Sound Session #560 (7/17/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 21st, 2016 by Hyphen

SNSS

Well, in keeping in line with the horrible events of the past few weeks, the Republican National Convention has just ended with one of the scariest and darkest speeches a major party candidate has ever delivered.  While the tone and fear mongering will be the largest takeaways, don’t forget all the outright lies peppered in throughout.  It’s amazing, and we’ve come close before, but we’re officially here now.  An election where the Republicans are trying to manipulate the narrative to completely ignore actual facts, such problematic little hurdles.

Sorry, I’m not ready to accept this.  Beliefs, preferences, moral leanings, etc. are one thing and whatever way you lean, hey…go for it.  Personally, I’m a fan of hope, diversity, love, and acceptance, but if you’re a fan of hate, division, and exclusion, do you, boo boo.  Make your decisions based on actual facts though, not fear.  Remember, as a very wise individual once said, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

On a lighter note, treat this week’s SNSS as a respite from the madness.  New tracks from Warm Brew, BANKS, Phonte & Eric Roberson, Michael Christmas, Wiley, Blu & Nottz, Polyester, Joe Budden, Rexx Life Raj, and more.

Show #560 (7/17/16)

1. Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Swizz Beatz – “Famous”
2. Asher Roth ft. Michael Christmas & Larry June – “Laundry”
3. KnowMads – “Smoker’s Corner” (Local Music)
4. Logic – “44 Bars”
5. Rexx Life Raj – “Young Wardell”
6. Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey ft. 7evenThirty & Iman Omari – “Black Love”
7. Polyester The Saint ft. Moni Mendoza & Marc Merlot – “How Far (Interlude)”
8. Snoop Dogg – “Two Or More”
9. Joe Budden – “Freedom Freestyle”
10. LaRue ft. Silas Blak – “Nat Turner” (Local Music)
11. Dee-1 – “We Are The Undefeated”
12. Blu & Nottz ft. Bishop Lamont, Torae, Skyzoo, & DJ Revolution – “Giant Steps”
13. A-F-R-O & Marco Polo ft. Pharoahe Monch – “Swarm”
14. Apathy – “Attention Deficit Disorder”
15. The Avalanches ft. Camp Lo – “Because I’m Me”
16. Schoolboy Q ft. Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, & Ab-Soul – “That Part (Black Hippy Remix)”
17. Lil’ Kim ft. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Drugs” (Throwback of the Week)
18. Warm Brew ft. Hugh Augustine & SiR – “No Time”
19. antbzy ft. Ariana DeBoo – “Since I Been Away” (Local Music)
20. Fudge (Michael Christmas & Prefuse 73) ft. Alex Mali – “In My Shoes”
21. Dusky ft. Wiley – “Sort It Out Sharon”
22. 808INK – “Suede Jaw”
23. Loyle Carner – “Tierney Terrace”
24. Khalid – “Let’s Go”
25. Phonte & Eric Roberson – “It’s So Easy”
26. Yuna – “Time”
27. BANKS – “F*ck With Myself”
28. Maggie Rogers – “Alaska”
29. Damaged Goods ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Where Do You Go”

Link to download – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B72U-rgJjvmWSzMwWVd0WVFLakU

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Lupe Fiasco on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on February 10th, 2011 by Hyphen

Long time friend of SNSS, Lupe Fiasco returned to Seattle to speak with J. Moore and I on 1-14-11. We broadcast live on KUBE93.com and talked all about his long awaited Lasers project, his rabid fan base, his life away from the stage/studio, and much more.  In the first half of the interview, Lu discussed how his lyrics impact listeners, how he’s often misinterpreted in the media, his hobbies when relaxing at home, and more.

In the second half of the interview, Lu discussed his car collection, his favorite albums of 2010, his plans to become an author, Lasers, and he even spit an acapella verse from the project.

Lastly, we opened up the floor to questions from viewers who were logged in, watching it live.

Hopefully you enjoy this candid conversation with one of our favorite MC’s in the industry and just an all around good guy.  I wish we recorded footage of the meet & greet we held right before this (remember when we gave out tickets?) so you could all see how Lu’s lyrics have really impacted the lives of his fans.

Support Lasers when it drops March 8th!

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J-Smooth vs. T-Pain

Posted in Politics, Videos on April 17th, 2010 by Hyphen

Slow down J, you’re killin’ em.

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Hahaha I love these

Posted in Comedy, Politics, Videos on January 23rd, 2009 by Hyphen

Any clowning of the FCC always gets my blessing.

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Murs on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on December 17th, 2008 by Hyphen

(watch part one in HD on HyphenTV)

J. Moore and I recently got the chance to have one of our favorite artists in the game, the one and only Murs, come through Sound Session and kick it with us.  Back when I used to do college radio down in Los Angeles (KSPC what up!), I used to joke about how many people would call in to request Living Legends music.  Seriously, I’d get one every 15 minutes…it was crazy.  They have such an ill following in Cali (and worldwide), and it’s been great to watch Murs build upon that to take his career and brand to a new level.

When we sat down with him, we talked all about his new Murs For President album, why he decided to sign to a major label, his love for No Limit & Cash Money records from the late 90’s, life on the road, politics, and much more.  Be sure to watch both parts of the interview to see why he’s the most authentic rapper you’ll ever find.

(watch part two in HD on HyphenTV)

If you need the audio for your mp3 player, here you go:

Murs on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?zwmqjo3htnj
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/529083346101e751/ )

If there are any problems with the links or videos, just let me know.  Enjoy!

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Common on OkayplayerTV

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

It’s a beautiful thing to see some of my favorite people all working together.  The homies GregTheDude and Tunji linked up with the other homies Com and Okayplayer to cook up a couple videos for y’all.  In these clips, Common talks about his upcoming Universal Mind Control album, politics, his past work, and more.  Hit the jump to watch the other two pieces and click here to check the last time we had Com on Sound Session.

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David Banner talks Election ’08

Posted in Artists, Politics, Videos on October 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

(watch it in High-Def on HyphenTV)

A few weeks back, David Banner came through Sound Session and I jumped at the chance to talk a little politics with one of the more socially aware rappers out there.  Granted, Banner drops his fair share of standard commercial/club type joints (“Play” comes to mind…), but it’s all about balance, and he provides that with his social commentary.

In this clip, Banner talked with me about the importance of the election coming up a week from today.  He explained why he supports Barack Obama, what the presidential candidate represents to him, and why it’s critical that the youth get involved in the political process.  With the election so close, we really need everyone on board down the home stretch.  Are you in or are you out?

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LL Cool J ft. Wyclef Jean – Mr. President (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Politics on October 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

Some simply visuals for a web video of LL’s “Mr. President” off his new album, Exit 13.  Is it good?  Ehh.  Does LL’s rhyme style work in 2008?  Ehhhhh.  Do I support him making a song with at least a cursory amount of substance?  Absolutely.

I don’t even hate wackness.  I hate wackness that glorifies other forms of wackness.  If your heart’s in the right place, I’ll let it slide all day.

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Chris Rock on Real Time with Bill Maher

Posted in Comedy, Politics, Videos on September 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

Gotta love that ‘related videos’ feature on YouTube, right?  As long as we’re posting up recent Chris Rock videos, here’s his appearance on Bill Maher’s Real Time after last night’s debate.  He reuses a few of the jokes from Larry King, but there’s still some great new stuff in there.  Chris is always hilarious and on point as well.

Everyone’s asking where Sarah Palin is after this debate (answer: stowed safely away in Area 51), but I want to know where Dave Chappelle is.  I would love to hear his take on all this.

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Bun B at the Democratic National Convention

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Politics on August 28th, 2008 by Hyphen

(I know what you’re sayin’)

AllHipHop caught up with Bun at the Convention to get his take on hip-hop’s role in the political process.  That’s interesting that he’s planning on going to the Republican National Convention next week in Minnesota too.  I understand where he’s coming from, but you couldn’t pay me to be surrounded by that much ignorance.  As Bill said last night, “thanks, but no thanks.”

To hear more of Bun talking politics, peep the interview I did with him for Sound Session back in April right here.  Video swiped from Eskay.

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