Sound Session #530 (8/9/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 24th, 2015 by Hyphen


These are the shows you hate and you never forget.  We lost an incredible MC a few weeks ago and in tribute to Ruck aka Sean Price, we kicked off SNSS #530 with almost an hour of his classics.  While it felt great to relive all those verses and yell out “P!!!!” accordingly, it’s depressing to know that his newest release (Songs In The Key Of Price, cop it now!) is his last.  43 is way, way, way too young.  We need to ensure that our vets are taking care of themselves as they get older, especially because this lifestyle isn’t really conducive to healthy living.  RIP to a legend, one of the nastiest to ever pick up the mic, and condolences to our Duck Down fam.

In addition to our tribute to Ruck, we ran some new records from BJ The Chicago Kid, Dr. Dre, Method Man, Anik Khan, Macklemore, Warren G, Drake, Duckwrth, and more.  Local artist Huey P also dropped by to debut his new record, “206 / 253,” with Wale.

Show #530 (8-9-15)

1.    The Fab 5 (Heltah Skeltah & OGC) – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka” (Throwback of the Week)
2.    Heltah Skeltah – “Undastand” (Throwback of the Week)
3.    Sean Price ft. Tek – “Onion Head” (Throwback of the Week)
4.    Heltah Skeltah ft. Vinia Mojica – “Therapy” (Throwback of the Week)
5.    Heltah Skeltah – “The Art of Disrespekanization” (Throwback of the Week)
6.    Sean Price – “Jamaican” (Throwback of the Week)
7.    Sean Price ft. Rock – “P-Body” (Throwback of the Week)
8.    Sean Price – “Bar-Barian” (Throwback of the Week)
9.    Sean Price – “Figure Four” (Throwback of the Week)
10.    Mac Miller – “100 Grandkids”
12.    Huey P ft. Wale – “206/253” (Local Music)
14.    BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Joey Badass & Hannibal Buress – “Nothin But Love”
15.    Dr. Dre ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Justus – “It’s All On Me”
16.    Method Man ft. Raekwon & Inspectah Deck – “The Purple Tape”
17.    Drake – “Right Hand”
18.    Travis Scott – “Antidote”
19.    Action Bronson & Joey Badass ft. Rico Love – “What About The Rest Of Us”
20.    Anik Khan – “Saul Bellow”
21.    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran – “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” (Local Music)
22.    Sol – “Ain’t Gon Stop” (Local Music)
23.    Drake – “Hotline Bling”
24.    Warren G ft. E-40, Too Short, & Nate Dogg – “Saturday”
25.    Kendrick Lamar – “For Free (Interlude)”
26.    Wizkid ft. Drake & Skepta – “Ojuelegba (Remix)”
27.    Duckwrth x The Kickdrums – “Psycho”

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Promise ft. Slakah The BeatChild – Somebody Else (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 29th, 2012 by Hyphen

Slakah might be the most underrated vocalist in R&B, plus he’s nice on production.  The beat here was handled by LordQuest though and this is featured on Promise’s new album, Awakening, which you can peep here.

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Sound Session #355 (4-1-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 3rd, 2012 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from the likes of T.I., Maffew Ragazino, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, OnCue, Yonas Michael, Miguel, Actual Proof, and more.  Plus, the legendary Buckshot of Black Moon and the Boot Camp Clik called in to talk about BCC’s show at The Crocodile that went down Monday night here in Seattle.  Be sure to see the whole crew when they come to your town!

Show #355 (4-1-12)

  1. T.I. – “I Need Dollas”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. – “Temptation”
  3. Maffew Ragazino – “Amaretto Sour”
  4. Danny Brown – “Grown Up”
  5. Steven A. Clark – “Don’t Have You”
  6. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Fly Girl Get’em”
  7. Mac Miller ft. Iman Omari – “Sunlight”
  8. OnCue – “Kinda Late”
  9. Akrish – “Without You” (Local Music)
  10. Action Bronson – “Blue Chips”
  11. Kardinal Offishall – “Kill Shot”
  13. Heltah Skeltah ft. OGC – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka” (Throwback of the Week)
  14. Nas – “The Don”
  15. Busta Rhymes ft. Twista – “Can U Keep Up”
  16. Tope ft. TiRon & Caitlin Cardier – “Midnight” (Local Music)
  17. Yuna – “Live Your Life”
  18. THEESatisfaction – “Bitch” (Local Music)
  19. Yonas Michael – “Jimi 84”
  20. Frank Ocean ft. MeLo-X – “White (MeLo-X Gentrification Mix)”
  21. Reef The Lost Cauze – “The Prey”
  22. Actual Proof – “Black Boy Radio”
  23. Slum Village ft. De La Soul – “Turning Me Off”
  24. Miguel – “…ALL”
  25. Kavinsky ft. Lovefoxxx – “Nightcall”

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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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David Dallas – The Rose Tint (album)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on May 14th, 2011 by Hyphen

David Dallas has traveled all the way from New Zealand to Harlem in order to help spread the word about his music and he just released a free project called The Rose Tint.  Sound Session listeners already know, but for those who have been sleeping, get familiar!  Download below:

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David Dallas ft. Freddie Gibbs – Caught In A Daze (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 29th, 2011 by Hyphen

The homey David Dallas is gearing up for his Duck Down assisted assault on the North American market after conquering his homeland, New Zealand, and he’s just released the visuals for “Caught In A Daze” with Freddie Gibbs. Shot in Los Angeles and Papatoetoe (how many videos can say that?) by Askew1, the track can also be downloaded here:

David Dallas ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Caught In A Daze”

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Skyzoo & Illmind – Frisbees (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

Whoooo…this beat is nefarious.  The homey Sky kills it too.  Hardest rap video containing a frisbee of all time?

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Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – Nobody (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

While the song is real dope (crazy beat from Marco especially), I must say…my dude Todd Angkasuwan killed it with this video.  Marco’s slap is classic.  Every time someone complains about artists like Drake and whatnot, I like to remind them that there’s plenty of that traditional  boom-bap craziness to beat you over the head with.  Duck Down has been holding it down on that front for 15 years.  Respect.

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