Classic Amy Winehouse interview and performance

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on August 25th, 2011 by Hyphen

Seeing footage like this from the promotional campaign for Frank is bittersweet.  While the challenges she faced a few years later undoubtedly contributed to the classic nature of Back To Black (her pain was our gain), it’s interesting to think what could have been if she never got too deep in to depression and drugs.  Frank is a more upbeat record — emotionally, not necessarily tempo-wise — though “I Heard Love Is Blind” is one of the more caustic songs on the album.  If the lyrics truly depict a situation she went through with her boyfriend at the time, I can’t imagine hearing anything more gut-wrenching coming from your lady.

We shouldn’t be surprised though, she was handing out ether left and right on that record.  Sorry ladies, but she got at a TON of y’all with this one:

RIP Amy.

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Shad freestyling in Toronto

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 22nd, 2009 by Hyphen

More dopeness from Shad K, this type at the Toronto stop of the Warped Tour.  Have you copped The Old Prince yet?

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Kanye West – Stronger (Live on VH1 Storytellers)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on February 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

“The Number One Human Being” performs a crazy rendition of “Stronger” on VH1’s Storytellers, the full version of which airs on Saturday.  I’m a sucker for dope flashing lights (lights…lights) and this track is a hip-hop classic.  Yeah, I said it.

Swiped from ze Dopehaus.

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Anthony Hamilton – A Change Is Gonna Come (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Music Videos on December 19th, 2008 by Hyphen

I would imagine that everyone prefers Sam Cooke’s original version, but of all the R&B singers out today, Hamilton is one of a few that could pull this off nicely.  The original is beyond classic, but Anthony does a pretty damn good job.

Swiped from 2DopeBoyz.

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Murs live at Amoeba Music

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on December 19th, 2008 by Hyphen

I think I remember seeing this footage go around the blogs back at the end of September, but I never posted it up for some reason.  As I mentioned in the post on his Sound Session appearance, Murs is one of the hardest working artists out there.  He consistently puts his all into his live performances, and that’s on display here in the footage from Amoeba’s Hollywood store.  Peep the video and watch him run through tracks like “Better Than The Best,” “H-U-S-T-L-E,” “Bad Man,” “Can It Be,” “Silly Girl,” “Lookin’ Fly,” and more.

Thanks to Paul for sending this through.

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