Sam Smith – Restart (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

The Zane Lowe produced highlight from Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is the official two step record of 2014 and now it gets some visuals, documenting some of Sam’s recent tour life.  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch him on his first American tour because his voice is incredible to hear live.

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Sound Session #436 (10-20-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 22nd, 2013 by Hyphen


For the second time, Kanye West kicked off an international tour here in Seattle and while the Yeezus show wasn’t as amazing as his Glow In The Dark tour (best show I’ve ever seen, btw), it definitely shut down the city over the weekend.  I swear, damn near everyone in Seattle was there and despite some issues that might be expected with opening night (missed effect queues, inconsistent sound, a stolen equipment truck?…sorry Vancouver), it was a great night.  If you’re a Kanye fan, and more importantly a fan of the Yeezus project, then you’ll love it.  It’s an amazing spectacle either way…

We had to discuss the show and dedicated the last set of this week’s SNSS to the man himself.  Over the past decade, who else has released more quality music and grown with each release, than Kanye?  I’ll wait.

And in the meantime, enjoy the show!

Show #436 (10-20-13)

  1. DJ Khaled ft. Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend, & Anthony Hamilton – “Never Surrender”
  2. Tanya Morgan ft. Nitty Scott, MC – “Never Too Much”
  3. 7 Days of Funk (Dam-Funk & Snoop Dogg) – “Faden Away”
  4. Black Milk ft. AB – “Parallels”
  5. Mack Wilds – “Magic”
  6. The Flavr Blue – “We Can Go Blind” (Local Music)
  7. Don Cerino – “Sit Still”
  8. Marco Polo ft. Organized Konfusion – “3 O’Clock”
  9. Livin Proof – “Keep Living”
  10. Def Dee ft. Kenn Starr, One Be Lo, & Chev – “Coke nDa Canine” (Local Music)
  11. Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Jean Grae & Macy Gray – “I Don’t Even Care”
  12. Lupe Fiasco ft. Ed Sheeran – “Old School Love”
  13. Vic Mensa ft. Ab-Soul & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Holy Holy”
  14. Drake ft. Sampha – “Too Much”
  15. Shad – “He Say She Say”
  16. SPAC3MAN – “Speakin’ Tongues” (Local Music)
  17. Busta Rhymes – “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Eminem – “Rap God”
  19. Chops ft. Prometheus Brown & Bambu – “Put It On The Line”
  20. IamSu! – “Hipster Girls”
  21. Kanye West ft. Assassin & Justin Vernon – “I’m In It”
  22. Kanye West ft. King Louie – “Send It Up”
  23. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
  24. Kanye West ft. Frank Ocean – “New Slaves”
  25. Kanye West ft. Charlie Wilson – “Bound 2”

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Frank Ocean – Lost (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 14th, 2013 by Hyphen

New visuals for Frank’s “Lost,” compiled of footage from his travels over the last year or so.  Photo credits to Cisco, Lexiou WesCudi, and the always amazing, Nabil.

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J. Cole – Sideline Story (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 14th, 2012 by Hyphen

Cole’s album is full of good records, but the title track might be my favorite of them all. Great beat and some heartfelt rhymes…can’t ask for more.

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Jay-Z & Kanye West – N****s In Paris (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos on February 9th, 2012 by Hyphen

I was pretty apprehensive when I heard this was a “live” video, but I actually like what they’ve done here. Mixing in live footage with what appears to be staged model shots (or I suppose that really could be the LA crowd…they’re winning with the females down there) and alternating between live and studio audio was a nice touch. Plus, as long as you aren’t prone to epileptic seizures (no, seriously…heed the warning at the beginning), the effects are great. Kanye even gets directorial credit on this one. Yeezy taught you.

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Sound Session #329 (9-25-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 27th, 2011 by Hyphen

While J. Moore is across the pond spending pounds and euros with Shabazz Palaces, I held it down (Hope) solo.  Enjoy the show and go buy the following today:

I’ll be adding the French Rosetta Stone collection to my shopping cart as I’ve decided to take my remedial ability up to semi-fluent status this fall/winter.  If any of you speak French, holler @ a Hyphen and help me out!  Merci.

Show #329 (9-25-11)

  1. Evidence ft. Raekwon & Ras Kass – “The Red Carpet”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. ft. 2 Chainz, 8Ball, & MJG – “Money On The Floor”
  3. G-Side – “I’m Sorry (Jake One Remix)”
  4. David Banner – “Swag”
  5. M.O.P. – “Anybody Can Get It”
  6. Freddie Gibbs – “187 Proof”
  7. Apathy ft. Celph Titled – “Stop What Ya Doin’”
  8. Childish Gambino – “Bonfire”
  9. Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Elly Jackson – “That’s My B*tch”
  10. Outkast – “Prototype” (Throwback of the Week)
  11. The Weeknd – “Thursday”
  12. GMK – “Up Up Down Down Left Left” (Local Music)
  13. TiRon & Ayomari ft. Yummy Bingham – “All My Love”
  14. J. Cole – “Breakdown”
  15. Phonte ft. Jeanne Jolly – “Everything Is Falling Down”
  16. Maffew Ragazino – “Slumlord”
  17. Add-2 – “Introspective of a Young Black Male”
  18. Nitty Scott, MC – “Auntie Maria’s Crib”
  19. Dom Kennedy & Curren$y – “Hennessey Beach”
  20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Make The Money” (Local Music)
  21. JayKin – “Japan Love” (Local Music)
  22. 9th Wonder ft. Talib Kweli & Terrace Martin – “Never Stop Loving You”
  23. Goapele – “Play”

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J. Cole ft. Drake – In The Morning (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 17th, 2011 by Hyphen

Cole and Drizzy could have made a larger production for the “In The Morning” video, but these visuals shot during their European string of concerts works nicely.  The best way to start your day!

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Wiz Khalifa on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session, Videos on October 20th, 2010 by Hyphen

This past weekend, I had a chance to check out the Seattle stop of the Waken Baken tour when it hit the Showbox Sodo.  I’ll be posting up my interview with the opening act, Yelawolf, soon, but I was also able to chop it up with Wiz Khalifa backstage and we recorded this quick interview for y’all.  We discussed the tour, Wiz’ incredible buzz, his experiences in the Pacific Northwest, getting his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers to support “Black and Yellow,” and more.

Shout to Wiz, Will, Artie, and Motti for hooking everything up.  Cop that Kush & Orange Juice if you haven’t already…definitely one of the best projects of the year.  Just wait until the official album drops…

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Shad – Rose Garden (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

Shad K is back with the second video off his stellar TSOL release, this time around “Rose Garden” gets the visual treatment.  As usual, another great piece.  Check out all things Shad related on his site, including tour dates, and Canadians can cop the album here or here.

Northwest people: Shad will be performing at the Biltmore on June 3rd in Vancouver and I highly recommend you come through if you can make it.  For my fellow unlucky Americans, I’ll probably bring back a couple CD’s for y’all…so if you want a copy of the album, place your order before the trip…

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Lupe Fiasco – Steppin’ Lasers Tour

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on May 1st, 2010 by Hyphen

Friday!  See y’all there…

Oh, and I believe we’ll be interviewing Lu and B.o.B…let me know if you have any questions we should ask ’em.

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