Sound Session #380 (9-23-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 26th, 2012 by Hyphen

Sorry for the delay on this week’s SNSS archive, but as always, better late than never!  New music from folks like Murs, Fashawn, Exile, Kilo Kish, Moka Only, Brother Ali, Frank Ocean, Miguel, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Big Sean, Ghostface Killah, and more.  Enjoy…

Show #380 (9-23-12)

  1. Kanye West ft. Pusha T & Ghostface Killah – “New God Flow (Remix)”
  2. Scoe ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Thank You”
  3. Murs & Fashawn ft. Adrian – “This Generation”
  4. Action Bronson – “It’s Me”
  5. Fabolous – “So NY”
  6. ILLFIGHTYOU – “92” (Local Music)
  7. Lupe Fiasco – “Form Follows Function”
  8. Big Sean ft. J. Cole – “24K Of Gold”
  9. Kilo Kish – “Navy”
  10. Miguel – “Do You…”
  11. Frank Ocean – “Monks”
  12. Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Ab-Soul – “Congregation”
  13. Brother Ali – “All You Need”
  14. Rookie Snow ft. Nipsey Hussle & Emoe – “Successful” (Local Music)
  15. Jay-Z – “Takeover” (Throwback of the Week)
  16. PackFM – “Crazy”
  17. Leezy Soprano – “Greater Love” (Local Music)
  18. Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) ft. Fashawn & Co$$ – “Cali Dreamin’”
  19. Steven A. Clark – “Seashore”
  20. Junia-T ft. Slakah The Beatchild – “You & I”
  21. Moka Only ft. Plug 2 (of De La Soul) – “Mr. Megahustle” (Local Music)
  22. Mansions On The Moon – “Radio”

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Sound Session #368 (7-1-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 3rd, 2012 by Hyphen

Big shout to everyone I ran into down in Los Angeles this past week, especially Nick and the whole team at Hard Knock TV.  I had a blast playing in their basketball tournament and celebrating their 7 year anniversary and 50 million YouTube views.  Here’s to many, many more!

Check out new music on this week’s SNSS from artists like Kanye, Pac Div, Eighty4 Fly, Ray Dalton, Wale, Khaleel, ADaD, Little Dragon, Lupe Fiasco, O.C., Apollo Brown, and more.  Enjoy!

 Show #368 (7-1-12)

  1. Killer Mike – “JoJo’s Chillin’”
  2. DJ Khaled ft. Kanye West & Rick Ross – “I Wish You Would”
  3. Nas ft. Rick Ross – “Accident Murderers”
  4. Pac Div – “Automatic”
  5. Eighty4 Fly ft. Neema – “Go Slow” (Local Music)
  6. Dom Kennedy – “Girls On Stage”
  7. Big K.R.I.T. ft. 8ball, MJG, & 2 Chainz – “Money On The Floor”
  8. Brothers From Another ft. Prometheus Brown & Thig Natural – “Molly Moon” (Local Music)
  9. Ray Dalton – “So Emotional” (Local Music)
  10. Rashad – “Make Love 2 This”
  11. Wale ft. Stalley – “Fluorescent Ink”
  12. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Shame”
  13. Khaleel ft. Panchi – “Rappin’ Exercise”
  14. Big Boi ft. Pimp C, Bun B, & Big K.R.I.T. – “Gossip”
  15. Brother Ali – “Stop The Press”
  16. ADaD ft. Fashawn & Naledge – “Space Invaders”
  17. Asher Roth – “Good Morning View”
  18. Little Dragon – “Sunshine”
  19. Lupe Fiasco – “Bitch Bad”
  20. O.C. & Apollo Brown – “Caught Up”
  21. The Stop The Violence Movement – “Self Destruction” (Throwback of the Week)

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HoopxHang at SXSW

Posted in Artists, Sound Session, Sports on March 24th, 2011 by Hyphen

(hint: floating left is when I like to pull the most)

As I’ve mentioned on the blog and Twitter, I traveled down to Austin last week for SXSW.  In addition to all the incredible shows I saw and artists I chopped it up with, I had the privilege to play in the first annual HoopxHang 3 on 3 tournament.  John Gotty of the Smoking Section (my personal favorite blog because of the care they put in their write ups and their excellent musical taste), Nick Huff of Hard Knock TV, and Nike Basketball organized the event and invited about 50 artists, DJ’s, managers, bloggers, record label reps, and other industry folks to take their talents to Doris Miller Auditorium.

Anyone who knows me personally knows that as much as I live and breathe music, sports has always been 329318239128x the passion in my life.  I’ll go play any game, anytime, anywhere, so I was just excited to get a little run in during the trip.  Also, every time these rappers come through Sound Session, you should hear them go on and on about their skills on the court.  After all that talk, I finally got to play with a few of the homies!  Topping it all off, Nike came through with free gear from head to toe.  #winning!

Special shout to my two teammates:  Kenny, a friend of The Smoking Section’s John Gotty, and Chris (pictured below) from Hollyweerd.  We didn’t know what squad we would be on before we began, but we meshed pretty nicely.

After winning our first two games (yours truly with the game winners in each…#humblebrag), we were ousted in the semi-finals against the eventual champions…these guys:

That would be Push Montana (who turned into Khalid El-Amin against us), Brock (Diamond Supply), and Dutch (Smokers Club).  They had a solid mix of skill, size, and intensity that proved too much for the competition as they knocked off the Pac Div homies (below) in the Championship.

Despite what had to be a logistical nightmare, the event went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time.  Hats off to everyone who organized and participated and thanks again to Gotty and Nick for the invitation.  Looking forward to it being bigger and better next year…perhaps we could we see a little 5 on 5 action?  We need to get these rappers in shape!

Be sure to check out the official recap with more pictures and stories over at The Smoking Section.

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