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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021: Bill Stephney, Jesse Locke and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke, actor William Shatner.

Today on Q: Bill Stephney, Jesse Locke, William Shatner

Former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke, actor William Shatner. (Submitted by Bill Stephney, Submitted by Jesse Locke, Getty Images)

Today on Q with host Tom Power:

  • With the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney looks back on hip hop's growth over the last 45 years.

  • For the 25th anniversary of the first Big Shiny Tunes, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke reflects on the popular Canadian compilation CD over its 13 years and 17 editions.

    • Read Locke's article on Big Shiny Tunes at CBC Music.

  • Canadian icon William Shatner opens up about aging, loneliness and what keeps him going at 90.

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