Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – Blessings (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

This has been my theme song so far in 2015.

A year ago, I was about to move to Los Angeles to pursue an ESPN role in sales.  At the last moment, Amazon swooped in out of nowhere and convinced me to stay in Seattle to work on their digital music team.  While the job was a great one and the people were awesome, I could tell early on that ESPN was really where I belonged and I was anxious to get back.  I thought it might be years down the line, but then I got the call to rejoin the Worldwide Leader In Sports with the opportunity of a lifetime.  They sent me to London for the year to work in our office here and it’s already been a life changing experience.  Sometimes I’ll be out exploring London and just randomly think to myself…”I’m waaaaaaaay up, I feel blessed!”

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Sound Session #505 (2/15/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 18th, 2015 by Hyphen


What up y’all?  Hope things are all good in your world.  No complaints from my end, as London’s treating your boy pretty well.  Exploring a bit, learning a lot, and experiencing as much as I can.  Life’s crazy…much like the playlist on this week’s SNSS episode!

Peep show #505 for new heat from Jadakiss, Fabolous, Kendrick, Emilio Rojas, Joell Ortiz, Tunji Ige, The Weeknd, Chris Faust, Melat, Johnny Rain, Kali Uchis, Jay Prince, and you know we had to get something in the mix off Drizzy’s surprise mixtape.  That dude.  Sheesh.

Oh, and peep a great discussion between J. Moore and one of Seattle’s rising stars, Raz Simone.  RIP BIG L too!

Show #505 (2-15-15)

1.    Chinx ft. Jadakiss – “Dope House”
2.    Joey Badass – “Hazeus View”
3.    Fabolous – “Cinnamon Apple”
4.    Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin – “The Blacker The Berry”
5.    Blakk Soul ft. The Good Sin – “Breathe” (Local Music)
7.    Raz Simone – “My People” (Local Music)
9.    Emilio Rojas ft. Joell Ortiz – “Nada”
10.    Drake – “Energy”
11.    Yonas Michael – “Blessed”
12.    L. Hammond – “Any Hustle” (Local Music)
13.    Russ – “Hoe Love”
14.    Tunji Ige – “Pocketed Lighter”
15.    The Weeknd – “Where You Belong”
16.    Chris Faust ft. Cocoa Sarai – “All Day, All Day”
17.    Zion I ft. 1-O.A.K. – “Last Nite”
18.    Melat – “Rockabye”
19.    Johnny Rain – “Harveston Lake”
20.    Geovarn – “Start Me Up”
21.    Kali Uchis – “Rush”
22.    Jay Prince – “4U / Lately”
23.    Big L – “Street Struck” (Throwback of the Week)

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Sound Session #498 (12-28-14) – Best of 2014

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 29th, 2014 by Hyphen


Christmas has passed, New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, college football bowl games are on TV, and the Seahawks are primed for another run to the Super Bowl, so it can mean only one thing: it’s time for the last Sound Session of the year and with that, our Best of 2014 show!  This is far from a definitive list and represents just a small sliver of all the great music that dropped this year, but we always enjoy this episode because it gives us a chance to kick back, reflect, and vibe out to 2 hours of amazing records.  As always, we’ve included our playlist, some notes on our selections, and a list of some honorable mention records.

If you’re curious, previous “Best Of” episodes are available here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

Thanks for rocking with us in 2014 and we’ll see you next year!  Make it your best one yet.

Show #498 (12-28-14)
**Best of 2014**

1.    Kendrick Lamar – “i”
2.    Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”
3.    Schoolboy Q – “Break The Bank”
4.    Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
5.    Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
6.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – “U Looz”
7.    Big K.R.I.T. – “My Sub, Pt. 3”
8.    Drake – “0-100 / The Catch Up”
9.    ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
10.    Majid Jordan – “A Place Like This”
11.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
12.    Vanni Meursing ft. Tasman Holloway – “Town Biz” (Local Music)
13.    Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
14.    Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
15.    Doja Cat – “So High”
16.    Jessie Ware ft. Miguel – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
17.    Dave B ft. Sol – “Boathouse” (Local Music)
18.    Fabolous ft. Jeremih – “Thim Slick”
19.    Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
20.    Mar – “Man x Woman”
21.    TOKiMONSTA ft. Anderson Paak – “Realla”
22.    Esta ft. SPZRKT – “Can’t Wait”
23.    Prince – “The Breakdown”
24.    Bas ft. J. Cole – “My N*gga Just Made Bail”
25.    Melat & Jansport J – “Fanclub”
26.    Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”

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1.  Kendrick Lamar – We didn’t get the highly anticipated follow up to GKMC, but we did get the first taste from the next album.  Kendrick’s self-empowerment anthem was much needed in this environment too.
2. Isaiah Rashad – TDE had a monster year and aside from Kendrick, Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, the future looks especially bright with Isaiah (and SZA). Most talented label in the game?
3. Schoolboy Q – We could have picked “Studio” or “Hell Of A Night” from Q’s album, but we chose this Alchemist produced banger. Congrats to Q on a well deserved Grammy nomination as well!
4. Pusha T – Kanye toying with the “Just To Get A Rep” sample while Pusha flawlessly delivers his standard braggadocio? Yes please.
5. Statik Selektah – Yeah, Action Bronson had a good verse and Royce killed it, but Black Thought BODIED his portion. Verse of the year?
6. PRhyme – Speaking of Royce, his collaborative effort with Premo was unquestionably one of the best projects of the year. Dope beats + dope rhymes. It’s not rocket science.
7. Big K.R.I.T.Cadillactica is my pick for album of the year, but that said, there really isn’t a singular standout track. The whole album is fantastic, but the 3rd part to K.R.I.T.’s bass anthems is perhaps the catchiest. TWO FIFTEENS!
8. Drake – The record so hot that Diddy actually put hands on Drake for “stealing” the beat…let’s just be glad we never heard Puff’s version.
9. ILoveMakonnen – Only Drake and Kanye can hop on random records and turn them in to some of the biggest tracks of the year. Hell, Makonnen even got a deal and a Grammy nomination out of it.
10. Majid Jordan – PARTYNEXTDOOR is the most hyped OVO artist but this duo are the most talented. Their EP laid the groundwork for an official debut that should make a powerful impact in 2015.
11. Big Sean – An instant anthem.
12. Vanni Meursing – Speaking of anthems, this was Seattle’s unofficial soundtrack during the Seahawks’ last Super Bowl run. Slap.
13. Thaddeus David – Thad linked with 2 talented cats from Portland, flipped the classic Dre sample, and made one of the dopest NW records of the year.
14. Dej Loaf – Drake didn’t even need to hop on this record to make it a hit. He just needed to quote it in an Instagram comment and the world took notice to low key the hardest track of the year.
15. Doja Cat – Every time we played this, the phones lit up and anyone with us in the studio had one response: “yo…who is THAT?”
16. Jessie Ware – Jessie’s Tough Love was one of the best (and most slept on) albums of the year and this BenZel produced slow jam was the highlight. Shout to Miguel on the background vocals too.
17. Dave B – The NW is filled with talent but Dave B is the most exciting up and comer in my book. When the next project drops, he’ll be in the national discussion as well.
18. Fabolous – Typically, NYC hypes up their artists far more than they should be and the buzz doesn’t reach outside the NE, and for good reason. Fab is similar in that he gets love in NYC but has been slept on recently outside the region, but he’s been quietly releasing some really dope projects the last few years. This beat + Jeremih’s hook & Fab’s rhymes should have = a hit record.
19. Tom Misch & Carmody – Tom Misch was my favorite discovery in 2014. This 19 year old singer/producer from London released an EP with Carmody in December but somehow, this track wasn’t included. Flames.
20. Mar – My song of the year pick. Just a highly enjoyable record that has everything mashed up in one track. In a year where rap seemed a little stale, alt-R&B/dance music picked up the pieces nicely.
21. TOKiMONSTA – Anderson Paak’s Venice was one of the best albums of the year, but we went with his contribution to TOKiMONSTA’s EP for our selection. For realla.
22. Esta – Not sure the Soulection camp has ever let us down. Vibes upon vibes upon vibes is what they have.
23. Prince – It was a big year for vibey alt-R&B/ambient soul, but the master also blessed us with some new work and reminded us who influenced all these singers, whether they know it or not.
24. Bas – J. Cole & D’Angelo both dropped projects right at the end of the year, which made it tough to include them in our Best Of, but we had to make sure Cole was represented. This verse might have been his most effortless of the whole year.
25. Melat & Jansport J – This beat. That sample. Those vocals. Yes.
26. Sinead Harnett – We went back to the UK for our last track of the night with this super smooth Snakehips produced R&B jam.

Honorable mentions from artists not otherwise represented:

  • 50 Cent ft. Joe – “Big Rich Town”
  • Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”
  • Alchemist ft. Riff Raff & Action Bronson – “Rookies of the Future”
  • All About She ft. Jacob Banks – “I Can’t Wait”
  • Anna Lunoe ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Heartbreak In Motion”
  • Asher Roth – “Tangerine Girl”
  • BANKS – “Drowning”
  • BJ The Chicago Kid – “Soul Of A Woman”
  • Bipolar Sunshine ft. GoldLink – “Future (Part 1)”
  • Boaz – “Like This”
  • Cam’Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash – “Dipsh*ts”
  • Childish Gambino – “Retro (Rough)”
  • Choosey – “Fly Me To The Moon”
  • Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  • Cozz – “Dreams”
  • Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”
  • denitia and sene – “divided”
  • Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – “Show Me The Way”
  • DTMD (Dunc & Toine Makin’ Dollas) ft. BOOM – “toine&B”
  • Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
  • Fashawn ft. Dom Kennedy – “Golden State Of Mind”
  • FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  • Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. Scarface – “Broken”
  • George Maple – “Talk Talk”
  • India Shawn ft. James Fauntleroy – “Floating Away”
  • Jade De LaFleur ft. James Fauntleroy – “Freedom”
  • Jesse Boykins III – “Plain”
  • Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious”
  • Logic – “Under Pressure”
  • Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  • Nao vs. A.K. Paul – “So Good”
  • Nemo Achida ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hands On”
  • Phantogram – “Fall In Love”
  • Pharrell ft. JoJo, Leah LaBelle, & Tori Kelly – “Freq”
  • Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  • Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”
  • Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo – “Dreams of Gold”
  • Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
  • SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  • Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
  • SOS – “Secrets”
  • Spooky Black – “Without U”
  • The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  • The Weeknd – “Often”
  • THURZ – “Right Now”
  • Tory Lanez – “R.I.D.E.”
  • Travis Scott ft. Big Sean & The 1975 – “Don’t Play”
  • Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
  • Young & Sick – “Glass”
  • Your Old Droog – “Gunsmoke Cologne”

2015. You ready?

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Toronto Skyline Porn

Posted in Art, Videos on December 13th, 2014 by Hyphen

I’m a huge fan of skyline/cityscape pieces, especially when it’s as smooth as this timelapse film of Toronto from Ryan Emond. I need to get to the T. Dot soon. I’m still not ok with Drake popularizing folks calling it “The 6″ though. That name is taken.

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Shad on Sound Session (2014) (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

One of the best writers in hip-hop, one of our favorite artists, and one of our best friends, the incomparable Shad, visited Sound Session to speak with J. Moore and I recently. We discussed a variety of topics, exploring what it’s like coming up in Canada making his style of music, winning the Rap Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) over his countryman Drake, and how he chooses to promote himself in the US market. He also spoke about his last album, Flying Colours, and his plans to take the follow up project in a new direction, before running through a lightning round of questions covering 90’s sit-coms, left handed basketball players, his favorite sneakers, and more.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Shad represents everything I love about hip-hop and I cosign literally every song/message he’s put out into the world.  Very talented, very humble, and very intelligent, I wish more artists would follow in his footsteps.

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Sound Session #483 (9-14-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 24th, 2014 by Hyphen


Apologies for the delay in archiving the past 2 episodes of SNSS but you know, even if it takes a little time, we always gotchu.  On this episode, we ran through some great records from Alchemist, Vince Staples, Run The Jewels, Big Sean, Porter Ray, MC Lyte, Common, Prince, Sampha, SPZRKT, King, BANKS, and more.  We also world premiered the new single from Problem featuring Lil’ Jon, produced by Jahlil Beats, called “Andele.”  It’s about 2 weeks later and it still hasn’t hit the net, so peep it on SNSS first and remember where you heard it first.

Speaking of Problem, be sure you peep the full video of our interview with Compton’s finest right here.  We talked all about his background, upcoming album, and why Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time…and if he’s better than Mike.


Show #483 (9-14-14)

1.    Alchemist ft. Riff Raff & Action Bronson – “Rookies of the Future”
2.    Thaddeus David ft. Gifted Gab – “Contra” (Local Music)
3.    Vince Staples – “Hands Up”
4.    Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1”
5.    ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
7.    **Problem ft. Lil’ Jon – “Andele” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
8.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
9.    Porter Ray – “166” (Local Music)
10.    MC Lyte ft. Common & 10Beats – “Dear John”
11.    Your Old Droog ft. Prodigy – “Hoodie Weather”
12.    Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man – “The What” (Throwback of the Week)
13.    NehruvianDOOM (Bishop Nehru & MF Doom) – “Mean The Most”
14.    Brothers From Another – “Day Drink” (Local Music)
15.    Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”
16.    Prince – “U Know”
17.    Sam Smith ft. A$AP Rocky – “I’m Not The Only One (Remix)”
18.    Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
19.    BANKS – “Alibi”
20.    SPZRKT – “Insecure”
21.    Doja Cat – “No Police”
22.    Jhene Aiko – “Eternal Sunshine”
23.    King – “Mister Chameleon”
24.    Travis Scott – “Grey”
25.    George Maple – “Talk Talk”

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YG ft. Drake – Who Do You Love? (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 8th, 2014 by Hyphen

I don’t usually listen to ratchet music, but when I do, it’s YG…or Problem (whaaaaaaaaat).

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Clock Radio Speakers podcast with DJ Hyphen

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5th, 2014 by Hyphen

(you like that 3rd person blog title, don’t ya?)

The homies Doc and Armond do one of the best hip-hop podcasts around with their Clock Radio Speakers show and I was honored to be a guest on a recent episode of theirs.  Toss this on and listen to us nerd out about all sorts of topics, including rap’s fascination with radio play and how radio really works, Wale’s issues with Complex, “event” releases in 2013 from artists like Jay-Z and Beyonce, my #InboxMadness Twitter series, industry tastemakers, and a whole bunch more.  Just a fun discussion with some folks that truly love music.  Good times.

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Sound Session #446 (12-29-13) – Best of 2013

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 5th, 2014 by Hyphen


It’s the last Sound Session of the year, which means only one thing: time for our annual “best of” wrap up show!  You can peep previous year end episodes here (2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009), but for this year’s list, see below and check our notes too.  As always, we pick what we feel represented the best artists and music that we highlighted on SNSS all year.  Normally, we avoid picking more than one track from an artist, but we couldn’t resist this year.  Kanye and Drake dominated 2013, in every sense (“HOW, Sway?), and they had too many records to only pick one.  Those guys were the MVP’s, but there were lots of great records this year:

Show #446 (12-29-13)
**Best of 2013**

  1. Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”
  2. THURZ ft. Cali Martyr – “Got Damn, Got Damn”
  3. A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – “Wild For The Night”
  4. Kris Kasanova ft. Skeme & Jarv Dee – “Shut Em Down”
  5. Tyler, The Creator ft. Frank Ocean – “Bimmer”
  6. Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson – “Bound 2”
  7. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
  8. Pusha T ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Nosetalgia”
  9. Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) – “Step Masters”
  10. Nacho Picasso – “Crime Waves” (Local Music)
  11. Jay-Z ft. Rick Ross – “F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
  12. Romaro Franceswa ft. Fearce – “Bounce” (Local Music)
  13. Shad ft. Saukrates – “Stylin’”
  14. Smash Brovaz – “Whatever”
  15. Drake ft. Sampha – “Too Much”
  16. Sampha – “Too Much”
  17. Drake ft. Jhene Aiko – “From Time”
  18. The Physics – “Play It Off” (Local Music)
  19. J. Cole ft. Nas – “Let Nas Down (Remix)”
  20. Isaiah Rashad – “Shot U Down”
  21. Porter Ray – “5 Mics” (Local Music)
  22. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rain”
  23. Big K.R.I.T. – “Serve This Royalty”
  24. The Internet – “Dontcha”
  25. denitia and sene – “trip. fall.”
  26. Raleigh Ritchie – “In Too Deep”
  27. ForteBowie – “Gucci Mayne”

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1.  Action released lots of quality music in 2013, but this collab with Harry Fraud was his best.
2. Finally! A twerk record with lyrics. Club goers and backpackers unite!
3. ASAP’s collab with Skrillex didn’t quite fit with the rest of his album, but that’s not a bad thing when a track is this hype.
4. Kris, Jarv, and Skeme delivered a banger. Sadly, most folks are still sleeping. Not SNSS doe.
5. Tyler’s maturation resulted in one of the best albums of the year and this outro featured a beat that Pharrell wishes he made.
6. Yes, the video is absurd. Yes, the lyrics aren’t super dope. But this is my favorite record of the year. Just insanely enjoyable and a classic ‘Ye sample. You can’t front.
7. Another crazy beat, but the lyrics shine here. Kanye’s crazy but a genius. He was spitting truth all year in these songs and interviews.
8. Pusha had another great year (hanging with ‘Ye helps). This and “Numbers On The Board” were classics.
9. Speaking of classics, Ev & Al nailed this old school inspired slapper.
10. Seattle’s hip-hop scene is on fire and Nacho is the most intriguing MC we have. 2014 will be huge for him.
11. Jay dropped an average album (by his standards) but it still had a few gems, including this anthem.
12. Shout to BeanOne with possibly my favorite local beat ever. I could listen to that loop all day!
13. One Canadian legend linked with another soon to be Canadian legend. SK’s having fun on this one, but those lyrics are still rewind worthy.
14. Good ol’ fashioned boom-bap for the cold weather. T-Dot to SEA, connect.
15. We could have picked numerous records from Drizzy, but this one was a no-brainer. That hook. That beat. Those lyrics. Lock.
16. We had to give props to Sampha’s original that Drake sampled as well.
17. Still think Jhene had the hook of the year on “From Time.”
18. Last year, I mentioned that if the Physics release music in a year, they’re guaranteed to be on our year end list. Well, they released music. And it didn’t disappoint.
19. There were lots of dope “moments” (see Kendrick’s “Control” verse) but one of our favorites was Nas responding to Jermaine.
20. Kendrick was everywhere in 2013 and Q kept anticipation bubbling for his upcoming album, but TDE’s newcomer introduced himself to the world with one of the best tracks of the year.
21. The best part of Seattle’s hip-hop scene is that the future is looking STRONG. Cats like Porter, Romaro, and Dave B are leading the way for the youngsters.
22. Chicago’s up and comer linked with Seattle’s production OG, Jake One, and the resulting song was the highlight of Chance’s album.
23. A lot of folks are taking K.R.I.T. for granted and waiting for him to drop that undeniable classic, which will certainly come, but in the meantime, he continues to release great music. Another year, another great mixtape.
24. The Internet might have had the sleeper record of the year. J still points out that if they sold this track to Janet Jackson, it’s a guaranteed #1 hit. What a record…
25. Denitia Odigie and Sene collaborated for one of the surprise albums of the year and this was the first offering we heard off it. Still knocks.
26. Raleigh Ritchie’s an artist that might be off most people’s radars, but it’ll come in time. This is just a taste of what’s in store from this UK singer.
27. Forte simply does it all: raps, sings, produces. He’s good. He’s gucci.

Honorable mentions from artists not otherwise represented:

  • 2 Player Co-Op (Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.) – “Someone Great”
  • 50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar – “We Up”
  • AB – “You Used To Love Me”
  • Amp Live ft. James Melo – “D.H.E.A.”
  • A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Nast & Method Man – “Trillmatic”
  • Bas ft. J. Cole & KQuick – “Lit”
  • Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica – “Control”
  • Bondax – “Gold (Snakehips Bootleg)”
  • Busta Rhymes ft. Q-Tip – “Thank You”
  • Childish Gambino – “3005”
  • Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) ft. Aloe Blacc – “When It Rains”
  • Dave B – “Illectric”
  • De La Soul – “Get Away”
  • Disclosure, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes, & Nile Rodgers – “Together”
  • Eminem ft. Buckshot – “Don’t Front”
  • Halo & Masta Killa ft. Rocki Evans – “No Matter”
  • IamSu! – “Hipster Girls”
  • Jadakiss ft. The-Dream – “Big Boy Dialogue”
  • Janelle Monae ft. Miguel – “Primetime”
  • Jhene Aiko – “The Worst”
  • Joey Badass – “Unorthodox”
  • John Crown – “Ben Franklin”
  • John Legend ft. Rick Ross – “Who Do We Think We Are”
  • Logic – “Nasty”
  • Mack Wilds – “Magic”
  • Mayer Hawthorne ft. Jessie Ware – “Her Favorite Song”
  • MeLo-X – “God Magic”
  • Mystikal – “Hit Me”
  • Nickelus F ft. Drake – “Number 15”
  • Quelle Chris ft. Tanya Morgan, Cavalier, & Fresh Daily – “Greene Eyes”
  • Raz Simone – “Cold”
  • Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – “The Devil Is A Lie”
  • Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) ft. Big Boi – “Banana Clipper”
  • Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
  • Scribes – “Backseat (New Ride)”
  • Sol – “Jump In”
  • ST 2 Lettaz – “Trillmatic”
  • Tanya Morgan – “For Real”
  • The Black Opera ft. Mayer Hawthorne – “Queen Of Hearts”
  • T.I. ft. B.o.B, Kendrick Lamar, & Kris Stephens – “Memories Back Then”
  • Yo Gotti ft. J. Cole – “Cold Blood”
  • Young Roddy – “This One”

2014: let’s gooooooooooooo

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Sound Session #443 (12-8-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 15th, 2013 by Hyphen


Apologies for another late archive of SNSS, but I was running around crazy last week in NYC for the day job and didn’t get a chance to toss this up.  Shout to everyone I ran into in the Big Apple, especially Lee (Warner), JJ (Foundation), and Jess (CoSign), who have been supporting me from waaaaay back in the college radio days and continue to be some of my favorite folks in the whole biz.  Appreciate y’all!

LA folks, headed your way this week so holler at me if you want to catch up!

For this week’s episode, we played new cuts from artists like Action Bronson, Sean Price, A$AP Mob, Kanin, YG Hootie, Nipsey Hussle, Alina Baraz, 21, Wiley, Joey Bada$$, Tinashe, 7 Days Of Funk, and more.  Lots of good music here.  We were also joined in studio by yet another talented up and coming MC from Seattle (we’re producing those for fun these days), Donte Peace.  Watch out for this kid and enjoy the show!

Show #443 (12-8-13)

  1. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Rolling Thunder”
  2. Sean Price & M-Phazes – “Dump In The Gut”
  3. A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Nast & Method Man – “Trillmatic”
  4. Drake – “Wu-Tang Forever”
  5. Wu-Tang Clan – “It’s Yourz” (Throwback of the Week)
  6. Kanin ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Winner Circle”
  7. YG Hootie ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Two Presidents”
  8. Nipsey Hussle ft. J. Stone – “All Get Right”
  9. Leezy Soprano ft. Kokane – “Just That Type” (Local Music)
  10. 7 Days of Funk (Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg) – “I’ll Be There 4U”
  12. Donte Peace – “Remember ‘97” (Local Music)
  14. Jhene Aiko ft. Childish Gambino – “Bed Peace”
  15. Childish Gambino ft. Jhene Aiko – “Pink Toes”
  16. Tinashe ft. Travis Scott – “Vulnerable”
  17. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Make You Feel”
  18. Made In Heights – “Death” (Local Music)
  19. 21 – “Smoker’s Redemption”
  20. MeLo-X – “Break From Flatbush”
  21. Wiley ft. Andreena Mill – “Born In The Cold”
  22. Justin Timberlake ft. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Pusha T – “TKO (Black Friday Remix)”
  23. Joey Bada$$ – “Two Lips”

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