Sound Session #430 (9-8-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 16th, 2013 by Hyphen


Playing catch up on the SNSS archives tonight, so here’s the second episode that I didn’t have the chance to put up before.  On this one, we played new music from folks like Guilty Simpson, The Clipse, Chance The Rapper, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Bambu, BANKS, Meek Mill, Tanya Morgan, Demrick, Polyester, John Legend, Kyle, Majid Jordan and more.

Plus, we were joined in studio by one of our good friends, and an artist that many are calling the next to breakthrough from Seattle (following in Macklemore’s footsteps), Sol.  While there are similarities between Sol and Mack, folks categorizing them in the same field are being pretty lazy.  It’s actually been really dope to watch Sol’s growth over the years, aided greatly by his recent 11 month trip around the globe.  We chatted with him before he left, during the trip (calling in from Haiti), and since he’s returned, and I’ve been more and more impressed with him as a person and artist each time.

On this episode, we were joined by one of producers, 1/3rd of The Zillas, Nima Skeemz, and we talked to the pair all about Sol’s new Eyes Open EP, which dropped last Tuesday.  Be sure to check out the project and support if you’re feeling the music.  You won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy the show!

Show #430 (9-8-13)

  1. Guilty Simpson & Small Professor ft. DJ Revolution – “On The Run”
  2. No Malice ft. Pusha T – “Shame The Devil”
  3. Rapsody ft. Chance The Rapper – “Lonely Thoughts”
  5. Lil Wayne ft. Chance The Rapper – “You Song”
  6. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Deeper”
  7. Bambu – “Yayo”
  8. Smif-N-Wessun ft. Starang Wondah & Top Dog (of O.G.C.) – “Sound Bwoy Bureill” (Throwback of the Week)
  9. BANKS ft. Gilbere Forte – “Waiting Game (RAAK Remix)”
  11. The Foreign Exchange – “Pity”
  13. Sol ft. Shayhan – “Tomorrow” (Local Music)
  15. Sol – “Turn Me Loud” (Local Music)
  17. Sonny Bonoho – “Concubine Juicy” (Local Music)
  18. Meek Mill – “Ooh Kill ‘Em”
  19. Ransom & Statik Selektah – “Unexplainable”
  20. Demrick & Polyester The Saint ft. Chuck Inglish – “Dazed & Sedated”
  21. Tanya Morgan – “Eulogy”
  22. Nissim ft. Bonhom – “Live For Now” (Local Music)
  23. John Legend – “Tomorrow”
  24. Kyle ft. Beldina – “Deeper”
  25. Majid Jordan – “Tea & Coffee”

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I’m bout to be uber busy…

Posted in Politics on June 14th, 2008 by Hyphen


Today I’m starting my work for the Obama campaign, so for the next 6 weeks, your boy is bout to be reeeeeeeeeally busy. I should be able to stay steady bloggin’, but if it slacks at all, this is why:

Obama Campaign Dispatching Thousands

By Peter Slevin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 13, 2008; Page A05

CHICAGO, June 12 — Moving to harness the grass-roots energy that helped win the Democratic nomination, Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign will deploy 3,600 volunteers in 17 states this weekend, each committed to six consecutive weeks of full-time political work.

The project, launched two months before the senator from Illinois became the presumptive nominee, is a measure of his determination to out-organize Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in states that could swing a close election.

The campaign put out word in April about “Obama Organizing Fellowships,” an approach that went well beyond the “y’all come” model of luring volunteers with free doughnuts for two-hour canvassing stints. Supporters were required to answer essay questions, supply references and go through a telephone interview with campaign staff members.

In return for a promise to give the campaign at least six weeks of their lives, they were promised training in community organizing techniques.

A cover letter from Obama, who spent three years in the 1980s working in impoverished Chicago neighborhoods, spoke of lessons in the “basic organizing principles that this campaign and our movement for change are built on.”

Obama urged supporters to apply and to “put progressive values to work in the real world.”
More than 10,000 people applied, said Obama strategist Jon Carson.

“They didn’t have to have campaign experience before,” said Buffy Wicks, the director of the campaign’s national volunteer program. “The best organizers are people who are passionate about what they’re doing. We were looking for folks who had really compelling stories.”

There you go. Your boy is one of 3,600 working to make this country better. Do you part and if you talk the talk, walk the walk. Yes, We Can.

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