The podcast where Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur discuss, debate, and deconstruct the music and musicians who both fascinate and frustrate them.
July 16th, 2018 | 38 mins 13 secs
chicago, fathers, snobs
Last winter, The Music Snobs’s lead voice, Arthur Turnbull, was selected by StoryCorps to be part of their initiative to record the oral histories of ordinary but extraordinary human beings. After asking fellow Snob and friend Isaac Perry to join him, Arthur opens up about his battle against cancer, the weight of his family name, and his relationship with his late father. Arthur’s story will be added to the archives of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, but you can listen right here.
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?
January 25th, 2015 | 1 hr 4 mins
benjamin, booker, clark, gary, hunt, kravitz, rock, van
Can Lenny Kravitz & Van Hunt prove that Black musicians can rock more than a mic?
January 5th, 2015 | 1 hr 16 mins
fela, kanye, marley, r&b, rap, usher
Can We Look Past an Artist's Worst Behavior?; the Most Overshadowed Artist
November 28th, 2014 | 45 mins 38 secs
london, r&b, rock, soul, tokyo
Does the UK appreciate American Black music more than the US? And the Snobs ask: Who will One Day Achieve Greatness?