Kanye West – White Dress (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 13th, 2012 by Hyphen

Kanye’s solo records >>>>>>>>.  Would have loved to see a more official video, but these images look dope enough on their own.  This will be on the soundtrack to RZA’s movie, The Man With The Iron Fists.

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The hardest 10 seconds to open a song in history

Posted in Joints, Movies on June 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

Tell me I’m wrong.

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Perhaps it’s the movie…

Posted in Artists, Movies on September 8th, 2010 by Hyphen

…but this is my kind of indie rock.  Lost In Translation is so damn classic.

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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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Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem – Forever (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Sports on September 24th, 2009 by Hyphen

Honestly, this video is a little bit of a hot mess.  Hype’s shots just seem so boring these days, the performances aren’t anything special, and the clips from LeBron’s movie just make it all look odd.  Definitely would have been better served to not appear on the soundtrack and perhaps have a little more creativity with the scenes.  With my day job involving music videos, I see 10 cooler clips than this a day…which is pretty sad when you think about all the major players that were involved with this project.

That said:

“she insists she got more class…WE KNOW

is one of the hardest lines of the year.  Drizzy!

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Steve McKeever on Sound Session

Posted in Interviews, Politics, Sound Session on November 2nd, 2008 by Hyphen


Over the weekend, I got the chance to talk with Steve McKeever, the founder of Hidden Beach Recordings, for the latest edition of Sound Session.  You’re probably familiar with the label through their releases from some of the dopest soul & jazz artists (Jill Scott, Kindred, Bebe Winans, Mike Phillips, Tony Rich, Lina, etc.), but they also recently teamed up with the Barack Obama campaign to release Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement.  The compilation features great songs from artists like Kanye West, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Ozomatli, and more, and all the money goes directly to the Obama campaign.

With November 4th only 2 days away, I talked with Steve about how this project came about, what issues are most important to him this election, what words of wisdom he wanted to impart to the youth, and more.  You can check out the entire interview below:

Steve McKeever on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?zryzqgfj2nu
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/50825349e7680eb2/ )

After you check out the interview, head on over to BarackObama.com/music to cop the album and donate to the campaign.  Every little bit helps as we push through the finish line.  After the 4th, the album will be available in normal retail locations.  In any case, GET OUT AND VOTE!

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