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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Is Aaliyah An Icon?

Instantly recognizable. Influential. Inspirational. But — Is Aaliyah An Icon? This episode, The Music Snobs explore the impact and legacy of R&B superstar, Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Spotlighting her music and film roles, her image and tragic death, the crew investigate what lifted her to the heights of fame — and tackle the elephant in the room to ask whether the #MeToo era has given Aaliyah her due respect as a survivor of abuse. In a debate that goes deep on the nature of notoriety, the Snobs wouldn’t be the Snobs without arguing which production style propelled Aaliyah’s sound the most — R. Kelly or Timbaland’s? And finally, TMS continues the iconic debate with a roundtable on album intros, asking: what artist or group has the most albums with iconic opening songs? Get ready for an episode with loud opinions, louder voices, deep insight and dope choices.

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