Sound Session #276 (9-12-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

Another insanely busy weekend around the Northwest, and pretty much all over, with the first official week of the NFL season taking the country by storm.  Between the NFL, NCAA football, the FIBA championship, the US Open, EPL, the WNBA Finals (hey, gotta rep the home team…plus I’ve had a crush on Sue Bird since about 2002), and the MTV VMA’s, not only do we have a lot of acronyms, but Saturday & Sunday were jam packed with entertainment.  Rather than rehash it here, you really should be following my Twitter…and of course, J. Moore’s as well.

On the heels of our web chat footage of J. Cole from last week, if you missed his live performance at Bumbershoot, I shot some footage you can check out right here.  When “Grown Simba” drops at 8:47, it’s really too ill, and this performance shows why Cole is gonna be a star in the near future.  It’s well deserved too.

Show #276 (9-12-10)

  1. Joell Ortiz – “Battle Cry”
  2. J. Cole – “Villematic”
  3. John Legend & The Roots – “Hard Times”
  4. Big Boi ft. Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown – “Lookin’ 4 Ya (Full Mix)”
  5. Black Milk ft. Mr. Porter – “Closed Chapter”
  7. Language Arts – “Fast Life” (Local Music)
  9. Wiz Khalifa ft. Fashawn – “In The Cut (Remix)”
  10. Andy Allo ft. Blu – “Dreamland”
  11. Pollyn ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Falling Out of Place (Remix)”
  12. Aleon Craft – “Early Moan”
  13. Kno ft. Thee Tom Hardy & Tunji – “Rhythm Of The Rain”
  14. Kanye West ft. Common, Pusha T, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, & Charlie Wilson – “G.O.O.D. Friday”
  15. Grynch – “My Volvo (Sabzi’s Bolbo Riddim Remix)” (Local Music)
  16. Dres of Black Sheep – “For The Record”
  17. Maxwell – “This Woman’s Work” (Throwback of the Week)
  18. Lace Cadence – “Moonlight” (Local Music)
  19. Bilal – “Think It Over”
  20. Aloe Blacc – “Mama Hold My Hand”

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Get U-N-I to the MTV VMA’s!

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on August 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

U-N-I performing “Beautiful Day” with Me-N-Them for MTV…where did that 3rd verse come from?

So if you haven’t heard, MTV is holding a contest for the best breakout artist from Los Angeles, and the homies Thurz & Y-O from U-N-I are in the final three!  The winner gets to perform at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7th (which will be hosted by the hilarious Russell Brand, chyea).

Here’s where you come in: we need everyone to head over to and vote as many times as you can for U-N-I.  The underground hip-hop community managed to help Substantial win the last MTV contest like this, so we need to do it again.  If you’re really bored, pretend typing in the captchas is keyboard practice.  Eh?  Ehhhh?  Ok, fine.  Do it for good music instead.

What are you waiting for?  Go.  GO!

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