This past summer, the Breaking Even Crew embarked on a multi-state tour simply for the sake of spreading the word about their brand of hip-hop in the ‘old-fashioned’ way. The crew, consisting of MC/DJ Cold Sweat, Manny Phesto, Ben Buck Beatbox and Jantzonia, decided to cap off the tour with another classic move : dropping a collective project. The Dang ‘OL EP, like a handful of other recent projects out of Austin, embraces a feel not present in hip-hop since the ‘gold school’ era of the early to mid-1990s, with vibrant and bolstering production large enough to handle the range and variety that the collective brings to the table. For four tracks, there is more than enough to chew on, which is a testament to the skill of all involved. Here’s to hoping that the winter produces a follow-up project of some sort, but in the meantime, pass this one around so others can enjoy it!