Random Axe – Random Call (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 14th, 2011 by Hyphen

There’s nothing like the awkward pause during the chorus when I play the clean edit for “Random Call” on SNSS.  Sean, Guilty, and Black are currently dominating my car’s stereo, when I’m not being overwhelmed by bass from Sirius/XM.

Shout to Todd Angkasuwan on the visuals as well.  Great stuff.

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Random Axe – The Hex (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 21st, 2011 by Hyphen

And this is why you won’t find me at a motel.

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Black Milk – Welcome (Gotta Go) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 1st, 2010 by Hyphen

Sadly, I haven’t been able to peep Milk’s entire album yet, but I already know it’s fire.  He’s never dropped anything less than dope, and the joints off Album Of The Year that we’ve played on SNSS have been great.  Here’s the video for one of those records, “Welcome (Gotta Go),” directed by Anthony Garth.

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Houseshoes FTW

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on June 11th, 2009 by Hyphen

Damn…the L’s keep coming for Charles Hamilton.  I like a lot of Charles’ music and he was real cool when we chopped it up in Austin at SXSW, but all these crazy situations are not helping his career.  I hope he can avoid the drama and put out a dope record, cause he’s certainly capable.

But yeah…don’t mess with Houseshoes, Hex, or the D.  For real.

Swiped from the Dopehouse, courtesy of HHO.

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Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5’9″ – Losing Out (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 13th, 2009 by Hyphen

Black Milk and Royce just dropped the visuals for one of the best songs of the past year, “Losing Out,” of Black’s Tronic project.  Just as you’d expect from a Detroit video in the dead of winter, the D is looking real grimy here.  My only complaint is that I would have loved to see the video ride out for the extra minute of the album version where Black absolutely murders the sample.  Perhaps that would have been hard to match with images, but that might be my favorite part of the song itself.  Either way, dopeness.

Shout to the whole D, particular Hex…the most entertaining person to follow on all of Twitter.

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Elzhi & Black Milk on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on December 2nd, 2008 by Hyphen

A few months back, J. Moore and the rest of the Red Bull Big Tune fam brought Elzhi (of Slum Village) and Black Milk to the town for the Seattle edition of the beat battle.  Before tearing it down at Neumo’s that night (I’ll toss some of that footage up if I get time), they came through Sound Session to record an interview with us.  Unfortunately, since we’ve had so many guests coming through lately, it’s taken a minute to get the audio up for y’all.  Better late than never though, especially when you’re dealing with two of the dopest artists in the industry right now.  I don’t think anyone is seeing Elzhi bar for bar, and with the release of Tronic, Black has staked his claim for the top MC/producer out there.  Seriously…do you hear how he’s spittin’ on that album?

Anyway, the interview was recorded in between the releases of Elzhi’s The Preface and Black’s Tronic, so there are a few occasions where it sounds dated.  Even still, I highly recommend checking out the full discussion to hear them break down both projects in detail.  They also talked about their inspirations both past and present, their creative processes, all things Detroit, what changes they hope Barack can bring to the people, their upcoming work, and much more.  Enjoy!

Elzhi & Black Milk on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?4nl20wo3wjy
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/52144263069bf0be/ )

Do yourself a favor and go cop The Preface and Tronic if you haven’t already.  Your “Best of 2008” list isn’t complete without both of ’em, trust me.

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