Sound Session #569 (9/18/16)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 20th, 2016 by Hyphen


Due to some technical issues with the equipment in the KUBE studio, apologies but unfortunately we don’t have an archive of this week’s SNSS episode.  It’s a shame, as we played lots of good record from artists like Wax Tailor & Ghostface Killah, Knox Brown & Gallant, AlunaGeorge, Travis Scott, Isaiah Rashad & Syd, Mac Miller & Kendrick Lamar, RetcH, JAHKOY & Schoolboy Q, Brent Faiyaz, H.E.R., Tony Tillman, De La Soul & Estelle & Pete Rock, and more.  DJ Nphared sat in as a guest co-host for the 2nd week in a row and we reminisced over Lil Wayne’s true glory days, the old SQAD mixtape series, with a random, but classic, throwback freestyle.

We’ll be back next week with the archive for the podcast fiends…we gotchu.

Show #569 (9/18/16)
**Co-hosted by DJ Nphared**

1. Travis Scott ft. Kid Cudi & Swizz Beatz – “Way Back”
2. La – “So What” (Local Music)
3. T.I. – “Warzone”
4. Wax Tailor ft. Ghostface Killah – “Worldwide”
5. RetcH – “Nickel Bags”
6. Apathy ft. Marvalyss – “The Ed Lover Dance”
7. Lil Wayne – “Best Of Me Freestyle” (Throwback of the Week)
8. Common ft. Marsha Ambrosius & PJ – “Lovestar”
9. Mac Miller ft. Kendrick Lamar – “God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty”
10. CVIRO & GXNXVS – “Sober”
11. Knox Brown & Gallant – “Reignite”
12. Tom Misch – “Remember”
13. Amine – “Caroline” (Local Music)
14. Brent Faiyaz – “Insecure”
15. AlunaGeorge – “Mediator”
16. Frank Ocean – “Ivy”
17. JAHKOY ft. Schoolboy Q – “California Heaven”
18. Isaiah Rashad ft. Syd – “Silkk Da Shocka”
19. De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – “Memory Of…(US)”
20. Young Evo ft. Elan Wright – “Answers” (Local Music)
21. Dynasty ft. Eliana – “BE”
22. Thane ft. Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid – “Responsibilities”
23. Tony Tillman – “Sell Out”
24. SG Lewis ft. Bishop Lamont – “Gone”
25. H.E.R. – “Focus”
26. Schoolboy Q ft. Sam Dew – “John Muir”

No archive this week due to technical difficulties. 

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Drake ft. Lil Wayne – HYFR (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 7th, 2012 by Hyphen

There really are no words at this point. Drake is hilarious, whether it’s intentional or not, and he’s still one of my favorite artists. Greatness.

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2-Cent Ent – 2¢XM∆$ Odd Christmas 2011 (spoof video)

Posted in Artists, Comedy, Music Videos on December 24th, 2011 by Hyphen

I didn’t think I’d like this, but they won me over with a few of the lines (“I’m Wale’s secret Santa” and Drake’s intonation on “liiiIIIIIIFE!”) and a few impressions in particular (Big Sean, Beyonce, J. Cole, Kreayshawn, Birdman, Drake, and Wyclef). J. Cole receiving a basketball as a gift was golden too. Pretty good stuff overall.

Order of appearances: Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Plies, Rick Ross, Beyonce, J. Cole, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Tyler The Creator, Kreayshawn, Lil B, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Drake, Wyclef Jean, Rihanna, and LMFAO.

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Drake ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto (Remix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 21st, 2011 by Hyphen

Aw man…when I saw this picture, I didn’t think it was actually going to be the attire for the “Motto” video…amazing hahaha.  In any event, the song is dope…actually, amend that: the beat, hook, and Drizzy’s verse are dope.  I’m not sure why Tyga was invited to the party, other than to help continue raising his buzz, which is actually starting to increase these days.  Wayne…I don’t even know where to start.  Let’s just say his appearances remind me more and more of this every day:

Shrug. Tunechi!

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 11-23-11

Posted in Wack Lyric of the Day on November 23rd, 2011 by Hyphen

“I go so hard they call me Go So Hard”
— Lil Wayne, “Bang Bang Pow Pow”

It’s been a while since I posted any WLotD’s but hey, I haven’t been listening to much Wayne lately.  All that changed a few minutes ago and sure enough, his opening line on the new T-Pain single reminded me all about his amazing wackness.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 4-5-11

Posted in Wack Lyric of the Day on April 5th, 2011 by Hyphen

“In the 2 seater…me and 2 women”
— Rick Ross, “9 Piece (Remix)”

I know rappers like to stretch the truth on records, but I mean…

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Drake ft. Lil Wayne – Miss Me (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 20th, 2010 by Hyphen

I love that Drizzy took a straight “9th Wonder from 2005” inspired beat and made it a radio record.  Underground wins.

Side note, Wayne’s verse on this joint is up there with hilariously half-wack-half-dope verses from So Far Gone.  “Uggggggggggh dat’s nasty…”

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Travis Barker x Forever

Posted in Artists, Remixes, Videos on November 13th, 2009 by Hyphen

This dude is so ill on the drums.  Ridiculous.  Download link courtesy of the Dopehouse.

Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem – “Forever (Travis Barker Remix)”

Oh, and for the record: after further inspection, Lil Wayne remains thoroughly outclassed on this track.

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Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem – Forever (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Sports on September 24th, 2009 by Hyphen

Honestly, this video is a little bit of a hot mess.  Hype’s shots just seem so boring these days, the performances aren’t anything special, and the clips from LeBron’s movie just make it all look odd.  Definitely would have been better served to not appear on the soundtrack and perhaps have a little more creativity with the scenes.  With my day job involving music videos, I see 10 cooler clips than this a day…which is pretty sad when you think about all the major players that were involved with this project.

That said:

“she insists she got more class…WE KNOW

is one of the hardest lines of the year.  Drizzy!

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Drake ft. Trey Songz – Successful (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 1st, 2009 by Hyphen

After weeks of teaser pics, behind the scenes vignettes, sneak previews (and sneak previews of sneak previews), the long awaited follow up to Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” video has finally hit the net.

First off, I prefer the mixtape version of this song from So Far Gone (minus Weezy’s completely unnecessary appearance) rather than this edit with an added verse from Trey Songz.  Plus the hook just doesn’t catch the same without hearing “the hoooooooes.”  Why is “hoes” even edited?  That’s not a bad word at all.  “Hoes.”  See?  No censor.  Thank you Don Imus.

Aside from the [Ludacris] HOErrible [/Luda] censorship, visually, I think the video is pretty much spot on.  If there was one iota of sunshine in this clip, I would have been livid.  The beat, melody, subject matter, etc. all combine for a perfect late night soundtrack.  It’s almost too bad the single couldn’t drop later in the year.  This would be ideal for the cold Pacific Northwest winter.

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