Chinx ft. Jadakiss – Dope House (video)

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

Another guilty pleasure alert (shout to Fetty Wap).  I dunno, there’s just something about the record that I like, but content-wise, it’s the same ol’.  For ignorant times, make it Suntory Chinx Drugz time.

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Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 5th, 2015 by Hyphen

To me, this is the best record that showcases Sam’s voice on In The Lonely Hour.  I still get chills at a few parts of this track.  Powerful vocals.

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Sound Session #502 (1/25/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 1st, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

It’s the morning of Super Bowl XLIX and I can feel the energy in Seattle all the way here in London.  When the Hawks won last year, the feeling in the city was incredible and this year seems even bigger because the hype has now drawn in folks that aren’t even football fans.  It’s great to see everyone in the city come together, further illustrating the power of sports.  The only other time I can remember everyone being collectively so excited about something was when Obama won that first election.  We’ll see if the Hawks can pull it out against a tough Patriots team, but either way, they are massively appreciated.

On episode #502 of SNSS, J. Moore welcomed a few local artists to the studio so peep the show to hear updates from Dave B, Tre Ross, and Key Nyata, alongside new records from Lupe, Joey Badass, Freddie Gibbs, Hanni El Khatib, Warm Brew, Frank Ocean, Sam Sparro, Jean Deaux, The Weeknd, Snakehips, Jay Prince, and our homey Tunji!  We also gave SNSS debuts to two promising artists, Geovarn and Brent Faiyez.  Get familiar and enjoy the music!

Oh…and GO HAWKS!

Show #502 (1-25-15)

1.    Lupe Fiasco – “Mural”
2.    Fat Joe ft. Troy Ave – “How U Luv Dat”
3.    ASAP Rocky – “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”
4.    Freddie Gibbs & Hanni El Khatib – “Satin Black”
5.    **INTERVIEW WITH TRE ROSS, PT. 1**
6.    Tre Ross – “Deep Lake” (Local Music)
7.    **INTERVIEW WITH TRE ROSS, PT. 2**
8.    Warm Brew ft. Tunji – “We Can Do It”
9.    Joey Badass ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Like Me”
10.    **INTERVIEW WITH DAVE B, PT. 1**
11.    Dave B – “Leaves” (Local Music)
12.    **INTERVIEW WITH DAVE B, PT. 2**
13.    J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
14.    Wale ft. Chance The Rapper – “Friendship Heights”
15.    Little Brother – “Speed” (Throwback of the Week)
16.    Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy”
17.    Frank Ocean – “You Are Luhh”
18.    Sam Sparro – “Rock The Boat”
19.    Jean Deaux – “Who Am I”
20.    Brent Faiyez – “Allure”
21.    The Weeknd – “Earned It”
22.    Geovarn – “4am”
23.    Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “Number One” (Local Music)
24.    Snakehips ft. Syd (of The Internet) – “Gone”
25.    Diamond District – “It Ain’t Over (Black Milk Remix)”
26.    Jay Prince ft. Raheaven – “Polaroids”

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Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney – Only One (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

You’re not perfect, but you’re not your mistakes.

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Jhene Aiko – Spotless Mind (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

New visuals from Jhene…which is really all you need to say. Hit play to see the video for “Spotless Mind,” a track inspired by possibly the greatest break up movie of all time and a pretty good take on what makes relationships so difficult, especially for 20-something’s.  Word to Joel and Clementine.

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The-Dream ft. T.I. – That’s My Shit (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

It’s been a while since Terius has had a hit record, but if programmers make the right call, this one should be in heavy rotation.  Kinda the jam right now, don’t front…despite the steampunk Versace look in the video?  Radio killaaaaaaa

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OnCue – No Way (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

Excellent visuals from the homey OnCue for “No Way” off his Angry Young Man project, which was executive produced by Just Blaze.  You can download the full project for free here, or support via iTunes here.  Either way, GET THAT.

Now we just need a video for “Don’t Forget Your Coat”…

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Sound Session #501 (1/18/15)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 25th, 2015 by Hyphen

SNSS

Apologies for the delay in this week’s SNSS archive but hey, that’s what happens when you’ve traveled half way around the world.  So far, life in London is not too dissimilar to life at home, thanks mostly to the amazing technology we have at our fingertips.  Being able to log on to social media to see what everyone back home is talking about and to interact with them is the best cure for any homesickness, and honestly, most of the interaction I have with folks back home was digital to begin with.  As long as my pixels can still talk to your pixels, that’s 2015 and I’m good…though it wouldn’t hurt to be back in the 6 for all this Seahawks madness…

That said, I’ve spent the last week adapting to the time schedule (the absolute worst for a west coast sports fan) and working, so I’m about to head out and explore this city a bit today.  Before then, enjoy this week’s SNSS featuring new tracks from artists like Action Bronson, Fabolous, Wale, OnCue, Black Moon, Diamond District, Fice, Von Pea, Lupe Fiasco, Joey Badass, Jean Deaux, Thelonius Martin, Theophilus London, Little Simz, one of my favorite UK discoveries, Jay Prince, and more.  And don’t forget to peep our 500th show from the week prior if you want to celebrate almost 10 years of the program!

Show #501 (1-18-15)

1.    ASAP Rocky – “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”
2.    Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy”
3.    Fabolous – “All Good”
4.    Wale – “Chess”
5.    OnCue – “Don’t Forget Your Coat”
6.    Black Moon – “Go To War”
7.    Nipsey Hussle ft. Buddy – “Status Symbol”
8.    Diamond District – “It Ain’t Over (Black Milk Remix)”
9.    Fice – “Coastal” (Local Music)
10.    Lupe Fiasco ft. Crystal Torres – “Adoration Of The Magi”
11.    Von Pea & The Other Guys ft. Kooley High – “Might As Well”
12.    Ghostface Killah ft. AZ & Rell – “Here I Go Again”
13.    Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – “Number One” (Local Music)
14.    Azealia Banks – “Desperado”
15.    Bryn King – “Graduation” (Local Music)
16.    J. Cole – “St. Tropez”
17.    Jay Prince ft. Raheaven – “Polaroids”
18.    Jean Deaux – “Birthday Suit, Pt. 2”
19.    Thelonius Martin ft. Mac Miller – “Malcolm Interlude”
20.    D’Angelo – “Back To The Future (Part I)”
21.    Theophilus London ft. Devonte Hynes & The Force MD’s – “Figure It Out”
22.    Royce Da 5’9” – “Boom” (Throwback of the Week)
23.    Big K.R.I.T. ft. Devin The Dude, Big Sant, & Bun B – “Mo Better Cool”
24.    Little Simz – “Frozen”
25.    Joey Badass ft. Dyemond Lewis & Maverick Sabre – “On & On”
26.    Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney – “Only One”

Stream/Download via Soundcloud below:

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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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