K’Naan – Waving Flag (Celebration Mix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Sports on March 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

The official song of the 2010 World Cup gets a more universal remix and a dope video from Nabil Elderkin.  I wish I was headed to South Africa, but I’m already scheming on Brazil 2014…

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Jeremy Scott x Nabil x Adidas x Esau Mwamwaya

Posted in Art, Artists, Goods, Music Videos on August 31st, 2009 by Hyphen

Super fresh web promo for a new Adidas line, shot by one of Kanye’s favorite directors, Nabil Elderkin.  Reminiscent of one of Nabil’s best videos:

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K’Naan on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 29th, 2009 by Hyphen

While I get the opportunity to interview lots of dope artists, it’s standard practice that their conversational abilities pale in comparison to the music they make.  However, when someone as talented, eclectic, and interesting as K’Naan drops by the Sound Session studio, it’s virtually guaranteed to be a good time.  Sure enough, chopping it up with the man who fled Somalia’s civil war on the last commercial flight to leave Mogadishu proved to be an enlightening, and humbling, experience.

We discussed the current political upheaval in Iran, the pirates off the shores of Somalia, the gifts and curses that come with being a cultural ambassador, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, his recent Troubadour album, and more.  He even leaked some information on upcoming projects that hasn’t been reported yet…enjoy!

K’Naan on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?nttezgrtzz3
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/620305724e5447e5/)

If you’re still sleeping, wake up and cop Troubadour in stores now.

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Sound Session #213 (6-28-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 29th, 2009 by Hyphen

It’s strange how doing a weekly radio show means that whenever a major event happens, your thoughts are automatically documented.  I’m sure nobody else does, but I’ve gone back and listened to some old shows after historic moments and it’s kind of cool/strange to have these moments frozen in time.  This episode of SNSS is no different, since I’ll always remember it as the show after we lost literally the most popular person on the planet, Michael Jackson.

By now, there’s really nothing left to be said about the situation, but obviously Mike will be remembered for his incredible highs as well as disturbing lows.  As I mentioned in my initial blog post, regardless of all the trouble he had in his life, his music was exceptional and will live forever.  As we do for all talented musicians that were part of this hip-hop culture, we’ll continue to play songs on our show that carry on Mike’s musical legacy the best we can.  RIP to the King…

Peep this week’s show to hear new cuts from folks like B.o.B, Mayer Hawthorne, Ayah, Chali 2Na, The Kid Daytona, Mos Def, and more, plus an excellent local lineup featuring M64, Mycle Wastman, and The Physics.

Also, be sure to check out the full interview with K’Naan.  We talked all about the uprising in Iran, the pirates in his home country of Somalia, the gifts and curses that come with being a cultural ambassador, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and…oh yeah…his music.  It was a good one.  Shout to Enrique, Jesse, and Simi from IGA/Octone for bringing K’Naan through the station.

Show #213 (6-28-09)

  1. Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli – “History”
  2. B.o.B – “Do You Have The Stamina”
  3. De La Soul – “Big Mouf”
  4. Mayer Hawthorne – “When I Said Goodbye”
  5. Ayah – “Fallen”
  6. Wu-Tang Clan ft. Ghostface Killah & Tre Williams – “I Wish You Were Here”
  7. The Physics – “Callin’” (Local Music)
  8. Chali 2Na ft. Damian Marley & Stephen Marley – “Guns Up”
  9. Slaughterhouse ft. M.O.P. – “Woodstock (Hood Hop)”
  10. J. Cole – “Grown Simba”
  11. DJ JS-1 ft. CL Smooth, Brother Ali, & Sadat X – “Nuthin’”
  12. Drake ft. Phonte & Elzhi – “Think Good Thoughts”
  13. **INTERVIEW WITH K’NAAN (SNIPPET)**
  14. K’Naan – “Fire In Freetown”
  15. M64 (Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts) – “Rhythm Of The Drum” (Local Music)
  16. Big Pooh ft. Darien Brockington – “Move”
  17. Outasight – “Brand New Day”
  18. Lupe Fiasco ft. Matthew Santos – “Shining Down”
  19. The Kid Daytona ft. Bun B – “Air Born”
  20. Mycle Wastman – “As Long As I’m With You” (Local Music)

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?51mhznyoz1z
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/62029183c749b9f9/

Link to download the FULL interview with K’Naan – http://www.mediafire.com/?nttezgrtzz3
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/620305724e5447e5/)

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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K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – ABC’s (video)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Music Videos on January 27th, 2009 by Hyphen

K’Naan’s always been dope to me, but it looks like he’s finally getting a real push this year.  Here’s the new video for one of my favorite songs of the moment, “ABC’s” featuring the legendary Chubb Rock.  Chubb’s flow is so classic and both of ‘em kill it.

K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – “ABC’s”

*old school running man’s himself out of the post*

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