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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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)
- Big Sean ft. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay”
- Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Hood Gone Love It”
- Don Trip – “Letter 2 My Son”
- Pusha T ft. Tyler, The Creator – “Trouble On My Mind”
- Neema ft. Sol & Lace Cadence – “Black Roses (It’s Over)” (Local Music)
- Sol – “This Sh*t” (Local Music)
- Common ft. Nas – “Ghetto Dreams”
- Freeway – “Listen”
- Kendrick Lamar ft. Colin Munroe – “No Make Up (Her Vice)”
- N.E.R.D. – “Run To The Sun” (Throwback of the Week)
- Frank Ocean – “Nature Feels”
- Purple HeArts – “Know Go”
- The Black Opera – “Timeline”
- Big K.R.I.T. – “Highs & Lows”
- Dom Kennedy & Curren$y – “Hennessy Beach”
- CyHi Da Prynce ft. Big Sean – “Woopty Doo”
- Nikki Jean ft. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought – “Million Star Motel”
- The Weeknd – “High For This”
- Serge Severe ft. Theory Hazit & Illmaculate – “Combinations Like This” (Local Music)
- Random Axe – “Understand This”
- Rapsody ft. Tab One, Charlie Smarts, & Phonte – “One Time”
- TiRon & Ayomari – “Midsommar Dream”
- 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.
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!
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?
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…
A cookie goes to the first person who can name Emilio’s last rap moniker…if you know it, you’ve been listening to him for at least a few years and you already know this tape is fire. For the rest of you slowpokes, peep game: