Sound Session #592 (4/23/17) – Co-hosted by DJ Nphared, Marcus Lalario, & Maseo of De La Soul

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 29th, 2017 by Hyphen

(L-R: Upendo, Maseo, (Vitamin), Marcus, & DV)

Last Sunday, many of those closest to J. Moore gathered at Ciudad in Seattle, one of the venues owned by Jon’s longtime friend and business partner, Marcus Lalario.  It was held 2 days after Jon’s 48th birthday on April 21st, which I’m happy to say is now officially known as Jonathan Moore Day in the City of Seattle.  Dope to see one Mayor recognize another.

I also posted up a classic SNSS episode from his 44th birthday in 2013, complete with all sorts of gems from Jon on life & death, here.  Hope you enjoy the walk down memory lane…

The memorial at Ciudad was a great event (albeit a bit heavy on the Egyptian Musk) and we had a blast catching up and remembering J’s life.  Everyone grieves in different ways, but one thing’s for sure: J would want us to focus more on celebrating life than mourning it.  The building was filled with life, love, laughter, and music, all things that I’ll forever associate with Jon.  Thank you to everyone who came through and special thanks to Marcus for organizing the event.

Marcus, Upendo, DV-One, and Maseo from De La Soul all came through Sound Session to kick it with DJ Nphared and I after the festivities.  We played new tracks from artists like Big Boi, Killer Mike, Organized Noize, Joi, Snoh Aalegra, Vince Staples, Gorillaz, Pinder, Kendrick, Black Thought, Talib + Styles P, ANoyd, Little Dragon, Porter Ray, Dave B, and more.

It was especially fun to interview Maseo again, an absolute hip-hop legend.  We chatted about De La’s history, NYC rap over the years, the artificial nature of the commercial vs. underground divide (including his regret for being a part of the Roots’ “What They Do” video), and of course, his friendship with Jon that dated back to 1989!  Vinny & Johnny, the Merlot Brothers.  Shout to all the fellas for coming through and helping send off Jon right.

Show #592 (4/23/17)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared**

1. Big Boi ft. Killer Mike & Jeezy – “Kill Jill”
2. Organized Noize ft. Joi & 2 Chainz – “Kush”
3. Snoh Aalegra ft. Vince Staples – “Nothing Burns Like The Cold”
4. Pinder ft. Choice & Gifted Gab – “Focused” (Local Music)
5. Kendrick Lamar ft. Zacari – “LOVE.”
6. David Banner ft. Black Thought & WatchTheDuck – “Who Want It”
7. J. Period ft. Pharoahe Monch, Posdnuos, Black Thought, & Joss Stone – “Rise Up!”
8. Talib Kweli & Styles P ft. Common & Little Vic – “Teleprompters”
9. Joey Badass ft. Schoolboy Q – “Rockabye”
10. ANoyd – “Brand Name Water”
12. GoldLink ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada – “Meditation”
13. Little Dragon ft. Agge – “Celebrate”
14. Gorillaz ft. Vince Staples – “Ascension”
15. The Cool Kids – “TV Dinner”
17. Nas – “Halftime” (Throwback of the Week)
18. Porter Ray – “East Seattle” (Local Music)
19. Dave B – “Dive” (Local Music)

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Sound Session #301 (3-6-11) – The Lost Episode

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 8th, 2011 by Hyphen

After 300 consecutive weeks of SNSS, we experienced some massive technical problems in our new studio that prevented us from broadcasting over the airwaves for Show #301.  Amazingly, our first show in the new studio went off without a hitch last week, but apparently that was simply fool’s gold.  Despite our engineer’s best efforts, we were resigned to playing songs out of the station’s database (of course we selected dope records though) and couldn’t play any of the tracks we planned on debuting.  Also, since our mics weren’t working, we couldn’t interview our guests, Maseo of the legendary De La Soul and Mowii, Pee W33, and Bounc3 from a new Los Angeles group called The Rej3ctz.  Shout to those folks for coming through and hanging out despite the tech issues.

Since SNSS is here for the people, I just didn’t feel right leaving you all without anything to listen to this week.  I joked in the studio during the crisis that I would “fix it all in post,” then it hit me: why not?  With that in mind, I tossed together a quick collection of the records we wanted to play and put it up for y’all as if everything went down as usual.  I present to you…the Lost Episode of SNSS:

Show #301 (3-6-11)
**The Lost Episode of SNSS**

  1. Shad – “The One In Front Of The Garage”
  2. Fashawn ft. J. Cole – “Nothin’ For The Radio”
  3. Lupe Fiasco ft. Matt Mahaffey – “State Run Radio”
  4. Serge Severe ft. Braille – “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” (Local Music)
  5. David Dallas – “Big Time”
  6. Nas – “Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)” (Throwback of the Week)
  7. Raekwon ft. Nas – “Rich and Black”
  8. Big K.R.I.T. – “Dreamin’”
  9. CunninLynguists ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Hard As They Come (Act I)”
  10. Rittz ft. 8Ball – “Pie”
  11. Eminem ft. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf – “2.0 Boys”
  12. Pusha T – “Cook It Down”
  13. CyHi Da Prynce – “Sideways”
  14. Rick Ross ft. Meek Mill – “Perfectionist”
  15. Pharoahe Monch ft. Styles P & Phonte – “Black Hand Side”
  16. Havi Blaze – “Don’t Worry” (Local Music)
  17. J*Davey – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  18. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  19. The Physics – “Fix You” (Local Music)
  20. Obie Trice – “Making Dough”
  21. The Rej3ctz – “I’m Fitted”

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(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up – Hyphen and J. Moore – Sunday Night Sound Session, Show 301, 3-6-11, The Lost Episode.mp3)

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Sound Session #283 (10-31-10) (Co-hosted by Maseo of De La Soul)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on November 2nd, 2010 by Hyphen

Just another weekend here at SNSS…you know: Halloween night, having Maseo from the legendary De La Soul co-host with us, playing crazy dope records, etc..  The usual really.

But in all seriousness, this was a really fun episode for us.  Maseo and J. Moore go way back, so it was great to have him come through and talk ish while we spun joints from folks like Lupe, Nottz, Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, J-Live, Kanye, and more.  We got the low down on the incredible Gorillaz/N.E.R.D./De La Soul/Little Dragon tour that’s shutting down stadiums all over the country, plus heard an update on De La’s next album.  All sorts of fun.  Tune in and enjoy!  RIP Granma Hyphen and Gregory Isaacs too…

Show #283 (10-31-10)
**Co-hosted by Maseo (of De La Soul)**

  1. Young Buck ft. Lupe Fiasco – “AM/FM”
  2. Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
  3. Rashid Hadee – “Someday”
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Xperience – “Crew Cuts (Jake One Remix)” (Local Music)
  5. De La Soul – “The Return Of D.S.T.”
  6. Nottz ft. Dwele – “You Need This Music”
  7. Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Pete Rock, Kid Cudi, & Charlie Wilson – “The Joy”
  8. Kid Cudi ft. Mary J. Blige – “These Worries”
  9. Wiz Khalifa – “Mezmerized”
  10. State Of The Artist – “Chief Seattle” (Local Music)
  11. The Kid Daytona – “Fly Lullaby”
  12. J-Live – “Home Or Away”
  13. Candidt ft. Maya Jenkins – “Imaginary Stereo” (Local Music)
  14. N.E.R.D. ft. T.I. – “Party People”
  15. Gregory Isaacs – “Night Nurse” (Throwback of the Week)
  16. Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar”
  17. Slakah The Beatchild – “B-Boy Beef V2”
  18. Mayer Hawthorne – “No Strings”

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(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up –

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De La Soul at Bumbershoot (Seattle), 2009

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on August 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

I’ve been meaning to post up this footage for…well…almost a whole year.  Damn.  Eh well, better late than never!

I shot some visuals for De La’s performance at Bumbershoot last year and the homey mind of i edited it together nicely.  Enjoy and be sure to come to the festival this year.  Drake, J. Cole, and Jay Electronica alone should demand your presence.

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