Land (EP) by Slop Musket
GRADE :: A
IN A WORD OR TWO :: moving, LOUD, growth, confident
THE GOOD :: Slop Musket is back with another EP, and everything about this is an improvement on a solid foundation. The band is tighter and much more dynamic with a sense of adventure, anom and Joey Alpha are exploring the depths of both the content and presentation in their roles as MCs, and the production is much crisper and louder this time around. No signs of a sophomore slump here. Definitely looking forward to seeing if these guys can hold their own over the length of an LP.
THE BAD :: I hate to be a broken record, especially because I understand how time consuming and costly it can be to record a band, but I seriously want no less than 8-10 songs on the next release. There’s nothing wrong with leaving the people wanting more, but these EPs are seriously teasing the possibilities of a full length, and I want to see it happen, damn-it.
THE UGLY :: Honestly, the only ugly here is the screwface you’ll be making as this album moves from track to track… This is one of the best follow-up projects I’ve heard, in terms of growth, in ages.
THE FINAL WORD :: Slop Musket chose a while back to carve their own lane, and make sure that nobody believes in them more than they believe in themselves. This project is the sonic manifesto of that choice, and they nailed it. The messages from this album are worthy of hearing, and they sound dynamite.
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Tagged anom, chief, joey alpha, land, slop musket, the doomsday device, the good the bad the ugly
Untitled by Click-Clack has hit the digital realm. Originally slated for release on December 1st, this is so new that I haven’t even had the chance to listen to it yet. But, as a lover of hip-hop and a supporter of local music, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t immediately spread the word.
Back to back posts for Notes Floats! This is a selection from the Same Boat EP, brought to life in video form… share it, love it, and enjoy it!
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Tagged chief, notes floats, same boat ep, sometimes, suzanna choffel, the doomsday device
New music from one of the hardest working cats in the Texas hip hop circuit, Notes Floats. His new effort, SAME BOAT, is super solid on both the production and the rhymes, as always.. I could spend some time putting together some words about, or you can trust a name that means quality and jump on this new Notes Floats release, and win.
Clemits, a long time member of the Austin hip hop community, has always been known for putting in consistent and quality work. 2015 has found him making inroads musically and on the live circuit. All the while, Clemits has also kept the creative juices going, and is now set to drop Crush in mid-December. Strange is the initial visual shot fired from this album, and the video is dope. But don’t take my word for it.. take a second to check it out yourself, and don’t forget to like/share this bad boy.
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Tagged chief, clemits, crush, strange, the doomsday device
A big happy birthday shoutout to the homie soudfounder. Enjoy him doing what he does best…
Austin area producer/singer/songwriter Bayonne (formerly Roger Sellers) is stepping into his new phase as an artist quite impressively. Spectrolite is the first single and music video released under the new name, and the music is just as captivating as always. The video will stick with you as well, so go ahead and dive in!
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Tagged bayonne, chief, roger sellers, spectrolite, the doomsday device