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'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 #DATSPODEmail - Datspod@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

'WE ARE THE CHARTS' Feat. Louis York (Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony) #TheSpecials

*DISCLAIMER* Apologies in advance for issues with the sound you'll hear in this episode. The acoustics in the room we recorded in caused a lot technological interference which made parts of the audio peak/buzz. Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! Surprise! The boys temporarily return for a special episode where they are joined by none other than GRAMMY-Nominated songwriters/producers Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony. Their writing and production credits include songs for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Akon, Ne-Yo, Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Bruno Mars and many more! They have now decided to step out into the forefront with their own project as artists; Louis York. Following the release of 3 acclaimed EP’s, they their debut album ‘American Griots’ in October. A genre-bending collection of tracks spanning R&B, country, gospel, rock and roll, folk and various other sounds. Sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise for an in-depth conversation, the industry veterans talk about their first placements as songwriters, transitioning from producers to artists, the erasure of black artists in country music, the 2020 GRAMMY nominations, artificial Intelligence and so much more. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: • Tinashe – Songs For You • Tinashe – In Case We Die • Tinashe – Reverie • Tinashe – Black Water • Tinashe – Amethyst Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: • Pardison Fontaine – Under8ed • Tinashe – Songs For You • The Weeknd – Heartless • FKA Twigs – Magdalene Eden’s Listens for the Week: • Ama Lou – Ama Who • DaBaby – Kirk Claude’s Listens for the Week: • Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love • Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding Chuck’s Listens for the Week: • Coldplay – Everyday Life Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

105 MIN2019 DEC 3
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'WE ARE THE CHARTS' Feat. Louis York (Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony) #TheSpecials

'DROP IT LOW FOR JESUS' (Kanye West Jesus Is King, TI Vs Iggy, A Deep Dive Into Ciara's Career)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! It’s the season finale! The end of season 3 is here and in an unusually slow news week, the boys are forced to give their two pence on individuals that they don’t care about. Opening the news section, Nic exhaustively and comprehensively runs through the highlights of comments from Kanye’s recent promo run for new album ‘Jesus Is King’ (00:23:28). T.I. and Iggy Azalea have recently been engaging in a war of words on social media following T.I.’s verbally regretting that Iggy was a blunder in the trajectory of his career as a music executive (00:42:30). Rounding off the episode, the boys bring back ‘Groupchat Convos’ where Sope and Eden in a series of rants with no structure break down the many reasons why they think Ciara’s career didn’t reach the same heights Rihanna’s did (00:47:27). Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Tank – Elevation · Luke James Feat BJ The Chicago Kid & Ro James – Go Girl · JoJo – Sabotage · Gallant – Sweet Insomnia Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Gallant – Sweet Insomnia · VanJess Feat Ari Lennox – Cool Off The Rain (Remix) Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Moonchild- Little Ghost · Victoria Monet – Ass Like That · Mogul Podcast Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

74 MIN2019 NOV 5
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'DROP IT LOW FOR JESUS' (Kanye West Jesus Is King, TI Vs Iggy, A Deep Dive Into Ciara's Career)

'CREAM YOUR ANKLES' (Lizzo Conclusion, Cardi B & Female Rap, Rihanna X Chris Browns Music, Tank x homophobia)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, Nic and Eden kick things off by speaking on the huge breakthrough that recently arose in the long-running saga around Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’. Mina Lioness at long last has been granted a writer’s credit on the hit single, leaving the boys to consider whether this will finally put a lid on the matter. Rihanna was at the mercy of rabid stan culture when the Navy attacked her for featuring a Chris Brown song in a promo video for one of her Fenty products. Next up, the boys debate claims that Cardi B has opened more doors for female rap in recent years, breaking down the complexities of her rants. Drill rapper Rico Racks has been sentenced to jail and has been banned from using certain words/phrases in his music, sparking another discussion about the surveillance and censorship of black artists. Questioning why the government aren’t tackling the issues that lead to the creation of such genres. Closing out the episode is Tank’s controversial comments about men and gay oral sex. Sope leads the discussion speaking out against the double standards that plague black men not having the freedom to explore and experiment with their sexualities in the way women and white men do. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Mereba – The Jungle Is The Only Way Out · Eternal – Power Of A Woman · Beverley Knight – Rewind (Find A Way) Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Tinashe Feat. Ms Banks – Die A Little Bit · XO – Less Than Lovers Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Hope Tala – D.T.M. · Coldplay – Orphans · Coldplay – Arabesque · Elaine - Elements Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans ReplyForward

91 MIN2019 OCT 29
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'CREAM YOUR ANKLES' (Lizzo Conclusion, Cardi B & Female Rap, Rihanna X Chris Browns Music, Tank x homophobia)

'WE STILL' (Lizzo Plagiarism, Summer Walker streaming Record & Atlantic President Black Face)

EWelcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys kick things off by talking about how Summer Walker’s debut album ‘Over It’ has surpassed Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ to be the most streamed album of all time by a female R&B artist. Sope & Nic debate about how this has come to be, breaking down the reasons why she has had such a strong breakthrough. Next up, it has been announced that Ben Cook, the president of Atlantic Records UK has been forced to step down after claims that he dressed up in blackface has resurfaced. Fredo was suspiciously and randomly arrested not long after flashing over £50k on Snapchat. Eden uses this story to frame Fredo as a cautionary tale to UK rappers who are being watched and are under surveillance by the police. Rounding off the episode is the latest chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding Lizzo’s hit song ‘Truth Hurts’. It has now come to light that two producers who worked on the demo that would eventually become the hit song are yet to be paid for their contributions. While also confirming that Mina Lioness’ viral tweet was indeed cited as inspiration for its most infamous line. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Rapsody – Eve · Robert Glasper – Fuck Yo Feelings Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Kano - Hoodies All Summer · Wale - Wow...That's Crazy · Alicia Keys - Like You'll Never See Me Again Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

72 MIN2019 OCT 22
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'WE STILL' (Lizzo Plagiarism, Summer Walker streaming Record & Atlantic President Black Face)

'DUMB & DUMBER' (2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Death of iTunes, City Girls JT Freed From Jail)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys kick things off by talking about the “death” of the iTunes app as Apple has announced that they are set to render the app obsolete effective immediately. As the in-house tech expert of the trio, Eden takes the reins on explaining why this has happened (00:16:19). Drake is in hot water again as his father claims that Drake has allegedly been exaggerating an “absentee father” narrative in his music just to sell records (00:21:48). After a year behind bars, City Girls’ JT has finally been freed from jail. Nic and Sope discuss how the City Girls will fare going forward now that the full team is back together, declaring that their next moves will be make or break for them (00:31:27). Next up, the boys pick apart the winners and nominees from the 2019 Hip Hop Awards, hilariously questioning the relevance and need for some of the categories (00:36:10). Amongst this, Sope randomly shares an impromptu review of the movie ‘Hustlers’, particularly honing in on Lizzo’s appearance (00:54:30). Concluding the episode is an impassioned speech from Nic reprimanding the journalist who showed up unprepared for her Vogue Cover Story interview with Rihanna. Remarking how it is a slap into the face of journalists/writers who would kill to have such an opportunity (01:14:16). Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: • Mereba – Stay Tru Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: • 2 Chainz – NCAA • Wale Feat Meek Mill & Rick Ross - Routine Eden’s Listens for the Week: • Summer Walker – Over It • 808Ink – Noisy Neighbours • Jvck James – 4AM Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

86 MIN2019 OCT 15
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'DUMB & DUMBER' (2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Death of iTunes, City Girls JT Freed From Jail)

'WE'RE ALL EATING GARRI' ft. StephAchigbu (Skepta X Adele, XFactor Celebrity, JHus Suicide Tweets)

EFor this week’s episode, the boys are joined by Steph Achigbu, Marketing Manager at Disturbing LDN. Beginning on a sombre note, Sope pays a #RespectingLegends tribute to the trailblazing Diahann Carroll who passed away last week. During the listens section, a lengthy tangent ensues as the directions of Chris Brown’s and H.E.R’s careers are critically examined with Steph and the boys attempting to make sense of their recent moves. Moving onto the news topics, it has been announced that a celebrity edition of the X-Factor will be coming to TV screens with the likes of Love Island contestants and actors from Coronation Street competing for a recording contract. Next up, it has been rumoured that Skepta and Adele have been dating. Steph and the boys hilariously question the validity of this union and whether it will last. Rounding off the news is the worrying comments made by J-Hus on social media indicating he might be suicidal. Eden leads an impassioned comments on the many pressures artists face from their family, friends, fans and in J-Hus’ case; gang-related rivals and how this can be detrimental to one’s mental health. Concluding the episode is a enlightening and educational interview with Steph. She speaks about her experience working in the music industry in a range of roles that have included marketing, PR and playlist curation. While also commenting on the importance of black people in these spaces needing to humanise themselves and make their knowledge accessible. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Raphael Saadiq – Instant Vintage · Kadeem Tyrell - Elements · Patrice Rushen - Now · Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) · Ciara - My Love, Ooh Baby, Thug Style, I’m Just Me, Like A Surgeon Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Emotional Oranges – Volume 2 · Radamiz – Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Daley – The Spectrum Steph’s Listens for the Week: · Kano – Hoodies All Summer Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

150 MIN2019 OCT 8
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'WE'RE ALL EATING GARRI' ft. StephAchigbu (Skepta X Adele, XFactor Celebrity, JHus Suicide Tweets)

'CHASING THE BAG' (Lizzo PostMates, Jennifer LopezXShakira Superbowl, Remy Ma Rape Comments)

***DISCLAIMER*** We are aware that during the Brit Awards discussion, we used the wrong pronouns when referring to Sam Smith. We apologise to all who may be offended and we can ensure that this will not happen again. Eden, Sope and Nic ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! After an unintentional hiatus due to technical difficulties, Sope, Nic and Eden are back to deliver another entertaining episode. A #RespectingLegends celebration of Brandy kicks off this week’s proceedings as Sope highlights the 25th anniversary of Brandy’s self-titled album and her vast influence on modern R&B music. Opening the news section is the announcement that the Brit Awards will potentially axe gendered categories for their 2021 ceremony onwards to accommodate non-binary artists like Sam Smith who has now decided to be referred to be they/them. The fallout from Lizzo accusing a Postmates employee of stealing her food continues as it comes out that the employee in question is now fearing for her life and is afraid to leave her house. Eden proceeds to put her blast claiming that she has a penchant to work against black women. Remy Ma is once again in hot water for being a rape apologist and patriarchal princess after likening rape victims who accept compensation to prostitutes. Rounding out the episode is the news that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be headlining the Superbowl Halftime Show in 2020. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Raphael Saadiq – Jimmy Lee · Mahalia – Love & Compromise · Zilo – Gorgeous · BROCKHAMPTON – GINGER · Brandy - Brandy Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · DaBaby – Kirk · Kojey Radical – Cashmere Tears Eden’s Listens for the Week: · D Mills – Agape · Ye Ali – Private Suite 2 · Snoh Aalegra – Ugh, Those Feels Again · Brandy – When You Touch Me Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans ReplyForward

89 MIN2019 OCT 1
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'CHASING THE BAG' (Lizzo PostMates, Jennifer LopezXShakira Superbowl, Remy Ma Rape Comments)

'YOU'RE A MAN NOW BOY' (R.I.P. LaShawn Daniels, Wiley vs Drake, Camilla Cabello & Shawn Mendes Viral Kiss)

EWelcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, Sope returns from San Francisco and true to form kicks off the episode by #RespectingLegends. Leading a tribute to the late songwriter/producer LaShawn Daniels who helmed songs for the likes of Brandy, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Blaque and more, shining a light on his indelible contributions to R&B music (00:13:20). Unsurprisingly, Wiley’s antics make their way onto the agenda yet again as he continues his tirade against Drake. This time due to vocal clearance issues with Popcaan who is signed to Drake’s OVO imprint (00:17:52). Next up is a discussion on the wider societal implications regarding Mac Miller’s fatal drug-dealer being arrested and charged (00:43:04). Tekashi 6ix9ine is back in the headlines as details pertaining to the proceedings of his upcoming trial become increasingly public where he is set to testify against several members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang (00:50:09). A brief conversation about the news that Megan Thee Stallion has signed a management deal with Roc Nation soon follows (01:01:16). Rounding out the episode is a biting dissection about *that* kiss between Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes, questioning whether their relationship is genuine or the work of music industry politics (01:04:54). Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: • Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI • SiR - Chasing Summer • Rapsody - Eve • Teedra Moses - California Vibes • Teedra Moses - Cognac & Conversations Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: • Da Brat – Funkdafied Eden’s Listens for the Week: • Mahalia – Love & Compromise • Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

74 MIN2019 SEP 17
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'YOU'RE A MAN NOW BOY' (R.I.P. LaShawn Daniels, Wiley vs Drake, Camilla Cabello & Shawn Mendes Viral Kiss)

'WE'RE RETIRING' (Nicki Minaj Retiring, Lil Nas X The Shop & Lana Del Rey vs Ann Powers)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys are missing a limb as Sope is in San Francisco for the week. Eden and Nic power through, first celebrating a year of 'Don't Alert The Stans' and echoing the importance of teamwork. Soon after, the pair discuss the importance of album campaigns as a part of a segway, noting the success of Kano and Ghetts' rollouts. The news of the week shortly follows, with Eden spotlighting Brent Faiyaz and his abilities to gain money as an artist through streaming and strategic touring. Nic then tackles Lana Del Ray's reactions to a mixed review via NPR. Lil Nas X is then focused on, with Nic and Eden both mocking Kevin Hart's responses to him on 'The Shop'. Lastly, both of co-hosts articulate their exhaustion with Nicki Minaj and her latest antics. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: NA Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Rihanna - Rated R · IDK - Is He Real? · EARTHGANG - Mirrorland Eden’s Listens for the Week: · WSTRN – WSTRN Season Vol 2 · Headie One - Music x Road Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans Email – datspod@gmail.com

106 MIN2019 SEP 10
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'WE'RE RETIRING' (Nicki Minaj Retiring, Lil Nas X The Shop & Lana Del Rey vs Ann Powers)

'IT'S FOR THE KIDS' ft. Jonathan Richard (VMA's, Lizzo's Plagiarism, Wiley Vs Ed Sheeran)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys are joined by Social Media Manager Jonathan Richard. Jonathan has previously ran social media accounts for the likes of Jamiroquai, Tom Walker, Hozier, KISS Radio and many others. Kicking off the news this week is Wiley as once again he’s found himself embroiled in a one sided beef. This time with Ed Sheeran who he claims is using Grime for clout. Next up, Lizzo’s much debated accusation that she stole her ‘100% That Bitch’ line from @MinaLioness. The boys discuss whether its fair to say that Lizzo really stole the tweet and the potential legalities. Closing the news this is week is a lengthy review of the 2019 VMA’s, where the boys share their thoughts on the winners and losers while also praising Missy Elliott and Normani’s performances. Rounding off the show is an comprehensive interview with Jonathan Richard. The boys quiz him on his early experiences with social media, transitioning into the music industry, artists/brands who are using social media effectively, how the internet would have impacted artists back in the day and more. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: Barney Artist – Home Is Where The Art Is · Barney Artist – Bikes Are Bikes · Kehlani – While We Wait · Leela James - Rain Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Justine Skye – Bare With Me · Shakka & Mr Eazi – Too Bad Bad · Wale & Jeremih – On Chill · Pusha T Feat. Kash Doll – Sociopath Eden’s Listens for the Week: · WSTRN – WSTRN Season Vol 2 · Mandrakes Riddim – Tombstone · Rapsody - Eve Jonathan’s Listens for the Week: · Kanye West Feat. Charlie Wilson - Brothers · Lil Kim Feat. Lil Cease – Crush On You Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans Email – datspod@gmail.com

123 MIN2019 SEP 3
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'IT'S FOR THE KIDS' ft. Jonathan Richard (VMA's, Lizzo's Plagiarism, Wiley Vs Ed Sheeran)

Latest Episodes

'WE ARE THE CHARTS' Feat. Louis York (Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony) #TheSpecials

*DISCLAIMER* Apologies in advance for issues with the sound you'll hear in this episode. The acoustics in the room we recorded in caused a lot technological interference which made parts of the audio peak/buzz. Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! Surprise! The boys temporarily return for a special episode where they are joined by none other than GRAMMY-Nominated songwriters/producers Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony. Their writing and production credits include songs for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Akon, Ne-Yo, Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Bruno Mars and many more! They have now decided to step out into the forefront with their own project as artists; Louis York. Following the release of 3 acclaimed EP’s, they their debut album ‘American Griots’ in October. A genre-bending collection of tracks spanning R&B, country, gospel, rock and roll, folk and various other sounds. Sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise for an in-depth conversation, the industry veterans talk about their first placements as songwriters, transitioning from producers to artists, the erasure of black artists in country music, the 2020 GRAMMY nominations, artificial Intelligence and so much more. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: • Tinashe – Songs For You • Tinashe – In Case We Die • Tinashe – Reverie • Tinashe – Black Water • Tinashe – Amethyst Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: • Pardison Fontaine – Under8ed • Tinashe – Songs For You • The Weeknd – Heartless • FKA Twigs – Magdalene Eden’s Listens for the Week: • Ama Lou – Ama Who • DaBaby – Kirk Claude’s Listens for the Week: • Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love • Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding Chuck’s Listens for the Week: • Coldplay – Everyday Life Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

105 MIN2019 DEC 3
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'WE ARE THE CHARTS' Feat. Louis York (Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony) #TheSpecials

'DROP IT LOW FOR JESUS' (Kanye West Jesus Is King, TI Vs Iggy, A Deep Dive Into Ciara's Career)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! It’s the season finale! The end of season 3 is here and in an unusually slow news week, the boys are forced to give their two pence on individuals that they don’t care about. Opening the news section, Nic exhaustively and comprehensively runs through the highlights of comments from Kanye’s recent promo run for new album ‘Jesus Is King’ (00:23:28). T.I. and Iggy Azalea have recently been engaging in a war of words on social media following T.I.’s verbally regretting that Iggy was a blunder in the trajectory of his career as a music executive (00:42:30). Rounding off the episode, the boys bring back ‘Groupchat Convos’ where Sope and Eden in a series of rants with no structure break down the many reasons why they think Ciara’s career didn’t reach the same heights Rihanna’s did (00:47:27). Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Tank – Elevation · Luke James Feat BJ The Chicago Kid & Ro James – Go Girl · JoJo – Sabotage · Gallant – Sweet Insomnia Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Gallant – Sweet Insomnia · VanJess Feat Ari Lennox – Cool Off The Rain (Remix) Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Moonchild- Little Ghost · Victoria Monet – Ass Like That · Mogul Podcast Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

74 MIN2019 NOV 5
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'DROP IT LOW FOR JESUS' (Kanye West Jesus Is King, TI Vs Iggy, A Deep Dive Into Ciara's Career)

'CREAM YOUR ANKLES' (Lizzo Conclusion, Cardi B & Female Rap, Rihanna X Chris Browns Music, Tank x homophobia)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, Nic and Eden kick things off by speaking on the huge breakthrough that recently arose in the long-running saga around Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’. Mina Lioness at long last has been granted a writer’s credit on the hit single, leaving the boys to consider whether this will finally put a lid on the matter. Rihanna was at the mercy of rabid stan culture when the Navy attacked her for featuring a Chris Brown song in a promo video for one of her Fenty products. Next up, the boys debate claims that Cardi B has opened more doors for female rap in recent years, breaking down the complexities of her rants. Drill rapper Rico Racks has been sentenced to jail and has been banned from using certain words/phrases in his music, sparking another discussion about the surveillance and censorship of black artists. Questioning why the government aren’t tackling the issues that lead to the creation of such genres. Closing out the episode is Tank’s controversial comments about men and gay oral sex. Sope leads the discussion speaking out against the double standards that plague black men not having the freedom to explore and experiment with their sexualities in the way women and white men do. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Mereba – The Jungle Is The Only Way Out · Eternal – Power Of A Woman · Beverley Knight – Rewind (Find A Way) Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Tinashe Feat. Ms Banks – Die A Little Bit · XO – Less Than Lovers Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Hope Tala – D.T.M. · Coldplay – Orphans · Coldplay – Arabesque · Elaine - Elements Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans ReplyForward

91 MIN2019 OCT 29
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'CREAM YOUR ANKLES' (Lizzo Conclusion, Cardi B & Female Rap, Rihanna X Chris Browns Music, Tank x homophobia)

'WE STILL' (Lizzo Plagiarism, Summer Walker streaming Record & Atlantic President Black Face)

EWelcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys kick things off by talking about how Summer Walker’s debut album ‘Over It’ has surpassed Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ to be the most streamed album of all time by a female R&B artist. Sope & Nic debate about how this has come to be, breaking down the reasons why she has had such a strong breakthrough. Next up, it has been announced that Ben Cook, the president of Atlantic Records UK has been forced to step down after claims that he dressed up in blackface has resurfaced. Fredo was suspiciously and randomly arrested not long after flashing over £50k on Snapchat. Eden uses this story to frame Fredo as a cautionary tale to UK rappers who are being watched and are under surveillance by the police. Rounding off the episode is the latest chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding Lizzo’s hit song ‘Truth Hurts’. It has now come to light that two producers who worked on the demo that would eventually become the hit song are yet to be paid for their contributions. While also confirming that Mina Lioness’ viral tweet was indeed cited as inspiration for its most infamous line. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Rapsody – Eve · Robert Glasper – Fuck Yo Feelings Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Kano - Hoodies All Summer · Wale - Wow...That's Crazy · Alicia Keys - Like You'll Never See Me Again Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

72 MIN2019 OCT 22
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'WE STILL' (Lizzo Plagiarism, Summer Walker streaming Record & Atlantic President Black Face)

'DUMB & DUMBER' (2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Death of iTunes, City Girls JT Freed From Jail)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys kick things off by talking about the “death” of the iTunes app as Apple has announced that they are set to render the app obsolete effective immediately. As the in-house tech expert of the trio, Eden takes the reins on explaining why this has happened (00:16:19). Drake is in hot water again as his father claims that Drake has allegedly been exaggerating an “absentee father” narrative in his music just to sell records (00:21:48). After a year behind bars, City Girls’ JT has finally been freed from jail. Nic and Sope discuss how the City Girls will fare going forward now that the full team is back together, declaring that their next moves will be make or break for them (00:31:27). Next up, the boys pick apart the winners and nominees from the 2019 Hip Hop Awards, hilariously questioning the relevance and need for some of the categories (00:36:10). Amongst this, Sope randomly shares an impromptu review of the movie ‘Hustlers’, particularly honing in on Lizzo’s appearance (00:54:30). Concluding the episode is an impassioned speech from Nic reprimanding the journalist who showed up unprepared for her Vogue Cover Story interview with Rihanna. Remarking how it is a slap into the face of journalists/writers who would kill to have such an opportunity (01:14:16). Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: • Mereba – Stay Tru Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: • 2 Chainz – NCAA • Wale Feat Meek Mill & Rick Ross - Routine Eden’s Listens for the Week: • Summer Walker – Over It • 808Ink – Noisy Neighbours • Jvck James – 4AM Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

86 MIN2019 OCT 15
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'DUMB & DUMBER' (2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Death of iTunes, City Girls JT Freed From Jail)

'WE'RE ALL EATING GARRI' ft. StephAchigbu (Skepta X Adele, XFactor Celebrity, JHus Suicide Tweets)

EFor this week’s episode, the boys are joined by Steph Achigbu, Marketing Manager at Disturbing LDN. Beginning on a sombre note, Sope pays a #RespectingLegends tribute to the trailblazing Diahann Carroll who passed away last week. During the listens section, a lengthy tangent ensues as the directions of Chris Brown’s and H.E.R’s careers are critically examined with Steph and the boys attempting to make sense of their recent moves. Moving onto the news topics, it has been announced that a celebrity edition of the X-Factor will be coming to TV screens with the likes of Love Island contestants and actors from Coronation Street competing for a recording contract. Next up, it has been rumoured that Skepta and Adele have been dating. Steph and the boys hilariously question the validity of this union and whether it will last. Rounding off the news is the worrying comments made by J-Hus on social media indicating he might be suicidal. Eden leads an impassioned comments on the many pressures artists face from their family, friends, fans and in J-Hus’ case; gang-related rivals and how this can be detrimental to one’s mental health. Concluding the episode is a enlightening and educational interview with Steph. She speaks about her experience working in the music industry in a range of roles that have included marketing, PR and playlist curation. While also commenting on the importance of black people in these spaces needing to humanise themselves and make their knowledge accessible. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Raphael Saadiq – Instant Vintage · Kadeem Tyrell - Elements · Patrice Rushen - Now · Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) · Ciara - My Love, Ooh Baby, Thug Style, I’m Just Me, Like A Surgeon Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Emotional Oranges – Volume 2 · Radamiz – Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes Eden’s Listens for the Week: · Daley – The Spectrum Steph’s Listens for the Week: · Kano – Hoodies All Summer Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

150 MIN2019 OCT 8
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'WE'RE ALL EATING GARRI' ft. StephAchigbu (Skepta X Adele, XFactor Celebrity, JHus Suicide Tweets)

'CHASING THE BAG' (Lizzo PostMates, Jennifer LopezXShakira Superbowl, Remy Ma Rape Comments)

***DISCLAIMER*** We are aware that during the Brit Awards discussion, we used the wrong pronouns when referring to Sam Smith. We apologise to all who may be offended and we can ensure that this will not happen again. Eden, Sope and Nic ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! After an unintentional hiatus due to technical difficulties, Sope, Nic and Eden are back to deliver another entertaining episode. A #RespectingLegends celebration of Brandy kicks off this week’s proceedings as Sope highlights the 25th anniversary of Brandy’s self-titled album and her vast influence on modern R&B music. Opening the news section is the announcement that the Brit Awards will potentially axe gendered categories for their 2021 ceremony onwards to accommodate non-binary artists like Sam Smith who has now decided to be referred to be they/them. The fallout from Lizzo accusing a Postmates employee of stealing her food continues as it comes out that the employee in question is now fearing for her life and is afraid to leave her house. Eden proceeds to put her blast claiming that she has a penchant to work against black women. Remy Ma is once again in hot water for being a rape apologist and patriarchal princess after likening rape victims who accept compensation to prostitutes. Rounding out the episode is the news that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be headlining the Superbowl Halftime Show in 2020. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: · Raphael Saadiq – Jimmy Lee · Mahalia – Love & Compromise · Zilo – Gorgeous · BROCKHAMPTON – GINGER · Brandy - Brandy Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · DaBaby – Kirk · Kojey Radical – Cashmere Tears Eden’s Listens for the Week: · D Mills – Agape · Ye Ali – Private Suite 2 · Snoh Aalegra – Ugh, Those Feels Again · Brandy – When You Touch Me Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans ReplyForward

89 MIN2019 OCT 1
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'CHASING THE BAG' (Lizzo PostMates, Jennifer LopezXShakira Superbowl, Remy Ma Rape Comments)

'YOU'RE A MAN NOW BOY' (R.I.P. LaShawn Daniels, Wiley vs Drake, Camilla Cabello & Shawn Mendes Viral Kiss)

EWelcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, Sope returns from San Francisco and true to form kicks off the episode by #RespectingLegends. Leading a tribute to the late songwriter/producer LaShawn Daniels who helmed songs for the likes of Brandy, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Blaque and more, shining a light on his indelible contributions to R&B music (00:13:20). Unsurprisingly, Wiley’s antics make their way onto the agenda yet again as he continues his tirade against Drake. This time due to vocal clearance issues with Popcaan who is signed to Drake’s OVO imprint (00:17:52). Next up is a discussion on the wider societal implications regarding Mac Miller’s fatal drug-dealer being arrested and charged (00:43:04). Tekashi 6ix9ine is back in the headlines as details pertaining to the proceedings of his upcoming trial become increasingly public where he is set to testify against several members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang (00:50:09). A brief conversation about the news that Megan Thee Stallion has signed a management deal with Roc Nation soon follows (01:01:16). Rounding out the episode is a biting dissection about *that* kiss between Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes, questioning whether their relationship is genuine or the work of music industry politics (01:04:54). Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: • Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI • SiR - Chasing Summer • Rapsody - Eve • Teedra Moses - California Vibes • Teedra Moses - Cognac & Conversations Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: • Da Brat – Funkdafied Eden’s Listens for the Week: • Mahalia – Love & Compromise • Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans

74 MIN2019 SEP 17
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'YOU'RE A MAN NOW BOY' (R.I.P. LaShawn Daniels, Wiley vs Drake, Camilla Cabello & Shawn Mendes Viral Kiss)

'WE'RE RETIRING' (Nicki Minaj Retiring, Lil Nas X The Shop & Lana Del Rey vs Ann Powers)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys are missing a limb as Sope is in San Francisco for the week. Eden and Nic power through, first celebrating a year of 'Don't Alert The Stans' and echoing the importance of teamwork. Soon after, the pair discuss the importance of album campaigns as a part of a segway, noting the success of Kano and Ghetts' rollouts. The news of the week shortly follows, with Eden spotlighting Brent Faiyaz and his abilities to gain money as an artist through streaming and strategic touring. Nic then tackles Lana Del Ray's reactions to a mixed review via NPR. Lil Nas X is then focused on, with Nic and Eden both mocking Kevin Hart's responses to him on 'The Shop'. Lastly, both of co-hosts articulate their exhaustion with Nicki Minaj and her latest antics. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: NA Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Rihanna - Rated R · IDK - Is He Real? · EARTHGANG - Mirrorland Eden’s Listens for the Week: · WSTRN – WSTRN Season Vol 2 · Headie One - Music x Road Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans Email – datspod@gmail.com

106 MIN2019 SEP 10
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'WE'RE RETIRING' (Nicki Minaj Retiring, Lil Nas X The Shop & Lana Del Rey vs Ann Powers)

'IT'S FOR THE KIDS' ft. Jonathan Richard (VMA's, Lizzo's Plagiarism, Wiley Vs Ed Sheeran)

Welcome back to Don’t Alert the Stans! For this week’s episode, the boys are joined by Social Media Manager Jonathan Richard. Jonathan has previously ran social media accounts for the likes of Jamiroquai, Tom Walker, Hozier, KISS Radio and many others. Kicking off the news this week is Wiley as once again he’s found himself embroiled in a one sided beef. This time with Ed Sheeran who he claims is using Grime for clout. Next up, Lizzo’s much debated accusation that she stole her ‘100% That Bitch’ line from @MinaLioness. The boys discuss whether its fair to say that Lizzo really stole the tweet and the potential legalities. Closing the news this is week is a lengthy review of the 2019 VMA’s, where the boys share their thoughts on the winners and losers while also praising Missy Elliott and Normani’s performances. Rounding off the show is an comprehensive interview with Jonathan Richard. The boys quiz him on his early experiences with social media, transitioning into the music industry, artists/brands who are using social media effectively, how the internet would have impacted artists back in the day and more. Not one to miss! Sope’s Listens for the Week: Barney Artist – Home Is Where The Art Is · Barney Artist – Bikes Are Bikes · Kehlani – While We Wait · Leela James - Rain Nicolas’s Listens for the Week: · Justine Skye – Bare With Me · Shakka & Mr Eazi – Too Bad Bad · Wale & Jeremih – On Chill · Pusha T Feat. Kash Doll – Sociopath Eden’s Listens for the Week: · WSTRN – WSTRN Season Vol 2 · Mandrakes Riddim – Tombstone · Rapsody - Eve Jonathan’s Listens for the Week: · Kanye West Feat. Charlie Wilson - Brothers · Lil Kim Feat. Lil Cease – Crush On You Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music by: @Jmzofficial Artwork designed by: @_manlikemike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode at #DATSPOD! Rate and review us on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Anchor Follow us on: Twitter - @datspod Instagram - @datspod Anchor – @datspodcast Hashtag - #datspod / #DontAlertTheStans Email – datspod@gmail.com

123 MIN2019 SEP 3
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'IT'S FOR THE KIDS' ft. Jonathan Richard (VMA's, Lizzo's Plagiarism, Wiley Vs Ed Sheeran)
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