Sound Session #267 (7-11-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 12th, 2010 by Hyphen

You remember when you were a kid and your parents (if they loved you…shots fired) would ask about your day at school?  Regardless of what happened, 90% of the time, you’d respond to “how was your day?” with “…good.”  I mean, you could have aced a test…gotten into a fight…got that date to Homecoming…etc., but it’s always first nature to just sum it up.  “Good.”

Well, sometimes these Sound Session archives feel the same way.  That’s not a bad thing.  On the contrary, we just continue to provide that piffery.  Uncut, raw, dopeness…straight to your veins each week (enough overt drug references for ya?).  “How was Sound Session this week?”…”Dope.”

And in case you’re wondering, our throwback is in response to the Oscar Grant madness…aka the only decision worse than Bron Bron this week.  Speaking of which, here’s some advice: announce the creation of a specific chapter of your charity that will focus on Cleveland’s youth.  Pledge a minimum of 2 million, which is a drop in the bucket for you.  Anytime someone attacks you for the callousness you showed the Cavs, say you’re sorry but that’s just sports anyway…your charity work shows how you really feel about the community.  Diffuses the situation and 2 million in donations buys you 10 million in PR.  But nah…run with the “all the ad revenue from my ego-tastic special goes to the B&G Club” angle.  [Jamie Foxx] Yeah, that’ll get ’em on your side…yeah [/I am your conscience].

Show #267 (7-11-10)

  1. Jazmine Sullivan – “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)”
  2. Big Boi ft. Sam Chris – “The Train, Pt. 2 (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves The Day)”
  3. Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z and John Legend – “Free Mason”
  4. The Kid Daytona – “On The Hill”
  5. Shawn Jackson ft. John West – “Lil Big Man”
  6. MED ft. Talib Kweli – “Classic”
  7. Raphael Saadiq – “It’s A Shame”
  8. The Physics – “My Place” (Local Music)
  9. Drake – “Paris Morton Music”
  10. Aloe Blacc ft. The Grand Scheme – “Billie Jean”
  11. Pharoahe Monch ft. Mela Machinko – “Shine”
  12. Homeboy Sandman – “Calm Tornado”
  13. Marco Polo ft. Promise – “The Bridge”
  14. Shad – “Keep Shining”
  15. D-Sisive ft. Moka Only – “West Coast (Remix)”
  16. Laws ft. Emilio Rojas & Big K.R.I.T. – “Hold You Down (Remix)”
  17. Parker Brothaz ft. Big Pooh – “Hard Work” (Local Music)
  18. Jay Dee – “F**k The Police” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Slum Village – “Lock It Down”
  20. Cook Classics ft. Co$$ – “The L-O”
  21. SOTA ft. Sol – “You Know Girls” (Local Music)
  22. Dom Kennedy – “1997”

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It’s not an isolated incident

Posted in News, Sports on August 14th, 2008 by Hyphen

Spanish Tennis team

Move over Pau Gasol, the 2008 Federation Cup Spanish Tennis team now has their own racist controversy. Gawker posted up this picture, apparently hosted on the official Spanish Tennis Federation’s site right here. I assume that link will be taken down shortly, but perhaps they’ll leave it up and try to defend this one too.

“Some of my best friends in Toronto are from China” – Jose Calderon (actual quote)

Oh, well in thaaaaaaaat case.

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Why is there so much racism/ignorance in Spain?

Posted in News, Sports on August 12th, 2008 by Hyphen


On Sunday, the Guardian reported on the image above, which features the Spanish men’s national basketball team in an advertisement for the Beijing Olympics.  The dragon in the center circle?  Clumsy, but admissable.  The fingers pulling back the skin around their eyes in an attempt to mimic asian features?  Yeaaaaaah, I’m going to go ahead and hit you with the:

that's racist

You’d think that the European country closest to Africa (separated by only 8 miles at the Strait of Gibraltar) might be the most racially tolerant member of the E.U., but unfortunately, you’d be dead wrong.  Spain has a long history of racism, and in recent years, it’s repeatedly reared its ugly head in their sporting events.  From the abuse Lewis Hamilton received earlier this year, to Luis Aragones’ moronic comments about Thierry Henry, it seems like a new incident pops up every few months.  We also can’t forget about when Samuel Eto’o almost left the pitch a few years back:

And now the Spanish basketball team, one of the best squads in the world, has again demonstrated the ignorance and racism that appears so prevalent in their culture.  It’s shocking enough that this actually made it’s way into an officially sanctioned advertisement (apparently involving the female team in the same pose on the opposite page), but how could players who’ve spent time here in the NBA agree to this?  You’re telling me Pau and Marc Gasol, Rudy Fernandez, Juan Carlos Navarro, Jose Calderon, and Jorge Garbajosa didn’t know any better?  Wow.

I don’t want to sound too high and mighty, because we clearly have lots of race issues here (cough, cough, cough), but it’s time for Spain to get a grip on this.  If they’re going continue campaigning for Madrid to host the 2016 or 2020 Olympics, they have to get serious about this problem.

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Hahahah ice cold

Posted in Sports, Videos on July 4th, 2008 by Hyphen

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany was giving his post game interview after losing in the Euro 2008 final, only to be interupted by the Spanish players celebrating.  Ouch.  It’s a celebration bitches Bastian!

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