“Digging through some of the best music ever made”
September 4, 2023 11:47 AM   Subscribe

Digging the Greats is a YouTube channel by bass player and DJ Brandon Shaw, with 10-20 minute videos with musical analysis of individual songs and albums, mostly hip hop, but also soul, R&B and whatever takes his fancy, and how they fit into music history. Shaw’s explored The Roots’ Dynamite, the story of Native Tongues, the album Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, how J Dilla’s timefeel works, Daft Punk’s Discovery, Queen Latifah’s U.N.I.T.Y. and dozens more. He’s also got a separate channel for long-form interviews, which are also released in podcast form.
posted by Kattullus (2 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Love this channel. Not only does he provide great insight into great music, he's also a fantastic musician and does excellent recreations of parts of the tunes.
posted by milnak at 11:57 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]

This is so good, thank you SO much for posting. I've been binging since yesterday. I love his obvious obsession with the Roots, and how well he situates them in hip hop history. I also love that he has a whole video about Move On Up and this disagreement about the 1 that's been bugging me for years!
posted by entropone at 3:12 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

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