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Deep Rooted :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Continues Escapism With ‘Southern Comfort’


One of my favorite things to do as someone with a modicum of a voice in the Austin hip-hop culture is to share other creators that I find high caliber and inspiring.  Doing this through mixes has always been a favorite way to do so, but it’s been a while since I dedicated time to doing so.  With so many talented acts from or based in Austin, it’s impossible to get them all in one sweep, so Escapism : Southern Comfort reaches for the vibey side of things… all of my peers are substance-based, but these are acts that I consider high style as well.  Direct peers like Riders Against the Storm (RAS)Cory KendrixanomPNTHNMC Homeless and Chris Condewallaby and bobbesDdotellesClick-Clack and more get shine alongside established acts with Texas roots like BROCKHAMPTON and Travis Scott.  I’m happy with this one, and hopefully folks dig it enough to spread it around!


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly :: Slop Musket’s ‘Land’ EP

Land (EP) by Slop Musket

IN A WORD OR TWO :: moving, LOUD, growth, confident


THE GOOD :: Slop Musket is back with another EP, and everything about this is an improvement on a solid foundation.  The band is tighter and much more dynamic with a sense of adventure, anom and Joey Alpha are exploring the depths of both the content and presentation in their roles as MCs, and the production is much crisper and louder this time around.  No signs of a sophomore slump here.  Definitely looking forward to seeing if these guys can hold their own over the length of an LP.

THE BAD :: I hate to be a broken record, especially because I understand how time consuming and costly it can be to record a band, but I seriously want no less than 8-10 songs on the next release.  There’s nothing wrong with leaving the people wanting more, but these EPs are seriously teasing the possibilities of a full length, and I want to see it happen, damn-it.

THE UGLY :: Honestly, the only ugly here is the screwface you’ll be making as this album moves from track to track… This is one of the best follow-up projects I’ve heard, in terms of growth, in ages.

THE FINAL WORD :: Slop Musket chose a while back to carve their own lane, and make sure that nobody believes in them more than they believe in themselves.  This project is the sonic manifesto of that choice, and they nailed it.  The messages from this album are worthy of hearing, and they sound dynamite.


The Golden Moment :: ‘Finally’, By Big Package And EVERYONE

Anom and Brokebread are good dudes.  The music they make collectively as Big Package is dope.  Over the years, they’ve worked with a who’s who of talented Texas hip-hop artists.  Finally is their opportunity to showcase the love they’ve shown and been shown… enjoy it, share it, and hope there will be another collaboration album in the future!


Objects In Space :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice + Lo Phi’s ‘Manifest Station’

Lo Phi made the music, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice thought up the lyrics.  anom, DDotElles and Evolve had some lyrics to share.  Sarah Michelle Marine took a beautiful picture, and with a little additional love from Chief, it became the perfect visual representation to Manifest Station.

Enjoy… share… download… contribute if you like.  Thank you in advance.


Hands Getting Dirty :: Joey Alpha X Anom Are Slop Musket

My man Anom has been talking this one up for a while… I’m excited it’s finally arrived!  Dig:


Spotlight On Labels :: WhyBe? Entertainment

These cats boast a heavy roster : Anom and Brokebread (Big Package), Emcee and DKOI (Sex, Death, Credits), Progress and Anna Little (who, along with DKOI form Ill Iterate), Joe AveRage and DJ Shoestring.  WhyBe? holds down an ill monthly at Plush, aptly titled Hip Hop That Doesn’t Suck.

These guys are also insanely on point where it counts… with the beats and rhymes.  Observe and listen:


Coming Soon For You :: Big Package brings Macrogasm

From the heads that brought you Hip Hop That Doesn’t Suck (every 4th Wednesday at Plush) comes some fresh heat…  Brokebread and Anom have teamed up to form Big Package, and this spring they’re dropping some new dopeness in the for of Macrogasm.  Peep the teaser trailer:

For more info on the crew, visit the Why Be? Family website, and cop that hotness when it comes out.