WBEZ | Hip Hop http://www.wbez.org/tags/hip-hop Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Three takeaways from Jay-Z and Beyoncé's Cuba trip http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-04/three-takeaways-jay-z-and-beyonc%C3%A9s-cuba-trip-106608 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-04-11%20at%202.39.40%20PM.png" style="float: right; height: 170px; width: 300px;" title="File: Jay-Z and Beyoncé visiting Cuba. (AP/File)" />Three takeaways from Jay-Z and Beyoncé&rsquo;s trip to Cuba:</div><p>1) It was <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/beyonce-jay-z-cuba-trip-89849.html">legal</a>, but that it was legal doesn&rsquo;t mean it wasn&rsquo;t utterly fraudulent.</p><p>2) How anybody on earth can think the embargo is doing any good is a continuing mystery of American politics.</p><p>3) Anybody surprised by Jay-Z and Beyoncé&rsquo;s trip to the island hasn&rsquo;t been listening to Jay-Z. And anybody listening to Jay-Z probably knows nothing feeds a false sense of rebellion more than prohibiting something.</p><p>Now, one at a time.</p><p>Did anybody think Jay-Z and Beyoncé were going to make such a noisy trip to the axis of evil without a legal license to do so and embarrass the hell of their buddy in the White House?</p><p>They&rsquo;re not that stupid, and Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart &ndash; who asked the Treasury for an investigation into the power couple&rsquo;s trip &ndash; should have known better.</p><p>That said, Jay-Z and Beyoncé&rsquo;s trip was legal because, let&rsquo;s face it, it&rsquo;s ridiculously easy to get a license for an &ldquo;educational&rdquo; trip to Cuba. Pretty much any U.S. citizen can just sign up and go with any of the 220 agencies, museums, churches and synagogues that take tour groups to Cuba.</p><p>A visit to a school, a meeting with artists and the trip qualifies as cultural exchange when, in fact, it&#39;s touristic. In other words, the qualifying aspects, for the most part, are performances. If the U.S. opened up to tourism to Cuba, most people would travel to the island the way they do everywhere else &ndash; on their own or in tourist groups, not for formal cultural exchange . (The Cuban government, by the way, knows Jay-Z and Beyoncé were there as tourists and described their trip as such on their websites, including <a href="http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2013/04/05/beyonce-y-jay-zestuvieron-en-cuba-fotos/">Cubadebate.com</a>.)</p><p>Which brings us to the embargo itself and the travel restrictions that accompany it. In its 52 year history, the Cuban embargo has accomplished none of its stated goals, including free and fair democratic elections in Cuba. It has, however, caused incredible misery to the Cuban people and encouraged charades like the Jay-Z and Beyoncé trip.</p><p>The thinking is that it&rsquo;s Cuban-Americans in South Florida who force politicians into a corner on the issue. But look here: A 2012 Florida International University poll of Cuban Americans found that 57 percent <a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/02/07/us-embargo-on-cuba-turns-50/#ixzz2QAqC8dE3">favored removing travel restrictions</a> to the island for all Americans and 58 percent supported reestablishing diplomatic relations.&nbsp;</p><p>Sure, the same poll found that 56 percent of Cuban Americans said they still supported the trade embargo, even though 80 percent said they did not believe the policy worked well.</p><p>What&rsquo;s that about? Wishful thinking, that&rsquo;s what that is, especially from an older generation who believes their lives were disrupted by the Revolution&rsquo;s advent. In any case, it&rsquo;s absurd to continue to formulate foreign policy on the crazy end of a contradiction.</p><p>As to Jay-Z &ndash; <em>negro, por favor</em>. This full-of-himself-fool has been exploiting his three minutes of once-upon-a-time drug dealing for street cred for more than two decades and comparing his rich privileged ass to Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and Che Guevara for just as long.</p><p>Remember 2002&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Bounce&rdquo;?: &ldquo;<em>Rumor has it &lsquo;The Blueprint&rsquo; classic/ Couldn&rsquo;t even be stopped by Bin Laden/&nbsp; So September 11th marks the era forever/ of a revolutionary Che Guevara.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Jay-Z was <a href="http://tweetwood.com/trends/revolutionary%20jay">retweeting</a> that sh*t days before going to Cuba.</p><p>Or &ldquo;Public Service Announcement&rdquo; when he <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAbxCTABfis" target="_blank">full on appropriates</a> in the most laughable and absurd way of signaling he really doesn&rsquo;t understand sh*t about Che Guevara: <em>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m like Che Guevara with bling on, I&rsquo;m complex.</em>&rdquo; And then he talks about chains and the Lexus he&rsquo;s willing to kill for.</p><p>Then there was his <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15c3JuPG0kY">wearing a Che t-shirt</a> on&ldquo;Unplugged&rdquo; in 2001.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s the thing: Forcing Jay-Z and Beyoncé to pretend this was cultural exchange meant that they were handed right over to cultural authorities who parroted the Cuban government&rsquo;s familiar bullsh*t.</p><p>They were guaranteed not to hang out with ordinary Cubans, from whom they might have found that, while they were treating Havana like a playground, Roberto Zurbano, a black Cuban and a lifetime revolutionary, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/world/americas/writer-of-times-op-ed-on-racism-in-cuba-loses-job.html?partner=rssnyt&amp;emc=rss&amp;_r=0">lost his job</a> as a top literary editor (probably the only black man in such a position on the entire island) for writing an opinion piece in the <em>New York Times</em> about <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/for-blacks-in-cuba-the-revolution-hasnt-begun.html"><em>racism on the island</em>.</a></p><p>Indeed, Jay-Z came back from his Cuba trip full of self-righteous rebel defiance about doing what pretty much anyone can do, i.e., go to Cuba. The world woke up today to a new song of his, &ldquo;Open Letter,&rdquo; in which he pushes back about criticism of his Cuba trip. You can hear it <a href="http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/jay-z-open-letter-timbaland-swizz-beats/">here</a>.</p><p>Yeah, it&#39;s just more pseudo-rebel bullsh*t.</p><p>(And even so, the <a href="http://stereogum.com/1318672/white-house-responds-to-jay-zs-open-letter/video/">White House</a> was asked about it at Thursday&#39;s news conference.)</p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-04/three-takeaways-jay-z-and-beyonc%C3%A9s-cuba-trip-106608 Winter Block Party: Hip Hop Infusion http://www.wbez.org/blogs/beyond-mic/2013-01/winter-block-party-hip-hop-infusion-104804 <p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/air-events-5th-annual-winter-block-party-chicagos-hip-hop-arts-102171"><strong>The Winter Block Party for Chicago&#39;s Hip Hop Arts</strong></a> strives to present a sampling of the many artistic media that have been and continue to be influenced by Hip Hop in Chicago.&nbsp; Hip Hop is more than music and the Block Party is your chance to see exactly how far reaching it is as a cultural stamp. &nbsp;It&#39;s one of the many reasons I love this event - every hour there is a new way of seeing how Hip Hop infuses the art and politics of Chicago.</p><p>One area that we have showcased for three of our four parties has been film.&nbsp; This year not only includes an award-winning film about a Chicago tragedy but also an hour or so of some of the cutting edge visuals and mini-documentaries about the Chicago scene being created by local artists.</p><p>Neil Best of <em>Newsday</em> stated that <em><strong>Benji</strong></em> &quot;packs the emotional punch you would expect of a story about the death of a high school basketball star that rocked Chicago in 1984&quot; and that the directors &quot;capture the sad story of Ben Wilson through effective use of archival video and compelling interviews&quot;.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/esCHW1ylEHQ" width="560"></iframe></p><p>This film documents the November 1984 death of Wilson, who was regarded as the best basketball player in the country, but was shot the day before his senior season of high school basketball. It details many of the cultural ripple effects of his life and death. &nbsp;It&#39;s a genuinely moving and enraging film chosen specifically by<strong> Kevin Coval</strong> for inclusion in the Block Party.</p><p><img alt="Kristiana Colon" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/kristiana2.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 5px;" title="" />A new addition by two of the founding organizations, <a href="http://www.prairie.org/programs/public-square"><strong>The Public Square</strong></a> and <a href="http://youngchicagoauthors.org/blog/"><strong>Young Chicago Authors</strong></a>, is Hip Hop Theater.&nbsp; Under the direction of <strong>Alice Kim</strong>, <a href="http://www.prairie.org/programs/public-square"><strong>The Public Square</strong></a> reclaims public spaces to create opportunities for conversations and has presented Poetry Open Mics, a program of poets from three different generations and, this year, is featuring three theater solo artists in an afternoon presentation entitled <strong>SOLO TIP: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling.</strong></p><p>Featuring local actor and playwright <strong>Kristiana Colon</strong>, actor/performer <strong>Shannon Matesky</strong>, and Diva Goddess <strong>Deja Taylor</strong>, the program will showcase excerpts from all three women&#39;s solo theatrical performances as well as a post-show conversation with the artists exploring gender in hip hop and how a hip hop aesthetic informed, influenced and inspired their works.&nbsp; As a theater guy, I&#39;m particularly excited to see these super-talented Chicago performers give us a bit of their magic and then explain how the tricks were created.</p><p><strong>BENJI</strong><br />directed by Coodie and Chike<br />12:30 PM in the Upstairs Theater<br />First come, first served. Limited seating.</p><p><strong>SOLO TIP: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling</strong><br />presented by The Public Square and YCA<br />3:30 PM in the Upstairs Theater<br />First come, first served.&nbsp; Limited seating.</p><p>For more info, go to <a href="http://www.wbez.org/air-events-5th-annual-winter-block-party-chicagos-hip-hop-arts-102171"><strong>HERE</strong></a>.</p><p>For tickets to the evening concert, <span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><a href="http://metrochicago.com/shows#Jan26">buy online here.</a></strong></span></p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/beyond-mic/2013-01/winter-block-party-hip-hop-infusion-104804 Long Hot Summer: The tension between hip hop and violence http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-07/long-hot-summer-tension-between-hip-hop-and-violence-101110 <p><p><em>Summer after summer, Chicagoans are consumed by violence and a seemingly exponential murder rate. And, it seems, summer after summer, we talk about the need for whole families, better education, jobs and police boots on the ground&mdash;yet, the cycle continues. This year, </em>Afternoon Shift <em>hopes to move beyond the headlines in hopes of better understanding the violence&mdash;it roots and possible remedy&mdash;through frank, forward-thinking, holistic conversations in a series we&rsquo;re calling, </em>Long Hot Summer.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/chiefkeef1.jpg" title="Chief Keef" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="125" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F53856981&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;color=ff7700" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Hip hop and violence often intersect. Theirs is a tense and complicated dance where no one leads&mdash;either component can serve as a catalyst or outlet for the other. And Chicago now finds itself at the epicenter of violence and mainstream hip hop&mdash;the city&rsquo;s street sound is getting serious, unprecedented play as the murder rate climbs. Chicago has certainly produced marquee artists in the past&mdash;the Windy City is, after all, the home of Kanye, Common and Lupe Fiasco, to name a few. But artists from Chicago have typically been associated with rap&#39;s indie and conscious styles. In other words, Chicago has never had its street moment&mdash;until now.</p><p>As cheap internet access became readily available in Chicago&rsquo;s poorest neighborhoods, young artists came online in droves. They flooded YouTube with their rhymes and homemade music videos; they took to Twitter and Facebook en masse. Suddenly, sending a tape to Kanye wasn&rsquo;t the only option.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ChiefKeef" target="_blank">Chief Keef</a> is arguably the biggest name in Chicago hip hop right now. The internet sensation&rsquo;s breakout video, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WcRXJ4piHg" target="_blank">&ldquo;I Don&rsquo;t Like,&rdquo;</a> at press time, had nearly 9.5 million views on YouTube. He <a href="http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2012/06/chief-keef-gets-gbe-imprint-movie-deal-beats-by-keef-headphones.html/" target="_blank">reportedly</a> signed a deal with Interscope Records worth millions in June. Freelance writer <a href="http://www.spin.com/articles/chicago-rap-blazes-streets?page=0" target="_blank">David Drake recently profiled</a> Keef and other up-and-coming Chicago artists for <em>SPIN</em>.</p><p>&ldquo;Much of what has made Keef&#39;s controversial music resonate so widely throughout the city is that his young age and seemingly reckless lyrics &mdash; dense with references to local sets, cliques, neighborhoods, and gangs &mdash; appear to epitomize this very sense of having lost control of the younger generation,&rdquo; Drake wrote.</p><p>That uncontrolled, reckless vibe that&#39;s resonating amongst Chicago&rsquo;s young emcees is what concerns veterans like <a href="http://www.elchethemovement.com/" target="_blank">Che &quot;Rhymefest&quot; Smith</a>. The hip-hop artist and activist, who shares a Grammy with Kanye West, considers it a personal responsibility to educate younger generations about the potential impact of music&mdash;that rhymes can be used as a tool or a weapon. And he has no patience for the latter.</p><p>Rhymefest is hoping to drown out the negative notes with theme songs for life. In an effort to stem the violence in Chicago through music, his foundation, Power of Purpose, has teamed up with the Black Youth Project to provide a platform for positive plays. <a href="http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/07/calling-all-artists-sumbit-music-to-the-pledge-mixtape/" target="_blank">The Pledge Mixtape</a> will be a 13-song CD comprised of songs from various local artists hoping to take back their communal power through music. Artists like Mikkey Halstead, K. Fox and Rhymefest himself will provide tracks to bring attention to the tunes&mdash;but will they grab 9.5-million-views-type attention?</p><p>Rhymefest joins host Steve Edwards, music writer Jessica Hopper, Pastor Phil Jackson and emcee Teh&rsquo;Ray &quot;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/PHENOM/169023961506" target="_blank">Phenom</a>&quot; Hale for an hour-long discussion about the relationship between hip hop and violence. <em>Afternoon Shift</em> will also hear from up-and-coming emcee, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/chancetherapper" target="_blank">Chance the Rapper</a>. To join the conversation, call <strong>(312) 923-9239</strong> or chime in on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23AfternoonShift" target="_blank">#AfternoonShift.</a></p></p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-07/long-hot-summer-tension-between-hip-hop-and-violence-101110 Saul Williams talks about confidence in hip hop, how music affects change and new his album http://www.wbez.org/story/saul-williams-talks-about-confidence-hip-hop-how-music-affects-change-and-new-his-album-97577 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-23/SAUL_Vocalo_20march2012_3wm.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-23/SAUL_Live_20march2012_3wm.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 468px; float: left; margin: 7px;" title="Saul Williams at The Bottom Lounge in March. (Photo by Mojdeh Stoakley)">Multi-disciplinary and multi-talented artist <a href="http://www.saulwilliams.com/">Saul Williams</a> has been praised nationally and internationally as an outstanding poet, writer, actor and musician. His rich and impressive career includes working with Rick Rubin, collaborating with Trent Reznor, starring in an acclaimed film <em>Slam</em>, touring with such bands as NIN and The Mars Volta, and countless poetry readings, performances and plays. His latest project is <em>Volcanic Sunlight</em> - his fourth full-length album, filled with a mix of horns, tribal rhythms, electro hip hop and spoken word. Saul joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's <a href="http://www.vocalo.org/musicvoxblog">The MusicVox</a> to discuss some of the themes on his new album as well as talk about how music affects social change and how hip hop is "a lesson in confidence."</p></p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/saul-williams-talks-about-confidence-hip-hop-how-music-affects-change-and-new-his-album-97577 Chicago hip hop group BBU dish on social activism and their new mixtape http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-hip-hop-group-bbu-dish-social-activism-and-their-new-mixtape-96929 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-02/BBU-9.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>From the very beginning, the members of Chicago hip hop group <a href="http://www.itsbbu.com/">BBU</a> have been passionate activists: both in community organizing and in their music. Combining danceable beats with social commentary, the group has been generating buzz in underground circles and dance clubs alike. Their new Mixtape, <em>bell hooks,</em> is filled with songs exposing chauvinism, sexism and institutional racism. MCs Epic and Jasson Perez joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's <a href="http://www.vocalo.org/musicvoxblog">MusicVox</a> to talk about their songs, and what sparked their passion and dedication to social activism.</p></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-hip-hop-group-bbu-dish-social-activism-and-their-new-mixtape-96929 Doomtree goes Bangarang on the new album http://www.wbez.org/story/doomtree-goes-bangarang-new-album-96780 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-February/2012-02-27/DoomtreeNoKings.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Members of Minneapolis hip hop collective and label <a href="http://www.doomtree.net/">Doomtree</a> have once again united for a joint full-length release, titled <em>No Kings</em>. The album features dense, heavy-hitting songs with rhymes by crew members P.O.S, Sims, Dessa, Mike Mictlan, and Cecil Otter, and production by Paper Tiger and Lazerbreak. While on tour, P.O.S, Mike Mictlan and Sims stopped by the studio and joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's <a href="http://www.vocalo.org/musicvoxblog">MusicVox</a> to talk about the album and their collaborative process.</p></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/doomtree-goes-bangarang-new-album-96780 An interview with Fake Shore Drive founder Andrew Barber http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-16/interview-fake-shore-drive-founder-andrew-barber-96473 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-16/kanye_flickr_jason pearsse.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If you're interested in rap music — specifically the Chicago scene — beyond what you hear on B96, there is no better place to go than <a href="http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/">Fake Shore Drive</a>. The editor and founder, Andrew Barber, stopped by <em>The Interview Show</em>&nbsp;last month to talk about the site, what artists to look for this year in Chicago hip-hop (King Louie, YP, among others) and why Kanye West can't live here anymore.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LlfPJcfxRhQ" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;">The next&nbsp;<em>Interview Show</em>&nbsp;-- our four-year anniversary -- is Friday, Feb. 17, at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) at 6:30 p.m. Guests include WBEZ's Steve Edwards, Hot Doug's Doug Sohn, the Portable Models, Soup &amp; Bread's Martha Bayne and DePaul "embedded sociologist" and filmmaker Greg Scott. More info&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-16/interview-fake-shore-drive-founder-andrew-barber-96473 The Boy Illinois discusses the importance of socially conscious music http://www.wbez.org/story/boy-illinois-discusses-importance-socially-conscious-music-96399 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-February/2012-02-14/boy illinois.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a _cke_saved_href="http://www.theboyillinois.com" href="http://www.theboyillinois.com/">The Boy Illinois</a> has been creating some buzz with his Inhale <span data-scayt_word="Mixtape" data-scaytid="3">Mixtape</span> series. He joined Jesse <span data-scayt_word="Menendez" data-scaytid="4">Menendez on Vocalo's <a href="http://www.vocalo.org/musicvoxblog">MusicVox</a></span> to talk about his latest release <em>Inhale Pt. 4: <span data-scayt_word="Horai" data-scaytid="5">Horai</span></em> and the importance of creating socially conscious music.</p></p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/boy-illinois-discusses-importance-socially-conscious-music-96399 Add 2 talks Modern Day Coons and Cotton Fields, music that matters http://www.wbez.org/story/add-2-talks-modern-day-coons-and-cotton-fields-music-matters-95712 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-January/2012-01-20/399901_10150699704154619_810684618_12128844_1807931135_n.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>At the beginning of the movement, Hip Hop music served as a voice for the urban youth, the oppressed, it was a tool used to raise awareness to inner city turmoil. &nbsp;While that version of Hip Hop is no longer as pervasive as it once was, it still exists. In fact, it is still <em>that</em> Hip Hop that is capable of sparking discussion, addressing societal ills and affecting change. It is that strand of Hip Hop that <a href="https://twitter.com/add2themc">Add 2</a> excels at. Through his series of Mixtapes, he has shown that music is still a potent vehicle for social commentary. Add 2 joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's <a href="http://www.vocalo.org/musicvoxblog">MusicVox</a> to talk about his music and why he stands up and speaks his mind.</p><p>Interview edited by Adam Peindl.</p></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:54:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/add-2-talks-modern-day-coons-and-cotton-fields-music-matters-95712 Hits from the music world in 2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-21/hits-music-world-2011-95019 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-19/shocking shaking.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With hundreds, if not thousands of records released each year, finding fresh tunes can be a tough task. Luckily, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> grabbed two people who have their fingers on pulse to distill it down for you.<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span><em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia always has his ear to the best sounds from around the globe-either new, or, newly dug up.&nbsp; And music journalist Althea Legaspi soaks up rock, pop and hip hop like a sponge. They recently sat down with <em>Eight Forty Eight’s</em> Alison Cuddy to talk about their favorites from 2011.</p></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-21/hits-music-world-2011-95019