Kenna – Chains (video)

Posted in Artists, Drops, Music Videos on April 28th, 2011 by Hyphen

A few weeks ago, I randomly thought to myself that it was about time for two of my favorite non-hip-hop artists, Kenna and Miike Snow, to drop some new music. While I’m not aware of any music from the group, Kenna has just released the first of three EP’s in his Land 2 Air Chronicles series, all leading up to his next album, Songs For Flight.  Here’s the first video from the project for “Chains,” a song all about discovering what binds us in our every day life and trying to break these restraints.

Kenna was in town last week and stopped by Sound Session, only for the studio in our new production room to screw up the audio of our interview.  I do have some video, so I may still post it, even though the sound quality is pretty poor without the mic audio.  The conversation was great though, as it always is with Kenna.  We discussed the new projects in detail and dived deeper into some philosophical debates over artistry and musical integrity.  I’ll try to get it posted soon, but for now, he says hi:

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Wale says what up

Posted in Drops on April 23rd, 2011 by Hyphen

Maybach Music!

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Wolf says what up

Posted in Drops on November 24th, 2010 by Hyphen

I swear, interview coming as soon as I can get to the station through this snow and get the audio.  Cop Trunk Muzik 0-60 in the interim!

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Talib x Hi-Tek say what up

Posted in Artists, Drops on May 31st, 2010 by Hyphen

If you caught Sound Session last night, you know we ran through the entire Revolutions Per Minute album from Kweli and Hi-Tek.  While I decide how much of the video I want to let loose, the homies say what up…

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Bobby Ray says hello

Posted in Artists, Drops on May 12th, 2010 by Hyphen

Interview coming soon…

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Sup World

Posted in Random Ish on January 19th, 2010 by MitchNW

My name’s Mitch. Im here to help Hyph keep this blog updated as much as possible. Ill be givin y’all music videos, mixtapes from time to time, local music, and whatever else Hyphen feels necessary. This is The Audacity Of Dope so dont expect anything less.

Just a lil info about me…I was born and raised in the NW, reppin the great city of Tacoma. I attended Wilson High School and am taking a break from school for a little while. I look to pursue a career in business eventually, music and fashion are what I live for. Blogging isnt something new to me, you can also catch me at A Quick Intermission.

Ill be posting everything I feel that you the reader would enjoy. Thanks again to Hyph for giving me this opportunity, Im glad I can share my thoughts and opinions on the music world and more with you all.


Editor’s note: Welcome aboard Mitch, glad to have you as part of the team.  Loyal TAOD readers, I hope having Mitch, Edwin, and myself all post up content will allow you guys to enjoy the site even more.  You’ll be able to see who posted an article right under its headline and like he mentioned, don’t forget to check out Mitch’s other site as well – A Quick Intermission.

Don’t worry…we’re not going to reduce the quality control and flood the site with sub-par ish.  Nothing but dopeness, as usual.  2010: onwards & upwards.

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Jenesis Magazine – January 2010 issue featuring…me!

Posted in News, Sound Session on January 11th, 2010 by Hyphen

I never thought I’d ever utter the words, “I’m on the cover of a magazine,” but thanks to Thomas and the good folks over at Jenesis, I can cross that off the bucket list!  If you aren’t familiar with Jenesis, it’s a really dope online mag that everyone who frequents this site should enjoy.  They routinely profile great artists and show love to pretty much everyone that we support via TAOD and Sound Session.  Be sure to download this month’s article to check out the feature on yours truly, along with some dope pieces that round out the “DJ’s vs. Bloggers Issue.”

Download hereJanuary 2010 Jenesis Magazine

Much like the article in the Seattle P.I. highlighting J. Moore, SNSS, and myself, I’m flattered and very appreciative of the support Jenesis is giving with this piece.  Many thanks to the owner Thomas Agnew and the writer Mike Wilson.  Thanks fellas!

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Slaughterhouse was here too

Posted in Artists, Drops on August 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

Interview with Joell, Royce, and Budden (Crooked was recording a feature in the town) coming soon…

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Ok, For The Love Of Ray J was dumb, but she was hot

Posted in Drops on August 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

And Cocktail was in the studio last night.  Fine in person too?  Check!

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Melanie Fiona – Give It To Me Right (video)

Posted in Artists, Drops, Music Videos on May 9th, 2009 by Hyphen

Melanie is gonna be a star.  The album cuts I heard are even better than the single and she’s real cool people too.  Be on the lookout for her on Sound Session real soon.  Need proof?

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