This week we sit down with Music & Culture Curator Thornell Jones to talk about music’s impact on combat.
Welcome back to the PRITTY Left Hook podcast where we get real about combat sports. I promise you that I will take a position that will have you either fist-bumping your co-worker in the next cubicle or cursing me out voraciously. I talk trash and get in that ass (pause).
This week we sit down with Music & Culture Curator Thornell Jones to talk music’s impact on combat.
Jones, of the Ovation Agency, is a music impresario that has been integral to the careers of artists in the R&B, Soul and Hip Hop space like Jill Scott, Hidden Beach Records and more. He also has done extensive work with George Clinton and Funkadelic.
When you think about Muhammad Ali, early George Foreman, or Joe Frazier you can almost hear James Brown in the back of your head. The Rumble In The Jungle canonized Fela Kuti for many Americans and Sam Cooke and Muhammad Ali did duets.
Music has always been the salve to combat sports bruise, however, in today’s day and age not so much. We talk about why today’s fighters and artists haven’t created that symbiosis and will it ever return.
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