Sound Session #424 (7-28-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 30th, 2013 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like E-40, Hieroglyphics, Mayday, Da$h, AB, Oddisee, Stalley, Kavinksy, The Weeknd, Jesse Boykins III, and more.  We were also joined in studio by our good friends, Malice & Mario Sweet of the Physics crew.  Be sure to check out their new project, Enjoy:Like:Love, right here.

To top it all off, our longtime pal, Mayer Hawthorne, called in to chop it up about his new Where Does This Door Go album and the status of his highly anticipated Tuxedo project with Jake One.

Enjoy the show!

Show #424 (7-28-13)

  1. Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Collard Greens”
  2. E-40 ft. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q – “All My Potnas”
  3. Hieroglyphics – “Highway Five”
  5. J. Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Forbidden Fruit”
  6. Mayday ft. David Correy – “Save Ferris”
  7. Da$h ft. Ab-Soul & Retch – “Whale”
  8. Kanye West ft. King Louie – “Send It Up”
  9. Jay Z – “Beach Is Better”
  10. Joey Badass ft. Chuck Strangers, Dessy Hinds, & Kirk Knight – “Satellite”
  11. ChillxWill ft. P. Blackk – “Pickin’ Pockets” (Local Music)
  12. Def Dee ft. Oddisee & Tranquil – “Still Propa” (Local Music)
  13. Mobb Deep – “Survival Of The Fittest” (Throwback of the Week)
  15. Malice & Mario Sweet – “Kortney Luv” (Local Music)
  16. AB – “You Used To Love Me”
  18. Mac Miller ft. Niki Randa – “I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time)”
  19. ScienZe ft. Luxx – “The Pleasure”
  21. Mayer Hawthorne – “Allie Jones”
  22. Asher Roth – “Pop Radio”
  23. Stalley – “A-Wax”
  24. Jesse Boykins III – “Young and Beautiful”
  25. Kavinsky ft. The Weeknd – “Odd Look (Remix)”

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Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 2nd, 2013 by Hyphen

Not sure how I missed this when it first dropped, but it’s one of my favorite Mayer records so it needs to be a part of TAOD.

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Mayer Hawthorne – Henny & Gingerale (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 19th, 2012 by Hyphen

Mayer Hawthorne links up with Seattle’s own Jake One to create this super smooth ode to a classic party starting drink. The Hennessy folks need to reach out on a licensing deal ASAP.

This song always reminded me of some classic Brand New Heavies…specifically the “Saturday Night” joint with Mos Def that Dilla remixed. Mayer’s in town tonight for Seattle University’s Quadstock festival and something tells me we’ll see this one performed.

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Sound Session #359 (4-29-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 1st, 2012 by Hyphen

After touring with THEESatisfaction across Europe for the last 3 weeks, J. Moore made his triumphant return on this week’s SNSS.  He also brought with him one of our favorite producers and all around cool dude, 14KT.  Those of you in the know will remember KT from his Athletic Mic League days (the same crew that spawned Buff1 and Mayer Hawthorne), but if you can’t recall those days, perhaps you would recognize him as the reigning Red Bull Big Tune beat battle champion.  If you aren’t familiar, please drop what you’re doing and check out his beats, starting with his newest project, A Friendly Game Of KT.  Without exaggeration, one of the illest producers in the game…hands down.

While KT co-hosted the show with us, we also aired our recent interview with Slaughterhouse…errr, 3/4th’s of the crew at least.  Joey was on the injured list with a tooth issue (hey…tour life is no joke), but Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″, and Joell Ortiz came through to talk about their upcoming Welcome To Our House album, touring, their webisode series, and more.  I’m hoping to post up the video of the interview shortly, but for now, enjoy the audio…and the rest of the show!

Show #359 (4-29-12)
**Co-hosted by 14KT**

  1. Asher Roth ft. Meek Mill – “Party Girl”
  2. Theophilus London ft. ASAP Rocky – “Big Spender”
  3. Big K.R.I.T. – “4EvaNaDay (Theme)”
  4. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hay”
  5. Ryshon Jones ft. Benny Love – “Off-Beat Love”
  6. THEESatisfaction – “QueenS” (Local Music)
  7. Dice – “Flat Tire” (Local Music)
  8. Nas – “Daughters”
  9. Deniro Farrar & Flosstradamus – “Look At The Sky”
  10. ASAP Rocky – “Goldie”
  12. Slaughterhouse – “Hammer Dance”
  14. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – “Up Every Night”
  15. TiRon & Ayomari – “They Go”
  16. Quakers ft. Frank Nitty – “Dark City Lights”
  17. Tha Dogg Pound ft. Snoop Dogg, Jewell, and Big Pimpin’ DeLemond – “What Would You Do” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Thaddeus David ft. Sean Symphony – “Feels So Good” (Local Music)
  19. REKS ft. Action Bronson – “Riggs & Murtaugh”
  20. Dr. Oop – “Magic Milk”
  21. Yuna – “See You Go”

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Sound Session #331 (10-9-11)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on October 10th, 2011 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from the likes of Ro Blvd, Nitty Scott, K-Os, DJ Shadow, Kids These Days, DMP, Evidence, and more, but hands down, the dopest record on the show is Common’s “Blue Sky.”  Crazy!

Big shout to Mayer Hawthorne for calling in as well.  Be sure to pick up his new album, How Do You Do, ASAP!  Listen to the interview to hear Mayer explain how it differs from his previous album, what life on a major label is like, his relationship with Snoop Dogg, how his old Athletic Mic League and Now On homies feel about Haircut becoming a crooner, and more…

Show #331 (10-9-11)

  1. Rick Ross – “I Love My B*tches”
  2. Ro Blvd ft. Thurz – “Great Going Good”
  3. Evidence – “I Don’t Need Love”
  4. Styles P ft. Pharoahe Monch – “Children”
  5. Nitty Scott, MC – “Doobsicles”
  6. TiRon & Ayomari – “If I Had You”
  7. Sonny Bonoho ft. Playboy Tre & Rudi Deville – “Super Cool” (Local Music)
  8. The Gooneez & The Fratelleez ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Too Strong”
  9. Kendrick Lamar – “Cloud 10”
  10. Common – “Blue Sky”
  11. Add-2 – “Introspective of a Young Black Male”
  12. K-Os ft. Drake – “Faith, Pt. 2”
  14. Mayer Hawthorne ft. Snoop Dogg – “Can’t Stop”
  15. DJ Shadow ft. Little Dragon – “Scale It Back”
  16. Yonas Michael – “House Full Of Women”
  17. J. Cole – “Lost Ones”
  18. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “New Day”
  19. Kids These Days – “Clear Eyes”
  20. Proh Mic ft. Tone Trezure – “Sleep In Girl” (Local Music)
  21. J. Bre ft. Luck-One & Grynch – “Memories” (Local Music)
  22. Black Eyed Peas – “Fallin’ Up” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. DMP – “We Ain’t Playin’”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
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Link to download just the interview with Mayer Hawthorne –
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Mayer Hawthorne – A Long Time (video)

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

The new video for Mayer’s ode to Detroit makes me really glad I was an 80’s baby, rather than an 80’s adult.  Wow.

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Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’

Posted in Artists, Videos on July 24th, 2010 by Hyphen

Um, this pool party looks enjoyable.  Highly.

Though working in the video production world, I must comment on the seemingly poor encode they uploaded.  Ugh.  Perhaps it had something to do with the waterproof camera, but I would have loved to see a more crisp version of this video.  That said, still dope and the song is obviously greatness.

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Mayer Hawthorne – One Track Mind (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

Web 2.0 is all about social media and appropriation, right?  So as long as I credit Chris Ryan at MTV, I can steal use his write up, right?  Works for me:

We’re not only devotees to Mayer Hawthorne’s impeccable neo-retro soul stylings but also his panache when it comes to making music videos, especially the melancholy beauty of his recent clip “I Wish It Would Rain.” So we’re pretty excited (in a melancholy way) to bring you his new video for “One Track Mind,” taken from his delightful A Strange Arrangement album.

“One Track Mind” mixes the innocence and wit of early ’60s rom-coms with the concept of the ’80s classic (using the term “classic” loosely) “Mannequin.” Over a note-perfect Motown arrangement, Hawthorne and his almost-perfect woman (save the whole being-plastic-thing) have a tea party in a garden, go on a boat ride, share an ice cream … pretty much the perfect day. Like most love stories, this one has a bump in the road. But you’ll have to watch to see how it plays out.

Watch Mayer Hawthorne’s “One Track Mind” video below. A Strange Arrangement is out now.

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Mayer Hawthorne – I Left My Heart In San Francisco (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

Super dope cover of Tony Bennet’s classic, plus great visuals, from the Mayer himself.  I don’t skateboard at all, but I always love these slow motion skate vids.  This one was especially crisp…

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Mayer Hawthorne – I Wish That It Would Rain (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 2nd, 2010 by Hyphen

On the real, this is one of the problems about living in Southern California.  I remember being down there when it’s sunny damn near the whole year and, noEeyore, sometimes you’re in the mood for the weather to be a little cloudy/rainy.  Alright fine, perhaps not to the degree that we get here in Seattle, but there are definitely days where it feels more comfortable than 80 degree sunshine.

Oh…and of course you already know, Mayer’s impeccable album, A Strange Arrangement, is in stores now.  Cop that.

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