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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Dwele – Workin’ On It (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 1st, 2009 by Hyphen

I always liked this little interlude that acted as a nice homage to Dilla and Dwele decided to make some quick visuals for it.  “Workin’ On It!”

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Dwele – Live performance at the Temple Bar in LA

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Some nice live footage of Dwele performing at the Temple Bar in LA about a month ago courtesy of my favorite titled blog, NerdWithSwag.  Although, as a fellow nerd, and one with ample swag, I’m afraid I gotta call an Inigo Montoya on their usage of “complacent” in the description: I do not think it means what you think it means. Definitely has negative connotations.

Um, but yeah, *ends nerd rant*.  Andwele Gardner runs through “Flapjacks” and “I Think I Love You” in apparently stifling heat.  Of all the people in the industry, Dwele might be the only artist I haven’t seen live yet that I really want to.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-24-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen


“If the truth is in the puddin’/Your Jello Pops are Cosby”
–Dwele, “A Few Reasons (Truth, Pt. 2)”

The Jello line rarely works man.  Dope album though.  Dwele’s really consistent, though I’ve heard complaints that he doesn’t stray out of his comfort zone enough.  I agree he could be more experimental and vary his sound, but then again, we just saw what happened when Musiq tried that.  I’ll take that signature Dwele sound all day if that’s what he’s comfortable with, even if there’s a wack lyric here and there…

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Dwele – I’m Cheatin’ (Video) + Remix w/Slum Village

Posted in Artists, Joints, Music Videos, Remixes on June 5th, 2008 by Hyphen

You just can’t go wrong with Dwele and Slum Village.  Every one of their collaborations has been dope, and this joint is no different.  T3 and (the rhyming god that is) Elzhi hop on Dwele’s new single, “I’m Cheatin’.”  I would have liked some longer verses, and perhaps a remixed beat…you know, like “remixes” were meant to be…but this is still the jam.

Dwele ft. Slum Village – “I’m Cheatin’ (Remix)”

The D, and the entire midwest region, is really on fire right now…


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