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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Zion I ft. K. Flay – Coastin’ (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 23rd, 2009 by Hyphen

When Zumbi & Amp dropped The Take Over, we played the hell out of this record on Sound Session.  The beat is pretty simple, but when paired with that hook, it’s insanely catchy.  Overall, it’s definitely one of my favorite songs of the past year.

Kay Slay should be on the remix though.  Just cause.

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The Knux on OKPtv

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on January 21st, 2009 by Hyphen

Tunji and GregTheDude linked up with one of my favorite groups out right now, the Knux, down at USC for this OkayplayerTV piece.  In case you’re sleeping, you need to peep the Knux’s Remind Me In 3 Days album…one of the illest projects of last year.

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Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on December 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

GregTheDude and Tunji took OkayplayerTV around Los Angeles to link up with Thes-One and Double K, better known as the People Under The Stairs.  The duo talked about how they originally linked up, their recording history, their new Fun DMC album, and their video for “The Wiz.”  That clip is one of my favorites from this past year, though I never would have guessed that the weather was awful when they shot it in Australia.  It always looked like the perfect summer joint to me:

Sidenote: it’s not smart to watch a video like that on a day when we’re snowed in here in Seattle.  Even if it was freezing down there, it makes me miss summer like craaaazy.

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Chester French on OKPtv

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on November 13th, 2008 by Hyphen

I’ve been trying to tell y’all about Chester French for a minute now, but if you’ve been sleeping, check out their appearance on OKPtv courtesy of GregTheDude and Tunji.  D.A. and Max talk about their background, their sound, and misrepresenting Inverse as “an instrumental hip-hop group” hahahah.  Not exactly, but he’s still learning.  Peep the clip and see why Pharrell signed these dudes immediately after hearing their demo.

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Common on OkayplayerTV

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on October 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

It’s a beautiful thing to see some of my favorite people all working together.  The homies GregTheDude and Tunji linked up with the other homies Com and Okayplayer to cook up a couple videos for y’all.  In these clips, Common talks about his upcoming Universal Mind Control album, politics, his past work, and more.  Hit the jump to watch the other two pieces and click here to check the last time we had Com on Sound Session.

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Erykah Badu on OkayplayerTV

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews on September 12th, 2008 by Hyphen

Erykah Badu linked up with OKP and the homies Tunj and GregTheDude to talk about her inspirations, her live performance, and her music.  She also talks briefly about her next album, including plans for a Bilal/Andre 3000 duet!?!?!  Chyea.

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Theo – The Birth (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on August 8th, 2008 by Hyphen

The Birth

Yes y’all.  I was excited for 8-8-08 for two reasons (and not looking forward to it for one): 1) the Olympics kick off today (or have they already?  I dunno with the time difference, I just know I’ll be watching the ceremonies tonight), 2) up and coming artist Theo dropped his mixtape The Birth for y’all to check out.  This kid is dope.

  1. Hi (Prod. Judah)
  2. There’s Meaning (Prod. Kris Fame)
  3. Good Morning America (Prod. Young E)
  4. Sweetest Language (Prod. Profit)
  5. T.V Show (My Life) (Prod. Brose)
  6. Hola Oh Theo (Prod. Young E)
  7. Star Struck
  8. Lightwork
  9. Dillagence
  10. Ridin Down The Freeway
  11. Keep Doing Your Thing Ft. Skyzoo (Prod. Kris Fame)
  12. Grammy Family (Gramphone Flow)
  13. Creator
  14. High Life Ft. J.A.M.E.S Watts (Prod. Santo Angelo)
  15. Somethin For Me
  16. iDream (Prod. Brose)
  17. Theo till Infinity (Prod. Austin White)

Courtesy of OKP.  Download here.

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The Roots Picnic – Webisode #2

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

The 2nd of 4 Okayplayer TV ‘webisodes’ documenting the Roots Picnic from June 7th in Philly.  This one features The Cool Kids, though the recorded audio for their performance is pretty janky.  Also, how is Mike gonna wear a shirt THAT baggy, with pants THAT tight.  That makes no kind of sense at all.

Swacked from OKP.

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