Over the weekend, news of the passing of Austin hip-hop fixture King Art rocked the community. King Art was known for being one of the most down to earth, supportive and genuinely nicest members of the community. The outpouring of love and condolences was massive, a true testament to how many lives King Art touched. Feedback Alliance dropped a mix of King Art acapellas over new production a couple of years ago, and in light of King Art‘s passing, it seemed appropriate to share this one again. King Art was in the process of putting together an event to give local DJs shine, and he was curating a project full of collaborations with himself and other local artists that he was planning to release.
On a personal note, he’d reached out to me about a recent gig of mine, but was unable to make it due to the timing. I had no idea that’d be the last time I talked to him… life is precious, and fleeting. Be sure that the people who love and support you know that you feel the same, and rest in peace to a vital member of the Austin hip-hop community.