Sound Session #212 (6-21-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 23rd, 2009 by Hyphen

So many things going on, so little time…so I’ll make this one quick.

Father’s Day featured another dope episode of Sound Session, anchored by fresh music from the likes of Elzhi, Blackstar, J. Cole, Ayah, Outasight, Kanye, Lupe, Drake, and more.  Plus, we gave SNSS debuts to some more talented Torontonians (is that city killing it right now or what?), Notes To Self and 1/3 of Idle Warship, Graph Nobel.  To top it all off, we were joined in studio by local artist Neema, and Portland’s Ragen Fykes and Northwest vet Ohmega Watts, who just released their new M64 project today.  Be sure to check it out at  Everything about that project (the music, the artwork, the message, the people) is super dope and well worth your support.

Oh…and did I mention that Karriem Riggins, a flat out musical genius in both jazz and hip-hop, called in to the show as well?  Just another day out in sunny S-E-A…

Show #212 (6-21-09)

  1. Pac Div – “Mayor”
  2. U-N-I – “The Grudge”
  3. DJ Spinna ft. Elzhi – “Colors, Pt. 2”
  4. Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli – “History”
  5. Outasight – “Brand New Day”
  7. M64 (Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts) – “In The Pocket” (Local Music)
  8. Ayah – “Fallen”
  10. Lupe Fiasco ft. Matthew Santos – “Shining Down”
  11. J. Cole – “Heartache”
  12. DJ JS-1 ft. O.C. & Pharoahe Monch – “Ridiculous”
  13. Marco Polo & Torae ft. Saukrates & S-Roc – “Crashing Down”
  15. Neema – “48 Bars” (Local Music)
  16. Notes To Self – “Days Like These”
  18. Madlib ft. Karriem Riggins – “Life”
  20. Substantial & Marcus D ft. Kokayi & Gods’Illa – “I’m Here” (Local Music)
  21. Asher Roth ft. Keri Hilson – “She Don’t Wanna Man”
  22. Graph Nobel – “Broken Heart”
  23. Jamie Foxx ft. Drake, Kanye West, & The-Dream – “Digital Girl (Remix)”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
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Link to download just the Karriem Riggins interview –
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Link to download just the M64 interview –
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New Jack Hustle ft. Ohmega Watts – “Lionel” (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 27th, 2009 by Hyphen

If you remember the first video from Shawn Jackson & Newman’s New Jack Hustle project, you already know this one was gonna be fresh.  Add in Ohmega Watts and dope, innovative idea and it’s a wrap.  NW/Pitzer in this piece.  Peep the interview with New Jack Hustle from SNSS a while back right here.

Any of you own some of the vinyl in the video?  I know I do…

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Exile & DJ Day – Dope Man (live in Seattle)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on March 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

Here’s some footage shot by the legendary JKim at the Seattle release party for Exile’s Radio at Nectar Lounge.  This was a dope night all around – DJ Day and Ex killed their set, and I judged the Qualified Beat Battle.  Congrats again to the winner, Ohmega Watts, and shout to all those involved with putting on a great night.

Be on the lookout for Exile’s appearance on SNSS soon…more homies who were down at SXSW!

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Braille & S1 in Seattle tonight!

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on February 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

Remember a while back when I told you about this project that Braille and S1 were putting together called Cloud Nineteen?  Well the Seattle release party is here and you already know it’s gonna be great.  It’s all ages and only 8 bucks, which includes a copy of the album, at the Vera Project tonight.  Braille, S1, Ohmega Watts, Theory Hazit, Ragen Fykes, and Vursatyl of the Lifesavas (possibly the most underrated MC in the country) will all be in the building and you should be too.  I’ll see you there.

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Ohmega Watts – Everybody Say Ho!!! (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Videos on December 14th, 2008 by Hyphen

I’ve been meaning to post this up since I went to Braille’s “Everybody Say Ho!!!” event last week here in Seattle (Portland people, yours is this Friday, details here).  It was a real dope show and I even got to catch up with some old friends from way back in the day.  Plus, the Frosty the Snowman vs. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer battle was classic.  You think I’m jokin’.

As an added bonus, everyone who attended received this ill mixtape from Braille’s Lightheaded brethren, Ohmega Watts.  If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas, stop being such a Scrooge.  Download this and bump it while you hang your stockings with care.


  1. RUN-D.M.C. “Christmas in Hollis”
  2. Dana Dane “Dana Dane is Coming to Town
  3. Beastie Boys “Sure Shot”
  4. Sweet Tee “Let The Jingle Bells Rock”
  5. Da’rel Jr. “This Christmas”
  6. Braille “Blessed Man”
  7. Sojourn “Definitely Special”
  8. Flying Lotus “Roberta Flack Ft. Dolly”
  9. Surreal “First Chapter”
  10. Poems “Love”
  11. Nicolay & Kay “Tight Eyes”
  12. Choclit Kennedy “On & On”
  13. J Dilla “Won’t Do”
  14. Othello “Silhouette”
  15. James Brown “Don’t Tell It”
  16. Red Astaire Ft. Caretta Bell “You Dead Wrong”
  17. Theory Hazit “Grizzly”
  18. Grand Puba “Amazing”
  19. Charles Brown “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (Ohmega Watts Remix)

Download here.  (right click, save as)

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Braille on Sound Session (Appearance #3)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session on December 9th, 2008 by Hyphen

(or watch on HyphTube)

The homey Braille has made a few appearances on Sound Session before, but this was the first time he’s been able to make the trek up from Portland to Seattle to kick it with us live in the studio. He brought along his Lightheaded fam too, Othello and Ohmega Watts, so we caught up with them all for a minute and talked about their current projects. Braille allowed us to give a world premiere to “Fill It In,” one of the joints off his upcoming album with S1 (of Strange Fruit Project). Also, before he left, he even dropped a real freestyle (remember those?) off the dome and killed it. You can watch the freestyle above and download the audio of the full interview through either of the links below:

Braille on Sound Session
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Northwest people: be sure to check out Braille’s holiday event, “Everybody Say Ho!”, on the 11th in Seattle (see flyer) or the 19th at Berbati’s Pan in Portland. It’s going to be a great time…be there!

Everybody Say Ho!

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