DJ Hyphen & J. Moore – Cornerstone Mixtape #160

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Sound Session on June 7th, 2013 by Hyphen

Cornerstone #160

It’s about that time again!  Loyal Sound Session fans will likely remember that J. and I hosted Cornerstone Mixtape #115 back in May of 2009 with DJ B-Mello on the 1′s and 2′s (click here to check that out if you missed it!), and now we’re happy to report that we’ve been selected again to head up the long-running, historic mixtape series.  We are presenting May’s tape, marking 4 years to the month since our last go-round, and also celebrating our recent 8 year anniversary of SNSS!

Just like last time, it’s an absolute honor to be selected for this tape.  The team at Cornerstone has always been some of the most knowledgeable, respectable, and coolest cats in the industry and they’ve curated this monthly mixtape series for over a decade with care, skill, and consistency that very few can match.  As soon as I started working at my college radio station, I became a fan of their monthly releases, which always featured the dopest DJ’s from around the world presenting their take on the freshest music of the moment.

To say that in this small way, we can compare ourselves to folks like Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Revolution, the Fantastic Four, Sway & King Tech, the Baka Boyz, Premier, Red Alert, Kid Capri, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito, J. Period, etc….honestly, it’s still an incredible feeling.  We’re just happy we’ve been able to do what we’ve done over the last 8 years and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished.  When cats like Rob Stone, Dru Ha, J, Kid Potential, and the rest of the Cornerstone crew recognize and choose to highlight us with their series (twice!), it’s humbling.  We’re just very grateful.  Thank you, fellas.

For this tape, we decided to recreate what we do with Sound Session each week on KUBE 93.3 FM so it plays almost exactly like our live broadcasts, just without the commercials and with the swear words (even better, right?). We selected some of our favorite records of the moment and tried to highlight those that weren’t getting the credit they deserved.

These include great songs from some bigger names like Black Milk, Tyler, Big K.R.I.T., De La Soul, Blu, and Chance The Rapper, and also guys who are steady on the come up like MeLo-X, Young Roddy, the Smash Brovaz, Phil Beaudreau, Johnny Polygon, and more.  Plus, you know we always rep for the Northwest, and with our scene exploding right now, there were plenty of options to choose from.  In the end, we picked songs from John Crown, Nacho Picasso, Avatar Darko, Jake One, and the Physics.  We even tossed in a few world premieres, one from our homey THURZ and the other a dope record from The Game featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 that the world hasn’t heard before.

Above all, it’s 80 minutes of DOPE music.  This is what we do.  And we’re happy to share it with you.

Download/streaming links below.  Enjoy!

01. Homeboy Sandman – Sunday Night Sound Session (Exclusive)
02. Black Milk – Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst (Computer Ugly)
03. John Crown – Ben Franklin (Phinisey Music Group)
04. Kris Kasanova ft. Skeme and Jarv Dee – Shut Em Down (Exclusive)
05. Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko – Black Velvet (Moor Gang / Fang Gang)
06. Tyler, The Creator – 48 (Odd Future)
07. Raz Simone – Formula To Life (Exclusive)
08. Young Roddy – This One (Jet Life)
09. MeLo-X – God Magic (Galax Recordings)
10. Quelle Chris ft. Tanya Morgan, Cavalier & Fresh Daily – Greene Eyes (Mello Music Group)
11. THURZ – ThirdEye (WORLD PREMIERE) (TNS)
12. Amp Live ft. James Melo – D.H.E.A. (Plug Research)
13. denitia and sene – trip. fall. (input)
14. Tuxedo – So Good (Exclusive)
15. The Physics – Take A Win (Exclusive)
16. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (Exclusive)
17. The Game ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 – Last Supper (WORLD PREMIERE) (Interscope)
18. Smash Brovaz – Whatever (Exclusive)
19. Big K.R.I.T. – Serve This Royalty (Cinematic Music Group / Def Jam)
20. L’Orange ft. Blu – Alone (Jakarta Records)
21. De La Soul – Get Away (A.O.I. Records)
22. Johnny Polygon – Normal (Exclusive)
23. Phil Beaudreau – Take It High (High Renaissance)

Link to download/stream the mixtape - http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/84334272/file.html
(back up – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/212294eb92/)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/7eb8nu0rk5my)
(3rd back up - http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ql1yt)

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 radio show we do, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Big K.R.I.T. – Rich Dad, Poor Dad (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 22nd, 2012 by Hyphen

One of the realest records of the year. I’m not sure Live From The Underground lived up to the immense expectations everyone had for it, but K.R.I.T. still delivered a good project and he’s clearly one of the best artists we have in hip-hop right now.

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1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – Lights Down (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 6th, 2012 by Hyphen

Statik & Term take us out to Tokyo with the video for my favorite record off their second collaborative album, 2012.  Anytime you start a video with a shot of that intersection used in one of my favorite movies of all time, Lost In Translation, I’m probably going to love the cinematography.  My only wish would have been to get Big K.R.I.T. in the video and use his verse from the remix.  Still dope though.

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Phonte ft. Evidence and Big K.R.I.T. – The Life Of Kings (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 29th, 2012 by Hyphen

Evidence couldn’t make the video shoot, but no matter…MomTigallo held it down like a star. Another win for Tay and the FE Music homies.

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Dee-1′s SXSW Recap (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Sports on March 24th, 2012 by Hyphen

I was already planning on posting this video of Dee-1′s SXSW adventures and then I saw footage of myself guarding him in the HoopxHang Tournament hahaha.  Let the records show that Team Hardknock dispatched Team Nola in that first round game, but on the real, chopping it up with one of my favorite new MC’s was a blast.  Much respect to Dee for his music and movement.  You’re gonna hear a lot from this dude in the near future…

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The Fresh from Shocking Goat

Posted in Goods, Videos on August 11th, 2011 by Hyphen

My good friend from back in the day, Dhru, runs a company called Shocking Goat and they make a really dope series of watches.  All cards on the table, I don’t even rock watches, but every time I’ve showed friends or artists “The Fresh,” they love it.  K.R.I.T. even rocked one at our Summer Jam:

If you’re interested in copping one or just want more info, hit up the site – http://www.shockinggoat.com

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Sound Session #320 (7-17-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 18th, 2011 by Hyphen

While J. Moore repped Seattle to the fullest with Shabazz Palaces at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, I held down the SNSS fort with the intern, Young Nick (aka Beeba) back here in the 6.  Another week, another fun show full of great music.  This time, we highlighted work from folks like Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Don Trip, Purple HeArts, The Black Opera, Nikki Jean, The Weeknd, Tall Black Guy, and more.  Of course we also played the underground hero, Big K.R.I.T., who I got the honor of choppin’ it up with at our Summer Jam on Saturday.  Peace to his crew (Dutch, Wally, & Sant) and shout to the other homies we ran into, B.o.B, Playboy Tre, B. Rich, and TJ!

All that said, I think another artist we played, TiRon, summed it up the nicest at the end of his verse on the show:

“thinkin’ too much…enjoy the moment.”

Show #320 (7-17-11)

  1. Big Sean ft. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay”
  2. Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Hood Gone Love It”
  3. Don Trip – “Letter 2 My Son”
  4. Pusha T ft. Tyler, The Creator – “Trouble On My Mind”
  5. Neema ft. Sol & Lace Cadence – “Black Roses (It’s Over)” (Local Music)
  6. Sol – “This Sh*t” (Local Music)
  7. Common ft. Nas – “Ghetto Dreams”
  8. Freeway – “Listen”
  9. Kendrick Lamar ft. Colin Munroe – “No Make Up (Her Vice)”
  10. N.E.R.D. – “Run To The Sun” (Throwback of the Week)
  11. Frank Ocean – “Nature Feels”
  12. Purple HeArts – “Know Go”
  13. The Black Opera – “Timeline”
  14. Big K.R.I.T. – “Highs & Lows”
  15. Dom Kennedy & Curren$y – “Hennessy Beach”
  16. CyHi Da Prynce ft. Big Sean – “Woopty Doo”
  17. Nikki Jean ft. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought – “Million Star Motel”
  18. The Weeknd – “High For This”
  19. Serge Severe ft. Theory Hazit & Illmaculate – “Combinations Like This” (Local Music)
  20. Random Axe – “Understand This”
  21. Rapsody ft. Tab One, Charlie Smarts, & Phonte – “One Time”
  22. TiRon & Ayomari – “Midsommar Dream”
  23. Tall Black Guy ft. Primeridian – “Love Hurts”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?6c9bfa3ttk1f39n
(back up / streaming link – http://hulkshare.com/dtfcfdyuins6)
(2nd back up – http://www.zshare.net/audio/92760309e4dbaefd/)

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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Big K.R.I.T. ft. Ludacris and Bun B – Country Sh*t (Remix)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 11th, 2011 by Hyphen

There are few things more rewarding for those of us who really live and breathe this music and culture than seeing talented artists, who are also good people with good teams, break through and get the success they deserve. I couldn’t be happier to see someone like Big K.R.I.T. get shine on a major label and have a hit record on his hands with the “Country Sh*t” remix. Kudos to his whole team and to Def Jam for getting this one right.

Seattle folks: come see K.R.I.T. at our Summer Jam on July 16th at the White River Amphitheater!

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Big K.R.I.T. – Dreamin’ (video)

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

New visuals for Big K.R.I.T.’s “Dreamin’,” of his upcoming Returnof4eva project that comes out March 28th for the freeeeee.  Krit is one of the best up and coming artists in the game and it’s crazy that he also handles his production.  How many other dope artists are doing that these days?

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Big K.R.I.T. ft. Curren$y & Killa Kyleon – Moon & Stars (Remix) (video)

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

This is undoubtedly one of my favorite records of 2010 (and will surely make SNSS‘ Best of 2010 tomorrow night), but the only question is: which version is better?  This remix or the original with Devin?  Tough call.  In the meantime, enjoy the visuals…

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