Sound Session #573 (10/23/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 24th, 2016 by Hyphen


On behalf of the wonderful city of Seattle and all its denizens, I apologize for the atrocity of a NFL game the nation witnessed last night.  Here in one of our ESPN Australia offices, I had a tough time explaining to my coworkers why the Seahawks should be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders, but at least the defense came to play.  An offensive line has never been more aptly named, however.  “Turrible” (c) Charles Barkley (speaking of Chuck, NBA’s back this week!).

On this episode of SNSS, we ran through new records from the Swet Shop Boys (Riz, the lead actor in The Night Of & Heems from Das Racist), NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), SiR, Like, Apollo Brown & Skyzoo, OnCue, Rajitheone, Solange, Phora, Cole King & Tunji Ige, AlunaGeorge, Common & Stevie Wonder, IshDARR, Duckwrth, and more.  Throwback dedicated to the boom-bap that sounds so good in the worsening weather back home (sorry, can’t relate).


Show #573 (10/23/16)

1. Swet Shop Boyz – “Tiger Hologram”
2. NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – “What More Can I Say”
3. NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – “Kutless”
4. SiR – “All In My Head”
5. Like – “Lamped”
6. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo ft. Conway & Westside Gunn – “Basquiat On The Draw”
7. Mobb Deep – “Drop A Gem On Em” (Throwback of the Week)
8. Bryson Tiller – “Let Me Explain”
9. OnCue – “3AM”
10. Rajitheone – “#WhiteGirlVoice”
11. Brent Faiyaz – “No One Knows”
12. Porter Ray ft. Jus Moni – “Inside” (Local Music)
13. TYuS – “Slow Jam” (Local Music)
14. BANKS – “Mind Games”
15. Aaron Abernathy ft. Phonte & Black Milk – “Bachelorette”
16. Reva DeVito – “The Move” (Local Music)
17. IshDARR – “Sugar”
18. Solange – “Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada DJ Edit)”
19. Chance The Rapper ft. Knox Fortune – “All Night (Kaytranada Extended Joint)”
20. GTA ft. Tinashe – “All Caught Up”
21. Common ft. Stevie Wonder – “Black America Again”
22. Phora – “Venice Waves / Changes”
23. Cole King ft. Tunji Ige – “Nothin Changed”
24. Duckwrth ft. Sabrina Claudio – “I’m Dead”
25. AlunaGeorge – “In My Head”

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Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 21st, 2012 by Hyphen

While most of the country is out partying and enjoying the weather, Lana releases the video for “Summertime Sadness,” painting a melancholy feeling on the sunshine like only she can.  Not particularly one of my favorites from the album, but still pretty good.  The whole project is strong.

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Jesse Boykins III – B4 The Night Is Thru (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 4th, 2012 by Hyphen

One of my favorite records from 2011 gets the visual treatment in spring 2012…and promptly makes me wish it was summer 2012 already. This is that “last song at a house party” type track where you’ve been talking to that girl ALL night and you finally make the move (before the night is through).

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The Cool Kids ft. Maxine Ashley – Summer Jam (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 1st, 2011 by Hyphen

Why does summer have to end?!  Why can’t life always be this easy?!  And when am I gonna be invited to a pool party with Maxine Ashley?

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J. Cole – Work Out (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 21st, 2011 by Hyphen

The official visuals for one of my favorite songs of the 2011 summer season finally dropped. Summer, girls, basketball…bet.  Be on the look out for Jermaine’s follow up single, “Can’t Get Enough” with Trey Songz, to take over radio and television soon as well. Cole World!

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Pigeon John – So Gangster (video)

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

Pretty fresh and I’m a sucker for anything shot in Paris.  It’s also a great record as the weather finally starts to turn here in Seattle.  There’s not a city in the world that’s nicer than the 206 when the sun’s out…

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This is how I feel when it’s sunny in Seattle

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 19th, 2011 by Hyphen

SebastiAn – “Embody,” directed by the always excellent So Me.  There’s a dope DJ Premier remix too, but you’ll have to search the GoogleWebs to find the mp3…

*pops and locks out of the post*

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SLikd ft. VerBS – Pass The Tea (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 12th, 2010 by Hyphen

This jawn reminds me of my Cali days…ah, I reminisce I reminisce…

Download SLikd‘s full LP, Midnight Vibes, right here.

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