Sound Session #582 (1/15/17)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 16th, 2017 by Hyphen


Hard to believe, but it’s true: this is the last episode of Sound Session during Barack Obama’s presidency.  We started the show in May of 2005, so we’ve been on air to witness most of his meteoric rise and discussed it quite a bit over the last decade.  The Obama era certainly helped shape the sound of the show, as his influence permeated every facet of our society and impacted the hip-hop world perhaps more than any other part of pop culture.  We’ve never had a more hip-hop friendly president…nor one with better musical taste.  We’re sad to see him go, for too many reasons to list.

Here’s our latest playlist, featuring new music from artists like Tribe, Common, Run The Jewels, AJ Tracey, Wiley, The Lox, Oddisee, The-Dream, Syd, Marian Hill, Nick Grant, J. Cole, Khalid, Sinead Harnett, Chris McClenney, Kid Cudi, Sampha, Raleigh Ritchie, and more.  Classic 90’s R&B throwback goes out to my guy Barack.


Show #582 (1/15/17)

1. A Tribe Called Quest ft. Busta Rhymes – “The Donald”
2. Common ft. Gucci Mane, Pusha T, & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Black America Again (Remix)”
3. Run The Jewels ft. Joi – “Down”
4. MJ Cole & AJ Tracey – “Rumble”
5. Wiley – “Can’t Go Wrong”
6. The Lox – “Move Forward”
7. Tope ft. Erikka J & Farnell Newton – “Thank You” (Local Music)
8. Amine – “Baba” (Local Music)
9. Oddisee – “Things”
10. Tom Misch – “Watch Me Dance (Crackazat Remix)”
11. The Weeknd – “Rockin’”
12. The-Dream – “Ferris Wheel”
13. Ryan Caraveo – “Ten Times” (Local Music)
14. Smino – “blkswn”
15. Syd (of The Internet) – “All About Me”
16. Azad – “Sweet”
17. Marian Hill – “Down”
18. J. Cole – “Ville Mentality”
19. Nick Grant ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Gotta Be More”
20. Khalid – “Saved”
21. Sinead Harnett – “Rather Be With You”
22. Raleigh Ritchie – “Unicron Loev”
23. Kid Cudi – “Mature Nature”
24. Chris McClenney – “What You Mean To Me”
25. Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”
26. Blackstreet – “Don’t Leave Me” (Throwback of the Week)

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Sound Session #397 (1-20-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 21st, 2013 by Hyphen


Hopefully you’re all enjoying this historic MLK Day and reflecting on how far we’ve come (shout to Barack) and how far we still have to go.  Remember: “be the change you want to see in the world.” – (c) Gandhi

We’d also be remiss if we didn’t mention this small bit of news:  *ahem*….SONICS BACK.

With that out of the way, here’s SNSS #397 (steadily closing in on #400…aka Hall of Fame numbers), complete with new music from artists like the Smash Brovaz, Wale, Pro Era, ASAP Rocky, DaVinci, Supastition, DJ Nu-Mark, Aloe Blacc, Phil Beaudreau, Reef The Lost Cauze, The Lions, Denitia Odigie, Meyhem Lauren, and more.  Shout to The Good Sin for coming through the studio as well.

Show #397 (1-20-13)

  1. Smash Brovaz – “Whatever”
  2. Wale ft. Lightshow – “Georgetown Press”
  3. Pro Era – “Like Water”
  4. Joey Badass – “Unorthodox”
  5. Jay-Z – “So Ghetto” (Throwback of the Week)
  6. ASAP Rocky – “Long Live ASAP”
  7. DaVinci – “Paper, Power, P***y”
  8. Supastition – “Expectations”
  10. The Good Sin ft. Dizz – “Great Expectations” (Local Music)
  11. Phil Beaudreau – “Take It High”
  12. DJ Nu-Mark ft. Aloe Blacc & Charles Bradley – “Don’t Play Around”
  14. Louis V ft. Gizzle McFly, Young Meez, Willie Beamin, & Fearce Villain – “Hello (Remix)” (Local Music)
  15. Kid Cudi – “King Wizard”
  16. Reef The Lost Cauze – “Ghost Town”
  17. The Lions – “Padre Ichiro”
  18. Elijah Blake – “Vicky’s Secret”
  19. Denitia Odigie – “Weekend”
  20. Feezable The Germ – “Hollywood Blvd” (Local Music)
  21. Styles Of Beyond – “Radio Clash”
  22. Big Noyd, Large Professor, & Kool G Rap – “Naturally Born”
  23. Meyhem Lauren – “Get That Money Black”

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Kanye has a mullet. And he’s still dope.

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Politics on January 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

Here’s Kanye’s performance from one of the inaugural balls last night in DC.  ‘Ye kinda killed it, mullet and all.  This was the same ball that after Barack and Michelle shared the dance, he told the crowd…”we call that ‘old school’.”

Coolest. President. Ever.

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