I never really got into this whole blogging thing to make it a profession.. it was more just a way to keep the front page of my website from getting stale or a bit too much about self-glorification. Cut to many, many, many years later, and I’ve found myself often getting solicited music for blog post consideration, which will always and forever be a trip to me. That being said, I love getting to discover new music, and when CP Loony hit me up to check out the recently released American Rebel, it only further validated that discovery feeling. What I really and truly dig about CP Loony is how he moves effortlessly between what many have labelled ‘old head’ and ‘new head’ styles of hip-hop, bridging the gap between generations in a much needed manner that brings your Playboi Carti‘s and Public Enemy‘s a bit closer together. The songs are incredibly personal, heartfelt and moving, with CP Loony taking the time to examine the world around him, and his role in it, with dynamic and observant detail. The production is money as well, with assists from ChiChi, Nashi, Eighty 8 and ThatBossEvan filling out the roster. If you’re looking for a brief but powerful bit of realness for your soundsystem, look no further than American Rebel.
Posted in General Information, ShuffleCast, Spotlight, Underground Me Now
Tagged american rebel, austin, chichi, chief, cp loony, eighty 8, hip hop, nashi, thatbossevan, the doomsday device
Over the past couple of years, I’ve watched Cha’keeta B evolve from a raw talent into a figurehead for the Austin hip-hop movement. Not only has she focused on her music and image, she’s done the same for a handful of others on the scene, allowing them chances to step out of their sphere and gain more exposure (and hopefully inspiring them to continue this cycle). Her latest example of these efforts are a pair of YouTube videos she recently dropped dubbed Thee ATX Cypher (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2).
Pt. 1 features DJ E in the cut, with verses by Dot drop da beat, 2-4 Oso, Tone Brigante and CP Loony, while Pt. 2 finds DJ Tigre playing host to Cha’keeta B, Queen Deelah, CeCe Hustle and Marshe’. Rob G Films uses a minimalist approach that is highly effective, allowing each group to set the tone with their cyphers and the wide range of topics that are hit. Definitely check these out, like and comment on both, and share them around for others to enjoy.
Posted in Audio-Visuals, General Information, ShuffleCast, Spotlight, Underground Me Now
Tagged 2-4 oso, cece hustle, cha'keeta b, chief, cp loony, dj e, dj tigre, dot drop da beat, marshe', pt. 2, pt.1, queen deelah, rob g films, the doomsday device, thee atx cypher, tone brigante