Sound Session #274 (8-29-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

Check out this week’s edition of SNSS to hear brand new music from the likes of Slum Village, Black Milk, Kanye West, Vandalyzm, Cee-Lo, Aloe Blacc, Lupe Fiasco, Fresh Daily, Nas, J. Cole, Drake, Nottz, and more.  Speaking of those last 3, there are 2 events this week that all our fellow Pacific NW’ers should come to Seattle for:

  • Thursday, Sept. 2nd – Red Bull Big Tune at Neumos.  You already know what it is since J. Moore is one of the founding members of the Red Bull Big Tune, but if you’re sleeping for some reason, peep the site for more info.  This year’s Seattle stop goes down on Thursday and along with a plethora of talented producers from around the NW, Nottz and DJ Toomp will be on hand as the featured guests.  To top it all off, it’s FREE.  You have no excuse not to be there…unless you’re agoraphobic, I suppose.
  • Saturday, Sept. 4th – Monday, Sept. 6th – Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival at the Seattle Center.  That’s right, the world famous Bumbershoot Festival is back for it’s 40th year, complete with all sorts of incredible musicians.  Seriously, the lineup is packed across all genres.  Check it out here.  Be sure to peep the main stage on Monday evening to catch J. Cole and Drake perform at the same concert for the first time.  You’ll also be treated to Mary J. Blige closing out the show that night, plus J. Moore and myself will be hosting.  I think this is the 5th year J and I have hosted the main stage and it’s always a blast.  Last year, I was fortunate enough to DJ for the U-N-I homies (footage if you missed it) and this year we get J. Cole and Drizzy.  Doesn’t get much better…

Show #274 (8-29-10)

  1. Drake ft. Young Jeezy – “Unforgettable”
  2. Slum Village ft. Little Brother – “Where Do We Go From Here”
  3. Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5’9” & Elzhi – “Deadly Medley”
  4. Kanye West ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, & Bon Iver – “Monster”
  5. Vandalyzm – “Get Dough”
  6. 2 Hungry Bros. & 8thW1 – “Stupid Face”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH KD CUTZ**
  8. J. Pinder – “Upside Down” (Local Music)
  9. Cee-Lo – “Forget You”
  10. Aloe Blacc – “Loving You Is Killing Me”
  11. Choklate ft. Drake – “Overdose” (Local Music)
  12. Lupe Fiasco – “Go To Sleep”
  13. Fresh Daily – “All Black (Menelik)”
  14. Shad – “Rose Garden”
  15. J. Cole – “Blow Up”
  16. Nas – “Power, Paper, & P***y”
  17. DMX – “The Convo” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Nottz ft. Alchemist – “The 1ne”
  19. Lace Cadence – “Moonlight” (Local Music)
  20. Seu Jorge & Almaz – “Rock With You”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?f7jjrv62afeboo8
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/79907186c6c8c10a/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/am5jdeh6o2e2)

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.

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Sound Session #272 (8-15-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 18th, 2010 by Hyphen

Apologies for the delay on this week’s show, but you know how it goes.  Peep this week’s show to hear great music (as always) and the homey Lace Cadence joining us to debut “Moonlight” off his brand new mixtape.  J. Moore and I hosted the tape, while it was mixed by DJ B-Mello.  Sound familiar?  Cop Lace’s tape for the free right here – http://lacecadence.com

Super duper big time shout to Aloe Blacc coming through the studio this past week to bless us with an exclusive performance of his “Politician” record.  If you aren’t aware, Aloe has been a dope MC for years but in the last few, he’s started to branch out and really illustrate his musical genius.  His new project, Good Things, is, simply put, incredible.  It’s one of the best albums of the year and a throwback to when soul music not only sounded great, but also pushed buttons in society.  Nowhere is this more evident with “Politician,” a track that only appears as an instrumental reprise on the album.

In studio, Aloe murdered this in one take.  I highly recommend you peep it right herehttp://www.theaudacityofdope.com/2010/08/15/aloe-blacc-politician-live-on-sound-session/

Show #272 (8-15-10)

  1. Outasight – “Ahh Yea”
  2. Rick Ross ft. Cee-Lo – “Tears Of Joy”
  3. Trek Life – “Wow”
  4. Kanye West ft. Beyonce & Charlie Wilson – “See Me Now”
  5. Slum Village ft. Posdnuos & Phife Dawg – “Scheming”
  6. Exile ft. Blu – “Love Line”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH LACE CADENCE, PT. 1**
  8. Lace Cadence – “Moonlight” (Local Music)
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH LACE CADENCE, PT. 2**
  10. Drake ft. T.I. & Swizz Beatz – “Fancy”
  11. Mayer Hawthorne – “I Need You”
  12. Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Turn Me Up”
  13. LaRue – “Not Like Me” (Local Music)
  14. Moe Green – “Going For The Kill”
  15. D-Sisive – “Ken Park”
  16. Mickey Factz – “Paradise”
  17. Paul Wall ft. Raekwon, Jay Electronica, & Yelawolf – “Live It”
  18. Pharcyde – “She Said” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. J. Cole – “Blow Up”
  20. Mister D.O.G. ft. Mistah F.A.B., Outrageous, & Cool Nutz – “She’s 100 (Remix)” (Local Music)
  21. Aloe Blacc – “Politician (Live on Sound Session)”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?z5bjcs98mzxq6cn
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/794664281379042a/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/7kdkjt422cyv)

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.

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Sound Session #271 (8-8-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

Super busy reviewing a TON of resumes for that job posting I mentioned last week, so I’ll keep this week’s SNSS update to a minimum.  Having the ability to hire someone and potentially change his/her life is somewhat daunting.  No one Hyphen should have all this power.

Show #271 (8-8-10)

  1. Freddie Gibbs – “National Anthem (FTW)”
  2. Bun B – “Let ‘Em Know”
  3. Skyzoo & Illmind – “Frisbees”
  4. Mikey Rocks – “Bat Phone”
  5. Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Turn Me Up”
  6. Slum Village ft. Posdnuos & Phife Dawg – “Scheming”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH LARUE, PT. 1**
  8. LaRue – “Not Like Me” (Local Music)
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH LARUE, PT. 2**
  10. John Legend & The Roots – “Our Generation”
  11. Mayer Hawthorne – “I Need You”
  12. Nottz – “Cars”
  13. Mario Dones – “Pastries”
  14. Sweatshop Union ft. Geologic & Shad – “In To The Sun” (Local Music)
  15. Drake ft. Jay-Z – “Light Up”
  16. Mickey Factz – “Paradise”
  17. Mos Def – “Hip-Hop” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Outageous & Dice – “I Love My Life” (Local Music)
  19. Rick Ross ft. Cee-Lo – “Tears Of Joy”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?vr6k3i5vvdtyxnr
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/79191811939ee901/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/52213y0ltjy1)

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.

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Ghostface x Frank Dukes x Red Bull Big Tune

Posted in Art, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on August 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

Just like C-Sick last year, the winner of the last Red Bull Big Tune beat battle got to choose a legendary MC to get in the studio with and Frank Dukes chose Ghostface.  I heard some hilarious stories about this trip to L.A. from behind the scenes, but peep the beginning of part 2 for a brief example.  Ghost is crazy.

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Sound Session #269 (7-25-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 27th, 2010 by Hyphen

At the end of this week’s Sound Session, we started tossing around the topic of “your favorite rapper.”  Of all the pointless music debates I seem to have every day, this one has to be my favorite.  I just love that there’s no wrong answer.  How are you going to correct me on my favorite MC?  That said, I reserve the right to clown you when you say something off the wall.  “Pras?!?!?!  PRAS?!?!?!?!  I guess that’s how you was raised…

Show #269 (7-25-10)

  1. Nas & Damian Marley – “Nah Mean”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. – “Country Sh*t”
  3. Kaimbr ft. Roddy Rod & Hassaan Mackey – “Army Fatigue Rap”
  4. Asher Roth – “I’m Eddy”
  5. Dom Kennedy – “Locals Only”
  6. Fice – “Two Five Three” (Local Music)
  7. Dam-Funk ft. MC Eiht & Steve Arrington – “Hood Pass Intact (Remix)”
  8. Onra ft. T3 – “The One”
  9. Lauryn Hill – “Repercussions”
  10. Shad – “Telephone”
  11. Pigeon Hole ft. D-Sisive – “Light Show” (Local Music)
  12. J. Cole – “Premeditated Murder”
  13. Curren$y ft. Mos Def – “Breakfast”
  14. Laws ft. Funkghost – “Vintage Futuristic 2”
  15. The Roots ft. STS & Joanna Newsom – “Right On”
  16. Rakaa ft. Aloe Blacc – “Crown Of Thorns”
  17. Trek Life – “So Supreme”
  18. Moe Green – “Non Title Match”
  19. Big L ft. Kid Capri – “Put It On” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Outrageous & Dice – “I Love My Life” (Local Music)
  21. Shawn Jackson ft. John West – “Lil Big Man”
  22. John Legend & The Roots – “Our Generation”
  23. Drake – “Karaoke”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?kvoqc7tp16k5i6u
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/787223765744d5e7/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/bf27kkujeinf)

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.

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Sound Session #265 (6-27-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 28th, 2010 by Hyphen

Just the biz this week.  Rooting for Japan and Spain to pull out victories in the morning and set us up for a stellar Elite 8 in the World Cup.  Shout to DV-One for co-hosting while J was out and about.  Holler.

Show #265 (6-27-10)

  1. Shad – “Listen”
  2. Royce Da 5’9” ft. Black Milk & Elzhi – “Real Hip-Hop”
  3. Bilal – “Free”
  4. Brother Ali – “Don’t Look At Me, Look Around”
  5. Goodie Mob – “Night Train”
  6. SOTA ft. Sol – “You Know Girls” (Local Music)
  7. Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas (Version 1)”
  8. Ice Cube – “I Rep That West”
  9. E-40 ft. 50 Cent & Too Short – “Trick (Remix)”
  10. Drake – “You Know, You Know”
  11. The Roots ft. Truck North & Peedi Peedi – “Web 20/20”
  12. Rakaa (of Dilated Peoples) – “C.T.D.”
  13. Cool Nutz – “Monster Up” (Local Music)
  14. Wiz Khalifa ft. Killa Kyleon – “Spotlight”
  15. Aloe Blacc – “Femme Fatale”
  16. Nneka ft. Nas – “Heartbeat (Remix)”
  17. Dwele ft. Slum Village – “How I Deal”
  18. Canary Sing – “My Style” (Local Music)
  19. A Tribe Called Quest – “Luck Of Lucien” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Rhymefest ft. Mario – “The Classics”
  21. Chromeo – “Don’t Turn The Lights On”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?rndmdzzyzw5
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/777516699cf5c159/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/ztq2802up7u6)

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Red Bull Big Tune @ SXSW

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Sound Session, Videos on April 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

I mean…look at all the homies involved.  It’s so dope to be able to call these folks friends and I couldn’t be prouder of what J. Moore and the fellas have built with the Big Tune series. Shout to the homey Budo on a huge win, but also congrats to KT for being an alien with beats human beings are not worthy of rapping over. If you weren’t lucky enough to be in Austin for this, enjoy the video recap…

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Sound Session #250 (3-14-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 16th, 2010 by Hyphen

This week can really be summed up with two things:

  1. This was our 250th episode of Sound Session, which is actually pretty crazy/impressive when you think about the state of commercial radio these days.  We’re quickly approaching our 5 year anniversary, but 250 overall shows is a great milestone as well.  While we do put a lot of effort into broadcasting SNSS each week, as always, the key to everything is [Jay-Z] you, the customer listener [/Hov].  Thanks to everyone who has ever supported the show and we’re celebrating this with all of y’all.
  2. Speaking of celebrating, 4 letters my friends: SXSW.  That’s right, the annual music/movies/interactive media festival down in Austin, Texas is upon us once again and J. Moore and I will be there in full force.  Actually, it feels like most of Seattle is headed down there, plus at least half of the music industry in general.  Are you going? If so, hit me (DJHyphen@gmail.com) and let’s link up while we’re there.  I would offer some can’t miss events, but really, it’s absolutely absurd how much dopeness will be packed within a 15 block radius.  I hope you’re ready.

Show #250 (3-14-10)

  1. Drake – “Over”
  2. Reflection Eternal – “In This World
  3. Freeway & Jake One ft. Raekwon – “One Thing” (Local Music)
  4. Kendrick Lamar ft. Punch & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Faith”
  5. Little Brother – “Curtain Call”
  6. Co$$ – “Dub Plate”
  7. Toki Wright – “Barber Shop”
  8. U-N-I ft. Bun B – “Land Of The Kings (Remix)”
  9. Dave Coresh – “Keep It Movin’”
  10. M.anifest – “Sankofa (My History)”
  11. Aloe Blacc – “Take Me Back”
  12. SOTA ft. Helladope & Jarv Dee – “Extrahelladope” (Local Music)
  13. J*Davey – “Get Together”
  14. Ayah – “He Don’t Want It”
  15. J. Pinder ft. Big Pooh & Zach Bruce – “Later On”
  16. Lauryn Hill – “Lost Ones” (Throwback of the Week)
  17. Laws – “Hold You Down”
  18. Janelle Monae – “Cold War”
  19. Broken Bells – “The Ghost Inside”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?1mhtjkrmnmj

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.

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Haiti Benefit at Nectar – Monday, January 18th

Posted in News on January 15th, 2010 by Hyphen

Seattle’s music scene is brimming with creative, hard-working artists who care about helping those in need—and who know how to party. In that tradition, on Monday, January 18, a handful of the city’s favorite DJ’s will descend upon Nectar Lounge’s well-equipped sound system to provide the jams for a benefit party with proceeds going towards relief efforts in Haiti.

The impoverished Caribbean island, shaken to its core by a magnitude 7 earthquake earlier this week, needs every cent it can get to fund the efforts of those already elbows-deep in the challenging tasks of picking through the rubble and rebuilding their nation. Here at home, Nectar and its partners offer you the opportunity to gather in celebration & reflection to contribute what you can financially to the cause. We’ll see you on Monday!

Be there and support a good cause.

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The Making of Nas & C-Sick’s “Film”…and the REAL mp3

Posted in Artists, Joints, Videos on August 4th, 2009 by Hyphen

By now, most of you have heard Nas’ collaboration with the 2009 Red Bull Big Tune champion, C-Sick, but I thought I’d post up the ill behind the scenes footage of the making of “Film.”  Above, you can peep a little background on C-Sick’s journey, while the two studio segments are below.

Also, neither of the 2 versions of the song that have leaked online so far are the final edit, so I’m posting that up too.  In case you’re living in the woods, my co-host on Sunday Night Sound Session, J. Moore, created the Red Bull Big Tune with Vitamin D, Jake One, DV-One, and Marcus Lalario.  The homies helped put this song together and even recruited Seattle’s own Choklate to sing the hook.  Due to sample clearance issues, C-Sick’s original beat had to be replayed, and you’ve yet to hear the final, official version of the track…until now.  Enjoy!

Nas ft. Choklate – “Film” (final version)

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