1. Listen to J-Zone's
    Red Bull Music Academy Radio "Fireside Chat" (AUDIO).

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    J-Zone rarely gives bad interviews, and his "Fireside Chat" for Red Bull Music Academy Radio is no exception. Listen as Captain Backslap recalls his loner childhood, the early influence of funk groups like Slave and B.T. Express on his musicianship, his entré into hip-hop and how the wild on-record J-Zone persona helped him overcome his inherent shyness. Also, why his opus Pimps Don't Pay Taxes was "the least fun [he] ever had making an album," his retirement, the parallels between the toiling marginally in the music industry and toiling marginally in the 9 to 5 workforce, and why he jumped back into the fire of making music with Peter Pan Syndrome . As Zone says towards the end of this insightful 1-hour convo: "You have to have a sense of humor about everything or you're gonna go absolutely nuts."






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