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A music podcast hosted by Ben Taub dedicated to discussing albums we care about and why you should too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub/support

This Slaps! Podcast Ben Taub

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

A music podcast hosted by Ben Taub dedicated to discussing albums we care about and why you should too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-taub/support

    Interview with Camden Ostrander (Dissect Season 7 Co-Writer); Donald Glover Career Spotlight

    Interview with Camden Ostrander (Dissect Season 7 Co-Writer); Donald Glover Career Spotlight

    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 find This Slaps! Network on YouTube to watch our deep dives into topics at the intersection of music.

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    Music Video Spotlight Series 1: Young Thug's "Wyclef Jean" and A$AP Mob's "RAF"

    Music Video Spotlight Series 1: Young Thug's "Wyclef Jean" and A$AP Mob's "RAF"

    Took a moment to highlight the work that's being done on the YouTube page, including the audio versions of our music video deep dives into Young Thug's Wyclef Jean and A$AP Mob's RAF.Key LinksWyclef Jean VideoRAF VideoLeave a review and 5 star rating on iTunes and Spotify!

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    • 10 min
    Solo Dolo #1: Albums to Unplug, Ethics of Posthumous Releases, and Holograms

    Solo Dolo #1: Albums to Unplug, Ethics of Posthumous Releases, and Holograms

    We're going solo! Today's banter episode includes albums to help unplug from election talk, ethics of posthumous releases by artist's estates and labels, and the Rob Kardashian hologram. We also cover whats coming up on the podcast and YouTube page! So It Goes Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ezeBhxiPE67JdCQyMgJms?si=CGCpnLrHTKql5sQJcnXx3ASend Feedback: thisslapspodcast@gmail.comFollow on Twitter: @SlapsPodcastSubscribe on YouTube: This Slaps! Network Leave a 5 star review! It helps massively with SEO and discover charts so be sure to leave one to help a guy out!

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    • 18 min
    Chance the Rapper - "Acid Rap"

    Chance the Rapper - "Acid Rap"

    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, experiencing the album performed live, and much more!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

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    How Lil Dicky Puts Music at the Forefront Through FX's Dave

    How Lil Dicky Puts Music at the Forefront Through FX's Dave

    Deep dive into how Lil Dicky moved beyond music videos into Dave on FX and put music at the forefront to elevate the quality of the sitcom. We talk through Lil Dicky's journey from So Hard and Professional Rapper to Earth, Freaky Friday, and now Dave. We evaluate the music's success through focusing on the original and featured music, Jail Music Video, and Premiere and Finale Freestyles.Key LinksPremiere Freestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seVlRiUw-UIFinale Freestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sKWBJt5t3E&t=38sJail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcepQ6QTmgc Sway Freestyle (2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzgjglZqS3Y&t=209s This Slaps! Social MediaTwitter: @SlapsPodcastInstagram: @thisslapspodcastWebsite: www.thisslapspodcast.com

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    Mac Miller - "Swimming"

    Mac Miller - "Swimming"

    Ben is joined by Nav Pandian to discuss all things Mac Miller and his 2018 album Swimming. They discuss the depth of Mac Miller's discography, talk 2020 XXL Freshman List, the role of growth in artistic development, why they got into hip hop in the first place, and much more!Be sure to subscribe and give an honest rating!Key Links:Mac Miller's Tiny Desk ConcertJohn Mayer Cover of Small WorldsFollow the Podcast on TwitterFollow the Podcast on InstagramSubscribe on YouTube for video essay deep dives

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Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

tobymacnyc ,

Taub Knows his Stuff

It's nice to hear a proper music podcast that doesn't just rely on nostalgia baiting. Taub actually knows what he's talking about in a variety of genres and eras.

MrAwesome58 ,

Great podcast about a wide range of music styles

This Slaps! is a fantastic podcast bringing down to earth, genuine discussion about diverse music genres to listeners each week. The production is clean and the discussions are well-informed and engaged while maintaining the “normal people listening to good music” vibe this podcast strives for. Mr. Taub does a fantastic job bringing diverse voices together to discuss all things music.

huntman800 ,

All around awesome

Insightful takes on music from cool guests. Ben’s a great host and really helps make each featured album shine. Great way to find new ways to love tracks you already loved and also ones you overlooked. Yeah, it slaps.

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