Sound Session #586 (2/12/17) + Month Break

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 15th, 2017 by Hyphen


On this week’s episode of Sound Session, DJ Nphared and I ran through new joints from artists like CyHi The Prynce, Smoke DZA, Nick Grant, Vince Staples, Locksmith, SiR + Anderson .Paak + King Mez, Dave B, Big Sean & Jeremih, Smino, King Reign (RIP), Loyle Carner, Porter Ray, Rex Orange County, Matt Martians, Syd, NAO, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Sonder, and more.  Unfortunately, the recording equipment glitched out down the stretch (lost a 3-1 lead) and we missed out on the last 35 minutes of the show.  Highly recommend tracking down those records when you have time though.  All heatrocks.

I assume you’ve already heard the last record from the show though, our throwback to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Erykah Badu’s classic debut album.  “Next Lifetime” felt fitting since a) it’s dope as hell, and b) we’re going on a brief 4 week hiatus and will see you again in mid-March.  I’m headed down to Brazil for my ESPN day job and while we were able to broadcast from Australia when I was out there recently, the structure isn’t in place to keep that going for this trip.

Never fear though, as long as the world is still around in a month, we’ll be back.  Feel free to stay in touch on my socials in the interim: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram.  See you soon!

Show #586 (2/12/17)

1. CyHi The Prynce – “Legend”
2. Smoke DZA – “Untitled”
3. Nick Grant – “Luxury Vintage Rap”
4. Vince Staples – “BagBak”
5. Locksmith – “Agenda”
6. SiR ft. Anderson .Paak & King Mez – “New LA”
7. Dave B – “Kandi” (Local Music)
8. Big Sean ft. Jeremih – “Light”
9. Smino – “Anita”
10. King Reign – “Santa Romeo”
11. Dawson ft. Benny – “Float”
12. Loyle Carner – “Mean It In The Morning”
13. Porter Ray ft. Infinite & Stas THEE Boss (of THEESatisfaction) – “Arithmetic” (Local Music)
14. Sylvan LaCue ft. Saba – “Best Me (Remix)”
15. Rex Orange County – “UNO”
16. Matt Martians (of The Internet) – “Spend The Night / If You Were My GF”
17. Syd (of The Internet) – “Know”
18. NAO – “Get To Know Ya (Kaytranada Flip)”
19. Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) ft. Snoop Dogg – “F*x With The Tux” (Local Music)
20. Wyclef Jean – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”
21. Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “Sour Mango”
22. Sampha – “Timmy’s Prayer”
23. Sonder (Brent Faiyaz, Atu, & Dpat) – “Feel”
24. Erykah Badu – “Next Lifetime” (Throwback of the Week)

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Esty – LoveLorn (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 26th, 2014 by Hyphen

Think a female version of The Weeknd, minus the drugs and with a stronger voice. No idea how she became involved with Tyga’s label (seems random), but I really like what I’ve heard from Esty so far. Be sure to cop her EP here if you haven’t already.

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Sound Session #473 (7-6-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 7th, 2014 by Hyphen


I’m writing this on the eve of the World Cup semifinals and as anyone who knows me is fully aware, as much as I love music, sports are just on another level for me.  I’m beyond excited to watch these last few matches, where Germany and Brazil battle on one side of the bracket and Argentina vs. Nethlerlands square off on the other.  Sure, the first match up lost a little luster without Neymar and Thiago Silva, but it still features the best two teams in the world and Brazil hasn’t lost a competitive match on home soil in about 40 years…so you could say there’s a little pressure for the Seleção.  The next day, I’m pulling for my guy RVP to work some magic and get the Dutch back to the final for a second cup in a row.  Hopefully he can help them win it all this time.

But I digress…peep this week’s episode of SNSS for new tracks from Kolley, Cozz, Rejjie Snow, Fly Union, Black Thought, Nas, Sam Lachow, Black Milk, Sebastian Mikael, and my favorite artist of the moment, FKA twigs.  Plus, our homey Avatar Darko dropped through to premiere his new record with Jarv Dee.  Enjoy the show!

Show #473 (7-6-14)

  1. Wiz Khalifa ft. Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, and Nas – “We Dem Boyz (Remix)”
  2. Kolley ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “Poetry In Motion”
  3. Jeezy ft. Jay-Z – “Seen It All”
  4. G-Unit – “They Talked About Jesus”
  6. Avatar Darko ft. Jarv Dee – “Modern Day Pharaohs” (Local Music)
  7. Cozz – “Dreams”
  9. Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
  10. Buckshot & P-Money – “Red Alert”
  11. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  12. Common – “Speak My Piece”
  13. AZ – “Red Magic”
  14. Rejjie Snow – “Olga (1984)”
  15. Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  16. Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo – “Dreams of Gold” (Local Music)
  17. Wanz ft. Warren G, Grynch, & Crytical – “To: Nate Dogg” (Local Music)
  18. Tha Dogg Pound ft. Michel’le & Nate Dogg – “Let’s Play House” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Troy Ave – “Feel Good”
  20. Black Milk – “What It’s Worth”
  21. Jaded Incorporated – “Come Down”
  22. The Weeknd – “Often”
  23. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  24. Spooky Black – “Without U”
  25. Sebastian Mikael – “Lose It”

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Seu Jorge & Almaz – The Model (Chapter Two)

Posted in Art, Movies, Music Videos, Videos on December 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

Awesome.  Chapter One here if you missed it.

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K’Naan – Waving Flag (Celebration Mix) (video)

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

The official song of the 2010 World Cup gets a more universal remix and a dope video from Nabil Elderkin.  I wish I was headed to South Africa, but I’m already scheming on Brazil 2014…

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