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The Legend of Blind Joe and Poor News Network

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We speak with Naru Kwina about the documentary, “Blind Joe” The Joe Capers Legacy. Joe Capers, affectionately known as “Blind Joe” was an unsung musician producer based in Oakland, CA.

Joe ‘s affects on the artist he encountered, and how he helped to shape the “Oakland Sound” of a flourishing Hip Hop and R&B culture in the early 80’s. His stand out work with major recording artist like MC Hammer, Digital Underground, and Tony! Toni! Ton!, as well as lesser know local Oakland talent.
Later Poor News Network explores America’s war on disenfranchised communities.



Artist Song Album Label
DANIEL RDZ OFICIALMe la Paso BienMe la Paso BienEl Sindicato Music
Music Body and SpiritNative SpiritNative American FluteiMD-Music Body and Spirit
Lauryn HillLost OnesThe Miseducation of Lauryn HillRuffhouse
Kendrick Lamar,Blxst,Amanda ReiferDie HardMr. Morale & The Big SteppersUMG - Aftermath
Fort Knox Five,AsheruInsight10 Years of Fort Knox FiveORCHARD - Fort Knox Recordings