We’ve said this many times on the show, but Rob Milton is one of the hardest working men in music. From a string of consistently top-notch releases as a solo artist and as part of Cousin, Milton has been a source of joy and inspiration for the work we do here at Queue Points.
It’s been a long time coming, but this show is all about the journey of Rob Milton, so far.
During our special segment, Jackson, MS, resident Marq McPerson is with us at the top of the show. As you know, Jackson residents are experiencing a water outage impacting the people of this great, historic city. McPerson is joining us to discuss the impact.
00:00 How to support Queue Points?
00:50 Intro Theme
01:21 Welcome to the show
04:05 Guest Segment #1 - Marq McPherson on Jackson, Mississippi's water crisis
06:50 How is Marq doing throughout this crisis?
07:53 What's Marq's experience been like with the quality of water in Jackson over the years?
10:56 The one good thing that's come out of the storm causing this water disruption.
12:05 What's Marq's day like living through this crisis?
14:22 The surprise of learning about the winter storm that came through and damaged the infrastructure.
15:54 How can folks get involved to help Jackson?
17:58 What song is keeping Marq inspired right now?
20:22 Transition after Marq McPherson Interview
21:22 Welcome back to the show
22:39 Aries Spears' Lizzo comments were out of line
26:51 Stacy Dash just learned that DMX passed away in 2021 in 2022?
29:11 Jay Z's Verse on DJ Khaled's "God Did"
33:26 Duane Cali monkeypox viral fail
36:45 MTV VMA Recap
40:04 Guest Segment #2 - Rob Milton
41:34 Rob Milton "Back 2 Fun" Video
43:44 Welcome Rob Milton to the show
44:25 Would Rob Milton do a marketing tactic like Duane Cali?
45:57 How does Rob keep the need to be popular on TikTok out of the creative process?
49:19 How was it moving to Atlanta and creating community for Rob?
51:55 The crazy moment when Meshell Ndegeocello offered to help Rob and Jacque Hammond set up for a gig in LA.
52:47 Why Rob picked moving to Atlanta of Los Angeles.
55:34 What's the collaboration process like for Rob?
57:23 How did Rob and Kreion begin working together?
01:02:38 How did Rob get to write "Friends" for Monica and Ty Dolla $ign?
01:13:36 How important is getting placements as a musician?
01:17:40 Rob on the R&B is dead conversation?
01:25:45 How do we help make folks aware of what artists like Rob Milton and others are doing?
01:29:20 R&B was not pure in the 1990s. Don't forget that.
01:31:36 Lyrics in 90s R&B were cringe too.
01:32:28 Why it's important to spend time talking about the artists and music you love and not what you hate.
01:36:57 What's coming up for Rob Milton?
Topics Covered In This Episode
“Jackson residents face long lines and short supply in a frustrating search for water”: https://qpnt.net/9_pO
Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition: https://qpnt.net/9_tM
Mississippi Food Network: https://www.msfoodnet.org/
August Greene featuring Brandy “Optimistic”: https://qpnt.net/A0kB
“Lizzo refuses to perform shame for critics who think she should”: https://qpnt.net/A0fX
“Stacey Dash Breaks Down in Tears After Learning DMX Died Over a Year Ago”: https://qpnt.net/A0fo
“Jay-Z’s Verse on DJ Khaled’s ‘God Did’ Is a Master Class in Mature Lyricism”: https://qpnt.net/A0fh
“TikToker Duane Cali Admits He Faked Having Monkeypox To Promote His Music”: https://qpnt.net/A0fP
“2022 MTV VMA Winners”: https://qpnt.net/A0fd
Rob Milton “Back 2 Fun”: https://qpnt.net/9_ta
Rob Milton “Showtime”: http://smarturl.it/showtime-ep
Marq McPherson Bio:
Marcus “Marq” McPherson is a case manager and health equity advocate in Jackson, Mississippi. With much of their life spent in or around Jackson, they have embraced the city as a homespace and have a drive to improve health equity outcomes for LGBTQ+ people of color and people with HIV (PWH) in the Jackson Metro area. Marq is currently a graduate student at The City University of New York (CUNY) and looks forward to using the knowledge gained to contribute to improving the quality of life for their community.
Rob Milton Bio:
Atlanta based R&B star Rob Milton is a force to be reckoned with. Whether you’ve heard his work on Issa Rae & HBO’s hit series Insecure, experienced his writing via GRAMMY Award winning legend Monica’s beautiful duet “Friends” with Ty Dolla $ign, heard his solo work or his work with his groups Cousin and Sons Of The James, or maybe even caught him performing somewhere between Stockholm, Sweden and Nashville, TN, you have experienced the magic that he brings to everything that he touches. And if you haven’t yet, you are in for a treat. For the last 10 years Milton has consistently released a host of singles, albums and EPs that will restore your faith in the foundation of rhythm and blues. He sights inspiration from the likes of Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, The Clark Sisters, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, James Fauntleroy, B. Slade, Georgia Anne Muldrow and many more, the latter two which he has been blessed to collaborate with.
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