Sound Session #412 (5-5-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 6th, 2013 by Hyphen

SNSS

Getting this week’s SNSS out to y’all right away since I’m headed down to LA in a few hours.  If you’re in SoCal, holler at me and let’s link!  I’ll be there all week.

In the meantime, enjoy this week’s show, featuring new music from Havoc, REKS, Chance The Rapper, GrandeMarshall, Big K.R.I.T., Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Quasimoto, J. Cole, Kid Cudi, Bridget Kelly, Stacy Barthe, Rittz, Tyler, The Creator, and more.  Shout to Neema for swinging by the studio to debut his new single with Crooked I, Grynch, Ra Scion, and Aquino, and a special shout to longtime friend of the show, Talib Kweli, for calling in to talk about his new albumBe sure to go cop Prisoner of Conscious when it drops on Tuesday!

8 year anniversary of SNSS on the next episode…

Show #412 (5-5-13)

  1. Havoc ft. Lloyd Banks – “Life We Chose”
  2. REKS ft. EzDread – “Caged Bird”
  3. Chance The Rapper ft. Ab-Soul – “Smoke Again”
  4. GrandeMarshall – “Gotmef*ckedup”
  5. Big K.R.I.T. – “The Bigger Picture”
  6. Beyonce ft. Andre 3000 – “Back To Black”
  7. Jay-Z – “$100 Bill”
  8. Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.” (Throwback of the Week)
  9. Czarface (7L, Esoteric, & Inspectah Deck) ft. Action Bronson – “Czardi Gras (It’s Raw Again)”
  10. Action Bronson ft. Lauriana Mae – “Compliments 2 The Chef”
  11. Jarv Dee – “High Expectations” (Local Music)
  12. J Shiltz ft. Junia-T – “From The Soul”
  13. Quasimoto – “Planned Attack”
  14. De La Soul – “Get Away”
  15. **INTERVIEW WITH TALIB KWELI**
  16. Talib Kweli ft. Busta Rhymes – “Rocket Ships”
  17. J. Cole – “3 Wishes”
  18. Kid Cudi ft. King Chip & ASAP Rocky – “Brothers”
  19. Bridget Kelly ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Street Dreamin’”
  20. Stacy Barthe ft. Rick Ross – “Hell Yeah”
  21. Rittz ft. Mike Posner – “Switch Lanes”
  22. Scribes – “Hop On The Ride” (Local Music)
  23. Tyler, The Creator ft. Erykah Badu & Coco Owino (of Quadron) – “Treehome95”
  24. **INTERVIEW WITH NEEMA**
  25. Neema ft. Crooked I, Grynch, Ra Scion, & Aquino – “Lex Luthor” (Local Music)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/63895172/file.html
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/jsjmwt5llcsk)
(2nd back up – http://www.sendspace.com/file/afyy2s)

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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Talib Kweli ft. Ryan Leslie – Outstanding (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 22nd, 2012 by Hyphen

New visuals from Kweli and Ryan Leslie, directed by the latter.  I’m not sure how I feel about this new trend of R&B singers deciding to rap, but I’m not mad at Ryan’s skills on the mic.  Lord knows he can do pretty much everything else musically (go check all the YouTube videos of him in the studio if you’re not familiar), so he might as well rap a bit.  Shoot, everyone else is these days.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-20-11

Posted in Wack Lyric of the Day on June 20th, 2011 by Hyphen

Obviously one of my all time favorite artists and good friend of SNSS, but I heard this not so classic opening bar to a classic record (and album) in the gym earlier today:

“We in the house like Japanese in Japan or Koreans in Korea”
— Talib Kweli, “K.O.S.”

Still a great track though. “The funky singing by Miss Vinia Mojica”:

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Talib Kweli ft. Blaq Toven – How You Love Me (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 12th, 2011 by Hyphen

When Talib called in to SNSS a few months ago, he was surprised that we liked this song enough to play it on our show.  His reasoning was that our show is somewhat known for playing “real” hip-hop, which somehow has a connotation that we might shy away from playing “the girl song” from an album.  On the contrary, we love girls!

And I love this record.

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Sound Session #295 (1-23-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 25th, 2011 by Hyphen

Super busy with the day job this week, so just the basic SNSS wrap up.  Shout to Onry Ozzborn for coming through the studio and for the big homey Talib Kweli for calling in.  Cop his new album, Gutter Rainbows, from all digital outlets today!  If, for some reason, you need to listen to it first, you can stream it in full right here.

Show #295 (1-23-11)

  1. Kanye West & Jay-Z – “H.A.M.”
  2. Ghostface Killah ft. Black Thought – “In The Park”
  3. CurT@!n$ ft. Kendrick Lamar & Chace Infinite – “Maniac”
  4. Freeway & Statik Selektah ft. Lil’ Fame & Termanology – “From The Street”
  5. Thee Tom Hardy ft. Yelawolf – “Take ‘Em To…”
  6. Scribes ft. JFK – “Monster” (Local Music)
  7. Hieroglyphics – “Reputation”
  8. Snoop Dogg ft. Pilot – “Gangbang Rookie”
  9. Killer Mike – “Burn”
  10. Malcolm & Martin – “Stand 4 Something”
  11. Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Elton John, and more – “All of the Lights”
  12. **INTERVIEW WITH ONRY OZZBORN, PT. 1**
  13. Onry Ozzborn – “The O.O.” (Local Music)
  14. U-N-I ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Muddy Jane”
  15. JR & PH7 ft. Shawn Jackson – “She Loves Me”
  16. Outasight – “Losing My Mind”
  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Wing$” (Local Music)
  18. **INTERVIEW WITH ONRY OZZBORN, PT. 2**
  19. TiRon & Ayomari – “Good Food”
  20. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Grillade – “Neva Go Back”
  21. **INTERVIEW WITH TALIB KWELI**
  22. Talib Kweli ft. Blaq Toven – “How You Love Me”
  23. Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley & Buju Banton – “Jah Army (Revelation, Pt. 1)”
  24. Erykah Badu – “Next Lifetime” (Throwback of the Week)

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?8diahf9reyjbaph
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/8568965959192c7a/)
(2nd back up – http://www.usershare.net/u19x84ah79us)

Link to download just the interview with Talib Kweli – http://www.mediafire.com/?83r4x712225mffe
(back up / streaming link – http://www.usershare.net/7l0zm1chqagn)

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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Reflection Eternal – Long Hot Summer (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 23rd, 2010 by Hyphen

I’m a little mad that they dropped this video in October, but I suppose when you’re filming in SoCal, it’s always a long hot summer.  I love the way Hi-Tek worked in one of his classic “vocal sample that isn’t really a vocal sample” effect.  If you want to hear more about how this record, and every song on Revolutions Per Minute, was created, check out our in-depth interview with Talib & Tek right here.

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Reflection Eternal on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

(Part One in HD on HyphenTV)

As I mentioned in the post with just the audio, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek came through Sound Session two weeks ago to talk all about their new album.  Here’s the entire in-depth interview with these two legendary hip-hop figures, and more importantly, just two all around good dudes.  Support them by copping Revolutions Per Minute and for the youngins who never bought Train of Thought, you better get that too!

Part 1: “RPM’s,” “City Playgrounds,” and “Back Again.”

(Part Two in HD on HyphenTV)

Part 2: Affion Crockett/Russell Simmons skits, being considered “conscious,” the marketing of “neo soul,” “Strangers” featuring Bun B, “In This World,” sampling Jay-Z’s classic lyric, “Got Work,” and more.

(Part Three in HD on HyphenTV)

Part 3: “Midnight Hour” featuring Estelle, “Lifting Off,” the war on drugs, “In The Red,” and more.

(Part Four in HD on HyphenTV)

Part 4: “Ballad Of The Black Gold,” energy consumption, live instrumentation vs. samples, “Just Begun” with Jay Electronica, J. Cole, and Mos Def, and more.

(Part 5 in HD on HyphenTV)

Part 5: “Long Hot Summer,” working as a group, “Get Loose” with Chester French, “So Good” and the return of MC Hi-Tek, the absence of Dion on the album, and more.

(Part 6 in HD on HyphenTV)

Part 6: “Ends” featuring Bilal, the pursuit of money, music piracy, the autobiographical outro of “My Life,” the future of Reflection Eternal, and more.

Enjoy!

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Sound Session #261 (5-30-10) with Reflection Eternal

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on June 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

Pardon the delay in archiving the last 2 episodes of Sound Session, but I wanted to make sure I gave you guys every option for checking out our in depth interview with Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, collectively known as Reflection Eternal.  In celebration of their new album, Revolutions Per Minute, Talib and Tek came through to talk about every song on the project and the inspirations behind them all.  Consider this an “Inside The Rapper’s Studio” style interview, not for the faint of heart.  Oh…and BUY THE ALBUM!!!!

Note – the interview played on air was not the full discussion.  If you’d like to check out the entire interview, please view the videos through the link below.

Show #261 (5-30-10)

  1. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 1**
  2. Reflection Eternal – “RPM’s”
  3. Reflection Eternal – “City Playgrounds”
  4. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 2**
  5. Reflection Eternal ft. Res – “Back Again”
  6. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 3**
  7. Reflection Eternal ft. Bun B – “Strangers (Paranoid)”
  8. Reflection Eternal – “In This World”
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 4**
  10. Reflection Eternal – “Got Work”
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 5**
  12. Reflection Eternal ft. Estelle – “Midnight Hour”
  13. Reflection Eternal – “Lifting Off”
  14. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 6**
  15. Reflection Eternal – “In The Red”
  16. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 7**
  17. Reflection Eternal – “Ballad Of The Black Gold”
  18. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 8**
  19. Reflection Eternal ft. Jay Electronica, J. Cole, & Mos Def – “Just Begun”
  20. Reflection Eternal – “Long Hot Summer”
  21. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 9**
  22. Reflection Eternal ft. Chester French – “Get Loose”
  23. Reflection Eternal – “So Good”
  24. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 10**
  25. Reflection Eternal ft. Bilal – “Ends”
  26. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 11**
  27. Reflection Eternal – “My Life”
  28. **INTERVIEW WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL, PT. 12**

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?yweowynmtqk
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/76743509fd03f5b6/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/bdytv0q0rr07)

Link to download just the interview breaks – http://www.mediafire.com/?l4wommmmwyn
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/7674405781126bf1/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/y65gnbvwms07)

Watch video of the interview – http://www.theaudacityofdope.com/2010/06/08/reflection-eternal-on-sound-session/

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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Talib x Hi-Tek say what up

Posted in Artists, Drops on May 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

If you caught Sound Session last night, you know we ran through the entire Revolutions Per Minute album from Kweli and Hi-Tek.  While I decide how much of the video I want to let loose, the homies say what up…

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Meet Reflection Eternal This Saturday

Posted in Artists, Sound Session on May 23rd, 2010 by Hyphen

On Saturday, May 29th, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek will be making the Seattle stop on their Revolutions Per Minute Tour at the Showbox Market.  We’ve been giving away tickets on the air through Sound Session, but now we’re extending a special offer to our loyal readers on The Audacity of Dope and KUBE93.com.

We’ll be interviewing the duo at 2pm on Saturday and if you would like to join us to meet and hang out with Reflection Eternal, email me – DJHyphen@gmail.com – these 3 things:

  1. Name Talib’s business partner for their label, Blacksmith Music.
  2. Name 3 guests from Reflection Eternal’s Train Of Thought album.
  3. Name the first video released from their new album, Revolutions Per Minute.

I’ll pick 2 winners and you’ll each be allowed to bring a guest to the interview.  It’s just that simple.  What are you waiting for?  Go!

Contest ends Thursday, May 27th, at 3pm Pacific Time.

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