Jay Smooth – Marshawn Lynch and the Theater of Disobedience (video)

Posted in Sports, Videos on February 7th, 2015 by Hyphen

Jay Smooth expertly summarizes why so many of us are rooting for Marshawn Lynch, aside from the fact he’s an incredible football player.  Talk to ‘em Jay.

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Lupe Fiasco – Sway In The Morning Freestyle (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on January 23rd, 2015 by Hyphen

It’s 3am here in London and I’ve been listening to Joey Badass and Lupe’s new albums all night, which are completely reinvigorating my feelings towards contemporary hip-hop. Honestly, outside of some of the best, I feel like hip-hop’s been a bit stale the past few years. Well both of these projects and both of these artists are absolutely KILLING it right now and restoring my faith. This legit, off the top freestyle from Lupe is a great example of what I’m talking about. Cop Tetsuo & Youth in stores now and enjoy!

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Toronto Skyline Porn

Posted in Art, Videos on December 13th, 2014 by Hyphen

I’m a huge fan of skyline/cityscape pieces, especially when it’s as smooth as this timelapse film of Toronto from Ryan Emond. I need to get to the T. Dot soon. I’m still not ok with Drake popularizing folks calling it “The 6″ though. That name is taken.

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Kris Bowers – History Of Jazz Piano (video)

Posted in Artists, Videos on May 17th, 2014 by Hyphen

Kris Bowers takes you through 40 tracks, highlighting the history of the jazz piano over more than 100 years.  Great stuff.  Respect the OG’s!

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Yosemite National Park Time Lapse (video)

Posted in Art, Videos on March 1st, 2014 by Hyphen

Shot over 45 days and 200+ miles of backpacking in Yosemite National Park. Amazing.  More info on the project here.

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Rochelle Jordan – Follow Me (video)

Posted in Artists, Videos on January 26th, 2014 by Hyphen

Rochelle is one of the dopest up and coming R&B singers around, and yet another talented artist from Toronto. The T-Dot has really had it on lock the last few years, very impressive. Can’t help but hear a little Aaliyah in this KLSH produced jam. Baby Girl would be proud.

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Sampha – Too Much (video)

Posted in Artists, Videos on November 9th, 2013 by Hyphen

The song that everyone knows now that Drake sampled it gets its own video, though there aren’t any shots of Sampha himself, other than playing the keys.  Fantastic song though.  Feel free to put this on loop.  Forever.

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Jay Smooth – XOXO Festival Presentation (video)

Posted in Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 25th, 2013 by Hyphen

If you aren’t familiar with one of the best cultural critics we have in hip-hop, this gives a good introduction for what Jay Smooth does on and offline. Let this play and learn something. I guarantee you’ll be inclined to check out more of his stuff, and you can do so right here.

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Jason Sudeikis as Coach Lasso (NBC Sports Premier League Film)

Posted in Comedy, Sports, Videos on August 3rd, 2013 by Hyphen

Being a huge English Premier League fan, I have mixed feelings about NBC Sports acquiring the US TV rights starting this upcoming season. On one hand, at least it’s not at Fox, whose production value for FSC has always been abysmal, and being part of the NBC family should help increase the exposure to the US.  However, obviously I’d prefer the rights to be owned by my company, ESPN, plus I’m a little concerned this piece above will be representative of how they cover a foreign sports league.

Concerns aside, I LOL’d.

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Shad – Flying Colours (preview)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos, Videos on July 4th, 2013 by Hyphen

Similar to my favorite “freestyle” video of all time, Shad went in on the “Grammy Family” beat for about 7 minutes and absolutely murdered it.  So many bars, so much knowledge.  Best writer in the game, imo.  Peep the lyrics here.

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