Black Milk on Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on July 27th, 2014 by Hyphen

When you start going through the list of producers that also rhyme on the mic, you’ll actually come up with more names than you might expect. That said, our homey Black Milk is definitely right there near the top of the list.  Milk’s been dropping great music for years now and we always enjoy catching up with one of our favorites when he comes through town.

On this appearance on Sound Session, he spoke specifically on his peers that both rap and produce, and the advantages that handling everything yourself affords you as a MC.  He’ll continue to take matters into his own hands by releasing If There’s A Hell Below on his own Computer Ugly label later in the year, and Milk talked in depth about the project, including revealing his guests.  Other topics included the state of mainstream rap production over the years, the temptation of compromising his sound and how he stays true, his desire to work with Earl Sweatshirt, and more.

Shout to Black Milk, Rosalinda, and the First Ladies.  What up doe!

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Sound Session #475 (7-20-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 25th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Super busy at the day job, so I’ll keep this brief.  New music on this week’s SNSS from our local friends, Mary Lambert, Sam Lachow, Gifted Gab, Mario Sweet, Theoretics, and Moe Betta, plus cuts from around the world from the likes of Dilated Peoples, Your Old Droog, Majid Jordan, Kiesza, Psymun, Sango & Waldo, Nikki Jean, John Legend, Gorgon City, and more.  We also ran a snippet of our interview with one of our favorite cats in the game, Shad.

A lot of folks still haven’t heard of Shad, but I really recommend you get hip if you’re sleeping.  Recently, I was trying to think if there are any artists that I can cosign literally EVERYTHING they’ve ever put in their music and I think Shad is the only one that fits.  On top of that, he’s an incredibly intelligent and humorous writer with an ill delivery/flow plus better wordplay than pretty much everyone out there.  This old clip sums it up…witty, funny, knowledgeable, the right messages, etc…it has everything…and it’s from six years ago.  Good grief.  Be on the lookout for the full video interview soon!

Enjoy the show in the meantime!

Show #475 (7-20-14)

  1. Mary Lambert – “Secrets” (Local Music)
  2. Sam Lachow ft. Gifted Gab & Mario Sweet – “Action Figures” (Local Music)
  3. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  4. Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc – “Show Me The Way”
  5. Your Old Droog – “Gunsmoke Cologne”
  6. Termanology & Shortfyuz ft. REKS – “The Mecca”
  7. Theoretics ft. Moe Betta – “Funk Break” (Local Music)
  8. Common ft. Vince Staples – “Out On Bond”
  9. Mac Miller ft. Vince Staples – “Rain”
  10. Tayyib Ali – “Do It (High School Dropout)”
  11. Joell Ortiz ft. B.o.B – “Music Saved My Life”
  12. Travis Scott ft. Big Sean & The 1975 – “Don’t Play”
  13. Mike Will Made It ft. Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, & Future – “Buy The World”
  14. **INTERVIEW WITH SHAD**
  15. Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
  16. Majid Jordan – “Forever”
  17. Gorgon City ft. Yasmin – “Real”
  18. Kiesza – “So Deep”
  19. Psymun ft. Spooky Black & Bobby Raps – “Blind”
  20. Sango & Waldo ft. SPZRKT – “Crossroads”
  21. The Roots – “Silent Treatment” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Jhene Aiko – “The Pressure”
  23. Nikki Jean – “Summertime Girl”
  24. John Legend – “You & I (Nobody In The World)”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/ef3815b05c/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_475%2C_7-20-14.mp3
(back up – http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/20530415/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/ns46vk7wshm5)

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Sound Session #474 (7-13-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 17th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Peep this week’s episode of SNSS for new music from Common, Big Sean, J. Pinder, Fly Union, Easy Money, REKS, Noreaga, Saigon, Rah Digga, Shad, The Lox, Majid Jordan, SlimKid3, Kiesza, Havoc, and more.  Lots of good music on this week’s show, running through multiple genres.  Enjoy!

Show #474 (7-13-14)

  1. Common ft. Big Sean – “Diamonds”
  2. J. Pinder ft. Camilla Recchio – “Virtue” (Local Music)
  3. Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  4. Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
  5. Easy Money – “Nothin Alike”
  6. REKS ft. Noreaga & Saigon – “Garvey”
  7. Rah Digga ft. Chuck D – ‘Storm Comin’”
  8. Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
  9. The Lox ft. Sevyn Streeter – “Remember”
  10. Russ – “Yellow”
  11. The Good Sin – “Promise Me” (Local Music)
  12. Majid Jordan – “A Place Like This”
  13. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  14. Melat – “Love So High”
  15. Marsha Ambrosius ft. Dr. Dre – “Stronger”
  16. KillemAll Coop – “Do U Feel Dat” (Local Music)
  17. Cozz – “Dreams”
  18. Mac Miller – “Funeral”
  19. Mayday & Murs – “Here”
  20. SlimKid3 & DJ Nu-Mark – “Bom Bom Fiya”
  21. Gist The Essence ft. Havoc – “Illest Alive”
  22. Lauryn Hill ft. D’Angelo – “Nothing Even Matters” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. Kiesza – “So Deep”
  24. Gorgon City ft. Yasmin – “Real”
  25. Disclosure & Friend Within – “The Mechanism”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/f695ca784f/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_474%2C_7-13-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/5rbvwl1ghd0x)
(2nd back up – http://www66.zippyshare.com/v/70037757/file.html)

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Sound Session #472 (6-29-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on July 7th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Running behind on archiving SNSS episodes, so this will be the first of two to go out tonight.  On episode #472, we welcomed Wanz, Grynch, and Crytical in to the studio to discuss their tribute to Nate Dogg and how they linked with Warren G for the track.  Wanz also told some very interesting behind the scenes stories about working with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and how “Thrift Shop” all came about.  Many thanks to the fellas for coming through, but especially for all the knowledge Wanz dropped.  We’re lucky to have him in our Seattle scene.

We also ran new records from Meyhem Lauren, Slaughterhouse, The Good Sin, G-Eazy, Jhene Aiko, 20syl, Pell, The Weeknd, and even world premiered a record from AZ.  For throwbacks, we had to honor the late, great Bobby Womack.  Rest in peace to one of the all time greats.

Enjoy!

Show #472 (6-29-14)

  1. Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild ft. Action Bronson – “100 MPH”
  2. Slaughterhouse – “Life In The City”
  3. G-Unit – “They Talked About Jesus”
  4. **INTERVIEW WITH WANZ, GRYNCH, & CRYTICAL, PT. 1**
  5. Mike Will Made It ft. Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, & Future – “Buy The World”
  6. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH WANZ, GRYNCH, & CRYTICAL, PT. 2**
  8. Wanz ft. Warren G, Grynch, & Crytical – “To: Nate Dogg” (Local Music)
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH WANZ, GRYNCH, & CRYTICAL, PT. 3**
  10. The Good Sin – “Two Lips (Roses)” (Local Music)
  11. G-Eazy ft. Blackbear – “Remember You”
  12. Jhene Aiko ft. Cocaine 80s – “To Love & Die”
  13. Jessie Ware – “Tough Love”
  14. Melat – “Love So High”
  15. Astro King Phoenix – “Yes Lord” (Local Music)
  16. 20syl ft. Oddisee – “Ongoing Thing”
  17. **AZ – “Red Magic” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  18. Buckshot & P-Money ft. Raz Fresco – “Just Begun”
  19. Black Milk – “Cold Day”
  20. Pell – “Runaway”
  21. The Weeknd – “Often”
  22. Spooky Black – “Without U”
  23. Bobby Womack – “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” (Throwback of the Week)
  24. Bobby Womack – “Across 110th Street” (Throwback of the Week)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/a91ea6bb97/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_472%2C_6-29-14.mp3
(back up – http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/92339579/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/hkcnat2e11lg)

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Sound Session #470 (6-15-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 19th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

New music on this week’s Sound Session from artists like Pusha T, Common, Rejjie Snow, J Rawls, Isaiah Rashad, Tom Misch, Blu, Masspike Miles, MNEK, Jay Electronica, and more.  Plus, we ran that exclusive Big K.R.I.T. record that we world premiered on last week’s show again for y’all.

Speaking of Young Krizzle, be sure to check out the videos of our interviews with Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar from our Summer Jam!

Lots of good info from both of these long time friends of SNSS.  Thanks to the homies, as always.  Enjoy!

Show #470 (6-15-14)

  1. Run-D.M.C. ft. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “Down With The King” (Throwback of the Week)
  2. Sean C & LV ft. Pusha T & ASAP Ferg – “Hand In My Pocket”
  3. Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
  4. Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  5. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (Exclusive)
  6. Parker (of Parker Brothaz) ft. Henny (of Tha Bizness) – “The Spread” (Local Music)
  7. Russ – “Problems”
  8. The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  9. Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  10. Isaiah Rashad – “Cilvia Demo”
  11. J Rawls – “My People”
  12. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  13. Esty ft. Tyga – “Killing Your Ills”
  14. Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
  15. SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  16. Spek ft. Perry Porter & Paolo Escobar – “Home of the Mighty” (Local Music)
  17. The New Royales ft. Jay Electronica – “Minutes of Moog”
  18. L’Orange ft. Blu – “Need You”
  19. Blueprint – “Silver Lining”
  20. **INTERVIEW WITH KENDRICK LAMAR (KUBE 93 SUMMER JAM)**
  21. Sam Smith – “Life Support”
  22. Masspike Miles – “2 Sides”
  23. Melat – “Fanclub”
  24. MNEK – “Wrote A Song About You”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/c025bfbbb5/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_470%2C_6-15-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/1eig5q2sby2b)
(2nd back up – http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/56082707/file.html)

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Big K.R.I.T. on Sound Session (2014 KUBE Summer Jam Video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 19th, 2014 by Hyphen

Along with Kendrick Lamar, we sat down with another one of our favorite artists at KUBE’s Summer Jam last week, the one and only Big K.R.I.T..  We’ve had Young Krizzle on the show a few times before and he never disappoints.

This time, he spoke about his upcoming Cadillactica album, the criticism he received for Live From The Underground, and the differences in his creative process between mixtapes and albums.  K.R.I.T. also revealed he’ll be working with other producers on Cadillactica and gave us some insight on the tips they shared with him in the studio.  Among other topics, he ended by discussing the motivation behind his “Mt. Olympus” track, the South’s ongoing battle for lyrical respect, and the feeling of when fans connect with his music and support it on a deeper level.

Shout to K.R.I.T. and Dutch for the love, as always, and the First Ladies for filming/editing!

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Sound Session #469 (6-8-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 18th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Woooooo, it’s been a hectic few weeks!  Sorry for the delay everyone, here’s SNSS episode #469, featuring new cuts from Fabolous, 50 Cent, Statik Selektah, Common, Drake, SBTRKT, Sampha, Blueprint, Russ, Little Dragon, Michael Jackson, Disclosure, Vitamin D, The Roots, and more.  Plus, we debuted a WORLD PREMIERE of a new Big K.R.I.T. track, “Something Right,” featuring Yo Gotti.  Two weeks later and that track still hasn’t hit the internet.  Whaddaya know, DJ’s can still have exclusives every now and then…

Lastly, we were joined in studio by one of our favorite MC’s from the Northwest, Thaddeus David, and we played a portion of our discussion with the HRDCVR team, Elliott Wilson & Danyel Smith.  If you want to peep the full interview with these hip-hop journalism legends, click here.

Enjoy!

Show #469 (6-8-14)

  1. Fabolous ft. 50 Cent – “Cuffin Season (Remix)”
  2. Statik Selektah ft. Joey Badass & Freddie Gibbs – “Carry On”
  3. The Roots ft. Dice Raw – “Black Rock”
  4. **INTERVIEW WITH THADDEUS DAVID, PT. 1**
  5. Common ft. Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
  6. Boaz – “Like This”
  7. **INTERVIEW WITH THADDEUS DAVID, PT. 2**
  8. Thaddeus David ft. T Spoon & Stewart Villain – “Everything” (Local Music)
  9. Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Danny Brown – “Six Degrees”
  10. Vitamin D – “Birds of a Feather” (Local Music)
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH THADDEUS DAVID, PT. 3**
  12. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  13. BOOTS – “A Day In The Life Of Jordan Asher”
  14. Esty – “4:44”
  15. Vanessa Elisha – “Ocean”
  16. SBTRKT ft. Sampha – “Temporary View”
  17. Raleigh Ritchie – “Stronger Than Ever (The Internet Remix)”
  18. Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
  19. Vibe – “Vibe Wit Me” (Local Music)
  20. **Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
  21. Kanye West – “Through The Wire” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Blueprint – “The Climb”
  23. Russ – “Problems”
  24. **INTERVIEW WITH HRDCVR (ELLIOTT WILSON & DANYEL SMITH)**
  25. Michael Jackson – “Loving You (Original 1987 Version)”
  26. Little Dragon – “Let Go”
  27. Kiesza – “Hideaway”
  28. Pharrell ft. Jay-Z – “Frontin’ (Disclosure Re-Work)”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/ecdf666d82/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_469%2C_6-8-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/lvy1h0gjnkl8)
(2nd back up – http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/30253295/file.html)

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HRDCVR (Elliott Wilson & Danyel Smith) on Sound Session

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on June 18th, 2014 by Hyphen

Two of the preeminent hip-hop journalists of our time, Elliott Wilson and Danyel Smith, also happen to be married and one of the more interesting power couples in the industry.  They’re both hugely successful on their own (currently, Elliott runs Rap Radar and Danyel runs The Smithian, while doubling as a journalism fellow at Stanford) and now they’re finally collaborating on a project together.  Sound Session listeners may remember the episode Elliott co-hosted with us not too long ago.

We talked to the duo on SNSS all about HRDCVR, which they describe as “a book-shaped magazine by and for the new everyone.”  It’s an interesting and important project for anyone interested in hip-hop, pop culture, social media, and/or journalism in 2014, so I highly suggest reading up on it via their Kickstarter and listening to our interview above.

Support creativity and equal representation!

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Sound Session #468 (6-1-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 3rd, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

Big week here on SNSS so we’ll recap everything real quick for y’all:

  • Enjoy new music on this week’s episode from artists like Ghostface Killah, Sam Smith, Raz Simone, Blueprint, OB Obrien, Dizzy Wright, Boaz, Locksmith, Melat, Chromeo, and more.
  • Also be sure to the full video of our interview with Freddie Gibbs right here.
  • I’m headed to Nashville this week for the CMA Music Festival so if you’re in the capitol of the Country music industry, hit me up!
  • Seattle people: be sure to come to KUBE 93′s Summer Jam on Friday and Saturday at the Gorge!  It’s an amazing 2 day line up for only $75.  Friday is old school night with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E-40, Too Short, Ice Cube, and DJ Quik (you might recognize the names from this week’s SNSS throwback block).  Saturday is the ‘current’ line up featuring Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Kid Ink, Big K.R.I.T., and Big Sean.  Camp over night and enjoy the 80 degree weather and the annual start of summer party.  We’ll see you there!

Show #468 (6-1-14)

  1. Grynch – “I Can Try” (Local Music)
  2. Cam’Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash – “Dipsh*ts”
  3. Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Danny Brown – “Six Degrees”
  4. Big K.R.I.T. – “Mt. Olympus”
  5. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – “1st Of Tha Month” (Throwback of the Week)
  6. E-40 ft. Suga-T – “Sprinkle Me” (Throwback of the Week)
  7. Too Short – “Life Is…Too Short” (Throwback of the Week)
  8. Ice Cube – “You Know How We Do It” (Throwback of the Week)
  9. DJ Quik ft. 2nd II None & Peter Gunz – “So Many Wayz” (Throwback of the Week)
  10. Michael Jackson – “A Place With No Name”
  11. Sam Smith – “Restart”
  12. Raz Simone – “Natural Resources” (Local Music)
  13. Blueprint – “Perspective”
  14. Lupe Fiasco – “Mission”
  15. OB Obrien – “Hazelton Trump”
  16. Ryan Caraveo – “Just Can’t Hang” (Local Music)
  17. Dizzy Wright – “Reunite For The Night”
  18. **INTERVIEW WITH FREDDIE GIBBS**
  19. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Thuggin’”
  20. Boaz – “Like This”
  21. Locksmith – “Why You Leave”
  22. Es-K ft. A.G. & Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun) – “Serenity”
  23. Raleigh Ritchie – “The Chased”
  24. Melat – “Fanclub”
  25. Chromeo ft. Ezra Koenig – “Ezra’s Interlude”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/1c0d99c792/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_468%2C_6-1-14.mp3
(back up – http://www54.zippyshare.com/v/45709665/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/vuyym4pcwbsa)

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Sound Session #467 (5-25-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 27th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

With J. Moore out in Minnesota this week (along with a large Seattle contingent) at Rhymesayers’ festival, Soundset, I hosted this episode of SNSS solo, with an interview from our homey Rocky Sandoval.  This week had a great mix of sounds, ranging from harder tracks from Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T., Boaz, and Cam’Ron to smoother cuts from Vanessa Elisha, Esty, Sam Smith, All About She, Young & Sick, and Coldplay.  We even tossed in a Sublime/Pharcyde remix to recognize Brad Nowell’s passing 18 years ago to the day.  RIP.

Don’t think there’s a show out there with this kind of range  in less than 2 hours, but you already knew that.  Good music is the only requirement.  Hope you enjoy!

Show #467 (5-25-14)

  1. Meek Mill ft. Paloma Ford – “I Don’t Know”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. – “Mt. Olympus”
  3. Boaz – “Like This”
  4. **INTERVIEW WITH ROCKY SANDOVAL, PT. 1**
  5. Cam’Ron & A-Trak ft. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash – “Dipsh*ts”
  6. Tayyib Ali – “Do It (High School Dropout)”
  7. Cormega – “Industry”
  8. **INTERVIEW WITH ROCKY SANDOVAL, PT. 2**
  9. Rocky Sandoval ft. Leezy Soprano – “Super Bowl City” (Local Music)
  10. Vanni Meursing – “I Know It” (Local Music)
  11. **INTERVIEW WITH ROCKY SANDOVAL, PT. 3**
  12. Lupe Fiasco – “Mission”
  13. The Roots ft. Patty Crash – “Never”
  14. Vanessa Elisha – “Ocean”
  15. Twista ft. Tia London – “It’s Yours”
  16. OB Obrien ft. Drake – “2 On / Thotful”
  17. Raz Simon – “Still Mobbin’” (Local Music)
  18. Blu – “The Return”
  19. Buckshot & P-Money ft. Joey Badass & CJ Fly – “Flute”
  20. Sublime ft. Ras MG & The Pharcyde – “Doin’ Time (Marshall Arts Remix)” (Throwback of the Week)
  21. Jurassic 5 – “The Way We Do It”
  22. Young & Sick – “Glass”
  23. All About She – “Remedy”
  24. Esty – “4:44”
  25. Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
  26. Coldplay – “Midnight”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/d11d84a72e/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_467%2C_5-25-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/1k73rmzp3rhz)
(2nd back up – http://www6.zippyshare.com/v/82747944/file.html)

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