Sound Session #159 (6-8-08)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on June 9th, 2008 by Hyphen

Sound Session

Here’s the playlist and download links for last night’s edition of Sunday Night Sound Session. The music was crazy, if I do say so myself. There’s so much great music out right now, it’s a privilege to play these joints over the airwaves. Check it out if you missed it:

Show #159 (6-8-08)

  1. The Roots ft. Mos Def & Styles P – “Rising Down”
  2. Nas ft. Johnny Polygon – “Black President”
  3. Nappy Roots – “No Static”
  4. Common Market – “Bonanza” (Local Artist)
  5. Freddie Joachim ft. Othello – “Wake Up”
  6. Dwele ft. Slum Village – “I’m Cheatin’ (Remix)”
  7. Elzhi (of Slum Village) – “The Know”
  8. Reks – “Say Goodnight”
  9. N.E.R.D. – “Yeah You”
  10. Robin Thicke – “Magic”
  11. Kidz In The Hall ft. Estelle – “Love Hangover”
  12. El Prez ft. U-N-I & Dale Danja – “UAintUpOnThis!”
  13. Blu – “The Classy Man”
  14. Tanya Morgan – “We Doin’ Our…”
  15. Grieves & Type – “Dame Dreamin’” (Local Artist)
  16. Saigon ft. Red 5ive – “Believe It”
  17. Joker The Bailbondsman – “She Was Like” (Local Artist)
  18. Busta Rhymes ft. Reek Da Villain, Spliff Star, The Game, Lil’ Wayne, Nas, & Big Daddy Kane – “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em) (Remix)”
  19. Giant Panda – “Speakers Funk”
  20. Common ft. Pharrell – “U.M.C. (Universal Mind Control)”
  21. Big L – “Unexpected Flava”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –

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Questlove Interview on Sound Session (5 Part Video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session, Videos on June 8th, 2008 by Hyphen

Sound Session and ?uestlove

The Roots and Erykah Badu came to Seattle last Thursday to perform at Marymoor Park. While there, J. Moore and I had a chance to hop aboard the Roots’ (dope as hell) tour bus and talk to their drummer/ringleader, the legendary ?uestlove. We recorded the whole interview (shout to Caitlin on the Flip Cam) for y’all to check out. It’s 5 parts on YouTube, but the conversation was so dope and extensive, I didn’t want to just put up clips.

?uest spoke about all sorts of topics, including their new Rising Down project, the lost Roots album, volunteering for Barack Obama’s campaign, working on albums from Al Green and Marvin Gaye, why Black Thought is continually underrated, the rumor of a sequel to Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, and more!

Check out the first video here, and the rest after the jump.

Part 1 of 5

Also, if you can’t watch the videos and just want to peep the audio, you can do that right here (ZShare link available here). Warning: the audio only quality is a bit janky…the Flip Cam’s microphone + a running tour bus = an audiophile’s nightmare.  I suggest watching the videos if you can.

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Questlove says hi

Posted in Artists, Drops, Videos on June 6th, 2008 by Hyphen

more ?uesto coming soon

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Spotted on the Roots’ tour bus

Posted in Artists on June 6th, 2008 by Hyphen

Jill Scott's Rhyme Book

LOL @ the jar of Cinnabon frosting.  And no, I didn’t flip through Jilly’s rhyme book.

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Nappy Roots – “No Static”

Posted in Artists, Joints on June 5th, 2008 by Hyphen


Most days, my inbox is filled with some of the worst music ever created…no hyperbole.  Tonight I was happy to see a new Nappy Roots joint, and then even more excited for it to be real dope.  That second verse is ridiculous.  Smooth beat too, with a nice usage of Greg N-I-C-EEEEEEEEEEE.  Peep it:

Nappy Roots – “No Static”

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