N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 6th, 2010 by Hyphen

It wouldn’t surprise me if this was real home video of Pharrell…must be a nice life.  Minus points for the blatant Beats By Dre product placement (are we really doing that for EVERY Interscope video for the past 3 years?) and poor audio syncing to the video.  No excuse for that with the production budget.  This is actually one of my least favorite records on Nothing, but it’s cool.  20′s.  50′s.  5′s.  10′s.

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Sound Session #283 (10-31-10) (Co-hosted by Maseo of De La Soul)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on November 2nd, 2010 by Hyphen

Just another weekend here at SNSS…you know: Halloween night, having Maseo from the legendary De La Soul co-host with us, playing crazy dope records, etc..  The usual really.

But in all seriousness, this was a really fun episode for us.  Maseo and J. Moore go way back, so it was great to have him come through and talk ish while we spun joints from folks like Lupe, Nottz, Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, J-Live, Kanye, and more.  We got the low down on the incredible Gorillaz/N.E.R.D./De La Soul/Little Dragon tour that’s shutting down stadiums all over the country, plus heard an update on De La’s next album.  All sorts of fun.  Tune in and enjoy!  RIP Granma Hyphen and Gregory Isaacs too…

Show #283 (10-31-10)
**Co-hosted by Maseo (of De La Soul)**

  1. Young Buck ft. Lupe Fiasco – “AM/FM”
  2. Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
  3. Rashid Hadee – “Someday”
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Xperience – “Crew Cuts (Jake One Remix)” (Local Music)
  5. De La Soul – “The Return Of D.S.T.”
  6. Nottz ft. Dwele – “You Need This Music”
  7. Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Pete Rock, Kid Cudi, & Charlie Wilson – “The Joy”
  8. Kid Cudi ft. Mary J. Blige – “These Worries”
  9. Wiz Khalifa – “Mezmerized”
  10. State Of The Artist – “Chief Seattle” (Local Music)
  11. The Kid Daytona – “Fly Lullaby”
  12. J-Live – “Home Or Away”
  13. Candidt ft. Maya Jenkins – “Imaginary Stereo” (Local Music)
  14. N.E.R.D. ft. T.I. – “Party People”
  15. Gregory Isaacs – “Night Nurse” (Throwback of the Week)
  16. Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar”
  17. Slakah The Beatchild – “B-Boy Beef V2”
  18. Mayer Hawthorne – “No Strings”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?44ad4p1wa452bw5
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/8224655563edbab0/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/d6amsy4qk6wh)

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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WTF

Posted in Artists, Comedy, Random Ish, Videos on December 13th, 2009 by Hyphen

This makes no kind of sense whatsoever.  I love tricks like these.

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Kanye West – Glow In The Dark tour book promo

Posted in Art, Artists, Live Performances, Videos on October 31st, 2009 by Hyphen

*Speechless*

This was the best concert I’ve ever been too and with everything going on that day (girl was in town, chilling with N.E.R.D., catching up with Lupe, etc.), it was probably one of my favorite days ever.  Ah, memories.

Someone buy me this book for Christmas.  Kthxbye.

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The Clipse on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session, Videos on October 27th, 2009 by Hyphen

(watch in higher quality on HyphenTV)

As I mentioned, Malice and Pusha T recently made their second appearance on Sound Session, dropping by last month to chop it up with yours truly.  We talked extensively about their upcoming Till The Casket Drops album, including breakdowns of their singles with Kanye West, Cam’ron, and Pharrell. They also looked back on their past work, detailed the success of their Play Cloths fashion line, doled out advice to younger artists, and much more.

To listen to the entire interview, including a lot of topics we didn’t include in the video above, peep:

The Clipse on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?yzljyqz0lzl
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/67551505ee1d198a/)

The Thornton brothers are about to drop a 3rd classic album, believe that.  Be sure to cop it on Dec. 8th…

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N.E.R.D. interview at KUBE 93

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 22nd, 2009 by Hyphen

As I mentioned on this week’s SNSS recap, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 tour came through Seattle this weekend and pretty much shut down the city.  Along with Hov, J. Cole, Wale, and N.E.R.D. performed and all the opening acts came through our station (KUBE 93) to chop it up before the show.

In these clips, peep the homies Karen Wild and Producer L talk with Pharrell, Shay, and N.E.R.D.’s newest member, Rhea, all about their upcoming Instant Gratification album.  They also revealed some secrets behind their creative process in the studio and gave lots of insight to the motivation behind their art.  Some lucky listeners also got to ask the group a few questions as well.

Check out all 4 parts of the interview…P kicks knowledge throughout.

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Sound Session #229 (10-18-09)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on October 19th, 2009 by Hyphen

Weekends like these don’t come along too often.

This past Saturday, Jay-Z performed in Seattle for the first time in 10 years (apparently Bill Gates needs to remind Hov about our lovely city) and pretty much shut down the city.  Aside from a few Blueprint 3 songs that really have no business being performed at a Jay-Z show, the concert was epic from start to finish.  Call me old fashioned, but I’d like to see at least one song from Reasonable Doubt (“Dead Presidents”!?!?!) or In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (“A Million and One Questions”!?!?!?) rather than “On To The Next One.”  Maybe that’s just me.  *Kanye shrug*

That said, in front of a sold out Key Arena, Jay killed it from beginning to end and the opening lineup of J. Cole, Wale, and N.E.R.D. was excellent.  Big shout to all those artists for coming through the studio before the show.  We’ll have interviews with them coming soon…

Meanwhile, on this week’s SNSS, we played new joints from (who else) Hov, N.E.R.D., J. Cole, Big Boi, Slick Rick, the CunninLynguists, Ghostface Killah, Fashawn, and more.  Local artist Sol joined us in studio and we played a snippet of our interview with Royce Da 5’9″.  Cop Street Hop in stores now!  Last but not least, we world premiered a new track from the one and only YZ featuring Slug and Brother Ali.  If you don’t know, now you know.

Show #229 (10-18-09)

  1. Jay-Z ft. Pharrell – “So Ambitious”
  2. N.E.R.D. ft. Santigold – “Soldier”
  3. Janelle Monae – “Come Alive (The War Of The Roses)”
  4. Lupe Fiasco – “Fire”
  5. Dynas ft. Slick Rick – “Family Jewels”
  6. Keelay & Zaire ft. Tunji, Thurzday, Kam Moye, Ragen Fykes, & the Park – “Addicts For Real (Remix)”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH SOL, PT. 1**
  8. Sol ft. Grynch – “No Sleep” (Local Music)
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH SOL, PT. 2**
  10. Big Boi ft. Gucci Mane – “Shine Blockas”
  11. J. Cole – “World Is Empty”
  12. **INTERVIEW WITH ROYCE DA 5’9” (SNIPPET)**
  13. Royce Da 5’9” ft. Phonte – “Something 2 Ride 2”
  14. Yoshi ft. Buff1 & Darien Brockington – “Magnetic”
  15. Jay Rush ft. D-Black – “I Ain’t Even Mad (Khrysis Real Sh*t Remix)”
  16. BK-One ft. Murs – “Eighteen To Twenty-One”
  17. YZ ft. Slug & Brother Ali – “Did I Ever Tell You” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  18. CunninLynguists ft. E-40 & Evidence – “Running Wild”
  19. Macklemore ft. Geologic – “Church” (Local Music)
  20. Debaser ft. Phat Kat & Rasco – “Out Front” (Local Music)
  21. Ghostface Killah – “Stay”
  22. Sene – “WonLover”
  23. Fashawn ft. Exile – “Bo Jackson”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?jjmocwngna4
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/6721777347ecef6a/ )

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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Pharrell’s “I’m A PC” commercial

Posted in Artists, Videos on October 12th, 2008 by Hyphen

Here’s the full version for Skateboard’s “I’m A PC” commercial.  If you ever wondered what N.E.R.D. stands for, now you know.  Microsoft and Zune have done a great job linking up with some of the dopest artists out there (shout to Murs & Kidz In The Hall for yesterday’s Zune sponsored show here in Seattle), but it’s going to be tough to convince kids not to go the Apple route.  I’ve been a PC user all my life, and while I’ll be keeping my desktop, your boy might be getting himself one of those new MacBook’s next week…

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N.E.R.D. runs amok at Old Trafford

Posted in Artists, Sports on August 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen

Pharrell

No, your eyes do not deceive you.  That is indeed Pharrell running on Manchester United‘s legendary Old Trafford pitch, attempting to abscond with last year’s Champion’s League trophy.  Hilarious hahahah.

N.E.R.D. with trophies

Skateboard and Shae stopped by MUFC while in Manchester for a show and they just posted pics on the BBC blog.  Err…not that BBC.  Check ‘em out here.

Just when the Olympics end, the EPL season starts to pick up…chyea.

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cot. damn.

Posted in Art, Artists on July 31st, 2008 by Hyphen

Cassie

The new issue of Complex Magazine features 4 covers, 2 with Cassie and then the other split between N.E.R.D. and Lupe.  Marcus Troy has the pics, including some of Cassie’s photoshoot.  Look at them.  Now.

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