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, Eden sets off proceedings by asking Sope a series of questions about his day to day experiences as a Black man working in Music PR.
During the listens section, a spontaneous discussion surrounding Ne-Yo is sparked as the boys ponder over why he fell off and why he’s not celebrated in the same manner as Usher, Chris Brown or Trey Songz.
Kicking off the news section this week is the latest edition of #VERZUZ which saw Gladys Knight go head to head with Patti LaBelle. As the resident uncle of the show, Sope reels off both his favourite moments and his displacement at some of the track selections.
It is becoming more and more apparent that various media and music companies are starting to become one in the same. The recent acquisition of Hip-Hop DX by Warner Music brings into question, ideas about re-establishing gatekeepers and the free market.
Rounding up the episode is none other than Kanye West. Eden & Sope manage to comb through oodles of his tweets to examine his recent revelations about the thorny contracts he’s attempting to exit. While also looking at how his mental health and polarising reputation makes it hard for people to take him seriously even though he’s shining a light on issues that deserve attention.
Please Note: This content may include explicit language and references which may not be suitable for young listeners.
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