Astonish – Shine Like Dilla / Trees (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 30th, 2011 by Hyphen

I heard a new record from Scheme tonight that features Astonish and I realized that Astonish is probably the dopest MC around that nobody seems to have heard of. Sure, he’s got some notoriety in his hometown of Chicago, and the Molemen affiliation helps a bit, but people don’t seem to be up on him.  In this world of massive blog exposure, that’s insane.  Here’s hoping he gets a lot more exposure in 2012.

Up top is a relatively new video and below is one of the first tracks I heard from him and played on SNSS in 2008.

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Blu & Astonish on Ruby Hornet TV

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on October 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t particularly enjoy acapella “freestyles,” but the homey Alex over at Ruby Hornet always picks dope MC to kick verses for his videos.  In this edition, Blu recites another crazy verse and Chicago’s own Astonish joins in at the end.  If you don’t know, Astonish dropped a great project last year that a lot of you slept on.  Check him out here and get familiar.

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