Kanye West – Power & Runaway (Live on SNL)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on October 2nd, 2010 by Hyphen

‘Ye a damn fool!  “Power” is probably my song of the year…no one man should have all that power.

And since I damn sure don’t plan to sit through another horrible SNL tonight just to see his performances, here’s “Runaway” with Pusha T too:

Swiped from IllRoots.

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Marco Polo making a beat

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on June 9th, 2009 by Hyphen

Marco is one of my favorite producers these days and honestly, nobody is really seeing him on some straight up boom-bap head nodding type slaps.  Check out this clip to watch him piece together sounds from multiple sources to make yet another banger.

Cop MP’s project with Torae, Double Barrel, in stores now!  Support dope music & good dudes.

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Exile on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on June 7th, 2009 by Hyphen

There are some artists in this industry who are talented, and then there are a few that seem to be on another level, closer to genius status.  I won’t put the pressure on the homey Exile by calling him a genius, but he’s clearly working on another plane than your average ‘dope’ producer.  Between his beats, his live MPC performances, his beatboxing, and even his rapping, he hears things that we don’t, and puts sounds together in ways that we would never think to do.

A little while back, Ex came through Sound Session to talk all about his latest opus, Radio, an album crafted entirely out of sounds culled from his home radio.  He detailed the creative process behind the project and how it gave him a deeper respect for radio in general.  He also talked about his crazy live MPC sets with DJ Day, how his family influenced his music, his upcoming Boy Meets World album with Fashawn, a follow up to Blu’s Below The Heavens, and the 2892412931 other projects he’s got on his plate.  Check it all out right here:

Exile on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?gjnb13y1muj
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/610749136fb90d7d/)

If you haven’t already, cop Radio in stores now!

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Exile & DJ Day at work

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on February 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

Exile and DJ Day practice their D-Train routine for their upcoming tour.  Seattle folks: they’ll be bringing the incredible MPC skills to Nectar on March 14th. I highly suggest you be there.  Other dates below:

Feb. 22nd – Long Beach, CA – Blue Cafe
Feb. 26th – Pomona, CA – Cal State Pomona (Session A)
Feb. 6th and 7th – Chicago, IL – Sub T
March 12th – Portland, OR – The Fix
March 14th – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
March 28th – San Bernardino, CA – Paid Dues Festival

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Exile – “A Milli” (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on December 17th, 2008 by Hyphen


Criminally underrated producer Exile is dropping his new album Radio in January and he’s been shooting some of these ill promo videos leading up to the release.  In this edition, he chops up Lil’ Wayne and some Hiero to show you what true mpc mastery looks like.  Weezy never sounded so good.

Shout to the homey Jon Kim for sending this through.

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