New Jack Hustle ft. Ohmega Watts – “Lionel” (video)

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

If you remember the first video from Shawn Jackson & Newman’s New Jack Hustle project, you already know this one was gonna be fresh.  Add in Ohmega Watts and dope, innovative idea and it’s a wrap.  NW/Pitzer in this piece.  Peep the interview with New Jack Hustle from SNSS a while back right here.

Any of you own some of the vinyl in the video?  I know I do…

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New Jack Hustle on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on October 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

A little while back, I mentioned chopping it up with Shawn Jackson and my old homey Newman from Giant Panda during the Seattle stop of their tour with People Under The Stairs and Common Market.  What better time to post that Sound Session interview up than today, when their New Jack Hustle group album, Soundcheck, officially goes on sale?

Check out this interview to hear Shawn and Newman talk all about how New Jack Hustle came together and what they wanted to do with Soundcheck.  Among other topics, they discussed the unique recording process behind the album, how it differs from their past work, their backgrounds, the recent explosion of the Los Angeles hip-hop scene, and more.  Plus, you can peep one of the songs off the album, “Ronald,” featuring the criminally slept on Versatyl from the Lifesavas.  Enjoy:

New Jack Hustle on Sound Session
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For more information on NJH, hit their MySpace and then cop the album today!

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Sound Session #177 (10-19-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 21st, 2008 by Hyphen


Yes, yes y’all.  Here’s the newest edition of the greatest radio show on corporate radio, Sunday Night Sound Session for you to enjoy at the office, in the gym, on the commute, etc..  We played some of the dopest songs out there by people like John Legend, Butta Verses, Black Milk, Planet Asia, Murs, Foreign Exchange, and more.  We also ran two incredibly ill singles that you’ll hear all over the place in the coming months, John Legend’s “No Other Love” and Kanye’s “Heartless.”  For fellow diehard ‘Ye fans…does his beat on “Heartless” remind anyone else of the track he made for his Jagged Edge “Let’s Get Married” remix (same beat he used for Rhymefest’s “Fight With The Best”)?  Super dope regardless.

Along with all the good music (no pun), we gave out tickets for upcoming concerts with Q-Tip, the Cool Kids, Pacific Division, B.o.B., Dyme Def, and the Massive Monkees.  Plus, Microsoft hooked us up with some custom Murs and Kidz In The Hall Zunes (what up Paul!) for a few lucky winners.  If you’re in the Northwest, you really should be listening live…we reward our faithful listeners.

Lastly, we aired an interview with Newman (of Giant Panda) and Shawn Jackson, known collectively as New Jack Hustle.  Their album, Soundcheck, is in stores today so go cop that!

Shout to my dude David from the Barack Obama campaign as well for coming through to tell y’all how to get involved in the final 2 weeks of this historic election.  We’re almost there.  Yes We Can.

What can I say…it was a big show.  Peep it:

Show #177 (10-19-08)

  1. John Legend ft. Estelle – “No Other Love”
  2. Butta Verses – “Cassanova Brown”
  3. Shad – “Brother (Watching)”
  4. DJ Green Lantern – “Stand Up”
  5. Incise ft. Tunji (of Inverse) – “True Greatness”
  6. Statik Selektah ft. Little Brother, Chaundon, & Joe Scudda – “On The Marquee”
  7. Akrish – “No God” (Local Artist)
  8. Diverse – “Escape Earth”
  9. Termanology – “The Chosen”
  10. Kanye West – “Heartless”
  12. New Jack Hustle (Newman & Shawn Jackson) ft. Vursatyl (of the Lifesavas) – “Ronald”
  14. Black Milk ft. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, & DJ Premier – “The Matrix”
  15. Planet Asia & DJ Muggs ft. B-Real – “Lions In The Forest”
  16. Kidz In The Hall – “Children’s Story”
  17. DJ Green Lantern – “1 Mic, 1 People”
  18. Murs – “Can It Be”
  19. Sweatshop Union – “Oh My” (Local Artist)
  20. Jake One ft. J. Pinder, GMK, & Spaceman – “Big Homie Style” (Local Artist)
  21. DJ Green Lantern – “Find Ur Dreams”
  22. Malik Yusef ft. Kanye West & Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) – “Promised Land”
  23. Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah & Darien Brockington – “Something To Behold”

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Link to download the full interview with New Jack Hustle –
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New Jack Hustle – New Shades (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 20th, 2008 by Hyphen

Brand new visuals for “New Shades” from New Jack Hustle (Newman of Giant Panda & Shawn Jackson) off their Soundcheck album for your viewing pleasure.  Don’t forget to peep their last piece too, which currently holds the title of “dopest video for a song that’s not even on the album.”  I’ll post up my full interview with the homies later this evening.  Soundcheck in stores tomorrow!

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New Jack Hustle (Newman + Shawn Jackson) – 2 It (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 29th, 2008 by Hyphen

Ha, that’s funny…I just chopped it up with Shawn Jack and the old homey Newman (of Giant Panda) last night before their show here in Seattle, and I come home to see this ill video in my inbox (whatup Sweeney?).  In case you aren’t aware, Shawn and Newman have teamed up to form New Jack Hustle and they’re releasing an album called Soundcheck on October 21st.  This track won’t be on it since it’s from 2006, but it’s a dope wake up slap to make sure y’all are ready for the new ish.  A little closer to the release date, I’ll post up the interview I did with ’em so you can get the full scoop.

Sidenote: Last night’s Sound Session will be coming shortly.  We’re trying a little something different with the video from our interview with The Knux and it’ll take an extra day or so to put online.  Hold tight and it’ll be available online before you know it.

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