Jeff Baraka's Planet Boom!

global urban underground music arts & culture

Jeff Baraka x Thomas Dolby

A three-part mini-doc interview/conversation with music icon Thomas Dolby. Produced in association with WXRT Chicago and the British Consulate General Chicago.

Jeff Baraka x Vieux Farka Toure

A good convo over dinner with Malian “desert-blues” royalty.

Jeff Baraka x Rakim (HNHH)

A too brief conversation with the GodMC. Produced in association with HNHH and The Shrine Chicago

(bonus: I was also the off-camera interviewer for Cam Be’s excellent piece from the same night).

Talkin’ to Rakim was a big deal to me personally, because he’s one of my primary influences as an MC. I wasn’t prepared to interview him when we 1st met over the summer, but we plugged-in and he agreed to make it happen the next time… respect!

Jeff Baraka @ Kindred FamJam

Fun night. I was really just hangin’ out this time, but got swept up in all the good energy. Produced in association with The Shrine Chicago.

Jeff Baraka x Stalley (HNHH)

A brief interview with the Columbus, Ohio MC and MMG/BCG representer. Produced in association with HNHH.

Jeff Baraka x Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

A brief, thoughtful interview with the ecstatic MC/actor. Produced in association with The Shrine Chicago.

Jeff Baraka x DJ Jazzy Jeff

Interview with the magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff about Red Bull Thre3style and global DJ culture.
(sorry for the minor audio/tech trouble on this one, there’ll be a re-do).

Jeff Baraka @ D. Wade’s CHT (AXS)

On-assignment for AXS Live at Dwyane Wade’s Chicago Has Talent showcase. Interviews with him and Michelle Williams.

Jeff Baraka x The RZA (AXS)

On-assignment for AXS Live. Interview with The RZA about his movie, “The Man with the Iron Fists”.


Jeff Baraka @ Red Bull BC One (AXS)

On-assignment for AXS Live at the Red Bull BC One 2012 North American qualifier. Interview with host Rakaa.



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