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GFM's Inside The Album Podcast: The Black Album

GFM's Inside The Album Podcast: The Black Album GFM’s Loveman, The Ricker, and DJ Polished Solid are joined by Prince Scholars, Zaheer Ali, Miles Marshall Lewis & Harold Pride, to discuss one of the funkiest albums ever recorded by anyone, the album with no name which was eventually dubbed The Black album. The album was so funky that Camille didn’t give it a name and Prince ultimately decided to pull it from its intended original release. As a result, this masterpiece became one of the most...


GFM's Inside The Album Podcast - Madhouse 16

After a long hiatus, the Prince & Prince-related Inside The Album crew is back to follow up the Madhouse 8 podcast with its successor, Madhouse 16, the second 1987, Prince side project with saxophonist extraordinaire Eric Leeds! Join DJ Polished Solid, The Ricker, Love Man and Arthur Turnbull from The Music Snobs, Snobs on Film, and Entry Points podcasts as they delve into the follow up to Madhouse 8 in the same year. Source material referenced in this episode can be found here: Uptown...


Inside The Album Don't Be Cruel

Join GFM's Loveman and DJKKC for a very lively and in-depth discussion surrounding Bobby Brown's 1988 sophomore release "Don't Be Cruel".


GFM Spotlight Interview - Sy Smith

GFM's Love Man chats with singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer Sy Smith about her beginnings in D.C., collaborations and her latest project "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete" which will be released on February 16, 2018.


GFM Spotlight Interview Al B. Sure!

In this up close and informative interview GFM's DJKKC chats with recording artist, producer, radio host and actor Al B. Sure! They cover Al's beginning in the business, the all-star songwriting and demo team that he put together that consisted of K-Ci & JoJo, Dave Hollister and Faith Evans, writing and producing for artists like Tevin Campbell and Usher, his thoughts on the current state of music and much more! This episode contains the demo version of Tevin Campbell's hit song "Confused"...


GFM Behind The Book Podcast: Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

In this episode, part two of a two-part conversation, we primarily discuss Duane Tudahl's book, Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984, which is out now. Our conversation does not exclusively discuss the book but as always shifts to all things Prince. We are very excited that Duane’s book is the subject of our inaugural episode of Grown Folks Music's Behind The Book podcast series. We are extremely honored to have Duane Tudahl, the author of Prince and the Purple Rain...


GFM Spotlight Interview Sydney Ranee'

GFM's Love Man chats with singer/songwriter/producer Sydney Ranee' about her latest single "A Dangerous Woman" out 12/12/17, cover songs, her recent time in Asia, and much more. A very compelling and informative conversation. Check out "A Dangerous Woman" from Sydney Ranee' here:


GFM Spotlight Interview: Billy Lawrence

GFM's Love Man(Ivan Orr) chats with singer-songwriter Billy Lawrence about her upcoming album project, her approach to songwriting, and her single "Black River" that was profiled here: and much more in this informative and inspiring conversation.


GFM's Inside The Album Podcast Sexy Versus Pt. 2

In part two of our look at Sexy Versus, The Love Man and DJKKC discuss "Natalie", and the inspiration behind that song - Halle Berry. The Love Man's obsession with "A Kick In The Head" especially Rakim's verse. Why "I Don't Wanna Cry" wasn't released as a single and much more in this lively and informative discussion.


GFM's Inside The Album Podcast - Al B. Sure! Sexy Versus Pt. 1 of 2

GFM's DJKKC and The Love Man go in-depth in part one of their two-part discussion of "Sexy Versus" the third studio release from Al B. Sure! In this episode Al's production work with the likes of Jodeci, Tevin Campbell as well as his own projects leading up to the release of "Sexy Versus". We are releasing this podcast today in honor of the lead single "Right Now" being the #1 R&B single on October 31, 1992. We hope you enjoy this very personal and informative discussion!


Purple Rain Deluxe w/ Duane Tudahl & Miss TLC (Part 1 of a 2-part conversation)

We are extremely honored to have two new, amazing guests join us on this episode of Inside The Album podcast for Purple Rain Deluxe: Duane Tudahl, the author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984, and Miss TLC, the creator of Princeversaries on Twitter. Our discussion lasted almost 6 hours so we decided to split the conversation into two separate episodes and also two separate podcast series. However, keep in mind, that both episodes and shows will be from the same...


GFM Spotlight Interview Ra-Fael Blanco

GFM's DJKKC chats with publicist and CEO of 2R's Entertainment Ra-Fael Blanco. This is the infamous "lost interview" translation: we started redesigning the website while this episode was being recorded and somehow in the shuffle... but now this great content has been found and ready to be shared all across the interwebs! Ra-Fael has worked industry newcomers and veterans alike artists such as: Antonique Smith, Young Marco, Russell Taylor, Aaron Paul and Brielle, but also having worked with...


GFM's Behind The Film Podcast - Jerome Benton

We're excited to announce our inaugural podcast for our new companion podcast series for our Prince and Prince-related Inside The Album podcasts: Behind The Film and Behind The Album podcasts, to differentiate when we talk with members of the purple kingdom who worked directly with Prince. We are extremely honored to have The Jerome Benton join Polished Solid, live in the real studio, as our first guest to discuss Prince's directorial debut, Under The Cherry Moon, but with all of our Prince...


GFM Taja Sevelle

Join GFM’s Love Man, Polished Solid and our guest, Rhonda Nicole, as we discuss the 30th anniversary of Taja Sevelle’s eponymous debut on Paisley Park. We discuss why she was on Paisley Park despite only two Prince-penned tracks and How she was Mariah Carey before Mariah Carey, and pop rock & keyboard bass from the eighties. Update: Taja Sevelle was so kind to listen to this episode and to let us know that Chico Bennett was born in California and not Minneapolis. There's that internet info...


GFM Spotlight Interview Karyn White

GFM's DJKKC chats with Superwoman Karyn White about her latest project, her time away from the music business, the challenges of working outside of the major label system and much more in this in-depth interview.


Darien Dean Interview

GFM's DJKKC chats with Mount Vernon NY native and multi-talented MC, Singer & Dancer Darien Dean!


GFM's Inside The Album Podcast - Wendy & Lisa

Join GFM's own Love Man, DJ Polished Solid, and Chris Aguilar-Garcia as we discuss the 30th anniversary of one of the best debut albums ever recorded, the eponymous Wendy and Lisa.


GFM's Inside The Album Podcast: Prince 1987 Flood

DJ Polished Solid & The Ricker are joined by Prince Scholars, Zaheer Ali & Harold Pride, to discuss the Prince flood of 1987, exploring the prolificness of Prince's output in 1987 (Madhouse, Sheila E, Jill Jones, Wendy and Lisa, Taja Sevelle, The Black Album, etc.), the first academic Prince conference, Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince in Manchester, England from May, Peach + Black: Celebrating 30 years of Prince’s Sign “O” The Times Panel &...


GFM Inside The Album Podcast Jill Jones

Real Prince fans know that Jill Jones has always been Prince's secret weapon, and in light of the 30th anniversary of Jill Jones, Jill's eponymous debut, on May 27th, the egregious error of not including proper credits for Jill's myriad contributions on Purple Rain Deluxe, and Jill's upcoming birthday on July 11th, we at GFM thought it was about time to talk about what nobody seems to ever talk about: the masterpiece that the debut album, Jill Jones, is and more importantly discuss one of...


GFM Inside The Album - St. Paul

Join GFM's The Love Man, DJ Polished Solid and Jehan from The Music Snobs as we discuss the major label solo debut from St. Paul. This vibrant discussion takes somewhat of a slight detour as we talk about 80's music and contemporary UK music as we connect those ideas back to St. Paul. Some great reference material for the podcast can be found in these fantastic mixes curated by DJ Polished Solid from her No Turn Unstoned show that you can check out below! JOE SAMPLE Sampled, Covered, and...