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Diverse Vibes :: 7evenThirty Introduces Listeners To ‘Jentleman Jack’

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Dallas has a large number of MCs and producers who are not afraid to embrace their individuality wholeheartedly.  My latest discovery (and I appear to be late to the party) is MC/producer 7evenThiry of Vintage Noize Records.  I stumbled across his latest release, 7evenThirty is: Jentleman Jack, and the cover alone immediately got my attention… one of those ‘I have to listen to this at least once’-type covers for sure.  The music does not disappoint at all… the music has a newer vibe to it, but the lyrics are full of references, many downright nerdy in the best ways possible.  I’m pretty sure I will be revisiting this album over time, and I will definitely be keeping my ears and eyes open for music videos and more releases.  It’s a name your price release, so why wouldn’t you cop it?  Share it too, and support your local scene.

-chief

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Cool Relax :: ‘September LP’ By MikeDbeatsbyD is Minimal, Yet Moving

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It’s amazing how much can be done with so little when the right elements are in the right hands.  Enter Dallas-based beatsmith MikeDbeatsbyD, and his nearly year-long in the making opus, September LP.  One of several released slated for late 2016/early 2017, this project encapsulates pieces made during travels to all sorts of destinations from this year.  The pieces were then pieced together as a whole, and the result is September LP, a journey through compositions that fall under the hip-hop, chill and electronic umbrellas, among others.  A pleasant surprise on my timeline indeed.

-chief

Soulful Flows :: PDotflo Releases ‘PDotflo & AmAzin Vol. 1’

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Not to be overly nostalgiac or anything, but sometimes, boom-bap rap is what the world needs.  I’m all for exploration of new sounds and styles… don’t get me wrong.  But sometimes, you’ve gotta take the foundation elements and explore that realm.  Dallas-based MC PDotflo is neck-deep in that exploration with PDotflo & AmAzin Vol. 1.  This is the music that is ‘dated’ in the best way possible, to where you pinpoint it in the wrong era.  The sounds are familiar, the style is comfortable, but the content and voice are unique.  The topics are timeless, and yet a direct reflection of what we are going through right now.  This is that kind of hip hop that feels like a family reunion.  Great stuff.

-chief

Taking Stands :: ‘The Black Mics Matter’ Compilation Now Available

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In light of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, the shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and the all too familiar pattern of these events with no end in sight, Kinetic Global mastermind Tee Double decided to do what he could to bring some awareness to these situations.  The result is The Black Mics Matter Project, a compilation of Texas hip hop artists and bands that are sharing their perspective on this message of police brutality and equal rights.  The lineup is heavy with talent, the compilation is free to download, and donations are being taken for future projects and events via the GoFundMe page.  Do your part for this important time in our existence, because it has repercussions that will be felt for generations to come.

-chief

Letter To Whomever :: J-Kid’s ‘Hit Me Up When I’m Gone’

Dallas hip-hop creative spirit J-Kid is definitely starting to develop a signature visual style.  Check out his latest opus, Hit Me Up When I’m Gone, and get familiar with his visual language.  And, as always, spread it around.

-chief