Kendrick Lamar – i (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 8th, 2014 by Hyphen

Visuals for one of the songs of the year.  A lot of fans wanted Kendrick to keep going in the direction he established on good kid, m.a.a.d city, but the message here is so necessary.  Well done K. Dot.

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Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session (2014 KUBE Summer Jam Video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 18th, 2014 by Hyphen

In what’s becoming a bit of a tradition, J. Moore and I chopped it up with Kendrick Lamar at our Summer Jam last week (if you missed our last K. Dot Summer Jam interview, peep it here).  In front of the natural backdrop of The Gorge, Kendrick talked about his interests outside of music, the possibility of scoring films in the future, what international tour life is like, being an accessible as a celebrity, and more, before taking the stage and performing in front of 15k fans.

Shout to Kendrick, Interscope, TDE, and KUBE for coordinating and the First Ladies for filming/editing!

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Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 10th, 2013 by Hyphen

This is one of the songs of the year, imo. Can’t say the video lives up to the audio, but it’s cool. Shout to Mack’s cameo hahaha.

Kendrick’s flow on this one is crazy!

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Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – Poetic Justice (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2013 by Hyphen

Kendrick’s album was initially hailed as a potential classic and it continues to get better with age. I speculated that he had it in him back in this post for the “Tammy’s Song” video, and I think he’s pulled it off.  good kid, m.a.a.d. city.  5 mics for me.

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Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 6th, 2013 by Hyphen

Not sure why the official YouTube clip got pulled down with a notice saying “UMG Filed A Copyright Claim” on it, but hopefully UMG isn’t standing in the way of Kendrick and TDE running things the way they want. I’m pretty sure the success and classic music they’re releasing proves they know what they’re doing without major label meddling.

Anyway, enjoy this one until it gets taken down too…

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Sound Session #384 (10-21-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 23rd, 2012 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like Buckshot, Murs, 9th Wonder, Lil Fame, Busta Rhymes, Macklemore, Ellie Goulding, Sean Price, Danny!, Tanya Morgan, ASAP Rocky, Lecrae, Musiq Soulchild, and more, plus we played part of our interview with the man of the moment, Kendrick Lamar.  Kendrick has delivered a GREAT album (too soon to call it a classic…I wish reviewers would let albums breathe for a little…only time will tell if something is truly worthy of that status) and he deserves your support.  Cop Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City right here!

Speaking of Kendrick, be sure to peep the video of our interview with him right here.  Shout to Kendrick, Byze One, Detooz Films, TDE, Interscope, and everyone involved with bringing K-Dot back on our show (missed our first interview from a few months back?  Click here).

Enjoy the show!

Show #384 (10-21-12)

  1. Buckshot & 9th Wonder – “Stop Rappin’”
  2. Murs & 9th Wonder – “It’s Over”
  3. Kanye West – “White Dress”
  4. Pusha T ft. Future – “Pain”
  5. Fizzyology (Lil Fame & Termanology) ft. Styles P & Busta Rhymes – “Play Dirty”
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ben Bridwell (of Band Of Horses) – “Starting Over” (Local Music)
  7. Sol – “Old Him” (Local Music)
  8. Charlie Red – “Kansas”
  9. Miguel – “How Many Drinks”
  10. Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X x Fink – “Naked For Life (Zulu Guru Remix)”
  11. Ellie Goulding – “Hanging On”
  12. Sean Price – “Bar-Barian”
  13. Danny! ft. Tanya Morgan – “Even Louder”
  14. ASAP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar – “F*ckin’ Problems”
  16. Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – “Poetic Justice”
  18. E-40 ft. Suga-T – “Sprinkle Me” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Lecrae ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Ashthon Jones – “Mayday”
  20. J. Pinder ft. Musiq Soulchild – “Lenore” (Local Music)
  21. Saigon – “Relafriendship”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up –

Link to watch our interview with Kendrick Lamar –

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Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session (Interview #2)

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on October 21st, 2012 by Hyphen

Following up on his interview with J. Moore and I from our Summer Jam a few months ago, Kendrick stopped by the Sound Session studios this past week while out in Seattle for a show. 

We talked all about his new album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, which drops tomorrow.  He spoke on his approach to the record considering it’s not his first project but his first on a major label, how he wanted it to act as an introduction to the rest of his music, whether or not the label influenced him creatively, his favorite song on the album, and more.  We also touched on his early days as a rapper, getting in front of a mic for the first time, how his Top Dawg Entertainment crew compares to the other cliques in the game, and some other random topics.

Be sure to cop the album tomorrow and support one of the best artists we have in music right now!

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock – Black Lip Bastard (Remix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 9th, 2012 by Hyphen

There’s a whole lot of talk about crews these days…from G.O.O.D. to MMG to YMCMB to Shady, etc….but honestly, what the Black Hippy crew is doing might be the most impressive of them all.  Quality, genuine, and fresh music, largely built all off their own grind.  Doesn’t get much doper than that.

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Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 5th, 2012 by Hyphen

We all know Kendrick is in a unique position as one of the dopest “underground” MC’s around, but yet potentially on the verge of breaking through and become one of the biggest commercial artists in the game too (a topic we discussed with him at KUBE’s Summer Jam here).  It’s a tricky tightrope to balance upon.

“Swimming Pools (Drank)” is his follow up single to “The Recipe,” both of which are great songs that have some commercial appeal without sacrificing any of his content.  This one is especially well written, as I suspect you’ll hear a lot of people singing along with this song but not actually understanding the true message.  Thankfully, Jerome D’s video does a great job of showing you what Kendrick’s saying here.  Don’t get it twisted.

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Schoolboy Q – There He Go (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 28th, 2012 by Hyphen

My favorite track from Habits & Contradictions gets some visuals courtesy of Q and David M. Helman.  Now if I could only get a clean edit of this for the airwaves…

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