Thaddeus David ft. Nacho Picasso & Avatar Young Blaze – Sir Lancelot

Posted in Artists, Joints on August 2nd, 2012 by Hyphen

SNSS listeners know that we welcomed Thaddeus David, Nacho Picasso, and Avatar Young Blaze in to our studio last week to debut their new “Sir Lancelot” record and now you can download the mp3 for yourself.  It’s somewhat of a different sound for Thad, but as you’d suspect with a MC of his caliber, he adapts his flow well for the track.  Nacho and Avatar sound at home too, with Nacho’s vocals cutting sharply through the beat and Av’s closing it out with his “scumbag of the year” verse. Download it below:

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Thaddeus David – Less Is More (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 28th, 2012 by Hyphen

Quickstrike off the homey Thad’s Maven project, which you can download here.  Do it.

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Thaddeus David – Crown Royal (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 16th, 2012 by Hyphen

On what appears to be the most packed couch in recent memory, Thaddeus spits a quickie from his upcoming album, Maven.  Thad will be coming through SNSS this coming weekend to talk all about the project.  Coming off one of the best releases of last year with Taysean for Helluvastate, everyone should be anticipating Thad’s first solo project.

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Helluvastate – Brain Champagne (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 4th, 2011 by Hyphen

Seattle’s hip-hop scene is starting to catch on outside the PacNW and while we’re on our way, I’m also wondering how long it’ll take for other talented cats to get recognized. Helluvastate, a group formed by Taysean (of Helladope) and Thaddeus (of State Of The Artist), is a prime example. I’m not sure if Taysean and Thaddeus view their collaboration as a side project of sorts, but it’s clear that it’s a great match and worthy of far more publicity/buzz than I’m seeing for the duo.

On the low, Taysean’s production and rhyme skills might make him the most underrated cat in the town right now. Guys like him, P-Smoov, Ryan Lewis, and Budo are so ridiculously talented musically that it’s almost not fair. When they link up with dope MC’s, it’s a wrap.

Download the entire Helluvastate project, Adventures In A Helluvastate, right here.

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Sound Session #311 (5-15-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 16th, 2011 by Hyphen

Coming off the audio problems that plagued us on last week’s Sound Session archive, I was horrified to discover that the studio computer we use to record our show was completely inoperable…about 10 minutes before taking the air.  After realizing I wouldn’t be able to fix it in time, I put out a last ditch tweet in hopes that someone might be able to record it from their computer.  Sure enough, our SNSS listeners came through in the clutch!

While one faithful listener recorded the show through laptop speakers (the 2011 version of that old school Stretch & Bobbito tape you have in a shoebox somewhere), the sound quality probably wasn’t going to satisfy y’all.  Luckily, @therealKramer came through with a high quality rip of the show, which actually sounds stronger than anything we’ve recorded in our new studio (we’ll get that figured out, I promise!).  The first few minutes are missing, but if you haven’t heard Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” by now, you have bigger problems than missing the start of SNSS #311.

Enjoy the show and thanks again to all our listeners, especially Greg!

Show #311 (5-15-11)

  1. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  2. DJ Quik ft. Gift Reynolds & Jon B – “Hydromatic”
  3. Snoop Dogg ft. Mr. Porter – “My Own Way”
  4. Ya Boy ft. Akon – “Lock Down”
  5. Killer Mike – “Ric Flair”
  6. Curren$y – “#JetsGo”
  7. Freddie Gibbs – “Way 2 Fast”
  8. Animal Farm ft. Talib Kweli – “Test Of Time” (Local Music)
  9. Emilio Rojas – “Breaking Point”
  10. Asher Roth & Nottz – “Enforce The Law”
  11. REKS – “Underdog”
  12. Elzhi – “It Ain’t Hard To Tell”
  13. Bad Meets Evil – “Fast Lane”
  15. State Of The Artist ft. Shaprece – “Alive” (Local Music)
  16. DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
  17. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Raheem DeVaughn – “Player’s Ballad”
  19. Ras Kass – “Soul On Ice (Diamond D Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Kyle Rapps ft. U-N-I – “Rapps 101”
  21. Gods’illa ft. Maimouna Youssef – “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”
  22. Fashawn ft. Sam Hook – “Down That Road”
  23. Gerald Walker – “The Missing Piece”
  24. James Pants – “Darlin’” (Local Music)
  25. Fresh Daily – “Easy”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up / streaming link – Hyphen and J. Moore – Sunday Night Sound Session, Show 311, 5-15-11.mp3)

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Sound Session #282 (10-24-10)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on October 25th, 2010 by Hyphen

I know it’s a bit lazy to go bullet-point style, but it’s a fairly effective way to communicate, right?  Here are your weekly SNSS highlights:

  • Shout to the State of the Artist (SOTA) crew and Candidt for dropping by the studio to chop it up with us.  We also world premiered a new SOTA record called “Chief Seattle.”  Yeah, you know what it’s about…
  • Thanks as well to Joell Ortiz for coming by a few weeks ago when he was in town.  Peep our interview through the links below to hear updates on his Free Agent project, working with Jake One, whether or not Slaughterhouse is signing to Shady Records, and more.  YAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOWWWAAAAAA!
  • Lastly, be sure to check out two video interviews we released in the last week: 1st with Wiz Khalifa (70k views, Wiz is a STAR) and yesterday’s with my favorite writer in the game, Shad.  Surreal to be able to connect with such dope artists left and right…we’re just happy to be able to provide a platform for ’em:
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  • Shad –

Enjoy the show!

Show #282 (10-24-10)

  1. Nottz ft. Dwele – “You Need This Music”
  2. Child Rebel Soldier (Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco, & Kanye West) – “Don’t Stop”
  3. Freeway – “Escalators”
  4. The Kid Daytona – “Fly Lullaby”
  5. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jhene Aiko – “Growing Apart (To Get Closer)”
  6. Wiz Khalifa – “Mezmerized”
  7. Celph Titled & Buckwild – “Miss Those Days”
  9. State Of The Artist – “Chief Seattle” (**WORLD PREMIERE**) (Local Music)
  11. Cee-Lo – “Old Fashioned”
  12. theFEW ft. Cilvaringz & Blue Raspberry – “Homage To RZA”
  14. Joell Ortiz – “Battle Cry”
  15. 7L & Esoteric ft. Inspectah Deck – “12th Chamber”
  16. Mayday ft. Money Making Jam Boys – “Worst Case Scenario”
  18. Candidt ft. Maya Jenkins – “Imaginary Stereo” (Local Music)
  19. Common ft. Bilal – “The 6th Sense” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. M.anifest – “Coming To America”
  21. DJ Nphared & Grynch – “Air Max ‘Em” (Local Music)
  22. La Roux ft. Kanye West – “In For The Kill (Remix)”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up –

Link to download only the interview with Joell Ortiz –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up –

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,

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