Affion Crockett x Drake x Tim Westwood

Posted in Artists, Comedy, Videos on July 17th, 2010 by Hyphen

Greatness.  Tim Westwood is possibly the funniest character in this entire high school musical that is the hip-hop industry.

UPDATE:  I suppose I should include the original for those who haven’t seen it yet…

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Strong Arm Steady ft. Chace Infinite, Planet Asia, & Affion Crockett – Black History (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

In honor of Black History Month, the Blacksmith family has recorded this dope song and video where Phil Da Agony, Chace Infinite, Planet Asia, and Affion Crockett spit about their family heritage.  I’m not a huge fan of the beat, but the verses give you a little biography of each dude’s family tree, which is something dope that you rarely hear from MC’s.

Shout to Tunji for sending this one through as well.  Hit up the YOTB for more…

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 10-27-08

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

Illa J

As with other WLotD winners that I actually enjoy listening to, I feel like I should preface this post by saying I dig Illa J.  It’s been sad to see how much hate dude is getting from damn near everyone – casual listeners, Dilla diehards, bloggers, fellow artists, etc..  Is he stepping into Dilla’s shoes right away?  No.  Does he have potential?  Yes.  Am I salty that he’s using his brother’s unreleased beats to help support his family?  Helllllllllll no.  Do your thing Illa.

I peeped the Yancey Boys album over the weekend and I really dug it.  The beats are clearly top notch, and they’re the exact kind of Dilla sound that I’ve always loved.  Illa’s rhymes actually remind me of some early SV stuff: laid back, somewhat rambling, and centered around everyday ish.  That said, we played this joint on Sound Session last night and this line was kinda painful:

“I see you outside, gettin’ in the club free/
Lookin’ lovely, as soon as I seen you, I wanted to f*ck thee”
–Illa J, “DFTF”

Ahhh, I just hate when people force a rhyme and it’s so obvious.  Anyway, this joint is still great.  Who knew Affion Crockett could rap for real?

Illa J ft. Affion Crockett – “DFTF”

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