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The Annotator

102 EpisodesProduced by Christopher ColemanWebsite

The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.


Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton - Free Meek

Jacob Yoffee is the Resident Composer for the American Studio Orchestra and is scoring Disney’s hit series ‘Andi Mack‘ He has worked on the trailer campaigns for Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald, Ready Player One Star Wars : The Force Awakens,, Star Wars : The Last Jedi & Rogue One : A Star Wars Story. He has scored over 25 feature length films including: Pawn,You Can’t Say No, and A Resurrection.

Roahn Hylton, known as "First Born", is a Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop music producer from Houston, Texas. Roahn Hylton was a co-producer with Kane Beatz on Nicki Minaj’s "Super Bass". Hylton has also worked with Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Ariana Grande, The Game, and New Boys.

The Amazon series FREE MEEK marks the fourth musical collaboration between Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton.

FREE MEEK is a 5 part docu-series from Amazon Studios. The series shows Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s 2017 arrest for probation violations and the outrage it sparked. In this series, a re-investigation of his original case explores allegations of police corruption as Meek becomes the face of a justice reform movement.

In this episode, Yoffee and Hylton, while detailing Meek Mill's roller-coaster story, reveal their own story of discovery and creation for the series' music. They discuss the tonal range of the score and the things that helped influence that range. They share some of the many challenges they faced on the project including: musically telling Mill's story from multiple perspectives, fusing hip hop with symphonic music and helping to provide musical energy to the series while maintaining the crucial human element of the story.


02:37 - Perseverence

05:07 - The Raid

07:06 - News Recap

07:37 - Teeth of the System

1032 - Come Back Stronger

11:47 - 19 Charges

13:48 - Groundswell


No information regarding an official release of the original score is currently available. 


You can find out more and hear more music by Jacob Yoffee at his official site and you can follow him on Twitter @yoffeej . You can also follow Roahn Hylton on Twitter @fbthemastermind


Produced by Christopher Coleman (@ccoleman) and you can Find more episodes at THEANNOTATOR.NET or you can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or wherever you find quality podcasts.


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