Sound Session #322 (7-31-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 1st, 2011 by Hyphen

As I was trying to think of a topic for this week’s SNSS wrap up, I couldn’t really get past the shocking realization that it’s already…August.  How…does…this…happen?  Wasn’t it just New Year’s?

Eh well…time is flying and we’re here to provide the soundtrack for your rapidly moving life.  Episode #322 features new tracks from Smoke DZA, Chevy Woods, Inc., Hassaan Mackey, Wordsworth, Charlie Smarts, and one of my favorite mini-sets in quite some time: a 4 song block of Toronto’s finest.  Between Drake, Shad, Kardinal Offishall, and Purple HeArts (well, The Weeknd too, but we didn’t spin him this show), the T-Dot is responsible for all my favorite music from artists not named Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Dom Kennedy, and Big K.R.I.T. right now.  Must be something in the water up there…or the lack of a debt ceiling.

Rock to it.

Show #322 (7-31-11)

  1. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  2. Thurz – “Dope”
  3. Smoke DZA ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. – “On The Corner”
  4. Chevy Woods ft. Mac Miller – “The Drive”
  5. Kendrick Lamar ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Kush & Corinthians”
  6. Dom Kennedy – “Graduate”
  7. Grynch – “Mister Rogers” (Local Music)
  8. Drake – “Headlines”
  9. Shad – “Flawless”
  10. Kardinal Offishall – “Ol’ Time Killin’, Pt. 2 (Anywhere)”
  11. Purple HeArts – “ReMinder Smiles”
  12. Frank Ocean – “Thinking About You”
  13. Inc. – “Swear”
  14. Rapsody – “Sweetest Hangover”
  15. The Physics – “Delusions Of Grandeur” (Local Music)
  16. DOOMSTARKS – “Victory Laps”
  17. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown ft. Finale – “Higher”
  18. Roc Marciano – “Momma Told Me”
  19. John Crown ft. Action Bronson – “Like This” (Local Music)
  20. Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Hood Gone Love It”
  21. A Tribe Called Quest – “Buggin’ Out” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Charlie Smarts – “Tony Robbins”
  23. Wordsworth – “Reach”
  24. Crooked I – “Mr. Porter Meets Mr. Pigface”

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The DMV Mixtape: August ’08

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on August 21st, 2008 by Hyphen


The homey Modi over at DCtoBC sent this over for y’all to check out.  He recently paired up with two other blogs specializing in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, StartOfTheLine and KNOWxONE to highlight some of the best talent from the area in a monthly mixtape series.  If you missed July, you can find it over at the Dopehouse.

As for this month’s edition, Modi explains:

we’re not here to whine about how our region is overlooked when it comes to hip hop; we’ve already made progress. wale had arguably the best mixtape of the year, and sold out that show at S.O.B.’s in NYC last month. tabi bonney’s videos were all over cable, and one even earned an MTV awards nomination. we have definitely made an impression on the music industry, and are on the way to a movement.

people are hungry to see what else the region has to offer, so we went extra hard in creating the best possible august edition of the DMV mixtape. in addition to the names you already know, we wanted to introduce a few that you may not. we got exclusives, we got unreleased tracks, we have some major label talent, and we have people who grinded out their tracks in their basements on makeshift studio equipment. and we can honestly say it all cranks. so take a second and check it out.

There it is.  Tracklisting and download link after the jump.  Speaking of the DMV, Soulstice will be on this week’s Sound Session.  Be sure to tune in!

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