June Marieezy – Fly (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 22nd, 2015 by Hyphen

*books beach vacation ASAP*

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Sound Session #509 (3/15/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 22nd, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

New music on last week’s SNSS episode from artists like The Game, Charles Hamilton, Meek Mill, Tink, Raz Simone, George Maple, Grande Marshall, Laura Welsh, Kelela, SPZRKT, Sango, Slum Village, Brent Faiyaz, eMC, and the man of the moment, Kendrick Lamar.  Great stuff, enjoy!

Show #509 (3-15-15)

1.    Charles Hamilton ft. Rita Ora – “NY Raining”
2.    The Game ft. Meek Mill – “The Soundtrack”
3.    Kanye West ft. Allen Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney – “All Day”
4.    Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”
5.    HANiF + 5th Sequence – “Feels So Good” (Local Music)
6.    Raz Simone ft. Gifted Gab & Fatal Lucciauno – “Same Problems” (Local Music)
7.    Daytona – “Poppin”
8.    CRL CRRLL – “Cheers”
9.    Jay Electronica – “Road To Perdition”
10.    Ghostface Killah – “Mighty Healthy” (Throwback of the Week)
11.    Action Bronson ft. Chance The Rapper – “Baby Blue”
12.    Fashawn – “Confess”
13.    Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
14.    Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson – “Peaches N Cream”
15.    George Maple ft. Grande Marshall – “Where You End and I Begin”
16.    Drake – “Know Yourself”
17.    Kevin Lavitt ft. Dave B & Mario Sweet – “About Her” (Local Music)
18.    SPZRKT & Sango ft. Waldo – “Loneliest Times”
19.    Kelela – “A Message”
20.    Laura Welsh – “Cold Front”
21.    Russ ft. paulina & Jafé – “Willy Wonka”
22.    Kenn Starr – “Strangers”
23.    DJ EFN ft. Troy Ave, Scarface, & Stalley – “Who’s Crazy”
24.    eMC ft. Pearl Gates – “Fly Thoughts”
25.    Slum Village ft. Phife Dawg – “Push It Along”
26.    Brent Faiyaz – “Be”
27.    Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin – “The Blacker The Berry”

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Sound Session #508 (3/8/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 15th, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

Fresh off the heels of the last update and just hours before we take the air for the next show, here’s SNSS episode #508 for y’all.  More freshness from folks like The Physics, Lloyd Banks, Kanye, Pusha T, Tink, Jay Electronica, Rapper Big Pooh, Kenn Starr, Warm Brew, Wale, Action Bronson, Drake, Chance The Rapper, and more. Enjoy!

Show #508 (3-8-15)

1.    The Physics ft. Camila Recchio – “About You” (Local Music)
2.    Lloyd Banks – “Doper Than My Last One”
3.    Russ ft. paulina & Jafé – “Willy Wonka”
4.    Kanye West ft. Allen Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney – “All Day”
5.    iSHi ft. Pusha T – “Push It”
6.    Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”
7.    HANiF + 5th Sequence – “Feels So Good” (Local Music)
8.    Fashawn ft. Aloe Blacc & Choosey – “It’s A Good Thing”
9.    Jay Electronica – “Road To Perdition”
10.    Grand Puba – “The More Things Change”
11.    Rapper Big Pooh ft. Steve Roxx – “Stop”
12.    KRS-One – “Sound Of Da Police” (Throwback of the Week)
13.    Drake – “6PM In New York”
14.    Jay Prince – “Yoko”
15.    Joey Badass ft. Kiesza – “Teach Me”
16.    Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “The Right Time” (Local Music)
17.    Thelonius Martin ft. Topaz Jones & Saint Ross – “The Home Team”
18.    Big Sean – “Dark Sky Paradise Outro”
19.    George The Poet – “Cat D”
20.    Kali Uchis – “Loner”
21.    Kenn Starr – “Strangers”
22.    Action Bronson ft. Chance The Rapper – “Baby Blue”
23.    Warm Brew ft. Tunji – “We Can Do It”
24.    Wale ft. Usher – “The Matrimony”

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Sound Session #507 (3/1/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 15th, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

Apologies for the massive delay on the last two episodes of SNSS but it’s been a hectic month so far.  Turns out, redesigning the biggest sports website in the world takes a bit of work.  March Madness indeed!  Keep an eye out for ESPN.com‘s relaunch on April 1st…no foolin’.

On episode #507, we ran through joints from Big Sean, Young Buck, Fashawn, Mark Battles & Dizzy Wright, Sam Lachow, Grand Puba, Zion I, Ghostface Killah, George The Poet, Blackbear, NIKO IS, Kali Uchis, and more.  Lots of great music, as always.  Enjoy!

Show #507 (3-1-15)

1.    Big Sean ft. Kanye West – “All Your Fault”
2.    Young Buck ft. Troy Ave & 50 Cent – “Drug Money”
3.    Fashawn ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “To Be Young”
4.    Thelonius Martin ft. Topaz Jones & Saint Ross – “The Home Team”
5.    Mark Battles & Dizzy Wright ft. Euroz – “Too Far”
6.    Kevin Lavitt ft. Sam Lachow – “Night Is Over” (Local Music)
7.    Russ – “My Baby”
8.    Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin – “The Blacker The Berry”
9.    Grand Puba – “The More Things Change”
10.    Joey Badass – “Piece Of Mind”
11.    Zion I ft. Viveca Hawkins – “Lost In Translation”
12.    Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – “Food”
13.    The Firm ft. Dr. Dre – “Phone Tap” (Throwback of the Week)
14.    Drake – “10 Bands”
15.    Sol – “People” (Local Music)
16.    The Physics ft. Camila Recchio – “About You” (Local Music)
17.    George The Poet – “Cat D”
18.    Blackbear – “I Needed You”
19.    Dej Loaf – “We Be On It”
20.    Kali Uchis – “Call Me”
21.    Tunji Ige – “For Us”
22.    Kali Uchis – “Lottery”
23.    Johnny Rain ft. Xodiak – “Good Day, USA!”
24.    J. Cole – “Apparently”
25.    Asher Roth – “Blow YR Head”
26.    Henry Wu ft. Simeon Jones – “Just Negotiate”
27.    NIKO IS – “Tito Crack That Dutch”
28.    Jay Prince – “Cruisin”

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Kelela – A Message (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

This is flames.

Kelela’s upcoming EP, Hallucinogen, drops on May 5th.

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Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – Blessings (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

This has been my theme song so far in 2015.

A year ago, I was about to move to Los Angeles to pursue an ESPN role in sales.  At the last moment, Amazon swooped in out of nowhere and convinced me to stay in Seattle to work on their digital music team.  While the job was a great one and the people were awesome, I could tell early on that ESPN was really where I belonged and I was anxious to get back.  I thought it might be years down the line, but then I got the call to rejoin the Worldwide Leader In Sports with the opportunity of a lifetime.  They sent me to London for the year to work in our office here and it’s already been a life changing experience.  Sometimes I’ll be out exploring London and just randomly think to myself…”I’m waaaaaaaay up, I feel blessed!”

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Sol – People (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 3rd, 2015 by Hyphen

“there’s so much more in this world than just blowin’ up in rap”

Sol’s been one of the standout artists in the Pacific Northwest for years and has steadily built a growing fanbase all over the world, but many have been wondering where he’s been recently.  Well, wait no more.  Zilla is back with a double single release, “People / Pages,” and here are the excellent visuals for the former.  Cop the tracks right here!

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Sound Session #506 (2/22/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 23rd, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

Fresh out the oven, here’s the latest episode of SNSS for y’all.  J. Moore held it down and ran through new tracks from artists like Fashawn + Nas + Aloe Blacc (on one cut! with DJ Khalil on the beat!!!), Your Old Droog, Big Sean, Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Dej Loaf, Frank Ocean, Kali Uchis, India Shawn, Henry Wu, Tunji Ige, Asher Roth, our good friend Sol, and more.  Be sure to download Sol’s two new songs off his Soundcloud, right here.  For our throwback, we honored the Good Doctor’s 50th and we ended the night with something new off D’Angelo’s Black Messiah.

Speaking of D’Angelo, I got a chance to see him perform on Friday here in London and it lived up to every hope I had.  Thinking about it, I’m giving him the crown of the best R&B artist of the last 25 years and I might just extend that back to MJ’s glory days.  After Mike’s reign, I don’t see who’s topping him.  Yes, he’s only released 3 albums (4 if you count his excellent live release recorded at another London show), but they’re all classics and aging much better than those of his contemporaries.  He’s heavily influenced by some of the greatest references a singer can have (James Brown and Fela Kuti come to mind), but somehow has always had his own distinct style that’s evolved subtly over the years.  He’s not just an amazing singer, but he’s also a writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.  Watching him completely OWN the crowd for 2 hours…with 2 separate encores…was a sight to behold.  He took us through damn near every emotion with his performance and having seen all his noteworthy competition live before, I can safely say, none of them can do what he does.

Anyway, I’m open to the debate (not really).  Who’s the greatest R&B singer of the last 25 years, if not D?

Show #506 (2-22-15)

1.    Fashawn ft. Nas & Aloe Blacc – “Something To Believe In”
2.    DJ Efn ft. Your Old Droog, Royce Da 5’9”, REKS, & O.C. – “Revolutionary Ride Music”
3.    Big Sean ft. Kanye West – “All Your Fault”
4.    Joey Badass ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Like Me”
5.    L. Hammond – “Any Hustle” (Local Music)
6.    Sol – “Pages” (Local Music)
7.    Raz Simone – “The Lights” (Local Music)
8.    Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin – “The Blacker The Berry”
9.    Asher Roth – “Blow YR Head”
10.    Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – “Still D.R.E.” (Throwback of the Week)
11.    Jay Prince – “Cruisin”
12.    Lupe Fiasco – “Dots & Lines”
13.    Drake – “Legend”
14.    Dej Loaf – “We Be On It”
15.    Frank Ocean – “You Are Luhh”
16.    Sam Sparro – “Rock The Boat”
17.    Kali Uchis – “Lottery”
18.    Zion I ft. Viveca Hawkins – “Lost In Translation”
19.    BJ The Chicago Kid – “Good Luv’n”
20.    Tunji Ige – “For Us”
21.    Henry Wu ft. Simeon Jones – “Just Negotiate”
22.    Jazz Cartier – “Rose Quartz / Like Crazy”
23.    India Shawn ft. James Fauntleroy – “Outer Limits”
24.    D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Betray My Heart”

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George The Poet – Cat D (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2015 by Hyphen

If you follow me on my socials, you’ve probably noticed that I’m out in London for my ESPN day job and while I’m here, I’m really trying to explore as much as I can, both geographically and culturally. I’m getting put up on some really good music left and right, and here’s a track that kind of floored me on first listen. George The Poet is just that, a spoken word artist from London, who puts some of his pieces to music and the results are incredible.

Here’s the video for “Cat D,” a title that most folks in the States won’t understand (myself included, until it was explained to me).  Category D is a term used to describe damage a vehicle sustained in an accident, before it was rebuilt/refurbished.  D is the most extreme, meaning the vehicle may look new, but it was heavily damaged at one point.  Watch the video to see how George extends the metaphor brilliantly.

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Sound Session #505 (2/15/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 18th, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

What up y’all?  Hope things are all good in your world.  No complaints from my end, as London’s treating your boy pretty well.  Exploring a bit, learning a lot, and experiencing as much as I can.  Life’s crazy…much like the playlist on this week’s SNSS episode!

Peep show #505 for new heat from Jadakiss, Fabolous, Kendrick, Emilio Rojas, Joell Ortiz, Tunji Ige, The Weeknd, Chris Faust, Melat, Johnny Rain, Kali Uchis, Jay Prince, and you know we had to get something in the mix off Drizzy’s surprise mixtape.  That dude.  Sheesh.

Oh, and peep a great discussion between J. Moore and one of Seattle’s rising stars, Raz Simone.  RIP BIG L too!

Show #505 (2-15-15)

1.    Chinx ft. Jadakiss – “Dope House”
2.    Joey Badass – “Hazeus View”
3.    Fabolous – “Cinnamon Apple”
4.    Kendrick Lamar ft. Assassin – “The Blacker The Berry”
5.    Blakk Soul ft. The Good Sin – “Breathe” (Local Music)
6.    **INTERVIEW WITH RAZ SIMONE, PT. 1**
7.    Raz Simone – “My People” (Local Music)
8.    **INTERVIEW WITH RAZ SIMONE, PT. 2**
9.    Emilio Rojas ft. Joell Ortiz – “Nada”
10.    Drake – “Energy”
11.    Yonas Michael – “Blessed”
12.    L. Hammond – “Any Hustle” (Local Music)
13.    Russ – “Hoe Love”
14.    Tunji Ige – “Pocketed Lighter”
15.    The Weeknd – “Where You Belong”
16.    Chris Faust ft. Cocoa Sarai – “All Day, All Day”
17.    Zion I ft. 1-O.A.K. – “Last Nite”
18.    Melat – “Rockabye”
19.    Johnny Rain – “Harveston Lake”
20.    Geovarn – “Start Me Up”
21.    Kali Uchis – “Rush”
22.    Jay Prince – “4U / Lately”
23.    Big L – “Street Struck” (Throwback of the Week)

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