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ENTRY POINTS is music discussion from the perspective of those that create, refine, and promote its various expressions of who we are.

Latest Episodes

jooZt Mattheij and Edgar Kruize

Two leading Prince researchers join Arthur to evaluate the catalog deal between Sony Music and Warner Bros., how much unreleased music is really left, and the importance of "getting it right". Twee vooraanstaande Prince-onderzoekers sluiten zich aan bij Arthur om de catalogusdeal tussen Sony Music en Warner Bros. te evalueren, hoeveel niet-uitgebrachte muziek echt is achtergelaten en het belang van "het goed doen".Special Guests: Edgar Kruize and jooZt Mattheij.

58 MIN2018 DEC 28
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jooZt Mattheij and Edgar Kruize

Nicolay

EArthur visits with the co-founder and producer of The Foreign Exchange, Nicolay, to learn about his musical history, his partnership with Phonte, and our favorite topic: Prince.Special Guest: Nicolay.Links:The Foreign Exchange: NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertPrince - "Small Club" (Paard van Troje, The Hague, August 19, 1988)On Tour With The Foreign Exchange

50 MIN2017 OCT 10
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Nicolay

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett has done a lot of stuff: she won a Grammy; she’s been nominated for two Oscars; fronted The Brand New Heavies; toured w/ Madonna; has done award-winning feature film work; and collaborated as a singer or songwriter with more artists than can be listed here. And if that’s not enough, in 1987, Quincy Jones gave Siedah the granddaddy of all Good Looks by playing her song “Man In the Mirror” for Michael Jackson, setting her up for international recognition that continues to this day. Special Guest: Siedah Garrett.Links:Siedah Garrett — Official Web SiteSiedah Garrett Reveals MS Diagnosis, Debuts New Song at Annual Fundraiser — Siedah Garrett debuted her new single, which she wrote for the event. Entitled “Carry On,” proceeds from the new song will benefit the Race to Erase MS. About Race to Erase MS — Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. “MULLY” – Feature Film

33 MIN2017 AUG 24
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Siedah Garrett

Kevin Coval

​Kevin Coval is the Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors. He's also the author and editor of several books including The BreakBeat Poets. His latest book of poetry, A People's History of Chicago, explores the city's various neighborhoods and will be released in April 2017 by Haymarket Press. Arthur sat down with Kevin at his home on Chicago's northwest side to talk about the new book and, well, hip hop.Special Guest: Kevin Coval.

39 MIN2017 MAR 29
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Kevin Coval

Scoop Jackson

EScoop Jackson is a 25-year veteran of music and sports journalism. His byline has appeared in Slam, XXL, Wax Poetics, Vibe, The Source, and is currently an ESPN columnist and producer. Arthur sat with Scoop at his office on Chicago’s South Side to discuss his vibrant professional career and provided a unique outlook on the cause of violence among youth in Chicago.Special Guest: Scoop Jackson.

44 MIN2017 FEB 22
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Scoop Jackson

NPR x BBC x OKP: on 2016

2016 has wrapped, and Arthur assembled a panel of experts from NPR Music, the BBC, and Okayplayer to look back at a very difficult year that we're unlikely to forget. From Brexit to Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, ENTRY POINTS puts our spin on “the year in review” show. Joining Arthur for this special edition are: Kevito Clark: Managing Editor, Okayplayer Daoud Tyler-Ameen: Music Editor, NPR Karen Gabay, co-host of BBC Manchester Radio’s "The People" Special Guests: Daoud Tyler-Ameen, Karen Gabay, and Kevin L. Clark.

75 MIN2017 JAN 10
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NPR x BBC x OKP: on 2016

Nation19

Queen Muhammad Ali and her husband Hakeem Khaliq are the founders of Nation19, an organization that blends hip-hop culture, photojournalism, and anthropology in very unique ways. Special Guests: Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali.

47 MIN2016 DEC 7
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Nation19

DJ Harrison

Richmond, Virginia (RVA) native Devonne Harris can assume several roles: producer; engineer; drummer; bassist; keyboardist; and as DJ Harrison: a premier beatmaker. The co-owner of Jellowstone Records and member of both Butcher Brown and KING$ shares with Arthur his love for vintage music, the rise of RVA, and the importance of D’angelo’s “Voodoo” on Harris’ rise to greatness.Special Guest: Devonne Harris.

24 MIN2016 OCT 20
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DJ Harrison

Kevin L. Clark

Okayplayer managing editor Kevin L. Clark sits down with Arthur to examine objective criticism in 2016, OKP's leadership coverage of Black Lives Matter, Frank Ocean (in the space between "Endless" and "Blonde") and his side hustle as a video game critic.Special Guest: Kevin L. Clark.

33 MIN2016 SEP 26
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Kevin L. Clark

Nicholas Payton

In a revealing talk with Arthur, Grammy Award-winner Nicholas Payton shares the creative process (and challenges) behind making his latest album "Textures", which he created entirely in software using electronic instruments. Nicholas also discusses his views on the stagnation of hip-hop, the reception he gets from European "jazz" audiences, and he gives a personal tribute to his father, legendary bassist and sousaphonist, Walter Payton.Special Guest: Nicholas Payton.

53 MIN2016 AUG 24
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Nicholas Payton

Latest Episodes

jooZt Mattheij and Edgar Kruize

Two leading Prince researchers join Arthur to evaluate the catalog deal between Sony Music and Warner Bros., how much unreleased music is really left, and the importance of "getting it right". Twee vooraanstaande Prince-onderzoekers sluiten zich aan bij Arthur om de catalogusdeal tussen Sony Music en Warner Bros. te evalueren, hoeveel niet-uitgebrachte muziek echt is achtergelaten en het belang van "het goed doen".Special Guests: Edgar Kruize and jooZt Mattheij.

58 MIN2018 DEC 28
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jooZt Mattheij and Edgar Kruize

Nicolay

EArthur visits with the co-founder and producer of The Foreign Exchange, Nicolay, to learn about his musical history, his partnership with Phonte, and our favorite topic: Prince.Special Guest: Nicolay.Links:The Foreign Exchange: NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertPrince - "Small Club" (Paard van Troje, The Hague, August 19, 1988)On Tour With The Foreign Exchange

50 MIN2017 OCT 10
Comments
Nicolay

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett has done a lot of stuff: she won a Grammy; she’s been nominated for two Oscars; fronted The Brand New Heavies; toured w/ Madonna; has done award-winning feature film work; and collaborated as a singer or songwriter with more artists than can be listed here. And if that’s not enough, in 1987, Quincy Jones gave Siedah the granddaddy of all Good Looks by playing her song “Man In the Mirror” for Michael Jackson, setting her up for international recognition that continues to this day. Special Guest: Siedah Garrett.Links:Siedah Garrett — Official Web SiteSiedah Garrett Reveals MS Diagnosis, Debuts New Song at Annual Fundraiser — Siedah Garrett debuted her new single, which she wrote for the event. Entitled “Carry On,” proceeds from the new song will benefit the Race to Erase MS. About Race to Erase MS — Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. “MULLY” – Feature Film

33 MIN2017 AUG 24
Comments
Siedah Garrett

Kevin Coval

​Kevin Coval is the Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors. He's also the author and editor of several books including The BreakBeat Poets. His latest book of poetry, A People's History of Chicago, explores the city's various neighborhoods and will be released in April 2017 by Haymarket Press. Arthur sat down with Kevin at his home on Chicago's northwest side to talk about the new book and, well, hip hop.Special Guest: Kevin Coval.

39 MIN2017 MAR 29
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Kevin Coval

Scoop Jackson

EScoop Jackson is a 25-year veteran of music and sports journalism. His byline has appeared in Slam, XXL, Wax Poetics, Vibe, The Source, and is currently an ESPN columnist and producer. Arthur sat with Scoop at his office on Chicago’s South Side to discuss his vibrant professional career and provided a unique outlook on the cause of violence among youth in Chicago.Special Guest: Scoop Jackson.

44 MIN2017 FEB 22
Comments
Scoop Jackson

NPR x BBC x OKP: on 2016

2016 has wrapped, and Arthur assembled a panel of experts from NPR Music, the BBC, and Okayplayer to look back at a very difficult year that we're unlikely to forget. From Brexit to Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, ENTRY POINTS puts our spin on “the year in review” show. Joining Arthur for this special edition are: Kevito Clark: Managing Editor, Okayplayer Daoud Tyler-Ameen: Music Editor, NPR Karen Gabay, co-host of BBC Manchester Radio’s "The People" Special Guests: Daoud Tyler-Ameen, Karen Gabay, and Kevin L. Clark.

75 MIN2017 JAN 10
Comments
NPR x BBC x OKP: on 2016

Nation19

Queen Muhammad Ali and her husband Hakeem Khaliq are the founders of Nation19, an organization that blends hip-hop culture, photojournalism, and anthropology in very unique ways. Special Guests: Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali.

47 MIN2016 DEC 7
Comments
Nation19

DJ Harrison

Richmond, Virginia (RVA) native Devonne Harris can assume several roles: producer; engineer; drummer; bassist; keyboardist; and as DJ Harrison: a premier beatmaker. The co-owner of Jellowstone Records and member of both Butcher Brown and KING$ shares with Arthur his love for vintage music, the rise of RVA, and the importance of D’angelo’s “Voodoo” on Harris’ rise to greatness.Special Guest: Devonne Harris.

24 MIN2016 OCT 20
Comments
DJ Harrison

Kevin L. Clark

Okayplayer managing editor Kevin L. Clark sits down with Arthur to examine objective criticism in 2016, OKP's leadership coverage of Black Lives Matter, Frank Ocean (in the space between "Endless" and "Blonde") and his side hustle as a video game critic.Special Guest: Kevin L. Clark.

33 MIN2016 SEP 26
Comments
Kevin L. Clark

Nicholas Payton

In a revealing talk with Arthur, Grammy Award-winner Nicholas Payton shares the creative process (and challenges) behind making his latest album "Textures", which he created entirely in software using electronic instruments. Nicholas also discusses his views on the stagnation of hip-hop, the reception he gets from European "jazz" audiences, and he gives a personal tribute to his father, legendary bassist and sousaphonist, Walter Payton.Special Guest: Nicholas Payton.

53 MIN2016 AUG 24
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Nicholas Payton