Wale ft. Lady GaGa – Chillin (video) + Family Affair (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 4th, 2009 by Hyphen

The long awaited visuals for Wale’s lead single have finally leaked and I think the clip came out pretty nice.  Definitely crisp and I dig the track, though the blatant M.I.A. swagger jacking from GaGa’s hook still seems a little weird to me.  I’m sure Cool & Dre or someone ran it by M.I.A., but I’d be curious to hear what she feels about the hook.

Anyway, hopefully this single will catch on and Wale can join the ranks of Asher, Cudi, and Drake as the only new cats to actually get a crossover hit.  One of my old workplaces, KIIS in LA, has already added it so that’s a great sign.

Here’s another new video from Wale and Rik Cordero for “Family Affair” while we’re at it:

Seattle folks: Wale will be performing at Bumbershoot this year…don’t miss it…

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Asher Roth – Roth Boys (video)

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

Asher seems to be polarizing hip-hop listeners left and right. Either people think he’s dope, or they hate his very existence. Personally, I think he’s pretty nice with it. This is a video he made for the “Roc Boys” freestyle joint he flipped on his mixtape (which you can download here if you haven’t already). Dude’s whole steez reminds me of college, except he can actually rhyme…unlike all the brosephs I went to school with. I’m looking forward to seeing the moves he makes, though I’m not sure throwing some shots at Jigga is the best way to introduce yourself to a whole lot of people…

Peep more of Asher at his blog, The Daily Kush.

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Is Asher Roth the next big thing?

Posted in Artists, Joints, Mixtapes on June 13th, 2008 by Hyphen

Asher Roth Mixtape

There’s been a lot of buzz over this kid Asher Roth recently, and from the joints I’ve heard so far, I’ve been impressed. The Em comparisons are the first thing that everyone wants to talk about, but I think that’ll end pretty soon. Click the image above to download his new mixtape, The Greenhouse Effect, with Drama and Cannon.

Shout to the homey Jonathan Master for sending this over.

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