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Throwback Visions :: Stack Moses Pitches ‘Fever’

It looks like Summer of 2020 will be the season that Dallas gets a new school entry into the blaxploitation cinema world in the form of Fever, a miniseries in the works courtesy of Stack Moses and crew.  Laura Kyong, Genae Monroe, Sukii Moreno & more will be lending their acting talents, and it looks like they’ve got the style side of things handled, so I can’t wait to see what kind of story unfolds.  Subscribe to the YouTube channel if you’re interested as well, as I’m sure announcements regarding crowdfunding, production and release will be rolled out in the near future.  In the meantime, leave a like and a comment on the video, and share it around for others to do the same!


Scenic Route :: Mirage The Gr8 Drops Video For ‘Rollin’

Mirage the GR8 has been focused on dropping groups of videos for his musical releases over the last couple of years, and with each coordinated effort, the quality of the work seems to grow.  With RollinMirage reached out to some of his Dallas people to help capture images, and he reached out to yours truly for the edit.  The result, in my opinion, is quite impressive, and the type of quality that all involved can stand behind and be proud of.  Check it out for yourself, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it with others so every can be blessed by the dopeness.


Fresh Starts :: Flotation Drops ‘Brand New’ Single


Boom bap is not dead yet.  Insight and knowledge is not dead yet.  The latest example comes from Flotation, based out of Dallas, in the form of the single Brand New.  Featuring production by Ritchy Flo and a pitch perfect guest verse from MolekularBrand New is an example of making something fresh out of a familiar approach.  As Flotation states, ‘we bring the funk back daily’, and if this is a taste of what may come in the form of a full-length project, I am definitely ready to scope it out.  Props on the design and presentation of this project.. it’s cool to see someone drop the single / instrumental / acapella format again.  Dig it and download it.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.