Sound Session #487 (10-12-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 18th, 2014 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s SNSS from Rapsody, BJ The Chicago Kid, Raury, Dej Loaf, Diamond District, Vince Staples, Pharoahe Monch, Diamond D, O.C., SBTRKT, Elijah Blake, Dom Kennedy, and more.  Plus, our throwback honored one of the greatest albums of all time turning 15 years old.  Good show, hope y’all dig it!

Show #487 (10-12-14)

1.    Kendrick Lamar – “i”
2.    Rapsody – “The World”
3.    Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious”
4.    ASAP Rocky ft. Juicy J – “Multiply”
5.    Sam Lachow ft. Watsky & Ariana DeBoo – “After Dark” (Local Music)
6.    BJ The Chicago Kid – “Soul Of A Woman”
7.    Raury – “Armor”
8.    BANKS – “F*ck Em Only We Know”
9.    ODESZA ft. Zyra – “It’s Only” (Local Music)
10.    Childish Gambino – “Retro (Rough)”
11.    Cozz ft. J. Cole – “Knock The Hustle (Remix)”
12.    Fearce Vill ft. Romaro Franceswa & S.E.V. – “P.O.M.P.” (Local Music)
13.    Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
14.    Vince Staples – “Screen Door”
15.    Diamond District – “Lost Cause”
16.    Diamond D ft. Pharoahe Monch – “Rap Life”
17.    DJ JS-1 ft. O.C. – “Turn The Tables”
18.    Mos Def – “Brooklyn” (Throwback of the Week)
19.    Homeboy Sandman – “Refugee”
20.    THURZ – “Right Now”
21.    Fashawn ft. Dom Kennedy – “Golden State Of Mind”
22.    SBTRKT ft. Boogie – “Spaced Out”
23.    Elijah Blake – “Come Away”

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-20-11

Posted in Wack Lyric of the Day on June 20th, 2011 by Hyphen

Obviously one of my all time favorite artists and good friend of SNSS, but I heard this not so classic opening bar to a classic record (and album) in the gym earlier today:

“We in the house like Japanese in Japan or Koreans in Korea”
— Talib Kweli, “K.O.S.”

Still a great track though. “The funky singing by Miss Vinia Mojica”:

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Mos Def – Supermagic (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 13th, 2009 by Hyphen


Ahem, excuse me.  Nabil is a beast.

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Blackstar at the House of Blues

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on February 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

Tunji just shot over this footage of Talib joining Mos for a little impromptu Blackstar performance at the House of Blues from last night down in Los Angeles.  Is it strange that hearing “Respiration” drop still gives me goosebumps a decade after it first came out?

Peep more over at the Year of the Blacksmith.

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Talib Kweli on Sound Session (Appearance #4)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on November 20th, 2008 by Hyphen

(watch it in HD on HyphenTV right here)

A few weeks ago, the big homies Talib Kweli and Corey Smyth stopped by KUBE to make their 4th appearance on Sound Session.  It’s always great to meet and interview people for the first time, but it’s even better once you get to know them and your ‘interviews’ just turn in to catching up with old friends.  It probably could have been under better circumstances though, cause right before we got up, this happened.  It shows you how cool Talib is that despite just finding out about the theft, he still took time for us before trying to find the laptop.  Booooooooo @ that “fan” who took Kwa’s MacBook.  Shame on you.

Anyway, if you missed any of the previous discussions, you can check ‘em out on our podcast page right here.

This time around, we talked all about his current projects, including updates on the next Reflection Eternal album with Hi-Tek, his Idle Warship group with Res & Graph Nobel, and all things Blacksmith. We also discussed what it’s like to operate his own label, how new media has affected his career, a little politics, and more.  Be sure to watch it in high-def on the HyphenTV Vimeo page, or if you only want the audio, grab it below:

Talib Kweli on Sound Session -
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Blacksmith is the movement.

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