Inverse – So Far (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 1st, 2009 by Hyphen

I look forward to the day when Toby and Tunji are rich and famous so I can brag to people that I used to DJ for ’em when we were in college.  These guys played such an important part in the development of “DJ Hyphen” (yes!  first 3rd person reference on the blog ftw!) that it means a lot to finally see their first music video released to the public.  This is a great day…

Shout to everyone involved in this track (Oren Yorel and Paul Dateh killed it) and video (directed by rising star Donlee Brussel).  Go vote right now to help Inverse win MTVu’s Freshmen video contest this week and get it added to MTV

You can vote as many times as you’d like, so get on your grind people!  Sidenote, Inverse’s excellent So Far (The Collection) project will be re-released through QN5 Music on July 6th…you’ll need to cop that too.

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Inverse – Keys To The City: LA

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on June 17th, 2009 by Hyphen

Tunji and Toby linked up with Yours Truly and GregTheDude for a Los Angeles edition of the Keys 2 The City series:

Inverse gives you an insider’s tour of the finer restaurants that populate the City of Angels such as Tito’s Tacos and IN-N-OUT Burger, all while shedding some light on their backstory. As Los Angeles brims with the talented new voices it’s inspired, Inverse takes the lead and treats us to a set of fresh acapellas. If you like what you hear, cop the So True EP on iTunes or Amazon and support independent artists.

Amen.  Sidenote, I think I was with them after a late night studio session when we hit that Taco joint back in our college days.  Might not have been the same one, but either way, ahhh…the good ol’ days.

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Inverse on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session on February 1st, 2009 by Hyphen

(watch in HD on HyphenTV here)

A few weeks ago, I posted up the video of Tunji (of Inverse) freestyling – and killing it – on Sound Session, but now I’ve got a longer clip of the interview for y’all.  Peep the video above (or in HD on the HyphenTV Vimeo page) to hear Tunji and Toby break down their backgrounds, their So Far and So True projects, how the internet and blog explosion has affected their careers as independent artists, and more.  You can also see some footage of their performance at Chop Suey from the night before.

Since there was one break that we didn’t include in the video, I’ve got the audio of the full interview here for all y’all Inverse fanatics:

Inverse on SNSS
(back up / streaming link –

Be sure to hit up the homies on their MySpace and blog, and download their 2 free projects ASAP if you haven’t already.

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Tunji (of Inverse) freestyling on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Sound Session, Videos on January 22nd, 2009 by Hyphen

(watch in HD on HyphenTV here)

As I mentioned in the show recap, we had the longtime Inverse homies, Tunji and Toby, come through Sound Session this past week.  You can peep that post for the audio of the entire interview, but I’ll be posting the video for it soon.  In the meantime, here’s a clip of the end of the interview, where Tunj spit a (real) freestyle to help close out the show.

Download Inverse’s So True EP right here if you haven’t already.  Oh, and you should probably remember the name too.  2009 is gonna be a big year y’all.

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Inverse – So True EP

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on January 7th, 2009 by Hyphen


Chyea.  The long awaited follow up to Inverse‘s first project, So Far, is finally here with the So True EP.  Featuring dope production from Kno (of the CunninLynguists), Cook Classics, Adam Berg, and Decap, alongside Tunji and Toby’s excellent rhymes, this is a must have.  Best release of ’09!


  1. Rise and Shine [produced by Cook Classics]
  2. So True feat. Deacon (of CunninLynguists) [produced by Decapbeats]
  3. SunnyCalifornia Part 2 [produced by Adam Berg & Cook Classics]
  4. Spark My Soul feat. Substantial [produced by Kno]
  5. Beautiful City [produced by Cook Classics]
  6. Goodnight Goodnight [produced by Kno]

Download here.

Seattle People: come see Inverse on January 17th at Chop Suey.  It’ll be a great night, trust me.

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If this doesn’t get you excited for the Inverse EP

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on January 7th, 2009 by Hyphen

Then you’re lame.  Freshness from Tunji, Toby, Cook Classics, and Paul Dateh on the violin.  Inverse’s upcoming So True EP drops any moment now…get ready.

Seattle People: Remember, you can catch Inverse making their first appearance in the 206 on January 17th at Chop Suey.  Yes, that Chop Suey.  Don’t worry, there won’t be any of that idiocy going down that Saturday…just good times and great music.  Be there.

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Inverse ft. Deacon The Villain – So True

Posted in Artists, Joints on December 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

Inverse + Deacon

New dopeness from the homies Tunji and Toby, produced by Decap and featuring the most underrated hook singer in the game, Deacon The Villain from the CunninLynguists.  Actually, seeing as how this song (or at least the demo) was my ringtone about 2 years ago, it’s really that new…but it should be new to y’all and it’s dope as hell, so grab it ASAP:

Inverse ft. Deacon the Villain – “So True”

This will be featured on Inverse‘s upcoming EP, dropping online New Year’s Day with production from Kno (of the CunninLynguists), Decap, M-Phazes, and Cook Classics.  No better way to kick off ’09.

Seattle People: You better come check out Inverse when they make their debut in the 206 at Chop Suey on January 17th.  Be there.


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Inverse featured on illRoots

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on August 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

Invy + Ill Roots

One of the best blogs out there, illRoots, linked up with one half of Inverse, Tunji, for a quick Q&A session.  Tunj speaks about the group’s sound, their inspirations, and gives us a little information on their upcoming debut album, Long Day’s Journey.  You can peep the entire interview here.

If you still haven’t downloaded their So Far (The Collection) project, slap yourself and then grab it here.

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Inverse on VIMBY

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews on July 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen
VIMBY – Inverse

Man, it’s so ill to see the homies Tunji and Toby making moves. Here’s a new video of Inverse‘s VIMBY showcase, where you can see a little interview and live performance. Random tidbit: I DJ’d that 2002 performance at the UC-Irvine Chili Cook-Off hahaha. Those were the days…

If you haven’t downloaded Inverse’s So Far…The Collection project, do it now. It’s one of the best releases of the year and you can grab it here. Also be sure to check their blog, Inverse Hip-Hop.

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Inverse featured on MySpace (again)!

Posted in Artists, Joints, Sound Session on June 10th, 2008 by Hyphen


The longtime homies, Inverse, just got their second well deserved feature on MySpace. This time, along with being on the front of the “Music” section, they also got placement on the main login page. So when you sign in to listen to horrible musicians trying to befriend you and sell you crap stay up to date with your friends, look out for Toby and Tunji. You can also download their ridiculously dope So Far (The Collection) project off their page for free, so go get that if you’re sleeping. These guys are destined for big things people…get on the bandwagon now.

And if you’re thinking “Tunji…that name sounds familiar,” that’s cause you’ve been hearing this at 10:45 PM every Sunday night on KUBE 93.3 before we start our show:

Tunji – “Sunday Night Sound Session Intro”

Be sure to check out their blog regularly too!

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