For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Yin vs. Yang, if you will. Good vs. Evil, Light vs. Dark, this intro vs. a good one. You get the picture.
So when I noticed things were on an incredible roll lately, I should have also realized that something was about to go awry. Luckily, it wasn’t anything that serious, but I’m sad to report that this week’s episode of Sound Session was recorded too ‘hot’ on our computer (thanks engineers!) so it sounds pretty atrocious. On the plus side, I just got a new whip (and J got one a few months ago), it was Mother’s Day, and everyone in our circle is happy, healthy, and having more success than ever, so, as the cool folks say, it’s all good.
Oh, and did I mention that 5-8-11 marked our 6 year SNSS anniversary? That’s right…through hard work, great support, and an undying passion for the music and culture, J and I have had the pleasure of broadcasting SNSS live and direct for 6 full years. Massive thank you shouts to everyone involved, especially the listeners. We appreciate y’all so much and we’re happy to be one of the last outlets for independent/underground hip-hop on commercial radio. Let’s keep it going y’all.
Die hard SNSS fans who missed the live broadcast may want to check out the archive since the music is still dope. Sincere apologies if you can’t put up with the sub-par sound for the entire episode though. At the very least, I recommend fast forwarding to 51:15 and checking out our interview with the founder of The FADER magazine and Cornerstone Promotions, Rob Stone. You remember Cornerstone Mixtape #115, right?! Shouts to the homies Jack & Cash for coming through the studio to talk about their new project too.
FADER just released their annual “Icon” issue and this time around, they honored the legendary Notorious B.I.G.. Obviously any Biggie-centric magazine would be dope, but with Rob’s unique history working closely with Puff in the early days of Bad Boy Records, he made sure FADER took it to the next level. There’s all sorts of great behind the scenes stories and anecdotes, along with some never before seen photos, that make for a great read. Cop it on newsstands now or hit up their site for more info.
We’ll see y’all next week, with the new and improved audio to kick off year six…
Show #310 (5-8-11)
- Big K.R.I.T. ft. Ludacris & Bun B – “Country Sh*t (Remix)”
- Killer Mike – “Blinded By Justice”
- Freddie Gibbs – “Way 2 Fast”
- Elzhi – “Halftime”
- Roc Marciano & Killah Priest – “Slugs Thru Ya Papaya”
- Asher Roth & Nottz – “Enforce The Law”
- Focus ft. Phonte – “Uh!”
- Gods’illa ft. Maimouna Youssef – “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”
- Rockwell & Ill Pill ft. Grynch & Ra Scion – “My Way” (Local Music)
- Fashawn ft. Sam Hook – “Down That Road”
- Schoolboy Q ft. Jhene Aiko – “Fantasy”
- Consequence ft. Ryan Leslie & Tony Williams – “Waited Too Long”
- DJ Quik ft. Gift Reynolds & Jon B – “Hydromatic”
- Fresh Daily – “Easy”
- **INTERVIEW WITH ROB STONE**
- The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Puff Daddy – “Who Shot Ya” (Throwback of the Week)
- Illvibe Collective ft. A.R.M. – “Medicine Men”
- **INTERVIEW WITH JACK & CASH, PT. 1**
- Jack & Cash – “Bad Girl” (Local Music)
- CunninLynguists ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “Murder (Act II)”
- **INTERVIEW WITH JACK & CASH, PT. 2**
- Tyler, The Creator ft. Frank Ocean – “She”
- Joe Budden – “Ordinary Sh*t, Pt. 3 (Closure)”
- Luck One – “Palestine” (Local Music)
- Apollo The Great ft. Joell Ortiz – “Call It Quits (Remix)”
- Dom Kennedy – “Playa’s Punch”
Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?crrq1c7cj73q0dd
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/899743745c742f7e/)
(2nd back up / streaming link – http://www.usershare.net/ikpat35um1yf/DJ Hyphen and J. Moore – Sunday Night Sound Session, Show 310, 5-8-11.mp3)
If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.