Snobbish taste. Outrageous takes. Welcome to the podcast where your favorite music lovers discuss, debate, and deconstruct the music and musicians who fascinate and frustrate them.
March 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 44 mins 31 secs
gangster, jay-z, sammy, sinatra
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 Sinatra’s cool on every aspect of pop culture.
February 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 12 mins
critics, journalist, okayplayer, rolling stone, vibe
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, Datwon Thomas, joins us to ask some important questions. Is genuine music criticism still alive?
January 16th, 2019 | Season 1 | 55 mins 37 secs
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 atypical rise to stardom. Then get ready for this season’s first roundtable: What great song by one artist would fit perfectly into another artist's catalogue?
October 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
childish, gambino, glover, instagram, prince, youtube
When Childish Gambino released "This Is America" he verified a burgeoning truth: sight is the new sound.
February 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
amy winehouse, ballad, hiatus kayote, love, marvin gaye, miguel, nas, r&b, stevie wonder
Salaam Remi—producer behind hits for Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Nas and more—joins TMS to debate the past, present, and future of the ballad.
January 10th, 2018 | 48 mins 17 secs
amy winehouse, britain, caron wheeling, grime, jazzie b, sampha, soul ii soul
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 American art form? Lastly, during an inspired Round Table, the crew gets the rare opportunity to right their wrongs when each Snob is asked: out of every opinion you ever stood behind on TMS, which one would you take back?
October 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 36 mins
bowie, camille, funk, michael, prince
During this special and previously unreleased 'From the Vault' episode of TMS, Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur give the man who may well have been the greatest artist of all time the eulogy that only they could. Then, the Snobs dive deep into the mythology, history, and music of Prince’s funkiest unreleased project: Camille.
July 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
film, funk, pop, rap, tv
The Music Snobs take on the future by examining one of the present’s most talked about artists: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
March 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
crowdfunding, kickstarter, pledge, prince
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.
January 30th, 2017 | 52 mins 58 secs
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.
December 30th, 2015 | 1 hr 16 mins
adele, bieber, electronica, jay, justin
2015 gets the ultimate side-eye when your favorite Snobs take a moment to reminisce over the past 12 months in music.
November 1st, 2015 | 1 hr 14 mins
kamasi, kendrick, terrace, thundercat
TMS dives 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.
June 1st, 2015 | 45 mins 16 secs
future, internet, odd, r&b, thundercat
Does the group The Internet stand alone as the only artists to capture and evolve classic rhythm and blues?
May 11th, 2015 | 1 hr 27 secs
exchange, foreign, jodeci, nicolay, r&b
Phonte Guest-Stars, Pt. 2; Jodeci's Legacy; the G.O.A.T. 1-Hit Wonder
March 26th, 2015 | 1 hr 2 mins
janet, lauryn, prince
Phonte Guest-Stars; The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill; What If Jam & Lewis Stayed?
February 13th, 2015 | 51 mins 28 secs
Between Kanye’s 808s and Childish Gambino’s KAUAI, which album best represents love in modern Hip Hop and R&B?