Slaughterhouse – Microphone (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

Visuals for the latest track from the Slaughterhouse album.  If you missed our SNSS interview with 3/4 of the group, peep it here.

I have another dope interview with Royce on deck, so look out for that in the coming week.  If you’ll excuse me though, it’s time to watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and be thoroughly disappointed.  Michael Bay…slaughtered…my childhood.

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Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem – Forever (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Sports on September 24th, 2009 by Hyphen

Honestly, this video is a little bit of a hot mess.  Hype’s shots just seem so boring these days, the performances aren’t anything special, and the clips from LeBron’s movie just make it all look odd.  Definitely would have been better served to not appear on the soundtrack and perhaps have a little more creativity with the scenes.  With my day job involving music videos, I see 10 cooler clips than this a day…which is pretty sad when you think about all the major players that were involved with this project.

That said:

“she insists she got more class…WE KNOW

is one of the hardest lines of the year.  Drizzy!

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Alchemist ft. Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, & Pusha T – Lose Your Life (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 18th, 2008 by Hyphen

My friend: “There are so many dope videos dropping these days, it’s tough to keep up.”
Me: “Didn’t I just talk to you bout my new job?  Tell me about it…”

Here’s that video Al was talking about in my interview with him and Evidence off his new EP, The Alchemist Cookbook.  It’s always cool to see someone tackle making a video for a song like this in a dope and creative way.  Super dope, but if only they could have dropped this in time for Halloween…

Courtesy of OnSmash.

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Evidence & Alchemist on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on November 18th, 2008 by Hyphen

Like I mentioned a while back, I got a chance to catch up with the homies Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) and Alchemist when they came to Seattle at the start of the month for the “Still High” tour with Red & Meth.  We’ve had both dudes on Sound Session a few times before, but this was the first occasion where they came through together.  Every time I chop it up with Ev and Al, they’re cool as hell.

This time around, we talked all about their current projects, including Evidence’s Layover EP, Alchemist’s Alchemist Cookbook (which drops online today!), Al’s Gang Green album with Oh No, and their Stepbrothers group effort.  They also touched on how new media has affected their careers, the recent West Coast resurgence, who they list as dream collaborations, and much more.  Peep that:

Evidence & Alchemist on Sound Session
(back up / streaming link – )

Go grab Al’s Alchemist Cookbook at your favorite digital retailer and be sure to cop The Layover EP a week from today.  If you’ve been staying up to date on the videos so far, you know it’s crazy…

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Sound Session #181 (11-16-08)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on November 18th, 2008 by Hyphen


Even though life has been really hectic lately, there are certain episodes of Sound Session that just feel like the good ol’ days.  Every now and then, I’ll forget all the other stuff I have to do and just enjoy hanging out with good people, playing some dope music.  This past Sunday was definitely one of those nights.  We had the homies Grynch and The Parker Brothaz roll through to talk about recent projects they’re involved in and the jokes were flying all night.  I wish y’all could hear all the off air moments each week…they might even be more entertaining than the music we play.

Speaking of which, here are the playlist and download links for this week’s edition of SNSS.  Be sure to check out the full interview with Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) and Alchemist to hear about all the dope projects they’re working on.

Show #181 (11-16-8)

  1. Chester French – “She Loves Everybody”
  2. The Knux – “Life In A Cage (Electric)”
  3. Q-Tip – “Move”
  4. Black Milk – “Try”
  6. Grynch ft. Tunji (of Inverse) – “All Right” (Local Artist)
  7. 88 Keys ft. Bilal – “M.I.L.F.”
  8. Foreign Exchange – “Valediction”
  9. Illa J – “All Good”
  10. Ghostface Killah – “Computer Love”
  12. Evidence ft. Phonte (of Little Brother), Blu, & Will.I.Am – “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
  14. Jay Electronica – “Exhibit A (Transformations)”
  15. B.o.B. – “Left Field Lovely”
  16. Reef The Lost Cauze – “Home”
  18. AD – “All That I Had” (Local Artist)
  19. Fashawn ft. Evidence – “Our Way”
  20. The Reallionaires – “Give It 2 U” (Local Artist)
  21. Keelay & Zaire ft. Blu, Fortilive, & Nino Moschella – “The Times”
  22. Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi – “Paranoid”
  23. John Legend – “Cross The Line”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link – )

Link to download the full interview with Evidence & Alchemist –
(back up / streaming link – )

If you’d like to be added to our weekly email list to receive the playlist and download links after every show, just shoot me an email,

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Evidence ft. Alchemist – So Fresh (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 16th, 2008 by Hyphen

Another video from Ev’s Layover EP dropping on the 25th.  I’ll be posting up an interview later today that I did with the homies Ev and Al when they were in town a few weeks ago, where you can hear ’em talk about all the dope projects they have coming up.  And no, we didn’t talk about what it’s like to look mildly similar. [jada] ah-HAAAA [/jada]

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Evidence – The Far Left (video) & The Layover Mixtape

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes, Music Videos on November 6th, 2008 by Hyphen

I just spent last night chilling with the homies Evidence and Alchemist during the Seattle stop of the “Still High” tour with Method Man, Redman, and Termanology (what up Term & Dan!).  We recorded a dope interview where they both broke down all the various projects their working on, but it may take a minute for me to toss that up online.  In the meantime, peep the new video for “The Far Left” featuring Al and Fashawn from Ev’s Layover EP , dropping on Nov. 25th.  Ev said they’ll be releasing videos for 7 of the 9 tracks on there, and so far we’re on #2 (if you missed #1, peep “The Layover”).  Fashawn will also be dropping visuals for his “Our Way” joint with Ev verrrrrrrry soon too.

Also, to tide you over, check out The Layover Mixtape that Ev put together with DJ Skee.  Guests include Defari, Chace Infinite, Fashawn, U-N-I, Big Pooh, Aloe Blacc, Theo, Crooked I, Strong Arm Steady, Bishop Lamont, Casual, Alchemist, and more.


Tracklisting and download link after the jump.

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88 Keys ft. Dilated Peoples, Alchemist, & Aceyalone – Fresh Rhymes & Videotape (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 2nd, 2008 by Hyphen

(had to embed the high quality version…those visuals are too crisp + I’m a sucker for the fish eye lens)

That might be the longest post title I’ve had.  Anyway, we’ve been playing this track on Sound Session recently and now the mighty Decon Media crew has come through with a video for it.  If you know anything about Decon, you know that nobody’s touching their multimedia work right now.  Seriously, top notch.  This clip is comprised of footage taken from the FRV tour (remember when I interviewed 88 Keys?) and it’ll be on a DVD/EP they’re dropping on the 14th.  Cop that!

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