Sound Session #578 (11/27/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 29th, 2016 by Hyphen


The Sound Session world tour continues…this time from Melbourne, Australia!  Episode #578 features new music from artists like A Tribe Called Quest, The Cool Kids (finally reunited), Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun) + Sean Price, Termanology + Westside Gunn + Conway + Your Old Droog, Tanya Morgan, Juelz Santana (aye!), Angel, Blu, Amine (kid’s about to blow up), Wiley + Skepta, Nick Hook + Nasty Nigel, Framework (Seattle legend, just got home), Bruno Mars (album is too fun), and more.

You’ll be able to tell from my voice that all this traveling has taken its toll on me in the form of a cold, but you know we always power through.  Enjoy the dopeness…

Show #578 (11/27/16)

1. A Tribe Called Quest – “We The People…”
2. The Cool Kids – “Connect 4”
3. Mibbs ft. Blu – “Tell Me ‘Bout It”
4. General Steele & Es-K ft. VVS Verbal & Sean Price – “Unforgettable”
5. Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda, & Aloe Blacc – “Wrote My Way Out”
6. Termanology ft. Westside Gunn, Conway, & Your Old Droog – “The Curve”
7. Juelz Santana – “Up In The Studio Gettin Blown (Freestyle)”
8. Framework – “What They Whispa Bout” (Local Music)
9. Smoke DZA & Pete Rock ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Milestone”
10. Wu-Tang Clan – “Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)” (Throwback of the Week)
11. Kung Foo Grip x SCLY ft. Jamel Moxey – “This Is Life (Local Music)
12. Tanya Morgan – “Clappas”
13. Blu & Union Analogtronics – “One Two”
14. Angel ft. Rich Homie Quan – “Get With You”
15. Amine – “Baba” (Local Music)
16. Mayer Hawthorne – “Time For Love”
17. Topaz Jones – “Motion Sickness”
18. Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
19. starRo ft. Gavin Turek – “Can’t Take It Back”
20. Common ft. Syd & Elena – “Red Wine”
21. Innanet James – “Black”
22. Bruno Mars – “Calling All My Lovelies”
23. Daniel Caesar – “Japanese Denim”
24. Tall Black Guy ft. Mario Sweet – “Beware Of The Groove”
25. Wiley ft. Skepta & Belly – “U Were Always”
26. Nick Hook ft. Nasty Nigel – “Lovesong”

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Raz Simone ft. Sam Lachow – Sometimes I Don’t (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 9th, 2013 by Hyphen

As I was saying about Seattle hip-hop…it just doesn’t stop.

Be on the lookout for Raz’ Solomon Samuel Simone EP coming out March 19th.  This kid is killing it right now.  Peep his “Cold” video if you missed it right here.

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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 #325 (8-21-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

In the immortal words of Hov, “it was all good just a week ago.”  Last Monday, I was enjoying the start of my vacation with sun, soccer, and the prospect of being out of the office for a few days.  This week, it’s rainy, my vacation is over, and I’m stuck at home with a little cold.  This is where you bring up #firstworldproblems

On the plus side, once I recover from this cold and finish the week, I’ll be starting my new day job at ESPN next Monday.  As a result of their “Rookie Camp” orientation at Bristol’s headquarters, I’ll be missing SNSS next week but J. Moore will hold it down solo.  If you miss my voice, you’re creepy you can just download this week’s show and enjoy!

Show #325 (8-21-11)

  1. Dom Kennedy – “Money Don’t Stop”
  2. Jay Rock – “Elbows”
  3. Game – “Ricky”
  4. Thurz ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hell’s Angel”
  5. 2Pac – “Temptations” (Throwback of the Week)
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us” (Local Music)
  7. Asher Roth – “In The Kitchen”
  8. Trackademicks ft. Freddie Gibbs, Phonte, & 1-O.A.K. – “Chill”
  9. JayKin – “V.A.N. II” (Local Music)
  10. SBTRKT ft. Little Dragon & Shabazz Palaces – “Wildfire (Drumma Boy Remix)”
  11. Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”
  12. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Gotta Have It”
  13. Styles P ft. Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross – “Harsh”
  14. Mayer Hawthorne – “A Long Time (Chromeo Remix)”
  15. Omar Aura ft. Fashawn – “1,000 Palm Trees”
  16. The Physics – “Chalk Up Tomorrow” (Local Music)
  17. Union ft. Elzhi – “Wings”
  18. Black Rob – “Can’t Make It In NY”
  19. Maffew Ragazino – “Short Yellow Bus Theory”
  20. Phil Ade – “Coming Home”
  21. The Weeknd ft. Drake – “The Zone”

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Sound Session #197 (3-8-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

What up, what up?  I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything up, but your boy has been mad busy.  After heading down to Oregon last weekend for a basketball tournament with my 6th grade select team that I coach, I promptly caught a crazy cold that has me stuck in bed.  I fought it all last week and seemed to be doing pretty well, but when you have a nagging cold and don’t eat or sleep well all week, it usually catches up to you.  Running around from 9am – midnight every day for weeks at a time definitely got to me.  And someone please tell me why it’s still snowing in March in Seattle…wtfffff.

Anyway, I hope to be blogging more again soon.  Here’s this week’s Sound Session to get things started.  Darn good show if I say so myself…

Show #197 (3-8-09)

  1. Buggs Tha Rocka ft. Little Brother – “Get Away”
  2. Reflection Eternal ft. Bootsy Collins – “Internet Connection”
  3. Focus ft. Big Pooh, Sha Stimuli, & Kurupt – “Homage To Pete Rock”
  4. DJ Babu ft. MF Doom & Sean Price – “The Unexpected”
  6. Blame One ft. Sean Price – “Disturbed”
  7. Nottz ft. Kardinal Offishall & Cory Gunz – “Can’t Hide The Truth”
  8. Braille & S1 – “For Life” (Local Artist)
  9. John Legend – “Lay Your Head Down”
  10. Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”
  11. Zion I ft. K. Flay – “Coastin’”
  12. LaRue – “Rise Up” (Local Artist)
  13. Kid Cudi – “Sky Might Fall”
  14. TiRon ft. Ayomari – “3 Drink Minimum”
  15. Ms. One ft. Black Milk & Big Pooh – “2 MC’s”
  16. Drake – “Lust For Life”
  17. Saigon & Statik Selektah – “The Rules”
  18. Ripynt ft. Jazz Digga – “Can’t Take It” (Local Artist)
  19. Pacific Division – “Mayor”
  20. Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce The 5’9”, & Crooked I) – “Fight Club”
  21. Method Man & Redman – “A Yo”

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Sound Session #186 (12-21-08) (Online Only Edition)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen


It’s about 11:30 on Sunday night, normally the time where J. Moore and I would be half way through Sound Session, but that’s clearly not happening.  If you’re in Seattle, you know why.  If not, click here.  It’s snowed virtually non-stop since last night, and I think we’re currently looking at about 8 inches of packed snow sitting on my deck.  In other words, ain’t nobody going nowhere tonight.

Some DJ’s might say ‘screw it,’ and leave y’all cold, dark, and clutching to a radio playing the latest travesty from Soulja Boy or Ron Browz.  Not I however.  Originally I was going to plug in my mic and record a little bootleg SNSS, but then I realized that the whole reason I’m on the air is to play good music, not to talk.  As a music lover, DJ’s who like to hear themselves talk has always been a pet peeve of mine.  So that said, I’ll stop ‘talking’ and get to the joints.

I’ve pulled together 25 songs that I would have played tonight on air if we weren’t all snowed in, put them in order, and zipped them together for you in one folder.  Just download the .rar file, extract/unzip the mp3’s (please say you have WinRAR by now…it’s almost 2009), and drop ’em into your mp3 player.  If you have any problems with this process, just contact me and I’ll help.  Contact info is at the top of the right sidebar –>

You may even like this option better because you’ll get the music in higher quality and separated track by track.  Plus, my fellow DJ’s who often hit me up for clean versions, you don’t even need to ask this week.  Have at it:

Show #186 (12-21-08)
**Online Only Edition**

  1. Souls of Mischief – “Tour Stories”
  2. K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – “ABC’s”
  3. Kali – “Cali Kali”
  4. Wale ft. Brother Ali – “2nd Time”
  5. Common – “Inhale”
  6. Billy Danze (of M.O.P.) ft. Busta Rhymes – “Undescribable”
  7. Joell Ortiz ft. Joe Budden – “Move On”
  8. Josh Martinez ft. Devin The Dude – “Hurricane Jane” (Local Artist)
  9. Royce The 5’9” – “Shake This”
  10. DJ Cadik ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi – “Keep It Real”
  11. Mikkey Halsted – “No Christmas”
  12. Fashawn – “Freedom”
  13. Exile ft. Muhsinah – “Stay Tuned (Stay High) (Vocal Mix)”
  14. Willie Will – “Honor You” (Local Artist)
  15. Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo – “I Believe”
  16. Sene – “Whateva, Wheneva”
  17. 88 Keys – “Nice Guys Finish Last”
  18. Silent Knight – “Pop Culture Shock”
  19. Fortilive – “The Come Up”
  20. Clockwork – “Same As Me” (Local Artist)
  21. U-N-I – “Hollywood Hiatus”
  22. Black Milk ft. Colin Munroe – “Without U”
  23. Adele – “Daydreams (nVMe Remix)”
  24. Kanye West – “Street Lights”
  25. Supastition – “Sounds of Xmas”

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