Jhene Aiko – Eternal Sunshine (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 6th, 2015 by Hyphen

New visuals from Jhene from one of my favorite tracks off Souled Out.  Not only is it named after one of the best movies of all time, but I also love that she references one of my favorite life philosophies when she sings “the more that I know, I don’t know anything at all.”  It’s the same thought sometimes referred to as the Socratic Paradox, essentially stating, a wise man knows that he knows nothing.

If that wasn’t heavy enough, the video reenacts a real life car crash Jhene was in with her daughter and is also dedicated to he older brother, who died last year of a brain tumor.  So yeah…not exactly a happy go lucky record, but a dope one.

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Sound Session #486 (10-5-14)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on October 9th, 2014 by Hyphen


On this week’s SNSS episode, we filled the show with a ton of great music from the likes of Joell Ortiz, Joey Bada$$, Fashawn, Dom Kennedy, Childish Gambino, Logic, Diamond D, Nottz, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Jessie Ware, Tinashe, ODESZA, Gorgon City, Broods, and more.  Plus, Cozz called in, fresh off the heels of his Cozz & Effect album to talk all about the project, his background, his relationship with J. Cole, how he ended up signing with Dreamville, and more.  If you just want to peep that interview, you can check it right here.

On top of all that, we were joined in the second hour of the show by Anna Lunoe, a singer/producer/DJ from Sydney, Australia.  Anna played the Neptune Theater earlier in the evening and then dropped by the studio to co-host with us and talk about her new EP, All Out.  We played a couple tracks off it (the excellent title track and a crazy record with Jesse Boykins III) and then learned a bit about her experiences as an artist coming up in Australia and how she fell in love with music.  It was a really enjoyable conversation (if you want to peep just the parts with Anna, click here) and the whole show had a great vibe.  Hope y’all enjoy it!

Show #486 (10-5-14)

1.    Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”
2.    Central Intelligence – “All Day” (Local Music)
3.    Joell Ortiz – “Get Down”
4.    Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious”
6.    Cozz ft. J. Cole – “Knock The Hustle (Remix)”
7.    Fashawn ft. Dom Kennedy – “Golden State Of Mind”
8.    KillemAll Coop ft. The Jacka – “Westside Livin” (Local Music)
9.    Childish Gambino – “Retro (Rough)”
10.    Logic ft. Childish Gambino – “Driving Ms. Daisy”
11.    Diamond D ft. Nottz – “Vanity”
12.    Notorious B.I.G. – “Party and Bullsh*t” (Throwback of the Week)
13.    Big Sean – “Paradise”
14.    ASAP Rocky ft. Juicy J – “Multiply”
16.    Anna Lunoe – “All Out”
17.    Anna Lunoe ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Heartbreak In Motion”
18.    Gorgon City ft. Tish Hyman – “6AM”
19.    Mary J. Blige – “Right Now”
21.    Kendrick Lamar – “i”
22.    Schoolboy Q – “Hell Of A Night”
23.    ODESZA ft. Zyra – “Say My Name” (Local Music)
24.    Broods – “Never Gonna Change”
26.    Jessie Ware ft. Miguel – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
27.    Tinashe – “Cold Sweat”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/f55af9ac33/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_486%2C_10-5-14.mp3
(back up – http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/60188780/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/54gk4qomtiwr)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Cozz – Cody Macc (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

I always enjoy seeing new talent come out the gate spitting hungry AF and that’s what you’re seeing with Cozz, J. Cole’s newest signing to Dreamville.  The most amazing part of this video is that they actually got shots of Los Angeles without any cars driving around in the background.  But on the real, peep Cozz’s abum that just dropped, Cozz & Effect, and watch out for an appearance on SNSS real soon.

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Problem on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on September 25th, 2014 by Hyphen

Problem traveled up the west coast from L.A. to Seattle and dropped by the KUBE 93 studios to chop it up with us for Sound Session on 9/10/14.

We discussed his background, how he originally started by producing on a PlayStation, how he started rapping for chicks, and how he developed arguably the best ad-lib in rap (WHAT!?!).  After talking about his past, he spoke on his upcoming album, “Karma,” and Diamond Lane Music Group’s strategy to make it his biggest release yet.  And as you might expect with a passionate LA native, the conversation ended with Problem explaining why Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time and who’s better, Kobe or MJ.

Big shout to Problem and all of Diamond Lane Music Group, plus the First Ladies for shooting/editing!

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Sound Session #480 (8-24-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 26th, 2014 by Hyphen


Big news for our station this week as we announced that our old friend, Eddie Francis, will be returning to host KUBE 93’s night show starting September 2nd!  To celebrate and help spread the news, Eddie came by SNSS this week and hung out with J. Moore, myself, and DV One.  Felt great to be surrounded by family and play some dope music for our extended family, you guys.  On this week’s show, we ran cuts from Vince Staples, G-Unit, Spesh, DJ Premier, Saigon, Porter Ray, STL GLD, Rapper Big Pooh, OnCue, Drake, MINH, 1-O.A.K., Azad Right, Ian Kamau, J. Cole, Bas, and more.

Plus, we announced details on how you can win a ticket to our upcoming “Studio 93” interview/listening party/hangout with Sam Lachow on September 6th.  All you have to do is text “SAM” to 97373 and we’ll notify you if you win.  It’s that simple!

Enjoy the show y’all…

Show #480 (8-24-14)

  1. Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
  2. G-Unit – “Ah Sh*t”
  3. Spesh ft. Kool G Rap – “The Meeting (Problems or Peace)”
  4. Saigon – “Nunya”
  6. Wizdom ft. Neema – “No Good” (Local Music)
  7. Porter Ray – “Aquamarine” (Local Music)
  8. Bas ft. J. Cole – “My N*gga Just Made Bail”
  9. STL GLD (Moe Pope & The Arcitype) – “Again”
  10. Doja Cat – “Nunchucks”
  12. Statik Selektah ft. Snoop Dogg, Wais P, & Ransom – “All The Way”
  13. Junia-T ft. Kemikal – “Sky Is Falling”
  14. Rapper Big Pooh ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Last Chance”
  15. Mos Def & Marvin Gaye – “You Are Undeniable (Amerigo Gazaway Yasiin Gaye Remix)”
  16. OnCue – “So Much Love”
  17. ILOVEMAKONNEN ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Twinsmatic Remix)”
  18. Shaprece – “Molting” (Local Music)
  19. Ian Kamau – “You, I”
  20. MINH – “Gold”
  21. 1-O.A.K. – “Rewind”
  22. Born Allah ft. Luckyiam & J-Ro – “Westside”
  23. 2Pac ft. Val Young – “To Live & Die In L.A.” (Throwback of the Week)
  24. Azad Right – “Showtime”
  25. Dave B & Justo (of the Physics) – “He Got Game” (Local Music)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/883b539527/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_480%2C_8-24-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/u6kxic2q78bs)
(2nd back up – http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/71256725/file.html)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Freddie Gibbs on KUBE 93’s Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on May 30th, 2014 by Hyphen

One of the dopest MC’s in the game and one of the realest dudes in the industry, Freddie Gibbs has been one of our favorites for years on Sound Session.  We’ve ran into him numerous times but amazingly never had him in studio for a SNSS interview…until now.

Freddie came through the KUBE studios on 5/24/14 while in Seattle on tour with Tech N9ne and we chopped it up for a bit about his love for the city (its greenery and Seahawk Richard Sherman, in particular), growing up and starting his rap career in a tough environment in Indiana, and later making the move to Los Angeles to pursue music.  We also talked about his approach to the industry and how he can appeal to a wide fan base, before touching on his recent projects with Madlib and DJ Fresh.

Peep the full interview above for more and be sure to catch Freddie when he’s in your town.  Shout to Archie for coordinating and the First Ladies for shooting and editing the piece.

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Sound Session #465 (5-11-14) – 9 Year Anniversary

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 12th, 2014 by Hyphen


Well, well, well, this sure snuck up on us.  This past episode of SNSS marked our 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  We feel overwhelmingly blessed and privileged to be able to present SNSS to you each week, and many thanks are in order for our supporters and management at KUBE 93, plus all our listeners in the local community and worldwide.  We’re here 100% for the music and culture, so it’s certainly not about us, but we’re flattered every time we reach one of these milestones.  Next up, show #500 and then next year, the SNSS 10 year anniversary.  We’ll definitely have something special planned for that one…

In the interim, we just keep on doing what we do.  Are we the Tim Duncan of independent hip-hop shows on commercial radio?  Perhaps, but since when is that a bad thing?  Hall of Fame numbers and hopefully this is just the beginning.  On this week’s episode, we were joined in studio by our homies V. Dot and Tasman Holloway (formerly known as Louis V), plus an emerging R&B singer from Tacoma, Kalieb Nash.  If you’re curious whether he can sing or saaaaaaing, check out the 2nd part of our interview where he laid down a little acapella for us.  That boy good.

Of course, we couldn’t do a show on Mother’s Day without paying homage to the women that brought us here and continue to make the world go around.  Hope you guys enjoy the multiple throwbacks and remember what Kanye said, “it don’t gotta be Mother’s Day, or your birthday / For me to just call and say Hey Mama.”  Give that lady a call if you’re blessed enough to still have her in your life.  Love you Mom.

Show #465 (5-11-14)

  1. 2Pac – “Dear Mama” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester – “Lakers”
  3. People Under The Stairs – “Get Hip”
  4. Grynch ft. Kokane – “On A Good One” (Local Music)
  5. Girl Talk & Freeway ft. Jadakiss – “I Can Hear Sweat”
  7. V. Dot ft. Tasman Holloway – “Make Way For The Wave” (Local Music)
  8. Beanie Sigel ft. Scarface – “Mom Praying” (Throwback of the Week)
  10. Lil Wayne ft. Drake – “Believe Me”
  11. SOHN – “Artifice”
  13. Kalieb Nash – “Again” (Local Music)
  14. Raleigh Ritchie – “Stay Inside (The Internet Remix)”
  16. Mya – “Cherry Lips”
  17. Jesse Boykins III – “Plain”
  18. Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”
  19. Kanye West – “Hey Mama” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Young Roddy – “Baby”
  21. Ghostface Killah ft. Mary J. Blige & Poppa Wu – “All That I Got Is You” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. The Intruders – “I’ll Always Love My Mama” (Throwback of the Week)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/65d69b56a3/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_465%2C_5-11-14.mp3
(back up – http://www4.zippyshare.com/v/22279299/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/qh74jt6tq15t)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Sound Session #463 (4-27-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 30th, 2014 by Hyphen


Check out this week’s edition of SNSS to hear new music from artists like Wale, Common, Meek Mill, Raekwon, Prince, Zion I, Asher Roth, Young Roddy, Willie The Kid, Danny Brown, Drake, Damon Albarn, Pharoahe Monch, and more.  Plus, you know we had to discuss the LA Clippers Donald Sterling debacle (I see you Adam Silver!) as well.


Show #463 (4-27-14)

  1. Wale ft. Rick Ross & Common – “Sunshine (Remix)”
  2. Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross – “Off The Corner”
  3. Sean C & LV ft. Raekwon – “Break Fruit”
  4. 50 Cent ft. Joe – “Big Rich Town”
  5. Vitamin D ft. Dice & Porter Ray – “Relax” (Local Music)
  6. Prince – “The Breakdown”
  7. The Roots ft. Raheem DeVaughn – “Tomorrow”
  8. De La Soul & J Dilla – “Goes With The Word”
  9. Zion I – “Futurism”
  10. Dizzy Wright – “Reunite For The Night”
  11. Grynch – “Carry On” (Local Music)
  12. Asher Roth ft. Curren$y – “Dude”
  13. Young Roddy – “The Come Up”
  14. A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Twelvyy – “Xscape”
  15. Willie The Kid & Bronze Nazareth ft. Roc Marciano – “Avalon”
  16. Danny Brown ft. Purity Ring – “25 Bucks”
  17. Donte Peace – “Juice” (Local Music)
  18. Santana ft. Miguel – “Indy”
  19. Sam Smith – “Not In That Way”
  20. Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”
  21. Drake – “Days In The East”
  22. Aaron Cohen – “Potential Fans”
  23. Outkast – “Player’s Ball” (Throwback of the Week)
  24. Pharoahe Monch ft. DJ Revolution – “Get Down”
  25. Jesse Boykins III – “Plain”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/f40257929c/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_463%2C_4-27-14.mp3
(back up – http://www74.zippyshare.com/v/76516343/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/84xkc1q65xfb)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Mila J – Smoke, Drink, Break-Up (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 22nd, 2014 by Hyphen

Jhene Aiko’s older sister, Mila J, returns to the music scene with the video for her lead single from M.I.L.A. (stands for Made In Los Angeles), “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up.”  Fans of that mid to late 90’s R&B sound should dig this one.

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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”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/25790c5624/
(back up – http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/7886193/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/a8208vl2l7xs)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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