Rap historian, DJ, and radio personality Colby Kolb Tyners joins us to discuss 50 years of hip-hop.
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Born into a poor family, he nurtured dreams of working in media straight out of high school at the age of 17. Kolb interned at a Philadelphia radio station under hip-hop pioneer Lady B, and took over the station when she retired just five years later. Unbeknownst to him at the time, this was the beginning of an explosive new genre. He was able to meet many hip-hop legends early in his career, including our very own Da Brat.
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Colby has had the opportunity to interview Notorious BIG, Nas and many other artists. He says his most memorable experience was interviewing Jay-Z before the success of “Reasonable Doubt.”
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After finding an old cassette tape of his first radio show, he decided to redistribute these monumental interviews. Check out his podcast Backstory with Colby Colb. It unfolds the narrative journey of the men and women who shaped music. He also served as senior vice president of his Radio One and Reach Media Inc., where he continues to make an impact on culture.
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