Freddie Gibbs ft. Dom Kennedy & Polyester – Menace II Society (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 18th, 2011 by Hyphen

Freddie’s ode to the West Coast…the best coast…off Cold Day In Hell gets some nice visuals featuring producer/crooner Polyester and Dom Kennedy, who really epitomizes the current iteration of the west coast G sound.  Definitely a smooth record that makes any of us stuck in the cold northwest region pine for that LA weather.

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MED ft. Aloe Blacc – Where I’m From (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 20th, 2010 by Hyphen

Plain and simple, Aloe Blacc has murdered everything he’s touched this year.  He might be my artist of the year for 2010…well, if Yeezy didn’t release another 5 mic’er, but in any event, Aloe is up there.  This time he lends a helping hand to the artist formerly known as Medaphor for “Where I’m From.”

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Fashawn ft. Night & Dirty Money – Ride & Smokin’ (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on November 19th, 2010 by Hyphen

So west coast.  How come every video these days makes me remember college?  I guess college is just the rap life…plus essays (no pun).

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D-Sisive – West Coast (video)

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

I love this record, particularly the chorus.  More great music from our friendly neighbors to the north…Canadian hip-hop is kinda killin’ it these days.

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Dyme Def ft. Saigon – Pick Up Ya Flow (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 2nd, 2009 by Hyphen

206 stand up!  New video from some of the best here in the NW.  Be on the lookout for Dyme Def headed up and down the west best coast with Sai real soon.

Town bidness mayne…shout to 800lb.

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A 2Dope Mixtape: Cadillac Edition

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on September 3rd, 2008 by Hyphen

2Dope Front

Chyea, glad to see the long awaited mixtape from Shake and Meka over at is finally here. It features some of my favorite artists and friends from the west best coast, including U-N-I, Grynch, Tunji, Blu, Dyme Def, Pac Div, TiRon, El Prez, Shawn Jackson, Crooked I, Move.meant, the Knux, and more. Check the tracklisting yourself:

2Dope Back

Download this ASAP right here.

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Fresh Coast Battle Trailer

Posted in Artists, Movies on July 5th, 2008 by Hyphen

I’m not up on the battle scene as much as I used to be, but I still respect what these guys do.  When a dude is really going off the top and tears someone apart, it’s a sight to behold.  Shout to my guy Tunj who used to do that on the regular back in our college days.  Anyway, this is a trailer for the Fresh Coast Battle Documentary DVD that drops later this year.  There are lots of dope MC’s from the best coast involved with this, so be on the lookout when it’s released.  For more info, hit up Phillip Drummond at

Shout to Okwerdz for sending this over.

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