Tuesday, November 16, 2010

videos you should take a second to watch: Eyedea, Toki Wright, more

This is video from Michael "Eyedea" Larsen's tribute show. I never knew him that well; we just had some mutual acquaintances and he came out to a few of the events that I did, but over the past few weeks I've just met tons of people who were affected by his life somehow. It's one thing to be a beloved artist; it's another thing to have a physical, measurable impact on other human beings, which Eyedea really, really had. In all this sadness, that's definitely something to celebrate. Check out this piece that Andrea Swensson wrote about the show.

This is the video for Toki Wright's "A Different Mirror," which I think is one of the most well-written rap songs of all time. There's so much going on in those lyrics, and the way he ties the past to the present is just chilling. Toki is one of the best MCs in the country right now.

Here's Kristoff Krane's Local Show performance. I've written about Chris on my site before, but he remains one of the most creative, engaging, genuine artists I know. He's a phenomenal rapper, and this song shows he can also sing.

On a less serious note, here's a quick little YouTube link for the "Harry Potter" remix that me, Big Cats! and Chantz did. Figured it'd be a good time to post it, with the new movie coming out. I'm seeing it Friday night. Here's a link to our free mixtape too, if you don't have it already.

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