Sama’an’s 2018 Music Picks
Sama’an’s 2018 Music Picks
Music
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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Sama’an’s 2018 Music Picks

With the sad and unfortunate demise of the historic Village Voice, the future of a music critics’ poll was uncertain, but Uproxx stepped up to the challenge, and I was honored to offer my 2018 music picks for their new poll. Below are my favorite songs...

Hannibal Buress and Bun B Share the Stage
Hannibal Buress and Bun B Share the Stage
Music
Thursday, 13 September 2018
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Hannibal Buress and Bun B Share the Stage

How did Hannibal Buress and Bun B end up sharing a stage together? The story is pretty cool actually. Hannibal was opening for Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords on the Oddball Comedy Festival tour in 2013, and he was looking for for a...

Bun B Unveils ‘Return of the Trill’ Tracklist
Bun B Unveils ‘Return of the Trill’ Tracklist
Music
Sunday, 19 August 2018
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Bun B Unveils ‘Return of the Trill’ Tracklist

The King of the Trill, Bun B, has released the tracklist for his upcoming album Return of the Trill, due out August 31st. This will be his fifth solo album; in 2010, his album Trill O.G., received the rare and coveted 5-mic rating from The Source magazine....

Kamasi Washington – When I Create Interview
Kamasi Washington – When I Create Interview
SMNTCS Video
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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Kamasi Washington – When I Create Interview

Kamasi Washington sat down with SMNTCS to tape his episode of ‘When I Create’ which turned out to be an introspective and revelatory journey. Kamasi opened up about what he feels when he’s on stage, when he feels the most free, and what creation is...

Two Records with Kamasi Washington
Two Records with Kamasi Washington
SMNTCS Video
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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Two Records with Kamasi Washington

When SMNTCS sat down with Kamasi Washington, we picked out two records we thought he might be into, and asked him to get existential in talking about them. For this installment, we picked Sun Ra’s Space Is The Place and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz...

Support: Director Brittany Reeber’s Cassadaga Short
Support: Director Brittany Reeber’s Cassadaga Short
Lost & Found
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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Support: Director Brittany Reeber’s Cassadaga Short

A good, good friend of mine, Brittany Reeber, needs your support in funding her short film: Cassadaga. It’s about a small Florida town whose population is entirely made up of psychics. Check out the Kickstarter here and please consider donating what you can to...

Summer Tape
Summer Tape
Playlists
Sunday, 01 July 2018
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Summer Tape

For all the real shuffle heads who need a heatwave soundtrack, this is the SMNTCS Summer Tape. Updated weekly until Fall rolls around. If you use Spotify, click here or stream below, for Apple Music click here. Did we miss a song? Let us know...

DJ Mr. Rogers Plays Rhythm Roulette with Mass Appeal
DJ Mr. Rogers Plays Rhythm Roulette with Mass Appeal
Lost & Found
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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DJ Mr. Rogers Plays Rhythm Roulette with Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal took a little trip to Houston to film an episode of Rhythm Roulette with H-town hero, DJ Mr. Rogers, and it turned out great. When Mass Appeal hit me up and asked who they should tape with in Houston, DJ Mr. Rogers was...

SMNTCS Spring Mixtape
SMNTCS Spring Mixtape
Playlists
Saturday, 28 April 2018
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SMNTCS Spring Mixtape

The official SMNTCS Spring Mixtape. Just hit shuffle. Did we miss a song? Let us know in the comments!...

Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference
Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference

I had the honor of receiving an invitation from ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) to speak on a panel at the MOVE 2017 conference. The panel was to be about Arabs in Hip Hop; I’m half-Arab and have worked with a...

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