DJ Jazzy Jeff on Sound Session

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on March 19th, 2013 by Hyphen

J. Moore and I recently had the honor of sitting down with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff while he was in town to judge the Red Bull Thre3style Regional Finals.  His album with The Fresh Prince, He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper, was literally the first album I owned and to say I was a die-hard JJ+FP fan growing up would be an understatement.  From the albums to The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, I consumed everything those guys released together from the late 80′s to the mid 90′s and when they moved on to their solo work, things didn’t really skip a beat.  Will’s gone on to be the biggest movie star in the world and Jeff has released some classic records, plus become one of the most sought after DJ’s around.

J. and I often casually debate who’s the “greatest” in a particular field and whenever we discuss DJ’s, Jeff is at the top of our list.  He can simply do everything a DJ can possibly do, but better than pretty much anyone else.  Rocking a party?  Check.  Producing classic music?  Check.  Cutting up records with battle DJ skills?  Check.  Hell, the man invented a type of scratch.

Jeff’s the best DJ ever in my book and amazingly, he’s even a better person than DJ.  We’ve interviewed him a few times on the phone but this was the first time we got him on Sound Session in person and he didn’t disappoint.  We discussed all things related to DJ’ing, from his background to his current success, including his philosophy on a DJ’s responsibility, the rise of the DJ in popular music (while it seems to wither in hip-hop), and whether or not “real DJ’s” should take requests.  He also told stories about the early days of his work with Will, transitioning from rocking parties in Philly with the Fresh Prince to selling millions of albums and touring worldwide.

We could have talked for hours, so I can’t wait until we get him back on the show.  Thanks to Red Bull, the Cashmere Agency, and Detooz Films for making it happen and ultimate respect to the Magnificent himself!

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Sound Session #373 (8-5-12)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on August 6th, 2012 by Hyphen

Another fun week here in Seattle as we ran new records from artists like Slaughterhouse, Shad, Rocki Evans, Aaliyah, Drake, Ro Blvd, Yelawolf, Latoiya Williams, and more on Sound Session.  Shout to Mr. MFN eXquire for calling in as well.  He’s one of the dopest up & coming MC’s around and after rocking the Mad Decent Block Party earlier in the day, he took some time to call and discuss his background, upcoming projects, signing to a major label, and more.

Speaking of interviews, we posted our backstage conversation with Meek Mill this week too.  You can watch the video right here if you missed it -

Show #373 (8-5-12)

  1. Slaughterhouse – “Weight Scale”
  2. Shad – “A Milli Vanilli”
  3. J. Cole – “The Cure”
  4. Bumpy Knuckles & DJ Premier – “More Levels”
  5. Rick Ross – “Amsterdam”
  6. Mic Phenom ft. Peta Tosh & Lace Cadence – “My Melody” (Local Music)
  7. Lupe Fiasco – “Bitch Bad”
  8. Frank Ocean – “Bad Religion”
  9. Rocki Evans – “Warms The Soul”
  10. Aaliyah ft. Drake – “Enough Said”
  11. CyHi The Prynce – “Bachelor”
  12. Sam Lachow ft. Sky Blaow & Ryan Campbell – “Hash Muffins” (Local Music)
  13. **INTERVIEW WITH MR. MFN EXQUIRE**
  14. Mr. MFN eXquire – “Huzzah”
  15. Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
  16. Ro Blvd ft. California Cush – “Summer Solstice”
  17. Wiz Khalifa ft. Rick Ross & Amber Rose – “Never Been, Part II”
  18. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Summertime” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Art Vandelay – “Bleach” (Local Music)
  20. Yelawolf – “Wrap Song”
  21. Nas – “Stay”
  22. Latoiya Williams – “This Love Is Sweet”
  23. Homeboy Sandman – “Rated Ours”
  24. Elzhi – “Blue Window”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?9j1nw8r2krr2rnf
(back up / streaming link – http://www.sharebeast.com/wz4hl170qjiq)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/pgwz9heclv4l)

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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