Sound Session #569 (9/18/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 20th, 2016 by Hyphen


Due to some technical issues with the equipment in the KUBE studio, apologies but unfortunately we don’t have an archive of this week’s SNSS episode.  It’s a shame, as we played lots of good record from artists like Wax Tailor & Ghostface Killah, Knox Brown & Gallant, AlunaGeorge, Travis Scott, Isaiah Rashad & Syd, Mac Miller & Kendrick Lamar, RetcH, JAHKOY & Schoolboy Q, Brent Faiyaz, H.E.R., Tony Tillman, De La Soul & Estelle & Pete Rock, and more.  DJ Nphared sat in as a guest co-host for the 2nd week in a row and we reminisced over Lil Wayne’s true glory days, the old SQAD mixtape series, with a random, but classic, throwback freestyle.

We’ll be back next week with the archive for the podcast fiends…we gotchu.

Show #569 (9/18/16)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared**

1. Travis Scott ft. Kid Cudi & Swizz Beatz – “Way Back”
2. La – “So What” (Local Music)
3. T.I. – “Warzone”
4. Wax Tailor ft. Ghostface Killah – “Worldwide”
5. RetcH – “Nickel Bags”
6. Apathy ft. Marvalyss – “The Ed Lover Dance”
7. Lil Wayne – “Best Of Me Freestyle” (Throwback of the Week)
8. Common ft. Marsha Ambrosius & PJ – “Lovestar”
9. Mac Miller ft. Kendrick Lamar – “God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty”
10. CVIRO & GXNXVS – “Sober”
11. Knox Brown & Gallant – “Reignite”
12. Tom Misch – “Remember”
13. Amine – “Caroline” (Local Music)
14. Brent Faiyaz – “Insecure”
15. AlunaGeorge – “Mediator”
16. Frank Ocean – “Ivy”
17. JAHKOY ft. Schoolboy Q – “California Heaven”
18. Isaiah Rashad ft. Syd – “Silkk Da Shocka”
19. De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – “Memory Of…(US)”
20. Young Evo ft. Elan Wright – “Answers” (Local Music)
21. Dynasty ft. Eliana – “BE”
22. Thane ft. Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Responsibilities”
23. Tony Tillman – “Sell Out”
24. SG Lewis ft. Bishop Lamont – “Gone”
25. H.E.R. – “Focus”
26. Schoolboy Q ft. Sam Dew – “John Muir”

No archive this week due to technical difficulties. 

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Sound Session #568 (9/11/16)

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


With the NFL regular season kicking off, the Colin Kaepernick sparked protests continuing to build steam, and Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11 (and one of hip-hop’s classic albums), it felt like a pretty heavy week to digest, so I put the Bat Signal up for the homey DJ Nphared to come through and co-host this week’s SNSS episode.  We chatted through all the above, in between playing new records from folks like Jay IDK, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, RetcH, Billy Danze, Amine, Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid, Isaiah Rashad, Mac Miller (and a surprising SNSS debut appearance for Ariana Grande), and more.  Obviously our throwback had to cover that classic 9/11 album as well…


Show #568 (9/11/16)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared**

1. Jay IDK – “Mentality”
2. Travis Scott ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Goosebumps”
3. Desiigner ft. Kanye West – “Tiimmy Turner (Remix)”
4. RetcH – “Nickel Bags”
5. Billy Danze – “6 O’Clock Briefing”
6. T.I. – “We Will Not”
7. Amine – “Caroline” (Local Music)
8. GoldLink ft. Ciscero – “Fall In Love”
9. Big Gigantic ft. Waka Flocka Flame – “Highly Possible”
10. Mac Miller ft. Ariana Grande – “My Favorite Part”
11. Common ft. Marsha Ambrosius & PJ – “Lovestar”
12. Travis Thompson – “Say Wassup” (Local Music)
13. Smino ft. Jean Deaux & Phoelix – “Kajun”
14. Isaiah Rashad ft. Kendrick Lamar & Zacari – “Wat’s Wrong”
15. Thane ft. Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Responsibilities”
16. Sampha – “Blood On Me”
17. Frank Ocean – “Nikes”
18. Cashmere Cat ft. The Weeknd & Francis and the Lights – “Wild Love”
19. Tay Sean – “FML” (Local Music)
20. Jay-Z – “Girls, Girls, Girls” (Throwback of the Week)
21. De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – “Memory Of…(US)”

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Sound Session #402 (2-24-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 27th, 2013 by Hyphen


Pretty crazy past few days here in Seattle with Rakim, Method Man, A-Trak, Z-Trip, and DJ Jazzy Jeff all coming through the town.  Jeff called in to the show this week, but be on the lookout for our full video interview with him soon.  The man has stories for days!

In the meantime, enjoy SNSS #402 with artists like Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, Shad, The Procussions, M.anifest, TWINSMATIC, Jose James, Bilal, Chance The Rapper, Jared Evan, Bondax, ForteBowie, Substantial, and more.  Shout to the homies Grynch and DJ Nphared for coming through the studio as well.

Last but not least, congrats to our buddy and former co-worker at KUBE, DJ Scene, for winning the Red Bull Thre3style West Coast Regional Finals at Foundation Nightclub on Monday and moving on to the National Championship round.  Repping Seattle nicely!

Show #402 (2-24-13)

  1. Curren$y ft. Wiz Khalifa & Rick Ross – “Choosin’”
  2. Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”
  3. Czarface (Inspectah Deck, 7L, & Esoteric) ft. Ghostface Killah – “Savagely Attack”
  4. Roc Marciano – “Bruh Man”
  5. Serge Severe & 5th Sequence – “It’s Like That” (Local Music)
  6. The Procussions ft. Shad – “Today”
  7. M.anifest – “Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)”
  8. Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah”
  9. Jared Evan ft. Lil’ Fame – “Uma Thurman”
  10. The Black Opera ft. Mayer Hawthorne – “Queen Of Hearts”
  11. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rain”
  12. Joey Badass ft. Smoke DZA & Big K.R.I.T. – “Underground Airplay”
  14. Grynch ft. Bambu & Slug – “Mister Rogers (Remix)” (Local Music)
  16. ForteBowie – “Take Em To Church”
  17. J Dilla ft. Frank N Dank – “Anthem”
  19. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Substantial – “Resilient (Marcus D Remix)” (Local Music)
  21. Bondax – “Gold (Snakehips Bootleg)”
  22. TWINSMATIC – “Oh Boy”
  23. Bilal – “Astray”
  24. Jose James – “Come To My Door”

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The Physics – So Funky (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 24th, 2012 by Hyphen

Dope visuals from my favorite musicians in Seattle and the homeboy Jon Jon Augustavo on direction.  I believe this marks the 5th consecutive video shoot I’ve attended where I’ve successfully avoided appearing in the actual video.  Was a fun time though, shout to all the homies!

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The Physics – Three Piece

Posted in Artists, Joints on May 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

If you were lucky enough to hear Sound Session last night, you heard us debut a brand new record from the Physics called “My Place.”  That song is part of a special 3 song package that they released to the net today, which you can download right here.  “My Place” might be my favorite song out right now…from ANYWHERE…not just from Seattle.  Grab that ASAP.

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Sound Session #257 (5-2-10)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on May 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

This week’s SNSS was one of my favorites in quite some time.  We were joined in studio by Grynch, DJ Nphared, and Marcus D, plus we had Substantial and Oddisee call in from the East Coast.  All are dope musicians and good people, so it’s always a pleasure to chop it up with them.  Additionally, we played a ton of great music (well, what’s new) from some of our favorite artists.  Here’s my quick 2 cents on a few of the records:

  • B.o.B & Lupe – can’t wait to see these guys at the Showbox Sodo on Friday
  • N.E.R.D. – I still insist there is no better job in music than being Pharrell
  • M.I.A. – I can’t hear this record without breaking something.  Uber hard.
  • Shad – there’s nobody in the game that makes me rewind for lyrics more than Shad K.  TSOL drops May 25th!
  • Kendrick Lamar – the definition of “spazzing” on a beat
  • Tunji – reminds me of “Paris, Tokyo” in a way…
  • J. Cole – I really wish they woulda left the b-word in the chorus for the radio edit. You can say that these days!
  • Donnis – This record is a sleeping giant. Isn’t Donnis working with Atlantic now? Why aren’t they pushing this? Smash hook.
  • Eminem – Lyrics/flow are insane, as usual, but shoulda got Drake for that chorus. Don’t laugh, it’s true.
  • Public Enemy – Arizona took another L this week, so we thought we’d remind them
  • Nas & Damian Marley – this might be the best album of the year when it’s all said and done
  • Drake – I love this record…and my Jansport still fits!  Imagine that.


Show #257 (5-2-10)

  1. B.o.B – “Fame”
  2. Lupe Fiasco ft. Alicia Keys – “Love Letter To The Beat”
  3. N.E.R.D. ft. Nelly Furtado – “Hot-N-Fun”
  4. M.I.A. – “Born Free”
  5. Free Sol ft. Outasight, Kyle Lucas, & 8Ball – “Before You Slip”
  6. Shad – “Yaa I Get It”
  7. J. Pinder – “Three Words” (Local Music)
  9. Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart, Pt. 1”
  10. Cook ft. Tunji – “Underneath The Stars”
  11. Theophilus London ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Life Of A Lover”
  12. Jay Electronica ft. Diddy – “Ghost Of Christopher Wallace”
  13. J. Cole – “Who Dat”
  14. Donnis – “Gone”
  15. Eminem – “Not Afraid”
  17. Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – “Save The Day” (Local Music)
  19. Public Enemy – “By The Time I Get To Arizona” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Braille – “Up” (Local Music)
  21. Nas & Damian Marley – “Friends”
  23. Drake – “Find Your Love”

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