Q-Tip – Renaissance Rap (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 19th, 2008 by Hyphen

Rik Cordero and the team at Three/21 Films connected with Q-Tip for another video off his new album, The Renaissance, which is in stores now.  I need to listen to the full project, cause everything I’ve heard so far has been pretty dope.  Be on the lookout for the next Cordero/Tip collab for “Manwomanboogie” dropping soon…

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Jadakiss – Who Run This (video)

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

New J-to-the-muah visuals for “Who Run This,” directed by Rik Cordero.  Jada should be coming through the studio tomorrow…anything y’all want me to ask him?

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Q-Tip – Move (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 15th, 2008 by Hyphen

New video for Tip’s “Move,” directed by the uber-busy Rik Cordero.  So let me get this straight: by filming a simple clip based on a style 25 years old (“I wanna rock with youuuuuu”), Rik and Tip made a better video than 95% of what rappers are dropping?  Artists on majors need to step their game up and try something different, even if it’s a nod to the past like “Move.”  Good ish.

Swiped from 2DopeBoyz.

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Freeway on the set of “The Truth”

Posted in Artists, Videos on September 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Another quick clip to promote the upcoming video for Jake One‘s “The Truth,” featuring Free and Brother Ali, dropping before you know it.  Remember, Jake will be sitting in with us on the next Sound Session to play White Van Music and talk about every track on there.  You won’t want to miss it (but if you do, we’ll have it archived as usual haha).

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Heltah Skeltah – Ruck and Roll (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 26th, 2008 by Hyphen

Hahahah, Ruck and Rock are having too much fun these days.  Here’s their description of the newest video of D.I.R.T.:

Y’all might be gettin’ a little tired of all that Hip-Hop so we’re on that Rock ish (no pun) on this one. You might know them as the Boot Camp BK duo Ruck and Rock, or Heltah Skeltah, but here they assume the group name Special Education (consisting of members: Johny Rambo, Monstaman, Guitarded, unamed, and “Death to cabs in New Jersey”) for their latest vid “Ruck N Roll.” The video was directed by Rik Cordero and the song is off of Heltah Skeltah’s upcoming album D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) in stores 9/30.

Cop that!  Shout to my Duckdown fam.

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Jake One, Brother Ali, & Rik Cordero talk The Truth

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Videos on September 17th, 2008 by Hyphen

Quick promo clip from Jake, Ali, & Rik (shout to Freeway too) talking about the upcoming video for “The Truth” off White Van Music.  The clips of the visuals look clean as hell, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from Rik’s videos.  Look for the full video to drop soon and then remember to cop the album on October 7th.

Seattle people: along with Jake running through the whole album with us on Sound Session on the 5th, the next night features a great release party at the War Room:

Album Release Party w/ Performances By:
D. Black – Stay Hi Brothers
J Pinder – GMK – Spaceman
C Note and special guests!
$10 // 9pm // 21 & Over

You know I’ll be there.

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Heltah Skeltah – Everything Is Heltah Skeltah (video)

Posted in Artists, Joints, Music Videos on September 4th, 2008 by Hyphen

My thoughts:

  • Illmind killed that beat.
  • Sean and Rock murdered their verses, especially P.
  • Rock’s “…and I like Macy Gray” line reminds me of one of my pet peeves: if you use someone for a punchline, don’t apologize right afterward.  Especially if it’s someone like Macy Gray.  I think Royce did the same thing with an Omarion line a while back.  You’re a dope, grimy rapper…why are you copping out of dissing somebody like Macy Gray or Omarion?  wtfffff.
  • Why’d the Charlie Manson character look like a cross between Carrot Top and “The Interrupter” off Conan O’Brien’s show?
  • Look out for D.I.R.T. dropping September 30th!

Heltah Skeltah – “Everything Is Heltah Skeltah”

Swiped from OnSmash.

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