'PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS’ Feat. Yaw Owusu (Power Up Movement, The 2021 GRAMMYs, Anita Baker Battling For Masters, Keyshia Cole Announces Retirement)


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Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans!

For this week’s episode, the boys are joined by Yaw Owusu who is the Senior Manager at The PRS Foundation’s Power Up. The new initiative tackling Anti-Black racism and racial disparities within the UK Music Industry. A #RespectingLegends topic kicks off the news agenda this week. Anita Baker is telling her fans across the globe to stop streaming her music as she’s currently locked in a legal battle with her former record label about obtaining her masters (00:08:00). R&B veteran Keyshia Cole has announced that she’ll be retiring after the release of her forthcoming 8th studio album. Leading to a discussion where Sope and Nic speak on why her catalogue and previous successes are deserving of better retrospective dialogue (00:26:05). A review of the 2021 GRAMMYs closes out the news agenda. The boys offer unfiltered and unorganised thoughts on the various winners, losers and performances as their investment into the show as a whole continues to wane. (00:40:54). Rounding up this week’s episode is an in-depth interview with Yaw Owusu where they discuss the roots and origins of Power Up’s existence, its dedication to progressing conversations offline about racist practices in the music industry into tangible change, their partnership with the Black Music Coalition and targeting black creators/professionals who fall out of typical moulds (01:09:03).

Not one to miss!

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Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial

Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike

Episode audio edited by: @TonySupremeuk


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