SymmaTree is the embodiment of the hard work it takes to grow as an artist. Not only is he constantly writing and looking for opportunities to work with others, the time he spends traveling to play shows affords him the chance to expand his circle of collaborators. During an Amarillo stop, SymmaTree had the pleasure of meeting Rupert the Duke, and a spark (pun intended) was created that led to the eventual creation of Strike the Match, an EP focusing on the passion and drive it takes to better yourself, your creations and your position in life. The production matches the intensity of SymmaTree‘s instantly recognizable voice, and guest appearances from AK1, Joy and CA the Commoner provide the right balance of vocal variety. Hopefully, the duo can follow up one day with a full length, but until then, be sure to share this one around, and cop it if you have a few bucks.
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San Marcos, just like it’s big brother city Austin, is showing a wealth of creative and talented folks on the verge of making a name for themselves in 2017. JMac the Dragon‘s recent release, The Human Element, was a wonderful exploration of the ups and downs of our daily walk, and the video for the title track is a wonderful piece of art that reflects the sentiments of the album. Featuring a host of guest verses from Aye Cue, Frank Villa and CA the Commoner (who also directed the video), this track and video are instant classics. Dope for real.
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Fade Away, the latest audio-visual from JMAC the Dragon, is a testament to holding your ground in a fickle and ever-changing culture. The song, featuring support from JasThePhilo, wholly captures the essence of being an MC simply because it’s tied to every fiber of your being, like a calling. While others come and go, get caught up in the fads and then move on, there are a handful of us that will take part in hip hop culture through some aspect until our last breath. Shout out to CA the Commoner on the video direction.
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Even though music has the power to move, as George Clinton once famously put it, it has the power to remove as well. In the case of JMAC the Dragon‘s extremely personal release The Human Element, it is evident that this is the case… this album seems as if it was created to remove stress, remove stigma surrounding the perceptions of his art, and remove any real or imagined barriers that may be in his way. With production by CA the Commoner of Grid Squid Entertainment, it’s a sure thing that the production will match the lyrical bar set by JMAC. We’ve all been through hard times, and this album captures the process of exploring that darkness beautifully.
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from the digital desk of Grid Squid Ent. :
‘When CA the Commoner first joined Grid Squid, SymmaTree had the master plan to release a badass mixtape with the two of them rapping over production by renown producer Illmind.
That plan failed….
Since then both artists have gone on to release other solo projects, but Grid Squid is happy to release the completed songs from that project for your listening pleasure.
CA the Commoner & SymmaTree are The Commonwealth.’
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I could give you a breakdown of GRID SQUID Entertainment, or I could let them tell it to you, up close and personal.
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