Kendrick Lamar – i (video)

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

Visuals for one of the songs of the year.  A lot of fans wanted Kendrick to keep going in the direction he established on good kid, m.a.a.d city, but the message here is so necessary.  Well done K. Dot.

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Sound Session #470 (6-15-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 19th, 2014 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s Sound Session from artists like Pusha T, Common, Rejjie Snow, J Rawls, Isaiah Rashad, Tom Misch, Blu, Masspike Miles, MNEK, Jay Electronica, and more.  Plus, we ran that exclusive Big K.R.I.T. record that we world premiered on last week’s show again for y’all.

Speaking of Young Krizzle, be sure to check out the videos of our interviews with Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar from our Summer Jam!

Lots of good info from both of these long time friends of SNSS.  Thanks to the homies, as always.  Enjoy!

Show #470 (6-15-14)

  1. Run-D.M.C. ft. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “Down With The King” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. Sean C & LV ft. Pusha T & ASAP Ferg – “Hand In My Pocket”
  3. Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
  4. Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  5. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (Exclusive)
  6. Parker (of Parker Brothaz) ft. Henny (of Tha Bizness) – “The Spread” (Local Music)
  7. Russ – “Problems”
  8. The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  9. Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  10. Isaiah Rashad – “Cilvia Demo”
  11. J Rawls – “My People”
  12. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  13. Esty ft. Tyga – “Killing Your Ills”
  14. Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
  15. SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  16. Spek ft. Perry Porter & Paolo Escobar – “Home of the Mighty” (Local Music)
  17. The New Royales ft. Jay Electronica – “Minutes of Moog”
  18. L’Orange ft. Blu – “Need You”
  19. Blueprint – “Silver Lining”
  21. Sam Smith – “Life Support”
  22. Masspike Miles – “2 Sides”
  23. Melat – “Fanclub”
  24. MNEK – “Wrote A Song About You”

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Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session (2014 KUBE Summer Jam Video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 18th, 2014 by Hyphen

In what’s becoming a bit of a tradition, J. Moore and I chopped it up with Kendrick Lamar at our Summer Jam last week (if you missed our last K. Dot Summer Jam interview, peep it here).  In front of the natural backdrop of The Gorge, Kendrick talked about his interests outside of music, the possibility of scoring films in the future, what international tour life is like, being an accessible as a celebrity, and more, before taking the stage and performing in front of 15k fans.

Shout to Kendrick, Interscope, TDE, and KUBE for coordinating and the First Ladies for filming/editing!

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Sound Session #429 (9-1-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 16th, 2013 by Hyphen


Apologies for the massive delays on the recent episodes of SNSS, but sometimes real life just likes to keep me busy.  This episode (#429) was from September 1st, which was right in the heart of the Bumbershoot Festival weekend.  That Saturday, J. Moore and I hosted the main stage at the Key Arena for Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamar’s show.  Joey killed it and watching K. Dot take his show to another level every time we see him is always incredible.  I had to Vine one of my favorite moments from the show and here’s my favorite pic of the day as well.

Speaking of Kendrick Lamar, our good friends at Hard Knock TV posted some lost footage of our sit down with him from KUBE’s Summer Jam a while back.  If you missed that one, be sure to check out the interview here.

While J and the homies enjoyed the rest of the festival that weekend, I jetted down to San Diego to attend a wedding from my good college friends (congrats Andrew & Daya!) and get in some family time.  Shout to everyone I caught up with in SoCal and extra shout to J for holding down SNSS that week solo!

Enjoy the dopeness:

Show #429 (9-1-13)

  1. Pusha T ft. Chris Brown – “Sweet Serenade”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Future – “Just Last Week”
  3. The Lox – “Summer’s Too Hot”
  4. Shawn Chrystopher – “Biscayne”
  5. THURZ ft. Cali Martyr – “Got Damn, Got Damn”
  6. Thaddeus David – “Save Time” (Local Music)
  7. MC Eiht – “Make Some Mo”
  8. Bambu ft. Cutso – “My Potnas”
  9. Ransom x Statik Selektah – “Unexplainable”
  10. Shad – “Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)”
  11. Tanya Morgan ft. Tiara Wiles, Mike Maven, Spree Wilson, & Rocki Evans – “The Only One”
  12. Rapsody ft. Chance The Rapper – “Lonely Thoughts”
  13. Nissim – “World Heroes” (Local Music)
  14. Yancey Boys (Illa J & Frank Nitti) ft. Common and Dezi Paige – “Quicksand”
  15. Jay-Z ft. Rick Ross – “F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
  16. Earl Sweatshirt ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies – “Hive”
  17. Sonny Bonoho – “Concubine Juicy” (Local Music)
  18. Dr. Dre ft. Jewell – “Let Me Ride” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. CharlieRED – “Lovely”
  20. John Legend – “So Gone”
  21. The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home”
  22. AZ – “I Excel”
  23. Black Milk – “Perfected On Puritan Ave”

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Sound Session #427 (8-18-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 19th, 2013 by Hyphen


This week’s SNSS archive featured new music from Rapsody, denitia and sene, Kent Money, Lupe Fiasco, Royce The Choice, Porter Ray, Ayatollah, Anthony Hamilton, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Lapalux, and more.  Of course we also had to spin the new Big Sean record, “Control,” and talk about Kendrick Lamar’s verse that took over social media last week.  Was it a game changer?  Was it even one of Kendrick’s best verses?  Why are the only rappers responding, those who weren’t even mentioned?

Check out episode #427 to get our take, and enjoy the music as well!

Show #427 (8-18-13)

  1. J. Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Forbidden Fruit”
  2. Rapsody – “Kingship”
  3. Thaddeus David – “Love Sh*t” (Local Music)
  4. Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
  5. denitia and sene – “it’s your fault”
  6. Royce The Choice ft. GMK & Porter Ray – “For The Jeeps” (Local Music)
  7. Kent Money ft. Dave Young – “Wondering Why”
  8. Nickelus F – “Watermelon and Chicken”
  9. Craig David ft. Mos Def – “7 Days (DJ Premier Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  10. Lupe Fiasco – “SLR 3 (Round Of Applause)”
  11. Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica – “Control”
  12. Stalley ft. Schoolboy Q – “NineteenEighty7”
  13. Earl Sweatshirt ft. Frank Ocean – “Sunday”
  14. Banks ft. Gilbere Forte – “Waiting Game (RAAK Remix)”
  15. CharlieRED – “On My Mind”
  16. Ayatollah ft. Anthony Hamilton – “I Just Love Music”
  17. Arima Ederra – “New Old School Love”
  18. Raleigh Ritchie – “In Too Deep”
  19. Scribes – “Backseat (New Ride)” (Local Music)
  20. Sound Fx – “Nothing Less”
  21. David Dallas ft. Freddie Gibbs – “My Mentality”
  22. Lapalux ft. Kerry Leatham – “Without You”

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Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 10th, 2013 by Hyphen

This is one of the songs of the year, imo. Can’t say the video lives up to the audio, but it’s cool. Shout to Mack’s cameo hahaha.

Kendrick’s flow on this one is crazy!

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Joey Badass and Pro Era on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on April 27th, 2013 by Hyphen

J. Moore and I recently had a chance to chop it up with Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew at the Sound Session studio.  We touched on a bunch of topics, including how they originally came together,; how they were put on to golden hip-hop by their families, their ambitions outside of hip-hop, and what life is like on tour with the whole crew.  We also discussed their upcoming projects, including solos from Joey and CJ Fly, and they spoke on how artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and the TDE camp are inspiring them as artists and businessmen.

I’m hoping more younger cats in the game follow the same general path as Pro Era.  There’s just something naturally ill about that classic boom-bap sound, and as long as artists are being genuine and providing their own twist on it, I’ll never get tired of hearing it.

Shout to Statik Selektah and Jake One for coming through as well, plus the Detooz Films homies for filming!

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Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – Poetic Justice (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2013 by Hyphen

Kendrick’s album was initially hailed as a potential classic and it continues to get better with age. I speculated that he had it in him back in this post for the “Tammy’s Song” video, and I think he’s pulled it off.  good kid, m.a.a.d. city.  5 mics for me.

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Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 6th, 2013 by Hyphen

Not sure why the official YouTube clip got pulled down with a notice saying “UMG Filed A Copyright Claim” on it, but hopefully UMG isn’t standing in the way of Kendrick and TDE running things the way they want. I’m pretty sure the success and classic music they’re releasing proves they know what they’re doing without major label meddling.

Anyway, enjoy this one until it gets taken down too…

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Sound Session #384 (10-21-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 23rd, 2012 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like Buckshot, Murs, 9th Wonder, Lil Fame, Busta Rhymes, Macklemore, Ellie Goulding, Sean Price, Danny!, Tanya Morgan, ASAP Rocky, Lecrae, Musiq Soulchild, and more, plus we played part of our interview with the man of the moment, Kendrick Lamar.  Kendrick has delivered a GREAT album (too soon to call it a classic…I wish reviewers would let albums breathe for a little…only time will tell if something is truly worthy of that status) and he deserves your support.  Cop Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City right here!

Speaking of Kendrick, be sure to peep the video of our interview with him right here.  Shout to Kendrick, Byze One, Detooz Films, TDE, Interscope, and everyone involved with bringing K-Dot back on our show (missed our first interview from a few months back?  Click here).

Enjoy the show!

Show #384 (10-21-12)

  1. Buckshot & 9th Wonder – “Stop Rappin’”
  2. Murs & 9th Wonder – “It’s Over”
  3. Kanye West – “White Dress”
  4. Pusha T ft. Future – “Pain”
  5. Fizzyology (Lil Fame & Termanology) ft. Styles P & Busta Rhymes – “Play Dirty”
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ben Bridwell (of Band Of Horses) – “Starting Over” (Local Music)
  7. Sol – “Old Him” (Local Music)
  8. Charlie Red – “Kansas”
  9. Miguel – “How Many Drinks”
  10. Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X x Fink – “Naked For Life (Zulu Guru Remix)”
  11. Ellie Goulding – “Hanging On”
  12. Sean Price – “Bar-Barian”
  13. Danny! ft. Tanya Morgan – “Even Louder”
  14. ASAP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar – “F*ckin’ Problems”
  16. Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – “Poetic Justice”
  18. E-40 ft. Suga-T – “Sprinkle Me” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Lecrae ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Ashthon Jones – “Mayday”
  20. J. Pinder ft. Musiq Soulchild – “Lenore” (Local Music)
  21. Saigon – “Relafriendship”

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