Summer Leather Vest – Unison (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 25th, 2011 by Hyphen

I remember watching some of the Joe Budden TV episodes (side note: Joey is one of the most entertaining cats in the industry, hands down) when Drake put out So Far Gone and I always thought it was interesting how open Joe was in praising Drizzy’s work.  Take this one, for example, where Joe spazzes over “A Night Off”…and rightly so, it’s a phenomenal record.  A year or so later, he had the same reaction for Frank Ocean’s “Novacane,” which later led to this (Internet) classic.

Another year later, and it’s not surprising to see Joe release music with that same vibe, though he’s doing it fairly coyly as part of a side project with Emanny, jokingly called Summer Leather Vest (you’ll see the inspiration in the video hahaha).  It’s a shrewd, smart move, because it allows Joe to try something new without fully committing to it.  I’d expect to see some of this sound permeate his upcoming solo releases, but I doubt he’ll bring much of it to the Slaughterhouse project so fans of the rappity rapp rap shouldn’t fear.  I’m glad to see him diversifying his sound though, especially because joking or not, “Unison” came out fresh.

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Sound Session #298 (2-13-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 16th, 2011 by Hyphen

Apologies for the slight delay in posting up the archive of SNSS, but Monday was both Valentine’s Day AND my birthday, so I took the night off.  Sue me.  Aside from some technical difficulties recording our breaks for the first 20 minutes of the show, we’ve still got all the dopeness for you below.  Shout to the Pac Div homies for calling in as well!

Show #298 (2-13-11)

  1. Lupe Fiasco ft. Skylar Grey – “Words I Never Said”
  2. Pharoahe Monch ft. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind – “Clap (One Day)”
  3. Saigon ft. Q-Tip – “The Invitation”
  4. Kyle Rapps ft. Joell Ortiz – “Hard Knock Children”
  5. Jelani The MC – “De La Vega”
  6. Shad ft. Dallas Green – “Live Forever”
  7. Sol ft. Dice – “For The Love” (Local Music)
  8. Kendrick Lamar – “Cut You Off”
  9. Blu, Freddie Gibbs, & Homeboy Sandman – “In”
  10. Action Bronson – “Back 2 The Future”
  11. Tyga ft. Game, Snoop Dogg, & Pharrell – “Really Raw”
  12. Pusha T – “My God”
  13. Scribes – “Simple Things” (Local Music)
  14. DJ Quik ft. Gift Reynolds – “Luv Of My Life”
  16. Pac Div – “Anti Freeze”
  17. Co$$ ft. Blu – “Through The Flames”
  18. Cee Lo Green ft. Melanie Fiona – “Feel For You (Remix)”
  19. Talib Kweli ft. Nigel Hall – “Mr. International”
  20. The Good Sin & 10.4 Rog – “All For You” (Local Music)
  21. Fortilive ft. Neenah – “Make Up”
  22. Common – “The Light” (Throwback of the Week)

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