Sound Session #459 (3-30-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 7th, 2014 by Hyphen


Apologies for the delay on this week’s episode, but I was busy wrapping up my day job with ESPN so things were a bit hectic.  Special shout and many thanks to all my ESPN folks that I’ve worked with the last few years and especially those that peep this show each week.  It’s been fun!  Thank you guys for everything.  Guess I’ll make the announcement of where I’m headed in the next update…

Anyway, this week’s SNSS episode featured new music from Wu-Tang Clan, TwizzMatic, Sean C & LV, Busta Rhymes, Raz Simone, Sam Smith, Buddy, SZA, Mila J, Big Boi, CunninLynguists, Tunji, and more.  Plus, we were joined in studio by a new (and very dope) local group named Hightek Lowlives, and up and coming singer TeeFLii swung by to talk about his new release with DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz.

Enjoy the show!

Show #459 (3-30-14)

  1. Wu-Tang Clan ft. Nathaniel – “Keep Watch”
  2. TwizzMatic – “Defect”
  3. Sean C & LV ft. Busta Rhymes – “Bus Stop”
  4. Chuck Inglish ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Attitude”
  6. 50 Cent – “Pilot”
  7. YG ft. TeeFLii – “Do It To Ya”
  8. TeeFLii ft. 2 Chainz – “24 Hours”
  9. Rick Ross ft. Scarface & Z-Ro – “Blessing In Disguise”
  10. Raz Simone – “Hometown” (Local Music)
  11. Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
  12. Asher Roth ft. Vic Mensa – “Fast Life”
  13. CunninLynguists ft. Tunji – “South California”
  15. Hightek Lowlives – “Error Code 504” (Local Music)
  16. 100s ft. Cherub – “Different Type Of Love”
  18. The Bar (Prometheus Brown & Bambu) – “Coming (To America)” (Local Music)
  19. Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Staircases”
  20. Schoolboy Q ft. SZA – “His & Her Fiend”
  21. SZA ft. Chance The Rapper – “Child’s Play”
  22. Mila J – “Smoke, Drink, Break Up”
  23. Tory Lanez – “R.I.D.E.”
  24. Erik Hassle – “Ready For You”
  25. Big Boi ft. ASAP Rocky & Phantogram – “Lanes (A-Ha Mash Up)”
  26. Jaylib – “Starz” (Throwback of the Week)
  27. Jay-Z & Jay Electronica – “We Made It Freestyle”
  28. Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”
  29. Vince Staples – “Locked & Loaded”
  30. Dom Kennedy ft. Nipsey Hussle – “Pleeze”

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Homeboy Sandman – I Do Whatever I Want (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 3rd, 2012 by Hyphen

The title of Sandman’s newest video pretty accurately sums up his whole steez. I’ve always been a big fan of his unique flow, which is on display quite nicely here as well. Dopeness.

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Homeboy Sandman – The Miracle (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 25th, 2012 by Hyphen

Some folks have been wondering who’s rapping on our new SNSS intro each week, but our regular listeners should already be familiar with Homeboy Sandman.  They probably remember us playing this record too, which may be the greatest lyrical example of breaking down the creative process that I’ve ever heard.  No exaggeration.

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Aloe Blacc – You Make Me Smile (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 10th, 2012 by Hyphen

I imagine that mothers and fathers everywhere can relate to this one. I’m still on #TeamIceGrill though.

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Sound Session #337 (11-20-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

Check out this week’s SNSS for new music from Freddie Gibbs, Young Jeezy, Andre 3000, Childish Gambino, Rittz, Wale, Tanya Morgan, Common, Danny Brown, Drake, Amy Winehouse, and more.  Plus, longtime friend of the show, J. Pinder, stopped by, and Stones Throw’s MED came up from Los Angeles to kick it with us and discuss his new LP, Classic.  Featuring production from Madlib, Karriem Riggins, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and the Alchemist, plus guest appearances by Aloe Blacc, Talib Kweli, Hodgy Beats, Oh No, and Kurupt, you definitely need to cop it now!

Show #337 (11-20-11)

  1. Freddie Gibbs ft. Freeway, Sly Polaroid, & Adrian – “Anything To Survive”
  2. Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000 – “I Do”
  3. Danny Brown – “Pac Blood”
  4. Common – “Sweet”
  5. Roc Marciano – “Emeralds”
  6. Ghostface Killah ft. Method Man, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, & Redman – “Buck 50” (Throwback of the Week)
  8. Props ft. Wale – “Grindin’ To Eat” (Local Music)
  9. J. Cole ft. Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect”
  10. Pac Div – “Move On”
  12. J. Pinder – “Go Far” (Local Music)
  13. Childish Gambino – “Hold You Down”
  15. Drake ft. The Weeknd – “The Ride”
  16. Rittz – “Wishin’”
  17. Goapele – “Undertow”
  18. Wale ft. Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
  19. Frank Ocean – “We All Try”
  20. Amy Winehouse – “Our Day Will Come”
  22. Gazmo ft. Bruce Leroy – “Stuupid” (Local Music)
  24. MED ft. Talib Kweli – “Classic”
  25. Tanya Morgan – “We Rollin’”

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Aloe Blacc – Green Lights (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 20th, 2011 by Hyphen

“There’s so many things to do / So many people I need to talk to”

Coming off a few days worth of vacation in Canada, that quote kinda sums up how I feel about life right now.  One of my favorite aspects to visiting a city like Vancouver is that the people up there are just far more friendly and outgoing (and interesting) than my fellow Americans.  Sorry folks, it’s true.  Every time I stepped out in Van City, I had fun conversations with people left and right.  Plus, they all instantly treated me like family.  Much appreciated y’all.

There are so many experiences I’m looking forward to having in life and if I can get green lights all along the trip like Aloe, life will be good.

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Mayer Hawthorne – A Long Time (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 4th, 2011 by Hyphen

The new video for Mayer’s ode to Detroit makes me really glad I was an 80’s baby, rather than an 80’s adult.  Wow.

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Aloe Blacc x Miki x Jaybo – I Need A Dollar (live)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 30th, 2011 by Hyphen

Aloe’s given us numerous awesome performances of this record (remember this one?), but it’s so classic that it deserves yet another. Between the suit and the drink, he’s got a sort of Bob Harris, “for relaxing times, make it Suntory time” swag going on.

If you missed the time Aloe came to the Sound Session studios and absolutely demolished a live version of “Politician” for us, enjoy:

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MED ft. Aloe Blacc – Where I’m From (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 20th, 2010 by Hyphen

Plain and simple, Aloe Blacc has murdered everything he’s touched this year.  He might be my artist of the year for 2010…well, if Yeezy didn’t release another 5 mic’er, but in any event, Aloe is up there.  This time he lends a helping hand to the artist formerly known as Medaphor for “Where I’m From.”

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Aloe Blacc – Femme Fatale (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 1st, 2010 by Hyphen

I know a few…

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