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A Tribe Called Quest
May 11 • 90 min
In the 30 years since A Tribe Called Quest dropped their debut LP—People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm—the group’s iconic status has become unquestionable. But on this episode of TMS, Scoop, Isaac, Jehan and Arthur get together to explore…
The Music Snobs on Film
Sep 7, 2019 • 77 min
For the first time ever, The Music Snobs meets Snobs On Film in one unforgettable episode to celebrate both podcasts’ season finales!!! Listen as the Snobs combine the two shows to go deep on the (im)perfect marriage of cinema and sound. The crew explores…
Stevie Wonder and the 6 Wonders That Changed the World
Jul 23, 2019 • 79 min
This is an episode you don’t want to miss. As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of his seminal LP, "Fulfillingness’ First Finale", The Music Snobs dedicate an entire ep to the incomparable Stevie Wonder. The crew examines a specific period of Stevie’s…
Will the REAL Artists Please Stand Up?
Jun 20, 2019 • 64 min
What determines whether or not a musical artist is authentic? Are artists like Solange and Tyler, The Creator showing us who they really are, or are modern celebrities more manufactured than ever before? Sht gets real on the latest episode of The Music…
Are You A Stan?
May 23, 2019 • 53 min
On this episode The Music Snobs are asking our Stans to answer an important question: Are the superfans of today valued experts and a vital force for the world to hear new music, or are they a cancer on music appreciation? Get ready to confront your…
OutKast 25
Apr 24, 2019 • 59 min
Have you ever wondered how an unknown Atlanta duo broke through a landscape dominated by the East and West coasts to become, arguably, the greatest hip-hop group of all time? So did The Music Snobs. To answer that question, and many more, we invited…
Let’s Be Frank—You Don’t Know Sinatra
Mar 20, 2019 • 44 min
Although he defines the term ‘iconic’, it’s a safe bet that you don’t know enough about the artist whose career has influenced everyone from Amy Winehouse to Drake. The Music Snobs dive into the style and legacy of Ol’ Blue Eyes and examine the impact of…
Media Assassins: Music Journalism in 2019
Feb 20, 2019 • 72 min
This is the episode only The Music Snobs could do. In this era of music streaming, corporate interests, and brand dominance, we take an uncomfortable look at the role of music journalism in the digital age. Guest-Snob and Vibe Magazine Editor-in-Chief,…
Anderson .Paak: The Mainstream Star Who Shines Underground
Jan 16, 2019 • 55 min
Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of The Music Snob’s new format! To kick things off we’ve centered this episode around one of today’s most innovative and promising artists: Anderson .Paak. Join us as the Snobs discuss .Paak’s unique brand of music and his…
48: Did You See Donald Glover’s New Song?
Oct 15, 2018 • 75 min
When Childish Gambino released This Is America he verified a burgeoning truth: sight is the new sound. With the recording industry now dominated by the visual appeal of online and mobile content, TMS asks: what does the power of YouTube, video albums, and…
46: Guest Snob Salaam Remi Joins TMS
Feb 14, 2018 • 89 min
In mid-February love is always in the air, but is it in the groove? Salaam Remi—producer behind hits for Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Nas and more—joins TMS to debate the past, present, and future of the ballad. From Sinatra's stylings and Miles's blues, to…
45: The (Black) British Invasion
Jan 10, 2018 • 48 min
The Music Snobs take a sonic trip across the pond to discuss the lasting love affair between U.K. artists and black music. From Soul II Soul to Sampha: what is it about the British that connects them so passionately to what’s commonly viewed as an…
44: In the Company of Tourists
Oct 27, 2017 • 96 min
A special From the Vault episode of TMS: After his untimely death, just as it was during his unparalleled career, the mainstream has celebrated Prince’s purple pop while consistently ignoring his black funk. During this special and previously unreleased…
43: The Triple Threat of Donald Glover
Jul 4, 2017 • 62 min
The Music Snobs take on the future by examining one of the present’s most talked about artists: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. With his 2016 album “Awaken, My Love”, the creator of TV’s “Atlanta" elevated himself from hip-pop prodigy to neo-funk…
42: Guest Snob Van Hunt Joins TMS
Mar 3, 2017 • 69 min
Join us for a very special episode of The Music Snobs as the crew welcomes the multi-talented singer, songwriter, and musician Van Hunt and debuts a brand new TMS segment. With the advent of online ‘crowdfunding’ becoming a regular occurrence in the music…
41: The Race Episode
Jan 30, 2017 • 52 min
After spending all of 2016 trying to shake off 2016, Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur have returned to take a critical look at race and artist responsibility in current music.
40: Pop’s R&B Influence; 2015 8-Track; Snobstradamus
Dec 31, 2015 • 76 min
2015 gets the ultimate side-eye when your favorite Snobs take a moment to reminisce over the past 12 months in music. Join Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur as they sound off about the return of R&B's undeniable influence over Pop music in 2015 then take…
39: Anatomy of ‘A Butterfly’; the Single Worst Word in Music
Nov 1, 2015 • 74 min
The Music Snobs dive into 2015’s most talked about release, "To Pimp A Butterfly", and wonder aloud about the social, political, and religious undertones of Kendrick Lamar’s rare artistry, while bluntly asking: is this album a contemporary masterpiece or…
38: Is the Band The Internet the Future of R&B?; Whom Would U Fire?
Jun 1, 2015 • 45 min
In the latest episode of The Music Snobs the past and present of R&B is given an odd future. While discussing the landscape of soul, the crew wonders if O.F.’s The Internet stands alone as the only artists to capture and evolve classic rhythm and blues.…
37: Phonte Guest-Stars, Pt. 2; Jodeci’s Legacy; the G.O.A.T. One-Hit Wonder
May 11, 2015 • 60 min
You wanted more so we’re giving you as much as you can handle. The Music Snobs return with guest-snob Phonte, co-founder and lead vocalist of The Foreign Exchange, for their second installment and look at the legacy of R&B supergroup Jodeci. Scoop, Isaac,…
36: Phonte Guest-Stars; The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill; What If Jam & Lewis Stayed?
Mar 26, 2015 • 62 min
What’s worse than a Music Snob? A Grammy-nominated guest-Snob crazy enough to get on the mic and talk sh-t with Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur.* Little Brother MC and Foreign Exchange lead vocalist Phonte joins us for this special episode of TMS to…
35: Valentine’s Day 2015
Feb 14, 2015 • 51 min
In the immortal words of the Force MD’s, “love is a house.” A house with windows that can’t keep out the winds of change, stairs capable of bringing you up yet constantly threatening to take you down, and a sound system that never stops playing beautiful…
34: Lenny Kravitz & Van Hunt, the G.O.A.T. music listening format
Jan 25, 2015 • 64 min
Can Lenny Kravitz and Van Hunt prove to a modern audience that black musicians can rock more than a mic? The Music Snobs dissect and desegregate a genre as they examine Rock in 2015. And in a round table that will excite your inner audiophile, the crew…
33: Worst Behavior; the Most Overshadowed Artist
Jan 5, 2015 • 76 min
Another year, another Snob-fest - Kicking-off the first TMS show of 2015, The Music Snobs review the worst behaviour of artists in recent years and ask: should we separate an artist's real life actions from their music, and are we hypocrites if we don’t?…
32: Who Sold the Soul?; Who will One Day Achieve Greatness?
Nov 28, 2014 • 45 min
Who sold the soul? The Music Snobs get to the bottom of what may be America's greatest loss: the possibility that black American music is no longer a black American art form and is loved (and supported) more passionately by our UK cousins than ourselves.…
31: Lana Del Rey; the Unanswerable Question in Music
Oct 16, 2014 • 45 min
Los Angeles-based songstress Lana Del Rey garnered both critical and commercial success this summer with her third studio album, Ultraviolence—a work that reignited the controversy that has surrounded her career while also earning her the reputation of a…
30: BloodSexSugarMagik and Nevermind
Sep 25, 2014 • 45 min
On September 24, 1991, both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana released seminal classics that sent shockwaves through the alternative rock genre, becoming critical and commercial hits. So why has "Nevermind" been widely imitated by other artists while…
29: Marsha Ambrosius, I Want To (Not) Believe
Sep 4, 2014 • 51 min
Marsha Ambrosius
28: Michael
Aug 19, 2014 • 80 min
Michael Jackson
27: Sade, Frankie Knuckles, Basketball & Hip-Hop, The Love I Lost
Jul 16, 2014 • 78 min
Sade, Frankie Knuckles, Hip Hop & Basketball, The Love I Lost
26: Guest Snob Nicholas Payton Joins TMS
Jun 12, 2014 • 123 min
The Roots, What If the iPod Weren't Invented, Donald Byrd, Build-An-EmceeSpecial Guest: Nicholas Payton.
25: Music in T.V., Robert Palmer, 2013 Billboard Blackout, Sophomore Classics
Apr 9, 2014 • 83 min
'Miami Vice', What If?: Robert Palmer, Billboard Blackout of 2013, Sophomore Classics
24: Emo-Rap, “My Life” & “Bitter”, G.O.A.T. Slow Jam
Feb 14, 2014 • 88 min
Emo-Rap, What If Whitney Didn't Marry Bobby?, "My Life" & "Bitter", G.O.A.T. Slow Jam
23: The Weeknd, Sting & The Police, “I Called It!”
Jan 24, 2014 • 65 min
The Weeknd; What If Professor Griff Wasn't Fired from Public Enemy?; The Police; "I Called It!"
22: The End-of-the-Year Lists Show
Dec 31, 2013 • 74 min
The Music Snobs bring you the end of the year list to end all end of the year lists.
21: Marvin, Vol. II
Dec 18, 2013 • 55 min
In Marvin, Vol. II — the second half of their focus on the iconic singer — The Music Snobs analyze the unparalleled "Here, My Dear" and examine the fine line between Gaye’s muse and his madness.
20: What Makes An Icon?, Social Media
Nov 27, 2013 • 80 min
What Makes An Icon in 2013?, What If Kanye Was Only A Producer?, Social Media and the Artist-Fan Relationship, The Moment You Realized You Were A Music Snob
19: Vibe Magazine
Oct 16, 2013 • 89 min
Vibe Magazine
18: Marvin, Vol. I
Aug 28, 2013 • 87 min
Marvin, Vol. I
17: Odd Future, What If Michael Didn’t Moonwalk?
Aug 21, 2013 • 77 min
Odd Future, What If Michael Didn't Moonwalk, Lost City of Atlanta, ____ was the artist ____ was supposed to be
16.5: Erykah Badu on “The Fatal Flaw”
Aug 15, 2013 • 33 min
Bonus Edition: Erykah Badu with TMS on "The Fatal Flaw"Special Guest: Erykah Badu.
16: Jay Z & Beyonce; What If 2Pac Signed to Bad Boy?
Jun 7, 2013 • 86 min
Jay-Z + Beyonce; What If 2Pac Signed to Bad Boy; Age vs. Art; the Sixth Man
15: Pop Music, G.O.A.T. Soundtrack
May 22, 2013 • 82 min
Pop Music; Live Performance; G.O.A.T. Soundtrack
14: Guest Snob Erykah Badu Joins TMS
Mar 27, 2013 • 82 min
Erykah Badu Guest Stars; Ghostface Killah; Image vs. artistry; The lyric you'd love to say in real lifeSpecial Guest: Erykah Badu.