Sound Session #419 (6-23-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 24th, 2013 by Hyphen

SNSS

Just a quick note for this week’s SNSS archive since I’m heading off to Los Angeles in a few hours.  Check episode #419 for new music from Jon Connor, Run The Jewels, Add-2, Curren$y, Bas, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Lion Babe, Dom Kennedy, Dornik, Drake, and more.  Plus, the homies CharlieRED let us world premiere their new track, “GreenGREED,” though it’s not in the archive for y’all that didn’t listen live.  You can check it out on their site here.

Enjoy the show and LA folks, hit me up if you’re around this week!

Show #419 (6-23-13)

  1. Jon Connor ft. Talib Kweli – “Rise Up”
  2. Prodigy & Alchemist ft. Havoc & Raekwon – “R.I.P.”
  3. Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “36” Chain”
  4. Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson – “Bound”
  5. Romaro Franceswa – “Black King” (Local Music)
  6. **CharlieRED – “GreenGREED” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  7. Add-2 – “Paper”
  8. Curren$y ft. Young Roddy – “Grizzly”
  9. Bas ft. J. Cole & KQuick – “Lit”
  10. J. Cole ft. Nas – “Let Nas Down (Remix)”
  11. Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Joey Badass, & Mike Posner – “The Spark”
  12. Mac Miller ft. Jay Electronica – “Suplexes Inside Of Complexes and Duplexes”
  13. Tony Touch ft. Eminem – “Symphony In H”
  14. Cassow ft. Smoke DZA – “Chains On A King” (Local Music)
  15. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Deep Cover” (Throwback of the Week)
  16. Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
  17. John Legend – “Made To Love”
  18. Lion Babe – “Treat Me Like Fire”
  19. M.i ft. Denitia Odigie – “This 1”
  20. Th3rdz – “Settle Down” (Local Music)
  21. Dom Kennedy – “Never”
  22. Drake ft. Sampha – “The Motion”
  23. Dornik – “Something About You”
  24. Mayer Hawthorne – “The Stars Are Ours”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www46.zippyshare.com/v/20992355/file.html
(back up – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/ae7a184faa/)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/h9eyl1xdl27m)

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Sound Session #302 (3-13-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 15th, 2011 by Hyphen

Short on time this week as I’m frantically trying to wrap up any loose ends before making the annual trek down to SXSW in Texas.  If you’re going to be down in Austin, hit me with an email, text, call, comment, tweet, etc. so we can link up!

There are a million great events but be sure to come through the 1st annual Hoop & Hang basketball tournament on Saturday from 12pm – 4pm.  I’ll be out there breaking your favorite rapper’s ankles and dropping a few from Jimmer range.  More details will be revealed this week on The Smoking Section, who are hosting the event along with Hard Knock TV.  Should be a fun time…

Show #302 (3-13-11)

  1. Killer Mike ft. Big Boi & T.I. – “Ready, Set, Go (Remix)”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. – “Dreamin’”
  3. Rittz ft. 8Ball – “Pie”
  4. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  5. The Physics – “Fix You” (Local Music)
  6. Travis Barker ft. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell – “If You Want To”
  7. Shad – “The One In Front Of The Garage”
  8. Dom Kennedy – “Goodbye”
  9. Pusha T – “Cook It Down”
  10. Pharoahe Monch ft. Styles P & Phonte – “Black Hand Side”
  11. Raekwon ft. Nas – “Rich and Black”
  12. Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man – “The What” (Throwback of the Week)
  13. Grynch ft. Jon Hope & Language Arts – “Timeless” (Local Music)
  14. Bambu – “Something”
  15. J*Davey – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  16. **INTERVIEW WITH PRECIZE**
  17. Mickey Factz – “Paradise”
  18. Thurzday – “Rodney King”
  19. Sweatshop Union ft. D-Sisive – “Bring Back The Music” (Local Music)
  20. Recess ft. Blu – “How Do You Sleep?”
  21. The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?yqciwhqyfjm02f6
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/8780237842a73436/)
(2nd back up – http://www.usershare.net/7jb9t3ptu6lr/DJ Hyphen and J. Moore – Sunday Night Sound Session, Show 302, 3-13-11.mp3)

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Freeway & Jake One in Seattle – Thursday, Jan. 20th

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on January 18th, 2011 by Hyphen

Not only do you get to see Philly Freezer and Jake tear it down, but you get an opening set from my favorite group in Seattle, The Physics, plus DJ’ing by the legendary Vitamin D all night.  Gonna be a crazy show, be there at Neumo’s on Thursday!

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Sound Session #294 (1-16-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 18th, 2011 by Hyphen

Another week in the books and another reminder why as maddening as this industry can be, there are still so many dope people involved and so many good reasons why we can’t give it up.  On Wednesday, J. Moore and I checked out one of our favorite groups (and my fellow Swedish brethren), Little Dragon, for their third performance at Nectar in Seattle.  Since we’ve been supporting the group for a bit (peep one of our older interviews & their new music video right here), they’re the homies these days and it’s always fun to catch up with them.  The band is blowing up so in between touring with the Gorillaz and lead singer Yukimi recording for Raphael Saadiq’s upcoming album, you need to go check them out when they’re in your town.  Has Sound Session ever steered you wrong about an artist?

If you answered, “yes, remember Kevin Michael?”…you win.  But that wasn’t our fault!  He had all the tools to be a dope artist and perhaps one day we’ll see that fulfilled.  That said, I’m still struggling to see how you go from this…to this?  Ruh roh.  Even Lauryn told him to reel it in a notch.

Anyway, we followed up Little Dragon by chopping it up with close friend of the show, Lupe Fiasco, on Friday.  We ran a contest allowing 20 listeners to win a meet and greet by submitting their favorite Lupe verse and, quite simply, the responses floored me.  We had about 200 entrants in less than 2 days and almost every verse was different.  It was amazing to see how many people Lu has inspired with his music and also to such degrees.  There were stanzas in his verses that literally changed peoples’ lives.  Pretty cool.

After the meet and greet, we broadcast a live interview with Lu over the net and followed that up with a web chat firing listener questions at him.  You can see both archived as one video right here and while we may produce some snazzier looking video in the coming week(s) for the blogs, there’s a TON of great Lupe info in there for you right now.  We discussed everything from his upcoming album…to food…to his surprisingly balleriffic car collection.  And on that note, Lu wanted to make sure everyone saw his endorsement of the Corvette ZHZ he rented from Hertz while in town, so we grabbed some footage on the iPhone just cause.  Laughs here.

So yeah…after yet another week filled with #inboxmadness, sometimes you need these little reminders as to why we do what we do.  Above all, it’s just the music…but it’s vital to interact with other music lovers, not listeners, every now and then.  We’re a dying breed…

Show #294 (1-16-11)

  1. J. Cole – “Too Deep For The Intro”
  2. Outasight – “Losing My Mind”
  3. Thee Tom Hardy ft. GQ – “So Outrageous”
  4. Slaughterhouse ft. The Lox – “Put Some Money On It (Remix)”
  5. Roc Marciano ft. Sean Price – “Snow (Remix)”
  6. Saigon ft. Faith Evans – “Clap”
  7. Killer Mike – “Burn”
  8. Ghostface Killah ft. Killah Priest & GZA – “Purified Thoughts”
  9. ChillxWill – “Systems” (Local Music)
  10. Kanye West & Jay-Z – “H.A.M.”
  11. Kanye West – “Hell Of A Life”
  12. U-N-I – “Donkey Kong”
  13. TiRon & Ayomari – “Good Food”
  14. Brothers From Another ft. Sol & JusMoni – “New Easy Lift” (Local Music)
  15. Asher Roth & Nottz ft. Colin Munroe – “Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)”
  16. Talib Kweli – “I’m On One”
  17. Fortilive ft. Skyzoo – “Jim Kelly”
  18. John Crown – “Be’s That Way” (Local Music)
  19. Big Sean – “Final Hour”
  20. Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
  21. Black Star – “Brown Skin Lady” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. JR & PH7 ft. Shawn Jackson – “She Loves Me”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?5p6t9y1laqc9f8z
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/853878561c5d77c7/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/zn3tx071hb1x)

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Shad – Live in Cologne (show + interview)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on December 18th, 2010 by Hyphen

It’s so dope to see the homey Shad blowing up all over the world these days.  Right after Yeezy, SK is my second favorite artist out these days, and above all, him and his team are just good, cool folks.  Peep the video above to see clips from his recent performance in Cologne plus some interesting interview excerpts.

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Sound Session #289 (12-12-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 14th, 2010 by Hyphen

Alright, not to get all Rev Run/emo-Drake on you, but with my recent home purchase and subsequent move, I’ve been thinking about how my post-college life has broken down nicely into a few sections based on housing.  There was the first apartment phase where I was out of the dorms and really living on my own for the first time (crappy job but fun times).  That was followed by the second, nicer apartment with a better job and more money in the pocket, but overall, not as fun as the no-responsibility days that preceded it.  Now I’m on to the first home section and I’m determined to use the transition as a catalyst to spur the rest of my life on to a new phase as well.

Whether or not you followed the same type of route, your adult life is probably fairly similar.  Anyone reading this is part of the same basic culture and thus we all share the same basic goals, while battling the same basic challenges.  So personally, I’ve decided to take a step back and approach things a little bit more analytical than before.  The new plan is to define, prioritize, execute, complete, repeat, and assess.  That goes for everything in life.  Y’all might be able to do it all a little more fluidly, but I’m left brain.  Do whatever works best for you, but make sure you’re moving forward and progressing.  aka:

Ayo, the brother’s “Stillmatic”
I crawled up out of that grave, wiping the dirt, cleaning my shirt
They thought I’ll make another “Illmatic”
But it’s always forward I’m moving
Never backwards stupid, here’s another classic

And since you’ll need a soundtrack, Hubble SNSS gotchu.

Show #289 (12-12-10)

  1. Yelawolf ft. Rittz The Rapper – “Box Chevy”
  2. B.o.B ft. Playboy Tre, CyHi Da Prynce, & Bun B – “Higher”
  3. Lloyd Banks – “Reach Out”
  4. Bambu – “History Of Angels”
  5. Focus ft. Pro-Verb, Ras Kass, Kendrick Lamar, & Latoiya Williams – “Homage To Daz & Soopafly”
  6. Avatar Young Blaze ft. Isabella du Graf – “Wishing On A Dream” (Local Music)
  7. Evidence – “Frame Of Mind”
  8. **INTERVIEW WITH KYLE LUCAS (of VONNEGUTT) & CAPTAIN MIDNITE, PT. 1**
  9. Big Boi ft. Vonnegutt – “Follow Us (Remix)”
  10. Mac Miller – “Knock, Knock”
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH KYLE LUCAS (of VONNEGUTT) & CAPTAIN MIDNITE, PT. 2**
  12. J. Cole ft. Drake – “In The Morning”
  13. Drake – “Fall For Your Type (Same Mistakes)”
  14. JusMoni – “Take All Night” (Local Music)
  15. Kanye West – “Lost In The World”
  16. Kanye West – “Who Will Survive In America”
  17. The Kid Daytona – “On My Way Home”
  18. Jay Electronica ft. Tone Treasure – “Jazzmatazz (R.I.P. Guru Sendoff)”
  19. Method Man & Redman – “How High (Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Consequence ft. Large Professor, Q-Tip, & Havoc – “Fake ID’s”
  21. Emilio Rojas – “Close To Me”
  22. Head Like A Kite ft. Tilson (of the Saturday Knights) & Asy (of Smoosh) – “Diamond Paint” (Local Music)

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?tpu0dsh5b8z14zu
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/83892662d43ab4fe/)
(2nd back up - http://usershare.net/p667vn2csszj)

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Sound Session #288 (12-5-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

It’s moving week, so I’ll keep this short:

  • If you missed the video of our recent interviews with Bilal and Yelawolf, be sure to check ‘em out on the blog.  Two very different, but very dope, artists.
  • If you’re in Seattle, come check out U-N-I performing live at the University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 8th (aka…TONIGHT!).  I’ll be DJ’ing and you should remember how live it was last time.  More details here.
  • Enjoy the episode of SNSS for new music from T.I., Lloyd Banks, Spragga Benz, Cee Lo, Kendrick Lamar, The Kid Daytona, Curren$y, and many more, plus Neema and Latin Rose joining us live in studio.  A good time was had by all…

Show #288 (12-5-10)

  1. Yelawolf – “Daddy’s Lambo”
  2. T.I. – “Salute”
  3. Kendrick Lamar ft. School Boy Q – “Michael Jordan”
  4. The Kid Daytona – “Padma (So Buttery)”
  5. Lloyd Banks – “Reach Out”
  6. The Left – “One Day”
  7. JR & PH7 ft. Elzhi & Frank-N-Dank – “The City”
  8. Fashawn ft. Night & Dirty Money – “Ride & Smokin’”
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH NEEMA, PT. 1**
  10. Neema ft. Latin Rose – “4 AM Phone Calls” (Local Music)
  11. No One (Noni Spitz & Dae One) ft. AP – “Unfaithful”
  12. **INTERVIEW WITH NEEMA, PT. 2**
  13. Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Elton John, & more – “All Of The Lights”
  14. Curren$y – “Famous”
  15. Avatar Young Blaze ft. Isabella du Graf – “Wishing On A Dream” (Local Music)
  16. J. Cole ft. Drake – “In The Morning”
  17. Spragga Benz ft. Marcia Griffiths – “No Way, No How”
  18. Bambu – “The Rock Rock On”
  19. Head Like A Kite ft. Tilson (of the Saturday Knights) & Asy (of Smoosh) – “Diamond Paint” (Local Music)
  20. Kid Cudi – “Mojo So Dope”
  21. 2Pac ft. Stretch – “Pain” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Cee Lo Green – “Satisfied”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?8ma8cp3a9wndn5q
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/8363867698caf22e/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/d0lxn4qdpxz0)

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Sound Session #286 (11-21-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 22nd, 2010 by Hyphen

As I write this, it’s 25 degrees and snowing in Seattle, and as anyone who has been to the 206 knows, our city pretty much shuts down when these conditions set in.  We’re not necessarily overwhelmed by copious amounts of snow, but instead, the slightest dusting always turns our hills into deathtraps.  Additionally, Seattle drivers are notoriously poor (present company excluded, of course), so with the temperatures staying in the 20’s for the next few days, it doesn’t look like I’ll be venturing out of the crib for a bit.  As long as this clears up by the time I have to move to my new home, it works for me.

Meanwhile, SNSS is back to keep you warm for the Thanksgiving holiday and as we say each year, we’re thankful for [Hov] you, the listener [/Jay-Z].  Hope you get to share the holiday with your family, friends, and all the pumpkin pie you can eat.

Show #286 (11-21-10)

  1. Freeway ft. Peedi Crakk – “Snappa Pow”
  2. Ghostface Killah – “Together Baby”
  3. Bobby Creekwater ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Mike Bigga – “Airborne”
  4. Curren$y – “Airborne Aquarium”
  5. Kid Cudi – “Mojo So Dope”
  6. Droop-E ft. E-40 – “I’m Loaded”
  7. The Kid Daytona ft. Freddie Gibbs & Alex (of the Kickdrums) – “Take Aim…Bang!”
  8. **INTERVIEW WITH SONNY BONOHO, PT. 1**
  9. Sonny Bonoho – “Touch You” (Local Music)
  10. J. Cole – “See World”
  11. The Left – “Desperation”
  12. **INTERVIEW WITH SONNY BONOHO, PT. 2**
  13. Kanye West ft. John Legend & Chris Rock – “Blame Game”
  14. Yelawolf – “Love Is Not Enough”
  15. Cee Lo Green – “No One’s Gonna Love You”
  16. Parker – “Sky Music” (Local Music)
  17. Jay Electronica ft. Jay-Z – “Shiny Suit Theory”
  18. Jay-Z – “Can I Live” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Thurzday (of U-N-I) – “Los Angeles”
  20. Sol – “Feed My Ego” (Local Music)
  21. Soul Khan ft. Sene – “Shot Glass Magnified”
  22. Bilal – “Think It Over (Exile Remix)”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?bxqyb3y2w27i38q
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/830275654d1cb328/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/vany8eqeurv4)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Jay Electronica at Bumbershoot (Seattle, WA – 9/5/10)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on September 26th, 2010 by Hyphen

Almost forgot that I grabbed this footage of Jay Electronica performing “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” at Bumbershoot a few weeks back.  I’ve heard people were split on his performance: some thought he got the pit area hype, while others were disappointed by how often his DJ cut out the beat and how many acapella verses he spit.  One thing’s for sure…if there’s any beat you should let play in its entirety, it’s “Exhibit C.”  Hearing that bang through the speakers was definitely a highlight of the festival (as was J. Cole’s performance).

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Sound Session #257 (5-2-10)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on May 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

This week’s SNSS was one of my favorites in quite some time.  We were joined in studio by Grynch, DJ Nphared, and Marcus D, plus we had Substantial and Oddisee call in from the East Coast.  All are dope musicians and good people, so it’s always a pleasure to chop it up with them.  Additionally, we played a ton of great music (well, what’s new) from some of our favorite artists.  Here’s my quick 2 cents on a few of the records:

  • B.o.B & Lupe – can’t wait to see these guys at the Showbox Sodo on Friday
  • N.E.R.D. – I still insist there is no better job in music than being Pharrell
  • M.I.A. – I can’t hear this record without breaking something.  Uber hard.
  • Shad – there’s nobody in the game that makes me rewind for lyrics more than Shad K.  TSOL drops May 25th!
  • Kendrick Lamar – the definition of “spazzing” on a beat
  • Tunji – reminds me of “Paris, Tokyo” in a way…
  • J. Cole – I really wish they woulda left the b-word in the chorus for the radio edit. You can say that these days!
  • Donnis – This record is a sleeping giant. Isn’t Donnis working with Atlantic now? Why aren’t they pushing this? Smash hook.
  • Eminem – Lyrics/flow are insane, as usual, but shoulda got Drake for that chorus. Don’t laugh, it’s true.
  • Public Enemy – Arizona took another L this week, so we thought we’d remind them
  • Nas & Damian Marley – this might be the best album of the year when it’s all said and done
  • Drake – I love this record…and my Jansport still fits!  Imagine that.

Enjoy!

Show #257 (5-2-10)

  1. B.o.B – “Fame”
  2. Lupe Fiasco ft. Alicia Keys – “Love Letter To The Beat”
  3. N.E.R.D. ft. Nelly Furtado – “Hot-N-Fun”
  4. M.I.A. – “Born Free”
  5. Free Sol ft. Outasight, Kyle Lucas, & 8Ball – “Before You Slip”
  6. Shad – “Yaa I Get It”
  7. J. Pinder – “Three Words” (Local Music)
  8. **INTERVIEW WITH ODDISEE**
  9. Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart, Pt. 1”
  10. Cook ft. Tunji – “Underneath The Stars”
  11. Theophilus London ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Life Of A Lover”
  12. Jay Electronica ft. Diddy – “Ghost Of Christopher Wallace”
  13. J. Cole – “Who Dat”
  14. Donnis – “Gone”
  15. Eminem – “Not Afraid”
  16. **INTERVIEW WITH BOP ALLOY (SUBSTANTIAL & MARCUS D)**
  17. Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – “Save The Day” (Local Music)
  18. **INTERVIEW WITH BOP ALLOY (SUBSTANTIAL & MARCUS D)**
  19. Public Enemy – “By The Time I Get To Arizona” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Braille – “Up” (Local Music)
  21. Nas & Damian Marley – “Friends”
  22. **INTERVIEW WITH GRYNCH & DJ NPHARED**
  23. Drake – “Find Your Love”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?ziwylhddm0n
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/756967150d7f329f/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/cvo1vs9durdv)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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