Kanye West – Stronger (Live on VH1 Storytellers)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on February 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

“The Number One Human Being” performs a crazy rendition of “Stronger” on VH1’s Storytellers, the full version of which airs on Saturday.  I’m a sucker for dope flashing lights (lights…lights) and this track is a hip-hop classic.  Yeah, I said it.

Swiped from ze Dopehaus.

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Common’s Universal Mind Control x Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on December 24th, 2008 by Hyphen

(watch part one in HD on HyphenTV)

On December 13th, the legendary Common Sense made his 4th appearance on Sound Session here in Seattle. Since we just talked to Com in September (check it out here), we wanted to do something a little different instead of our traditional interviews.  With help from our good friends at Interscope/Geffen/A&M we threw a listening party for his new Universal Mind Control album with 50 lucky winners, some customized Microsoft Zunes, and other assorted goodies.

In the video recap, you can watch Com talk about the creative process for every track on the album and what it was like to work with the Neptunes, Mr. DJ, Kanye West, Cee-Lo, and more.  Be sure to watch both parts of the video and enjoy them in HD on the HyphenTV Vimeo Channel courtesy of Organic Digital Videomedia.

(watch part two in HD on HyphenTV)

Since the entire interview lasted about an hour, I’ll be posting up the full audio for all you die hard Common fans sometime in the next week.  As dope as the video clips are, there’s even more interesting tidbits about UMC‘s creation in the extended interview (the reason why the “Announcement” video was pulled, the story behind the original mix of “Punch Drunk Love,” etc.).

Stay tuned for that and hit up Com in the blogosphere over at his new site, ThinkCommon.com.  Be sure to go cop Universal Mind Control in stores now and still available at Zune.net for 99 cents!  It makes a great last minute Christmas present…

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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 – http://www.mediafire.com/?ijm0j7uyj90
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/20192616e1aa393c/ )

(watch part two in High-Def on HyphenTV)

Cop White Van Music right now!

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Ms. Monae says hi.

Posted in Artists, Drops on August 29th, 2008 by Hyphen

More with Janelle coming at the end of the weekend.  Stay tuned…

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Kardi says hi

Posted in Artists, Drops on July 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Extensive interview with Canada’s illest MC of all time coming this weekend.  Don’t change your finger positioning.

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In case you forgot where you are

Posted in Artists, Drops on July 8th, 2008 by Hyphen

Crooked reminds y’all.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-27-08

Posted in Artists, Joints, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

The Game

“I’m sick of bl**jobs, b*tch leave me alone”
–The Game, “Dope Boys”

I’m sorry, what?  Blasphemy.  hahaha…anyway, another dope song from Game’s upcoming L.A.X. album.  This one features Travis Barker killin’ it on the drums.  Check it out:

The Game ft. Travis Barker – “Dope Boys”

And if you didn’t peep the studio version of Travis’ Busta Rhymes remix, do so.

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RZA says hi

Posted in Artists, Drops, Videos on June 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

Interviewed RZA tonight.  I’ll get the audio & video up for y’all ASAP, but in the meantime, check out his new album, Digi Snacks, which dropped today…

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Questlove says hi

Posted in Artists, Drops, Videos on June 6th, 2008 by Hyphen

more ?uesto coming soon

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