6-time Grammy winner Harvey Mason Jr. talks Kanye, NCAA hoops, and being Steve Kerr’s teammate

Harvey Mason, Jr.

Harvey Mason Jr. has (probably) done more in his life than you have. The 6-time Grammy winner is one half of The Underdogs, a production duo that has written and produced songs for Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, and Toni Braxton. Mason also oversaw the musical production of Straight Outta Compton, Pitch Perfect 2, The Wiz and a lot more, and on top of all that, he was a guard for the Arizona Wildcats who played alongside Steve Kerr, Sean Elliott, and Kenny Lofton and made a Final Four under coach Lute Olson.

On this edition of the FTW Podcast, Mason joins to talk to me about the Grammys (which are live this Monday night on CBS), the state of music in 2016, what it was like playing with Steve Kerr, the problems with AAU basketball and how it’s stunting the development of young basketball players, why Lute Olson was such an incredible coach, Kanye West, TV musicals … We talked about a lot.

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