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Show #54 - Yo-Yo's "Black Pearl" Turns 30 & Remembering "I Was Born This Way" For #Pride2022!

Show #54 - Yo-Yo's "Black Pearl" Turns 30 & Remembering "I Was Born This Way" For #Pride2022!

In 1992, about Yo-Yo’s sophomore record, Joan Morgan wrote in Spin Magazine “One year later, her outrage continues to provide a voice for those who lack a means of expression, especially when life explodes in their faces and outside their doors.” Because of how much hip-hop has changed, and how quickly, the album “Black Pearl” has been largely lost to history. That’s where Queue Points comes in. We are reminiscing about a Black hip-hop feminist classic, “Black Pearl.”

Also, it’s Pride month, and we are going to be discussing the seminal classic “I Was Born This Way,” the first song to feature lyrics about being an out and proud gay man. Performed, in its original form, by Charles Valentino and made again by Carl Bean, the song has a long and interesting history worth revisiting.

Watch this show on our website: https://qpnt.net/show-54

Learn About "I Was Born This Way:"

Read "Liberation Music: CNP Honors 'I Was Born This Way'" - https://bit.ly/cnpiwbtw

Listen To "LIBERATION (Part 1): A Conversation with Charles Valentino" - https://apple.co/3Q1Cd14

Listen To "LIBERATION (Part 2): Carl Bean, Black Liberation & Bringing Gospel to the Dancefloor" - https://apple.co/3tboB9I

Yo-Yo Articles mentioned:

Yo-Yo, “Black Pearl,” EastWest America (LA Times) - https://qpnt.net/DbyIH7

“Mother of Pearl” by Joan Morgan - https://qpnt.net/TmmSV1

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Queue Points is the Black Podcasting Award and Ambie Award nominated music podcast that is dropping the needle on Black Music history and celebrating Black music through meaningful dialogue. The show is hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray.