Jerry Wonda: Make people feel good

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Jerry Wonda's discography reads like the Billboard chart: Since co-producing the Fugee's mega-hit album The Score, he's worked with artists including Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, Miguel, Lupe Fiasco, Migos, Melissa Etheridge, DJ Khaled, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, and many more. Oh, he also prooduced Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie," which is the biggest-selling record of the century. Music runs through this man. But as much as Jerry makes hits, it sounds like he cares more about the good he can do in the world, whether his philanthropic work with MusiCares, or his new message-driven spoken word project with Ras Baraka, the mayor of Newark, NJ. We join Jerry in his studio in Minnesota to talk about (and listen to) music, legacy, and leadership. We get a little glimpse into what it takes to stay at the top of the game for more than two decades. Dig it.

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