'WHERE’S THE NONAME ENERGY?’ (The Weeknd To Permanently Boycott The GRAMMYS, Jess Glynne’s Transphobia, VERZUS Being Sold to Triller Network)

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Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans!

For this week’s episode, the news agenda commences with the announcement that Rina Sawayama, Pa Salieu and Griff have been shortlisted for the Rising Star award at this year’s BRIT Awards (00:27:16). Veering into more disappointing terrain, the boys weigh in on the controversy surrounding Jess Glynne’s use of transphobic language during an appearance on The Mo Gilligan Podcast (00:37:03). The long-term future and evolution of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz’ VERZUS venture is brought under the microscope, in light of the news that they have sold the brand to the Triller network (00:52:55). Closing out the episode this week is a conversation around The Weeknd who has vowed to permanently boycott The GRAMMYs going forward after their decision to completely snub him and his work on ‘After Hours’. Leading to a discussion around why when black artists speak out against award shows, it is cosmetic and self-serving for the most part. Rather than about being a collective rebellion against such institutions (01:20:16).

Not one to miss!

Sope’s Listens for the Week:

  • Cleo Sol - Rose In The Dark
  • Amel Larrieux - Ice Cream Everyday
  • Patrick Paige II - Whisper (Want My Luv) Feat. Steve Lacy, Durand Bernarr + Allen Love
  • Jhene Aiko - sailing soul(s)

Nic’s Listens for the Week:

  • Central Cee - Wild West
  • Nick Jonas - Spaceman

Eden’s Listens for the Week:

  • Tom Misch - Beat Tape 2
  • Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - Nightrider

Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!

Enjoy!

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Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial

Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike

Episode audio edited by: @TonySupremeuk

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