Nas – Sly Fox (official video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 10th, 2008 by Hyphen

(why is there a Wolf Blitzer CNN clip in there?)

You know, honestly, I prefer the fan made video I posted yesterday.  But regardless, this is dope and Cordero gets props for including Jay Smooth and Info in it.  Plus, I’m glad he decided to take this in the ‘new media’ direction, in that WE ARE the new media outlets.  Blogs, messageboards, podcasts, etc. can all help fight media consolidation.  Don’t let the internet turn into the radio.

Swiped from Mr. X.

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Nas – Sly Fox (unofficial video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Politics on July 9th, 2008 by Hyphen

Here’s a dope fan video for Nas’ “Sly Fox” track off Untitled created by Ego from Soundcircuit.  With the recent news that Rik Cordero and Nasir are working on an official video (complete with Jay Smooth and Miss Info cameos!), I hope the real one takes this idea even further.  Fox News is a complete joke, and I could really write a book on all the things wrong with that network.  Suffice it to say, as a media studies major, they represent everything wrong with mass media in this country to me.  At their best, they’re poor journalists.  At their worst, they’re racist criminals.  ARE THEY HERE?  EFF EM.

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Wale – The Artistic Integrity (video)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Videos on June 26th, 2008 by Hyphen

Here’s the new video from DC’s finest (aka the second best Nigerian rapper I know), Wale, and super producer Rik Cordero.  This song stands for pretty much everything I believe in as a DJ.  Unfortunately, about 1% of the other DJ’s, artists, producers, and industry folk in the entertainment world feel the same way.  Big shout to you if you’re repping that 1% though.  Keep fighting the good fight with us.

“The Artistic Integrity” is off Wale’s excellent Seinfeld inspired project, The Mixtape About Nothing.  If you missed it when it dropped, you can catch up via the download right here.

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