July 23rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 19 mins
classic period, masterpiece, stevie wonder
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 career long enough to ask a vital question: what is it that makes the albums Stevie released between 1971 and 1976 so classic, and how can we explain the undeniable impact they’ve had on music ever since? Join TMS in paying tribute to a musician whose work helped to shape our lives and forever changed our world.
June 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
frank ocean, kanye, kendrick, madonna, solange, tyler the creator
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? Sh*t gets real on the latest episode of The Music Snobs. The crew dives into the very definition of authenticity in the music biz, then takes it up a notch by calling out the fakers and questioning why "keeping it real" is so important in black music. Before the episode ends, the Snobs get even realer during the roundtable by admitting: what universally beloved artist, album, or song is—in your opinion—actually terrible?
May 23rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 53 mins 21 secs
beyonce, eminem, fandom, insanity, michael
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 truths and admit your biases while we explore fandom in the age of online armies and off the rails obsession.
April 24th, 2019 | Season 1 | 59 mins 35 secs
hip-hop, rap, snobs, talk
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 singer Keisha Jackson—an eyewitness to the rise of music’s favorite ATLiens—to sit-in with us and dive deep into the legacy of André Benjamin and Antwan Patton. Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of OutKast.
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.