“Baby Please Don’t Go” by Azraq, Kam Franklin & Kareem Samara
“Baby Please Don’t Go” by Azraq, Kam Franklin & Kareem Samara
Music
Saturday, 30 January 2021
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“Baby Please Don’t Go” by Azraq, Kam Franklin & Kareem Samara

This one is exciting, my first full production: a cover of the classic Lightnin’ Hopkins tune “Baby Please Don’t Go” by Kam Franklin and Kareem Samara. You may know Kam from being the lead singer of The Suffers, or know Kareem from his work with...

Sama’an’s Favorite Music of 2020
Sama’an’s Favorite Music of 2020
Music
Friday, 18 December 2020
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Sama’an’s Favorite Music of 2020

Every year I vote for my favorite music (songs and albums) in an annual music critics poll and this year I submitted my ballot for the Uproxx installment. The original music critics poll I voted in belonged to New York City’s Village Voice and its...

The Sound of Victory Presents: Sounding Off With Sama’an
The Sound of Victory Presents: Sounding Off With Sama’an
Chats
Monday, 07 September 2020
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The Sound of Victory Presents: Sounding Off With Sama’an

SMNTCS founder Sama’an Ashrawi (me, writing this post) appeared on The Sound of Victory podcast Sounding Off to talk with hosts Courtney Cox and Perry Johnson about the intersections of music and sport in his life. From TSOV: “Sounding Off, vol. 3:...

Afrofuturism Interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (U of Oregon) Af Am Studies Podcast
Afrofuturism Interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (U of Oregon) Af Am Studies Podcast
Chats
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
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Afrofuturism Interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (U of Oregon) Af Am Studies Podcast

SMNTCS founder Sama’an Ashrawi appears for an interview on Dr. Courtney Cox’s (University of Oregon) Intro to African American Studies podcast to discuss the animated series he created, Afrofuturism, and what inspired it. The series is hosted by U.K. artist...

Sama’an’s Favorite Music of 2019
Sama’an’s Favorite Music of 2019
Music
Monday, 23 December 2019
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Sama’an’s Favorite Music of 2019

    Every year I vote for my favorite music (songs and albums) in an annual music critics poll and this year I submitted my ballot for the Uproxx installment. The original, historic music critics poll I voted in belonged to New York City’s Village...

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...