Jabari presents Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (documentary)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 27th, 2012 by Hyphen

Thoroughly enjoyed this documentary from Jabari on the homies Mack & Ryan, shot during the lead up to their stellar album, The Heist, and including behind the scenes footage of the “Thrift Shop” music video.  Shout to everyone involved with this.

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Illume Sessions: Shad in Rwanda (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on December 10th, 2011 by Hyphen

Speaking of Shad, here’s a great mini-documentary about a recent trip to his family’s homeland, Rwanda. As I always tell MC’s, and really any young people in general, think global, not local.

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Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (mini documentary)

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on July 23rd, 2011 by Hyphen

When “Otis” dropped this past week, I couldn’t help but chuckle at all the praise filled tweets and blogs, as if the track’s quality somehow caught folks off guard. It’s Hov and Yeezy! What do you expect?

This mini documentary really just teases us with what it might be like to live the uber-baller, can’t tell me nothin’ kind of life that Jay and Kanye exist in.  When you live in this plane, whatever you want to do, you just will it and it’s done. Want to record a masterpiece with your friends in Hawaii? No problem, MBDTF is your result.  Want to switch locales to Australia, rent castles, hang out with Russell Crowe, and immortalize him in music history?  You got it.

Despite a few folks trying to get their attention, there isn’t any competition in hip-hop for these two.  They live on the throne, we watch it.

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J Dilla – Still Shining

Posted in Artists, Movies, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on February 12th, 2011 by Hyphen

Watch this immediately.  There’s really nothing else that needs to be said.  RIP Dilla.

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Kid Cudi – Mojo So Dope (video)

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

My favorite record off Cudi’s new album gets the video treatment from Jason Goldwatch’s short film, “The Journey of Mr. Rager,” which comes packaged with the deluxe edition of Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.  Don’t do drugs kids.

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Sound Session #253 (4-4-10)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 5th, 2010 by Hyphen

No long-winded description this week, just shouts to the folks who joined us on the 253rd edition of SNSS:

  • J. Pinder – be sure to check out the listening party for his Code Red EP on Friday from 7-10pm @ Goods and download the tape then too
  • Sonny Bonoho & JFK – peep their show this Saturday @ Nectar for the release of Sonny’s Phonephreak album
  • Ashleigh, Sarah, and Dylan from Ballard High School – SNSS luh da kids and these seniors at BHS came through to film us for a documentary they’re putting together on Northwest hip-hop.  Gotta love it when the next generation is already seeking and creating alternative media!
  • Devin The Dude – who was in town for a show, heard us play his new single, and called in on the hotline to say what up.  Easily one of the coolest dudes in the industry.


Show #253 (4-4-10)

  1. Devin The Dude – “What I Be On”
  2. Danny Brown – “Gametime”
  3. Brother Ali & Fashawn – “Breakin’ Dawn Boys”
  4. Freddie Gibbs – “The Ghetto”
  5. Donnis – “OD”
  6. Little Brother – “Star”
  7. Miguel ft. J. Cole – “All I Want Is You”
  9. Reflection Eternal ft. Estelle – “Midnight Hour”
  10. After The Smoke – “Typical Weekend”
  12. J. Pinder – “Go Far” (Local Music)
  13. Vitamin D – “Twist Til It’s Gone” (Local Music)
  15. Saukrates – “Soarin’ To Heaven, Pt. 2”
  16. Opio – “Aggression”
  17. Roc Marciano – “Raw Deal”
  18. Consequence ft. Common & Talib Kweli – “G.O.O.D. Music”
  19. Outkast – “Babylon” (Throwback of the Week)
  21. Sonny Bonoho – “Dark Everyday” (Local Music)
  22. Erykah Badu – “Turn Me Away (Get Munny)”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?ijmdmmjbtdm
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/746518885e1d0246/)
(2nd back up – http://usershare.net/yn0oc4mksm3f)

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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U-N-I ft. Miguel – Lately (Remix) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

Hahahah, excellent visuals for the new single from the homies Thurz and Y-O off their brand new A Love Supreme 2.0 release.  I’ve talked about the accompanying documentary for this project a few times because it features yours truly on narration, but objectively speaking, seriously, you have to cop.  Not only do you get all this dope music but you get the full A Love Supreme documentary?

What are you waiting for?!?!  Cop that.

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Before The Music Dies (documentary)

Posted in Art, Movies, News, Politics, Radio, Videos on January 13th, 2010 by Hyphen

Warning: too much truth.

If you have the time, I highly recommend you check out this documentary.  As a music lover and a former media studies major, this really does a great job of summing up all our fears about media consolidation.  Shout to Marcus for passing this through in the comments.

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Ali Vegas – Project AV

Posted in Artists, Movies, Music Videos, Videos on January 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

I’ll be honest, I’m swamped with work these days so I haven’t watched this entire bio, but I still felt the need to toss it up here on TAOD.  Y’all should be up on Ali Vegas, but if not, peep the video to see what he’s all about.  I still remember the first time I heard “The Specialist” on the In Too Deep Soundtrack in ’99 and being blown away.  I’m not sure if he’ll ever realize his full potential and reach the lofty goals we all seemed to set for him (“y’all critics got a lot of nerve, I’m [Nas] to the third”), but one thing’s for sure: dude can rhyme.

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A Love Supreme: U-N-I & Ro Blvd. – Documentary trailer

Posted in Artists, Joints, Movies, Videos on December 22nd, 2009 by Hyphen

Yessir!  It’s getting closer and closer to the release of DRG Films’ documentary on U-N-I & Ro Blvd.’s A Love Supreme project.

*cough* narrated by yours truly *cough*

Also, Y-O and Thurzday leaked a new track off the upcoming re-release of the album, due out February 23rd.

U-N-I – “Supreme 2.0”


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