Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

June 18th, 2013
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It's not too often that you're fortunate enough to come across an artist with the precision and drive of a Ninja.    Especially when it's an artist actually named  Nolan the Ninja who happens to be in your own backyard.

I found about about Nolan when I stumbled across his song "That's When Ya Lost"  (using the Souls of Mischief beat) on Kevin Nottingham a few weeks back.  When I heard him start rapping,  I found myself checking the date of the post.   The kid sounded like he was straight out of  1995 by way of Doc Brown's DeLorean.   So being a complete slappy for the golden era,  I immediately pulled the track and used it in mini-episode #202 of the HoodHype show.  Then came the bonus:  he's from Detroit.

So of course we had to have him on the show, and of course we had to ask him to drop some bars with our in-house rap genius, MOLA1.

Check out Nolan's full interview and another in-show freestyle he did in Episode #207 of the HoodHype Show.

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March 6th, 2013
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You guys have heard him as a guest on the show a few times and just last night MOLA1 dropped his first music video for the song "Product." off of his "boom." EP.  Check it out!

We've got more news involving this guy coming very soon!

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January 23rd, 2013
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Finally. Been wondering what these guys have been up to. We've been following A.DD+ for close to three years now and watched these guys evolve and grow, it's been an amazing transformation. Big shouts to Slim and Paris for continuing to work and follow their dreams.

'Can't You See' is a collaboration between Dallas rap group (and Red Bull Soundstage artists) A.Dd+ and producer NickNack. The video was directed and produced by OG of Luxury Mindz.

The song, which appears on NickNack's album 'State Machine' and is available at Crowd Control Records and NickNack's bandcamp page, came about when A.Dd+'s DJ Sober met up with NickNack in Austin during a Red Bull Thre3Style event. NickNack said he was a fan of the group and played a few beats. The end result was 'Can't You See,' a head-bobbing tune with a soulful beat and sharp lyrics from rappers Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy.

A.Dd+ debuted their first album, 'When Pigs Fly,' in 2011 to wide acclaim, earning raves from Pitchfork Media and XXL. The group's upcoming mixtape, 'DiveHiFlyLo,' drops January 26. A.Dd+ will celebrate the release with a performance at the Granada Theater in Dallas.

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January 3rd, 2013
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BlatPack's own links up with Mic Write from Detroit's Coldmen Young and this dude Rafael spittin his ass off to put together a video for a sick track we spun back in episode 194.

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October 17th, 2012
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We've said it on the show on multiple occasions, SmCity's Indie Life album does represent a lot of what we're about so it's hard for us not to contantly have his music in rotation here at HoodHype.  Props to SmCity.  Great interview on the show, great show at the DMV showcase, good people.

Cop SmCity's Indie Life exclusively at or boy Z's house:

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September 27th, 2012

We're gonna start doing this more. Shouts to Ben Miles from Of Mice and Musicians for coming through to sit in with us on #184.  It's probably time for us to have more guests sit in and go in on the mic.  I mean that's what the basement is for right?


Note: Footage was a bit shaky, trying to manage things WHILE holding a camera is not the move, well it actually is the move.
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July 26th, 2012
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Steve Aoki and Duran Duran may not be something you're accustomed to seeing, hearing or reading about here, but independent music and film is.  Trident recently launched their "See What Unfolds" campaign asking independent film makers around the world to submit their video ideas to put visuals.  They are now into the finals of the competition and they are asking you to vote for your favorite.  Support indie film makers!

Visit to vote now!

Official Release:

On June 20, Trident Gum turned an ordinary Wednesday night into something unexpectedly FUN with the help of superstar DJ Steve Aoki and Duran Duran. Among other things "Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix" unfolded, and now we are asking you to watch the videos and help pick a winner!

UPDATE: The voting period is being extended until tomorrow (07/27/12, 11:59 PM EST) and the contest winners/runners-up will be announced next Monday (07/30/12, noon EST).

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July 20th, 2012
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Detroit mainstay, (and guy I see at EVERY St. Andrew's Hip-Hop show) Marv Won taking all you terrible rappers to church for two straight minutes. Sit up, put your hands up, confess and repent your sins.

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June 26th, 2012
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Keep your eyes peeled for more from these guys from us. I was late to the party, heard them on WDET, did a little homework and uncovered a gold mine.

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June 15th, 2012
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On our way to the Detroit Electronic Music festival, we caught word (via Twitter) that Bun B, Eve, David Hasselhoff, the Dudesons, and a ton of other celebs were coming through in their super luxury and sports whips for the Gumball 3000 rally.

Music by Detroit's own:
Jypsy - "On Ten"
Album: Got Ink Tattoos And Dj Amf Present - Beats At Will: Support Your Local Baw Mixtape Vol 1

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