Sound Session #302 (3-13-11)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 15th, 2011 by Hyphen

Short on time this week as I’m frantically trying to wrap up any loose ends before making the annual trek down to SXSW in Texas.  If you’re going to be down in Austin, hit me with an email, text, call, comment, tweet, etc. so we can link up!

There are a million great events but be sure to come through the 1st annual Hoop & Hang basketball tournament on Saturday from 12pm – 4pm.  I’ll be out there breaking your favorite rapper’s ankles and dropping a few from Jimmer range.  More details will be revealed this week on The Smoking Section, who are hosting the event along with Hard Knock TV.  Should be a fun time…

Show #302 (3-13-11)

  1. Killer Mike ft. Big Boi & T.I. – “Ready, Set, Go (Remix)”
  2. Big K.R.I.T. – “Dreamin’”
  3. Rittz ft. 8Ball – “Pie”
  4. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  5. The Physics – “Fix You” (Local Music)
  6. Travis Barker ft. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell – “If You Want To”
  7. Shad – “The One In Front Of The Garage”
  8. Dom Kennedy – “Goodbye”
  9. Pusha T – “Cook It Down”
  10. Pharoahe Monch ft. Styles P & Phonte – “Black Hand Side”
  11. Raekwon ft. Nas – “Rich and Black”
  12. Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man – “The What” (Throwback of the Week)
  13. Grynch ft. Jon Hope & Language Arts – “Timeless” (Local Music)
  14. Bambu – “Something”
  15. J*Davey – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  17. Mickey Factz – “Paradise”
  18. Thurzday – “Rodney King”
  19. Sweatshop Union ft. D-Sisive – “Bring Back The Music” (Local Music)
  20. Recess ft. Blu – “How Do You Sleep?”
  21. The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link –
(2nd back up – Hyphen and J. Moore – Sunday Night Sound Session, Show 302, 3-13-11.mp3)

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Add-2 – Dream Girl (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 19th, 2010 by Hyphen

Good stuff from the homey Add-2, which made me think…

Hyph’s Dream Girl:

  • Smart
  • Smiles a lot
  • Great sense of humor and laughs at horrible jokes
  • Cute and prefers jeans/sweats to make up and fancy clothes (oh you fancy, huh?)
  • Athletic & loves working out or playing sports
  • Progressive and interested in making the world a better place
  • Open minded
  • Hard working
  • Loves animals
  • Loves kids
  • Loves music
  • Lady in the streets…
  • A good cook…not to be chauvinistic, but cause we’re gonna starve if she ain’t
  • No drugs or alcohol (“…so I can get the signal clear as day“)
  • Standard wifey credentials…

Must live in my city.  Long distance gets you every damn time.  You know where to apply.

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RIP Granma Hyphen

Posted in Random Ish on October 27th, 2010 by Hyphen

99 years young…and I’m really happy she got to meet one of her great grandchildren over the weekend…she had a great life.  Just had dinner with her on Sunday and got the news yesterday.  Life moves quickly.  Love you.

Please send a note or call your family today for me, especially your elders.  Be safe y’all.

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Sound Session #263 (6-13-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on June 14th, 2010 by Hyphen

I swear it feels like just yesterday when we all watched Zinedine Zidane gracefully end his legendary soccer career by high-fiving Marco Materazzi’s chest with his forehead (confused?), but 4 quick years later and it’s already time for another World Cup.  While I’ve had a few debates with my non-soccer loving friends, overall, it seems like everyone is pretty excited about the tournament.  On the pitch, every country other than Germany is off to a slow start, but that’s fairly typical for the Cup.  As the teams get into their second games, things will loosen up a bit and the questionable goalkeeping combined with Adidas’ controversial Jabulani ball should provide some memorable moments.

Unfortunately, due to the time difference from South Africa to the Pacific Northwest, half of these memorable moments will occur when we’re asleep or just waking up.  Consequently, I’ll wrap this up in hope that I can change my schedule for the next few weeks.  Early to bed (for once) means that I can actually catch the 7am (or perhaps the 5am…well, naaaah) game before hitting the office.

Peep this week’s episode of SNSS for less soccer talk and more musical dopeness, including tracks by Rah Digga, Drake, Kanye, Reflection Eternal, Shad, Outkast, and more.  Plus, we played part of our recent interview with one of the illest new MC’s in the game, Laws.  Be sure to check out the full interview right here.

Show #263 (6-13-10)

  1. Rah Digga – “This Ain’t No Lil’ Kid Rap”
  2. Homeboy Sandman – “The Carpenter”
  3. Asher Roth – “G.R.I.N.D.”
  4. Cook Classics ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Midwest Malcolm”
  5. Dom Kennedy – “1997”
  6. Big K.R.I.T. ft. Devin The Dude – “Moon & Stars”
  7. Sol – “Dear Friends” (Local Music)
  8. Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas (Version 1)”
  9. Shad – “Telephone”
  10. Big Boi ft. Andre3000 & Sleepy Brown – “Lookin’ 4 Ya”
  11. Janelle Monae ft. Saul Williams – “Dance Or Die”
  13. Laws – “Hold You Down”
  14. Drake – “Show Me A Good Time”
  15. Kanye West ft. Dwele – “Power”
  16. TiRon – “Boys & Girls”
  17. JFK – “On The Regular” (Local Music)
  18. The Roots ft. John Legend – “The Fire”
  19. Little Brother – “Whatever You Say” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Cool Nutz – “Monster Up” (Local Music)
  21. Reflection Eternal ft. Bilal – “Ends”
  22. Electric Wire Hustle – “They Don’t Want”

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

Link to download the full interview with Laws –
(back up / streaming link –

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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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A Love Supreme: U-N-I & Ro Blvd. – Documentary trailer

Posted in Artists, Joints, Movies, Videos on December 22nd, 2009 by Hyphen

Yessir!  It’s getting closer and closer to the release of DRG Films’ documentary on U-N-I & Ro Blvd.’s A Love Supreme project.

*cough* narrated by yours truly *cough*

Also, Y-O and Thurzday leaked a new track off the upcoming re-release of the album, due out February 23rd.

U-N-I – “Supreme 2.0”


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Timbaland ft. Drake & Lupe Fiasco – Say Something (Hyphen Edit)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Remixes, Sound Session on October 31st, 2009 by Hyphen

Since I’m gonna run this on Sound Session tomorrow, I figured I’d post up this quick mix I made combining Timbaland’s “Say Something” featuring Drake with the freestyle that Lupe murdered last week.  Someone’s verse had to go…sorry Tim.

Timbaland ft. Drake & Lupe Fiasco – “Say Something (Hyphen Edit)”
(back up link)

Timbaland ft. Drake & Lupe Fiasco – “Say Something (Hyphen Edit) (Clean)”
(back up link)

Clean included for my fellow DJ’s.

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Sound Session #230 (10-25-09)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Interviews, Sound Session on October 27th, 2009 by Hyphen

Time is absolutely flying.  It’s about to be Halloween?  WTFFFFFFFFFFF, fail.

Another fun show this week, complete with a great soundtrack from artists like J. Cole, the CunninLynguists, Kidz In The Hall, Skyzoo, Vstylez, Paten Locke, Fashawn, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, Extended Famm, and more.  Shout to the homies Clockwork for coming through the studio and also Emilio Rojas for calling in from NYC, fresh off his victory celebration for the Yankees.

Is it wrong that I don’t even mind that the Evil Empire made it to the World Series this year?  It feels like it’s been so long, I’m almost…*gasp*…rooting for them.  Ok, perhaps I can’t go that far, but I’m fairly apathetic towards this year’s series.  One team that just won and the other team where everyone pretty much has a ring (though I’d like to see CC get one, so he can CC all the girls he see sees around town)?  Eh.

I’ll just root for good baseball and hope it goes 7.  I bet Cleveland is maaaaad salty looking at those Game 1 starters though…

Show #230 (10-25-09)

  1. Royce Da 5’9” ft. Phonte – “Something 2 Ride 2”
  2. J. Cole – “Welcome”
  3. Crooked I ft. Snoop Dogg – “Guess Who’s Back”
  5. Clockwork – “Accountability” (Local Music)
  6. Big Boi ft. Gucci Mane – “Shine Blockas”
  7. Camp Lo – “Satin Amnesia”
  8. CunninLynguists ft. E-40 & Evidence – “Running Wild”
  9. BK-One ft. Black Thought – “Philly Boy”
  10. Clipse ft. Cam’ron & Pharrell – “Popular Demand (Popeyes)”
  11. Kidz In The Hall – “Jukebox”
  12. Skyzoo – “Popularity”
  14. Emilio Rojas – “Bold and Arrogant”
  15. Vstylez ft. Royce Da 5’9”, Big Pooh, Elzhi, & Phat Kat – “Clash Of The Titans”
  16. Drake ft. Logics, Spaceman, Brainstorm (of Dyme Def), & Grynch – “Forever NW Remix)” (Local Music)
  17. Substantial & Burns ft. Extended Famm – “The W.W.K.Y.A. Tour”
  18. Paten Locke – “Wadaap!”
  19. Fresh Espresso ft. Grynch, Macklemore, & Gatsby – “Something New (Remix)” (Local Music)
  20. Fashawn ft. Blu – “Samsonite Man”
  21. Wyclef Jean – “Toussaint vs. Bishop”
  22. Joss Stone – “4 and 20”

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

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Sound Session #227 (10-4-09)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on October 5th, 2009 by Hyphen

I feel like a broken record these days, but since I’m pressed for time again this week, we’ll keep it simple.  Check out this week’s show for great music from artists like Crown City Rockers, Sean Price, Murs, J. Cole, Skyzoo, Cormega, Rob Murat, De La Soul, Shad, and more.  I think we may have world premiered a new Strong Arm Steady track featuring Talib Kweli too, but I’m not sure.  I haven’t seen it out there for the general public quite yet…

We also aired a snippet of our interview with the Clipse, but you can look for the full version (with video) to be posted soon on TAOD.  Thanks to B. Nolan at Columbia (where they apparently do play fair…+3 points if you get the reference) for setting that up.  Shout to the homey Sonny Bonoho as well for coming through the studio to play a new joint of his featuring Playboy Tre.  Enjoy!

Show #227 (10-4-09)

  1. Consequence ft. Rick Ross – “The More I Get”
  2. Crown City Rockers – “Make It Hotter”
  3. Buckshot & Sean Price – “The Feeling”
  4. Ghostface Killah ft. Fabolous & Shareefa – “Guest House”
  5. BK-One ft. Murs – “Eighteen To Twenty-One”
  6. Strong Arm Steady ft. Talib Kweli – “Okay (Get Started)”
  8. Sonny Bonoho ft. Playboy Tre – “I Know” (Local Music)
  9. Big Boi ft. Too $hort & George Clinton – “For Yo’ Sorrows”
  10. Shafiq Husayn ft. Bilal – “Cheeba (Nottz Remix)”
  11. De La Soul – “La La La”
  12. Shad ft. Jermiside & Destruments – “The Calling”
  13. Skyzoo – “The Opener”
  14. J. Cole – “Lights Please”
  15. Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite ft. Sol & Grynch – “The New Light” (Local Music)
  17. Clipse ft. Kanye West – “Kinda Like A Big Deal”
  18. Cormega – “Make It Clear”
  19. They Live – “Meth Heads” (Local Music)
  20. Rob Murat ft. Kidz In The Hall – “Dilemma (Remix 1.0)”
  21. Brother Ali – “You Say (Puppy Love)”
  22. Aloe Blacc – “What Was Your Name”
  23. Lee Wilson ft. Mos Def – “Soul Kiss”

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

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