Whoooo…I know I’ve already mentioned it a ton on the Twitter and on the blog, but SXSW was incredible last week. Basically, it was a high school field trip with all your closest hip-hop buddies. Damn near everyone in the industry (well, at least indie hip-hop) mobbed down to Austin to enjoy 80 degree weather, free food & drinks, and more live music than you can possibly imagine. While the performances were insane, the best part was just meeting with so many like minded folks. Hip-hop ain’t dead in the least. You just might think so if you aren’t looking in the right direction.
Shouts to everyone we ran into down in Texas, let’s run it down real quick…*deep breath*…Heavy Hitter, Blue Scholars, Common Market, Grynch, DJ Nphared, Budo, Grieves, David Meinert, Jessica @ Spectre, Exile, the whole Rhymesayers camp, Brother Ali, Jake One, Abstract Rude, Deep Rooted, U-N-I, the Agency Group, Jon Kim, Jonathan @ Om, Fresh Daily, Blu, Theresa @ the Musebox, 6th Sense, Outasight, Daytona, Freeway, Peter Rosenberg, Mazzi, Homeboy Sandman, Lanna @ Dada.net, Chelsea @ CO Clubs, Syntax Records, New West Records, JJ @ Foundation, Now On, Haircut/Mayer Hawthorne, 14KT, Buff1, Stephanie @ A-Side, DJ Graffitti, ID @ Interdependent, D.O., Garrett @ North Starr, Alex @ Ruby Hornet, Raekwon, Karim/Nightclubber Lang, Keelay & Zaire, Fortilive, the Myx Music fam, Theo, Asher Roth, Tanya Morgan, I Self Divine, Doomtree, Chris London, CurT@!n$, Odyssey, El Prez, Donny Goines, Dae One, Noni Spitz, Clint @ MVD, Bryan @ Paper Garden, Yvette @ Mint, Bambu, DJ Phatrick, Eskay @ Nah Right, TC @ Smoking Section, DJ Low Key, TJ @ TJ’s DJ’s, B-Rich, Playboy Tre, B.o.B., Hi-Tek, Daniel Glogower, Dow Jones of Tha Bizness, Shad, G, Classified, Cook Classics, GregTheDude, Charles Hamilton, Kid Cudi, Plain Pat, Emile, Big Sean, GLC, Mr. Hudson, Consequence, Janelle Monae, Ian and Jason @ Black Box, Hey Ocean, Adam @ Feldman & Associates, 88 Keys, Crew54, Yak Ballz, Connie @ Filter, Kidz In The Hall, D-Solo, Mickey Factz, P. Casso, Kosha Dillz, Matt @ Coalmine, Staci @ Interscope, Hanif of Animal Fam, Henri, Donnis, The Knux, Hip-Hop Official, the Cool Kids, Pac Div, Grace & Glenn @ Columbia, Tom Windish, Green Lantern, Balance, Curren$y, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Mistah F.A.B., Talib Kweli, Corey Smyth, Strong Arm Steady, Amanda Diva, Eli Paperboy Reed and the True Loves, Davey D, Zion I, BK One, Camp Lo, Hollywood Holt, Proton, K’Naan, Lady Sov, Rye Rye, N.A.S.A., Truth Universal, Hollyweerd, Izza Kizza, Grip Plyaz, Tami @ Epitaph, and many, many more that I can’t remember right now…my apologies! That almost felt like making liner note thank you’s…wow, I don’t envy that.
Anyway, a lot of the talent out at SXSW was represented on this week’s SNSS playlist. Shout to Asher and the SRC/Universal Motown fam for calling in to help debut his “Lark On My Go Kart” track. I’ll post up that full interview shortly, but in the meantime, enjoy the music!
Show #199 (3-22-09)
- 88 Keys ft. Kid Cudi – “Ho Is Short For Honey”
- B.o.B. – “Mr. Bobby”
- Wale ft. Lady GaGa – “Chillin’”
- Rhymefest ft. Queen Latifah – “Goin’ In”
- Pacific Division – “O.P.P. Freestyle”
- **INTERVIEW WITH RIPYNT**
- Ripynt ft. Jazz Digga – “Can’t Take It” (Local Artist)
- Blu & Miss Jack Davey – “iFeel”
- GLC ft. Kanye West & T-Pain – “Flight School”
- **INTERVIEW WITH ASHER ROTH (SNIPPET)**
- Asher Roth – “Lark In My Go Kart”
- Kidz In The Hall – “I Got It Made (Reebok Classic ’09)”
- Zion I ft. K. Flay – “Coastin’”
- J. Pinder ft. Shawn Starr – “Havin’ Problems” (Local Artist)
- U-N-I & Ro Blvd ft. Kes Kaos – “My Life”
- Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”
- Braille & S1 ft. Strange Fruit Project, Thesis, & Ragen Fykes – “Broken Heart” (Local Artist)
- Shad – “I Heard You Had The Voice Of An Angel”
- Tanya Morgan – “So Damn Down”
- Keelay & Zaire ft. Prophit – “Nurf To The Turf”
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