Hanni El Khatib – Fuck It. You Win. (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 16th, 2012 by Hyphen

Dirty AF!

If you aren’t up on Hanni, you’re missing out.  I tried to tell y’all in 2010. Here are a few other tracks off his Will The Guns Come Out album that I particularly enjoyed.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Vs. EP

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on December 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

The homies Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are not only two of my favorite artists from the town, but they are also two of my favorite people in the Seattle music scene.  They’re just really cool dudes who love making art and take it pride in everything they do.  When you mix in their incredible talent on top of that (need proof?), it’s mandatory to check for everything they’re involved in.

Here’s their long awaited collaboration, The Vs. EP, where they sampled some contemporary bands and combined rock with hip-hop.  Don’t get it twisted though, this isn’t some half-assed, corny mash up project.  Instead, it’s an excellent piece of work where Ryan’s lush soundscapes are complimented perfectly by Mack’s heartfelt and sobering (quite literally) rhymes.  I can’t recommend this highly enough.

Download here.

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Lupe Fiasco – Solar Midnite (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 13th, 2009 by Hyphen

If Lu didn’t just remind everyone that he might be the dopest MC in the game, I’d be slightly worried that he’s headed in this direction with his music.  While it’s not bad, I’d much rather he continue to murder the mic like we all know he can.  Thankfully, it looks like this is a one-off for the Twilight* soundtrack.

*I will never see this movie.  In a million years.  No.

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Up up down down left right left right B A

Posted in Comedy, Live Performances, Videos on October 27th, 2009 by Hyphen


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Sean Price launches Ruck Down Records

Posted in Artists, Comedy, Joints, Videos on June 18th, 2009 by Hyphen

This is too funny.  Shout to all my folks in the video…but damn, why did Sean have to do Blaze like that ahahahaha.  Here’s the track too, courtesy of 2DopeBoyz:

Sean Price – “Ruck Down”


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Heltah Skeltah – Ruck and Roll (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 26th, 2008 by Hyphen

Hahahah, Ruck and Rock are having too much fun these days.  Here’s their description of the newest video of D.I.R.T.:

Y’all might be gettin’ a little tired of all that Hip-Hop so we’re on that Rock ish (no pun) on this one. You might know them as the Boot Camp BK duo Ruck and Rock, or Heltah Skeltah, but here they assume the group name Special Education (consisting of members: Johny Rambo, Monstaman, Guitarded, unamed, and “Death to cabs in New Jersey”) for their latest vid “Ruck N Roll.” The video was directed by Rik Cordero and the song is off of Heltah Skeltah’s upcoming album D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) in stores 9/30.

Cop that!  Shout to my Duckdown fam.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 9-24-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on September 24th, 2008 by Hyphen


“Give me the mic and I’ll rock like a f*cking fossil”
–Lil’ Wayne, “I’m Raw”

Best you could do?  Really?

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Tash sighting!

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen

One of my favorite MC’s of all time, Catashtrophe, was spotted rhyming with J-Ro, E-Swift, and Heltah Skeltah somewhere, but I’m too lazy to find out all the details.  I assume this is courtesy of SP1200.net, so perhaps they’ll have the details.  Wait, a session broke out and they rapped over “Tried By 12“?  Didn’t see that coming…naht.

Bonus video of Tha Liks performing “Only When I’m Drunk” after the jump.  How did a group called Tha Alkaholiks become one of my favorite groups when I don’t even drink?  Oh yeah, they make dope ish.  I need some new Tash in my life ASAP.

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Talib Kweli, Buckshot, & Pete Rock in NYC

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on July 11th, 2008 by Hyphen
VIMBY – One Step Beyond: Talib Kweli

Tunji sent over this dope video of Talib (with Hi-Tek!), Buck, and Pete performing at the American Museum of Natural History a few weeks back.  Pete Rosenberg makes a good point – back in the day, who would have thought you’d see hip-hop take over a place like that?  Very ill.

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