Elzhi – Memory Lane (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 26th, 2011 by Hyphen

Elzhi’s manager, Jae Barber, teams up with Gerard Victor to create some nice visuals for El’s remake of Nas’ classic (and my favorite song off Illmatic).  You’ll recognize faces like Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, J Dilla, Proof, T3, Baatin, and others in the footage of Detroit’s legendary Hip-Hop Shop, famously highlighted in 8 Mile.

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Slum Village – Actin’ Normal (video)

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

Well this came out of nowhere.  Peep this Dwele directed video for a brand new Slum Village song produced by Karriem Riggins.  Seems like there may have been more, but after Baatin’s untimely passing, perhaps the video and song were cut short to highlight Titus.  RIP.

Seattle people: Don’t forget that we have our (abridged version of) Rock The Bells on Friday at Showbox Market.  Reflection Eternal, Slaughterhouse, Slum Village, Pete Rock, and a few others.  Holler @ a Hyphen when you see me there.

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Sound Session #218 (8-2-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 4th, 2009 by Hyphen

I’m not sure if it’s just a natural part of getting older, but it seems like an inordinate number of people in the public eye have passed away this summer.  We’ve had to start our show with RIP shouts almost every week, and sadly this edition of SNSS was no different.

By now, you’ve probably heard that we lost yet another member of the legendary Slum Village family, Baatin, last week, but I also got news that an old friend of mine passed too.  Jose Hernando was a great friend of my family and even rented a room from us when I was in 7th and 8th grade.  For those two years, he was almost like a big brother to me and I’ll always remember those days fondly.  We used to play all sorts of video games and he was always there to help with anything I needed.  He was also a semi-pro bicyclist and was training a few weeks ago near Seward Park when a van hit him and placed him into a coma.  After fighting bravely, he passed in peace on the 24th.  He’ll be survived by his wife Chanel, his two children, and all the people he touched throughout his life.  You couldn’t wish to know a nicer and cooler guy, and I’m happy I was able to have Jose in my life, even though it was far too brief.  I really wish we could have caught up before all this happened.

You hear it all the time, but it’s so important not to take life for granted.  Reach out to your friends and family and tell ’em you love ’em.  You never know what life will bring, so live each day to the fullest and be the best person you can be.  We’re all in this together and our interaction and relationships are what make life special.  I hope you’re all doing well and if I haven’t talked to you in a while, let’s catch up – DJHyphen@gmail.com.

Show #218 (8-2-09)

  1. Eminem – “The Warning”
  2. Clipse ft. Keri Hilson – “All Eyes On Me”
  3. Noel Zancanella ft. Baatin – “Could It Be”
  4. Slum Village ft. Marsha Ambrosius – “Cloud 9”
  5. Crown City Rockers – “Soul”
  6. The Roots – “How I Got Over”
  7. Lushlife – “Until The Sun Dies”
  8. Fresh Espresso – “The Lazerbeams” (Local Music)
  9. Drake ft. Saukrates – “The Search”
  10. Statik Selektah ft. Lil’ Fame, Saigon, & Sean Price – “Critically Acclaimed”
  11. Blue Scholars – “Coo” (Local Music)
  12. Consequence – “Closer”
  13. Nas ft. Choklate – “Film”
  14. Beatnick & K-Salaam ft. Bun B, Talib Kweli, & Colin Munroe – “Don’t Die”
  15. Mayer Hawthorne – “Shiny & New”
  16. Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – “Lose Your Way”
  17. Peter Hadar & Theophilus London – “Want U 4 Myself”
  18. Mr. Hudson ft. Kid Cudi – “Everything Is Broken”
  19. Brother Ali – “Us”
  20. Guilty Simpson – “Coroners Music”
  21. Sonny Bonoho – “Judge Brown” (Local Music)
  22. Jay-Z ft. Kanye West & Rihanna – “Run This Town”
  23. Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck, Method Man, & Ghostface Killah – “House Of Flying Daggers”
  24. J. Cole – “Dream Girl”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?gfzijmezgtd
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/636035690e255b56/)

If there are any problems with the links or 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, DJHyphen@gmail.com.

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