Austin-based hip-hop artist/producer Clemits has really been putting in ground work in anticipation of his upcoming instrumental release, Cult Classic. After dropping a pair of singles via multiple streaming services, Clemits has released a third single, Selfish Summer, via music video. The song is a mellow affair, with a hypnotic finger-picking sample surrounded by traditional boom-bap drums. The video, however, is a celebration of solitude and doing the things that make you happy regardless of (and as long as they don’t harm) those around you. Josiah Panella captures Clemits as he ignites fireworks, takes a pedicab and bikes around Austin, and eventually ends up back in the lab working on more beats. Overall, the entire presentation is memorable, definitely something that Austinites can be proud of, and another notch in the belt for Clemits as he continues to rise.
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Anybody with their finger on the pulse of the Austin hip hop community has had an eye on Clemits for the past couple of years, for sure. After spending some time bubbling with the rest of the underground pack, a concentrated effort has been made to push ahead. This has resulted in a handful of strong songs and videos from last year’s solo LP CRUSH, some exposure on a few mainstream blogs, and recently, back to back strong singles in Fentanyl and Gangster Jazz. Each of these tracks are befitting to their name… Fentanyl has a trippy air to it, with it’s wet percussion, immersive bassline and completely wild flip at the end… Gangster Jazz goes for more of a DITC feel with its musclebound bass and drums imposing a space for the horn loop to move freely. Clemits has always been one to imprint his soul on the work, and with the release of these two strong instrumentals, my anticipation of what a full-length beat tape (his first in 4 years) could bring is high and hopeful.
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My man Clemits is on an outright inspirational tear this days. CRUSH has hit the streets, and the barrage of music videos keeps coming.. the latest is Doors, Locks, Keys. Dig the explanation from the man himself:
‘The concept of the song is breaking through the walls, or opening the doors, we all build to protect our feelings and egos. It’s about finding human connection and letting go of barriers, hence the title Doors, Locks, Keys. The video shows me as a hologram being projected onto walls, and buildings.. letting it all go, I’m able to escape the confines of ego as a hologram.’
Clemits is making a major push these days.. a series of music videos seem to be appearing for his newest release CRUSH. There’s definitely a style going on with these videos, and I Love Green is further proof. Dig it and dig it good.
Clemits, a long time member of the Austin hip hop community, has always been known for putting in consistent and quality work. 2015 has found him making inroads musically and on the live circuit. All the while, Clemits has also kept the creative juices going, and is now set to drop Crush in mid-December. Strange is the initial visual shot fired from this album, and the video is dope. But don’t take my word for it.. take a second to check it out yourself, and don’t forget to like/share this bad boy.
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Clemits MSG and Dubb Sicks recently did an East Coast tour swing, and as everyone knows, no East Coast tour is complete without a stop in NYC. On top of the music, Clemits took the time to document some of the graffiti that caught his eye. Check it out :
Presented by DVZN Media, AMX (Austin Mic Exchange) and The Good Life.
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