Toronto Skyline Porn

Posted in Art, Videos on December 13th, 2014 by Hyphen

I’m a huge fan of skyline/cityscape pieces, especially when it’s as smooth as this timelapse film of Toronto from Ryan Emond. I need to get to the T. Dot soon. I’m still not ok with Drake popularizing folks calling it “The 6” though. That name is taken.

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Shad – Besides (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on January 16th, 2012 by Hyphen

I’ve been meaning to post this up for a bit, but as usual, better late than never.  Besides is a collection of Shad’s recent guest appearances and remixes, all seamlessly blended by the one and only DJ T-Lo.  The best writer in the game, IMO.

Download here.

Seattle: Come to Sol’s Yours Truly release party on Friday, January 20th, at Neumos to see Shad perform live!  (and cop Sol’s new album too!)

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Sound Session #322 (7-31-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 1st, 2011 by Hyphen

As I was trying to think of a topic for this week’s SNSS wrap up, I couldn’t really get past the shocking realization that it’s already…August.  How…does…this…happen?  Wasn’t it just New Year’s?

Eh well…time is flying and we’re here to provide the soundtrack for your rapidly moving life.  Episode #322 features new tracks from Smoke DZA, Chevy Woods, Inc., Hassaan Mackey, Wordsworth, Charlie Smarts, and one of my favorite mini-sets in quite some time: a 4 song block of Toronto’s finest.  Between Drake, Shad, Kardinal Offishall, and Purple HeArts (well, The Weeknd too, but we didn’t spin him this show), the T-Dot is responsible for all my favorite music from artists not named Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Dom Kennedy, and Big K.R.I.T. right now.  Must be something in the water up there…or the lack of a debt ceiling.

Rock to it.

Show #322 (7-31-11)

  1. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  2. Thurz – “Dope”
  3. Smoke DZA ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. – “On The Corner”
  4. Chevy Woods ft. Mac Miller – “The Drive”
  5. Kendrick Lamar ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Kush & Corinthians”
  6. Dom Kennedy – “Graduate”
  7. Grynch – “Mister Rogers” (Local Music)
  8. Drake – “Headlines”
  9. Shad – “Flawless”
  10. Kardinal Offishall – “Ol’ Time Killin’, Pt. 2 (Anywhere)”
  11. Purple HeArts – “ReMinder Smiles”
  12. Frank Ocean – “Thinking About You”
  13. Inc. – “Swear”
  14. Rapsody – “Sweetest Hangover”
  15. The Physics – “Delusions Of Grandeur” (Local Music)
  16. DOOMSTARKS – “Victory Laps”
  17. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown ft. Finale – “Higher”
  18. Roc Marciano – “Momma Told Me”
  19. John Crown ft. Action Bronson – “Like This” (Local Music)
  20. Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Hood Gone Love It”
  21. A Tribe Called Quest – “Buggin’ Out” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. Charlie Smarts – “Tony Robbins”
  23. Wordsworth – “Reach”
  24. Crooked I – “Mr. Porter Meets Mr. Pigface”

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Shi Wisdom ft. KJ – LoveSpeak (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 7th, 2011 by Hyphen

Shout to the homey G for always giving me the heads up on good music from his hometown, Toronto.  Why is the T-Dot killing it so much these days?!

Any record using the classic Dilla “Let’s Ride” drums is always going to get my head nodding (shout to my guy Tunji too), and I so desperately need more of this grown, genuine, soulful music in my world.

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Kardinal Offishall – The Anthem (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

There are only a few cities that I haven’t been to that I would love to visit and Toronto is definitely one of them.  Big up to all T-Dot massive.

Other cities that need Hyphenated visits:  Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Stockholm, and New York.  Yes, that’s right.  I’ve been in the music biz for 10 years and alive for 28, but haven’t been to NYC yet.  Shrug.

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Kardinal Offishall – We Gon’ Go (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

Sound Session listeners will remember this track from a few months ago.  Great record from one of my favorites and one of the most underrated MC’s of all time.  Yeah, I said it.

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Melanie Fiona – Give It To Me Right (video)

Posted in Artists, Drops, Music Videos on May 9th, 2009 by Hyphen

Melanie is gonna be a star.  The album cuts I heard are even better than the single and she’s real cool people too.  Be on the lookout for her on Sound Session real soon.  Need proof?

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Kardinal Offishal – Nina (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 6th, 2008 by Hyphen

Kardi hinted at this video at the end of the clip for “Numba 1,” and now the visuals for “Nina” are here.  When you have a song as good as this one, you don’t really need anything fancy for the video to turn out dope.  Plus, I’m not mad at that girl in the car at all.

Swiped from OnSmash.

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