Sound Session #198 (3-15-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 16th, 2009 by Hyphen

Look at me staying up late on a Sunday night to archive the show right away, fresh off the presses for y’all.  Well, to be honest, I’m actually posting it up with the quickness because I’m trying to prep for this week as best I can.  It’s set to be a crazy one as I’ll be headed down to SXSW in Austin on Wednesday and coming back to Seattle right before the next SNSS, so free time will be at a minimum.  In fact, J. Moore will also be down there with a lot of the 206 family, so if you’re there too, give us a shout.  SNSS x SXSW, you know what it is.

Shout to Keelay (of Keelay & Zaire) and Nightclubber Lang for coming through last night’s show as well.  If you haven’t copped Kee & Zee’s Ridin’ High album, you’re sleeping on one of the best releases of the year.  Look out for some video footage of the interview coming soon as well.  In the meantime, enjoy the audio:

Show #198 (3-15-09)

  1. Fashawn – “Remember The Times”
  2. Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce The 5’9”, & Crooked I) – “Fight Club”
  3. Focus ft. Big Pooh, Sha Stimuli, & Kurupt – “Homage To Pete Rock”
  4. Zion I – “Antenna”
  5. Braille & S1 ft. Ragen Fykes – “Stay Together” (Local Artist)
  6. Blu & Miss Jack Davey – “iFeel”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH KEELAY & NIGHTCLUBBER LANG, PT. 1**
  8. Keelay & Zaire ft. Blu, Fortilive, & Nino Moschella – “The Times”
  9. Nas ft. Marsha Ambrosius – “If I Ruled The World ’09 (Smirnoff Signature Remix)”
  10. Method Man & Redman ft. Saukrates – “A Yo”
  11. Ghostface Killah & MF Doom – “Chinatown Wars”
  12. Brother Ali – “Begin Here”
  13. Buggs Tha Rocka ft. Little Brother – “Get Away”
  14. LaRue – “Rise Up” (Local Artist)
  15. **INTERVIEW WITH KEELAY & NIGHTCLUBBER LANG, PT. 2**
  16. Keelay & Zaire ft. Tunji – “Addicts For Real”
  17. Ripynt ft. Jazz Digga – “Can’t Take It” (Local Artist)
  18. Deep Rooted – “Billie Jean Theme”
  19. JR&PH7 ft. Black Milk & Guilty Simpson – “Top Rank”
  20. Ernie Gaines – “So Sorry”
  21. Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”

Link to download the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?zzzazggmzzg
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/57120189f9bbb2a7/ )

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Sound Session #196 (3-1-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 3rd, 2009 by Hyphen

While I always like the songs we play on SNSS (I’m slightly biased), there are certain weeks where I absolutely love the tracks.  This was one of those weeks.  From Drake to Deep Rooted, Zion I to Nottz, John Legend to Nat King Cole, this was one of my favorite SNSS episodes in a minute.

Plus, we were joined in the studio by a dope up and coming artist from the town, Sol, and played a snippet of an interview we did with TiRon.  Be on the lookout for the full version of that interview, which I’ll be posting up later this week.  In the meantime, enjoy:

Show #196 (3-1-09)

  1. J. Period ft. De La Soul – “Excursions 2009 (Tribute Mix)”
  2. Zion I – “Antenna”
  3. B.o.B. – “Generation Lost”
  4. Drake – “Lust For Life”
  5. Buggs Tha Rocka ft. Little Brother – “Get Away”
  6. John Legend – “Lay Your Head Down”
  7. Nat King Cole – “The Pick Up (Just Blaze Mix)”
  8. Pacific Division – “Mayor”
  9. Braille & S1 ft. Vursatyl (of the Lifesavas) – “Megaphone Phonics” (Local Artist)
  10. DJ Deckstream ft. Mos Def – “Life Is Good”
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH TIRON (SNIPPET)**
  12. TiRon ft. Ayomari – “3 Drink Minimum”
  13. Colin Munroe ft. Young Buck – “I’m Fine”
  14. K’Naan – “Somalia”
  15. Reflection Eternal ft. Bootsy Collins – “Internet Connection”
  16. Deep Rooted – “D.E.E.P. R.O.O.T.E.D.”
  17. **INTERVIEW WITH SOL**
  18. Sol – “Road Is Rough” (Local Artist)
  19. Spaceman – “This Is That Fire” (Local Artist)
  20. Nottz ft. Kardinal Offishall & Cory Gunz – “Can’t Hide The Truth”
  21. Saigon & Statik Selektah – “The Rules”
  22. CunninLynguists – “Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)”
  23. Mayer Hawthorne – “Maybe So, Maybe No”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?tgzje4dutwg
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/56445774269b2e5c/)

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Sound Session #182 (11-23-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

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Ever have one of those times where everything is going great, and then something completely random goes wrong and tries to pull you down?  That’s pretty much how my weekend went.  Aside from my 6th grade basketball team crashing out of our tournament with the quickness, everything was busy, but still dope…until I drove in to the station for this week’s Sound Session and my car decided to blow up.  It took all day today to get things back up and running, but I swear, those Prius jawns look better by the minute.

Thankfully, this week’s show provided a little therapy through an hour and a half of good music and good people.  We ran a ton of great tracks and played two short snippets of our recent interview with Talib KweliBe sure to check out the full version of that interview (and watch the video in HD) below.  Also, shout to the homegirl Jessica from Spectre for coming through to kick it!

Show #182 (11-23-08)

  1. Alchemist ft. Evidence, Blu, & Kid Cudi – “Therapy”
  2. Keelay & Zaire ft. Blu, Fortilive, & Nino Moschella – “The Times”
  3. B.o.B. – “Left Field Lovely”
  4. Grynch ft. Geologic (of Blue Scholars) & Thig Natural (of the Physics) – “I’m A Dreamer” (Local Artist)
  5. Q-Tip – “Fever”
  6. Black Milk – “Hold It Down”
  7. Colin Munroe ft. Wale – “Will I Stay (Remix)”
  8. Reef The Lost Cauze – “Home”
  9. Ludacris ft. Nas & Jay-Z – “I Do It For Hip-Hop”
  10. **INTERVIEW WITH TALIB KWELI #04 (SNIPPETS)**
  11. Self Scientific ft. Talib Kweli & the Game – “Everywhere I Go”
  12. Evidence – “Rain Or Shine”
  13. GLC ft. Kanye West – “Big Screen”
  14. Kanye West ft. Mr. Hudson & Kid Cudi – “Paranoid”
  15. Foreign Exchange – “I Wanna Know”
  16. 88 Keys ft. Phonte (of Little Brother) – “Close Call”
  17. Fresh Espresso (Rik Rude & P-Smoov) – “Diamond Pistols” (Local Artist)
  18. **INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA WEBER (of SPECTRE)**
  19. Json – “M.O.B.” (Local Artist)
  20. Statik Selektah ft. Jon Hope, Torae, & Sha Stimuli – “Destined To Shine (Obama Mix)”
  21. Now On – “Unwind”
  22. B-Real ft. Young De – “Don’t Ya Dare Laugh”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?koggndwnmqw
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/5182069911de45aa/ )

Link to download the full interview with Talib Kweli – http://www.mediafire.com/?2dmzymzi3jt
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/515797634df69ac9/ )

(watch in HD on HyphenTV)

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Sound Session #181 (11-16-08)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on November 18th, 2008 by Hyphen

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Even though life has been really hectic lately, there are certain episodes of Sound Session that just feel like the good ol’ days.  Every now and then, I’ll forget all the other stuff I have to do and just enjoy hanging out with good people, playing some dope music.  This past Sunday was definitely one of those nights.  We had the homies Grynch and The Parker Brothaz roll through to talk about recent projects they’re involved in and the jokes were flying all night.  I wish y’all could hear all the off air moments each week…they might even be more entertaining than the music we play.

Speaking of which, here are the playlist and download links for this week’s edition of SNSS.  Be sure to check out the full interview with Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) and Alchemist to hear about all the dope projects they’re working on.

Show #181 (11-16-8)

  1. Chester French – “She Loves Everybody”
  2. The Knux – “Life In A Cage (Electric)”
  3. Q-Tip – “Move”
  4. Black Milk – “Try”
  5. **INTERVIEW WITH GRYNCH**
  6. Grynch ft. Tunji (of Inverse) – “All Right” (Local Artist)
  7. 88 Keys ft. Bilal – “M.I.L.F.”
  8. Foreign Exchange – “Valediction”
  9. Illa J – “All Good”
  10. Ghostface Killah – “Computer Love”
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH EVIDENCE & ALCHEMIST, PT. 1**
  12. Evidence ft. Phonte (of Little Brother), Blu, & Will.I.Am – “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
  13. **INTERVIEW WITH EVIDENCE & ALCHEMIST, PT. 2**
  14. Jay Electronica – “Exhibit A (Transformations)”
  15. B.o.B. – “Left Field Lovely”
  16. Reef The Lost Cauze – “Home”
  17. **INTERVIEW WITH THE PARKER BROTHAZ**
  18. AD – “All That I Had” (Local Artist)
  19. Fashawn ft. Evidence – “Our Way”
  20. The Reallionaires – “Give It 2 U” (Local Artist)
  21. Keelay & Zaire ft. Blu, Fortilive, & Nino Moschella – “The Times”
  22. Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi – “Paranoid”
  23. John Legend – “Cross The Line”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?tgntzjt3zlw
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/51862674c65d7d54/ )

Link to download the full interview with Evidence & Alchemist – http://www.mediafire.com/?yzjtjgejieu
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/51481522ef6ce739/ )

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Steve McKeever on Sound Session

Posted in Interviews, Politics, Sound Session on November 2nd, 2008 by Hyphen

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Over the weekend, I got the chance to talk with Steve McKeever, the founder of Hidden Beach Recordings, for the latest edition of Sound Session.  You’re probably familiar with the label through their releases from some of the dopest soul & jazz artists (Jill Scott, Kindred, Bebe Winans, Mike Phillips, Tony Rich, Lina, etc.), but they also recently teamed up with the Barack Obama campaign to release Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement.  The compilation features great songs from artists like Kanye West, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Ozomatli, and more, and all the money goes directly to the Obama campaign.

With November 4th only 2 days away, I talked with Steve about how this project came about, what issues are most important to him this election, what words of wisdom he wanted to impart to the youth, and more.  You can check out the entire interview below:

Steve McKeever on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?zryzqgfj2nu
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/50825349e7680eb2/ )

After you check out the interview, head on over to BarackObama.com/music to cop the album and donate to the campaign.  Every little bit helps as we push through the finish line.  After the 4th, the album will be available in normal retail locations.  In any case, GET OUT AND VOTE!

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Sound Session #169 (8-24-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

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Another dope Sound Session in the books, as we played great joints from artists like Q-Tip, Wale, Rhymefest, Bishop Lamont, Game, Shawn Jackson, Buff1, and many more. We also debuted an instant NW classic by our friends The Parker Brothaz, which features Talib Kweli, Big Pooh, and Naledge. Crazy track. We ran another posse cut that’s all over the net these days, the new one from T.I. featuring Kanye, Jay, and Wayne, when we gave away tickets to see Tip and Keyshia Cole at the upcoming Bumbershoot festival. Next week, we’ll have more Rock The Bells tickets for y’all…

Lastly, Maryland based MC SoulStice stopped by the show for the 2nd time (peep our first interview here), so be sure to check out the full interview through one of the links below. We talked all about his last album, Dead Letter Perfect, his upcoming Beyond Borders project, the international hip-hop scene, balancing his music career with his day job at the Department of Defense, the presidential race, and more. Also, shout to local artists Grynch and DJ Nphared for swinging through the studio as well. Be sure to check them out on Saturday at Bumbershoot!

Show #169 (8-24-08)

  1. Q-Tip – “Gettin’ Up”
  2. Buff1 ft. Tres Styles – “Love The Love”
  3. Kam Moye (aka Supastition) – “Black Enough?
  4. Shawn Jackson – “Feelin’ Jack”
  5. Parker Brothaz ft. Big Pooh (of Little Brother), Talib Kweli, & Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall) – “Text Me (Tha Bizness All-Star Remix)” (Local Artist)
  6. Wale ft. Young Chris, Freeway, & Beanie Sigel – “Cyphr”
  7. Strong Arm Steady – “Can’t Let Go
  8. Janelle Monae – “Sincerely, Jane”
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH GRYNCH & DJ NPHARED, PT. 1**
  10. T.I. ft. Kanye West, Jay-Z, & Lil’ Wayne – “S.L.U. (Swagger Like Us)”
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH SOULSTICE #02, PT. 1**
  12. SoulStice ft. Kev Brown – “Bird’s Eye View”
  13. **INTERVIEW WITH SOULSTICE #02, PT. 2**
  14. Johnson&Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) – “TheOnlyWay”
  15. DJ K.O. ft. Torae, Talib Kweli, John Robinson, & Tiffany Paige – “Someday”
  16. The Let Go (Type & Kublakai) – “Sun Don’t Shine” (Local Artist)
  17. Fonzworth Bentley ft. Andre 3000, Kanye West, & Sa-Ra – “Everybody (Don’t Stop)
  18. Rhymefest – “Bring It Back”
  19. **INTERVIEW WITH GRYNCH & DJ NPHARED, PT. 2**
  20. Neema ft. Mistah F.A.B. – “Light That Fire” (Local Artist)
  21. Elzhi – “Brag Swag”
  22. Bishop Lamont – “Can’t Figure It Out”
  23. Shad – “The Old Prince Still Lives At Home
  24. Game ft. Nas – “Letter To The King”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?9wfryn8lwpl
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/17606830ab3e1524/ )

Link to download the full interview with SoulStice – http://www.mediafire.com/?sgslqaughak
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/176309330398e9b2/ )

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