Bumbershoot!

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, News on September 4th, 2009 by Hyphen

(Thurzday, me, & Y-O at last year’s DunkXChange)

Yes y’all, Bumbershoot Festival is finally here and it’s all set up to be a big weekend at the Seattle Center.  Come through the Fisher Green Stage (the big one right in the middle near the fountain) at 5:45pm on Saturday to see U-N-I, featuring yours truly on the 1’s and 2’s, though I’d recommend getting there early at 4pm to see Mayer Hawthorne too.  De La Soul will be on that same stage at 9:30pm as well.

I’ll also be helping introduce the homies the Knux and the Black Eyed Peas on the main stage Monday, but to check out the full line up, click here.

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The Knux tear down Bonnaroo

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on June 13th, 2009 by Hyphen

ahahahahahaah aw man, look at the homies Krispy and Al!  The Knux made one of the least diverse crowds I’ve ever seen go absolutely crazy at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee this weekend.  LOL @ the irony of ending with Dead Prez’ “Hip-Hop”…I love it.

Seattle people: Be sure to come check out the Knux at Bumbershoot this year, where they’ll be opening up for the Black Eyed Peas on the mainstage.  Shout to Krispy, Al, Josh, and the whole crew.  See y’all soon fellas.

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The Knux on Sound Session (Appearance #2)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session on May 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

As I mentioned in the post for the most recent Sound Session, Krispy and Al from the Knux came through the studio to kick it and co-host last night’s show.  We talked about their next album, upcoming tour plans, an all-star remix to their “F!re” track that’s in the works, the Twitter phenomenon, and more. Plus, they even kicked a quick freestyle live over the air.

You can watch part of the interview above (including the freestyle) and/or download the audio below:

The Knux on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?aowymygdmhm
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/60507495869da4aa/)

In case you missed their first appearance on SNSS, click here.

Shout to the whole crew for coming through.  Be sure to cop Remind Me In 3 Days if you haven’t already and catch the Knux on tour in your town soon!

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Sound Session #208 (5-24-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

On a week where J. Moore was holding it down for us with Jake One in Minnesota at the Rhymesayers’ Soundset concert, I was expecting to run through a normal episode of SNSS solo.  Turns out, I forgot that the long holiday weekend also meant that the yearly Sasquatch Festival was taking place down at the Gorge and the homies The Knux were in town early for their Monday performance.  Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio dropped through the studio to kick it and co-host with me, and we talked about their next album, upcoming tour plans, an all-star remix for their “F!re” track that’s in the works, the Twitter phenomenon, and more.  Plus, they even ripped a quick freestyle live over the air.

You can peep the interview and full show below…video of the freestyle coming soon.  In case you missed their first appearance on SNSS, click here.

Show #208 (5-24-09)

  1. **INTERVIEW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 1**
  2. Marco Polo & Torae ft. Masta Ace & Sean Price – “Hold Up”
  3. DJ Spinna ft. Fresh Daily, P.Casso, & Homeboy Sandman – “Get On Down”
  4. Quest Tha Young’n ft. Reks & Termanology – “To Be Nice”
  5. CL Smooth – “The Piano”
  6. Kanye West & Malik Yusef ft. Common & John Legend – “Magic Man”
  7. Kid Cudi – “Super Boo”
  8. Santigold – “Your Voice”
  9. **INTERVIEW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 2**
  10. The Knux – Live Freestyle
  11. Scribes – “Roll My Way” (Local Artist)
  12. Buff1 – “For U (M-Phazes Remix)”
  13. Shaya – “Be Proud”
  14. Lykke Li ft. Drake – “Little Bit (Remix)”
  15. Julian Marley ft. Damian Marley – “Violence In The Streets”
  16. Busta Rhymes ft. Pharrell & Tosh – “Kill Dem”
  17. M64 (Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts) – “In The Pocket” (Local Artist)
  18. **INTERVIEW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 3**
  19. Bruce Leroy – “100 Bars Of Death” (Local Artist)
  20. Saigon – “Change Gon’ Come”
  21. Windimoto ft. Phonte – “Don’t Let Me Leave Alone”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?kcn22gljlwd
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/60507353af892ef7/)

Link to download just the parts with the Knux – http://www.mediafire.com/?aowymygdmhm
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/60507495869da4aa/)

Link to watch the interview/freestyle with the Knux – http://vimeo.com/4835244

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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The Knux – Fire (Put It In The Air) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

More dope ish that was released during the SXSW madness.  I ran into Krispy and Al down in Texas and despite obviously doing a lot of partying, they remembered their appearance on Sound Session from a while back.  Good times.  This is the jam though.

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The Knux on OKPtv

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on January 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

Tunji and GregTheDude linked up with one of my favorite groups out right now, the Knux, down at USC for this OkayplayerTV piece.  In case you’re sleeping, you need to peep the Knux’s Remind Me In 3 Days album…one of the illest projects of last year.

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The Knux on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on October 1st, 2008 by Hyphen

(click here to watch in HD)

As I mentioned in my last post, brothers Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio, collectively known as The Knux, came through Sound Session a few days ago.  Not only are these dudes cool as hell, but they’re dope lyricists and great musicians who play all the instruments in their songs.  How many other groups are doing that?

We chopped it up about a variety of topics, including their upcoming Remind Me In 3 Days album (y’all aren’t ready), their transition from New Orleans to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina, the unique sound behind their “Bang! Bang!” single, and more.  To grab just the audio (including the two songs we played, “Bang! Bang!” and “Cappuccino (Remix)”), hit either of the links below.  Otherwise, watch the video above, but be sure to click here to watch it in glorious HD.

The Knux on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?dnwttnzizya
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/19660347750f4f96/ )

Special shout to my man Brian (and Greg The Dude visiting from L.A.), who handled all the filming and editing.  Brian will be helping us out on a bunch of projects moving forward, so be on the lookout for more SNSS in HD.  You know how we do.

Oh, and a special note that the new homey Krispy wanted me to pass along: those 3 Knux tracks that leaked recently (“Amazing,” “Hard Days Night,” and “Otherside”) are real old and not on the album.  However, you can peep the official sampler right here.  Cop Remind Me In 3 Days on October 28th!

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Sound Session #174 (9-28-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 1st, 2008 by Hyphen

SNSS

Well it took a day longer to have the latest edition of Sound Session ready for y’all, but you’ll see why in my next post.  Before all that, peep the show info.  We ran an eclectic mix of joints, ranging from Black Milk to Janelle Monae to Kardinal Offishall, and debuted brand new tracks from Royce The 5’9″, Heltah Skeltah, Lupe Fiasco, Murs, and more.  We also had one of Seattle’s dopest MC’s, Rik Rude, come through for a quick update on what he’s been working on (Fresh Espresso with the homey P-Smoov).  Lastly, rising stars The Knux came up from Los Angeles to chop it up about their upcoming Remind Me In 3 Days album.  If you haven’t heard of Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio, you’ll will real soon.  These dudes are dope.

Show #174 (9-28-08)

  1. Strong Arm Steady – “Can’t Let Go
  2. Royce The 5’9” ft. Canibus & Elzhi – “Royal Flush Freestyle
  3. Heltah Skeltah – “Insane”
  4. **INTERVIEW WITH RIK RUDE**
  5. Jake One ft. Elzhi & Royce The 5’9” – “Glow” (Local Artist)
  6. Black Milk – “Give The Drummer Sum”
  7. Johnson&Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) – “TheOath”
  8. 88 Keys ft. Dilated Peoples, Alchemist, & Aceyalone – “Fresh Rhymes & Videotape Anthem”
  9. **INTERVIW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 1**
  10. Lupe Fiasco ft. Pharrell, Q-Tip, & Sarah Green – “Paris, Tokyo (Remix)”
  11. U-N-I – “Yesterday”
  12. **INTERVIEW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 2**
  13. The Knux – “Bang, Bang
  14. Janelle Monae – “Many Moons
  15. Raphael Saadiq – “Big Easy”
  16. Kardinal Offishall – “Bad Like We Bad”
  17. **INTERVIEW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 3**
  18. The Knux – “Cappuccino (Remix)”
  19. Shyan Selah – “Hollywood Blvd” (Local Artist)
  20. Ike James ft. Jadakiss & Jazze Pha – “Callin’ Me” (Local Artist)
  21. Murs – “Think You Know Me”
  22. Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah – “Daykeeper
  23. **INTERVIEW WITH THE KNUX, PT. 4**

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?wkdfuxmnfql
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/196245880857f425/ )

Link to download just the parts with The Knux – http://www.mediafire.com/?dnwttnzizya
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/19660347750f4f96/ )

Link to watch the parts with The Knux – http://www.vimeo.com/1856108

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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The KnuX – Bang Bang (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 26th, 2008 by Hyphen

This is my ish right now.  Here’s the new video for The KnuX‘s “Bang Bang” off their upcoming debut, Remind Me In 3 Days.  In case you can’t tell, it’s inspired by The Outsiders and “Beat It.”  Krispy and Al are scheduled to be in studio with us live on Sound Session this week.  Anything y’all want me to ask ’em?

The KnuX – “Bang Bang”

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