Renaissance Soul
Renaissance Soul
Oct 24, 2019
Renaissance Soul Podcast Trailer - Words From a Few Friends
8 min

Renaissance Soul was originally a Detroit hip hop website started in 2001 by your host Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier that first centered around the discography of legendary producer Jay Dee aka J. Dilla before it branched out to all Detroit hip-hop and music. In many cases, Renaissance Soul was the first place you heard many Detroit music artists that you love today. With it's revival as a podcast, each episode will focus on specific topics (an album, an era, a legacy, etc) from Detroit music of all genres from the past and present from a historical perspective. 

To start things off, a few of K-Fresh's friends from Detroit give their thoughts about the importance of Renaissance Soul. 

The Renaissance Soul Podcast is coming (for real this time) Monday, August 17th on all streaming platforms and at   For the relaunch, I'll have three episodes available. The first episode will be an interview conducted by acclaimed hip hop journalist Dan Charnas (author of The Big Payback) with your host Kelly "K-Fresh' Frazier about my origins in the Detroit hip-hop and music scene, about the original Jay Dee discography I curated and the Renaissance Soul website, and what to expect for the podcast.   Then episodes 2 and 3 will be a re-release of the two episodes I posted during the original launch of this podcast. Episode 2 is with Detroit hip-hop artist Big Tone about his album "Big Shoes" he made with DJ House Shoes. Episode 3 is the Sponge "Rotting Piñata" episode with lead singer Vinnie Dombroski celebrating the 25th anniversary of this classic rock album.

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