|Sat, July 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The 'Total Slaughter' rhyme battle headliners fought through a worthy field of lyrical combatants to get to The Garden (aka Madison Square Garden, NYC, USA) on July 12, 2014. This is the documentary about the build-up, triumphs and let-downs (for those eliminated mainly) along the way to the main event. Check it out.
Bright Lights is an inside look at the preparations and mental states of Joe Budden, Hollow da Don, Murda Mook, and Loaded Lux as they all grind towards their ultimate showdown.
The finalists, Joe Budden and Hollow da Don, ultimately went at it! What happened? If you don't know, hit the jump and watch some more...
|Fri, July 11, 2014 at 7:11 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Recently, South East Hip Hop Magazine spoke with Ghost, the visual mastermind behind some of South Coast Records artists' recent videos. In this in depth, on on one interview with the rising filmmaker, Ghost explains to the readers how he got his start directing music videos, working with South Coast Records, An-One, how Some Kosher Yuppy is behind the scenes and more! Read all about it below!
South East Hip Hop Magazine: Why do you call yourself "Ghost"? Ghost: Calling myself ghost started back in high school, I've always prided myself on doing things that people never see being done.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How long have you been directing videos? Ghost: I directed my first video in 2010.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What inspired you to get into directing film? Ghost: Originally I was a hip hop artist in a group and we had hired a full sail student to shoot our music video, well after day 2 I started just paying attention to the details of how to shoot, after shooting we went to go look at a preview of the video and it was so bad we never came back to see the completed project. I told the group don't worry i'll figure it out, so after going half on a cheap camcorder from craigslist and a few YouTube tutorials here I am lol
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What are some of your favorite films? Ghost: I'm an old school mafia movie fan, growing up in an Italian family we watch Goodfellas, Casino, Donny Brasco religiously. I also like comedies like My Cousin Vinny and also Billy Madison, and the 90's hip hop movies like White Man Cant Jump, New Jack City, Menace II Society, Boyz in the Hood, Juice ect.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: Who are some of your favorite actors and actresses right now? Ghost: I really like Jamie Foxx to watch him grow from when I was a young kid watching In Living Color to seeing him have his stand up and TV to recently his role in D'Jango its inspiring to me. It shows what hard work and dedication can do.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How would you describe your style of directing, do you have any type of signature or way of doing things? Ghost: My directing style I would say is very smooth, from the initial meeting when I meet with an artist I let them know I'm here to work with you, we need to put out a visual that represents you and your overall goal for the song. I also feel I have a signature way of shooting and coloring my videos, I'm not really big on effects and all that stuff to congest the screen. I mean I can do it but I rather something be smooth flowing and very clean with a plot and some good motion.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How did you link up with South Coast Records? Ghost: A director who I was working with at the time was shooting their videos, and I asked the director if they needed any photography work sense I do that as well and didn't want to step on any toes. After getting the ok I messaged Larry Poynter Jr. (the CEO of South Coast Records) on Facebook and I was shocked a