Kanye West – Live In Amsterdam (2004)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

Seeing this clip of Kanye and John Legend Stephens performing in Amsterdam around the release of The College Dropout reminds me of my 2nd semester of senior year down in Cali.  The homey Tunji and I had been steadily following ‘Ye’s burgeoning rap career, ever since we heard the first couple of freestyles that he put on the net, and we were lucky enough to see him perform 2 shows in LA around the NBA All-Star Weekend in ’04 (right around my birthday too).  Shout to DJ Off Beat, aka Don C, for hooking it up.  Kanye even filmed the “All Falls Down” video at our local airport in Ontario, CA that week too…if only we had known Stacey Dash was in our neighborhood…

Anyway, I’ll never forget chopping it up with ‘Ye in the back of House Of Blues Anaheim and him being so happy that random dudes like Tunj and I knew all his freestyles.  He was so geeked that he started rhyming new verses a capella to a couple of college kids, just to prove that the best was yet to come.  Hanging out with one of my best friends while Kanye excitedly rapped what would become a verse on “Gold Digger” (“18 YEARS…18 YEARS!”) is one of my favorite music memories ever.

The College Dropout changed my life, real talk.

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Sound Session #194 (2-15-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 16th, 2009 by Hyphen

Man, how great would it be if every Monday was a holiday?  It’s a lot easier to host a late Sunday night show, sleep in the next day, and then post up the archive when you don’t have to run to work first thing in the morning.  I’m not mad at this at all.

Last night was a pretty fun show, though I was a little bored with nobody else in the studio (if you couldn’t tell by this post).  J will be back from his travels next week, but in the meantime, I played some dope tracks from folks like M.O.P., Cormega, Drake, Kid Cudi, the CunninLynguists, Mos Def, K’Naan, Big Boi, and I might have debuted a new Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Haircut) track too.  Not sure if anyone’s played that one yet, but, obviously, it’s dope.  Peep it all below:

Show #194 (2-15-09)

  1. M.O.P. – “Blow The Horns”
  2. Blame One ft. Sean Price – “Disturbed”
  3. Cormega – “Maybach Music Freestyle”
  4. Drake – “Say You Will Freestyle (Say What’s Real)”
  5. Sol ft. Philharmonic – “Spliff” (Local Artist)
  6. Kid Cudi – “Day N Nite”
  7. J. Period ft. Consequence & Kid Cudi – “Buggin’ Out 2009 (Tribute Mix)”
  8. Mic Legacy ft. Skyzoo – “The Radio”
  9. Focus ft. Frank Nitti, T3, Baatin, & Illa J – “Homage To Dilla”
  10. CunninLynguists – “Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)”
  11. Big Tone ft. Blu – “A Song Called Triumph”
  12. DJ Deckstream ft. Mos Def – “Life Is Good”
  13. Wale ft. Young Chris & Tre – “Nightlife”
  14. Spaceman – “This Is That Fire” (Local Artist)
  15. P.A. ft. Emilio Rojas & F.T. – “Illy Bop”
  16. Rhymefest – “Exodus 5:1”
  17. K’Naan – “Somalia”
  18. U-N-I – “Night Nurse (Remix)”
  19. Big Boi – “Ringtone”
  20. Avatar Young Blaze ft. Lil’ Wayne – “King of the Streets” (Local Artist)
  21. Marsha Ambrosius ft. Little Brother – “Sunshine”
  22. Foreign Exchange ft. Darien Brockington – “Take Off The Blues”
  23. Mayer Hawthorne – “I Wish It Would Rain”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?wmmojntyytd
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/55734911caa83c04/ )

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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