Sound Session #445 (12-22-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 26th, 2013 by Hyphen


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sound Session team!  There’s about 15 minutes left on Christmas Day as I write this and after a few weeks of traveling (special shout to some of my good LA friends that I saw last week, Enrique and Brian from Interscope), then the craziness of the holidays, I’m finally feeling like I can relax and catch up on things.  Hopefully you all had a great holiday and got to spend time with your friends and family, and you’re not working like I am.

That said, when we’re hanging out and playing new music from the likes of B.o.B, Kendrick, Jay, Emilio Rojas, The Physics, Disclosure, Rochelle Jordan, Oddisee, World’s Fair, Nemo Achida, Drake, Flume, and more, it really doesn’t seem like “work.”  Enjoy the latest episode of SNSS and be sure to tune in for our Best of 2013 show next week!

Show #445 (12-22-13)

  1. YG Hootie ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Two Presidents”
  2. B.o.B – “Back Me Up”
  3. Fat Trel – “She Fell In Love”
  4. Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – “The Devil Is A Lie”
  5. Roc Marciano ft. Evidence – “Love Means”
  6. Kanin ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Winner Circle”
  7. Emilio Rojas – “Hold Up”
  8. Nickelus F – “Sunday”
  9. Joey Bada$$ – “Two Lips”
  10. Talib Kweli ft. Mike Posner – “Colors Of You”
  11. The Physics ft. Stay Hi Bros. – “On My Mind” (Local Music)
  12. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – “Latch (DJ Premier Remix)”
  13. Rochelle Jordan – “Follow Me”
  14. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Make You Feel”
  15. Donte Peace – “Maxxxed Out” (Local Music)
  16. Run-D.M.C. – “Christmas In Hollis” (Throwback of the Week)
  17. Owuor Arunga ft. DadaBass & Felicia Loud – “Black As They Come” (Local Music)
  18. Oddisee – “Invisible Walls”
  19. World’s Fair ft. Bilal – “Spanish Robin Williams”
  20. Nemo Achida ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hands On”
  21. Kidd Upstairs – “So Far Away”
  22. Flume ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut – “Space Cadet (Remix)”
  23. Flume ft. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday – “Insane (Remix)”
  24. Drake – “Come Thru”

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Sound Session #420 (6-30-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 1st, 2013 by Hyphen


I spent last week in Los Angeles and just like I say after every trip there, half of the city is awesome and half is horrible.  I’ll spare you the lowlights, but on the positive tip, shout to all the folks I spent time with: at ESPN’s LA office, at the Hard Knock TV annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament, and at the BET Awards functions.  Despite losing in the championship game of the hoops tourney, we had a great time and we’re definitely looking forward to the next one.  Along with hoops, the other highlight was definitely a trip to Disneyland.  I hadn’t been in about 20 years since I was a little kid and it really is the happiest place on earth.  Go there, with or without kids.  You’ll have a great time.

As for this week’s SNSS, you already know what it is.  Dope music from folks like Dom Kennedy, Fiend, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Drake, Kanye, Wale, The Bullitts, Mac Miller, Asher Roth, Bas, Lion Babe, Shad, TiRon & Ayomari, and more.  Plus, the young homies, Brothers From Another, joined us in the studio.  Be sure to check out their new Tacos On Broadway EP (features include Sol, Dave B, Thaddeus David, and Asher Roth) right here.  They’re definitely a group to look out for, not just in Seattle, but on a national level.

Enjoy the show!

Show #420 (6-30-13)

  1. Dom Kennedy – “Never”
  2. Prodigy & Alchemist – “Breeze”
  3. Fiend – “Maria Sharapova”
  5. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
  6. Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) ft. Big Boi – “Banana Clipper”
  7. Wale – “88”
  8. Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
  10. Brothers From Another – “Drunk Talk” (Local Music)
  12. Drake ft. Sampha – “The Motion”
  13. The Bullitts ft. Jay Electronica – “Murder Death Kill”
  14. CharlieRED – “GreenGREED”
  15. J. Cole – “Villuminati”
  16. Romaro Franceswa – “Loyalty” (Local Music)
  17. Mac Miller – “Bird Call”
  18. Asher Roth – “Pop Radio”
  19. Shad & Skratch Bastid – “Clappin’”
  20. Tanya Morgan ft. Exile – “Together”
  21. TiRon & Ayomari – “Haven’t You Heard?”
  22. Common – “Resurrection” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. Tope ft. Grynch & Spaceman – “Family Affair” (Local Music)
  24. Bas ft. J. Cole & KQuick – “Lit”
  25. Lion Babe – “Treat Me Like Fire”

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R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Posted in Artists, Movies, Music Videos on June 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

I was following along on Twitter as the news broke this afternoon, and I’ve had a lot of thoughts the rest of the day about Mike’s passing.  Ultimately, it’s a sad, sad story, but I hope people will remember him by separating the music from the person.  It’s clear that MJ was severely troubled and was probably mentally ill his entire life.  Even with all the craziness, he managed to release timeless music that will always evoke special feelings for all of us.

For this post, I decide to toss up the short film, Captain Eo, that Mike did for Disneyland in 1986.  I remember going to see it with my dad and between the movie, the music, and the 3-D glasses, there was nothing cooler at the time.  I rocked that Eo shirt for so long hahaha.  If you’ve never seen it, there’s no way it will mean as much to you now, but if you do remember seeing it in your youth, you know.

R.I.P. to the most famous person in the entire world.  It’s not often that you say that.  His music will live forever.

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