Freddie Gibbs on KUBE 93’s Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on May 30th, 2014 by Hyphen

One of the dopest MC’s in the game and one of the realest dudes in the industry, Freddie Gibbs has been one of our favorites for years on Sound Session.  We’ve ran into him numerous times but amazingly never had him in studio for a SNSS interview…until now.

Freddie came through the KUBE studios on 5/24/14 while in Seattle on tour with Tech N9ne and we chopped it up for a bit about his love for the city (its greenery and Seahawk Richard Sherman, in particular), growing up and starting his rap career in a tough environment in Indiana, and later making the move to Los Angeles to pursue music.  We also talked about his approach to the industry and how he can appeal to a wide fan base, before touching on his recent projects with Madlib and DJ Fresh.

Peep the full interview above for more and be sure to catch Freddie when he’s in your town.  Shout to Archie for coordinating and the First Ladies for shooting and editing the piece.

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Sound Session #449 (1-19-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 4th, 2014 by Hyphen


Apologies for the delay on getting the last few SNSS episodes archived, but it’s been really busy lately with travel, work, more work, a little fun, even more work, and the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl.  All in all, a fun but exhausting few weeks!

Here’s episode #449, where we celebrated the real Super Bowl (the Seahawks beating the clear 2nd best team, the 49ers) and the amazing extra-curriculars of Richard Sherman.  We also played new music from artists like Quelle Chris, Jake Lambo, Rome Fortune, SOHN, Sango, Kenneth Whalum III, Murs, Bryant Dope, Chrome, Toro y Moi, and more.

Enjoy this one and hold tight for a few more episodes tonight…

Show #449 (1-19-14)

  1. V. Dot ft. Louis V – “Town Biz” (Local Music)
  2. Kanye West ft. King Louie – “Send It Up”
  3. Nacho Picasso – “The Lick” (Local Music)
  4. Drake – “Trophies”
  5. Yonas Michael – “206 My City”
  6. Fabolous – “Young OG”
  7. Roc Marciano ft. A.G. – “Soul Music”
  8. Quelle Chris – “Going Swell”
  9. Termanology ft. Ransom – “Set It Off”
  10. Jake Lambo – “Cool Flow”
  11. Rome Fortune – “Ice Cream Man”
  12. Common – “War”
  13. Talib Kweli ft. Res – “What’s Real”
  14. Mykestro ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Set Precedent (LA Mix)”
  15. Kardinal Offishall ft. Raekwon & Assassin – “Pretty Paper”
  16. Kanye West – “Celebration” (Throwback of the Week)
  17. Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps – “No Gods” (Local Music)
  18. SOHN – “Bloodflows”
  19. Sango ft. SPZRKT – “Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)”
  20. Kenneth Whalum III ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “Away”
  21. Jamall Bufford – “Nineteen”
  22. Murs & Apollo Brown – “The Pain Is Gone”
  23. Bryant Dope – “Ride”
  24. Chromeo ft. Toro y Moi – “Come Alive”

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Mistah F.A.B. – Live Freestyle on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session on September 19th, 2013 by Hyphen

The homey Mistah F.A.B. stopped by SNSS this week and as is tradition with F.A.B., he blessed the mic with a crazy freestyle off the top of his head.  He completely killed it, with all sorts of Seattle references for us: his cousin Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch and his 3 touchdowns in the Seahawks vs. 49ers game earlier that night, Richard Sherman vs. Skip Bayless, Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton, Tha Bizness, Macklemore, and more.

Props to F.A.B. for being one of the few MC’s brave enough to spit…and murder…a legit freestyle live on air with us.  Some of your favorite MC’s have declined to rhyme live with us, and even those that do rarely do it off the top.  No writtens here, just improvisational skill at it’s finest.

You can download the audio of the freestyle right here –

And the full interview is available on the archive for SNSS #431, right here.

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