George The Poet – Cat D (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2015 by Hyphen

If you follow me on my socials, you’ve probably noticed that I’m out in London for my ESPN day job and while I’m here, I’m really trying to explore as much as I can, both geographically and culturally. I’m getting put up on some really good music left and right, and here’s a track that kind of floored me on first listen. George The Poet is just that, a spoken word artist from London, who puts some of his pieces to music and the results are incredible.

Here’s the video for “Cat D,” a title that most folks in the States won’t understand (myself included, until it was explained to me).  Category D is a term used to describe damage a vehicle sustained in an accident, before it was rebuilt/refurbished.  D is the most extreme, meaning the vehicle may look new, but it was heavily damaged at one point.  Watch the video to see how George extends the metaphor brilliantly.

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Anderson Paak – Luh You (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 18th, 2015 by Hyphen

New visuals off the most slept on album of 2014, Anderson Paak’s Venice.  What are you waiting for, cop that!

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Joey Badass ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – Like Me (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 13th, 2015 by Hyphen

It’s early, but I’ll make two statements I’m pretty confident will end up being true: this is one of the best songs of 2015 and Joey’s B4DA$$ is one of the best albums of the year.  J. Cole at the end of 2014 and now Joey, Lupe, Drake, and soon to be Kanye and Kendrick to kick off 2015.  Not too shabby…

btw, Dilla and The Roots on the beat!

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Kwabs – Perfect Ruin (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

Man…Kwabs has one of the most powerful voices around. It gives you chills, quite literally in this video for “Perfect Ruin,” shot beautifully in a sub-zero location. Captures the song wonderfully…

Kwabs will release Love + War in May and this is the instant grat track when you pre-order now. iTunes / Amazon.

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Kali Uchis – Por Vida (free download)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on February 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

There are few things better than when an artist comes out of (relatively speaking) nowhere to floor you with some incredible music.  I had heard the name Kali Uchis for the past few months but peeped my first track about 3 weeks ago, and have been anxiously awaiting this project since that moment.  Definitely feeling some Amy vibes on this.  Download her free debut project immediately!

Download here: Kali Uchis – Por Vida

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Chinx ft. Jadakiss – Dope House (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

Another guilty pleasure alert (shout to Fetty Wap).  I dunno, there’s just something about the record that I like, but content-wise, it’s the same ol’.  For ignorant times, make it Suntory Chinx Drugz time.

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Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 5th, 2015 by Hyphen

To me, this is the best record that showcases Sam’s voice on In The Lonely Hour.  I still get chills at a few parts of this track.  Powerful vocals.

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Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney – Only One (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

You’re not perfect, but you’re not your mistakes.

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Jhene Aiko – Spotless Mind (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

New visuals from Jhene…which is really all you need to say. Hit play to see the video for “Spotless Mind,” a track inspired by possibly the greatest break up movie of all time and a pretty good take on what makes relationships so difficult, especially for 20-something’s.  Word to Joel and Clementine.

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The-Dream ft. T.I. – That’s My Shit (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 31st, 2015 by Hyphen

It’s been a while since Terius has had a hit record, but if programmers make the right call, this one should be in heavy rotation.  Kinda the jam right now, don’t front…despite the steampunk Versace look in the video?  Radio killaaaaaaa

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