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Why FEAR is Kendrick Lamar's Highest Achievement
Why FEAR is Kendrick Lamar's Highest Achievement Though other tracks off Kendrick Lamar's 2017 album DAMN such as HUMBLE, LOYALTY, PRIDE, etc. warrant their own deep dives, FEAR is DAMN's best track. We break it down by examining the song’s structure and how each verse connects back to Kendrick’s 4 studio albums: Section.80, Good Kid MAAD City, To Pimp A Butterfly, and DAMN. This Slaps Podcast Feed: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub 10 Track Fridays, a weekly curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1y1yT7nvAFmblGp32IQ2MK?si=-WcVYC0_QXuuHR5TMnvhtg Genius Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgVPvUFz50 Dissect Podcast (Part 1): https://open.spotify.com/episode/4lDt87ON5A4VQibnhJTFnM?si=FI-MzQTyR3Ct5obMs5RvTw Dissect Podcast (Part 2): https://open.spotify.com/episode/4J7Kvc4rvP2QMVwmhlNiyx?si=3xFTYiRnT2eNxPOli_6x7w
Why Donald Glover is 2020's Comeback Kid
An excerpt from our Who Won 2020? Music in Review Podcast on why Donald Glover's 3.15.20 deserved more recognition, the resurgence of Because of the Internet and how This Is America is more important than ever. Full Podcast Link: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub/episodes/Who-Won-2020--The-Year-of-Music-in-Review-eor234 Follow Ben on Twitter: @beantube24 Also, introducing 10 Track Fridays, a playlist updated every week on Spotify to help you find new tracks and deep cuts from your favorite artists! Playlist Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1y1yT7nvAFmblGp32IQ2MK?si=WebseTEcRu6NvsLuBxg6Sw
How Saint JHN's Ghetto Lenny's Love Songs Reinterprets Love Ballads
A deep dive into Saint JHN's second studio album Ghetto Lenny's Love Songs and how the collection builds on the success of Collection One into one of hip hop's greatest albums. Listen to our review of While the World Was Burning: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub/episodes/Saint-JHN-While-the-World-Was-Burning-Album-Review-with-Dan-Strauss-and-Grammy-Nominations-Reactions-emuosr Subscribe to This Slaps! for more deep dives on your favorite albums and check out the podcast feed for music interviews and longer form analysis. #SaintJHN #GhettoLenny #WhileTheWorldWasBurning Follow the Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SlapsPodcast Find us on Medium: https://bentaub.medium.com/ Written, Performed, and Edited by Ben Taub (@beantube24 on Twitter)
Interview With Dissect Season 7 Co-Writer Camden Ostrander- Donald Glover Spotlight
Donald Glover/Childish Gambino Spotlight Special - Interview with Dissect's Camden Ostrander Host Ben Taub (@beantube24) welcomes on Camden Ostrander (@metamoderncam), Co-Writer of Dissect Podcast Season 7 focused on Childish Gambino's Because the Internet. They break down key moments in Donald Glover's career that have defined his art, Cam's Donald Glover origin story, why Because the Internet was the perfect Childish Gambino album to cover on Dissect, and how each of the components of trans-media world of BTI create an underappreciated work of art. Connect with the podcast on Twitter @SlapsPodcast, check out Dissect Podcast on Spotify, and subscribe to This Slaps! Network on YouTube to watch our deep dives into topics at the intersection of music. #DonaldGlover #BecausetheInternet #ChildishGambino #DissectPodcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub/support
5 Ways My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Pushed Rap Forward: MBDTF 10th Anniversary
5 Ways My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Pushed Rap Forward: MBDTF 10th Anniversary 10 years after its release, Ben Taub (@beantube24) gives 5 aspects incorporated in Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy that have had a big influence on rap's brightest stars including Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, J.Cole, Childish Gambino, and Eminem. Subscribe to This Slaps! for more deep dives on your favorite albums and check out the podcast feed for music interviews and longer form analysis. LINK TO OUR EPISODE ON 808's and HEARTBREAKS: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub/episodes/Kanye-West---808s-and-Heartbreaks-emoo9h RZA talking about Twisted Fantasy's creation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crzHgL-gW_4 Podcast Feed on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub #KanyeWest #MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy
How Fashion Pushes ASAP Rocky's Music Forward - RAF ASAP Mob Music Video Spotlight
Music Video Spotlight #2: ASAP Mob - "RAF" In our second music video deep dive, This Slaps Host Ben Taub delves into how ASAP Mob's RAF finds itself at the intersection of fashion and music and serves as a deeper metaphor for ASAP Rocky's career trajectory. Follow Ben on Twitter: @beantube24 Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @SlapsPodcast Podcast Feed: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-slaps-podcast/id1513756223 Subscribe and Like for a chance to be featured in the next video!
How Young Thug's Wyclef Jean Broke Music Videos - Music Video Spotlight
Music Video Spotlight: Wyclef Jean- Young Thug In our first music video deep dive, This Slaps Host Ben Taub delves into how Young Thug's Wyclef Jean changed the game in how the music industry approaches music videos and how its meta commentary embodies the changing attitude towards what defines the genre. Follow Ben on Twitter: @beantube24 Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @SlapsPodcast Find the Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and Like for a chance to be featured in the next video!
Why Acid Rap is Chance the Rapper's Best Work - This Slaps! Episode 12 Highlights
This Slaps! Episode 12: Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper (2013) Host Ben Taub welcomes on newcomer Scott Slutsky to talk all things Chance the Rapper, switching to Apple Music, the comparisons of Chance's career to his mentor Kanye West's early trajectory, and much more! Find the full podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-slaps-podcast/id1513756223#episodeGuid=thisslapspodcast.podbean.com%2Fea33c85c-1037-3637-b89c-4d1464002d3b Stream the Mixtape: https://open.spotify.com/album/2VBcztE58pBKjIDS5oEgFh?si=g2HET28uQ_Sq3K2cWOd3ig Dock Ellis Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14 Social Media Follow the Host on Twitter: @beantube24 Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @SlapsPodcast Subscribe for more deep dives and podcast highlights!