Producer/MC Tåsi and super-lyricist BLakchyl were both raised in the streets of East Austin, a formerly notorious part of town that has found itself in a transition phase in the face of gentrification. Despite these changes, it seems the duo has taken the adage of ‘no matter how far you go, never forget where you came from’ to heart, as their recent collaborative effort, East 10th, was recorded on the same street that BLakchyl was raised on (and still has family residing on). The songs focus on personal journeys and the ever-changing face of the East Side, while Tåsi‘s production mirrors the changes with a range of sonic moods. Rounded out with guest appearances by ChiClopz, Clare and French wordsmith Cerbère, the project is short and bittersweet, leaving you longing for more (similar to how us native Austinites yearn for things to be more like they used to be in our evolving town). Cop yourself a physical or digital copy of this one, or just stream it and share it so that others can feel the vibes.
Posted in General Information, ShuffleCast, Spotlight, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Underground Me Now
Tagged austin, blakchyl, cerbère, chiclopz, chief, clare, east 10th, hip hop, tasi, the doomsday device
Austin-based director Fum Fum Ko‘s long awaited film collaboration with blakchyl and chiclopz of Mindz of a Different Kind (MDK) is now available and streaming on Facebook. No Sleep No Breaks is a heartfelt story of two creative spirits excited about an opportunity to document their art, and the anticipation of this opportunity. The film is set against the backdrop of East Austin (mostly), showcasing an area of the town that does not get the love it deserves. Definitely give the film a like and a share, check it out, and let Fum Fum Ko know what you think about it!
Posted in Audio-Visuals, General Information, Spotlight
Tagged austin, blakchyl, chiclopz, chief, east austin, fum fum KO, mdk, mindz of a different kind, no sleep no breaks, the doomsday device
The dopest thing about a group like Mindz of a Different Kind is that the parts are equally as strong as the whole. This has been clearly evident recently, as different members of the crew continue to drop solo tracks and videos. This go round, it’s BLakchyl stepping up to the plate, with an assist from Pip Demascus. No Sleep, No Breaks is a solid song and a strong video.. i’ve been checking it out a lot the past week or so. Share it with your people!
Posted in Audio-Visuals, General Information, ShuffleCast, Spotlight, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Underground Me Now
Tagged blakchyl, chief, mdk, mindz of a different kind, no breaks, no sleep, pip demascus, the doomsday device