Today, October 26, Wondery and Audible releases all episodes of their new limited audio series; Will Smith-Hosted Podcast Class of ‘88, available on Amazon Music and Audible! The podcast’s host is Academy Award-winning actor and hip-hop icon Will Smith. Moreover, it is produced by Wondery, a podcast studio and network; and Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling. Also, take a look at a clip featuring Chuck D from one of the show’s episodes HERE.
The original podcast collaboration takes a celebratory look back at the year that defined the global cultural phenomenon of hip-hop. Additionally, listeners become immersed in this landmark year for music through in-depth; hilarious, and emotional interviews with the artists that helped define the genre. Artists including: Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Rakim, Fab 5 Freddy; DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chuck D, J.J. Fad, and also DJ Red Alert. All eight episodes of the Class of ‘88 release are available today; Thursday, October 26, exclusively on Amazon Music and Audible. Moreover, Prime members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music.
Every episode thrives with the unique perspective and personal experiences of Will Smith. Class of ’88 reveals the milestone moments, albums, and artists that inspired a sonic evolution and secured 1988 as hip-hop’s most important year. Class of ‘88 is produced by Wondery, Audible, Westbrook, and Awfully Nice.
Will Smith-Hosted Podcast ‘Class of ’88’ Releases All Episodes- Produced by Audible & Wondery
Nevertheless, what are some of the aspects of Class of 88 that listeners will get to enjoy? TONS! Therefore, if you are a hip hop enthusiast you will want to tune in ASAP. According to Amazon, here’s a quick synopsis:
“In the US, hip hop reigns as the genre that influences every aspect of our culture. From fashion to film, the dominance of this prolific sound can be traced back to one year – 1988. From Public Enemy to The Fresh Prince, these twelve months gave rise to the superstars. Furthermore, they also create the styles and fashion trends that still resonate in songs released today.
Through the unique perspective and personal experiences of Will Smith, Class of ’88 reveals the milestone moments, albums and artists that inspired a sonic evolution and secured 1988 as hip hop’s most important year. Rich with archival material, new interviews with hip hop’s biggest stars, and personal recollections from Will himself, Class of ’88 delivers fresh untold stories from the year that hip hop overcame the forces that were hell bent on blocking its rise.
This series features interviews and stories from the revolutionary Artists that impacted that year and many more afterwards, including: Queen Latifah, Jazzy Jeff, DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Chuck D, Fab Five Freddy, Rakim, Slick Rick, DJ Red Alert, and Rick Rubin.”
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