Sound Session #590 (4/9/17) – Co-hosted by DJ Nphared, The Physics, and Malice & Mario Sweet

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 13th, 2017 by Hyphen

SNSS x The Physics

(L-R: Hyphen, Justo & Thig of The Physics, and J. Moore in 2012)

Continuing our string of Sound Session guest hosts, this week we welcomed some of J. Moore’s favorite artists (and people!) in the town, The Physics and Malice & Mario Sweet.  We chatted about their work and personal relationships with Jon, and played a few of his favorite records from the Physics family.  Any loyal SNSS listener knows how much we love their crew, so it was impossible to pick just one track to play.  Enjoy those classics, plus new records from Logic, Jidenna, Kendrick, Rozay, GoldLink, Joey Badass x J. Cole, Stormzy, Evidence, Asher Roth x The Cool Kids, J.I.D, and more.

I also highly recommend you check out this tribute to Jon that our friends at The Biggest Podcast put together.  You can also listen on any podcast app (iOS users, click here).

Rest In Peace Jon.

Show #590 (4/9/17)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared, Malice & Mario Sweet, & The Physics**

1. Logic – “Everybody”
2. Jidenna – “2 Points”
3. Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
4. Rick Ross ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “I Think She Like Me”
5. GoldLink ft. Shy Glizzy & Brent Faiyaz – “Crew”
6. Joey Badass ft. J. Cole – “Legendary”
7. The Physics – “I Just Wanna Beat” (Local Music) (Throwback of the Week)
8. Stormzy – “Velvet”
9. Audio Push – “Smokeout ‘99”
10. Da Villins x DJ Skizz ft. Sean Price – “Indivisible (P&P)”
11. The Physics – “Chalk Up Tomorrow” (Local Music) (Throwback of the Week)
12. The Physics – “My Place” (Local Music) (Throwback of the Week)
13. J.I.D – “Somebody”
14. Loyle Carner ft. Tom Misch – “Damselfly”
15. Evidence – “Throw It All Away”
16. Asher Roth ft. The Cool Kids – “Wu Financial”
17. Malice & Mario Sweet – “Speed Of Light” (Local Music) (Throwback of the Week)
18. Anna Wise – “Some Mistakes”
19. Matt Martians – “Spend The Night / If You Were My GF”
20. Drake ft. Jorja Smith & Black Coffee – “Get It Together”

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Sound Session #526 (7/12/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 3rd, 2015 by Hyphen


Well, well, well, we meet again.  Apologies to everyone for the [UK voice] massive [/UK] delay on SNSS episodes, but it’s been a hectic month or so.  If we’re friends on any of my socials, you might have seen a flood of photos from my European vacation (if you missed out, here you go!), as I was traveling around for a bit.  As such, we didn’t get a chance to get the archives up, but we’re catching up this week.

Here’s the first episode we owe you.  #526 features artists like Anik Khan, Illa J, Meek & Drake (been on vacation so long, they were still homies when we played this lol), Thundercat, Little Simz, Toro y Moi, Lemon, Gallant, The Internet, Raleigh Ritchie, Anna Lunoe, Bilal, Mos Def, Jesse Boykins III, Majid Jordan, and more.  Lots of cuts here to help get you caught up, plus an in-studio visit from SMS, the new project from Malice & Mario Sweet and newcomer Shelby Poole.


Show #526 (7-12-15)

1.    BoomBox Massacre ft. Thaddeus David & Dice – “Muse” (Local Music)
2.    Anik Khan – “Shadows”
3.    Illa J – “Universe”
4.    Meek Mill ft. Drake – “R.I.C.O.”
5.    Little Simz ft. Josh Arce, Tilla, & Chuck20 – “Guess Who”
6.    Skyzoo – “Women Who Can Cook”
7.    Thundercat – “Them Changes”
8.    **INTERVIEW WITH SMS (Malice & Mario Sweet & Shelby Poole), Pt. 1**
9.    SMS (Malice & Mario Sweet & Shelby Poole) – “Superstar” (Local Music)
10.    **INTERVIEW WITH SMS (Malice & Mario Sweet & Shelby Poole), Pt. 2**
11.    ASAP Rocky ft. Mos Def – “Back Home”
12.    Statik Selektah ft. Joey Badass, Big K.R.I.T., & Chauncy Sherod – “In The Wind”
13.    Snoop Doggy Dogg – “G’z and Hustlers” (Throwback of the Week)
14.    Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy”
15.    Bilal – “Sirens II”
16.    Toro y Moi ft. Rome Fortune – “Pitch Black”
17.    Raury – “Devil’s Whisper”
18.    BJ The Chicago Kid ft. OG Maco – “That Girl”
19.    Melat – “Sexy Us”
20.    Gallant – “Weight In Gold”
21.    The Internet – “Special Affair”
22.    Lemon – “Better For You”
23.    Jesse Boykins III – “When You Get There”
24.    Majid Jordan ft. Drake – “My Love”
25.    Raleigh Ritchie & Sounwave – “Never Say Die”
26.    Sleepy Tom ft. Anna Lunoe – “Pusher” (Local Music)

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Sound Session – Show #496 (12-14-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 17th, 2014 by Hyphen


Sunday Night Sound Session has been on air for almost 10 years and we’ve archived every single episode online, but we’ve always looked for a good distribution solution. Soundcloud made some licensing changes lately that allows us to utilize their platform for streaming/downloading full episodes of the show. After doing some testing, I think this should work and help you guys enjoy the show much easier each week. No weird download sites, full functionality with all your devices (the Soundcloud app is a must for mobile/tablet), and one centralized location for our episodes and interviews going forward. Most importantly, it should allow more people to discover all the great music that’s out there right now so we can support these artists and they can continue to create!

On this week’s show, we played new tracks from artists like Joey Badass, Termanology, Michael Christmas, Astro, Tunji Ige, Saigon, J. Cole, Coultrain, Tuxedo, Anthony Hamilton, Your Old Droog, Electric Wire Hustle, Lion Babe, salute, Tink, and the loooooooong awaited return of D’Angelo. Plus, we were joined in studio by Malice & Mario Sweet to debut Malice’s new solo song, “Try You,” produced by Jake One. Great stuff all night…


Show #496 (12-14-14)

1.    Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99”
2.    Termanology ft. Michael Christmas & Astro – “I’m Good”
3.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) ft. Jay Electronica – “To Me, To You”
4.    Big K.R.I.T. ft. Lupe Fiasco – “Lost Generation”
5.    De La Soul ft. Chuck D – “The People”
6.    Saigon – “Let’s Get Smart”
7.    J. Cole – “Apparently”
8.    Common ft. Sadat X – “1-9-9-9” (Throwback of the Week)
10.    D’Angelo and the Vanguard – “Sugah Daddy”
11.    Coultrain – “Let’s Pretend It’ll Last”
13.    Malice Sweet – “Try You” (Local Music)
14.    Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “Wonderful Christmastime” (Local Music)
16.    Anthony Hamilton – “What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas”
17.    Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – “Spent” (Local Music)
18.    Your Old Droog – “The ‘70s”
19.    Electric Wire Hustle – “Loveless”
20.    salute ft. Vanessa Elisha – “So Cool”
21.    Lion Babe – “Jungle Lady”
22.    Tink ft. Charlamagne Tha God – “Around The Clock”
23.    Fabolous – “Lituation”
24.    Tunji Ige ft. Wonda – “Day 2 Day”

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Sound Session #444 (12-15-13)

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


For this week’s episode of SNSS, we decided to switch it up a little bit and highlight one of our favorite groups, The Physics, by dedicating half the show to their excellent catalog in celebration of their new album release.  Personally, they are far and away my favorite local crew from the Northwest, which is saying quite a bit when you think about all the quality music our region produces these days.

The Physics sat in on the entire show and talked all about the group’s history as we ran through tracks from all their projects.  We finished with a few records off their new album, Digital Wildlife, which is available for free download right here.  I can’t recommend it enough so definitely download it now and Seattle folks: come out to their album release party this Saturday at the Croc.  See you there!

Show #444 (12-15-13)
**Co-Hosted by The Physics**

  1. A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Nast & Method Man – “Trillmatic”
  2. Lloyd Banks – “Tour Stories”
  3. Roc Marciano ft. Action Bronson – “456”
  4. Childish Gambino – “Sweatpants”
  5. Flume ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut – “Space Cadet (Remix)”
  6. Flume ft. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday – “Insane (Remix)”
  7. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – “Latch (DJ Premier Remix)”
  8. 7 Days of Funk (Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg) ft. Kurupt – “Ride”
  9. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg – “F*ck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)” (Throwback of the Week)
  10. Talib Kweli ft. The Underachievers – “New Leaders”
  11. The Physics – “Ready For We” (Local Music)
  12. The Physics – “I Just Wanna Beat” (Local Music)
  13. The Physics ft. Maneak B – “Coronas On Madrona” (Local Music)
  14. The Physics – “These Moments” (Local Music)
  15. The Physics ft. The Good Sin – “Seward Park” (Local Music)
  16. The Physics – “So Funky” (Local Music)
  17. The Physics – “Take A Win” (Local Music)
  18. The Physics – “Play It Off” (Local Music)
  19. The Physics – “No Tellin” (Local Music)
  20. The Physics ft. Dave B – “Higher Learning” (Local Music)

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Sound Session #424 (7-28-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 30th, 2013 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like E-40, Hieroglyphics, Mayday, Da$h, AB, Oddisee, Stalley, Kavinksy, The Weeknd, Jesse Boykins III, and more.  We were also joined in studio by our good friends, Malice & Mario Sweet of the Physics crew.  Be sure to check out their new project, Enjoy:Like:Love, right here.

To top it all off, our longtime pal, Mayer Hawthorne, called in to chop it up about his new Where Does This Door Go album and the status of his highly anticipated Tuxedo project with Jake One.

Enjoy the show!

Show #424 (7-28-13)

  1. Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
  2. E-40 ft. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q – “All My Potnas”
  3. Hieroglyphics – “Highway Five”
  5. J. Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Forbidden Fruit”
  6. Mayday ft. David Correy – “Save Ferris”
  7. Da$h ft. Ab-Soul & Retch – “Whale”
  8. Kanye West ft. King Louie – “Send It Up”
  9. Jay Z – “Beach Is Better”
  10. Joey Badass ft. Chuck Strangers, Dessy Hinds, & Kirk Knight – “Satellite”
  11. ChillxWill ft. P. Blackk – “Pickin’ Pockets” (Local Music)
  12. Def Dee ft. Oddisee & Tranquil – “Still Propa” (Local Music)
  13. Mobb Deep – “Survival Of The Fittest” (Throwback of the Week)
  15. Malice & Mario Sweet – “Kortney Luv” (Local Music)
  16. AB – “You Used To Love Me”
  18. Mac Miller ft. Niki Randa – “I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time)”
  19. ScienZe ft. Luxx – “The Pleasure”
  21. Mayer Hawthorne – “Allie Jones”
  22. Asher Roth – “Pop Radio”
  23. Stalley – “A-Wax”
  24. Jesse Boykins III – “Young and Beautiful”
  25. Kavinsky ft. The Weeknd – “Odd Look (Remix)”

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The Physics – Take A Win (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 4th, 2013 by Hyphen

My favorite artists in the Northwest, The Physics, just dropped visuals for their Jake One produced “Take A Win,” off Tomorrow People.  You can grab this track and others on the Cornerstone Mixtape J. Moore and I released last month (right here) and be sure to get the full Physics album here.

Congrats to Malice and Mario Sweet from the Physics crew on the birth of their son today too!

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Sound Session #395 (1-6-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 7th, 2013 by Hyphen


Back like we never left, SNSS kicks off 2013 with new music from folks like Skillz, Dag Savage, Yoshi, ASAP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Game, iLL Camille, Elijah Blake, JaVonte, Slum Village, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and more.  Plus, we were joined in studio by some of our favorite artists and people in the town: J. Pinder, Raz Simone, and Malice & Mario Sweet.

If you haven’t peeped our “Best of 2012” episode from last week, you can still grab that here.

Enjoy and make 2013 your best year yet!

Show #395 (1-6-13)

  1. Skillz – “2012 Rap Up”
  2. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock – “Money Trees”
  3. Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) – “Twilight”
  5. J. Pinder – “King” (Local Music)
  6. Yoshi ft. Akira Shelton – “Slow Down (Gold Digger)”
  8. ASAP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, & Big K.R.I.T. – “1 Train”
  9. Craig Mack ft. Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  11. Raz Simone – “Cold” (Local Music)
  12. Kid Cudi – “King Wizard”
  14. Game ft. K. Roosevelt – “Can’t Get Right”
  15. iLL Camille ft. Rapsody & SiR – “Same Lights”
  16. JaVonte – “Supernova”
  17. Elijah Blake – “Beloved”
  18. 2 Player Co-Op (Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.) – “Nothing Looks The Same”
  20. Big Boi ft. Sleepy Brown – “The Thickets”
  21. Louis V ft. Nipsey Hussle & Dizzle – “On My Grind” (Local Music)
  22. Wale ft. Scarface – “Limitless”
  23. Slum Village ft. Guilty Simpson – “Decadence”

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The Physics – Tomorrow People (Kickstarter Campaign)

Posted in Artists, Videos on July 15th, 2012 by Hyphen

As I’ve mentioned numerous times on TAOD, Twitter, SNSS, Facebook, various hip-hop panels, and just about any other place someone’s made the mistake of giving me a voice, the Physics are my favorite musicians in the Northwest.  They make the exact kind of hip-hop I love: soulful, genuine, complex, smooth, laid back, dope music.  They’ve put out a few projects over the years (which I highly recommend you cop right here) and now they’re back with their third full length LP, Tomorrow People.

They’re asking for assistance via a Kickstarter Campaign and any support you can provide will be well worth it.  Cop the album, a shirt, a hat, or even just donate a dollar to support the cause.  Anything you can provide is appreciated.  More information in the video above and the copy below:

After making music together for over a decade and a half, we are close to finishing our third full-length album, Tomorrow People. We are excited to release it on August 25. All we need is help from you.

Tomorrow People is pretty much about dope raps, dope beats, and dope hooks. After putting out our last LP, Love is a Business, and touring with the Blue Scholars last fall, we went straight back to the lab to produce a rap record that is more lyrical than our last, featuring some of Seattle’s best like Jake One, Sol, Grynch, Vitamin D, J. Pinder, and more. With this release, we are on the cusp of attaining our goals as musicians, knowing that tomorrow is unknown, but hoping that tomorrow will be amazing.

Those who pledge will have access to a wide range of incentives, including digital and physical copies of the album before the release date, Kickstarter-exclusive shirts and snapback hats, a verse from Thig, a beat from Justo, invites to a private Seattle hip hop BBQ, and more.

All funds raised through this campaign will help fund the mixing, mastering, duplication, and promotion of Tomorrow People. Anything we raise above our goal will go straight into a still-unannounced fall tour. The more backers we get, the more cities we can play in.

Please help us spread the word, and help us bring our music straight to you! Your support is GREATLY appreciated.

-The Physics

Support here.

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Pusha T – Fear of God (Mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on March 23rd, 2011 by MitchNW

Mitch: Here it is folks, the debut solo project from the recent G.O.O.D. Music addition, Pusha T, featuring appearances from Rick Ross, Kanye, 50 Cent & more. Now we just need that new Clipse album and we’re set. Download link below…

1. Intro
2. My God
3. I Still Wanna f. Rick Ross & Ab-Liva
4. Money On My Mind Freestyle
5. Feeling Myself f. Kevin Cossom
6. Blow (Funk Flex Freestyle)
7. Cook It Down Freestyle
8. Open Your Eyes
9. Can I Live Freestyle
10. Raid f. 50 Cent & Pharrell
11. Touch It f. Kanye West
12. Speakers Going Hammer Freestyle
13. Alone in Vegas (Outro)

Pusha T – Fear Of God (Mixtape)

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The Physics – I Just Wanna Beat (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 5th, 2010 by Hyphen

I forget which show it was at, but while out and about at the Nectar a while back, I ran in to the homey Thig Natural of the Physics and we started talking about videos.  Since I see more music videos at my day job than you’ve seen in your life, I’m always down to share some of what I’ve learned in the music video industry.  While I can’t take sole credit for sparking this idea, I remember telling Thig that they HAD to do a video for “I Just Wanna Beat,” since it’s a classic record.  Not just a classic NW record.  A classic.

Lo and behold, the crew hooked up with Jon Augustavo and dropped the visuals right in time for the end of the summer.  To bring it full circle, it was filmed in Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington, where I spent many hours of my youth raising havoc while my mom worked in her office there.

Oh, and you’re lyin’ if you can’t relate…IJWB.  Download the High Society EP here.

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