Jhene Aiko – 3:16am (video preview)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 18th, 2012 by Hyphen

SXSW had a lot of highlights, but seeing Jhene perform in person was definitely one of them. She sounded great too, which is pretty hard to do at a festival where horrible acoustics and inept soundboard operators are the norm. Impressive.

Here’s a quick preview of her lead single, “3:16am,” off her upcoming Def Jam debut. Fisticuffs on the beat.

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The Making Of Act II (video)

Posted in Artists, Videos on March 8th, 2011 by Hyphen

I cannot wait to hear Jay Elec rap over this.

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Shad – TSOL (album preview)

Posted in Artists, Joints on May 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

As I mentioned during this week’s SNSS recap, there’s no MC in the game today that makes me wear out the rewind button like Shad.  His music represents pretty much everything I look for as a listener: skills, quality production, intelligence, and above all, truthful and genuine expression through this art form.  His last record, The Old Prince Still Lives At Home, is a classic album and his new project, TSOL, drops on May 25th (at least in his native Canada…and I assume online at the least for us Americans).

I’ve been lucky enough to vibe with TSOL for a minute and it’s another flawless release from Shad.  Now you can listen to it in its entirety thanks to Spinner, complete with a track by track breakdown from the man himself.  What are you waiting for??? LISTEN HERE!

Oh, and if anyone out there isn’t convinced, I don’t know a soul who wasn’t an instant fan after seeing this:

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It’s Amazing…

Posted in Artists, Sports, Videos on April 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

Really can’t go wrong with Kanye + basketball.  That’s about as good as it gets.

The NBA…where millionaires steal memories from cities and move teams at their whim happens.

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