Louis Logic on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on May 30th, 2009 by Hyphen

Having been on the airwaves for almost a decade now, sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in the routine and lose some of the excitement that got me into this industry in the first place.  While it’s fun to interview hip-hop’s next generation and meet all the up and comers, there’s nothing better than chopping it up with someone who I listened to back in “the good ol’ days.”

When I got to college in 2000 and discovered the magnificence that was Napster + a T1 connection, I downloaded just about every ‘underground’ track I could find.  Among those gems was Louis Logic’s Music To Drink By compilation, which I definitely consider a personal classic (even though I was never a drinker…shrug).  Since then, Lou’s gone on to release more great projects, many of which have fallen a bit under the radar.  With the upcoming release of his Spork Kills surf-pop meets hip-hop hybrid album, Beaches Love Us, he’s about to burst back on the scene with more noise than ever.  Don’t believe me?  Peep the video for the first single, “Night Of The Hip ‘N Dead”:

A little while back, Lou came through Sound Session to talk all about the early 2000’s underground scene, his work with the Demigodz, his musical and personal evolution, his time as roommates with Travis from Gym Class Heroes, why Spork Kills is his best and most important work to date, and much more.  Do yourself a favor and check out this in-depth interview with one of hip-hop’s best lyricists:

Louis Logic on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?gxzkmkv2ig2
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/607441023e2f958e/ )

Shout to my dude Type for helping bring Louis through the show…now he’s a homey from the real “good ol’ days,” all the way back in middle school.  What up Jeff!

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-27-08

Posted in Artists, Joints, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

The Game

“I’m sick of bl**jobs, b*tch leave me alone”
–The Game, “Dope Boys”

I’m sorry, what?  Blasphemy.  hahaha…anyway, another dope song from Game’s upcoming L.A.X. album.  This one features Travis Barker killin’ it on the drums.  Check it out:

The Game ft. Travis Barker – “Dope Boys”

And if you didn’t peep the studio version of Travis’ Busta Rhymes remix, do so.

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Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Touch Me (Travis Barker Remix)” (Studio Version)

Posted in Artists, Remixes on June 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen


You’ve seen the video, now you get the studio quality mp3. I smell a workout classic.  So dope.

Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em) (Travis Barker Remix)”

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Travis Barker helps out Busta

Posted in Artists, Remixes, Videos on May 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Never been a Blink 182 fan, but their behind the scenes stuff on MTV always made me think they seemed like cool dudes. I remember they renamed fan “meet and greets” as “meet and creeps,” which anyone who has helped run one can definitely relate to. Then again, I also remember seeing some of that awful reality show about Travis Barker’s marriage. So I guess it’s a push.

Anyway, Travis has been “remixing” random hip-hop joints over the last year by playing live drums alongside the track. This one with Busta Rhymes’ “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em)” is the best one by far, mainly because he actually picked a good song to rework. No matter how much you kill the drums on a Soulja Boy track, I still can’t listen to that…

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