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Heat Waves :: Chris Conde And El Dusty Drop Party Packed Video For ‘Summertime Heat’

Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay, the Fake Four Inc. debut of Texas-based hip-hop trailblazer Chris Conde, has been a gamechanger in the way that it has not only manifested staying power, but opened up many doors of opportunity.  One of the cooler collaborations on the project was Summertime Heat, a song about Texas summers backed by the production prowess of the Grammy-nominated electro-cumbia mastermind El Dusty.  Earlier this month (and in spite of summer technically and theoretically winding down), Conde tapped creatives Mandy Heitzelman SmithAdrienne LakeGreer SkiesSunday BallewMarty RobbinsRichard Whymark and a handful of good friends to bring Summertime Heat to life via an old fashioned pool party.  If you want to take part in the summertime magic vicariously, definitely take a few minutes to check out the video, and if you dig it, be sure to leave a like and a comment before sharing it around!

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New Formations :: Chris Conde And Fake Four Inc. Release ‘Everyday’ Remix Contest Winner Compilation

Good friend and Fake Four Inc. labelmate Chris Conde has been making major inroads as a member of the collective roster.  With the successful release of Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay handled, Conde and Fake Four Inc. decided to have a bit of community-based fun via a remix contest.  The elements to Everyday were released to the public, and after a rousing response and volumes of submissions, four were selected to be released as a maxi-single along with the original track.  AlibiBadbelly and BIGBY all shined via their submissions, with grand prize winner IBGeeZee landing the opening spot on the record.  If you’re a fan of CondeFake Four Inc. or the practice that is the remix, then don’t sleep on this name your price digital release.

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Fire Starter :: Chris Conde Blends Exploration Of Pride And Culture With ‘Summertime Heat’

As a Central Texas-based hip-hop artist, it’s no secret that Chris Conde has been exposed to a blend of different musical and cultural spectrums from several of the different racial groups that populate the area.  As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community as well, it seems like Conde figured that Pride Month would be a perfect opportunity to help bridge any gaps that may exist between these different spectrums, and with the help of the legendary Cumbia producer El Dusty, he has done so in the form of Summertime Heat, a Cumbia-heavy banger meant to keep parties going strong all summer.  Definitely don’t sleep on this one.

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Touching Down :: Chris Conde Releases ‘Engulfed In The Marvelous Decay’ Via Fake Four Inc.

From the digital desk of Chris Conde and Fake Four Inc. :

“As an openly queer rapper, TexasChris Conde combines the classically detached spheres of hip hop, indie rock and avant-garde experimental art punk of the drag variety.  In their sometimes hysterical but always poignant bars, Conde strives to relate to their audience through an honest communication of their personal narrative of overcoming drug addiction, internalized homophobia and self-acceptance.

Chris Conde is a Fake Four Freecember 2019 Alum who has received press shoutouts from NPR’s Tiny Desk series, the San Antonio Current, Texas Music Magazine, and Hip Hop DXEngulfed in the Marvelous Decay features Ceschi Ramos and offers up production by K Death of Moodie Black, Lazerbeak of Doomtree, and Whatever Cecil with artwork by SqualloscopeChris’s honest storytelling ability, beat selection, and sharp technical skills displayed across Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay are sure to move you and resonate on multiple levels.”

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Summertime Sadness :: Chris Conde Taps Ceschi For ‘The Summer Of Our Discontent’ Video And Single

Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay, the upcoming Chris Conde release from Fake Four Inc., drops this upcoming Sunday, and with Conde doing the work in terms of promotional rollout, it makes sense that his third (and seemingly final prerelease) single would feature a guest appearance from the always stellar and compelling Fake Four label-head and foundational artist Ceschi.  Over a very somber and spacious beat, Conde and Ceschi open up their minds and hearts about attempting to stay motivated and creative in a world that gives us reasons to believe otherwise.  The Summer of Our Discontent could soundtrack these bleak and uncertain times we’ve been navigating through lately, so if you feel like you could use a sonic remedy, check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around for all to take in.

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Daily Operation :: Chris Conde Clues Folks In Via ‘Everyday’ Official Video

Anybody with half a brain understands that nobody is perfect, and that all of us are out here trying our best to navigate the world and make some sort of positive impact without causing damage or issues to others.  It’s this exact energy that fuels Everyday, the latest single and video from San Antonio MC Chris Conde from his upcoming Fake Four release Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay.  With a little help from video director Wayne Fau, Conde is able to capture a down to Earth, slice of life presentation of his do-good manifesto, possibly in hopes of inspiring others to order their steps in a similar fashion.  With the April 4th release of the project rapidly approaching, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open and tuned to Chris Conde‘s social media so that you can be hip from day one.

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New Life :: Chris Conde Releases ‘Mariposa’ Video

Despite the lasting effects of COVID-19 and its crippling impact on the live music industry, there are a handful of artists who have continued to persevere in spite of, and Chris Conde is a shining example of this steadfast dedication.  Over the majority of 2020, Conde found ways to stay in the public eye, be it video releases, live stream performances or acoustic performances.  As 2020 transitioned into 2021, Conde made the announcement that an album was coming on Fake Four, Inc. in the spring, and if the Lazerbeak-produced Mariposa is any indication of what’s to come, then hip-hop heads should prepare themselves for more of Conde‘s signature honesty and insight over some high energy production.  Definitely check out the video, run up the numbers and engagement stats, and support your local creatives.

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Video Show :: ‘DOOMpeerREVIEW (Episode 004)’ Now Streaming

The YouTube momentum isn’t stopping anytime soon for Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.  This week marks Episode 004 of DOOMpeerREVIEW, the weekly music video show featuring a heavy dose of Texas artists from a wide spectrum of styles and influences.  For the latest episode, the lineup is stacked as usual : MC Homeless Chris CondeThird Root with Grupo FantasmaMad1neKydd JonesSpy CoastalBLXPLTNCurbside JonesYNGLDYChuck Duze You F. Oh The Elephant in the Room DMT, and of course, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.  If you like the show and want to support it, leave a like and a comment, subscribe to DOOMtubeATX on YouTube, and share the content around for everyone to enjoy!

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Core Sounds :: Chris Conde Releases ‘Earth’ Single And Video

It’s funny how ahead of the curve some MCs can be.  Chris Conde released Conde Digital as a part of Fake Four Records FreeCember promotion, and nearly six months later, his second single Earth is so pertinent that it could have been written yesterday.  Over an ominous, ambient, grimey track courtesy of Moodie Black‘s KDeathConde goes in with some extremely urgent and direct pleas to reason as he breaks down just how interconnected we are with the Earth against how neglectful we tend to be.  Thanks to collaborator Wayne Fau, the message is delivered without Conde‘s signature visual flashes, instead opting for minimal effects and portrait-style presentations of Conde‘s vital message.  Dig the video, leave a like and a comment if you’re feeling it, and share it around for all to experience.

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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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