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Fair Warning :: Cory Kendrix Drops A Banger Single With ‘Dirty Champagne’

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When it comes to pushing the boundaries of style forward, the LNS Crew is far and away in a league of their own these days.  Cory Kendrix has been one of the most vocal and productive members of the crew on top of that, and his latest single Dirty Champagne is a pleasant reminder of all these facts.  The dark, brooding track (produced by L Devell) serves as the perfect backdrop for Kendrix and guest MC SUPERLOVE to go completely dumb with complimentary styles that mirror one another without sounding identical, and infusing the style with a frantic pair of verses that sound like confessions as much as they do warnings.  As always, this is classic output from the LNS camp, and it is certainly worth your time, so check it out, and donate a buck or two if you’ve got it.

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Variety Show :: LNS Crew Drops ‘LNS Mixtape Volume 3’

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Over the past 6-8 months, I’ve been keeping track of the singles coming from Kydd JonesCory Kendrix and Tank Washington of the LNS Crew camp, all the while wondering what was in store for the next round of releases.  About a week ago, the crew dropped LNS Mixtape Volume 3, and it all came together for me.  The previously released singles have been paired with a collection of infectious flows and beats, like someone gave the LNS Crew new inspiration.  With so many different people on the project, it could easily come off as scattered, but the collective manages to keep a strong and solid balance between styles and voices that all come together in harmony.  The best thing about these songs is how, despite them sounding like an album project, they could easily be found on the mixtapes of other DJs (and more than likely will).  The way that the members of the crew are taking cues from a wide range of modern day MCs and flipping them on their head to make them aspects of their own styles is truly impressive.  Don’t sleep on this one.

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Made Man :: Cory Kendrix Drops ‘OMG’ Single

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Cory Kendrix is starting to build a reputation as a stylistic chameleon.  He’s always been known for dropping bars, but recently, he made a shift into KNDRX mode, which allowed him to explore the more melodic realms of his sound.  I initially thought that this was an overall style shift, but I’ve come to find out that that was just foolish of me to assume, as Cory Kendrix seems to be prepping us for the release of Ignorance 2 by dropping a certified banger in the form of OMG.  The beat is fire, the bars and delivery are on point, and the overall vibe sticks in your head, so much so that you’ll probably find yourself humming the track well after you’re done listening.  You know the drill, people… share it, support it, and keep checking back here for more and more of that good stuff.

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

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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!

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No Chill :: Cory Kendrix And Crew Get It In

And it’s another bomb track from Cory Kendrix.  Hustle ManTommy Brown and Catch Lungs all get down on this super chill Scott Pace track that’s just spacey enough to let each of these cats have some room to do their thing.  Definitely gonna get some system time in the ride.

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Collective Resonance :: LNS Crew Vol. 2 Now Available

from the LNS crew:

“The LNS Crew, made up of Oregon-born, Denver-based artist Cory Kendrix as well as born and raised Austinite brothers Kydd Jones and Tank Washington, continue to ascend from the realm of underground hip-hop into Texas notoriety with their new 2015 mixtape.  The 21 song collection shows their unmatched musical versatility and includes features from Sean Price, Dee-1, Killa Kyleon, Max Frost, ST 2 Lettaz, Slim Gravy, Worldwide, Roosh Williams, Kyle Lee, Deezie Brown & S.Dot of The LOEGz.”

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Blast Off :: Cory Kendrix + Anna Love’s ‘Wax On’ Audio-Visual

You heard it, and now it’s time to see it… that extra dope collaborative effort put forth by Cory Kendrix and Anna Love now has a video.  Dig the appropriately trippy visuals of Wax On.

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Deeper Exploration :: ‘Worth Something’ EP by AnnaLove x Cory Kendrix

After the successful testing of the waters with Wax On, AnnaLove and Cory Kendrix has unleashed the EP Worth Something.  It’s a bit of a new venture for both, but the collective middle ground is definitely worth everybody’s time and attention.  Hopefully, a full length will arrive in the future, and good things will come for both parties involved.  Download it, share it, and bang it daily.

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Connect, Dig It! :: Cory Kendrix And Anna Love ‘Wax On’

The best thing about watching two talented people from slightly different angles in the spectrum connect is the possibility of unexpected results.  Anna Love is coming fresh off of an extensive run with the Red Bull Academy.  Cory Kendrix is still running strong off of the release of his Ignorance LP, as well as a solo tour run and a stint on the road with the LNS Crew.  They are currently collaborating on an EP titled Worth Something,and if this first taste is in any way reflective of the whole project, this will move both parties ahead in a major way.  Check it out, share it, and stay tuned for more…

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The Moment Of Clarity :: ‘Ignorance’ By Cory Kendrix

Ever since the days of Plush in Austin, kicking it with Table Manners Crew on their legendary Saturday nights, I’ve known Cory Kendrix to be a good dude.  Always laid back, always showing love, and usually in the same altered state the rest of us are in.  I’ve watched him grow as an MC over the years, and Ignorance is more of that growth.  I’d confidently place his name in the same caliber of cats like Devin the Dude at this point… but don’t take my word for it.  Dig yourself…

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