Adele – Someone Like You (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 30th, 2011 by Hyphen

While I’m standing by my earlier pick for song of the year, this has to be right up there. Toss in a black and white video shot in Paris that complements the song nicely (letting it star on its own) and I’m all in.

Instant classic from arguably the best voice we have in music right now.

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Frank Ocean – Acura Integurl (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 23rd, 2011 by Hyphen

As soon as I saw the still for this video, I noticed Frank and director Dave Wilson didn’t actually use an Integra, but as Mr. Ocean mentioned on his blog, the visuals were a “decent excuse to drive a NSX through mountains.”  I’m not mad one bit.  The song itself is simply constructed, with Frank riffing over an Adele-esque piano loop, so the video is a fitting accompaniment.

However, I am a little salty that I can’t see a NSX without thinking of one of my exes, who was obsessed with them hahaha.  What up girrrrrrrrrl?

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Bambu – Something (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 10th, 2011 by Hyphen

Damn, can’t front…this was a tough video to watch.  Bambu’s remake of Adele’s incredible “Someone Like You” record takes a strong look at domestic abuse, particularly that emanating from the hip-hop community, and the visuals pull no punches.

As someone who can’t fathom even arguing with a significant other, I don’t understand how anyone can let a situation get to that point.  At the same time, I realize that I’ve lived a lucky life and every aspect of the nature/nurture of my upbringing has been fairly privileged.  For those who haven’t been as lucky, I hope nothing in your life ever drives you to this type of violence.  If it happened in your family, break the cycle.

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The Incomparable Shakespeare – Hometown (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 25th, 2010 by Hyphen

Anyone who samples Adele gets props from me…and when you combine her “Hometown” record with heartfelt vocals about your own hood, it’s a wrap.  Off The Incomparable Shakespeare’s The British Invasion, which can be downloaded here.

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Mick Boogie presents Adele: 1988 (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on December 16th, 2008 by Hyphen


If you checked out this week’s Sound Session, you heard us play a cut from the big homey 6th Sense that sampled Adele.  The track was taken from the new project from Mick Boogie, Adele: 1988, which just hit the net.  You already know it’s gonna be dope.  I’ll let Mick introduce it:

Mick Boogie and friends present to you their latest masterpiece, Adele: 1988.

Fresh off the success of the internationally-acclaimed Viva La Hova, the MB team have reunited to introduce rock star Adele (nominated for 4 Grammy awards) to a whole new audience.

Adele’s album 19 set trends and created influence in the pop, rock and international worlds. But what would happen if the vocals and instruments of 19 were combined with the hip-hop sensibilities of the late 1980s, considered by many hip-hop’s golden age?

The result is the new release from Mick Boogie… Adele: 1988.

More than a mashup, it’s a complete reinterpretation of Adele’s album as only Mick Boogie and friends can do.
1 ) Chasing 1988: The Intro (f/ 6th Sense)
2 ) Day Dreams (nVMe Remix)
3 ) Tired (6th Sense Remix)
4 ) First Love (Remot Remix f/ Naledge)
5 ) My Same (Garbs Infinite Remix)
6 ) Melt My Heart To Stone (Kickdrums Remix f/ Big Pooh)
7 ) Cold Shoulder (Garbs Infinite Remix)
8 ) Right As Rain (nVMe Remix)
9 ) Make You Feel My Love (Remot Remix)

Download here. (right click, save as)

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Sound Session #185 (12-14-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 15th, 2008 by Hyphen


Here’s the Sound Session playlist and download links from Sunday night.  As usual, we had a ball playing the best new music around, plus we were joined in the studio by the homey Geologic from the Blue Scholars.  Along with laughing at our crazy callers, Geo was in the building to talk about the upcoming Blue Scholars and Common Market shows at the end of the week here in Seattle.  If you’re in the town, you better be coming through Neumo’s Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday night to see two of our most talented groups tear it down like they always do.  Shout to the entire Massline family.

We also had a quick appearance from two of our Cali friends, Glasses Malone and Mistah F.A.B., who dropped in before performing at the Star Bar.  First off, you haven’t lived until you’ve heard these two cap on each other.  I wish y’all could have heard the off-air convo…hilarious.  Secondly, be on the lookout for Glasses’ major label debut, Beach Cruiser, coming in March of ’09.  Dude has been putting in work in the Cali underground for years so it’s good to see him on the verge of such big success.

Do what you do and peep the entire show below:

Show #185 (12-14-08)
**Co-Hosted by Geologic (of Blue Scholars)**

  1. 88 Keys ft. Bilal – “M.I.L.F.”
  2. Alchemist ft. Evidence, Blu, & Kid Cudi – “Therapy”
  3. Freeway – “Look Around”
  4. Ghostface Killah – “Slept On Tony”
  5. Blue Scholars – “Joe Metro” (Local Artist)
  6. Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo – “I Believe”
  7. Black Milk – “Hold It Down”
  9. Glasses Malone ft. Lil’ Wayne & Birdman – “Haterz”
  11. Souls of Mischief – “Tour Stories”
  12. Evidence ft. Elzhi & Aloe Blacc – “To Be Determined”
  13. 6th Sense ft. Adele – “Bringing 1988 Back” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  14. K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – “ABC’s”
  15. Common ft. Martina Topley-Bird – “Everywhere”
  16. N.A.S.A. ft. Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li – “Gifted”
  17. He Say She Say – “Crash Dummie”
  18. U-N-I – “Hollywood Hiatus”
  19. Clockwork – “Same As Me” (Local Artist)
  20. Joe Budden ft. the Game – “The Future”
  21. Fresh Espresso (Rik Rude & P-Smoov) – “Elegant” (Local Artist)
  22. Sene – “Whateva, Wheneva”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link – )

Link to download the parts with Glasses Malone & Mistah F.A.B. –
(back up / streaming link – )

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