Sound Session #219 (8-9-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

Back to business as usual this week, nothing but good music and good times.  Check out this week’s Sound Session for new songs from artists like Chali 2Na, the Kidz In The Hall, Raekwon, Kev Brown, Pac Div, Anjulie, Lushlife, Seattle’s own Blue Scholars, and more.  Speaking of the town, huge shout to the Massive Monkees for killing it in the first round of “America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV.  Not only are they repping the 206 to the fullest, but they’re also representing true b-boy culture on one of the biggest stages in the world.  Keep up the great work fellas, we’re all proud of you.

Be sure to check out our full interview with the elusive and legendary Bilal too.  We had a great discussion about his classic 1st Born Second album, what he’s been up to since its release almost a decade ago, his upcoming Air Tight’s Revenge project, and much more.  It’s a great one.

Show #219 (8-9-09)

  1. Blue Scholars – “HI-808” (Local Music)
  2. Nas ft. Choklate – “Film”
  3. Chali 2Na ft. Anthony Hamilton – “Don’t Stop”
  4. Kidz In The Hall – “Flickin’”
  5. Lushlife – “The Kindness”
  6. Khingz – “Blaq Han Solo” (Local Music)
  7. Slaughterhouse ft. M.O.P. – “Woodstock (Hood Hop)”
  8. Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck, Method Man, & Ghostface Killah – “House Of Flying Daggers”
  9. The Roots – “How I Got Over”
  11. Bilal ft. Mos Def & Common – “Reminisce”
  12. Kev Brown – “The Random Joint”
  13. Rashid Hadee – “Set In Stone”
  14. Pac Div – “Young Black Male”
  15. Drake ft. Saukrates – “The Search”
  16. Fresh Espresso – “Something New” (Local Music)
  17. Brother Ali – “Us”
  18. Mos Def – “Pistola”
  19. Mayer Hawthorne – “One Track Mind”
  20. Anjulie – “Some Dumb Girl”
  21. Peter Hadar & Theophilus London – “Want You 4 Myself”

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Mascots > life

Posted in Comedy, Live Performances, Sports, Videos on August 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

(courtesy of FYL Radio)

While Seattle’s own Massive Monkees are killing it on “America’s Best Dance Crew,” I have to show love to the mascots that hold it down on the dance tip as well.  This impromptu Dog vs. Man battle reminded me of one of my all time favorite clips…ladies and gentlemen…I give you…Stomper of the Oakland A’s…goin’ dumb:

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Blue Scholars – HI-808 (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

When we first premiered “HI-808” on our Cornerstone Mixtape, the homies Geo & Sabzi also mentioned to us that they shot a video for the song on location in Hawaii.  A little later, I saw a rough cut of the video at the office (benefit of the day job…ScreenPlay/Fuzed Music building FTW) and now the final edit is here for the masses.  And when I say masses, I mean it.

This video will be spinning in heavy rotation on MTVu all day and it will also be on the front page of  With Massive Monkees killing it on “America’s Best Dance Crew” last night, this is yet another great national look for the town via MTV.

To download the song and for more information about the Blue Scholars’ upcoming OOF! EP, check out their official site.

Oh…and I really want to go to Hawaii.  Soon.

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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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