Big Sean x Sound Session – Studio 93 interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on November 16th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS x Big Sean

Cleaning up and organizing my archives today and I came across these videos of our Studio 93 interview with Big Sean from 9/11/13.  As he mentioned at the beginning of the first video, Sound Session gave Sean one of his first major radio interviews and we’ve been homies ever since. One of the coolest and nicest dudes in the biz. It’s always a ton of fun to chop it up with him.

We never posted it or blasted it out since the production value is pretty much non-existent.  A year later, it’s obviously older content, but it’s still a fun discussion that has some interesting insight from Sean on his music and life.  It’s something that belongs in the SNSS library here on TAOD.

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Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 8th, 2014 by Hyphen

I’ve been talking to folks a lot lately about K.R.I.T. and how incredibly dope he is and I still think he’s highly underrated.  In my opinion, the 4 artists making the best rap music today are Kanye, Drake, Kendrick, and K.R.I.T..  Cadillactica is more of the same.  The album drops Tuesday, cop that!

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Kendrick Lamar – i (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 8th, 2014 by Hyphen

Visuals for one of the songs of the year.  A lot of fans wanted Kendrick to keep going in the direction he established on good kid, m.a.a.d city, but the message here is so necessary.  Well done K. Dot.

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Shad on Sound Session (2014) (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

One of the best writers in hip-hop, one of our favorite artists, and one of our best friends, the incomparable Shad, visited Sound Session to speak with J. Moore and I recently. We discussed a variety of topics, exploring what it’s like coming up in Canada making his style of music, winning the Rap Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) over his countryman Drake, and how he chooses to promote himself in the US market. He also spoke about his last album, Flying Colours, and his plans to take the follow up project in a new direction, before running through a lightning round of questions covering 90’s sit-coms, left handed basketball players, his favorite sneakers, and more.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Shad represents everything I love about hip-hop and I cosign literally every song/message he’s put out into the world.  Very talented, very humble, and very intelligent, I wish more artists would follow in his footsteps.

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Sam Smith – Restart (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

The Zane Lowe produced highlight from Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is the official two step record of 2014 and now it gets some visuals, documenting some of Sam’s recent tour life.  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch him on his first American tour because his voice is incredible to hear live.

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Loyalty Digital Corp. – The WWE-P (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

The homey Fokis put together this wrestling inspired project featuring Sadat X, Punchline, Skyzoo, Torae, Maffew Ragazino, and more and it’s a free download for y’all to check out! Download below:

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Joey Badass – Christ Conscious (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

Hip-hop is alive and well. Joey’s murdering everything he touches these days and “Christ Conscious” is no exception. Dope video too!

Watch out for B4DA$$ and Seattle homies: Joey’s performing at the Showbox on 10/10.

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Russ – Yellow (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

The homey Russ has quickly become one of my favorite artists out right now. Dope beats, catchy melodies, and some of the most heartfelt, genuine lyrics in the entire game. What more do you need?

“Yellow” is extra special for me since Russ humbled me with the shout out in the second verse.  Definitely got you homey!

Download the full project, Silence, for free right here.

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Cozz – Cody Macc (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

I always enjoy seeing new talent come out the gate spitting hungry AF and that’s what you’re seeing with Cozz, J. Cole’s newest signing to Dreamville.  The most amazing part of this video is that they actually got shots of Los Angeles without any cars driving around in the background.  But on the real, peep Cozz’s abum that just dropped, Cozz & Effect, and watch out for an appearance on SNSS real soon.

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OG Maco – U Guessed It (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 28th, 2014 by Hyphen

Guilty pleasure. Dope visuals, fun delivery, I’m not mad. HWAH!

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