Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – Poetic Justice (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2013 by Hyphen

Kendrick’s album was initially hailed as a potential classic and it continues to get better with age. I speculated that he had it in him back in this post for the “Tammy’s Song” video, and I think he’s pulled it off.  good kid, m.a.a.d. city.  5 mics for me.

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Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 6th, 2013 by Hyphen

Not sure why the official YouTube clip got pulled down with a notice saying “UMG Filed A Copyright Claim” on it, but hopefully UMG isn’t standing in the way of Kendrick and TDE running things the way they want. I’m pretty sure the success and classic music they’re releasing proves they know what they’re doing without major label meddling.

Anyway, enjoy this one until it gets taken down too…

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Sound Session #384 (10-21-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 23rd, 2012 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like Buckshot, Murs, 9th Wonder, Lil Fame, Busta Rhymes, Macklemore, Ellie Goulding, Sean Price, Danny!, Tanya Morgan, ASAP Rocky, Lecrae, Musiq Soulchild, and more, plus we played part of our interview with the man of the moment, Kendrick Lamar.  Kendrick has delivered a GREAT album (too soon to call it a classic…I wish reviewers would let albums breathe for a little…only time will tell if something is truly worthy of that status) and he deserves your support.  Cop Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City right here!

Speaking of Kendrick, be sure to peep the video of our interview with him right here.  Shout to Kendrick, Byze One, Detooz Films, TDE, Interscope, and everyone involved with bringing K-Dot back on our show (missed our first interview from a few months back?  Click here).

Enjoy the show!

Show #384 (10-21-12)

  1. Buckshot & 9th Wonder – “Stop Rappin’”
  2. Murs & 9th Wonder – “It’s Over”
  3. Kanye West – “White Dress”
  4. Pusha T ft. Future – “Pain”
  5. Fizzyology (Lil Fame & Termanology) ft. Styles P & Busta Rhymes – “Play Dirty”
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ben Bridwell (of Band Of Horses) – “Starting Over” (Local Music)
  7. Sol – “Old Him” (Local Music)
  8. Charlie Red – “Kansas”
  9. Miguel – “How Many Drinks”
  10. Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X x Fink – “Naked For Life (Zulu Guru Remix)”
  11. Ellie Goulding – “Hanging On”
  12. Sean Price – “Bar-Barian”
  13. Danny! ft. Tanya Morgan – “Even Louder”
  14. ASAP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar – “F*ckin’ Problems”
  16. Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – “Poetic Justice”
  18. E-40 ft. Suga-T – “Sprinkle Me” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Lecrae ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Ashthon Jones – “Mayday”
  20. J. Pinder ft. Musiq Soulchild – “Lenore” (Local Music)
  21. Saigon – “Relafriendship”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up –

Link to watch our interview with Kendrick Lamar –

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Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session (Interview #2)

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on October 21st, 2012 by Hyphen

Following up on his interview with J. Moore and I from our Summer Jam a few months ago, Kendrick stopped by the Sound Session studios this past week while out in Seattle for a show. 

We talked all about his new album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, which drops tomorrow.  He spoke on his approach to the record considering it’s not his first project but his first on a major label, how he wanted it to act as an introduction to the rest of his music, whether or not the label influenced him creatively, his favorite song on the album, and more.  We also touched on his early days as a rapper, getting in front of a mic for the first time, how his Top Dawg Entertainment crew compares to the other cliques in the game, and some other random topics.

Be sure to cop the album tomorrow and support one of the best artists we have in music right now!

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