Category Archives: Chief News

News involving Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, including music, shows, tours, and more.

Rise Above :: Mirage The Gr8 Drops ‘Level Up’ Video

My continued working relationship with Mirage the Gr8 has really and truly been beneficial for both parties.  Mirage gets to see his ideas come to fruition, and I get to sharpen my tools as an editor.  One of the pieces of work I’m most proud of is Level Up, a collaboration between MirageTerrence Side Effect‘ Wood and Chip Lurk.  Originally, this video was meant to be exclusive content for an upcoming project we are working on, but in spite of everyone practicing social distancing and staying home, Mirage figured that now was the time to drop the video.  All parties involved are proud of this work, so definitely check it out, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around for others to do the same.

-chief

Relief Efforts :: Bandcamp Waives Payout Fees For Friday, March 20th

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As a recent featured artist of the month, I already deeply appreciate Bandcamp and all that it does for independent musicians.  In light of the recent COVID-19 Pandemic scares and the subsequent social distancing, many musicians (independent or otherwise) are feeling the sting of financial uncertainty.  In an effort to do what they can, Bandcamp has made the decision to waive all payout fees for money that artists earn on sells for the duration of Friday, March 20th.  Many of us are feeling the same strain, but if you can, I urge you to support your favorite artist(s) by purchasing an album or two.  In the case of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice music, I urge you to get music whether you opt to purchase or not, as my music was always meant to have a therapeutic element to it.  For your convenience, I am providing album links below :

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Peer Review :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Gets Spotify Playlist Placement Courtesy Of WEIRD RAP

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Quick shoutout to WEIRD RAP for not only showing Panic Ruminations love, but following through by placing my music on a massive curated list of alternative and fringe hip-hop artists, many of whom inspire me greatly.  I am honored to have my name in this group of artists in any capacity.  Definitely check out this list, and spread it around so we can get some numbers!

-chief

Making Time :: Brainwaave Drops A Mix For Timewheel Radio Show

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With FUTURESOON coming right around the corner, Brainwaave was recently offered the opportunity to create some buzz via TIMEWHEEL.  Brainwaave took the opportunity to not only give us a sonic palette cleanser in preparation, but he also put the shine on a number of local producers and MCs as well via a strong mix set now streaming on the TIMEWHEEL RADIO SHOW.  With the likes of Vegetable KingdomHoney SonBlack DavinciiiButcher Bear and myself, and many, many more making appearances, it’d be silly to not check out the mix, so dive in, leave a like and a comment if you dig, and share it around so everyone can get prepped for FUTURESOON.

-chief

Roll Call :: Coolzey And Co. Wrap Up VPC6 Contest With ‘Bring Out Your Nerd’ Posse Cut

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Not too long ago, the homie Coolzey hit me up with an interesting proposition… 8 bars for a posse cut to help him lock down the final round for a contest known as VPC6, where Coolzey did multiple rounds of songwriting in hopes of achieving victory.  For the final round, Coolzey called in some big guns : A Billi FreeChris CondeLil LavedyIce Tha OneMC AnimosityiMPERFEKTBeefy and myself (Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice) all turned in 8 bars to help make Bring Out Your Nerd a reality.  The end result is dope, and I’m personally proud of my verse, which is comprised solely of movie titles (almost all of which I own physical copies of).  Check out the track, and leave a vote to help Coolzey achieve victory!

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Joyful Noise :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Drops Audio-Visual For ‘The Limit Is Mythic’

It feels good starting off 2020 on the right foot.  After a collaborative year with K Death of the iconic duo Moodie Black (a year in which she produced projects for several underground Texas juggernauts), I am happy to announce the release of Panic Ruminations on January 24.  In order to properly support the roll-out, I hooked up with the homie Jeffrey Garcia from the Dream-Atomic camp, and he helped me capture footage for the limit is mythic, the lead single from the upcoming project.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, share it around so we can get those view counts up, and stay tuned for the release of the full project.

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Warning Shot :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Collabs With Moodie Black For ‘The Limit Is Mythic’

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Many years ago, I played a show with Moodie Black at the now defunct Triple Crown, and I was blown away by their performance.  Sean‘s love for guitar definitely shone on top of K‘s mind-blowing production, and her performances were powerful and captivating.  Over the years I got to know the duo better, even toured with them, leading to a friendship between and myself.  As made plans to grow Moodie Black and the umbrella moves she was making under Moodhouse, she began to offer deals on production, any many emcees (including myself) jumped on the opportunity.  Cut to present day, and a Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice EP written by myself and produced entirely by K is in the chamber.  The first single, the limit is mythic, is just a small taste of what’s in store, so definitely keep your eyes and ears open for the release of Panic Ruminations in January.

-chief