Mike Posner – One Foot Out The Door

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on November 11th, 2009 by Edwin

Here’s a mixtape from Michigan-native Mike Posner that came out a few weeks ago, but I felt it was worth posting just in case people missed it. There’s definitely a handful of noteworthy records on this project. Check out “Speed of Sound” and “You Don’t Have To Leave,” plus there is an eerie rendition of John Mayer’s “I Don’t Trust Myself.”

Posner is an emerging song-writer/singer to look out for as he recently signed a deal with Jive Records.

Download here (courtesy of 2DopeBoyz) – http://www.mediafire.com/?ojtnmmlz55m

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Who is Mayer Hawthorne? (you better already know)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 14th, 2009 by Hyphen

If for some ungodly reason you don’t…peep this dope piece put together by the Ruby Hornet team for a nice recap.  Shout to the homies Buff, KT, and the whole Athletic Mic League.  They’re one of my favorite crews of all time and it’s great to see all the success that Drew/Haircut/Mayer is having these days.  Great music from great people!

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Octane – Leave Me Alone (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 23rd, 2009 by Hyphen

New dopeness from Michigan MC and Athletic Mic League affiliate, Octane, off his Forgotten Chosen album with Illite.  The hook is slightly generic and reminiscent of Thugnificent, but the verses are mean.  Plus, the homey 14KT* is on the beat, so you already know.

*Special shout to KT for hanging out with me when Shwayze was getting drinks thrown at him on stage at the Red Bull Moon Tower event at SXSW.  Easily one of the hilarious highlights of the week:

“Oooh, can’t hit me…I dodged that like the Matrix”…

*10 more drinks fly on the stage*

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Breaking News: Jay & Nas support Obama

Posted in Artists, Politics, Videos on October 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

Ok, so we all already knew that Jay-Z and Nas have been two of Barack’s biggest supporters in hip-hop, but it’s great to see the Obama campaign reach out to them and film these official endorsement videos to help win swing states where the artists performed.  Every state has their own page on Barack’s website, so go track down yours and get involved.

Washington people: as we talked about on the last Sound Session, your page is located at Washington.BarackObama.comVolunteer.  All the cool people are doing it (…aka…me).  You know, if the campaign wants me to film one of these celebrity endorsements, they should just holler @ a Hyphey hahaha…

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14KT – The Golden Hour

Posted in Artists, Joints on October 16th, 2008 by Hyphen

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I’ve been meaning to make this post for a minute, but now that 14KT‘s album, The Golden Hour, is officially out in stores, it’s time.  I’ve been listening to dude since the early days of the Athletic Mic League and for as long as I can remember, he’s been dope on the mic and on the boards.  With The Golden Hour, KT flexes the skills he demonstrated winning the Detroit stop of the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle earlier this year.  This is some of the smoothest production I’ve heard all year, but don’t take my word for it…peep some of the tracks A-Side Worldwide has been kind enough to leak:

14KT ft. Tiffany Paige – “The Inside”
14KT – “Ypsilanti”
14KT ft. Aloe Blacc – “Can We (Chill Again)”
14KT – “Illustrious”
14KT ft. Ab & Zo! – “Less Than Enough”
14KT – “The Night”

(links courtesy of 2DopeBoyz)

If you only check one, listen to “The Inside.”  That is my ish right now.  A-Side has been more than generous with the leaked material, so go support them and cop the album right here (and cop that Buff1 and Now On while you’re at it!).  Trust me, there’s even more fire throughout The Golden Hour

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