Here’s Brandon and I’s latest Black Hoodie Rap music video. We’re very proud of this, as this is what we think a music video should look like. If you want to read more about the concept, go check out the entry on the BHR site.
(Side note: Just graduated from Northeastern a few weeks ago and am slowly getting settled into Brooklyn. As anyone who frequents this site knows, the best way to stay in touch is through the BHR blog, or here. I’ll be back here in full effect soon.)
Chris and I met up nearly a month ago to discuss the past, present and future of hip-hop journalism for a story I was writing for class. He has always epitomized to me what an old school journalist embodies (a rarity in hip-hop reporting), so I figured that as far as the Boston scene goes, I didn’t have to look much farther than him.
These are some highlights from our conversation that didn’t necessarily make the final story, but definitely needed to be put out there. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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I’m not a record collector, but I probably own somewhere around 100 vinyl records, which probably makes me… something. Whatever the case, I’ve always been oddly fascinated with record stores, and how their continued existence seems so ancient to us. I used to go into these stores weekly and came out with a new CD. Now, someone as loyal and music-loving as me almost sees record stores as a piece of history, rather than the future. I still love them though.
So check out some Flipcam recording and chime in if you’d like.
Just put this up over at the Black Hoodie Rap blog, but figured I’d share it here too. We do this series of videos we call Black Hoodie Rap TV, showing us doing various activities, and I figured since it was Valentines Day, and I’ve been making music while using a physio-ball, I should document it.
Not to mention, if you are into our music, you get to hear some of our new material.
As I explained over at BHR:
As I was working on some beats before, I figured it would be good to check in with you guys on video, because it has been a little while. I also wanted to share with you something we found fun: making beats while sitting on a physio-ball. I mean, people sit around their offices on physio-balls, so why can’t I create music while defining my abs?
In addition to watching me produce on a physio-ball, you get a first listen of one of our new tracks.
It hasn’t been long enough for it to REALLY hit me, but I guess Kanye West really is on a hiatus. I haven’t heard so much as a random verse on a remix from him lately. Everyone blames Taylor Swift, and this video certainly chimes in with that crowd (albeit, much funnier than most people do).
If hip-hop has taught me anything since 2003, it’s that even when Kanye West isn’t in the spotlight, he’s in a studio somewhere working on a lot of music.
With Lil Wayne in jail, and Kanye gone for a little while, there sure is a little bit of a void on hip-hop’s Mt. Olympus, wouldn’t you say?
I know this is a question I’ve wanted answered since I was 13 and first saw the movie Clerks. Little did I know that Lucas actually answered Randall’s question in the DVD commentary of one of the newer Star Wars films.
Confused? Watch the video above. Both scenes are edited into it.
I have a feeling you either know what I’m talking about or you don’t.