Sound Session #566 (8/28/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 2nd, 2016 by Hyphen


What up everyone, hope you’re all well!  It feels like it’s been a hell of a week with all the Colin Kaepernick nonsense (no, not his very sensible, very American, very peaceful protest of police brutality and systematic oppression…I mean the reaction from many fans and way too many folks in sports media) and Trump’s latest efforts to singlehandedly destroy America (advantage Pena Nietoand me), so hopefully a little music can take your mind off it.  I did have to weigh in on Kap, but if you follow me on social media, you knew that was coming.

New music on this week’s SNSS from Anderson .Paak, T.I., Vince Staples, Ryan Caraveo, Big Gigantic & Pell, Leikeli47, Loyle Carner, Mac Miller & CeeLo, Mick Jenkins, Cashmere Cat & The Weeknd & Francis and the Lights, and more.  Two throwbacks to celebrate one of the greatest rap albums of all time.

Also be sure to check out my appearance on The Biggest podcast with the homies Miguel Rockwell and HawkinsBird.  We basically just nerded out and touched on all sorts of topics, so if you’ve ever wanted to know a bunch of random Hyphen related trivia, now’s your chance.  You can stream/download their podcast on all apps (iTunes, Stitcher, etc.) and right here online.


Show #566 (8/28/16)

1. Torae ft. Freeway & Styles P – “Get Down (Remix)”
2. Anderson .Paak ft. T.I. – “Come Down (Remix)”
3. T.I. – “We Will Not”
4. Vince Staples – “War Ready”
5. Outkast – “ATLiens” (Throwback of the Week)
6. Frank Ocean ft. Andre 3000 – “Solo (Reprise)”
7. La – “So What” (Local Music)
8. Ryan Caraveo – “Feels Like Magic” (Local Music)
9. King Leez & Guce ft. Kokane – “Just That Type” (Local Music)
10. Big Gigantic ft. Pell – “Miss Primetime”
11. Raury & Jaden Smith – “Losing Your Mind”
12. GoldLink ft. Ciscero – “Fall In Love”
13. ABRA – “Pull Up”
14. Leikeli47 – “Money”
15. Isaiah Rashad – “Free Lunch”
16. Childish Major ft. Isaiah Rashad & SZA – “Happy Birthday”
17. DJ Khaled ft. J. Cole & EarthGang – “Jermaine’s Interlude”
18. Loyle Carner ft. Rebel Kleff – “No CD”
19. Nathan Nzanga – “Truce” (Local Music)
20. Mac Miller ft. CeeLo Green – “We”
21. De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – “Memory Of… (US)”
22. Mick Jenkins – “Spread Love”
23. Tory Lanez – “Cold Hard Love”
24. Cashmere Cat ft. The Weeknd & Francis and the Lights – “Wild Love”
25. Outkast ft. Big Rube – “13th Floor / Growing Old” (Throwback of the Week)

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The Biggest podcast with DJ Hyphen

Posted in Interviews, Other Peoples' Interviews, Radio, Random Ish, Sound Session on September 1st, 2016 by Hyphen

Fresh off a year-long stint across the pond my bro DJ Hyphen comes through for one of my favorite episodes to date. We spend minimal time on his back story and then delve into everything that comes to our minds from Game Of Thrones to Kanye. A true convo amongst music nerds. This is what The Biggest is all about. #ItsTheBiggest

The longtime homey Miguel Rockwell recently invited me on his super dope podcast series, The Biggest, and the episode is up now for y’all to check out.  I really enjoyed this convo with Mike and his cohost Joe “HawkinsBird” Hawkins, who Mike affectionately refers to as “the most redundant man I’ve ever known.”  They’ve been recording some great conversations with all sorts of folks in the Seattle hip-hop scene, so it was an honor to sit down with them and chop it up.

There’s all sorts of random Hyphen-related trivia sprinkled in here as we completely nerd out about random topics.  This is probably the most you’ll ever hear me talk, so you’ve been warned!  Enjoy!


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Clock Radio Speakers podcast with DJ Hyphen

Posted in Interviews, Other Peoples' Interviews, Radio, Sound Session on January 5th, 2014 by Hyphen

(you like that 3rd person blog title, don’t ya?)

The homies Doc and Armond do one of the best hip-hop podcasts around with their Clock Radio Speakers show and I was honored to be a guest on a recent episode of theirs.  Toss this on and listen to us nerd out about all sorts of topics, including rap’s fascination with radio play and how radio really works, Wale’s issues with Complex, “event” releases in 2013 from artists like Jay-Z and Beyonce, my #InboxMadness Twitter series, industry tastemakers, and a whole bunch more.  Just a fun discussion with some folks that truly love music.  Good times.

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Sound Session #293 (1-9-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 11th, 2011 by Hyphen

Two fairly important announcements this week:

  • First, SNSS now officially begins each week at 10:15pm so be sure to start tuning in earlier if you’re listening live on 93.3 FM in Seattle or online.  We’re excited (and thankful) to use the additional time to play even more good music each week and we plan on taking things to another level in 2011.
  • Secondly, Gmail is a buncha haters.  Nah, just playin.  I love Gmail more than pretty much anything…how else would my #inboxmadness series be possible?  That said, last week, they mistakenly flagged our weekly email with the SNSS playlist and download links as spam and it didn’t get delivered to any of our faithful listeners.  As I write this, I have no idea if that problem will resurface this week, but if you manage to see this and ever have issues with our weekly email, you can always download each week’s show both on the KUBE site and TAOD.  If you have any difficulty with any of the links or have any other questions, just email me –

Show #293 (1-9-11)

  1. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – “That Good”
  2. Lloyd Banks ft. Jeremih – “I Don’t Deserve You”
  3. Young Chris – “None Of Them is You”
  4. Pac Div – “Let Loose”
  5. Emilio Rojas – “Close To Me”
  6. Brothers From Another ft. Vitamin D – “Midnight Special” (Local Music)
  7. Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
  8. John Regan ft. Nicholas Howard – “Stars”
  9. John Crown – “Shoot For The Stars” (Local Music)
  10. Big Sean – “Final Hour”
  11. Kanye West ft. Rick Ross – “Devil In A New Dress”
  12. Rick Ross ft. Drake – “Made Men”
  13. Roc Marciano ft. Sean Price – “Snow (Remix)”
  14. Saigon – “The Greatest Story Never Told”
  15. Ghostface Killah – “How You Like Me Baby”
  16. Fortilive – “Mic and Me”
  17. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) ft. Action Bronson – “The Money Is Reality”
  18. CurT@!n$ – “A Song For You”
  19. ChillxWill – “Systems” (Local Music)
  20. J. Cole – “Too Deep For The Intro”
  21. Common – “Invocation” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Asher Roth & Nottz – “Break Bread”
  23. Sebastien Tellier – “Sexuality (A-Trak Remix)”

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Gordon Gartrell Radio – Episode 15

Posted in Artists, Radio on August 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

Just when you start to wonder when Phonte and Brainchild are dropping another GGR…”BAM!”…they’re back.  Enjoy:

  1. B. Bravo “Midnite”
  2. Method Man & Redman “Dangerous Mcees” (cookin soul remix)
  3. Che Grand “People Bowling” (feat. Tanya Morgan)
  4. Mos Def “Auditorium” (feat. Slick Rick)
  5. DJ Mitsu “Get ‘Em Up” (feat. Elzhi)
  6. Amerie “Why R U”
  7. Kan Kick “I’m Going To Take U Out To Dinner”
  8. GB “Dealer Dog”
  9. Morgan Zarate “Satin White”
  10. Kenlo “Pont”
  11. Jay Dee “Come Get It”
  12. Freddie Joachim “Silent”
  13. Raheem DeVaughn “Wanna Love You” (feat Young Chris)
  14. Slum Village “Cloud 9″ (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
  15. DJ Spinna “Guaranteed” (feat. Phonte & Yahzarah)
  16. Reggie B “Spirtual Fi”
  17. Zo! & Asylum 7 “The Lineup” (feat. Metasyons, Finale & Buff)
  18. Karriem Riggins “I Want You”
  19. Byron The Aquarius “Repetitive” (feat. Daru & Da Button Pusha)
  20. Lunice “This Time”
  21. Onra “My Comet”
  22. Floyd The Locsmif “Fuzzy Navel”
  23. Afta-1 “Flor Y Uva
  24. Nicolay “Lose Your Way” (feat. Carlitta Durand)

Download here.

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