Cozz – Cody Macc (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 4th, 2014 by Hyphen

I always enjoy seeing new talent come out the gate spitting hungry AF and that’s what you’re seeing with Cozz, J. Cole’s newest signing to Dreamville.  The most amazing part of this video is that they actually got shots of Los Angeles without any cars driving around in the background.  But on the real, peep Cozz’s abum that just dropped, Cozz & Effect, and watch out for an appearance on SNSS real soon.

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Sound Session #445 (12-22-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on December 26th, 2013 by Hyphen


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sound Session team!  There’s about 15 minutes left on Christmas Day as I write this and after a few weeks of traveling (special shout to some of my good LA friends that I saw last week, Enrique and Brian from Interscope), then the craziness of the holidays, I’m finally feeling like I can relax and catch up on things.  Hopefully you all had a great holiday and got to spend time with your friends and family, and you’re not working like I am.

That said, when we’re hanging out and playing new music from the likes of B.o.B, Kendrick, Jay, Emilio Rojas, The Physics, Disclosure, Rochelle Jordan, Oddisee, World’s Fair, Nemo Achida, Drake, Flume, and more, it really doesn’t seem like “work.”  Enjoy the latest episode of SNSS and be sure to tune in for our Best of 2013 show next week!

Show #445 (12-22-13)

  1. YG Hootie ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Two Presidents”
  2. B.o.B – “Back Me Up”
  3. Fat Trel – “She Fell In Love”
  4. Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – “The Devil Is A Lie”
  5. Roc Marciano ft. Evidence – “Love Means”
  6. Kanin ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Winner Circle”
  7. Emilio Rojas – “Hold Up”
  8. Nickelus F – “Sunday”
  9. Joey Bada$$ – “Two Lips”
  10. Talib Kweli ft. Mike Posner – “Colors Of You”
  11. The Physics ft. Stay Hi Bros. – “On My Mind” (Local Music)
  12. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – “Latch (DJ Premier Remix)”
  13. Rochelle Jordan – “Follow Me”
  14. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Make You Feel”
  15. Donte Peace – “Maxxxed Out” (Local Music)
  16. Run-D.M.C. – “Christmas In Hollis” (Throwback of the Week)
  17. Owuor Arunga ft. DadaBass & Felicia Loud – “Black As They Come” (Local Music)
  18. Oddisee – “Invisible Walls”
  19. World’s Fair ft. Bilal – “Spanish Robin Williams”
  20. Nemo Achida ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Hands On”
  21. Kidd Upstairs – “So Far Away”
  22. Flume ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut – “Space Cadet (Remix)”
  23. Flume ft. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday – “Insane (Remix)”
  24. Drake – “Come Thru”

Link to download/stream the mp3 of the show –
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Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 6th, 2013 by Hyphen

Not sure why the official YouTube clip got pulled down with a notice saying “UMG Filed A Copyright Claim” on it, but hopefully UMG isn’t standing in the way of Kendrick and TDE running things the way they want. I’m pretty sure the success and classic music they’re releasing proves they know what they’re doing without major label meddling.

Anyway, enjoy this one until it gets taken down too…

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Kendrick Lamar on Sound Session (Interview #2)

Posted in Interviews, Sound Session on October 21st, 2012 by Hyphen

Following up on his interview with J. Moore and I from our Summer Jam a few months ago, Kendrick stopped by the Sound Session studios this past week while out in Seattle for a show. 

We talked all about his new album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, which drops tomorrow.  He spoke on his approach to the record considering it’s not his first project but his first on a major label, how he wanted it to act as an introduction to the rest of his music, whether or not the label influenced him creatively, his favorite song on the album, and more.  We also touched on his early days as a rapper, getting in front of a mic for the first time, how his Top Dawg Entertainment crew compares to the other cliques in the game, and some other random topics.

Be sure to cop the album tomorrow and support one of the best artists we have in music right now!

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Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 29th, 2012 by Hyphen

Here’s the video Joe, Royce, Crook, and Joell shot for “Hammer Dance” while down in Austin for SXSW.  The Shady showcase where 50 did all of Get Rich Or Die Trying was probably the best show I caught while down there (shout to K.R.I.T., who killed that one by the way), so I’m happy to see some footage from Slaughter’s performance included here.

We’ll be airing my interview with these fellas on tonight’s Sound Session, tune in!

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Don Trip ft. Cee Lo Green – Letter To My Son (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 5th, 2011 by Hyphen

I figured I’d follow J. Cole’s “Lost Ones” with a track that represents another possible outcome to that unfortunate scenario. While Cee Lo’s addition to the record doesn’t seem necessary to me (and there’s a little too much Coolio in “Gangsta’s Paradise” happening for his visuals), I hope it helps the song get the notoriety it deserves.

Artists take note: this is the kind of emotion you should put in your music. And you also shouldn’t have kids until the situation is right. But you already knew both of those things…right?

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Don Trip – Vent (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 3rd, 2011 by Hyphen

I’ve been sleeping on this cat, but no more. This is raw!

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Yelawolf on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on December 1st, 2010 by Hyphen

The same day that I chopped it up with Wiz Khalifa, his co-star for the Waken Baken Tour, Yelawolf, stopped by the studio to kick it as well.  We discussed his official debut album Trunk Muzik 0-60, how it continues where his last mixtape left off, his nervousness/excitement during the BET Awards Cipher, his history working every odd job imaginable, being homeless in Seattle, and more.

Not only is Wolf a cool, down to Earth dude…but his album and style are both really fresh.  Hip-hop needs his presence and music right now, so do yourself a favor and check out the project if you haven’t already.

If you prefer to just listen to the audio, here you go:

Yelawolf on Sound Session –
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Shout to the whole Ghet-O-Vision & Interscope fam too.

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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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N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 6th, 2010 by Hyphen

It wouldn’t surprise me if this was real home video of Pharrell…must be a nice life.  Minus points for the blatant Beats By Dre product placement (are we really doing that for EVERY Interscope video for the past 3 years?) and poor audio syncing to the video.  No excuse for that with the production budget.  This is actually one of my least favorite records on Nothing, but it’s cool.  20’s.  50’s.  5’s.  10’s.

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