Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 2nd, 2013 by Hyphen

Not sure how I missed this when it first dropped, but it’s one of my favorite Mayer records so it needs to be a part of TAOD.

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Sound Session #359 (4-29-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 1st, 2012 by Hyphen

After touring with THEESatisfaction across Europe for the last 3 weeks, J. Moore made his triumphant return on this week’s SNSS.  He also brought with him one of our favorite producers and all around cool dude, 14KT.  Those of you in the know will remember KT from his Athletic Mic League days (the same crew that spawned Buff1 and Mayer Hawthorne), but if you can’t recall those days, perhaps you would recognize him as the reigning Red Bull Big Tune beat battle champion.  If you aren’t familiar, please drop what you’re doing and check out his beats, starting with his newest project, A Friendly Game Of KT.  Without exaggeration, one of the illest producers in the game…hands down.

While KT co-hosted the show with us, we also aired our recent interview with Slaughterhouse…errr, 3/4th’s of the crew at least.  Joey was on the injured list with a tooth issue (hey…tour life is no joke), but Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″, and Joell Ortiz came through to talk about their upcoming Welcome To Our House album, touring, their webisode series, and more.  I’m hoping to post up the video of the interview shortly, but for now, enjoy the audio…and the rest of the show!

Show #359 (4-29-12)
**Co-hosted by 14KT**

  1. Asher Roth ft. Meek Mill – “Party Girl”
  2. Theophilus London ft. ASAP Rocky – “Big Spender”
  3. Big K.R.I.T. – “4EvaNaDay (Theme)”
  4. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hay”
  5. Ryshon Jones ft. Benny Love – “Off-Beat Love”
  6. THEESatisfaction – “QueenS” (Local Music)
  7. Dice – “Flat Tire” (Local Music)
  8. Nas – “Daughters”
  9. Deniro Farrar & Flosstradamus – “Look At The Sky”
  10. ASAP Rocky – “Goldie”
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH SLAUGHTERHOUSE, PT. 1**
  12. Slaughterhouse – “Hammer Dance”
  13. **INTERVIEW WITH SLAUGHTERHOUSE, PT. 2**
  14. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – “Up Every Night”
  15. TiRon & Ayomari – “They Go”
  16. Quakers ft. Frank Nitty – “Dark City Lights”
  17. Tha Dogg Pound ft. Snoop Dogg, Jewell, and Big Pimpin’ DeLemond – “What Would You Do” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Thaddeus David ft. Sean Symphony – “Feels So Good” (Local Music)
  19. REKS ft. Action Bronson – “Riggs & Murtaugh”
  20. Dr. Oop – “Magic Milk”
  21. Yuna – “See You Go”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?95wzxn78o3rzgml
(back up / streaming link – http://www.sharebeast.com/4chq119h4zui)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/notwauzg8zrs)

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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14KT ft. Tony Ozier – Width (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 10th, 2012 by Hyphen

Possibly the most underrated producer in the game, 14KT, combines one of his amazing productions with handshot footage of family moments from 2011.  The result is a beautiful look into life and love. RIP to his pops.

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Crown Royale – Say What (video)

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

My guys Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic recently released visuals for “Say What” off their collaborative Crown Royale album (criminally slept on, by the way).  Buff’s been one of my favorite MC’s for years…ever since I stumbled upon the Athletic Mic League around the turn of the century (thanks Napster!)…and his style is just so dope.  It’s pretty straightforward, but he has that genuine and effortless steez that epitomizes “the MC” in my book.  Good stuff fellas.

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Mayer Hawthorne – One Track Mind (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

Web 2.0 is all about social media and appropriation, right?  So as long as I credit Chris Ryan at MTV, I can steal use his write up, right?  Works for me:

We’re not only devotees to Mayer Hawthorne’s impeccable neo-retro soul stylings but also his panache when it comes to making music videos, especially the melancholy beauty of his recent clip “I Wish It Would Rain.” So we’re pretty excited (in a melancholy way) to bring you his new video for “One Track Mind,” taken from his delightful A Strange Arrangement album.

“One Track Mind” mixes the innocence and wit of early ’60s rom-coms with the concept of the ’80s classic (using the term “classic” loosely) “Mannequin.” Over a note-perfect Motown arrangement, Hawthorne and his almost-perfect woman (save the whole being-plastic-thing) have a tea party in a garden, go on a boat ride, share an ice cream … pretty much the perfect day. Like most love stories, this one has a bump in the road. But you’ll have to watch to see how it plays out.

Watch Mayer Hawthorne’s “One Track Mind” video below. A Strange Arrangement is out now.

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Who is Mayer Hawthorne? (you better already know)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 14th, 2009 by Hyphen

If for some ungodly reason you don’t…peep this dope piece put together by the Ruby Hornet team for a nice recap.  Shout to the homies Buff, KT, and the whole Athletic Mic League.  They’re one of my favorite crews of all time and it’s great to see all the success that Drew/Haircut/Mayer is having these days.  Great music from great people!

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The Mayer…live in Chicago

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on September 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

RTC at Ruby Hornet grabbed some great footage of 2009′s breakthrough artist, Mayer Hawthorne, performing live at the Dark Room.  Peep part of “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” above, then a little reggae flip of the single below.

Head on over to Ruby Hornet for more clips and be sure to catch this tour when it hits your town!

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14KT – Nowalataz

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on August 19th, 2009 by Hyphen

(Fun fact: I’m eating a Now N Later right now.  That’s right bitches.)

If you aren’t up on 14KT, you’re missing out on one of the illest producers in the game.  He’s been putting it down for years with the Lab Technicians and Athletic Mic League, and recently as part of THE most underrated collective of artists around, A-Side Worldwide (Buff1, Now On, Mayer Hawthorne, etc.).  Thankfully, he’s giving you another chance to get familiar with his new project, Nowalataz.

Coming off the heels of the magnificent The Golden Hour, KT is releasing a Donuts inspired collection of beats as an homage to Dilla (RIP).  Download and bump this immediately.  If the first track doesn’t get you hooked, there’s something wrong with you.

Download here.

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Buff1 ft. AB – Real Appeal (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 16th, 2009 by Hyphen

The last time I posted a video from Buff, it sparked a mini-rant, so I’ll try to keep this one shorter.  Not only is this a great song (flawless beat from 14KT, dope hook from AB, ill lyrics from Mr. 1der) and a great video (ladies x 3…shouts to Jackson on the directorial debut), but it’s a great example of how most “underground” hip-hop these days actually dispels the stereotypes that the term implies.

In other words, this ain’t even “underground.”  This is real life.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t really dig music I can’t relate to personally.  Instead, I bump this kind of “everyman” hip-hop that folks like Buff, Now On, and the rest of the A-Side Worldwide family represent.  People need joints like this to prove that your ‘girl’ track doesn’t need to be fake, corny, or misogynistic.  Like Buff mentioned in the song, just be little ol’ you and it’s all good*.

Cop There’s Only One in stores now for that goodness…

*Now if being you really does mean making it rain thousands of dollars in a strip club, then by all means, pimp on pimpin’…just throw those dollars [Jay] thaaaaaattaway [/Hov]

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Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

I’ve been playing the hell out of this track for ages now, ever since it was included at the end of a mixtape Mayer (as DJ Haircut) put out with his group Now On, and I’m still not tired of it.  Talk about a timeless joint.

As I mentioned, if you aren’t familiar with this dude, you’ve been sleeping for about a decade.  Haircut has been down with the Lab Techs and the almighty Athletic Mic League (peep the Buff1 cameo) for years putting out great albums and making some insane beats.  He’s now splitting his time between crafting songs for Now On, killing beat battles (shout to the Big Tune folks), and becoming a worldwide sensation as Mayer Hawthorne.  Go head homey…

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