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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Jay Electronica at Bumbershoot (Seattle, WA – 9/5/10)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on September 26th, 2010 by Hyphen

Almost forgot that I grabbed this footage of Jay Electronica performing “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” at Bumbershoot a few weeks back.  I’ve heard people were split on his performance: some thought he got the pit area hype, while others were disappointed by how often his DJ cut out the beat and how many acapella verses he spit.  One thing’s for sure…if there’s any beat you should let play in its entirety, it’s “Exhibit C.”  Hearing that bang through the speakers was definitely a highlight of the festival (as was J. Cole’s performance).

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Sound Session #275 (9-5-10)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on September 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

As I mentioned last week, we had some big events here in Seattle over the past few days.  First off, shout to Nottz, DJ Toomp, and all the competitors in the Seattle stop of the Red Bull Big Tune.  Well…all the producers…except one.  If you were there, you already know.  If not, enjoy the awkwardness.  But on the real, congrats to Rising Son and Trox for repping the NW nicely.  See y’all in the finals fellas…

Secondly, many thanks to everyone who came through Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival over the holiday weekend.  By all accounts, the festival was a smashing success and J. Moore and I enjoyed hosting the main stage on Monday night to wrap up the show.  J. Cole, Drake, and Mary J. Blige combined to close out the weekend and pretty much killed it.  I didn’t hear a single account from someone who didn’t enjoy the concert and from where we watched, it certainly looked like the audience loved it.

Special shout to J. Cole and his crew for coming through KUBE for an interview and hopping in a live web chat with almost a thousand fans.  If you missed it, you can check out the archived video right here.  We’ll air the formal interview shortly…

Lastly, thanks to Thee Satisfaction and Angela Yee (shout to her artist, Jay Electronica too) for dropping by Sound Session live on Sunday night to co-host with us.  If you missed the lovely ladies of Thee Satisfaction performing at the festival, you definitely missed one of the highlights.  And if you aren’t familiar with Angela’s work on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, you’re sleeping.  She’s a cool, hilarious, cultured hip-hop head…can you say wifey material?  Well, depending on how you view her Lip Service show haaaa…but I digress…enjoy SNSS!

Show #275 (9-5-10)

  1. Lupe Fiasco – “Go To Sleep”
  2. Aleon Craft ft. Hollyweerd – “Wonderland (Remix)”
  3. Freddie Gibbs – “Personal O.G.”
  4. Nottz Raw & Asher Roth – “Enforce The Law”
  5. Skyzoo & Illmind – “Speakers On Blast”
  6. Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5’9” & Elzhi – “Deadly Medley”
  8. The Physics – “I Just Wanna Beat” (Local Music)
  9. The Foreign Exchange – “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me”
  10. J. Cole – “Blow Up”
  11. Vandalyzm – “Get Dough”
  12. Jay Electronica – “Exhibit C”
  14. Kanye West – “Devil In A New Dress”
  15. Drake ft. Nicki Minaj – “Up All Night”
  16. Choklate ft. Drake – “Overdose” (Local Music)
  17. Faith Evans ft. Raekwon – “Everyday Struggle”
  18. Diggy Simmons ft. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell – “Oh Yeah!”
  19. Eminem ft. Nate Dogg – “Till I Collapse” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Language Arts – “Fast Life” (Local Music)
  21. Spragga Benz ft. Nas – “This Is The Way”

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

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