Sound Session #503 (2/1/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 7th, 2015 by Hyphen


I haven’t had time to archive the latest SNSS until now, so I’ve had a few days to recover and decompress from the Super Bowl.  Hmm, where to begin?  I could write a book on it, but let’s just summarize it from a perspective I think most Seahawks fans will agree with: it was a great game with a few chances for both teams to really seize control (that 3rd down play to Kearse will never be forgotten), but it was always going to be difficult with our lack of dynamic WR’s and an increasingly hobbled secondary.  That said, magic happened and there we were, just 1 yard away from back to back Super Bowl victories, a feat almost unthinkable with free agency and the parity fostered by the league.

2nd down, 50 seconds, 1 time out…and the Seahawks OC, Darrell Bevell, makes the worst (on field) decision in American sports history.  I’ve heard folks complain about this “exaggeration,” but umm…name one that’s worse?  Webber’s timeout gets mentioned, but that’s a mental error, not a premeditated decision.  There’s nothing that eclipses this in terms of stature, scale, importance, opportunity, etc..  Hindsight is 20/20 but as soon as they walked to the line with an empty backfield, every Seahawks fan sick of Bevell’s misuse of Marshawn inside the red zone felt it coming.  Run. The. Ball.

There’s been a lot of talk trying to defend the call (and Bill Belichick’s clock errors too) this week, but I’m not having it.  You run the ball with #BeastMode on 2nd down and still have every option you want on 3rd and 4th if he doesn’t get in.  There’s even a decent chance the Patriots let him score there to ensure Brady has a little bit of time left.  And say for some ridiculous reason you decide to pass…you do not run THAT call with THAT personnel and in THAT situation.

Malcolm Butler made an incredible play, possibly the greatest in NFL history, but it never should have happened.  Patriots fans will say Kearse’s catch never should have happened too, and they’re probably right.  Sports just happen like that sometimes, which, cruelly enough, is why we watch.  You never know what’s going to happen, unless you’re a Hawks fan and you see Marshawn spread out wide at the goal line.

ANYWAY, back to the music.  J. Moore continued to hold it down in the studio while your boy is across the pond on that international steez (“hardly home but always reppin”).  Peep #503 for new tracks from Fabolous, Lupe, Joey Badass, Raz Simone, J. Cole, Elzhi, OverDoz., OnCue, Meek Mill, Vic Mensa, Sampha, Kali Uchis, Warm Brew, Alina Baraz, Wale, and my theme song of the moment (despite the game), Big Sean’s “Blessings.”  Sometimes I’ll be walking through these London streets and randomly belt out, “waaaaaaaaaay up, I feel blessed!”

Show #503 (2-1-15)

1.    Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
2.    Fabolous – “Rap & Sex”
3.    Lupe Fiasco – “Dots & Lines”
4.    Joey Badass ft. Raury – “Escape 120”
5.    Raz Simone – “Why Aren’t You Mine” (Local Music)
6.    J. Cole – “Role Modelz”
7.    Flip ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi – “Without Warning”
8.    Dave B – “Leaves” (Local Music)
9.    OverDoz. ft. Hit-Boy – “Rich White Friends”
10.    BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Schoolboy Q – “It’s True”
11.    OnCue – “No Way”
12.    Tre Ross – “Deep Lake” (Local Music)
13.    Meek Mill – “Monster”
14.    Snakehips ft. Syd (of The Internet) – “Gone”
15.    Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”
16.    Scarface ft. 2Pac & Johnny P – “Smile” (Throwback of the Week)
17.    Jay Prince ft. Fabienne – “The Trip”
18.    Emile Haynie ft. Sampha, Charlotte Gainsbourg, & Devonte Hynes – “A Kiss Goodbye (Reprise)”
19.    Kali Uchis – “All Or Nothing”
20.    Geovarn – “4am”
21.    Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Fantasy”
22.    Warm Brew ft. Dom Kennedy – “Hold On To Her”
23.    Wale ft. Chance The Rapper – “Friendship Heights”
24.    Jean Deaux – “Who Am I”
25.    Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West – “Put On” (Throwback of the Week)

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Jay Smooth – Marshawn Lynch and the Theater of Disobedience (video)

Posted in Sports, Videos on February 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

Jay Smooth expertly summarizes why so many of us are rooting for Marshawn Lynch, aside from the fact he’s an incredible football player.  Talk to ’em Jay.

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Sound Session #431 (9-15-13)

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


Fun show this week on SNSS.  First, our homies Onry Ozzborn and JFK came through to world premiere a Grayskul track off their new Zenith album.  It’s the first Grayskul album in years, so fans don’t have to wait any further for the duo to release new music together.  Cop that!

Also, while in town to watch his cousin Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers, good friend of the show, Mistah F.A.B., stopped by to chop it up about our two favorite topics: sports and music.  We talked a bit about what it’s like for him and Marshawn to be from the Bay Area but repping for the Seahawks now, at a time when the two teams have the top rivalry in the NFL.  He also discussed his new mixtape, Hella Ratchet, which, as the title might indicate, is rather self explanatory.  Be sure to cop that for some classic ratchetry and…how do the kids say it…turn up!

As is tradition with F.A.B., he also blessed us with a CRAZY freestyle off the top of his head, tossing in Seattle references left and right and incorporating topics we discussed on and off air all night.  A lot of your favorite MC’s have declined to rhyme on air, so it’s always refreshing to have someone come through and insist on spitting, especially when it’s a legit freestyle and not a random written verse.  All respect to F.A.B., a true master of improvisation.

You can watch the freestyle right here:

Or download the audio through the link below, along with the rest of the show and interview.  Enjoy!

Show #431 (9-15-13)

  1. Boldy James – “Moochie”
  2. Scram Jones – “Friday The 13th”
  3. Bambu – “Yayo”
  4. Earl Sweatshirt ft. Domo Genesis – “Knight”
  6. Grayskul ft. Reva DeVito – “The Gift” (Local Music)
  7. Tanya Morgan ft. Spec Boogie & 6th Sense – “The Vehicle”
  9. Big Sean – “Toyota Music”
  10. Drake – “Wu-Tang Forever”
  11. Little Simz ft. MeLo-X & THURZ – “Leave It As That (Remix)”
  12. THURZ ft. Cali Martyr – “Got Damn, Got Damn”
  14. Mistah F.A.B. ft. Clyde Carson & E-40 – “Marathon”
  15. Demrick & Polyester The Saint ft. Chuck Inglish – “Dazed & Sedated”
  17. Sol – “Lost At Sea” (Local Music)
  18. The Internet – “Dontcha”
  19. Janelle Monae – “I Want You Back”
  20. Sunny Daze ft. Grand Puba – “I Like It”
  21. Jermiside & Danny Diggs ft. Theory Hazit & K. Sparks – “Book Of Rhymes”
  22. Souls of Mischief – “’93 ‘Til Infinity” (Throwback of the Week)
  24. Sweatshop Union – “Infinite” (Local Music)

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Mistah F.A.B. – Live Freestyle on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session on September 19th, 2013 by Hyphen

The homey Mistah F.A.B. stopped by SNSS this week and as is tradition with F.A.B., he blessed the mic with a crazy freestyle off the top of his head.  He completely killed it, with all sorts of Seattle references for us: his cousin Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch and his 3 touchdowns in the Seahawks vs. 49ers game earlier that night, Richard Sherman vs. Skip Bayless, Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton, Tha Bizness, Macklemore, and more.

Props to F.A.B. for being one of the few MC’s brave enough to spit…and murder…a legit freestyle live on air with us.  Some of your favorite MC’s have declined to rhyme live with us, and even those that do rarely do it off the top.  No writtens here, just improvisational skill at it’s finest.

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And the full interview is available on the archive for SNSS #431, right here.

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