‘Black Girl Songbook’ Podcast Celebrates Black Female Trailblazers in Music


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Black Girl Songbook Podcast Recognizes Black Female Artists Who Transformed Music

Contributor: Sophia Kang

Created by former Vibe Editor-in-Chief Danyel Smith, the Black Girl Songbook podcast celebrates Black women and their successes in the music industry. In each episode, you’ll hear Danyel talk to successful songwriters, producers, and artists about how they navigate the music industry. You’ll also hear the songs of Black women who changed music forever plus anecdotes from Danyel herself, who is set to release her book Shine Bright: A Personal History of Black Women in Pop in April. If you’ve been craving something new to listen to, we highly recommend you check out Black Girl Songbook.

In a recent episode of the podcast, Black female TV hosts Free Marie (106 & Park), Ananda Lewis (The Ananda Lewis Show), Leslie “Big Lez” Seger (BET’s Rap City), and Scottie Beam (Black Girl Podcast) join Danyel in an honest conversation about their personal journeys in the music world. Together, they explore the intricacies and pressures of the industry and their successes as couriers of music culture.

Danyel Smith. Photo: APL

Listen to this episode (“Classic Black Girl TV Hosts with the Most | Chapter 21”) on Spotify. New episodes every Wednesday.

Black Girl Songbook is part of Music + Talk, the latest listening experience on Spotify that merges music and spoken-word commentary into a single show. Learn more about Music + Talk here.

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