The Kid Daytona & 6th Sense – The Making Of “Camelot” (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on June 16th, 2011 by Hyphen

Big shout to Daytona for sending over the behind the scenes footage of him and 6th in the studio cooking up a record called “Camelot.”  I don’t think fans get to see these scenes enough, and certainly, nobody gets to see 6th’s beard enough. No word on where/when this song will be released, but I’m sure you’ll hear it on SNSS when it drops!

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Curren$y & Nardwuar are BFF’s

Posted in Comedy, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on May 27th, 2011 by Hyphen

First came the above interview at SXSW and with Curren$y recently completing his Pacific Northwest trip, Nardwuar posted the follow up:

Nardwuar is obviously legendary, but for his bits to work, he needs the interviewee to play along. There have been plenty of good examples, but the interaction between these two is on another level. Plus, Curren$y’s personality is high comedy, no pun.

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Jon Stewart defends Common to Bill O’Reilly

Posted in Comedy, News, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on May 17th, 2011 by Hyphen

Following up on the absolutely absurd “controversy” regarding Common’s appearance at the White House, Jon sat down with O’Reilly to dispense more ether, this time face-to-face.

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Donald Glover on Jimmy Fallon

Posted in Artists, Comedy, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on April 21st, 2011 by Hyphen

*DEAD* @ what he said about Kix cereal.

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J Dilla – Still Shining

Posted in Artists, Movies, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on February 12th, 2011 by Hyphen

Watch this immediately.  There’s really nothing else that needs to be said.  RIP Dilla.

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Million $ Mano speaks on Kanye’s “Lost In The World”

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on January 16th, 2011 by Hyphen

Interesting story from Million $ Mano about how his work ended up forming the backbone for Kanye’s “Lost In The World.”  Apparently he wasn’t credited on initial copies of the album but he’ll get his due in newer pressings.  Either way, it’s always cool to hear stories about how Kanye is down to work with lesser known, but always dope, artists and keep the cycle going.  It’s rather refreshing to see cats just excited about making dope music…

That said, producers: make sure you get your publishing in order.  Otherwise, when they ask “who will survive in America?”  It won’t be you.

Full interview over at Ruby Hornet.

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Drake talks “The Calm”

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on January 15th, 2011 by Hyphen

5 mic personal classic mixtape, no question about it.  I’m a firm believer that if a particular album provides the soundtrack for your life at a certain important point, you’ll always hold it in a special regard.  And a refresher for the song in question, if you need it:

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Irish Celebration (Behind The Scenes)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on January 8th, 2011 by Hyphen

My guy Mack is blowing up! It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy and I’m really glad to see Ryan get the exposure as well.  These two gentlemen have been some of the nicer folks I’ve befriended in our scene out here and they’re both ridiculously talented.  It’s awesome to watch the world take notice.

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Shad – Live in Cologne (show + interview)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on December 18th, 2010 by Hyphen

It’s so dope to see the homey Shad blowing up all over the world these days.  Right after Yeezy, SK is my second favorite artist out these days, and above all, him and his team are just good, cool folks.  Peep the video above to see clips from his recent performance in Cologne plus some interesting interview excerpts.

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Jay-Z and Cornel West at the New York Public Library

Posted in Art, Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on November 20th, 2010 by Hyphen

I’ve been watching Hov make the rounds to damn near every media outlet in NYC over the past week, but I wasn’t really sold that I wanted to check out Decoded until this interview at the New York Public Library.  It’s almost 2 hours, so it’s certainly long, but if you can watch it, I highly recommend it.  There’s really good, insightful commentary from Jay, Cornel West, and Paul Holdengraber throughout.

Shout to Shad’s manager, G, who sent it over and summed it up nicely:

There is a video link below.  It’s not short.  But it’s great.

It reminded me about how important the work that we do is.  We are quite literally changing the future.

For the remaining history of this world, people who love really good food, will undoubtedly stumble upon the creative output of our friends.  I think that’s f*cking incredible, and I often forget…to remember it.

It was great to revisit Jay-Z as an artist…and it was great to see Cornel West attempt to evoke just a bit more enlightenment in a person who he clearly has a ton of respect for already.

This video also made me realize how important it is to have a Cornel West Uncle at the dinner table.

Anyways, here she is.  Dig in someday.

Now…who’s gonna cop Decoded for me for Christmas?

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