Sound Session #406 (3-24-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 28th, 2013 by Hyphen


New music on this week’s SNSS from artists like Smoke DZA, Roc Marciano, Troy Ave, Bambu, Jhene Aiko, Black Milk, Robin Thicke, Astro, Danny Brown, The Foreign Exchange, and more.  Plus, we were joined live in studio by our homies Brainstorm (of Dyme Def) and Carl Roe.  Be sure to check out Brain’s new solo album, The Celestine Prophecy 2, right here!

Shout as well to Joey Badass, the whole Pro Era crew, Diplo, and the Major Lazer crew for linking up with us for interviews this week as well.  Be on the lookout for those clips soon!

Show #406 (3-24-13)

  1. Smoke DZA ft. ASAP Twelvyy – “Aura”
  2. P-Money ft. Roc Marciano – “The Professional”
  3. Troy Ave ft. Avon Blocksdale – “So Ambitious”
  4. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z – “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”
  5. Pigeon Hole – “Wolf Pack” (Local Music)
  6. Kris Kasanova – “Mosh Pit”
  8. Bambu ft. Prometheus Brown – “Books”
  9. Joey Badass – “Unorthodox”
  10. Johnny Polygon – “Purple Mess”
  12. Brainstorm ft. Carl Roe – “Oh My God” (Local Music)
  13. Black Milk – “Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst”
  15. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
  16. denitia and sene – “how to satisfy”
  17. Jhene Aiko – “Everything Must Go”
  18. Lifesavas – “HelloHiHey” (Throwback of the Week)
  19. Astro – “He Fell Off”
  20. Paul White ft. Danny Brown – “Street Lights”
  21. J-Key – “On You” (Local Music)
  22. The Foreign Exchange ft. KING – “All The Kisses (Ahmed Sirour Remix)”

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Logics – Problematic EP

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on February 15th, 2011 by MitchNW

Mitch: The homie Logics just dropped his latest project titled #Problematic. I heard  couple tracks a few months ago and have been waiting for this ever since. L’s recruited a slew of Seattle artists for the EP, including the Blue Scholars’ own Geo as well as Brainstorm of Dyme Def, J.Pinder and Eighty4 Fly. Download link & tracklist after the jump. Read more »

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Red Bull Big Tune @ SXSW

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Sound Session, Videos on April 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

I mean…look at all the homies involved.  It’s so dope to be able to call these folks friends and I couldn’t be prouder of what J. Moore and the fellas have built with the Big Tune series. Shout to the homey Budo on a huge win, but also congrats to KT for being an alien with beats human beings are not worthy of rapping over. If you weren’t lucky enough to be in Austin for this, enjoy the video recap…

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Dyme Def – Do Something (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

More freshness from the town.  A little NSFW though, so be careful if you peep it at the office.  Dyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyme Def!

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Red Bull Big Tune Special on BET tonight!

Posted in Artists, Sound Session, Videos on April 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

In case you aren’t aware, the Red Bull Big Tune event is the brainchild of our very own J. Moore, along with the big homies Vitamin D, Jake One, Marcus Lalario, and DV-One.  Saturday night, the 11th, you can watch an excellent special on this past year’s competitions on BET at 7:30 EST/PST.  Don’t miss it, for real.  206 stand up.

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Brainstorm (of Dyme Def) – Say You Will Freeverse (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 5th, 2009 by Hyphen

Everybody seems to be getting down on this instrumental (shout to Drake especially), but this is the first video I’ve seen over it.  Big shout to Brain, Dyme Def, and the whole Soul Gorilla/800LB fam.  Gotta love the Kingdome footage at the end.  206 all day.

Sidenote:  I’m mad busy this week, semi-sick, and will be headed to Oregon this weekend…so blogging might be at a premium for the next few days.  Hold tight…

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Brain’s laptop sucks

Posted in Artists, Videos on November 19th, 2008 by Hyphen

…but he makes dope music off it, so I ain’t mad!

The homey Brainstorm of Dyme Def won our 2008 Redbull Big Tune beat battle a while back and now he’s preparing for the finals out in NYC.  Peep the preview video and get familiar with young Brainy Stacks.  Shout to our runner up, Rising Son, who will also be representing Seattle in the finals.  Good luck fellas!

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Sound Session #178 (10-26-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 27th, 2008 by Hyphen


WARNING. WARNING. We are now one week away from the most important day for the United States that any of us have lived through.  Are you ready to vote on Nov. 4th and turn this country around?

If you’ve listened to any episode of Sound Session or read a few blog posts here on TAOD, you know that I’m taking this election very seriously.  I hope the rest of you are too, because we simply can’t afford another 4 years of the same failed policies both home and abroad that we’ve witnessed during Bush’s disgraceful presidency.  We didn’t talk too much about the election on the latest episode of SNSS, mainly because I’m saving that for next week’s show on the 2nd.  Oooh boy, you hip-hop republicans will hate that one…

This past show featured our normal mix of dope music from people like Black Milk, Evidence, Kardinal Offishall, Q-Tip, Shad, Foreign Exchange, and more.  Plus we ran Kanye’s emotional ode to his mom, Joe Budden’s reworking of that Coldplay track I’ve been telling everyone to rhyme over, one of the standout tracks from the exceptional new album from The Knux, and more.

We also had Brainstorm of Dyme Def and Twixx of the world famous Massive Monkees crew come through to talk about the International B-Boy Championships going down at the Paramount on Saturday.  Dope breaking, DJ’ing, and performances by Dyme Def, B.o.B., and Pacific Division?  Wow.  I’m there.  Cop your tickets here.  Of course, if you were listening live, you could have won free tix to that show and Q-Tip, The Cool Kids, and The Knux too.  But you already knew that…

Show #178 (10-26-08)

  1. Planet Asia & DJ Muggs ft. B-Real – “Lions In The Forest”
  2. Ruste Juxx ft. Lil’ Vic – “Get Up”
  3. The Knux – “Life In A Cage (Electric)”
  5. Jake One ft. M.O.P. – “Gangsta Boy” (Local Artist)
  6. Saigon ft. Lil’ Fame (of M.O.P.) – “WW4”
  7. Black Milk ft. Royce The 5’9” – “Losing Out”
  8. Evidence ft. Phonte, Blu, & Will.I.Am – “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
  10. Kanye West – “Coldest Winter”
  11. Kardinal Offishall – “Nina”
  12. John Legend ft. Andre 3000 – “Green Light (Cook Classics Remix)”
  13. Now On – “The Willows”
  14. Joe Budden – “Sidetracked”
  15. Mos Def – “Life In Marvelous Times”
  16. Sweatshop Union – “Timelines” (Local Artist)
  17. Shad – “Brother (Watching)”
  18. Q-Tip – “Move”
  19. Illa J ft. Affion Crockett – “DFTF”
  20. Diverse – “Escape Earth”
  21. Incise ft. Tunji (of Inverse) – “True Greatness”
  22. Akrish – “No God” (Local Artist)
  23. Foreign Exchange ft. Yahzarah – “If This Is Love”

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Red Bull Big Tune 2008 – Seattle

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on October 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

I’m glad this video is dope, because otherwise I’d almost feel contractually obligated to post it.  Let’s see…

  • It features a ton of my good friends.
  • It bigs up the 206.
  • The Red Bull Big Tune was created by the other half of Sound Session, J. Moore, along with the homies Jake One, Vitamin D, and Marcus.
  • I was in the building.
  • It’s a great event.
  • Budo is hilarious.

I could go on, but the video is pretty self explanatory.  Congrats to Brainstorm and Rising Son for advancing to the finals in NYC.  Let’s hope we get back to back Seattle champions…

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