Sound Session #313 (5-29-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 30th, 2011 by Hyphen

Not too much to discuss this week, aside from the tempering of a holiday weekend with the sad news that Gil Scott-Heron passed away on Friday.  We’ve lost many influential figures over the past few years, but few, if any, meant more to hip-hop music and culture.  Gil was not only an incredibly talented and intelligent musician, but the themes he worked with and the social causes he fought for formed the foundation of hip-hop.  We felt it was only fitting to dedicate our throwback to GSH this week and we decided to spin an extra track of his as well to help further educate the youngsters that listen to SNSS.  RIP to Gil and shout to his daughter Gia, my freshman year R.A. in college.  Thoughts with their family.

As for the rest of the show, peep the archive to hear new records from J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Primeridian, Blu, Blue Scholars, U-N-I, Oddisee, Sleepy Brown, J. Rawls, and more.  Also, shout to Black Stax for coming through the studio to kick it and discuss their new album, Talking Buildings.

Show #313 (5-29-11)

  1. Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. J. Cole – “Return Of Simba”
  3. Big K.R.I.T. – “My Sub”
  4. Primeridian – “Drop The Needle”
  5. Maffew Ragazino – “Black Sheep”
  6. Action Bronson ft. Lil Fame – “Time For Some”
  7. Blu ft. Planet Asia & Killa Ben – “Doowhop+”
  8. Asher Roth ft. Akon – “Last Man Standing”
  9. Pusha T ft. Kevin Cossom – “Feelin’ Myself”
  11. Black Stax – “They Want Me” (Local Music)
  12. Blue Scholars – “Slick Watts” (Local Music)
  14. Sene – “A Purple Life”
  15. The Weeknd – “Rolling Stone”
  16. H.O.P.E. ft. Jhene Aiko – “Body On Me”
  17. L.A.U.S.D. ft. U-N-I & Vida Jafari – “Ignite”
  18. The Hood Internet ft. Freddie Gibbs, Telli, & Elizabeth Harper – “VCR”
  19. Oddisee – “You Don’t Close Your Eyes”
  20. J. Rawls – “Why You Do”
  21. Miss Casey Carter ft. Avatar – “Losers” (Local Music)
  22. Sleepy Brown – “You’re My Lady”
  23. Gil Scott-Heron – “We Almost Lost Detroit” (Throwback of the Week)
  24. Kanye West ft. Bon Iver – “Lost In The World”
  25. Kanye West – “Who Will Survive In America”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up / streaming link – Hyphen and J. Moore – Sunday Night Sound Session, Show 313, 5-29-11.mp3)

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Elzhi – Halftime (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 5th, 2011 by Hyphen

I saw a few people commenting on the wait we’ve endured for Elzhi’s Elmatic and it was evident that they were a little frustrated because it’s not necessarily a completely original concept.  However, the few records that we’ve heard off it so far are RIDICULOUS so I’m really looking forward to it being released on May 10th.  The combination of Elzhi’s Nasir-influenced bars with live instrumentation is gonna be crazy…

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