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”
  15. **INTERVIEW WITH KENDRICK LAMAR, PT. 1**
  16. Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – “Poetic Justice”
  17. **INTERVIEW WITH KENDRICK LAMAR, PT. 2**
  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 – http://www25.zippyshare.com/v/935170/file.html
(back up / streaming link – http://linkmixes.com/fimlo5mucb3e)
(2nd back up – http://www.sharebeast.com/7y7na2ln3vb1)

Link to watch our interview with Kendrick Lamar – http://www.theaudacityofdope.com/2012/10/21/kendrick-lamar-on-sound-session-interview-2/

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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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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Sound Session #383 (10-14-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 16th, 2012 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like Pusha T, 14KT, J. Pinder, Miguel, Jesse Boykins III, Kanye West, Rapper Big Pooh, Kendrick Lamar, and more.  Speaking of Kendrick, this happened the other day.  Be on the lookout for our interview soon.

Shout to Choklate for coming through the studio and for Sol letting us world premiere his new record, “Old Him,” as well.  Enjoy!

Show #383 (10-14-12)

  1. Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre – “Compton”
  2. 50 Cent ft. Too Short – “First Date”
  3. Pusha T ft. Future – “Pain”
  4. Fearce & BeanOne – “G-Life”
  5. Mayer Hawthorne – “Henny & Gingerale (Bakaboyz B-Mix)”
  6. Big Boi ft. Kelly Rowland – “Mama Told Me”
  7. Lupe Fiasco ft. Poo Bear – “Heart Donor”
  8. 14KT – “AsWe (Continue)”
  9. J. Pinder ft. Musiq Soulchild – “Lenore” (Local Music)
  10. Sol – “Old Him” (Local Music)
  11. Talib Kweli ft. Greg Nice & Styles P – “NY Shining”
  12. **INTERVIEW WITH CHOKLATE, PT. 1**
  13. Miguel – “Use Me”
  14. **INTERVIEW WITH CHOKLATE, PT. 2**
  15. Choklate – “Wide Open” (Local Music)
  16. DJ Jazzy Jeff ft. Erro – “Rock Wit U” (Throwback of the Week)
  17. **INTERVIEW WITH CHOKLATE, PT. 3**
  18. Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – “The Perfect Blues”
  19. Kanye West – “White Dress”
  20. David Dallas – “Don’t Want The World”
  21. Rapper Big Pooh – “Friends”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www30.zippyshare.com/v/67539449/file.html
(back up / streaming link – http://linkmixes.com/vmjq2ac53vib)
(2nd back up – http://www.sharebeast.com/n1z6k60xlwv2)

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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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock – Black Lip Bastard (Remix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 9th, 2012 by Hyphen

There’s a whole lot of talk about crews these days…from G.O.O.D. to MMG to YMCMB to Shady, etc….but honestly, what the Black Hippy crew is doing might be the most impressive of them all.  Quality, genuine, and fresh music, largely built all off their own grind.  Doesn’t get much doper than that.

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Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 5th, 2012 by Hyphen

We all know Kendrick is in a unique position as one of the dopest “underground” MC’s around, but yet potentially on the verge of breaking through and become one of the biggest commercial artists in the game too (a topic we discussed with him at KUBE’s Summer Jam here).  It’s a tricky tightrope to balance upon.

“Swimming Pools (Drank)” is his follow up single to “The Recipe,” both of which are great songs that have some commercial appeal without sacrificing any of his content.  This one is especially well written, as I suspect you’ll hear a lot of people singing along with this song but not actually understanding the true message.  Thankfully, Jerome D’s video does a great job of showing you what Kendrick’s saying here.  Don’t get it twisted.

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Schoolboy Q – There He Go (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 28th, 2012 by Hyphen

My favorite track from Habits & Contradictions gets some visuals courtesy of Q and David M. Helman.  Now if I could only get a clean edit of this for the airwaves…

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Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on July 28th, 2012 by Hyphen

Apologies for the delay, but here’s our backstage interview with Kendrick Lamar from KUBE 93’s Summer Jam a few weeks ago. Kendrick spoke on balancing his journey to stardom with his focus on the music, his Top Dawg Entertainment family behind the scenes, tour life, “The Recipe” and finding the right single, and his upcoming album. When “Cut You Off” came up in discussion, I had to ask him about his motivations behind that one too since it’s one of my favorite records of the last 5 years or so. All around, a very cool dude and I know we’re all rooting for him to breakthrough and have mainstream success when the next album drops.

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BJ The Chicago Kid – Dream II (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 14th, 2012 by Hyphen

BJ’s “Dream II” video features footage of his recent trip to one of the best cities in the world, Paris. With all due respect to The Weeknd, Miguel, and Frank Ocean, BJ’s Pineapple Now-Laters might be the best R&B release of the past year or so.  Stop sleeping.

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Nardwuar vs. Kendrick Lamar

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on March 24th, 2012 by Hyphen

Nardwuar hit a home run with all his hip-hop interviews at SXSW last year and this year was no different.  Dude was everywhere.  Here’s his clip with Kendrick Lamar, where K. Dot gives you a little insight into his history.  Love the story about his dad driving him and his mom home from the hospital for the first time and blasting Big Daddy Kane because “he has to hear this.”  Awesome.

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Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortis (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 29th, 2011 by Hyphen

Another video I’ve been meaning to post for a few weeks, but better late than never.  Most of you should have already seen this but if you aren’t a big K. Dot fan, perhaps you missed it.  Kendrick absolutely spazzes on this record, though my favorite crazy ending to one of his songs is still this one.

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