Sound Session #498 (12-28-14) – Best of 2014

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 29th, 2014 by Hyphen


Christmas has passed, New Year’s Eve is on the horizon, college football bowl games are on TV, and the Seahawks are primed for another run to the Super Bowl, so it can mean only one thing: it’s time for the last Sound Session of the year and with that, our Best of 2014 show!  This is far from a definitive list and represents just a small sliver of all the great music that dropped this year, but we always enjoy this episode because it gives us a chance to kick back, reflect, and vibe out to 2 hours of amazing records.  As always, we’ve included our playlist, some notes on our selections, and a list of some honorable mention records.

If you’re curious, previous “Best Of” episodes are available here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

Thanks for rocking with us in 2014 and we’ll see you next year!  Make it your best one yet.

Show #498 (12-28-14)
**Best of 2014**

1.    Kendrick Lamar – “i”
2.    Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”
3.    Schoolboy Q – “Break The Bank”
4.    Pusha T – “Lunch Money”
5.    Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
6.    PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – “U Looz”
7.    Big K.R.I.T. – “My Sub, Pt. 3”
8.    Drake – “0-100 / The Catch Up”
9.    ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”
10.    Majid Jordan – “A Place Like This”
11.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
12.    Vanni Meursing ft. Tasman Holloway – “Town Biz” (Local Music)
13.    Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
14.    Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
15.    Doja Cat – “So High”
16.    Jessie Ware ft. Miguel – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
17.    Dave B ft. Sol – “Boathouse” (Local Music)
18.    Fabolous ft. Jeremih – “Thim Slick”
19.    Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
20.    Mar – “Man x Woman”
21.    TOKiMONSTA ft. Anderson Paak – “Realla”
22.    Esta ft. SPZRKT – “Can’t Wait”
23.    Prince – “The Breakdown”
24.    Bas ft. J. Cole – “My N*gga Just Made Bail”
25.    Melat & Jansport J – “Fanclub”
26.    Sinead Harnett – “No Other Way”

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1.  Kendrick Lamar – We didn’t get the highly anticipated follow up to GKMC, but we did get the first taste from the next album.  Kendrick’s self-empowerment anthem was much needed in this environment too.
2. Isaiah Rashad – TDE had a monster year and aside from Kendrick, Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, the future looks especially bright with Isaiah (and SZA). Most talented label in the game?
3. Schoolboy Q – We could have picked “Studio” or “Hell Of A Night” from Q’s album, but we chose this Alchemist produced banger. Congrats to Q on a well deserved Grammy nomination as well!
4. Pusha T – Kanye toying with the “Just To Get A Rep” sample while Pusha flawlessly delivers his standard braggadocio? Yes please.
5. Statik Selektah – Yeah, Action Bronson had a good verse and Royce killed it, but Black Thought BODIED his portion. Verse of the year?
6. PRhyme – Speaking of Royce, his collaborative effort with Premo was unquestionably one of the best projects of the year. Dope beats + dope rhymes. It’s not rocket science.
7. Big K.R.I.T.Cadillactica is my pick for album of the year, but that said, there really isn’t a singular standout track. The whole album is fantastic, but the 3rd part to K.R.I.T.’s bass anthems is perhaps the catchiest. TWO FIFTEENS!
8. Drake – The record so hot that Diddy actually put hands on Drake for “stealing” the beat…let’s just be glad we never heard Puff’s version.
9. ILoveMakonnen – Only Drake and Kanye can hop on random records and turn them in to some of the biggest tracks of the year. Hell, Makonnen even got a deal and a Grammy nomination out of it.
10. Majid Jordan – PARTYNEXTDOOR is the most hyped OVO artist but this duo are the most talented. Their EP laid the groundwork for an official debut that should make a powerful impact in 2015.
11. Big Sean – An instant anthem.
12. Vanni Meursing – Speaking of anthems, this was Seattle’s unofficial soundtrack during the Seahawks’ last Super Bowl run. Slap.
13. Thaddeus David – Thad linked with 2 talented cats from Portland, flipped the classic Dre sample, and made one of the dopest NW records of the year.
14. Dej Loaf – Drake didn’t even need to hop on this record to make it a hit. He just needed to quote it in an Instagram comment and the world took notice to low key the hardest track of the year.
15. Doja Cat – Every time we played this, the phones lit up and anyone with us in the studio had one response: “yo…who is THAT?”
16. Jessie Ware – Jessie’s Tough Love was one of the best (and most slept on) albums of the year and this BenZel produced slow jam was the highlight. Shout to Miguel on the background vocals too.
17. Dave B – The NW is filled with talent but Dave B is the most exciting up and comer in my book. When the next project drops, he’ll be in the national discussion as well.
18. Fabolous – Typically, NYC hypes up their artists far more than they should be and the buzz doesn’t reach outside the NE, and for good reason. Fab is similar in that he gets love in NYC but has been slept on recently outside the region, but he’s been quietly releasing some really dope projects the last few years. This beat + Jeremih’s hook & Fab’s rhymes should have = a hit record.
19. Tom Misch & Carmody – Tom Misch was my favorite discovery in 2014. This 19 year old singer/producer from London released an EP with Carmody in December but somehow, this track wasn’t included. Flames.
20. Mar – My song of the year pick. Just a highly enjoyable record that has everything mashed up in one track. In a year where rap seemed a little stale, alt-R&B/dance music picked up the pieces nicely.
21. TOKiMONSTA – Anderson Paak’s Venice was one of the best albums of the year, but we went with his contribution to TOKiMONSTA’s EP for our selection. For realla.
22. Esta – Not sure the Soulection camp has ever let us down. Vibes upon vibes upon vibes is what they have.
23. Prince – It was a big year for vibey alt-R&B/ambient soul, but the master also blessed us with some new work and reminded us who influenced all these singers, whether they know it or not.
24. Bas – J. Cole & D’Angelo both dropped projects right at the end of the year, which made it tough to include them in our Best Of, but we had to make sure Cole was represented. This verse might have been his most effortless of the whole year.
25. Melat & Jansport J – This beat. That sample. Those vocals. Yes.
26. Sinead Harnett – We went back to the UK for our last track of the night with this super smooth Snakehips produced R&B jam.

Honorable mentions from artists not otherwise represented:

  • 50 Cent ft. Joe – “Big Rich Town”
  • Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”
  • Alchemist ft. Riff Raff & Action Bronson – “Rookies of the Future”
  • All About She ft. Jacob Banks – “I Can’t Wait”
  • Anna Lunoe ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Heartbreak In Motion”
  • Asher Roth – “Tangerine Girl”
  • BANKS – “Drowning”
  • BJ The Chicago Kid – “Soul Of A Woman”
  • Bipolar Sunshine ft. GoldLink – “Future (Part 1)”
  • Boaz – “Like This”
  • Cam’Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash – “Dipsh*ts”
  • Childish Gambino – “Retro (Rough)”
  • Choosey – “Fly Me To The Moon”
  • Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  • Cozz – “Dreams”
  • Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”
  • denitia and sene – “divided”
  • Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – “Show Me The Way”
  • DTMD (Dunc & Toine Makin’ Dollas) ft. BOOM – “toine&B”
  • Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, & Sampha – “A Kiss Goodbye”
  • Fashawn ft. Dom Kennedy – “Golden State Of Mind”
  • FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  • Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. Scarface – “Broken”
  • George Maple – “Talk Talk”
  • India Shawn ft. James Fauntleroy – “Floating Away”
  • Jade De LaFleur ft. James Fauntleroy – “Freedom”
  • Jesse Boykins III – “Plain”
  • Joey Bada$$ – “Christ Conscious”
  • Logic – “Under Pressure”
  • Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  • Nao vs. A.K. Paul – “So Good”
  • Nemo Achida ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hands On”
  • Phantogram – “Fall In Love”
  • Pharrell ft. JoJo, Leah LaBelle, & Tori Kelly – “Freq”
  • Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  • Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”
  • Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo – “Dreams of Gold”
  • Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
  • SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  • Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
  • SOS – “Secrets”
  • Spooky Black – “Without U”
  • The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  • The Weeknd – “Often”
  • THURZ – “Right Now”
  • Tory Lanez – “R.I.D.E.”
  • Travis Scott ft. Big Sean & The 1975 – “Don’t Play”
  • Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”
  • Young & Sick – “Glass”
  • Your Old Droog – “Gunsmoke Cologne”

2015. You ready?

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Sound Session #491 (11-9-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 15th, 2014 by Hyphen


Another hectic week here in Seattle, but as always, we’re back with the latest episode of SNSS for you.  Peep the show for new tracks from Nas, Slaughterhouse, Wu-Tang Clan, Choosey, Little Simz, Drake, Saukrates, Jessie Ware, Flight Facilities, Broods, Big K.R.I.T., and more.

Speaking of K.R.I.T., be sure you cop his new Cadillactica album, which is hands down one of the best releases of the year.  Personally, I’m putting Krizzle in my top 4 right now alongside Ye, Drake, and Kendrick.  I’m too old to debate rappity rapp rap skills and all that.  I’m just talking about good music and people need to respect the insanely high quality catalog K.R.I.T. has accumulated.  This album is just another reflection of one of the most underrated cats in the game.  If you missed our recent interview with Big K.R.I.T., click here.

Side note: a lot of you have asked for us to create a podcast you can subscribe to or find a better way to distribute the weekly archive.  We’re working on a few things and hope to have an update soon.  We hear you, loud and clear.  For now, hopefully these links aren’t too janky…

Enjoy the show!

Show #491 (11-9-14)

1.    Nas – “The Season”
2.    Slaughterhouse – “Y’all Ready Know”
3.    Bruce Leroy – “Leroy The Great” (Local Music)
4.    Wu-Tang Clan – “Ruckus In B Minor”
5.    Black Milk – “Story and Her”
6.    Choosey – “Fly Me To The Moon”
7.    Logic – “I’m Gone”
8.    Anderson Paak – “Might Be”
9.    Esta ft. SPZRKT – “Can’t Wait”
10.    Theophilus London ft. Kanye West – “Can’t Stop”
11.    Nao – “Good Girl”
12.    Childish Gambino – “Pop Thieves (Make It Feel Good)”
13.    Big K.R.I.T. – “My Sub, Pt. 3”
14.    Lupe Fiasco – “Deliver”
15.    Thaddeus David ft. Tope – “Black Jack” (Local Music)
16.    ChillxWill – “Cents Dae Wun” (Local Music)
17.    A Tribe Called Quest ft. Busta Rhymes – “Oh My God” (Throwback of the Week)
18.    BJ The Chicago Kid – “Good Karma”
19.    Russ – “KiKi”
20.    Flight Facilities ft. Bishop Nehru – “Why Do You Feel”
21.    Willow – “Flowers”
22.    Little Simz – “Starry Eyed”
23.    Saukrates ft. SonReal – “#FYEO”
24.    Jessie Ware – “Desire”
25.    Drake – “Heat Of The Moment”
26.    Broods – “Medicine”

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Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 8th, 2014 by Hyphen

I’ve been talking to folks a lot lately about K.R.I.T. and how incredibly dope he is and I still think he’s highly underrated.  In my opinion, the 4 artists making the best rap music today are Kanye, Drake, Kendrick, and K.R.I.T..  Cadillactica is more of the same.  The album drops Tuesday, cop that!

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Sound Session #471 (6-22-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 24th, 2014 by Hyphen


I could write pages on the World Cup but I’ll spare you guys.  Hopefully you’re watching and you’re as enthralled as I am, but talk about a punch right in the gut with the way the US/Portugal game ended.  Dah well…hopefully we still get through to the next round.

Speaking of the US Men’s National Soccer team, we welcomed their musical director on this week’s SNSS, none other than longtime friend of the show and arguably the best writer in the rap world, Lupe Fiasco!  We spoke about how he got involved with the team and his new single, “Next To It,” with Ty Dolla Sign.  Additionally, we aired part of our interview from Summer Jam with another great MC, Big K.R.I.T..  If you haven’t peeped the full video of that one, click here –

Aside from these two heavyweights, episode #471 featured new tracks from Mike Will, Kendrick Lamar, Joell Ortiz, G-Unit, AB-Soul, J Rawls, Jessie Ware, the Yancey Boys, and more.  Enjoy!

Show #471 (6-22-14)

  1. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  2. Teyana Taylor ft. Yo Gotti & Pusha T – “Maybe”
  3. Joell Ortiz – “House Slippers”
  4. Parker (of Parker Brothaz) ft. Henny (of Tha Bizness) – “The Spread” (Local Music)
  5. Mike Will Made It ft. Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, & Future – “Buy The World”
  7. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  8. G-Unit – “They Talked About Jesus”
  9. Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  10. The Bar (Prometheus Brown & Bambu) ft. Thig Natural (of the Physics) & Hollis – “Dead Serious” (Local Music)
  11. Dilated Peoples – “Good As Gone”
  12. Ab-Soul ft. The O’My’s – “These Days”
  14. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (Exclusive)
  15. Isaiah Rashad – “Cilvia Demo”
  16. J Rawls ft. P Blackk, Jean P, & Driskill – “Mr. Cool”
  17. L’Orange ft. Blu – “Need You”
  18. Troy Ave ft. Puff Daddy, Mase, & T.I. – “Your Style (Remix)”
  19. Melat ft. THURZ – “Fanclub (Remix)”
  20. Tope – “All For You” (Local Music)
  21. Yancey Boys ft. Posdnuos & Botni Applebum – “Beautiful”
  22. Erykah Badu – “Bag Lady (Cheeba Sac Edit)” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
  24. Jessie Ware – “Tough Love”
  25. Little Dragon – “Killing Me”

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Sound Session #470 (6-15-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 19th, 2014 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s Sound Session from artists like Pusha T, Common, Rejjie Snow, J Rawls, Isaiah Rashad, Tom Misch, Blu, Masspike Miles, MNEK, Jay Electronica, and more.  Plus, we ran that exclusive Big K.R.I.T. record that we world premiered on last week’s show again for y’all.

Speaking of Young Krizzle, be sure to check out the videos of our interviews with Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar from our Summer Jam!

Lots of good info from both of these long time friends of SNSS.  Thanks to the homies, as always.  Enjoy!

Show #470 (6-15-14)

  1. Run-D.M.C. ft. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “Down With The King” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. Sean C & LV ft. Pusha T & ASAP Ferg – “Hand In My Pocket”
  3. Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
  4. Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  5. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (Exclusive)
  6. Parker (of Parker Brothaz) ft. Henny (of Tha Bizness) – “The Spread” (Local Music)
  7. Russ – “Problems”
  8. The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  9. Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  10. Isaiah Rashad – “Cilvia Demo”
  11. J Rawls – “My People”
  12. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  13. Esty ft. Tyga – “Killing Your Ills”
  14. Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
  15. SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  16. Spek ft. Perry Porter & Paolo Escobar – “Home of the Mighty” (Local Music)
  17. The New Royales ft. Jay Electronica – “Minutes of Moog”
  18. L’Orange ft. Blu – “Need You”
  19. Blueprint – “Silver Lining”
  21. Sam Smith – “Life Support”
  22. Masspike Miles – “2 Sides”
  23. Melat – “Fanclub”
  24. MNEK – “Wrote A Song About You”

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Big K.R.I.T. on Sound Session (2014 KUBE Summer Jam Video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 19th, 2014 by Hyphen

Along with Kendrick Lamar, we sat down with another one of our favorite artists at KUBE’s Summer Jam last week, the one and only Big K.R.I.T..  We’ve had Young Krizzle on the show a few times before and he never disappoints.

This time, he spoke about his upcoming Cadillactica album, the criticism he received for Live From The Underground, and the differences in his creative process between mixtapes and albums.  K.R.I.T. also revealed he’ll be working with other producers on Cadillactica and gave us some insight on the tips they shared with him in the studio.  Among other topics, he ended by discussing the motivation behind his “Mt. Olympus” track, the South’s ongoing battle for lyrical respect, and the feeling of when fans connect with his music and support it on a deeper level.

Shout to K.R.I.T. and Dutch for the love, as always, and the First Ladies for filming/editing!

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Sound Session #469 (6-8-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 18th, 2014 by Hyphen


Woooooo, it’s been a hectic few weeks!  Sorry for the delay everyone, here’s SNSS episode #469, featuring new cuts from Fabolous, 50 Cent, Statik Selektah, Common, Drake, SBTRKT, Sampha, Blueprint, Russ, Little Dragon, Michael Jackson, Disclosure, Vitamin D, The Roots, and more.  Plus, we debuted a WORLD PREMIERE of a new Big K.R.I.T. track, “Something Right,” featuring Yo Gotti.  Two weeks later and that track still hasn’t hit the internet.  Whaddaya know, DJ’s can still have exclusives every now and then…

Lastly, we were joined in studio by one of our favorite MC’s from the Northwest, Thaddeus David, and we played a portion of our discussion with the HRDCVR team, Elliott Wilson & Danyel Smith.  If you want to peep the full interview with these hip-hop journalism legends, click here.


Show #469 (6-8-14)

  1. Fabolous ft. 50 Cent – “Cuffin Season (Remix)”
  2. Statik Selektah ft. Joey Badass & Freddie Gibbs – “Carry On”
  3. The Roots ft. Dice Raw – “Black Rock”
  5. Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  6. Boaz – “Like This”
  8. Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
  9. Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Danny Brown – “Six Degrees”
  10. Vitamin D – “Birds of a Feather” (Local Music)
  12. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  13. BOOTS – “A Day In The Life Of Jordan Asher”
  14. Esty – “4:44”
  15. Vanessa Elisha – “Ocean”
  16. SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  17. Raleigh Ritchie – “Stronger Than Ever (The Internet Remix)”
  18. Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
  19. Vibe – “Vibe Wit Me” (Local Music)
  20. **Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  21. Kanye West – “Through The Wire” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Blueprint – “The Climb”
  23. Russ – “Problems”
  25. Michael Jackson – “Loving You (Original 1987 Version)”
  26. Little Dragon – “Let Go”
  27. Kiesza – “Hideaway”
  28. Pharrell ft. Jay-Z – “Frontin’ (Disclosure Re-Work)”

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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)
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)

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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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