Sama’an’s Frank Ocean of Funk “DHL” Mix
Sama’an’s Frank Ocean of Funk “DHL” Mix
SMNTCS Originals
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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Sama’an’s Frank Ocean of Funk “DHL” Mix

Frank Ocean just released a new song, “DHL,” and I couldn’t help but think it sounded a lot like a cut off an old DJ Screw tape, so I had to make my own (Frank) Ocean of Funk mix out of it. The song is...

Leon Bridges and Bun B Perform UGK Classic “One Day”
Leon Bridges and Bun B Perform UGK Classic “One Day”
SMNTCS Video
Friday, 01 March 2019
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Leon Bridges and Bun B Perform UGK Classic “One Day”

The story of how Leon Bridges and Bun B linked up to perform the UGK classic “One Day” at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is one I’ll probably have to save for the memoir, but to hold you over until then I put together...

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...

On “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. Spreads His Wings
On “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. Spreads His Wings
Music
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
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On “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. Spreads His Wings

Gary Clark Jr.’s new single, “This Land,” isn’t the crawling-to-running, normal kind of growth, no, Gary went from walking up and down Sixth Street with a guitar in his hand, to flying. It’s not to say that Gary was ever immature at all,...

Sama’an Ashrawi Launches ‘The Nostalgia Mixtape’ Podcast
Sama’an Ashrawi Launches ‘The Nostalgia Mixtape’ Podcast
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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Sama’an Ashrawi Launches ‘The Nostalgia Mixtape’ Podcast

SMNTCS founder Sama’an Ashrawi has launched his new storytelling series, The Nostalgia Mixtape, as a streamable podcast. The podcast’s concept is simple and almost universally relatable: the stories of memories tied to music, told by notable names. The...

Nardwuar vs Sama’an Ashrawi, Round 2
Nardwuar vs Sama’an Ashrawi, Round 2
SMNTCS Conversations
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
522
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Nardwuar vs Sama’an Ashrawi, Round 2

Sama’an Ashrawi returns to Nardwuar the Human Serviette’s radio show on CITR for round 2, this time to discuss his new podcast, The Nostalgia Mixtape, and play some nostalgic tunes. Below is an abridged, annotated version of our conversation. Listen to the...

Autumn Mixtape
Autumn Mixtape
Playlists
Sunday, 04 November 2018
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Autumn Mixtape

The leaves are turnt, so why aren’t you? Enjoy the SMNTCS Autumn Mixtape. Follow the Autumn Mixtape playlist on Spotify and Apple...

Beto Keeps It Trill with Bun B
Beto Keeps It Trill with Bun B
Politics
Thursday, 11 October 2018
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Beto Keeps It Trill with Bun B

Beto O’Rourke, U.S. Senate Candidate from El Paso, Texas, threw a voter registration rally in Houston with Bun B and told his constituents to “keep it trill” in an interview with Sama’an Ashrawi of SMNTCS. With the help of hosts Bun B and...

Lost My Dad At Sears – Collab Playlist
Lost My Dad At Sears – Collab Playlist
Music
Monday, 08 October 2018
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Lost My Dad At Sears – Collab Playlist

You let go of your dad’s hand, you think you know where he’ll be, in the men’s casual dress pants section, but he’s not there, and now you’re lost. Enjoy this soundtrack for that unforgettable moment on both Spotify and Apple Music! Lost...

Hannibal Buress and Bun B Share the Stage
Hannibal Buress and Bun B Share the Stage
Music
Thursday, 13 September 2018
268
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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...