Rik Cordero

Rich Kidd – “SYKE” Video

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Although Rich Kidd proclaims that he knows what you like, only to follow that up with "SYKE," he seems to have an inkling as to what we really like.

The Alchemist

Action Bronson – “The Symbol” Video

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Action Bronson debuts the Rik Cordero-directed video for "The Symbol," the first single from Bronson's forthcoming mixtape Rare Chandeliers produced by the legendary Alchemist.


1982 – “Up Every Night” Video

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In my humble opinion, you shouldn't want to make it in the music business for the money and fame, but rather the opportunity to share those glorious dividends with the people you love.


Stalley – “Everything New” Video


As someone who has harnessed the Internet's capacity to distribute music and help build a career, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/stalley">Stalley's</a> very much in tune with the way listeners today gobble up new songs and mixtapes by the hour.

Well Done

Action Bronson & Statik Selektah – “Cirque Du Soleil” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/action-bronson">Action Bronson</a> is pure unintentional comedy in a bottle of virgin olive oil with scented rosemary and his legend just keeps on spreading.


Wale – “Chain Music” Video

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"Chain Music" more or less represents everything that was positive about Ambition.

#music videos

Statik Selektah Feat. Action Bronson, Termanology, Bun B – “Never A Dull Moment” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/statik-selektah">Statik Selektah</a> and director <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rik-cordero">Rik Cordero</a>–two guys who won’t ever be associated with grandiosity–come together on the video for Statik’s Population Control posse cut, “Never a Dull Moment”.


4.11 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=182513"> LLove Jersey Shore Cast Members Will Earn Six-Figures Next Season <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/04/jersey_shore_4.html">[Vulture]</a> Soulja Boy Vs.

What's On My iPod

What’s On My iPod: Rik Cordero

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/what’s-on-my-ipod-rik-cordero"> Rik Cordero gets the infinite "hat tip" in my book. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rik for quite some time and first met him at a production house through a mutual friend circa 2004. Not knowing his aspirations as a director, I slowly saw his videos drop on YouTube and soon realized homie's success was inevitable, as each project featured more recognizable artists. I would be remiss to deny his Filipino roots not emitting some sort of pride as we share the same nationality. Without a doubt, his work is paving the way for future Pinoys to pursue this career path. Still, five years ago I couldn't conceive another one of my people being categorized in the same breath as Hype Williams or Benny Boom and Rik has - literally. His nomination for Director of the Year at the 2009 BET Awards is undeniable proof that Rik and his production company<a href="http://thisisfrank.com/"> Robot Films</a> are names to consider for all top flight musicians.

The War Report 2

Capone-N-Noreaga Feat. Faith Evans – “Hood Pride” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/review-of-capone-n-noreaga-the-war-report-2-report-the-war"> Faith Evans has tattoos like your average hood chick and CNN has made it painfully obvious they'll never leave the 'jects with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-war-report-2">their latest LP</a>.


The Roots Feat. John Legend – “The Fire” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/review-of-the-roots-how-i-got-over"> This video comes off as more than just a video. It's more like a condensed but powerful short film, courtesy of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rik-cordero">Rik Cordero's</a> wizardry.

#Kanye West

Kid Sister – “Big N Bad” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/review-of-kid-sisters-ultraviolet"> I'm well-versed in Kid Sister's Ultraviolet rays (mainly because <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/review-of-kid-sisters-ultraviolet">I reviewed</a> the muddafugga) but that still doesn't detract from me actually thinking her songs are catchy.


Wale – “Diary” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/11/review-of-wales-attention-deficit"> Although it's a little on the tardy side, every major-label release deserves at least three videos. Wale completes his trifecta from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/attention-deficit">Attention Deficit</a> with the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rik-cordero">Rik Cordero</a>-directed, Marsha Ambrosius-featured "Diary.

Three/21 Media

Freeway & Jake One – “She Makes Me Feel Alright” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/02/freeway-jake-one-she-makes-me-feel-alright-live-highline-ballroom"> When he's not in the studio, splitting Swisha's and similes, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Philly Freezer</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jake-one">Jake Uno</a> are known to mack a b*tch--or three.

Three/21 Media

Consequence Co-Starring Asher Roth – “Childish Games” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/download-consequence-movies-on-demand"> Playtime's over boy © Sho'nuff. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/cons-tv-presents-movies-on-demand">Movies On Demand</a> is now in syndication for you to play over.

Wu Massacre

Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon – “Our Dreams” Video

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Our favorite Wu-Gambinos are back as they ramp up preparations for their upcoming <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/wu-massacre">Wu-Massacre</a> release.

Three/21 Media

Freeway & Jake One – “Know What I Mean” Video


"Yeahhh, find a good girl and put everything in her name because she has good credit.

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