The Music Snobs

Snobbish taste.
Outrageous takes.

Welcome to the original black music podcast.

Unafraid and unrelenting, this soulful and entertaining podcast dives deep into the albums, culture and artists of Black American music — and beyond.

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Chaka Khan: The Most Versatile Vocalist of All Time?

Funk, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, R&B and standards — of the few singers that have genuinely done it all, have any done it better than the inimitable Ms. Khan? This episode, The Music Snobs give long overdue love to one of the most important artists of any lifetime. From classic masterjams to the deepest solo cuts, TMS travels song by song through a catalog that undeniably has the range, to ask: is Chaka Khan the most versatile vocalist of all time? The crew’s love letter to Chaka gets intricate, exploring a voice that’s truly akin to a musical instrument, putting her recordings both with a band and by herself up against every other frontperson of a famous Funk outfit.

But if that ain’t enough for one episode, the Snobs stay in a funky place and resurrect one of their favorite segments — to wonder: What if… Prince had released ‘The Black Album’ in 1987, as originally planned? Get ready, as the cats break it down so that it forever remains broke. Whether classics that you can’t forget or alternate universes that you wish had happened, The Music Snobs got you covered.

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