Sound Session #559 (7/10/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 13th, 2016 by Hyphen


It’s been a tense week so we had to start the latest episode of Sound Session talking about it all.  I hope everyone is staying safe and sane, while spreading love via family, friends, and strangers as best you can.  Shout out to all those protesting the continued police brutality in America and everyone supporting Black Lives Matter.  Keep up the good work and keep faith that a change will come.  We will get there, despite the pain and hopelessness we may feel during the process.

Tracks from Vic Mensa, Hov, LaRue, Dee-1, Jidenna, and a throwback from Big L, Fat Joe, and Premo set the tone, before we transitioned into some lighter vibes from Jay IDK, GoldLink, Khalid, Snoop, Roy Woods, Palmistry, and more.  Enjoy!

Show #559 (7/10/16)

1. Vic Mensa – “16 Shots”
2. Jay-Z – “Spiritual”
3. LaRue ft. Silas Blak – “Nat Turner” (Local Music)
4. Big L ft. Fat Joe – “The Enemy” (Throwback of the Week)
5. Schoolboy Q ft. Sam Dew – “John Muir”
6. Dee-1 – “We Are The Undefeated”
7. Jidenna – “Chief Don’t Run”
8. Jay IDK – “Somebody”
9. GoldLink – “Palm Trees (Motez Remix)”
10. Snoop Dogg – “Two Or More”
11. Khalid – “Let’s Go”
12. Roy Woods – “Gwan Big Up Urself”
13. Palmistry – “Sip”
14. Logic – “44 Bars”
15. Apathy – “Pay Your Dues”
16. Jace – “WU”
17. Slim Thug – “Peaceful”
18. Mike Check ft. Shay Boog, Gifted Gab, Jay Key, E-Dawg, Tone Jonez, & Kalieb Nash – “Love Unconditional” (Local Music)
19. Kraak & Smaak ft. Eric Biddines – “Smile”
20. Tom Misch – “I Wish”
21. Loyle Carner – “Tierney Terrace”
22. Kanye West ft. Sampha – “Saint Pablo”
23. Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey ft. 7evenThirty & Iman Omari – “Black Love”
24. Schoolboy Q ft. Miguel & Justine Skye – “Overtime”
25. antbzy ft. Ariana DeBoo – “Since I Been Away” (Local Music)
26. Yuna – “Best Of Me”

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Sound Session #505 (2/15/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 18th, 2015 by Hyphen


What up y’all?  Hope things are all good in your world.  No complaints from my end, as London’s treating your boy pretty well.  Exploring a bit, learning a lot, and experiencing as much as I can.  Life’s crazy…much like the playlist on this week’s SNSS episode!

Peep show #505 for new heat from Jadakiss, Fabolous, Kendrick, Emilio Rojas, Joell Ortiz, Tunji Ige, The Weeknd, Chris Faust, Melat, Johnny Rain, Kali Uchis, Jay Prince, and you know we had to get something in the mix off Drizzy’s surprise mixtape.  That dude.  Sheesh.

Oh, and peep a great discussion between J. Moore and one of Seattle’s rising stars, Raz Simone.  RIP BIG L too!

Show #505 (2-15-15)

1.    Chinx ft. Jadakiss – “Dope House”
2.    Joey Badass – “Hazeus View”
3.    Fabolous – “Cinnamon Apple”
4.    Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin – “The Blacker The Berry”
5.    Blakk Soul ft. The Good Sin – “Breathe” (Local Music)
7.    Raz Simone – “My People” (Local Music)
9.    Emilio Rojas ft. Joell Ortiz – “Nada”
10.    Drake – “Energy”
11.    Yonas Michael – “Blessed”
12.    L. Hammond – “Any Hustle” (Local Music)
13.    Russ – “Hoe Love”
14.    Tunji Ige – “Pocketed Lighter”
15.    The Weeknd – “Where You Belong”
16.    Chris Faust ft. Cocoa Sarai – “All Day, All Day”
17.    Zion I ft. 1-O.A.K. – “Last Nite”
18.    Melat – “Rockabye”
19.    Johnny Rain – “Harveston Lake”
20.    Geovarn – “Start Me Up”
21.    Kali Uchis – “Rush”
22.    Jay Prince – “4U / Lately”
23.    Big L – “Street Struck” (Throwback of the Week)

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Sound Session #464 (5-4-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 5th, 2014 by Hyphen


Headed to LA in a few hours so I wanted to get this week’s episode of SNSS up for y’all right away.  Check it out to hear new records from Girl Talk & Freeway, Troy Ave, Skyzoo & Torae, Mya, Slum Village, Raleigh Ritchie, All About She, Basement Jaxx, the king himself, Michael Jackson, and more.  Plus, we were joined in studio by our good friend Sonny Bonoho and an up and coming R&B/Pop singer from the town, Heather Gin.

Enjoy and LA homies, holler at me this week!

Show #464 (5-4-14)

  1. Girl Talk & Freeway ft. Jadakiss – “I Can Hear Sweat”
  2. DJ Khaled ft. Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, & French Montana – “They Don’t Love You No More”
  4. A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Twelvyy – “Xscape”
  5. 50 Cent – “Hustler”
  6. Troy Ave – “Me and You”
  7. Skyzoo & Torae – “Blue Yankee Fitted”
  9. Sonny Bonoho – “Elvis” (Local Music)
  10. Asher Roth ft. Curren$y – “Dude”
  12. Michael Jackson – “Love Never Felt So Good”
  13. Pharrell ft. Justin Timberlake – “Brand New”
  14. Mya – “Cherry Lips”
  16. Heather Gin ft. SPAC3MAN – “Do It Right (Remix)” (Local Music)
  17. Drake – “Days In The East”
  19. Slum Village ft. Black Milk & Frank Nitt – “We On The Go”
  20. Junia-T – “Too Smoove”
  21. Showbiz & A.G. ft. Diamond D & Lord Finesse – “Diggin’ In The Crates (DJ Premier Remix)”
  22. Big L – “MVP” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”
  24. Raleigh Ritchie – “Stay Inside (The Internet Remix)”
  25. Hightek Lowlives ft. A.B. – “Just For The Night” (Local Music)
  26. All About She ft. Jacob Banks – “I Can’t Wait”
  27. Basement Jaxx – “Unicorn”

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ASAP Rocky on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews on May 27th, 2013 by Hyphen

Recently, J. Moore and I were joined on SNSS by A$AP Rocky for an interview in our KUBE 93 studio.  Rocky talked in depth about his background, including how his brother first got him into hip-hop, his first rhyme, his influences locally (Big L, D.I.T.C., McGruff, Children Of The Corn, etc.) and around the country, and his early relationships with the A$AP Mob.  He also spoke on how “Long Live A$AP” has been well received, even with the early leak, and about his collaboration with Skrillex for “Wild For The Night.”  In discussing that song and video, Rocky mentioned his appreciation of the women in the Dominican Republic, especially his favorite group, cougars.

Shout to A$AP for coming through and our Detooz Films friends for hooking up the video.

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Kanye waxes philosophical at the Rolling Stone office

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on July 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

On last week’s SNSS, we started talking about our favorite MC’s of all time and my answer for the last decade plus has always been the late, great Big L.  I did mention that there might be another artist overtaking L in my personal list, and I think it’s actually already happened.  Kanye is hands down my favorite artist of all time, throughout any genre.  The music has been dope from day one and the man is absolutely hilarious with everything he does.  If you haven’t seen Aziz Ansari’s bit about ‘Ye, he nails it perfectly.  Dude is just so excited about everything, it’s comedy.

With the new album finished (and no longer called Good Ass Job), ‘Ye has started making the rounds to media outlets to get the buzz going.  While the above trip to the Rolling Stone office was great, the highlight of the week has clearly been his entry to the Twitterverse.  You have to follow this dude…it’s incredible.  Peep it – @kanyewest.

Be prepared for a lot of Kanye talk on TAOD.  You’ve been warned.

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Street Struck: The Big L Story (trailer)

Posted in Artists, Videos on August 30th, 2009 by Hyphen

I reeeeeeeally hope this gets done right and if the trailer is any indication, I think it’s in good hands.  Fun fact: Big L is my favorite MC of all-time…

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