THE MUSIC SNOBS
About the Show
The podcast where Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur discuss, debate, and deconstruct the music and musicians who both fascinate and frustrate them.
Episode 45: The (Black) British Invasion
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?
Episode 44: In the Company of Tourists
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.
Episode 43: The Triple Threat of Donald Glover
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.
Episode 42: Guest Snob Van Hunt Joins TMS
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.
Episode 41: The Race Episode
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.
Episode 40: Pop's R&B Influence; 2015 8-Track; Snobstradamus
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.
Episode 39: Anatomy of 'A Butterfly'; the Single Worst Word 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.
Episode 38: Is the Band The Internet the Future of R&B?; Whom Would U Fire?
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?
Episode 37: Phonte Guest-Stars, Pt. 2; Jodeci's Legacy; the G.O.A.T. One-Hit Wonder
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
Episode 36: Phonte Guest-Stars; The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill; What If Jam & Lewis Stayed?
March 26th, 2015
1 hr 2 mins
janet, lauryn, prince
Phonte Guest-Stars; The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill; What If Jam & Lewis Stayed?
Episode 35: Valentine’s Day 2015
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?
Episode 34: Lenny Kravitz & Van Hunt, the G.O.A.T. music listening format
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?
Episode 33: Worst Behavior; the Most Overshadowed Artist
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
Episode 32: Who Sold the Soul?; Who will One Day Achieve Greatness?
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?