Sound Session #580 (12/11/16) + Holiday Break

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 18th, 2016 by Hyphen


As would only be fitting with a year like 2016 (gotta be one of the worst for the world in recent memory), we’ve had a string of difficulties broadcasting the show down the stretch.  Even with all the tech advances at our fingertips, doing Sound Session from the road for the last few months has been tricky, so apologies for the hiccups.  This episode is the last one of the year, as we’ll be taking the holiday season off and relaunching in 2017 with our Best of 2016 wrap up show.

In the meantime, here’s episode #580 featuring new music from artists like Common, The Roots, J. Cole, Smino, Rapsody + Raphael Saadiq, Azad, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Raleigh Ritchie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Tom Bailey, R.LUM.R, John Legend + Miguel, and more.  We even ran a little UK block with Wiley, AJ Tracey + MJ Cole, and Donae’O + Jme + Dizzee Rascal, then dipped back 20 years for a classic Redman throwback.

Enjoy the music and the holiday season with you and yours.  See you again in the new year!

Show #580 (12/11/16)

1. Common ft. Gucci Mane, Pusha T, & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Black America Again (Remix)”
2. The Roots ft. Common & Ingrid Michaelson – “Who Tells Your Story”
3. J. Cole – “False Prophets”
4. J. Cole – “Déjà Vu”
5. Ryan Caraveo – “Ten Times” (Local Music)
6. Smino – “blkswn”
7. Framework – “It’z Nuthin’” (Local Music)
8. Rapsody ft. Raphael Saadiq – “Gonna Miss You”
9. Run The Jewels – “Talk To Me”
10. Wiley – “Can’t Go Wrong”
11. MJ Cole & AJ Tracey – “The Rumble”
12. Donae’O ft. Jme & Dizzee Rascal – “Black”
13. Like – “Leanin’”
14. Redman – “Pick It Up” (Throwback of the Week)
15. Kung Foo Grip x SCLY – “Locked” (Local Music)
16. Azad – “Sweet”
17. The Weeknd – “Rockin’”
18. Bruno Mars – “Chunky”
19. Topaz Jones – “Howlin’ To The Moon”
20. Childish Gambino ft. JD McCrary – “Terrified”
21. Raleigh Ritchie – “Unicron Loev”
22. Jorja Smith – “Imperfect Circle”
23. Khalid – “Reasons”
24. John Legend ft. Miguel – “Overload”
25. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Uncle Marvin”
26. Tom Bailey – “Light vs. Darkness”
27. R.LUM.R – “Frustrated”

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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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Choklate – Tis The Season (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 26th, 2011 by Hyphen

The homegirl Chok recently released a holiday themed EP (cop it here) and here are some visuals for one of the records. Not only is the song dope and the video cleanly shot, but the message included really sums up what the holiday season should be all about. Well done Chok!

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Collie Buddz – Holiday (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

Collie Buddz’ new single, “Holiday,” hits home for any of us who work WAY too hard at the office.  My fellow overachievers unite!  But always remember to take a little time out for yourselves…

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