I'm definitely a huge fan of the podcast Heat Rocks with Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes. Both hosts are dynamic in their individuality and perspectives on music. Of course Episode 6 strikes a chord because it speaks on one of my personal favorites, Like Water For Chocolate (2000). Common put himself fully on the Hip Hop map with this Soulquarians gem. If you're not familiar with The Soulquarians collective, it was comprised of Questlove, James Poyser, D'Angelo, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Common, Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey), Talib Kweli, Roy Hargrove, Pino Palladino and the incomparable J Dilla (Rest In Beats). I gravitated towards that sound and sonic artistry because it came from a place I could fully identify with when it came to Neo-Soul and Progressive Hip Hop. Years later I'm still immersed in that movement, even as others have moved on to the trappings of Trap/EDM/Mumble Rap or any other categorization I may not be a part of at this point in life. Without expounding too much on my own fascination with Common and his music, I will allow Ill Camille, another dynamic emcee to break down the seminal project. Ill Camille is an LA artist that is part of a very progressive movement on the Left Coast (somewhat similar in nature to what we heard from the Soulquarians camp in the late 90's-early 2000's). Her most recent project entitled Heirloom garnered praise and attention as a stylized piece of Hip Hop artistry. Make certain to check out Heirloom and her discography via her website: http://www.illcamille.com/. Enjoy the podcast and tune in to other Heat Rocks episodes to get some very insightful conversations.