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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

Hidden Gem: French Montana feat Kanye West & Nas “Figure It Out”

Kanye is making everybody with a website who monitors metrics over quality rich; his nickname should be money (all due respect to Jordan). What with his insightful twitter diatribes and “journalists” playing Web MD constantly diagnosing his “mental health issues” websites are churning out content and “analysis.” Overlooked in the superfluous parroting “Kanye is a douche-bag” rhetoric is his musical gifts:

Part of Kanye’s G.O.O.D Fridays series; only this track is produced by Rick Steel & DJ Khalil. (Legitimate question…as Kanye shares his music with the world is his money now coming from fashion and adidas?)

Beautiful track. Hip hop known for its bombast and party jams does offer sentimental contemplative moments. This is one of the best of em: “Why Eazy ain’t have the Magic?” French Montana axes some excellent questions as he tries to Figure It Out.

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