collaboration. Lear...
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June 7, 2021 53 mins
On the fifth episode of The FADER Uncovered podcast, host Mark Ronson is joined by Tame Imapala’s Kevin Parker to look back at his band’s 2012 FADER cover story and his journey from creating psych rock alone at home to becoming festival headlining rock star. Kevin tells Mark about celebrating 10 years of the band’s debut album Innerspeaker, the key to writing a great song, and his memory of playing Coachella with Tyler, The Creator...
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