Episode 437: Raphael Saadiq's 'Jimmy Lee'
After several years working behind the scenes, the legendary Raphael Saadiq returns to the spotlight to deliver his most personal, and compelling album to date. Jimmy Lee (named after his brother who was an addict who died of AIDS) takes a profoundly human look at not just the consequences of addiction, but the underlying causes. Oppression comes in many forms in this world, and Saadiq explores that theme with compassion, an understanding of just how deeply all of us are connected, and a belief that it is only love that can save us in the end.
PLUS! Milwaukee’s Nickel & Rose are pairing the sounds of folk and Americana with some serious social commentary on a track Afropunk says “seethes with a righteous anger that has more punk rock in it than a million white-boy pop-punk bands singing about their exes.” Tune in and get to know this remarkable up-and-coming duo.
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