Scoop Jackson has written for basketball and hip hop magazines for at least 25 years, executive editing SLAM and XXL magazines. He is currently a producer and contributor at ESPN. Before joining ESPN, Jackson worked as a copy writer and author for Nike, where he helped create the “LeBron James: Chambers of Fear” ad campaign.
Scoop is the recipient of several awards for his work, including the Peter Lisagor Award for Sports Journalism (1999) and the National Rainbow Coalition Sports Journalist of the Year award (2001). In 2017 he won the New York International Television & Film gold medal award for Sports Coverage for his ESPN feature on the anticipation of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.
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.