Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 29th, 2012 by Hyphen

Here’s the video Joe, Royce, Crook, and Joell shot for “Hammer Dance” while down in Austin for SXSW.  The Shady showcase where 50 did all of Get Rich Or Die Trying was probably the best show I caught while down there (shout to K.R.I.T., who killed that one by the way), so I’m happy to see some footage from Slaughter’s performance included here.

We’ll be airing my interview with these fellas on tonight’s Sound Session, tune in!

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Obie Trice ft. Drey Skonie – Spend The Day (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 7th, 2012 by Hyphen

Obie’s been one of my favorite MC’s for the last decade, but also one that I…and everyone else…sadly seems to forget when making their lists. The label drama he’s been through recently didn’t help, but it looks like everything is finally lining up for a return to the limelight. The flow has remained throughout. So Detroit.

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Eminem, Slaughterhouse, & Yelawolf – BET Cypher (video)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on October 15th, 2011 by Hyphen

Like any sane individual, I didn’t watch the BET Awards and I knew that anything worth seeing would pop up online later.  Sure enough, the video that had Twitter going crazy and everyone professing their love for Eminem is here in all its explicit glory.

Em’s verse is bananas and it’s funny to hear him rhyme over East Flatbush Project’s “Tried By 12” beat almost 15 years after he was killing the Rap Olympics over similar records, but like any moment that gets SO much hype…I just instinctively have a little bit of a “meh” reaction.  Don’t get me wrong, every rapper here is dope and spits crazy, but there’s just so many bars upon bars upon bars upon bars for me.  I would have spazzed about this in 2000, but now, it’s cool…plus, it’s a great look for lyrics to actually be highlighted on a network like BET.

Well done 2.0 Boys.

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Yelawolf – Daddy’s Lambo (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 11th, 2011 by Hyphen

Aside from the realization that Drama Beats from Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory can actually make some slaps, the most surprising thing about this song/video is that Lamborghini’s actually require a key.  I thought we were all on team #pushtostart these days, no?

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Joell Ortiz on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on October 26th, 2010 by Hyphen

In case you overlooked it in this week’s SNSS wrap up, Joell Ortiz stopped by the show again to give us an update on everything he’s working on.  We discussed his Farewell Summer EP that just dropped, his upcoming Free Agent project, working with Jake One, whether or not Slaughterhouse is signing to Shady Records, and more.  You can check out the interview below:

Joell Ortiz on Sound Session
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Wack Lyric of the Day, 9-12-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on September 12th, 2008 by Hyphen


Two weeks through the all-Wayne WLotD and I’ll just say this: some rappers are very lucky this is Wayne’s month, because I’ve been hearing a lot of horrible lines lately.  Ice Cube, I’m looking at you.

“Yeah, I’m so bright, not shady/
My teeth and my ice so white like Shady”
–Lil’ Wayne, “Barry Bonds”

He really thought that was clever?

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