Kendrick Lamar – Tammy’s Song (Her Evils) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on July 2nd, 2011 by Hyphen

While I don’t anticipate ever being able to play this on Sound Session since a clean version would essentially turn in to an instrumental, this joint is dope. One of the reasons why we should be rooting for Kendrick to continue to blow up is that unlike many of the other new artists, K-Dot seems to take more chances with his music.  There’s a lot of talented cats killing it right now, but not too many seem to have the ability to make a 5 mic hip-hop classic.  Kendrick does.  We’ll see if he’s able to reach that potential, but with the release of Section.80, he continues his ascent.

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Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 28th, 2011 by Hyphen

As the hip-hop community, and all who love music, reel from the loss of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, I thought to myself about the messages in his records.  Do today’s artists have the desire and ability to make music that elevates to the levels Gil effortlessly resided in? 

While mass media would certainly tell you otherwise, I think they can.  We certainly need music that offers us escape, but it’s vitally important that we continue to create good music with real purpose.

Shout to Kendrick for doing just that with one of the best songs of 2011 so far.

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Kendrick Lamar x CurT@!n$ x Schoolboy Q – Live Again (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 25th, 2010 by Hyphen

Dope record from 2 of my favorite MC’s out right now, and Schoolboy Q is impressing me the more I hear from him.  Top Dawg has a nice stable of artists, I ain’t mad one bit.  Directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman for APlusFilmz.

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Kendrick Lamar ft. Jhene Aiko – Growing Apart (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 11th, 2010 by Hyphen

You probably already know that I’m obsessed with anything related to flashing lights and night time cityscapes.  If not, now you do.

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – Turn Me Up (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 7th, 2010 by Hyphen

This has been the jam for the past few weeks and I’m glad to see the Top Dawg crew turned it into a video.  Smooth, mellow beat, plus dope MC’s…what else do you need?

Kendrick is a cot damn beast, btw.

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Kendrick Lamar – Wanna Be Heard (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 14th, 2010 by Hyphen

And the winner of “best artist to come out of nowhere and immediately become one of Hyphen’s favorites” is…

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Kendrick Lamar – The Heart, Pt. 1 (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 17th, 2010 by Hyphen

This kid Kendrick Lamar really came out of nowhere in the past year to become one of my favorite new MC’s.  He spazzed on this joint something crazy.  Shout to Dave for sending it through.

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