Laws – Homeland (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 4th, 2011 by Hyphen

A few posts ago, I mentioned that Taysean is possibly the most underrated artist in the Seattle scene. Looking at the game from a national perspective, I might have to give that distinction to Laws. I’m continually surprised that more people aren’t up on one of the nicest and most versatile MC’s around. Hopefully that will change with the release of his Paul McCartney inspired Yesterday’s Future project this summer.

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Laws – Run Away (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 25th, 2010 by Hyphen

I think 2011 is going to be a big year for Laws.  Obviously he broke out nicely in 2010, but he has all the tools, talent, and connections to release great music and reap the rewards and recognition.  Here’s his new video for “Run Away,” a Justice League produced record sampling the Yeah Yeah Yeahs record of the same name.  Directed by Omar Shaikh and featured on Laws’ 4:57 and 5:01 mixtapes.

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Emilio Rojas – Life Without Shame (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on November 19th, 2010 by Hyphen

A cookie goes to the first person who can name Emilio’s last rap moniker…if you know it, you’ve been listening to him for at least a few years and you already know this tape is fire.  For the rest of you slowpokes, peep game:

Download here.

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Laws ft. Emilio Rojas and Big K.R.I.T. – Hold You Down (Remix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Remixes on August 14th, 2010 by Hyphen

Looks windy.  And dope.  Props to Derek Pike.

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Laws – Hold You Down (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 26th, 2010 by Hyphen

The homey Laws just dropped the video for his DJ Khalil produced record.  “I’m a boss…M. Bison and Ganon in one…”

Peep our interview with Laws right here.

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Sound Session #263 (6-13-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 14th, 2010 by Hyphen

I swear it feels like just yesterday when we all watched Zinedine Zidane gracefully end his legendary soccer career by high-fiving Marco Materazzi’s chest with his forehead (confused?), but 4 quick years later and it’s already time for another World Cup.  While I’ve had a few debates with my non-soccer loving friends, overall, it seems like everyone is pretty excited about the tournament.  On the pitch, every country other than Germany is off to a slow start, but that’s fairly typical for the Cup.  As the teams get into their second games, things will loosen up a bit and the questionable goalkeeping combined with Adidas’ controversial Jabulani ball should provide some memorable moments.

Unfortunately, due to the time difference from South Africa to the Pacific Northwest, half of these memorable moments will occur when we’re asleep or just waking up.  Consequently, I’ll wrap this up in hope that I can change my schedule for the next few weeks.  Early to bed (for once) means that I can actually catch the 7am (or perhaps the 5am…well, naaaah) game before hitting the office.

Peep this week’s episode of SNSS for less soccer talk and more musical dopeness, including tracks by Rah Digga, Drake, Kanye, Reflection Eternal, Shad, Outkast, and more.  Plus, we played part of our recent interview with one of the illest new MC’s in the game, Laws.  Be sure to check out the full interview right here.

Show #263 (6-13-10)

  1. Rah Digga – “This Ain’t No Lil’ Kid Rap”
  2. Homeboy Sandman – “The Carpenter”
  3. Asher Roth – “G.R.I.N.D.”
  4. Cook Classics ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Midwest Malcolm”
  5. Dom Kennedy – “1997”
  6. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Devin The Dude – “Moon & Stars”
  7. Sol – “Dear Friends” (Local Music)
  8. Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas (Version 1)”
  9. Shad – “Telephone”
  10. Big Boi ft. Andre3000 & Sleepy Brown – “Lookin’ 4 Ya”
  11. Janelle Monae ft. Saul Williams – “Dance Or Die”
  13. Laws – “Hold You Down”
  14. Drake – “Show Me A Good Time”
  15. Kanye West ft. Dwele – “Power”
  16. TiRon – “Boys & Girls”
  17. JFK – “On The Regular” (Local Music)
  18. The Roots ft. John Legend – “The Fire”
  19. Little Brother – “Whatever You Say” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Cool Nutz – “Monster Up” (Local Music)
  21. Reflection Eternal ft. Bilal – “Ends”
  22. Electric Wire Hustle – “They Don’t Want”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
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Link to download the full interview with Laws –
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Laws on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

While on tour with Reflection Eternal (check our interview here) and U-N-I, one of the nicest up and coming MC’s in the game, Laws, stopped by the Sound Session studio to chop it up.  We talked all about his background, linking up with the J.U.S.T.I.CE. League production team, his 4:57 mixtape with Don Cannon, his upcoming Yesterday’s Future project, and more.  Check out the links below for the full interview!

Laws on Sound Session
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If you haven’t downloaded 4:57 yet, grab it right here.

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