DJ Jazzy Jeff on Sound Session

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on March 19th, 2013 by Hyphen

J. Moore and I recently had the honor of sitting down with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff while he was in town to judge the Red Bull Thre3style Regional Finals.  His album with The Fresh Prince, He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper, was literally the first album I owned and to say I was a die-hard JJ+FP fan growing up would be an understatement.  From the albums to The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, I consumed everything those guys released together from the late 80’s to the mid 90’s and when they moved on to their solo work, things didn’t really skip a beat.  Will’s gone on to be the biggest movie star in the world and Jeff has released some classic records, plus become one of the most sought after DJ’s around.

J. and I often casually debate who’s the “greatest” in a particular field and whenever we discuss DJ’s, Jeff is at the top of our list.  He can simply do everything a DJ can possibly do, but better than pretty much anyone else.  Rocking a party?  Check.  Producing classic music?  Check.  Cutting up records with battle DJ skills?  Check.  Hell, the man invented a type of scratch.

Jeff’s the best DJ ever in my book and amazingly, he’s even a better person than DJ.  We’ve interviewed him a few times on the phone but this was the first time we got him on Sound Session in person and he didn’t disappoint.  We discussed all things related to DJ’ing, from his background to his current success, including his philosophy on a DJ’s responsibility, the rise of the DJ in popular music (while it seems to wither in hip-hop), and whether or not “real DJ’s” should take requests.  He also told stories about the early days of his work with Will, transitioning from rocking parties in Philly with the Fresh Prince to selling millions of albums and touring worldwide.

We could have talked for hours, so I can’t wait until we get him back on the show.  Thanks to Red Bull, the Cashmere Agency, and Detooz Films for making it happen and ultimate respect to the Magnificent himself!

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Sound Session #395 (1-6-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 7th, 2013 by Hyphen


Back like we never left, SNSS kicks off 2013 with new music from folks like Skillz, Dag Savage, Yoshi, ASAP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Game, iLL Camille, Elijah Blake, JaVonte, Slum Village, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and more.  Plus, we were joined in studio by some of our favorite artists and people in the town: J. Pinder, Raz Simone, and Malice & Mario Sweet.

If you haven’t peeped our “Best of 2012” episode from last week, you can still grab that here.

Enjoy and make 2013 your best year yet!

Show #395 (1-6-13)

  1. Skillz – “2012 Rap Up”
  2. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock – “Money Trees”
  3. Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile) – “Twilight”
  5. J. Pinder – “King” (Local Music)
  6. Yoshi ft. Akira Shelton – “Slow Down (Gold Digger)”
  8. ASAP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, & Big K.R.I.T. – “1 Train”
  9. Craig Mack ft. Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  11. Raz Simone – “Cold” (Local Music)
  12. Kid Cudi – “King Wizard”
  14. Game ft. K. Roosevelt – “Can’t Get Right”
  15. iLL Camille ft. Rapsody & SiR – “Same Lights”
  16. JaVonte – “Supernova”
  17. Elijah Blake – “Beloved”
  18. 2 Player Co-Op (Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.) – “Nothing Looks The Same”
  20. Big Boi ft. Sleepy Brown – “The Thickets”
  21. Louis V ft. Nipsey Hussle & Dizzle – “On My Grind” (Local Music)
  22. Wale ft. Scarface – “Limitless”
  23. Slum Village ft. Guilty Simpson – “Decadence”

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The Greatest DJ Of All-Time on the Kenny Burns Show

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on May 6th, 2009 by Hyphen

I still wanna be Jazzy Jeff when I grow up.

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Z-Trip – Obama Mix

Posted in Mixtapes, Politics on October 4th, 2008 by Hyphen


One of the dopest DJ’s on the planet, Z-Trip, linked up with Shepard Fairey (you know, the guy who made this) to put together a bunch of fundraisers for the next President of the United States.  He just put his mix from these parties online, so we can all download and enjoy some great music mashed up with Barack’s incredible words.  There’s even a clean edit available on his site for all you fellow radio people.  We may have to play this on Sound Session on Nov. 2nd…gOBAMA.

Download here.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-5-08

Posted in Videos, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 5th, 2008 by Hyphen

(Kanye & Consequence trying to feign interest)

Today’s wack lyric is simply:

Anything that DJ Khaled has ever screamed over his tracks, especially his annoying catch phrases and his gratuitous use of the n-word.

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