Win tickets to see Dom Kennedy in Vancouver on August 24th!

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on August 17th, 2011 by Hyphen

Every day, another person asks me what I’ve been listening to recently and most of the time, I default with “whatever we’re playing on Sound Session.”  It’s an easy answer since it’s true and there’s just too much music being released to keep everything top of mind.  Recently, I’ve switched it up a bit because there are a few artists killing it to such a degree that I’ve found myself listening to their projects over and over.  One such artist is Los Angeles’ Dom Kennedy, who is quietly writing a blueprint for independent success without a major cosign.

If you haven’t checked out his past few releases, you’re missing out on some of the dopest music around, especially for these west coast summer days.  I can’t recommend The Original Dom Kennedy and the two editions of From the Westside With Love enough.  Cop ’em now!

Dom will be performing in Vancouver on Thursday, August 24th, and thanks to our friends at Fortune Sound Club, we’ve got one pair of tickets to give out here on TAOD.  Whether you live in Van City or you’re a fellow Seattle resident able to make the drive up, if you want to check out the show, just answer the question below by emailing me – – and I’ll pick out a winner on Sunday, the 21st:

Question:  According to one of Dom’s singles, in what year did he write his first rhyme?

If you know the answer and can go to the show, hit me up!  Along with Dom’s performance, they’ll be celebrating the 4 year anniversary of The Freshest, one of the illest DJ collectives around.  It’s gonna be a great night…

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Meet Reflection Eternal This Saturday

Posted in Artists, Sound Session on May 23rd, 2010 by Hyphen

On Saturday, May 29th, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek will be making the Seattle stop on their Revolutions Per Minute Tour at the Showbox Market.  We’ve been giving away tickets on the air through Sound Session, but now we’re extending a special offer to our loyal readers on The Audacity of Dope and

We’ll be interviewing the duo at 2pm on Saturday and if you would like to join us to meet and hang out with Reflection Eternal, email me – – these 3 things:

  1. Name Talib’s business partner for their label, Blacksmith Music.
  2. Name 3 guests from Reflection Eternal’s Train Of Thought album.
  3. Name the first video released from their new album, Revolutions Per Minute.

I’ll pick 2 winners and you’ll each be allowed to bring a guest to the interview.  It’s just that simple.  What are you waiting for?  Go!

Contest ends Thursday, May 27th, at 3pm Pacific Time.

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Sound Session #228 (10-11-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on October 12th, 2009 by Hyphen

Back again with another edition of SNSS, highlighting the latest and greatest music out there each week.  This time around, we ran new cuts from folks like J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco, Keelay & Zaire, BK-One, Shad, Janelle Monae, J*Davey, Yoshi, and many more.  We also gave out some tickets for an upcoming Ghostface Killah show here in Seattle, but if you missed it, don’t fret: we’ll have more tix in the coming weeks.

Yep.  Pretty much what we do.

Show #228 (10-11-09)

  1. Sean Price & Buckshot – “Can’t Fight The Feeling”
  2. Skyzoo – “Under Pressure”
  3. Raekwon ft. Cappadonna & Ghostface Killah – “10 Bricks”
  4. Ghostface Killah ft. Fabolous & Shareefa – “Guest House”
  5. They Live – “Meth Heads” (Local Music)
  6. J. Cole – “Welcome”
  7. Strong Arm Steady ft. Talib Kweli – “Okay (Get Started)”
  8. KRS-One & Buckshot ft. Mary J. Blige – “The Way I Live”
  9. Lupe Fiasco – “Fire”
  10. Debaser (Sapient & Ethic) ft. Phat Kat & Rasco – “Out Front” (Local Music)
  11. Crown City Rockers – “Make It Hotter”
  12. Keelay & Zaire ft. Tunji, Thurzday, Kam Moye, Ragen Fykes, & the Park – “Addicts For Real (Remix)
  13. Big Boi ft. Too $hort & George Clinton – “For Yo’ Sorrows”
  14. BK-One ft. Brother Ali & Scarface – “American Nightmare”
  15. Shad ft. Jermiside & Destruments – “The Calling”
  16. Grynch ft. RA Scion & Illa J – “You Know Me (Remix)” (Local Music)
  17. Yoshi ft. Buff1 & Darien Brockington – “Magnetic”
  18. Peter, Bjorn, & John ft. Drake – “Let’s Call It Off (Remix)”
  19. Janelle Monae – “Come Alive (The War Of The Roses)”
  20. J*Davey – “End Of Your World (Mama’s Back)”
  21. Joss Stone ft. Nas – “Governmentalist”

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

If there are any problems with the links or if you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email,

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