Adrian Younge tells Terry Gross about how he discovered the music of the late 1960s and early 1970s:
What’s sad to me is I can’t really listen to hip hop that much anymore. You know, I mean there’s a lot of great hip hop out there, but I’m not avid fan of hip hop. I always say to people that I left hip hop in ‘97, meaning that I departed from listening to predominantly hip hop and just started really getting into records from the late 60s, early 70s. Once I made that change I realized how much great music was made back in the day and it started to become apparent how much we’d lost in music and that’s why I don’t listen to much modern music anymore because it just doesn’t stimulate me anymore.
Image of Adrian Younge with his records courtesy of Adrian Younge