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Hall & Oates on Adjusting to Technology Changes in Music + Honest Thoughts on Hip-Hop Sampling Their Music

With their new film “Live In Dublin” coming out today (February 19) in select theaters, the legendary Daryl Hall and John Oates join the Sway In The Morning studios to speak on their long and illustrious careers in music.

Revealing that their “Live In Dublin” show was the first time they had played together in Ireland, Hall & Oates discuss their thought process behind recording this show and how it came to life.  Talking through their writing process both separately and collectively the duo reveal that they have no rules in how they write their music.

As their music has transcended generations we hear how Hall & Oates have kept up with the changing technology and inner-workings of the industry.  Speaking on their hometown of Philadelphia the duo reveal their thoughts on The Roots and desire to work with them as well as their thoughts on hip-hop artists sampling their music.  Check out the exclusive interview below and check to see if “Live In Dublin” will be screening in your hometown here.


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