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The weird optics of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”, Stan Lee and hip-hop, and 15 years of ‘The Black Album’

We’re back and discussing a lot of news happening in and around music like Kanye postponing Yandhi once again, Missy Elliott preparing her return to music, little known band, Threatin, pulling one the greatest dupes in rock history, and more. Then we discuss if we feel some type of way about Ariana Grande’s now #1 hit, “thank u, next”, Stan Lee’s impact on hip-hop, and 15 years of The Black Album and it possibly being Jay-Z’s best/most impactful album out of his whole discography. We close things out by breaking down recent album releases and the new music we can expect over the next couple of weeks. Check the full episode out above and tell us your thoughts, comments, and questions about the topics in the episode.

00:01:00 Music News: Jimmy Henchmen sentenced to life, Spotify stock dropping, Kanye postponing ‘Yandhi’ again, hip-hop changing the soundtrack game, and Missy Elliott making her return

00:18:45 Are the optics weird for Ariana Grande’s now #1 hit “thank u, next”?

00:28:15 Sony officially acquires EMI, did Threatin pull the greatest rock dupe ever?, and Stan Lee and Marvel’s understated impact on hip-hop

00:45:18 The 15 year anniversary of Jay-Z’s ‘The Black Album’ – was it actually his most impactful album?

00:59:07 Album Breakdowns: Takeoff, Swizz Beatz, Vince Staples, Lil Peep, Trippie Redd, Metro Boomin, and more

01:35:51New and upcoming music releases

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