What Is Music?: A Music Podcast About R.E.M.


August 28, 2023 Adam Scott Glasspool, Steve Murphy, Lucas Way Season 5 Episode 2
What Is Music?: A Music Podcast About R.E.M.
Show Notes

The Big Mates discuss 90s hip-hop, some of the best music ever made, the strange business decisions of Bob Iger, and the career of Fugees.

Adam, Steve, and Lucas begin in earnest their exploration of the career of Lauryn Hill by starting at the beginning. They talk about how Lauryn first got into music, her academic life, her acting career, and how she formed the group Fugees.

They touch both albums by the hip-hop group in this brief overview of their short-lived career. They talk about Blunted on Reality and The Score, discussing how they were made and the cultural impact they both had.
They dig into the numerous samples and interpolations, and trace how Lauryn Hill contributed to the group's enormous success, before talking about why the group disbanded.

How did Lauryn get into music? What will we make of Fugees? Was Lauryn's dad a computer? Find out on this episode of What Is Music?

Our next episode is out on Monday September 4th and will begin the deep-dive into Lauryn's debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

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