A week or so ago Classic Material's Chris Read was fortunate enough to have been interviewed by renowned hip hop / funk / soul journalist and author Oliver Wang for his excellent Soul Sides website. If the name Oliver Wang is not familiar to you, then get familiar: he counts amongst his achievements material written for almost every major stateside hip hop publication (amongst them The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and so on), is author of the aptly titled ‘Classic Material’ hip hop album guide and oversees the Soul Sides compilation series (cover art above). Oliver currently writes for publications including the LA Times and Wax Poetics not to mention being a doctor of ethnic studies and assistant professor of sociology at California State University.
Recent guests also to appear on Oliver’s ‘Side Bar’ podcast series include heavyweights such as PUTS’ Thes One, Quantic and soul legend Mike James Kirkland so we are pleased for Chris to be in such great company.
Listen to the interview here.