The Physics – Play It Off (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 18th, 2014 by Hyphen

New video from The Physics, my favorite crew from the town, off Digital Wildlife.  Just when you think Thig’s on some super creeper status in the video, there’s a nice twist at the end…

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Sound Session #444 (12-15-13)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on December 16th, 2013 by Hyphen


For this week’s episode of SNSS, we decided to switch it up a little bit and highlight one of our favorite groups, The Physics, by dedicating half the show to their excellent catalog in celebration of their new album release.  Personally, they are far and away my favorite local crew from the Northwest, which is saying quite a bit when you think about all the quality music our region produces these days.

The Physics sat in on the entire show and talked all about the group’s history as we ran through tracks from all their projects.  We finished with a few records off their new album, Digital Wildlife, which is available for free download right here.  I can’t recommend it enough so definitely download it now and Seattle folks: come out to their album release party this Saturday at the Croc.  See you there!

Show #444 (12-15-13)
**Co-Hosted by The Physics**

  1. A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Nast & Method Man – “Trillmatic”
  2. Lloyd Banks – “Tour Stories”
  3. Roc Marciano ft. Action Bronson – “456”
  4. Childish Gambino – “Sweatpants”
  5. Flume ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut – “Space Cadet (Remix)”
  6. Flume ft. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday – “Insane (Remix)”
  7. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – “Latch (DJ Premier Remix)”
  8. 7 Days of Funk (Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg) ft. Kurupt – “Ride”
  9. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg – “F*ck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)” (Throwback of the Week)
  10. Talib Kweli ft. The Underachievers – “New Leaders”
  11. The Physics – “Ready For We” (Local Music)
  12. The Physics – “I Just Wanna Beat” (Local Music)
  13. The Physics ft. Maneak B – “Coronas On Madrona” (Local Music)
  14. The Physics – “These Moments” (Local Music)
  15. The Physics ft. The Good Sin – “Seward Park” (Local Music)
  16. The Physics – “So Funky” (Local Music)
  17. The Physics – “Take A Win” (Local Music)
  18. The Physics – “Play It Off” (Local Music)
  19. The Physics – “No Tellin” (Local Music)
  20. The Physics ft. Dave B – “Higher Learning” (Local Music)

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Sound Session #424 (7-28-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 30th, 2013 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like E-40, Hieroglyphics, Mayday, Da$h, AB, Oddisee, Stalley, Kavinksy, The Weeknd, Jesse Boykins III, and more.  We were also joined in studio by our good friends, Malice & Mario Sweet of the Physics crew.  Be sure to check out their new project, Enjoy:Like:Love, right here.

To top it all off, our longtime pal, Mayer Hawthorne, called in to chop it up about his new Where Does This Door Go album and the status of his highly anticipated Tuxedo project with Jake One.

Enjoy the show!

Show #424 (7-28-13)

  1. Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
  2. E-40 ft. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q – “All My Potnas”
  3. Hieroglyphics – “Highway Five”
  5. J. Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Forbidden Fruit”
  6. Mayday ft. David Correy – “Save Ferris”
  7. Da$h ft. Ab-Soul & Retch – “Whale”
  8. Kanye West ft. King Louie – “Send It Up”
  9. Jay Z – “Beach Is Better”
  10. Joey Badass ft. Chuck Strangers, Dessy Hinds, & Kirk Knight – “Satellite”
  11. ChillxWill ft. P. Blackk – “Pickin’ Pockets” (Local Music)
  12. Def Dee ft. Oddisee & Tranquil – “Still Propa” (Local Music)
  13. Mobb Deep – “Survival Of The Fittest” (Throwback of the Week)
  15. Malice & Mario Sweet – “Kortney Luv” (Local Music)
  16. AB – “You Used To Love Me”
  18. Mac Miller ft. Niki Randa – “I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time)”
  19. ScienZe ft. Luxx – “The Pleasure”
  21. Mayer Hawthorne – “Allie Jones”
  22. Asher Roth – “Pop Radio”
  23. Stalley – “A-Wax”
  24. Jesse Boykins III – “Young and Beautiful”
  25. Kavinsky ft. The Weeknd – “Odd Look (Remix)”

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The Physics – Take A Win (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 4th, 2013 by Hyphen

My favorite artists in the Northwest, The Physics, just dropped visuals for their Jake One produced “Take A Win,” off Tomorrow People.  You can grab this track and others on the Cornerstone Mixtape J. Moore and I released last month (right here) and be sure to get the full Physics album here.

Congrats to Malice and Mario Sweet from the Physics crew on the birth of their son today too!

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Raz Simone – Cold (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 13th, 2013 by Hyphen

It’s no secret that Seattle’s hip-hop scene is thriving these days and the rest of the country is rapidly taking notice of the talent we have in the town.  Macklemore is leading the way, but there’s a bevvy of artists making great music with breakout potential.  People already know about folks like Sol, The Physics, Grynch, J. Pinder, Nacho Picasso, etc., but from what I’ve heard of Raz Simone, I think it’s safe to put him on that list as well.

Here’s the video for “Cold,” a record Raz debuted on Sound Session last week from his upcoming Solomon EP.  Great stuff.

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Sound Session #395 (1-6-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 7th, 2013 by Hyphen


Back like we never left, SNSS kicks off 2013 with new music from folks like Skillz, Dag Savage, Yoshi, ASAP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Game, iLL Camille, Elijah Blake, JaVonte, Slum Village, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and more.  Plus, we were joined in studio by some of our favorite artists and people in the town: J. Pinder, Raz Simone, and Malice & Mario Sweet.

If you haven’t peeped our “Best of 2012″ episode from last week, you can still grab that here.

Enjoy and make 2013 your best year yet!

Show #395 (1-6-13)

  1. Skillz – “2012 Rap Up”
  2. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock – “Money Trees”
  3. Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) – “Twilight”
  5. J. Pinder – “King” (Local Music)
  6. Yoshi ft. Akira Shelton – “Slow Down (Gold Digger)”
  8. ASAP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, & Big K.R.I.T. – “1 Train”
  9. Craig Mack ft. Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  11. Raz Simone – “Cold” (Local Music)
  12. Kid Cudi – “King Wizard”
  14. Game ft. K. Roosevelt – “Can’t Get Right”
  15. iLL Camille ft. Rapsody & SiR – “Same Lights”
  16. JaVonte – “Supernova”
  17. Elijah Blake – “Beloved”
  18. 2 Player Co-Op (Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.) – “Nothing Looks The Same”
  20. Big Boi ft. Sleepy Brown – “The Thickets”
  21. Louis V ft. Nipsey Hussle & Dizzle – “On My Grind” (Local Music)
  22. Wale ft. Scarface – “Limitless”
  23. Slum Village ft. Guilty Simpson – “Decadence”

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The Physics – So Funky (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 24th, 2012 by Hyphen

Dope visuals from my favorite musicians in Seattle and the homeboy Jon Jon Augustavo on direction.  I believe this marks the 5th consecutive video shoot I’ve attended where I’ve successfully avoided appearing in the actual video.  Was a fun time though, shout to all the homies!

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Eighty4 Fly – Cool Kid (video)

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

The homies Eighty4 Fly and Jon Jon Augustavo have linked up for another great video from the town, this time for “Cool Kid” off Eighty4’s Colors project. Download the entire tape right here.

My favorite part of this whole Seattle movement is that everyone is legitimately down for each other. Every time someone in the scene drops a video, you see countless homies making cameos and showing support. We’re all going to look back on these days as special moments in Seattle’s music history. I hope this never stops.

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Sound Session #374 (8-12-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 14th, 2012 by Hyphen

Along with the dope new music from the likes of Scarface, Dion Primo, Andre 3000, Gensu Dean, Olivier Daysoul, Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi, Jared Evan, and more, we had a few guests drop by the SNSS studio this week for some important announcements:

  • Many thanks to the Physics for coming by to play a few songs off their upcoming album, Tomorrow People, which is another classic from the crew.  Without exaggeration, these guys make my favorite music from the Northwest and have been doing it consistently for years now.  I can’t recommend checking out their music enough (do so here) and if you’re in Seattle, be sure to come out to Neumos on August 25th for the release party.
  • Thanks as well for The Good Sin dropping by to talk about his upcoming video shoot for one of the standout records from his last album, The Story of Love x Hate.  He’ll be filming visuals for “Gimme Your Love” this Saturday from 12pm – 6pm at Garfield High School and everyone in the city is invited because the shoot doubles as an end of summer BBQ and Stop The Violence party.  We’ve had far too much senseless violence recently in the town and we should all go show our support at the park on Saturday.  You can enjoy the weather, hang out with the homies, play some dominoes/football/basketball, and spread positivity at the same time.  Be there.
  • Shout to DJ Same, Key Nyata, Ant Beezy, and A-Rawlo for dropping by and speaking on their New School Noise event as well.  It’s going down next Sunday at Neumos and if you’re not rocking out to SNSS, you should be there.  More info here.

And after all that, enjoy the music!

Show #374 (8-12-12)

  1. Nas ft. Large Professor – “Loco-Motive”
  2. DJ Khaled ft. Scarface, Nas, & DJ Premier – “Hip-Hop”
  3. Dion Primo – “Colors”
  5. The Physics – “Days” (Local Music)
  6. The Physics – “Take A Win” (Local Music)
  8. Rick Ross ft. Andre 3000 – “Sixteen”
  9. Outkast ft. Rosario Dawson – “She Lives In My Lap” (Throwback of the Week)
  10. Frank Ocean ft. Andre 3000 – “Pink Matter”
  11. Gensu Dean ft. Olivier Daysoul – “Wantchu”
  12. Hit-Boy ft. Kid Cudi – “Old School Caddy”
  14. The Good Sin – “Gimme Your Love” (Local Music)
  15. Homeboy Sandman – “Rated Ours”
  17. Asher Roth – “Turnip The Beat”
  18. Shad – “Old Prince”
  19. Yirim Seck – “Crescendo” (Local Music)
  21. Aaliyah ft. Drake – “Enough Said”
  22. Jared Evan – “Charlie Brown”

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The Physics – Tomorrow People (Kickstarter Campaign)

Posted in Artists, Videos on July 15th, 2012 by Hyphen

As I’ve mentioned numerous times on TAOD, Twitter, SNSS, Facebook, various hip-hop panels, and just about any other place someone’s made the mistake of giving me a voice, the Physics are my favorite musicians in the Northwest.  They make the exact kind of hip-hop I love: soulful, genuine, complex, smooth, laid back, dope music.  They’ve put out a few projects over the years (which I highly recommend you cop right here) and now they’re back with their third full length LP, Tomorrow People.

They’re asking for assistance via a Kickstarter Campaign and any support you can provide will be well worth it.  Cop the album, a shirt, a hat, or even just donate a dollar to support the cause.  Anything you can provide is appreciated.  More information in the video above and the copy below:

After making music together for over a decade and a half, we are close to finishing our third full-length album, Tomorrow People. We are excited to release it on August 25. All we need is help from you.

Tomorrow People is pretty much about dope raps, dope beats, and dope hooks. After putting out our last LP, Love is a Business, and touring with the Blue Scholars last fall, we went straight back to the lab to produce a rap record that is more lyrical than our last, featuring some of Seattle’s best like Jake One, Sol, Grynch, Vitamin D, J. Pinder, and more. With this release, we are on the cusp of attaining our goals as musicians, knowing that tomorrow is unknown, but hoping that tomorrow will be amazing.

Those who pledge will have access to a wide range of incentives, including digital and physical copies of the album before the release date, Kickstarter-exclusive shirts and snapback hats, a verse from Thig, a beat from Justo, invites to a private Seattle hip hop BBQ, and more.

All funds raised through this campaign will help fund the mixing, mastering, duplication, and promotion of Tomorrow People. Anything we raise above our goal will go straight into a still-unannounced fall tour. The more backers we get, the more cities we can play in.

Please help us spread the word, and help us bring our music straight to you! Your support is GREATLY appreciated.

-The Physics

Support here.

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