Court Dunn – Director’s Reel

Posted in Music Videos on July 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

The homey Court Dunn is steadily becoming one of the top directors in independent hip-hop, and the way he’s going, he’ll soon be knocking out clips for some major label artists as well.  I’ve highlighted some of his work on TAOD before, but in case you’ve been sleeping, check out this reel to see some highlights (and hear a crazy beat from Apple Juice Kid as the soundtrack).

Featuring Styles P, B.o.B, Camp Lo, Edo.G, Termanology, Donny Goines, Emilio Rojas, J The S, Silent Knight, Quite Nyce & SEEK

Director Court Dunn has become a prolific force behind the NYC hip-hop scene over the past year-and-a-half, releasing 27 music videos and countless other freelance projects.  A frequent collaborator with, he has worked with such artists as Jim Jones, Clipse, Styles P, Camp Lo, B.o.B, Idle Warship, Termanology, Tanya Morgan, Edo.G, etc. and is known for his frequent collaboration with Same Plate artists Emilio Rojas, Donny Goines and J The S.

Specializing in creativity over resources with minimalist sensibilities, Court’s accolades to date include videos on MTV Tres and MTVU (Winner “The Freshmen), a feature film in MovieMaker Magazine (“Future of Filmmaking” issue) and 2 Exclusive Video Series on major hip-hop sites and

For more information about Director Court Dunn, please visit his pages below or contact Jonathan Master at

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Sound Session #187 (12-28-08)

Posted in Artists, Episodes, Sound Session on December 29th, 2008 by Hyphen


The snow is melted, the ice is gone, and Seattle’s back to its normal 35 degree winter climate.  That can mean only one thing: Sound Session is back.  After last week’s online only edition, it felt good to be back on the air and broadcasting some of the best new music around.  We featured dope tracks from people like Royce The 5’9″ (produced by DJ Premier), Q-Tip (w/D’Angelo), Blu, Kenna, K’Naan, Wale, Shad, and more, plus we aired a few snippets from our Universal Mind Control listening party with Common.  We also had Silent Knight call in to give us an update on his contest and speak about his Jake One produced single & video for “Pop Culture Shock.”

All in all, another dope show.  I could go into more detail, but I’m in the process of moving places and I kiiiiiinda need to pack.  Consequently, blogging might be at a premium over the next week or so.  In the meantime, enjoy!

Show #187 (12-28-08)

  1. Royce The 5’9” – “Shake This”
  2. Joell Ortiz ft. Joe Budden – “Move On”
  3. Kali – “Cali Kali”
  4. Inverse ft. Deacon The Villain (of the CunninLynguists) – “So True”
  5. Clockwork – “Laid Back” (Local Artist)
  6. Q-Tip ft. D’Angelo – “I Believe”
  7. DJ Cadik ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi – “Keep It Real”
  8. Blu – “SpaceJive”
  9. Adele – “Daydreams (nVMe Remix)”
  10. Kardinal Offishall ft. Barrington Levy & Busta Rhymes – “Numba 1 (Tide Is High) (Remix)”
  12. Common – “Inhale”
  14. Kenna ft. the Cool Kids – “Loose Wires (Remix)”
  15. K’Naan ft. Chubb Rock – “ABC’s”
  16. Josh Martinez ft. Devin The Dude – “Hurricane Jane” (Local Artist)
  17. Shad – “I Don’t Like To”
  18. Sene – “Whateva, Wheneva”
  19. Exile ft. Muhsinah – “Stay Tuned (Stay High) (Vocal Mix)”
  20. Willie Will – “Honor You” (Local Artist)
  22. Silent Knight – “Pop Culture Shock”
  23. Wale ft. Brother Ali – “2nd Time”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
(back up / streaming link – )

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Silent Knight – Pop Culture Shock (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

Silent Knight has been doing his thing for a minute and he’s currently one of 10 finalists in a contest for  Part of the competition entails shooting a video, so he linked up with  Court Dunn and Restless Films for this simple, but ill, clip for “Pop Culture Shock.”  Oh yeah…and it was produced by the big homey Jake One too, so you already know.

Be sure to download Silent Knight’s Holla Burton (The UnMixed Cassette) when it drops tomorrow (the 23rd) over at Elementality Productions.  You won’t want to miss this:

Side A:

  1. “Holla Burton Intro”
  2. “Regular Guy” (Produced by Illmind)
  3. “Pop Culture Shock” (Produced by Jake One)
  4. “Scarlet Fever” (Feat. East)  (Produced by Erv Ford)
  5. “Where Is It Goin?” (Produced by DJ Vadim)
  6. “Be Ok” (Produced by M-Phazes)
  7. “The Journey Continues” (Produced by DJ Ings)
  8. “The Wager” (Feat. 8thW1 & Fresh Daily as Charlie Brown’s Field Goal) (Produced by Illmind)
  9. “What Makes U” (Produced by Erv Ford)
  10. “Goin’ Get It” (Produced by Analogic)
  11. “Block Justice” (Produced by M-Phazes)
  12. “Siren Symphony” (Produced by Erv Ford)

Side B:

  1. “Here We Go” (Feat. East) (Produced by 9th Wonder)
  2. “The Gathering” (Feat. Rashid Hadee, Emilio Rojas, Kaze & Oddisee)(Produced by Oddisee)
  3. “What It Is” (Feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq & Fresh Daily) (Produced by Erv Ford)
  4. “Get ‘Em” (Feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & East) (Produced by Illmind)
  5. “Let It Be Known” (Feat. Kenn Starr & Hassaan Mackey) (Produced by Analogic)

Fresh.  Shout to Silent Knight, KO, and Court!

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