Don't Alert The Stans is a music and pop-culture podcast with a marked focus on stan culture. Join your hosts Nic (@IAmNtyrell), Sope (@SopeSoetan) and Eden (@EedsMcKenzie) as they examine the trending topics of the week, new releases and mercilessly debate your favourite artists. Controversial and wild options aplenty, no artist is safe. This isn't for the faint-hearted or easily triggered. Get involved in the conversation at #DATSPOD
Welcome back to Don't Alert The Stans!
For this week’s episode, the boys kick off the news agenda discussing The U.S. National Library of Congress. It has been announced that select works from LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Nas and Jimmy Cliff are among the newest inductees into their catalogue for their cultural and historical significance.
Sope initially sets the conversation in motion, regarding how it’s a monumental feat to have their music archived on such a huge scale. Eden, however, turns the focus onto the cognitive dissonance at play. Remarking at how it is odd to have music included from artists who have at times criticised American/western politics be celebrated by an institution who is yet to truly recognise their harmful actions on marginalised communities.
VERZUS is continuing to make a huge splash in the digital sphere a year on from its debut. The next 3 battles have been revealed and they are - Redman Vs Method Man, SWV Vs Xscape and Earth Wind & Fire Vs The Isley Brothers.
Rounding up this week’s episode is Cardi B who with her latest single ‘Up’ recently made history as the first female rapper to rack up 5 #1’s on Billboard Hot 100. This news eventually parlays into an in-depth conversation about Cardi’s sophomore album, and the journey she’s made artistically and as a strategist in the time since the closure of the ‘Invasion of Privacy’ era.
Please Note: This content may include explicit language and references which may not be suitable for young listeners.
[audio audio="https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2021-2-29/69958244-de7c-dc8d-7693-ec9449c882ed.mp3" title="CONGRATULATIONS, I GUESS?" descr=""]