DJ Hyphen & J. Moore – Cornerstone Mixtape #160

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Sound Session on June 7th, 2013 by Hyphen

Cornerstone #160

It’s about that time again!  Loyal Sound Session fans will likely remember that J. and I hosted Cornerstone Mixtape #115 back in May of 2009 with DJ B-Mello on the 1′s and 2′s (click here to check that out if you missed it!), and now we’re happy to report that we’ve been selected again to head up the long-running, historic mixtape series.  We are presenting May’s tape, marking 4 years to the month since our last go-round, and also celebrating our recent 8 year anniversary of SNSS!

Just like last time, it’s an absolute honor to be selected for this tape.  The team at Cornerstone has always been some of the most knowledgeable, respectable, and coolest cats in the industry and they’ve curated this monthly mixtape series for over a decade with care, skill, and consistency that very few can match.  As soon as I started working at my college radio station, I became a fan of their monthly releases, which always featured the dopest DJ’s from around the world presenting their take on the freshest music of the moment.

To say that in this small way, we can compare ourselves to folks like Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Revolution, the Fantastic Four, Sway & King Tech, the Baka Boyz, Premier, Red Alert, Kid Capri, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito, J. Period, etc….honestly, it’s still an incredible feeling.  We’re just happy we’ve been able to do what we’ve done over the last 8 years and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished.  When cats like Rob Stone, Dru Ha, J, Kid Potential, and the rest of the Cornerstone crew recognize and choose to highlight us with their series (twice!), it’s humbling.  We’re just very grateful.  Thank you, fellas.

For this tape, we decided to recreate what we do with Sound Session each week on KUBE 93.3 FM so it plays almost exactly like our live broadcasts, just without the commercials and with the swear words (even better, right?). We selected some of our favorite records of the moment and tried to highlight those that weren’t getting the credit they deserved.

These include great songs from some bigger names like Black Milk, Tyler, Big K.R.I.T., De La Soul, Blu, and Chance The Rapper, and also guys who are steady on the come up like MeLo-X, Young Roddy, the Smash Brovaz, Phil Beaudreau, Johnny Polygon, and more.  Plus, you know we always rep for the Northwest, and with our scene exploding right now, there were plenty of options to choose from.  In the end, we picked songs from John Crown, Nacho Picasso, Avatar Darko, Jake One, and the Physics.  We even tossed in a few world premieres, one from our homey THURZ and the other a dope record from The Game featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 that the world hasn’t heard before.

Above all, it’s 80 minutes of DOPE music.  This is what we do.  And we’re happy to share it with you.

Download/streaming links below.  Enjoy!

01. Homeboy Sandman – Sunday Night Sound Session (Exclusive)
02. Black Milk – Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst (Computer Ugly)
03. John Crown – Ben Franklin (Phinisey Music Group)
04. Kris Kasanova ft. Skeme and Jarv Dee – Shut Em Down (Exclusive)
05. Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko – Black Velvet (Moor Gang / Fang Gang)
06. Tyler, The Creator – 48 (Odd Future)
07. Raz Simone – Formula To Life (Exclusive)
08. Young Roddy – This One (Jet Life)
09. MeLo-X – God Magic (Galax Recordings)
10. Quelle Chris ft. Tanya Morgan, Cavalier & Fresh Daily – Greene Eyes (Mello Music Group)
11. THURZ – ThirdEye (WORLD PREMIERE) (TNS)
12. Amp Live ft. James Melo – D.H.E.A. (Plug Research)
13. denitia and sene – trip. fall. (input)
14. Tuxedo – So Good (Exclusive)
15. The Physics – Take A Win (Exclusive)
16. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain (Exclusive)
17. The Game ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, and AR-16 – Last Supper (WORLD PREMIERE) (Interscope)
18. Smash Brovaz – Whatever (Exclusive)
19. Big K.R.I.T. – Serve This Royalty (Cinematic Music Group / Def Jam)
20. L’Orange ft. Blu – Alone (Jakarta Records)
21. De La Soul – Get Away (A.O.I. Records)
22. Johnny Polygon – Normal (Exclusive)
23. Phil Beaudreau – Take It High (High Renaissance)

Link to download/stream the mixtape - http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/84334272/file.html
(back up – http://www.solidfiles.com/d/212294eb92/)
(2nd back up – http://linkmixes.com/7eb8nu0rk5my)
(3rd back up - http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ql1yt)

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 radio show we do, just shoot me an email, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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Sound Session #412 (5-5-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 6th, 2013 by Hyphen

SNSS

Getting this week’s SNSS out to y’all right away since I’m headed down to LA in a few hours.  If you’re in SoCal, holler at me and let’s link!  I’ll be there all week.

In the meantime, enjoy this week’s show, featuring new music from Havoc, REKS, Chance The Rapper, GrandeMarshall, Big K.R.I.T., Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Quasimoto, J. Cole, Kid Cudi, Bridget Kelly, Stacy Barthe, Rittz, Tyler, The Creator, and more.  Shout to Neema for swinging by the studio to debut his new single with Crooked I, Grynch, Ra Scion, and Aquino, and a special shout to longtime friend of the show, Talib Kweli, for calling in to talk about his new albumBe sure to go cop Prisoner of Conscious when it drops on Tuesday!

8 year anniversary of SNSS on the next episode…

Show #412 (5-5-13)

  1. Havoc ft. Lloyd Banks – “Life We Chose”
  2. REKS ft. EzDread – “Caged Bird”
  3. Chance The Rapper ft. Ab-Soul – “Smoke Again”
  4. GrandeMarshall – “Gotmef*ckedup”
  5. Big K.R.I.T. – “The Bigger Picture”
  6. Beyonce ft. Andre 3000 – “Back To Black”
  7. Jay-Z – “$100 Bill”
  8. Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.” (Throwback of the Week)
  9. Czarface (7L, Esoteric, & Inspectah Deck) ft. Action Bronson – “Czardi Gras (It’s Raw Again)”
  10. Action Bronson ft. Lauriana Mae – “Compliments 2 The Chef”
  11. Jarv Dee – “High Expectations” (Local Music)
  12. J Shiltz ft. Junia-T – “From The Soul”
  13. Quasimoto – “Planned Attack”
  14. De La Soul – “Get Away”
  15. **INTERVIEW WITH TALIB KWELI**
  16. Talib Kweli ft. Busta Rhymes – “Rocket Ships”
  17. J. Cole – “3 Wishes”
  18. Kid Cudi ft. King Chip & ASAP Rocky – “Brothers”
  19. Bridget Kelly ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Street Dreamin’”
  20. Stacy Barthe ft. Rick Ross – “Hell Yeah”
  21. Rittz ft. Mike Posner – “Switch Lanes”
  22. Scribes – “Hop On The Ride” (Local Music)
  23. Tyler, The Creator ft. Erykah Badu & Coco Owino (of Quadron) – “Treehome95”
  24. **INTERVIEW WITH NEEMA**
  25. Neema ft. Crooked I, Grynch, Ra Scion, & Aquino – “Lex Luthor” (Local Music)

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show – http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/63895172/file.html
(back up – http://linkmixes.com/jsjmwt5llcsk)
(2nd back up – http://www.sendspace.com/file/afyy2s)

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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Odd Future – Oldie (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 22nd, 2012 by Hyphen

Now this is an OFWGKTA cut I can get with.

At a photo shoot with Terry Richardson, the entire Odd Future crew started rapping along to their song as it played in the background and they ended up filming this impromptu music video.  Yeah, it’s 10 minutes…but that beat is great and each MC does his thing.  Tyler has the charisma of course, and Earl is everyone’s lyrical favorite, but I was pretty impressed by the other members as well.  Besides, you can tell they’re just genuinely having fun, kicking raps…and I love that.

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Pusha T ft. Tyler, The Creator – Trouble On My Mind (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 23rd, 2011 by Hyphen

The OFWGKTA takeover continues but simply put, breaking things and acting crazy doesn’t hold my attention. Dope music, however, does. Thankfully, Pusha and Tyler provide the latter, even if there are elements of the video that seem pretty pointless but I’ll let the kids go ahead and RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE.

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