'BRATZ DOLLS & ICE LOLLIES’ (RapCaviar’s Mount Rushmore List of 2010s Rappers, Mary J. Blige’s ‘My Life’ Documentary, Swizz Beatz Calls Out Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown Taking A Break From Music)

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Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans!

For the penultimate episode of Season 6, an impromptu conversation about the history and erasure of black rock indie musicians comes to the fore following Nic’s recommendation of Willow Smith’s new single Transparent Soul (30:08). Officially kicking off the news agenda this week is Mary J. Blige who’s partnered with Amazon Prime for a documentary centred on her 1994 classic and era defining sophomore album ‘My Life’ (42:40). In news that is music to Sope’s ears, Chris Brown has shared that he’s not in an immediate rush to release a new album and would rather wait until he feels his fans truly miss him (50:33). Swizz Beatz who in recent months has emerged as a corny and exasperating figure has called out Justin Timberlake to do a VERZUS battle to make up for his “crimes” against black culture (58:15). Closing out the show is an extensive conversation about RapCaviar who named Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj as the Mount Rushmore rappers of the 2010s. Sope, Eden and Nic discuss in-depth the criteria for the list and weigh up if this line-up is wholly indicative of Hip-Hop’s cultural landscape across that decade (01:08:16).

Not one to miss!

Sope’s Listens For The Week:

  • Juls - Chance
  • Michelle Williams - Journey To Freedom + Do You Know
  • Teedra Moses - Make Me, California Vibes, Clair Voyant
  • Alicia Keys - Troubles, Goodbye, Butterflyz, Typewriter, I Won't (Crazy World)
  • Dawn Richard - Boomerang

Nic’s Listens For The Week:

  • Tora-I - Serial
  • Emotional Oranges Feat. Becky G – Down To Miami
  • Willow Smith - Transparent Soul

Eden’s Listens For The Week:

  • Beres Hammond - Music Is Life
  • Sam Wills - Breathe
  • SiR - Chasing Summer
  • ((( O ))) - ((( 2 )))

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Enjoy!

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Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial

Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike

Episode audio edited by: @TonySupremeuk

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