Background Action :: JPEGMAFIA’s ‘Free The Frail’ Now Streaming In Video Form

JPEGMAFIA‘s 2019 release, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, has continued to be a strong contender for album of the year, and after dropping a more traditional style music video for Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot, it appears that he decided to flip the script with Free The Frail.  This one is not afraid to show touches of production elements, which helps ground the extremely emotional and honest lyrics that float through the production that somehow manages to coexist as both ethereal and heavy.  The production took place in Austin, and if you keep your eyes open, you are likely to see a familiar face in the video (one that, at one point, had a hard time staying on their feet).  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others, as it is a moving one.

-chief

Inner Visions :: ‘Day For Night’ By Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Now Available

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It’s funny how creative drive and overall intention almost never seem to line up with one another.  In my mind, I was reaching the transition point for my Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice project… the original idea was to wrap up the collaborative projects I was working on with other producers, then make a shift towards more instrumental-based projects.  But earlier this year, I had a production session that resulted in the beats for the six songs that make up Day For Night, my latest EP release.  This batch was too inspirational to skip out on, and it turned out that I still had a few personal views and stories to share, as the lyrics came together relatively quickly as well.  For an unplanned project, I am very happy with how Day For Night turned out, and even happier to share it with the world.  Feel free to download it, donate a few bucks if you like, or go to your favorite streaming service to enjoy it… and definitely share it around so that others can do the same.

-chief

Soul Repair :: SniperShot Gets Personal With ‘This Life We Live’

SniperShot has never been one to be held down by the ‘supposed’ limitations of life.  He’s always embraced his free spirit nature, and it’s taken him far and wide, allowing him to spread his positive, inspiring and uplifting message via his music and life journey.  That being said, even the best of us are sometimes grounded by reality, and reality hit SniperShot hard in 2019 via the passing of is father.  The loss of a parent is already a tough road to take, but in this case, his father was suffering from Alzheimer’s in a facility that was abusive and that made it tough to get him freed.  We all work through grief in different ways, and in this ordeal, SniperShot leaned on his music to produce This Life We Live, an ode to his father and to the struggles we face on a daily basis.  If this one hits you the way it hit me, leave a like and a comment, and spread it to someone who can use the comfort.

-chief

High Powered :: Poolboi Blu Continues The Run With ‘Ramen’

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It’s official.  If you see poolboi blu mentioned in the title of one of my blog entries, read the article if you want.  The important thing to do, from this point on, is just to trust that the content is fire.  Ramen is poolboi blu just showing out at this point… after dropping DIXIE, a unique mixture of personal reflection and textured bangers, Ramen is a straight sonic flex.  The beat is fire, the rhyme is fire, the delivery is fire, and the cover is an instant classic.  It’s getting hard to come up with new adjectives, so just check the track out for yourself, pass it around, and get ready to hear this one on a lot of my mixes.

-chief

Night Moves :: Yngldy Drops Video For ‘Final Bout’

Austin is weird, no doubt, and for the most part that weirdness has been captured across the city’s musical spectrum.  Hip-hop in the city, for the most part, is a relatively serious venture, where even the funny MCs and groups still have a certain level of gravitas that they carry themselves with, as to be taken seriously regardless of lyrical cleverness.  It seems that Yngldy, unlike these other groups, could give less than a damn about coming off as serious, and yet Final Bout lacks none of the lyrical weight or sharpness of their contemporaries.  The video is a sight to see, for sure, and the song will stick in your head long after the final frames have faded away.  This Austin trio has definitely just hit my radar in a major way, and I’ll be keeping an eye and an ear out for what’s next.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same.

-chief

Getting There :: Emcee Eats Shares F@mbly Practice Session For ‘I’m Coming Home’

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Every time that Hill Country Fair rolls around, I get to thinking about bands like F@mbly.  This San Marcos-based outfit, made up of members of other projects and solo artists that all shared a common vision, rocked many a stage and party during the hey-day of the San Marcos music scene, and as the Hill County Fair became the institution that it is today, their reunion shows for the event became something to look forward to.  This year, the crew will not be rejoining (on the stage, anyway), so in order for their energy to not be completely missed, Emcee Eats shared a recording of a practice session for one of the band’s popular stage numbers, I’m coming home.  Hearing the band in raw, measured form, rather than their all or nothing stage style, is a refreshing look into their process and the way that the members all gel.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it with someone that used to hang around back in the day… let them know you miss them and you’re thinking about them.

-chief

New Formations :: Poolboi Blu Drops Another Remix With ‘Bands (Comethazine Flip)’

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My mans poolboi blu has done it again.  This time, he took Bandz by Comethazine, a catchy little tune, and gave it some much needed direction, to the point where it actually sounds like a focused song.  I could see myself popping the original in the occasional mix, but like many of poolboi blu‘s remixes, bandz (comethazine flip) will DEFINITELY be in heavy rotation.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and spread this one around so the play count rises.

-chief