PackFM – I F*cking Hate Rappers (live acapella)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on February 4th, 2009 by Hyphen

The homey Pack is linking up with Domingo to drop the most truthfully titled EP ever, I F*cking Hate Rappers, and he spit one of the verses acapella at a recent show in Boston.  Seriously, every line in this verse is on some real ish and there’s a good chance he’s talking to many of you reading this very blog.  I’m not trying to diss anyone who enjoys TAOD, but if you listen to this and the shoe fits, sorry dude.

Like the folks over at 206proof like to talk about, don’t be a hobby rapper.  If you do this for real, have some talent and some respect for yourself, your listeners, and the culture in general.  Pack’s been doing this for like 15+ years and he’s the definition of a real MC.  Don’t wait until the EP drops to realize he’s calling you out.

For more, hit up the homies on the official QN5 blog.

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DJ Revolution ft. Special Teamz – Big Top (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Videos on September 16th, 2008 by Hyphen

Here’s a new video for one of the tracks on Rev’s dope new album, King of the Decks.  I’m not sure I would have picked this one for a video, but I think it came out pretty dope.  Oh, this is not for the sensitive.  Slaine gets points for calling out certain buffoonery by name, well done sir.  While perhaps a bit vulgar, the message behind this song is on point (and similar to my favorite joint off the album, “Willie Lynch” w/Styliztik Jones & KB iMean).

Hit the jump to see part two of Rev’s promo videos for the album.  I posted the first edition right here.

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Reks – Say Goodnight (video)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Music Videos, Throwbacks on July 3rd, 2008 by Hyphen

I don’t think anyone is spitting harder than Reks right now, other than perhaps Royce.  He’s attacking every beat like his life depended on it, and this DJ Premier track is no different.  If you’re a Sound Session listener, you know we’ve been playing lots of Reks material over the last few years.  If you’re a Hyphen stalker, you know I used to play his old Brick Records 12″s back on my college radio show from 2000 to ’04.  Either way, be happy you’re up on him now.  Reks’ new album, Grey Hairs, drops July 22nd and it’s [M.O.P] FIYAAAAAAAAAA [/M.O.P.].

Here’s the “Say Goodnight” mp3 and a bonus Throwback joint from his 2001 album, Along Came The Chosen, where 8 MC’s represent 4 cities:

Reks – “Say Goodnight”
Reks ft. Esoteric, J-Live, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Pacewon, Young Zee, Danja Mowf, and Lonnie B – “Final Four”

Shout to Statik Selektah and congrats on the engagement man!

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