Sound Session #476 (7-27-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 6th, 2014 by Hyphen


I feel like a broken record, but apologies for the delay on this week’s SNSS.  Some companies are no joke with the workload and I’m finding firsthand that Amazon is one of those.  But never fear, here’s your archive of another great set of music.

We played new music from Dilated Peoples, Aloe Blacc, Sam Lachow, Big K.R.I.T., PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, BJ The Chicago Kid, MF Doom, BANKS, and more.  That week marked the 3 year anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s passing, so we played a throwback set in her honor.  RIP to one of the greatest voices ever.  Lastly, we aired part of our interview with Black Milk.  If you didn’t see the whole thing, you can peep the video right here.  Lots of good, exclusive info about his new album, don’t sleep.


Show #476 (7-27-14)

  1. Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – “Show Me The Way”
  2. Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
  3. Sam Lachow ft. Jarv Dee, Gifted Gab, J. Byrd, Dave B, B Skeez, and Ryan Campbell – “Young Seattle, Pt. 3” (Local Music)
  4. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rico Love – “Pay Attention”
  5. PARTYNEXTDOOR – “East Liberty”
  6. Majid Jordan – “A Place Like This”
  7. B.o.B ft. Jake Lambo & Victoria Monet – “The Nation”
  8. AWAR & Vanderslice ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Ready For The World”
  9. Russ ft. Bugus & Musa – “Lately”
  10. Devante Cash ft. Mundy & Haole – “Blue & Red Gummy W3rms” (Local Music)
  11. THURZ ft. Kelsey Bulkin – “Perfect Words”
  12. Nikki Jean – “Summertime Girl”
  14. Black Milk – “What It’s Worth”
  15. Travis Scott ft. Big Sean & The 1975 – “Don’t Play”
  16. NehruvianDOOM (Bishop Nehru & MF Doom) – “Om”
  17. Amy Winehouse – “F*ck Me Pumps” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Amy Winehouse – “Help Yourself” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Amy Winehouse – “Me & Mr. Jones” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Amy Winehouse – “Valerie” (Throwback of the Week)
  21. Theoretics ft. Grynch & Afrok – “Sunsets” (Local Music)
  22. LE$ & Cookin’ Soul ft. Curren$y – “Prosper”
  23. BANKS – “Beggin’ For Thread”

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Black Milk on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on July 27th, 2014 by Hyphen

When you start going through the list of producers that also rhyme on the mic, you’ll actually come up with more names than you might expect. That said, our homey Black Milk is definitely right there near the top of the list.  Milk’s been dropping great music for years now and we always enjoy catching up with one of our favorites when he comes through town.

On this appearance on Sound Session, he spoke specifically on his peers that both rap and produce, and the advantages that handling everything yourself affords you as a MC.  He’ll continue to take matters into his own hands by releasing If There’s A Hell Below on his own Computer Ugly label later in the year, and Milk talked in depth about the project, including revealing his guests.  Other topics included the state of mainstream rap production over the years, the temptation of compromising his sound and how he stays true, his desire to work with Earl Sweatshirt, and more.

Shout to Black Milk, Rosalinda, and the First Ladies.  What up doe!

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DJ Hyphen & J. Moore – Cornerstone Mixtape #160

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Sound Session on June 7th, 2013 by Hyphen

Cornerstone #160

It’s about that time again!  Loyal Sound Session fans will likely remember that J. and I hosted Cornerstone Mixtape #115 back in May of 2009 with DJ B-Mello on the 1’s and 2’s (click here to check that out if you missed it!), and now we’re happy to report that we’ve been selected again to head up the long-running, historic mixtape series.  We are presenting May’s tape, marking 4 years to the month since our last go-round, and also celebrating our recent 8 year anniversary of SNSS!

Just like last time, it’s an absolute honor to be selected for this tape.  The team at Cornerstone has always been some of the most knowledgeable, respectable, and coolest cats in the industry and they’ve curated this monthly mixtape series for over a decade with care, skill, and consistency that very few can match.  As soon as I started working at my college radio station, I became a fan of their monthly releases, which always featured the dopest DJ’s from around the world presenting their take on the freshest music of the moment.

To say that in this small way, we can compare ourselves to folks like Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Revolution, the Fantastic Four, Sway & King Tech, the Baka Boyz, Premier, Red Alert, Kid Capri, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito, J. Period, etc….honestly, it’s still an incredible feeling.  We’re just happy we’ve been able to do what we’ve done over the last 8 years and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished.  When cats like Rob Stone, Dru Ha, J, Kid Potential, and the rest of the Cornerstone crew recognize and choose to highlight us with their series (twice!), it’s humbling.  We’re just very grateful.  Thank you, fellas.

For this tape, we decided to recreate what we do with Sound Session each week on KUBE 93.3 FM so it plays almost exactly like our live broadcasts, just without the commercials and with the swear words (even better, right?). We selected some of our favorite records of the moment and tried to highlight those that weren’t getting the credit they deserved.

These include great songs from some bigger names like Black Milk, Tyler, Big K.R.I.T., De La Soul, Blu, and Chance The Rapper, and also guys who are steady on the come up like MeLo-X, Young Roddy, the Smash Brovaz, Phil Beaudreau, Johnny Polygon, and more.  Plus, you know we always rep for the Northwest, and with our scene exploding right now, there were plenty of options to choose from.  In the end, we picked songs from John Crown, Nacho Picasso, Avatar Darko, Jake One, and the Physics.  We even tossed in a few world premieres, one from our homey THURZ and the other a dope record from The Game featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 that the world hasn’t heard before.

Above all, it’s 80 minutes of DOPE music.  This is what we do.  And we’re happy to share it with you.

Download/streaming links below.  Enjoy!

01. Homeboy Sandman – Sunday Night Sound Session (Exclusive)
02. Black Milk – Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst (Computer Ugly)
03. John Crown – Ben Franklin (Phinisey Music Group)
04. Kris Kasanova ft. Skeme and Jarv Dee – Shut Em Down (Exclusive)
05. Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko – Black Velvet (Moor Gang / Fang Gang)
06. Tyler, The Creator – 48 (Odd Future)
07. Raz Simone – Formula To Life (Exclusive)
08. Young Roddy – This One (Jet Life)
09. MeLo-X – God Magic (Galax Recordings)
10. Quelle Chris ft. Tanya Morgan, Cavalier & Fresh Daily – Greene Eyes (Mello Music Group)
12. Amp Live ft. James Melo – D.H.E.A. (Plug Research)
13. denitia and sene – trip. fall. (input)
14. Tuxedo – So Good (Exclusive)
15. The Physics – Take A Win (Exclusive)
16. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (Exclusive)
17. The Game ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 – Last Supper (WORLD PREMIERE) (Interscope)
18. Smash Brovaz – Whatever (Exclusive)
19. Big K.R.I.T. – Serve This Royalty (Cinematic Music Group / Def Jam)
20. L’Orange ft. Blu – Alone (Jakarta Records)
21. De La Soul – Get Away (A.O.I. Records)
22. Johnny Polygon – Normal (Exclusive)
23. Phil Beaudreau – Take It High (High Renaissance)

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Random Axe ft. Roc Marciano – Chewbacca (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 30th, 2011 by Hyphen

Chewey lets the camera tag along as he hangs out with Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, and Roc Marciano at Rock The Bells: San Francisco. Just an every day thing for the Axe.

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Random Axe – Random Call (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 14th, 2011 by Hyphen

There’s nothing like the awkward pause during the chorus when I play the clean edit for “Random Call” on SNSS.  Sean, Guilty, and Black are currently dominating my car’s stereo, when I’m not being overwhelmed by bass from Sirius/XM.

Shout to Todd Angkasuwan on the visuals as well.  Great stuff.

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Random Axe – The Hex (video)

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

And this is why you won’t find me at a motel.

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Sound Session #299 (2-20-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 21st, 2011 by Hyphen

On episode #299 of SNSS, we celebrated our last night in KUBE 93’s current building/studio by playing new records from Wiz Khalifa, Blu, Coolroy, Fresh Daily, Pac Div, Lupe Fiasco, Pharoahe Monch, Kaimbr & Kev Brown, Miles Jones, and more.  Plus, the homey Black Milk checked in from Detroit to talk about his concert Wednesday at the Nectar Lounge in Seattle.  He’ll be rocking alongside local favorites Candidt, Grynch, and Sol.  It’s gonna be a great night, be there.

Next week, we’ll be celebrating our 300th show in a brand new, state of the art studio.  As J said at the end of the broadcast, “Hall Of Fame numbers…”

Show #299 (2-20-11)

  1. Wiz Khalifa ft. Chevy Woods – “Middle Of You”
  2. Malice & Mario Sweet ft. Choklate – “Happiness” (Local Music)
  3. Blu – “Amnesia (Remind)”
  4. Coolroy ft. Tunji – “Dreaming”
  5. Kendrick Lamar – “Cut You Off”
  6. Fresh Daily ft. Nicholas Ryan Gant – “Second Hand High”
  7. Pac Div – “Take Me High”
  8. Lupe Fiasco ft. Skylar Grey – “Words I Never Said”
  9. Pharoahe Monch ft. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind – “Clap (One Day)”
  10. J. Period ft. Black Thought, Rakim, & John Legend – “In The Ghetto (Wake Up!)”
  11. Kaimbr & Kev Brown ft. The Kid Daytona & Asher Roth – “More Gritz (Gritz Remix)”
  12. Saigon ft. Marsha Ambrosius – “It’s Alright”
  13. Miles Jones ft. Shad – “Say What”
  14. Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah, Jim Jones, & Kobe – “Rock N Roll”
  16. Black Milk – “Welcome (Gotta Go)”
  17. Jaylib – “The Official” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Pusha T – “My God”
  19. Serge Severe ft. Braille – “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” (Local Music)
  20. Rick Ross ft. Meek Mill – “Perfectionist”
  21. The Good Sin & 10.4 Rog – “Bad About You” (Local Music)
  22. Kanye West ft. John Legend & Chris Rock – “Blame Game”

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Black Milk – Welcome (Gotta Go) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 1st, 2010 by Hyphen

Sadly, I haven’t been able to peep Milk’s entire album yet, but I already know it’s fire.  He’s never dropped anything less than dope, and the joints off Album Of The Year that we’ve played on SNSS have been great.  Here’s the video for one of those records, “Welcome (Gotta Go),” directed by Anthony Garth.

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Elzhi – Deep (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

Big L is my favorite MC of all time, but in his absence, I’m not sure there’s a rapper out there that I appreciate on a technical level more than Elzhi.  The way he constructs each verse and flips these words together is insane, plus his flow is about as sharp as it gets.  All this is on display in his new video for “Deep” off his Leftovers Mixtape.  Shout to the homey Gerard on the direction as well.

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Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5’9″ – Losing Out (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 13th, 2009 by Hyphen

Black Milk and Royce just dropped the visuals for one of the best songs of the past year, “Losing Out,” of Black’s Tronic project.  Just as you’d expect from a Detroit video in the dead of winter, the D is looking real grimy here.  My only complaint is that I would have loved to see the video ride out for the extra minute of the album version where Black absolutely murders the sample.  Perhaps that would have been hard to match with images, but that might be my favorite part of the song itself.  Either way, dopeness.

Shout to the whole D, particular Hex…the most entertaining person to follow on all of Twitter.

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