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Remember When We Found Ourselves? (Feat. Jill Scott and Perry Fair)

Remember When We Found Ourselves? (Feat. Jill Scott and Perry Fair)

Back Issue - December 7, 2020 - 48:20

Before We Bid Season 1 Adieu, Did You Know Tracy Almost Got An Ankh Tattoo?This week, Josh and Tracy close out Back Issue's first season with one last trip, all the way back to the heyday of Neo Soul, from how the genre shaped them to their faves. They talk to Perry Fair, one of the creatives behind Coke’s iconic Nu Classic Soul ad. Then, they sit down with THEE Jill Scott (AHHHH!!!) to talk about her music, her legacy, and remembering our favorite parts of ourselves.Additional Material By: Motown/Control Freaq Records, Coca Cola, Smithsonian Institute, Hidden Beach, MCA, Blisslife, Virgin/EMI, Atlantic Records, Dreamworks Records, Motown/Universal, LaFace, CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.