Sean Price ft. Skyzoo & Torae – Duck Down (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

One of my favorite songs off Sean P’s Kimbo Slice tape gets the video treatment as part of Court Dunn & NahRight’s One Shot series. Nice little concept and they executed it’s well. The verses are complete fire too. All 3 mc’s kill it, but Sean really bodies the track. Calling out “white women who listen to Lyfe Jennings” was the clincher.

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Court Dunn – Director’s Reel

Posted in Music Videos on July 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

The homey Court Dunn is steadily becoming one of the top directors in independent hip-hop, and the way he’s going, he’ll soon be knocking out clips for some major label artists as well.  I’ve highlighted some of his work on TAOD before, but in case you’ve been sleeping, check out this reel to see some highlights (and hear a crazy beat from Apple Juice Kid as the soundtrack).

Featuring Styles P, B.o.B, Camp Lo, Edo.G, Termanology, Donny Goines, Emilio Rojas, J The S, Silent Knight, Quite Nyce & SEEK

Director Court Dunn has become a prolific force behind the NYC hip-hop scene over the past year-and-a-half, releasing 27 music videos and countless other freelance projects.  A frequent collaborator with, he has worked with such artists as Jim Jones, Clipse, Styles P, Camp Lo, B.o.B, Idle Warship, Termanology, Tanya Morgan, Edo.G, etc. and is known for his frequent collaboration with Same Plate artists Emilio Rojas, Donny Goines and J The S.

Specializing in creativity over resources with minimalist sensibilities, Court’s accolades to date include videos on MTV Tres and MTVU (Winner “The Freshmen), a feature film in MovieMaker Magazine (“Future of Filmmaking” issue) and 2 Exclusive Video Series on major hip-hop sites and

For more information about Director Court Dunn, please visit his pages below or contact Jonathan Master at

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Camp Lo – Double Doors (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 12th, 2009 by Hyphen

The first of the homey Court Dunn’s 4 part video series highlighting the elements of hip-hop creates some ill breaking visuals for Camp Lo’s “Double Doors.”  I believe that’s a Thirstin Howl III spotting on the last verse too.  Just like the Blue Scholars proved with “Coffee and Snow,” you don’t need a huge budget to make a dope video these days.  Major labels should take note.

Camp Lo – “Double Doors”

Swiped from the Dopehouse.

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Silent Knight – Pop Culture Shock (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

Silent Knight has been doing his thing for a minute and he’s currently one of 10 finalists in a contest for  Part of the competition entails shooting a video, so he linked up with  Court Dunn and Restless Films for this simple, but ill, clip for “Pop Culture Shock.”  Oh yeah…and it was produced by the big homey Jake One too, so you already know.

Be sure to download Silent Knight’s Holla Burton (The UnMixed Cassette) when it drops tomorrow (the 23rd) over at Elementality Productions.  You won’t want to miss this:

Side A:

  1. “Holla Burton Intro”
  2. “Regular Guy” (Produced by Illmind)
  3. “Pop Culture Shock” (Produced by Jake One)
  4. “Scarlet Fever” (Feat. East)  (Produced by Erv Ford)
  5. “Where Is It Goin?” (Produced by DJ Vadim)
  6. “Be Ok” (Produced by M-Phazes)
  7. “The Journey Continues” (Produced by DJ Ings)
  8. “The Wager” (Feat. 8thW1 & Fresh Daily as Charlie Brown’s Field Goal) (Produced by Illmind)
  9. “What Makes U” (Produced by Erv Ford)
  10. “Goin’ Get It” (Produced by Analogic)
  11. “Block Justice” (Produced by M-Phazes)
  12. “Siren Symphony” (Produced by Erv Ford)

Side B:

  1. “Here We Go” (Feat. East) (Produced by 9th Wonder)
  2. “The Gathering” (Feat. Rashid Hadee, Emilio Rojas, Kaze & Oddisee)(Produced by Oddisee)
  3. “What It Is” (Feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq & Fresh Daily) (Produced by Erv Ford)
  4. “Get ‘Em” (Feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & East) (Produced by Illmind)
  5. “Let It Be Known” (Feat. Kenn Starr & Hassaan Mackey) (Produced by Analogic)

Fresh.  Shout to Silent Knight, KO, and Court!

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Idle Warship Takes Over Your Party!

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos, Videos on December 18th, 2008 by Hyphen

The downside of being able to work from home due to the Seattle snow is that I’ve been firmly planted at the computer for the last 12 hours.  So when the homies are about their business and provide perfect descriptions for stuff to post, it makes one happy Hyphen.  Take it away fellas:

Follow a night in the life of new supergroup Idle Warship (Talib Kweli + Res + Graph Nobel) as they travel through NYC, hit the studio to record, DJ a set at a club, perform, and generally talk sh*t. You can also preview new songs from the group’s forthcoming mixtape and album. Shot/Edited by Court Dunn for Restless Films. Second camera Andrew Baxter.

Shout to young Tunj for sending this through and peace to the entire Blacksmith fam.  As a bonus, Tunj included the song featured heavily in this clip:

Idle Warship – “Steady”

Now all that said, minus 10K points for making me hear “Pop Champagne” at the end of the clip.  Blech.

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