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Watch The Key’s and Philly Music Mag’s video spotlight on Peedi Crakk

Peedi Crakk being interviewed by DJ Afrodjiak | Photo by John Vettese
As a bonus Key Session this afternoon, we bring you the final video from our first-ever video collaboration with Philadelphia Music Mag, this time spotlighting West Philly Rapper Peedi Crakk. An alum of the grounbreaking 2000′s Philly rap collective State Property, Peedi tells us about finding variety in hiphop, his unique approach to writing lyrics and how rap is just one of his creative outlets. Watch the video (which, heads up, has some NSFW language towards the end) below. Also, even though you don’t see her onscreen, we’d like to give a shoutout to DJ Afrodjiak – she conducted the interviews, she curated the musicans, and without her, this group of videos would not have been possible.

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Preview the Key Studio Sessions collaboration with Philadelphia Music Magazine (featuring Ethel Cee, Reef the Lost Cauze, Peedi Crakk)

This weekend at WXPN studios, we recorded a collaborative Key Sessions video with the good folks at local blog Philadelphia Music Magazine. A trio led by versatile local bassist Rodney “Rah M Sungee” Miller – also featuring drummer Charlie “Chaz Patz” Patierno and keyboard player Elliot “El Smooth” Garland – played house band to MCs Ethel Cee and Reef the Lost Cauze. Later, State Property alum Peedi Crakk performed, backed by a DJ. Everyone involved was interviewed by PMM founders Jamica “DJ Afrodjiak” El and Damion Ward, and you can look for the resulting videos later this summer. For now, check out a slideshow of the day above, and check out Ethel Cee’s awesome video for “150″ below.

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Watch the new video for Philadelphia Music Magazine’s Barbershop Freestyle series (featuring Chill Moody)

From the folks at phillymusicmag.com:

phillymusicmag.com presents the first installment of the Barbershop Freestyle series “The Lineup”. PM Mag takes over Platinum Image Barbershop & Salon is Southwest Philly with emcees Chill Moody, Kef and Kizzy Raw providing bars. DJ Afrodjiak on the 1′s & 2′s with original music by Dameadelphia.

You can watch the video below.

The Line Up Vol.1 from Philadelphia Music Magazine on Vimeo.

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Watch videos from Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros and The Dismemberment Plan from the Roots Picnic

Earlier this month at the Roots Picnic, our friends from Philadelphia Music Magazine filmed some of the performances and interviews we did throughout the day. Below, watch the videos of Edward Sharpe’s performance and interview with WXPN’s Mike Vasilikos and The Dismemberment Plan’s performance and Bruce Warren’s interview with bassist Eric Axelson.

Special thanks to Philadelphia Music Magazine. Check out their web site here and follow them on twitter @phillymusicmag