On this episode of Queue points, in our ongoing #HipHop50 series, we spotlight the influential Idol Makers crew and the 1988 release, "Hurby's Machine." Our focus is Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, a prodigious and prolific producer and writer whose career seemingly froze in the late '90s, and who has remained largely silent in recent decades.
Join DJ Sir Daniel as he navigates us through this often overlooked chapter of hip hop history, shedding light on Azor's career, the rise of Salt-N-Pepa and Azor’s central role in one of hip hop’s most legendary diss wars - MC Lyte vs. Antoinette. Alongside Jay Ray, DJ Sir Daniel delves into the compelling story of The Idol Makers, the compilation album "Hurby's Machine," and the crew's leader, Hurby Azor. Tune in for a conversation about one of hip hop’s unsung producers.
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00:00 QP 30 Second Pre-Roll
00:29 Intro Theme
01:00 Welcome to Queue Points
03:39 How can you support Queue Points
05:10 Discussion About Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor
06:07 Hurby 'Luv Bug' is hip hop's Berry Gordy
14:35 Hurby "Luv Bug" as a procurer of "middle class" rap
15:43 Who was the first rapper Jay Ray identified with?
17:23 Hurby and Salt: Hip Hop's first power couple?
19:41 How did The Showstopper come to be, and what was Marly Marl's connection to it?
29:29 How Hurby ended up at the center of one of the most important diss wars in hip hop - MC Lyte vs. Antoinette
38:13 MPN Network Mid-roll
39:36 Discussion about Hurby's Machine
41:57 The influence of Go-Go on Hurby's sound
48:46 What are our favorite cuts off of Hurby's Machine
55:57 Why aren't all of The Idol Makers crew on this record?
57:53 How would we rate Hurby's Machine?
01:02:38 Outro Theme
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