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KiD CuDi x MGMT x Ratatat – Pursuit Of Happiness (Alternate Version)

I LOVE the original version (See the original version again after the jump) but this video is amazing. Seriously one of the better videos i’ve ever seen as far as its connection to the song. the entire video you feel disoriented. you feel, not just as a viewer but a participant, like you’re messed up (on drugs, emotionally, w/e). really beautifully done.
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Peace, and the constant pursuit of HAPPINESS and much LOVE.
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elzhi…deep video preview


this video looks like it’s gonna be pretty sexy. nice hi-def, slow motion, “drunk” lighting…very fresh.
plus…elzhi will go down as one of the most underrated emcees of time.

peace, and deep love.


colin munroe…interview | performance | download

This is an interview touching on why he (as a white canadian dude) is embraced by the Hip Hop community, is a clear part of the new [urban folk™] (haha) movement (like KiD CuDi, Wale, Drake, Slaughterhouse…etc.), and has a successful alternative mixtape.

I just want to say it first here and now…in the next few years, you will see the mixtape (free ep, free album, samples/remixing other peoples songs projects) embraced by other musics not centralized to Hip Hop!! Watch.

If you don’t know about Colin Munroe you definitely need to download his mixtape…
Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero mixtape (2008)
It features Drake, Wale, Black Milk, Mickey Factz, even Bob Dylan (remix…it’s INCREDIBLE!!!)

He’s on my “what to look for” list.

Peace, and embrace new love.


Gil Scott Heron…Me & The Devil vid

wow! you might remember Gil Scott Heron from alot of old spoken word type records in the 70s. he was sort of one of the reasons rapping happened, at least on record. this new cut from him sounds like a blues lyric form set to some super hard music. very very nice…
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peace, and i’m alive love.


vids…OK Go | Lowry

These videos have blown my mind…i know must repair it and take artistic action…

1. OK Go – “WTF?”

this is right inside my doorway. take an effect and play with it. have fun and orchestrate your art. that’s what i’m trying to do…

2. Lowry – “Whiskey”
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this is a pretty fresh indie band i just discovered through the Guilt By Association Vol. 2 project in which they covered “Africa” by Toto. i feel like the video tells the story pretty well with not too much performance shots and not too much “couple” shots. the video is for a project called 99DollarMusicVideos.com…i think they accomplished it better than any one else i’ve seen on the site.

peace, and videLoVEs.


mos def / talib kweli…history vid

another really simple & beautiful video. mos def has really come into his style. i love that cotton shirt with the tie and jacket…good look.

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peace, and k.i.s.s. love.


jay-z/hudson…forever young vid

this is a really beautifully done video. i love high contrast black and white. they did a good job painting a picture of being “young” with the shots of the kids playing football, playing in the park, the couple chasing eachother, etc. juxtaposed with Jay being praised at a large concert (where he feels most young).

it looks very good, and it’s such a great song. what do you think??

peace, and forever young love.


kid cudi…pursuit of happiness vid

this video is beautiful…the story is simple, incorporating the performance aspect into the story itself.

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peace and pursuit of happiness love.


mos def…supermagic vid

this video’s incredible! it’s simple, the effect is fantastic, it’s very well produced. i like how dark it is…the contrast between his face and some highlights to the dark background is really evocative. i also think mos uses the flashing/shadow effect really well as he bounces.
great video…i look forward to learning about these kinds things i enter the telecommunications major here at school.

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peace, and video love.


johnathan boulet…community service announcement

top 5 videos i’ve seen this year. i gotta say, this has been a great year for mtv’s ex-forté.

i really like the song a lot too. i’d never heard of johnathan boulet before but i really like his shit. good good music. and doing things that people haven’t done, pushing boundaries, visually and sonically. keep it up, johnny be good.
don’t kill your self, don’t do drugs.

peace, and psa love.


InfeRed…No Turn On Red (2009 mixtape)

We made it! Gravity Jones presents InfeRed‘s brand new mixtape No Turn On Red. Pick your favorite file site to download from below the artwork…

InfeRed – No Turn On Red links: megaupload | rapidshare | sendspace | zshare | mediafire | limelinx | filefactory

Gravity Jones presents InfeRed’s 2009 mixtape “No Turn On Red.” MLKjr said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets, even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.” Tony ‘InfeRed’ Graves feels his path is leading him to record and perform honest music. If it’s true that your soul should speak truest and loudest through your actions, midwest rapper InfeRed’s soul preaches through every line. In the vein of some of Hip-Hop’s most candid and ground breaking artists, Red works with a passion and dedication to his lyrics and each message they encompass. He is often likened to Jay-Z, Common, Royce Da 5’9, Elzhi, and, more recently, Wale. Download the mixtape, analyze the lyrics, scrutinize the songs, love it and hate it. Peace and much love.

Also, check it out, rate it, comment on it at datpiff.

Please spread it like wildfire!! Feel free to copy any of the links, artwork, music, burn it onto cds, whatever…just get it out there!! Electric grass roots style…
Also, please let us know what you think…
and while you’re at it check the official video for the single
The Higher:

Peace, and much love!!!


passion pit: sleepyhead…S>O>T>W>1

Song Of The Week: 1st Edition!
Here’s a great song, from a very good album, with my favorite music video right now!
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

I love the use of samples, sped up. Plus the dudes voice is GREAT (you just might need to take a little time to get used to it)…i love it though. This is wonderful music, and it is what indie music is right now! Really a great song…enjoy!!!

Peace, and sleepyhead love.

btw…these Song Of The Week editions, if you don’t get it right away, that’s okay. the point is to provide you with songs you might or might not know about, but i think they’re both important and really rad for particular reasons.


francis & the lights…featured pictorial

this is a really dope feature by 160grams, showcasing GREAT photographs, of one of my favorite bands Francis And The Lights fronted by performance and music genius Francis Farewell Starlite.

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above, the video for the single “The Top” if you haven’t seen it already or are interested in what they sound like (commonly referred to as an updated Prince and Phil Collins..but don’t limit them)…

peace, and open your minds to good music love.


raphael saadiq…let’s take a walk [vid]

yesterday, i posted the Raphael Saadiq Tiny Desk session from NPR…here’s a nice follow up with him music video for “Let’s Take A Walk”
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I love not only the b&w, but the filter they have going throughout to give it a look like it’s from a 60s performance. i’ll say this too about him, not everybody just looks good in a suit. most people can’t just wear a suit and look comfortable. alot of it is about how you wear it, not just what you wear. this dude looks good in a suit. i digs it!

peace, and let’s take a walk love.


roots…how i got over vid

Just thought I’d share this cause of how much i like it (and i support their music)…
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It’s the Roots’ first single called How I Got Over.
I feel like the images present a message like, whatever their struggle is, all these people relate in that they struggle “in these streets.” They all have to find ways to get over, to stay strong.
Simple, but the song is too. It’s raw, mature, gives the audience the message. I think it’s really shot well too.

Peace, and get over love.


drake ye wayne em…forever video

Drake feat. Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne – Forever

Honestly…I think overall the vid is kind of boring. I dig certain parts but it moves a little slow for me.
I really don’t like Drake’s performance. Kanye’s is better, his pyro technics are pretty cool and I like how they die out toward the end. The LJ stuff thrown in is done pretty well in general (mainly just before wayne’s verse). I like Wayne’s performance enough. I like the red lighting, feels sort of drunk. Eminem’s performance is dope, even though not much happens…His verse is just way more interesting I guess. He just looks hungry when he spits…plus they feature Slaughterhouse (the crew…yes, including Royce!). Rumor has it the pieces are in place for a Slaughterhouse and Em track…I’d love to hear Royce and Em (bad meets evil) back together. I really like that last shot of Drake alot! It left a good taste in my eyesockets.

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What ya’ll opinions??
Peace, and forever love!

Oh…and in case you missed the post…here’s InfeRed’s debut music video for The Higher


Jay-Z feat. Rihanna y Kanye West…Run This Town vid

Here’s the video for Run This Town. I just happen to be on when this leaked tonight so i’m feelin pretty exclusive right now…so…you’re welcome.
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My 2 cents on this matter. 1st cent: disappointed in the song (it has arguably 3 of the most important current people in music…and it’s pretty weak imo)…2nd cent: video’s cooler than the song itself…it’s dark as hell.
Peace and mediocre-unimportant-overhyped-song love.


KiD CuDi…Make Her Say video

Here’s the Make Her Say (with Kanye West, Common, and Lady Gaga) music video. I love the look of this video. It’s clean and simple. The effect is clear and cleanly stated. I love their styles too.
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Speaking of music videos…we finished InfeRed’s The Higher video today! We’ll be posting it in the next week. Be ready to spread it around like cream on the bagel (dig?).
Peace, and good videos love.