Sound Session #588 (3/26/17) – Co-hosted by DJ Nphared & Macklemore

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 31st, 2017 by Hyphen


(L-R: Mic Phenom, Macklemore, iLL Chris, Grynch, & Hyphen. Photo by Nphared)

Special episode of Sunday Night Sound Session this week, as Nphared and I were joined in studio by local underground Seattle rapper turned international superstar, Macklemore.  Mack’s been a friend of SNSS since the very start and despite all his amazing worldwide success, he hasn’t changed as a person one bit.  It’s a testament to his character/personality, and the Seattle hip-hop scene in general, where I’ve always thought our most impressive characteristic has always been our authenticity.  We don’t have a specific “sound” in the Northwest, but instead, the common trait across most of our artists is that they’re pretty much all just genuine, down to earth people.  Mack epitomizes that.  He’s had years of personal growth and success, but at the core, he’s the same smart, talented, gracious, and hilarious kid he’s always been.

It was awesome to sit down with him and talk about all sorts of topics, from his new album (some exclusive info in there for y’all), touring, the odd nature of life as a celebrity, his friends in the industry, raising his daughter, and, of course, his memories of our beloved “Mayor,” J. Moore.  Jon put Mack on his first shows way back in the day and was a close friend throughout the years.  As with many of the successful folks in our scene, J started as a mentor to Mack and their relationship grew as Mack got older and became a peer.  I encourage you to read his tribute to Jon on Instagram if you haven’t already.  Of course we had to discuss the Egyptian musk story too…

Along with our chat, we ran new records from CyHi, J.I.D, Kendrick, GoldLink, Drake, Little Dragon, Amine, Tuxedo, Thundercat, Miguel + Premier, Jidenna, Loyle Carner, and more.  Special 20th anniversary throwback in honor of one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

Enjoy the show and as you’ll always hear us say going forward: rest in peace to J. Moore.

Show #588 (3/26/17)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared & Macklemore **

1. CyHi The Prynce – “Nu Africa”
2. J.I.D ft. EarthGang – “D/vision”
3. Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart, Pt. 4”
4. Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart, Pt. 1” (Throwback of the Week)
5. GoldLink ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada – “Meditation”
6. Drake – “Passionfruit”
7. Little Dragon – “High”
8. Amine – “REDMERCEDES” (Local Music)
9. Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “Take A Picture” (Local Music)
10. Thundercat – “Friend Zone”
11. Miguel & DJ Premier – “2 Lovin U”
12. Jidenna – “White N****s”
13. Cole (of Brothers From Another) ft. Dave B, Thig Natural (of The Physics), & Otieno Terry – “Santa Monica” (Local Music)
14. Mark Steele ft. Nivam – “Turn Around”
15. Loyle Carner – “Mean It In The Morning”
16. Notorious B.I.G. – “I Got A Story To Tell” (Throwback of the Week)

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Sound Session #451 (2-2-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 4th, 2014 by Hyphen


The Seahawks are Super Bowl champs and we talked all about it, continuing the celebration from the game late into the night on this episode of SNSS.  The entire city is still on a (natural, I swear) high 24 hours later, and I don’t see us coming down any time soon.  The parade on Wednesday is going to be incredible and being on air right after the game was an experience I’ll never forget.

Check out the show to hear a little bit of what it was like in the city last night, plus you can hear our homey iLL Chris join us as we ran through tracks from Mobb Deep, Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Yelawolf, YG, OB Obrien, Fat Joe, Pharoahe Monch, Mar, and more.  Historic night.

Show #451 (2-2-14)

  1. Queen – “We Are The Champions” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. Dame Dash ft. Kanye West, Young Chris, Beanie Sigel, Cam’Ron, & Twista – “Champions” (Throwback of the Week)
  3. Drake – “Trophies”
  4. V. Dot ft. Louis V – “Town Biz” (Local Music)
  5. Mobb Deep – “Taking You Off Here”
  6. Schoolboy Q – “Break The Bank”
  7. Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”
  8. Big Sean – “1st Quarter Freestyle”
  9. Fearce Vill ft. Romaro Franceswa & Prometheus Brown – “Take Me Home” (Local Music)
  10. Spekulation – “Bout That Action” (Local Music)
  12. YG ft. Drake – “Who Do You Love”
  13. Yelawolf – “Box Chevy V”
  15. iLL Chris ft. Justis – “Ain’t Made It Yet” (Local Music)
  16. Kanye West – “Champion” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. OB Obrien – “Steve Nash”
  19. Talib Kweli, Elzhi, & Phonte – “No Competition”
  20. DJ Kay Slay ft. Fat Joe & 50 Cent – “Free Again”
  21. Pharoahe Monch – “Bad MF”
  22. Def Dee ft. Jamall Bufford – “Keep It On The Hush” (Local Music)
  23. BJ The Chicago Kid & Add-2 – “15 Minutes Of Fame”
  24. Big Boi ft. Phantogram & Sade – “CPU 2.0”
  25. Jhene Aiko – “Everything Must Go (Froback Remix)”
  26. Buju Banton – “Champion (Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  27. Mar – “Man x Woman”

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