If you’re reading this, either on our email blast or our blog, you’re probably aware that it has been a very difficult few weeks for us here in Seattle’s hip-hop community. On March 8th, J. Moore passed away from the health issues he had been battling over the last year. There are no words to express how devastating a loss this is for our city and our scene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jon’s entire family, especially his sons Upendo and Miles. If you’ve ever enjoyed an episode of Sound Session or if J impacted your life in any way, I ask you to please consider donating to his legacy fund, which will go towards education costs for his children.
One day, I hope to be in the right place to share how much Jon meant to me, but I’m unable to do so at the moment. I’m an only child, but Jon’s been my brother since we started working on Sound Session together in 2005. He meant the world to me and I’ll cherish all the time we got to spend together. Love you forever J.
In the absence of my extended thoughts, I wrote some words for our KUBE tribute that you can read here. I also recommend a few pieces in remembrance of Jon from Seattle Weekly (1 | 2), the Stranger, this excellent blog post, KEXP, and his Facebook wall, which is filled with countless amazing stories from some of the people he touched.
As for our show, I returned from my work trip to Brazil on Sunday and promptly hopped in the studio with DJ Nphared, DV-One, and Jake One to pick up where we left off. We played some great new music (including Jake’s new single from Tuxedo) and shared some memories of J. We even dusted off some of his old Source of Labor records. It honestly felt like he was in the room with us, which I suspect will always be the case as long as SNSS is on the air.
My only regret is that the last half hour of the recording has some distortion (stuttering/clicking noises), so I apologize for that. Hopefully you can still enjoy the music and stories. We’ll adjust the studio equipment next week and aim for better quality.
Enjoy the show and tell all your family & friends that you love them. We appreciate you and thank you greatly for your support. Love & Light.
Show #587 (3/19/17)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared, DV-One, & Jake One**
1. Source of Labor – “Wetlands” (Local Music) (Throwback of the Week)
2. Brother Ali – “Own Light (What Hearts Are Made For)”
3. Oddisee – “Want To Be”
4. Drake ft. Jorja Smith & Black Coffee – “Get It Together”
5. Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “2nd Time Around” (Local Music)
6. J.I.D – “Never”
7. Nick Grant – “Luxury Vintage Rap”
8. CyHi The Prynce – “Nu Africa”
9. Will Sessions ft. Elzhi – “Knowledge Of 12th”
10. Sol – “Marathons” (Local Music)
11. Cole (of Brothers From Another) ft. Dave B, Thig Natural (of The Physics), & Otieno Terry – “Santa Monica” (Local Music)
12. Khalid – “8TEEN”
13. Frank Ocean – “Chanel”
14. Little Dragon – “High”
15. THURZ – “Iconic”
16. Jidenna – “White N****s”
17. Smino – “Anita”
18. Source of Labor – “Livication” (Local Music) (Throwback of the Week)
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