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Is 'Astroworld' album of the year material?

We're back and we're discussing recent music news like the Madden Colin Kaepernick controversy, the whole 6ix9ine situation and his subsequent rebrand, Demi Lovato's relapse, and Warped Tour coming to an official end. Also we give our impressions about recent releases from The Internet, Mac Miller, YG, Travis Scott, and more; and specifically discuss if Astroworld is Album of the Year worthy. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics...


The top 20 albums of the far

We're back and we're finally doing it! We're finally getting around to listing our top 20 albums of the far. First we list our individual lists then try to come to a consensus top 20; it's a great mix of big name, established acts and a whole lot of left field wild cards, so check it out and let us know what would've made your list. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:00 - Wiz Khalifa, Meek...


Track-by-track impressions of Drake's 'Scorpion' - did it live up to the hype?

It's finally here! Drake's long awaited double-disc LP, Scorpion, is here and we give our track-by-track impressions and debate whether it lived up to the hype or not. But before that we talk a little music news with a bunch of lawsuits involving Coachella, Ed Sheeran, and Azealia Banks, and we discuss the recent passings of Joe Jackson and young up and coming Toronto rapper, Smoke Dawg. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in...


Talking art, religion, and changing public perceptions with Sara Meghdari

We're back and with special guest and artist/photographer/videographer Sara Meghdari (@szmeghdari). We discuss the difficulties of being a photographer in NYC, her first live public performance, which showed the very private act of covering and putting on her hijab, and recent art shows around the city. We continue with art news such as more interactive art exhibits popping up across the country, scents and smells being incorporated into exhibits and museums as it's own art form and to...


The tragic death of XXXTENTACION, 'Nasir', and Beyoncé & Jay-Z's 'Everything Is Love'

We're back and talking about the tragic news of XXXTENTACION's death at the young of 20 and the need for a mentality change in the culture and community at large. Then we touch on Nas' latest Kanye produced project, 'Nasir', and Beyoncé & Jay-Z's long rumored joint album, 'Everything Is Love.' We give our reactions and opinions and discuss if both projects lived up to the immense hype surrounding them. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions...


Are we giving Drake a pass, was 'ye' Kanye's worst album yet, and Jorja Smith's perfect debut

We are back and we are in the full blown midst of Yeezy season. But before we get into the new albums we discuss Drake apparently wanting no more smoke with Pusha T, then we get to 'ye' and 'Kids See Ghosts' and discuss where they stack up to everything Kanye's had a hand in putting out thus far. Specifically if 'ye' is his worst album yet? We give our expectations for the Nas album which had still yet to drop, talk about Jay Rock's best album yet full of bangers, and get hype over Jorja...


Must watch TV, our blockbuster Spring, and is 'fanboyism' becoming too toxic?

We're back and joined by guests and frequent contributors Shannon Griffiths and Stephen Silver to talk about the latest happenings in film and TV - what is must watch, the recent wave of blockbuster films, and releases just around the corner. And we discuss whether we think 'fanboyism' has started to become to toxic to the very things they love. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:01:23 - Stephen Silver...


Pusha T vs Drake...well that escalated quickly!

Ohhh boy, we're here for all the smoke!!! The long simmering 'beef' between Pusha T has full on erupted with Drake responding to "Infared" with the appropriately hard "Duppy Freestyle" then Pusha T escalated things to a whole other level with one of the most disrespectful disses we've heard in years with "The Story of Adidon." We talk about who we think has the upper hand, what's Drake's next move, and did Pusha go too far? Then we give our reactions to Pusha T's Daytona album as a whole,...


Royce da 5'9", Janelle Monáe, and Steve Angello get introspective and Donald Glover

In this week's episode we talk about Spotify removing R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION from their playlists, the ongoing Kanye roller coaster, and Donald Glover's (aka Childish Gambino) turn as a SNL host, his mind blowing new video for "This Is America", and question whether he should be considered the greatest multi-talented artist we've ever seen. Then we end things by talking about a bunch of new albums to drop from Desiigner, Post Malone, Styles P, Rae Sremmurd, Janelle Monáe, Steve Angello,...


Spoilercasting Avengers: Infinity War

We're back and we're talking about the biggest movie of the year, Avengers: Infinity War. But before we dive all in, we talk about Michelle Wolf's brutal roast at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and subsequent backlash and give our spoiler-free reactions to the movie. Then we hold back nothing talking about all the scenes of Infinity War, analyzing potential meanings, and theories for the future. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions...


Meek Mill's finally free, Kanye West in the sunken place?, and is KOD J. Cole's best album yet?

We're back and talking about Kendrick Lamar becoming the first non-classical, non-jazz musician to win a Pulitzer prize for music, Meek Mill finally being released from prison and whether we'll get a Drake collab to capitalize on the moment, and give our expectations for Drake's recently announced next album, Scorpion. Then of course we talk about all of the madness surrounding twitter and Kanye West and his upcoming projects. Lastly, we breakdown J. Cole's latest album, KOD, whether it's...


Did Cardi B live up to the hype, a trio of perfect albums, and getting stuck in the streaming matrix

We're back and we finally got Cardi B's long anticipated debut album. We discuss our thoughts about the project and whether or not we believe it lived up to the immense hype and talk whether Nicki Minaj was being petty for starting her rollout right after it's release. We also talk about Apple Music removing the ability to download music and the increasing hold streaming services are having on people, if we think Coachella has become too mainstream and started to plateau, and our first 5...


Mihai Pavel's journey through photography, Instagram peacocking, & the toxic nature of social media

On this week's show we have special guest Miha Pavel (@familiarspot), from the Sacremento area, on to talk about his journey through photography over the years, his Romanian roots and its influence on his music, as well as his thoughts on the role of social media and emerging technologies, i.e. smart phones, in the field of photography as a whole. And of course we go on tangents about conspiracy theories, not being able to compete with Dexter the Peacock, the toxicity of online comments,...


Trying to explain the genre-less nature of XXXTENTACION, David Byrne, and Jack White's latest albums

We're back and this time we're discussing a lot of notable happenings in music like Tekashi 6ix9ine's interview where he gets the better of the usually on point Charlamagne, Drake, Snoop Dogg, and SoundCloud rap's first number ones, and Cardi B finally giving a release date for her debut album. We then question if it's still right to listen to R. Kelly's music despite the seemingly neverending string of sexual abuse allegations. And end things by giving our thoughts and reactions to the...


Kayce Tynan's psychedelic fantasy art, AR art experiences, and H&M is the WORST

On this week's show we have special guest Kayce Tynan (@kaycelebrity) on, out of Chico, CA, to talk about her psychedelic fantasy art, developing her High Anxiety brand, and augmented reality/immersive art. Then we talk about the recent controversies surrounding H&M, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, and the constant fight for artists' rights/copyright protections. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:46 -...


Jay-Z and Beyonce joint album, Chance the innovator?, and Elton John's star studded tribute album

We're back and we're talking about the iHeartRadio Awards show and if they're even worth watching? Also, Chance the Rapper won the innovator award, but is he really an innovator? Jay-Z and Beyonce just announced their On the Run II tour so will we finally get that long rumored joint album? Are we even hyped for it? Then we discuss Elton John's last big hurrah and his upcoming eclectic, star studded tribute album, and close by talking about the latest projects from Tory Lanez, Logic, and...


Our Oscars prediction results, the blasphemy of Lion King 2, and new shows to watch

We're back (Shannon, Dareece, and Dario) and we're ready to discuss our thoughts about the Oscars and most importantly see who won from our prior predictions. But first we open by getting Shannon and Dario's opinions about Black Panther and close with discussions about Lion King 2, Sandlot 2, and Disney's continued (lackluster) effort at making live-adaptations of their classic animated films - which spawned the meme worthy phrase, "You don't know about Kovu bro?!". As well, as Shannon's...


The Migos and Justin Timberlake let us down and Kendrick keeps winning

We hop back on the Musicphiles podcast to discuss all of the recent major releases over the past couple of weeks. We tell why both the Migos and Justin Timberlake were major let downs for us, why Kendrick Lamar is at the top of music, and the unexpected dopeness of Skyzoo's In Celebration of Us. Lastly we touch on a few other albums we've had our ears to and list albums to be on the look out for this Friday. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and...


Spoilercasting Black Panther and presidential portraits

Marvin Touré joins us again to go full on spoilercast about Marvel's Black Panther and go on a deeper analytical dive about its many themes. We finish things off by talking about the recent presidential portraits and possible deeper meanings. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode. 00:02:58 - Spoilercasting Black Panther 00:53:24 - Presidential portraits and their possible deeper meanings Topic Suggestions,...


Getting real philosophical about Altered Carbon's high-concept sci-fi and Justin Timberlake

Following up to one of the world's biggest sporting events, Super Bowl 52, we talk about the game and Justin Timberlake's 'controversial' halftime show. We're creeped out by A24's newest trailer for their upcoming psychological horror, Hereditary, talk Faizon Love taking shots at Dave Chappelle, and we get real philosophical when discussing the high concept noir sci-fi of Netflix's Altered Carbon. Lastly, we speak on the recent Quentin Tarantino revelations and struggle to separate artists...