#1 Music Podcast Speed Of Sound Explores Sugarhill Records + The Birth Of Hip-Hop


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Today, iHeart's Speed Of Sound podcast — hosted by Grammy-Award winning Record Executive and Producer Steve Greenberg — returns with a deep dive into the provenance of rap music's breakthrough single, "Rapper's Delight," and the pioneering Sugarhill Records. It's a tale rife with stolen verses, mob ties, and innovative musical expression, from The Sugarhill Gang's iconic introduction to rapping to the genre-defying, electro-steeped sounds of "Planet Rock."

Listen to the new episode here: https://ihr.fm/3eZ81zO

On "Speed Of Sound" — which, following its first episode, hit #1 on the Apple Music Podcast Chart — Greenberg examines the unique historical circumstances, technological advances and trends that helped create some of music’s most remarkable and unlikely success stories. New episodes are available each Tuesday and are distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network.

Last week, Steve Greenberg joined TODAY to discuss how The Beatles broke the United States and the 20th anniversary of "Who Let The Dogs Out?", the subject of the podcast's first episode. Steve even shows off his impressive bark, watch here: https://on.today.com/3kcJWta


Greenberg is a music industry vet who has worked with everyone from Tom Jones to Shaggy, The O'Jays to Leslie Odom Jr. He received the 2000 GRAMMY in the "Best Dance Recording" category as a producer of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Greenberg also won a 2019 GRAMMY in the "Best Album Notes" category for his essay featured in theStax '68: A Memphis Story boxed set.

From 2005 to 2006, he served as the President of Columbia Records where he produced the debut album by The Jonas Brothers. Before founding S-Curve Records, Greenberg was Head of Artists & Repertoire for Mercury Records where he served as Executive Producer of Hanson's single "Mmmbop," which spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was featured on their debut album, Middle of Nowhere.

He also produced Andy Grammer’s multi-platinum “Honey, I’m Good” and Joss Stone’s early albums.

August 12, 2020 6:05pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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