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Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ with Sly 5thAve and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

'The Chronic' is one of the most important albums in hip-hop and although the lyrics are more than controversial, it's incredible production had an enduring impact. Listen to the story and music.

This Woman’s Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Nina Simone's live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement with political activist Angela Davis and composer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard and Princess Julia on Grace Jones...

London's top disco DJ divas discuss encounters with the iconic Jamaican performance artist and her impact and legacy.

Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Duke Ellington, The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and more to whet your appetite before listening to Mitchell's seventh studio album.

Laura Mvula on ‘The Women of ’60s Soul’ at Classic Album...

One of contemporary soul music's most enlightening artists takes a look back to the Sixties female musicians that broke down social and cultural barriers and their challenges and their victories.

Beverley Knight on Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and ‘BK25’ Podcast

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Legacy Playlist

Emphasising sparse jazz grooves and an improvisational approach, Do You Want More?!!!??! is perhaps the greatest display of jazz and hip hop combined.

R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This playlist both whets the appetite and gives musical context before listening to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. It features bands that inspired R.E.M....

Don Letts on Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘Burnin’ at Classic...

The Rebel Dread largely responsible for merging punk rock and reggae in late seventies London tells us about his personal encounters with Bob Marley.

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