Sound Session #413 (5-12-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 20th, 2013 by Hyphen


Apologies for probably the longest delay we’ve ever had in archiving an episode of SNSS, but I was a bit busy last week on my first ever trip to New York City.  Yes, that’s right, first ever.  You’d think I would have stumbled my way to NYC just by happenstance at some point over the years, but this was it.  My day job kept me super busy and then any time leftover was consumed by catching up with some of my east coast label homies (UMG & WMG, what up!), plus I was just generally overwhelmed by the Big Apple.

I stayed around Times Square, which was equal parts fun and completely absurd, but it came in handy on Friday night when Kanye decided to unveil his “New Slaves” video a few blocks from my hotel on 5th Ave.  I literally ran over to the Prada store at 2am and caught the last live showing of the video in NYC, plus had a surprise pseudo-encounter with Kanye himself.  The full story and video can be viewed right here.  Pretty crazy, but apparently that’s the kind of thing that just happens in NYC.  I shall return.

Anyway, here’s our show from 5/12/13, which officially marked our 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SNSS (our first show was 5/8/05)!  You may recall we celebrated our 400th show not too long ago, but I can’t decide which milestone more impressive: shows vs. years.  400 is a big number and pretty impressive when you think about it, but for me, I think 8 years resonates louder.  That’s longer than middle and high school.  That’s college and (at least some) grad school.  That stretches back to before the world really knew about Barack Obama.  So much has happened over the last 8 years it’s crazy when you sit down and think about it.  And one constant has been that J. Moore and I have been on the air every Sunday night, bringing you SNSS without fail.

Every time we reach one of these milestones, it’s fun for us to reflect, but I just have one overriding feeling: thank YOU for rocking with us.  Thanks to our coworkers at KUBE, our label friends, managers, DJ’s, bloggers, artists, journalists, booking agents, promoters, etc….you guys helped us all immensely.  And most important, thanks to every listener.  Whether you’ve been riding since day one or just found out about the show lately, you’re the reason we’re here.

Here’s to 8 more years!

Show #413 (5-12-13)

  1. Common ft. Kanye West & John Mayer – “Go” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Ashthon Jones – “Good 2getha”
  3. Drop City Yacht Club ft. THURZ – “Pipeline”
  4. Slaine ft. Kali & REKS – “The F*ckery Hotel”
  5. Tyler, The Creator ft. Erykah Badu & Coco Owino – “Treehome95”
  6. sayknowledge ft. Cashius Green – “Art Goons”
  7. Dariu$ – “Daydreemin’” (Local Music)
  8. Substantial ft. Jsoul – “BBQ (Family Reunion Remix)”
  9. 8thW1 – “Happy (Dirty Art Club Remix)”
  10. Talib Kweli ft. Rubix & Bajah – “High Life”
  11. K-Def ft. Blu & Quartermaine – “Fundamentals”
  12. Nate Tha Great ft. Fego – “Them Days”
  13. GrandeMarshall – “Gotmef*ckedup”
  14. Porter Ray – “5 Mics” (Local Music)
  15. Bryant Dope ft. ANTHM – “NNY”
  16. Shad – “Peace”
  17. Logic ft. Jhene Aiko – “Break It Down”
  18. Denzil Porter – “Bishop”
  19. Marco Polo ft. Lil Fame – “Fame For President”
  20. Trek Life ft. Hardwerk & Bishop Lamont – “Rap Time”
  21. Mike Champoux ft. Grynch – “The Rain” (Local Music)
  22. The Micranots – “Mother’s Day” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. J. Cole – “3 Wishes”
  24. Kelis – “Jerk Ribs”
  25. Major Lazer ft. Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors) – “Get Free”

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Sound Session #400 (2-10-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 14th, 2013 by Hyphen


400.  Wow.

I envisioned a long write up for this week’s SNSS to mark our 400th show and the accompanying milestone, but after we discussed many of the topics I was going to touch on (how we started the show, what our goals are, how hip-hop has evolved — or not — both locally and nationally while we’ve been on the air, our favorite moments, etc.) on the show itself, it seems a bit unnecessary.  Download/stream the audio below if you’re interested in our reflections on the past 8 years, or if you just want another dose of the week’s best records.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of the show, directly or indirectly, from day one.  This includes our KUBE 93 family, our actual families, our friends, and all the artists, labels, managers, DJ’s, bloggers, promoters, etc. that have contributed to the show and made it all possible.  Above all, thank you to everyone who has ever listened to SNSS.  We do it for people like you.  The people who live and breathe music and feel it in their soul.  We hope you’ve enjoyed listening as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing this all to you.

Let’s keep it going, aight?

Show #400 (2-10-13)

  1. Joey Badass ft. Smoke DZA & Big K.R.I.T. – “Underground Airplay”
  2. J Dilla – “Dewitt To It”
  3. Slum Village – “The World Is Yours”
  4. Skyzoo – “Grew Up On Kool-Aid”
  5. Casey Veggies ft. Phil Beaudreau – “Life Changes”
  6. Rockie Fresh ft. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle – “Life Long”
  7. Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
  8. John Crown – “Ben Franklin” (Local Music)
  9. AyeLogics ft. Sir Michael Rocks – “Coolin’ With The Coolest” (Local Music)
  10. ASAP Rocky ft. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – “Wild For The Night”
  11. Le$ – “Real N***a Flow”
  12. Nickelus F – “Halfway Dead”
  13. Drop City Yacht Club ft. Jeremih – “Crickets”
  14. Ta-Ku ft. JMSN – “Make It Last”
  15. Sax G ft. Choklate – “Gotta Get Down” (Local Music)
  16. Ryshon Jones ft. Benny Love – “Power of Inspiration”
  17. DJ Nu-Mark ft. TiRon – “Times Is Rough”
  18. REKS ft. Rapper Big Pooh – “I Remember”
  19. Kilo Kish ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Turquoise”
  20. Black Star ft. Common – “Respiration” (Throwback of the Week)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show –
(back up link –
(2nd back up –

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