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 #473 (7-6-14)

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

SNSS

I’m writing this on the eve of the World Cup semifinals and as anyone who knows me is fully aware, as much as I love music, sports are just on another level for me.  I’m beyond excited to watch these last few matches, where Germany and Brazil battle on one side of the bracket and Argentina vs. Nethlerlands square off on the other.  Sure, the first match up lost a little luster without Neymar and Thiago Silva, but it still features the best two teams in the world and Brazil hasn’t lost a competitive match on home soil in about 40 years…so you could say there’s a little pressure for the Seleção.  The next day, I’m pulling for my guy RVP to work some magic and get the Dutch back to the final for a second cup in a row.  Hopefully he can help them win it all this time.

But I digress…peep this week’s episode of SNSS for new tracks from Kolley, Cozz, Rejjie Snow, Fly Union, Black Thought, Nas, Sam Lachow, Black Milk, Sebastian Mikael, and my favorite artist of the moment, FKA twigs.  Plus, our homey Avatar Darko dropped through to premiere his new record with Jarv Dee.  Enjoy the show!

Show #473 (7-6-14)

  1. Wiz Khalifa ft. Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, and Nas – “We Dem Boyz (Remix)”
  2. Kolley ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “Poetry In Motion”
  3. Jeezy ft. Jay-Z – “Seen It All”
  4. G-Unit – “They Talked About Jesus”
  5. **INTERVIEW WITH AVATAR DARKO, PT. 1**
  6. Avatar Darko ft. Jarv Dee – “Modern Day Pharaohs” (Local Music)
  7. Cozz – “Dreams”
  8. **INTERVIEW WITH AVATAR DARKO, PT. 2**
  9. Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9”, & Black Thought – “The Imperial”
  10. Buckshot & P-Money – “Red Alert”
  11. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  12. Common – “Speak My Piece”
  13. AZ – “Red Magic”
  14. Rejjie Snow – “Olga (1984)”
  15. Fly Union ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Don’t Count Me Out”
  16. Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo – “Dreams of Gold” (Local Music)
  17. Wanz ft. Warren G, Grynch, & Crytical – “To: Nate Dogg” (Local Music)
  18. Tha Dogg Pound ft. Michel’le & Nate Dogg – “Let’s Play House” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Troy Ave – “Feel Good”
  20. Black Milk – “What It’s Worth”
  21. Jaded Incorporated – “Come Down”
  22. The Weeknd – “Often”
  23. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
  24. Spooky Black – “Without U”
  25. Sebastian Mikael – “Lose It”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/a5e99ed98e/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_473%2C_7-6-14.mp3
(back up – http://www53.zippyshare.com/v/46480725/file.html)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/hqcerdt7r08g)

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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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Lupe Fiasco on Sound Session (interview)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 24th, 2014 by Hyphen

Big shout to Lupe for calling in on last week’s episode of SNSS.  We chopped it up about his role as Musical Director on the US Men’s National Soccer team, working on music with Clint Dempsey, and his new “Next To It” single.  FNF UP!

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Sound Session #471 (6-22-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 24th, 2014 by Hyphen

SNSS

I could write pages on the World Cup but I’ll spare you guys.  Hopefully you’re watching and you’re as enthralled as I am, but talk about a punch right in the gut with the way the US/Portugal game ended.  Dah well…hopefully we still get through to the next round.

Speaking of the US Men’s National Soccer team, we welcomed their musical director on this week’s SNSS, none other than longtime friend of the show and arguably the best writer in the rap world, Lupe Fiasco!  We spoke about how he got involved with the team and his new single, “Next To It,” with Ty Dolla Sign.  Additionally, we aired part of our interview from Summer Jam with another great MC, Big K.R.I.T..  If you haven’t peeped the full video of that one, click here – http://youtu.be/gsNueP33BSs

Aside from these two heavyweights, episode #471 featured new tracks from Mike Will, Kendrick Lamar, Joell Ortiz, G-Unit, AB-Soul, J Rawls, Jessie Ware, the Yancey Boys, and more.  Enjoy!

Show #471 (6-22-14)

  1. Drake – “0 To 100 / The Catch Up”
  2. Teyana Taylor ft. Yo Gotti & Pusha T – “Maybe”
  3. Joell Ortiz – “House Slippers”
  4. Parker (of Parker Brothaz) ft. Henny (of Tha Bizness) – “The Spread” (Local Music)
  5. Mike Will Made It ft. Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, & Future – “Buy The World”
  6. **INTERVIEW WITH LUPE FIASCO**
  7. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ty Dolla Sign – “Next To It”
  8. G-Unit – “They Talked About Jesus”
  9. Rejjie Snow ft. Loyle-Carner – “1992”
  10. The Bar (Prometheus Brown & Bambu) ft. Thig Natural (of the Physics) & Hollis – “Dead Serious” (Local Music)
  11. Dilated Peoples – “Good As Gone”
  12. Ab-Soul ft. The O’My’s – “These Days”
  13. **INTERVIEW WITH BIG K.R.I.T. (KUBE 93 SUMMER JAM)**
  14. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Yo Gotti – “Something Right” (Exclusive)
  15. Isaiah Rashad – “Cilvia Demo”
  16. J Rawls ft. P Blackk, Jean P, & Driskill – “Mr. Cool”
  17. L’Orange ft. Blu – “Need You”
  18. Troy Ave ft. Puff Daddy, Mase, & T.I. – “Your Style (Remix)”
  19. Melat ft. THURZ – “Fanclub (Remix)”
  20. Tope – “All For You” (Local Music)
  21. Yancey Boys ft. Posdnuos & Botni Applebum – “Beautiful”
  22. Erykah Badu – “Bag Lady (Cheeba Sac Edit)” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. Tom Misch & Carmody – “Atmosphere”
  24. Jessie Ware – “Tough Love”
  25. Little Dragon – “Killing Me”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/c32d5e0417/DJ_Hyphen_and_J._Moore_-_Sunday_Night_Sound_Session%2C_Show_471%2C_6-22-14.mp3
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/m9ybasj1jxj6)
(2nd back up – http://www15.zippyshare.com/v/44590895/file.html)

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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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