Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 24th, 2015 by Hyphen

**GUILTY PLEASURE ALERT**

Could have done without the rapping (and the insanely awkward outro), but the hook and the sing-song parts kinda go hard.  LOL @ actually having a pie baked in the kitchen scene.  Fantastic.

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Lupe Fiasco – Sway In The Morning Freestyle (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on January 23rd, 2015 by Hyphen

It’s 3am here in London and I’ve been listening to Joey Badass and Lupe’s new albums all night, which are completely reinvigorating my feelings towards contemporary hip-hop. Honestly, outside of some of the best, I feel like hip-hop’s been a bit stale the past few years. Well both of these projects and both of these artists are absolutely KILLING it right now and restoring my faith. This legit, off the top freestyle from Lupe is a great example of what I’m talking about. Cop Tetsuo & Youth in stores now and enjoy!

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Majid Jordan – Forever (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 23rd, 2015 by Hyphen

This is how I walk through London when I’m bumping Majid Jordan…

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denitia and sene on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on December 21st, 2014 by Hyphen

Some of our favorite artists, individually and collectively, denitia and sene came through Sunday Night Sound Session recently to chop it up while on tour here in Seattle.  We talked about their backgrounds, how they met at an artist collective, their first impressions of each other, what their creative process is like, breaking barriers between genres, their side fx EP releasing in January 2015, and more.

We’ve been playing their music for a while so it was great to finally meet in person.  Big shout to them for coming through and to Lea with the First Ladies for filming/editing!

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J. Cole – Apparently (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 13th, 2014 by Hyphen

I really like the wavelength that Cole is on right now. Real, honest, genuine. Artists should take note: focus on telling your story and let your music come naturally. Don’t force it. Don’t chase radio singles. Do what fits. And use your voice to speak on the real:

Preach, Cole!

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Jhene Aiko – Wading (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 12th, 2014 by Hyphen

Hmmm.

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Majid Jordan – Her (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 12th, 2014 by Hyphen

Filthy. Those Toronto boys don’t play…

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TOKiMONSTA ft. Anderson Paak – Realla (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 7th, 2014 by Hyphen

The visuals for one of my favorite songs of the year, “Realla” off TOKiMONSTA’s Desiderium dropped a little while ago, but I didn’t catch them until now.  Hope you enjoy.

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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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