Common ft. Makeba – Blue Sky (video)

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

Gotta be one of the top songs of the year, right?  I’m happy to see the official visuals after the lyric video held us down for the last few weeks.  Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer was scheduled to be released in November, but it’s just been pushed back to December.  No matter.  I’m still predicting a classic.

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Sound Session #331 (10-9-11)

Posted in Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on October 10th, 2011 by Hyphen

New music on this week’s SNSS from the likes of Ro Blvd, Nitty Scott, K-Os, DJ Shadow, Kids These Days, DMP, Evidence, and more, but hands down, the dopest record on the show is Common’s “Blue Sky.”  Crazy!

Big shout to Mayer Hawthorne for calling in as well.  Be sure to pick up his new album, How Do You Do, ASAP!  Listen to the interview to hear Mayer explain how it differs from his previous album, what life on a major label is like, his relationship with Snoop Dogg, how his old Athletic Mic League and Now On homies feel about Haircut becoming a crooner, and more…

Show #331 (10-9-11)

  1. Rick Ross – “I Love My B*tches”
  2. Ro Blvd ft. Thurz – “Great Going Good”
  3. Evidence – “I Don’t Need Love”
  4. Styles P ft. Pharoahe Monch – “Children”
  5. Nitty Scott, MC – “Doobsicles”
  6. TiRon & Ayomari – “If I Had You”
  7. Sonny Bonoho ft. Playboy Tre & Rudi Deville – “Super Cool” (Local Music)
  8. The Gooneez & The Fratelleez ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Too Strong”
  9. Kendrick Lamar – “Cloud 10”
  10. Common – “Blue Sky”
  11. Add-2 – “Introspective of a Young Black Male”
  12. K-Os ft. Drake – “Faith, Pt. 2”
  14. Mayer Hawthorne ft. Snoop Dogg – “Can’t Stop”
  15. DJ Shadow ft. Little Dragon – “Scale It Back”
  16. Yonas Michael – “House Full Of Women”
  17. J. Cole – “Lost Ones”
  18. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “New Day”
  19. Kids These Days – “Clear Eyes”
  20. Proh Mic ft. Tone Trezure – “Sleep In Girl” (Local Music)
  21. J. Bre ft. Luck-One & Grynch – “Memories” (Local Music)
  22. Black Eyed Peas – “Fallin’ Up” (Throwback of the Week)
  23. DMP – “We Ain’t Playin’”

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Common – Blue Sky (lyric video)

Posted in Artists, Videos on October 8th, 2011 by Hyphen

Self-explanatory. Great record.  Com’s The Dreamer, The Believer will be released on November 22nd and we’ll also be getting an official video for this song soon.

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