Brother Ali ft. Nikki Jean – Shine On (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 11th, 2012 by Hyphen

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Ali teams up with Jake One and Nikki Jean for an original story and accompanying visuals.

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Brother Ali – Writer’s Block (video)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Music Videos on January 7th, 2012 by Hyphen

Most Seattle residents know that Ali’s been spending a lot of time out here, mainly to work closely with Jake One on his upcoming album, Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color.  With those two involved, you already know the result is going to be dope.

“Some flood the blogs, some flood the streets // I don’t flood nothin’, I’m waterin’ the seeds”

Download here.

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BK-One interview with Peter Parker

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on September 23rd, 2009 by Hyphen

I remember seeing BK-One mix for Brother Ali damn near a decade ago and I was blown away by how well he complimented Ali’s live show, especially during his solo.  Now he’s prepping the release of his first album and SNSS listeners will know that we’ve been rocking “Here I Am” with Phonte, Ali, and The Grouch real heavy lately.  You need to cop BK’s album on the 6th…[Clinton Sparks] get familiar! [/Clinton]

Shout to the homies Peter and Zeke for sending this through.

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A.R.M ft. Brother Ali – Heaven Only Knows (video)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Music Videos on September 2nd, 2009 by Hyphen

Damn, when we first played this song on Sound Session a while ago, apparently it wasn’t finished.  I had know idea the homies Budo, Krukid, and M.anifest were getting Ali on there too!  This is a big tune…

A.R.M. ft. Brother Ali – “Heaven Only Knows”

Check out their site and stay up to date with one of my favorite up and coming crews out there.

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Jake One ft. Freeway & Brother Ali – The Truth (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

Chyea, the long awaited visuals for “The Truth” video have finally arrived.  Jake + Free + Ali + Rik Cordero = dope.  Have you copped White Van Music yet?

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Jake One and Brother Ali on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session, Videos on October 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

(watch part one in High-Def on HyphenTV)

Loyal listeners of Sound Session know that the big homey Jake One often drops by the studio to kick it, but we’ve never really done an official interview with him.  With the release of his debut album, White Van Music, a few weeks back, we had to bring in Jake and talk all about it.  Not only did he give us all sorts of behind the scenes stories about the project, but we ran through the entire album on air, joint by joint.

If you haven’t checked out White Van Music, you’re missing out on some of the best beats of the year and guest appearances from Black Milk, MF Doom, Alchemist, Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, M.O.P., Freeway, Posdnuos, Slug, Little Brother, Prodigy, Elzhi, Royce The 5’9″, Young Buck, and many more.  Another guest from the album, Brother Ali, also came through SNSS that night to pay his respects to the latest chapter in Seattle’s rich musical history.

You can watch all the interview segments through part one (above) and part two (below), but make sure you watch them in HD on the HyphenTV Vimeo channel.  If you want the audio of the entire show for the mp3 player or the ride, here you go:

Jake One on Sound Session –
(back up / streaming link – )

(watch part two in High-Def on HyphenTV)

Cop White Van Music right now!

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Atmosphere – You (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 9th, 2008 by Hyphen

I was just talking to Jay Bird about this video at Jake One’s release party on Monday night, and lo and behold, here it is.  Slug and Ant never disappoint and this clip for “You” off their last album, When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Sh*t Gold, is no different.  I didn’t know this, but according to Jay Bird, that “fingerboarding” stuff is actually a legit activity.  It looks pretty dope, but I don’t think I’d want to spend my time practicing “fingerboarding.”  Maybe that’s just me.

Cop that Atmos!  Cop that Jake One!  RSE/206 connect all day.

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Sound Session #175 (10-5-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 8th, 2008 by Hyphen


Apologies for the brief delay on posting up this week’s Sound Session, but best believe this was a classic night.  We were joined in studio by the big homies Jake One and Brother Ali to play Jake’s entire album, White Van Music, and talk all about it.  Well, we almost ran the entire thing.  Sorry Keak.

Since this is such an important piece of music for our hip-hop community here in Seattle, we had to celebrate.  That celebration carried on officially the next night at Jake’s release party, but this kind of kicked it off.  There were a ton of great stories told on (and off) air about how the project came together, so sit back, relax, and experience White Van Music.  Oh, and then COP IT IMMEDIATELY.

Our video expert Brian was in the studio documenting the night, so I’ll be posting up footage of the interview portions with Jake and Ali as soon as it’s ready.  Same goes for the release party the next night.  In the meantime, enjoy the SNSS audio through one of the links below:

Show #175 (10-5-08)
**Co-Hosted by Jake One & Brother Ali**

  1. Jake One ft. Black Milk & Nottz – “I’m Coming” (Local Artist)
  2. Jake One ft. M.O.P. – “Gangsta Boy” (Local Artist)
  3. Jake One ft. Freeway & Brother Ali – “The Truth” (Local Artist)
  4. Jake One – “Turn It Down” (Local Artist)
  5. Jake One ft. D. Black – “God Like” (Local Artist)
  6. Jake One ft. Little Brother – “Bless The Child” (Local Artist)
  7. Jake One ft. Posdnuos (of De La Soul) & Slug (of Atmosphere) – “Oh Really” (Local Artist)
  8. Jake One – “Hi” (Local Artist)
  9. Jake One ft. MF Doom – “Trap Door” (Local Artist)
  10. Jake One ft. Young Buck – “Dead Wrong” (Local Artist)
  11. Jake One ft. Bishop Lamont & Busta Rhymes – “Kissin’ The Curb” (Local Artist)
  12. Jake One ft. Freeway – “How We Ride” (Local Artist)
  13. Jake One ft. Alchemist, Evidence, & Prodigy – “White Van” (Local Artist)
  14. Jake One ft. J. Pinder, GMK, & Spaceman – “Big Homie Style” (Local Artist)
  15. Jake One ft. Blueprint – “Scared” (Local Artist)
  16. Jake One ft. MF Doom – “Get ‘Er Done” (Local Artist)
  17. Jake One ft. Casual – “Feelin’ My Sh*t” (Local Artist)
  18. Jake One ft. Elzhi & Royce The 5’9” – “Glow” (Local Artist)
  19. Jake One – “R.I.P.” (Local Artist)
  20. Jake One ft. Vitamin D, C Note, Maine, & Ish – “Home” (Local Artist)

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link – )

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Brother Ali talks White Van Music

Posted in Artists, Videos on October 3rd, 2008 by Hyphen

You should already know by now, but here’s another clip explaining why you need to cop Jake One’s White Van Music on Tuesday.  And for my Seattle people, remember that Jake will be sitting in on Sound Session this week to play the entire album and talk about every joint.  Plus, on Monday, we’ll all be at the War Room for the official release party.  Ali will also be in the building for a performance.  Don’t miss it.

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Freeway on the set of “The Truth”

Posted in Artists, Videos on September 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Another quick clip to promote the upcoming video for Jake One‘s “The Truth,” featuring Free and Brother Ali, dropping before you know it.  Remember, Jake will be sitting in with us on the next Sound Session to play White Van Music and talk about every track on there.  You won’t want to miss it (but if you do, we’ll have it archived as usual haha).

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