Sound Session #492 (11-16-14)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on November 18th, 2014 by Hyphen


Aw snap, archiving this week’s SNSS episode only a day after we aired it?  Feels like the good old days…

Enjoy this week’s show featuring new music from Rozay x Hov x Timbo, Lupe Fiasco, Ty Dolla Sign, Big K.R.I.T., Kev Brown, Elzhi, Anderson Paak (super slept on album, peep that!), Ghostface Killah, Junia-T, Raleigh Ritchie, Stromae, Pusha T, Kyle, and more.  We also ran two throwbacks to celebrate some classic albums turning 15 and 20 years old over the weekend and even world premiered a brand new track from our buddies Shad & DJ T.Lo.  As I mentioned on air, I cosign literally 100% of Shad’s bars/content…which doesn’t even seem possible, but it is.  I guess we just look at the world in a very similar way and as a result, the music resonates deeply with me.  Plus, at the end of the day, it’s just dope as hell.  If you missed our recent interview with him, click here.

Do any of y’all have an artist that always says stuff you agree with and you’d feel comfortable sharing the music with anyone in your life, from kids to adults?  I mean, besides 2 Chainz.

Anyway, last note: I was cleaning up the archives and found our Big Sean “Studio 93” interview from last year that we never posted up.  If you want to watch/listen, it’s still a great convo with one of the coolest/nicest dudes in the biz, who also happens to be one of the biggest rappers around now.  Sean provided some really good insight into his creative process, his life outside of music, his goals, and more.  You can check that out right here.


Show #492 (11-16-14)

1.    Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z – “Movin Bass”
2.    Lupe Fiasco – “Deliver”
3.    Ty Dolla Sign – “Stand For”
4.    Big K.R.I.T. – “Third Eye”
5.    Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey ft. Asheru & Grap Luva – “What You Got”
6.    Signif ft. Elzhi – “Play 2 Win”
7.    JayKin – “E.T.S. (Take Your Time)” (Local Music)
8.    Anderson Paak – “Venice”
9.    Esta ft. SPZRKT – “Can’t Wait”
10.    Ghostface Killah ft. Kandace Springs – “Love Don’t Live Here No More”
11.    Method Man ft. Blue Raspberry – “Release Yo’ Delf” (Throwback of the Week)
12.    YUKMOB – “No Half Steppin’” (Local Music)
13.    Slaughterhouse – “Y’all Ready Know”
14.    Junia-T – “Wasting Time”
15.    **Shad & DJ T.Lo – “Hang On” (WORLD PREMIERE)**
16.    Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps ft. Sam Lachow – “If I Fall” (Local Music)
17.    We Are Shining ft. Andrea Balency – “Breaks”
18.    Willow – “Flowers”
19.    Raleigh Ritchie ft. Little Simz – “Cuckoo”
20.    Choosey – “Fly Me To The Moon”
21.    Stromae ft. Pusha T, Lorde, Q-Tip, & HAIM – “Meltdown”
22.    Kyle – “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”
23.    Dr. Dre ft. Xzibit & Eminem – “What’s The Difference” (Throwback of the Week)

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ASAP Mob ft. ASAP Nast & Method Man – Trillmatic (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 8th, 2013 by Hyphen

Looks like the ASAP Mob is gearing up for another group release and this is the first offering we’ve seen from it. While I don’t expect them to follow this vibe for the whole project, I’m glad this one isn’t a trap record.

This one is straight out of ’95. And that’s a beautiful thing.

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Sound Session #415 (5-26-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on May 27th, 2013 by Hyphen


Hope everyone’s having a great Memorial Day and taking some time out to recognize those who have made sacrifices for the rest of us.  Here’s our most recent episode of SNSS, complete with new songs from AZ, Noreaga, Bryant Dope, Realm Reality, Nate The Great, Chuck Inglish, Mystikal, When Saints Go Machine, Cassow, Porter Ray, Locksmith, Wale, Casey Veggies, The Procussions, Chance The Rapper, and more.

If you missed it in our last blast, here’s the link to watch our recent interview with A$AP Rocky as well –

Enjoy the show!

Show #415 (5-26-13)

  1. AZ – “We Movin’”
  2. Noreaga – “Student Of The Game”
  3. Bryant Dope – “Champion Sound”
  4. Realm Reality ft. The Kid Daytona – “Cayman Island Getaway”
  5. Wu-Tang Clan – “Execution In Autumn”
  6. Method Man – “Bring The Pain” (Throwback of the Week)
  7. French Montana ft. Raekwon & Ne-Yo – “We Go Wherever We Want”
  8. Nate The Great – “Be Cool”
  9. Big K.R.I.T. – “Talkin’ Bout Nothing”
  10. Rittz ft. Big K.R.I.T. – “Wastin’ Time”
  11. Mayer Hawthorne ft. Jessie Ware – “Her Favorite Song”
  12. Chuck Inglish ft. Asher Roth – “For The Love”
  13. TiRon & Ayomari – “PRTY N BLSHT”
  14. Mystikal – “Hit Me”
  15. When Saints Go Machine ft. Killer Mike – “Love and Respect”
  16. Gilbere Forte ft. Active Child – “Nolita”
  17. Cassow – “Her Poison” (Local Music)
  18. Porter Ray – “Checkmate” (Local Music)
  19. Locksmith ft. Anesha – “Stand It”
  20. Substantial – “Bedda At Home (U Ain’t Fly)”
  21. Wale ft. Sam Drew – “LoveHate Thing”
  22. Casey Veggies – “Money Don’t Buy Time”
  23. Chance The Rapper ft. Childish Gambino – “Favorite Song”
  24. Fleeta Partee ft. Jarrard Anthony, Yirim Seck, & John Crown – “This Is Hip-Hop” (Local Music)
  25. The Procussions – “Moon and Back”

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Sound Session #402 (2-24-13)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on February 27th, 2013 by Hyphen


Pretty crazy past few days here in Seattle with Rakim, Method Man, A-Trak, Z-Trip, and DJ Jazzy Jeff all coming through the town.  Jeff called in to the show this week, but be on the lookout for our full video interview with him soon.  The man has stories for days!

In the meantime, enjoy SNSS #402 with artists like Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, Shad, The Procussions, M.anifest, TWINSMATIC, Jose James, Bilal, Chance The Rapper, Jared Evan, Bondax, ForteBowie, Substantial, and more.  Shout to the homies Grynch and DJ Nphared for coming through the studio as well.

Last but not least, congrats to our buddy and former co-worker at KUBE, DJ Scene, for winning the Red Bull Thre3style West Coast Regional Finals at Foundation Nightclub on Monday and moving on to the National Championship round.  Repping Seattle nicely!

Show #402 (2-24-13)

  1. Curren$y ft. Wiz Khalifa & Rick Ross – “Choosin’”
  2. Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”
  3. Czarface (Inspectah Deck, 7L, & Esoteric) ft. Ghostface Killah – “Savagely Attack”
  4. Roc Marciano – “Bruh Man”
  5. Serge Severe & 5th Sequence – “It’s Like That” (Local Music)
  6. The Procussions ft. Shad – “Today”
  7. M.anifest – “Blue (Chale What Dey Happen)”
  8. Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah”
  9. Jared Evan ft. Lil’ Fame – “Uma Thurman”
  10. The Black Opera ft. Mayer Hawthorne – “Queen Of Hearts”
  11. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rain”
  12. Joey Badass ft. Smoke DZA & Big K.R.I.T. – “Underground Airplay”
  14. Grynch ft. Bambu & Slug – “Mister Rogers (Remix)” (Local Music)
  16. ForteBowie – “Take Em To Church”
  17. J Dilla ft. Frank N Dank – “Anthem”
  19. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff” (Throwback of the Week)
  20. Substantial – “Resilient (Marcus D Remix)” (Local Music)
  21. Bondax – “Gold (Snakehips Bootleg)”
  22. TWINSMATIC – “Oh Boy”
  23. Bilal – “Astray”
  24. Jose James – “Come To My Door”

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Method Man – World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids) (video)

Posted in Artists, Comedy, Music Videos on October 4th, 2011 by Hyphen

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible for me to like Sour Patch Kids more, they go and link up with Method Man for this video. On one hand, a rapper many looked up to as one of the grimiest MC’s in the game has just recorded an ode to delicious children’s sour candy. On the other hand, Mef probably needs that C.R.E.A.M. to avoid eating solely said candy. Plus, it’s still about 2312039210x doper than any sell out maneuver Ice Cube’s pulled over the past decade.

On the real though, I’m a SPK connoisseur. If you know me, you already know.

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Sound Session #224 (9-13-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

So much going on in the world of Hyph…good music, cool homies, great sports, artists coming into town, even a job promotion (raises FTW!), etc…all sorts of dopeness, so I’ll get right to it.

Check out the latest episode of SNSS for new tracks from people like Sean Price, Raekwon, Fashawn, Mayer Hawthorne, Drake, Wale, Crown Royale, Shafiq Husayn, Felt, and many more.  Special shout to Phonte and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange calling in to talk about their show TONIGHT (Tuesday, the 15th) at Nectar Lounge.  Everyone here in Seattle better come through…it’s sure to be one of the best concerts of the year.  We gave out more tickets to that this week, along with tix to the Method Man & Redman show on Thursday and copies of the soundtrack to the new Big Pun documentary.  Thanks to everyone involved and congrats to our winners!

Lastly, as I mentioned last week, I had the pleasure of DJ’ing for U-N-I during their Bumbershoot performance.  With J. Moore aka Jonny Tarantino on the cam, we grabbed some footage for y’all too.  Be sure to watch it here to see Thurz & Y-O tear down the Fisher Green Stage in the shadow of the Space Needle.

Show #224 (9-13-09)

  1. Marco Polo & Torae ft. DJ Revolution – “Double Barrel”
  2. Sean Price ft. Skyzoo & Torae – “Duck Down”
  3. Raekwon ft. Method Man & Ghostface Killah – “New Wu”
  4. Fashawn – “Fash Plays It Cool”
  5. Strong Arm Steady ft. The Game – “Trunk Music”
  6. BK-One ft. Phonte, Brother Ali, & The Grouch – “Here I Am”
  7. Skyzoo – “Popularity”
  8. D. Black – “The Return” (Local Music)
  9. Jay-Z ft. Kid Cudi – “Already Home”
  11. Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – “Lose Your Way”
  12. Mayer Hawthorne – “Shiny and New”
  13. Wale ft. Jazmine Sullivan – “Award Tour”
  14. Drake – “Fear”
  15. Dynas – “Challenges Of L.O.V.E. (Leaving One’s Virtues Exposed)”
  16. Big Pun ft. Fat Joe – “Twinz (Deep Cover ’98)”
  17. Crown Royale (Buff1 & DJ Rhettmatic) – “We Gotcha”
  18. Sonny Bonoho – “Judge Brown” (Local Music)
  19. Felt (Slug & Murs) – “Protagonists”
  20. Shafiq Husayn ft. Fatima – “Lil Girl”
  21. Macklemore – “And We Danced” (Local Music)

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Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man – House of Flying Daggers (video)

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

Hmm…I was hoping for a live action clip more reminiscent of the Ghost/Rae ending scenes in the “Triumph” video, but since the track is so hard, this will still do.  There’s just so many ill possibilities for the visuals with a title like “House of Flying Daggers” that I can’t help but be a little disappointed.  Dilla on production in case you’re sleeping too.

Courtesy of OnSmash.

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Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man – New Wu (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 2nd, 2009 by Hyphen

This song is so fire that they put it on the last Cornerstone Mixtape twice hahaha.  Rest assured, no matter how dope a song is, you aren’t gonna hear it twice in 30 minutes on our mix…

By the way, Cornerstone Mixtape #115 drops any day now!  You ready?

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