Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session (Interview #2)

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on October 21st, 2012 by Hyphen

Following up on his interview with J. Moore and I from our Summer Jam a few months ago, Kendrick stopped by the Sound Session studios this past week while out in Seattle for a show. 

We talked all about his new album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, which drops tomorrow.  He spoke on his approach to the record considering it’s not his first project but his first on a major label, how he wanted it to act as an introduction to the rest of his music, whether or not the label influenced him creatively, his favorite song on the album, and more.  We also touched on his early days as a rapper, getting in front of a mic for the first time, how his Top Dawg Entertainment crew compares to the other cliques in the game, and some other random topics.

Be sure to cop the album tomorrow and support one of the best artists we have in music right now!

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock – Black Lip Bastard (Remix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 9th, 2012 by Hyphen

There’s a whole lot of talk about crews these days…from G.O.O.D. to MMG to YMCMB to Shady, etc….but honestly, what the Black Hippy crew is doing might be the most impressive of them all.  Quality, genuine, and fresh music, largely built all off their own grind.  Doesn’t get much doper than that.

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Schoolboy Q – There He Go (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 28th, 2012 by Hyphen

My favorite track from Habits & Contradictions gets some visuals courtesy of Q and David M. Helman.  Now if I could only get a clean edit of this for the airwaves…

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Ab-Soul ft. Alori Joh and JaVonte’ – Empathy (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 23rd, 2012 by Hyphen

This is undoubtedly one of the hardest records out right now, which as a fairly mellow, pseudo slow jam, is quite an accomplishment.  Big shout to Ab and Schoolboy Q, who came by the Sound Session studio this past weekend.  Interview coming soon.

RIP Alori Joh.

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Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko – Terrorist Threats (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 19th, 2012 by Hyphen

Just in time for his weekend here in Seattle (shows tonight at Seattle U and tomorrow at Neumos), Ab-Soul drops his newest video, this time for “Terrorist Threats” with Danny Brown and the lovely miss Jhene Aiko.  I’ve been hoping to play this on Sound Session for a while, but it’s a bit too dirty to clean up.  Works pretty nicely for the web though!  Dope record.

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – Turn Me Up (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

This has been the jam for the past few weeks and I’m glad to see the Top Dawg crew turned it into a video.  Smooth, mellow beat, plus dope MC’s…what else do you need?

Kendrick is a cot damn beast, btw.

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