Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies – Duckin N Dodgin (Video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 14th, 2011 by MitchNW

Mitch:  New visuals from Casey Veggies and Chicago’s Rockie Fresh. This joint needs to be played at high volume. Be sure to catch Casey at Neumos July 20th with XV and Logics!

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Timelapse – The City Limits

Posted in Art, Videos on May 8th, 2011 by Hyphen

I’ve said it before on the site and I’ll say it again. I’m a sucker for flashing lights and when you combine them with crystal clear video and a time lapse…aw man, it’s ALWAYS dope.

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Dave Coresh – Fire (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 8th, 2011 by Hyphen

Dave, Jon Jon, and Dave’s teef are back with the visuals for “Fire.” And it’s just that.

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Million $ Mano speaks on Kanye’s “Lost In The World”

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on January 16th, 2011 by Hyphen

Interesting story from Million $ Mano about how his work ended up forming the backbone for Kanye’s “Lost In The World.”  Apparently he wasn’t credited on initial copies of the album but he’ll get his due in newer pressings.  Either way, it’s always cool to hear stories about how Kanye is down to work with lesser known, but always dope, artists and keep the cycle going.  It’s rather refreshing to see cats just excited about making dope music…

That said, producers: make sure you get your publishing in order.  Otherwise, when they ask “who will survive in America?”  It won’t be you.

Full interview over at Ruby Hornet.

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Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 1st, 2011 by Hyphen

#motivationalmusic and a good anthem to start off the new year.  Whatever challenges you’re dealing with, let’s push past them in 2011.

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Good Times x Dave Coresh x Jon Jon

Posted in Artists, Videos on December 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

A certain Seattle DJ/blogger/all around cool guy might be featured in one of these in the near future…gasp.  From Jon Jon:

This is the first installment in a series I’ve entitled “Good Times.” The basic idea is to do more than just shoot music videos with hip-hop artists. I wanted to get a story out of them and keep it simple. For my first effort I linked up with Chicago area, DC-born rhymesayer Dave Coresh (no relation to infamous Waco man Dave Koresh). DC takes time out to drop a couple of freestyle snippets and explain his amazing teeth all whilst riding the L.

Dave Coresh is a dope MC for sure. Peep some samples here.

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Add-2 – Dream Girl (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 19th, 2010 by Hyphen

Good stuff from the homey Add-2, which made me think…

Hyph’s Dream Girl:

  • Smart
  • Smiles a lot
  • Great sense of humor and laughs at horrible jokes
  • Cute and prefers jeans/sweats to make up and fancy clothes (oh you fancy, huh?)
  • Athletic & loves working out or playing sports
  • Progressive and interested in making the world a better place
  • Open minded
  • Hard working
  • Loves animals
  • Loves kids
  • Loves music
  • Lady in the streets…
  • A good cook…not to be chauvinistic, but cause we’re gonna starve if she ain’t
  • No drugs or alcohol (“…so I can get the signal clear as day“)
  • Standard wifey credentials…

Must live in my city.  Long distance gets you every damn time.  You know where to apply.

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Dave Coresh – Keep It Movin’ (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

By far, my favorite part of being a DJ is getting put up on dope artists that are just now starting to get some buzz.  I had seen Dave Coresh’s name here and there and I’m glad I finally decided to peep his material.  This video for “Keep It Movin'” is ill…watch out for dude.

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Lupe Fiasco – Enemy of the State: A Love Story

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on November 26th, 2009 by Hyphen

After a long period of relative silence, it looks like Lupe has decided to stop letting these counterfeit ‘lyricists’ get all the shine.  He’s been ripping freestyles lately and now he’s dropped a new mixtape to stake further claim to the throne.  FNF Up!

Special shout to Shake @ 2DopeBoyz for creating some dope artwork (crushing the original) and splitting the tape up into single tracks.  Enjoy!

01 Intro
02 The National Anthem (Radiohead)
03 Turnt Up (Travis Porter)
04 Fireman (Yoga Flame) (Lil Wayne)
05 L.A.S.E.R.S. Manifesto Interlude
06 Angels (rmx) (Dirty Money)
07 So Ghetto (Jay-Z)
08 Say Something (Timbaland)
09 Thank You (Jay-Z)
10 The One (Slaughterhouse)
11 Popular Demand (Clipse)

Download here:  Lupe Fiasco – Enemy of the State: A Love Story

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Tewz – Rainy Morning (video)

Posted in Art, Artists, Music Videos on November 7th, 2009 by Hyphen

Easily one of the darkest moments in human history, but Tewz, a dope producer from Chicago, turns it into a moving piece of art.  Here’s his description:

I shot this video in Japan during the Summer of 2009. All of the archival footage was shot entirely from the video monitors in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum at the exact location where the first atomic bomb was dropped. I developed the Super 8 film entirely by hand in the bathroom of my apartment on Grand in Chicago, Il. The music was created from 45’s I purchased in Japan during the same time.

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