About a year ago, many of us were talking about the buzz that PNTHN had building, and how that momentum was bound to take them places. Enter the fall season, and we find the crew returning from Atlanta, where they not only attended and performed at the A3C hip-hop conference, but somehow found the time to film a video for PUBLIC ENEMY off of their latest release, RICO. The video features bars from almost every member of the crew, it exhibits their playful nature (as they not only seemingly have fun as a crew, but enjoy one another’s time on a personal level as well), and displays a few psychedelic touches courtesy of some chroma-key work. The work done by Chris Henriques and Kelly Hinnen, especially for something probably done on the fly and in the spare time found during a busy conference, is strong, and fits squarely into the PNTHN aesthetic. Keep spreading that love for the crew, like and share the video, and leave a comment so they know we’re out here supporting.
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Tagged A3C, atlanta, chief, chris henriques, kelly hinnen, pnthn, public enemy, RICO, the doomsday device
PNTHN has been making all the right moves the last couple of years on their path to success. The collective, who started with a handful of songs and solid videos, found themselves getting blog placements, opening for touring acts, and winning contests, including placement at this year’s A3C convention in Atlanta. With that trip coming up, it makes sense that the crew would drop a new EP to keep listeners happy and potential new fans intrigued. RICO is a seven track collaboration with producer Romby that allows folks more insight into the lives and inner-workings of the crew, and a snapshot of their growth. At this rate, I’m definitely looking forward to the next full length and the subsequent music video outpout that RICO will inevitably lead to. As always, check out the EP, give it a like, a comment and a share, and keep supporting your local creatives!
Sometimes, you hear the music someone makes, and it’s obvious that they have a gift. I still remember being at year two of A3C in Atlanta and hearing The Smile Rays for the first time. I had heard/heard of Asimov, so I was familiar with Therapy, but I had not yet heard of Lady Daisey or Batsauce. Needless to say, the entire crew left a lasting impression, and over the years I’ve been able to keep in touch with Lady Daisey and Batsauce via social media.
Not too long ago, Full Plate Records dropped volume three of their Clean Plate Club series, and lo and behold, the featured producer was Batsauce. I jumped on the opportunity to listen, and just like I figure, it was rock solid. Definitely give it a listen for yourself, cop it if you have a few bucks to spare, and share it with someone who may like it (because that doesn’t cost a thing).
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Tagged A3C, atlanta, batsauce, chief, clean plate club, full plate records, lady daisey, the doomsday device, the smile rays, therapy
A ton of Austin talent recently made the trek to Atlanta to take part in the wildly successful and ever expanding A3C Independent Hip Hop Festival 2013. For those looking for a bit of inspiration, LOEGz, SubKulture Patriots, Cory Kendrix and many more provided it with one snapshot:
The call has already been put out to make next year’s picture even bigger, so who’s ready to take part?