Adrian Younge's new project sounds like James Baldwin meets Marvin Gaye

02.16.2021 - By Switched on Pop

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Adrian Younge is a producer for entertainment greats ranging from Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar to the Wu Tang clan, a composer for television shows such as Marvel's Luke Cage (with A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Mohammad), and owner of the Linear Labs record label and analog studio. Younge has a new mixed media project that breaks down the evolution of racism in America that he calls his “most important creative accomplishment.” A short film, T.A.N., and podcast, Invisible Blackness, accompany the album The American Negro (available Feb 26). Younge tells Switched on Pop how his experience as a law professor and his all-analog approach to recording resulted in a sound he describes as “James Baldwin hooked up with Marvin Gaye.”

Music Discussed
Adrian Younge - Revolutionize, The American Negro, Revisionist History, Black Lives Matter, Margaret Garner
Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Additional production by Megan Lubin
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